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7 Days Yoga Workshop for Beginners in Goa, India

Yoga Workshop Training in Goa, India

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.

Retreat highlights

  • Iyengar style Hatha yoga classes
  • Daily morning pranayama and meditation
  • Daily Ashtanga Vinyasa primary series classes
  • Workshops on teaching methodology and lectures on yoga theory
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • 6 nights of accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles

5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Hebrew, English
The maximum participants in the group is 5
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For this yoga workshop, your accommodation will be in single occupancy with toilet and bathroom attached.

Abhinam Yoga Center Intensive Pre-Teacher Training in India Program

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.

Training schedule

  • 07:00 - 07:50 Pranayama and Meditation
  • 08:00 - 10:00 Ashtanga Vinyasa primary series class
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Breakfast
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Alignment and Adjustment Class (Theory & Practice)
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Lunch, assignment and rest
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Mantra Chanting/ Vinyasa Flow/Hatha/Restorative Yoga and Meditation
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner


Shunyo has been learning and practicing yoga for many years in its various forms like Ashtanga, Iyengar, Hatha, and Shivananda. She studied theology at the Doshisha University in Japan. She has a strong foundation of practice in Ashtanga Vinyasa flow. During her yoga study at Iyengar Institute Pune, India, she developed a strong feeling that yoga is for all types and age groups of people.
Anniina’s path with yoga started through dance. Working as a dancer and dance teacher she enjoyed yoga as a self practice and a way to tune in. Over the years she explored various styles of yoga but as a dancer was always drawn to vinyasa flow. The passion towards the art of yoga kept growing and she decided to attend teacher training at Abhinam. Her course with Abhinam yoga opened her eyes to see the beauty of the alignment in Ashtanga Vinyasa as she experienced the benefit one gains in the correct use of props. This understanding has brought a new depth to her practice.

Retreat location

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.

Nearby places:

  • Raj Supermarket Bus stand, 10 minute-walk
  • Morijm Beach - 20 minute-walk
  • Goa International Airport (Dabolim, GOI), 50 kilometers

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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For all five days with instruction, your yogic and vegetarian meals are catered through a local restaurant.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
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)

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.

What's included

  • 6 nights of accommodation
  • 3 times daily yogic and vegetarian meals
  • Study materials and tuition fee

What's not included

  • Airport pick up

How to get there

Arrival by plane

Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (Dabolim, GOI).

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.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 1 days before arrival.
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