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The Yoga Cave Initiative presents this absolutely transforming yoga teacher training course in Goa, India. Join Yoga Cave Initiative for an unforgettable yoga journey into India, the home of yogis and sages. This 200-hour yoga teachers training course is a pure Hatha yoga course.
After organizing successful yoga retreats and yoga training all over the world, The Yoga Cave Initiative’s mission is to work with authentic Indian yoga masters who are exceptionally talented. They have three locations in India: Goa, Gokarna, and Rishikesh.
All their venues are located in scenic locations close to a forest or on a beach. Their prices reflect the simplicity of their venues and all your basic needs will be taken care of according to international standards. They do not promote the use of air conditioning, however, they do have air-conditioned rooms on special request. Their aim is to give you an authentic yoga and cultural experience during your stay with them and help you experience the life of a yogic monk.
The venue will be at Om Yoga Shala. The yoga school is located on a small hill, overlooking lush green farmlands. The hillock on which the school is built has an abundant plantation of coconut, cashew, jackfruit and papaya trees. The yoga school has comfortable and newly refurbished accommodation. They have dorm rooms, shared rooms, and private rooms that can suit all budgets.
The school has a beautiful purpose-built yoga shala that can accommodate up to 20 students at a time. The shala is built at an elevated location on the hill. The atmosphere and yogic vibes are great, away from the hustle-bustle of the beach but close enough to hear the ocean while you start your day with meditation.
Apart from that, the property is often visited by the beautiful languors, eagles, kingfisher, cows, buffaloes, and peacocks. There are also termite mounds in their gardens to show how ancient and rural this land is.
After organizing successful yoga retreats and yoga trainings all over the world, The Yoga Cave Initiative’s mission is to work with authentic Indian yoga masters who are exceptionally talented. They have three locations in India: Goa, Gokarna, and Rishikesh.
All their venues are located in scenic locations close to a forest or on a beach. Their prices reflect the simplicity of their venues and all your basic needs will be taken care of according to international standards.
They do not promote the use of air conditioning, however, they do have air-conditioned rooms on special request. Their aim is to give you an authentic yoga and cultural experience during your stay with them and help you experience the life of a yogic monk.
Designed for the western yogi/yogin, this Hatha yoga course is designed to give you the fundamental knowledge of over 100 yoga postures, sequence formulation, adjustment techniques, teaching methods, Hatha Flow, Yin yoga postures, Iyenger, Sivananda, and Kundalini yoga postures. You will also have plenty of opportunities to take trial teaching classes and apply your knowledge and methods on other fellow students.
The course will also equip you with the right knowledge of the yogic culture and will provide insight into basic yogic texts and philosophy. The course is designed in such a way that you will not only learn postures of yoga but also learn how to practice yoga mindfully and safely.
This 200 hours Hatha Yoga course is designed for anyone who is willing to make a commitment to their practice. If you are a budding yoga teacher or a qualified teacher with regular practice, then your yoga teachers will help you deepen your practice and give you the right techniques and methods to grow.
The Yoga Cave Initiative teachers will always be committed to your personal and spiritual development or you could be a new yogi/yogin all full of energy and hope to enter the world of learning yoga, then The Yoga Cave Initiative team of teachers will give you a gentle introduction to yoga and start you off on your yogic journey. Whatever is your level and goals our teachers are here committed to your development. The Yoga Cave Initiative will give you practical tools to take in the world, share it with others.
The Art of Sequencing and Movement Yoga is Dance by T. Krishnamacharya. The west usually look at yoga as a flow or movement-based "thing". However, in India for 1000’s of years yoga has been practiced with strong static postures. Hatha yogis of timeless Natha or Naga traditions have often been known to just practice one static posture for the entire life.
Prathabi Jois himself designed the primary and secondary series of sequence, which is known as “ashtanga yoga class” in the west. At Agonda Om Yoga Kutir, they aspire to give you the most authentic and blissful experience of classical yoga.
During your course you will have the opportunity to learn some of the most fundamental yoga postures practiced by yogis of timeless traditions. As this is a Hatha yoga course, less emphasis is given on flow of movement, but in this style of yoga, you will learn the art of holding and mastering various postures.
Further to that, The Yoga Cave Initiative will teach how to align your posture according to prescribed texts and scriptures. If you are looking for a deeper connection to your postures, if you have reached a stage in your practice where you are looking for a more spiritual experience during your postures then this course is the one for you.
They say that Hatha yoga is the first step towards Ashtanga yoga, so if you are looking to start yoga for the first time then this course is a gentler introduction to yoga. Each Asana has fundamental integrity, with proper breath, drishti and movement The Yoga Cave Initiative will teach you the fundamental of all major yoga posture.
There will be a dedicated daily class for adjustment techniques, sequence formulation, and teaching methods. Following are some examples of postures you will learn, and possibly master a few, over the course period.
Vairagyam is often referred to as a state of renunciation or detachment that one enters when they participate in intense spiritual austerities like Yoga, fasting and ecstatic dancing. In Patanjali Yoga Sutra, it has been stated that the key to enter the state of Samadhi through yoga is to experience "Abhayasa Vairagyam".
This is a state of mind that a yogi can enter during the intense practice of yoga. During your course, The Yoga Cave Initiative will encourage you to live a holistic lifestyle that will assist you in experiencing Abhyasa Vairagyam. The Yoga Cave Initiative will teach you how to align and connect breath (Ujjai), and movement to create a practice that will transform your current yoga practice to the next level.
Every morning your day will start with some form of pranayama, meditation or satsang. You will explore all common as well as not so common pranayamas and meditation techniques like Kapalabhati, Ujjai Breath, and Nadi Shodhana. You will often chant Sanskrit mantra and Om chanting in the morning.
Apart from asana(postures of the physical practice of yoga) you will also learn the history and philosophy of yoga including but not restricted to Patanjali yoga sutra, Samadhi, and Sadhan pada - through storytelling and critical analysis, you will explore this ancient text. Every class will be interactive and full of factual information.
Patanjali Yoga Sutra is one of the most prescribed text to understand yoga. Yoga is Chitta Vrithi nirodha. You will explore the concepts of Purusha and Prakriti, the seer, the sakshi, advaita and the programming of the mind and how to connect to your ancient self. You will also do a brief comparative study of western ideology and culture compared to Vedic philosophy and contemporary Indian culture.
Eight Limbs of Ashtanga; Yama, niyama, pranayama, asana, pratyahara, dhyana, dharana, and samadhi: with interactive discussion, you will explore "Ashtanga" and how it is different from your 90 minutes primary series they are teaching down the gym! You will also learn the history of Hindusim/India - a factual history of what the term Hinduism actually means and what constitutes the Hindu philosophy.
Through interactive discussions, visual graphics and group sessions you will explore the following concepts of Vedas and Tantra:
Your day will start early and you will be on six days a week practice. In spite of such an intensive schedule, you could find this training an enlightening and interesting process of transformation.
This course is designed to inspire and transform you, giving you time out from the hustle-bustle of daily city life. If you ever wanted to learn yoga in India then our team resonate’ s with you. The Yoga Cave Initiative management and administrative staff who are the building blocks of the school came to India in search of yoga.
The Yoga Cave Initiative has traveled all over India and settled here at the Agonda Om Yoga Kutir. The Yoga Cave Initiative has traveled all over India to find these amazing yoga teachers who work with them, they have empowered them to pass this knowledge on to you in a way you can relate to.
From ancient times sages, swamies, seekers, priests saints, and sadhus have been coming to India to experience the divine promise, the nectar of spirituality and a flavor of authentic yoga asana from Indian gurus. Many from here went to the west and took the message of yoga to the world.
But in today's New India, how do you choose a yoga school that can live up to this divine promise? Since the time of ancient sages till now, India has transformed into a new India and so has the way yoga is taught today!
The Yoga Cave Initiative has chosen Yoga schools of choice to partner and design this amazing teacher training course. If you are looking for a yoga course that is unrestricted and taught by some very enthusiastic and energetic Indian yoga teachers then this is the course for you. The venue for this course is away from the mad crowd of Goa, you will experience true Indian hospitality in the land where yoga originated.
All teachers are authentic yoga masters or students of yoga masters, they are all a group of eclectic yogis met through the karmic reunion. They all bring their own flavor and style of yoga, yet they are mostly committed to the teaching of Vinyasa and Hatha.
Currently, they are working on their own style called Rudra Hatha Vinyasa and a teacher training course on this specialism will be launched in the coming future. The styles of yoga you will learn in this course are inspired by:
During your training, you will have an opportunity to live by the rhythm of nature. The Yoga Training schedule begins at 6:15 a.m. with a short morning prayer followed by a pranayama session. Then there comes the morning session for the traditional yoga postures (Hatha-Yoga) before breakfast. Then you will have two main sessions; one philosophy and the other yoga anatomy followed by lunch at noon.
Then there will be some self-study and self-practice time after before we begin the afternoon and evening sessions of Vinyasa-Yoga asanas followed by relaxation and meditation. There will be some inspirational cultural activities, such as satsang (devotional songs), lectures on yoga-related subjects, audios and video lectures.
The weekly assignments will be a part of the training as that is conducive to gain in-depth knowledge of the subjects and experience through your yoga practices. During this yoga teacher training, you will be provided with three yoga vegetarian meals including fruit refreshments and green tea.
Kindly note that the daily schedule is subject to change. The Yoga Cave Initiative encourages the students to go to sleep early, about 10 p.m. so you will be conducive during yoga training.
Sumit is a Yoga Alliance qualified teacher in Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa. He is also the founder of Yoga Cave Initiative an online initiative to promote authentic and classical yoga teachers from India who have exceptional skills. Prior to his yoga career, Sumit was a recruitment consultant for the investments sector and a digital marketer for over 10 years working in the city of London and Dubai. In 2012, Sumit experienced a transformational connection to yoga, he decided to give up his job in the city and traveled all over India for 3 years learning yoga from authentic yoga teachers.
Sanjeev Dutta is one of the best yoga teachers in India. An Electronics Engineer by training and a yoga teacher by passion. His yoga journey began in earnest in 2004, Soon it became his true passion and first love. He has been a regular yoga practitioner since then, learning and practicing regularly for the last 15 years. Over the years he learned yoga from some of the best teachers in different traditions like Iyengar, Ashtanga (Mysore style), Hatha, and many more. Once one learns to learn from the internal guru, one has no need of any guru.
Goa itself has an amazing multicultural history. All nationalities live here, life here is different from the rest of India. Agonda Beach has been voted as one of the cleanest beaches in Asia. Agonda has a good balance of nightlife and yogic vibes.
Over the last few years Goa might have developed a reputation as the party capital of India, however, Goa has still many undiscovered beaches and untouched nature waiting to be discovered for yogis. They are only a 90 minutes drive from the airport. Expect to be on a journey of joy, bliss, and transformation.
You will be served delicious vegetarian food three times a day. The Yoga Cave Initiative follow a yogic diet and also cater to vegans.
Goa International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$50 per person
Most major cities from Europe and the UK run direct flight to Goa. The venue is about 90 minutes drive from the Goa International Airport (GOI). Airport transfer is available at an additional cost of 50 USD.
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