"A path on the way to rediscovering that we come from Enlightenment"


"India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only." Mark Twain, American author

Sushumna means the central nadi or energy channel associated with the River Saraswati in India. This runs from the base of the spine to the top of the head and when activated the kundalini shakti uncoils at the base of the spine and and shoots up to the top of the head through our energy channels or chakras. This represents our evolution from self-absorption towards realization of our own innate unlimited potential. We rise beyond the ordinary realm of birth and death to the level of divinity.

Sushumna Yoga Teacher Training is affiliated and accredited by Yoga Alliance. It surpasses the requirements for you to register with them and become internationally recognised, as an accomplished RYT 200/500- (Registered Yoga Teacher).

Is Sushumna Yoga Teacher Training right for you?

* Are you earnest about taking on board a methodical journey to becoming a teacher;

* Looking for new ways to enhance your teaching skills;

* Or even, just wish to develop more of your own personal practice;

* Do you want to be taught by very experienced and highly respected teachers in their field

If the answer is yes to any of the above? Then you will gain the fundamental tools to go deeper in your practise and teach accurately in your own unique way, both grounded in self-awareness and experiential knowledge.

Our approach is inclusive and not dogmatic. We encourage all of our students to discover their practice and orientation through their own experience and enquiry. Therefore, we welcome applicants from all orientations and stages of yoga.

During the programme, you will study hard, increase your self-awareness, submerge yourself in a yogic lifestyle and cultivate friendships and lasting ties with your teachers and fellow students.

For more details about the course, we invite you to download our Information Pdf's on the top right side of the page and if you have unanswered questions then please contact us at info@sushumna.in


YTT 200 hours Level 1 (RYT 200)

24th Aug - 13th Sept, 2018, Carlisle, UK (Applications Open)

Non -residential

This intense programme has been very sucessfully combined with the 100 hour Immersion so that you have the chance of completing your training in 2 modules with a break of a year between. This enables you to take less time off work and prepares you more fully to get out there and teach straight a way.

Subjects covered are Anatomy & Physiology, Sushumna Vniyasa Flow, Pranayama & Meditation, Ashtanga Mysore Self-Practice, Hatha alignment and breakdown, Yogic Philosphy, Kirtan, Aarti, Kriyas, some Ayurveda Knowledge, Yogic diet, Restorative (Yin) Yoga.

For more info click here


YTT 200 Hours, Level 1 (21 days, RYT 200)


4th Nov to 24th Nov 2018, Goa, India (Applications are open)




This YTT will be led by Sonja Appel, assisted by 3 other highly experienced Yoga teachers each established in their particular field.

This 21 day intensive teacher training covers 5 techniques of yoga - giving you a wide range to choose from once you start teaching. Sushumna Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, Restorative (Yin), Pranayama & Meditation with 4 well experienced and highly respected teachers.


Teaching is the absolute best way to continue this lifelong discovery at an extensive level of depth. Therefore, teaching will be a natural and likely consequence of this training. In this way, sincere students learn yoga for the right reasons and become great teachers for the right reasons.

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100 hours, Immersion

(only 100 hrs towards your RYT 200 Certificate)


This is combined with the 3 week 200 hour training and can be done in 2 modules, the first half in Carlisle and then a 8 week break before doing the rest of the hours in Goa. Or vice-versa. Or done in just one location a year later.


* Learn accurately in your own unique way, both grounded in self-awareness and experiential    knowledge.
* Embrace a yogic life style and learn the age old lessons of self-discovery. 
* Find your own balance, deepen your practice and hone in on 6000 years of philosophy.
The Six key elements are:
1.  Development of your own Asana (posture) practice, including essentials of Pranayama (breath to enhance active energy) and Meditation or Mindfulness. 
2. A comprehensive foundation in Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy & Physiology.
3. Teaching expertise including Articulation, Presenting skills and the Art of Adjusting
4. Mantra, Kiratan/AArti, kriyas
5.Total immersion into the eight limbs (or stepping stones) of a full yoga practice

"Go within and discover the path of self-transformation! But more importantly, remember that we all originally come from enlightenment!" 

Make a Booking

Yoga retreat packages need to be booked up to one month in advance. A 50% advance payment is required to confirm your booking. EMAIL sales@sushumna.in OR CALL +91 9923 219 230 for more details and booking information.

"Sushumna offers a healing environment that is extraordinary for the holistic treatment of the mind, body and soul."