200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Kerala

Are you ready to take your yoga teaching to a more meaningful and deeper level? Unfold the mysteries of the yogic science by immersing into the 5000-year-old wisdom in the flourishing nest of Kerala. Cleanse your aura, rebalance and detox in the foregoing 200-hour yoga teacher training in Kerala. Learn Yoga in its most original form during the training at nature’s den or ‘God’s Own Country’. What does this program leave you with? Acute purification and overall rejuvenation!

Our 200 hour yoga instructor training in Kerala India serves as the perfect opportunity to go deep into the ancient wisdoms while bringing back balance and harmony into your life. In the nurturing, caring and sharing environment follow your 'true' calling with the guidance of our experienced gurus. Our comprehensive curriculum ensures learning from the roots, focusing on traditional yogic teachings which have been passed on since generations.

 25 Days
The Kerala Retreat, Kalakkodu, pattambil, parvoor, Kerala
Arrival Date: 6th of every month
Course starting Date: 7th of every month
Course ending Date: 30th of every month
Departure date: 31st or 1st

*** Extra Charges For AC

***single room Fees –Extra -225 USD

Summary For 200 Hour Yoga and Ayurveda Teacher Training

200 Hour Yoga and Ayurveda Teacher Training is the basic form of Yoga and Ayurveda training and as its name suggests it is completed in 200 hours for everyone’s knowledge this is the minimum requirement needed worldwide to become a Yoga or Ayurveda Teacher. The curriculum of every Yoga and Ayurveda School is different from each other. A good Yoga and Ayurveda School for 200 hour Yoga and Ayurveda Teacher Training will not only give you lectures on how to do the Yoga asana or what Ayurveda is but will also furnish you with the tips to give a good impression on your students with your skills and will teach you how to teach and handle a class with full confidence. We all know that both Yoga and Ayurveda are considered twin sisters of each other as they are streams of the same river and are benefiting humans for ages from health to beauty, we got all the benefits from both Yoga and Ayurveda. The main motive of the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training is not just to become a Yoga Teacher or Yoga instructor but it is also to boost your confidence and self-esteem so that you can feel a lot better about yourself.

For 200 hour Yoga and Ayurveda Teacher Training, Kerala is the best because it is the birthplace of Ayurveda, and both Yoga and Ayurveda are interlinked. That’s why Kerala is considered best for 200 hour Yoga and Ayurveda Teacher Training as when the students are exposed to both Yoga and Ayurveda they are provided with a holistic approach. The course includes knowledge about Yoga anatomy and Philosophy, which will make you able to start teaching students.

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About the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

Break free from self-imposed limitations and let go of unresolved emotions as you become a part of our transformative yoga teacher training in India. The specially curated curriculum, like-minded people, quaint location, nourishing food and expert guidance will be the perfect catalysts to expedite your inner-growth and move you towards higher awakening.

Prepare yourself for a profound learning experience through a well-devised curriculum that incorporates yoga asanas, meditation, pranayama, cleansing practices, Yoga Nidra, Ayurveda and more. Enhance your physical, spiritual and mental being with this transformative yoga teacher training in India where you slowly build upon the practice and develop your own voice.

Our 200 hour yoga teacher training course in Kerala imparts yogic education based on the age-old traditions, but in a subtler way that applies to modern life as well. Learn about overall well-being and health as we go one step at a time, allowing you to absorb what’s been already taught and reflect on that. Our Yoga Alliance approved teacher training will assist you to build a strong yogic foundation and build upon the same. Not only the 200 hour YTTC in Kerala but all our programs have been devised with the assistance of our revered teachers to inspire yoga leaders who can inspire everyone in a community.

Yoga Teacher Training course is mainly a four-week course in which students stay at yoga school and turn their daily schedule according to the yoga school also Yoga schools are based on both the ancient and modern systems of India in which students and teachers stay at the same residential place. This will help students and teachers to know each other better and hence improvement in coordination and practice will be seen. When both students and teachers will be available on the same campus then they can ask any queries or can ask for help in practice at any hour of the day. When one is enrolled in a Yoga teacher training course then they are given only yogic food to live and understand the lifestyle of a yogi better. Yoga teacher training’s sole purpose is not only to make one a Yoga teacher or Yoga instructor but to let the person know the dimensions of life and peace of mind.

200 hrs Multi-Style Yoga and Ayurveda Teacher Training
Course Curriculum

Classical & Traditional Practice of Hatha Yoga
  • What is Hatha yoga? And its various sequence style of practice
  • Surya & Chandra  Namaskar & Its   mantra awareness Practices
  • Six steps of doing Asana consciously
  • Joints and Gland as Preparatory Practice
  • Deep study of  Classical Hatha yoga with adjustments and alignments 
  • Core understanding of Practice of Kundalini yoga.
  • Practical idea of Iyenger Yoga and its tools of implementations  
  • Standing series of asana methods
  • Kneeling series of asana Methods
  • Sitting series of asana
  • Lying on stomach series of Asana
  • Supine series of asana
  • Inversion series of asana
  • Asana benefits and its contra-indications
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga – Primary series- structure and sequential Methods
  • Understanding the idea of Mysore Ashtanga Practices Vs Krishnamacharya’s Ashtanga Practices
  • Idea of teaching ashtanga Yoga sequence
  • Four modules of Ashtanga Yoga
  • What is vinyasa ?
  • How many Bandhas are there in ashtanga ?
  • Importance of Ujjai practice
  • Its benefits and side effects
Pranayama & its cleansing and expansions
  • Chest breathing v/s diaphragmatic breathing
  • What are Prana and Pranayama mean?
  • Types of Pranayama practice
  • What is Nadi?
  • What are Ida, Pingala and Sushmana?
  • Seven main practices of Pranayama
  • Four qualities of yogic breathing
  • 1:1, 1:2 and 1:4 breathing for emotional purification
  • Psychological effect of yogic breathing
  • Stress and stress less related breathing techniques
Mudra and its sparks
  • Yogic Gesture for stress related problems
  • Internal mudras
  • Healing Gestures for physical blockages
  • Pranic gestures for awakening energy
  • Importance of Mudra according to Hatha Yoga
  • Types of Mudra
  • Practicum of Gyana & Chin Mudra
  • Practicum of Ashwini Mudra
  • Physical, Mental and Spiritual Benefits of Mudra
Mantra & its Vibrations
  • Introduction of Mantra yoga
  • Significance of (OM)-AUM
  • Mantra for Meal Purification
  • Mantra for Obstacles
  • Mantra for universal masters to bless
  • Mantra for Realization
  • Mantra for well being
Yoga anatomy & its safety and precautions
  • What is Yogic Anatomy and physiology?
  • Introduction of the respiratory system and yogic breathing
  • How shat kriya practices give benefits on a body?
  • How Pranayama practices give connection to a digestive and immune system?
  • How asana practices give various effects on joints, spine and muscular system?
  • The structure of the spine and its movement in yoga
  • Types of contraction in the muscular system
  • Know the basic studies and types of joints to avoid injury during Asana classes
  • Studies and discussion about spine according to a yogic point of view
Meditation & its transformations
  • Breath awareness meditation
  • Inner light meditation
  • Chakra awareness meditation
  • Body less meditation
  • Mantra Awareness meditation
  • Walking meditation
  • Full moon meditation
  • Third eye meditation
Yoga Nidra & its Deep Silence
  • What is Yoga Nidra?
  • What is sleep?
  • Four states of consciousness
  • Benefits of deep sleep
  • Yoga Nidra practices from Himalayan  tradition
  • How Yoga Nidra practices cure insomnia problem
  • Adjusting in Shavansana
Adjustment & Alignment Practices
  • The fundamentals of practicing side extension, forward extension, backwards extension and revolving action
  • How to correct postures verbally and by hands on adjustments
  • Modifying the asana with different tools
  • Various limitation, contra-indications and benefits of yoga asana
  • Workshop on hip opening
  • Workshop on back bending
  • Workshop on forward bending
  • Workshop in twisting postures
Teaching methodology & its confidence
  • Disciplines of yoga teachers and students
  • How important to ensure the safety of student while teaching
  • Understanding the idea of demand of student before start the class
  • The scope of listening, presence, directive and non-directive dialogue
  • How important is demonstration
  • What are the preparations for classroom
  • How to sequence the class
  • How to describe the practice, techniques, and delivery in teaching a class
  • Discussion on different types of lesson planning
Yoga philosophy & it’s unknown realities
  • History and origin of yoga
  • Why we have disturbed mind, distracted mind, and stupefied mind in yogic science?
  • What is yoga?
  • What is celibacy and sex in yogic science?
  • Why we suffer?
  • What is Ashtanga Yoga?( eight limbs of yoga)
  • What made us to get disease?
  • What is Raja Yoga?
  • How to bend body to bend mind?
  • What is ignorance?
  • Three states of consciousness in yogic science
  • What is mind?
  • Four foundational pillars of life
  • Four faculties of mind field in yogic science
  • What is practice mean in yogic science?
  • Five layers of body in yogic science
  • What is Ekagrah mean?
  • What is knowledge and wisdom in yoga?
  • What is kundalini?
  • What is karma?
  • What is chakra?
  • What is Nirodhah mean in yoga?
  • What is Fear and love in yogic science?
  • What is enlightenment and liberation in yoga?

Ayurvedic Curriculum

Ayurvedic Science Theory Session

  • What is ayurveda ?
  • Why ayurveda and yoga are co sisters in path of good health?
  • Fundamentals of body constitutions in Ayurvedic 
  • Concept of metabolic Toxins in Ayurvedic science 
  • Practical Concept of Panchakarma in  Ayurveda 
  • Practical Idea of Six tastes in Ayurveda
  • Understanding the major seven important tissues for better transformations
  • The concept of Agni (Digestive Fire)
  • The concept of Ayurvedic Idea of  Nutrition
  • Concept of Seasonal Routines to adopt for better  lifestyle 

Ayurvedic Science Practical Session

  • Stress releasing facial massage techniques 
  • Practical idea of Marma massage 
  • Two ayurvedic cooking practices for better lifestyle 
  • Three best herbal drinks to boost immunity 
  • Local Treatment method for Knee & Lower back pain
  • Practical idea of Pulse Reading method in Ayurveda 

Daily Schedule

05:00 AM - 05:30 AMMorning Tea
05:30 AM - 07:00 AMHatha Yoga
07.00 AM - 07:30 AMTea Break
07:30 AM - 08:30 AMPranayama
08:30 AM - 09:30 AMBreakfast
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMyoga Philosophy
11:00 AM - 11:15 AMTea Break
12.15 PM - 13.00 PMSelf Study
13:00 PM - 14:00 PMLunch
15.00 PM - 16.00 PMSafety, Injuries, Anatomy & Alignment
16:00 PM - 16:15Tea Break
16:15 PM - 17.45 PMAshtanga Vinyasa Yoga
18:00 PM - 19:00 PMMeditation/ Yoga Nidra
19.00 PM - 20.00 PMDinner
20.00 PM - 22.00 PMSelf Journaling
20.00 PM - 22.00 PMSelf Journaling
22.00 PMLight Off & Sleep
05:00 AM - 05:30 AMMorning Tea
05:30 AM - 07:00 AMHatha Yoga and Shat Kriya
07.00 AM - 07:30 AMTea Break
07:30 AM - 08:30 AMAyurvedic Practicum
08:30 AM - 09:30 AMBreakfast
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMyoga Philosophy
11:00 AM - 11:15 AMTea Break
11.15 AM - 12.15 PMAyurvedic Practicum
12.15 PM - 13.00 PMSelf Study
13:00 PM - 14:00 PMLunch
15.00 PM - 16.00 PMAyurvedic Practicum
16:00 PM - 16:15 PMTea Break
16:15 PM - 17.45 PMAshtanga Vinyasa Yoga
18:00 PM - 19:00 PMAyurvedic Meditation
19.00 PM - 20.00 PMDinner
20.00 PM - 22.00 PMSelf Journaling
22.00 PMLight Off & Sleep

Our Yoga Teachers

At RishikulYogshala in Kerala, we provide highly recommended and experienced Yoga Teachers and Ayurveda Doctors having a minimum experience of 10 years in their field. We have one of the best Yoga Teachers and Ayurveda Doctors who meet the requirements of our school and Yoga Alliance syllabus also. They also make sure that every student is understanding the concept well and does not have any problems with the 200Yoga Teacher Training course because many peoples want to turn into the Yoga profession. Every day almost 6-to 7 teachers, who are experts in their yoga field are assigned to every batch so that they can learn everything about yoga perfectly. Also, all the teachers are available on campus the whole day and are available to answer students every time so that any student who got any queries can simply ask them without having any trouble.

















Included Excursions 

On Week Offs:

  • Visit to Kappil Beach for sunset yoga
  • Visit toVarkala Beach
  • For shopping
  • Visit to beautiful Temples and Ashrams
  • Boating in backwater and many more places


What is included

  • Non Ac Accommodations shared or single cottages
  • 3 Vegetarian & Yogic meals in a Day
  • 4 times Different Types of Herbal Teas
  • Free wireless Internet
  • Mindful Fun of Games
  • One Special event from the Local Community
  • Free Ayurveda Consultation
  • 30mint Ayurvedic Foot or Hand or Head Massage.


Food and Accomodation

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Enjoy the solace at our peaceful resort located away from the chaos and hustle-bustle of Varkala. The accommodation is an epitome of elegance and tranquility, where the comfortable rooms are crafted to perfection. There are over 1500 palm trees around the campus in the lush green surroundings and a mesmerizing lake runs right next to the boundary. The cocoon style architecture makes you feel different, the wooden furniture warms up your heart, and the large windows open up as if you are sitting in the laps of nature. In an ambient environment, nurture your mind, body, and soul thoroughly and extensively. It is a delightful setting to simply unwind and relax.
The place is very beautiful and exotic: There are pine trees, with exotic and gorgeous beaches filled with the beauty of nature which will make your heart melt just by looking around. Beautiful as well as clean cottages are provided for the stay. Both twin sharing and private rooms with and without AC are provided as per preferences. You will have a very comfortable room to stay in as the mattresses provided are soft so that you will not get back pain and can have a good night’s sleep Food is also included with the accommodation.

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Participants of the program are served vegetarian meals three times a day. The meals are prepared by the expert chefs at our center by infusing the goodness of Ayurveda with local delicacies. The meals usually consist of rice, lentil soup, chapattis, vegetables, khichdi and salads along the choice of tea, coffee or fruit juice. Fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables are a regular part of the diet for the students. The option of a customized diet can also be considered upon request.
100% Vegetarian food is provided which is a pure Yogic diet and good for health according to Ayurveda also. If a student is Vegan or wants Gluten-free food, they can simply just ask the member of the staff for food changes according to their preferences. Every day one meal from the whole day meal will be rich in protein so that students can have the energy to do some hard energy-efficient yoga asanas like Hatha, Ashtanga, etc.

About Kerala and Its Well Known Place Varkala

Kerala is a beautiful state with palm trees and coconut trees surrounded by lakes and oceans in other words heaven for eyes. Imagine having your whole day of Yoga training and then going outside to freshen the mind and then seeing the beautiful scenery of nature the calmness felt to the mind will be just heavenly. Yoga training in Kerala will be the best option anyone can have as Kerala is a state to calm the mind and with a calm mind, you can learn and practice Yoga better in comparison with a busy mind. Our Yoga School is in Varkala- Kerala, surrounded by nature and one of the most famous beaches is Varkala beach, peoples from different places visit this beach and come to admire the beauty of this place. There are cliffs also from which one can enjoy the beautiful sunset looking at the sea shore. Varkala is the only town in Kerala which provides both Yoga and Ayurveda Teacher Training at the same time because they believe that both Ayurveda and Yoga are twin sisters and should be conducted at the same time to see extra benefits. But all things aside one should visit Varkala for calming both the mind and body and just to watch the true beauty of nature


1. Why you should choose India for Yoga?
As we all know Yoga originated in India and is practised in India for ages keeping this in mind India hasa more deep knowledge of Yoga and also has a beautiful environment which lets one do Yoga without any distraction.
2. Are there any benefits of doing 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training?
It depends on what you are aiming for while doing Yoga training, like if you are doing it to walk on the Yogic path as a profession then 200 Hour Yoga Teacher training is the minimum requirement to register in Yoga alliance as RYT200 and can be recognised as a professional Yoga Teacher or Yoga Instructor worldwide. If you are doing it for personal benefits like for a fit body or a calm mind then you will take a fresh mind and body, Yoga has numerous benefits it will be only of use.
3. What is 200 Hour YTTC?
It is the minimum required qualification to become a certified Yoga Teacher as after completion of the course one can register in Yoga Alliance. 200 Hour YTTC includes every basic fundamental of Yoga as Yoga anatomy, and yoga philosophy and makes you able to start teaching Yoga.
4. Is there any experience required to enrol in 200 Hour YTTC?
Absolutely no, you can join the course without any experience as it is a beginner course which is meant to give students experience.
5. Can a pregnant woman join the course?
Well, there is no problem until you are physically fine and mentally sound. Also, you have to ask your doctor if it is ok to do Yoga for you.

6. What should I do after 200 Hourof YTTC?
After doing 200 Hour YTTC you can easily become a certified Yoga teacher just by applying at Yoga Alliance for RYT200, if you think you are not ready to teach students already then you can study further by doing 300 Hour YTTC course and after deepening your knowledge completely in Yoga you can apply for RYT500 and now you are a professional Yoga Teacher.
7. Is Kerala safe for travelling alone?
Yes, Kerala is one of the safest states in India and is one of the most praised destinations by travellers who visit this paradise and freshen their minds with the refreshing vibes here.
8. How you should prepare yourself before joining the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training course?
You don’t have to take much pressure on yourself even if you don’t want to prepare yourself then just make sure to join the course with an open mind and a strong will to learn Yoga. If you want to prepare yourself then begin with normal stretching and some easy asanas you can find a tutorial on our website only, and also start reading some Yogic books you can read some of the books that are suggested by us if you are having trouble in choosing one for you.
9. Do I have to wait and practice Yoga before starting teaching or should I just start teaching Yoga?
It completely depends on you, what you want to do you can either wait and practice yoga or you can just register with Yoga Alliance and start teaching after completing your course. You can practice yoga for as long as you want mostly 1-2 years of experience is enough to teach as a Yoga Teacher also Yoga Alliance recommend 2 years of experience. Also, there is no problem with instantly teaching once you get certified because the important thing is being certified as a Yoga Teacher.
10. Is the food over there vegan?
We provide 100% vegetarian food but not vegan but there is no need for you to worry leave it to us you just have to inform us beforehand so that we can make special arrangements for you.

Yoga Certification &Eligibility Criteria

Yoga Certification:

Every student who completed a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training course canregister with Yoga Alliance as RYT 200, it is a Yoga Certification which is accepted all over the world. You can also register for RYT 500, as per your qualifications.

RishikulYogshala in Kerala courses included are:

  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course
  • 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course
  • 85 Hour Pre and Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training Course

Eligibility Criteria:

  • If you don't have any experience in Yoga there is no need to worry no minimum experience is required in the 200 Hours of Yoga Teacher Training course.
  • English is important but if you are not good with English just basic communication skills will work.
  • There is no minimum age until and unless you are focused on your Yogic career.
  • Linens, towels and laundry are washed in line with local authority guidelines.
  • You should be both physically fit and mentally sound to join the course

In Our Yoga Program -What to expect and its benefits

You should expect:

  • Learning about yoga from many professional Yoga teachers of India.
  • Staying in a comfortable room giving you that luxurious feel.
  • Having delicious Yogic food which is vegetarian and if you are vegan then you will be provided with delicious vegan food.
  • Learning deep and keen knowledge about Yoga.
  • Knowing different dimensions of both Yoga and a person’s life.
  • Getting a calm and fresh mind.



There are many benefits of Yoga as:

  • It provides you with a calm mind and with deep thinking.
  • Yogic food consists of many nutrients which make your body fit, strong and flexible at the same time.
  • Having deep and keen knowledge in your field of profession helps you in becoming a master of your field.
  • Knowing about life will make you live your life to the fullest extent and will provide you with a happy life.
Strengthof RishikulYogshala Kerala And its location
Our strength is:
  • We got a very friendly and well-behaved staff.
  • Priority for qualitative teaching over quantitative teaching is always preferred.
  • We got all the professional and recommended Yoga Teachers only.
  • Student’s opinion matters, and we will do our best to consider students are not getting any problem with the course.
  • We got a chef who isa master in Ayurvedic food
  • A safe and secure environment is provided so that everyone can learn Yoga better without any problem.
  • We got Yoga Teachers who don’t only know how to do Yoga as a Yogi but also know the nutritional part of a Yogi’s food which will help you to also know about the nutritional part of Ayurvedic food.

Our Yoga school venue is in The Kerala Retreat which is spread over many acres and is a very beautiful property which is attached to a gorgeous lake so that everyone can spend some quality time or can just walk around and admire the beauty of nature the location is just perfect surrounded with beautiful as well as enormous pine trees reflecting an exotic scenery soothing both the eyes and mind just by looking at it and also the location is between Kappil beach and Varkala beach making it easy for anyone to visit beaches if anyone wants to.

Major subjects that will be covered

  • Anatomy and Biomechanics‍
  • Asana Variations and Modifications‍
  • Teaching Methodology and Its Skills 
  • Yoga Nidra and Its Various Mudras
  • Chakra and its Awakening 
  • Sequencing‍ & structuring 
  • Meditation and Pranayama‍
  • Yoga Philosophy and its  Unknown Facts 
  • Business of Yoga‍ and Its Preparations 
  • Practice Teaching‍ Classes 

Why Multi Style yoga is very important in the Current Era

Multi Style Yoga is important in today’s era because as we all that how lazy and busy we became and because of that we can’t spare time for our physical fitness because of this most the people are patients with heart disease, also because of this our body became kind of stiff and is not naturally flexible now. Multi style Yoga is a type of Yoga in which different asanas are performed frequently but faster and more active way. Because of this it easily heats a person’s body and results in an enhanced heartbeat. It also includes stretching and as poses are changed frequently it also helps in increasing physical strength as a result it makes our body both strong and flexible. It helps in understanding yoga better and getting more enhanced knowledge also it will help you in knowing your preferred style.

We have three style of Yoga which is implemented in our Yoga Programs are:-

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Hatha Flow Yoga
  • Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
  • Some of Iyenger style of yoga is merged in Adjustment and Alignment Class