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28 Days 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India

Upaya Yoga Center, Arambol Beach, Goa 403524, India

Intensive Yoga Teacher Training India

Come and join an intensive yoga teacher training course in Goa that meets the standards of Yoga Alliance. Upaya has an expert team of teachers and assistants to ensure that you learn from the best. You can connect with the teachers and get a deeper understanding of your curriculum as well. The experience gives you a great way of finding eternal bliss, peace, and the gift to share the yogic lifestyle with others.

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Highlights

  • Daily yoga practices
  • Chanting, pranayama, and meditation every day
  • Learn proper alignment of postures and yoga anatomy
  • Eligibility to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • Assisting yoga class with other teachers
  • 29 days accommodation
  • 3 daily meals

Skill level

  • Advanced

Styles


24 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 24
Airport transfer included: Goa International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
09:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Garden
  • Yoga shala
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library

You will be accommodated for 29 nights at the Upaya Yoga Center in Goa. An additional complimentary night is offered either prior to the course start date or the last day of the course. Thus, the package may include 29 nights accommodation.

All rooms are based on single occupancy. Double sharing only allowable if you are registering along with your friend or family and you both wish to share same EcoHut or air-conditioned room.

The accommodation includes Wi-Fi, free pick up from the nearest airport or nearest train station, room cleaning, toilet paper, and towels.

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 provide a globally recognized credential.

Curriculum

This program is especially sketched out by the team of gurus at Upaya to introduce students to their journey of evolving into expert yogis and able teachers. The course paves a path for its students to transform into becoming a yoga teaching expert and the program includes skilled teachers to provide students a strong foundation in Hatha and Ashtanga yoga. It is designed to be an enjoyable, unperturbed, and enlightening experience. You need to be ready spiritually and physically as your classes have various rigorous sessions as well as calmer and more healing sessions. They serve and recommend a saatvik (yogic) diet to expand your sense of well being.

Yoga is a science that has infinite possibilities because the more you practice the more enlightenment you receive and you realize that it is you who holds the key to living a fulfilled life. If you’re willing to enroll in the 300-hour yoga teacher training, it may be a given that you’ve undergone a 200-hour program. Now, it’s time to expand your knowledge by committed training and participation in expert workshops. This course offers the opportunity to deepen your understanding of advanced asanas, advanced pranayama, and meditation. The course will provide you knowledge of advanced yoga teaching skills as well as an understanding of deeper yoga philosophy.

This 300-hour yoga teacher training is a level two advanced yoga teacher training course. This one month-long residential course is an intensive course which takes place at the yoga ashram in Goa. The course provides an advanced level of intensive training in multi-style yoga teaching; Hatha yoga, Ashtanga yoga, and Vinyasa yoga. The more difficult, yet immersive 300-hour yoga training will help you find and hone your unique teaching style and voice. Prepare for an insightful yogic journey!

After the completion of the 300-hour yoga teacher training in India, you will be able to teach yoga to beginners as well as advanced level students in your classes. you will gain more experience in yoga, so you can become a more experienced and knowledgeable yoga teacher. You will also be able to teach yoga with more confidence. You will learn very useful and practical anatomy and physiology of asanas and you will learn how to apply this knowledge in your teaching classes.

Prerequisites

To join the Upaya Yoga 300-hour yoga teacher training (level 2), you must meet the following requirements:

  • You should be a graduate of a 200-hour level yoga teacher training from a Registered Yoga TTC School
  • You should be physically and mentally fit to follow this intensive teacher training course
  • You must be ready to adjust to the simple lifestyle of the yoga ashram

Course information

  • You are expected to have a minimum daily practice of 3 hours asana, 10 minutes pranayama, and 20 minutes of meditation
  • You will have the opportunity to teach with your fellow trainees under supervision from a senior teacher
  • The classes would be a fusion of Hatha yoga of Sivananda, Ashtanga Vinyasa, and Iyengar- based teachings
  • You will receive a certificate of completion and eligible to register with Yoga Alliance and International yoga federation

This training will consist of:

  • How to give a solid and clear demonstration
  • How to give clear instruction (working with voice)
  • Proper alignment of postures
  • Yoga anatomy
  • Hands-on adjustment
  • How to avoid common injury during practice
  • How to jump backward and forward (vinyasa flow)
  • How to use props for better postures (as recommended by B.S.K Iyengar)
  • Mantra chanting
  • Yogic breathing (pranayama) and their benefits
  • Yogic body cleansing (Kriya yoga)
  • Mudras, bandas, and their benefits
  • Yoga philosophy (Patanjali yoga sutra)
  • Ayurveda and yoga principle
  • Assisting yoga class with other teachers
  • Observation
  • How to teach 45 minutes to 90 minutes long class
  • How to teach one to one class
  • How to teach more than 10 people in a class
  • Yoga career and business

The program at Upaya Yoga is designed and aimed at producing skilled and motivating yoga teachers that are proficient in the ancient practices of the yoga sutras and can impart this knowledge to their students. The yoga teacher training curriculum is based on the five points of this art 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 which are then followed by two lectures, concluded with a one-hour service to the center. With one day a week lecture free, this philosophy forms a 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 have an alternate day morning and evening switching schedule for a very specific reason. You will learn about them and Upaya Yoga will clarify the reasoning behind each posture on the same day. During the morning and evening classes, you will assist the main teachers.

Asana practice

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 of 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 for all age groups. In addition to daily asana practices, practice teaching and posture break-down, including the main benefits, modifications, and contraindications of each posture.

Yoga philosophy

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 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, bandha, and mudra

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 (lung cleansing exercise), anuloma viloma (alternate nostril breathing), and samanu (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.

Kriyas

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.

Yoga anatomy

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.

The 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. Throughout the classes, the assistant teachers provide you with complete personal attention to support you.

Centering yourself

Begin your transformation journey through the daily exploration of yourself! This 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, and 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 to effectively 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.

Sample schedule

  • 06:30 Chanting, pranayama, and meditation every day
  • 07:30 Monday, Wednesday and Fridays – Hatha yoga
  • Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – Ashtanga Vinyasa
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Alignment and adjustment
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Self-study or self-care
  • 15:00 Karma yoga
  • 16:00 Yoga Nidra
  • 16:30 Teaching practice
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:30 Sharing, questions and answers, night meditation, live music concerts, watching your teaching practice, or yoga movie (this is only for alternate days)

Sunday holiday note

Sundays are free. The schedule can be changed according to group and weather.

Instructors

Praba

Alida Maugeri

Dr. Anita Rawandale

Prem Bahadur Shah

Dr Nitin Patil

Prashant Pandey

Ayush Sharma

Ruchira Pandey

Location

During this training, you will be staying at the Upaya Yoga Center in Goa, India.

Distances

  • Dabolim Airport (GOI) - 90 minutes

Features

General

  • Yoga shala

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Room cleaning
  • Toiletries

Food

During the course, you will be provided with three vegetarian meals per day (except Sunday). Package includes food for the entire duration of the course including welcome dinner and farewell dinner. You will also be provided with free unlimited filtered cold and hot water.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
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)

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.

Treatment

Upaya Yoga Teacher Training offers spa treatments at an additional cost.

What's included

  • Accommodation for the entire course duration (include the night prior to the course start and the last night of the course)
  • Accommodation and food
  • 3 daily meals
  • Welcome dinner
  • Free unlimited filtered water
  • Training/retreat fee
  • Daily yoga practices
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Certificate of completion
  • Upaya yoga bag
  • Upaya yoga t-shirt
  • WiFi
  • Free pick up from Goa airport
  • Room cleaning
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

What's not included

  • Visa expenditure
  • Flight/Bus/Train travelling expenditure
  • Airport drop-off
  • Personal expenditure
  • Excursion
  • Surfing
  • Insurance

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Dabolim Airport (GOI). Transfer from the airport is included. Upaya Yoga Teacher Training will provide free pick up from the nearest airport or nearest train station. You will have to inform them in advance prior to your arrival date.

Airport: Goa International Airport Airport transfer included: Goa International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

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 14 days before arrival.

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