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22 Days 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Accredited Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Goa
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Dream catcher, Palolem, Canacona, Goa 403702, India

India Yoga Teacher Training

The philosophy for training is designed for people to experience and understand the depths of yoga knowledge and a sincere practice. Although Asanas and pranayama plays a vital role in modern day yoga, Bala Yoga School wants their students to understand the holistic nature of yoga. It is only then that we can begin to guide them through teaching methodology, and the art and science of sequencing a practice that is accessible to all. The training is suitable for those seeking to become a yoga teacher, for existing yoga teachers who are looking to deepen their knowledge and practice of yoga, or for students who wish to study and understand more about their own practice. Through shared dedication and collaboration, and your time, energy, and teamwork, they are here to equip you with the tools needed for an abundant and lifelong journey with yoga. Bala Yoga School is a Yoga Alliance Certified School of Yoga, and upon successful completion of the teacher training course, you will have the opportunity to pursue a global career as an RYT-200.

Meet the instructors

Balaganesh, Purnima, & Rebecca
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  • Primarily experiential and practical learning techniques in wide spectrum of topics covered
  • Small class sizes, this allows for optimal one-on-one training, attention, and personalized care
  • Study of both Hatha and Vinyasa styles of yoga along with introductions many other styles
  • Enhancing and challenging your own personal practice
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • 120 plus contact hours with lead trainers
  • 21 nights accommodation
  • 2 daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


19 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi, Spanish, Tamil
Group size: Maximum of 20 participants
Airport transfer available:
Goa International Airport (US$48 per person)
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An absolute gem of a resort, surrounded by lush natural beauty. Favorite part of each morning was watching the eagles flying over thier nesting area next to the back waters at the back of the resort. Staff are friendly and very helpful, will definitely be returning to Dreamcatcher!

  • Spacious rooms
  • Great hotel bar
  • Helpful concierge
  • Romantic atmosphere
  • Large suites
  • Thoughtful amenities


Daily Schedule

  • 06:30 - 07:30 Morning mantras, pranayama, meditation and chanting
  • 07:30 - 09:00 Asana practice Hatha/Vinyasa
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 11:15 Philosophy and yoga theory
  • 11:15 - 12:00 Teaching methodology of yoga
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Asana analysis
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 16:30 Anatomy, subtle anatomy, etc.
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Asana practice (Ahshtanga, Yin, Acro, Restoraive, Kalarri, etc.)
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Self study, satsang, coaching or extra curricilar activities
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 10:00 Lights out

Please note: Daily schedule is subject to change and vary for each week . Detailed program will be given every Sunday. Every Sunday is a day off .

Yoga philosophy

What is yoga? This is where we discuss what yoga is all about. Where and when did the practice of yoga begin? What are the principles of yoga? How has it evolved, and spread its knowledge? Here, our goal is to give you a strong foundation on the fundamentals of yoga that you can implement into your daily life, and build upon throughout your journey. We will explore yogic lifestyle in ancient and modern world ,the yogic diet etc.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the origin of yoga, as well as its’ evolution through time, and across the world.
  • Understand the practice and implementation of the 8 Limbs of Yoga
  • Read, interpret, and share knowledge of ancient yogic texts with your yoga circle (The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, The Bhagavad Geeta, and more).
  • Understand the greater goal of yoga.
  • Different margas/paths of yoga
  • Different schools of yoga


As one of the 8 Limbs of Yoga, Asanas study is designed to delve deep into various categories of poses - to learn and understand their benefits, modifications, progressions, regressions, and most importantly how to properly and safely get in and out of each pose. This builds upon our foundation by creating the framework in which we can begin to create a complete practice, and begins the process of self-awareness and self-care.

Learning objectives:

  • Complete Surya Namaskar A, B, and Classical with proper form and alignment, all the while understanding its’ purpose and benefits.
  • Understand the different categories of poses, and their collective benefits within a practice
  • Understand a variety of poses within each category fully – their benefits, modifications, progressions, regressions, etc.
  • Understand the physiological and psychological effects of each pose
  • Begin to understand how each pose works with one another as we begin to approach the art and science of sequencing a practice.
  • Understand the art of using props (belts, blocks, bolsters).
  • Practice on your classmates.

The Art and Science of Sequencing

With a deeper understanding and strong core knowledge of individual poses, you will begin to work with the art and science of sequencing a practice. You will explore Hatha and Vinyasa styles of yoga practice, themed sequencing, and how to prepare a sequence that is accessible by all, complete with modifications.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the differences and similarities of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, and when to use and practice each.
  • Understand how to observe, and enhance intuition.
  • Design a class so that the practitioner gains maximum benefit from the practice.
  • Sequence a complete class that is accessible to all.
  • Be able to demonstrate, instruct, correct, and lead all level classes and practitioners.
  • Build up the skill of self-discovery, and learning through one’s own practice, to help others.
  • Sequencing principles, sequencing for special needs& different bodies

Pranayama: The Art of Breathing

Your breath is what connects us with the space around you. Here, you will learn the art of various breathing exercises, when to use and practice them, and what their physiological and psychological effects are.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the Respiratory system, and how it correlates with the body and yoga.
  • Understand various breathing exercises, knowing their benefits and best times of practice.

Meditation and chanting

Learning objectives

  • Understand the various methods and techniques of meditation and chanting
  • Be able to understand the need and challenges of meditation
  • Importance of yoga practice to begin meditation
  • The importance of sound vibrations and their impact on the body and mind
  • Enhanced ability to pronounce more Sanskrit words
  • Find a sense of peace and calm after both practices
  • Learn to chant important mantras

Bhandas, mudras and kriyas

Continuing with the traditional yogic practice you will learn about various Bhandas , Mudras and kriyas and you will practice the most important of these ancient practices like Nauli, Neti etc .

Learning objectives

  • Understand and enjoy powerful effects within both the physical and energetic bodies (Koṣas)
  • Purification of the body by resorting to the cleansing processes.
  • Able to understand the procedure for self practice and also to teach others.
  • The benefits, contraindications and practical techniques of practicing.
  • Discern when and how to incorporate mudra into yoga

Anatomy and physiology

In order to practice or teach a great sequence, you need to first understand the muscles, bones, fascia and joints of the body, and how it applies to movement of the body from asana to asana. How should our bones stack, and our muscles wrap around them? How do we both strengthen and protect our joints? Learn what to look for in your own body as well as the bodies of your varying students to ensure a safe and effective practice accessible to all, free from pain and injury.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand and know the bones, muscles, ligaments, tissues, tendons, fascia, and joints of the body.
  • Know the planes of the body and how the body moves through them. o Properly align the body in each asana as we learn them.
  • Know what to look for in various body types, and the best way to guide each safely through a practice.
  • Understand psychological issues of depression, trauma, emotional imbalance and more.

Subtle anatomy

Learning objectives:

  • To familiarize students with subtle body anatomy: shariras, chakras, pranas, koshas, kundalini and nadis
  • To gain a basic understanding of the subtle body system as part of the whole person
  • Trainees are able to articulate and describe the 5 koshas and are able to teach and recommend practices that optimize the healthy functioning of each of the koshas or layers.
  • Trainees are able to describe the 5 prana vayus and how prana moves in the body through the nadis (channels).
  • Trainees are able to name and describe the seven chakras, their traits, and how to optimize the psycho-emotional-spiritual health of the body via balancing the chakras with posture, breath and lifestyle practices.

Teaching Methodology

Having the knowledge of yoga is mission number one – mission number two is preparing you with different tools to communicate your knowledge effectively to others. You will experiment with different ways to communication with others, across cultures, across language. You will work to find your voice and unique teaching style. You will practice on and observe your peers to fine tune these skills

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the proper pronunciation and meaning of common Sanskrit terms.
  • Understand the value of a good demonstration.
  • Learn to communicate effectively with others using yoga language and terminology.
  • Gain practical experience using compassionate communication & improve communication skills.
  • Be able to explore teaching styles, and do the work to identify with your own unique style of teaching.
  • Roles, responsibilities, ethics ,professionalism & qualities for Yoga Teachers
  • Business of Yoga- Build a strong and relevant yoga resume highlighting your strengths, skills and experience.
  • Understand how to connect with other yoga schools and build relations in your community.
  • Apply for yoga teaching jobs and how to follow up.
  • How to use social media and gain visibility online.
  • Understanding liability issues and obtaining all permits, licenses, taxes and more…

Assignments and practicum assignments

There will be some assignments given during the TTC days .Assignments will complement the class work help you internalize the subject matter more clearly. Assignments are to be completed before completion of the course.


Both a written and practical exam need to be completed with passing scores. For the practical, this is done during the final week where the student starts offering classes to fellow batch mates. This session will be a feed back by fellow students and teachers. For the Theory, This is done during the final day, where the student will be asked to write answers to simple questions covering the subjects taught to them. There is no minimum marks needed


Students who complete the training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).


Balaganesh Sivaprakasam

Purnima Malakar

Rebecca L.


Dreamcatcher is located in the far north of Palolem Beach, tucked away on the edge of the estuary from the Arabian Sea, with spectacular views of the beautiful green hillside and exotic birds.

Dreamcatcher now has some new additions, A/C family cottages with two bedrooms, A/C bungalows with fridge, tea and coffee making facilities. The restaurant has a deck overlooking the estuary. There is over 50 individually designed cottages to suit your requirements, all are well spaced out including balconies with tables and chairs, amongst the 5 acres of lush gardens. Yoga retreat centre, the best Ayurvedic spa in South Goa, and staff that is dedicated to making your vacation a memorable experience.


There is a full fledged kitchen in the resort that caters both International and Indian Cusine . Goa is famous for their sea food .The resort is surrounded by many restaurants .

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

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

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

What's included

  • Yoga teacher training manuals and course materials
  • Eligibility to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion of the course
  • Opening fire and purification ceremony at a nearby temple
  • 1 sound healing session with a specialist
  • Marma yoga massage classes
  • 21 nights accommodations
  • Free Wi-Fi in-room
  • 2 daily vegetarian meals
  • Water, coffee, and tea

What's not included

  • Taxi from and to and the airport
  • Non-vegetarian food
  • Any other items explicitly not mentioned

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI). Bala Yoga School can arrange your pickup for an additional 40 EUR.

Airport: Goa International Airport Airport transfer available: Goa International Airport (US$48 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% 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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