This is a short course to help new students become acquainted with the Ashtanga Vinyasa primary series, as well as, Iyengar yoga alignment practices and techniques. It is for students who wish to learn more about yoga and delve deeper into their own personal practice. It can also be used as a doorway for students who wish to take the 200-hour yoga teacher training but do not have the necessary experience needed to be accepted into this course.
Airport transfer available:
Dabolim Airport (US$59 per person)
For this yoga workshop, your accommodation will be in single occupancy with toilet and bathroom attached.
The course syllabus includes learning the Ashtanga Vinyasa primary series, as well as, learning Iyengar yoga alignment methods and techniques. Focusing on correct alignment in asana, with detail on key alignment points, breathing techniques and pranayama, increasing body awareness, learning relaxation techniques and meditation styles. During this course, you will learn various asanas from the preliminary Iyengar yoga syllabus such as standing poses, sitting poses, forward extensions, lateral extensions, inversions, abdominal asanas, backward extensions, sun salutations, restorative asanas, and Ujjayi pranayama.
After completion of this course, you will receive a certificate in 30-hour pre-yoga teacher training course, which enables you to enter into the 200-hour yoga teacher training course. The course starts on Monday to Friday, you will check-in on Sunday and check-out on Saturday morning.
As you sit for Yoga and meditation near the pristine beaches of Goa you get transformed to a completely different world. As your external self-glides through the systematic grid of asanas, your inner being loses itself in the tranquility of the area.
Goa is a perfect melting pot of the Oriental and Occidental culture. Given the huge inflow of foreign tourists, it also forms the perfect platform to learn and practice yoga that not only strives to help you achieve external beauty, but also inner peace. The relaxed atmosphere, the pleasant weather, bright green tropical cover, the calm Arabian Sea, pretty beaches and the year-long moderate temperatures makes it the perfect place to practice sadhana and work towards attaining the ultimate moksha or sadhana.
Abhinam Yoga School is located on Morjim Beach Road, Near Naga Cottage in North Goa. At the northern side of Chopdem river, Morjim is blessed with an abundant blossoming green environment and extraordinary wildlife in the form of Olive Ridley turtles. The center with its rooftop yogshala and the scenic view of the sparkling North Goa beach front provides an absolute sense of serenity and joy to all.
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For all five days with instruction, your yogic and vegetarian meals are catered through a local restaurant.
Fairly quiet, Morijm beach has its share of beach life and activity quotient. Visitors can easily spot the relaxed beach snacks full of yummy local and international cuisine, lively surf, opportunities for swimming enthusiasts and some small beach activities. You will also be able to easily get bikes on rent during your stay.
Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (Dabolim, GOI). Transfer to and from the airport can be arranged with an additional cost of 50 USD.
The Morjim beach is about 75 kilometers from the airport and 36 kilometers from the nearest major Railway Station, Pernem. It is quite conveniently connected via taxis and bus routes from most part of Goa, as well.