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Yoga is a way of life, a life changing action, a process of transformation. Through yoga you will find balance, harmony and growth. You will start understanding the world in a different way. Your thoughts will be directed towards a new dimension. Your ideas will be clear and one idea can change your life. Join Green Yoga India, a premier leading yoga teacher training school registered with Yoga Alliance USA. If you study with them you will emerge as a versatile, well-rounded and successful yoga teacher in the world.
The resort is equipped with 2 dormitories, 13 eco cottages and 1 premium hut for shared accommodation, and 4 eco cottages for single accommodation.. All rooms have mountain view. The rooms and furniture are designed with natural and eco-friendly materials for comfortable stay. All rooms include a hot shower, Western toilet, comfortable mattress and pillows, blanket, cover, towels and mosquito net. Cleaning is twice a week or as per request.
Spending a month in this retreat would be an unforgettable experience for the yogis and yoginis. Whether it is practicing yoga, sitting for meditation or relaxing in Sunday afternoon, Green Yoga India is the ideal place for all purpose. As per vastu shastra, every place has some energy. This retreat is full of light, air, and positive energy which one can receive during their teacher training course. To be with us can be a lifetime experience for you.
Green Yoga India is a premier leading yoga teacher training school register with Yoga Alliance USA. Their practice of yoga is systematic and scientific, teaching traditional yoga with a blend of modernization. The philosophy taught in the school will be useful in your daily life. If you study with Green Yoga India, you will emerge as a versatile, well-rounded, and successful yoga teacher in the world.
Green Yoga India's teachers are helpful, friendly, warm and full of compassion, focusing on individual needs and care during the practice and teaching - as they believe everyone's energy is different, as well as the body type.
Therefore, this yoga teacher training teaches a multi-style yoga practice including Hatha yoga, Vinyasa yoga (Dynamic Flow), Iyengar yoga, Yin yoga, Sivananda and many other traditions of India. In this manner, the student has an option of choosing their own style of yoga practice and teaching in future. We also emphasize on the therapeutic aspect of yoga, so that students who are suffering from disease can join us for their own benefits and also for the help of others.
Green Yoga India has created the most comprehensive and intense course especially for you. Their aim is to guide and direct the yoga practitioners towards highly professional and qualified yoga teachers. The most important aspect of yoga by building a bridge between east and west, between science and spirituality, between practice and teaching will be covered. Your journey to a new life as a successful yoga teacher starts today with Green Yoga India.
A redefined a curriculum as per the international standards of Yoga Alliance USA coupled with own expertise in the field of yoga. The prime objective is to prepare the future teachers physically and spiritually ready to practice and teach by themselves. We will lay down the foundations to become a successful and well-rounded yoga teacher.
The main areas that Green Yoga India covers in the program will be classified in 5 modules: Yoga teaching techniques, teaching methodology and yogic lifestyle, philosophy, anatomy and physiology, and practice.
Yoga teaching techniques is one of the most important and essential parts of the course. This part of the teaching includes training, practicing and teaching techniques of traditional yoga practices like:
The objective and aim of this module is to learn the art of teaching as well as the business and marketing aspects of yoga:
This module will be focusing on:
In yoga philosophy you will learn the aim and objective of yoga, and the ethics and living a yogic lifestyle. Yoga philosophy includes:
During the yoga teacher training course, you will explore and gather knowledge from ancient to modern approaches of yoga, a taste of different styles and dynamics and also to have a holistic and clear understanding of the art and science of yoga.
As part of the special program, workshops on therapy yoga, laughter yoga, corporate yoga, acro yoga, Kundalini yoga and yoga for weight loss will also be included. Activities such as, silent walking meditation, satsang, cultural program, and environmental awareness program will also be conducted.
This month long program is an opportunity to look deep inside yourself by training your body and mind and heading towards the soul following certain yamas and niyamas (dos and donts) as described below:
During the training, consumption of drugs, smokes and drinks are prohibited. Understand that this training is a beginning of your new life.
Please inform Green Yoga India well in hand if you have undergone any recent injuries or surgery. Also if you are having any disease or food allergy.
Although the environment is encouraging and the concern about the health and safety of the students, if any injury occurs during the course and practice, the school and affiliated teachers are not liable. It is the students own responsibility toward safety.
Even though the retreat is very safe and secure it is advised that students take care of their valuable belongings.
Students should be on time for all the classes and at least 90% attendance is required to get the certificate. If you miss any class time (except an emergency), the missed classes must be completed at extra cost to the student and according to the teachers availability.
Its requested to maintain your accommodation and common areas of the retreat clean and high degree of personal hygiene. Green Yoga India maintains high standards of cleanliness.
Green Yoga India expects a friendly and respectful behavior manner towards staffs, teachers and colleagues during your training period.
Dolphin trip one Sunday morning.
Yoga philosophy and physiology / Hatha yoga / Meditation.
Inspired by the life and philosophy of the great sage of India Swami Vivekananda (founder of Ramakrisna mission) and Swami Sivananda, Atmarekha decided to dedicate his life for the service to the world through the science and arts of yoga. He was born in West Bengal, the land of SPIRITUAL masters like SWAMI Vivekananda, RishiI Aurobinda, Paramahansa yoganananda. Since childhood days, Atmareka was inclined and motivated towards yoga and spirituality. His association since early age with Ramakrisna Mission has given him to understand the in depth-knowledge of Vedanta philosophy, and all ancient Hindu scriptures. He is a graduated in Sanskrit from North Bengal University.
After completing his postgraduate diploma in management, Atmarekha traveled through different cities of India experiencing the ashram life and getting the most valuable secrets of the ancient science of yoga: Sivananda Ashram, Bihar School of Yoga, Osho Ashram, Vivekananda Ashram, Ramana Maharsi Ashram.
After his ashram life, he founded a yoga school in West Bengal in which he is helping many people to cure severe diseases and to uplift their lives. He specializes in all aspect of yoga like traditional Hatha yoga, Kundalini meditation, Therapy yoga, stress management for corporates, and the secret of tantric yogic practice. He is an exceptional motivational speaker and spiritual leader of eastern India.
Ashtanga vinyasa primary series /Vinyasa flow/ Bhakti yoga
Being a classical concert pianist with masters degree from Holland Conservatorium and awards in several piano competitions, yogini Veronica left the material world behind and started exploring the world in search of the real meaning of life. She began with a challenging trek in the Himalayas, Nepal, and then she dived into the deep of the ocean of south coast of Asia as a scuba diving instructor. Finally she reached the holy city of India, Rishikesh. The rich spiritual knowledge and culture of this place amazed her for the first time in life. In India, she met Atmarekha and under his guidance, she started to transform her life and adopted a yogic lifestyle.
Yoga was always a part of her life. She started practicing various forms of yoga in Europe since 12 years ago. During her years in India, she explored yoga from the most well-known institutions starting from Vippasana meditation in the Himalayas, Iyengar yoga from one of the great masters of Risikesh, Internal yoga of Bihar School of Yoga, yoga and ayurveda education in South India, and Asthanga Vinyasa yoga from the world renowned Pattabi Jois Institute in Mysore. Her interest in natural healing treatments drove her to obtain a degree in holistic Western and Oriental spa therapies. She currently earned a diploma in nutrition and dietetics.
She is spiritually married to Atmareka and presently residing in India organizing, teaching and running the non-profit organization named Green Yoga Studio located in Siliguri (Darjeeling), the foot hills of eastern Himalayas.
Art of teaching/ anatomy and bio-mechanics / Yin Yoga
Graduated with honors in yoga philosophy from Mumbai University, Anushree specialices in Yoga Therapy, Anatomy and bio-mechanics and Yin Yoga. She has been training 500+ yoga students to become teachers all over India for the last 5 years.
She introduce the Art of Teaching to the students in a simple but systematic way which comes from her vast experience teaching in different Teacher Training Schools in Rishikesh, Dharamsala, Goa, and Bali. Her knowledge and expertise is highly valued by all her students from all over the world.
Anushree has studied the breathing patterns in detail including digital pranayama and breathing techniques in yoga practice. She is also proficient in vinyasa flow teacher.
Her style of simplifying complex postures is unique, and her approach to yoga is not merely physical but spiritual thereby introducing yoga to her students in a different light.
She was first introduced to yoga by her guru Dr. Omanand Ji at Paramanand Ashram Indore. After acquiring the true knowledge of yoga as a life style in her ashram life, she completed her teacher training program in hatha yoga and yoga therapy.
She is very friendly and encouraging in her approach of teaching as well as a very inspiring person for her positive approach towards life. She loves cooking vegan cuisine and has conducted cooking workshops for vegan cuisine in Bali.
Aerial Yoga, Vinyasa flow, Acro yoga, Pregnancy workshop, SUP yoga
Ria Varsami is best known for her easy laughter, radiant energy, and matchless knowledge of the body.
She attended the University of Thessaloniki (Greece) and gained a degree in Nursingand she then moved on to Spain to gain her Masters Degree in Medical Research at Jaen University. With two degrees under her belt, she lived in Spain for a few years and afterwards moved to the UK to work as an emergency and surgical nurse and also did scientific research related to medical conditions and drug addictions. Her interest in Yoga started at the age of 18, while she was still a university student . Ria has been a dedicated athlete since an early age. She started as a track athlete and later as a swimmer and after several years of dedication to yoga , she took the big decision to leave her stable life in the UK, leaving everything behind, and travel to magical India to follow her passion about yoga. She spent 6 months in India training under different teachers and styles of yoga , lived in Ashrams and attended Meditation retreats in the Himalayas.
That was just the beginning of her long travels. Ria continued her learning and development as a student and a teacher by traveling around the world and teaching yoga and organizing Detox retreats in places like Greece, Bali, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea and Italy. During her travels she also gained a certificate in Traditional Thai Massage. Ria teaches Vinyasa flow, Hatha Flow, Yin/ Restorative, Aerial Swing, Partner, Acro yoga for beginners and SUP yoga.
She brings her technical knowledge of anatomy and injuries to the class along with her love for beautifully choreographed Vinyasa sequencing.
Ria loves practicing aerial hoop, aerial silks and acrobatics. Committed to empowering others, Ria Varsami inspires sensuality and strength with her intuitive teaching. Her approach to yoga is playful and focuses on alignment. What is most unique about the way she teaches you, is that you are given space to challenge yourself and be playful, as every sequence creatively brings you closer to your true self. Through play and adventure, you flow into a deeper understanding of your own body and ultimately wake up to your own divinity.
Dr Diwakar is well known for his teachings and healing touches worldwide.
He has cured thousands of patients with his golden hands through the help of Ayurveda, allopathy and yoga His journey towards Ayurveda starts after completing Bachelor Degree in ayurvedic science and post graduate diploma from Pune University with distinction.
He is a remarkable personality for teaching and practicing yoga and Ayurveda.
Welcome to the land of white sands, bright sun, sparkling waters and wavering palm trees. The most beautiful state of India offers a perfect environment for the yoga practitioners. Tropical weather and multi-cultural atmosphere has attracted the tourist of all world to this pearl bounded by the Arabian Sea in Western India. Goa was originally a Portuguese colony before 1961. You can still feel some of the Portuguese architectural heritage and some Portuguese influence in Goan cuisine.
Imagine yourself practicing yoga overlooking the ocean, imagine your breath is becoming one with the sound of the waves when you are meditating, imagine yourself lying on the white sand and becoming one with the nature, feel the 5 elements of the nature merging in your body and mind. The climate of Goa is always pleasant throughout the year with temperatures ranging from 24 to 29 degrees. Its the only state of India which offers lush green and smooth roads away from pollution and chaos. Goa is connected with the world by all the means: air, train, bus and car. International and domestic flights are available with affordable price.
We will be based in 7000 square meters space in the Palolem road. The space is perfect for the practice of yoga: quiet, peaceful and full of Palm trees, fruit trees and flowers. Our place will be made entirely with bamboo materials. We are very near the Palolem beach.
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A great deal of care has to be taken when it comes to preparing food. In Green Yoga India, chosen are the foods as per the requirements of the yoga practitioners. Keeping in mind the nutritional values and following the guidelines of Ayurvedic science, they have prepared a wide array of sattavic food which satisfies not only the taste of tongue but also the soul and mind.
Visit the different beaches and places of your interest. Palolem market, Palolem beach, Agonda beach, and Talpoba beach to name a few. You might also be interested in going to the Galgibaga turtle nest or even the fresh water lagoon at Khola beach. You have a lot of your own time to just explore without any disturbances, relax and enjoy.
A wide range of treatments can be offered as panchakarma, massage and detox programs. There is also available an Ayurveda doctor consultancy.
Dabolim Airport or Goa International Airport is around one and a half hour away from Patnem. You can reach Green Yoga India retreat by yourself; most convenient is to book a prepaid taxi from the airport counter. Prices will be around 1300 to 1500 INR.
The closest railway stations to Palolem are Margao on the Konkan Railway and Canacona. Margao is 40 minutes away and costs 600 to 700 INR in a taxi. Canacona is just 5-minute drive away from Palolem and the journey costs around 50 to 100 INR in an auto rickshaw.
"For me, looking for a yoga teacher training was time and mind consuming. I spent months looking at different schools, cities, countries, my purpose, debating thoughts like: what the hell am I doing?, these trainings all look the same, I live in LA- just do Yogaworks training on the weekends and get it over with, I need a certificate, I'm investing my money and time- I want it to be perfect, do Yogis find ashrams, or do the ashrams find them?"
"I meditated on it, philosophized, consulted friends, therapists, other dog owners, internet reviews, blogs, Instagram, the whole nine yards. I knew I wanted to deepen my practice, my understanding of Self and use yoga as a bridge to elevate my consciousness. That, I was certain."
"I wanted something more than a 200 hour certification compatible with Yoga Alliance USA. That, was a given. I wanted a spiritual experience. Period. I wanted self development in its most authentic form, or as close to it as possible. This is why i was attracted to yoga in the first place. Then it became even more clear: I had to go to India, the birthplace of yoga philosophy/psychology/spirituality/consciousnes/meditation and asanas. Everything else was a distraction."
"After exhausting all my options in California, Bali and beyond, there was one place I kept coming back to- Green Yoga India in Goa. I'm so glad i made the decision to do my 200 hour teacher training in October of 2016 at Green Yoga."
"Green Yoga India encapsulated all of my desires and exceeded my expectations. The teachers and entire staff from the kitchen to administration, are exceptional. They are all heart centered, authentic Beings."
"The Teachers: "
"Atmarekha is the embodiment of yogic living/teaching/philosophizing. He teaches true Hatha yoga, pranayama, spirituality, meditation and philosophy as he is a true Yogi himself. He provides a mirror for a person to examine themselves, their thoughts and ideas with non-judgment. He teaches you to be curious. He is an advocate for the Truth, and does so in a loving way. I am so grateful I studied with this man and look forward to returning to gain more wisdom and experience. "
"Veronica is the energetic force of love and inspiration at Green Yoga, teaching Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow. She is a ray of positivity and sets the bar high for her students (which I love). Anu is a philosophical and inspiring Yin yoga teacher. She is a yogini from the inside out. She taught me so much about my own body, how to heal scoliosis, put yoga sequences together and so much more. Ria is a yogic ninja. She does it all- Hatha, Vinyasa, Aerial and Acro. By the end of the training, Ria helped me accomplish crow and headstand. I'm an athletic person, but yoga is my achilles because it illuminates my weaknesses and inflexibility. But of course the trick has been to keep doing it anyway. "
"Every teacher at Green Yoga India was so patient and helpful in getting me to unlock my potential one step at a time. "
"Prateek is amazing in providing the integration of the business side of yoga with the introspective, healing practices the other teachers bring. He helped me change the airport pick up when I needed to change my flight last minute, and provided safety and security for the entire experience."
"Through the completion of the course, I received a thorough understanding of the Multi-Style approach which enabled me to attune to my natural inclination of Hatha and Yin. I thought it would be Vinyasa (since that's all we do in the West and I'm an athlete), but the slow flows of Hatha and Yin gave me a deeper understanding of the integration of mind, body, spirit that I was looking for. The teachers were great in helping me return to my internal navigating system that ultimately lead me back to me. Their method of teaching provided the grace and challenges I needed on a physical, mental and spiritual level."
"Yoga teacher training is a small step in creating the deeper foundation of incorporating Yoga as a way of living and Being. It is a philosophy, a lifestyle. Yes, I'm a certified Yoga teacher now and will do a lot with it, but it's only the beginning of my training in mastering the mind and breath to be the integral forces of life and spirit. That, is a lifelong process. I'm grateful to have Green Yoga India as a conduit on my path to self-realization. "
"The Retreat Center: "
"The new retreat center is gorgeous. It looks and feels like the Garden of Eden is manifesting itself there. Everything is brand new, the huts, the beds, the bikes, the yoga shalas. There are a lot less bugs than on the beach. It was nice having some distance from the beach, but also the ease and accessibility to hang out in Palolem or Patnem Beach with an affordable Tuk-Tuk ride. The location provided a great balance of beach and retreat life. I wouldn't have changed a thing."
"The food was delicious, and as a picky vegetarian, I always found pleasure and nutrition in all 3 meals served. Desserts (especially the chocolate balls) were out of this world. The chefs could make anything and they made it enjoyable and great. As a bonus, you can take a 5 minute bike ride from Green Yoga to the local coffee shop, Space Goa Cafe. It is enjoyable and relaxing there too. The monkeys, cows and dogs are a sight to be seen."
"Make sure to you give yourself some time to sort out your visa before traveling to India. Everything else will be smooth sailing once you get to Green Yoga India. They help you take care of everything."
"Their Wifi is pretty good, but if you're like me and need connection to the Western world 24/7 for work or personal reasons, invest in a sim card. It's super cheap and will make life so much easier."
"I highly recommend this yoga teacher training to anyone who is ready to take their yoga game to the next level. For anyone on the path of self-realization through yoga and spirituality. I fell in love with Goa and Green Yoga India in such a way that it is now my home away from home. I'll be back soon. Lots of love."
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"From the beginning of the application process to follow up long after the taxi takes you back to the airport, Atmarekha and Veronica and their staff are warm, welcoming, knowledgeable, helpful, and encouraging. Whether it be assistance with travel arrangements, introducing you to trustworthy locals for laundry or other services, insuring you don’t get taken advantage of in the markets, and even dealing with customs and not-always-easy government bureaucracy to pick up a package sent by your family, they go above and beyond in hospitality. The accommodations are comfortable, clean, and equipped with water and electricity. The campus is beautiful. The kitchen staff is kind, welcoming, and incredibly talented at preparing healthy and delicious meals. The instruction is clear, thorough, engaging, enlightening, and fun. The course covers a multitude of styles as well as the broad spectrum of all that is yoga. You will leave here practically equipped to lead a class with a broad foundation for helping students with diverse needs and backgrounds. One of the marks of quality instruction is that the student leaves wanting to know more. Atmarekha and Veronica and their staff have given us all the resources to take what we’ve learned here and delve deeper into further study, sustained personal practice, and a desire to do both. Their love of yoga, and more importantly, their love and concern for each and every student they come in contact with is evident. Beyond instruction and the necessary details of life, they are insightful and available to help work through any problem you may encounter – physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. Their compassion, knowledge, experience, and beyond-theiryears wisdom cannot be spoken of highly enough. If you’re looking for an amazing 200 hour teacher training course, you need look no further than Green Yoga India."
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"My experience at Green Yoga was phenomenal. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable, warm, motivating, encouraging, and compassionate. I wish they offered more teacher training courses (300 hour, prenatal, children's, or CEUs) because I'd love to go back and I know there's so much more that I could learn from them. The accommodations were comfortable and the food was amazing. I highly recommend this YTTC."
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"I absolutely recommend doing a Yoga Teacher Training Course at Green Yoga India. I completed my 200 hrs in November 2015 and have enjoyed each step along the way. I completed a multi-style Yoga Teacher Training which allowed me to explore different styles like Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa and Iyengar. We worked both on the physical aspect of asanas, teaching methodology, but also the philosophy and history behind it for the different yoga styles. Next to that we had different kind of workshops like acro yoga and ayurvedic medicine. Atmarekha and Veronica are a very good team. Atmarekha has a lot of in-depth knowledge about yoga, indian tradition and culture which is fascinating to listen too and Veronica brings the western touch."
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"I went to Green Yoga India, Goa not quite knowing what to expect. I had already completed a 200hr YTTC in the UK, so I already had a basic understanding of yoga philosophy, asanas and anatomy. My reason for doing a second YTTC in India was to deepen my knowledge on all levels, especially in the areas of pranayama, meditation and some of the spiritual aspects of yoga. Green Yoga India did not disappoint! I learnt so much during the course. Not only did my personal practice improve dramatically during the course, but my understanding of what yoga is, in all its manifestations, how it can benefit different individuals, where it came from and how it became so popular in the West. Atmarekha and Veronika are both excellent teachers who are really passionate about their subject. I left the course with a really good understanding of yoga philosophy, thanks to Atmarekha's very comprehensive way of teaching. I now feel confident to pass on my knowledge to my own students."
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"I absolutely recommend doing a Yoga Teacher Training Course at Green Yoga India. I completed my 200 hrs in November 2015 and have enjoyed each step along the way. I completed a multi-style Yoga Teacher Training which allowed me to explore different styles like Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa and Iyengar. We worked both on the physical aspect of asanas, teaching methodology, but also the philosophy and history behind it for the different yoga styles. Next to that we had different kind of workshops like acro yoga and ayurvedic medicine. Atmarekha and Veronica are a very good team. Atmarekha has a lot of in-depth knowledge about yoga, indian tradition and culture which is fascinating to listen too and Veronica brings the western touch. One of the things I liked specifically about this yoga school, apart from the fact that they teach multi-style, is that they tried to create an ashram like environment. Not to mention the breath-taking location, which was a little peninsula on the side of Patnem beach. After our lunch break we would go in for a swim and come back fresh to study. We saw dolphins swimming during the morning Hatha class on several occasions. I come out of this course confident to teach and richer in experience and knowledge."
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"I'm very grateful that I've been in the company of Mr Atmarekha and Ms Veronica to practice yoga. Green Yoga India offers a great atmosphere to learning and developing. The benefits of yoga cannot be explain it can only be experience. Give one hour to yoga and it can give your life back smile emoticon! I highly recommend this place to everyone."
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"Yoga it's ultimately about coming back to the self, and a good teacher has the ability to help students on their journey back home to themselves. Both of you did wonderful job to achieve this journey. Being a student of Green Yoga India, I had experienced transformation in my psychical and mental wellbeing. I feel so fortunate to be part of this organization and I recommend everyone to join!"
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"Green Yoga India is the best place I found. This place not only improved my physical health, but I also found changes emotionally and mentally. Iwould like all the people to experience this YTTC training once in their life time and am sure you will find a good change in yourself. Amazing place over the ocean with the best teachers. Highly recommended!!"
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"I participated in the one-month TTC program and the 200-hour YTTC course was more useful for acquiring new teacher skills and expertise. Besides the intensive practice of asanas, kriyas and pranayama, I really liked the theoretical and philosophical understanding of the ancient yoga science that the course provides. The meditation practices were also extremely helpful in expanding and raising the consciousness. Was a magnificent time with you Veronica / Atmarekha, at the course and will always remember your teachings. Thanks!"
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"I'm happy to have the pleasure of completing my yoga teacher certification (200 hour Yoga Alliance) with Green Yoga School. The teachers Inderajeet & Veronica are both very experienced and learned teachers with fantastic explanations about yoga techniques. Best time spend with learning and laughter! I highly recommend this talented teachers and I cant wait to join and learn with them again. Will see you soon again.. guys!"
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"I" recently completed the 200 hour yoga teachers course with Green Yoga and the teachers are extremely qualified, having training in multiple styles of Yoga and meditation techniques. The teaching style will make anyone comfortable, in a relaxed atmosphere where questions are encouraged. I highly recommend this course and definitely hope to return to complete more levels in the future."
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