28 Days 250-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India

  • International Vasishta Yoga Research Foundations, 36/182, Amritha Jyothi, Vengeri, Calicut, Kerala, South India, India

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Kerala Yoga Teacher Training India

  • 27 days with instruction
  • This course is for anyone who would like to become a professional teacher of the classic Hatha yoga. Experience the intensive and spiritual teachings and practices of traditional Hatha yoga, with more emphasis on breathing, awareness, meditation, and practical philosophy to live an enlightened life in society. Upon completion, you will be presented with a professional yoga teacher certification diploma, recognized by Yoga Alliance.


    • 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

    Group sizes

    The maximum participants in the group is 15.


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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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.

    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, the intermediate level, and then 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.

    Daily schedule

    • 05:30 Wake up
    • 06:00 Prayer and meditation
    • 06:30 Asana practice
    • 09:00 Breakfast
    • 10:00 Karma yoga
    • 11:15 Mantra chanting
    • 11:45 Lecture or prayanama
    • 13:15 Lunch and rest
    • 15:45 Teaching methodology
    • 17:00 Evening practice
    • 19:00 Dinner
    • 20:00 Trataka or other activities

    Training curriculum

    Concept of yoga

    • Hatha yoga and Ashtanga yoga
    • History and origins of yoga
    • Introduction to chakras
    • Introduction to yoga
    • Introduction to pancha koshas
    • Introduction to Patanjali’s yoga sutra
    • Paths of yoga

    Meditation and chanting

    • Devotionals songs (bhajan)
    • Mantra chanting

    Mudra and Bandha

    • Asana
    • Meditation
    • Pranayama


    • Basic practice of pranayama
    • Meditation followed by pranayama
    • Sectional breathing
    • Synchronization on prana and mantra


    • Anatomy and physiology based on Hatha yoga
    • Jala neti
    • Sutra neti
    • Trataka
    • Vamana dhauti
    • Varisara dhouti

    Teaching methodology

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

    Theory and practice of Hatha yoga asana

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

    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.

    • Dining area
    • Yoga shala
    • Free Wi-Fi

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

    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.

    • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
    • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.


    • Review by Mona from Canada

      "There are no words of thanks to offer you for sharing your knowledge with us.. I could not have chosen a better spiritual guide. Your humor, kindness, love, patience, and spirit are my best memories of learning yoga. Life is beautiful. Om shanti."

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    • Review by Mimi from Bali, Indonesia

      "This has been an amazing experience for me! Thanks for enlightening me about yoga and its vast branches. You have opened my awareness and I cannot wait to learn more about yoga. You are a wonderful teacher and a genuine person. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and love."

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    • Review by Ambily from USA

      "True teachers use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges in our guiding light and channeling God’s love. I will always keep this experience close to my heart. You will be one among all the teachers I will thank (next to Patanjali) whenever I start my yoga practice! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Om shanti."

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    • Review by Marten from Sweden

      "Thank you Saji for sharing your knowledge. You and Patanjali have given me tools to move closer to God. I am touched by the love this month has given me. I hope I will meet you again in this life. Om shanti."

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    • Review by Debbie from England, UK

      "Thank you so much for everything. You have been a great inspiration as well as a fantastic teacher. Keep well, relax."

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    • Review by Ali from London, UK

      "This has been such a wonderful month of learning experience. Thank you for your patience and for helping me decide what I want to do with my life - yoga. Hope I can be (almost) as truly inspirational teacher as you someday."

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