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27 Days 200-Hour Intensive Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India

  • Goa, India


200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training India

Join the 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher training program in the tranquil location of Goa, India. The location is perfect for you to study in an environment that promotes concentration, inspiration, and excellence. Led by instructors with a profound knowledge of yoga, this course qualifies you to be a well trained yoga instructor. During this program, the instructors will build your passion for yoga while instilling the essential methods you will use as a successful teacher.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Yoga Alliance certificate
  • Daily guided meditation sessions
  • Introduction to various styles of yoga practice
  • Combination of traditional eastern and contemporary western approach
  • Daily feedback from your peers and teachers
  • Daily organic vegetarian meals
  • 26 nights’ accommodation

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 27 days with instruction
  • English
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All guests will be staying in fully furnished beautiful cottages with a porch to sit and relax. These are big cottages with two single beds, attached bathroom with hot water, Wi-Fi, and all amenities.

This 200-hour yoga teacher training extends over four weeks in the tranquil location of Goa, India. Here, you will study in an environment that promotes concentration, inspiration, and excellence. Hailed as one of India’s best yoga teacher training program, the course includes everything from advanced physical postures, to helping in overcoming your mental limitations.

You will discover the benefits of pure Satvik yogic food which will be provided throughout the course. With your highly trained teachers, serene tropical location, and the optimized environment, you can expect to make rapid progress toward your goal of becoming a qualified yoga teacher.

You will be introduced to all the basic styles of Hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa flow. Once you have completed the 200-hour training, you will have a good idea of the advanced areas you want to explore. Your understanding of the vast concept of yoga will begin to take shape. You will have new purpose in life to teach, learn, and unlearn.

This training is specifically designed for students who already have a basic knowledge of yoga and want to develop a deeper understanding and mastery of the mind, leading to self-realization through this beautiful spiritual practice.

For four weeks, this 200-hour program immerses you in yoga, its philosophy, anatomy, pranayama, Ayurveda, and yogic diet. It is very well structured to help a student understand the basic foundation of yoga to build a strong base in order to begin the journey as yoga teacher. The classical approach to yoga gives out students a direct insight to what yoga actually is all about.

Your course is based on the four paths of yoga that will touch and rediscover the subtle part of being a student. These four weeks will showcase all the dimension and the vast expansion of yoga understood and practiced in the east. This certification in Goa ensures great learning experiences in a beautiful tropical location.

This satisfies the very reason why a student wants to travel from around the globe to India to seek this traditional root knowledge of yoga passed down by the ancient yogis through their intense meditation and sadhana. Throughout the course, the four paths of yoga is entwined along with the precious knowledge of the yoga sutras of Patanjali. This opens a seeker, a student to the vast philosophy of yoga preparing him or her to pass on this methodology called yoga to their future students.

Students will be encouraged to teach peers during the second week of the course. This will start by teaching each other on group basis initially. You will then proceed to device and deliver your own lesson plans individually. Your teachers will provide tools and key instructions necessary to improve your teaching skills every week. This would eventually facilitate you to prepare your yoga class and your final practical.

Your last week will be the most memorable part of the course as you will showcase all your capability and everything that you have learnt throughout the course. Participating and providing valuable feedback in the classes conducted by the peers and teachers makes a student fully confident and ready to teach after the certification. Himalayan Yoga Bliss brings together all the yoga practitioners from all over the world to continue their journey as a seeker.

  • Sonam Dukpa

    Sonam is the founder and director of Himalayan Yoga Bliss. Her aim is to make yoga teacher training reachable to everyone in order to help students from various backgrounds and cultures from all around the world to experience the mystical powers of the Himalayas and the inspiration it has bestowed upon yogis for centuries. She is a certified E-RYT 200 and RYT 500 yoga instructor who likes to connect the eastern philosophies of yoga to the contemporary west.

  • Saravanan

    Saravanan teaching is very dynamic as he guides and encourages his students to appreciate their body, its power, and limitations. His warm and helpful nature empathizes his students to achieve proper alignment, health, mental, and spiritual benefits. His teaching style is based on the teachings of various Indian masters and his own practice as he travels teaching and learning around the world.

  • Emma

    Emma trained as a yoga teacher with the International Sivananda organisation in Vietnam and she trained as a Children’s Yoga teacher with Rainbow Kids Yoga in London. She completed her Ayurveda therapist training with Dr Vinod at the Ayuskama Ayurveda and Panchakarma Centre in India. Emma has worked closely with the International Indian Film Awards for events in Macau, India and Sri Lanka. In 2011, she returned to India to teach yoga and write a weekly yoga column for The Hindustan Times, a national newspaper

  • Vishnuji

    From a very early age, Vishnuji started visiting ashrams, temples, and monasteries.There, he came across the profound understanding and teachings of the Indian philosophy, Vedas, and the origins of the traditional Hatha yoga and its contemporary techniques. His quest for reality taught him many things and experience life as a beautiful universal experience. A charming and dedicated yogi, Vishnuji’s humor is full of life, making his classes very lively and fun. Being a very natural teacher, his deep array of philosophy comes from his very love for yoga, the universe, and its divine existence.

  • Rakesh

    Rakesh is a natural orator and awarded Acharya of Yoga. He started practicing yoga from a very early age, and was further drawn to the practice thereafter. After visiting many ashrams learning and teaching under various gurus, yoga became his only way of life. He is a teacher who presents the intricate yoga philosophy and its practice in a simple, down-to-earth, and humorous manner. His lectures are based on the four classical paths of yoga as well as his own spiritual experiences and understanding of the yogic path.

The training is held in a scenic location of southern Goa surrounded by beautiful trees and jungle, away from the chaos and the hustle bustle of the highly touristic area. It is perfect for an enthusiast who would like to explore this beautiful place and the most sought after spot in India. The center is located just a five minutes ride away from one of the most beautiful and idyllic beaches, Agonda beach.

Known for its serenity, calming energy, and its clean three kilometers long beach, Agonda is a small fishing village with beautiful friendly locals, delicious food, and a very ideal place for someone looking to practice yoga.

Nearby places

  • Agonda beach - 5 minutes
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Balcony
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • River nearby
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Toiletries
  • Wireless internet

The price of this retreat includes daily good vegetarian food as a very essential part of your yogic diet and journey. You will have healthy organic food throughout the teachers training course to help calm your body through a Satvik diet along with the daily asana practice. An array of delicious organic vegetarian diet will help achieve a strong concentrated state of mind, which is the primary goal of yoga.

  • 26 nights’ accommodation
  • Combination of traditional eastern and contemporary western approach
  • Daily feedback from your peers and teachers
  • Daily guided meditation sessions
  • Daily organic vegetarian meals
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Introduction to various styles of yoga practice
  • Yoga Alliance certificate
  • Airfare
  • Extra activities

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI).

For information about the booking conditions, please send Himalayan Yoga Bliss and Wellness Centre an inquiry.
  • Review by Max from London, United Kingdom

    "Overall, I was very happy with Himalayan Yoga Bliss and Wellness Centre’s 28 days of yoga in Darjeeling. The quality of teaching was excellent, the curriculum was well thought through, and the majority of my expectations were met. However, it is obviously a new school in India, so there are some points where the school could improve, mainly on student management and admin. I would recommend this course to a friend and attend again." website, edited

  • Review by Robyn from United Kingdom

    "I was lucky enough to find beautiful Sonam and Himalayan Yoga Bliss to do my 200-hour YTT last October. The place, high up in the the tea fields of Darjeeling is the epitome of serenity, peace, and escapism; and serves as a great place to discover more about yoga, the Himalayan region of India, and yourself. The teaching course was fantastic, in depth, hard enough to challenge your physical and mental limits; but taught in a simple and caring manner. Both our teachers were great, and the locals, our homestay hosts, and everyone we encountered in town were so friendly. The course and town was not daunting to a group of India first-timers like us, but we really felt adopted by the community. I know one day my yoga practice will bring me back to Darjeeling and I look forward to returning here. I highly recommend this center to anyone lucky enough to be passing through. "

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  • Review by Anna from Germany

    "I did a Yoga Teacher Training (200h) in the fall of 2015 at the Himalayan Yoga Bliss & Wellness Centre and I can only highly recommend it. The teachers are wonderful Yogis and Yoginis, knowledgable and caring. The training teached me to be open minded and opened up my heart to the large field of Yoga. Yoga is so much more than I thought it to be - and I am grateful to have been able to discover so many facets of it. They teach different style physical practices (we did Hatha, Ashtanga Primary series and Vinyasa Flow) and also a great deal of meditation, chanting and the ancient philosophy and history of Yoga. It has been an intense month of practicing and learning."

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  • Review by Lauren from USA

    "Beautiful studio over looking the 3rd tallest mountain in the world... Amazing! Sonam, the owner, is a beautiful soul and teaches in a honest and humble way. I spent a month there doing my 200-hour teacher-training course and I'm so glad I did! I left the course feeling confident and prepared to go out into the world as a certified yoga instructor. It was a life changing experience and something I always look back on fondly. I highly recommend it for anyone wanting to learn yoga in the Himalayas! Enjoy!"

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  • Review by Ryan from Canada

    "I had the pleasure of studying under the tutelage of Yogi´s Sonam and Vishnu during a 200hr YTTC at the beautiful Himalayan Yoga Bliss studio in Darjeeling, India. To wake up for morning meditation and asana classes while watching the sun rise paint golden light across Kanchenjunga´s frozen peaks was an experience that I wont soon forget. I can not speak highly enough of the experience, knowledge and wisdom passed down by each teacher. The design of the YTTC was brilliant in its breadth, scope, and depth. The course was demanding and highly intensive and as such hugely rewarding. Obtaining my certification from Himalayan Yoga Bliss was a life changing experience, not just in preparing me to spread the ancient teachings of yoga, but also in helping to deepen and better understand my own practice. Whether a one time drop in or a advanced practitioner taking the TTC, Himalayan Yoga Bliss will surely provide some insight into your journey on the mat. Namaste, Ryan"

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  • Review by Tenzing from India

    "Beautiful Experience during my first 200 hours TTC under the guidance of the experienced and humble Yogis/Teachers of the Himalayan Yoga Bliss. Friendly environment plus beautiful Yoga Shala (school) in a very serene location. As far as my experience matter, Himalayan Yoga Bliss did a tremendous work on me, they pointed me to a direction where there is absolute bliss :). Well I would recommend this Yoga Centre to anybody who wants to do their Teacher training course , drop in classes or Yoga Retreats. Darjeeling is a beautiful place and Himalayan Yoga Bliss just adds up to it. "

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  • Review by Jan and Ivana from Slovakia

    "We were very happy and grateful to enroll in the one month yoga teacher course with the Himalayan Yoga Bliss Center in Darjeeling in Sep. 2015. The opening ceremony for the students on the first day was such a nice cultural and spiritual experience. It also set the direction the yoga course would take on; the traditional Eastern approach with a nice blend of the western one.Our teacher and the founder of the center Sonam radiated beautiful energy and a deep sense of knowledge of yoga from the very first moment we met which allowed us to fully immerse into the course and begin to understand the true path to yogic life besides the physical aspect of it (asanas). We believe that understanding the philosophical and spiritual aspect of yoga is an essential part for any yoga teacher's training course." website, edited

  • Review by Lauren Cattell from USA

    "Beautiful studio with spectacular views of Mount Kanchenjunga on a clear day. Sonam is a shining ray of light and always greets you with a beautiful, warm smile. The yoga is taught in a very open, humble and honest way. I loved my time in Darjeeling and at Himalayan Yoga Bliss, I learned so much there and am eternally grateful for it. Thank you for having me and I look forward to returning one day! Om." website, edited

  • Review by Sam Moran from Australia

    "Incredible course, stunning location, divine teachers, amazing yoga and made some friends for life! I loved every minute of the TTC course with Sonam and Rakesh. They made us all feel so warm, welcome, loved and taken care of for the entire stay, like a second home. The accommodation and food was beautiful and the course was thorough and well organised. Such a perfect balance of physical yoga, meditation, philosophy and other activities, as well as some very special adventures. I loved that the studio was tucked away in a little mountain village, which really allowed me to focus on my practice and really immerse myself in the experience without too many distractions. I can not recommend this course highly enough, and I will cherish the memories I made here, and the beautiful friends I have made. Love and Light." website, edited

  • Review by Jana Gillet from Cologne, Germany

    "The YTT at Himalaya Yoga Bliss was awesome. The group was small, the teaching very good and the accommodation was perfect, too. One gets a family feeling in this training, since Sonam (owner) is very interested in helping you to become a Yogi. Besides the course, we had awesome trackings with Sonam." website, edited

  • Review by Sharon Doherty from Ireland

    "The course was short and sweet! I thought it was excellent and I really enjoyed it. As far as the teaching and learning is concerned, it's perfect. I very much enjoyed the proper asana techniques and adjustments, the philosophy, the cleansing techniques, and the whole course."

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  • Review by Nicola Wagstaff from England

    "Firstly, it was a real pleasure spending time and taking your course. I enjoyed the mix of east and west, the flexibility, the shopping element, and the walks. I love hiking. The location was also wonderful. I thought the combination of different styles were great and beneficial for our different learning. I personally enjoyed the chats I had with the teachers and thoroughly enjoyed all of the philosophy classes.The food was healthy and vegetarian was a great choice. I have tried to continue where possible and try cooking the same for my family. Thank you!"

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  • Review by Emily Taylor from USA

    "I have learnt yoga in California as I was brought up there. So I was in search of a yoga institute that specifically matched the knowledge of yoga I acquired so far. After a thorough research, I have identified that the Himalayan Yoga Bliss is the only institute that can offer exactly what I needed. I was mainly looking for an institute which can deliver the courses in American style in professionalism, readiness, training modes, passion for perfection, attitude, quality of teaching; and on a broad perspective, their ability to inspire and motivate the aspirants which demonstrates the genuine love, any teacher may have for their subject. The faculties at Himalayan Yoga Bliss are dedicated and serve as iconic models for their students who wish to transform into yoga masters like their teachers. My expectations as a dancer are very high with limited resources and time. So I always want to ensure that I choose an institute that could deliver exceeding my expectations. The Himalayan Yoga Bliss did not only perform beyond my expectations. My learning and my expertise went deeper than just the physical practice of yoga, and most importantly it had a profound impact on how I envision life."

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  • Review by Danielle Collins

    "The yoga teacher training course at Himalayan Yoga Bliss was a wonderful and awesome journey - physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It was delivered in the most safest, integrated, and innovative means. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about not only about yoga, but also more about themselves. The course vividly demonstrated how to adapt yoga to my own style and enabled me to connect on a personal level to the practice. The classes and workshops are a wonderful opportunity to work with others, as they help to teach how to develop and sustain a personal practice independently."

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  • Review by Rachel from Canada

    "I have been practicing yoga, although not continuously for over a number of years. But now after completing the yoga teacher training at Himalayan Yoga Bliss, I have realized the true difference between what I thought was yoga and what yoga really is. I have always felt strongly drawn to yoga and was always inclined towards its study to a deep level and enhance my practice, knowledge, and spirituality. "

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  • Review by Yuri Chintamani from Seoul, South Korea

    "Stunning location overlooking Himalayas through large windows, very beautiful place decorated with light and warmth. Calm and pure energy this center holds. Friendly people with bright eyes. Yoga Teacher training course seems to be very well organized!"

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  • Review by Rita Kokay from London, England

    "This one month in Darjeeling doing the 200 Yoga TTC was probably the best spent one month of my life. Not only did I gain a valuable qualification but also an amazing experience and friends. Both teachers were exceptionally helpful and patient with all our inquiries and questions. I also learned how to do a headstand -invaluable!"

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  • Review by Cath Can from Tralee, Ireland

    "Whether you are a beginner or a hard core yoga enthusiast, I would highly recommend that you attend some classes at this center. Where else can you practice yoga while looking out over the powerful and magnificent Kanchenjunga? It truly is a breathtaking and "blissful" experience. Instructors are brought in from all different parts of the world for each training period, providing a wide scope of experience as each has their own unique teaching style to share. The director of the center, Sonam is a true yogini and has a lot to offer in terms of experience, knowledge, technique, friendship, and support. You really should make this a must do on your trip to Darjeeling, you wont regret it!"

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  • Review by Alex J from London, United Kingdom

    "We're on a ten person family trip from the UK to Darjeeling via Kolkata and spotted the center by chance on a walk and dropped them an email. They couldn't have been more accommodating to our needs. We're a mixed age and experience group (some of us trying yoga for the first time). It's an attractive, clean, and well-maintained place, very reasonable at 300 INR a head and Sandra is a great teacher. It was spectacular for us to do early morning yoga here and I can't recommend it enough."

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  • Review by Stephen Quig from Limerick, Ireland

    "I spent one month here doing my 200-hour yoga teacher training. We were looked after so well, with comfortable, clean accommodation, and healthy freshly prepared food! I loved the personal touch. This is not a big impersonal ashram and you're not just another cog in the Indian yoga machine. Instead, there is a lovely supportive atmosphere - more like a small family! I have no problem recommending this place. I've been raving about it to family and friends since getting back to Ireland. On a practical level, there was an interesting range of instructors, teaching various styles."

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  • Review by Marianna from Athens, Greece

    "After an ominous decision to spend a month and a half in Darjeeling, I was very much blessed with the proximity of this wonderful yoga establishment. The place itself is located on a lovely hill overlooking the most astonishing view of the second highest mountain in the world and its majestic surroundings. Combined with that, the beautifully made yoga hall with the windows that catch sight of the sunrise and sunset did it for me. All the classes in that hall were as inspiring and healing as the time of the day they took place, that is, during sunrise and sunset. I did yoga once and sometimes twice almost every day and by the end of my stay, I was as blissful as could be - in body and mind.Whatever people say, bliss lies within, and this place and its people were the perfect ground for inspiring that little glimpse of bliss within me! Thank you!"

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  • Review by Michaela W from Stockholm, Sweden

    "Just finished my 200 hour yoga teacher training here at Himalayan Yoga Bliss and it's been great. The food has been amazing, home cooked, and healthy! Great accommodation too. A high standard flat with two bedrooms, a living room, and kitchen. Really good teachers - professional and knowledgeable! I'm happy to recommend this place to anyone doing a TTC or drop-in class. The founder, Sonam and her husband are super friendly and welcoming. They really make you feel at home!"

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  • Review by Rikard S from Stockholm, Sweden

    "I did the TTC here in November 2014 and I had an absolute lovely time. I read the comment here about us complaining on the food and it couldn't be more wrong! We all loved the food we got!! I really enjoyed our teachers and the TTC. We were a small group of four people so we got plenty of personal attention and it was a relaxing environment. The studio is in an amazing location with a stunning view over the city and the Himalayas. I would definitely recommend Himalayan Yoga Bliss if you feel like doing yoga in Darjeeling!!"

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  • Review by Jordan Sladden from Darjeeling, India

    "I couldn't recommend this yoga centre enough. If you're a seasoned yoga enthusiast then I predict this place can bring you along, not only through the beautiful surroundings but through the expertise and warmth of the staff. Or if like me, you are just interested, please head to the Himalayan Yoga Bliss and Wellness Center. I was made to feel like part of the family (having great food and conversation in the host, Sonam's, apartment) and most importantly, I wasn't made to feel embarrassed by the fact I was useless at yoga. Definitely the best thing Darjeeling has to offer - I've been here five months, and my only regret is not making the walk up the hill sooner."

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