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24 Days 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India

  • Green Yoga India, Agonda, Palolem Beach Road, Canacona, South Goa, India

Overview

Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India

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.

Highlights

  • Yoga Alliance USA and UK certification
  • Chanting, asana, pranayama, meditation, and kriyas
  • Different dynamics and styles of yoga hatha/asthanga/vinyasa/yin yoga/aerial swing
  • Optional SUP yoga classes on the free free days and Acroyoga workshop during the training
  • Lessons and knowledge from ancient to modern approaches of yoga
  • 23 nights accommodation and 3 vegetarian yogic meals daily
  • Organized dolphin trip
  • Ayurveda workshop
  • 21 days with instruction
  • English
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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.

Resort facilities (7000 sq meters peaceful atmosphere surrounded by palm trees and fruit trees)

  • 1 big yoga of 4000 sq feet and 2nd yoga hall with all the props for aerial swing
  • 2 yoga halls
  • A private trek to the sunset hill
  • Bicycle stand
  • Chill out areas
  • Chill out place and many hammocks to relax
  • Drinking water
  • Eco friendly bamboo huts and elegant rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi 24 hours
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Locker facilities
  • Many space to walk surrounded by trees, ocean and mountain
  • Own kitchen and restaurant
  • Reception
  • Restaurant and dining area
  • Small library with different yoga books
  • Spa and massage area
  • Travel desk

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.

Sample training schedule

  • Day 1 - Welcome ceremony followed by havan
  • Day 24 - Closing ceremony and graduation day
  • 06:00 - 08:00 Asana, pranayama, meditation and kriyas
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Karma yoga or yogic games and activities
  • 10:00 - 11:30 Philosophy class
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Teaching methodology
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Lunch, shower, laundry, rest
  • 15:00 - 14:00 Anatomy and physiology class
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Study time (lecture or assemble)
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Asana class
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Trataka, Yoga Nidra, heaven, kirtan
  • 20:30 - 21:30 Study time
  • 22:00 Lights off

Curriculum

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

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:

  • Asana (yoga postures) as per the different yoga stiles that we will teach in the course
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques)
  • Shatkarmas (cleansing techniques)
  • Bandhas (locking of energy)
  • Mudras (channelizing energy)
  • Meditation techniques
  • Mantras and chanting

Teaching methodology

The objective and aim of this module is to learn the art of teaching as well as the business and marketing aspects of yoga:

  • Cultivate the qualities of a good teacher like intonation of voice, timings, class planning, sequencing of asanas and art of adjustment and alignment.
  • Get opportunity to refine your qualities by teaching in small and big group with other students.

Anatomy and physiology

This module will be focusing on:

  • The general movement and terminology of human body
  • The systems of the body (nervous, endocrine, respiratory, skeletal and muscular systems) and their co-relations in the context of yoga practice
  • Benefits and contraindications of the yoga asanas. key muscles of yoga
  • The pranic energy channels of the body
  • The pancha koshas (sheath)
  • The five elements of universe
  • The seven chakras

Yoga philosophy, lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers

In yoga philosophy you will learn the aim and objective of yoga, and the ethics and living a yogic lifestyle. Yoga philosophy includes:

  • Definition of yoga
  • Paths of yoga (jnana, raja, bhakti and karma yoga)
  • 8 limbs of Patanjali yoga sutras
  • Biography of important yogis
  • Study of ancient text: Bhagavad Gita
  • Yogic diet and life style
  • Ayurveda
  • Practicum

In this module you will:

  • Get opportunity to refine your qualities by teaching as a lead trainer in small and big groups with other students
  • Receive and give feedback from your end to your colleagues
  • Learn how to organize and sequence a class of 60, 75 and 90 minutes.
  • Assist students while someone else is teaching
  • Participate in group discussions
  • Develop the power of observation and attention to detail in teaching

6 Pillars of Green Yoga India

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.

  • Asthanga Vinyasa yoga
  • Practice the primary series of Ashtanga Vinyasa (K. Pattabi Jois)
  • Lead class and self-practice (Mysore style)
  • Learn how to adjust the students
  • Learn how to modify the difficult poses
  • Create your own Vinyasa sequence
  • Ujjajji breath, dristhi and bhandas
  • Iyengar yoga-therapy yoga
  • Learn how to use the different props
  • Master the perfect alignment making easy difficult poses
  • Learn how to use props to help students with injuries or diseases
  • Learn the best sequences for the different diseases
  • Hatha yoga - traditional Indian yoga
  • Learn asanas in a traditional Indian way
  • Sivananda sequence: 12 basic asanas
  • Learn the different aspects of Asthanga yoga: pranayama, mudras, bhandas, kriyas
  • Study the Vedanta philosophy and the most important yogic text
  • Yin yoga
  • Meditate in the asanas (asanas will be held for longer periods of time)
  • Breath and movement
  • Theory of yin and yang
  • Meditation
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Kundalini meditation-theory of chakras
  • Pranic meditation
  • Trataka (candle light meditation)
  • Cyclic meditation (stress management)
  • Dynamic meditation and Osho meditation
  • Bhakti yoga
  • Performing bhajan-kirtan with live music
  • Havan (fire ceremony for invocating energy)
  • Ajapa-japa (repetition of mantra)

Aerial Swing Yoga

  • Experience the anti-gravity!
  • Get all the benefits of inversions poses
  • Improve your flexibility, strength, core and coordination
  • Learn how to design sequences for therapeutic treatment
  • Go beyond your limitations and fly!

SUP Yoga Workshop (optional)

  • Enjoy a yoga class over the calm waters of the Arabian sea
  • Improve your balance
  • Learn the basics of Stand Up Paddling

Dancing

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.

Retreat reminders

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.

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.

Nearby places

  • Patnem beach - 5 minutes
  • Agonda beach- 5 minutes
Activities
  • Hiking
  • Mountain walking/trekking
  • Shopping nearby
  • Swimming
General
  • Beach
  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Studio
  • Yoga deck
Services
  • Free Drinking water
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Local market
  • Room cleaning
  • Shop nearby

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.

  • 3 vegetarian meals per day
  • 23 nights accommodation
  • Course manual and materials
  • Discount in massage and panchakarma treatments
  • Discount in SUP yoga workshops
  • Dolphin trip
  • Drinking water
  • Kriya set
  • Airport pick up from Goa International Airport
  • Special gift set, t-shirt and hand bag
  • Welcome fire ceremony or havan

Arrival by airplane

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.

Arrival by bus

  • There are some buses from Mumbai arrive to Margao.

Arrival by train

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.

Distances

  • Canacona - 5 minutes
  • Dabolim Airport in Goa - 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Margao - 40 minutes
  • Panaji - 78 kilometers
  • South Goa - 45 kilometer
For information about the booking conditions, please send Green Yoga India an inquiry.
  • Review by Lotta Punkanen from Helsinki, Finland
    8 out of 10

    "Did my TTC (200h) in December 2016 here, had a beautiful experience. I guess no matter where you'll do this kind of an intensive course, it will be challenging both physically and mentally, at the end it's up to you what kind of experience you'll live. Don't expect miracles food- and hygiene-wise. Teachers were great all in their own ways and the rest of the staff very kind and helpful, spent my funniest Christmas ever here learning some Bollywood moves. Relaxed environment and beautiful beaches nearby."

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  • Review by Tania Bernath from New York City, USA

    "It was a beautiful experience attaining my yoga teacher training at Green Yoga India. I appreciated all the teachers, administrators and my fellow students. They exposed us to so many aspects of yoga that my head is bursting with the new knowledge and experiences that I have gained. All the teachers were experts and brought such a wealth of experience to each class giving us, the students, an in-depth background in different styles of yoga. I went in thinking that I only liked one style and came out with a fuller understanding and the full range of what yoga has to offer. My yoga practice has expanded as a result. Also, the administration of Green Yoga India was very accommodating. They tried to meet the needs of the students, both collectively and individually. We also all had so much fun. It is a great place to learn to become certified in teacher training whether you want to deepen your practice or to become a teacher. It is a global program that attracted people from all over the world, whom I am sincerely happy to have met. Thank you, Green Yoga India!"

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  • Review by Joost Maghetweten
    10 out of 10

    "There's so much to say about "Green Yoga" and it's all positive. The first days it was hard for me to settle, but the staff, teachers and students were all so nice and sweet... it felt like one big family! The beaches are close, only a 10-minute ride with the bike to Palolem or Patnem. So you always have time to escape and chill out for a bit. The teachers know what they are talking about and the staff is always ready to receive questions or whatever comes to mind, and they will be more than happy to help you out. I have learned a lot about yoga and myself. I am really going to miss this place and everyone in it. Thank you guys! Namaste!"

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  • Review by Barbara from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "Currently, I am attending the 200 hours yoga teacher course in Green Yoga. Albeit I do train a lot back home, I am a yoga beginner - lacking the flexibility and the general knowledge and vocabulary. The course is structured in a thought through way. It provides a good overview of all yoga arts, history but also philosophical and physical (anatomy, digestion, etc) aspects of it. 360 degrees of yoga - this was the key to go for it. Yoga teachers: Alan, Ria, Anu, Fabian are absolutely amazing and competent. The team on the ground, in charge for the administrative and organizational (Prateek and Manish) issues are very competent, nice and friendly. They organized a pick-up service from the airport and friendly welcomed me in Goa. The food provided (breakfast, lunch, dinner) is very delicious, healthy and vegetarian and it varies every day. The location is distanced from Palolem - which is good as this helps your concentration. There are enough bikes we can use to reach the beach during our time off (10-minute ride or 20 minutes walking distance). The group of students is truly international. Within a group of 34 students, we are 21 nationalities from all over the world - very healthy, inspiring and happy."

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  • Review by Jenny Huinker from USA
    10 out of 10

    "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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  • Review by Billie Hallman from USA
    10 out of 10

    "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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  • Review by Maaike from The Netherlands

    "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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  • Review by Emily from United Kingdom

    "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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  • Review by bosch500 from Paris, France
    10 out of 10

    "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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  • Review by Soni Kedia

    "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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  • Review by Nidhi Singhal

    "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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  • Review by Nikita Agarwal

    "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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  • Review by Lindsay from Canada

    "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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  • Review by Maria from Chile

    "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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  • Review by Marc from Australia

    "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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  • Review by Sabine from Germany

    "Sehr freundliche und zuvorkommende Mitarbeiter und Betreuung, sehr kompetente und gute Yogalehrer und Yogaunterricht. Sichere Unterbringung mit Securityservice. Bin sehr zufrieden gewesen."

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South Goa, India

Green Yoga India is a premier yoga teacher training school registered with Yoga Alliance USA, offering multi-style yoga teacher training in Goa.

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24 days / 23 nights

Departure:
Thursday March 30, 2017
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