27 Days 200-Hour Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in India

  • Earth Yoga Village, Palolem, Canacona, Goa 403702, India

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Yoga Teacher Training India

  • 25 days with instruction
  • Join Earth Yoga Village's yoga teacher training and learn to be a skilled and qualified yoga teacher with the surrounding of lush green forests and the refreshing breeze of the Arabian Sea. Earth Yoga Village's qualified and skilled teachers and therapists are there to provide you with a memorable experience that leaves you feeling relaxed, refreshed, and happy. They are committed to offering a training program that will not only prepare you to teach yoga comfortably and knowledgeably, but also to help you on your spiritual journey to inspire your future students.


    • History and philosophy of yoga classes
    • Anatomy of the body and physiology classes
    • Opportunity to teach or assist any of drop-in classes
    • Study of asana, meditation, mantras, and many more aspects and techniques of yoga
    • Complimentary healing, rejuvenation, and nutrition consultations
    • 26 nights' accommodation
    • Airport transfers
    • Daily meals

    Skill level

    • Intermediate

    • Advanced


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    Earth Yoga's beautiful and comfortable village holds space for up to twenty-five guests, a small health food cafe, two yoga shalas, two healing and rejuvenation spaces, a healing water tank, 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. Earth Yoga is also able to offer twenty-five luxury huts at their partner resort within two minutes walk from the village.

    A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. Basic knowledge of yoga postures and philosophy is helpful, but not essential. A sincere desire to learn and 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.


    Techniques training and practice

    • Bandhas theory and practice, including Jalandhara Bandha, Moola Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha, and Maha Bandha
    • Pranayama theory and everyday practical training, including prana and pranic body, abdominal and diaphragmatic breathing, thoracic breathing, yogic breathing, alternate nostril breathing, sheetali pranayama, sheetkari pranayama, bhramari pranayama, ujjayi pranayama, bhastrika pranayama, and kapalbhati
    • Kriyas theory and practice, including benefits and contraindications, techniques, and practical tips (Jala Neti, Sutra Neti, Shankhaprakshalana (Langhoo Shankhaprakshalana), Vaman Dauti (Kunjal Kriya), Kapalbhati, and Trataka)
    • Mudras theory and practice, including Jnana Mudra, Chin Mudra, Yoni Mudra, Bhairava Mudra, and Hridaya Mudra
    • Meditation, including sitting in silence, dynamic dancing, walking in nature, and expressive (through arts)
    • Mantras and chanting
    • Four paths of yoga (Raja, Jnana, Karma, and Bhakti)
    • Five points of yoga (exercise, breathing, relaxation, diet and gratitude, and meditation)

    Asana practice

    • Warm-up exercises and sun salutation
    • Asana theory (guided and analytical training every day)
    • Vinyasa flow
    • 12 basic Sivananda asanas
    • Yoga for different target audiences (health, stress management, beginners, advanced, children, elderly, and pregnancy)
    • How to move “in” and “out” of a posture
    • Target, essence, and benefit of postures
    • Modifications for beginners and students with injuries (multi-level modifications)
    • Sequencing of Vinyasa flow and Sivananda
    • Guided asana practice and analytical training focused on following groups of asanas including standing, forward bends, back bends, twists, balances, inversions, and hip openers
    • Finishing sequence and relaxing asanas
    • Self-practice under teacher’s supervision (individual tips)
    • Vinyasa (breath and movement)
    • Practical exam of asanas

    Teaching methodology

    • Art of teaching, including teacher’s qualities, intentions and attitude, teaching styles, observation, instructions, feedback, sequencing, class management and routine, and principles of demonstration theory and practice
    • Anatomy of alignment theory and practice
    • Detailed workshop on adjustment techniques theory and practice
    • Setting up your own yoga business (marketing strategies, business, and ethics)
    • Yoga learning process and its stages
    • Practical workshops
    • Conscious interactions

    Anatomy and physiology

    • Introduction to major body system, their meaning, and functions
    • General movements, physical restrictions, and body terminology
    • The effects of asanas and pranayama on the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, skeletal, nervous, muscular, and endocrine system
    • The way you move, key muscles of yoga, analysis of how the muscles work during asanas theory and practice
    • The systems of the body
    • Yoga and health (yoga and the physical body, diet, and nutrition)
    • Written assignment on muscles in context of yoga practice and practical tests

    Yoga philosophy and history

    • The essence of yoga, including history, definitions, styles, and modern meaning
    • Four paths of yoga (Bhakti, Jnana, Karma, and Raja)
    • Five points of yoga (exercise, breathing, relaxation, diet, positive thinking, and meditation)
    • Three gunas (Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas)
    • Energy channels and chakra theory
    • Karma and reincarnation
    • Vedas, Upanishads, and Bhagavad Gita
    • OM/AUM and its meaning
    • Eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga and their meaning in the modern world
    • Values, meaning and ethics for yoga teachers
    • Obstacles on the path of yoga, physical, and mental disturbances
    • Guided group discussion about basic philosophical issues related to yoga
    • The self and the ego
    • The consciousness
    • Written assignment on selected philosophical topics

    Practical workshops

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

    Daily schedule

    • 07:00 - 08:00 Kriya, pranayama, and meditation
    • 08:00 - 08:30 Herbal tea and fruit
    • 08:30 - 10:30 Asana practice
    • 10:30 - 11:30 Late breakfast
    • 11:30 - 13:30 Anantomy and physiology
    • 13:30 - 14:00 Snack and fruit
    • 14:00 - 17:00 Art of teaching
    • 17:00 - 18:30 Asana (interactive workshop)
    • 18:30 - 20:00 Dinner
    • 20:00 - 21:00 Evening event (optional)

    Saturdays are your days off. On your day of arrival please feel free to check-in any time from 11:00. The day is dedicated for you to settle in and for an introduction and information meeting from 16:00 to 18:30, followed by dinner.

    On the last day before your departure, there will be a closing ceremony and you can prepare to leave after breakfast and feedback the next morning.

    • Anand Garg

      Sivananda Ashram in Kerala, India (Vipassana Yoga)

      Anand is an ex-banker who said goodbye to his office job in 2012 to start his journey back to his inner self through yoga, meditation, and other spiritual practices. Anand trained and graduated from Sivananda Ashram in Kerala in 2012 and finished his master of yoga in 2016. He lives by the motto love the life you live and live the life you love.

    This course will take place in South Goa, India. Set among lush green jungle within a short 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.

    • Massage
    • Spa
    • Reiki
    • Surfing nearby
    • Swimming nearby
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Laundry
    • Travel assistance

    Earth Yoga offers two wholesome meals per day (India, Goan, and Continental), a light afternoon snack, morning tea, and unlimited filtered drinking water.

    If you have any specific dietary requirements, please let Earth Yoga know.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    • Snacks
    • Drinks

    The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

    • Ayurvedic
    • Fruitarian
    • Gluten Free
    • Hallal
    • Lactose Free
    • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
    • Naturopathic
    • Organic
    • Other dietary requirements on request
    • Paleo diet
    • Raw food
    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    • Whole food
    • Yogic
    (If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

    Explore Palolem Beach

    Apart from your daily schedule including yoga and meditation classes, open discussions about life, and evening activities such as open-mic night, kirtan, or yoga Nidra, you are always welcome to explore the beautiful surroundings of Palolem Beach. You can learn how to surf, spend some time sun-bathing, go for a swim, or explore the local village nearby.

    Earth Yoga offers different treatments at their eco spa to support your relaxation as well as detoxification. You may also choose to add a detox program to your yoga holiday for a more holistic healing.

    The spa offers Ayurvedic massages, mud baths, herbal body treatments, traditional Indian rejuvenation baths, or Indian head massages. Additionally, there is a wonderful healer that can support you in many different aspects of your life. She offers Reiki sessions, crystal healing, and kinesiology.

    • 1 healing session
    • 2 rejuvenation sessions
    • 26 nights' accommodation
    • Daily late breakfast, dinner, tea, and snacks (except on days off)
    • Daily schedule
    • Tuition
    • Unlimited drinking water
    • Yoga Alliance certification
    • Flight tickets
    • Yoga Alliance registration fee
    • Yoga insurance
    • Airport transfer

    Arrival by airplane

    Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Aiport (GOI). Earth Yoga Village is happy to organize an airport pick-up for you at an extra charge of EUR 20

    Arrival by train

    The nearest railway station from the village is Canacona train station which can be reached from 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 Cozy Nook resort.

    For information about the booking conditions, please send Earth Yoga Village an inquiry.

    Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

    • Review by Edwin from Eindhoven, The Netherlands

      "Very beautiful and peaceful place, two great teachers, Amanda and Julia. "

      "Unfortunately the owner, yogi, is not so nice to his staff and beating dogs."

      "My time with the group and teachers was however very special!"

      "So a 10 for the teachers and place, a 5 for the owner.. so, a 7,5 average score.."

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    • Review by Lisa Bowers

      "Earth Yoga Village gets a top score of 10 for everything! The staff are amazing, the variety of yoga, meditation and just all sorts of experiences unique to Earth yoga. The food is top notch, the accommodation is sufficient, quiet with lovely wildlife.Thank you for a wonderful stay! Highly recommended!"

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    • Review by Gary Smith from Canada

      "My time at Earth Yoga Village was wonderful. Great, supportive instructors, beautiful spot, food and accommodation were excellent. Thanks to Earth Yoga Village for the experience!"

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    • Review by Catherine

      "Thank you so much for the last week, it has been unforgettable. I really would be happy to rate this 10 as the yoga was so good every class and pushed us to our limits and the food was so healthy and tasty! We loved all of the instructors and Anand who ran the show everyone was so helpful and went above and beyond making us feel welcome. We will be coming back over Christmas to say hello and do a drop in class or two and we are all looking forward to continuing practicing yoga. Thank you!"

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    • Review by Manon from France

      "Je suis ravie de mon séjour au Earth Yoga Village. Totalement débutante en Yoga, cette expérience a été une formidable initiation. J’ai particulièrement apprécié la sérénité du lieu, la qualité de l’accueil et de l’atmosphère qui règne dans le village. Les enseignements sont de qualité, et le rapport qualité prix parfait. Bravo à toute l’équipe, restez comme vous êtes. Un grand merci pour tout !"

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    • Review by a traveler

      "Amazing place, great environment, and excellent teachers and staff. Would definitely go back there when in the area. Thank you all for the great time and experience!"

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    • Review by Dessyslava Kunovska

      "Me and my boyfriend enjoyed our time we spent in Earth yoga village very much. The yoga classes were excellent let by very experienced and knowledgeable teachers. We did an intro to Ayurveda course which was very informative and really fun. The leader of the course was as well amazing and with a lot of experience and knowledge. The environment could not be better, really quiet with nice and airy huts. I would definitely recommend Earth Yoga Village and would love to visit the place again. Thank you all for the great time we had."

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    • Review by Trygve S.

      "Me and three of my friends dropped in for a morning session with yoga teacher Anand. It is the first time I have ever tried yoga. Even though the group were at different level Anand made sure that we should push our body within our physical limits. I am very stiff and struggled in the beginning with the positions but Anand was a great teacher and helped me through the session so I managed to get most of it by the end of the class. Me and my friends all agreed we had a good time and felt comfortable throughout the class even though two of us were beginners. I hear they have a lot of longer courses as well, unfortunately we did not have the time to try it out. But when in Goa you have to try yoga and I recommend this place!"

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    • Review by Sian Williams

      "It is an awesome new location in Agonda. It is of great value and nice to have variety of classes throughout the day."

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    • Review by Jade Amanda Harris from United Kingdom

      "This retreat has a great Hatha yoga class. I really enjoyed it and would highly recommend taking a session."

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