Isalayam Ashram offers 200-hour certificate Yoga Teacher Training certified by Yoga Alliance.
Students wishing to learn and practice the real essence of yoga in the traditional Gurukula system have this special opportunity train directly under His Holiness Jagadguru Swami Isa. Our courses are specialized in Swami Isa’s Life for Total Consciousness method.
The course includes classes on yoga techniques, yogic theory, philosophy, theory of teaching, and practice.
Swami Isa personally guides each learner to understand the practice of yoga in the modern world. His philosophy classes go deeply into the scriptures and bridge them with modern scientific knowledge. Teacher Training emphasizes his Education for Total Consciousness method of teaching, which empowers teachers to realize the fullness of the topic and to get in touch with their students in a meaningful way.
LTC integrates important elements from Kundalini Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Kriya Yoga, Jnana Yoga, and Ashtanga Yoga (8 limbs described by Patanjali).
Isalayam is a Registered Yoga School (RYS 200) with Yoga Alliance.
Upcoming Teacher Training Courses:
July 12 – August 8, 2020 (200hr TTC)
This intensive month of training to be a yoga teacher includes yoga techniques, yogic theory, philosophy, theory of teaching, and practice. A fully residential course for international students. Yoga Alliance Certified course also includes a written examination (RYT200).
July 12 – 26, 2020 (LTC Teacher Training – Basics)
This course covers the basics of Swami’s Life for Total Consciousness course and how to teach it. Includes practice in the technique, yogic philosophy, seva, sadhana, and Ashram life. A fully residential course for international students.
The class runs 6 days per week for 4 weeks. Fridays are recreational days with an arranged program for sightseeing or another enriching activity.
The typical daily schedule is:
5-5:30 am Wake up
6:00 am Meditation/Pranayama/Relaxation
7:00 am Tea Break
7:30 am Body Awareness (Asanas) Exercises
8:30 am Breakfast
9:15 am LTC Philosophy
11:15 am Karma Yoga
12:15 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Anatomy Class
2:00 pm Teaching Methodology
3:00 pm LTC practice
4:30 pm Tea Break & Bath
5:45 pm Puja
6:30 pm Bhakti Yoga
7:30 pm Dinner/Group Discussion
9:00 pm Silence (homework, personal practice)
10:00 pm Lights out
Note: The last week will see some adjustments to the schedule; particularly, more time will be given for practice teaching. Attendance to the entire Teacher Training Course daily schedule, each day, is mandatory.
Isalayam Lane, Kadakampally Rd, Anayara, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695029, India
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