universal-yoga-center2Universal Yoga Center is a certified Yoga Alliance USA Registered Yoga School (RYS) for 200, 300 and 500 hours teacher training courses. We offer yoga teacher training courses, week long courses, and daily drop in yoga in Goa, Mysore, and Dharamsala throughout the year.

Universal Yoga Center was established by Vijay Amar Sen on the 5th of September, 1993. Vijay an E-RYT 500 teacher who has been teaching yoga for over 20 years.

Drop-In Classes & 6 Day Courses

Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga 7:00 – 8:30am
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (led) 8:45 – 10:45am
Universal Hatha Yoga 5:00 – 6:30pm
(times can be changed according to the weather)

All levels welcome. In addition to drop-in classes we offer Six Day Yoga Courses at a discounted rate. These six pre-paid classes must be of the same format (Mysore, Led Ashtange, or Hatha) and used within seven calendar days.

Class per class 6 days
Mysore Style INR 700 INR 2500/-
Led Ashtanga Vinyasa INR 300 INR 1500/-
Universal Hatha Yoga INR 200 INR 1000/-

Yoga Teacher Training Program


Whether you’re a student seeking to deepen your practice, an aspiring yoga teacher, or an established instructor ready for 500-hour certification, Universal Yoga Center offers teacher training opportunities in India guaranteed to take you deeper.

Our 200-hour, 300-hour, and 500-hour coursework exceeds all curriculum requirements for Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Schools. These courses are held throughout the year in Goa, Mysore, and Dharamsala.

2016 2017
Goa Goa
Jan 13 to Feb 11 Jan 14 to Feb 10
Feb 09 to Mar 09 Feb 09 to Mar 08
Nov 1 to Nov 31 Nov 1 to Nov 28
Dec 14 to Jan 13 Dec 14 to Jan 10
Dharamsala Dharamsala
Apr 6 to May 5 Apr 7 to May 4
May 9 to June 7 May 8 to June 4
Jul 1 to Jul 31 Jul 8 to Aug 4
Aug 2 to Aug 31 Aug 7 to Sep 3
Mysore Mysore
Mar 09 to Apr 07 Mar 09 to Apr 05
Oct 2 to Oct 31 Oct 1 to Oct 28
Goa 2016 Goa 2017
Jan 12 – Feb 22 Jan 12 – Feb 18
Dharamsala 2016 Dharamsala 2017
May 5 – Jun 14 May 6 – Jun 12
Dharamsala 2016 Dharamsala 2017
Apr 6 – Jun 15 Apr 7 – Jun 12
Goa 2016 Goa 2017
Dec 14 – Feb 18 Dec 14 – Feb 18

Upcoming Workshops & Retreats


September 1st and 15th, 2016 Ashtanga Primary Series and Hatha Retreat with Aravind & Sandy

Learn basic fundamentals of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga: bandhas, drishtris, and correct alignment of postures in our daily Adjustments/Corrections Workshop. We encourage growth and progression in your self-practice.

Pranayama, Mantra Chanting, and Meditation class.

Two Weeks One Month
Rs. 34,000 Rs. 68,000
***Rs. 20,000 ***Rs. 40,000

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***Classes only, without food and accommodation.
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Los Angeles – Vijay will be teaching students in Loa Angeles (USA) from June 17th to 25th, 2015.

Hawaii – Vijay will be teaching students in Hawaii (USA) from March 6th to 15th, 2016.

Student Feedback

  • Having just completed the 200-hour Hatha Yoga TTC with Vijay, I am really satisfied with the course. Vijay’s classes are an institution in McLeodganj and it has been wonderful to practice with and correct the strong practitioners who travel across the globe to attend Vijay’s classes. His methodical approach to explaining, teaching and adjusting asanas has provided me with a solid foundation with which to commence my journey as a yoga teacher. Morning pranayama with Gopi was highlight and philosophy with Dr N. Ganesh Rao was excellent!! He is a wealth of knowledge and I look forward to tracking him down and studying with him further. A big thank you to Vijay, Shiva, Gopi and Dr Ganesh for all your time and energy. - .Sarah-Jane Perman, Australia ((200 Hours TTC))
  • I cannot overemphasize how much every aspect of this course: teachers, helpers, organization, circumstances, surroundings and facilities contributed to my immersion in the practice of Yoga in a most revealing, down to earth, bone-flesh-and-spirit way. I am deeply thankful from my whole being for this experience. May all be happy! - Yevgeniy (Zhenya) Ampleyev – USA (300 Hours TTC)
  • I learned a lot from Vijay’s TTC. I learned the Asanas well and the Pranayama. The lecturing classes on Anatomy and Philosophy were fantastic. I feel confident now that I can teach Yoga to at least someone who is a beginner… Over all I am glad I took the Course and I will take Vijay’s classes in the future.. Thank you Vijay!!! - Nathaniel Richter – USA (200 Hours TTC)
  • The TTC conducted by Universal Yoga Centre under Vijay has laid a good foundation in me for fulfilling my intentions of starting a Yoga Studio. The personal attention given to me and other students was amazing and I felt connected to all the teachers. I liked watching my body transforming gradually in the asana practice. The teachers for this course have been truly mind-opening and have exceeded my expectations from the Course. Vijay is by far the most advanced performer of asanas I have ever seen. Dr. Ganesh is a brilliant thinker, fascinating in so many subjects. I feel really privileged to share this time with him. - Crystal Davis Robbins - USA / Argentina (300 Hours TTC )
  • Being able to practice twice a day with adjustments has been great for my personal practice and I have learnt a lot in anatomy and philosophy…. - Ceri Stockwell – UK (300 Hours TTC)