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22 Day 200-Hour Extensive Yoga Teacher Training in Kerala

Pranam Yoga Joseph, Olive Ayurvedic Beach Resort, Ambalathumvila House Middle Clifff Beach Road, Kuraikkanni, Varkala 695141, Kerala, India

Extensive Yoga Teacher Training India

This is a highly individualized, Completely Practical and Scientifically Integrated Yoga Teacher Training. Pranam Yoga Joseph is committed to sharing the knowledge of traditional yoga without losing its spirituality and sacredness. They have been practicing and teaching the ancient methods of traditional yoga for over 30 years. This 200-hour yoga teacher training course recognized by Yoga Alliance is designed to train you in several aspects of yoga which enable you to become a fully qualified yoga teacher. In the course, you will learn to master and teach various Hatha yoga techniques such as asana, mantras, kriyas, pranayama, and meditation. You will also be introduced to teaching methodology and you will also have the chance to lead multiple yoga classes as lead instructor.

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Joseph, Salini, Sunil, & 2 More…
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  • Daily yoga class
  • Pranayama sessions
  • Early morning beach meditation
  • Satsang and Sukshma Vyayama
  • Philosophy, mantras, mudras, anatomy, and alignment
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • 21 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

19 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
Airport transfer available:
Trivandrum International Airport (US$21 per person)
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  • Spa
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • ATM / banking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Conference room
  • Currency exchange
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Wireless internet

Your accommodation has a kitchen facility, cold storage (fridge), and laundry services available. The accommodation is located at Varkala Beach where you can find many little shops where you can buy toiletries, snacks, and drinks.



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

In this course, you will learn about anatomy, physiology, Ayurveda, and the history and significance of yoga by studying the most relevant ancient texts. Three healthy vegetarian meals and unlimited filtered water are included in your teacher training. Come and join Pranam Yoga Joseph in South India tropical paradise Varkala for a unique teacher training course that will lead your practice to a higher level and will enable you to pass on the gift of yoga.

Training outcomes of the program

This 200-hour yoga teacher training program prepares students for a holistic view of yoga, as the course integrates various techniques along with the essence of Patanjali Yoga Sutras, making students understand yoga in its completeness. Pranam Yoga is certified by the International Yoga Alliance and has an experience of over 30 years in yoga training. The main outcome of the program that it equips trainees with the knowledge and confidence to teach yoga anywhere in the world.

The other major outcomes are as follows

  • Learn a mixture of theoretical, practical, and classical knowledge of yoga sutras by the great sage
  • Patanjali, along with training and practice of Hatha yoga
  • Improved memory, creativity, and peace of mind, through pranayama and meditation
  • Gain expertise in practical and theoretical aspects of human anatomy and physiology
  • Thorough knowledge of bodily functions and safety measures while practicing
  • Achieve self-discipline, improved awareness, focus, and concentration
  • Learn adequate skills to be a yoga teacher along with equipping yourselves to handle personal problems, anger, frustration, and stress
  • Learn proper alignment principles, prevention of injury in poses, and ethical guidelines for yoga trainers
  • Learn to inculcate yoga into your regular and busy schedules
  • Achieve the ability to integrate body, mind, and soul through various yoga techniques
  • Earn international certification, and teach yoga anywhere in the world
  • Confidence to empower the society by spreading authentic knowledge of yoga

Curriculum and schedule

The curriculum is developed based on the standards of the Yoga Alliance and has shaped by Pranam Yoga Joseph experienced teachers. Pranam Yoga Joseph curriculum is explained below:

  • Teaching complex asanas with attention to proper alignment and importance to meditation, mantra chanting, and human anatomy
  • Focus on different styles and methods to be followed by yoga trainers and classroom management skills
  • Ethics to be followed by yoga teachers
  • Focus on the main benefits of yoga to increase physical and mental health
  • Yoga training for the complete yoga-based lifestyle
  • Philosophy of the sacred and ancient yoga and the practice of Hatha yoga

Daily yoga schedule

  • 07:00 - 07:45 Pranayama/meditation
  • 08:00 - 09.30 Hatha yoga/teaching practice
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Yoga Nidra/mantras/alignment/anatomy philosophy
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:30 Philosophy
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Hatha yoga (beginner, intermediate, and advanced)
  • 18:30 Dinner

Included excursions

  • Trip to a surprise destination


Joseph Konnoth

Salini P. S.

Sunil Kumar​

Dr. Anish S. Ajayan

Yogacharyan Unnikrishnan​

Retreat location

This yoga teacher training will take place in Varkala, India. In Varkala town, you find ATM machines, banks, clinics, and pharmacies.

Unique features


  • Spa


  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio


  • ATM / banking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Conference room
  • Currency exchange
  • Free parking
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with yoga healthy food will promote your overall health. Pranam Yoga Joseph always serves the food fresh, prepared with love and devotion so it will not only nourish your body but will also give satisfaction to your soul. There is probably no other cuisine in the world that includes as many healthy and diverse vegetables and spices.

They put emphasis on serving a sattvic diet which is seasonal food, fruits, nuts, seeds, oils, ripe vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and of course, non-meat based proteins. So delight your palate with tasty food from green dahl to yellow dahl, chickpeas, chapatis idli, puttu, rice, wheat dosa curry, chutney, idli, idiyappam, tapioca, and so much more.

Everything is homemade and cooked with love. If you have any special dietary requirements please inform Pranam Yoga Joseph at least seven days before the start of the course. Two times herbal tea per day and unlimited drinking water (starting with breakfast on the first day and ends with dinner on the last day of the course).

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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)

  • Backwater trips
  • Ayurveda treatments
  • Visit a coffee plantation

What's included

  • 21 nights accommodation
  • All classes according to the daily schedule
  • Accommodation with your own bathroom (cold shower)
  • 3 healthy, vegetarian meals per day
  • 2 times herbal tea per day and unlimited drinking water
  • 1-day trips to surprise destination
  • Coursebook
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

What's not included

  • Water bottle
  • Toiletries

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

There is no direct flight but the nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport (TRV). The airport is just 36 kilometers away from the school. You can easily get a taxi from the airport to arriving at the school.

The yoga school is located at Varkala in Trivandrum and is well connected to the rest of India's railways and roads. The nearest airport is just 36 kilometers away. Varkala is a small town in northern Thiruvanthapuram that can be accessed by taxis, buses or autorickshaws.

Arrival by bus

There are always regular bus services to Varkala, on a daily basis. You can easily reach Pranam Yoga Joseph school from Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, or Alappuzha in a few minutes. Taxis and cabs are also available.

Arrival by train

Varkala is well connected to the rest of India by railways also. The primary railway junction serving Varkala is Sivagiri Railway Station. Autorickshaws and taxis are easily available from the station.

Airport: Trivandrum International Airport Airport transfer available: Trivandrum International Airport (US$21 per person) Additional charges may apply. 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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