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

  • The Whispering Lakes, Dando Arambol beach, Goa, India


Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India

Join Neo Yoga Center in their 200-hour yoga teacher training courses which are developed to offer complete theoretical and practical knowledge of yoga for future yoga instructors. The center provides hands-on practical training program that includes all the important elements of yoga such as anatomy, adjustment, alignment and many more traditional yoga techniques. The yoga teacher training courses are duly certified and recognized by Yoga Alliance USA and is accepted worldwide. The course curriculum is prepared with extensive hardship and through refining years of practice and experience as a yoga teacher.


  • Daily morning sunrise practice
  • Asana, pranayama, and meditation
  • Yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, sequencing and adjustments
  • Lessons on bandhas, mudras, and chakra systems
  • Healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • 28 days with instruction
  • English
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This 200-hour yoga teacher certification in India is a 4-week course recognized by Yoga Alliance USA and has RYS certification with E-RYP faculty. The Neo Yoga Center specialized 200-hour teacher certificate course is a Yoga Alliance certified 200 hour level I certification program carefully designed after years of experience and practice for all level yoga aspiring students who want to deepen their practice as well as for those students who wish to become teachers themselves and impart yoga education to the world. This course is an excellent opportunity to learn more fundamentals and traditional yoga in India.

Their 200 hour yoga teacher training courses offer an in-depth study of all kinds of techniques like asana (posture), pranayama (breathing practices), meditation, yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, sequencing and adjustments, developing a meditation practice for yourself and others as well as expand your knowledge of becoming a perfect yoga teacher in near future.

Neo Yoga Centers 200-hour yoga certification schedule is strictly based on yogic principles, a training starts with a morning practice at early sunrise. It is the best time of the day to experience the power of asana, pranayama and sadhna/meditation. There is a short break for breakfast and a healthy food is served for you to get well-nourished for rest of the day. The schedule follows with a lecture and some yoga practice. Lunch is served during the mid-day time with yogic and Ayurveda foods. There is a meditation/chanting class in the afternoon. A dinner and thereof rest and relax for the next morning.

Although, they abide by traditional style of teaching yoga, we still have incorporated Sivananda, Pattabi jois and BKS. Iyengar style into their teachings. They are highly influenced by BKS Iyengar, so props are included into their asana practices to ensure correct alignment and posture. Except for asana perfection using the props, their accent is on focus of mind and regulation of breath. Every asana is utilized as tools so as to guide you gain your usual meditative state. It will help focus your mind in more evocative ways which can deepen your practices. If your goal is to be a yoga instructor, youll become very sure with sequencing, guiding principles of breath movement and focusing and complete knowledge of eight limb of yoga as offered by Maharishi Patanjali through the philosophical class and different kinds of meditative session.

Neo Yoga Center considers the practices of Ayurvedic living to be very important and so they must be combined together with yoga to accolade the advantages of yoga. They also have incorporated lots of teachings on science of Ayuveda. Their yoga teacher training course are designed for those people who want to in deepen their present yoga practices, aspiring teachers and advanced students of all ages.

Besides these, they also have bhajans and music at time of the satsang and other inventive self-healing sessions. There will be a few inspirational guest yoga training teachers all through the course, teaching our morning sessions and that will give you a better experience of different styles of teaching.

Yoga teacher training course syllabus

  • Yogasana (postures) minimum to cover 48 asanas
  • Advanced asanas (Hatha yoga tradition)
  • Advanced asana techniques of Patanjali and Ashtanga yoga
  • Human anatomy: skeletal, muscles, respiratory, digestive, nervous and hormone system
  • Anatomy and physiology in relation to yoga: Prevention of illness etc.
  • The different layers of the human body (koshas)
  • Pranayama - different breathing techniques (nadi shodhan, surya bhedana, chandra bhedana, sheetali shitkari, kapalabhati)
  • Shat Karma, noulli-neti dhouthi-tratka - kapalabhati - shankhaprakshalana
  • Meditation (chakra meditation, kundalini meditation, guided vedic meditation and other dynamic meditations)
  • Yoga Nidra (progressive relaxation)
  • Chakra systems (energy centers)
  • Ayurveda: Specific food, the different dohas etc.
  • Bandhas (energy locks)
  • Mudras (yogic gestures of the hatha yoga pradipika)
  • Trataka (focused view)
  • Bhakti yoga: Bhajans, satsang, kirtan
  • 8 limbs of yoga from Patanjali (10 sutra of 1st chapter of Patanjali yoga sutra will be discussed elaborately)
  • Different orientations and teachers of yoga
  • Yoga philosophy: four path of yoga - Hatha, Raj, Gyan, Bhakti yoga
  • Hands on yoga: concrete and individual alignments for teaching, sequencing, adjustment and alignment teaching skill

You as a yoga teacher

As the name suggests yoga teacher training, the initial goal of this course in to develop you as a perfect and learned yoga teacher who can then develop and spread yoga to the world. The personal work of yoga practice is the best way to prepare to teach yoga classes, but we will also look more deeply into methods of teaching. During the course we will practice aspects of yoga teaching on each other, which will include planning and teaching classes and sequences, using props and aids and helping students to modify poses so that they can get the most out of the practices. Upon completion of the course you will be awarded the Yoga Alliance certification.

Akhilesh Bodhi (Founder and yoga teacher)

Neo Yoga Centers director Akhilesh Bodhi has connected with more than 10000 individuals across the world through his yoga retreats, teacher training camps and workshops conducted in the past 16 years in India, East Asian countries and Europe. Akhilesh carries the legacy of conventional yoga teachings and mixes it with the modern methods of BKS Iyengar and K. Pattabhi Jois styles for the international yoga seekers. Fusion of Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha yoga and Raja yoga presents Holistic Approach suited to people across the globe. Alignment of different physical postures with power of your breath and focusing the mind will help you with excellent health, better life quality and even self-fulfillment at the end. Yoga can help you discover your own oneness with this world. The vision of oneness actually is the best solution for global harmony and peace. Neo yoga teacher training envisions creating international yoga community of trained teachers that can bring needed awareness for healthy life.

Akhilesh, a professional yoga instructor, Reiki master and spiritual mentor runs Neo Yoga Center. He has a deep understanding and extensive knowledge of yoga practices that cross more than one decade and has also developed his comprehensive methods of yoga. The Neo Yoga Center offers students with an exclusive opportunity to cultivate personal spiritual practices while learning the essential skills to become a successful yoga teacher.

Swami Prabodh Chaithanya

Popularly known as Shri Chandrababu, Prabodh Chaithanya, holds a master degree in the field of English literature and he has studied Sanskrit and Vedanta under instructions of Swami HH Bodhananda Saraswathi of Chinmaya Mission. So, during this particular time he took his Bramacharya commencement from Swami HH Chinmayanandaji. After his commencement Prabodh Chaithanya continued his studies of Upanishads, Brahmasutra and Bhagavat Gita under the great guidance of Swami HH Dayananada Saraswathi.

Just after that he lived in Varanasi and Rishikesh as the mendicant and conducted Vedanta and meditation classes for his aspirants. He is now teaching for Neo Yoga Center. He lives at Haripad and runs Gurukulam together with managing one orphanage. He is an expert spiritual teacher and yoga trainer, with a special knowledge in the area of meditation, psychology and philosophy of Yoga-Vedanta. He has become a part of the AyurYoga family. He is someone who is accessible easily with big smile present on his face always and ready to offer you private coachings - as he doesnt needs much warm up! So, you can get under his guidance to learn the yoga methods and techniques and become a skilled yoga trainer.

Acharya Yogesh

Acharya Yogesh was born in Rajkot (Gujarat), in India in 1976. He is associated with the therapeutical aspects of different yogic practices. Yogesh has finished the prestigious post graduate yoga studies at Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute in Lonavala, one of the oldest and the most traditional yoga institute in India, where he was a topper. He is an excellent teacher of philosophy, yogic anatomy and traditional Hatha yoga. Yogesh has mastery over cleansing processes and pranayamic techniques. One of the eminent specialties of Yogesh is chakra therapy/cleansing and balancing.

He is practicing alternate healing therapy, a combination of psychological counseling, Ayurveda, Chakra therapy, mudra therapy, yoga and pranic healing over six years. On his philosophical and spiritual journey he has studied many great seekers of the truth like Patanjali, Osho, Budhha, Gurdjeff, Lord Krishna, Aurobindo, Shankaracharya and many more. And what is more, he has not only studied these philosophies but he is trying to live a life according to the essence of these philosophies. Over the years he has developed a completely scientific attitude towards spiritual practices leading to a combination of Eastern feeling and Western mind. He spends most of his time in Osho - Gurdjeff communes when he is not teaching. He remains always a seeker of truth and he wants to share his wisdom and joy with entire world.

Kerstin Linnartz (Karuna)

She has been doing yoga for the last 17 years. Kerstin Linnartz spent many years here in India to deepen her own practices and teaching the students from across the world. Kerstin Linnartz is certified as an advanced yoga instructor by Worldwide Yoga Alliance, for 500 hours standards for registered yoga school and commenced by Swami Kailasananda. She got diploma from Yoga Vedanta Academy in Rishikesh in addition to the title of Yoga Acharya. Moreover, she trained in the classical Hatha yoga anatomies with Acharya Swami Sivadasananda, at Ashtanga yoga with Doctor Ron Steiner, did highly developed teachers training regarding Bandhas (energy lock) and breathing and studied human chakra system as well as Ayurveda, and Vedanta philosophy. She studied yoga kriya during a year lecture after original scripture of Paramahansa Yogananda.

During the numerous years of her practice she got lots of inspirations from various teachers at the yoga centers and ashrams in Europe, the USA, and India of course. Thus her teachings combine different elements from system yoga - from the classical Hatha to a more active Ashtanga - and she focuses not only on focusing on your body and not to narrow down the teachings to the meager forms.

Hari Om Prakash Dabhekar

Hari Om Prakash Dabhekar is from Pune (Maharashtra) and certified from Kevlya Dham Yoga Inst., Pune. After that for more asanas practice and anatomy which is the foundation of yoga. He joined 2001. BKS Iyengar Guruji Yoga Institution in Pune, taking asanas classes under Prashantji and Geetaji, which has been main source of my knowledge and understanding of yoga and how to use props to reach final pose. Even till now he goes to Iyengar Inst, for his self-practice and focus on anatomy and physical science.

After having long experience, he has written the new and timely 1st edition on yoga postures and its benefits, with the book named Yoga For Healthy Living. He is one of best teacher, he has a vast knowledge of therapeutic yoga which he has acquired from Iyengar Institute Pune. He has been associated with the school for a long time.

Guest teachers

  • Balu - Ashtanga Flow teacher
  • Dr. Ashish - Ayuervedacharya
  • Dr. Dolly - Ayuervedacharya
  • Mr. Hamid
  • Rquel - Ashtanga Vinyasa
  • Yamuna devi - Acro yoga

Neo Yoga Center imparts yoga teacher training courses in Goa at winter season time. Since Goa has a perfect climate during winters it is a recommended best location to undergo yoga courses in India. The center offers this Yoga Alliance certified 200-hours yoga teacher training course at one of the most beautiful beaches of Goa which is peaceful and has abundance of space for everyone.

From the yoga center it takes 5 minutes only to reach the beach. The Arambol beach is among the stunning beaches in Goa. The beach is filled with spiritual seekers finding ways by practicing yogasana, tai chi, meditation, music, chi kong, dance, aerobics, martial arts, etc. There are many taxis that run 24/7 all throughout Goa railway stations and airport.

Harmal or Arambol is the biggest coastal village in Goas Pernem district. Situated at nearly 32 kilometers northwest from Mapusa and around 50 kilometers from the Panjim, village comprises of conventional fishing community and also has a perfect and cool holiday atmosphere. Arambol has two beaches also one among which is the extremely popular Arambol beach or Harmal beach and other is a picturesque and quiet beach which can be reached on foot only as that lies beyond rocky headband which bordered by sheer cliffs on both the sides. However, both of these are considered as charming beaches in India and they are ideal for the ones looking out for tranquility and peace.

  • 27 nights accommodation
  • All breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Supporting tools
  • Yoga teacher training course fee

Arrival by airplane

The best way is to fly to Goa from Mumbai or from Delhi. In winter time there are so many charter flights coming directly to Goa but that you have to see for your convenience.

From Goa International Airport (GOI) there are air-conditioned or non-air-conditioned cars available on prepaid basis. You can rely on them by paying them in advance outside of the airport. It may cost approximately 1500 to 1600 INR to The Whispering Lakes, Dando Arambol beach, Goa.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Neo Yoga Center an inquiry.
  • Review by Krista from Melbourne, Australia
    8 out of 10

    "The Iyengar yoga and meditation retreat in Bali was really special. Akhilesh is a great, dedicated and patient teacher, who helped to deepen my yoga practice and instil the philosophy of meditation and the many ways to peace through insightful experiential examples. I absolutely loved this retreat. ", edited

  • Review by Ye Zhao
    10 out of 10

    "The teaching training at Mahi yoga center was fantastic! Mahi is a great teacher, very professional, cheerful, loving and humble! I also loved all the other teachers and all the students who have brought positive energy to the class ! At the beginning I was really not confident that I would be able to teach yoga but after one month's practice I'm quite sure it will be my profession in the near future! I gained more strength in my body and i made lots of friends. it was really a good one-month course ! Thank you for introducing me there !"

    June 2016. website, edited

Rishikesh, UTTRAKHAND, India

Neo Yoga Center runs Yoga teacher training and retreats in Rishikes/ Dharmsala and Goa. his teacher and associate schools also run Yoga TTC and retreats in Bali ,indonesia , Turkey , Germany , Austria

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