500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

About Course

Our comprehensive Yoga Alliance 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training curriculum will guide you through a transformational one-month journey into the yogic lifestyle, following the (seven) limbs of yoga. Led by Ganga Puri, Mandakini Puri and Alaknanda Puri, as well as other guest instructors, you will learn Clinical Yoga (shatkarma / 6 cleansing kriyas); 56 asanas with a mix of all three styles: Rajas, Tamas & Satva; mudra, pratyahara, pranayama, anatomy, physiology and alignment, with introductory lectures on Ayurveda, Yoga Philosophy, beginner’s Sanskrit as well as other aspects towards walking the path of a Yogi.

The Santosh Puri Ashram was founded by Baba Santosh and Mataji in 1978. Ganga Puri, eldest daughter Mandakini Puri and youngest daughter Alaknanda Puri. Now they are running the ashram following their parents as their masters as an inspiration.


  1. Shatkarma (six cleansing kriyas): approximately 1 hour, 6 days a week, during the first month. To prepare for the remaining practice in our sapta sadhana (seven limbed yoga system) six cleansing kriyas, some which the participant can incorporate into their daily practice, others to be done on a seasonal basis, are done to purify the physical body.
  2. Asana: approximately 2 hours, 6 days a week, guided classes during all month. Done according to the moon cycle: starting with the day after the new moon, with eight asanas added every two days, until the series expands to reach 56 total asanas by the day before the full moon, then eliminating eight asanas every two days until the day before the following new moon, like the waxing / waning of the moon. Learning surya namaskar as well as 56 various asanas in three styles (each month a distinct style): Rajas (holding each asana for 3-5 breaths), Tamas (holding each asana with inhale/exhale retention), Satva (holding each asana for much longer duration, working with the breath to go deeper into the pose). New Moon / Amavasya and Full Moon / Purnima are days off. Sundays are teaching-practice days.
  3. Mudra: topics covering various techniques interspersed within asana and pranayama sessions during all months. Mudras are gestures or attitudes, which Yogis have experienced to be used as short cuts to connect one’s gross pranic flow with the universal or cosmic force. These higher practices can lead towards healing oneself as well as awakening the pranas, chakras and kundalini.
  4. Pratyahara: topics covering various techniques interspersed within asana and pranayama sessions during all month.
  5. Pranayam: approximately 1 hour, 6 days a week, guided classes during all months covering the following practices – abdominal breathing, diaphragmatic breathing, thoracic breathing, full yogic breathing, nadi shodhana, anulom vilom, bhastrika, surya bheda, sitkari, sitali, ujjayi, and brahmari.
  6. Dhyana (Meditation): two separate approximately 1/2 hour sessions for self-practice (one in the morning, one in the evening, each by the dhuni before aarti followed by vedic chanting), 7 days a week, during all month. 

17 September - 30th November 2020
7th September - 19th November 2021

Course Accreditation & Hours

Yoga Alliance USA | 500 Hours

Date & Timings

7th September - 19th November 2021




Shri Santosh Puri Ashram


Email: om@yoganga.org


Shri Santosh Puri Ashram, Haripur Kalan, Haridwar, Uttarakhand

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