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Every year since 1968, Six Month Residential Yoga Teachers Training and Sadhana Courses have been offered in a Guru Kula setting from October 2nd through March 25th at Ananda Ashram and The International Center for Yoga Education and Research (ICYER) in Podicherry India.

This yoga training program was established by Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri, who personally conducted the course from 1968 until he left his body on December 29, 1993.

The courses are now being led by his son Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani, a trained medical doctor, and Yogacharini Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani, the wife and chief disciple of  Swami Gitananda Giri.

An International Yoga Teachers Training Certificate is also awarded to successful candidates. The total working course time is approximately 1,400 hours in the six months, of which 700 hours are devoted to theory and 700 to actual practices. A special one-year Advanced Teacher Training Course is also available.

For those interested in a genuine residential yoga gurukul experience in India, this 6-month program is highly recommended.

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Yoga Home Study and Correspondance Certificate Program

Now you can learn yoga at home, step by step, with this groundbreaking yoga course. The Ashtanga Yoga of Patanjali is a comprehensive yoga training program available as either a Home Study or a Correspondance Certificate Course version.



The training program is divided into 48 step-by-step lessons in 12 Sections, and provides one of the most indepth and well-rounded explorations of yoga available anywhere.

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