Akhanda Yoga Life Coaching: Assisting students in the embodiment of Yoga

About This Event

This 100-hour residential training course at Anand Prakash Ashram in Rishikesh, India, offers a profound personal and professional development opportunity. Somatic psychotherapist, Yoga Life Coach and senior Yoga Teacher Trainer Prem Robin Campbell, along with long-time Akhanda Trainer and Yoga Life Coach Eila Devi, will offer full-day workshops in how to set up and facilitate Yoga Life Coaching sessions with clients for well-being, to guide group transformational process and gain an in depth knowledge of cutting edge research in psychology and neuroscience on the application of Yoga for wellness.


The course explores the Yogic vision of holistic health, the importance of the relationship between teachers and clients, and practice in coaching clients one-on-one and in group styles retreats. This course includes practice sessions, and you will come away confident to conduct and follow-up on individual coaching and group transformational programs.


Yoga Life Coaching is a holistic path rooted in Akhanda Yoga, and includes all aspects of yoga practice and philosophy. Yoga Life Coaching is the application of Akhanda Yoga’s five energetic principles and elements of practice for specific people and populations. The course will give you skills in designing and offering programs that address the needs of the client. Furthermore, the intention of the Yoga Life Coach is to support clients in loving presence, embodiment and self-discovery.


This course is ideal for experienced yoga teachers, therapists, life coaches who are seeking further development of skills in the practical application of diverse yoga practices and yoga philosophy for wellness. This course offers a solid platform from which you can add on other therapeutic modalities.


Teachers will get a Yoga Life Coaching certificate for 100+ CEU hours (10 full days of teaching). This course can be used to build towards our 1000-hour Master Teacher designation. The program runs over 11 days, so there is a  day off after morning yoga and puja on Saturday.


Note: This course is not an accredited Life Coaching program.


Program Outline

Yoga Psychology: Theory and Practice

Yogic Principles for emotional wellness

Holding space for group and individual sessions

Communication strategies and close listening

Application of Yoga techniques for wellness (asana, pranayama, mantra, mudra and meditation)

Restorative practices and other sequences for balancing the nervous system

Dinacharya ~ Daily practices to optimize well being

Practices ~ Teach and get feedback on one-on-one and group coaching sessions


Included Materials

Yoga Life Coaching manual


Course Requirement

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate

Pre readings and completion of online courses


Daily Schedule

This is designed to be an intensive Ashram residential experience

5:15 - 5:45       Meditation

6:00 - 7:45       Yoga Class

8:00 - 8:30       Fire Puja

8:30 - 9:00       Breakfast

9:15 - 12:15     Program Session

12:30 - 1:00     Lunch

2:30 - 5:45       Techniques and Practicum

6:00 - 6:45       Dinner

7:00 - 8:00       Evening program (certain evenings will be free)

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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