Lunar Akhanda Yoga: A Restorative and Yin YTT 100

About This Event

The moon is a reminder that no matter what phase I’m in, I’m still whole.

Are you hearing the call to slow down? Have you been touched by stillness and are curious about its mystery and power to heal? Join us for this 10-day intensive YTT 100 at Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India, to learn how to open the door for others to enter into the quieter states of practice, to provide guidance and teachings from the lunar side of Akhanda Yoga.


Together we will explore new pathways into stillness. Through daily practices, experiential embodiment and study sessions, and practice teaching, you’ll come away with a clear understanding of the nuances each style offers.


The course offers experience into the multi-dimensions of holistic health with applied yogic wisdom, and experience in the application of Akhanda Yoga’s five energetic principles and elements of practice. We will also explore a deeper understanding of the student-teacher relationship, with discussions of the responsibilities we hold as practices take us further into the healing realm.


Upon completion of the teaching practicum, you will be equipped to teach both Restorative and Yin Yoga group classes and one-to-one sessions.


During this course, we will explore the following:

Restorative Yoga

Measures of comfort, support, openness

How to support students in the process of un-winding, with hands on assists

Science of the Relaxation Response

Practice of deep listening

Anatomy and physiology: Exploring the nervous, endocrine and immune systems

Subtle Anatomy: experience 5 koshas in restful asana

Teaching Restorative Yoga asana & pranayama, and the complete class

Ayurvedic constitutions and Restorative Yoga


Yin Yoga

Benefits of positive stress on the body tissues, and mind

Science of stretching

Addressing common injuries

Practice of mindful presence

Anatomy and physiology: fascia and joints

Subtle Anatomy: wisdom of the chakra body, nadis and marma

Teaching Yin Yoga asana & pranayama, and the complete class


And more:

Akhanda Yoga teaching methodology for Lunar practices

Developing a ‘teachers eye’

Skills for holding silence, stillness & safety

Welcoming all body types, and the art of props

Yoga philosophy: Applying Yogic wisdom to rest and relaxation

Cultivating self-compassion & compassion for others

Anatomy of breath: respiratory system and nervous system

Introduction to Akhanda Yoga Nidra

Teaching pranayama for relaxation, calm and quietude

Practice & teaching of meditation and mantra for inner peace

Bhakti Yoga, kirtan and mantra for inner harmony

Exploring the emotional and spiritual realms through Transformational Experiences

Reflection time in nature and on the banks of Ganga River



Lunar Akhanda Yoga is a valuable practice for the active lives we find ourselves in today. It is deeply healing, and provides inspiration and nourishment for the inner journey of yoga. This course is ideal for experienced yoga teachers, care-givers, therapists, and bodyworkers who want to expand their understanding of the quieter side to yoga asana, and lead Restorative and Yin Yoga sessions with confidence and integrity.


Graduates of this training will get a certificate for 100+ CEU hours (90 contact hours). The course is listed as under Eila Devi’s YACEP profile with Yoga Alliance.


Included Materials

Lunar Akhanda Yoga Teacher’s manual


Course Requirement

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate with 1+ years of teaching experience, or pre-approval from the lead teacher


Pre-readings, written assignment and completion of Akhanda Yoga Online pre-courses


Daily Schedule

This is designed to be an intensive Ashram residential experience. The course work is over 10 days with one day off in the middle of the program with just morning practice and meditation on that day.

5:15 – 5:45       Meditation

6:00 – 7:45       Akhanda Yoga Class

8:00 – 8:30       Fire Puja

8:30 – 9:00       Breakfast

9:15 – 12:15     Morning Program Session

12:30 – 1:00     Lunch

2:30 – 5:45       Afternoon Program Session

6:00 – 6:45       Dinner

7:00 – 8:00       Evening program – variety of Kirtan, meditation, journaling




Venue Highlights

Visit us in Rishikesh – City of Yoga! Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, the north end of Rishikesh Village is a special place for Yoga and Meditation. Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram hosts the Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training programs with three to four YTT 200, one YTT 300 and several advanced 100-hour modules each year. The Ashram has ongoing self-styled retreats available all year when spots are available.


We have shared double occupancy rooms with two single beds, an attached bathroom and shelves and night tables for your convenience. All guests have access to two yoga classes a day, morning fire puja and evening kirtan 2 - 3 times a week. We also have bright common spaces, a garden, rooftop terrace and two sofa sitting rooms for your use.


  • Free Wifi
  • Yoga Studio
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Breakfast may be oatmeal, apple samosa or parantha with apple, banana, papaya and other seasonal fruits. Herbal tea is also served and there is the option of milk. Lunch and dinner consist of rice and/or chapatti, dal (moong, kidney beans, chick peas or pinto) and vegetable stew (pumpkin, cauliflower, carrot and pea, okra or mixed vegetables).


You can get to the Ashram most easily by flying into Dehradun Airport. The Ashram can arrange for a car to pick you up, or just take a taxi.

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  • Géraldine Soares   January 03, 2020

      My second home, a place to nourish myself

    I came 3 times at Anand Prakash Ashram and each time i could feel i just came back home. The energy of this place is amazing, the community of teachers, students and the ashram office is so supportive and welcoming. You can practice a daily routine from 5.20am with meditation, yoga, fire puja, until a delicioux breakfast. It is just the perfect way to start any day. Then i came back to experience the yoga teacher training, (200 hours and 300 hours) in 2017 and 2019. They are the most powerful experiences i have ever had. Yogrishi Vishvketu and the teachers team guide us into deep teachings of vedic wisdom, anatomy, technical asanas and pranayama... But for me this more than a training, this is a transformational experience that helps me to know more about my true nature, to bring more consciousness on my samskaras, to heal my mind and release my body, to share intense moment with people from all over the world and to be just surrounded by so much joy, so much love, so much support. I am so grateful to life that she brought me there, at the Anand Prakash Ashram and made me meet the one i now call Guruji. Thank so much to every person of the Akhanda Family !

  • Jaana Kokkonen   November 10, 2019

      Beautiful prenatal YTT100

    One of the best course i’v ever done. Teachers who know what they are talking about and teach from their heart. Loving, accepting and nurturing athmosphere trough out the course. Time to integrate, time to rest, time to learn. Rest, digest, reproduce.

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