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200hr Hatha Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training by the Arabian Sea in Goa, India

Earth Yoga Village, North End of Palolem Beach, Across Bamboo Bridge on Backwater Side, Palolem Beach, Goa 403702, India

Yoga Teacher Training India

Join Earth Yoga Village's yoga teacher training and learn to be a skilled and qualified yoga teacher with the surrounding of lush green forests and the refreshing breeze of the Arabian Sea. Earth Yoga Village's qualified and skilled teachers and therapists are there to provide you with a memorable experience that leaves you feeling relaxed, refreshed, and happy. They are committed to offering a training program that will not only prepare you to teach yoga comfortably and knowledgeably, but also to help you on your spiritual journey to inspire your future students.

Meet the instructors

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Anand, Kathrin, Anushree, & 2 More…
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Highlights

  • Posture clinic
  • Study of asana, meditation, pranayama, mantras
  • Learn about the anatomy of the body in relation to the movement
  • Comprehensive training programme covering all major aspects of yoga
  • Learn to teach specific therapeutic classes, history and philosophy of yoga
  • Insights into basic ayurveda, nutrition, healing, rejuvenation
  • Creative sequencing for different styles of classes
  • 28 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


25 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 25
Airport transfer available:
Goa International Airport (US$28 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Earth Yoga Village's beautiful and comfortable community holds space for up to 38 guests, an on-site kitchen where all the delicious meals are prepared with love, two yoga shalas, two healing and rejuvenation spaces, a small library and a chill-out area.

The jungle beach huts available at the village are beautifully inspired by Rajasthani designs and come with an open-air bathroom. Bed linen, pillows, towels (not for beach use), mosquito nets and blankets (if you need them) are provided.

Program

Certifications

Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®). Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.

A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. Basic knowledge of yoga postures and philosophy is helpful, but not essential. A sincere desire to learn and open mind to the teachings of yoga is required. Self-discipline is required during the course as it is physically, mentally, and spiritually demanding and also highly rewarding!

Earth Yoga Village encourages students to apply for the course when they are fully ready on a holistic level and committed to meeting the challenges of the course and accepting the joys with an open heart. These are important attributes that will add to your learning experience during the course and also to the learning experience of your fellow students.

This course will be taught in English, therefore it is recommended that you are proficient in the language.

To ensure the success of the program, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures, and asana classes.

Curriculum

Techniques training and practice

  • Bandhas theory and practice, including Jalandhara Bandha, Moola Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha, and Maha Bandha
  • Pranayama theory and everyday practical training, including prana and pranic body, abdominal and diaphragmatic breathing, thoracic breathing, yogic breathing, alternate nostril breathing, sheetali pranayama, sheetkari pranayama, bhramari pranayama, ujjayi pranayama, bhastrika pranayama, and kapalbhati
  • Kriyas theory and practice, including benefits and contraindications, techniques, and practical tips (Jala Neti, Sutra Neti, Shankhaprakshalana (Langhoo Shankhaprakshalana), Vaman Dauti (Kunjal Kriya), Kapalbhati, and Trataka)
  • Mudras theory and practice, including Jnana Mudra, Chin Mudra, Yoni Mudra, Bhairava Mudra, and Hridaya Mudra
  • Meditation, including sitting in silence, dynamic dancing, walking in nature, and expressive (through arts)
  • Mantras and chanting
  • Four paths of yoga (Raja, Jnana, Karma, and Bhakti)
  • Five points of yoga (exercise, breathing, relaxation, diet and gratitude, and meditation)

Asana practice

  • Warm-up exercises and sun salutation
  • Asana theory (guided and analytical training every day)
  • Warm-up exercises and sun salutation
  • Asana theory (guided and analytical training every day)
  • Vinyasa flow
  • Hatha flow
  • Yin
  • Yoga for different target audiences (health, stress management, beginners, advanced, children, elderly, pregnancy)
  • How to move “in” and “out” of a posture
  • Target/essence/benefit of postures
  • Modifications for beginners and students with injuries (multi-level modifications)
  • Sequencing of vinyasa flow,Hatha & Yin classes
  • Guided asana practice and analytical training focused on following groups of asanas: standing, forward bends, back bends, twists, balances, inversions, hip openers
  • Self-Practice under teacher’s supervision
  • Practical exam of asanas

Teaching methodology

  • Art of teaching, including teacher’s qualities, intentions and attitude, teaching styles, observation, instructions, feedback, sequencing, class management and routine, and principles of demonstration theory and practice
  • Anatomy of alignment theory and practice
  • Detailed workshop on adjustment techniques theory and practice
  • Setting up your own yoga business (marketing strategies, business, and ethics)
  • Yoga learning process and its stages
  • Practical workshops
  • Conscious interactions

Anatomy and physiology

  • Introduction to major body system, their meaning, and functions
  • General movements, physical restrictions, and body terminology
  • The effects of asanas and pranayama on the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, skeletal, nervous, muscular, and endocrine system
  • The way you move, key muscles of yoga, analysis of how the muscles work during asanas theory and practice
  • The systems of the body
  • Yoga and health (yoga and the physical body, diet, and nutrition)
  • Written assignment on muscles in context of yoga practice and practical tests

Yoga philosophy and history

  • The essence of yoga, including history, definitions, styles, and modern meaning
  • Four paths of yoga (Bhakti, Jnana, Karma, and Raja)
  • Five points of yoga (exercise, breathing, relaxation, diet, positive thinking, and meditation)
  • Three gunas (Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas)
  • Energy channels and chakra theory
  • Karma and reincarnation
  • Vedas, Upanishads, and Bhagavad Gita
  • OM/AUM and its meaning
  • Eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga and their meaning in the modern world
  • Values, meaning and ethics for yoga teachers
  • Obstacles on the path of yoga, physical, and mental disturbances
  • Guided group discussion about basic philosophical issues related to yoga
  • The self and the ego
  • The consciousness
  • Written assignment on selected philosophical topics

Practical workshops

  • Teaching under teacher’s supervision
  • In pairs, small, and big groups
  • Open free class for people under teacher’s supervision
  • Practical exam of teaching
  • Feedback

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:00 Wake up call
  • 06:30 - 07:30 Kriya, pranayama and meditation
  • 07:30 - 07:45 Tea break
  • 07:45 - 8:30 Morning circle
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Asana practice (yoga)
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 13:00 Yoga philosophy & anatomy
  • 13:15 - 14:45 Adjustment Alignment & Art of teaching
  • 14:45 - 17:00 Lunch/free time
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Asana/clinics/practicum/group work
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Evening program
  • 20:30 - 22:00 Self-studies
  • 22:00 Lights off

Notes

  • Saturdays are your days off.
  • On your day of arrival please feel free to check-in any time from 2 p.m. The day is dedicated for you to settle in and from around 3 p.m there will be a welcome/introduction meeting and the opening ceremony followed by dinner.
  • On the last day before your departure, there will be a closing ceremony. You can prepare to leave after breakfast and feedback the next morning.

Instructors

Anand Garg

Kathrin

Anushree Singh

Bine

Sarah

Location

This course will take place in Goa, India. Set among lush green jungle within a 30 meters walk to a paradise beach, you will find the village to be extremely peaceful and an ideal place to relax. It is your refuge from a busy life and is conveniently located in South Goa on the beautiful beach of Palolem which is known for its blissful vibes, laid back people, and stunning nature.

Palolem Beach is largely unspoiled and is inhabited by both local fishermen and by foreign tourists who live in shacks along the shore or in the main village. The location offers an ideal place to explore the stunning beaches, beautiful local villages, and surrounding nature outside of your retreat schedule.

Features

Activities

  • Massage
  • Reiki

General

  • Beach

Services

  • Library

Food

Earth Yoga Village offers three wholesome meals per day (Indian, Goan and Continental), fruit, herbal tea and unlimited filtered drinking water is available throughout the day. If you have any specific dietary requirements, please let Earth Yoga Village know.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Naturopathic
  • Fruitarian
  • Lactose Free
  • Whole food
  • Yogic
  • Ayurvedic
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)

Saturdays are your days off. Spend them on the beach, at the market, or exploring Goa, the choice is yours.

Explore Palolem Beach

Apart from your daily schedule including yoga and meditation classes, open discussions about life, and evening activities such as open-mic night, kirtan, or yoga Nidra, you are always welcome to explore the beautiful surroundings of Palolem Beach. Spend some time sun-bathing, go for a swim, or explore the local village nearby.

Spa treatments

The comfort, warmth and reassuring touch at our holistic spa will improve the body’s well-being by stimulating its own natural healing abilities. It allows you to restore both the physical and psychological Self.

In a blissful setting and with our skillful certified therapists we strive to give you a unique experience making you feel the most comfortable and relaxed version of yourself. After you indulge in our wellness treatments for the body you will leave with a sense of relaxation in your mind. The convenient layout of the daily schedule then allows you to rest the tired body and dwell in the blissful state of peace.

What's included

  • 28 nights in chosen accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, herbal tea, fruit (as per daily schedule, except on days off)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Daily scheduled yoga and meditation classes
  • Tuition
  • Unlimited filtered drinking water
  • Welcome kit

What's not included

  • Flight
  • Airport transfer (Earth Yoga Village can organize taxi transfer at an extra cost of INR 2,000 payable to the driver)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Aiport (GOI). Earth Yoga Village is happy to organize an airport pick-up for you at an extra charge of 25 EUR.

Arrival by train

The nearest railway station from the village is Canacona train station which can be reached from Madgoan junction railway station in just 30 minutes.

Arrival by bus

There are bus services at a regular interval of 30 minutes from the beach to the Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC) bus depot in Margao. The nearest KTC depot is in Canacona. The village is located at the north end of the beach near Cozy Nook resort.

Airport: Goa International Airport Airport transfer available: Goa International Airport (US$28 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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