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Rishikul Yogshala’s 200-hour yoga teacher training in Kerala will be life transforming! Collectively with extensive Yoga, Ayurveda, Meditation and fresh vegetarian ultra-healthy (and equally delectable) diet; you'll not only transform into a certified yoga teacher, but you'll be in the best mental and physical shape of yourself. Additionally, you'll grasp in the sanctity of the most stunning place on earth, breathtaking Kerala. Imagine yourself in the mesmerizing whether, living in one of a kind bamboo huts, strolling upon stunning beaches with turquoise water that is crystal clear, getting high on yoga, enjoying ayurvedic therapies and delicious healthy food!
Live in the harmonious rhythm of nature decked in enriching beauty and elegance. The accommodation facility is a conscious design of natural beauty using bamboos, coconut leaves and wood. Dwell in the bamboo huts in the midst of fresh verdure and palm trees to experience a village-like purist lifestyle with all the basic contemporary facilities at disposal. The dwellings bring in balance, harmony, and healing energies to all those who come to live here. Enclosed in pristine beauty and built according to the Vasthu Shastra, the foundation of traditional Indian science and architecture, the venue is crafted to perfection with touches of innovation and natural magnificence.
Students who complete their subsequent trainings are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®)
Rishikul Yogshala is Yoga Alliance Certified School nested in the motherland of yoga and propagating the Vedic Knowledge since past few years and, truly one of a kind in Kerala to offer intensive 200 Hour Yoga TTC along with the study of Ayurveda.
The highly experienced RYT Certified teachers are well-versed on the Vedic subjects like Yoga, Ayurveda, Meditation and Restorative Therapies. Ranging from Sunrise yoga, Ayurvedic therapies, distinct meditation practices, to getting nearer to nature through an eco-forest stroll, all designed to relieve and relax your stress.
Rishikul Yogshala’s primary purpose to conduct yoga teacher training in Kerala is to welcome the students to a place where they can enjoy, rejuvenate and self-discover during their stay. In your Ayurvedic and Yogic journey, you will be treated with utmost attention and care.
With the divine intent of spiritual reconciliation and physical rejuvenation, Rishikul Yogshala offers their 200 Hour Yoga TTC in the scenic lap of Kerala. The course is designed for all those who wish to attain a deeper understanding and practice of the yogic science in combination with the study of the miraculous benefits and implications of the healing science of Ayurveda.
The program can be taken up by anyone from a beginner’s level yogi to a practicing yogi who wishes to enhance their yogic skills and knowledge on a deeper level. The course holds Yoga Alliance recognition and shall put you on the pedestal of becoming a sincere yoga practitioner and teacher. Those looking to become a yoga instructor with international acclaim can commence their journey with this Yoga and Ayurveda program.
A unique meditation technique which involves traveling through various stages while gradually falling into a rejuvenating and magically peaceful slumber while being awake in the moment. Also known as the yogic sleep, this is a highly essential spiritual awakening technique practiced to explore internal layers of a human soul while achieving intense relaxation and inner calm. During Yoga Nidra sessions, you shall explore and stroll through the various stages for deep rejuvenation of the mind, body and soul.
Study the science of body preparation through yogic cleansing methods before commencing a yoga and meditation practice. An essential part of early morning tradition, the Shatkriyas or the Shatkarmas play a dominant role in mental, physical and spiritual purification and, in balancing the doshas. You shall undergo study of the following six yogic works:
Explore the ancient art of healing that utilizes natural herbs, oils, milk and various organic therapies in treating several ailments. Learn the Vedic art of healing and managing different types of skin related diseases, hormonal disorders and many more, under the expert guidance and mentorship of Ayurveda doctors.
Sample Daily Schedule
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Please also note a doctor is available for free consultations but medicine will cost extra.
Master of Ashtanga, Hatha, and Vinyasa yoga, Yogi Bipin Baloni has been on the road to self-discovery as a yogi since the tender age of 17. He has dedicated his life to the yoga capital, Rishikesh, and is now dwelling in the spiritual town as a revered yoga teacher.
Born in the lap of Kerala, Swami Atmaji has devoted his life to yoga and spirituality since childhood. A compassionate soul by nature, he studied Homeopathy in Kerala and also practiced Naturopathy with the purpose to help people become healthier. As a religious follower of Vedas and Upanishads, Swamiji followed his passion for unearthing the essence of spirituality with various meditation practices as a vagrant ascetic for over four years. He completed his education from Shivananda Ashram under the supreme guidance of his guru Swami Adyatamanandaji.
A former Naga Guru, Gangesha Chaitanya holds knowledge and wisdom of the unparalleled yogic mystics that very rare yogis can attain. An E-RYT certified yoga teacher, he received a major part of his spiritual education from the great Saint Swami Rama. He is a master of Meditation, Kundalini Yoga and Pranayama. (Core Subjects: Meditation, Inspirational and Spiritual Guide)
Born and brought up in a spiritual environment of a well-respected family in Karnataka, Kavithaji was raised under the values and teachings of Basavanna (one of the greatest saints in 12th-century and a highly-distinguished Hindu philosopher, statesman, Kannada poet). She has studied and practiced Pranayama under the mentorship of Sri Ganeshwer Avadhut in Srisailam forest before following the footsteps of the great yoga and spiritual guru Swami Veda Bharthi, a disciple of Swami Rama where she studied the art of meditation and yogic philosophy. (Core Subjects: HathaYoga, Pranayama)
The most eminent yoga guru in Rishikesh, Annamalai Pranaji specializes in subjects like Pranayama and Yoga Philosophy. He fulfilled his apprenticeship in the principles of Swami Sivananda – Swami Vignananda tradition of Tamil Nadu. He blends his teachings with traditional authenticity and modern perspective. Meditation, Kundalini Yoga and Ayurveda are some of the other subjects he has keen knowledge of. (Core Subjects: Pranayama, Yoga Philosophy, Meditation, Kundalini Yoga and Ayurveda)
As a disciple of Lord Krishna who is also her spiritual guide, Deepa ji is an avid follower of yoga and the spiritual message of love it carries within. Rebelling against the usual norms of a chauvinist society, Deepa Ji is a subtle feminist and one of the very few women who have made a mark for themselves in the field of yoga. In her spare time, she loves to travel and indulge in quiet photography.
Born and nurtured in the spiritual town of Rishikesh, Gurmeet ji is an expert with subjects like Hatha yoga, yoga anatomy, and physiology. A Yoga Alliance certified RYT 500 yoga teacher, Gurmeet ji also holds a post graduate degree in yoga from Uttarakhand Sanskrit University. Gurmeet Ji trained under the supreme guidance and blessings of Swami Dharma Nanda at the Ved Niketan ashram. As a yoga professional, he refined his skills further by working with renowned physiotherapists in Germany before coming back to India for preaching the science of yoga to fellow citizens.
Vimalji holds various degrees including Bachelor’s degree in Sanskrit, a Master’s Degree in Philosophy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Yogic Science. Born into a conventional Indian family, Vimalji has indulged himself in profound yogic practices since he was 11 years old. He further studied under Mahamandaleshwar Sri Swami Veda Bharati- a disciple of Swami Rama and has devoted his life to teachings and practice of yogic science ever since. With his education and experience in various mystics of yoga including mantra chanting, he attained the status of Acharya Vimal.
A strong believer in the fact that yoga and science are intensely linked with each other, Kushal ji has devoted his life in exploring the complicated aspects of yoga through scientific point of view. Kushal ji holds a Master’s degree in Yogic Science and a strong experience of working with the Indian army as a yoga trainer. In addition with being a dedicated yoga teacher, he is also a passionate karma yogi who often indulges in volunteer work at several yoga camps.
Suraj Ji is a Yoga Alliance certified RYT 500 teacher and, also holds a Master’s degree in Yoga Science. Born and brought up in the yoga capital, Rishikesh, Suraj ji has been practicing yoga since his childhood. He also studied under the profound mentorship of Guru Narendra Gussain, a much acclaimed yoga teacher of traditional and contemporary style of yoga. One of the most exclusive elements about Suraj ji’s classes is that he blends in traditional yoga with contemporary styles.
The program is conducted in the Varkala location of Kerala. Popular for its beaches, silvery sands and placid lagoons, Varkala is also notable for its rich religious and cultural heredity. Sivagiri Mutt and Janardhana temple are some of the religious attractions of Varkala whilst also famous for its geological monument called The Varkala Formation". Cliffs are also abundant in Varkala, only 3 kms away from the resort, our venue for the YTTC program.
A veritable paradise for the yogis, the resort offers peace and silence for personal practice and inner work. The colossal setting invites people looking for a respite from the city life, which works just well for the yoga teacher training program in Kerala. With bamboo trees, palm trees and hammocks hanging in the garden area, brick pathways that lead to the entrance of each hut render the appeal of walking upon a heavenly aisle. The resort offers almost all amenities demanded by the modern yogi and, is also strategically located to visit the sightseeing locations by foot or public transport.
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Indian chefs who have mastered the art of cooking with herbs, Indian spices and ingredients are tasked with the food preparation. Kerala is eminent for being the land of herbs and spices all over the globe. The traditional cuisine of the place is both healthy and appetizing. In the intensive program of 200 hour yoga teacher training, it is required to have a fit body with a balanced mind, much of which is achieved with a healthy diet. The aim is to offer food that would satiate both the hunger pangs and the nutrient requirements.
While in Kerala, you may participate in various well-being activities including:
Being in Kerala, the land of Ayurveda, there is a huge range of different Ayurvedic massage therapies, osteopathy, acupuncture, hot oil treatments etc. with the best professionals for you to choose and experience.
Trivandrum International Airport
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Please book a flight to Trivandrum International Airport (located 50 kms from Varkala). Upon arrival at the airport, you can take a direct taxi to the venue. The cost is 30 USD (one-way trip) from the airport to school. Alternately, you may also ask the school for a pickup.
You can book a direct bus (both government and private) to Varkala from a number of major locations.
You can avail the option of booking a direct train for Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala. From here, you can take another train to Varkala. You could book a direct train to Varkala as well. But the frequency of direct trains is not high. Upon arriving at the station, you can reach the venue via local rickshaw. You can also ask for the school to arrange for a taxi pick up.
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