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13 Days 100hr Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training in Goa

  • Sunset House, South Agonda Beach, Canacona, Goa

Overview

Meditation Teacher Training India

If you are looking for a comprehensive meditation training course and want to deepen your practice, or aspire to pursue the path of a professional meditation teacher, this course is for you. It is also a great opportunity for certified yoga teachers to take part in a continuing education program, particularly in the field of meditation, to expand the knowledge and bring more value to life. Join the course to be inspired, and inspire others with intensive meditation practice!

Highlights

  • Learn various meditation techniques
  • Supporting gentle yoga and pranayama
  • Classes on asana, mantra, anatomy, and physiology
  • Dedicated and individualized supervision in every session
  • Daily vegetarian meals throughout the course
  • All tuition fee, yoga kit, and study material
  • 12 nights beachfront acommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 10.

  • 12 days with instruction
  • English
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During the training, you will stay in single or shared rooms with hot shower and Wi-Fi. The room is located within the premises of the school.

The 100-hour meditation teacher training program provides the training, support, and supervision to individuals wishing to deepen their own personal practice, teach friends and family members, incorporate meditation training into their existing professions, or develop a private meditation teaching practice. This program incorporates yogic, non-religious, and scientific meditation practices. Many topics focus on the effects of acute and chronic stress on the body and mind.

Classes involve Restorative yoga and pranayama practice, facilitated discussions, exercises, and deep connection with your peers. The course requires no experience and all body types are welcome.

In this course, you will be immersed in meditation practices, supported by gentle yoga and pranayama. You will learn a foolproof way to teach anyone how to meditate, and practice teaching what you have learned in this course as well as your personal experience accumulated during the sessions. You will be thoroughly coached by dedicated teachers to enhance your presentation and teaching skills and pratice how to share what you have learnt with a variety of audiences.

Course standards

This program meets the standards and curriculum of Yoga Alliance as a continuing education program for yoga teachers.

  • Techniques training and practice: Includes preparatory asana, pranayama, kriya, chanting, mantra, meditation, philosophy of meditation, teachings from the Bhagavad Gita, yogic lifestyle, modern and scientific meditation techniques, energy anatomy and physiology, chakras, naadis, and so on. This includes both the study of the subject and applications of the principles to yoga practice, such as the benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, and more. You will also receive analytical training on how to teach and practice the techniques, and guided practice of the techniques themselves.
  • Practicum: Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching, and hearing / giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching.

Overview of the course content

Preparatory practices

As a preparation for meditation, gentle Restorative yoga will be taught twice a day. This helps to improve muscular relaxation.

Pranayama

Pranayama is breathing techniques. Pranayama has two aspects: breath regulation and breath observation. Pranayama is a very important aspect of meditation practice. Pranayama purifies the mind and prepares the mind for meditation. It facilitates oneself to deeply concentrate while meditating. It detoxes the mind and the body, as well as helping you to reach the inner realm of awareness.

Mudra practices

Mudras are the flow of energy in the body. The position of the hands while practicing a meditation technique is very important. Mudras are a combination of subtle physical movements which alter the mood, attitude, and perception and which deepens awareness and concentration. Mudras enable the meditation practitioner to develop awareness of the flow of prana, the vitality energy in the body. Ultimately, they establish pranic balance within the body and redirect the subtle energy to the upper chakras, inducing higher states of consciousness.

Kriyas

This is the daily practice of therapeutic yoga which includes neti - yogic nostril cleansing, trataka - gazing at the flame to improve concentration, and shambhavi mudra - preparatory practice for Third Eye meditation.

Meditation friendly diet

The diet plays an important role in meditation practice. As the well known proverb goes “the man is what he eats” - the food we consume influences our mind and body. This course focuses on yogic or sattvic diet, which makes meditation more effective.

Energy anatomy

Energy anatomy involves the theoretical framework of energy body (pranic body), nadis (energy channels), chakras (energy centers) and the application of its principles in meditation practice, benefits of opening the nadis and chakras through meditation. the movement of healthy energies within the body, characteristics of a person whose chakras are opened, the kundalini system and kundalini awakening meditation techniques.

Discussed theories of meditation

  • Various definitions of meditation, its roots, its theories, its aims and goals, and the myths and misconceptions about meditations
  • Preparatory practices for meditation, including both internal and external preparations
  • Meditative psychology
  • Difficulties faced during meditation and how to overcome them
  • Different types of meditation practices and their applications
  • The scientifically proven physiological and psychological benefits of a regular meditation practice
  • How meditation trains your attention
  • The mind and the body connection and creative well-being
  • Stress and its effects on the mind and body
  • How to shift the stress response from “fight or flight” to “rest and digest” and the need for cognitive change
  • Transcendental experiences in meditation and the role of spiritual intelligence
  • The spiritual side of meditation, mystic and wisdom traditions, awakened states of awareness, and self-discoveries
  • Creating a personal practice and nourishing daily routine

Different types of meditation

  • Relaxation meditation
  • Concentration meditation
  • Awareness meditation
  • Chakra balancing meditation
  • Kundalini meditation
  • Metaphysical meditation
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Pranic awareness meditation
  • Mantra meditation
  • Transcendental meditation
  • Silent sitting meditation
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Loving Kindness meditation
  • Gratitude meditation
  • Mindful eating meditation
  • Mindful walking meditation
  • Group meditation and Nature meditation
  • Full moon meditation
  • Regression meditation
  • Third Eye meditation

Certification

After completing the course successfully, you will be certified to teach meditation. You will be able to design your own meditation training program to suit the people you come across. It can be any of the techniques you have learned or a mixture of different meditation techniques. You do not have to have any particular method. Every method, if practiced diligently, will give results.

You will be able to offer and share with your students a comprehensive meditation method that can propel their spiritual practice or help to discover inner peace, harmony within oneself and in relationships, inspiration, creativity, wellbeing and a sense of fulfillment, better physical and psychological health, and self awareness.

As a certified meditation teacher, you will likely be asked to present meditation classes and lead programs in a variety of settings. On this course, you will learn how to do that, whether you are invited to present at a lunch-and-learn at a corporate headquarter, or to a classroom full of kids who want an experience of mindfulness. You will have everything you need to do it!

Typical daily schedule

  • 06:00 - 08:00 Mantra chanting, pranayama, and guided meditation
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Asana practice and kriya practice
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 13:00 Theory class and workshops
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Lunch break
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Theory class, Workshops, and Q&A sessions
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Techniques training, special workshops, and chakra workshops
  • 17:00 - 19:00 silent sitting, self-guided meditations, and trataka practice on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Satsang, Q&A session on meditation philosophy, and spirituality related topics on Tuesday and Thursday

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  • Mr. Satish Satyavratan

    Satish ji hails from South Indian state Kerala. He had an early exposure to Traditional Yoga both is physical and Spiritual dimensions. Studied Under his master for two decades and has been practicing and Teaching in Teacher training courses and Individuals for number of years in India and South Asian Countries. He is also expert in Traditional Therapeutic yoga and caters to the different needs of the students and teaches according to their flexibility and limitations of the body. His teachings are very well received and appreciated by the Yoga aspirants across the Globe. He is committed to s

  • Dr. Keshava Murthy

    Keshava has been teaching yoga philosophy, meditation and pranayama, therapeutic yoga, principle teachings of original tantra, Sanskrit language and poetry, and Vedic mantra chanting in various academic settings and yoga teacher training centers. He taught more than 25 yoga teacher training courses. Keshava lives a monastic life practicing and teaching yoga, meditation, and spirituality. He is committed to bring a deep change in the personality of a seeker in order to have a meaningful and blissful life with peace, harmony and universal awareness

  • Ekaterina Pavlova

    Ekaterina Pavlova, RYT 500, EYA 300, PG Diploma in Human Consciousness, Yoga and Alternative therapy Expertise: Vinyasa krama, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha, Anatomy & Physiology Katerina’s journey to yoga started in 2008 after first Reiki initiation. After Graduating the University on the field of Oriental studies and Eastern Philosophy went to China to continue studies, but the destiny decided otherwise. Earlier practice of yoga relied on the printable sources grown into irresistible craving for deeper knowledge brought on her way the first Teacher, who introduced her to

This course will be held at the academy on Agonda Beach, Goa, India. Goa is one of the South Indian states situated by the Arabian Sea on the west coast. Goa is known as the tourist paradise of India, as it is endowed with marvellous beaches, splendid churches and temples, plenty of sunshine, wonderful locations, and warm and friendly people.

With its beautiful nature and culture, delicious food, the Arabian Sea with dancing dolphins, marvellous sunset, and the shadow of palm trees around, Goa attracts people all over the world who want to escape from cold winters in Europe and North America. Visitors spend unforgettable dream holidays here and explore Indian culture in a safe and pleasant atmosphere.

Goa is one of the most ideal places for yoga practitioners as well as artists and dancers. Apart from many tourist attractions, yoga, meditation, and spiritual seekers can find peace and silence here. The best time to visit Goa is from November to March.

Activities
  • Reiki
  • Shopping nearby
  • Swimming
General
  • Beach
  • Café nearby
  • Night club nearby
  • Restaurant nearby
Services
  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Bicycle rental nearby
  • Currency exchange nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Scooter / motorcycle rental nearby

Breakfasts, lunches and dinners will be served throughout the retreat with vegetarian, vegan, and organic food, except on Sundays.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Yogic
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • Meditate on the beach
  • Take day trips in the area
  • Swim in the splendid Agonda Beach
  • Visit the night clubs nearby
  • 2 herbal teas daily
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Registration fee
  • Sarvaguna yoga kit, containing 2 T-shirts and a yoga bad
  • Study material
  • Tuition fee
  • Unlimited drinking water
  • Vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the course, except on Sundays
  • Meals on Sunday and dinners
  • Optional activities
  • Transportation
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI). Sarvaguna Yoga will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price. The airport is around 70 kilometers to Agonda Beach. As Goa is an internationally well known tourist place, most international airlines operate flights to Goa from all major cities in the world. Direct charted flights are operated regularly to Goa International Airport, also known as the Dambolim Airport, from all over the world, between October to April every year. Goa is also well connected by air with major Indian cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkatta, Bangalore, Chennai, Kocchi, Trivendram, and so on. Domestic airlines operate regular flights to Goa from the above cities.

Arrival by train

Please arrive at Madgaon Railway Station, which is 40 kilometers away from Agonda Beach, or Canacona Railway Station, which is seven kilometers away from Agonda Beach. The trains offer services that range from luxurious to budget, catering for all the needs of any traveler.

Arrival by taxi

You can take a pre-paid taxi to reach Agonda Beach from Goa International Airport. It costs around 25 EUR. Alternatively, a dedicated and trusted taxi driver from Sarvaguna Yoga will wait for you with your name plate and bring you straight to the place where your accommodation had been arranged. Agonda Beach is around 70 kilometers from the airport and takes about 90 minutes to reach.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Sarvaguna Yoga an inquiry.

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  • Review by Murielle Jeanbaptiste from London

    "if you are looking for a more authentic Indian feel then this is the right place the guy that runs the place is amazingly welcoming and accommodating. Close to the beach. Yoga and meditation classes are great!"

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Testimonials

  • Review by Christina Gindl from Vienna, Austria

    "This ashram is amazing (Goa), it's not super strict, the food is AMAZING, the yoga room/terrace is just perfect, the asana teachers are both super experienced and full of knowledge that they are trying to give us in a very short amount of time. Keshava is one of the kindest people I've ever met, helped with everything we needed and patiently brought us to a state where we could actually enjoy a meditation. He is like a living encyclopedia, no need for google anymore! Full of love kindness and knowledge of philosophy and life in general. If you are looking for a high class hatha & vinyasa yoga teacher training, for a place where you can reflect and learn about the real yoga practice, some time to find out who you really are and soaking in the energy that surrounds those people at Sarvaguna, then this is the place! "

    "I will definitely come back here if I will do my 300-hours advanced teacher training in the next couple of years! I heard the school in Daramasala is very special too, can't wait to find out:)"

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  • Review by Deniz Toy from Germany

    "This Ashram is absolutely amazing!!! simple and short: Keshava and Satish really inspired me with their understanding of Yoga, their advice and support with Meditation and the Asana practices! i never expected to grow as much as i did within this month regarding my Asana practice, Philosophy about life in general and myself! i can highly recommend this place to everyone! "

    "And about the Location: it's perfectly located! we went to the Beach every day during lunch break it's like 3 walking minutes away! you can see the beautiful sunsets during meditation on the Terrace where we also did our Asanas! "

    "I can't wait to discover Sarvaguna Yoga in Dharamsala maybe for my 300 YTT!! "

    "PS: you don't need google- if you have Dr. Keshava"

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  • Review by Helen Warriner from England

    "I had a fantastic, inspiring 4 weeks on the 200 hour yttc at Sarvaguna yoga school in goa! The location is beautiful and the food was delicious. I really recommend the course to anybody who wants an authentic experience of traditional hatha yoga."

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  • Review by Abbey DuJour from Australia

    "From the first contact I had with Kesheva about coming to Sarvaguna Yoga Dhaama to undertake my 200hr yoga teacher training I knew that this was going to be a great experience. "

    "The school focuses on holistic healing and self-awareness, teaching traditional Hatha yoga and modern Vinyasa practices along with philosophy and meditation. "

    "The location is amazing, the view is incredible. The food is delicious and the cooks are so kind and friendly and willing to accommodate food restrictions and allergies."

    "It can be difficult trying to narrow the field when you are looking to complete a YTT, but these guys deserve to be your top pick!"

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  • Review by Charlotte from Denmark

    "I will highly recommend you to go to Sarvaguna Yoga, a place with a warm, friendly welcoming atmosphere where smiles thrive:) Class instructions are easy to follow, yet challenging, rewarding and softly corrected by very competent teachers. Location set in beautiful Agonda Beach Goa. If you seek for inner peace, self awareness, higher consciousness, you know, that calm state of mind, your thoughts persistently try to stir up, let Dr. Keshava guide your meditation practice and feel the lasting change, like I have, since I did a week long meditation retreat this February. I meditate daily, know using the different tecniques I was taught and I'm so going back to do the Meditation teacher training very soon. Namaste!"

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  • Review by Irina from Vienna, Austria

    "I would highly recommend this school to people who want to gain profound knowledge and spiritual guidance in Yoga philosophy and meditation science from the leader of this traditional school Dr. Keshava Murty who started his studies already in 1998 and spend 8 years in monasteries with his Master Swami Dayananda from Rishikesh. Keshava is one the little teachers who I met in my personal studies as a Yoga coach and studio owner who humbly combine excellent experience and down to earth explanations with refreshing humor and comfort in his school. School is placed on the south side of Agonda village, it's walking distance from the main restaurants but in a quiet place, close to the beautiful rocks. Home-cooked food here is the better than I ate in any restaurant in Agonda. This place is for you if you appreciate time the excellent teacher who takes for your personal guidance, experienced yoga teachers, good quantity of the food, comfortable rooms and view of the beach from the yoga space roof top. Enjoy!"

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  • Review by Myriam Bartu from Hong Kong

    "I completed the 2 weeks Meditation Teacher Training in December and have benefited greatly from the experience. Keshava who runs the Centre and leads the course has deep knowledge and experience of traditional meditation practices and philosophy. He is very committed and passionate about the learning of each of his students. The small groups enable some flexibility and tailoring of the course to our needs and interests. Keshava willingly answers questions and has a good sense of humor; he is open minded and empowers us to be creative and intuitive in teaching meditation. After the first week I was serene and blissful. However, not being a yoga teacher I found 2 weeks of sitting physically challenging and given the option I would do a week at a time. Nevertheless, this was a powerful and transformative experience for me and one from which I will continue to draw from in the months and years to come."

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  • Review by Fanni de Maio from Canada

    "I had a wonderful experience at the 200-hour teacher training in Goa. The location is like paradise, with the rooms a 3-minute walk to the beach. There are also shops nearby for touristy trinkets, however there was no need to shop much as all the basic necessities were provided. The food was a nice mix of Indian vegetarian meals, served three times a day for breakfast, dinner and lunch. The training consisted of separate classes for asana practice, yoga anatomy and yoga philosophy. The teachers were amazing, all very knowledgeable in their area of the coursework. It was a structured course but there was flexibility as well as required. Everybody was really down-to-earth and authentic, leading by example. I also took Reiki Level 1 with Keshava, a 3 day course. I would highly recommend Keshava for a reiki session or reiki training, as well as the 200h yoga training. I feel lucky to have found this school!"

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  • Review by Filipa Pereira from Portugal

    "The MTTC with Sarvaguna Yoga in Dharamsala was a very enriching experience, which I totally reccommend to everybody who is looking for a good environment to Meditate and learn many and good techniques of Relaxation and Meditation for ourselves and to bring to others."

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  • Review by Lindsay Holmes from USA

    "Sarvaguna Yoga School is an incredible school to study at. The teaching, guest house and knowledge gained were above my expectations. I highly recommend this yoga school to anyone interested in yoga teacher training, yoga philosophy or meditation."

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  • Review by Rob Kestle from Australia

    "A fantastic school to learn from some amazing teachers in yoga and meditation. Thoroughly enjoyable and would recommend to anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of true traditions and practice of yoga."

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  • Review by Aliya Galim from Dubai

    "Authentic approach. Good mixture of Vedantic tradition with modern attitude of Yoga. Course is focused on Hatha style and also allowing to bring variety through Vinyasa, Yin. You can challenge yourself with deep long morning meditations, pranayama and mantra chanting. The place to stay is away from noisy center and at the same 5-7 minutes away. It's located up the hill opening into stunning view over the valley. I love this place. Rooms are big and clean. Keshava is kind and flexible but also strongly devoted to the course. Best place to learn yoga in Himalayas!"

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  • Review by Sarah Benady from London, UK

    "Working with Keshava and Sarvaguna Yoga has been a life changing experience. I learnt techniques and practices that have provided me with a deeper understanding of yoga and meditation. These practices have given me beautiful experiences of clarity and connection. I studied the 100-hour meditation teacher training and I am now teaching meditation regularly. It has been wonderful to be able to pass on these practical and effective techniques. Keshava and the Sarvaguna team provided a safe and supportive environment in which to gain knowledge and a qualification. The study I have done with Sarvaguna Yoga has enriched my life on a very deep level and has allowed me to experience more Joy and peace than ever before. I highly recommend it to anyone wishing to deepen their practice and understanding of Yoga and Meditation."

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  • Review by Angela from USA

    "I highly recommend Sarvaguna Yoga Dhaama, having very knowledgeable and loving teachers, who are there to offer you everything. It is a school where you can find kindness, knowledge, love, peace, dedication, everything that you need to learn about Yoga... The best experience ever!!!! I can't wait to go back... You should go and try it!!!"

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  • Review by Annika Blumel from Germany

    "I highly recommend this school and this place!!! Thanks to one of the best teacher I ever had- Keshava is an inspiration; truly kind, funny, full of knowledge which he wants to share. The classes are small, the shala is big, the surrounding is quiet with a lovely view."

    "Very professional, a fabulous opportunity to enjoy and learn. Loved it and can't wait to meet again!"

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Goa and Dharsmsala, India

Sarvaguna Yoga organizes professional yoga and meditation teacher training and retreats in Agonda Beach, Goa and Dharamshala, India.

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13 days / 12 nights

Departure:
Friday November 3, 2017
(13 days / 12 nights)

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