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Insightful Yoga Teacher Training India

Are you ready to take your yoga practice to a deeper, more meaningful level, or teach others about the wonderful benefits of yoga? Earth Yoga Village is committed to offering a training program that will not only prepare you to teach yoga comfortably and knowledgeably, but they also aim to help you on your spiritual journey to inspire your future students.

Meet the instructors

Anand
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Highlights

  • Daily scheduled yoga
  • Daily scheduled meditation classes
  • Learn yoga physiology and anatomy
  • Adjustment and alignment and art of teachings
  • Learn about the history and philosophy of yoga
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner (except on days off)
  • 28 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


29 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 25 participants
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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 55 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. There are bed linen, pillows, towels (not for beach use), mosquito nets, and blankets (if you need them) provided.

Program

Overview

Hatha is the mother of all asana practices and with that the most important and fundamental philosophy. Hatha is a general category that may include most yoga styles known in the West. It is an ancient system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (yoga breathing exercises) which help to bring peace to mind and body, preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation and Vinyasa means movement with breath.

Its more in motion dynamically with incorporating basic vinyasa principals. Being a qualified Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher means you have a very broad skill set that allows you to teach many different Vinyasa, Hatha, and Restorative yoga classes. Your classes will be creative and varied, always aiming to bring peace of mind to your students.

This teacher training is a unique, profoundly transforming, and personal experience that is based on the ancient Gurukula Teaching System which integrates the student's daily life into yoga training. For twenty-six intense days of community living, students strengthen their own yoga practice through self-discipline and awareness of the nature of mind, body, and spirit.

They also build a firm foundation from which they are able to teach others confidently. This teacher training provides a fantastic opportunity to awaken or deepen your yoga practice, meet old and new friends, and be a part of the global yoga community, which is growing each day. The best part of all is learning that everything we need is already within you and how the practice can lead you into accessing your gifts and beauty from the inside out.

The experience provides a great way to find happiness, peace, and the ability to share the yogic philosophies with others. The goal of this training program is to produce qualified and inspiring yoga teachers who are able to draw on their own practice and personal discipline in imparting the yoga experience to others. The course outline is based on the five points of yoga which can be understood as the practical application of the traditional four paths of yoga.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive training program covering all major aspects of yoga in both practice and theory
  • Creative sequencing for different styles of classes
  • Study of asana, meditation, pranayama, mantras, and many more aspects and techniques of yoga
  • Learn about the history and philosophy of yoga
  • Learn about the anatomy of the body in relation to movement
  • Posture clinic and different workshops
  • Insights into basic Ayurveda, nutrition, healing, rejuvenation in relation to yoga practice
  • Business aspect of yoga
  • Individual training and counseling sessions available if needed

Objectives

  • Build a solid foundation for an individual to grow on their chosen path
  • Basic application and understanding of yoga principles and the theory of applied anatomy and physiology of yoga
  • Create awareness on the business aspect of yoga in order to establish as a yoga teacher

Course outline

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

The course outline is based on the five points of yoga which is understood as the practical application of the traditional four paths of yoga.

Techniques training and practice

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

Asana practice including

  • Warm-up exercises and sun salutation
  • Asana theory (guided and analytical training every day)
  • Vinyasa flow
  • Hatha flow
  • Restorative
  • Sivananda
  • Yin
  • Yoga for different target audiences (health, stress management, beginners, advanced)
  • How to move “in” and “out” of a posture
  • Target/essence/benefit of postures
  • Modifications for beginners and students with injuries (multi-level modifications)
  • Sequencing of Vinyasa flow, Hatha, Sivananda, and Restorative classes
  • Guided asana practice and analytical training focused on following groups of asanas: standing, forward bends, backbends, twists, balances, inversions, hip openers
  • Self-practice under teacher’s supervision
  • Practical exam of asanas

Teaching methodology

  • Foundational principle of practice asana
  • Types of asana
  • Art of teaching: teacher’s qualities, intentions and attitude, teaching styles, observation, instructions, feedback, sequencing, class management and routine, 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)
  • Practical workshops
  • Conscious interactions

Anatomy and physiology

  • Introduction to major body systems, 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 the context of yoga practice and practical tests

Yoga philosophy and history

  • The essence of yoga (history, definitions, styles, modern meaning)
  • 4 paths of yoga (Bhakti, Jnana, Karma, Raja)
  • 5 points of yoga (exercise, breathing, relaxation, diet, positive thinking, and meditation)
  • 3 gunas (Sattva, Rajas, Tamas)
  • Energy channels and chakra theory
  • Karma and reincarnation
  • Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita
  • OM/AUM and its meaning
  • 8 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

Requirements

A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. Basic knowledge of yoga postures and philosophy is essentials. 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. They recommend one year of practice before you join the course or take two weeks of yoga holiday with Earth Yoga Village before joining the TTC as a preparation. 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* (Once in a week)
  • 20:30 - 22:30 Day reflection/Self-studies
  • 22:30 Lights off and silence

Above is suggested schedule it may change due to local requirements. Saturdays are your days off. You may be engaged in doing Karma yoga voluntarily in your free time during the teacher training to learn and practice yoga holistically. Day 1 (Check-in time is 2 p.m.). Dedicated to your introduction to the village, attending the village tour at 3 p.m. followed by optional yoga class at 5 p.m. and opening ceremony at 8 p.m.

Therefore, Earth Yoga Village suggests that you arrive at the village at the latest by 2 p.m. on day one. 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

Retreat location

This course will take place in Goa, India. Set among lush green jungle within 30 meters 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.

Food

During this training, you will be served daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, tea, fruit (as per daily schedule, except on days off).

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following drinks are included:

  • Tea

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

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

What's not included

  • Flight
  • Airport transfer

How to get there

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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's 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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