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I don't feel that I am the best person to rate Arhanta Yoga Ashrams teacher training program right now since I did my 200 YTT more than 10 years ago with them, I was part of their second promotion for this training and hopefully this training might have improved quite a lot since that time. But yet, from my experience 10 years ago, I cannot recommend this training to anyone. It was not at all an inclusive training. At least 5 students hurt themselves during the course of the training and competition between students was very much encouraged by the main teacher of this training. The way I was taught yoga was not aligned with the philosophy of yoga (non-harming, self-study ect.) but much more with a gymnastic performance where we were forced to practice headstand everyday and to be able to perform it at the end to be considered like a "worthy" student. So, according to me, the 8 limbs of yoga were not at all embodied in the person of the main teacher of this training. He was shaming students who were not flexible a lot in front of the whole group during this training. Also we were taught to learn by heart a sequence of yoga, not to understand why it made sense anatomically and energetically. So, yes, at the end of the training we were able to repeat this sequence, but I wasn't feeling like I was a great yoga teacher because this sequence never made sense in my body and, at the end of this training, I didn't had the knowledge to change it appropriately to create a more suitable sequence for myself: which was one of the reason why I took this training in the first place. And this is also the reason why right now, I am doing a second 200 h with another school of yoga, to become a yoga teacher . Once more, I hope that this training is far better now than it was when I did it, and I also hope that my feedback will help this school improve and be more respectful to each students and more inclusive.