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ICCT Yoga Training

Yoga (Sanskrit: योग, or ‘union’) is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India that aim to control and still the mind. Yoga is first mentioned in the Rigveda, and is referred to in a number of the Upanishads. The most comprehensive text on Yoga, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, date to the early centuries. There are a wide variety of schools of yoga and practices. The term “yoga” in the Western world often denotes a modern form of Hatha yoga and a posture-based physical fitness, stress-relief and relaxation technique consisting largely of the asanas; this differs from traditional yoga, which focuses on meditation and release from worldly attachments.

India Cultural Center and Temple offers a comprehensive path to learn Yoga with a well defined course structure where one can start from the basics and reach the level of a Yoga master with the help of our highly qualified Yogacharya (Yoga Master). Please read through this page for complete details.

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Yoga Certificate Course

10th July to 25th September, 2022 (12 Weeks)

REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR THE ONGOING BATCH. Please check back in FEBRUARY 2023 for next batch details.

Every Sunday: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Course fee: $350 (includes kit – yoga mat, yoga dress, course material)

– Develops self-confidence, memory power and focused mind
– Alignment of mind, body and spirit in our 100-acres natural environment
– Qualifies to self-sufficiently practice authentic yoga and meditation
– Incorporates yogic life style in managing stress and depression
– Improves flexibility, balance and posture to perform any work without physical exhaustion
– Authentic yoga training under the supervision of our internationally experienced yoga teachers
– This course is mandatory to get admission in our subsequent advanced level yoga courses

For more details, please contact Sri R Sharma Vempati at (845) 423-3433 or [email protected]


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About Yoga Guru

Yogacharya Shri R Sharma Vempati hails from South Indian Yogic family in which Yoga is a family lineage for several generations. He was initiated into Yoga by his grandfather in 1979 and began teaching Yoga at the very young age of 11 years. He studied Yoga therapy & Naturopathy in Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar.

His global Yoga teachings and performances started in 2004 with South Korea. Sharma ji received award from Ministry of Culture, Government of India and soon was appointed as Indian Cultural diplomat at various India’s foreign missions in abroad. He has trained thousands of International Yoga Teachers in Indonesia, Japan, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Australia, Nepal and USA.

After teaching in New York (2018), California (2019) and Texas (2020), Sharma ji is now dedicated to preserve India’s ancient Yoga science with various Yoga courses and workshops at our Indian Cultural Center & Temple (ICCT), Memphis.

Apart from being a Guru of Yoga, Sharma ji has 3 decades of working experience at religious / spiritual / cultural organizations. Being a Rig-Vedic Brahmin, he studied Smartha & Vedanta philosophy at the oldest city Banaras. He performs all priest services and heals various chronic health problems through Yoga Therapy, Naturopathy & Ayurveda.

Other than Yoga & Vedanta proficiency, Sharma ji is a maestro of bamboo Flute. He often uses his composed melodious flute music tunes during his Live Music for Meditation sessions.

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Read the experiences of some of our YCC certificate course batch #1 students who completed the course it in May.

YCC Batch #1 Student #1 – I began the Yoga Certification Course wanting to expand my yoga practice and upon completion of this course I have gained so much more knowledge about the yoga life than I thought. This course has taught me yoga principles that I can use in my daily life as well as my yoga practice to spread peace to all. Namaste!


YCC Batch #1 Student #2 – As the saying (Emerson’s) goes, once the mind is stretched by a new idea, it never goes back to its original dimensions. I thoroughly had this experience a d enjoyed every bit of this journey.

This is an entry level course, but offers so much, quite extensive as it includes multiple topics of complete yoga. The course caters towards building strong foundation with deep rooted explanations and bridges the gap with whys?… for eg., why one should practice pranayama, why one should practice meditation and why one should practice yoga. Once this is understood, then learning of yoga goes deeper and deeper with every single class.

The course content is extensive, but medium paced such that there is balanced and relaxed learning.

Memphis is lucky to have a very experienced, authentic Yoga Guru, Sharma Ji, who teaches traditional yoga that he learned from his yoga family who have been teaching yoga for multiple generations spanning over two hundred years.

This is the only yoga class, that introduces Musical Yoga in to practice. Overall this has been a very relaxing weekend retreat like setup. It was great to meet so many kind hearted souls. I think Memphis Yoga Community will soar high in the years to come. Be a part of this journey, it is much much needed in this time after what we all have been going through in the last couple of years.


YCC Batch #1 Student #3 – I have been thinking about joining a yoga course for the past few years and I felt ICCT’s yoga certificate course might fulfill my needs and YES, after completion of the course I gained so much of basic yoga knowledge which is effective in my day to day life. I am thankful to the ICCT team for bringing this course with a yoga guru, who is multi-talented. I am looking forward for the next level course.


Path Forward

India Cultural Center and Temple offers a comprehensive path to learn Yoga with a well defined course structure where one can start from the basics and reach the level of a Yoga master. Below is a list of all the Yoga Courses we offer to Yoga seekers:

Yoga Certificate Course (YCC)3 MonthsMandatory for all subsequent higher level courses.
Level 1 Yoga Course3 MonthsShould have completed YCC
Level 2 Yoga Course3 MonthsShould have completed Level 1 course and YCC
Level 3 Yoga Course3 MonthsShould have completed Level 2 course and all prior levels
Yoga Instructor Course (YIC)6 MonthsShould have completed Level 3 and all prior levels.
Yoga Teacher Training Course (YTT)6 MonthsShould have completed YIC and all prior levels
Yoga Master's Course (YMC)12 MonthsShould have completed YTT and all prior levels