Why Train

Celebrate your body, mind, and one of the most festive cultures of the world through Doonya: The Bollywood Workout!  At Doonya, students follow along to cardio and conditioning intervals of varying intensity, each activating major muscle groups of the abs, arms and legs. The energy and expressions of Bollywood-inspired music and dance will keep you and your students smiling as you burn up to 800 calories while using dance and fitness fundamentals combined in perfect combinations and patterns for an effective full-body workout.  Each Doonya routine utilizes one’s own resistance and muscle control, providing a stronger core, lengthened limbs and increased stamina to keep you invigorated for the rest of your day.

The 2-Part Doonya Instructor Training course is the first step to becoming a licensed instructor (or as we like to say, a BollyGuru) and starting your own Bollywood-based business! You will be provided with the tools to create your own classes and teach the program through various gyms and studio locations. You will learn Doonya’s Bollywood-inspired movement fundamentals (styles including Pop Bhangra and other Village Celebration styles, Classical Conditioning, and Bolly-pop) and develop an understanding of how to combine the movements with major muscle groups for each Doonya routine. You will also learn how to lead a class and build the perfect playlist for maximum class effectiveness. Your post-training quarterly subscription to “MyDoonya”, the online library of teaching tips, choreography videos, marketing materials and much more, will enable you to continue your education and growth as an instructor.

Phase 1, The Basics – $150 online training
Upon registering, BollyGuru trainees will receive videos including the warm up and the Doonya Basic steps with a supplementary visual guide to understanding each step and it’s associated form and fitness-based techniques. Once trainees have learned the materials independently, he/she will submit a video doing each step in proper form and by name.  BollyGurus must show the following knowledge and skills in their video submission to receive approval for Phase 2 training:

  • Understanding of Doonya’s 4 basic styles of movement
  • Ability to accurately conduct the Doonya warm-up
  • Ability to do each Doonya basic step with correct form
  • Understanding of the muscles used in each step

Phase 2, Becoming a BollyGuru – $150 online/$200 in person
Once trainees have received approval, they will move on to Phase II either in person or online.  Through our in-depth videos or our 8-hour in-person training, Phase 2 connects the basic steps to Doonya choreographed routines in each genre and provides potential instructors with an understanding of Doonya-specific cueing and in-class dynamics.  This training will cover:

  • Doonya’s philosophy
  • Overall program history, description, and benefits
  • Review of the Doonya styles and associated movements
  • 1 routine in each of the 4 styles
  • Class and playlist organization for maximum effectiveness
  • Cueing and in-class dynamics

Instructors will receive final certificates after passing either an in-person or video-based practical demo at the end of their Phase 2 study. 

Get Trained!