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Kundalini Yoga Syllabus

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200 Hour Yoga TTC Syllabus


The brief syllabus for 200 Hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India is below..


  • Shatkarma (Yogic Cleaning Process)

    First step towards yogic practices is to cleanse and detoxify the body from inside and this is the goal of shatkarma -

    • Jalneti
    • Sutra Neti
    • Kunjal dhauti
    • Eye cleaning
    • Kapalbhati
    • Tratak
    • Sahaja Agnisar Dhauti


  • Mudra (Yogic Gestures)

    Yogic mudras are gestures of hand and body which are used to channelize the energy in the human body.

    • Maha Mudra
    • Maha Veda
    • Yoga Mudra
    • Viparitakarani Mudra
    • Khechari Mudra
    • Vajori Mudra
    • Shakti Chalana Mudra
    • Yoni Mudra
    • Sambhavi Mudra
    • Nasagra Mudra
    • Different Hasta Mudra


  • Bandhas (Energy locks)

    Energy locks directs and balances the flow of prana in a human body.

    • Importance of bandhas
    • How to apply them in various yogic practices
    • Jalandhara Bandha
    • Uddiyana Bandha
    • Moola Bandha
    • Maha Bandha


  • Pranayama (Breathing Practices)

    Pranayama is to expand the ‘Prana’ which is life force. Through pranayama, we try to create a balance prana between different nadis of our body which leads to the awakening of the major nadi named as Sushumna nadi.

    • What is prana?
    • What is pranayama?
    • Importance of Kumbhaka in Pranayama
    • Importance of bandhas and mudras in Pranayama
    • How to balance right and left nostrils
    • Nadi-shuddhi Pranayama
    • Surya bhedi Pranayama
    • Chandra Bhedi Pranayama
    • Bhastrika Pranayama
    • Kapalbhati Pranayama
    • Ujjayi Pranayama
    • Bhramari Pranayama


  • Philosophy of Kundalini Yoga
    • Introduction to yoga
    • Different types of yoga
    • Introduction to Kundalini yoga
    • Concept of Panchkosha
    • Concept of seven chakras
    • Concept of nadis (pingla,ida and shusumna)
    • Svarasadhana
    • Mantra and Kundalini
    • Mitahara (concept of food in sadhana)
    • Food for Kundalini awakening
    • Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga
    • How to manage Ego
    • Happiness
    • Karma Yoga


  • Kundalini Meditation

    Kaya-sthairyam (stabling the body position)

    • Dharana (concentration)
    • Antar mouna
    • Mantra meditation (nada, circle om chanting )
    • Chakra meditation
    • Third eye meditation
    • Yantra meditation
    • Naad-brahm meditation
    • Osho dynamic
    • One direction


  • Yoga Nidra


  • Mantra Chanting

    Chanting of sacred sounds

    • Seed Mantras of Chakras
    • Gayatri Mantra
    • Shiva Mantra
    • Tantrik Mantra of Durga
    • Ganesha Mantra
    • Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra


  • Asanas of Kundalini Yoga

    Asanas practices with the help of kumbhaka (breath retention) and bandha. Practices of various kriyas and asanas on the focus of seven chakras help awakening Kundalini energy.

    Mooladhar Chakra (Root Chakra)

    Effective pose to stimulate the Root Chakra

    • Padahastasana
    • Tadasana
    • Triyak Tadasana
    • Garudasana
    • Utthitha Hastha Padanghusthasana
    • Kukkutasana
    • Upavishtha Konasana
    • Janu Sirshasna
    • Supta Hastha Padanghusthasana

    Swadhisthana Chakra (Sacral Chakra)

    Effective pose to stimulate the Sacral Chakra.

    • Marjari Asana
    • Vyaghrasana
    • Balasana
    • Garudasana
    • Supta Vajrasana
    • Padahastasana
    • Bhujangasana
    • Paschimottanasana

    Manipura Chakra (Navel Chakra)

    Effective pose to stimulate the Manipura Chakra.

    • Vajrasana
    • Balasana
    • Triyak Tadasana
    • Trikonasana
    • Ashtanga Namaskara
    • Matsyasana
    • Garbha Pindasana
    • Chakrasana

    Anahatha Chakra (Heart Chakra)

    Effective pose to stimulate the Heart Chakra.

    • Bhujangasana
    • Ushtrasana
    • Supta Vajrasana
    • Samkonasana
    • Pranamasana
    • Matsyasana
    • Sarpasana

    Vishuddhi Chakra (Throat Chakra)

    Effective pose to stimulate the Throat Chakra.

    • Simhagarjanasana
    • Ushtrasana
    • Supta Vajrasana
    • Hasta Utthanasana
    • Parvatasana
    • Shalabhasana
    • Dhanurasana
    • Sarvangasana

    Ajana Chakra (Third Eye Chakra)

    Effective pose to stimulate the Third Eye Chakra.

    • Simhagarjanasana
    • Ashwa Sanchalanasana
    • Gomukhasana
    • Ardha Matsyendrasana
    • Vrkshasana
    • Natvarasana
    • Natrajasana

    Sahasrara Chakra (Crown Chakra)

    Effective pose to stimulate the Crown Chakra.

    • Bhumi Pada Mastakasana
    • Prasarita Padottanasana
    • Sirshasana


  • Sun Salutation with Mantra
    • Pranamasana – Om Mitray Namaha
    • Hasta Utthanasana - Om Ravaye Namaha
    • Padahastasana - Om Suryaya Namaha
    • Ashwa Sanchalanasana - Om Bhanave Namaha
    • Parvatasana - Om Khagaya Namaha
    • Ashtanga Namaskara - Om Pushne Namaha
    • Bhujangasana- Om Hiranya Garbhaya Namaha
    • Parvatasana - Om Marichaye Namaha
    • Ashwa Sanchalanasana- Om Adityaya Namaha
    • Hasta Utthanasana - Om Arkaya Namaha
    • Ashwa Sanchalanasana - Om Bhanave Namaha
    • Pranamasana - Om Bhaskaraya Namaha