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28-Day 200-hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training near Goa, Western Ghats, India | Yoga Alliance Certified
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(No availability) 28-Day 200-hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training near Goa, Western Ghats, India | Yoga Alliance Certified

Holistic Centre for Yoga & Vedanta Sawantwadi, Amboli, Mahārāshtra, 416510 India

Yoga Teacher Training India

Study yoga as a lifestyle near Goa in India. Conducted at a secluded hill station ashram just 80 kilometers from Dabolim Airport (GOI). This four-week residential Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course will fuel your personal evolution and transformation. Guided by an experienced teaching team in an uplifting natural environment, develop the skills and confidence to be the teacher and guide you are called to be.

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  • Study with experienced Indian teachers and monks
  • Peaceful ashram environment
  • Extensive course manual, books, and notebooks included
  • Certificate of completion to register with Yoga Alliance
  • 2 sets of teaching uniforms included
  • Delicious yogic vegetarian meals per day, snacks, and tea
  • 27 nights of accommodation with attached bathroom
  • Bedsheets and towels provided and exchanged every week

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


26 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German, Hindi, Malayalam, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu
Group size: Maximum of 20 participants
Airport transfer available:
Goa International Airport (US$68 per person)
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You will stay in natural cottages with views of the surrounding nature. The rooms are situated in beautiful, simple cottages from natural stone and come with attached bathroom, hot water facility and a balcony with views of the surrounding hills. Bed sheets and towels are provided and exchanged every week. Yoga Vana offer twin sharing, single room and dormitory options.

Please note that the ashram is located in a rural area with limited access to ATMs or convenience stores. Please remember to bring anything you may need during the four weeks of training, including four weeks' supply of toiletries, medication, and cash for laundry services, transfers, optional excursions on days off, and other needs.

There is a bank at 500 meters from the ashram where credit cards can be en-cashed. In order to maintain the purification effects of an intensive yoga practice, please be aware that the use of alcohol, drugs, and cigarettes, as well as the consumption of non-vegetarian food is not permitted throughout the full duration of the course.

Accommodation at the ashram is limited and will be provided on a first come-first serve basis. There is separate accommodation for female and male students. A few spaces are guaranteed for immediate booking. After those have been filled, please request availability and Yoga Vana will get back to you within 24 hours to let you know if there is space on the program.


The course syllabus is Yoga Alliance certified and comprises:

Introduction to yoga

  • Origin, history, and development of yoga
  • Aim, purpose, and common misconceptions of yoga
  • Teachings of the Vedas, Upanishads, Advaita Vedanta
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Ashtanga yoga

Introduction to Hatha yoga

  • Difference between yoga and physical exercise
  • Hatha yoga pradipika: asana, pranayama, bandha, mudra
  • Kundalini yoga - astral body: chakras, nadis
  • Shat kriya - purification exercises
  • Yogic diet, ethics, and lifestyle

Yoga and physical and mental health

  • Major systems of the human body and their functions
  • Asanas and their benefits
  • Limitations and contra-indications of yoga practice
  • Psychology and stress management
  • Yoga for all - pregnancy, childhood, old age
  • Yogic principles for healthy living

Yogic practices

  • Sun salutations - practice and methodology
  • Yoga asana - practice and methodology
  • Pranayama - practice and methodology
  • Advanced practice: asana and pranayama
  • Meditation - practice and methodology
  • Kirtan and mantra
  • Seva - selfless service

Communication and teaching skills

  • Deep listening and conscious communication
  • Coaching students: motivation and guidance
  • Setting up and conducting classes
  • Business aspects and ethics of teaching yoga
  • Teaching practice - giving and receiving feedback
  • Individual consultations with lead teachers


  • 05:30 Wake up
  • 06:00 Nature and self-meditations and walks
  • 07:00 Herbal drink
  • 07:30 Hatha yoga class I - guided practice / teaching practice
  • 10:00 Brunch
  • 11:30 Theory class on yoga and Vedanta I
  • 12:30 Tea and snacks
  • 13:00 Theory class on yoga and Vedanta II
  • 15:30 Hatha yoga class II - guided practice / teaching practice
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:30 Meditation and kirtan
  • 21:30 Lights off

Changes in the daily schedule may occur.

Included excursions

Optional excursions may be organized on the free day every week.


Mani Raman


The course takes place at the Holistic Center for Yoga & Vedanta founded by Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati in Amboli, a hill station in southern Maharashtra. Perched on the hills of the Western Ghats, one of India's most diverse ecosystems, this secluded venue offers a peaceful natural environment that is very conducive for an in-depth practice of yoga and meditation.

The climate is sunny and dry with temperatures ranging from 15 to 32 Celsius degrees. Due to the hilly location, the mornings and evenings can be cool, with hot temperatures during the day. Yoga Vana will provide recommendations on clothes and other items suitable for the season's climate.



  • Mountain walking


  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Yoga shala


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Mosquito net


You will enjoy delicious North and South Indian cuisine. Brunch and dinner are served community-style and consist of a variety of healthy dishes.

  • The diet is lacto-vegetarian, non-dairy / vegan options are available on request
  • Fresh fruits are provided on a daily basis
  • Purified drinking water is available around the clock for refilling of water bottles

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Yogic
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)

Days off

One day per week is off for optional guided and or self-organized day trips.

Soak in the silence of nature

The course is held at a secluded ashram in the hills of the Western Ghats. Yoga Vana encourages participants to use the opportunity of being surrounded by nature for four weeks to minimize the use of their devices and spend the available free time for nature walks, meditations, and conversations with fellow participants and teachers.

What's included

  • 4 weeks of tuition
  • Full board with two lacto-vegetarian meals per day, snacks, and tea
  • 27 nights accommodation (bed sheets and towels are provided)
  • Course manual, books, and notebooks
  • Two sets of teaching uniforms
  • Internationally recognized certificate from Yoga Vana Forest Academy (a Yoga Alliance registered school) upon successful completion of the course
  • Access to Wi-Fi in the common area at designated times

What's not included

  • International and local transfer to and from the ashram
  • Excursions on days off (optional)
  • Laundry service (optional)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airport is Dabolim Airport (GOI). You can fly into Goa directly from most major cities in India. Taxi transfers to and from the airport can be arranged on request.

Airport: Goa International Airport Airport transfer available: Goa International Airport (US$68 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 15% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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