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25 Days 200hr YAI Yoga Teacher Training in Goa

  • Yoga Vimoksha, The Farm House, NH 4A, Near Mollem Check Post, Mollem, Goa 403 410, India


Yoga Teacher Training in Goa

For thousands of years, yoga has been transmitted from teacher (master or guru) to student on a one-to-one basis. Only recently has yoga been offered in a group format due to its spread to the west and subsequent adaptation to western cultural habits and lifestyle. Vimoksha Yoga structures each yoga teacher training program to include two or more highly experienced instructors. Each instructor brings his or her own unique style and teaching method as well as personal practice to our program.


  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Shatkama kit (cleaning techniques equipment)
  • Free half hour relaxation / jet lag massage on arrival
  • Three vegetarian meals daily
  • 24 nights accommodation
  • Tea twice daily

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 25 days with instruction
  • English
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Yoga Vimoksha offers accommodation at the Dudhsagar Spa Resort. Discover the natural flora and fauna of Goa and the beauty of Hinterland at the unique location near the Dudhsagar waterfalls.

Deluxe room

Wake up to the close encounters of the nature, the spacious AC deluxe room with a sit out provides you with a view of the forest. Television, tea/coffee maker, hair dryer, electronic safe provisions are equipped to make you feel comfortable during your stay.

Eco tent

The Eco Classic Tent, a unique feature of the resort, offers the best in luxury comfort, surrounded by the glory of the nature. The 40 sq m AC tent is of a world class standard and is fully equipped with television, tea/coffee maker, hair dryer, electronic safe and bathtub with a mini garden view.

All the yoga trainers in our faculty:

  • Study foundational yoga texts.
  • Regularly research and study modern yoga methodology.
  • Maintain a regular personal yoga practice outside of group settings.
  • Maintain a mentor-student relationship with a more experienced instructor/mentor.
  • Embody and uphold the most ethical standards yoga instructors should respect and embrace Patanjali’s Eight-Limbs of Yoga but particularly the first two limbs, the *Yamas and Niyamas.
  • Have training in basic anatomy as it relates to yoga practice.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Have the ability to separate yoga from religion.

Yoga Shiromani RJ Ravi (Reejo)

Yoga Shiromani R.J. Ravi is a RYT-200 from Yoga Alliance USA. He is a professional yoga instructor. He has been a student of yoga since taking his first class in Mumbai City in 2008 since then, the practices of yoga have been constants in his life. He is dedicated to his yogic journey and to learning as much as he can. He completed his YTTC 200-hour Hatha yoga training from Sivananda Kerala and then Ashtanga Vinyasa TTC 200 hours training from Yogadarshanam Mysore. He is a multi-style yoga instructor conducting various styles like traditional Hatha yoga, Sivananda, Iyengar, Mysore style, Vinyasa/Power yoga, Laughter yoga, Restorative yoga, Partner yoga, Therapeutic yoga, Hot yoga, pranayama, and meditation. He is certified in Thai Massage Level 1 and 2, Western and Ayurvedic massage also from ISPAA Academy Kerala. He has conducted numerous workshops and classes over the years to deepen his understanding.

Acharya Vinay Sharma

Yoga Acharya Vinay was born in a Vedic family, a family in which all the members used to chant Vedic mantras, and practice yoga daily. In childhood, he was greatly influenced by his father, whom he gives his father full credit for sparking an interest in yoga. His father was a good practitioner of yoga and meditation. Yogi Vinay started out his career as a meditation instructor with a course in Transcendental Meditation and after completion of his university graduation, he went on to complete a post-graduate diploma course in Yogic Science followed by a Master’s degree in Yogic science from Yoga University in Bhopal, MP.

Presently, he is doing PHD in Yoga. Having always had an interest in Naturopathy, Vinay went on to complete a diploma course in Paramedical and Naturopathy he became proficient in yoga therapy and has successfully guided individuals to complete cures from chronic illnesses, applying traditional approaches of naturopathy and natural living such as nutrition, fasting, sunbathing, hydrotherapy, etc. He is certified in Thai yoga Level 1&2, Advanced Yoga posture and chakra meditation. He has participated in national seminars and yoga competitions where he obtained various awards for his outstanding performance in various forms of yoga. He has been working with The Beach House Goa (Vimoksha Yoga) for last 5 years.

Yogi Neeraj Kumar

Yogiraj Neeraj Kumar is Post Graduate Diploma in Yogic Science from Shree Jay Ram Ashram Rishikesh; He conducts yoga & meditation courses and retreats in Vimoksha Yoga (The Beach House). He has been practicing yoga and meditation for about 15 years. His interest lies in following the spiritual path and knowing his real self through spiritual mythologies and studies. He has been attracted to these yogic and karmic philosophies since childhood and this brought him to the renowned spiritual locations like Himalaya, Haridwar and Rishikesh where he deeply involved himself in practicing yoga & meditation. He travelled all over India teaching Yoga and meditation. He is mastered in the art of Hatha yoga, pranayama (breathing exercise), Thai yoga and Therapeutic yoga. He has been working with The Beach House (Vimoksha Yoga) for last 4 years.

Jennifer Hunt (guest faculty)

A RYT 200 certified yoga trainer. She lives and works in South London. She completed GCSE s and A-levels at school, and then went on to get her BSc in Physiotherapy at University of East Anglia. She qualified in 2009, and has since then been working in London. She specializes in Physiotherapy for neurological conditions and has post-grad qualifications in Bobath and Pilates.

Sanda Retreats is a well-known wellness brand providing wellness related services through natural health supplements, magazines, and customized retreats. Sanda Retreats is proud to present “Vimoksha Yoga”, Goa as an additional service to the people who want to learn and teach yoga. Yoga has been an integral part of all the wellness programs at Sanda Retreats and it is proud to present the knowledge to everybody interested in it. The combination of modern technology with the ancient knowledge of Indian science and philosophy is the specialty of Vimoksha Yoga.

The Vimoksha Yoga school is situated in the natural forest area of Mollem in Goa, which is 10 km from the Dudhsagar waterfalls.

  • Private room (single/double sharing) with attached bath
  • 3 vegetarian meals per day
  • Tea - 2 times per day
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shatkama kit (cleaning techniques equipment)
  • Free half hour relaxation / jet lag massage on arrival
For information about the booking conditions, please send Sanda Retreats an inquiry.
  • Review by Diana Mclaren Kennedy
    9 out of 10

    "The instructors were all excellent and I feel that I really was able to deepen my yoga practice, both in terms of mastering new Asanas as well as in gaining a better understanding of yoga philosophy. The accommodation was very comfortable and the food was both healthy and delicious. The location on the beach, surrounded by well-tended gardens, added to the atmosphere of serenity at The Beach House. I hope one day to return!"

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  • Review by Tanja from Finland
    9 out of 10

    "The place is gorgeous, a beautful and peaceful nest in the middle of the otherwise rather active - but not too crowded - beach. I really appreciated the calmness of the place and the premises, as it was an essential part of what i had come looking for. The rooms were quiet, impeccably clean and confortable. All the staff was extremely helpfull and nice. I had come for the intensive yoga - detox program so i had two yoga sessions and one ayurvedic treatment per day. The yoga was very good, and I particlarly appreciated the professionalism and commitment of the instructor, Naveen, who was able to adapt his teaching according to different people's level and needs, keeping every one motivated. I realized I learned a lot by the end of the week and were really able to bring things with me back home. The ayrvedic massages were fantastic. I had opted for a program with solid food and so had three meals a day. The quality of the meals was generally good - some of them a bit less tasty though. As i was doing rather intensive yoga - i did some extra sessions as well, I was feeling a bit hungry but was provided with some extra food upon request, thank's to the front desk personnels kind understanding! And still, I lost nearly 2 kg's in a week. The nutritional advice, the different talks and meditation sessions were very interesting and useful. The only slightly negative comment I would have is regarding the general organisation of the daily schedules which was sometimes a bit messy. I understand that it is challenging to organize individual tailor made programs for many people who come and go every day but in the end, this is what the retreat is about. Usually things did work out in the end but most of the days, there were some contradictions in the Schedule or misunderstandings regarding the food or something that needed to be sorted out with the front desks, who, i must say, were always available and quick to respond. A better organisation would make the retreat perfect. However, I would definitely recommend the Beach House to all my friends and family and will very probably be back soon, likely for the Yoga Teacher certificate training. Thank you very much for the lovely retreat."

    March 2016, website, edited

  • Review by Steve A
    10 out of 10

    "I visited the Beach House last month and find it difficult to put into words the impact this place this has had on me both physically and mentally.The experience is engaging and immersive, the environment is perfectly matched with the experience and the staff are professional, friendly, supportive and so well informed.In the month I have been back, my attitude to health, fitness and diet has completely changed for the positive, and I feel a younger fitter person. It is so easy to keep things going after the visit.A wonderful experience. If you are looking for a health break, I really don't think you could do better."

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  • Review by Christopher Harrison from NYC, New York, USA
    10 out of 10

    "The Beach House Goa is a rare gem. If you are seeking to recuperate from the fast pace of modern life and to detox your body and mind, this is the place to go! Their highly competent and professional staff personalize your detox program according to your needs and then monitor your progress with accuracy. The facilities are lovely and clean. The internet is somewhat steady (for India). The beach is lovely. The yoga classes are done by well-learned professionals (my terrific instructor has a Masters degree in yoga healing). The treatments are very reasonably priced and divine (especially Vyasan and Anil massages). The health coaching is terrific and concise. The food is uber healthy and delicious! Once you've been there you become a part of their family and they continue to help you choose health even after you depart. I was there during monsoon season, but I never once got bored. Best of all, I was super pleased with my results. I travel the world over and stay in the top resorts. This humble, authentic gem now goes on my list of places I will most definitely return to."

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  • Review by Megan B from Truro, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I visited the Beach House for a 10 night detox fasting program. When I arrived the staff instantly made me feel very welcome and had booked me in for a welcome massage which after travelling for 28 hours was just what I needed!This wellness clinic feels more like a home than a clinic and all staff go out for their way to ensure you have everything that you need throughout your stay and nothing is any trouble for them. Doctors, consultants and instructors provide you with support, motivation, education and awareness throughout your stay and guide you through different therapies and techniques and empower you to achieve personal goals and outcomes.Educational workshops on nutrition, wellness, self-hypnosis, meditation and emotional freedom techniques are enlightening and beneficial. Tests are carried out before and after to determine vital signs, body measurements, bone density, biological age etc and blood tests are available to check hemoglobin levels, kidney and liver function, allergy markers as well as other vital statistics. After completing the Ayurveda detox program I lost almost a stone in weight, my body shape changed dramatically and my entire body based on the 3 chakras felt cleansed and healthy for the first time in a long time.The yoga was twice daily and without a doubt the most exhilarating yoga I have practiced. Having practiced yoga for some years back in England, I developed and progressed quicker in the time I was at the Beach House that I ever have back home. The yoga instructor is fantastic, will correct your breathing and postures and push you to your limits giving you a massive feeling of excitement and satisfaction.The massages and treatments are relaxing and rejuvenating, all therapists are experts at what they do making you feel completely revitalised. All this under the watchful eyes of doctors and consultants to provide you with the best possible care to achieve the best outcomes.Learning about Ayurvedic medicine and how it can prevent and treat ailments and chronic illnesses has enabled me to start comparing this to modern western medicine and advocating the benefits of Ayurveda. The end results are more than I ever imagined they would be and have empowered me to continue my journey that I have started at the Beach House.Highly recommended and I cant wait to go again!"

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  • Review by Laura A
    10 out of 10

    "Just visited the Beach House for 7 days weight loss detox and I can honestly say it was truly life changing - not only do you get to detox in an amazing atmosphere with full support of experienced doctors but you get to do yoga in the most amazing setting every day.The difference between this detox and others is the support you get from the staff and the education about YOUR body including blood tests, bone density, fat count etc.. This made a big difference to me as I can now truly understand what I need to do to make myself happy and healthy.I also took hypnotherapy sessions which were very worthwhile to do with the detox as it really works!!!I would recommend the beach house to anyone who needs are boot or to lose weight.THANK YOU BEACH HOUSE xxxx!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Abu Dhabi, UAE
    10 out of 10

    "I did a seven-day detox at the Farmhouse in June. It was an amazing experience! The staff was professional and very supportive. The consultants were really helpful. The spa treatments were really relaxing - a different one each day. I attended with a friend who did a different retreat. Each experience was tailored to our individual needs. Dr. Mahesh provided a wonderful one-on-one experience every step of the way. The juices and broths were delicious. I never felt hungry. The schedule was well planned out and kept me busy all day.The overall schedule and the daily schedule were well planned and all the elements worked really well together - nutritionist, hypnotherapist, yoga, meditation and daily treatments. Dr. Mahesh was really supportive. He even arranged a trip for us to spend an afternoon at the Beach House, their sister retreat in Colva. The yoga instructors Sharad and Joseph were really helpful. They really helped me stretch and were extremely encouraging. They worked with me based on my needs. The nutritionist, Andrea was really good. She even emailed me everything we discussed and some recipes after I got home. The thing I really appreciated was that she started with what I like to eat and my schedule instead of giving me a program and telling me to follow it. The hypnotherapists, Aldrina and Leona, were both very professional and offered some great relaxation techniques and Navanya's spa treatments were like icing on the cake.This property sits on the edge of a national forest. It is rustic - quiet and peaceful. The accommodations are clean. There is a choice of the tents or cabins. I stayed in a cabin, but would be willing to try a tent next time. The retreat areas are designated which really helped me. I didn't even smell coffee the entire week! They were waiting for us when we landed at the airport and took us back to the airport in plenty of time for our flights. It was a very relaxing experience.Great place to recharge, refocus, reflect, and rejuvenate. Both my friend and I are making plans to return."

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  • Review by Mamijaka
    8 out of 10

    "Great professionals. Gave a personal service. Calm & relaxed location within nature. Discovered the great benefits of yoga. Will return soon. Excellent Dr, yoga instructor. Nutritionist, hypnotherapist massage lady was amazing."

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  • Review by Liz from Amsterdam, Netherlands
    8 out of 10

    "An effective wellness package. Reasonably priced. Wonderful team of doctors, other wellness professionals. Cute location including yoga sessions, fitness and psychological sessions.Highly recommended. Will visit next year for one of their detox programs."

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  • Review by Paul from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "It was a wonderful decision to undertake a juice detox retreat at The Farm House India in Goa.The whole retreat elements were well planned and the wellness team provided a wholesome holistic view about my health and areas to improve.The combination of juicing, spa sessions, yoga, talks and psychological elements along with a customised routine helped me to exceed my expectations.A ideal location to rejuvenate one's body and go refreshed to day to day life.Will be back next year!!"

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  • Review by a traveler from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "I am just about to finish my RTYC 200hr yoga instructor course with Vimoksha Yoga at the Farm House.The level of expertise, professionalism and genuine interest in my well being shown by the yoga team has been incredible. The yoga team could not do enough to make my stay more comfortable. The course is fantastic, with a comprehensive, classical approach that is open to new ideas. I am coming away from this feeling like I have learnt a lot more than just yoga.The resort has lovely, clean accommodation. The sizeable rooms have air cons, fans and fridges. It is situated in the middle of a jungle and is quite rural, which makes it a good place to focus on studies, or to just relax. There are on site massage and beauty treatments. It has a well maintained pool and a restaurant. The food is excellent. If you are going for yoga, keep in mind that you will be eating vegetarian for a month and it may be an idea to prepare your body for that beforehand!The resort is not far from Dudhasagar Waterfall, which is well worth a visit, as is the Sakahar spice plantation. If you like elephants, you can spot a few here or pay a nominal fee to wash or ride one. There is a small, local town within ten minutes walking distance. You can pick up a few basic essentials, but for shopping you will need to travel a bit. It is about an hour and a half away from town and the airport, I would recommend the resort's services for a pick up. I would pack a lot of mosquito spray if you are coming before the rainy season. Also worth mentioning, there are lots of monkeys, water buffalo, herons and fireflies to enjoy."

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  • Review by Kelly from Dublin, Ireland
    10 out of 10

    "I arrived in Goa to complete my 200 hour TTC and experienced so much more from this experience than what I was expecting!The preparation before arrival was made very simple thanks to Dr. Anjali, who was always quick to respond to all my questions.The school is located in the beautiful and peaceful jungle away from the hustle and bustle. Every day our monkey friends would come to observe the yoga class. Our instructors Dr. Mahesh and Vinay were absolutely sensational, I don't know of many schools where you can have such personable and inspiring instructors. We were always encouraged to achieve our best efforts and were even welcomed into the local temple!Weekend trips to the beach house were organised for us, and other activities nearby, such as elephant rides in the jungle, tours of the local spice plantation and swimming under the Dudhsagar waterfall were all easily accessible. The food was strictly Sattvic for our yoga course but if we felt the need for alteration this was also easily granted to us.The small class size allowed for plenty of one on one time, and I felt I gained much more guidance because of this. I now feel I have such a broad knowledge of yoga, not just the physical practice but the history, philosophy and therapeutic sides also.A good choice for any budding yoga instructor!"

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  • Review by Alupia from Dubai, UAE
    10 out of 10

    "I had an amazing 5 days with the Farm House! The setting is beautiful in the middle of the jungle. I woke up to the sound of birds and monkeys outside of my tent. True Nature!! The juice fast itself went by so quickly. They carefully plan the timetable so that you are always having juice or broth and supplements... you don't feel hungry! Dr. Mahesh and Vinay were both amazing! They were always available and very caring throughout my time here. The yoga, nutritional talks, medical consultation and hypnotherapy sessions were great! I would highly recommend the Farm House to anyone who is looking to escape a fast pace environment and find some inner peace! Thank you Farm House!"

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  • Review by Paula J from USA
    9 out of 10

    "Personal consultations which was aligned to what I have practicing in yoga till now, very good yoga sessions better that others I have done elsewhere. The diet is strict and helps you get off any addictions. A great experience."

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  • Review by George T from UAE
    9 out of 10

    "Being in the midst of nature was a great experience, away from the routine of city life and its noise. A fantastic retreat."

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  • Review by Kate W from Qatar
    9 out of 10

    "I had a wonderful experience doing the Juice detox retreat at the farm house. The massages and treatments were excellent. The Farm House is a very special place because of its location in the midst of nature and near the waterfalls."

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  • Review by Monica from Italia
    8 out of 10

    "My review for Sanda Retreats is good, accomodation, hospitality and great relax! Great experience! Massages and SPA treatments are all great and professional. Yoga with Vinaj is simply great!"

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  • Review by Bela Dalal from India
    9 out of 10

    "The experience at The Beach House was totally transformative for me. It has snapped me into another place, in terms of my overall health... physical & psychological. You gave me very specific tools to deal with troublesome issues. The results were surprisingly quick and I managed to heal areas of my life that were producing a lot of negativity within me. In fact I would say the effects were literally mind-blowing! The skills & exercises you taught me are central to improving all close & intimate relationships and I know they will help me solve relationship problems in a caring and constructive way. Thank you!"

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  • Review by Lalit Mishra from India
    9 out of 10

    "The week at the Beach House was a unique experience. A truly holistic experience is the only way to describe it. I started off with a certain element of doubt, not knowing what to expect. But by the end of it, I was feeling truly fantastic; the extent being difficult to describe. It was I believe a combination of relaxation, rejuvenation and bold reminders and new knowledge. All directed towards living a better and fuller live. Happiness I guess just follows. I will definitely return!!"

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  • Review by Cheryl Tyler from USA
    9 out of 10

    " To all at The Beach House, first I want to tell you how very grateful I am to you for everything you all did for me during my stay.My first impression was just how beautiful the gardens and the surroundings were. The rooms were luxurious, spacious, tastefully decorated, furnished and maintained to a very high standard with every need catered for.The staff at the Beach House was all professional and supportive during my whole retreat week, providing education on health diet and fitness and always somebody on hand to chat with about any psychological problems which may arise and to answer any questions. Also scattered around the communal areas were health magazines and very interesting and helpful books. I found the enemas not only cleansing but very simple to do.During the body rebalance you received 2 treatments from qualified therapists which ranged from reflexology, full body massage, Indian head massage and many more which I found extremely relaxing.The juices, broths and supplements which were given really did hold back any hunger and my mind was not constantly thinking about food, but instead focused on the how good I was starting to feel and that was just after 3 days.At the end of the seven days I had many unexpected results, I had lost 4 kgs, my hair and skin felt fantastic and I was glowing. My body measurements fell and I felt the best I have felt for years and years.Since leaving The Beach House with the education I received I have continued eating a healthy diet, taking more time to eat so that my body recognises when it is full and have lost a further 2.5kgs.I would recommend a visit to the beach house for a rebalance to everybody and do.Thanks again, you have changed my life."

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