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26 Days 200-hour Professional Yoga Teacher Training Program in Goa, India

Devarya Wellness Center, Vithaldaswada, Morjim, Goa 403512, India

Yoga Teacher Training in Goa

Inspired by Buddhism and Hatha traditional yoga, Pranaluz Conscious Living's 200-hour yoga teacher training provides you with a professional foundation to start your yoga teaching career. The Yoga Alliance certified course provides you with additional components to the common courses. This course will give you all the skills and empowerment to make you fully prepared to begin your teaching career!

Meet the instructors

Ana, Jonathan, & Ben
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Highlights

  • Daily meditation or chanting
  • Yoga classes, workshops, and lectures
  • Certificate awarded upon successful completion
  • Yoga teacher training manual and course materials
  • One-on-one meeting with your mentor teacher
  • Opening and closing Hindu ceremonies
  • 25 nights accommodation
  • A magical field trip

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


24 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
Airport transfer available:
Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport (US$30 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet

You will be staying at the Devarya Wellness Center. The luxurious accommodation set in and around the tropical lush gardens is located just a minute walk from the Morjim Beach, also known as Turtle Beach, and is specially designed to give you the retreat break that you deserve.

The rooms stretch across the property which spans 7000 square meters, seamlessly blends the elements of a Goan Portuguese heritage with the aesthetics of Rajasthani royalty.

Each room is vibrant, airy, and filled with natural light and good energy. It is tastefully furnished with earthy decor that has been handpicked to reflect the elements of nature. The accommodation offers you the beauty of traditional design combined with all the contemporary comforts of a luxury property. All of the rooms have been decorated with a Chakra energy in mind, including color and design.

All rooms come equipped with a private bathroom, most with a private balcony, comfortable beds, spacious cupboards, fresh linen, a ceiling fan, an air conditioner and a mosquito net on request. Specially designed to celebrate the colorful and mystical spirit of India, the bouquet of rooms speak to your senses, let you soak in the relaxed vibes of the property and resonate with your inner balance. The in-house beachfront restaurant, The Chia Lounge, serves tasty and healthy organic meals complete with superfood fueling ingredients to help you detox your system.

From enjoying the large swimming pools, sunbathing on the sandy Morjim Beach or watching the sun set into the Arabian sea, you can experience it all at Devarya Wellness - the serene environment to stimulate your mind, energize your body, and speak to your soul.

Single Cottage Room

Junior cottages are situated less than a one-minute walk from the sandy Morjim Beach and each cottage is surrounded by palm trees and luscious tropical greenery. They have a glass front in order to allow a light and airy space during your stay. Each room comes with a comfortable king size bed, private bathroom, storage cupboard, fan, air conditioning, and a private balcony.

Standard Twin

Standard rooms are situated at the center of the resort, with views of the beautiful tropical gardens. They come with comfortable twin beds, private bathroom, storage cupboard, fan, and air conditioning. Some of the Chakra standards also have a private balcony. You will find the Chakra standards decorated in a variety of colors.

Double Cottage Room

Junior cottages are situated less than a one-minute walk from the sandy Morjim Beach and each cottage is surrounded by palm trees and luscious tropical greenery. They have a glass front in order to allow a light and airy space during your stay. Each room comes with a comfortable twin size beds, private bathroom, storage cupboard, fan, air conditioning, and a private balcony.

Program

The program aims to create teachers who are genuine and share from a place of the heart. The training offers you the opportunity to be part of a life-changing experience, giving you a space to learn, grow and evolve as a human being, in order to become an instrument of service to others.

What you will learn

  • A strong foundation of Hatha yoga asanas, in-depth alignment and asana biomechanics, and modifications, use of props and adjustments in order to meet the needs of your students.
  • The full science of yoga, its eight limbs, background, and most of its deeper concepts through comparative studies and various other philosophies.
  • More practice of music and arts; singing, dancing, painting, chanting mantras, sound healing: awakening your artistic side.
  • Professional development through the use of business and leadership tools in order to prepare you fully for your yoga career.
  • More emphasis on anatomy (with more hours than what is usually required), to fully prepare you to understand the human body and feel comfortable teaching in a professional and responsible way.
  • How to deepen and explore your spiritual practice through solid meditation techniques and spiritual self-inquiry.
  • To relax and feel safe being supported throughout the course by a professional therapist, offering you an opportunity to heal and work through your emotions.
  • To spend time in the relaxed and creative beach area of India where many world musicians gather: Goa.
  • Art of teaching techniques, including sequencing for diverse audiences and for Yin, Yang, and Vinyasa classes.
  • To let yourself be guided by professionals and experts in the fields of yoga, anatomy, and philosophy: all teaching from a place of heart and experience.

Course curriculum

  • Asana foundations: a comprehensive and cohesive foundation of yoga asanas based on needs, flexibility, and body adaptations.
  • Hatha yoga and Vinyasa.
  • In-depth focus on proper asana alignment and biomechanics.
  • Art of teaching and adjustments in order to meet the needs of your students.
  • Yogic philosophy which includes: yoga history, eight limbs of yoga, pranayama, breath, meditation, sacred Indian texts, and basic Sanskrit.
  • Basic anatomy and understanding of your own body and application to asana theory and practice.
  • Meditation theory and practice.
  • Art of sequencing, learning how to prepare and design your classes for diverse audiences.
  • Pranayama and breath theory and practice.
  • Career development including business and marketing and ethics.
  • Special Iyengar workshops, Bhakti Yoga, yoga Nidra, and much more.

Certifications

A 200-Hour yoga teacher training certification approved by Yoga Alliance will be awarded upon completion of the 200-hour program and graduation project.

Daily schedule

  • 06:30 - 08:30 Asana practice, meditation, pranayama, or chanting (2 hours)
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Breakfast and morning break (1.5 hours)
  • 10:00 - 13:00 Lecture one: Philosophical and/or practical (3 hours)
  • 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch break (1.5 hours)
  • 14:30 - 16:30 Lecture two: Philosophical and/or practical (2 hours)
  • 16:30 - 17:30 Yin/Restorative asana practice, which may include meditation or chanting (1 hour)
  • 17:30 - 19:30 Free time (2 hours)
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Kirtan, meditation, yoga Nidra, movie, workshop, or activity. (1hour, only on some evenings)

Kindly note that there are several days off. Please be informed that the schedule may vary slightly.

Included excursions

There is a surprise field trip included as well as special nights with surprise activities and events.

Instructors

Ana Lucia Farina

Jonathan Matahi Lefevre

Ben Mackinnon

Location

Located in the heart of a serene seaside town in Goa is Devarya Wellness, where you can breathe, experience, and live the yoga life. Spanning 7,000 square meters, this green yoga retreat overlooking Morjim Beach is a peaceful sanctuary for those seeking an escape from the monotony of a busy, urban existence.

At Devarya, which translates into 'divine belief' in Sanskrit, everyone from beginners to seekers and yogis can experience the goodness and mindfulness of a holistic yoga lifestyle.

The skilled yoga teachers with years of experience in Hatha yoga, Vinyasa yoga, and Iyengar yoga, have helped create an environment where you can enjoy a relaxing yoga holiday, undergo an intensive advanced yoga teacher training course or immerse yourself in a yoga retreat with like-minded souls from all over the world.

Goa

Counted among the top tourist destinations in the world, Goa is truly a tropical paradise. Located in the Konkan region, on the Western Coast of India where it is flanked by the Arabian Sea, Goa has uninterrupted stretches of sun, sand, and sea to boast of.

But that’s not all, Goa has a rich historical and cultural legacy that leaves an indelible impact on visitors. A former Portuguese colony for 450 years, Goa has a distinctly European feel while retaining the local flavor. The state is renowned for its majestic churches, ancient temples, heritage architecture, and rich biodiversity, making it a hit with international and domestic tourists year after year.

Goa’s rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats, also makes it a popular nature getaway for city-dwellers. Goa is also known as the ultimate party destination in India. Housing some of the hippest nightclubs and finest restaurants in town, this beach paradise is celebrated for its buzzing nightlife and culinary scene.

Goa, much like its inhabitants, has its own laid back pace that you will just fall in love with. Even time slows down here! The sunny tropical climes, the friendly and warm people, the beautiful beaches, flavorful cuisine and a whole list of reasons makes Goa a perfect holiday destination that will leave you with a lifetime of memories and thus making Goa a popular location for yogis and hipsters alike.

Features

Activities

  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Lobby
  • Meditation garden
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga shala

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance

Food

During the training, you will be served daily breakfast and dinner buffets. However, dinner will not be provided during your days off. Welcome dinner and graduation dinner are included in the price. Filtered drinking water and hot drinks, including lemon, ginger, and chai are also provided full day.

You will be served wholesome, healthy, and organic food and beverages for the conscious diner. Pranaluz Conscious Living's aim is to complement a healthy and mindful lifestyle to support your wellness journey, and what a better place to do that than overlooking the Arabian Sea on the beaches of glorious Goa.

The Chia Lounge at Devarya prides itself on using organic and locally produced goods wherever possible. The buffet and a la carte menus are designed for minimal food wastage whilst still ensuring the products are fresh and organically grown.

Pranaluz Conscious Living cater for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free diners. However, should you have another dietary requirement, please inform Pranaluz Conscious Living in advance.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

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

What's included

  • All classes, lectures, and workshops as indicated in the package
  • Opening and closing Hindu ceremonies
  • Mats, blocks, cushions, and straps
  • Manual, course materials, PDF files, videos, and suggested readings
  • Certificate upon successful completion
  • A beautiful welcome gift package
  • Surprise guest teachers
  • 1 magical field trip
  • One-on-one meeting with your mentor teacher
  • Free flow of water, infused tea/coffee
  • Breakfast and dinner are included except on days off
  • Welcome and graduation dinners
  • Kirtan nights, movie nights, dance nights
  • Special events and special workshops with international guest teachers
  • Psychological advice and support during your course (if needed)
  • 25 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Transportation to and from the airport (can be arranged for a fee)
  • Any additional meals and drinks not included in the package
  • Personal and visa expenses
  • Medical and travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Other suggested books and recommended reading materials
  • Any additional healing treatment, massage, and psychological support
  • Any transportation, and/or amenities not included in the program (depending on students' issues, a visit to a local healer can be arranged)
  • Dinners during your days off (2 days)

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 60 days before arrival.

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Availability

Arrival: Sunday January 12, 2020
Departure: Thursday February 6, 2020

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Early bird price applies when paid in full before September 1, 2019.

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