This 500 level Yoga Master Training is a 28 days intensive course. Available to 200 Level Yoga Teachers or those with equivalent experience or training. In exceptional cases, confident individuals with certain skill sets may be eligible for this course without prior yoga or meditation training. At the completion of this course, you will be a skillful Yoga Master, certified to teach regular classes and workshops, as well as 100 and 200 level Yoga Teacher Trainings.

This Master-level course intends to provide you the comprehensive knowledge, and true confidence you need in order to become an inspiring yoga master and a harmonious individual capable of guiding others in their own practice of yoga. 


Transformational Yoga® not only synthesizes techniques of traditional yoga systems such as Hatha Yoga, Prana Yoga, Raja Yoga and Bhakti Yoga, it is a truly integral system allowing you to get deep understanding of the true mechanisms of Yoga through the study of asanas, the chakras, mantras, and breathing and meditation techniques. It gives you the keys to multidimensional progress for you and your students by applying the knowledge to practical life in order to durably purify the body, stabilize the emotions, focus the mind and increase the spiritual well-being.


Swami Vidyanand founded SriMa International School of Transformational Yoga® to share his teachings and learnings and during this course you will get the chance to learn directly from him.


Become a Master Level Yoga Teacher
This  course qualifies you to Train and conduct:

  • 200 Level Yoga Teacher Training

  • 100 Level Yoga Teacher Training

  • Retreats 

  • Workshops 

  • Classes

  • Gain a deep insight into various aspects of Yoga

  • Master level study of the theoretical and practical aspects of Yoga.

  • Study and understand the secrets of ancient yogic philosophies and learn to transpose them into your practice and teachings. 

* Includes: Full board accommodation in double-occupancy rooms with vegetarian breakfast lunch and dinner, all teachings and training manuals, certification.

Cost: 2200 Euros

Dates: 1st of Every Month - All Year Round

Duration: 28 Days

Location: Kottakuppam, between Auroville & Pondicherry in Southern India
Nearest Airport: Chennai International Airport (MAA) - 3 hours’ drive

Nearest Airport: Chennai International Airport (MAA) - 3 Hour Drive

If you are already a 500 Level Yoga Teacher with lots of experience, you can enroll for our Grand Master Teacher Training 

Daily schedule:

  • 06:00 - 06:30: Personal practice

  • 06:30 - 08:00: Meditative Yoga class

  • 08:00 - 09:00: Breakfast

  • 10:00 - 12:00: Theory class

  • 12:00 - 13:00: Lunch

  • 13:00 - 17:00: Personal study and practice time

  • 17:30 - 19:30: Yogic Meditation class

  • 19:30 - 20:00: Dinner

  • 20:00 - 20:30: Mantra meditation

  • 20:30 - 06:00: Rest
    * subject to last minute changes


  • Learn directly from Swami Vidyanand himself.

  • Daily Transformational Yoga® classes

  • Daily theory classes

  • Training manuals and books

  • Hatha Yoga, Prana Yoga, Raja Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Kundalini Yoga knowledge

  • Mantra, Meditation and Yoga Nidra

  • 500 level Yoga Alliance International® certificate

  • 3 daily delicious vegetarian meals

  • 27 nights accommodation


  • Transformational Yoga®

  • Hatha Yoga

  • Kundalini Yoga

  • Bhakti Yoga

  • Raja Yoga

  • Integral Yoga

  • Meditation


During the course the following techniques are applied in order to accomplish personal transformation for yourself and your future students:


Asana: Asana training and practice is your opportunity to examine the asanas in depth and learn the science behind the physical practice. The proposed asanas are suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced and offer a holistic approach to health while focusing on chakra activation and energy circulation in the bodies.

Two Transformational Yoga® asana classes are given daily for your personal purification and progress. You will also have the opportunity to get supervised teaching practice. Additionally to the meditation knowledge, you will come away with a thorough understanding of the asana sequences and the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga.

Pranayama:Discover the healing potential of your breath. Breathing techniques are an essential component of Hatha yoga and its benefits include improved concentration, more energy, deeper sleep and reduced stress levels. Not only does it feed the brain, it also revitalizes the body since breath is the bridge between the body and the mind.

Mantra: The science of sound vibrations will be explored during the teacher training. Chanting Mantras generates vibrations which are fundamental tools for altering the psyche and producing a tranquil and balanced mind. In yogic practices, the growth of awareness progresses with the help of these vibrations. By cleansing the mind with mantras, decision making becomes clearer and observation power is awakened.

Purification leads to improved concentration and a calm focused mind. Mantras will be translated and clearly explained.

Meditation: Meditation, Yoga Nidra, and various relaxation techniques are included in all Transformational Yoga® training courses in order to give you an experience of your pure nature, in which your ego dissolves and you'll find inner silence. You will be introduced to dynamic and still meditation. In addition to this, you will learn a variety of tools to help unlock your inner wisdom and access your true potential.


In addition to the 200-level syllabus, you will also learn: 

  • The multidimensional characteristics of the yogic bodies.

  • Introduction to Transformational integral Kundalini system.

  • Yoga for specific audiences (children, elderly, corporate etc.)

  • Teaching methodology: design a class for specific audiences and purposes.

  • Study of postures adaptation and variations: understand the mechanisms of asanas.

  • Introduction to yoga therapy through understanding the networks of energy circulation.

  • Techniques of relaxation of the yogic bodies, purification, energy awakening and communication with the eternal consciousness.

  • TIME Meditation: integral still and dynamic meditation.

  • Yoga Nidra as a tool for purification and a recharging process in all yogic bodies.

  • Energy awakening science: kriyas and bandhas.

  • Advanced prana prakshalan kriyas.

  • Joints cleansing.

  • The science behind devotional mantras practice.

  • … and more.

How to get there


Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at Chennai International Airport (MAA). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request for an additional fee.


Booking & Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.

  • You can indefinitely defer your course (subject to availability).

  • The deposit is non-refundable if the booking is cancelled.

  • The balance of the payment should be paid in full upon arrival*


  • * All transaction and additional fees are to be borne by the student. SriMa International School of Transformational Yoga® is not liable to pay any such fees. For cash payment, currency conversion will be taken as per the date of the payment being made. Any delay in payment will result in an additional payment of 2% compounded interest of the total value of the course.

Things to do (optional)

  • Explore the grounds

  • See the stunning views

  • Swim in Auroville Beach

  • Visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry

  • Visit the Matrimandir

  • Explore Auroville

  • Shop local - exquisite products for unbelievable prices

What's included

  • 500-Level Yoga Alliance International certificate

  • Accommodation in shared room

  • Daily 3 vegetarian meals

  • Required books and teaching manuals

  • Training handbook


What's not included

  • Additional Cost

  • Airfare

  • Airport pick-up (available at extra cost)

Upon Completion, candidates will receive 500 Level Certificates from Yoga Alliance International (YAI)  which certifies you to teach confidently any where in the world.

f you have already completed any certified 500-Level Yoga Teacher Training course, then you may also continue your training and expand your knowledge by joining the Grand Master  Teacher Training.  If you are a first time teacher or beginner,  or would like to learn Yoga for Self Practice, check out our 200 Level Yoga Teacher Training or 100 Level Yoga Teacher Training for Self Practitioners.


Courses run all year round starting on the 1st of every Month - LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE - BOOK NOW


Our HQ - near Auroville/Pondicherry:

Sri Meerambigai Garden, C.M. Chavady no.95, 

Near Le Ciel Homestay, Near Auroville Main Road,

Kottakupam,Villupuram District 605104, Tamil Nadu, India

New Delhi Branch:
117 A, 3rd Floor, Mandi Road, New Manglapuri, Near Chattarpur Metro Station, New Delhi – 110030, India.

Tel: +91 9810670711, 9711884199, 7011852137, 9810680711

Email:srima.swami@gmail.com / yogawitharjun@gmail.com

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