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Goa Yoga Teacher Training

Rῡh yoga is 200-hour and 300-hour yoga school. Rῡh means "soul". We believe to understand your true nature you need to connect with your inner self. Rῡh yoga offers 200-hour multi-style yoga teacher training courses for those looking to establish the strong foundation in practicing and teaching yoga with confidence. With the practice of yoga, you get to know yourself better, you become more mindful. Thank you, Namaste, and we will see you on your mat!

Meet the instructors

Akhilesh & Akshay Bhat
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga practice
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Course manual and materials
  • 200-hour yoga teacher training course
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • Daily healthy meals and drinks
  • 25 nights accommodation
  • Airport pick-up only

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


25 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi
Group size: Maximum of 15 participants
Airport transfer included: Goa International Airport (Dabolim Airport)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Yoga studio

All accommodation during the time of the course is provided and is included in your course fees. The school is just two minutes walk from the beach. Students can go to relax, explore, and watch the sunset. It has easy access to shops. All rooms have attached bathrooms with hot water and shower facilities and a balcony.

Bedding is provided and towels are available upon request. Laundry facilities are not included but students are able to wash their own clothes and laundry services can be arranged and inquired about at the reception. Wi-Fi is available. Students are ensured a comfortable space in their rooms to relax and rest during the course but will be spending most of their time in the shala.

Program

Certification

Students who complete the training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

Rῡh means soul, they believe to understand the true nature you need to connect with your inner self. Rῡh yoga offers 200 Hour multi-style Yoga Teacher Training Courses for those looking to establish a strong foundation in practicing and teaching yoga with confidence. With the practice of yoga, you get to know yourself better, you become more mindful.

Rῡh Yoga training is an immersion in all aspects of yoga. Students will experience how all the yogic practices can be woven together for deep insights into yoga as living art and spiritual awakening, and it is from here that the true teacher or practitioner arises. The aim of this training is to put emphasis on all aspects of yoga equally, your body, heart, mind, not just its physical and therapeutic aspects, each presented in a very practical, integrated, and grounded way for a total of over 180-hours.

Yoga has been evolving and adapting to the needs of the practitioners so is yoga training which uses the best approach to training the students in a modern way but staying true to the roots of yoga. Rūh Yoga provides a safe place for you to learn how to do yoga, feel better, and experience something transformative. They built this site as per your needs and what you love. They are always listening and strive to deliver the best content that they can.

This course is open to all levels. This 200-hour yoga teacher training course includes the breakdown study and practices of:

  • Hatha yoga
  • Ashtanga Vinyasa primary series (Mysore style)
  • Vinyasa flow
  • Yin yoga
  • Pranayama
  • Meditation
  • Kriyas
  • Alignment and adjustment workshop
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Teaching methodology
  • Art of teaching
  • Yoga techniques
  • Yoga philosophy
  • Lifestyle and ethics

The training will prepare you with all the tools and confidence you need to become a yoga teacher and will propel you forward on your personal yoga journey.

The theme of the teacher training is to make you understand the principles of different styles of yoga. The core of Rūh Yoga focuses would be on Hatha yoga as its one of the ancient styles of yoga through which all other styles have emerged, you will go through each posture key alignments how to move into the posture and how to come out of it when to breathe in and breathe out of it contra-indications benefits and also how to sequence the postures how to do adjustments in the postures.

Principles of sequencing will be taught so that students can create a Vinyasa flow sequence according to the need of their students or the class. Learning Sanskrit names of postures to both expand your knowledge and enhance your professional skills.

Ashtanga yoga

  • The elements of Ashtanga yoga: Vinyasa (breath-synchronized motion), Ujjayi pranayama (victorious breathing), bandhas (inner locks), drishti (gaze points)
  • Primary series: sun salutations, standing series, seated series, the finishing sequence

Vinyasa flow

  • Vinyasa flow, flow yoga
  • Principles of sequencing and teaching a Vinyasa flow class
  • The transition from posture to posture with breath

Yin yoga

  • Introduction to Yin yoga
  • Why you do Yin yoga
  • Theory of Yin or Yang
  • Yin postures
  • Yin sequencing

Course content in detail

This 200-hour yoga teacher training program incorporates training hours in the following educational categories and topics.

Practice techniques

Practice techniques of 80 postures which include standing postures, seated, back bending, core, inverted, arm balances, and restorative will go through each posture of the different group individually to have clear knowledge modifications, other variations, and advance variation of all postures.

Practical theory

Corrections, modifications, and variations are taught with each posture to make your practice easy plus to offer variations when you teach.

Teaching practice

Teaching practice includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching, hearing, and giving feedback, and also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching. You will start to teach from day one. Students get to teach every day from day one. You will teach for at least 20 minutes every day from day one. You may also teach at least one full open class during the course.

Regular feedback is given by teachers and fellow students about your teaching so that you can improve and find your unique voice and style as a teacher. You will learn to give hands-on adjustments.

Teaching methodology and technique

  • Principles of demonstration
  • Observing, assisting, and correcting
  • Instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher
  • Voice modulation, floor presence
  • Sequencing and structuring a class
  • Alignment and hands-on-adjustment
  • Dealing with injuries and safety precautions
  • Business aspects of teaching yoga
  • Pranayama, mudra, bandhas, and Kriya

Pranayama (yogic breathing)

  • Introduction, its aspects, pranic body, different types of prana, types of breathing, anatomy of breathing, yogic breathing
  • Eight types of pranayama
  • NadiShodhana (alternate nostril breathing)
  • Sheetali (cooling breath)
  • Shitkari (hissing breath)
  • Bhramari (humming bee breath)
  • Ujjayi (the psychic or victorious breath)
  • Bhastrika (bellows breath)
  • Kapalbhati (frontal brain cleansing breath)
  • Suryabheda (vitality stimulating breath)

Mudra (psychic gesture)

  • Introduction, types, hand mudras, head mudras, postural mudras, lock mudras, lock (Bandha) mudras, perinial mudras
  • Jnana mudra (psychic gesture of knowledge)
  • Chin mudra (psychic gesture of consciousness)
  • Shambhavi mudra (eyebrow center of gazing)
  • Nasikagradrishti (nose tip gazing)
  • Khechari mudra (tongue lock)
  • Shanmukhimudra (closing the seven gates)
  • Vipareetkarani (inverted psychic attitude)
  • Maha mudra (great psychic attitude)

Bandhas (energy locks) introduction

  • Jalandhara Bandha throat lock
  • Mula Bandha root lock
  • Uddiyana Bandha abdominal lock
  • Maha Bandha great lock

Kriya

Yogic cleansing techniques: JalaNetiNasal cleansing

Philosophy

Philosophy classes every day 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. throughout the course. These classes are compulsory for everyone.

Philosophy content

  • Meaning of yoga, concepts, history
  • Four paths of yoga (Jnana, Raja, Bhakti, Karma yoga)
  • Hatha yoga, Nadis (energy channels), chakras, Kundalini
  • Vedas and six systems of Indian philosophy
  • Ashtanga yoga (Raja yoga): yoga sutras, the aim of yoga, modification of mind, mental disposition, different levels of preparation, five afflictions of the mind, eight limbs of yoga, Kriya yoga, Samyama yoga, types of Samadhi, Nirbija, and Sabija Samadhi
  • Obstacles on the path of yoga, physical, and mental disturbances caused by an un-concentrated mind, means to overcome obstacles, methods to control the modifications of the mind
  • Lifestyle and ethics for a yoga practitioner and teacher

Anatomy

  • Anatomy includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, Nadis, etc.). It includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc).
  • Practical anatomy with a major emphasis on muscular and skeletal structures and in-depth study of anatomical and skeletal differences i.e. compression, tension, and proportion and orientation theory.
  • Introduction and different body systems
  • Skeletal system, muscular system, connective tissue, nervous system, major joints of the body
  • Eight major joints of the body and their importance
  • Breathing and respiratory system

The business aspect of yoga

  • Career as a teacher
  • Setting up your own studio, school, or business
  • Marketing strategy, advertising, and promotion
  • Ethics in the yoga business
  • Building network with other yoga teachers, schools, studios, and retreats

Daily schedule from Monday to Saturday

  • 06:30 - 08:30 Vinyasa, Hatha, pranayama, and meditation, or Kriya
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 11:15 Yoga philosophy
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Practical theory analyzing different postures key alignments adjustments
  • 13:00 - 15:30 Lunch rest
  • 15:30 - 16:25 Anatomy or physiology
  • 16:45 - 18:15 Vinyasa, Hatha, or pranayama

Instructors

Akhilesh KR

Akshay Bhat

Retreat location

Rūh Yoga is located just two minutes walk from one of the finest beaches Agonda in Goa, which has been ranked number one in the Asia list of the annual travelers’ choice awards for beaches. Famous for its three kilometer-long white sand beach with cozy shacks, one of the best place to enjoy your yoga training you have easy access to shops and restaurants around so you do not have to spend on traveling to the beach or for shopping around.

The nearest ATM from school is just five minutes walkable distance. The school is surrounded by trees which keeps it cool and refreshing.

Unique features

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • ATM / banking
  • Currency exchange
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Local market
  • Medical assistance
  • Mosquito net
  • Room cleaning
  • Toiletries
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

Below are the meals and drink that will be served during this course:

Fruits

Salad

Soup

Yoghurt/milk/soya

Variety types of rice

Sprouts

Chapati/roti

Porridge

Vegetable curry/different veggies

Oats

Pulses dal

Bread

Desert

Pancake

Poha

Kichiri

Tea

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Fruitarian
  • Yogic
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 200-hour yoga teacher training course
  • Course manual and materials
  • Certificate of completion to register with Yoga Alliance
  • 25 nights accommodation
  • 3 vegetarian Sattvik meals per day (except Sundays)
  • Herbal tea
  • Drinking water available 24 hours
  • Pick up from Dabolim Airport (GOI) to the yoga retreat
  • Free Wi-Fi

What's not included

  • Flight tickets
  • Personal expenses
  • Sundays meals

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Goa International Airport (Dabolim Airport) Airport transfer included: Goa International Airport (Dabolim Airport) No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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