Yoga is an ancient Indian body of knowledge that dates back more than 5000 years. The word "Yoga" came from the Sanskrit word "yuj" which means "to unite or integrate." Today, a greater awareness of heath is attracting people from all over the world to look for ways to bring about better physical health and contentment in mind and looking for simpler and more natural alternatives to achieve this.

Sri Sri Yoga is a celebration of the diversity in Yoga in a simple and joyful manner. It combines yoga essentials - breathing techniques, stretching and postures, meditation and relaxation, and yogic knowledge. By incorporating all these beautiful facets of yoga we are able to look deep beyond the level of the physical body and really sharpen our sensitivity and awareness of subtler levels of existence. Practice of Sri Sri Yoga cultivates a more healthy and happy lifestyle.

On a physical level, Yogic exercises strengthen, lengthen and replenish muscle tissues, which helps hold bones and align the whole body. Holding postures burns fat and reduces cholesterol. Yogic breathing brings more oxygen to the heart and nourishes the whole system. The breath work also aids in reducing toxin levels in the body by expelling unwanted stresses.

Yoga’s greatest benefits are felt in the mind. People are no longer content with an attractive figure but have begun to realize the value of a peaceful mind. Even though the practice of Yoga will definitely improve one’s physical appearance, the radiance of a Yogi’s smile and energetic eyes are the best rewards that one seek in life.

The Art of Living Foundation has realized the urgent need not only for Yoga but also for extensively trained and qualified yoga instructors. The Sri Sri Yoga Teacher Training Program is an excellent opportunity not only for those interested in teaching yoga, but also for those who would just like to enrich their spiritual experiences and bring more discipline in their practice. Your mind, body and soul will shine!

Even though the Sri Sri Yoga teacher training is taught across two phases, each one two weeks long, His Holiness Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar has approved and blessed the merging of the two phases to be conducted in Oman. This is the first ever teachers training program of the Art of Living Foundation to be conducted in the Gulf and Middle East! Successful completion of this intensive 10-day workshop is necessary for Sri Sri Yoga Teacher Certification.


The ten-day workshop of the yoga training covers in-depth study and practice that includes:

  • Morning and evening Asana sessions which will lay emphasis on the correct practice of the asanas (postures)
  • Knowledge of Yoga scriptures and philosophy of Yoga
  • Knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Introduction to Ayurveda (by the Art of Living Foundation’s residential Ayurvedic doctor of the Sri Sri Ayurveda Clinic)
  • Teaching skills
  • Pranayama and Meditation
  • Development of a proper personal practice
  • Service, singing, fun, and laughter


The Sri Sri Yoga Teacher Training is a huge time commitment- both within the classroom and outside of it. Please review the dates and requirements to see if you can meet them while applying. 100% attendance is required to successfully graduate from the training. Participants need to have completed one Part 1 and one Part 2 program of the Art of Living besides having listened to the commentary by His Holiness Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Participants are expected to be maintaining a healthy lifestyle, should be vegetarian, a non-smoker, does not drink alcohol, and is free from any substance dependency. A fitness certificate from a certified GP is required.


Check-in November 23rd to December 05, 2010 (check-out post lunch)


The Al Raha Desert Camp is situated in the golden red sands of Ash-Sharqiyah, also known as Wahiba Sands after the Wahibi Bedouin tribe hailing from this region. It offers the intrepid visitor the romance of the desert with the thrill of adventure sports. Set amidst the ever-changing mystery and magic of the Desert, the Al Raha Camp is known to be a place full of emotions, of adventure, and of relaxation mixed with activity. It is a 2 ½ hour drive from Muscat to the camp. All participants will be accommodated in simple rooms with attached bathrooms. Apart from the spacious conference hall, the workshop will be conducted in huge specially constructed areas of the camp. Special care will be taken to prepare the menus and the food.


Kamlesh Barwal is an International Trainer with the Art of Living Foundation. Over the past eleven years with the Foundation, Kamlesh has taught extensively in India, Kazakhstan, the Middle East, China and Russia. Apart from teaching a wide range of AOL courses, she specializes in training teachers in Sri Sri Yoga, a balanced and thorough design of yoga postures, breathing, meditation and yogic knowledge, designed to help yoga aspirants remove their own limitations, realize their full potential and offer their talents in service to the society. Born in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh in India, Kamlesh is a Bachelor in Business Administration. Known for her graceful asana practice, her classes are a blend of simplicity, fun, humor and lot of well explained yoga philosophy and knowledge.

All registrations and payment have to be submitted before October 01, 2010. For more details, please contact: Dr. Prema 99228950, Vidya 96294290, Smita 95978736, or write to us at