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28 Days 200 Hours of Hatha Flow Yoga Teacher Training in Kerala, India

Shiva Garden Home Stay, North Cliff, Kurakkanni, 695141, Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, South India

Mindful Yoga Teacher Training in India

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!

Meet the instructors

Santosh & Uma Krishna
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Daily meditation session
  • Daily pranayama practices
  • Adjustment and alignment classes
  • Certified and professional instructors
  • 27 nights' accommodation
  • Tea and filtered water
  • 3 daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


27 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
Airport transfer available:
Trivandrum International Airport (US$30 per person)
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Shopping
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi

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.

Program

A typical day schedule:

  • 07:00-09:00 Asana and pranayama practice
  • 09:00-10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00-11:30 Yoga theory
  • 11:30-13:00 Adjustments and alignments class
  • 13:00-15.00 Lunch break
  • 15.00-16:00 Yoga theory
  • 16:15-17:45 Asana and pranayama practice
  • 18:00-19:00 Chanting and meditation
  • 19:00-20:00 Dinner

Asana sequence

  • Basic postures of Shivananda sequence
  • Ashtanga Vinyasa sequence
  • Iyengar yoga
  • Prenatal yoga
  • Kids yoga

200-hour Hatha yoga teacher training syllabus

Hatha yoga guidelines

  • Origins of Hatha yoga
  • Science of Hatha yoga
  • Opening and closing mantras
  • Sun salutation - Surya Namaskara
  • Moon salutation - Chandra Namaskara
  • Sun salutation variations
  • Designing a hatha yoga class

Study of asanas

  • Getting in and getting out of a posture
  • Improvisation
  • Corrections
  • Teaching practicum
  • Surya Namaskara
  • Standing postures
  • Sitting postures
  • Back bending postures
  • Supine posture
  • Finishing postures

Relaxation methods

  • Quick relaxation technique
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Deep relaxation technique
  • Sound healing relaxation technique

Asana procedures

  • Core principles of asana practice
  • Sequencing and drawing postures
  • The Science of asanas and their benefits

Study of pranayama (breathing exercises) and bandhas

  • The Science of Breathing
  • Four aspects of pranayama
  • Abdominal breathing
  • Thoracic breathing
  • Clavicular breathing
  • Full yogic breath
  • Nadi Shodhana
  • Bramhari
  • Bastrika
  • Kapalabhati
  • Sheetali and Sheetkari
  • Ujjayi
  • Moola, Uddhyana, Jalandhara, and Maha Bandha.

Mudras (yoga in your hands)

  • What are Mudras and how to use them
  • Mudras related to five elements

Kriyas and Shatkarmas

  • Jala Neti
  • Laghoo Shankaprakshalana
  • Agnisara Kriya
  • Kapalabhati
  • Trataka

The yogic diet

  • Food
  • Relationship between food and our emotions

Metaphysics of yoga

  • Concept of Nadis
  • Concept of Koshas
  • Concept of five Pranas
  • The chakras

Yoga philosophy

  • Foundations of yoga
  • Concept of Abhyasa and Vairagyam
  • Ashtanga yoga (the eight limbs of yoga)

Yoga anatomy

  • Introduction to human body systems
  • Skeletal system
  • Muscular system
  • Respiratory system
  • Digestive system
  • Endocrine system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Nervous system
  • Reproductive system

Book references

  • Certificate of Yoga Professionals - Quality Council of India
  • Books on SIVANANDA Training Principles
  • Books on Bihar School of Yoga Training Principles
  • Books on Ashtanga Vinyasa Training Principles

Instructors

Santosh Krishnan

Uma Krishna Pilla

Retreat location

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.

Food

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.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

What's included

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Daily asana and pranayama practices
  • Adjustment and alignment classes
  • Certified and professional instructors
  • 27 nights' accommodation
  • Tea and filtered water
  • 3 daily meals

What's not included

  • Excursions
  • Ayurvedic treatments

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

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.

Arrival by bus

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.

Arrival by train

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.

Airport: Trivandrum International Airport Airport transfer available: Trivandrum International Airport (US$30 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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