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5 Days Five Element Stories Yoga Training in India

  • Ideal Beach Resort, Devaneri, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603104, India


India Yoga Training for Teachers and Parents

Teressa Asencia welcomes you in this certified yoga training in Mahabalipuram, India. This five-element yoga stories and magic carpet relaxations are a valuable resource for yoga teachers, school teachers, parents, and all professionals who work with children, families, and in schools. The training will daily concentrate on one of the five elements, earth, water, fire, air, and ether.


  • Morning yoga classes
  • Certification upon completion
  • Traditional yoga poses, partner poses, and group poses
  • Breathing techniques, ancient symbols, and chants practices
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily brunches

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 5 days with instruction
  • English, French
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You will be accommodated in a garden view room type in Ideal Resort. The rooms face garden or the swimming pool and have a sit-out or balcony and two single beds. Each room is facilitated with a mini bar, safety locker, and 24 hours room service.

Daily schedule

Each morning, you will concentrate on one of the five elements, earth, water, fire, air, and ether. As you enjoy yoga on Ideal Resort's beautiful covered yoga deck, you will learn and practice the traditional yoga poses, partner poses, group poses, breathing techniques, ancient symbols, and chants integrated into each of the five yoga stories and magic carpet relaxations.

Afternoons are flexible for students to enjoy Ideal Resort's beautiful pool and beach, travel to temples and tourist sites, or enjoy optional practice teaching of the five element stories and magic carpets.

Five elements

According to the ancient texts on yoga, every part of creation is composed of the five elements: earth, water, fire, air, and ether. Each of these elements affects the functioning of your body and mind. This five elements training teaches five creative yoga stories and five magic carpet relaxations based on each of the five elements. Through these five creative yoga stories and magic carpet relaxations, you will explore the nature of each of the five elements.

The partner yoga poses, group poses, traditional yoga poses, breathing exercises, and chants integrated into each story create the experience of each element. Harmonizing your body and mind with the source of the five elements, you will share a glimpse of the unity inherent in all creation.

Partner poses

The partner poses allow the experience of mutual support and inspire people to spend time with their loved ones and go beyond daily roles. People may improve their relationships as they enhance physical and mental well-being. This innovative approach to the ancient art of yoga, full of creativity and joy, allows people of all ages to share a taste of the 'rasa' or nectar inherent in yoga.

  • Teressa Asencia

    Teressa Asencia, M.A., E-RYT, has taught yoga and creative dance for over twenty five years in many countries throughout the world. She holds an E-RYT certification from Yoga Alliance as a grandparent of yoga, who has taught more than 5,000 hours of yoga. She has written and produced several how-to yoga DVD programs and three yoga series for television, which have been broadcasted in the United States and Canada.

This training will take place in Ideal Resort located in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. Nestled in the sprawling Coromandel coastline overlooking the Bay of Bengal, it is an ideal place to enjoy some of India's unique cultures. Its close proximity to Mahabalipuram's one of India's architectural splendors offers you an exciting location for basking in the glory of the tropical conditions here, where the choices for recreation and relaxation are endless.

Nearby places

  • Chennai International Airport (MAA), 60 kilometers
  • Chengalpattu train station, 35 kilometers
  • Golf course
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Shopping
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Tennis court
  • Volleyball court
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Mini bar
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga deck
  • ATM / banking
  • Conference room
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free bottled water
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room dining
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Medical assistance
  • Newspapers
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance

The price of this training includes daily brunches. Ideal Resort provides lunches and dinners at an extra cost at its three restaurants. The main is the Ideal Garden Restaurant, and the other two are the Oyasis Pool Side and the Palm Beach. Ideal Garden is open from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. to cater to your needs and convenience. Cuisines served are Continental, Chinese, Indian, and Sri Lankan. The other two restaurants are open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy the resort facilities

Volleyball and lawn tennis court are exclusively designed for sports lovers. When you feel the heat rising, you can always chill in the pool which is yet another beautiful tropical setting for your sunbathing and swimming pleasures. The 46-square feet of splashing fun is just steps away from the idyllic East Coast Beach.

Excursions to nearby tourist places

The Shore Temple and the Five Rathas are popular tourism destinations which have much to do with religion. Places of historical and cultural values are the Arjuna's Penance and Tigers Cave. Also, these beaches are well known for Olive Ridley Turtles which travel every year to hatch their eggs. For animal lovers, Crocodile Bank is a welcome place to visit.


Shopping at Mahabalipuram means shopping handmade crafts, sculptural works, deities made out of granite, etc. which are carved by people of the region and works of sea shells are also popular here and recognized world over.

Watch Indian classical music or dance

Every day, you will be entertained for dinner with Indian classical music or dance at the Ideal Garden Restaurant.

One of the major attractions of Ideal Resort is its Ayurvedic center. Once you are done with all the hustle and bustle of the big day, it is time to lose yourself to the sensation of a soothing traditional Indian Ayurvedic massage.

The use of sesame oil and hot stone known for its warming and purifying properties in the treatments not only enhances blood circulation, but also eases tension. Go to the next level of loosening with their range of Ayurvedic therapies intended to sharpen your senses and promote clear thinking.

Health and beauty conscious guests can immerse themselves to an inviting array of spa treatments, while enjoying the tranquil sounds of water and healing music at the spa. From body polish, massage, to head-to-toe facials and skin treatments, you will find many ways to combat fatigue and bring about that glow in your face and sparkle in your eyes.

Meanwhile, Ideal Resort's highly skilled stylists and beauticians will create a look that caters for you and your lifestyle, enhancing your natural beauty to leave you with an energized, excited, and inspired new look and a refreshed personality.

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • All taxes
  • All yoga classes
  • Certified training fee
  • Daily brunch

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at Chennai International Airport (MAA). This closest airport is 60 kilometers away from Ideal Resort.

Arrival by train

The closest train station is Chengalpattu, which is located 35 kilometers from Ideal Resort.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Yoga with Teressa Asencia an inquiry.
  • Review by Rebecca from USA

    "Thank you so much for the great yoga teacher training for children. I have learned so much over the last two weeks. Not only have I learned to teach children the beautiful art of yoga, but I have also learned to be a better yoga teacher. I came to Pondicherry to be trained, yet I feel I am coming away with something even more valuable: grace, peace, and santosha. "

    "Thank you for teaching many life lessons as well as helping me let go of some past hurt that I came to India to heal. I never expected to be going home as light and free as I am. So, thank you for not only being a great yoga teacher, but also a great friend. I wish nothing but grace, beauty, peace, and success for you. " website edited, edited

  • Review by Brigitte from Brussels, Belgium

    "We had an amazing session with Teressa and her friend in Pondicherry. She gave a two-day course to me and the two girls (nine and 13 years old). Her material was well prepared and extremely well suited for a session with children. She gave the session with true dedication and made it fun while stretching us in our learning at the same time. Teressa herself is a very enjoyable person and the hours with her were therefore really fun. I have tried several yoga courses for children and find Teressa's sessions particularly good for families with children. Even young children would enjoy this quite a lot." website, edited

  • Review by Avni from Geneva, Switzerland

    "The family yoga program that Teressa designed was just the perfect thing for us and our two girls (ages nine and six years). Teressa's easy, engaging, and fun for kids program stayed with us even after the week is over and we are now striving to keep it up back amidst the routine life of schools and work. The story telling approach to yoga was just wonderfully creative and the kids still remember the tales of the five elements. For us, the parents, the chance to learn how to further bond with our kids through yoga is a lifelong learning we will carry with us. Thanks to Teressa and her wonderful trainee Mitu. The kids talk about Pondicherry as the best holiday they have had." website, edited

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Arrival: Monday November 7, 2016
Departure: Friday November 11, 2016

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