Yoga Teacher Training

(LA Chapter)

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Our Yoga instructor course is an extensive courses in yoga and its therapeutic applications along with a depth in yogic philosophy from the ancient scriptures of Upanishad, Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali Yoga Sutras. Our instructors are yoga practitioners for decades. We are affiliated to Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation (SVYASA), Bangalore, a premier Yoga University in India.

Yoga Bharati is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance (RYT 200). After completing the course, one can sign up with Yoga Alliance to become RYT-200. 

About YIC (also known as YICC)

YIC is a certificate program designed by Viveknananda Yoga Research Foundation VYASA (also known as SVYASA), which is a premier Yoga University in Bengaluru, India. Based on 25 years of in-depth study in the field of yoga and spirituality VYASA has published many research papers on yoga and its therapeutic applications. Our goal is to combine the best of the West (modern scientific research) with the best of the East (yoga and spirituality) in making our Yoga Teachers Training , a unique program.

The student will be systematically trained in the techniques of yoga and to begin his/her own journey of self-awareness and development.

About YFC

Yoga Foundation Course (YFC) is a subset of Yoga Teachers Training meant for people who are looking for in-depth knowledge of yoga and its philosophy for their personal interests. This course enables them to practice yoga with deeper awareness, hence enhancing the benefits of yoga.

Benefits of the course

  • Greater self-awareness and consciousness
  • Ability to synergize one’s mind, body and soul
  • Holistic understanding of the philosophy of yoga
  • Stress management, prevention of stress related ailments
  • Introduction to anatomy, Sanskrit and Ayurveda
  • Improved memory, creativity & calmness through pranayama, meditation
  • Empowerment to serve the society through yoga careers
  • Yoga philosophy taught by the great yogi, Yogashree N.V.Raghuram

This certificate program is also the foundation course for those interested in the advanced programs, such as therapy oriented course at Yoga Bharati or Masters and Phd programs at SVYASA. Details of SVYASA’s other programs at SVYASA homepage

Course Details

We are a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance (RYS 200) and after completing the course, you can sign up with Yoga Alliance to become RYT-200


Each student is expected to select a topic for research at the beginning of the course. During the 10 week course student is expected to continue ‘self study’ on the selected topic and present the paper during the supplemental portion of the course with Raghuramji.

After completing the above 10 weeks course the student will be eligible to start the internship and field experience (see the details attached).

Student intending to complete the certification is expected to attend all 10 weeks of the course. In case if a student cannot attend all ten weeks due to schedule conflict then arrange with the instructor for the make up class. Please note no more than two classes will be permitted to be missed. If you do miss more than two classes then you will be required to repeat the entire course at the later date.There will be two levels for the course:

Level 1: YFC (Yoga Foundation Course):

Full course but will not be eligible for Instructor’s Certification.
Paper presenation is optional. No internship or Field Experience requirements.
Student completing YFC will be awarded Certification of Completion.

Fees for Adults, Students/Seniors: Contact us for fee information

Level 2: YIC (Yoga Instructor Certification):

Full course – will be eligible for Instructor’s Certification after completion of all the requirements(Supplement w/ Raghuramji, Paper Presentation, Internship, Field Experience). Student completing YIC will be awarded Instructor Certification by SVYASA (Institute in Bangaluru, India with which Yoga Bharati is affiliated).

Fees for Adults, Students/Seniors:  Contact us for fee information

Summary of YICC

  • Theory and Teaching Practice  20 hours
  • Practice, Teaching Methodology, Training, and Practice   40 hours
  • Research, Self Study and Project Report  19 hours
  • Supplemental Course w/ Raghuramji 22 hours
  • Internship 39 hours
  • Field Experience  31 hours
  • Total hrs   171 hours