An International Yoga Certification

The Heartfulness Yoga School is registered with Yoga Alliance.

After completion of this course you can register as RYT 200 in yoga alliance. 

This gives you the possibility to teach at an international level.

Wellness Śikṣaṇā course 200 hours

Teacher training with Viji Vasu

The Heartfulness Wellness Yoga 200 hours to deepen your knowledge and practice of  Yoga asanas in tune with Krishnamacharya style. 

Trained in the Krishnamacharya’s style, Viji Vasu learnt directly from Shri TKV Desikachar, son and disciple of Shri Krishnamacharya. More importantly, Viji has been a practitioner of Heartfulness for 26 years and a Meditation trainer for the last seven years. This course will combine the Krishnamacharya approach to Yoga with Heartfulness practices to make for a unique program.

Viji Vasu has been a trainer of Yoga with a span of 35 years devoted to the art of Yoga instruction. Viji's distinctive approach lies in skillfully steering practitioners through the intricate asanas of Ashtanga Yoga, harmoniously integrating a holistic perspective that naturally guides towards a path of meditation. What truly distinguishes Viji's methodology is its personalized nature, finely attuned to the unique needs of each individual. This results in a practice that not only nurtures physical well-being but also attends to the distinct requirements of every participant with utmost consideration.

The course is certified by the Yoga Alliance (RYS200).


This course is open to students who have genuine interest to help them-self and others.


Your 100% attendance

Fees: 80,000/- INR, 970/- USD

Dates of upcoming batch:

1st Onsite retreat : 25th October to 2nd November, 2023

2nd Online training:  4th November to 22nd March , 2024

3rd Onsite retreat : 24th March to 31st March, 2024

Kanha Shanti Vanam

Retreat onsite location

Located on the outskirts of Hyderabad, Telangana, Kanha Shanti Vanam is the world headquarters of the Heartfulness Institute. The ashram is an ecological paradise, a place for spiritual retreat, where you can experience simple living in-tune with inner and outer nature. Kanha Shanti Vanam offers spiritual training along with interactive programs that promote overall wellness and opportunity to learn and contribute. In 2019, Kanha was awarded ‘The Pride of Telangana’, for inner wellness, by Round Table India & Times of India. The center also received the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Platinum award in 2019 for following world class environment friendly practices becoming the first meditation center in the world to achieve the feat.
Kanha Meditation hall

What do you get?

The course fees include:

  • Material

    Yoga sutra chanting book, Asana theory notepad, Yoga T-Shirt.

  • Food

    All meals are included. We serve simple vegetarian Indian food.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation in dormitories. (Possibility of stay in rooms, single or double occupancy not included in the fees. Please contact us)


Viji Vasu

Viji Vasus, BEd, MEd, Diploma in Yoga (KYM), CYT, E-RYT 500 was teaching at a prestigeous school in Chennai, India for 14 years before completing her Diploma in Yoga from the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM) where she worked as a senior Yoga Therapist and Yoga Teacher for 13 years. Viji had the great honour of studying directly under Sri T.K.V. Desikachar during that time.

Viji Vasu and D.V. Sridhar went on to co-found Yoga Raksanam in 2002. In addition to delivering private Yoga Therapy and classical Yoga group classes, she taught in Yoga Raksanam's Yoga Teacher Training Diploma. She specialized in the art of Viñyāsa Krāma (sequencing) as well as analyzing classical postures versus their modification for therapeutic purposes. Viji is also very adept in her knowledge and practice of Meditation and the Bhagavad Gita.

Viji continues to teach her private students online, as well as for other programs around the globe
Kanha Meditation hall

What will you learn in this course?

  • 32 Asanas & pranayama in Krishnamacharya style
  • You will learn how to adapt asanas and pranayamas for individual needs.
  • How to draw stick figures of asanas 
  • Yoga sutras chanting
  • Restorative and other styles of asana practice.
  • Planning and structuring a class,  sequencing 
  • Teaching group class and feedback.
  • Simplification and Intensification of postures.
  • Instructions guidelines, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher


On-site Module 1 and 4 : 8-day retreat in October and March

6.30 AM Group Meditation
7.30 AM Breakfast
9 - 10 AM Explore Heartfulness
10 - 11 AM
Asana Practice
11AM - 1PM
Theory of asanas (32 asanas)
1 PM
2 - 2.30 PM
chanting of Yoga Sutras
2.30 - 3.00 PM
Yoga Sutra Philosophy
3.00 - 3.30 PM
Theory of pranayama
3.30 - 4 PM
Pranayama practice
4 PM
4.15 - 5.15 PM
Personal practice  / Study Time
6 PM
Group meditation
6.45 PM Dinner

Online Module 2 and 3
Bi-weekly Webinars: 16 workshops on Saturdays over a period of 5 months - From November to March
10 AM to 1PM IST
Live daily practice: Monday to Friday
Yoga practice from 6 to 7 AM IST

Module 1 - Asanas and Pranayama Part 1
Module 2 - Asanas and Pranayama Part 2
Module 3 - Course Planning and sequencing
Module 4 - Conceptual teachings - (certification)


  • What qualifications or prerequisites do I need to enroll in the course?

    This course is open to students who have genuine interest to help them-self and others.

  • Is the course accredited and recognized by any governing body or association?

    This Wellness Teacher Training Courses is accredited by Yoga Alliance

  • What teaching styles and methodologies will be covered during the training?

    The course explores the teaching style of Tirumalai Krishnamacharya. He, often regarded as the "Father of Modern Yoga," was a renowned Indian yoga teacher and scholar. He played a pivotal role in reviving and popularizing the ancient practice of yoga and developed the Vinyasa style, influencing the way yoga is taught and practiced worldwide.

  • What topics are covered in the curriculum?

    The curriculum includes foundational teachings in yoga, meditation, yoga sutras chanting, anatomy, physiology, philosophy, ethics, teaching methodology, and practical teaching experience. You will learn many variations of asanas and pranayama to adopt the practice to individual needs.

  • What is the duration and structure of the 200-hour Wellness Teacher Training Course?

    This course includes 2 onsite retreats of 7 days each. One from October 21-28 2023 and the second from March 23-30 2024. From November to March you will have daily live yoga every weekday and 16 3 hour webinars every alternative Saturdays.

  • Will I be reimbursed if I do not attend the course?

    Once fee is paid we will not be able to reimburse it. But, you have the possibility to attend the next batch of the same course without penalty.

  • How much time is required for self-study and assignments outside of the class hours?

    Participants should expect to spend additional hours outside of class for self-study, practice teaching, and completing assignments. You will have to spend 1-2 hours per week.

  • What is the criterion for certification?

    You have to attend both the retreats in October and March. Apart from this you also need to attend 80 percent of the Daily Yoga classes and all the webinars during the online modules to be eligible for certification.

  • Are there any opportunities for practical teaching experience during the course?

    This courses includes opportunities for students to practice teaching under the guidance of Viji Vasu, providing valuable hands-on experience.

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