Ziba Bayley | Tripti Yoga
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300 Hour Training

1 month programme into the world of Santana Dharma and Raja Yoga.

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12th January to 9th February 2020

1 Month intensive 300 Hr Yoga Alliance Certified Training in Kerala, India

Evelyn & I welcome you to Kerala, India for an immersive, application based curriculum of the 8 limbs. This course is both challenging and stimulating. It’s for teachers who want to develop their understanding of yoga in its original context - a method of liberation
— Ziba bayley

Join Ziba & Evelyn

Comprehensive 300hr lineage-based programme in yoga’s tropical home - Kerala.

This training will return you to the origins of yoga, the practices of Raja yoga and its entanglement with Santana Dharma (Hinduism), Samkhya and Vedanta philosophies.

Over 28 days, we will explore teaching as a reflection of your own experience, nestled in the jungle shores of India’s tropical south - Kerala.

This training has a minimum requirement of a 200-hour yoga certification. It is for teachers, who are seeking a rooted way to be both a student and teacher of yoga. It is for yogins who wish to explore further - the integration of yoga in all aspects of everyday life. It is for those who wish to advance their teaching of asana whilst increasing their knowledge of the other key yoga practices and philosophies.

The training will begin with a return to the 8 limbs (as a peer group), the history of yoga, the culture of Santana dharma, Tripti Yoga lineage, key philosophies and the tradition of sacred ritual.

We will continue with application-based study into the 8 limbs of yoga, together with supporting yoga practices for sense withdrawal, concentration and meditation. Alongside contemplation, study and exploration of your personal service to your community (svadharma) and your sankalpa (deepest heart’s intention).

The training will end with 2 weeks cultivating these practices into contemporary, everyday life and teaching from experience. Finally leading to your creation of: 1 x full length class, 1 x workshop and 1 x 3 part course.

Ziba will lead the majority of history, philosophy, culture, lifestyle and ethics alongside insights into the practices for pranayama, sense withdrawal, concentration and meditation.

Evelyn will lead the majority of contemporary living and teaching yoga including Yamas Niyamas and finding inspiration, alongside creative and exploratory advancement of teaching and practicing asana.

Ziba & Evelyn together will share with you their love and joy in the practice of yoga and its integration into the never-ending cycles of life.

The Syllabus

Week one - Align and refine

  • Yoga entangled with the culture of Santana Dharma (Hinduism)

  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

  • The lineage of Tripti Yoga

  • Karma, Bhakti, Jnana, Raja

  • Raja Yoga and the 8 limbs of yoga

  • Yamas - ethical principles: ahimsa, satya, asteya, brahmacharya, aparigraha.

  • Niyamas - ethical actions: saucha, santosha, tapas, svadhyaya, ishvara pranidhana

  • The purpose of asana

  • The theory of sense withdrawal, concentration, meditation, samadhi

  • The culture of temple (mandir), puja and ritual

Week two - Discern to learn

  • Authentic Teacher

  • Compassionate awareness

  • Asana

  • Pranayama,

  • Sense withdrawal

  • Concentration

  • Meditation

  • Kriya, Laya, Mantra & Japa

  • Svadharma - Sankalpa - Yoga Nidra - theory

Week three - Choice not chance

  • Creating and allowing - the art of self practice

  • The Art of Teaching - classical asana along side contemporary movement patterns

  • The Art of Teaching - intermediate to advanced Asana

  • The Art of Teaching - peak postures

  • The Art of Teaching - intentions / story telling / class arc

  • The Art of Teaching - the class dynamic

  • The Art of Teaching - creatively

  • Adjustments, guides, verbal cues and assists

  • Teaching for individual needs.

Week four - Cultivate and create

  • Svadharma - Sankalpa - Yoga Nidra

  • Sacred Space

  • Life Circles, Life Cycles

  • Brave Human

  • The Business of Yoga

  • Create 1 - Open class/all levels class

  • Create 1 - Workshop

  • Create 1 - 3 part course

Tripti - Santosha - Chidabhasa

Delight - Contentment - Truth

Tripti yoga meaning "the spiritual delights”, the journey of seeing the truth of existence with more and more frequency in all things.

Santosha meaning “contentment in what is”, the awareness of our true nature, joy.

Chidabhasa meaning “the reflection of the universal self in the individual self”.

What this course offers:

  • The month-long training program covers yoga history, culture, philosophy, introduction to Sanskrit in asana, asana, introduction to anatomy, teaching methodology, teaching practice, lifestyle, ethics, contemporary self development and teaching. 

  • The course includes: Sadhana journal, homework, practicum, practical application, practice, lectures, homework, discussion, group work, coaching, feedback, observation, films, workshops, group dynamics and temple visits. 

  • We include the history of yoga asana, other yoga traditions, the ancient sacred texts and five-thousand-year-old traditions, mysticism, as well as the psychotherapeutic benefits and the reality of Sadhana. 

  • We encourage the spiritual journey along side and equal to, the teachers journey. 

Course Location

The training takes place at our beautiful rooftop shala set amongst the palms that frame the Arabian Sea view. The shala has a coconut in-laid floor which gives the concrete coating a natural spring, ideal for yoga practice.

Enjoy high speed wifi, complimentary filtered electrolyte water and as much herbal tea as you require. Our house is spacious and is designed in accordance with Vashtu principles (Vedic fengshui). Make use of our extensive yoga library, rest and relax between classes and soak up the atmosphere of laid-back, thriving jungle life.

Please see our immersions page for more information on the experience and see our Kovalam page for details about your stay.

Daily Timetable

Monday - Friday

  • 6:00am Meditation

  • 6:30am Pranayama

  • 7:00am Practice

  • 8:30am Break for Breakfast

  • 10:00am Study

  • 12:30pm Break for light lunch

  • 2:00pm Study / Practicum

  • 4:00 Break

  • 4:30pm Study / Practicum / Class

  • 6:45pm Sangha

  • 7:00pm Close


  • 6:00am Meditation

  • 6:30am Pranayama

  • 7:00am Practice

  • 8:30am Break for Breakfast

  • 10:00am Study

  • 1:00pm Close


  • Rest Day 

Satyam Eva Jayati Naanrutam

(Truth alone shall prevail)


Why we know yoga is for Everyone.

It has long been known that there are four categories of ‘attribute’ or characteristics that aspirants fall into. These attributes allow anyone to follow the path of yoga.

Whether you lean towards: cessation of the mind - Raja, the attainment of knowledge - Jnana, devotion and surrender -Bhakti or service - Karma. These human attributes are considered and supported in many thousand year old yoga practices. Therefore you do not have to be an asana expert to be an affective and contributing yoga teacher or to attain liberation. Many paths - one goal.

We have incorporated these practices into the programme in the following ways to demonstrate and support inclusion of all yogin’s.

Raja - Rooted in the lineage of Ramakrishna. Study using experiential based practices of Patanjali’s yoga sutras and the complete 8 limbs of yoga as a means to chitta vritti nirodha (Yoga is the silencing of the modifications of the mind). 

Karma - Practical, experiential and application based study, to develop your Svadharma and unique service to others. 

Jnana - Acquiring knowledge through, reason, research and experience, before making proclamations and sharing practices.

Bhakti - A return to the sacred space. Life within devotion, ritual and wonder. Mantra, Japa and Nada (sound) yoga.

How we apply the science of the Rishis in our training

We encourage our students to work within groups to apply critical thinking, to research the ancient teachings for validity and to teach and share from experience.


“Satyam eva jayati naanrutam.” Truth alone shall prevail. - Mundaka Upanishad 

The Rishis (Vedic Scientists) would apply these three tests before making a proclamation or sharing a method:

  • It should be enunciated in the ageless scriptures (shruti)

  • It must have the support of reason (yukti)

  • It should be experienced by oneself (anubhava)

In an age where yoga has often times fallen short of encouraging teachers to know things for themselves before teaching them, we hope to address the balance, first for ourselves and secondly for our students and communities.

None of this is possible without love.
— Paramahansa Manishanandaji

  Application Process


  1. Please complete our online application form

  2. Please send via email to zibabayley@gmail.com:

  • 200hr training details with certification

  • yoga cv including a photograph

On receipt of confirmation

Send via email to zibabayley@gmail.com from wetransfer.com:

  • a video of your yoga class or practice


  • 1 book review - Raja Yoga Vivekananda

  • 1 1000 word essay on your journey with yoga


The 300 YTT course runs for an intensive 4 weeks at our roof-top Shala in beautiful, tropical Kovalam, Kerala. Read about our location here


Not included. Please contact us for a list of recommendations in the local area.

4 week intensive 300 YTT: £2,595

Kerala, January 12th to February 9th 2020 - cost covers training only.


Early Bird: £2,295 (if paid in full by July 30th 2019 - 25% Non Refundable)

Regular: £2,595 - 25% Non Refundable Deposit on application (£648.75)

Pay in 3 further instalments of £648.75 by December 15th 2019

Bursaries are available please contact us for more information

Places are limited.

Join Ziba & Evelyn for an enriching and enlivening experience that both evolves your practice and your journey as a teacher.


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