28 Days 200-Hour Ayurveda and Yoga Teacher Training in Kerala, India

Event Highlights

  • Comprehensive study of traditional yoga asanas
  • Art of adjustment & alignment while avoiding any injury
  • Study of human anatomy and its application in yogic science
  • Study of Yogic literature and theory related to the science of yoga in Yogic philosophy
  • Yogic Cooking classes and wholesome yogic meals
  • Principles of Ayurveda and Ayurvedic diet
  • 27 nights accommodation


Sample Daily Schedule

05.00 -5:30 – Morning Tea
05:30- 07:00 – Hatha Yoga
07.00 – 7:30 – Tea Break
07:30-08:30 - Pranayama
08:30-09:30 – Break fast
10:00-11:00 – Yoga Philosophy
11:00-11:15 – Tea Break
11.15 -12.15 – Mantra Yoga/ Ayurveda Practicum / Chair Yoga
12.15 -13.30 – Rest / Beach
13:30-14:15 – Lunch
15.30 -16.30 – Safety, Injuries, Anatomy, Alignment/Ayurveda Logical Theory
16:30-16:45 – Tea Break
16:45 -18.15 – Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
18:30-19:15 – Meditation/ Yoga Nidra
19.30-20.00 - Dinner
20.00-22.00 – Self Journaling
22.00 – light off and sleep
Schedule on Wednesday

6:00 - Shat kriya – Cleansing practice
7:30 - Self practice
8:30 - Breakfast
10:30 – 11:30 – Ayurveda Practicum
12:00 - 1:00 - Ayurveda Practicum
1:30 - Lunch
2:00 – Free/ Rest/ Beach/ Self Study
Schedule on Sunday

Whole day is Rest/Holiday/Field Visits
Includes Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner in Campus

About This Event

Rishikul Yogshala’s 200-hour yoga teacher training in Kerala will be life transforming! Collectively with extensive Yoga, Ayurveda, Meditation and fresh vegetarian ultra-healthy (and equally delectable) diet; you'll not only transform into a certified yoga teacher, but you'll be in the best mental and physical shape of yourself. Additionally, you'll grasp in the sanctity of the most stunning place on earth, breathtaking Kerala. Imagine yourself in the mesmerizing whether, living in one of a kind bamboo huts, strolling upon stunning beaches with turquoise water that is crystal clear, getting high on yoga, enjoying ayurvedic therapies and delicious healthy food!


Students who complete their subsequent trainings are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®)


Rishikul Yogshala is Yoga Alliance Certified School nested in the motherland of yoga and propagating the Vedic Knowledge since past few years and, truly one of a kind in Kerala to offer intensive 200 Hour Yoga TTC along with the study of Ayurveda.

The highly experienced RYT Certified teachers are well-versed on the Vedic subjects like Yoga, Ayurveda, Meditation and Restorative Therapies. Ranging from Sunrise yoga, Ayurvedic therapies, distinct meditation practices, to getting nearer to nature through an eco-forest stroll, all designed to relieve and relax your stress.

Rishikul Yogshala’s primary purpose to conduct yoga teacher training in Kerala is to welcome the students to a place where they can enjoy, rejuvenate and self-discover during their stay. In your Ayurvedic and Yogic journey, you will be treated with utmost attention and care.

With the divine intent of spiritual reconciliation and physical rejuvenation, Rishikul Yogshala offers their 200 Hour Yoga TTC in the scenic lap of Kerala. The course is designed for all those who wish to attain a deeper understanding and practice of the yogic science in combination with the study of the miraculous benefits and implications of the healing science of Ayurveda.

The program can be taken up by anyone from a beginner’s level yogi to a practicing yogi who wishes to enhance their yogic skills and knowledge on a deeper level. The course holds Yoga Alliance recognition and shall put you on the pedestal of becoming a sincere yoga practitioner and teacher. Those looking to become a yoga instructor with international acclaim can commence their journey with this Yoga and Ayurveda program.

Hatha Yoga

Sun salutation with 12 Surya mantras and its benefitsTraditional and classical Hatha yogaCorrect alignment and adjustmentsThe benefits of each asanaTerminologies and Sanskrit names and the meaning of asanaModification of asana for various ability levelsHow to use props correctlyBreath based trainingMudras or gestures

Ashtanga Yoga

Study of eight limbs of YogaIn-depth study of Ashtanga VinyasaPrimary series and secondary seriesDetails of all the involved asanasLearn to concentrate on energy locks (bandhas)Yama (Principles or moral code)Niyama(Personal Disciplines)Asana (Yoga Positions or Yogic Postures)Pranayama (Yogic Breathing)Patyaharaa (Withdrawal of Senses)Dharana (Concentration on Object)Dhyan (Meditation)Samadhi (Salvation)State of Super bliss, joy and merging individual consciousness in to universal consciousness. Union between Jivatman and Paramatman. Realizing the Brahman (pure consciousness) or Realization of universe is the ultimate achievement of Human Birth

Yoga Philosophy/ Yoga Lifestyle

The base of the philosophy and history of yogaAn introduction to SanskritDetailed study of the five yamas and niyamas that form the core of Yogic LifestyleIntroduction to yoga sutras, Shiva sutras, kama sutras, and bhakti sutraStudy of all yoga hypothesis on the basis of ancient scriptures


Guided and self-meditationLearn how to guide others in meditationThe science of meditation and proper breathingYoga Nidra basic series up to four levelsMeditations and its practices


Knowledge of the breathing techniques beneficial to both the body and mindNadi Shodhanam, Bhastrika, Ujjai, Shetali and Shetkari, Nadi and KapalbhatiThe importance of diaphragmatic breathingStress and anxiety related breathing techniquesExternal Pranayama series up to two variationsKumbhaka (retention) and pause less or continuous breathingsLevels of concentrations and its refinements

Yoga Anatomy

Theoretical knowledge necessary for teaching in the futureAbility to apply appropriate practices to improve and maintain healthKnowledge of the benefits and side effects of particular yoga practicesTechniques of observations and correcting the bodily systems and organsEnergy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, and others)Anatomy and psychological study of inhalation and exhalationAnatomy of nerves system and respiratory systemsAnatomy of spinal cord and digestive systems

Adjustment and Alignment

Learn the art of perfecting the pose and avoiding injuries with correct alignment techniquesSelf-understandingPreparatory practiceModification of asanas according to body typesUse of props such as yoga blocks, straps, yoga wheel, yoga wedge, and sand bagTiming and duration of each asanas as per body limitations and typesTherapeutic benefitsBasic asanas foundationSelf-awarenessBreathing techniques

Teaching Methodology

Principles of observationDemonstrationsAssisting and correcting other entity’s bodyProper alignment, benefits, and potential risks of various yoga postures and kriyasStudy of the different principles apply to different asanasLifestyle and ethics of a yoga teacher


Importance of MudrasVarious techniques in MudrasStudy of the fifteen types of Yoga Mudras, namely Hasta Mudra, Jnana Mudra, Akash Mudra, Varuna Mudra, Prithvi Mudra, Vyana Mudra, Apana Mudra, Prana Mudra, Yoni Mudra, Vayu Mudra, Sunya Mudra, Linga Mudra, Shanka Mudra, Surabhi or Kaamdhenu Mudra and Hridaya Mudra.

Yoga Nidra

A unique meditation technique which involves traveling through various stages while gradually falling into a rejuvenating and magically peaceful slumber while being awake in the moment. Also known as the yogic sleep, this is a highly essential spiritual awakening technique practiced to explore internal layers of a human soul while achieving intense relaxation and inner calm. During Yoga Nidra sessions, you shall explore and stroll through the various stages for deep rejuvenation of the mind, body and soul.


Study the science of body preparation through yogic cleansing methods before commencing a yoga and meditation practice. An essential part of early morning tradition, the Shatkriyas or the Shatkarmas play a dominant role in mental, physical and spiritual purification and, in balancing the doshas. You shall undergo study of the following six yogic works:

Kapalabhati (Stimulating the brain cells)Trataka (Eye Exercises)Neti (Upper Nasal Track)Dhouti (Cleansing the intestine)Nauli (Abdominal muscle and Viscera)Vasti (Cleaning of the Rectum)

Study of Ayurveda Science

Explore the ancient art of healing that utilizes natural herbs, oils, milk and various organic therapies in treating several ailments. Learn the Vedic art of healing and managing different types of skin related diseases, hormonal disorders and many more, under the expert guidance and mentorship of Ayurveda doctors.

History and principles of Ayurveda.Study of relation between Yoga and AyurvedaThree types of body constitution and their diagnosisClassification of Yogic practices according to body constitutions.SaptaDhatu (7 body tissues) and how to nurture them by herbs and yoga practices.Basic concept of Panchakarma and massage therapy.6 types of tastes and their relation to body constitutions.Preparing Ayurvedic food according to body constitutions.

Venue Highlights

The program is conducted in the Varkala location of Kerala. Popular for its beaches, silvery sands and placid lagoons, Varkala is also notable for its rich religious and cultural heredity. Sivagiri Mutt and Janardhana temple are some of the religious attractions of Varkala whilst also famous for its geological monument called The Varkala Formation". Cliffs are also abundant in Varkala, only 3 kms away from the resort, our venue for the YTTC program.

A veritable paradise for the yogis, the resort offers peace and silence for personal practice and inner work. The colossal setting invites people looking for a respite from the city life, which works just well for the yoga teacher training program in Kerala. With bamboo trees, palm trees and hammocks hanging in the garden area, brick pathways that lead to the entrance of each hut render the appeal of walking upon a heavenly aisle. The resort offers almost all amenities demanded by the modern yogi and, is also strategically located to visit the sightseeing locations by foot or public transport.


Live in the harmonious rhythm of nature decked in enriching beauty and elegance. The accommodation facility is a conscious design of earthen beauty, solace, and ecology. Dwell in the bamboo huts in the midst of fresh verdure and palm trees to experience a village-like purist lifestyle with all the basic contemporary facilities at disposal. The dwellings bring in balance, harmony, and healing energies to all those who come to live here. The eco-mud abode has spacious and well-lit rooms with private washrooms, and open, front-facing seating areas. Enclosed in pristine beauty and built according to the Vasthu Shastra, the foundation of traditional Indian science and architecture, the venue is crafted to perfection with touches of innovation and natural magnificence.


  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic


Indian chefs who have mastered the art of cooking with herbs, Indian spices and ingredients are tasked with the food preparation. Kerala is eminent for being the land of herbs and spices all over the globe. The traditional cuisine of the place is both healthy and appetizing. In the intensive program of 200 hour yoga teacher training, it is required to have a fit body with a balanced mind, much of which is achieved with a healthy diet. The aim is to offer food that would satiate both the hunger pangs and the nutrient requirements.

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 60+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 30-59 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-29 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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