200 Hours


Start dates: October 2022


International Yoga Academy (IYA) gathers yoga experts from around the world to help raise yoga standards.

IYA members have the right to education, professional support, participation in all IYA activities …


Yoga Teacher Training program at the International Yoga Academy is carried out in accordance with the international yoga standards and under the professional guidance of yoga doyen, Prof. Predrag K. Nikić, Ph.D., a university professor. Yoga Teacher Training program is approved by the ministry in charge (decision No. MSMT-1504/2022-2).

Yoga Teacher Training includes 200 hours and it lasts 4 months. Students attend the training that includes general subjects and lectures on yoga philosophy, yoga psychology, yoga teaching methodology, yoga theory and yoga practice.

Prof. Predrag K. Nikić, Ph.D., has been awarded by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee with Padma Shri award for contribution in the field of yoga.

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Practical classes involve studying of asanas, kriya techniques, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, mantra, mudra, bandha, kirtan…

Students learn how to perform asanas, how to breath properly in position, how to recognize the strategic place of attention and what influence asana realizes, relying on the old resources of  Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Geranda Samhita, Upanishads and the experience of the Rishikesh Academy system and experience of the Master Prof. Predrag Nikic, PhD.

The academic approach to yoga

The academic approach to yoga relies on the most authoritative authentic sources: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita, the Upanishads, considering yoga a discipline of self-development. We embrace diversity, so we have students of different races, creeds and ages. Yoga theory and practice are studied thoroughly from the very beginning, so prior knowledge is not necessary. Students learn about all dimensions of yoga: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and creative in order to enrich their lives. Students learn about the concept of “Jiva-mukti” in order to integrate the freedom  and release all attachments, approaching the concept of “Live in love and do good deeds.”

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Professional support

Members are provided with professional support in the form of expert consultations concerning their activities in the field of yoga.

Participation in the Activities

All IYA members participate in activities according to the adopted calendar of activities for the current year.