5 Days Five Elements Yoga Training in Mahabalipuram, India

  • location Ideal Beach Resort, Devaneri, ECR Road, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603104, India

Yoga Teacher Training India

Come and join Teressa Asencia in this certified yoga training in Mahabalipuram, India. The place is an ideal place to enjoy some of India's unique cultures. This five-element yoga stories and magic carpet relaxations are a valuable resource for yoga teachers, school teachers, parents, and all professionals who work with children, families, and in schools. The training will daily concentrate on one of the five elements of earth, water, fire, air, and ether.

5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English; English; French;
The maximum participants in the group is 25


  • Morning yoga classes
  • Certification upon completion
  • Traditional yoga poses, partner poses, and group poses
  • Breathing techniques, ancient symbols, and chants practices
  • Daily generous and amazing breakfast buffet
  • 4 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Retreat Style

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Partner Yoga
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Upon the completion of this program, you will be entitled to receive a certificate from Yoga with Teressa Asencia. Certification by Teressa Asencia is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance.

Each morning, you will concentrate on one of the five elements, earth, water, fire, air, and ether. As you enjoy yoga on Ideal Resort's beautiful covered yoga deck, you will learn and practice the traditional yoga poses, partner poses, group poses, breathing techniques, ancient symbols, and chants integrated into each of the five yoga stories and magic carpet relaxations.

Afternoons are flexible for students to enjoy Ideal Resort's beautiful pool and beach, travel to temples and tourist sites or enjoy optional practice teaching of the five-element stories and magic carpets.

Five elements

According to the ancient texts on yoga, every part of creation is composed of the five elements: earth, water, fire, air, and ether. Each of these elements affects the functioning of your body and mind. These five elements training teaches five creative yoga stories and five magic carpet relaxations based on each of the five elements. Through these five creative yoga stories and magic carpet relaxations, you will explore the nature of each of the five elements.

The Partner yoga poses, group poses, traditional yoga poses, breathing exercises, and chants integrated into each story create the experience of each element. Harmonizing your body and mind with the source of the five elements, you will share a glimpse of the unity inherent in all creation.

Partner poses

The partner poses allow the experience of mutual support and inspires people to spend time with their loved ones and go beyond daily roles. People may improve their relationships as they enhance physical and mental well-being. This innovative approach to the ancient art of yoga, full of creativity and joy, allows people of all ages to share a taste of the rasa or nectar inherent in yoga.

What is included

  • All yoga classes
  • Certified training fee
  • Certificate of completion
  • Daily generous and amazing breakfast buffet
  • 4 nights accommodation

What is not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Additional meals and activities
  • Personal expenses

Additional Details


  •  Shopping
  •  Spa
  •  Swimming pool (outdoor)
  •  Volleyball court
  •  Air-conditioned rooms
  •  Restaurant
  •  Yoga deck

During this training, you will be accommodated Ideal Beach Resort. You will stay in a standard air-conditioned room, in an either single or double shared occupancy. Each room is facilitated with a minibar, safety locker, and 24-hour room service.

Things to Do

Ayurvedic treatments

One of the major attractions of the Ideal Resort is its Ayurvedic center. Once you are done with all the hustle and bustle of the big day, it is time to lose yourself to the sensation of a soothing traditional Indian Ayurvedic massage.

The use of sesame oil and hot stone is known for its warming and purifying properties in the treatments not only enhances blood circulation but also eases tension. Go to the next level of loosening with their range of Ayurvedic therapies intended to sharpen your senses and promote clear thinking.

Health and beauty conscious guests can immerse themselves in an inviting array of spa treatments while enjoying the tranquil sounds of water and healing music at the spa. From body polish, massage, to head-to-toe facials and skin treatments, you will find many ways to combat fatigue and bring about that glow in your face and sparkle in your eyes.

Meanwhile, Ideal Resort's highly-skilled stylists and beauticians will create a look that caters to you and your lifestyle, enhancing your natural beauty to leave you with an energized, excited, and inspired the new look and a refreshed personality.

Enjoy the resort facilities

Volleyball and lawn tennis courts are exclusively designed for sports lovers. When you feel the heat rising, you can always chill in the pool which is yet another beautiful tropical setting for your sunbathing and swimming pleasures. The 46-square feet of splashing fun just step away from the idyllic East Coast Beach.

Excursions to nearby tourist places

The Shore Temple and the Five Rathas are popular tourist destinations which have much to do with religion. Places of historical and cultural values are the Arjuna's Penance and Tigers Cave. Also, these beaches are well known for Olive Ridley Turtles which travel every year to hatch their eggs. For animal lovers, Crocodile Bank is a welcome place to visit.


Shopping at Mahabalipuram means shopping handmade crafts, sculptural works, deities made out of granite, etc. which are carved by people of the region and works of seashells are also popular here and recognized the world over.


The price of this training includes a daily generous and amazing breakfast buffet. Ideal Beach Resort provides lunches and dinners at an extra cost at its three restaurants. The main is the Ideal Garden Restaurant, and the other two are the Oasis Pool Side and the Palm Beach.

Ideal Garden is open from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., to cater to your needs and convenience. Cuisines served are Continental, Chinese, Indian, and Sri Lankan. The other two restaurants are open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organizer when making a reservation

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The following meals are included:
  • Breakfast
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)

Meet The Instructors

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Teressa Asencia

Teressa Asencia, M.A. has taught yoga and creative dance for over 25 years in many countries. She holds an E-RYT certification from Yoga Alliance, having taught more than 5,000 hours of yoga. She is also a Registered Yoga Teacher for Children (RYTC) and holds an RYS certification from Yoga Alliance. She has written and produced several how-to yoga DVD programs and three yoga series for television, which have been broadcasted in the US and Canada. Teressa is the author of Playful Family Yoga, available on Amazon Kindle and Amazon Create Space, and Yoga in Your School.

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Location Ideal Beach Resort, Devaneri, ECR Road, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603104, India

This training will take place in Ideal Beach Resort located in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. Nestled in the sprawling Coromandel coastline overlooking the Bay of Bengal, it is an ideal place to enjoy some of India's unique cultures. Its close proximity to Mahabalipuram's one of India's architectural splendors offers you an exciting location for basking in the glory of the tropical conditions here, where the choices for recreation and relaxation are endless.


  • Chengalpattu train station, 35 kilometers
  • Chennai International Airport (MAA), 60 kilometers

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at Chennai International Airport (MAA). This closest airport is 60 kilometers away from Ideal Resort.

Arrival by train

The closest train station is Chengalpattu, which is located 35 kilometers from Ideal Beach Resort.

Recommended Airports: Chennai International Airport

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Booking And Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable if the booking is canceled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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