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26 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India

Bamboo Yoga Retreat, Patnem Beach, South Goa, Patnem, Canacona 403702, India

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training India

This training will take your practice to the next level, teach you cutting edge anatomy and alignment, deepen your spirituality and prepare you for the classroom. All set in an idyllic beach front yoga retreat overlooking the Arabian ocean. Bamboo retreat gets top ratings from TripAdvisor, is voted one of the 10 best Indian retreat by Conde Naste Traveller Magazine and was also voted "The best yoga, mindfulness and fitness breaks for 2018" by The Guardian. Many students say that the experience is life changing. Come join Green-Lotus-Yoga and find out for yourself!

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  • Daily Vinyasa yoga classes
  • Certification to register with Yoga Alliance
  • Non-dogmatic, cutting-edge yoga anatomy and integrative philosophy
  • Technique and alignment breakdown and teaching methodology classes
  • Teacher training manual, all notes, and handouts
  • 3 incredible vegetarian meals per day
  • Daily tea, coffee, and fruits available
  • 25 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Yoga styles

23 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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On this yoga teacher training, Green-Lotus-Yoga offers single or share beach bungalows. The bungalows are designed to blend beautifully with the breathtaking natural surroundings. Built on the fine white sand every season after the monsoon rains, using local organic materials, the bungalow style beach huts are simply stylish, comfortable, private, and eco-friendly.

Each bungalow beach hut at Bamboo Yoga Retreat Goa has one double or two single beds with comfortable European style mattresses, good linens and mosquito netting, set in a spacious airy room with plenty of room to hang your clothes and store your belongings.

Constructed to make use of the natural ventilation from the cooling sea breeze, they also have ceiling fans for more tropical times of the year. Attached bathrooms with western style toilets are open to the sky for the magical experience of showering under the stars. ensuite beach hut at Bamboo Yoga Retreat either has a view of the ocean or is set in their garden.

Huts are ensuite with western style toilets and showers. All of the bungalows have beautiful natural panoramas views or sea view overlooking Patnem beach, and you can choose between a beachfront sunset bungalow, an ocean mountain bungalow, or an ocean temple bungalow, which is quieter at night with its peaceful garden setting.

Regular housekeeping is available, with fresh linens on request, although guests are asked to bring their own towels for the beach. The bungalows can be locked when you go out, and free Wi-Fi is available in the lounge area.

Green-Lotus-Yoga wants you to feel safe, relaxed, and in harmony with nature to get the most out of your yoga teacher training at Bamboo Yoga Retreat in Goa.



Students who complete their subsequent trainings are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).


Training will start at 3 p.m. on November 24, 2018. From November 25, 2018, the daily schedule is a follows: 

  • 07:30 Meditation, breathwork, and asana session
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Theory class (anatomy, philosophy, etc.)
  • 12:00 Meditation, Yin, pranayama, or theory continued form previous class
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:30 Theory class (anatomy, philosophy, etc)
  • 15:30 Break (tea and fruit or cookies)
  • 16:00 Teaching methodology class
  • 19:00 Dinner



The asana taught on this teacher training course is physically challenging, creative, alignment-orientated and fun. In the classroom, Carol likes to play with a series of vinyasa threads (sequences of postures, link with the breath) that she has developed over the years.

Carol also teaches technique classes where poses are broken down bio-mechanically and synergistically to bring the yoga anatomy off the page. She always allows for mixed level in her group by offering various expressions of the poses and encouraging students to work to their own level. Myofascial release workshops will also be taught to hydrate and release adhesions in this tensional connective tissue network. This work is also taught to release deep held tension in the body and can also improve mobility

Teaching skills

There are daily teaching methodology classes, so that you will feel prepared for the classroom and feel fully equipped to deliver the work after you graduate. You will be taught a specific methodology with sequencing options and alignment principles that create structures to intelligently inform your classes, which also allow enough flexibility for you to develop your own individual teaching voice as an expression of your authentic self and your relationship with the practice.


The yoga anatomy taught on the 200-hour trainings is cutting edge. It incorporates principle of biomechanics, synergy and myofascial meridians. These classes allows you to dive into a deeper relationship with your body on and off the mat. They also equip you to understanding other people’s bodies in relation to postural holdings and common troubleshooting areas in relation to asana. 

Pranic healing energy work and meditations

  • The 5 sheaths meditation
  • Witness based meditations
  • Kundalini chakra meditations
  • Heart based meditations
  • Kundalini trance dance (optional)
  • A collection of traditional pranayamas to cleanse the panic body


The philosophy is delivered in a non-dogmatic way and invites group discussion where all beliefs and opinions are respected. Class discussions, circles, artwork, chanting, empathetic listening, and meditation processes are used to explore the spiritual systems of Patanjali’s sutras, Vedanta, Advaita Vedanta, Samkhya and Tantra.

Green-Lotus-Yoga believes that these spiritual systems all offer a different perspective of the same truth and they hope that in your explorations, you can find in these belief systems, tools to strengthen the mind, emotions and spirit, a spiritual rock to lean on in times of need, deeper insight to our true nature and a deeper sense of worth that lies inherent in your being. It is a true blessing to be able to explore this work within a group and many students have told us that that this part of the training has been life changing for them.


Carol Murphy

Retreat location


Goa is India’s smallest - and some would say most friendly - state, boasting some of the best beaches in Asia. However, it’s not just sand, sea, and sunsets. Goa’s mix of Indian and Portuguese heritage means you will find white churches poking out from the coconut palms alongside Hindu temples. Patnem beach is a very safe place for guests to arrive alone and go out at night.

Whilst some of the north Goa has suffered from over-development, the far south is still unspoiled, with its lush mountain range, beautiful backwaters, and long golden beaches. It is against this peaceful tropical backdrop in Goa that Bamboo runs its yoga holidays and retreats.

Bamboo Yoga Retreat

Located directly behind the ocean shala and beachfront lounge, and just steps from Patnem beach, the boutique bungalows are designed to help you reconnect with nature. Whether watching the eagles soar overhead from the hammock on your balcony or falling asleep to the sound of the waves, the normal stresses of life melt away and you will feel open to a more profound yoga practice.

This training is a perfect opportunity to learn how to teach yoga in a nurturing, healthy, and supportive environment, where you can really unwind deeply as you move deeper into your practice. One of the advantages of training on an intensive retreat, as opposed to the longer training, is that you can totally immerse yourself in the work involved, with the support of a group, with no interruptions from usual responsibilities.

Bamboo Yoga Retreat can offer you the chance to discover depths in your yoga practice in an environment that supports healing and rejuvenation. The waves of the ocean will lull you into a peaceful sleep after an active day of yoga. There are four yoga platforms scattered through the center, two with stunning views overlooking the Arabian Sea and the other with a quieter temple energy looking out onto open green tropics.

Nearby places

  • Goa Dabolim Airport (GOI) - 1.5 hours' drive

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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The price of this training include early morning fruit and tea, two vegetarian meals a day plus fruit and snacks, and unlimited water. The food, like every part of this Goa yoga retreat center, is all about flexibility and balance. It is wholesome and nutritious, cooked with love and without compromising on flavor. The restaurant focuses on healthy locally sourced food, organic wherever possible, and international cooking by their team of highly trained passionate chefs.

Bamboo Yoga Retreat caters for food sensitivities and vegans. It is recommended that vegans also being their own protein powders. When doing strong asana, it is recommended that you take you RDA of protein and this is not always guaranteed in an average vegan dinner.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Seafood
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)

On your free days, you will be able to sightsee, take an excursion, or just relax on the wonderful Paten Beach.


Excursions available are boat trips to spot dolphins and kayaking to secret coves, to exploring the coastline by scooter. Drive through picturesque fishing villages to the turtle-nesting beach of Galjibag, or seek out the freshwater lagoon at Cola beach and the spectacular sea views from Cabo de Rama Fort.

Historical and cultural trip

If you’re an architecture buff, take a trip to the colonial Latin quarter in Panjim, Goa’s new capital, and to Old Goa, the historic city of the Portuguese eastern empire. The Lunch Club by KOKOindia offers a unique cultural experience ‘beyond the beach’, with a private tour of one of Goa’s grand mansions and an authentic Indo-Portuguese lunch in a restored Palacio.

Nature exploration

Nature lovers will enjoy Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots just a few kilometers south of Patnem. Whether or not you catch a glimpse of an elusive leopard or a troop of monkeys, the mountainous jungle scenery is spectacular.

Night market shopping

Shoppers and souvenir seekers will love the weekly flea and night markets in north Goa, where you can find everything from silk scarves and silver jewelry to sandals, sarongs, and spices. Remember to haggle - it’s all part of the experience.

Spa treatments

The spa treatments are guided by the Ayurvedic ethos of well-being within and without, and will complement your yoga practice. Bamboo Yoga Retreat offers an extensive menu of healing therapies from a beautiful massage hut just meters from Patnem beach.

  • Ayurvedic massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Ila Kizhi
  • Indian head massage
  • Jet lag package
  • Keralan foot massage
  • Reiki
  • Scrubs
  • Shiatsu
  • Shirodhara
  • Ultimate panjakarma

What's included

  • 25 nights accommodation
  • All notes and handouts
  • Certificate of completion
  • Teacher training manual "The Art of Teaching Yoga' in PDF and the yoga anatomy manual "Synergy" in PDF
  • Daily early morning fruit and tea, brunch, and dinner
  • Unlimited water
  • Yoga mats and props, but feel free to bring your own mat if preferred
  • Free membership to Teacher's Mentorship programme upon graduation
  • Free classes on any other 200 hr TTC to welcome you to the tribe

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Books
  • Transfers

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Goa Dabolim Airport (GOI). International charter and domestic flights land at this airport. Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request at reasonable rates.

You can also book your flights to Mumbai - Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM). Many international scheduled flights land here, which is only an hour’s flight from Goa.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.
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