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15 Days 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India

Yoga Teacher Training in India

Bend it like Buddha's Yoga Alliance accredited RYT 200, RYT 300 and Ayurvedic massage-therapies in India can be the first step in a life changing journey of health and wellness. There a few spots left for this one-of-a-kind double certification training. You will be learning from four experienced, talented, and compassionate instructors with more than 70 years of combined experience.


  • Ayurvedic Massage-Therapies training
  • 200 hours of training accredited by Yoga Alliance
  • Receive a one-of-a-kind double certificate upon completion
  • Experience daily sunrise and sunsets in Agonda, rated the best beach of India
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • 14 nights lodgin

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


15 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 16
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You will be staying at beach front accommodations on Agonda Beach. Have you ever wondered what living in paradise would be like? This is it. Come to learn deeply, be restored, and be inspired!

Please note that if you are traveling alone, Bend it like Buddha Yoga can match you with someone of the same sex who is also traveling alone. If they cannot find someone to share your hut with, you will receive it for the sharing price even though you are alone.Please inquire if the Non Residential program is available , without resort accommodations, includes daily meals and double certificate plus training, available discounts.

Bend it like Buddha Yoga Teacher Training India Program


Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance. Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.

This yoga teacher training in India program is offered by five highly experienced, talented, and compassionate instructors. All of their teachings are only on their specialty and expertise in their chosen disciplines. Together, all of the teachers have over 70 years of combined teaching experience.

You will have the training in the beachfront yoga shala. A day trip to a secluded beach, which has no road access and can only be reached by boat and with amazing dolphin sightseeing on the way, is also included. There will also be Ayurvedic Indian veggie cooking classes.

Through this retreat, you will learn the ancient art and science of Mysore-Ashtanga-Vinyasa yoga primary series and Vinyasa flow. You will also learn the incredible skill of adjustments and modifications using props, by the lead instructor who was trained by BNS Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois and his grandson, Sharath, and the lineage of the great yogi master, Sri Krishnamacharya, the father of modern yoga.

You have the option to join a day trip to a stunning, secluded beach, which has no road access and can only be reached by boat and has en route, amazing dolphin sightseeing. Learn about the Astanga Eight Limbs, yogic lifestyle off the mat, nutrition modules, and optional vegetarian cooking classes to learn Ayurvedic Indian dishes and to learn about the world famous Indian spices.

Learn with two instructors who specializes in yoga anatomy or physiology experts and learn yoga anatomy to safely teach yoga for beginners, elderly, and those who are in pain, with injuries, and many health conditions that are commonly seen in today's yoga classes.

Learn Myofascial release, which is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. Applied yoga therapy is taught in a practical manner through the ayurvedic therapy massage therapist certification classes.

Ayurvedic therapy massage is an ancient healing art involving intensive work on the body’s meridians utilizing assisted stretching, deep compression, channeling of breath, and rhythmic movements. It is traditionally performed on a fully dressed recipient lying on a thin floor mat without the use of oils or creams.

The comprehensive ayurvedic therapy massage or yoga anatomy modules will set the foundation for an enduring practice as a ayurvedic massage therapist and yoga teacher. By keeping class sizes small, it is ensured that every student will work or gets worked on by the instructor, making the learning accurate and experiential. The ayurvedic therapy massage or yoga anatomy modules are conducted typically from Monday to Friday for about 30 - 45 minutes per day.

The modules cover about 70 massage techniques with the client lying usually in a supine or lying-on-their-back position. The course is most beneficial for massage therapists, body workers, yoga practitioners, energy healers, and people interested in alternative healing.

Upon completion, students will have a substantial foundation in the major positions of ayurvedic therapy yoga massage and can expect to perform a comprehensive one and a half hour ayurvedic massage therapy session for family, friends, and eventually for clients. You will also learn the ancient yoga philosophy of the Eight Limbs of Yoga and Patanjali's sutras.

There will also be classes on yoga therapy, yoga for kids, the elderly, and for pre and post-natal students, teaching methodology, ethics, business aspects of opening up your yoga studio and massage practice, energy healing, Reiki, Kundalini awakening, chakras, nadis, pranayama, sanskrit mantras, yoga philosophy, kryas, and chanting.

Learn about professional ethics and how to earn a living from sharing yoga with others in your community and abroad, how to create a business plan for your yoga studio and massage practice. This retreat will show you how to be a yoga teacher and massage practitioner starting from day one. You will be practicing one-on-one with your peers and teachers throughout the course.


This yoga teacher training is suitable for all levels. Everyone is welcome but a year of yoga practice is highly recommended.

The schedule is subject to small changes. Please do not hesitate to inquire if you have any questions about the schedule or subjects covered.

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:30 - 8:00 Ashtanga vinyasa primary series or vinyasa flow
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Take some rest, snack, and tea time
  • 08:15 - 09:00 Pranayama (breathwork)
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Yoga philosophy, How to apply 8 limbs of Yoga to life...
  • 10:00 - 10:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Yoga anatomy + bio mechanics
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Meditation
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Alignment, adjustments, and modifications for beginners + injuries
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Teaching practice
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Anatomy physiology and ayurvedic massage modules
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Meal and rest
  • 16:30 - 17:30 Sequencing, yoga nidra or reiki attunements
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Restorative yoga

The schedule is subject to small changes. Please do not hesitate to inquire if you have any questions about the schedule or subjects covered.

Included excursions

Optional Indian cooking class and kayaking along Arabian sea voted best of activities for Goa on Trip Advisor!


L. Farrah Furtado
L. Farrah Furtado is Canadian-Portuguese and is a Yoga Alliance E RYT 500 Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher, author of three spiritual best-selling award winning books, and director of Kaohsiung Yoga School and Bend it like Buddha Yoga in Portugal. She has lived in Asia for over 14 years, studying the healing arts in Buddhist monasteries in Taiwan, Balinese healing with energy healing masters in Ubud, and has trained in the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa system and pranayama with BNS Iyengar, the lineage of Pattabhi Jois and Krishnamacharya in India. Farrah is a third degree Usui Reiki master.
Kanchen started practicing yoga two decades ago and has been teaching professionally for over 10 years, Kanchen has studied with many eminent teachers about asanas and adjustment and is well versed in Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga and Hatha yoga. Kanchen has studied with Balaji Rao thombre and pranayama, mantra, mudra, and philosophy with Sri BNS Iyengar in Mysore. Kanchen has also won many prizes at district and state level competitions. She established and has been running successfully the BNS Iyengar Khrisnamacharya School in Mysore for over a decade.
Reshy has assisted and also led several 200-hour yoga teacher training programs in India and Thailand for different schools. She has registered her yoga school, Yoga Space, with Yoga Alliance and offers 200-hour yoga teacher training in Hatha and Vinyasa flow yoga. Reshy trained in the discipline of yoga under two very experienced teachers, Sujata Nerurkar and Dr. Renu Mahtani at Param Yoga, in Pune, India, where she completed her foundation in Hatha yoga teacher training and medical yoga therapy in 2011. She trained further in Vinyasa yoga, prenatal yoga, science of pranayama, and Viniyoga.
Tori Mitchell
Tori Mitchell is an expert in Ashtanga Vinyasa and the founder and main instructor at VIBE YOGA, Taiwan. Her most recent background training is in the Advanced Teacher Training in Anatomy and Adjustments with Arielle Nash at Centered Yoga in Koh Samui, Thailand. Tori Mitchell also studied Ashtanga Vinyasa with Manuel Ferreira, an authorized teacher from KPJAYI and also completed a two week immersion with Iain Grysak in Ubud, Bali on Pranayama, Philosophy and Ashtanga Vinyasa. She's trained in Asana and Pranayama in Mysore, India with the last living legend of Ashtanga, Guruji BNS IYENGAR.


The retreat will take place on Agonda Beach, next to a small mountain. Trip Advisor and Huffinton post mention Agonda as the best beach in India.

Nearby places

  • Beach hubs, cafes, and shopping - 5 to 10 minutes
  • Chaudi - 10 minutes
  • Goa Dabolim Airport (GOI) - 1 hour and 30 minutes



  • Boating
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Reiki
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping
  • Stargazing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Whale watching


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Café
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Pet friendly
  • Patio


  • ATM / banking
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Currency exchange
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Wi-Fi / computer
  • Internet access
  • Local market
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet


Bend it like Buddha's food concept is healthy, tasty, and organic. Savor juicy tropical fruits, crunchy organic vegetables, crisp salads, and fragrant herbs while sipping energizing juices or sweet, colorful herbal teas. Everything is freshly harvested and lovingly prepared with attention to detail in the restaurant. Focused on vegetarian, vegan, and raw food, the Lotus restaurant offers diverse fusion recipes in a peaceful and tranquil setting.

Bend it like Buddha believes that pleasing your palate is fundamental to your experience. Included in the price are one large buffet brunch. These could be your choices of lunch or brunch (from the specials menu): fresh tropical fruits, homemade organic yogurt, a wide selection of vegetarian dishes, which are delicious even to those not used to vegetarian food, dhal, rice, salads, detox herbal teas, and chai.

Throughout the day, you can order small snacks, vitamin and health-booster juices, and fresh tropical fruits from the menu, please note that these are not included in the retreat price. You can have these at your hut or relax in the lounge, the perfect place to read or listen to some chill out tunes.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

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

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

Things to do (optional)

Agonda Beach, which is rated as the number one beach in India and second in Asia, is within walking distance. It is about 20 minutes along rice paddies. On your days off from the training, you will have various options for evening meals which include the onsite restaurant, delicious organic kitchen, Blue Planet, at the resort entrance, which is probably the best organic restaurant in the area, if not all Goa, or you can go to Agonda, Palolem, or Patnem, where there are hundreds of places to choose from.

Students often enjoy going out once or twice during the week to check out the shops, market stalls, and activities on the beaches while having the relief of returning and sleeping soundly. It is safe and easy to get rickshaw taxis back even if it’s late at night. However, most of the students travel together and it's a fun and great bonding experience to meet like minded yogis from around the world. There are also optional Bollywood dancing classes boat trips to see wildlife in Arabian Sea, sea dolphins, kayaking, or taking cooking clases.

Boating trip to see wildlife and kayaking in Arabian sea (optional), also Indian Vegetarian cooking class.

Spa treatments

These treatments can be arranged separately from the tuition onsite:

Ayurvedic treatments

Ayurveda was developed more than 5000 years ago by highly spiritual beings and means the knowledge of life and longevity. The aim of all Ayurvedic treatments is to bring harmony and re-establish physical, mental, and spiritual health.

Treatments focus on the cause of problems to give permanent health solutions, rather than combating symptoms. The core of Ayurveda is massage using essential oils, natural herbs, and plants.


The beach resort offers different forms of massages, like ayurvedic massage, depending on the visiting specialist.


Reflexology is a relaxing treatment involving massaging of feet. It is based on the theory that for every part of the body, there is a corresponding reflex point in the foot. All the energy meridians are represented in the feet together with many nerve endings that relate to organs in the body.

Before the massage the patient’s feet are soaked in a foot bath with hot water and aromatherapy oils. By massaging the feet through a form of acupressure, deposits that block the body’s energy flow are broken up. Reflexology helps the body to regain its balance and contributes to good health.


Reiki literally means life force energy. It is a holistic healing method involving the laying of hands. Reiki restores energy channels, balances the chakra system, and eliminates toxins. It is an ancient treatment that was rediscovered in Japan in the 1920s.


Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing traditional Japanese healing art. It literally means "finger pressure" and is often referred to as a form of acupuncture without needles. Shiatsu is based on the principle that energy flows through the body through meridians. If the energy flow, ki or chi, is disrupted, then pain, irritations, anxiety, and emotional imbalances follow.

Through a combination of stretches, joint rotations, and gentle pressure, Shiatsu stimulates the body’s innate healing mechanisms. Regular therapeutic treatments can strengthen the immune system and lead to better health and well-being.

What's included

  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Ayurvedic massage therapy training with Reshma Datar a local from Goa
  • Daily morning tea or organic juices
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Enjoy a boat adventure-kayaking trip in Arabian sea and a vegetarian Indian cooking class (optional)
  • Experience daily sunrise and sunsets in Agonda, rated the best beach of India
  • Receive a one-of-a-kind double certificate upon completion
  • Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certificate

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Additional expenses
  • Extra day trips
  • Local transportation
  • Kayaking trip to Arabiana sea
  • Weekend cooking classes

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at Goa Dabolim airport (GOI). The accommodation is about an hour and a half from the airport. If you give Bend it like Buddha Yoga your flight details, they can arrange a shared ride pick-up transfer with other students at the local rate.

Arrival by train

It is possible to ravel via train and you are encouraged to send an inquiry if you would like to know more about how you can reach the retreat through this method.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 45 days before arrival.
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