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29 Days 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.


  • Mantra chanting and meditation
  • Hatha and Vinyasa flow classes
  • Daily morning and evening yoga practices
  • Lectures on philosophy, anatomy physiology and Ayurveda
  • 28 nights of accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 28 days with instruction
  • English
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Accommodation will be nearby the Santhi Yoga Teacher Training in two guesthouses. Both single and shared rooms are available with attached bathroom. Rooms are all fully furnished with all modern amenities. Free Wi-Fi internet connectivity is also available. The guesthouse will be accommodating only the students attending this course. No other guests are allowed in both the guesthouses. The school will arrange daily transportation to and from the guesthouses to the school.

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.


  • Kovalam beach - 37 minutes
  • Trivandrum International Airport - 22 minutes
  • 2 times daily meals
  • 29 days of accommodation
  • Course fee
  • Training manual
  • Airport pickup

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
  • Mixed Hatha and Vinyasa style
  • Personal guidance and supervision for intensive yoga and meditation practice
  • Well-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
  • Ayurvedic cooking demonstration
  • Yoga Alliance recognized certificate

Daily schedule (6 days a week)

  • 07:30 to 08:30 - Mantra chanting/meditation
  • 08:30 to 10:30 - Morning asana practice
  • 10:30 to 11:30 - Brunch
  • 11:30 to 12:30 - Yoga theory
  • 12:30 to 13:00 - Break
  • 13:00 to 14:30 - Lectures on philosophy/anatomy physiology/Ayurveda
  • 14:30 to 16:00 - Evening asana practice
  • 16:00 to 17:00 - Tea break

Yoga teacher training curriculum

  • Mantra chanting
  • Meditation
  • Pranayama
  • Bandhas and Kriyas
  • Hatha and Vinyasa flow classes
  • Philosophy
  • Yoga therapy for diabetes, hypertension, obesity, thyroid, etc.
  • Prenatal yoga, children's yoga
  • Teaching practice
  • Anatomy physiology
  • Adjustments and assistance
  • Inversions and arm balances
  • Sequencing and transitions
  • Introduction to Ayurvedic diet
  • Bhagawat Geetha
  • Ethic guidelines
  • Business aspects

Group size

Maximum 15 persons.

Additional information

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

Dr. Madan Kumar

Dr. Madan holds a masters degree in Ayurveda. He has several years of experience as an Ayurveda physician, Ayurveda course instructor and SPA consultant. He is the Ayurveda course coordinator and Ayurveda course Instructor of Santhi Yoga. For the teacher training course he teaches yogic diet, anatomy and physiology.

Dr. Rishi Sagar

Rishisagar is the founder guru of Sreerishi Global Family. He is the time honored meditation guru in India and abroad. An internationally recognized authority and orator in the field of psycho-spiritual therapeutic healing of the mind and body, he has made a revolutionary step in the 21st century that provides a road map for navigating the unexplored territory of the human mind. Dr. Rishisagar did his master of arts in literature, master of Science in psychology and doctorate in the study of Upanishads. For the teacher training course he teaches yoga philosophy, meditation and mantra chanting.


Jayaprakash is the lead yoga teacher of Santhi Yoga Teacher Training Institute. He has completed his teacher training from Sivananda Ashram. He has spent several years studying numerous traditional styles and disciplines at various ashrams in India like Sivananda, Isha Yoga, Patanjali Yoga Peeth, etc. He also holds PG diploma in yoga from Annamalai University. For the teacher training course he teaches yoga theory, teaching methodology and ethics for yoga.

Santhakumary (ERYT 200)

Santhakumary is the founding director of Santhi Yoga Teacher Training Institute. She has over 10 years experience in teaching yoga. She has taken her yoga TTC from Sivananda Ashram in India and also holds a PG diploma in yoga from the Annamalai University, Tamilnadu.

Wholesome and sattvic vegetarian meals will be served twice 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.

  • Activities
  • Shopping nearby
  • General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach nearby
  • Services
  • Free Wi-Fi
For information about the booking conditions, please send Santhi Yoga an inquiry.
  • Review by Andrea Doey
    10 out of 10

    "I had the most wonderful month training with santhi yoga, the teachers where amazing, friendly, professional & humble. The month helped me realise my true self and my potential. The growth I experienced was indescribable. Santhi studio is clean, comfortable and safe, the daily meals delicious & 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"

    September 2016. Santhi Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Evita Stenqvist
    10 out of 10

    "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!"

    September 2016. Santhi Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Maria Jose Macias
    10 out of 10

    "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 ."

    September 2016. Santhi Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Krishna Priya
    10 out of 10

    "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."

    September 2016. Santhi Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Jabastin R
    10 out of 10

    "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."

    September 2016. Santhi Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Retreat Client from New York
    2 out of 10

    "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 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 was provided and wasn't very nice, and they didn't even want to cover the cost for 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 accept 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 trainings 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 were 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, 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 $600/650 for this."

    March 22, 2016. website, edited

  • Review by Cliona Hurley from Ireland
    10 out of 10

    "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 make sure you get second helpings if you've got 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 2 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 4 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." website, edited

  • Review by Claudia Cheron from Brazil
    10 out of 10

    "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!"

    February 2013. Santhi Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Kate Bradford from Canada
    9 out of 10

    "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."

    April 2013. Santhi Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Lillian Cicerchia from the USA
    10 out of 10

    "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."

    November 2013. Santhi Yoga website, edited

Trivandrum, India

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

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