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21 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Kerala, in India

  • River County Resort, 27th Milestone, Kallar Post, Ponmudi Road, Trivandrum, Kerala, India


Yoga Teacher Training India

Join 200-hour yoga teacher training with Bodhi Yoga Institute to expand your physical, pranic, mental, emotional, intellectual, as well as spiritual dimensions so that you realize yoga as a first-hand experience. You will learn many profound techniques to empower yourself and live healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives. From an enthusiastic yoga students, you will become great, honest, and skillful yoga teachers and then turn your passion into a rewarding career and a catalyst in spreading yoga.


  • Daily yoga and meditation classes
  • Daily anatomy and physiology lectures
  • Communication skills and social lessons
  • 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification upon completion
  • Excursions to all beautiful places of Kerala
  • Transport to and from airport
  • 21 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • 21 days with instruction
  • English
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River County resort is located at Ponmudi, 60 kilometers away from Trivandrum city, Kerala state, India. This private, charming resort awaits you on a four-acre green island surrounded by the Kallar river. River County is blessed with the most pleasant climate. The location is blessed with unusual stone formations, a rich forest, mystic hills, picturesque waterfalls, and more. Crystal-clear waters encircle River County and make the perfect setting for a lazy day under the sun as you watch clouds sail by.

The setting is perfect to do just anything or nothing. The elegant newly renovated building exudes a warm ambience with its inviting architecture and sense of space. The newly appointed rooms have magnificent flooring with contemporary interiors, yet retaining the charm of a Keralite home. Enjoy soothing views of beautiful landscaped gardens with the picturesque Kallar river as the backdrop.

River County resort offers two different categories of room; executive non AC room and executive AC deluxe room. Maximum guest permitted in a room is three. The rooms are pleasantly furnished for a comfortable stay and the main focus is on cleanliness and hygiene in the midst of a wooded and scenic location.

The rooms are both valley and garden facing, on EP basis, and have round the clock hot water facility, comfortable bedrooms, cable TV, exclusive indoor pool for kids, round-the-clock security and house-keeping staff, delicious home-made meals prepared by in-house chef, and conference hall cum dining area for up to 100 guests. In-house dining, room service, and 24/7 personalized attention are other added attractions.

This training is 200 hours duration RYT200 training as per the Yoga Alliance guidelines and follow traditional yoga style of Raja yoga.The focus of Bodhi Yoga Institute is to convert every student as a authentic traditional yoga teacher to teach the real yogic techniques. After the finishing the program, you will be able to teach all the following:

  • 100 yoga asanas (simple yet effective)
  • Ayurveda
  • Cleansing techniques
  • Effective communication skills
  • Meditaiton techniques
  • Mudra Pranayama
  • Powerful relaxation techniques
  • Pranayama techniques
  • Public speaking skills
  • Skills time management

Daily schedule

  • 05:30 Cleansing techniques
  • 06:00 Asanas, relaxation, pranayama, chanting, and meditation
  • 08:00 Fruits and tea
  • 09:00 Lecture of anatomy and physiology
  • 10:30 Karma yoga
  • 11:00 Lecture of interactive sessions
  • 12:00 Patanjali yoga Sutras
  • 12:45 Lunch
  • 14:00 Philosophy, theory, or history
  • 15:00 Public speaking skills or communication skills
  • 15:30 Green tea
  • 16:00 Self-study
  • 16:30 Sadhana yoga and teaching methodology
  • 18:30 Dinner
  • 19:30 Satsang
  • 20:30 Games, fun, spiritual stories, or study
  • 21:30 Lights out

Interesting two-third day excursions to see all the beautiful places of Kerala are included in the price of the training.

  • Ashok Vankineni

    Ashok is a master of traditional yoga, deep relaxation, and meditation techniques. He has learned yoga from many teachers since 2004 and he was also a disciple of Sri Sri Ravishankar. He completed his 500-hour​ yoga teacher training program from The Art of Living Foundation in 2009 and the 200-hour yoga teacher training program from Himalayan Yoga Institute in 2011. He conducts yoga and meditation sessions at different yoga studios, corporate offices, and colleges.


Situated en-route to the popular hill station of Ponmudi, Kallar gets its name from the river Kallar, which flows through the region. Kallu means 'stone' and Aru means 'river', hence the name Kallar. The river is well known for its abundance of attractive, round-shaped boulders, and pebbles, especially in the upper reaches and middle portion of its course.

Kallar is about 50 kilometers from the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram, and is an idyllic location. It is a favourite haunt for picnickers and attracts many people with an interest in trekking, angling, and bird watching.

At Kallar, the main attractions are the nearby Golden Valley and the Meenmutti waterfall. Unlike the Meenmutti waterfall, the Golden Valley is easily accessible form the main road. Here one can take a dip in the crystal clear waters to cool off and also watch the many rapids and small pools that dot a good part of the river in this area.

Apart from Golden Valley, those with a zeal for trekking and birdwatching can take a narrow track, starting from the right side of the Kallar bridge. The track will lead one to a medium sized, but captivating waterfall, popularly known as Meenmutty. The waterfall is situated three to four kilometers from the main road. On the way to the waterfall, one would come across ample bird life and many species of butterflies. The forest here is mostly tropical in nature and during the rainy season so one has to be on the alert for leeches.

Nearby places

  • Thiruvananthapuram Central station - 45 kilometers
  • Trivandrum International Airport (TRV) - 50 kilometers
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Zip lining nearby
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • River nearby
  • Conference room
  • Room cleaning
  • Toiletries

Daily vegetarian meals are included in the price of the training.

  • 2 days excursion trip
  • 21 nights accommodation
  • 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification upon completion
  • Anatomy and physiology lectures
  • Airport transfers
  • Communication skills and social lessons
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Daily yoga classes with equipment
  • Airfare arrival to Trivandrum International Airport (TRV)
  • Railway fare to Thiruvananthapuram Central station

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Trivandrum International Airport (TRV). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Bodhi Yoga Institute will pick you up from the airport.

Arrival by train

Please book your train to arrive at Thiruvananthapuram Central station. After that, you call a taxi to come to River County Resort which is about 45 kilometers away from the station.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Bodhi Yoga Institute an inquiry.
  • Review by Chaitanya Srikar

    "If, for any reason, I miss one day of class, I feel like I miss the luck of that day. That is how I rejoice in the authentic yoga class of Bodhi Yoga and because of Bodhi yoga, my days are starting with full enthusiasm and energy. Many of my friends are doing multi-tasking as a mother, wife, working woman, and other roles; for all of them, my only advice is, as sir says in the class, leaving the stress before it ruins your wealth, which is none other than your health, by practicing yoga under the guidance of a good and skillful teacher. Thank you, Ashok Sir, for teaching me not only the authentic yoga but also the skills of leading a happy life."

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  • Review by Geetha Sravanthi

    "One of the best yoga trainings I have attended so far and the teacher training techniques taught are the best of its kind."

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  • Review by Sameera Vinjamoori

    "Thank you, Bodhi Yoga Institute and Ashok Sir, for bringing me to the yoga path and showing a new perspective on life. Each day of learning has been a pleasure and an enriching experience. Looking forward to much more learning and cherishing memories."

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  • Review by Althea Ger

    "Bodhi Yoga Institute gave me a new perspective on life. For the last 45 days, I attended the yoga teacher training program. Everyone in the institute warmly welcomed me with open arms and made each day of the program memorable. Each single day in class was a great blessing to me, it made my day, my 45 days. We did not only learn all about yoga and how to spread its benefits but also how we could become our own better self. If you get the chance to train at Bodhi Yoga Institute, you are fortunate!"

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  • Review by Swati Chaturvedi

    "Thank you, Bodhi!"

    "After completing the teacher training program at Bodhi Yoga Institute, the habit of daily self-practice of yoga culminated in me automatically. I now feel a sense of energy, confidence, and joy in me, which reflects on my face as a genuine smile. I was in search for something more fulfilling in my life, now I realize that it was yoga. I cannot thank enough to the supportive faculty members of Bodhi Yoga Institute that uncovered the real meaning of yoga to me. Bodhi made me feel the real depth and vastness of yoga through the combined practices of authentic asanas, pranayama, deep relaxation, and, my favorite, meditation. I am becoming a humble, joyful, and energetic person with understanding about my purpose in life that continues to unfold on. My heart-felt gratitude to Bodhi Yoga Institute. Namaste!"

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  • Review by Ushasri Nammi

    "Thanks a lot, Ashok Ji, for starting Bodhi yoga at Kondapur. Though I am good in Kundalini yoga and hold a master's degree, the physical aspect of yoga is missing. You brought that back to me after nine long years, I am now feeling balanced physically and intellectually. The yoga sutras that are shared as simple conversations in between the class made me come back on those cloudy days. As they made a lot of difference in my life, I can experience and see that trainers follow what you teach and have a motto to serve than being commercial. Purse sense of dedication and commitment for people around is very rare to find. I am so glad that I choose Bodhi Yoga."

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  • Review by Purusottama Panigrahy

    "Benefits of yoga are difficult to pen down here. It is a self-realization process. You have to join the yoga path for the same; our prime minister is the best example. In Bodhi Yoga Studio, you will find enthusiasm, passion, wisdom, and experience in yoga. In my last six months here in this studio, I improved my control over my body and mind. I was overweight and lost around eight to 10 kilograms. If you are fortunate and step into the studio, I am sure it will be very tough for you to discontinue. So I would request all yoga enthusiasts and others to visit the studio and just experience this wonderful place."

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  • Review by Ramesh Yerrapatruni from Hyderabad, India

    "Bodhi Yoga Institute is providing an excellent opportunity to learn and practice yoga in my Kondapur area. The gurus are dedicated, enthusiastic, energetic, and non-profit oriented. I am able to feel the difference in my health and in my approach to tough situations just in 10 days after I started going there. The meditation and the art of living courses offered in this institute are purely spiritual and extremely useful in physical and psychological aspects. I am really thankful to the almighty as I got an opportunity to be associated with the institute and the gurus over here. Special thanks to my Guru Satyanarayana Ji, who is almost akin to a real life yogi."

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  • Review by Divya Tewari Bajpai

    "Never thought I would take on yoga so quickly. Being a dancer, I am used to exercising and basic stretching. Bodhi Yoga has helped and is helping me grow as a holistic individual while learning yoga and Gachibowli studio is a great place for it. Yoga is definitely a lifestyle choice that each one should adopt. Thanks, Bodhi Yoga, for making yoga a daily part of my routine."

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  • Review by Shaily Rathod

    "A great thanks to Ashok Sir, your class is amazing! I hope to use what I learned here and apply it in my future teaching."

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  • Review by Nimisha Raveendran

    "Bodhi Yoga so far has been the best studio I have been to. The main instructor, Ashok Sir, is very passionate about his work and attending just one of his classes will make you fall in love with yoga. By attending the yoga sessions at this studio, I feel a lot more peaceful in life and am able to sleep better. Not only has my body toned down a lot but I feel energized the whole day."

    "What I love the most about this center is that not even a single day is a holiday for the students here. In fact, on Saturdays and Sundays, the classes are held for extra timings. I think I have never come across a yoga center which holds yoga classes every single day of the year."

    "Recently, I underwent the process of intense detoxification at Bodhi Yoga Institute. The process cleansed my body of all toxins and made me feel very energized. This detoxification process will not only help me in weight loss but is also a very good non-medicated way of clearing my skin of all pimples. Thank you, Ashok Sir!"

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  • Review by Kathyayan Goud

    "I cannot say enough good things about this place or the trainers. Absolutely an amazing place to learn and practice yoga."

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  • Review by Rajesh Rao

    "Amazing place with amazing trainers. One of the best place to be for yoga. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced practitioner, this place makes a lot of sense."

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  • Review by Sushma Reddy Yeruva

    "This is the best place and I am very happy that I joined Bodhi Yoga Institute. You learn more than yoga here, about life and meditation. After joining here, I not only lost weight but also learned how to cope with stress. Thank you, Ashok Sir, and thank you so much for my friends who referred me to Bodhi Yoga. I would definitely recommend this institute."

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