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28 Days 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India

  • Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695501, India


India Yoga Teacher Training in Kerala

When a yoga teacher begins teaching yoga, one of the first things they learn is that there is so much to learn. Continuing your education in yoga and its endless forms of expression is necessary for even the most advanced practitioner. Therefore, Sadhana Yoga School has created a diverse and unique advanced yoga training that allows you to expand your awareness, fine tune your skills, while adding more knowledge and practice to your path.


  • Ayurveda and yoga therapy
  • Advanced sequencing and adjusting
  • Register as 500-hour Yoga Alliance on completion
  • Spirituality for kids and alchemy of business
  • Advanced yoga philosophy study
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • Return airport transfers
  • Daily meals

Skill level

  • Advanced

  • 28 days with instruction
  • English
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Each building is a unique piece of Kerala’s architecture. The uniqueness of the resort is not only the authentic treatment offered but also the ambiance created in the traditional way to receive the bio-energies. The resort offers traditionally styled bungalows, built-in wood and sporting antique, carved doors, and pillars; it embraces comfort and opulence with luxurious facilities. Double and triple rooms are available.

This yoga teacher training will be hosted in Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, the first Ayurveda resort in the world. Located in Kerala, India, the sunny beach at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort is, of course, the best place to get some peace and quiet, enjoy the scenery, feel the sea breeze, take a long walk, get a good tan, make sand castles, and in general, be happy.

Nearby places

  • Kanakakunnu palace, 12 kilometers
  • Kovalam beach, 9 kilometers
  • Napier museum, 13 kilometers
  • Neyyar wildlife sanctuary, 30 kilometers
  • Padmanabhaswamy temple, 11 kilometers
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers from and to Trivandrum International Airport (TRV)
  • All meals
  • Tuition fee
  • Yoga Alliance certification on completion of the training

This training will allow you to register as a 500-hour yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to not only deepen your personal practice but also to explore the essence of yoga philosophy and find its practicality in the modern world, to gain knowledge of Ayurveda, its principles, and practices.

You will be able to add a variety of styles and practices to your teaching toolbox with a focus on mental health and well-being and you will learn how to find your niche in an over-saturated market, develop your mission, brand, learn how to use social media, and build your own website.

Anjili Russell, Anita Sundaram, and Bryan Russell will guide the evolution of your practice in its entirety, both on and off the mat, in your home life and office life, and for your personal growth as well as the growth of you family and friends. Each facilitator brings a wealth of experience in a different field of expertise and together, they not only embody yoga in their individual paths, but they are led to guide others in the areas of yoga that they feel called to most.

This training will take you to the next level of who you are called to be. Join this yoga teacher training and allow Anjili, Anita, and Bryan to share with you the tools and practices that have transformed them to their very core and allowed them to live, breathe, practice, and teach yoga full-time as their life’s purpose, mission, and calling.

Course curriculum

  • Advanced sequencing and adjusting (beginners, advanced, yoga Nidra, and Restorative)
  • Advanced yoga philosophy (Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Sanskrit, and mantra)
  • Alchemy of business
  • Ayurveda
  • Spirituality for kids
  • Yoga therapy (stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma)


Ayurveda, meaning ‘the knowledge of life’, is the system of traditional herbal medicine practiced in India since ages. It emerged out as a branch of Atharvaveda at about 5,000 years ago. Ayurveda preserves good health and improves unstable health. It is eco-friendly and helps you manage your lifestyle and makes it not only livable but also lovable.


Yoga is an invaluable gift of ancient Indian tradition. It embodies the unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature and a holistic approach to health and well-being. Yoga is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world, and nature.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at Trivandrum International Airport (TRV). Transfers from and to this airport are included in the price. Sadhana Yoga School will pick you up at the airport.

Seasonal information

From February to May, there would be summer in Kerala (24 to 33 degrees Celsius or 72 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit). The monsoon will come between June and September (22 to 28 degrees Celsius or 72 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit).


No compulsory intention for vaccinations to enter India. Kerala is not known as an area for malaria. From the resort's experience of the last 20 years, they are not aware of any case of malaria in Somatheeram and environs (as of December 2008). Please consult your general practitioner.

Local expense / money information

Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort has the facility for changing foreign currency to Indian Rupees or pay in Euros. All major credit cards such as Visa, Master, Amex, JCB are convenient to use.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to Sadhana Yoga School, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

  • Anjili Russell

    Anjili is an international yoga teacher and trainer with more than a 1000-hour of education and training. Anjili has taught yoga teacher training programs, workshops, and classes in India, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Fiji, Bali, as well as in her home base of USA and Canada. She is the co-founder, along side her partner Bryan, of Sadhana Yoga School and she manages the daily operations of the school. Anjili will be residing in New Hampshire, USA, with Bryan for this winter, teaching classes at their new studio, training new facilitators, and creating more yoga programs.

  • Bryan Russell

    Bryan Russell is an E-RYT-500, Yoga Siromani, Sivananda and SchoolYoga Institute Certified, Hatha, and Vinyasa yoga teacher. Bryan has been a successful leader in the yoga world for many years. Bryan teaches weekly yoga classes at his studio in Keene, New Hampshire. He loves to teach yoga to all levels and holds a special knack for connecting with beginner students. An avid hiker, he likes to climb his favorite mountain, Monadnock, at least once a week when he’s home. Headstand is definitely his favorite pose and he enjoys collecting photos of headstands at special places around the world.

  • Anita Sundaram

    Anita’s style of teaching yoga is of the heart (Ananda) dedicated to the great Vedic science of yoga and Ayurveda. She is committed to teaching an integral form of yoga that combines the classical yoga system of Patanjali, integrated with the healing science of Ayurveda. She strongly believes in the practice of pranayama, meditation, and mantra, the music of your voices, harmonium or drums that vibrate in your cellular body, awakening Shakti, activating your subtle energy body, energizing your spirit, and allowing the inner river to flow.

  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Excursions
  • Flights
  • Travel and medical insurance

The price of this training includes daily food served in Somatheeram's restaurant.


Laying 200 feet above the sea and offering superb panoramic views, guests can enjoy an extensive menu of superb organic creations in the restaurant. The restaurant serves traditional Ayurveda dishes, regional Indian specialties, and a wide choice of multi-cuisine menu. Guests following the Ayurvedic programs can also choose to dine from the range of 250 Ayurvedic dishes on offer.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Ayurvedic
  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

There are many spa and Ayurvedic treatments available. Ayurveda prescribes many treatments for various medical conditions such as rheumatism, respiratory problems, blood pressure, cholesterol, paralysis, etc. This system of medicine is special in that it makes use of only natural ingredients and as a result are totally harmless and at the same time highly curative.

Arranging excursions

Somatheeram arranges tours to the most fascinating places in Thiruvananthapuram and nearby places. Shopping tours takes you to places offering good bargains and quality products.

Cultural programs

Variety cultural programs form part of Somatheeram evenings and help in getting acquainted with the various dance, music, and cultural art forms of Kerala. Every Kerala festival calls for grand celebrations and an enthusiastic participation from the guests. Kerala sadya (feast) which comprises rice and a large number of side dishes and curries, all specially prepared in Kerala style and served in plantain leaves, is sure to give you an entirely different experience.

Other programs

A variety of other programs such as indoor games, boating, and elephant rides are also organized by Somatheeram. Mehndi designing, which has been found to be very popular among the guests, is arranged once every week.

Relaxing at the beach

Spending a relaxing day at the beach is indeed one of the many attractions at Somatheeram. Somatheeram provides all that is required such as beach umbrellas and beach towels to make it enjoyable to the maximum.


There is a gift shop at the resort from where an assortment of souvenirs and trinkets can be purchased. If you require properly fitted attire or an Indian dress, there is a tailoring shop which would give you tailor-made clothes just the way you like it.

  • Boating
  • Massage
  • Shopping
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Beach
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • In-room safe
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Mini bar
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga shala
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Local market
  • Medical assistance
  • Room cleaning
  • Toiletries
  • Tour assistance
  • Wake-up calls
  • Review by Andrea
    10 out of 10

    "Sadhana Yoga School is truly is a well-rounded way to learn and understand not only what yoga does for you physically but spiritually, consciously, and wholly for the complete mind, body, soul experience. I recommend this course for anyone embarking on the path of wanting to not only learn how to teach yoga, but also develop a compelling understanding of the ancient principles of yoga that make it what it is today."

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  • Review by Sarah
    10 out of 10

    "I am half-way through my eight-month teacher training program and I can already say it has been life-changing. Each monthly weekend is so rich and full of inspiration, knowledge, and peace. I love seeing the path that lies ahead begin to unfold and thanks to this program and the wonderful facilitators, I am inspired on a daily basis. Namaste."

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  • Review by Alexandra Carvache

    "This program is, without a doubt, life-changing. Not only do you leave with an immense awareness and new understanding of a yogic lifestyle, but also you yourself are positively and spiritually transformed. I expected the anatomy course and the asana workshops but I was unaware how much of a supportive and therapeutic community I was entering. I will forever feel connected to the sangha we created, to Bethel Farms for being a true haven, and to Sadhana Yoga School for giving me the skills to further pursue my dreams. It's by far the best thing I have ever done."

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  • Review by Jeanine Talento

    "Getting my 200-hour certification with Sadhana Yoga School was the best decision I ever made. It was a life-changing experience that introduced me to my true potential. I am forever grateful for the knowledge I gained from the facilitators and the lifelong friendships I made!"

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  • Review by a traveler

    "I came in looking for more spirituality and I found it, it was inside of me, I just wasn't looking. I am finding out all sorts of things about myself, and with theses new findings, I feel I am becoming much more authentic, much more at peace with who I am. I feel like my yoga classes are much more alive, have more energy, and it feels good!"

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  • Review by Emily Rendinaro

    "For me, it has been an on-going cycle of learning, changing, and growing. I'm learning one lesson after another and without yoga, I would be lost from my path. My body craves the breath, the practice. Yoga and meditation have shown me many different worlds, but the most beautiful part is we are all connected are all one."

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Arrival: Sunday November 12, 2017
Departure: Saturday December 9, 2017

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The prices below include an early bird discount of 500 USD per person. To benefit, book or reserve before December 1, 2016.

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