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Celebrating 10 years of teaching Ashtanga Yoga in Goa, join us for Kranti Yoga's 500-hour teacher training! This course is ideal if you want to complete your 500-hour yoga teacher training during one stay with Kranti Yoga at the Yoga Village. The course runs over eight weeks with a distance learning project for you to complete in advance. You will join the 200-hour yoga teacher training course in Ashtanga yoga. During this time, you will develop your practice and teaching skills within the realms of Ashtanga yoga. This will provide the fundamentals of the practice in order that you can proceed to the 300-hour yoga teacher training course. The 300-hour yoga teacher training course in Vinyasa flow has been designed in order to equip students with new and exciting teaching skills, building on what you learned as part of the 200-hour. The course promises to be new material, continuing from the 200-hour and delving deeper into the practice and the surrounding philosophies.
Kranti Yoga School and Yoga Village Beach Resort is located in the very heart of Patnem. It is a 5,000-square-meter area operating as a yoga village, having access to both the beach and the roadside. Yoga Village comprises of two campuses namely moksha and sattva. Moksha means liberation or release which is the ocean view campus. Sattva means purity or reality which is the garden view campus. These are located next to each other with moksha situated right on the beach and sattva directly behind it.
The spacious village cottages are available exclusively for the guests. Kranti Yoga has several options to suit your requirements as it is important that you feel comfortable and can relax and focus on your learning and development. Choose from either of the resorts, ocean view or garden view; decide on single, double or shared occupancy. You always have the option to upgrade to a beachfront cottage.
The Yoga Village is decorated with glimmering lights and vibrantly colored muslin. Swinging beds await your enjoyment along with many other cozy places to take chai, study, chat, sunbathe - the choice is yours. Many of these places are fitted with fans to keep you cool during the midday heat.
The village has an eco-friendly solar power supply, providing hot water and electricity throughout the day. Facilities also include washing machines for your laundry, beach towels, cleaning products for you to maintain your room, and housekeeping services. Cottages are available on a single / double or sharing basis and dormitories are on a four-person sharing basis.
Moksha houses 29 cottages, 10 of which are the beachfront and prime location for the village. All these cottages have stunning views of Patnem Beach and are right next to the Arabian Sea in the shade of luscious palm trees.
Another 13 cottages are located in Sattva, along with four-bed shared cottages. These are amongst the mangroves and surrounding the original shala, the heart of the Yoga Village. All of the cottages are fully equipped with everything you will need to make yourself feel at home. Each garden cottage is 28-30 square meters and has its own porch, hammock, and swinging chair. Here you can sit, relax, and enjoy refreshments from the onsite Indian kitchen whether you are overlooking the ocean or within the garden.
Both of the 32-square-meter beachfront cottages overlook the beautiful Patnem Beach and are just a few steps away from the ocean. Choose to fall asleep with the sound of crashing waves and a light sea breeze. Enjoy Patnem’s fire red sunsets from your private porch lazing in your hammock or swinging chair. These cottages are purpose built for your comfort so that you can relax and focus on your learning and development. Equipped with western style bathroom facilities, a double bed, lockable cupboards, a mosquito net and fan for a pleasant sleep, this is your home away from home.
Sitting up high in the palm trees, the eight stunning beachfront bijou cottages are raised above the ocean shala and offer outstanding views of Patnem Beach. Although slightly smaller than the other beachfront accommodation, when choosing to stay in one of these cozy cottages, you will find yourself gazing directly at the beautiful waters of the Arabian Sea right from your bed. With your own porch and swinging chair, private western style bathroom, mosquito net, and fan as well as lockable drawers, the beachfront bijous offer great comfort and will make you feel right at home.
The ocean single cottages are situated in the Moksha campus, which is part of the beachfront area and only a few steps away from beautiful Patnem Beach. You can enjoy the daily ocean breeze from your private porch swaying in your hammock or kicking back in your swinging chair to catch up on your reading. All of the cottages are purposely built for your comfort and equipped with western style bathroom facilities, a double bed with a mosquito net and fan, lockable cupboards as well as a desk and chair for your study time.
These cottages offer the same comfort as the single ocean cottages but are equipped with twin beds allowing visitors to share accommodation.
The garden cottages are situated in the Sattva campus, the tranquil garden side of Kranti Yoga. Choose to fall asleep nestled amongst the lush greenery of cashew, coconut, and mango trees. A short 50 meters walk away from the Moksha campus and lovely Patnem Beach, the relaxing garden accommodation offers the same comfort as the beachfront and ocean cottages. With western style toilet and shower facilities as well as double beds with a mosquito net and fan, lockable drawers, a private porch with a hammock and swinging chair, you can make yourself feel right at home.
The garden twin share cottages are equipped with twin beds to give students the option to share accommodation whilst enjoying the same comfort and tranquillity offered by the single garden cottages.
The four-share cottages are situated in the Sattva campus of Kranti Yoga and are a great option for students that are on a low budget but are still looking to experience a high-quality teacher training in Ashtanga yoga. All dormitories come with two double-sized bunk beds and comfortable mattresses. Space to lock your valuables, mosquito nets and a fan as well as (shared) western style bathrooms make up some of the indoor features. Tucked away in between the lush greenery of the Sattva campus, the newly constructed tree house is a beautiful spot to find some quiet and unwind. It’s the perfect place to catch up on some homework and your readings or simply relax and enjoy your downtime.
Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT®). Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.
The main objective of the courses is to allow you to develop a self-practice both spiritually and physically in each of the areas listed below. The modules are categorized into five areas including practice, anatomy, yoga philosophy, yogic lifestyle, and teaching methodology and practice. As you develop your spiritual and physical practice, teaching methodology then assists you to teach what you yourself are practicing.
Kranti Yoga firmly believes that being a strong practitioner in each of these will give you the grounding and foundations to becoming a successful and confident yoga teacher. Kranti Yoga's 200 and 500-hour yoga teacher training courses cover each of these at a level that is appropriate to the ability of your cohort, both individually and as a group.
This will allow you to determine your Ayurvedic constitution (body type) including vata, pitta or kapha. Vata is air, pitta is fire, and kapha is earth. This will allow you to improve your diet in accordance with your body type. This, in turn, will help you understand how your body works.
Notes: To qualify for the yoga teacher training course, trainees must attend the required number of hours (200 / 300). If you have to miss a class due to unavoidable reasons, Kranti Yoga will do the best to make sure that these hours are made up. There are always yoga classes scheduled at the weekend should a student need to make up any hours of practice. Attendance is important and Kranti Yoga does monitor it closely.
The course is designed to initiate students onto the path of yoga and prepare them to teach others. It is a rewarding way to develop an Ashtanga Vinyasa flow yoga practice, awaken your inner teacher and gain an internationally recognized teaching certification. The course is a stepping stone to becoming a yoga teaching professional and the training itself gives all participants a solid foundation in Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga. Kranti Yoga offers a program that is presented in a fun, relaxed, modern and progressive environment. Students should be prepared to be mentally and physically challenged as classes vary from physically vigorous to softer and more restorative sessions.
This course is for you, if:
The program offers a strong foundation in Ashtanga Vinyasa flow yoga, concentrating on the correct alignment of the postures of the primary series. Your course will start with Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga led classes. Your senior teacher will guide you through the full primary series, with modifications, while the assistant teachers support you in ensuring the correct alignment of the asanas.
By the end of your second week, you will be ready to start practicing by yourself in the primary series Mysore style classes. Here, the teacher will no longer lead you through the class. You will complete the series, together with your peers, at your own pace and in your own time. Your senior teacher will then check your alignment, help you deepen the posture and, if appropriate, adjust you in the posture. Self-practice is a great way for your teachers to personalize your development.
Technical workshops in the afternoons (during the week) will focus on the key areas including hip opening, jump back, transitions and back bending. These workshops are particularly rewarding in terms of measuring the visible progress that you make and are a reminder that yoga can be fun and interactive. This is a great contrast to the self-discipline and focus of your self-practice Mysore morning sessions.
From your first day, you will be encouraged to bring awareness to your breath. In Ashtanga Vinyasa flow yoga, the breath initiates the movement from posture to posture. It is impossible to progress through the series without the familiarity of the rhythm of your own breath, improving your focus. You will learn pranayama techniques that will help you to lengthen your breath, increase your lung capacity and strengthen the nervous system.
This is an important aspect of yoga that is often overlooked as physical practice takes precedence. Pranayama is a great way to alleviate stress and tension, something that is often endured in modern society. Pranayama practice will allow you to build mental and emotional strength to help you maintain a healthy sense of wellbeing, not just on the yoga teacher training course but in your everyday life. Theory classes will explain the benefits accompanying these breathing techniques enabling you to practice effectively during guided classes.
Cleansing will clear the system and allow the breath to flow freely. You will learn two cleansing techniques on your course including Jala Neti and Tratak. Tutorials are available for any individual that has a particular interest in this area.
These classes will allow you to gain a deeper insight into the series by looking in detail at the body mechanics of each and every posture. A clear understanding of the skeletal and muscular systems is vital in order that you can engage with the postures and what is to be achieved in a posture in terms of its anatomical focus. The aim is that you build on prior knowledge of anatomy whatever level that may be and leave with a greater awareness of your own body.
During these classes, you will also focus on how to modify your own practice in terms of identifying your weaknesses. These may be due to a lack of strength or flexibility in a particular area. Kranti Yoga will help you identify such areas and give you preparation techniques to allow for improvements in your personal practice. This class provides the opportunity for Kanti Yoga to really assist with your practice on a personal level. The class is delivered by one of the senior teachers but supported by several of assistant teachers in order that individual attention is received throughout the class.
You will start to teach your peers during the first week of your training. You will instruct each other on a one-to-one basis and progress to devising and delivering your own lesson plan. Each week, Kranti Yoga will provide tools for you to develop your teaching skills, facilitating you to build your own yoga class that you will teach during the final week.
Teaching methodology sessions include opening a class, sequencing, instructions, relaxation techniques, corrections and adjustments, and modifications. The students always find this a particularly memorable experience as the majority will teach for the first time. Participating in each other’s classes and providing constructive feedback to your peers is a great way to learn and supports our ethos that learning is sharing.
Classical yoga philosophy is interwoven throughout the program and you will be introduced to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, allowing you to make your own comparisons of classical and contemporary yoga, posing the question ‘what is yoga?’. These sessions are a great time for philosophical debate and indeed provided a welcome insight into the views of your fellow students. Each yoga class will have an intention with a spiritual message that will allow you to understand how you can incorporate philosophy into practice. Hari Krishna will deliver a talk on yoga in Gita, a beloved Indian text from which many lessons can be learned.
Notes: Schedule can be changed according to the group and weather
This residential 300-hour teacher training course is a comprehensive program that follows the standards of Yoga Alliance and runs over four weeks along with a distance learning project to complete beforehand. The program is an intensive course that presents a fusion of Indian tradition and contemporary thinking in a fun and progressive environment.
Vinyasa Flow allows the body to move fluidly with continuity as you flow from posture to posture. This theory class will focus on the fascial connections throughout the body, looking at the function of the fascia and dealing with the body in totality. This is the anatomy of the fascia. Students will compare traditional anatomy with contemporary thinking, considering how this applies to the practice of Vinyasa flow.
Studies will include mapping of the superficial front, back and sidelines, the superficial front and back arm lines, and the spiral lines. The module will provide an exploration of strength and flexibility for the fascial body. Students will understand the importance of bio-tensegrity and how to maintain the body's natural tensile structure when preparing a Vinyasa flow class.
Students will learn how to stretch and strengthen mindfully and with integrity. Techniques will include Yin yoga, PNF and trigger point yoga. For many different reasons, the fascial connections within the body get sticky, bringing about stiffness. This prevents access to postures. Stretching and strengthening techniques can help break down adhesions and promote better hydration of the body. This can have a positive effect on the range of motion and mobility. Students will apply these techniques to teaching Vinyasa flow.
These classes will take place in a workshop format and students will work within the realms of the integrated body, releasing the myofascial lines to deepen access to the more complex postures of Vinyasa flow, including Supta Kurmasana and Marichyasana D. Students will study the superficial front line (for backbends), superficial back line (for forward folds), lateral lines (for deep twists and lotus pose), and back arm lines (for shoulder stability.)
This module will include a review of the skeletal muscular system from the 200-hour yoga teacher training course curriculum and provide the fundamentals to understanding the anatomy of the fascia. Students will review origin, insertion, functionality, and physiology of muscles. This module will look in details at the anatomy of the shoulder and the importance of building shoulder stability to support your yoga practice.
The fundamental aim of this module is to advance your teaching skills, adding depth and technicalities to what you are already teaching. Students will create a dynamic Vinyasa flow class that will achieve a peak posture through stretching and strengthening techniques. Students will also learn how to teach a class on multiple levels so that all students are challenged sufficiently in every class. Assessment of this module will be through peer teaching which will facilitate a sharing of each other’s ideas. The module is linked to the Vinyasa flow classes that will be taught by the lead trainer during morning practice.
Adjustments provide deeper access into postures and allow students to gain insight into new postures. Adjustments need to be managed carefully and with confidence. Different body types will be taken into consideration along with the importance of the student-teacher rapport. Students will practice adjustments as part of the morning practice. They will adjust peers during practice with feedback given during and after the session. Learning adjustments is a hands-on process and so will be closely supervised by the lead trainer.
This class will lead students through the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga as prescribed by Sri K. Patthabi Jois. On selected days, this will form part of the morning practice. Students will learn an abbreviated version of the series in order that they can make the connection between Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga and Vinyasa flow.
This class will allow students to understand how the contemporary style of Vinyasa flow has been derived from this traditional sequence. Students will progress to self-practice Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga where they will guide themselves through the series while the lead trainer corrects postures and gives advice on correct alignment. Students will be encouraged to practice with reference to the anatomy of the fascial body.
Steph has been practicing yoga for 6 years. After seeing the benefits of her practice both physically and mentally, she became dedicated to learning more and eventually found her passion for passing on this knowledge. Steph has a certification in Hatha yoga which she gained from her home City, Liverpool. She then travelled to India to complete her 500 hour YTTC at Kranti Yoga. It is here that she found her true love for teaching and the development of her own personal practice.
Francesca began her inquiry into philosophy and psychology as a child—interests that would remain and develop into life-long passions. In Barcelona she found her way to an Ashtanga Mysore school, where she commenced her practice with amazingly inspiring teachers. She went on to find herslf in India where she completed her 200 hour YTTC at Kranti Yoga and then continued her studies, completing her 300h YTTC in Mysore, as well as a 100h Meditation TTC in Dharamsala Fran is now one of our course co ordinators and the lead teacher for our new 100hour Yin YTTC.
This teacher training course will take place at The Yoga Village in Goa, India. The Yoga Village is situated right on Patnem Beach, meters away from the sea. They are the only yoga teacher training school to have such a location. This means that the students can benefit from their amazing views during practice whether at sunrise or sunset.
Kranti Yoga often takes meditation walks on the beach and full moon meditations at the sea’s edge. Every day, they encourage students to appreciate some quiet beach time after an intense morning practice. It is never too far to go for a lunchtime beach nap or a dip in the sea between classes for a much-needed cooling down. Kranti Yoga believes the location is simply paradise.
It is ideal for those who don't want the action-packed nights out, opting for civilized dinners on the beach, maybe a cocktail or two at sunset. It is a great place for guests to avoid distractions and be truly yogic if that is what you are looking for. Often, a soda on the beach is enough to unwind after a full day of yoga teacher training.
If you are looking for some evening entertainment, you are not far away from the bright lights of Palolem. Here, you will find a later night in terms of a social scene, sometimes a welcome alternative to quietness and early nights of Patnem. Palolem is only five minutes away from the shala and can be reached by rickshaw.
Patnem is located in South Goa, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Margao and 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Panaji, the state's capital. The region's main town, Chaudi (also known as Canacona), is conveniently a couple of minutes away in case you need to go to an ATM or buy supplies.
Patnem and Palolem have many small shops where you can buy local crafts, clothing, and gifts. The main market is in Chaudi on Saturdays. This is a local market selling fruit, vegetables, and local produce. There is a private hospital nearby and a government hospital three kilometers away. There are many pharmacies in Chaudi which is three kilometers away from Patnem Beach.
Kranti Yoga's teacher training includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and refreshments throughout the day. All meals are served buffet style with many options for you to choose from on a daily basis. Kranti Yoga always promotes a healthy diet and all meals are freshly prepared for you daily. Kranti Yoga considers healthy nutritious food to be a very important part of your time.
With the multi-cultural cuisine, Kranti Yoga wants to ensure that you are giving your body what it needs to support your daily yoga practice, health, and well-being. Kranti Yoga has an on-site health based Indian kitchen with wonderful cooks led by the head chef, Joan McGrath of New York who continues to delight you with her multicultural specialties.
The food and refreshments are delicious and plentiful. While curry and rice is a staple here, they offer salads, soup, homemade bread as non-Indian cuisine alternatives. The kitchen is at your service and ready to accommodate all your dietary requirements, whatever they may be. Kranti Yoga is strictly vegetarian and vegan focused, and can always cater for lactose intolerant, gluten-free, raw vegan, and more upon request. The kitchen is your kitchen. If there is something you need or crave, they will always try to help.
If you miss a meal, the cooks will always rustle something up for you. There is never a need to be hungry. All the food is sourced locally and so the menu will consist of seasonal fruit and vegetables. Local produce is organically grown and bought on a daily basis. Kranti Yoga also buys groceries from nearby stores in order to support the local economy.
Chai, fresh fruit juice, and a range of teas are served throughout the day. Kranti Yoga has a coffee machine for you to make your own fresh coffee and Ayurvedic teas to help balance your dosha. Fresh fruit and nuts are always available should you need some sustenance between mealtimes.
You will, of course, have time to try the local cuisine outside the shala. There is a prime location on Patnem Beach where you will find a range of restaurants serving a host of tasty and healthy choices. You can choose from traditional Indian dishes or pick from a rich international menu that is widely available in most restaurants that offer international cuisine from all corners of the globe as well as traditional Goan Curries and seafood specialties. The food in Patnem and neighboring Palolem is some of the finest cuisines on offer in Goa. Patnem is renowned for a high standard of hygiene.
Goa International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$41 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI). Transfer from this airport is available upon request. Kranti Yoga uses experienced local drivers for the pickups and the cost to book with them is 35 EUR each way.
Alternatively, there are set price taxis available from the airport. The airport has pre-paid taxi counters. Once you have reached the airport, you can take a taxi directly to Patnem Beach. The prices of these taxis are set and so you won’t need to bargain (1,500 INR from the airport). The prices may vary depending on A/C and time of travel. If booking a taxi with Kranti Yoga, please ensure to confirm your flight details before arrival.
It’s possible to reach Goa by Volvo / deluxe / semi-deluxe buses from Mumbai, Pune, and Bangalore. In case you want to save money or want to experience local Goan transport, you can catch a bus from KTC bus station in Margao directly to Patnem Beach (25 INR).
You can reach Goa by train from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kochin, Mysore, and Pune. Train stations have pre-paid taxi counters. Once you have reached the railway station, you can take a taxi directly to Patnem Beach. The prices of these taxis are set and so you won’t need to bargain (700 INR from the railway station).
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