300 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Turn your Passion into a rewarding Profession with 300 hours of advanced Yoga Teacher Training course. Reserve your spot today and get a $300 early bird discount.

300 Hour Yoga TeacherS Training in KERALA

So you have completed your 200-hour foundational yoga teacher training program, and now the real journey and inquiry have begun; you wish to learn what lies beneath all the superficial layers, and you wish to deepen your knowledge base and learn other yogic applications; for health and wellness…..

Our 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program in Varkala, which is registered with Yoga Alliance and runs over a 6 week period, will work deeply on your mind, body, soul. The program’s core focus is Ayurveda, India’s very ancient, multi-layered, holistic approach to maintaining optimal health and wellness at all stages in life. According to Ayurveda, most illness and unhappiness in life arises from energetic blockages or imbalances within our subtle body, which can lead to a reduction of vitality and impaired functioning of body, mind, and spirit.

Our 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program in Varkala has been designed to teach systematically, through practical means, how ancient yogic techniques can release energetic blockages, thus improving health and wellness. Through the study of Pancha mahabhutas, tridosha, the nature of Prakriti, practice of purification treatments, advanced practices of asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, and mantra, alongside deeper studies of yogic philosophy, students will take an intimate journey into the self. They will develop a much deeper understanding of ancient yogic practices.

Whether you’re an existing teacher or wish to deepen your practices and learn about yoga and Ayurveda as a complete system for ultimate health and wellness, our 300-hour yoga teacher training program in Varkala is a wonderful place for you to begin your exploration. Our loving, nurturing environment and small class sizes are the perfect place to explore, blossom, and gain the confidence needed to become a truly well-rounded, knowledgeable teacher.

300-hour yoga teacher training retreat program is an intermediate-level course. It requires all registrants to have previously completed an internationally recognized and accredited 200-hour YTTC and have been practicing for a minimum of 3 years.

Program Highlights

✔ 300 hours spread over 6 weeks.

✔ Registered with Yoga Alliance USA.

✔ Tuition includes accommodation, vegetarian meals, all required textbooks, 2 ayurvedic massages, 2 Shirodhara treatments, and a complete ayurvedic colonic purification treatment.

✔ Study of Ayurveda and Pancha kosha theory.

✔ Study of common diseases/ailments along with yogic applications to improve health and wellness.

✔ Practice ayurvedic purification techniques.

✔ Advanced asana, pranayama, bandha, mudra, mantra practices.

✔ Comprehensive yogic philosophy.

✔ Advanced yogic anatomy.

✔ Advanced western anatomy.

✔ In-depth alignment clinics.

✔ Art of adjustments.

✔ Art of sequencing.

✔ Multi-style asana: pawanmuktasana, yin yoga, Hatha, Sivananda, Vinyasa flow, ashtanga vinyasa.

✔ Teaching methodology: how to become an inspirational teacher.

✔ Practicum: polish your teaching skills and allow your inner teacher to blossom.

300 Hour Advanced Yoga & Ayurveda YTTC Schedule for Varkala 2021/2022

S/NCOURSEDATEFEEAVAILABILITY
1300 hr. Yoga Teacher TrainingSeptember 10th - October 21st 2021$16005 spots Available
2300 hr. Yoga Teacher TrainingNovember 5th - December 16th 2021$16007 spots Available
3300 hr. Yoga Teacher TrainingJuly 8th - August 18th, 2022$16003 spots Available
4300 hr. Yoga Teacher TrainingSeptember 8th - October 19th, 2022$16005 spots Available
5300 hr. Yoga Teacher TrainingNovember 5th - December 16th 2022$16008 spots Available

300 hour Yoga Teacher Training – Program Highlights

AYURVEDA:

We begin by offering students an introduction to the science of life, which is known as Ayurveda. We will discuss the unique features, aim, the concept of true health and peace of mind, history, and then we will study the basic principles of Ayurveda which includes the theory of creation, and the concept of Pancha Mahabhuta, Tridosha, Concept of Body – Mind – Soul, Concept of Sapta Dhatu (Body Elements).

⋆ The concept of Mala (Waste Products), Concept of Srotas (Body Channels), Concept of Agni (Digestive Fire)

⋆The concept of Koshta (Alimentary Tract) and the Concept of Prakruti (Body Constitution).

We will then briefly introduce students to the study of Herbs and then introduce the processes of Panchkarma. We will lecture about various ayurvedic and panchakarma purification processes and marma points.

Students will also learn about abhyanga (Ayurvedic body Massage) and Shirodhara (oil treatment for head), Kadee vasti (Treatment for Low Back Pain), Greeva vasti (Treatment for Neck discomfort), Janu vasti (Treatment for Knee joint Pain), Ayurvedic Foot Massage, Shiro Abhyanga (Traditional Indian Head Massage), Ayurvedic Face Massage.

Following these, we will study concepts of the Ayurvedic diet based upon season, dosha, and common ailments. Classes will include the following topics: the Ayurvedic concept of Dietetics, Assessment of constitution & importance of the understanding constitution, Diet for the different constitution, Recipes for the different constitution, wholesome & unwholesome food, Contradictory food, Quality of different food substances. Students will soon come to understand that Ayurveda offers two main guiding principles; the mind and the body are inextricably connected, and nothing has more power to transform the body than the mind.

MULTISTYLE ASANA CLASS:

Our 300-hour students will have the opportunity to study various styles of asana, from ancient methods used to maintain healthy joint space and optimal flow of prana to more traditional methods and modern-day styles. Styles will include the pawanmukasana series, yin yoga, traditional Indian Hatha, Sivananda yoga, vinyasa flow and ashtanga vinyasa. Students will practice each style for a minimum of 6 classes to truly understand and embody the key benefits that each style offers.

ANATOMY:

Anatomy and physiology will be studied in great detail. Students will study the nervous system, circulatory system, respiratory system, lymphatic system, endocrine system, digestive system, musculoskeletal system, immune system, genito-urinary system, and spine. Students will study the physical effects yoga has on the body, learn how to avoid injury in more prone areas, and work with common injuries. Our students will study the various systems of the body, but they will become knowledgeable.

ALIGNMENT CLASSES:

These classes will consist of in-depth studies of fundamental hatha yoga postures. We will analyze each posture slowly and in great detail, incorporating anatomical aspects, energetic principles and discussing and addressing common limitations and misalignments. Great emphasis will be placed on creating optimal alignment (for each body) through props and partnering. Yoga reconnects us to nature as yoga originates in nature. It is of the earth, the sun, and the winds.

PHILOSOPHY:

In our 300-hour program, students will have the opportunity to examine the ancient religious traditions of South Asia, namely Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. What do these traditions say about the nature of the universe and human intrinsic nature? What is the relevance of these traditions to us, in life, and our practices? We will study these traditions from historical, psychological, philosophical, sociological, and contemplative perspectives. We will consider the myths, symbolism, ritual, philosophical and theological formulations, and iconography. We will then explore what yoga is, studying some of the earliest sources of yoga, The Upanishads, the Yoga sutra of Patanjali, Bhagavad Gita, Mahabharata, Ramayana, and Advaita Vedanta. We will also discuss bhakti and Tantra, then dive deeper into the subtle body discussing Kundalini and chakras. We will eventually end up discussing what we regard as modern-day yoga.

ART OF ADJUSTMENTS:

In this section, students will learn about the art of performing safe and skillful adjustments with confidence, strength, and grace. Students will learn how to adjust to others while honoring the Yama’s and respecting the physical and emotional boundaries, limits, and capabilities of students. Finally, we will explore how to use this yogic science to remove blockages, thus freeing the prana so it can nourish the entire being, eventually releasing Kundalini and its potential.

PRANAYAMA:

Pranayama is the powerful tool that has been proven to balance, awaken and purify our Pranic Body. Students will dive deeper into pranayama in these classes, practicing advanced practices with increased ratios, kumbaya, and bandhas. Students will learn to design sequences based on different requirements, needs, and abilities. They will begin to truly understand the relationship between prana, the nadis, the chakras, bandhas, and the power of incorporating mantras.

YOGIC ANATOMY:

In this section, we will teach the ancient yogic techniques used to free up and channelize energy used to create a balanced state of mind and body. Easily stated, we will study the energetic effects of yoga on the body. We will explore prana, the chakra system, the vayus, the Nadis (energy channels within the body) and bandhas (energy locks), and the relationships between emotion and blockages within the Nadis and chakras.