Shiva Rishi Yoga is a company that offers courses and yoga retreats with the objective of spreading the message of yoga and helping all participants to live a healthy and harmonious life.
Yoga Teacher Training (1)
Siva's life is totally dedicated to yoga. He has been practicing yoga for more than 10 years and is sharing his knowledge and techniques in Varkala. As a Swami Satyananda disciple, his fascination for the teachings of Patanjali and his love for yoga practice have changed his life completely. He discovered yoga as a way of living, which is the perfect communion between mind, body, and soul. By placing practice within the context of Indian culture and philosophy, Siva's classes are an ever deepening experience of the true tradition of yoga.
Salini attained her MSc degree in Yoga and philosophy at the University of Chennai and is currently taking her doctoral degree while teaching philosophy classes at the school. In a compassionate and dialogic teaching style, she will guide your self-understanding towards a clear realization of the yoga sutras of Patanjali, of how yoga derived from the Vedic age and how scriptures can benefit your practice.
Dr. Anish BAMS is an Ayurvedic doctor and he will teach you anatomy classes. Herin you will also discuss about benefits of asanas, how to adress specific problems or what to avoid during that time. Moreover, he will introduce you to the ancient healing science of Ayurveda, which ideally complements the yogic practices.
from Great Britain, February 2019
The training, location and food were all amazing.
Kati Winther Heimen
from Norway, February 2019
"Amazing place to get your TTC"
Siva is amazing. He is a very good teacher and always positive and loving. You will learn a lot from him and all the other teachers. I didn’t expect to learn as much as I did and have so much theory, which is a little hard in the beginning, but when you start to understand you will see so many opportunities in front of you. The food is really good and the place you stay is clean and nice. Of course there is going to be a spider or a lizard 🦎 in your room at some point, but nothing dangerous! I felt really safe. Bring your own soap and an extra towel for the beach🏖 You will also get to see Varkala as you go on two trips. Really nice!! I will miss this place, and hopefully be back soon! So greatful for this experience 🙏🏻
from United States, February 2019
"Something real and amazing! "
I would recommend this school for everyone who wish to deep their knowledge in the philosophy of yoga. You can experience something real there! I learned so much about myself, about others and this is something which will be with me for the rest of my life.
The sunset is a MUST! :)
I loved the food! Always fresh, good quality and very healthy.
The beach and the quality of the ocean is amazing!
The staff always very friendly and helpful! They did everything for us.
Only 1 minutes away from the school there are quite few juice bar, using always fresh ingredients. The local people are very nice. I had only good memories with them. Well, one tiny advice - learn how to bargain ;)
Highly recommended school!
from Italy, December 2018
Great TTC and amazing life experience: everything was just perfect and even beyond my expectations! Shiva Rishi Yoga School is a magical place! Shiva is a wonderful human being and an excellent teacher. All the teachers are passionate and caring and all the lessons were extremely interesting. The food was delicious. The staff very helpful and kind. The rooms were clean and spacious. Everything I could wish for this teacher training!
Elinor Bar On
from Israel, December 2018
"Life changing expirience"
Very spicial place.
A place for hilling and learning, gain knowledge from amazing inspiring teachers that support us with a lot of love and mindfullness!
Even dow i sufferd injury , i wouldnt change a thing!
Like a great family!
We gonna miss the place and shiva very much!
The food was great, and the place was always clean and welcoming!
You wont regert your decision to come and learn here, start a new path.
from Netherlands, December 2018
"Mehr als nur ein TTC Kurs"
Alle Lehrer teilen ihre Passion für Yoga und das ist ansteckend. Besonders Shiva sorgt für eine ausgelassene, positive und motivierte Stimmung. Er weiß genau was seine Schüler in jeder Stunde brauchen und spielt immer auf die Tagesform ein.
Die Unterkunft ist wie ein 2tes Zuhause geworden und Suja sowie Sarisa wie 2 Mütter die täglich das leckerste Essen für uns zubereiten. Außerdem ist der Strand nur ca 3 Gehminuten entfernt, ein echtes Plus um sich zwischen den Stunden kurz zu erfrischen.
Marijke (mikki) De Jager
from Australia, November 2018
Siva is such a pure soul and super passionate about yoga. With all the teachers you will find them very kind, knowledgeable and genuinely in it to teach others about yoga and Ayurveda. The course is well structured and the guidebook and lessons are aligned well, which makes the learning a lot, but fairly easy.
The accommodation is very nice - simple but clean and all you need is a bed anda shower anyway as the day is so full with lessons. The food is nice and well arranged, and the cliff with shops and cafe's for anything you want/need is a 5 minute walk away.
from Great Britain, October 2018
"Excatly what I needed"
Lovely place, amazing food, great teachers :) We had some fantastic trips to Golden island, Pomnudi to reconnect yourself with all 5 elements and Sivananda Ashram to fully appreciate the yoga life.
fully appreciate the yoga life!
from New Caledonia, October 2018
"Intense, powerful and unforgetable"
from Great Britain, February 2018
Everyone was warm, welcoming, helpful and enthusiastic. The atmosphere was wonderful.
from Great Britain, February 2018
"Shiva rishi yoga"
Brilliant trips, tuition, veggie food, a safe environment with very personal service.
from Canada, February 2018
Siva was energetic and vibrated on such a positive level; it was infectious. He is so passionate about yoga and sharing his yoga knowledge with the students. He is always willing to provide extra support as needed, in order to make sure that we were getting what we wanted from the course, I felt that I learned a lot about philosophy and disciple from Siva’s traditional approach to practice.
from Great Britain, December 2017
"Great yoga course! "
The location was fantastic and the accommodation was to a very high standard. Siva really lives and breathes yoga and this is reflected in his teaching. I felt that the whole experience was very authentic and we were really learning about the ancient Indian roots of yoga and not just the commercial western style of yoga.
from Greece, December 2017
I've really enjoy all the months with all the yoga lessons, classes, especially the allignment classes!
All the pujas organized by the school plus all the extra excursions once a week.
Moreover the foot quality was incredible!
The accommodation were very clean and comfy! And all around is full of things to do and a beautiful beach !
from Poland, December 2017
Location, atmosphere, Shiva passion and tolerance, company,
from Gabon, December 2017
"Wonderful experience "
I loved everything, the course, the teachers, the food, the accommodation, the area.
There is literally nothing to complain about. The other students were super lovely as well and the group size with 12 people very relaxed.
The month was a lifetime experience and I loved it. The ttc was hard but I knew what to expect:)
You should def do it if you have the chance.
THANK YOU so much
Siva, Madeleine and Jona gor all you effort and love!
All the best for u guys
Gonzalo Garrido Guerra
from United States, November 2017
"One of the most wonderful experiences of my life"
Everything. The location was just perfect, the ashram it’s cozy and with a great energy, the teachers are really nice and with a great philosophy knowledgement, amazing trips, really nice food,
from Germany, November 2018
"Most intense experience in my life so far"
From the first moment I arrived at Shivas school I felt almost like home. The welcome was very warm and kind. Also I was very happy about the included pick up service from the airport, which is very helpful after a long flight. The accomodation is very nice and offers everything you need. Also I appreciated the food which was prepared with a lot of love (and you could really taste it) respecting all allergies and preferences. Anyway Varkala and the people living and working there are spectacular and I would go back at any time. I felt the TTC itself as a very intense and pleasant experience, though it can be very tough working on yourself! I am still so happy to have chosen this path, unique for me so far and always vivid in my mind and heart. The teachers are all very competent and attentive and lessons were always very interesting and revealing. All in all I would recommend this TTC to anybody who is interested about experiencing a profound knowledge of yoga combined to great company and surroundings. On top of that we were also offered excursions during our free time at our choice (!) and it was lovely how Shiva appreciated showing and explaining all the places. I easily could have stayed longer...
from Germany, October 2018
"Nice experience in beautiful Varkala"
Teachers are very enthusiastic and open for discussion.
Nice people with nice energy.
Food was good and individual wishes were being considered the best possible.
from Germany, February 2018
"Sehr liebevoll "
Das ich mich willkommen gefühlt habe und sogar ein wenig umsorgt
from Italy, August 2017
"No yoga retreat but a spiritual awakening "
I was aspecting a regular yoga retreat instead what this place gave me is much much more...priceless! Kerala is an amazing place if you like nature, it all sorrunded by sparkling green jungle-looking trees. The accomodation is cosy, super clean and has a fantastic yoga shala on the roof top which share all the energy of the sorrounding nature. The food is absolutely fantastic! The woman who is in charge, Shadi, cooks with the love that just a mum can do. Everything is fresh and light as a yogi diet requires.. just in a bigger portion! Shiva is not only an instructor but a spiritual guide. He is not just concern in teaching you the posture but guiding you trough the fantastic world of yoga. He shares his passion with his student and drives them through the enlightment. This is not a simple yoga retreat.. you will get much more than flexibility and a relax mind.