About The Ashtanga Yoga Shala

Reviewed as the most disciplined yoga teacher training school in India, the beginning was in the city of Mysore 7 years ago.The decision to move to Varkala Kerala was to provide the students a more calmer,serene and quite place to study and meditate away from the growing and polluted city of Mysore.This decision has benefited Abhijna School of Yoga in a very positive way as students find the school to be accessible from any part of the world.

About the Yoga Teacher Training course

Abhijna School of Yoga and Meditation conducts Six Yoga Teacher Training Programs in india each year, specialising in 200 Hour and 300 Hour Yoga Teacher's Training in various styles such as Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Hatha Yoga. Over 350 people have received Yoga Certification from Abhijna School of Yoga and Teach Yoga in the US, Europe, Canada, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Africa and Central and South America.

Our Teacher Trainings are limited to small groups: in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga course is limited to 16 people, in Yoga Therapy Teacher Training course is limited to 12 People. Hatha Yoga Teacher Training is limited to 14 people.

The Ashtanga, Yoga Therapy and Hatha Yoga Teacher Trainings are a comprehensive Yoga Instructor programs, carefully designed in accordance with the 200 hour requirements for registration with Yoga Alliance. At the end of the course you will be a Certified Yoga Instructor, eligible to register with Yoga Alliance USA. You will be qualified to teach the style of your choice of training such as Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Hatha Yoga.

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The Ashtanga Yoga Shala is set in virgin surrounding very much like Bali.Kerala is the greenest part of India and much so is Varkala as the south west monsoon starts here.The Yoga shala is nestled in between coconut and banana plantations.
Doing a training here is far superior when compared to noisy,crowded and polluted places such as Rishikesh and Mysore.Wide roads,friendly people always welcome you in Varkala. Varkala is drug free and party free when compared to places like Goa.The transit time from the international airport to the shala is Just one hour when compared to Rishikesh(9H) and Mysore (5H). We are located around 700 M from the ocean.The Shala is also accesible to many fruits stores and supermarkets.


Programs we offer


The Teachers

Mahesh Chandra and Ellie Ruales are the main teachers of the Yoga School.The teachers firmly believe in discipline and order to impart quality training to the students.The students spend almost 150+ hours with the main teacher on the chosen course.We do not have multiple teacher for different areas as we feel the relationship between the main teacher and the student has to undergo a special bonding

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