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Upaya Yoga Teacher Training are aware that not everybody has the chance or the will to undertake complete training in one go. However, this should not prevent you from moving the first steps into the world of yoga. For this reason, they offer the possibility to begin your training starting with a 100 hours yoga teacher training course. They want to guarantee the same high-quality standard for all our students. So, this course corresponds and matches with the first half of our 200 hours of yoga Teacher Training Course. You may come back any time afterwards to complete the Training. The duration is of 11 days, inclusive of the opening ceremony.
Upaya Yoga centre is located directly on Arambol beach, the most popular beach in North Goa. This is an enormous sandy beach provided of facilities where you can relax in complete freedom. Arambol and Mandrem are the closest villages and they are only 20 minutes away by walk. The Centre is nestled in between lush coconut trees and has a quiet and relaxed atmosphere.
The premises are at exclusive use of the teacher training students and retreat guests to avoid any disturbance and to preserve the beautiful energy generated during the course.
The garden, chill area and library are also at the guest’s disposal. They have a variety of rooms different in styles and budget to satisfy anybody taste and capability. All rooms are airy and bright. They are facing either the garden or the ocean.
The rooms, with no exception, are provided of ceiling fun and complete bathroom with hot water. Most of the rooms also have air conditioning and a small fridge for personal use. The rooms are provided of linen, towels, blankets, mosquito net or electrical mosquito repellent.
Free Wi-Fi is accessible in the whole property. The cleaning service takes place regularly any third day. The laundry service is provided, upon request, at an affordable extra cost. Taxis are available 24 hour.
Read below the typology of accommodation they offer and refer to the pictures in this page.
At the conclusion of the training, you will receive a certificate recognized by Yoga Alliance US and UK both.
In order to achieve a licence for teaching, you will have to continue your education and complete the remaining 100 hours yoga teacher training course. You are entitled to do so with us, at any time later, or with any other school in the world.
This training gives the opportunity to experience community life with a touch of ashram lifestyle; have a more wide understanding of the Asana (both Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga); to learn about alignment and adjustment of the body; in addition tPranayama, Mantra, yogic Philosophy/ Yoga Anatomy, Art of Teaching and Teaching Practice.
This yoga teacher training is the first section of a 200-hour course. The second section must be completed within the year of commencement. Registration with Upaya Yoga Center provides a globally recognized credential. Students who complete both segments are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).
The program at Upaya Yoga is designed and aimed at producing skilled and motivating yoga teachers proficient in the ancient practices of the yoga sutras and who can also impart this knowledge to their students. The yoga teacher training curriculum is based on the five points of yoga which can be understood as the practical application of the four traditional paths of this art.
A rigorous daily session includes two meditation sessions, two yoga classes followed by two lectures. The day concludes with one hour of service to the center. Once per week, there is a free lecture. This philosophy forms part of an extensive curriculum.
The aim is to offer you a better understanding when you teach a yoga class and clarify each query or confusion that may arise during the class. There will be time for sharing after teaching practice with the group. The Hatha yoga and Vinyasa flow classes have an alternate morning and evening switching schedule for a very specific reason. You will learn about them and Upaya Yoga Teacher Training will clarify the reasoning behind each posture during the same day. Also, in the morning and evening classes students will assist the main teachers.
In the last week of training, students will have dedicated one hour or a one-and-half hour in a class with a teacher, who will be there to just watch their performance. If there is anything you need to work with, the teacher will guide you before your certificate.
The program at Upaya is designed to offer its students a solid foundation in Ashtanga and Hatha yoga, focusing on the right alignment of the yogic postures. A daily asana practice class gives the students an opportunity to practice their own asanas and helps to build deep insight of the various forms and postures.
The daily in-depth practice with individual corrections comprises the Surya Namaskar (sun salutation), multi-style yoga postures, 100 asanas variations, from intermediate level to advanced, posture alignment, deep relaxation, and release of blocked energy. Training sessions will be for all age groups. In addition to daily asana practices, you will practice teaching and posture break-down, including the main benefits, modifications, and contraindications of each posture.
Classical yoga philosophy is intertwined all through the course and you will receive knowledge about Patanjali’s yoga sutras, allowing you to compare classical and modern yoga, understanding the true meaning of yoga. These sessions will provide a great insight into the views of others and help reflect on your knowledge and all that you have learned. In turn, you will learn how to imbibe these ancient philosophies into your own life and will eventually experience unison of the body, mind, and soul. You will also receive a talk on yoga from the Bhagawat Gita, a treasured Indian text considered to be an ancient guru and a life coach.
Pranayama is one of the five principles of yoga or the science of breath control. It expands lung capacity by relaxing the nervous system and balancing the two hemispheres of the brain. The art of Kapalabhati or lung cleansing exercise, Anuloma Viloma or alternate nostril breathing, and Samanu or mental cleansing of the Nadis will be taught.
Focusing on the rhythm of your breathing and becoming familiar with it is the essence of pranayama. This is a vital feature of yoga and is often ignored as most give importance to just physical practice. Pranayama is an excellent way to de-stress. By practicing pranayama, you will build spiritual and emotional power to sustain a healthy life each day.
Cleansing will purify the system and allow the breath to run easily. Explanation and demonstration of Tratak, Neti, Kapalabhati, Dhauti, Nauli, and six classical purification exercises for the various parts of the body namely the eyes, nose, air passages, esophagus and stomach, abdominal organs and large intestine exercises, and their effects will be shown. Individual instruction will be provided.
An introduction to the major body systems is given. The effects of asanas and pranayama on the cardiovascular system, muscular systems, digestion, skeletal, respiration, and endocrine system are explained in detail to the students. Diet and nutrition facts are also imparted for a better understanding of the anatomy. These classes will give you a deeper understanding by observing the mechanism of every posture.
Upaya Yoga Teacher Training's purpose is to give you knowledge of anatomy so that you leave with a better awareness of your own body. During the lessons, you will lay emphasis on how to adapt your practice by recognizing your weaknesses. These may be due to a lack of strength or flexibility in a particular area. You will learn preparation techniques to make improvements in your practice. Also, throughout the classes, the assistant teachers will provide you with complete personal attention to support you.
Begin your transformation journey through the daily exploration of yourself. This training is about self-growth and includes the roots of yoga, simple and effective with coaching tools.
In these hours, you will learn and practice valuable tools and teaching methodology that will support you in becoming a powerful teacher. You will imbibe the ability to address a large group as well as learn to connect with each student in your class. You will explore the use of your voice, language, body language, visualization, ability to connect with your students confidently through verbal cues, the use of props, effective demonstration, and acute observation with safe and effective physical adjustments.
You will study and learn an efficient way to nurture and preserve abundance through your yoga teaching career. The end of your training session will equip you with a complete resume to immediately begin promoting yourself as a yoga teacher.
Ashtanga in Sanskrit means eight limbs, mentioned in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra. This technique of yoga contains harmonizing the breath with a succession of postures. This process produces powerful internal heat and a plentiful, cleansing sweat that purifies muscles and organs. The result is enhanced circulation, a nimble and strong body, and a composed mind.
Ashtanga yoga contains different groups of asanas and teachings on Vinyasa, drishti, bandhas, mudras, and philosophy. This is a great chance for students to practice and know their level of ability in a supportive group environment and with the inspiration and guidance of a guru. Ashtanga can be a perfect foundation for home practitioners and also those who want to teach professionally once they know the arrangement of poses.
According to Patanjali’s yoga sutras, there are eight limbs of yoga out of which only one involves postures or asanas. Hatha means forceful or determined in Sanskrit. Hatha yoga includes a set of asanas or postures that are designed to align your body. These postures are designed to line up the physical channels of the body so that energy can easily flow, especially in the spine.
The word Hatha is translated as Ha or the sun, which is masculine, and Tha or the moon, which is feminine. In turn, both represent the balance in nature and also within you. Through Hatha yoga, you can create balance and unite opposites. Hatha teaches the balance of strength and flexibility in each pose. It has immense health benefits and is an efficient way to distress. The teachers at Upaya believe Hatha to be a powerful tool for self-realization and transformation teaching them various techniques to master control over the body by skillful breathing and meditation practices.
Please notice schedule can be changed according to group and weather. Sunday is programmed to be a holiday day.
Praba was born into a family of yogis who practice in the Ashtanga style that characterizes the south Indian yoga tradition. He is a talented teacher and teacher trainer and has been teaching for over six years. Through expert adjustments and a deep understanding of asana, his students’ abilities, and injuries, he is able to push his trainees to the next level in their personal practice as well as their own teaching.
Today I can say that Yoga represents for me the way back home, or rather the heart. When I go back to the heart, I am a human being more fulfilled and authentic. I completed numerous courses on yoga, meditation and self-development. I teach Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Hatha and Yin Yoga. My classes are an invitation to reconnect and rediscover one Self. Through the observation of the breath and the body we can acknowledge our own and unique energy; and to eventually free and empower our being.
VANESSA FABBRILEI is a certiﬁed yoga teacher, recognized at both national and international level. She is ofﬁcially registered with CONI (the ofﬁcial Italian National Olympic Committee). She encountered Yoga many years ago and she immediately embraced its philosophy for the love of it. She has been practicing, learning and teaching Yoga ever since 2007. She runs her own Yoga Association in Florence where she holds several classes every day.
Prachi was born in the northern part of India, Rajasthan. In her home state, she completed a master’s degree in sociology because she was intrigued by the different parts of human lives and how it affects social interaction. After this, she was still hungry for knowledge and finished a bachelor’s degree in education which gave her the opportunity to teach in secondary school, where she taught Hindi classes. She started her spiritual journey when she moved to Pune, where she lived near to the Ashram of Osho. She actively followed and practised Osho’s teachings daily for two years.
Dr Nitin Patil born in Kolhapur, interested in Ayurvedic herbal medicines since childhood is what brought him to study deeper in the philosophy of Ayurveda. He runs his Ayurvedic hospital in Kolhapur with specialized Keralian detox healing procedures. His interest in the anatomy of the human body got him interested to teach yoga students a deep understanding about yoga postures, alignments, deeper understanding about. His deep understanding knowledge and experience in Ayurveda make him the perfect member of the Upaya Team.
Ayush trained for several months in Mysore both in asana and pranayama refining his technique. His skills set is also enriched by a good understanding of Iyengar yoga. This brings into the class a teaching approach which promote more awareness of body and mind through the correct alignment and detailed explanations of the poses. Ayush has a contagious vitality that support the students in overcoming personal difficulties and enhance self- confidence in everybody practice.
Goa is the best location to learn and practice yoga in India. As one of the smallest and more recent State in India, Goa offers the opportunity to experience the local culture, traditions and tropical Nature in the smoothest and safest way.
The kindness and sympathy of the people make of Goa a welcoming home for all its visitors. The melting- pot of cultures enriches the spirit and the mentality of the place and explains the presence of a stable and animated community of foreigners. Especially the North- Goa, where we are based, testifies the successful encounter between East and West. Naturally, this meeting finds its best form of Goa Yoga.
To explore yoga in Goa is an experience which any yoga lover should try at least once. The energy and the spirituality of this land boost the dedication and the motivation of all yoga practitioners.
The teacher training courses are meant to reflect and amplify this alchemy. Upaya Yoga is the most well-known and established School in Goa due to the quality of its learning; the authenticity of its environment and unequaled location.
All the teacher training courses are well-rounded and balanced. They are open to beginners and advanced practitioners longing to add value and meaning to their journey.
In between the classes, some of the students are conquered by the beauty of the endless and vast sandy beach; whereas others relaxed pampered by the sounds of the tropical fauna in the lush tropical trees.
A yoga teacher training course at Upaya Yoga is a lifetime experience.
Any intense yogic practice requires a balanced and rich nutrition. It is crucial to adopt the correct diet during the teacher training course and so to nourish body and mind at the best.
They offer a healthy and delicious vegan diet. The food does not contain any meat, eggs or diary with the exception of chai (the traditional Indian milk tea) and curd in the morning. They also serve seasonal finger millet bread (ragi bread), brown rice, cereals and others aliments which are suitable for a gluten free nutrition.
All the meals, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, are prepared daily in the school and are served as a buffet. They arrange a variegated menu to offer always a choice and optimal supply of all necessary nutrients (proteins, carbs, fibres).
They buy products available in the local market to guarantee the genuine flavour and the freshness of our ingredients. The dishes are cooked and combined together according to the Ayurveda principles.
In other words, the use of the ingredients is selected in accordance to the season and the weather condition. So, the organism can adjust easily to the new environment, the digestive system is not overloaded, the mind remains alert and the body is light. The use of the spices is drastically reduced and dosed to maintain a cool mind and not to impede meditation.
Especial care is also given to the water. The drinkable water is pure and reach in useful minerals. The guests may enjoy unlimited filtered water and so also reduce the pollution of plastic bottles in the environment.
Read below what is normally served during the meals.
A communal fridge is at disposal of the students, in the dining area, if they wish to integrate the meal with some little extra.
During your free time, you can go swimming on Arambol beach. Also, you can borrow books from the library if you would like to take them to your room so you can spend some time reading and studying.
Upaya Yoga Teacher Training offers spa treatments at an additional cost.
Goa International Airport
Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI). Transfer from the airport is included. Upaya Yoga Teacher Training will pick you up from the airport.
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