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15 Day 100-Hour Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra Teacher Training in Goa

Earth Yoga Village, north end of Palolem Beach, across Backwater River, Palolem Beach, Goa 403702, India

Goa Yoga Teacher Training

Earth Yoga Village is a yoga community that lives consciously in connection with nature. With this program, they offer a unique opportunity to fully immerse into the world of yoga and community living as well as further deepen your knowledge and qualify as a Yin and yoga Nidra teacher. Taking the time to absorb and reflect upon lecture materials, your own asana practice and familiarize yourself with teaching while at the same time apply yogic principles.

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Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • The amazing yogic lifestyle and community
  • Asana, meditation, pranayama, mantras, and techniques of yoga
  • All major aspects of Yin and Yoga Nidra in both practice and theory
  • Daily healthy meals and drinks
  • 14 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


14 days with instruction
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga shala
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Tour assistance

Earth Yoga Village's beautiful and comfortable community holds space for up to 38 guests, an on-site kitchen where all the delicious meals are prepared with love, two yoga shalas, two healing and rejuvenation spaces, a small library, and a chill-out area. The jungle beach huts available at the village are beautifully inspired by Rajasthani designs and come with an open-air bathroom. Bed linen, pillows, towels (not for beach use), mosquito nets, and blankets (if you need them) are provided.

Program

Certifications

The hours count as Continuing Education hours for Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®) only.

Yin yoga

Yin yoga deals with a subtler aspect of your being, letting you go deeper into yourselves. You are moving from the structured body to the energetic with the help of myofascial compartment and median channels to develop a functional, mindful approach to the practice.

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) is a wonderful deep relaxation that supports your asana (physical yoga) practice helping you to find deep rest and stillness. It reduces daily stress by teaching pratyahara - turning attention inward for your own healing awareness, and Dharana - concentration, meditation to deepen your yoga.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive training program covering all major aspects of Yin and Yoga Nidra in both practice and theory
  • Allow time to absorb material while practicing the yogic lifestyle and being involved in the community
  • A budget-friendly opportunity to grow spiritually in a conscious community and further deepen your knowledge in the energy body
  • Study of asana, meditation, pranayama, mantras, and many more aspects and techniques of yoga
  • Learn about releasing the tension and relaxing the whole being at a deeper level
  • Individual training and counseling sessions available if needed

Objectives

  • To provide a platform for continuous learning and studying on the path of self-knowledge
  • Developing a deeper understanding of all three bodies

Course outline

  • Techniques training and practice
  • Teaching methodology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Yoga philosophy and history
  • Practical and teaching workshops

Techniques training and practice

  • Daily practice with different themes
  • 30 Yin yoga asanas in theory and practice, breakdown of each asana
  • Yin yoga related to the energy body, the meridians, stimulate the channels and pathways
  • Variations, modification, and the use of props in detail
  • Classes on Yin and Yang and chakras, experiencing the balance in the practice of combining
  • Dynamic, creative Vinyasa flow, and deep opening meditative Yin yoga
  • Cultivation of breath body
  • Chakra balancing
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Kundalini
  • Meditation
  • Pranayama

Teaching methodology

  • The theory of Yin yoga and its approach
  • Sequencing and tools to design a class
  • How to communicate effectively the value of Yin and Yoga Nidra
  • Theory and science of Yoga Nidra
  • Theory on the three bodies and its functions
  • Art of teaching Yin and Yoga Nidra classes
  • Art of chakra balancing
  • Developing the understanding of the energy body
  • Benefits of the yin yoga practice
  • Group work and practicum

Anatomy and physiology

  • 14 skeletal segments of the body
  • Thigh/torso myofascial mandalas
  • Understand tension and compression
  • Meridian System (12 main meridians) and chi flow in Yin yoga
  • Yin yoga and integration of mudras
  • Fascinating world of Fascia 'The matrix connective tissue'
  • Fascia and tensegrity
  • Science of body in savasana

Philosophy

  • What is Yin yoga about? Knowledge and understanding of Yin yoga
  • What is Yoga Nidra and its approach
  • Different types of meditations
  • Energy body
  • Chakras and Nadis
  • Meridians
  • Yin and Yang

Practical workshops

  • Teaching under teacher’s supervision
  • In pairs, small, and big group
  • Open free class for people under teacher’s supervision
  • Practical exam of teaching
  • Feedback

Requirements

A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. Basic knowledge of yoga postures and philosophy is helpful. A sincere desire to learn and an open mind to the teachings of yoga is required. Self-discipline is required during the course as it is physically, mentally, and spiritually demanding - and also highly rewarding!

Earth Yoga Village encourages students to apply for the course when they are fully ready on a holistic level and committed to meeting the challenges of the course and accepting the joys with an open heart. These are important attributes that will add to your learning experience during the course and also to the learning experience of your fellow students.

This course will be taught in English; therefore, it is recommended that you are proficient in the language. To ensure the success of the program, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures, and asana classes.

Daily schedule

  • 05:45 Wake up call
  • 06:00 - 07:30 Kriya/Pranayama/Meditation/Journaling
  • 07:30 - 07:45 Tea break
  • 07:45 - 08:20 Morning circle
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Asana
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Breakfast/Beach time
  • 12:00 - 14:00 Yoga philosophy/Yoga anatomy and physiology
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 17:00 Adjustment and alignment and art of teachings/clinics
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Asana/Practicum/Group work
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Evening program (Sunday/Tuesday/Thursday)
  • 20:30 - 22:30 Day reflection/Self-studies
  • 22:30 Lights off and silence

Saturdays are your days off. You will be engaged in doing karma yoga voluntarily in your free time during the teacher training to learn and practice yoga holistically. Day one is dedicated to you settling into the village and attending the opening ceremony in the late afternoon/evening, followed by dinner.

Earth Yoga Village, therefore, suggests you arrive at the village at the latest by 2 p.m. on day one to not miss out. The closing ceremony will be on the day before the departure day of the course, the rest day of Saturday followed by departure on the last day. Check-out time is 11 a.m. You may also choose to do other therapies while you are on this retreat.

Instructors

Anand Garg

Alexandra Van Schaik

Anushree Singh

Kajsa Lieden

Retreat location

This course will take place in Goa, India. Set among lush green jungle within a 30-meter walk to a paradise beach, you will find the village to be extremely peaceful and an ideal place to relax. It is your refuge from a busy life and is conveniently located in South Goa on the beautiful beach of Palolem which is known for its blissful vibes, laid back people, and stunning nature.

Palolem Beach is largely unspoiled and is inhabited by both local fishermen and by foreign tourists who live in shacks along the shore or in the main village. The location offers an ideal place to explore the stunning beaches, beautiful local villages, and surrounding nature outside of your retreat schedule.

Unique features

Activities

  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Swimming

General

  • Beach

Services

  • Library
  • Local market

Food

Earth Yoga Village offers three wholesome meals per day (Indian, Goan, and continental), fruit, and herbal tea. Unlimited filtered drinking water is available throughout the day. If you have any specific dietary requirements, please let Earth Yoga Village know.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

What's included

  • 14 nights in chosen accommodation
  • Brunch, dinner, tea, snacks (as per daily schedule, except on days off)
  • Tuition
  • Unlimited drinking water
  • Daily scheduled yoga and meditation classes
  • Welcome kit

What's not included

  • Flight
  • Airport transfer

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Aiport (GOI). Earth Yoga Village can organize pick-up on request at an extra charge of INR 1,800 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and INR 2,000 from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. The driver will assist you all the way to the village with your luggage without any extra charge or tips. In case of a flight delay, you will have to pay INR 200 per hour after the first hour extra, and it is payable to the driver directly.

Arrival by train

The nearest railway station from the village is Canacona train station which can be reached from the Madgoan junction railway station in just 30 minutes.

Arrival by bus

There are bus services at a regular interval of 30 minutes from the beach to the Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC) bus depot in Margao. The nearest KTC depot is in Canacona. The village is located at the north end of the beach near the Cozy Nook resort.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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