15 Days 200-hour Yoga Alliance Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India

Intensive Yoga Teacher Training in India with Ayurveda Massage Certification

Participating in Bend it like Buddha's Yoga Alliance accredited RYT 200 and Ayurvedic massage-therapy certification in India can be the first step in a life-changing journey of health and wellness. This one-of-a-kind double certification training offers an opportunity to learn and practice a variety of yoga asanas, pranayama, meditation, Reiki, Ayurvedic healing practices, and massage. You will be learning from four experienced, talented, and compassionate instructors with more than 50 years of combined experience.

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Highlights

  • Daily multi-style yoga classes
  • Daily meditation and pranayama sessions
  • Ayurvedic massage training with certificate
  • Intensive Yoga Alliance RYT 200 hours yoga training and certification
  • Receive a one-of-a-kind double certificate upon completion
  • Comprehensive, practical, and applied modules
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles


15 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 18
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
10:30

You will be staying at Simrose, located in the center of beautiful Agonda beach, with soft golden sand framed by palm trees. Their tranquil beach has an amazing ability to make you relax almost instantly.

They offer 14 comfortable beach huts, five rooms on the first floor of a stone house and three ground floor stone rooms in different categories. The huts are all just a few steps from the beach and a few of the accommodations have the ocean view. They have a beachfront restaurant offering great food, a yoga shala for your daily practice, and offer free Wi-Fi access.

Program

Certifications

Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance. Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential. You will receive a one-of-a-kind double certificate upon successful completion of the training.

Skill level

Beginners are welcome to join the training, however, six-months to one year of experience is highly recommended in Vinyasa or Ashtanga practice.

Training program

This yoga teacher training in India program is offered by several highly experienced, talented, and compassionate instructors. All of their teachings are only on their specialty and expertise in their chosen disciplines. Together, all of the teachers have over 70 years of combined teaching experience.

Through this retreat, you will learn the ancient art and science of Mysore-Ashtanga-Vinyasa yoga primary series and Vinyasa flow. You will also learn the incredible skill of adjustments and modifications for eg.)using props, by the lead instructor who was trained by BNS Iyengar, the lineage of the great yoga master, Sri Krishnamacharya, considered the father of modern yoga; teacher of the world-famous yoga master Pattabhi Jois.

You will learn about the Astanga eight limbs, yogic lifestyle off the mat, nutrition modules, attend optional Indian vegetarian classes to learn delicious dishes and know more about the world famous Indian spices. You will practice with instructors who specialize in alignment and are physiology experts giving you lessons on yoga anatomy and how to safely teach yoga for beginners, elderly, and those who are in pain, with injuries, and many health conditions that are commonly seen in today's world.

You will also learn Myofascial release, which is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. Applied yoga therapy is taught in a practical manner through the yoga massage therapist certification modules.

Another highlight of this training program is an opportunity to learn Ayurvedic Indian massage which is an ancient healing art involving intensive work on the body’s meridians utilizing assisted stretching, deep compression, channeling of breath, and rhythmic movements. It is traditionally performed on a fully dressed recipient lying on a thin floor mat with or without oils.

The comprehensive massage and yoga anatomy modules will set the foundation for an enduring practice as an Ayurvedic massage therapist and yoga teacher. By keeping class sizes small, it is ensured that every student will work or gets worked on by the instructor, making the learning accurate and experiential. The Ayurveda, massage, and yoga anatomy modules are conducted typically from Monday to Friday, about 60 minutes per day (8 hours total).

The modules cover about 45-massage techniques with the client lying usually in a supine or lying-on-their-back position. The course is most beneficial for massage therapists, body workers, yoga practitioners, energy healers, and people interested in alternative healing methods for clients, friends, and family.

There will also be classes on yoga therapy, yoga for kids, the elderly, pregnancy and for pre and post-natal students, teaching methodology, ethics, business aspects of opening up and branding your yoga studio, yoga teacher social media tools, energy healing, Reiki, Kundalini, chakras, nadis, pranayama, Sanskrit mantras, yoga philosophy, kriyas, and much more!

You will learn about professional ethics and how to earn a living worldwide from sharing yoga with others in your community and abroad, how to create a business plan for your yoga studio and massage practice. This training will show you how to be a yoga teacher and massage practitioner starting from day one. You will be practicing one-on-one with your peers and teachers throughout the course. Essentially, you will be practicing how to be a teacher and practice to teach what you have learned starting from the first day of training.

Requirements

This yoga teacher training is suitable for all levels. Everyone is welcome but a year of yoga practice is highly recommended in Ashtanga or Vinyasa.

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:30 - 08:00 Ashtanga Vinyasa asana flow
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Take some rest, breakfast, fruit smoothies, tea, or coffee
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Alignment, adjustment, and modifications
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Biometrics yoga therapy
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Pranayama, philosophy
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Meditation, mantras
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:30 Anatomy, physiology, Ayurvedic therapy, and yoga massage modules
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Dinner
  • 16:30 - 17:30 Teaching practice
  • 17:30-1830 Vinyasa flow or Restorative yoga session

The schedule is subject to small changes. Please do not hesitate to inquire if you have any questions about the schedule or subjects covered.

Instructors

L. Farrah Furtado
L. Farrah Furtado is Canadian-Portuguese and is a Yoga Alliance E RYT 500 Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher, author of three spiritual best-selling award winning books, and director of Kaohsiung Yoga School and Bend it like Buddha Yoga in Portugal. She has lived in Asia for over 14 years, studying the healing arts in Buddhist monasteries in Taiwan, Balinese healing with energy healing masters in Ubud, and has trained in the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa system and pranayama with BNS Iyengar, the lineage of Pattabhi Jois and Krishnamacharya in India. Farrah is a third degree Usui Reiki master.
Reshy
Reshy has assisted and also led several 200-hour yoga teacher training programs in India and Thailand for different schools. She has registered her yoga school, Yoga Space, with Yoga Alliance and offers 200-hour yoga teacher training in Hatha and Vinyasa flow yoga. Reshy trained in the discipline of yoga under two very experienced teachers, Sujata Nerurkar and Dr. Renu Mahtani at Param Yoga, in Pune, India, where she completed her foundation in Hatha yoga teacher training and medical yoga therapy in 2011. She trained further in Vinyasa yoga, prenatal yoga, science of pranayama, and Viniyoga.
Tori Mitchell
Tori Mitchell is an expert in Ashtanga Vinyasa and the founder and main instructor at Vibe Yoga, Taiwan. Her most recent background training is in the advanced teacher training in anatomy and adjustments with Arielle Nash at Centered Yoga in Koh Samui, Thailand. Tori Mitchell also studied Ashtanga Vinyasa with Manuel Ferreira, an authorized teacher from KPJAYI and also completed a two-week immersion with Iain Grysak in Ubud, Bali on pranayama, philosophy, and Ashtanga Vinyasa. She's trained in asana and pranayama in Mysore, India with the last living legend of Ashtanga, Guruji BNS Iyengar.
Danni Cullen
Danni loves to teach and share… she is passionate about what she does as yoga had such a special effect on her life. It is rare to be in one of her classes and to not burst out in laughter, child-like giggles or even laughing so hard your crying with stomach pains! Her classes are strong, creative,and super fun! Most importantly, she teaches from the heart. At Bend it like Buddha Danni teaches Vinyasa, How to theme and sequence classes, Kids yoga, Acro yoga and Adjustment-Modification classes. She has taught in classes & TTCs in India, Bali, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Morocco.
Mattia Michielan
Experienced practitioner in the Ashtanga Vinyasa and often a favorite among our students! As Yoga is not limited to asana, Mattia gives wonderful workshops and classes on pranayama and philosophy. Mattia has been studying with BNS Iyengar, the last student of Krishnamacharya. He has been assisting for the Teacher Training of BNS Iyenagar’s school: Mysore Krishnamacharr Yoga Foundation. TTC in Nadhi Shodana (second series) with Manju Jois 200hoursTTC at AshtangaYogaMysore, Mysore, India 200hoursTTC at Krishnamacharr Yoga Foundation, Mysore, India. Traditional Thai Massage, Sunshine Mass

Retreat location

The retreat will take place on Agonda Beach, next to a small mountain. Trip Advisor and Huffinton post mention Agonda as the best beach in India.

Nearby places

  • Beach hubs, cafes, and shopping - 5 to 10 minutes
  • Chaudi - 10 minutes
  • Goa Dabolim Airport (GOI) - 1 hour and 30 minutes

Unique features

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Spa

General

  • Beach
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga shala

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

You will be served three daily delicious organic vegeterian meals. There will be vegan options and the on site chef can cater to all diets. There will be no meals offered on Sundays.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
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)

Goa is famous for its beaches, but there are many more things to do and to see here. You can take a boat to the sea for dolphin watching or fishing, drive a rickshaw or a scooter to Cabo de Rama fort, or go shopping to nearby Palolem beach, visit one of states spice farms, enjoy day in Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary observing animals and birds there or cooling down in one of waterfalls, all of this is in Agonda or around it.

You can also take a couple of hours taxi ride and explore Portuguese heritage in Goa, visit churches of Old Goa or authentic Braganza house. Devoted shoppers and party lovers can check out Saturday market in North Goa offering a combination of music, performances, various foods, and of course a big variety of clothes and souvenirs to buy.

You may also choose to go for kayaking to mangroves in the Arabian sea or avail a variety of healing massages and Ayurvedic treatments at the onsite spa of Simrose.

What's included

  • Daily yoga, meditation, and pranayama sessions
  • Accredited Yoga Alliance 200 hour Ashtanga and Vinyasa Teacher training
  • 8-hour Ayurveda massage course
  • A one-of-a-kind double certificate upon completion
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Extra exursions/actvities
  • Meals on Sundays

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 45 days before arrival.

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Arrival: Friday January 11, 2019
Departure: Friday January 25, 2019

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