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Kerala Yoga Teacher Training India

This is a four week residential course on Hatha Yoga. The course presents a systematic approach to classical Hatha yoga practices, including Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Relaxation, Kriya and Meditation. Suitable for newcomers to yoga, it is not necessary for the student to have any prior knowledge or experience of yoga. Classes start at the Beginners’ Level and progress through to the Intermediate Level.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily asana practices
  • Theory and practice of Hatha yoga
  • Daily prayer and meditation sessions
  • Certification recognized by Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • Teaching methodology and the concept of yoga
  • Hatha yoga-based anatomy and physiology
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles

27 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 15
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During this course, you will be staying at a simple and comfortable accommodation in the Vasishta Yoga ashram. Most students enrolled in the course will be expected to share a room with one or two other trainees. However, students can also request for single accommodation and depending on the availability, this can be provided at an additional cost. There are Wi-Fi connection, printer, and telephone available in the ashram.

Vasishta Yoga India Yoga Teacher Training Program

This yoga teacher training is a unique program for national and international yoga students from different traditions of yoga to experience the intensive and spiritual learning of traditional yoga. For many years, Vasishta Yoga has trained several yoga teachers all over the world. The focus of this course is to bring a practitioner's level to the teacher level and eventually, the master level, both in life and yoga.

Those new to yoga or those who are simply wishing to deepen their own practice are also welcome in this course. The course starts from the foundation level, continues with the intermediate level, and then with the advanced level.

Students in the course will learn both traditional and modern methods of yoga, such as how to do body alignment in asanas, teaching methodology, philosophy of yoga and life, meditation, pranayama, and more. There is a team of masters, who are experts in different areas of yoga and spirituality, who will heartily share their knowledge in the course.

During the course period, the weather is perfect for practicing yoga with warm days and cooler nights. This four-week residential course is based on a traditional way of teaching, as well as applying modern methodology to challenge body and mind limitation. Vasishta Yoga provides meals and accommodation in the ashrams and a chance to study under the tutelage of a master teacher.

The aim of the training is to prepare students to be competent and confident yoga masters whilst guiding them to deepen their own understanding of yoga and its practical application in everyday life. Students will also have the opportunity to learn the practices of partner yoga which are immensely helpful for those who have stiff bodies and those of middle and advancing age and include important techniques in the practice of yoga therapy.


Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a diploma in their area of study. The diploma is a highly valued and internationally recognized certification presented by the International Vasishta Yoga Research Foundation.

Theory and practice of hatha yoga Asana

  • 21 classical asanas.
  • Variations and sequences of asanas
  • Stretching and strengthening movements
  • Loosening practices
  • Focal points during asana
  • Body alignment
  • Props
  • Partner yoga
  • Benefits and limitations


  • Sectional breathing
  • Basic practice of pranayama
  • Synchronization on prana and mantra
  • Meditation followed by pranayama
  • Shatkarma: Anatomy and physiology
  • Based on hatha yoga Jala neti
  • Sutra Neti
  • Vamana Dhauti
  • Varisara Dhouti
  • Trataka

Meditation and chanting

  • Devotionals songs (bhajan)
  • Mantra chanting

Mudra and Bandha

  • Follow by Asana, paranayama and meditation

Concept of yoga

  • Introduction to yoga
  • History and orgins of yoga
  • Paths of yoga
  • Hatha yoga & Astanga yoga
  • Introduction to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra
  • Introduction to pancha koshas
  • Introduction to chakras

Teaching Methodology

  • Principles of teaching
  • Techniques on asana
  • Demonstration and observation
  • Body Alignment
  • Teaching method
  • Assisting/teaching styles

Anatomy and physiology

  • Based on Hatha yoga

Daily Schedule

  • 05:30 Wakeup
  • 06:00 - 06:30 Prayer and meditation
  • 06:30 - 09:00 Asana practice
  • 09:00 -10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 10:30 Karma yoga
  • 11:15 - 11:45 Mantra Chanting
  • 11:45 - 13:10 Lecture/prayanama
  • 13:15 - 15:30 Lunch & Rest
  • 15:45 - 16:45 Teaching/ Methodology
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 20:30 Trataka/other activities

Retreat location

This course will take place in Kerala, India. The yoga ashram is located in Kerala, which is close to Kochi countryside, South India. Vasishta Yoga created a beautiful platform in a peaceful countryside village, where you can explore your knowledge and practice. The students are provided with the perfect environment to immerse themselves deeply into the study and practice of traditional Hatha yoga.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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All meals during the course are prepared according to the strict standard of a nutritionally sound yogic diet. Diet plays a very important role in the successful practice of yoga and has an intimate connection with the mind. Meat, fish, and eggs are therefore not allowed. You will enjoy pure vegetarian meals which are fresh, organic, natural, and of high quality.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 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

What's included

  • 27 nights accommodation
  • All yoga teacher training courses mentioned in the program
  • Certificate recognized by Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • Daily vegetarian meals

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Additional meals and activities
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Calicut International Airport (CCJ). Transfer from and to the airport is available by local taxi upon request. Please contact Vasishta Yoga for any inquiries.

Arrival by train

There is a daily train service from Chennai and connecting trains from all major cities. Transfer from and to the railway station by local taxi upon request. Please contact Vasishta Yoga for any inquiries.

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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