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28 Day 200-Hour Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Course in Varkala, Kerala

La Mirban, Hilltop North Cliff, Varkala, Trivandrum, Kerala

Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Varkala Kerala

Chandra School of Yoga offers 200 hours of Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher training course. Trainees will learn asanas, pranayama, bandha, mudra, kriyas, and meditation mantras. Trainees will learn about yoga anatomy and the psychic physiology of yoga. Art of adjustment and sequencing and planning the class. Major muscle involvement on each pose. Learn Therapeutic Thai yoga application in stiffness and injury management. Yoga philosophy and yoga ethics.

Meet the instructors

Chandrakumar & Swamy


  • 28 days of practice
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Pranayama and mantras lessons
  • Both Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa practice
  • Complimentary Thai yoga or foot reflexology workshop for TTC students
  • Teaching Methodology, anatomy, physiology, and yoga philosophy
  • 27 nights accommodation with hot water
  • Suitable for all levels

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

28 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 14 participants
Airport transfer available:
Trivandrum International Airport (US$25 per person)
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  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Meditation garden
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry

During this training, you have the possibility of staying at two accommodations: Oceanic Beach Residency and La Mirban (Hilltop, North Cliff, Varkala, Trivandrum, Kerala).

During this course, you can choose to stay in a double sharing room or a single private room.

  • Hot water available 24 hours
  • Wi-Fi available



Students who complete their training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

Syllabus for the Hatha yoga teacher training

What is yoga

  • Guidelines for asana practice
  • History and principles of Hatha yoga
  • Opening and closing prayer
  • Sun salutation - Surya Namaskara
  • Sequencing and planning class
  • Techniques and tools in teaching yoga
  • Introducing the Hatha sequence to beginners

What is Hatha yoga

  • Truth and aim of Hatha yoga
  • Surya Namaskar with mantra awareness
  • Supine series of asana
  • Inversion series of asana
  • Prone series of asana
  • Sitting series of asana
  • Standing series of asana
  • Indication and contraindication of asanas
  • Importance and sequence of asana

Ashtanga Vinyasa

  • Ashtanga yoga
  • Introduction and history
  • Eight limbs of yoga
  • Elements of Ashtanga yoga Vinyasa (breath-synchronized motion) Ujjayi pranayama, Bandha, Dristhis (gazing point)
  • Starting and closing mantra
  • Primary series (standing series, seated series, finishing sequence)

Teaching methodology and technique

  • Observing, assisting, correcting
  • Principles of hands-on teaching and adjustments
  • Quality of touch
  • Voice projection
  • Principle of demonstration
  • Yoga adjustment positioning and techniques
  • Planning and structuring a class
  • Injuries and management
  • Bussiness aspect of yoga

Pranayama (breathing exercises)

  • Types of pranayama practices
  • Meaning of prana and pranayama
  • Mechanism of breathing
  • Types of pranayama practices
  • What is Nadi? What are Ida and Pingala?
  • Abdominal breathing
  • Thoracic breathing
  • Clavicular breathing
  • Full yogic breathing
  • Hand stretch breathing
  • Nadi Shodhana
  • Bramham
  • Kapalabhati
  • Bhastrika
  • Sheetali
  • Sheetkari
  • Ujjayi


  • Jalandhara
  • Uddhyana
  • Moola
  • Maha Bandha

Mudras (yoga in your hands)

  • Namaskar mudra
  • Nasikagra Mudra
  • Jhana mudra
  • Shamwari mudra
  • Chin mudra
  • Bhairava mudra

Relaxation techniques

  • Benefit relaxation
  • Three states of consciousness
  • Sleep and deep sleep

Yoga Nidra

  • IRT (instant relaxation techniques)
  • QRT (quick relaxation techniques)
  • DRT (deep relaxation techniques)

Yoga anatomy

  • Muscular system
  • Skeletal system
  • Respiratory system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Digestive system
  • Endocrine system

Yoga philosophy

  • History of yoga
  • Brahman, Brahma, and three gunas
  • Three types of student and three types of teacher
  • Seven Bhoomikas
  • Four paths of yoga
  • Eight limbs of yoga
  • Five sheaths
  • Introduction to Ayurvedic lifestyle
  • Five stages of mind-field
  • The yogic diet

Sample schedule (Monday to Friday)

  • 06:00 - 08:00 Hatha yoga asana practice and pranayama
  • 08:00 - 10:00 Breakfast and break
  • 10:30 - 13:00 Asanas theory, teaching methodology, art of adjustment, and yoga anatomy
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Lunch and break
  • 15:00 - 16:30 Yoga philosophy
  • 16:30 - 17:00 Tea break
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Astanga Vinyasa practice
  • 19:00 - 19:30 Meditation and mantras
  • 20:00 - 20:30 Dinner
  • 22:00 Light off

Please note that on Saturdays, the class will be till 1:00 p.m. and kriya practical on every Saturday morning. Sundays are holidays.

Retreat location

  • Location close to the beach and the yoga studio
  • Close to all main restaurants


Food is not included in the price.

Things to do (optional)

  • A weekend trip can be organized (Weekend trip to Kovalam, Golden island, Ponmudi, Kanyakumari on extra cost)
  • Acupuncture
  • Ayurveda
  • Bike available for rent
  • Chiropractic
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Panchakarma
  • Reflexology
  • Shiatsu
  • Thai yoga massage

What's included

  • 28 days Hatha and Astanga training
  • Free Thai yoga workshop for TTC students
  • Pranayama meditation mantra classes
  • Art of adjustment and alignment
  • Teaching methodology and yoga ethics
  • Basic training on measures vital data’s (e.g measures blood pressure)

What's not included

  • Meals
  • Airport transfer

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Trivandrum International Airport (TRV). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request at an additional cost of 25 USD.

Arrival by car

From this airport by car, it takes one hour and 35 minutes approximately.


8.7360377000, 76.7041860000.

Airport: Trivandrum International Airport Airport transfer available: Trivandrum International Airport (US$25 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Value for money
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28 days / 27 nights
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