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22 Days 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in India

  • Arambol Beach, Goa India


Vinyasa & Hatha Yoga Teacher Training India

Travel to the scenic beaches of India and grab the opportunity to avail of authentic Indian yoga mentoring with an Indian and Western yoga teachers and receive certificate from the Yoga Alliance. Do not miss this training to start your very own career as a yoga teacher and most importantly, receive training only from one of the best in the world. This is your chance to take the first step to transform your passion into a profession and experience this with others who share the same ideals in life.


  • 168 contact hours with E-RYT500 trainers
  • Avail of the latest information in research on yoga
  • Get exclusive information on cutting-edge scientific discoveries in anatomy
  • Graduate and have a certification from the Yoga Alliance
  • Meet participants from all over the world
  • 21 nights accommodation
  • 21 days with instruction
  • English
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5 Elements offers shared accommodation in beach huts with attached bathrooms located in the same resort as the yoga practice space, depending on availability at the time of booking.

5 Element’s International Teacher Training Courses (TTC) in India is the most popular international standard of Yoga Alliance and is a wise investment in your qualifications. They currently offer 200h-level foundational courses, which is recognized by the US Yoga Alliance RYT200 designation (Registered Yoga Teacher - 200). This opens the graduate’s doors to a truly global career as a yoga teacher or therapist. This is what you get when you decide to study with them:

100% experiential learning of all taught concepts and techniques of traditional yoga

5 Elements does not let you blindly rely on our words or the words of ancient scriptures, the course is based entirely on practical assignments which lead to personal experiences. The theory and philosophy of yoga are carefully selected to deepen your own practice and help you form your own opinion about some key modern concepts and debates in yoga. The organizers want to train your memory or convince you to stiff doctrines!

168 contact hours with Lead E-RYT Trainers, as compared to about 110 hours in most TTC!

5 Elements will share with you the cutting-edge scientific discoveries in anatomy and clinical research on yoga, so that you can work with human bodies in a responsible way. They do not require that you learn anatomy by heart they have developed a totally practical module which will be indispensable in your daily practice.

International E-RYT faculty with a combined experience of over 9,000 teaching hours and a broad range of backgrounds

5 Elements will give you exposure to diverse yoga traditions and styles in which we are experienced, such as: Hatha yoga (Bihar School of Yoga, Shivananda, S-VYASA, etc.) Vinyasa, Power yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Yin yoga, Prenatal yoga, yoga therapy, yoga with props, Acro yoga etc. They believe in a human-centric approach to yoga where the individual comes before brand names and dogmas. That is why they blend the best of these traditions in our methodology. They ensure that you have a complete knowledge of all authentic yoga practices such as pranayama, mudra and meditation, not just asana.

5 Elements want you to inspire your students to transform their lives

5 Elements will give you tools which will help you discover that spark of inspiration inside you. Listen to your own story first, before you can open your eyes and ears to the stories inside your students. Unleash your charisma and see your classes full!

Share the wealth of yoga with others and receive back hundredfold!

You will have the opportunity to intern as a yoga teacher with people in financial or other hardship or with populations with special needs. Social work (aka karma yoga or simply seva) is the best way to renew your energy as a teacher. Gratitude which you will receive from these students will recharge your batteries for long!

  • E-RYT500 Szymon Jarosławski

    Szymon believes that in order to discover your true nature, you should practice yoga in a way that is aligned with your personality and needs. He will guide you on that journey,whether you like a dynamic practice which detoxes your body and mind or you prefer to inhabit each posture for longer & achieve meditative stillness. In his classes, he balance physical and subtle aspects of yoga and combine ancient techniques with modern scientific knowledge. He studied in India with teachers from various traditions for four years and over 6000hrs. Prior to his stay in India, he practiced for 14 years.

  • E-RYT500 Vinay Jesta

    Vinay is an experienced yoga teacher with over 7,000 instruction hrs. He teaches Hatha yoga, Vinyasa flow (Power), Ashtanga Vinyasa, Acro yoga & others. His teaching style is often called as natural & playful, as he grew up in India practicing yoga from early childhood.He strongly believes that yoga is for everyone, whether you are a spiritual seeker or a fitness enthusiast. He is on a mission to help people refresh & rejuvenate their bodies, relax their minds, connect with their breath and communicate with their soul. Also, he likes promoting healthy eating habits and healthy lifestyle!

Arambol, Goa

Food is available in the resort or many restaurants nearby at extra cost.

Spa treatments are available nearby for an additional cost.

  • 21 nights accommodation
  • 168 contact hours with leading E-RYT trainers
  • A certification from the Yoga Alliance
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals
For information about the booking conditions, please send 5 Elements - International School of Yoga and Movement an inquiry.
  • Review by Naomi Middleton from UK

    "I've recently completed 30 hour yin yoga training and cannot recommend this course enough. Great quality teaching, lots of practise and a really wonderful atmosphere."

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  • Review by Klaudia S from Warsaw, New York, Costa Rica

    "In my entire life I’ve finished two faculties, uncountable numbers of courses and workshops. All this experiences make me demanding, but also skeptical. What I have to say is that the Yoga Teacher Training under leadership of Szymon and Vinay was this investment in self-education of mine, which I will situate on the top, if not call it as the best one."

    "Both – the theory and physical parts – were unbelievably great! Such a nice surprise it was to feel hunger of knowledge instead of bored after 2,5 h theory of anatomy! Could it be any better than have yoga guru who is able to present you any tricky asana which you’ll ask him to show, and in the same time explains what of five elements it increases and which particular joint, muscle or tendon is working or exposed to injury? – Could not be, trust me! Despite of fact that course was very intensive, I was truly looking forward for every next session. Small groups gives opportunity to be treat like individual unit, not number of many. The atmosphere in our Yoga House was also heavenly, perfect to polish up this inner diamond that each of us has inside."

    "Both Teachers are just incredible! They are not just guys who give you what you paid for (knowledge in that case), but they are pure definition of yogis. What I actually received during the courses led by them, was not only education passed at the highest level, but fundamental goods such as wisdom, mindfulness, calmness, love and positive vibration -all these are the main part of their life. Szymon and Vinay shows us that all these themes are achievable, and not only can, but should be our way of living."

    "It’s the beginning of my way as the Yoga Teacher, but I know by whom I want to be taught and guided. Namaste!"

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  • Review by Sara from Austria, Denmark

    "You will have to search long and hard to find teachers who compare to these two wonderful people. I did search long and hard - countless hours on the internet over the past couple of years and the trying out of a few schools - and this is the best I have ever come across!"

    "Szymon and Vinay are lovely people. They are knowledgeable, patient, and respectful, and they teach with presence and curiosity, never getting bored or arrogant in the things they share with us."

    "Vinay is by far the best asana teacher I've ever had. His knowledge of asanas, anatomy, different bodies, and adaptations is never-ending. His precise and clear instructions are as close to perfection as it can possibly get, and to this adds his warm, kind, and inspiringly grounded personality."

    "I never expected that I should feel so fully absorbed in the course and all that I was learning. Thanks to Szymon's patient, detailed, and lucid delivery of anatomical and physiological insight and thanks to the profound practice I underwent in those 20 days, I have completed this course with a feeling of empowerment that exceeds my expectations, and I have finally started doing what I have wanted for so long: teach yoga!"

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  • Review by Karolina Szaturska from Poland

    "Szymon and Vinay have created an oasis of peace and a perfect yoga study place in beautiful and magnetic city of Kraków. I enjoyed everything: every single class of yoga and every lesson of theory, every talk – as Vinay and Szymon are really the extraordinary specialists on their fields of interest, willing to share their knowledge with students with patience and friendly, non-dogamatic attitude."

    "We could really rely on them and explore yoga from many perspectives, in many different styles like vinyasa, hatha, partner yoga, yin yoga and acro yoga. Szymon and Vinay have provided all that is needed also in the free time: we could rejuvenate in a lovely garden or sit together in the kitchen, cooking, sharing experiences – I felt like at home! We did a lot of practise which was great, because we could really understand what the postures are about and how they refer to our bodies, how to understand our own bodies and how to work with other people. We were treated very individually and with full attention. We got everything that a good teacher of yoga and every yoga lover could get in as friendly and respectful atmosphere as only possible. I recommend the course with all my heart and in aim to continue my adventure with yoga hope to come to any other course they organise in the future."

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  • Review by Delia

    "My YIN YOGA training in KRAKOW, POLAND was excellent ! Both teachers are very well trained and experienced. They gave me a complete, intensive training so I hope to teach Yin Yoga soon. You must send many more people to 5 ELEMENTS YOGA SCHOOL, both in POLAND and in GOA, INDIA, since they teach in Europe during summer and in winter they'll be in INDIA.", edited

  • Review by Gintas Alseika from Lithuania

    "I am so happy and grateful for all ideas, knowledge & inspiration during amazing 3 weeks of RYT200 Yoga Teacher Training at 5 Elements - International school of Yoga and Movement. Szymon and Vinay set this course up so well to cover every aspect of Yoga theory and philosophy, anatomy, teaching methodology and much more. Complex topics were discussed and explained in simple & engaging way which helped us to form own opinions and understanding. Due to small groups - every person got a lot of attention, individual approach, could easily and openly express themselves. Vinay and Szymon lives the Yogic life. Warmth, positivity and good vibrations just radiates during the course and infects everyone. We all become like a happy family and didn't want to leave :))"

    "It was interesting, sometimes challenging and truly enjoyable journey. One that I highly recommend to anyone who loves yoga, looking to become a Yoga teacher or just to deepen own knowledge and practice. After the course I genuinely feel confident and receive a good feedback from my students. Thank You for sharing your passion, experience and expertise with such grace and detail. I would love to come again sometime in the future, maybe for RYT500 course :) Thank You and all the best!"

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  • Review by Heidi

    "I cannot believe it has been two months since the Yin teacher training. I must admit I am sometimes a slow learner; I catch new things quite rapidly, but it takes time to kick in and really absorb what I have learned, a kind of silly process of verification and re-verification I myself don't understand. Something like that has happened to me with Yin yoga. "

    "I danced ballet for 12 years in my youth and I thought I had hip awareness. Now, it's as if all my joints can talk to me! The course was truly revealing, physically and mentally. Yin releases all that tension Ashtanga practice leaves behind making my Ashtanga practice so much lighter and many asana so much more accessible too. Yin seems to have a kind of restorative influence on me and I recommend it to any Ashtangis I know. They all end up so amazed."

    "I have had the opportunity to teach a few Yin classes in an Ashtanga school. It makes me smile to watch students enjoy it so much, not wanting to come out of the poses. Many have told me it has helped them also in their Vinyasa practice. What a sweet combo."

    "During the past months, I have not only grown as a practicioner, but the training was a fundamental pilar missing in my development as a teacher. During the course, I remember thinking I didn't know what I have I can offer to my students in a Yin class; and as it happens, it has clarified and refined what I can offer in an Ashtanga class. Life is a mystery."

    "Next week I'm moving to Spain with my husband. Still not sure where will we settle but I'll be checking out the possibility to open a small shala. I'm very excited."

    "I trust you are doing well and never stop teaching teachers. Wishing you the best and hoping to meet again,"

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  • Review by Shruthi Rao from Bangalore, India

    "Vinay's classes are always such a joy to be a part of! They say, every yoga teacher brings a different flavor of energy to class and the one Vinay brings is that of peace, happiness, and strength. Every class, be it Hatha, Power, Vinyasa flow or meditation, is so beautifully thought out and structured respecting all body types. That's what I really love about his style of teaching. All of his classes have left me feeling completely at peace with myself and everything around me, really "soulful" yoga. Thank you Vinay!"

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  • Review by Bharathi Gururaj from Bangalore, India

    "The purpose of this short testimony is my experiences with Vinay in the journey of spiritual deception. If we think that you can use yoga only for physical training and not be affected by its spiritual side, we are wrong. Vinay Kumar Jesta is a Hatha yoga practitioner with many years of experience. I practiced yoga with Vinay for more than a year and my experiences with him were truly amazing. From the moment I used to step into the studio, Vinay greeted with a feeling of complete serenity and a wonderful smile. Vinay is a perfect combination of 3Ps: passion, patience, and perfection which makes him a perfect yogi. For me personally, yoga is my way of balancing the stress of being a homemaker and a part time consultant. No matter what class we used to do, Vinay would give me a feeling like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders and was ready to take the day head-on. One of the things that I particularly loved about his class was the variety offered. I have been fortunate and blessed to have an opportunity to learn yoga from Vinay and I miss him tonnes and loads!!! Wishing you good luck for all your future endeavors!"

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  • Review by Vidya Moola from Bangalore, India

    "Vinay has been my guru for over four years now. His knowledge of yoga is vast and his dedication to his own learning and practice is nothing short of awe, inspiring. In the time that I have known him as a teacher and as a friend, he has grown to be seasoned, mature, and extremely focused in the way he imparts knowledge. Vinay has an innate ability to inspire and help one push boundaries that one didnt know existed in the first place. Most of all, his humility is what makes him stand apart from any other teacher I have ever known. To learn from Vinay is an honor and a privilege. I consider myself blessed to have him as my guru. Om."

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  • Review by Uttam Chandrashekhar from Bangalore, India

    "What is the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of Vinay and his amazing classes? Is it the purity of his choice of words and instructions, or how grounding his classes are? Is it how interesting he makes his classes, or how much he inspires students, or is it plain how challenging he can make his classes?! Or maybe all of this together! The very first class of his I attended, I fell in love with the quality of his instructions and how calming and soothing they were to hear!"

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  • Review by Michelle Woo Deemer from Bangalore, India

    "Vinay is an amazing yogi, and its been a privilege attending his classes, his passion for yoga is truly inspiring, and he is definitely an ascent to the community! We miss his classes here in India, but he leaves with us his resonating words, purity, and passion, something that will always inspire us. We look forward to practicing with him sometime soon! Ohm"

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  • Review by Sheri and Darren Vandermolen from Bangalore, India

    "Szymon Jaroslawski led us with grace, ease, and assurance, into the world of yoga. Wanting to shed ourselves of compounding stress and reduce various aches (lower-back pain), we sought an instructor who could thoughtfully tailor classes to our personal needs. Szymon was the perfect resource, blending traditional yoga techniques (and even a few modern dance stretches) into continually evolving sessions that helped us progress at a guided pace. We felt calmed and renewed by his presence, and we truly appreciated the friendly, gentle manner in which he encouraged us to explore our capabilities. Szymon's relaxed but confident demeanor took away all trepidation and intimidation we thought we might feel, as students new to the practice, and we thoroughly enjoyed our every session with him - what a wonderful teacher, whom we greatly miss!"

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  • Review by Shankar and Manu Desai from Bangalore, India

    "In just a few months, Szymon helped us get reintroduced to yoga. His calming demeanor and confident styles, helped us enhance the yoga practices quickly. He started every class with a nice warm up to ease in to the yoga postures. His knowledge of different yoga styles such as Sivananda and Vinyasa, helped us learn them and adopt the one's which suited our needs. He also did many sessions of Nidra yoga which helped us in dealing with stress. We do miss him in Bangalore. We will highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to start the yoga practice or enhance it."

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  • Review by Jen Marsden from Bangalore, India

    "I feel blessed that I had Szymon as my private yoga instructor for two years in Bangalore. I first worked with Szymon after having carpal tunnel surgery when I was having difficulty using my right hand and arm. Not only was Szymon able to work around my disability and create engaging and beneficial sessions, he also helped me build the strength back in my arm through specific exercises. Szymon really focused on me and my needs, tailoring each and every class to how I was feeling that day (stressed/tired/energetic) and through this I am grateful to have learnt a variety of yoga techniques from him.Through yoga with Szymon I have developed a deeper awareness of my physical self and become more health conscious, developing better habits. Just a few weeks after starting with Szymon my colleagues commented that I seemed to have become much calmer and relaxed and asked me why! I guess that yoga has made me much more attuned to my spiritual side. I can better identify when I need quiet time to myself and time for reflection.Always punctual and with a very gentle and positive demeanor, Szymon has an excellent balance of patience and motivation - ideal for those new to yoga or those lacking the willpower to practice yoga alone. Thank you Szymon for your excellent yoga classes and I wish you and all your new students all the best with 5 Elements in Poland!"

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  • Review by Neetha from Bangalore, India

    "For me, Vinay is God sent. His practice is soul soothing and truly blissful. Anybody should just spread their mat, listen to his instructions and flow with it! Trust me its magical. You just forget the entire world and you are only with your body and breath :) I am sure this is something really special that I feel with each and every session that I have attended. I was blessed to have you as my guide and look forward to practice with you as soon as possible. Till then, wishing you good luck and also telling everyone out there in Poland, please don't miss practicing with Vinay. He is a blessing to be with. Thank you and much love."

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  • Review by Shilpi from Bangalore, India

    "I can rave on and on about Vinay's manner, style of teaching, knowledge of yoga styles and practices. As far as possible, I've always tried to attend Vinay's classes and like his style of teaching very much. He is an inspiring and immensely popular yoga teacher and phenomenally gifted at what he does.Unpretentious and humble, its amazing to see Vinay bring his incredible deep and extensive knowledge of yoga to his students. His teaching is grounded in clear instruction, meaningful adjustments, positive encouragement. His ease of communication reflective of his immense experience and mastery over his craft.His genuine commitment towards learning more and passing on more is inspiring. Vinay's enjoyment of the practice is apparent in how he instructs and nurtures students. His patient and supportive style of teaching has helped my own self practice to evolve and come a long way through.Days seem to be much better having practiced on my mat listening and watching Vinay guide us through. A teacher for anyone who wishes to make yoga a part of their life!"

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  • Review by Raksha from Bangalore, India

    "Vinay changed my life and got me to love yoga in the truest sense. I have tried all sorts of classes and places to learn yoga, but could not even touch my own toes inspite of all the years I put in to it. Vinay is the most kindest, gentlest, and above all patient teacher I have met. The step by step instructions he gives you will get you to do the toughest asanas as if it is the easiest and most natural thing to do. He takes time to understand you and teach you yoga in the way best meant for you. Vinay definitely touches and lights up the life of his students with yoga and his disposition."

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  • Review by Alka from Bangalore, India

    "There are few great things I have undertaken in my life and practicing yoga is one of them. After my first class with Vinay, I was inspired, uplifted and knew that I had to take the teacher training program. Vinays passion for yoga and life oozed from every pour. His kindness, warmth, vast knowledge and quirky personality opened my heart and left me feeling hopeful as he masterfully guided me toward my spirit. There is a love and compassion that underlies the philosophy of yoga which is a reflection of Vinay's energy. Each day, he dedicates his life to improving the lives of anyone who asks. Yoga gave me an opportunity to meet myself."

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  • Review by Meera from Bangalore, India

    "Vinay Kunar Jesta is an amazing and dedicated teacher and basically a wonderful person, full of life. His passion and commitment towards yoga is very inspiring. It's a pleasure to attend his class, well paced, and challenging. His teaching skills are outstanding. Instructions are very clear and well demonstrated which inspires even the beginners to try the difficult postures. My love towards yoga grew eve more after attending his yoga classes. Hope to learn more from him in future."

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  • Review by Nivedita from Bangalore, India

    "The first thing that appeals to me of Vinay is his lovely smile. If you have come to class with any baggage, it's just gone!He takes the classes not very fast nor very slow. We get time to complete each asana before we get into other. Be it Suryanamaskar or while doing Vinyasa. So each and every part of the body is exercised.I love the fact that he gives individual attention. Be it a class of five or 25. If anyone struggling with any asana, he corrects us without even we asking him (no favoritism).I was very scared to do standing chakrasana, tried doing it many times but gave up. Vinay gave me some very simple tips and I could do it easily with his help though! His techniques are simply the best!His knowledge in yoga, his dedication, love to teaching, connection with his students is commendable. He is a true yoga guru in class, and after class one among us! So simple and mature at this young age. We are going to miss you Vinay at Aayana. All the best!"

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  • Review by Ashley from New Jersey, USA

    "This experience has exceeded my expectations, from the initial correspondence, to the accommodation and thorough course content. I highly recommend this Yin Yoga 30-hour Teacher Training to any wellness professional who wants to deepen their understanding of yoga, meditation, and cultivating a sustainable practice. This course offered a perfect balance of theory and practice, with some homework or readings to complete on your own at night.Vinay's classes were eye-opening and Szymon is so knowledgeable. Szymon and Vinay are such wonderful people who are passionate about what they do. It was so gratifying to participate in an atmosphere of growth. I left feeling such a strong sense of peace and innate optimism. This class has certainly helped to increase my knowledge and confidence as a Yin yoga instructor and yoga practitioner."

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Arambol, Goa, India

5 Elements - International School of Yoga and Movement offers Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Acro yoga, dance therapy, Thai massage, and Yoga Alliance RYT teacher training courses in Poland, Europe and India.

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Arrival: Friday December 9, 2016
Departure: Friday December 30, 2016

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