yoga teacher training India 500

shuklacharya-imagePractical focused yoga teacher training India. More yoga less discourse.

YTT 500 – 45 DAYS

Under direct guidance from Shukl’acharya, a globally acknowledged master

For those looking at building up on their existing practices and experience to demonstrate and guide others in performance of yogic techniques.  This is a for those intending guiding senior practitioners and looking for personal advancement in this discipline.

Shukl’acharya uses his 35 years of practice to guide  students in  a very scientific way. Explaining not only the postures, other techniques and philosophy, but also the modifications, frequency, duration, point of concentration and the associated mantra. Based on the above a certificate is issued mentioning the same.



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As aspiring yoga teachers need to get themselves accredited with Yoga Alliance, especially in USA to teach. We are happy to inform that the students who have been certified by us, easily get accreditation with Yoga Alliance USA on producing our certificate.

Keeping Yoga Alliance requirements of 40% contact and 60 % non contact guided training; in Yoga teacher training 500 we give contact guidance for 5 hours a day for 40 days.  There is a one day off every ninth day. The five hour daily training comprises of two sessions of two and half hours each.  Of these 80 sessions, the practical sessions are 70 to 75 and theory 5 to 10.The students are expected to put in the balance 300 hours of practice as guided by themselves in the 45 days period of the course.

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Time : write to us for scheduled dates and availability

Shukl’acharya conducts his courses at Satvik Sadan Bhimtal, a retreat founded by Shukl’acharya himself. As the rooms in the retreat are now booked for other plans, those attending his courses are expected to find accommodation from a variety of nearby hotels and houses on rent.

You can opt to directly send an e-mail at our contact to seek any additional information.  All information would be treated as secure and private and shall not be shared with any external party.

Former students’ message and information on Shukl’acharya follows:

Former students’ message:

“Authentic and Genuine” by Deborah Baker Austin Texas USA

Reviewed 19 December 2013 on Trip Advisor

Don’t hesitate to visit this rare and beautiful place! It was my great pleasure to be part of a 4 month long study of yoga and ayruvedic principles/philosophy about two and a half years ago and I still live with and grow from my experiences at Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre  every day!

Shukl’acharya, the owner and my teacher during my stay has such dedication, knowledge and insight. It was through his quidance and wisdom that I was able to find/gain the tools necessary to further my spiritual and personal growth. This has led to effective, positive and lasting changes in my life for which I do not have enough words of gratitude.

The accommodations are more than generous and the staff is eager to please. The resort has been thoughtfully engineered to provide privacy, peacefulness and magestic views of the mountains and sunrise from each room and balcony. I still miss the healthy satvik meals that were so well prepared every day.

I have no doubt that Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre  means different things to different people. I saw a number of people visit for various needs and they all seemed to be well accomodated. It seems to be one of those amazing places that provides just the experience you are looking for when you need it.

For me it was a once in a lifetime opportunity that far exceeded my expectations. I will forever have a deep fondness, appreciation and respect for Shukl’acharya and his benevolent wife Samrita – for the knowledge and wisdom they so generously shared and for the comfortable and nurturing surroundings they and their staff provided during my stay.
I feel incredibly fortunate to have visited and participated in studies at this most blessed place.

Deborah Baker Austin Texas USA

Ruben Jara- Hotel Mangement San Diego California USA

I came to the Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre  in July of 2011 for a four month spiritual retreat.

With little words possible…it has been a life changing experience. I have learned, felt, and discovered so much about spirituality, health, nutrition, yoga postures, meditation, and most importantly the balance of earth and space (by this I mean the balance between your duty on this earth and to the universe or “god”).

For those who are interested in attending Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre , I highly recommend it

As the spiritual teacher says, you arrive there because you were meant to be there. And, I personally agree. It is a whirlwind of new knowledge and appreciation to life.

This place is run by an amazing and very educated Indian couple.

It is a safe location, secure and safe transportation can be facilitated from Delhi, the location is on a great hillside in the Himalayan mountains on the outskirts of a quaint lake town. But what is at best is the retreat center…it holds amazing nurturing energies and vibrations if you allow to open yourself.

One thing to remember, it is a foreign developing country. luxury and serenity is a different experience and perception for us modern westerners. If attending this amazing place…I recommend an open mind and heart to everything and everyone. You will not be disappointed. Namaskaar


Ruben Jara

Rebecca Munn UK

Rebecca was here from June to November 2009′ Though she came here for a quiet solitary retreat, she took keen interest in what we had to offer and studied with us, which she now has added to her existing knowledge of healing practices.

‘This is to say the most enormous Thank you for everything. It’s not easy to express in mere human words just how I feel and the depth of my appreciation.

I am so very blessed to have found myself a home in this most sacred place with such beautiful people and to have been guided so expertly in this wonderful journey.

To you I am eternally grateful – for your truth, generosity, nature, skill, warmth and wisdom.

Wishiing you and Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre, prosperity, peace and joy always.’

Rebecca Munn

About Shukl’acharya

Shukl’acharya, has been teaching ancient Indian yoga since September 1979.

He has taught over twenty thousand number of hours.  He has conducted over a thousand numbers of trainings.

Location of trainings

Informally part time New Delhi, 1979 to 1983.

Informally part time Hyderabad 1984 to 1997

Informally part time Bhimtal 1997 to 2002

Formally full time Bhimtal 2003 to present day.

Also formally & intermittently at SF 71 DLF Galleria Gurgaon .(rented by Satvik Sadan from 2006 till 2008’) during the period 2006 to 2008 at yoga studio, The Satvik Mode

Shukl’acharya’s teaching curriculum covers the following areas.

The following is the range of teaching and does not imply that within the span of the 45 days course all subjects mentioned beneath would be covered.

Yoga discipline. Padmasana series, vajrasana series, pawanmukta series. Also, in-depth teaching of forward bending asanas, backward bending asanas as well as supine, spinal twists, balancing and standing postures. depending on the ability of the student.

Pranayama: Anulom viloma,Nadi shodhana, Bhasrika, ujjayyi, bhraamari, etc depending on the ability of the student.

Shadkarma: theory only, – jal neti, kunjal, jal basti, trataka agnisar kriya, nauli, and kapalbhati

Knowledge: essence from Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta  Yoga sutras of Paatanjali Hatha yoga pradeepika

Basic ayurveda- 5 elements, 3 dosha, 6 tastes. Understanding of balancing through food, lifestyle, and yoga practice

Based on the above, a certificate is issued mentioning the same.

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