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This 200-hour teacher training program follows the standards of Yoga Alliance. Once you finish this course, you will be a certified yoga instructor qualified to teach Hatha yoga anywhere in the world. This yoga teacher training program assures yoga teachers to explore the depths of yogic techniques and makes them capable of teaching new students who wish to learn Hatha yoga. Join this program and feel the benefits!
During this training, you will be accommodated at the nearby guest house. The guest house is the only three-minute walking distance from the school. Both single and shared rooms are available, each with its own private bathroom. The rooms are clean, airy, and simple. Both the school as well as the guest house are located in a quiet and safe residential area. There are supermarkets, fruits and vegetable stores, juice shops, and restaurants nearby.
Towels and sheets are provided by the guest house. You have the option of hand-washing your clothes or, for a small fee, the guest house can provide a laundry service. The cost is typically around 20 INR per item.
Santhosh has completed two teacher trainings in Hatha as well as Ashtanga Vinyasa. He also holds a PG Diploma in yoga from Annamalai University and MSc yoga therapy from SVYASA University. He is also a certified Ayurveda therapist. For the teacher trainees, he teaches advanced yoga practice, teaching methodology, anatomy & physiology, Ashtanga / Vinyasa Flow.
Over seventeen years of experience as a nutritionist and over ten years of experience as a yoga teacher, she has worked in the Dietary Department at the Good Samaritan Hospital in California, USA. Areas of specialization are pre-natal yoga, kids yoga and yoga for diabetics. She also conducts workshops regarding healthy eating and lifestyle.
Santosa Yoga School is set in virgin surroundings in Kerala, which is the greenest part of India and much so is Varkala as the south west monsoon starts here. The yoga shala is nestled in between coconut and banana plantations.
Varkala is characterized by wide, clean roads and friendly, welcoming people. Accommodation is close to the yoga shala and the ocean is 3 minutes walking distance from the accommodation.
Three vegetarian meals are provided each day, as well as tea and filtered water for drinking. The food served at the school is sattvic, meaning balanced and specifically for yogis. Dishes contain mostly seasonal foods, fruits, dairy products, nuts, seeds, oils, ripe vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and non-meat based proteins. No onion, garlic or mushrooms are used. You will feel satisfied and nourished after each meal.
Trivandrum International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$30 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Trivandrum International Airport (TRV). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.
From the airport you can take a pre-paid taxi or auto-rickshaw directly to the school (15 kilometers, less than 30 minutes). The pre-paid taxi booth is situated near the exit as you come through arrivals. The school is approximately half an hour drive from Trivandrum (13 kilometers). Prepaid taxis are available at the airport, and prepaid auto-rickshaws and taxis are outside the Central Railway Station.
The transit time from the international airport to the Yoga Shala is just one hour when compared to Rishikesh (9 hours) and Mysore (5 hours). Santosa Yoga School is located around 700 meters from the ocean. The Shala is also easily accessible to many restaurants, hotels and guest houses, fruits stores, convenience stores and supermarkets.
Kovalam, where the school is located, is 15 kilometers from Trivandrum. The Trivandrum Bus Station is located across the street from the Trivandrum Central Railway Station. Take the bus to the Kovalam / Vizhinjam and get off at the Kovalam Junction stop. From here take an auto-rickshaw to the school.
Trivandrum Central Station is connected by rail to all main cities in India. When you reach the Trivandrum stop, you can take a prepaid taxi or auto-rickshaw from the stand at the entrance to the Train Station or Santosa Yoga School can arrange to meet you. You are advised to book rail tickets early. Trains are usually fully booked near the time of travel. Train e-tickets can be booked up to three months in advance via the internet.
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