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If you wish to incorporate Yin Fascial yoga into your teaching, then this course is for you. It is also suitable for yoga teachers and trainees who want to deepen their understanding of Yin Fascial yoga. It is a healing journey of self-development and self-discovery which will empower your teaching skills and your confidence. It will provide you with comprehensive lessons to deepen and enhance your teaching skills on the physical, energetic and causal bodies through a series of lectures, hands-on practice, practical demonstrations and videos.
The bamboo beach bungalows on Patnem Beach are designed to blend beautifully with the breathtaking natural surroundings. Built on the fine white sand every season after the monsoon rains, using local organic materials, Bamboos bungalow-style beach huts are simply stylish, comfortable, private and eco-friendly.
Located directly behind the ocean shala and beachfront lounge, and just steps away from Patnem Beach, Bamboos boutique bungalows are designed to help you reconnect with nature. Whether watching the eagles soar overhead from the hammock on your balcony, or falling asleep to the sound of the waves, the normal stresses of life melt away and you will feel open to a more profound yoga practice.
Each bungalow beach hut at Bamboo Yoga Retreat Goa has one double or two single beds with comfortable European-style mattresses, good linens and mosquito netting, set in a spacious airy room with plenty of space to hang your clothes and store your belongings. Constructed to make use of the natural ventilation from the cooling sea breeze, they also have ceiling fans for more tropical times of year. Attached bathrooms with western-style toilets are open to the sky for the magical experience of showering under the stars.
All of the bungalows have beautiful natural panoramas views / sea view overlooking Patnem Beach. You can choose between a beachfront sunset bungalow, an ocean mountain bungalow, and an ocean temple bungalow, which is quieter at night with its peaceful garden setting. You can book a private room or you can share with a friend. Teachers will match yogis for room sharing on retreats.
Regular housekeeping is available, with fresh linens on request, although you are advised to bring your own towels for the beach. The bungalows can be locked when you go out, and free Wi-Fi is available in the lounge area.
This training allows you to teach and delve deeper into the practice of Yin yoga. It can also be a starting point for the 300-hour Yin Fascial yoga certification, which is registered as a Continuum Education certificate program by the Yoga Alliance International.
On successfully graduating the course, you will receive the Green Lotus certification and the 50-hour Yin Fascial yoga certification. You are also eligible to apply to Yoga Alliance UK and US to be able to use the title of registered yoga teacher (RYT) as a symbol of quality training.
Please note that this 50-hour certificate combines 40 contact hours and 10 non-contact hours.
This teacher training course will be held in Patnem, Goa, India. Goa is Indias smallest - and some would say most friendly - state, boasting some of the best beaches in Asia. However, its not just sand, sea and sunsets. Goas mix of Indian and Portuguese heritage means that you will find white churches poking out from the coconut palms alongside Hindu temples. Patnem Beach is a very safe place for guests to arrive alone and go out at night.
Whilst some of north Goa has suffered from over-development, the far south is still unspoiled, with its lush mountain range, beautiful backwaters and long golden beaches. It is against this peaceful tropical backdrop in Goa that Bamboo runs its yoga holidays and retreats.
You will find the Goa yoga resort at the far southern end of Patnem Beach, in the Canacona state of south Goa. It is close to the acclaimed Agonda Beach and one beach down from famous Palolem, with its wide selection of souvenir stalls, restaurants, and nightlife.
Local town Chaudi, a five-minute drive away, has banks and ATMs, a supermarket, well-stocked chemists, and a colourful Saturday fruit and vegetable market.
The Patnem high street has a useful mix of internet cafes, money exchange and travel agents, and shops selling clothing and souvenirs alongside everyday essential such as toiletries.
Whilst social life in Patnem mostly consists of some sunset cocktails at one of the beach shacks, with occasional live music nights, there are regular headphone parties in Palolem, and a weekly night with international DJs at Leopard Valley - an incredible outdoor club in the jungle on the way to Agonda beach.
The food at Bamboo Yoga Retreat is all about flexibility and balance. It is wholesome and nutritious, cooked with love and without compromising on flavor. At Bamboo Yoga Retreat in Patnem Beach, Goa, the restaurant focuses on healthy locally sourced food, organic wherever possible and international cooking by the team of highly trained passionate chefs.
To start your day, you will be served the freshly squeezed juice of the day, which could be watermelon and ginger, or pineapple lemon and mint, to cleanse your body and give you an energy boost for your sun salutations. There is also a big fresh tropical fruit salad every morning.
A big brunch is served after the morning yoga session, along with homemade yoghurt, local Goa breads, eggs and muesli, with some Indian-inspired vegetable dishes and salads for those whove built up an appetite with their exertions. After this, its time to relax and watch the waves from the beachside lounge with a cup of herbal tea or Indian chai.
A selection of snacks, salads, super juices and smoothies are available all day at the restaurant, along with daily specials based around seasonal products from the local market.
You will be served a selection of teas and locally baked cookies in the afternoon before your yoga class to give you an energy boost.
For dinner, the menu changes daily and includes delicious Indian and Asian vegetarian dishes, salads, fresh sustainable fish and seafood is also possible to order on the day.
Dinner can be ordered la carte, or there is a big buffet in the restaurant if you are on retreat. Special meals around a communal table will be held every week for yoga holidays.
Yoga retreats in Goa are full-board so that the menu can work with your program, whether supporting weight loss, detoxing the body or focusing on raw food. Bamboo Yoga Retreat offers refillable mineral water to eliminate plastic bottle waste, and uses filtered water in the kitchen.
You can enjoy spa treatments at Bamboo Yoga Retreat at an extra cost. Bamboo Yogas spa treatments are guided by the Ayurvedic ethos of wellbeing within and without, and will complement your yoga practice. There is an extensive menu of healing therapies from a beautiful massage hut just meters from Patnem Beach.
Bamboo Yogas experienced practitioners are happy to discuss your needs and design a personalized program of treatments to work on all aspects of your health and wellbeing. You can also simply calm your mind and release your body with a relaxing massage in Goa.
Bamboo Yogas Ayurvedic masseur is a true master trained by his grandfather with knowledge handed down through the generations. He has incredible skillful hands and a beaming smile.
Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI), also known as Dabolim Airport, where both international charter and domestic flights land. Recommended airlines include Jet Airways, Qatar, and Emirates. Bamboo Yoga Retreat can arrange an airport pick-up at an additional cost. A two way transfer costs around 50 EUR for a normal size car.
Buses navigate Indias rather bumpy roads to Goa from all the major cities, such as Mumbai and Bangalore, as well as via popular tourist destinations including Hampi and Gokarna. Chaudi has a bus station, although you may need to get a local bus from Margao. Make sure you get a sleeper bus for overnight journeys.
Canacona has a train station just 10 minutes away from Patnem by rickshaw, although many faster trains only call at Margao (Madgaon) station, an hour drive away. Indias trains are an economical and exciting way of covering longer distances, if you plan on extending your holiday with a visit to Kerala or are ending a hectic north India trip with some relaxing and rejuvenating yoga.
You can book a pre-paid taxi at the airport or at Margao train station. They usually offer fair and fixed rates.