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25 Days 200-Hour Hatha and Vinyasa Flow YTTC in Goa, India

  • Riva Beach Resort, Junos Waddo, Mandrem Beach, Goa

Overview

Hatha and Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training in Goa

Oceanic Yoga designed a program of 200-hour yoga teacher training course to give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to teach yoga. The teacher training is based on the worldwide recognized Yoga Alliance standards. The school is located in Mandrem beach, Goa with beautiful landscape views. The state of Goa is recognized by local al international magazines and webpages as one of the top destinations of the world for amazing holidays! Plus, there is the opportunity to delve into some of the oldest mystic practices of the world, in a holy land India: where the heart and roots of yoga was born.

Professional and qualified teachers

All of Oceanic Yogas experienced local and international teachers are certified with Yoga Alliance RYT-200 and RYT-500. They are very professional and at the same time friendly with the students and participants of Oceanic Yoga. Come and live the Indian experience of their customs and unfold the yoga path.

Highlights

  • Daily meditation and Yoga Nidra sessions
  • Daily Vinyasa Flow and Hatha yoga practices
  • Daily asana practice and teaching asanas sessions
  • Ayurveda consultation for the body type by Ayurveda doctor
  • Pick up from Goa International Airport (GOI)
  • Vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • 24 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 25 days with instruction
  • English
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Oceanic Yoga is located in Mandrem Beach in Goa which is one of the most beautiful beach. Accommodation is surrounded by the palm trees and garden. We offer our students comfortable accommodation in a peaceful setting. All rooms are spacious and airy with a little sit out to enjoy nature at its best! All rooms come with a fan, attached bathroom, king sized bed and a mosquito net. There is security guard at night for the safety of the students.

The location of Oceanic Yoga is ideal to immerse in yoga teacher training. The center is located 3-minute walking distance from the beach. The center is easily accessible and also has little shops, laundry facilities and an Ayurveda center within 300 meters.Oceanic Yoga is located in peaceful area of Mandrem beach. Oceanic Yoga provides 10 Rooms attached with toilet bath, in beautiful set up surrounded by palm trees and little garden. Center includes in its facility a Vegetarian restaurant with Wi-Fi, laundry facility, drinking water and night security.

Hut (single occupancy)

Garden facing, king size bed, fan, attached toilet, hot shower.

Room (single occupancy)

Garden facing, king size bed, fan, attached toilet, hot shower.

Oceanic Yoga is a certified yoga school and its yoga teacher training programs are approved by Yoga Alliance which is an internationally recognized organization. On successful completion of the course from Oceanic Yoga students will become a certified yoga instructor and eligible to register with Yoga Alliance and teach worldwide. Many of Oceanic Yogas students who have completed this intensive yoga teacher program are today teaching in Europe, Asia, the United States, Australia and elsewhere. They believe that it is very important for students to choose the yoga school that is right for them. At Oceanic Yoga they teach two of the most widely practiced yoga styles-Hatha and Vinyasa Flow. Hatha is gentle while Vinyasa is more challenging and strenuous. You can choose in which style you would like to become qualified teacher.

Oceanic Yogas style of teaching

Oceanic Yogas style of teaching is unique in many ways. From the asana postures to yoga Philosophy, our teachers support you and adapt to your individual needs. Safety precautions are essential principles at the school. While stressing the fundamentals, we also encourage our students to see and explore yoga in creative ways so they are able to discover their own personal teaching style. Oceanic Yoga is teaching 200-hour Hatha and Vinyasa Flow teacher training courses. You can choose which you would like to get trained at or you can get trained in both.

Hatha yoga is considered the traditional Indian yoga style. Many old and contemporary styles are based on Hatha yoga. Hatha yogas style tends to be slower-paced and with varying sequences. The practice of Hatha yoga balances the sun and moon energy within the body and transforms the lower chakra energies to higher levels. Hatha yogas depth lies in its teaching of the Ashtanga path or 8-fold way. Every pose in Hatha yoga should be practiced with awareness, respecting the bodys limitations. To enrich the Hatha yoga practice we have incorporated alignment principles as taught by the world-famous yoga teacher, Sri BKS Iyengar. The emphasis with the Iyengar method is on gradually building awareness and familiarity for the correct alignment of the yoga postures. So, as you can see, Hatha yoga is the foundational practice for all yoga students.

Vinyasa Flow is a more fast-paced yoga style of movement with synchronized breathing. This style is sometimes also called flow yoga because of the smooth way that the poses run together, becoming something like a dance. Vinyasa Flow derives from the Ashtanga yoga as taught in the K. Pattabi Jois tradition but there is more flow in Vinyasa. In a Vinyasa Flow class, the teacher is free to combine various asanas to create the flowsometimes challenging postures are introduced. Vinyasa Flow is fun and upbeat, and has lots of variations possible within it, enabling each teacher to improvise and experiment.

Daily sample schedule

  • During the four weeks the daily time schedule will remain the same, but the subjects will change according to the program.
  • 06:30 - 08:30 Asana practice and teaching asanas
  • 08:30 - 10:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Yoga philosophy/ Patanjalis yoga sutrasAlignment and adjustments of the asanas
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Meditation/ Yoga Nidra / Mudras/ Pranayama
  • 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch break
  • 14:30 - 16:00 Anatomy / Yoga philosophy
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Asana practice / teaching asanas
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
  • SATURDAY Freetime till 10:00
  • SUNDAY OFF

Reasons to join this yoga teacher training at Oceanic Yoga

We are registered by Yoga Alliance yoga training school

We adhere to the highest professional and ethical principles of the Yoga teaching profession

Our team consists of experienced and professional Yoga teachers

We offer personalized attention. For a group of fifteen students there are three teachers. We offer affordable and competitive training fees with 24-hour airport pickup, comfortable accommodation, excellent study materials, and a healthy vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner

We offer a structured yoga training program that is progressive, clear and informative

We offer easy-to-understand yoga training manuals written by our own experienced teachers

Transformative, spiritual, quality yoga teacher training course. Meditation is an essential practice during the course. Outdoor activities like walk, asana class or meditation on the beach.

Oceanic Yogas central and convenient location, making it easy to travel in Goa or elsewhere in India after or before YTTC also same as in Ko Samui, Thailand. Ideal peaceful and beautiful locations in Goa and Ko Samui.

There is a minimum charge for pre-booking your place on a course, and a simple cancellation policy

Ongoing support after finishing the yoga teacher training

Who can join this teacher training course?

It is an advantage to have some experience of yoga before attending a teacher training course and we would like to recommend you to practice yoga at least 3 to 4 times a week for 6 months. Regular practice would be very beneficial before you join this 200-hour yoga teacher training. The course is physically and intellectually demanding so it is important to have some regular practice of yoga and meditation. Also after your confirm booking, you will be in touch with one of our teacher to be in touch with your yoga and meditation practice also some study material will be suggested and provided.

If learning yoga is only for your personal development and you dont wish to teach yoga, you are still welcome to join the course. You will still enjoy your experience and find much on the course to enhance your personal practice. For more experienced practitioners, it will be deepening process and Oceanic Yoga always has something more to offer to their students at every level. If your desire is to be a successful yoga teacher, then dont wait any longer! You have come to the right place at Oceanic Yoga.

200-hour yoga teacher training course curriculum

  • Analytical training of asana practice and teaching with benefits and precautions
  • Basic yogic warm-up and suryanamaskar with variations
  • Standing and standing balancing asanas
  • Sitting poses, forward bends and hip openers
  • Sitting twists and inversions
  • Back bends and hand-balancing
  • Supine and Restorative asanas
  • Using yoga props safely in asana practice
  • Yoga teaching methodology
  • Principles of demonstration and observation
  • Principles of the observation
  • Principles of assisting and correcting
  • Qualities of a good teacher, teaching style, how to conduct a class, how to give clear instructions, and finding your voice as a teacher
  • Proper alignment and safe movement of asanas in the class
  • Teaching asana class in presence of E-RYT
  • Yoga class teaching practice
  • Assisting students while principle yoga teacher is instructing
  • Observing a principle yoga teacher conduct a class
  • Giving constructive feedback
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Skeletal system
  • Muscular system
  • Introduction to respiratory system, digestive system, nervous system, hormonal system, cardiovascular system and immune system in relation to yoga practice
  • Applying anatomical principles to yoga practice
  • Introduction to seven chakras and kundalini energy
  • Connection to seven chakras and kundalini energy in yoga practice
  • Three nadis, five koshas, five pranas, function of energy and purpose in yoga practice
  • Pranayama, mudras and bandhas
  • Shatkriyas
  • Kriyas
  • Chanting mantras
  • Yoga philosophy
  • Introduction to the history of yoga, different paths of yoga
  • Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita
  • Introduction to Yogsutras of Patanajali
  • Ethics for yoga teachers
  • Yogic lifestyle and yogic diet
  • Introduction to Ayurveda for a healthy lifestyle
  • Yoga shatkriyas: Theory, benefits and precautions
  • Osho meditation
  • Introduction to meditation and importance of meditation practice on the path of yoga. Practicing few Osho meditation on the beach and meditation techniques in the course.
  • Yoga as a business
  • Studying and discussing business aspects of yoga, maintaining strong ethical slandered while making career in yoga.

Requirement for the certificate

Your admittance in the course is not enough to qualify for the Yoga Alliance endorsed teachers training certificate. Full attendance of all classes and sessions, discipline, sincere behavior, willingness to study sincerely and passing all the exams with satisfactory display of knowledge and performance is necessary.

Successful completion of exam on teaching yoga, pranayama, mudras, bandhas and meditation. Completion of a writing assignment.

100% attendance is mandatory. Missed classes, if any, must be rescheduled by you after the completion of the teachers training course at an extra cost to you to qualify for the certificate. (Certificate may delay).

If at any time you feel that you are not ready to take the exams and assessments, and your participation in the course is sincere and committed, please speak to the teacher. We will issue a participation certificate. If you would like to qualify at a later date, a suitable arrangement will be made.

Always be on time for all the classes. Respect the place where you practice yoga, meditation and study about yoga. Keep the place clean and after using the mats or yoga props take them to their original place. No food, tea or other drinks are allowed in the yoga hall. You can only carry water bottle and your small bag.

The evaluation will be done in an assessed yoga class conducted by each student and a written exam covering all theory and practical subjects will be given in the fourth week of the course.

Disciplined behavior is expected from the students. Rude or arrogant behavior with fellow students, teachers and management will not be accepted. Be respectful to yourself and to others. Remember that you are on path of yoga and meditation.

Yogi Abhay RYT 500 (Director of Oceanic Yoga)

Yogi Abhays spiritual journey started in his childhood. His parents always supported his interest in spirituality. He started practicing asanas when he was 12. His quest in meditation brought him to Osho and by reading Osho and practicing Oshos meditation, he experienced transformation. He spent several years at Osho Meditation Resort for learning various meditations and therapies. His interest in yoga continued and he completed his yoga teacher training at Kaivalyadham Lonavala. He travelled in India to visit many ashrams to learn different yoga styles and philosophy.

Having a rich experience in yoga philosophy and various asana styles, he developed transformative yoga teacher training programs. After studying and reading many books on yoga, he made all philosophy subjects in teacher training programs easy to understand for the students. The correct and essence of yoga becomes easy to understand and practice for the students. He has been teaching yoga and meditation for more than 10 years and inspired many students to be successful yoga teachers. For him, it is a joy to see his students transforming while doing yoga trainings and teaching confidently.

Manisha RYT 200 and RYT 500 (Co-director of Oceanic Yoga)

Manisha was born in India to a spiritual family and was introduced to yoga and meditation by Yogi Abhay. She was interested in yoga and spiritual activities in the school. After getting married with Yogi Abhay, she got a full time opportunity to learn yoga and meditation. She trained with various teachers at Oceanic Yoga and developed a unique teaching style in yoga and meditation. She got an opportunity to learn and practice Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Shivananda, and traditional Hatha yoga.

Manisha spent some months in Osho centers in India to get deeper into Osho meditations. She enjoyed the non-serious attitude towards Osho meditation which is very playful, interesting, and transformative. Manisha possesses a very sparkling aura around her being, thus her classes are full of flow, love, joy, and playfulness.

Manisha is RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance USA and Canada as well as Yoga Alliance International. She is working as a director now and looking after the facilities and trainings at Oceanic Yoga. Each year, the school is becoming more and more popular among her students and many of them come back to have their classes/trainings at the school.

Vinod (Manager and yoga teacher RYT 200)

Vinod has completed his yoga teacher training in Vinyasa flow last 2013 at Oceanic Yoga in Goa. Since then, he has continued his yoga practice by teaching daily yoga classes. Within 1 year, he mastered Vinyasa Flow and advance yoga asanas. He enjoys meditation in a group and alone. He explored various Osho meditations at Oceanic Yoga and also taught meditations to the students. He is taking care of the managerial work of Oceanic Yoga.

The state of Goa is located on the western coast of India by the Arabian Sea. Goa is one of the most popular holiday destination in India with national and international tourist. The magnificent scenic beauty and the architectural splendors of its Hindu temples, Catholic churches and old, colorful Portuguese homes have made Goa the most popular tourist destination in India and a favorite by travelers from all over the world. The tourist season favored by foreigners runs from end September until end of March. Besides being steeped in history, Goa is famous today for its unspoiled tropical beaches, delicious seafood and laid-back lifestyle. Goa is safer in India for woman travelers. Goa is unique in India for its varied religious traditions (Catholic, Hinduism, and Muslim) and languages - Konkani (Goas native language), English, Hindi, Marathi, and Portuguese are all spoken.

Oceanic Yoga is located just about 2 minutes away from the serene Mandrem Beach in North Goa. Mandrem beach is very famous about its beautiful beach and sunset. From early in the morning people start some activities like walking, running, excerpting or yoga on the beach. Its never gets overcrowded and it is out of all party hectic. The beach is ideal who love the nature, Mandrem is small village but with all necessary facilities like, bank ATM, travel agencies, guest houses/huts on the beach, supermarket, taxi and restaurants. Within a few minutes drive from the beach.

Location of Mandrem beach is convenient to travel to other beaches nearby. You can hire motorbike, car or taxi to explore the nearby beaches and attraction. Mandrem Beach is perfect who doesnt like to be in the crowd also it is Mandrem Beach ideal place to do yoga and meditation. Mandrem Beach is the perfect destination for those seeking respite from their busy lifestyles as one is sure to find plenty of options to relax and rejuvenate in the form of yoga classes, meditation, Ayurveda massages and alternative therapies.

Distances

  • Mapusa - 20 minutes by bus
  • Panjim/Panaji - 40 minutes drive
  • Dabolim Airport - 45 minutes drive

Oceanic Yoga provides buffet style, vegetarian cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Giving importance to health and hygiene and making sure that fresh fruits, vegetables and other local ingredients are used. At Oceanic Yoga they emphasize on a healthy and sattvic diet.

Exclusions

Vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided during starting and ending day of the training. Excluded from the meals offered are Saturday lunch and dinner and Sunday lunch.

  • 1 yoga dress for certification ceremony
  • 24 nights accommodation in single occupancy in the room
  • Ayurveda consultation for the body type by Ayurveda doctor
  • Oceanic Yoga teacher training manual
  • Oceanic Yoga 200-hour certificate Yoga Alliance accelerated
  • Pick-up from Goa International Airport (GOI)
  • Tuition fee for the teacher training course
  • Vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner during starting and ending day of the training
  • Yoga book: asana, pranayama, mudra, and bandha
  • Yoga and meditation music
  • Flight tickets
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses

Arrival by airplane

Book your flight to Goa International Airport (GOI) and send your flight details to Oceanic Yoga to arrange a transfer.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Oceanic Yoga an inquiry.
  • Review by a traveller from Texas, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I just completed the 200-Hour YTT in Mandrem (they have moved from Anjuna to better facilities). I learned loads, it was very informative, and I feel confident teaching. The training was full-on, without being too intense or with 5:00 am wake up bells. Said better: it wasn't a boot camp and there was flexibility in the schedule.The facilities are very good - single accommodation in concrete huts with bathrooms - no shared drama here. Very healthy and filling veg diet."

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  • Review by Melvis from Melbourne, Australia
    10 out of 10

    "I had been uncertain which yoga school to try so I visited the school in person before I signed up. As soon as I spoke with Yogi Abhay I knew this was the right place for me. There are many yoga schools to choose from and many things one can do in Goa. What is special about Oceanic Yoga is the people here have created a place where yoga is the focus, and the teachers here are wise, unpretentious and humorous. 99999Over the course of the retreat I made some exciting progress, what I wasn't expecting were the meditation sessions to have such an impact on me. Having previously practiced yoga for years without much consideration for meditation, it was amazing to grow in ways I never considered possible previously. 999999I also loved being in the yoga shala itself; its a beautiful serene space, as well as the food and being close to the beach. The accommodation is simple and nice as well. 999999After completing this retreat and the 200hr YYT training in Koh Samui I can honestly say I would consider going anywhere in the world to practice with Abhay and his team again! I would recommend the retreat to everyone regardless of experience; it was one of the best experiences of my life!"

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  • Review by Joe Tee from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "I came to do the 200h YTTC with Oceanic Yoga in November 2014. I did a lot of research on yoga schools before and I am sure I decided right to come here to Abhay and Manisha. They are great teachers with a lot of experience and knowledge and most of all a deep understanding of yoga and meditation. Students get personalized attention (small groups) and the development of each student was amazing over the 4 weeks. Accommodation and food were included and really good. I will come back to continue."

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  • Review by Donna from Manchester, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Oceanic Yoga has my heart. It's a wonderful course with fabulous teachers. A great program for learning. Food is fabulous made by the always smiling cooks that cater for whatever you want and need. It became my home for 4 weeks but will always stay in my heart forever. Great course for anyone that wants to be a yoga teacher. Or even to learn about the body and mind. I'm sure to visit again."

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  • Review by a traveller from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "Oceanic Yoga studio is a beautiful place. I enjoy every minute that I spend sharing my practice with the beautiful people at this wonderful. Heather's meditation class was the most relaxing and rejuvenating experience that I've had in months, and Vinyasa class is a great way to harvest good energy during my stay here. A tranquil and soothing environment to learn and expand your yoga practice. Instructors are very pleasant and smiley."

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  • Review by Deborah from Ibiza, Spain
    10 out of 10

    "I've been visiting Oceanic since I first came to Goa in 2011. This school has been an anchor for me over the three years I've become deeply involved with 'my India'. Abhay and Manisha have been more than teachers to me, I consider them friends, having been invited to their home for gatherings, meals, and conversations. The atmosphere there always has a special quality that brings out the best in me. In the last two years I've also become friends with Vinod, a super teacher. All are sublime! Keeping asana fun and energized and guiding gently with meditation. I spent the winter back in England and felt ready to do my yoga teacher training. I felt strongly this was a huge step to take in my life and was cautious not to move to this path 'till I was absolutely ready. My instincts were right as it turned out to be an intensely transformative experience which called on every cell in my being to be awake and aware.Whilst in England I'd research many schools in India and worldwide, wondering if I would go somewhere new, as I was feeling I'd had so much Goa time over the years and that there might be something else out there for me.The costs were a factor in my decision. It is very hard to compete with the package offered by Oceanic. Though in India it is possible to get similar deals. In the end it was an instinct to go to a place I knew and trusted. The course was fully booked so we were a good sized group of 12. This is where things got interesting. It was March, so the Indian summer was reaching for us. Early morning asana was a paradise as the air was fresh and full of bird song. I'd been concerned I wasn't quite fit enough ( I really do have a lazy streak!) but I had nothing to worry about. My body was willing and able. I had weak knees and was very careful not to hurt them but the leg muscles strengthened the knee. They really are a constellation of incredibly different people and personalities. The atmosphere was supportive and grounded in human truth. The people who were attracted to Oceanic turned out to be so right for my own journey. Manisha is a world class teacher with more wisdom in her little finger than almost anyone I've ever met! The general classes were excellent from all teachers but Manisha gave some special ingredient I will treasure forever. I grew. It hurt at times! My shadows into the light. But the team gathered were sensitive and this turned out to be one of the most powerful experiences of my life. I highly recommend Oceanic Yoga."

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  • Review by Sue from Berlin, Germany
    9 out of 10

    "I learned a lot and everyone was wonderful!! The place was beautiful and the food was good. Thank you so much!"

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  • Review by Carly from Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "Oceanic Yoga is set in a very quiet beach of Goa, Mandrem. The course I followed, 200-Hour YTT, was professional and more than I expected. The teachers were very friendly, kind and knowledgeable. I would recommended the place to everyone!"

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  • Review by Marion from Warmond, Netherland
    8 out of 10

    "My yoga teacher training at Oceanic Yoga was quiet intense, me 58 years old and more than 20 years older than most of the other students. But I am happy that I made it! I learned to go on even when it is difficult. Our teachers really teach from the heart, I liked that a lot. It was very inspiring for my own work as Body Psychotherapist as well.Now I am happy with my certificate!"

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  • Review by Thora from Spain
    10 out of 10

    "In Oceanic Yoga's teacher training course, I found a very deep knowledge of yoga, yoga philosophy, asana pratice, anatomy, teaching practice, and detailed explanation. The training was very interesting. As a Pilate and martial arts teacher, my body is very flexible and I came to know yoga is not limited to asanas only but it is vast with its philosophy and meditation. I could understand the real meaning of yoga and I am practicing. I feel happier and I am on the path. "

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  • Review by Freja from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "Upon completion of the Hatha teacher training course, I feel very fulfilled and excited by my new learning and I am looking forward to share and deepen my practice on return to Australia. Thank you Oceanic Yoga for providing such an inspiring and humble environment to learn and further develop my yoga practice! "

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  • Review by Marina from Russia
    9 out of 10

    "TTC course in Oceanic Yoga School is a great possibility to change your life, when you decide its the time. Deep knowledge and attention to students, there are the strong points of all teachers of this place. It was the great pleasure and privilege to have this time together. Must continue. "

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  • Review by Murina from Ireland
    10 out of 10

    "I started the Vinyasa Yoga TTC looking for insight into the anatomy and physical benefits of yoga. As a physiotherapist, I was hoping to bring what I learnt back to my patients for a more holistic and rounded approach to their care and treatment. I certainly attained this insight, but I also learned so much more. I learnt that yoga is not just a physical act, but something that encompasses your whole being. It is a great journey into you. I have gained more awareness of my own body, the power of my own breath, and my mind. It has been an incredible journey with incredible people and I will never forget it. "

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  • Review by a traveler from South Africa
    10 out of 10

    "Abhay, Manisha, and Ilse are absolutely amazing people and teachers. Their patience with the students is amazing. I have learnt so much and I recommend everyone to drop in for an amazing yoga class or a meditation session. It's really inspiring and the energy is mind blowing. There are good vibes, friendly people, and a super relaxed environment. Ten out of ten, if you are in Goa, India Oceanic Yoga and Meditation School must be on your list for places to visit or to drop in for one of their classes. "

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Mandrem Beach, Goa, India

Oceanic Yoga is registered by Yoga Alliance, offering 200-hour yoga teacher training in Hatha and Vinyasa flow yoga as well as yoga holidays in Goa.

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