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Oceanic Yoga designed the program of this 200-hour yoga teacher training course to give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence you need in order to teach yoga. The teacher training is based on the worldwide recognized Yoga Alliance standards. The school is located on Mandrem beach in Goa, giving you the opportunity to delve into some of the oldest mystic practices of the world in holy land India, the place where the heart and roots of yoga were born.
During the course, you will sleep in a guest house, and have your meals and yoga classes at Mandrem Village Resort, just two to three minutes away by foot. Oceanic Yoga is located on one of the most beautiful beaches in India, namely Mandrem Beach in Goa. The comfortable accommodation is surrounded by palm trees and a peaceful garden. All rooms are spacious and airy with a little sit-out to enjoy nature at its best!
All rooms come with an attached bathroom, a king-sized bed, and a mosquito net. There is a security guard at night for the safety of the students, and the center includes a vegetarian restaurant with Wi-Fi, a laundry facility, a swimming pool, and drinking water.
The location of Oceanic Yoga is ideal to immerse yourself in yoga teacher training. The center is located within walking distance from the beach and is easily accessible. It also has little shops, laundry facilities, and an Ayurveda center within 300 meters. Oceanic Yoga is located in the peaceful area of Mandrem beach.
Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance. Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.
Oceanic Yoga’s 200-hours yoga teacher training is in Hatha and Vinyasa Flow, with a style of teaching that is unique in many ways. From the asana postures to yoga philosophy, the teachers support you and adapt to your individual needs. Safety precautions are essential principles at the school.
To enrich the yoga practice, the teachers have incorporated alignment principles as taught by the world-famous yoga teacher Sri BKS Iyengar. While stressing the fundamentals, you are also encouraged to see and explore yoga in creative ways, so that you can discover your own personal teaching style.
After completion of your yoga teacher training course, you will possess a certificate which is accredited, certified, and recognized world-wide through Yoga Alliance that makes you eligible to teach yoga around the world.
By committing to attend this course, you are not only investing money, time, and energy but you are investing in yourself at a deeper level. Being a good student on the yoga mat is one thing, but outside the center and off the mat you are also expected to show a right level of awareness, loving kindness to all to progress with yoga.
Hatha yoga is considered the traditional Indian yoga style. Many old and contemporary styles are based on Hatha yoga. This 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 yoga's depth lies in its teaching of the Ashtanga path or eight-fold way. Every pose in Hatha should be practiced with awareness, respecting the body's limitations.
To enrich your practice, Oceanic Yoga has 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 flow, and sometimes challenging postures are introduced. Vinyasa Flow is fun and upbeat, and has lots of variations possible within it, enabling each teacher to improvize and experiment.
During the four weeks, the daily time schedule will remain the same, but the subjects will change according to the program.
Oceanic Yoga training schoo is registered by Yoga Alliance and adheres to the highest professional and ethical principles of the yoga teaching profession. The team consists of experienced and professional teachers who offer personalized attention - for a group of 25 students there are six to eight teachers.
The training fees are affordable and competitive, and the school provides 24-hour airport pickup, comfortable accommodation, excellent study materials, and healthy vegetarian breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. The structured yoga training program is progressive, clear, and informative, while the training manuals are easy to understand and written by in-house experienced teachers.
You will enjoy a transformative, spiritual, quality yoga teacher training course, with meditation an essential practice throughout. Outdoor activities include walking, asana classes or meditation sessions on the beach.
Oceanic Yoga's central and convenient location makes it easy to travel in Goa or elsewhere in India after or before the YTTC.
There is a minimum charge for pre-booking your place on a course, and a simple cancellation policy.
You are also offered ongoing support after finishing the yoga teacher training.
This teacher training course is for you if:
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, and 100% attendance are 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. You will be issued 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 a water bottle and a 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 a path of yoga and meditation.
All of Oceanic Yoga's experienced local and international teachers are E-RYT 200 and E-RYT 500 certified. They are very professional and at the same time friendly. Come and live the Indian experience of their customs and unfold the yoga path.
The school is located on Mandrem beach in Goa, India, with beautiful landscape views. The state of Goa is recognized by local and international magazines and webpages as one of the top destinations of the world for amazing holidays!
Goa is located on the western coast of India by the Arabian Sea. It is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the country, with both national and international tourists. 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 with travelers from all over the world.
The tourist season foreigners favor 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 due to its varied religious traditions (Catholic, Hindu, and Muslim) and languages - Konkani (Goa's native language), English, Hindi, Marathi, and Portuguese are all spoken here.
Oceanic Yoga is located just about two minutes away from the serene Mandrem Beach in North Goa. Mandrem beach is famous due to its beautiful beach and sunset. One can see people engaging in activities like walking, running, excerpting or doing yoga on the beach early in the morning. It never gets overcrowded and it is far from those hectic parties. The beach is ideal for people who love nature
Mandrem is a small village, but it has all the necessary facilities, such as a bank, an ATM, travel agencies, guest houses and huts on the beach, a supermarket, taxis, and restaurants. It is also within a few minutes-drive from the beach.
The location of Mandrem beach is convenient for traveling to other beaches nearby. You can hire a motorbike, car or taxi to explore the nearby beaches and attractions. Mandrem beach is perfect for people who dislike being in crowded places and who seek respite from their busy lifestyles; here, one is sure to find plenty of options to relax and rejuvenate in the form of yoga classes, meditation, Ayurveda massages, and alternative therapies.
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 the emphasis is on a healthy and sattvic diet.
Vegetarian buffet-style breakfasts, lunches, and dinners will be provided for 24 days. Lunches and dinners on Sundays are not included in the price of this training.
For teacher training courses in Goa, there is the opportunity to do the following activities in your free time or on days off :
Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI). Transport from the airport is included in the price - send your flight details to Oceanic Yoga to arrange a transfer.
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