27 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Goa Beach, India

  • Sunset House, South Agonda Beach, Canacona, Goa, India

Traditional Yoga Teacher Training India

Sarvaguna Yoga welcomes you to a basic training course for those who are aspired to become professional yoga teachers. No prerequisite or qualification is required to enroll in this course. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to teach yoga in different settings and in different countries. The course framework designed by Yoga Alliance will provide you with basic and profound knowledge and skills to teach and inspire others with yoga.

Highlights

  • Techniques of training and practice
  • Daily mantra chanting and asana practice
  • Daily teaching methodology, anatomy, and physiology
  • Daily pranayama and guided meditation sessions
  • Teacher training course study material
  • 26 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Airport transfers
  • 24 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.

This 200-hour teacher training course is a basic training program for those who are aspired to become a yoga teacher and are looking for their first level certification, or have done other certifications and looking to build upon their existing foundations, or just looking to deepen their knowledge and practice. You are invited to join this extensive, intensive, and nourishing teacher training course. In this course, you will learn the history of yoga and its philosophy, human physiology, anatomy, teaching methodology, adjustments, and others nuances of teaching yoga. You will earn a certification upon completion of the course, with which you can register with Yoga Alliance as a registered yoga teacher at the RYT- 200 level.

Course composition and framework

The following are the standards and framework of the course, as designed by Yoga Alliance under five educational categories:

  • 100 hours of techniques training and practice. This category includes asanas, pranayama, kriya, chanting, mantras, meditation, and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours are a mix between analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques, and guided practice of the techniques themselves
  • 25 hours of teaching methodology. This category includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student’s process of learning, and business aspects of teaching yoga
  • 20 hours of anatomy and physiology. This category includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, and so on) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, and so on). It is necessary to includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice to understand the benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, and so on, of yoga.
  • 30 hours of studying yoga philosophy, yoga lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers
  • 10 hours of practicum. This includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching, and receiving and giving feedback. This section also includes assisting students while others are teaching.

This 200-hour yoga teacher training course comprehensively meets the standards defined by the Yoga Alliance, and exceeds in all respects, as Sarvaguna Yoga has enhanced the program with other activities, like workshops on therapeutic and healing techniques of yoga, Ayurveda, Sanskrit learning, spiritual therapy, the Kundalini system, and chakra balancing techniques. There are workshops on Mantra yoga - the science of sound vibrations and its role in spiritual practices, Buddhi yoga - yogic cognitive therapy, yogic personality theory - the comparative study of yogic and modern psychology, and so on.

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:00 - 07:45 Mantra chanting, pranayama, and guided meditation
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Asana practice
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 13:00 Philosophy and anatomy class
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Lunch break
  • 15:00 - 17:00 Alignment, teaching methodology, and adjustments training
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Asana practice
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Workshops on different topics on three days in a week
  • 20.00 - 21:00 Sat-Sangams, or questions and answers session on philosophy, spirituality, and meditation related topics on two days in a week

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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 retreat 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.

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

  • Meditate on the beach
  • Take day trips in the area
  • Swim in the splendid Agonda Beach
  • Visit the night clubs nearby
  • 2 asana practices daily
  • 2 herbal teas daily
  • 3 daily vegan, vegetarian, and organic meals
  • 26 nights accommodation
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Course material
  • Daily mantra chanting, pranayama, and guided meditation sessions
  • Teaching methodoligy and training techniques
  • Unlimited drinking water
  • Yoga kit
  • 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.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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    Review by David Offen from Australia
    7.5 Value for money
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    7.5 Food
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    Review by Fabi Arana from India

    Amazing course

    PROS Pros: The energy and the teachers were awesome.

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  • Review by Murielle Jeanbaptiste from London
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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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27 days / 26 nights

Early bird discount

To benefit from the early bird discount of 100 EUR per person, book or reserve two months before the start date of the course.

Departure:
Friday November 17, 2017
(27 days / 26 nights)

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