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25 Days 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India

Alpesh Yoga, House Number 474, Khalchawada Village, Arambol, Taluka, North Goa 403424, India

Comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training in India

Start a rewarding yoga career! Alpesh Yoga provides detailed yoga instructions and guidance during 200 hours yoga teacher training which enables yoga students to develop a strong foundation for yoga practice. Their dedicated team of yoga instructors teaches Hatha yoga in the tradition of Iyengar which focuses on breath and energy that flow optimally throughout the body. Besides becoming Yoga Alliance-registered yoga instructor, the course allows students to start their yoga teacher career on the right note.

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  • Daily yoga classes
  • Certified yoga instructors
  • Certification upon completion
  • Hatha yoga and Iyengar style practice
  • Guided meditation and pranayama breath-work
  • Daily mantra chanting, meditation, asana, anatomy, and philosophy
  • Teaching practicum class and techniques
  • Yogic philosophy and discussion
  • 24 nights accommodation
  • 3 vegetarian meals daily


23 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 10
Airport transfer included: Goa International Airport
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  • Yoga deck
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

Experience a true yogic lifestyle at the retreat center. Alpesh Yoga provides comfortable and beautiful accommodation. They understand the importance of rest, especially after a long day of asana practice. Living in close embrace with nature will bring peace to the mind. Their staff work hard to ensure you have a comfortable stay.

Most of their rooms have a private balcony and you can avail of a private or shared room with double beds. Also, remember if you are booking and sharing a room with a friend or a family member you can avail of a discount (2,400 USD for both of you).

The retreat center provides a private bathroom with each room, 24-hour hot running water, and clean bedding. If you have any questions about the accommodation, feel free to send Alpesh Yoga an inquiry.



Students who complete their subsequent trainings are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

With Yoga Alliance-approved yoga teacher training program, Alpesh Yoga aims to help aspiring yoga teachers deepen their understanding of yoga and meditation. During 200-hour yoga teacher training at Alpesh Yoga, the instructor will make sure that students receive undivided attention in class, proper assistance in using props, and liberty to work at their own pace.

Joining this well-recognized 200 hours yoga teacher training program will help you understand the limits of your body and how it can be amplified to achieve superior anatomy, mental wellness and self-awareness. During 200-hour yoga teacher training, Alpesh Yoga will make sure that students receive undivided attention in class, proper assistance in using props, and liberty to work at their own pace.

Course content

  • How to give a solid and clear demonstration
  • How to give clear instruction
  • Proper alignment of postures
  • Yoga anatomy
  • Hands on adjustment
  • How to avoid common injury during practice
  • How to use props for better postures (as recommended by B.S.K Iyengar)
  • Mantra chanting
  • Yogic breathing (Pranayama) and benefits
  • Yogic body cleansing (Kriya yoga)
  • Mudras, Bandas and their benefits
  • Yoga philosophy (Patanjali Yoga Sutras)
  • Observation
  • How to teach 45 min to 90 min long class
  • How to teach one to one class
  • How to teach more than 10 people in a class
  • Yoga career and business

Asana practice

The core styles of asana taught in the course are Hatha yoga, Vinyasa yoga, therapy yoga, Restorative yoga, children yoga, with the focus on alignment classes.

Hatha Yoga

This is the traditional style of yoga, the origin of all other yoga practices today. The word Hatha is a combination of two words "Ha" meaning "sun energy" and "Tha" meaning "moon energy," representing two principle energies flowing within our body. When these two aspects of one’s self are integrated, a fullness of the whole personality is experienced. Hatha yoga brings balance.

Teaching methodology: Techniques and demonstrations

  • Principles of demonstration: the art of teaching, leading a class, voice modulation, effective communication with great clarity.
  • Observing, assisting and correcting: Mindful adjustments, correcting/adjusting though physical and verbal instructions.
  • Instructions, teaching styles: Designing and planning a class suitable to different needs. Learning Sanskrit names and other symbolism related to Asanas. Structuring and sequencing an asana class, Exploring various methodologies.
  • Qualities of a teacher: voice, presence, Dealing with injuries and explaining about safety precautions.
  • Business aspects of teaching yoga: Educating about business ethics and values, setting up yoga business and community responsibilities, marketing and advertising

Pranayama (yogic breathing)

Pranamaya kosha – pranic body. Its nature and characteristics. Introduction, different aspects and different types of prana, breathing basics, anatomy of breathing, yogic breathing, Kapalbhati (frontal brain cleansing breath), Bhastrika (bellows breath), suryabheda (vitality stimulating breath).Nadi Shodhana (alternate nostril breathing), Ujjayi (the psychic or victorious breath), Sheetali (cooling breath), Shitkari (hissing breath), Bhramari (humming bee breath).

Mudra (attitude of energy flow / psychic gesture): Sacred gestures and hand positions for energy flow

Mudra meaning, different types of mudras observed during yoga practice, chin mudra (psychic gesture of consciousness) /Jnana mudra (psychic gesture of knowledge), Nasikagra mudra (nosetip gazing mudra), Shanmukhi mudra (closing the seven gates), Khechari mudra (toungue lock), Vipareet karani (inverted psychic attitude), Maha mudra (great psychic attitude), Shambhavi mudra (eyebrow center of gazing). Theoretical explorations, symbolism, practice and benefits of mudras and their effect of the Pranic body.

Kriya: Yogic cleansing techniques

Nasal cleansing - Jala neti, Kapala Bhati and Trataka - flame gazing.

Meditation practice

Introduction, definitions, types of meditations, preparatory practices, and obstacles during meditation, methods to overcome them and its benefits. scientific evidence of the benefits of meditation on the physical, pranic and emotional personalities.

Guided meditation

Relaxation meditation, visualization meditation, Pranic awareness meditations, chakra meditation, silent meditations, mantra meditation, concentration meditation, mindfulness meditation, transcendental meditation, Loving kindness meditation and gratitude meditations.

Mantra yoga (mantra chanting)

Definition of Mantra, Its significance, its calming and healing effect on the psyche. The role of sound in spiritual practices.

Anatomy and physiology


Comprising of physical anatomy, physiology, and energy anatomy. Physical anatomy and physiology: Insight into relevant anatomical systems in the body and their connection with asana practice. The course focuses on the following topics;

  • Insight into different body systems and their function, terminology of human anatomy
  • Skeletal system, muscular system, connective tissue, nervous system, major joints of the body
  • Understanding the anatomical and skeletal differences i.e. compression, tension, and proportion and orientation theory
  • The foot, knee, pelvic floor, hips, spine, shoulder
  • Breathing and respiratory system

Energy anatomy includes energy body (Pranic body), Nadis (energy channels) Nadi - energy channel purification methods.

Philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics

Philosophy contents

  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Functional definition, meaning, concepts, historical and cultural back ground of yoga, its essence and goals
  • Four paths of yoga (Jnana, Raja, Bhakti, and Karma yoga), 3-gunas and their effects on the mind, 5- Kleshas or afflictions and their binding effect. Hatha yoga, Nadis (energy channels), chakras, kundalini system. Vedas and six systems of Indian philosophy, theory of karma in relation to self realization
  • Ashtanga yoga (Raja yoga): Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, aim of yoga according to Sutras, modification of mind, mental disposition, different levels of preparation, the role of ego in self realization and understanding consciousness.
  • Om: Meaning, symbolism and significance of Om, eight limbs of yoga, Kriya yoga, Samyama yoga, types of Samadhi, Nirbija and Sabija Samadhi, super conscious state of self realization.
  • Obstacles on the path of yoga, physical and mental disturbances caused by an un-concentrated mind, means to overcome obstacles, methods to control the modifications of mind.

Lifestyle and ethics for yoga practitioners and teachers

Value-based lifestyle Yamas and Niyamas: Yogic value system in ancient period and in contemporary period, and non-judgmental disposition of a yogi, the exemplary role of a yogi in the contemporary society, lifestyle of a yogi, yogic diet. The spirit of the yogic practices, roles and responsibilities of yoga teachers, written assignment on selected philosophical topics and finishing test.

Daily Schedule

  • 07:00 - 08:00 Self-practice, mantra chanting, guided meditation, and breathing practice (Pranayama)
  • 08:30 - 10:15 In the morning, you will practice multi-style of Yoga Asanas class. Style included: Hata Flow Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga all classes based on alignment.
  • 10:15 - 11:15 Breakfast
  • 11:15 - 12:15 Class on yoga philosophy or anatomy (lectures on Indian mythology, chakra healing, mantra healing and more)
  • 12:15 - 13:15 Class on Yoga Nidra and/or the art of teaching with experienced yoga practitioners
  • 13:15 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 16:30 Rest and personal study time to gather additional know-how on yoga and spirituality
  • 16:30 - 17:30 Lecture anatomy or philosophy (detailed talks on yoga anatomy and physiology)
  • 17:30 - 18:00 Tea break
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Hatha Yoga Class (Iyengar Style) covering yoga practice of the Asanas.
  • 19:30 - Onwards, dinner and free time to pursue personal hobbies and group interactions
  • 22:00 Early bedtime after a successful day of 200 hours yoga teacher training course.
  • 20:30 - 21:00 Sharing and question and answer, night meditation, live music concerts, watching your teaching practice, site seeing. (This is only alternate days)

Sunday holiday


The schedule can be changed according to group and weather.


Alpesh Patwari

Benu Ji

Acharya Swami Suresh

Jyoti Kumar


Arambol, Goa

Alpesh Yoga's Goa school is situated in the popular fisherman village, Arambol. It is the most northerly town in Goa and is very popular between the months of November and March. It is considered the beach of choice for many long-staying travelers. It has a laid-back and relaxed, beach-town vibe, giving you a plenty of time to adjust to the cultural differences while simultaneously understanding the eastern concepts of spirituality.

Arambol and neighboring areas are an absolute favorite among spiritual seekers and yoga enthusiasts from all around the world. Arambol Beach is one of the biggest, cleanest, and the most scenic beaches in Goa. It is known for its lively yet relaxed atmosphere. So, if you want to spend your time at a teacher training course by a sandy beaches of Goa, Arambol is for you!


In Ayurveda, perfect health is defined as "a balance between body, mind, spirit, and social well-being." One of the first steps towards being healthy is with the food.

Included in the price of the course are three simple yet wholesome, vegetarian, nutritious meals every day (except Sunday). You will get to experience delicious, traditional Indian dishes.

The diet of a yogi is important. A diet of good food makes people strong and positive. For example, the venue serves porridge, curd, and fresh fruit for breakfast and rice with peas / beans / pulses, salad, and chapatti for lunch and dinner. All of the food served is strictly vegetarian with no exceptions, this is because Alpesh Yoga believes in non-violence (Ahimsa).

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

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

What's included

  • 200-hour certificate of completion
  • 24 nights accommodation
  • 3 vegetarian meals every day except Sunday
  • Hot drinking water
  • Mineral drinking water
  • The tuition fee for complete courses
  • Yoga manual
  • Airport pick up
  • A yoga kit (yoga book, bag, and shirt)

What's not included

  • Flight tickets
  • Special excursions
  • Visa fees

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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