"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 YA, and therefore become internationally recognized, as an accomplished RYT 200 (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 practice 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)

26th March to 16th April 2017 (Applications are open)

This is a residential program inclusive of food & accommodation. 

This YTT will be led by Sonja Appel, assisted by 4 other highly experienced Yoga teachers each established in their particular field.

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

Since India is the birthplace of Yoga, we are very proud to have 3 of these trainers, originally coming from India: Joining Sonja Appel and Nana Sun will be:  

Dr. Abhay Keste

Pandit Anand Semalty Acharya &  

Amrit Nam Kaur

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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YTT 200 hours Level 1 (RYT 200)

25th Aug - 14th Sept, 2017, Carlisle, UK (Applications Open)

Non -residential

This intense program is simialr to the 300+ hours above but reduced down to 3 weeks. 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, Yogic diet, Restorative (Yin) Yoga.

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100 hours, Immersion

29th Jan to 12th Feb 20167(Fully Booked)

(only 100 hrs towards your RYT 200 Certificate)


Vedic Valley For more info click here


* 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. Comprehensive foundation in Yoga Philosophy.
3. A small amount of Anatomy and its application in the practice of asana (practice)
4. Teaching expertise including Articulation, Presenting skills and the Art of Adjusting
5. Mantra, Kiratan/AArti, kriyas
6. 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."