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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Yoga Shiromani Sharad Pandit (Guru)
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 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.
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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.