21 Days 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India

  • Yoga Vimoksha School, NH 4 A, Near Mollem Check Post, Goa, India

21 Days 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India

  • Yoga Vimoksha School, NH 4 A, Near Mollem Check Post, Goa, India

Yoga Teacher Certification in Goa

Yoga Vimoksha offers a 200-hour yoga teacher training certification at our yoga school located at Mollem forest, near the Dudhsagar waterfalls, Goa, India. All of our teacher trainings are based in the Ashtanga yoga system, a classical yoga practice. We follow Sivananda Hatha yoga style and the Iyengar style as well. We believe yoga instructors should be knowledgeable about prominent contemporary styles of yoga and for that reason, all of our trainings also explore and teach other styles as complementary to the Ashtanga method like Vinyasa Flow, Power yoga, Restorative /Yin yoga. Study of these methods ensures our program produces the most knowledgeable, well-rounded yoga instructors in the industry.

What does a student gain?

Vimoksha Yoga students not only gain confidence and expertise to lead a variety of yoga classes but they learn how to promote their career and continue to grow as an instructor and life-long student of yoga. Students emerge as well-trained, highly knowledgeable yoga instructors both in practice and theory. Students completing the course, receive a 200-hour teacher training certificate from Yoga Vimoksha, duly accredited by Yoga Alliance


  • Meditation sessions
  • Various styles of yoga
  • Yoga classes twice daily
  • Shatkama kit (cleaning techniques equipment)
  • Half hour relaxation/jet lag massage
  • 2 complimentary massages
  • 24 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • 20 days with instruction
  • English
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Yoga Vimoksha offers air-conditioned deluxe rooms with attached bath, television, safe deposit lockers and tea / coffee makers just near the beautiful beach of Sernabatim in Goa. The rooms are single occupancy or twin sharing occupancy, which is subject to availability.

This yoga teacher training course offers:

  • Traditional and classical Hatha yoga Sivananda style.
  • Primary series - Ashtanga-Vinyasa (Mysore Style)
  • Vinyasa flow sequencing & Power yoga
  • Iyengar style and Restorative yoga
  • Modifications, other variations and advance variation of all postures
  • How to use yoga props like block, bolster, strap & wall in your yoga practice.
  • Observation and feedback on your personal practice by teachers everyday immediately after the asana class
  • Enough class on partner yoga (couple yoga) and basics of pre-natal yoga.
  • Yoga therapy: Lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, eyes, stress, weight reduction, diabetes, heart and hypertension, vertigo.
  • Method, principle, sequencing, adjusting, benefits and cautions of yoga postures.
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques), Bandhas (yogic locked) and yogic Shatkarmas / kriya (cleansing techniques).
  • Learning to teach yoga classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels students.
  • Anatomy, physiology and physical, mental and spiritual benefits of yoga.
  • Basic Ayurveda, nutrition and the yogic diet.
  • Introduction of chakras, nadis and mudras.
  • Mantra chanting and meditation.
  • Yoga philosophy (eight Limbs of Ashtanga yoga) with Patanjali Yoga Sutra.
  • Teaching practicum.
  • First Aid and CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation).


Technique: includes the training and practicing of asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, and meditation.

Teaching: includes the training and teaching of demonstration, observation, assistance/correction, instruction, teaching styles, and learning about qualities of a yoga teacher and the students process of learning.

Anatomy and physiology: includes the study of physical anatomy, the skeleton, organs and muscles, cardiovascular system, Pancha Kosha & nutrition.

Philosophy and ethics: this part includes the study of yoga scriptures, ethics for yoga teachers, life of a yogi.

Practicum: In these hours, the students have to observe and assist classes lead by the main teacher and also teach by themselves.

Karma yoga: the students have to help to run the yoga school. Includes office work, organization, and public relations.

Self-practice: study of recommended books and participating in discussion and practice of all the above mentioned topics.

Objective of the course

To let the students reflect and experience yoga as a way of life and not just merely practices to be done in some hours a day.

To motivate the students to become good Yoga Sadhaka (practitioner) and start working on the path of yoga that brings transformation and not simply a change and helps them to acquire a sound body, a superior mind, and a higher spiritual consciousness.

To prepare well trained yoga teachers to teach yoga to school students and young adults without any health problems.

To develop overall personality of the learners.

To motivate students to take up teaching yoga as a profession.


  • The candidate should be medically fit.
  • No prior knowledge or practice of yoga is necessary.
  • A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. A sincere desire to learn and openness to the teachings of yoga is required.

Duration of the course

  • The course is designed over a period of 4 weeks with 200 hours.
  • The course will be conducted 5 days in a week from 6.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • The course is with residential facilities.
  • The food provided will be Satwik and wholesome.

A typical day at Yoga Vimoksha

  • 06:30-07:30 Morning chanting & meditation & pranayama
  • 07:30-08:00 Tea break
  • 08:00-10:00 Yoga asana practice (Hatha yoga) Sivananda + Iyengar style
  • 10:00-11:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00-11:30 Karma yoga
  • 11:30-13:00 Lecture / alignment, adjustment, techniques, practicum, methodology, teaching practice
  • 13:00-15:00 Lunch break/free time
  • 15:00-16:00 Lecture
  • 16:00-18:00 Yoga asana practice
  • Yoga Shiromani Sharad Pandit (Guru)

    Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Yoga)

    Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)

    Shiromani Sharad is a yoga instructor with more than 10 years experience. Since 2004 yoga has been a constant in his life. He is a master in Hatha yoga, pranayama, guided relaxation, Kundalini yoga, and Swar yoga. Shiromani is a professional yoga instructor with a 200 hours E-Registered Yoga Teacher certification from Yoga Alliance USA. This certification clearly states that he has at least 1000 hours of teaching experience after completing the training. He also completed the 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training program from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Kerala in 2004.

  • Acharya Reejo Joy

    Reejo is a certified fitness instructor and a massage therapist. He is specialized in Restorative yoga, Iyengar yoga, Laughter yoga, Vinyasa flow, Power yoga, and others. Reejo has been practicing Hatha yoga for the past five years and Ashtanga yoga for the past three years. Having a background in yoga, through practice, books, teachers, scriptures, travel, and environments, he aims to focus on the health aspects of his students. He moves towards the spiritual aspects of yoga, preserving the essence of Hatha yoga, without changing its purposes.

  • Yogi Neeraj Kumar

    Yogi Neeraj Kumar has been practicing yoga and meditation for more than 15 years. He has a post graduate diploma in yogic science from Shree Jay Ram Ashram, Rishikesh. His interest lies in following the spiritual path and knowing his real self, through spiritual mythologies and studies. He traveled to major places in India teaching yoga and meditation classes. Kumar masters the art of Hatha yoga, pranayama, Thai yoga, and Therapeutic yoga. He conducts yoga, meditation courses, and retreats at Yoga Vimoksha.

  • Jennifer Hunt

    Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)

    Jennifer is a 200 hours Registered Yoga Teacher that lives in the south of London. She completed the General Certificate of Secondary Education and A levels at school and then got her bachelor degree in physiotherapy at the University of East England. Jennifer specializes in physiotherapy for neurological conditions and has post-grad qualifications in Bobath and Pilates. Jennifer Hunt now conducts guest classes at Yoga Vimoksha when she comes to Goa, India.

Yoga Vimoksha Goa is located at The Beach House, Goa, a premium wellness resort just five kilometers from Margao City.

Nearby places

  • Margao City - 5 kilometers
  • Fitness center
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot

Three daily meals are provided at our center and is 100% vegetarian (satwik), but not vegan (containing milk products). However, vegan food can be arranged if notification for the same is given in advance.

Upon arrival you will be able to enjoy a 30-minute relaxation massage, and during your course you will be pampered with two complimentary 40-minute massages.

  • 24 nights accommodation
  • 3 vegetarian meals per day
  • 2 complimentary 40-minute massages
  • Course fee
  • Complimentary 30-minute relaxation/jet lag massage, upon arrival
  • Tea, served two times daily
  • Shatkama kit (cleaning techniques equipment)
  • Additional meals
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal expenses

Goa, India

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