Maharishi Yoga Āsana
Instructor Training

Elevate Your Yoga Journey:
Become a Certified Maharishi Yoga Āsana Instructor

Start Date
8 March 2024


300-Hour Online Yoga Instructor Training Programme
Aligned with International Standards

Available in English

Phase 1 (Modules 1 – 3): 1,400 €
Phase 2: No additional costs
Phase 3 (Modules 1 - 5): 1,400 €

(There is a reduced price for lower-income countries, please see the application form.)

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About the Course


Let your passion for Yoga become your profession! Unlock the door to a transformative career in yoga with the Maharishi Yoga Āsana Instructor Training Course, a comprehensive 300-hour programme. 

This unique opportunity, offered by the Maharishi College of Perfect Health International in The Netherlands, is specifically designed for Governors, Sidhas, and Meditators to master the art of teaching Maharishi Yoga Āsanas with unparalleled expertise and confidence.

This training course provides an enriching curriculum that covers not only the biomechanics, benefits, and contra-indications of Maharishi Yoga Āsanas but also equips you with personalised teaching methodologies. You will learn observation techniques, adjustments, lesson planning, and effective feedback methods to refine your teaching style.

Beyond Āsana instruction, this course offers an in-depth exploration of Maharishi’s Vedic Science, Yoga Philosophy, traditional Yoga literature, and principles of ĀyurVeda. 

You will gain insights into a Yoga lifestyle, ethics for Yoga Teachers, and practical advice on business aspects like finance planning and marketing.

This course is designed to welcome everybody, regardless of previous knowledge, age, flexibility, or experience in Yoga Āsanas. We will be there to guide you from the very beginning of your training. Rest assured: every participant will receive personalised, professional guidance tailored to their unique physical condition and will be empowered to effectively guide and teach other upon completion of the training.

Unique Benefits

Business Skills for Yoga Professionals:
Learn essential business skills, including finance planning and marketing strategies.

Personal and Professional Growth:
The course promotes both personal development and professional refinement, enhancing your understanding, practice, and teaching of Maharishi Yoga Āsanas.

Structured Learning Phases:
Three carefully designed phases offer a balanced and thorough learning experience, from fundamental knowledge to advanced techniques and yoga therapy introduction.

Global Community Connection:
Connect with fellow meditators, share experiences, and build a supportive network.

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Course Structure

Start Date for Phase 1: 8 March 2024

The course structure is thoughtfully segmented into three phases to ensure a thorough and enjoyable learning experience:

  • Phase 1: A fundamental journey with over 185 hours of instruction, including webinars, video sessions, and a (digital) in-residence section.
    2 video-sessions per week self-paced, workshops every fortnight, plus assignments.
    Digital-in-Residence: 15 – 22 June 2024
  • Phase 2: A practical application phase with 60 hours of teaching practicum, anatomy and physiology videos, a 30-page thesis, and an exploration of yoga philosophies.
    July 2024 – February 2025
  • Phase 3: The advanced and last phase focusses on therapeutic Prānāyāma techniques, Yoga Therapy introduction, spinal exercises, 3 versions of Sūryanamaskāra, eleven new Yoga Āsanas, the final (digital) in-residence section, and more.
    26 February 2025 – 16 May 2025 (2 video-sessions per week self-paced, workshops every fortnight, plus assignments.
    Digital-in-Residence: 5 September – 12 September 2025

Certification: To become a certified Maharishi Yoga Āsana Instructor, successful completion of all three phases (300 hours) is necessary. However, attending only Phase 1 grants a certificate of attendance.

Enrol now, secure your spot and start an exciting career as a Maharishi Yoga Āsana Instructor!

We understand that everyone’s financial situation is unique, and we deeply believe that financial constraints should not prevent anyone from experiencing this transformative course. With this in mind, we have thoughtfully created a flexible payment plan, designed to make it easier for you to spread the cost of the course fee over four manageable instalments. This way, we hope to open the doors for all who are drawn to this journey, ensuring that everyone who wishes to participate can do so without worry. If you would like to use this opportunity, please feel welcome to reach out to us via email at


Feedback from previous course participants

The structure of the days and the whole course, the design of handouts, slides and video materials … everything is on a professional level which makes my studies pleasant and smooth. The richness of each day and the way of conducting the classes … it is a complete joy. I noticed that since we started the course my whole program it is a blissful experience every day. Thank you!!! – L.K.

I feel much stronger & more flexible in my body plus my understanding of yoga has increased so much since I started the course. – A.L.

If I had to express in two words main aspects of this extremely professional structured and taught course : it is profoundness and wholeness. Profoundness in understanding Maharishi’s elaboration on the Philosophy of Yoga, on Ashtanga Yoga; profoundness in the way all Asanas are taught and profoundness in experiences – holistically contributing to my minds and body’s refinement, integration, growth, and health. This course really transformed me in depth… my understanding, my Yoga practice, my awareness. – C.J.

Course Leader &
Head Teacher

Gudrun Buchzik

Gudrun Buchzik, certified Yoga teacher (advanced 1,500 hours level), qualified to train and certify yoga teachers worldwide. Gudrun has taught all Maharishi Yoga Āsana Teacher Training Courses in Europe, Asia, and the USA. She is head of the Maharishi Yoga Āsanas department of the MCPHI and designed, implemented, and taught the MYA-Instructor Training Course and set up the course structure of the MYA MasterClass. She is also a certified Face Yoga Teacher, pain therapy coach, and teacher of Transcendental Meditation.

Guest Speaker

Dr Walter Mölk

Dr Walter Mölk is a medical practitioner from Austria and one of the directors of the Maharishi College of Perfect Health International. For many years he has been developing and teaching Maharishi AyurVeda postgraduate curricula for health professionals worldwide.

Most Frequent Q & A

“Digital In-Residence” means that the daily routine is just like that of an on-site “In-Residence,” but in a digital format. We meet in the morning, afternoon, and evening on Zoom for practical and theoretical lessons, and will watch a video tape in the evening CET. This means that participants must be available for the digital in-residence section from June 15th to June 22nd, 2024, and from September 5th to September 12th, 2025. For all sessions attendance is mandatory. No other fixed dates. We also expect personal participation in the Live Calls, which take place once or twice a month, although there will likely be recordings available.

Maharishi AyurVeda health professionals can become Affiliates of the IMAV Foundation (International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation), pay an annual fee, and then receive several benefits, such as reduced course fees for almost all courses organised by MCPHI. Here you can find explanations about the Affiliate status:


All practical exercises are structured in such a way that adjustments, props, and assistance accommodate all individual physical conditions.

Phase 2 is quite well described on this website. All course participants teach 60 hours of Maharishi Yoga Āsanas (for example, they can teach the MYA 16-lesson course, teach MYA in centres, on WPAs, etc.). It is a practical application of the knowledge gained up to that point. The course participants arrange the practicum personally in their country/city, but they have to be able to provide proof of the hours.
Additionally, all participants will work through a certain number of anatomy and physiology videos (material will be provided) and write a 30-page thesis on a title that is given to them. During Phase 2, the MCPHI will provide literature references for specific and defined yoga texts that should be read.

Phase 1 includes instructional and practical tutorial videos, which will be uploaded on a website and can be viewed at times convenient for you within a set timeframe. However, you have to submit assignments on time for each session.

For the bi-weekly workshops (about an hour each), attendance is desired but not mandatory. There will be recordings available. They are likely to take place on Mondays.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

"Time spent on Āsanas and Dhyān (Transcendental Meditation) is a golden time of the day... practice of Yoga Āsanas is a must in the daily routine."
- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, 1972