300 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING COURSE starts on 5th Jan 2020 to 1st Feb 2020 in Kunnumpara, Kovalam Kerala

Do Yoga Be Happy

Teachers training course curriculum

Advanced Techniques Training/Practice Includes asana, pranayama's, kriyas (Shat Karma & Shankhaprakshalana – washing of intestines), chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques.

Anatomy & Physiology Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc)

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers The study of yoga philosophies (Patanjali Yoga Sutra & Bhagavad Gita), yoga lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers.

Practicum Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing and giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching.

Other Facilities


Check whether you are required to arrange a visa before you enter India. Be careful to apply for a tourist visa, whilst you will be studying yoga here, a student visa is a very different visa and you will require supporting information which only academic establishments like universities can provide. Your reason for visiting should be stated as a tourist. Foreign Nationals are required to bring their original passport with a valid visa for India. 


Email and telephone facilities are available. However, the facilities are limited so guests must keep email and telephone communications to a minimum, to allow all guests equal access. Mobile phone signals from all major companies are available in the resort compound. Use of mobile phones in all classes, dining areas and also inside the rooms are prohibited due to the respect to other's privacy.

Certification & Assessments

The students are continuously assessed throughout the course at all levels. There will be a practical observation session towards the end of the course to evaluate the understanding and skills of the students.

Students must have your full-time attendance in the yoga, Meditation and Philosophy classes, and if the attendance is less, no certificate will be issued.

Daily Schedule

This timetable is subject to change as per weather conditions.Classes are held on 6 days a week and 7th day is for optional Trips to Cultural and spiritual places.

05.00 AM: Wake up
05.30 – 06.00 AM: Cleansing Techniques
06.00 - 06.30 AM: Meditation
06.30 – 07.00 AM: Herbal Tea
07.00 – 09.30 AM: Asana Pranayama
09.45 AM -10.45 AM: Breakfast(Veg.)
11.00 – 12.00 Noon: Bhagavad Gita
12.15 – 01.15 PM: Patanjali Yoga Sutra
01.15 - 01.45 PM: Fruits
01.45 - 02.15 PM: Karma Yoga
02.15 - 02.45 PM: Group Discussion /Self Study 
02.45 - 03.30 PM: Free
03.30 – 04.00 PM: Personal Coaching(for students who are in need of care)
04.00-06.30PM:Asana,Pranayama, Meditation
07.00 PM: Dinner(Veg.)
08.00 - 09.00 PM: Anatomy / video / other related lecture / bhajan

An authentic team to nurture the teacher in you


School Director, Main Teacher & Yoga Alliance E-RYT - 500

  • 20 years experience in Yoga since 1988
  • Yoga Teachers’ Training Course and Advanced Teachers’ Training Course from Sivananda Tradition
  • Intense practice in Gangotri for 5 months
  • Siddha Vaidyam and Marma Vaidyam from Rajkumar Aashan, Marthandam -Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu India

Registered expert Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance 


Philosophy & Sanskrit Scholar

  • Disciple of Dayananda Saraswati
  • Sanskrit and traditional scriptures from Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Rishikesh and Tamil Nadu
  • Initiated into monkhood in 1998 by Dayananda Saraswati
  • Teaching Sanskrit, Vedantic Scriptures and Bhagavad Gita in India and Sri Lanka 


  • In the Ayurvedic treatment field for over a decade
  • Ex-Executive Director of the medical Magazine ‘Vaidyam’
  • Book on Ayurvedic diet and recipes - ‘Mahānasaṃ- Culinary delights of Rajah Ayurveda’
  • Ex-faculty at Mayur University, London, Kerala Ayurveda Academy, USA and Arsha Yoga Gurukulam
  • Head of Literary Research of Ekavaidya Knowledge Services Private Limited 


  • Over 15+ years teaching experience
  • Yoga Teacher Training Course, Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course - Sivananda Yoga Vedanata Ashram
  • Yoga teacher in Engineering college, Chengannur, N. S. S. Ayurvedic Hospitals, Valamkulam and Aranmula
  • Worked in Ayurveda Yoga Villa,Wayanad, Sarai Resort, Leh, Ladakh 

Who can Participate?

Level 2 (300 Hr) course are able to attend only is they are graduates of level 1 (200 hrs) at any approved school. A copy of diploma certificate of level 1 should be included with the application form.

What to bring?

Casual comfortable clothes, yoga mat, toiletries, notebooks, pens, slip-on sandals, rain wear, flashlight, insect repellent, alarm clock, water bottle, sunscreen...etc. Smoking is strictly prohibited.

Course Donation (Fees):

Twin share room : 1750 Euro - Course fee 1000 Euro, 750 Euro for food and accommodation 

Dormitory room : 1550 Euro - course fee 1000 Euro and 550 Euro for food and accommodation (only for ladies )

This donation includes books, kriya materials, accommodation and food


A non-refundable deposit of 300 EUR is required to finalize a booking with us. If you cannot attend the course for any reason, you can transfer the deposit to any other course within one year from the original course starting date subject to availability. If you cancel the course at the last moment, and if we cannot find a replacement, you will lose the deposit.

Balance Payments:

The balance payment can be paid on arrival in cash, in any major currency or, if you are coming with your debit/Credit card, you can get Indian Rupees in cash from the local ATMs or currency exchange agents - in that case, please check with your bank for the transaction charges with credit cards.For payments in Indian Rupees or any other currencies, we use the current exchange rates from www.xe.com at the time of your payment. Applicants who are remitting their full course fee online should pay an additional charge of 60 EUR as Transaction charge.


Which Style of Yoga?

Our courses involve the practice of traditional hatha yoga consisting of sun salutations, headstand, shoulderstand, plough, bridge, fish, sitting forward bend, inclined plane, cobra, locust, backward bends, spinal twists, standing forward bends, standing sideways bends and balancing poses, savasana, kapalabhati, pranayama and meditation.

Do I need an Indian Visa?

Yes, an Indian Visa is necessary for all foreigners to enter India. (Most of the country can apply indian e visa) Please google for details of your local Indian Embassy website and find out how many days it takes to get an Indian Tourist Visa. Sending your passport to the embassy or a visa consultant by post could take a week or two. In some countries, you can go to the visa centre in person and get the Visa on the same day. A 'Tourist Visa' is easy to get, inexpensive and does not need much paper work. While filling in the Tourist Visa application, please write the reason of travel as 'Vacation'.

Holistic Centre for Yoga & Vedanta, Kunnumpara, Kovalam

Kunnumpara is;

13 KM from Trivandrum International Airport 

10 KM from Trivandrum Central Railway Station



Kunnumpara Temple & Mutt

Pachalloor P.O. , Vazhamuttam, Trivandrum, Kerala State, India 695 027

How to Reach

Those ashram guests who wish to be picked up by a taxi from the nearby airport / railway station / Bus station please email: yogaindiameditation@gmail.com giving all the arrival details. This is highly recommended as the taxi driver from Kovalam knows where exactly to bring you.


By Air

The nearest international airport is in Trivandrum. One can travel by bus or taxi to the ashram location. Kunnumpara Ashram is 13 KM from Trivandrum airport.

The closest railway stations to the Kunnumparaashram is the Trivandrum. Kunnumpara is 13 KM from the Trivandrum station. Check with the South Indian railways for more details : www.indianrail.gov.in From these railway stations take a taxi or bus to the ashram.Ashram guests who wants to arrive by train are advised to book rail tickets as early as possible. Trains are often fully booked. Train e-tickets can be booked up to three months in advance via the internet. Train information can be obtained via www.indianrail.gov.in . Train journey reservation is possible by using credit card, for bookings : www.irctc.co.in


Coming Classes

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Kunnumpara:- Kovalam Kerala, India- 695027

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7th January to 20th January 2024

Kunnumpara:- Kovalam Kerala, India- 695027