29 Days 200-hour Hatha Vinyasa YTT in Kerala

  • Santhi Yoga, KRA C23, Market Road, Kuravankonam, Kowdiar, Trivandrum, Kerala

Yoga Teacher Training in Kerala

One of the most powerful ways to instill a regular yoga practice is to experience a yoga teacher training that imprints the experience in body and mind for a lifetime. During your training you will develop the discipline, endurance and confidence to keep your practice consistent. The benefits of establishing a regular yoga practice will help keep your lifestyle both relaxing and balanced for years to come.

Highlights

  • Mantra chanting and meditation
  • Hatha and Vinyasa flow classes
  • Daily morning and evening yoga practices
  • Lectures on philosophy, anatomy physiology and Ayurveda
  • Daily vegetarian brunch and dinner
  • 28 nights of accommodation
  • 28 days with instruction
  • English
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Santhi Yoga has quite convenient and well maintained rooms. Rooms with private attached bathroom and twin share options are available. The room will not be luxurious, but definitely sufficient to support your yoga practice. Rooms are all fully furnished. Laundry facility will be provided. Free WiFi internet connectivity is also available. There is also an ayurveda treatment centre, within the premises, for those who may like to experience ayurveda massages and treatments.

This 200-hour yoga teacher training curriculum is open to all levels and all body types. The only requirement is that you offer your positive attitude, open mind and playful spirit. It is suggested that you have had a regular, consistent practice of Hatha or Vinyasa yoga for at least six months prior to the training, but this is not mandatory.

This program is approved and registered with the Yoga Alliance. Upon completion of the course students receive a 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate in Hatha yoga. Students graduate with the skills and confidence needed to begin sequencing and teaching classes immediately should they desire.

Yoga certification

With the certification, you can register with Yoga Alliance or yoga federation in your country.

Unique features of this yoga teacher training course:

  • Small group of 15 students for individual attention
  • Spiritual and quite serene environment
  • Personal guidance and supervision for intensive yoga and meditation practice
  • Experienced and dedicated teachers
  • Detailed and intensive curriculum
  • Lectures from guest teachers and masters on philosophy and Bhagawat Geetha
  • Additional lectures on Ayurveda and diet by experienced teachers
  • Yoga Alliance recognized certificate

Daily schedule (six days a week)

  • 08:00 - 10:00 Morning asana practice
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Brunch
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Yoga theory
  • 12:30 - 13:00 Break
  • 13:00 - 14:30 Lectures on philosophy/ anatomy physiology/ Ayurveda
  • 14:30 - 16:00 Evening asana practice
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Tea break

Yoga teacher training curriculum

Mantra chanting

  • Mantras
  • Meaning and benefits of chanting mantras
  • Mantra meditation

Meditation

  • What is meditation
  • Why meditate
  • Guide to meditation
  • Different methods and steps to meditation
  • Types of meditation

Pranayama

  • Abdominal breathing
  • Full yogic breath
  • Anuloma Viloma
  • Eight advanced pranayama

Yoga asanas

  • How to teach the basic Hatha yoga postures and the sun salutation
  • Setting up of a proper environment for yoga class
  • General pointers on teaching a yoga class
  • The structure of basic yoga class
  • Structure of beginner's course
  • Asana variations for beginner, elementary, and advanced levels
  • Yoga for children
  • Yoga for elderly people and limited movement
  • Yoga for pregnancy
  • Deep relaxation or yoga Nidra

The four paths of yoga

  • Raja Yoga
  • Bhakti Yoga
  • Karma Yoga
  • Jnana Yoga

Yoga philosophy

  • The philosophy and aim of yoga
  • Eight limbs of Raja yoga
  • Seven stages of knowledge
  • Three Gunas
  • The mind of the aspirant
  • Brahman, Brahma and the three Gunas
  • The seven Bhoomikas
  • Astral body and the mystery of the mind

Anatomy and physiology

  • Introduction to Ayurvedic diet
  • Effect of diet, nutrition and lifestyle on body and mind

Teaching practice

  • How to teach the 12 basic postures and breathing exercises to beginner and intermediate students
  • Setting up of a proper environment for class
  • General pointers on teaching a class
  • Yoga for children
  • Yoga for older citizens
  • Yoga for pregnancy
  • Relaxation
  • Detailed correction workshops
  • Individual teaching practice

Santhi Yoga Teacher Training Institute is located in Trivandrum, Kerala. Kerala known as 'God's Own Country' is probably one of the greenest places you will ever see. Trivandrum has an international airport where major public and private (including a number of international airlines) operate regular flights to and from Trivandrum. Many Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kochi are well connected to Trivandrum.

Nearby places

  • Kovalam beach - 37 minutes
  • Trivandrum International Airport - 22 minutes

Wholesome and sattvic vegetarian brunch and dinner will be served daily. Seasonal, locally available fruits and vegetables will be provided.

After the class hours, students can go for sightseeing or shopping. Kovalam beach is only 15 km from Trivandrum. There are lots of things to see in Trivandrum like historic palaces, temples, museums, beaches, etc.

  • 28 nights of accommodation
  • Airport pickup
  • Daily brunch and dinner
  • Course fee
  • Training manual
  • Airfare
  • Airport drop-off
  • Additional meals and activities
  • Personal expenses

Arrival by airplane

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

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

  • Review by Retreat Client from New York, USA

    "I was very disappointed by the program. It was highly overpriced for the quality of what was provided. I would not have called it a retreat at all. For 600 USD for 7 days. I would have expected at least some comfort and better energy from the space where yoga and treatments took place. The guest house was far separated from the school where treatment and yoga were provided and wasn't very nice, and they didn't even want to cover the cost of air conditioning, which in south India during this time is a must! The yoga space was dirty and the mats were all worn and torn up, so it was good that I brought my own! The day was a strict regimen of yoga, breakfast, one Ayurvedic treatment, lunch, yoga philosophy and yoga again. This would have been fine except for the fact that generally when you are detoxing you should be in a place you can relax and feel the benefits, and the location of the center was not comfortable at all. It's a school, not a retreat center. They mainly do yoga teacher training there, so the others there were in a course, not doing a retreat, which meant Santhi's provision of a yoga philosophy course was just throwing me into the yoga teacher training course, which puts you somewhere in the middle of random parts of teacher training, which just felt strange. The Ayurvedic treatments were nice, and the staff was very friendly but that's about it. Even my 'consultation' with the Ayurvedic doctor felt like poor care. She determined my dosha and then gave me a piece of paper telling me what food I should be eating, but she failed to provide any real answers or support for the health concerns I had. It just felt like she didn't really care to actually help, she just through me into treatments without answering any questions as to why they were doing each treatment, or what the medication was that they were having me take. After the first day I asked to leave and receive a refund for the final 6 days I would not be staying since the quality of the retreat was so poor, but the director, Reshma, would not allow this. I don't have the funds to just throw away 600 USD, so I was essentially forced to stay somewhere that I was unhappy and uncomfortable. I thought this was very bad service, especially in work that is supposed to be healing. She did make some changes for me, which included providing AC and an additional treatment each day, but again this still did not change how I felt about the overall program. There were other things about the week that I wasn't comfortable with but I think I've voiced most of my issues with it. I think they may be able to advertise this as a week of yoga classes and Ayurvedic treatment experience, but not a retreat and people certainly should not be charged 600 or 650 USD for this."

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  • Review by Cliona Hurley from Ireland

    "I had an amazing time with Santhi Yoga. What a team of people! Reshma was so helpful with everything and always at the end of the phone if you needed her. The food served there was organic vegetarian prepared by their own chef. The food was absolutely bursting with amazing flavors, and the kind staff makes sure you get second helpings if you've got the room! The day started with beautiful chanting prayers, all staff and the morning yoga instructor got involved, bringing peace and joy to the heart for a great start. JP and Gino were two fantastic teachers! Loved them both! Very helpful for posture correction. The style of yoga is Sivananda and it was extremely well taught and easy to follow. I learned a lot from this style. Also picked up handy tips from JP..Treatments!!! I have never experienced anything so fabulous! Again, amazing staff so helpful and always with a smile :-) (a pair of beautiful twins.) The names of the treatments I cannot recall, the first four days were traditional massages with oils and special specific herb medicines. But wow the one that absolutely rocked my world was the milk, sandalwood and herbal medicine running back and forth on my forehead, falling down through my hair. The effect of this after its completion is amazing. I have never felt so relaxed. I still lie in bed at night and try to feel that feeling of the milk flowing over and back... and bring myself back to the wonderful smells and smiles of Santhi Yoga.I could not have turned 40 and a different chapter in my life in a better place... Thank you so much all."

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Testimonials

  • Review by Claudia Cheron from Brazil

    "I would like to thank all the teachers of Santhi Yoga for the lovely time and excellent experience we had in the YTTC. We received intensive personal attention and the best food I ever had in India. It was really great to do this course in a small group and with good teachers. Thanks a lot!"

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  • Review by Kate Bradford from Canada

    "I loved being exposed to different teachers, different asanas and different methods. Everyone was professional, knowledgeable, fun, patient and interesting. I was always challenged (mentally, physically and spiritually). I will deeply miss all my teachers. I would recommend Santhi Yoga to anyone interested in studying yoga, taking classes or even to come and visit these fantastic people."

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  • Review by Lillian Cicerchia from USA

    "The program was very well structured and the management was very responsive and responsible. All of the lectures were very interesting and were held by good and qualified teachers. I learned a lot. I really enjoyed the afternoon practical sessions and always left the classes with more energy than before. Overall I had a wonderful experience and have benefitted so much from the classes."

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  • Review by Andrea Doey

    "I had the most wonderful month training with Santhi yoga, the teachers were amazing, friendly, professional & humble. The month helped me realize my true self and my potential. The growth I experienced was indescribable. Santhi studio is clean, comfortable and safe, the daily meals delicious and filling and the course content educational. You will not regret doing your yoga teacher training here. The people I trained along with are my family and memories made here will be in my heart. Hope to return for advanced training"

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  • Review by Evita Stenqvist

    "I attended the 2014 December 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training course! It really feels like coming to Santhi was meant to be! I was suppose to attend a course in the North India which completely fell through and at the very last minute contacted Reshma (literally the weekend before the course started) to see if they could fit me in by any chance ,which they could! At first I had mixed feeling, I really don't like the south of India, but then again I was finally going to do my YTT! I don't regret going one single bit! I even started liking the south, which was probably more to the serenity and sheer joy I felt from coming from the daily schedule at Santhi. We had some fantastic teachers, I absolutely adored JP who we had for every morning asana lesson and for the yoga teachings before lunch. He was just the type of teacher I had wished for, he said so many fantastic things and really put not only yoga in perspective for me, but also religion and spirituality! What I really loved about the course was the variety of teachers we came across. Santhi yoga really went out of their way so that we could experience different ways of teaching yoga! I would definitely recommend Santhi to anybody!"

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  • Review by Maria Jose Macias

    "From Omán, I went to Santhi Yoga, to find the key for my physical and spiritual development and I found it there. I feel specially thankful to Shivakumar and GP, the best Gurus that I could never find ."

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  • Review by Krishna Priya

    "I attended the 200 hour yoga TTC in Santhi Yoga and had a great experience with well-experienced, helping teachers. Classes are taken in a serene, spiritual environment devoid of all distractions."

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  • Review by Jabastin R.

    "Santhi Yoga was the first place where I learnt yoga in its traditional way. I enjoyed every bit of my training program, which gave me time for some retrospection - to the spiritual aspects taught by J P. Sir. It taught me ways to deal with daily chores and to balance stress in my life, to observe and absorb different things around.Thank you all for the wonderful training, hospitality and life lessons provided during the study."

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Trivandrum Kerala, India

Santhi Yoga Teacher Training Institute is an internationally registered yoga school located in South India.

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29 days / 28 nights

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The prices below include an early bird discount of 100 USD per person. To benefit, book or reserve 2 months before the course start date.

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