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Multi Style Yoga Teacher Training in India

This yoga teacher training course near Varkala Beach, Trivandrum, Kerala, 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 an instructor 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.

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
Group size: Maximum of 16 participants
Airport transfer included: Trivandrum International Airport
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Café
  • Concierge desk
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga shala
  • ATM / banking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Currency exchange
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laptop rental
  • Medical assistance
  • Newspapers

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

Each of the rooms in the Resorts is spacious, fresh, and comes with all essential amenities at your disposal. The organizer has lounges and sit-out areas where you can share some quality time and chat with your fellow participants of the program.

The organizer takes well care of the environment and premises so much that they keep it clean and bright. All the places like your yoga studios, dining area, and your rooms will be close to each other and right in front of or near to the resorts, you have the majestic beaches across India and Nepal, basking in the sun, in all its glory!

Shared Accommodation

It includes facilities for two persons. The organizer provides two single beds, shower service, European toilets, reading lights, wardrobes, window curtains, clean and fresh bed sheets, pillow covers, 2 pillows, and clean blankets. You will have access to free Wi-Fi and an intercom.

Private Accommodation

It includes facilities for a single person. They can choose between a usual yet spacious private room accommodation or a Sea-View accommodation that offers a picturesque view of the Varkala Beach while sitting on the balcony. The organizer provides a single bed, shower service, European toilet, reading lights, wardrobe, window curtains, clean and fresh bed sheet, pillow cover, 1 pillow, and a clean blanket. You will have access to free Wi-Fi and an intercom. (Please note that the tariff would change for a sea-view accommodation).

Program

Certification

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

Program

At Mathatitu Yoga Varkala, the importance of balancing excellent teaching with affordable fees is understood. As a renowned 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.

Cours curriculum

Yoga and Yogic Practice

  • Etymology of Yoga
  • Brief Introduction about the Origin and Development of Yoga
  • Yoga – Aims and Objectives
  • General Introduction to Darshanas with special reference to Sankhya and Yoga
  • General Introduction to Four Paths of Yoga
  • Principles of Yoga and Yogic Practices
  • Guiding Principles for Yogic Practices

Introduction to Hatha Yoga

  • Introduction to Hatha Yoga
  • Introduction to important Hatha Yoga Texts with special reference to Hatha Pradipika and Gheranda Samhita
  • Causes of Success (Sadhaka Tattwa) and Causes of Failure (Badhaka Tattwa) in Hatha Yoga Sadhana
  • Concept of Ghata and Ghata Shudhhi in Hatha Yoga
  • Purpose and Utility of Shat Kriyas in Hatha Yoga
  • Purpose and Utility of Asanas in Hatha Yoga
  • Purpose and Importance of Pranayama in Hatha Yoga

Introduction to Patanjali Yoga

  • Definition, Nature, and Aim of Yoga according to Patanjali
  • Concept of Chitta and Chitta Bhumis; Chitta Vrittis and Chitta Vrittinirodhopaya (Abhyasa and Vairagya)
  • Concept of Ishwara and Ishwara Pranidhana
  • Chitta Vikshepas (Antarayas) and their Associates (Sahabhuvas)
  • Concept of Chitta Prasadana and their Relevance in Mental Well-being
  • Kleshas and their significance in Yoga
  • Ashtanga Yoga of Patanjali: Its Purpose, Effects, and Significance

Introduction to Human Systems, Yoga, and Health

  • The Nine Systems of the Human Body
  • Functions of the different Systems of the Human Body
  • Introduction to Sensory Organs
  • Neuro-muscular Co-ordination of Sensory Organs
  • Basic Understanding of Exercise Physiology
  • Homeostasis
  • The Benefits of various Asanas on different parts of the Human Body
  • Limitations and Contra-indications of specific Yoga Practices

Yoga for Wellness

  • Health: Meaning and Definitions
  • Concept of Pancha Koshas
  • Yogic Conceptions of Health and Diseases
  • Interdependency of physical (Prakriti) and psychological (Triguna) components according to Ayurveda
  • Concept of Panchamahabhutas
  • Yogic Principles of Healthy Living
  • Introduction to yogic diet and nutrition

Yoga and Stress Management

  • Human psyche: Yogic and modern concepts, behavior and consciousness
  • Frustration, conflicts, and psychosomatic disorders
  • Relationship between mind and body
  • Mental hygiene and role of Yoga in mental hygiene
  • Mental health: a Yogic perspective
  • Prayer and meditation for mental health
  • Psychosocial environment and its importance for mental health (Yama and Niyama)
  • Concept of stress according to modern science and Yoga
  • Role of Yoga – Stress and Life Style Management

Familiarity with Body Joints and Vyayama

  • Movement of Key Joints
  • Sukshma Vyayama
  • Shat Kriyas

Suryanamaskar and Asanas

  • Introduction to Suryanamaskar (The Sun Salutation)
  • The technique of Suryanamaskar Practice
  • Asanas
  • Five Spinal Movements in Yoga

Pranayama and Meditation

  • Introduction to Pranayama
  • Meditation – The Concept
  • Practical Techniques of Meditation

Teaching Practice

  • Teaching Yoga
  • Principles and Skills for Educating Aspirants
  • Teaching Yoga in a Group Setting

Detailed Study of Ayurveda and Massage Techniques

Iyengar Asana Practise with Adjustment and Alignment

Chair Yoga

Mudra Yoga

Introduction to Yoga Therapy

Daily schedule

  • 05:45 - 06:00 Wake up
  • 06:00 - 07:45 Morning tea
  • 07:45 - 09:00 Classical Hatha Yoga
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Yoga Anatomy
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Rest
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Yoga Philosophy
  • 16:15 - 17:45 Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Meditation
  • 19:30 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 22:00 Lights out

Retreat location

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

Unique features

General

  • Café
  • Concierge desk
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • ATM / banking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Currency exchange
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laptop rental
  • Medical assistance
  • Newspapers
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

Balanced and nutritious diet forms the basis for the nourishment of mind and body. Mathatitu Yoga Ashram offers the purest vegetarian food, three times a day during your stay in the Ashram. Carefully cooked foods with traditional ingredients offering amazing healing properties are provided to you in the correct proportion. The organizer hires specially trained chefs for the yoga students and trainers.

Breakfast includes light and protein-rich foods such as porridge, bread-toast, salads, sprouts, nuts along with tea, coffee, and fresh fruit juices. The lunch features a traditional Indian Ayurvedic Thali with rice, chapati, lentils, vegetables, salads, and yogurt. The dinner is a combination of Ayurvedic food and cooked vegetables, raw salad, fruits, and herbal tea.

About Food:

  • Home-cooked healthy organic meals 3 times a day and energy drinks
  • Vegetarian, Gluten-free, and Vegan is also available
  • Clean filtered water is available

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Ayurvedic
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
  • Certificate of completion
  • 27 nights' accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Herbal teas

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Excursions
  • Ayurveda treatments

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

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

From Trivandrum airport pickup is free of cost. If you choose to go to Varkala by train, you will need to continue to Mathatitu Yoga Ashram by rickshaw.

Airport: Trivandrum International Airport Airport transfer included: Trivandrum International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% 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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