Santhi Yoga International

Santhi Yoga International Foundation offers a wide range of teacher training and yoga retreats in South India.

Instructors 9

Nidhish Nidhiri

Nidhish is a professional yoga teacher of Ministry of AYUSH government of India, certified by the Quality Council of India (QCI). He is qualified as BA (Communicative English), TTC Yoga (Sivananda), YIC (S.Vyasa Yoga University ), M.Sc Yoga (S.Vyasa University), Professional Yoga Teacher of the AYUSH Department Govt of India certified by the Quality Council of India. Nidhish is also a skilled yoga therapist. Moreover, he is well experienced in the management of lifestyle diseases like diabetes, asthma, arthritis, obesity, back pain, migraine, depression.

Dr. M. R. Gopalakrishanan Nair

Dr. M. R. Gopalakrishanan Nair is an authority in Raja yoga and naturopathy. He is also a faculty member of MG University, Kottayam. He is a renowned yoga teacher, an orator, naturopath, counselor, and author of many books.

Dr. Toms Abraham

Dr. Toms is a dedicated experienced yoga teacher and a well known yoga therapist. He is a faculty member of the Mahathma Gandhi University, Kottayam. He is also a faculty member of the Tamilnadu Physical Education and Sports University. He is acting as the director of Yuvatha School of Yoga, Kottayam. He is a practitioner of Hatha yoga, Raja yoga, Kundalini yoga, Tantra yoga, Taoist yoga, Prajna yoga, and more.

Dr. Sobha P S

Dr. Sobha is a very skilled and efficient yoga teacher. She is a yoga consultant in CUSAT, Govt. RIT, Pampady, Govt. Homoeo College, Kurichi, CMS College, Kottayam. She acted as the project officer in 35th National Games 2015. She has eight years of experience in teaching yoga in Teachers Training College, MG University, Kottayam and also four years of experience in CBSE Schools.

M G Rajasekharan

M G Rajasekharan is one of the guest faculty members in the topic philosophy and Vedanta. He is well versed in the Indian philosophical thought especially the Vedanta and Bhagavath Githa. His classes will be inspiring and enlightening for the yogic aspirants.

Dr. Chandasekharan Nair

Dr. GCS Nair is a faculty member of the MG University, Kottyam. He is a senior naturopath and advanced yoga therapist certified by Government of India. He is the guest faculty of naturopathy. His lectures and practical sessions on naturopathy (nature living) will be a distinct experience for the students.

Dr. E N Balakrishnan

Dr. E N Balakrishnan is the faculty member of anatomy and physiology. He is a very efficient and well experienced teacher in anatomy and physiology. He is also a faculty member of the MG University, Kottayam.

Dr. Sarith Kumar

Dr. Sarith Kumar is a very proficient teacher in anatomy, physiology, and yoga. He is also a faculty member of MG University, Kottayam.

Kaithapram Vasudevan Namboodiri (Visiting Instructor)

Kaithapram Vasudevan Namboodiri is the Director of PYTRC (Patanjali Yoga Training and Research Centre, Ernakulam) and a Rtd. BPO (SSA) (Block ProgrammeOfficer,SarvaShikshaAbhiyan). He has 32 years of teaching experience. He is a Social Worker and Sanskrit Scholar Publications. Written 3 books on Yoga (Siva Samhita, GeetayumYogavum, ShugarumYogayum). Also written 9 other books(Panchatantram- yatharoopam, SagnikamAtiraatram, Atirudram, Vishnuyagam, Agnihotram, Jagadeesh Chandra Bose, KuttikalEntuPthikkanam, BeerbalKathakalile Management Tatwangal, Narayaneeyam-commentary, SaastruPoojaRahasyam)

Reviews 9

David Steyn

from Tanzania, May 2018

"Keeping it real in Kerala"

Go to India to find yourself. Cliché yes. Having been to Rishekesh and India before I had an idea of kind of what to expect , or so I thought. I chose the course because of the syllabus and having a particular interest in Ayurveda it had everything I was looking for. The faculty of teachers and lectures was incredible the materials and content were in-depth and interesting. The accommodation very comfortable and new, its Kerala so its hot but once you make peace with its easy to survive. There are also a few mosquitos around but no malaria or dengue in the region so really nothing to worry about. Food is tasty and vegetarian if your are not a fan of curry you might struggle but I found it perfect and was never left hungry. Overall it is a very real experience and as authentic as I have seen in India, the hospitality of the people at Hosana Mount really will touch your heart. You will arrive there trying to touch your toes but leave having touched your soul.

Alyssa Dean

from United States, April 2018

"Life Changing Experience"

The staff at the Ashram were so kind and accommodating. Mohanji, Nedish, and Abilash (the main staff) make a great team and really helped provide me and my class mates with an authentic Kerala experience. The outings were fun and the food at local restaurants is amazing! The food was healthy and delicious at the Canteen as well. I learned so much about the philosophy of yoga and made some amazing friends along the way. I would recommend Santhi Yoga to anyone who is looking for an Authentic Yoga experience from India. “Yoga Chitta Vritti Nirodah.” Thank you Santhi Yoga for helping me figure out who I am.

Rasheda Belhomme

from Sri Lanka, April 2018

"Very special place in beautiful Kerala! Amazing experience!"

I enjoyed all aspects of the course, yoga, meditation, pranayama, chanting and prayers. Each and every class is taught with passion and great positivity. The teachers are very kind, wise and bright spirits. I respect them very much for my amazing experiance with Santhi yoga and cherish all the knowledge I have gained . Great family feeling, delicious fresh food, yummy teas and juices between classes, comfy,clean and new accommodation. All very friendly and quiet place, no distractions, elephants bathing in the lake , nice walks, trips are great days out, overall had such a great time and will be back for future courses or visits would defiantly recommend to anyone that wants to get out of the external world and enjoy learning and growing each day in a natural healthy environment with amazing people. Peace love and light

Jasper Weinstein Sheffield

from India, April 2018

"Great course, embrace and believe "

The instructors are incredibly well informed and know their subjects inside and out. The course is geared to teach the whole sphere of yoga and this means a LOT of philosophy - This was something I didn’t quite grasp when signing up for the course, I was thinking of pure asana practice with some philosophy in the background, however I cannot stress how much I enjoyed the contextual history and philosophy once I embraced it, it has made me a more well-rounded graduate than some others I know. I may not teach these aspects in my classes, but it feels hugely beneficial to have. This also applies to the anatomy classes, I now see asanas as prescriptions for ailments as well as exercise for mind, body and soul.

A good split of international students and locals gives a great feel to the course, one of our fellow Indian students even invited us round for a Sunday night feast :)

Speaking of, the food is awesome and the canteen staff are constantly trying to help you - want more fruits? Here comes endless fresh papaya and pineapple. Paratha instead of chapatti? Here they come.

Accommodation is awesome, International’s are housed a five minute walk from the estate in a beautiful “yoga villa” with big rooms, individual bathrooms/en-suites and a sick rooftop for yoga in the morning/watching the sunrise/sunbathing.

Finally the trips are great, you get to bond with the tutors and students in a chilled fashion, building great relationships.


from Tunisia, February 2018

"Unforgettable TTC"

The most thing I loved is the people.

They are so kind and thoughtful also the place is just incredible


from Germany, January 2018

"Once in a lifetime experience"

The quality of the course was very good. I learnt a lot. Also the location was wonderful. Very peaceful and quiet. The people were very nice and helpful. I would love to come back for a second training.

Flavie Ameline

from Australia, January 2018

"My time at Santhi yoga international "

This experience was beautiful and positive. I learned so much about Yoga and teaching but not only! I learned about myself as well. I met great people, traveled to beautiful places and had magic experiences.

Dusan Radosavljevic

from Thailand, March 2018

"Schlechtes preisleistungs-verhältnis"

Ersten zwei wochen unterricht tägl. ~7h asanas und mindtraining, lehre über das mindsetting, platz wo der unterricht stattfand


from France, February 2018

"I sincerely recomended "

The center is on a beautiful place where we can learn or improve yoga without stress or discomfort. The teachers share their knowledge (and they have a lot). They always take care of us and do all they can to make the training an amazing experience.


Testimonials 2

Nina Sivaram United States

Santhi Yoga International website

I fell very blessed to have chosen Santhi Yoga School for my yoga course. Had an amazing experience here. All the asanas were explained along with breathing, benefits & awareness. Both spiritual, physical and with contraindications etc. The classes were taught in detail and all instructors were more than willing to answer our questions. The visiting faculties were experts in their fields and that has given me a broader understanding of life principles. The food provided was of excellent quality and was very delicious. A special thanks to Mohandas sir, Nidhish, Zerin and Abhilash wish Santhi Yoga School, faculty and all the future students the very best.

Marin Sabrina Italy

Santhi Yoga International website

The experience in Santhi Yoga School was amazing, the way that everybody take care of you and make feel you like at home. Teachers are very friendly and ready to explain a topic any number of time with lot of patience. Food very nice! I enjoyed every breakfast, lunch and dinner!! Many teachers coming to talk about many topics: Meditation, Jnana Yoga, Naturopathy, all the classes were interesting.

Thanks to everybody, I will never forget these times!

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