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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.

Retreat 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

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles


28 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

Accommodation of the students will be in our nearby guest house. The Guest House is only walking distance from the school. This guest house has all modern amenities, AC, free Wi-Fi, TV, self-cooking facilities. Both Single and shared rooms are available. The rooms are clean, airy and simple. Both the school, as well as Guest house are located in a quiet and safe residential area. There are Super Markets, Fruits & Vegetable stores, Juice shops and Restaurants nearby.

Santhi Yoga Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Kerala, India Program

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

Retreat location

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

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

Wholesome and sattvic vegetarian brunch will be served daily. Seasonal, locally available fruits and vegetables, tea and snacks will be provided. Only food during class hours will be provided by the school. There is a self cooking facility available in the guest house. There are Super Markets, Fruits & Vegetable stores, Juice shops and Restaurants nearby.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

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.

Spa treatments

There is an Ayurveda Treatment Centre within the premises for those who would like to experience Ayurveda massages and treatments.

What's included

  • 28 nights of accommodation
  • Airport pickup
  • Daily brunch and dinner
  • Course fee
  • Training manual

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport drop-off
  • Additional meals and activities
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

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

Cancellation Policy

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