Balancing Yoga Teacher Training in India

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in India.

This yoga teacher training course will prepare students to learn and teach yoga asanas and meditation using a step-by-step method underpinned by yoga philosophies and other related subjects. The focus is not just to provide a Yoga Alliance certification but to create a teacher who has a deep practical understanding of the yoga they wish to teach. Throughout the course, you will endeavor to develop your understanding of the need for self-practice and by the end of the course, you will have the ability and confidence to teach at both beginner and advanced levels.

Retreat highlights

  • Yoga and meditation classes
  • Asana and pranayama practices
  • Ayurveda and yoga therapy introduction
  • Yoga philosophy, anatomy, and physiology
  • Teaching practices and preparations
  • Certification upon completion
  • 27 nights' accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Yoga styles


28 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

Mathatitu Yoga Ashram will accommodate you in a well-furnished single room during this program. Luxury sea-view rooms are also available on request (subject to availability).

Program

Certifications

Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance. Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.

Program

At Mathatitu Yoga Varkala, the importance of balancing excellent teaching with affordable fees is understood. As a Yoga Alliance accredited residential yoga school in Varkala, it has the responsibility not only to offer the students the very best standard of learning, but also to keep the fees low, to be able to work towards its aim of making yoga classes accessible to all. Mathatitu Yoga Varkala’s belief in equality also means that their fees remain the same for both foreigners and Indians. The main focus is on Hatha yoga, but they also believe in using the strengths from all styles of yoga and so enable you to practice multi-style yoga sessions and postures. Mathatitu Yoga Varkala aims to train you to enable to teach all styles of yoga, promoting the unity that underpins your ideology.

Syllabus

  • Asana
  • Pranayama
  • Bandhas
  • Mudras
  • Kriyas
  • Meditation
  • Alignment or adjustment
  • Preparations for teaching
  • Yoga anatomy and physiology
  • Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics
  • Practicum
  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Introduction to yoga therapy
  • Mind power training

Daily schedule

  • 05:30 Wake up
  • 06:00 Herbal tea
  • 06:30 Meditation
  • 07:00 Asana practice
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Karma yoga
  • 11:00 Yoga philosophy / alignment / teaching practice
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:30 Yoga philosophy / anatomy / physiology
  • 17:00 Asana practice
  • 19:00 Supper
  • 20:30 Meditation, chanting, and self-study
  • 22:30 Lights out

Retreat location

This program is located in the Middle Cliff Beach of Varkala, India.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Alleppey and Munnar Thekkady excursions each week
  • Ayurveda treatments
  • Backwater trips
  • Cooking course

What's included

  • Yoga and meditation practices
  • Asana and pranayama practices
  • Yoga philosophy, anatomy, and physiology
  • Introduction to Ayurveda and yoga therapy
  • Chanting and self-study
  • Teaching practices and preparations
  • Yoga Alliance certification
  • 27 nights' accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Herbal teas

What's not included

  • Excursions
  • Ayurveda treatments

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Trivandrum International Airport (TRV).

From the airport, you can go to Varkala beach by taxi. If you choose to go to Varkala by train, you will need to continue to Mathatitu Yoga Ashram by rickshaw.

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.
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