How to reach our Yoga Training center in Kerala
Our Yoga school is located at Varkala in Trivandrum and is well connected to the rest of India railways and roads. The nearest airport is just 36 km away. Varkala is a small town in northern Thiruvanthapuram that can be accessed by taxis, buses or autorickshaws.
There is no direct flight but the nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International airport, just 36 km away from our Yoga school. You can easily get a taxi from the airport to reach us.
There are always regular bus services to Varkala, on a daily basis, 24×7. You can easily reach our school from Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi or Alappuzha in a few minutes. Taxis and cabs are also available.
Varkala is well connected to the rest of India by railways also. The primary railway junction serving Varkala is Sivagiri Railway Station. Autorickshaws and taxis are easily available from the station.
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For booking the course we ask for a non-refundable deposit of 200 USD (shared room) & 400 USD (Private room) to reserve your spot in the Teacher Training. The remainind balance of 1000 USD (shared room) – 1,100 USD (private room) should be paid upon arrival with either CASH (USD or INR). In Varkala town you find a lot of ATM machines to withdrawal cash.
What happens if I need to cancel the course?
Deposits for the course are non-refundable. However, if you are not able to attend the course, please inform us as soon as possible. You will be charged the full amount for your course if you decide to leave early.
As Yoga cleanses not only the mind but also the body we would ask you to refrain from taking any intoxicants (that includes coffee, alcohol and cigarettes) during your course. Ideally you would start to detox already a few days ahead of the course.
What certificate will I get?
Pranam Yoga Joseph is a registered Yoga School – RYS 200. Our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses fully comply with the standards set by Yoga Aliance. As a graduate you can register with your certificate as RYT 200 as per their qualifications.
For more info please see https://www.yogaalliance.org/
In Varkala Beach you find many little shops where you can buy toiletries, snacks and drinks. In Varkala town you find ATM machines, banks, doctors and pharmacies. Nevertheless we would advise you to bring:
notebook and pen
a little bag (for your course book, optional note book and water bottle)
any medicine you might need for the length of the course
for women: sanitary pads
light and comfortable clothing
Pranam Yoga Joseph is located at the Olive Auyurvedic Beach Resort in Varkala Beach (on the middle cliff), a little town by the ocean in Kerala, South India. The nearest train station is Varkala town (5km) where you find many trains per day either going North to Kochin or South to Trivandrum. From the train station you best take an Auto Rickshaw to Varkala Beach.
The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport (TRV, 50km). At the aiport you find a prepaid taxi booth just outside the baggage claim where you can get a taxi to Varkala Beach.
Your course includes:
all classes according to the daily schedule
accommodation at Olive Ayurvedic Beach Resort in a double room (shared) with own bathroom (cold shower). For more info check tripadvisor (Link: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297639-d12170029-Reviews-Olive_Ayurvedic_Beach_Resort-Varkala_Thiruvananthapuram_District_Kerala.html)
3 healthy, vegetarian meals per day (If you have any special dietary requirements please inform us at least 7 days before the start of the course).
2x herbal tea per day and unlimited drinking water (starting with breakfast on the first day and ends with dinner on the last day of the course)
one day trips to surprise destinations (Extra charges)
certificate upon completion of the course
06.15 Morning tea (Herbal tea)
06.30 to 07:45 Pranayama/Meditation
08.00 to 09.30 Hatha yoga
09.30 to 10.30 Breakfast
11.30 to 01.00 Mantras / Alignment / Anatomy Philosophy
01.00 to 02.00 Lunch
02.00 to 03:30 Philosophy/ Teaching practice
04.00 to 05.30 Hatha yoga
07.00 to 08.00 Dinner
Sunday Day off
**schedule subject to change**
Olive Ayurvedic Beach Resort, Ambalathumvila House Middle Clifff Beach Road | Kuraikkanni, Varkala 695141, Kerala, India