Upaya Yoga Teacher Training

Upaya Yoga Teacher Training is a traditional yoga centre, where you are sure to experience a powerful combination of yoga and meditation.

  • Goa, India
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26 days / 25 nights

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Speaks English

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Krishna Krishnaji

Yoga Alliance International (Yoga)

Upaya Yoga was founded by Krishna, who has a vast experience in imparting lessons in yoga under its different forms and styles. He is a certified yoga teacher from Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance International India. His yogic art forms come out as a combination of Ashtanga, Shivananda, and Hatha yoga. Krishna's attraction towards the traditional meditation became strong when he started to attend the Osho international meditation resort in Pune.

Dr. Rao

As a perennial knowledge seeker, Dr. Rao holds a masters in commerce with advance accounting and costing, diploma in management studies, masters in Arts, Ph.D. in Philosophy, diploma in naturopathy, diploma in yoga education, specialist instructor in first aid, and home nursing. His expertise and endeavors are geared towards enabling the adherent to transcend the physical, mental, psychological, and intellectual aspects while aiming for the ultimate purpose for which yoga authentically stands.

Ann Kristin Holten

Ann Kristin, 200-hour yoga teacher training, has a background from contemporary dance and improvisation, choreography, sports, massage therapy, contact improvisation, and yoga. She has solid knowledge about the body structures and their functions. The heart of her teaching is curiosity and exploration, it is what drives her in life both inside and outside the yoga shala. Ann Kristin is teaching Hatha yoga and yoga Nidra. She has been a part of the Upaya yoga team since October 2015.

Aradhana Yogini

Aradhana has studied yoga at the Sivananda yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram in Neyyar Dam, completing a yoga Siromani. She went on to complete a master of yoga at the same institute in Madurai. She is an advanced practitioner of Hatha yoga and she has been teaching asana, meditation, and pranayama for the last five years. She also has experience teaching Yin yoga and Power yoga. She is a proficient speaker of Japanese, Hindi, Gujarati, and English.

Praba

Praba was born into a family of yogis who practice in the Ashtanga style that characterizes the south Indian yoga tradition. He is a talented teacher and teacher trainer and has been teaching for over six years. Through expert adjustments and a deep understanding of asana, his students’ abilities, and injuries, he is able to push his trainees to the next level in their personal practice as well as their own teaching.

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

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    Review by Sita Bhuller from United States

    peaceful yoga training

    PROS Pros: the location was perfect. away from the noise and chaos of town. able to focus all your energy to the yoga course. the course content was good. a lot of focus on alignment and classical style

    10 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    10 Location
    7.5 Quality of activity
    7.5 Overall impression

    Organizer response: Thanks for your kindness to write about your experience with the Upaya Yoga. Regards, Yogi Krishna

    2017-Jun-18 03:02:20

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    Review by Anonymous
    7.5 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    7.5 Location
    5 Quality of activity
    5 Overall impression

    Organizer response: Thanks for your review.

    2017-Jun-08 12:37:58

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    Review by Anonymous
    10 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    10 Location
    7.5 Quality of activity
    7.5 Overall impression

    2017-May-30 06:59:07

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    Review by Maaike Groeneveld from India

    Fantastic yoga teacher training

    PROS Pros: The location is beautiful, in the middle of nature, very calm. I liked my private hut with little terrace. The teachers were friendly, knowledgeable, patient and very inspiring. I enjoyed the pranayama and asana classes very much. It was great that we got a lot of teaching practice. The food was healthy and tasty.

    7.5 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    10 Location
    7.5 Quality of activity
    7.5 Overall impression

    Organizer response: Thanks for your kindness to write about your experience with the Upaya Yoga. Regards, Yogi Krishna

    2017-May-23 12:06:17

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    Review by Diana Widmark from Sweden

    A transformationjourney

    CONS Cons: The expectations on the jump-in visitors in the group was not the same as us other. It felt a little like the group had obligations to eachouther but this was not the value ground för jump in visitors. We in the teacher group we came in a transormationsprocess this process where disturbed of the jump-in-visitors.

    PROS Pros: I liked the environment with the ocean and the surroundings of beutiful nature. I liked the food and I like the mental climate at the school.

    7.5 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    5 Food
    10 Location
    7.5 Quality of activity
    7.5 Overall impression

    2017-Apr-30 06:50:01

  • Review by Mona Golka from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "It was an awesome time at Upaya Yoga and can't not even describe how life-changing and amazing my time was. I learned so much from Asanas, Philosophy to Anatomy and much more. Everybody is so kind and treats you like you belong to their family. The staff is always there for you when you need help and the food is just amazing! It's so delicious, healthy and always varying. Besides that you sleep directly next to the beach, so you can here the waves and during the day you can spend your breaks at the beach. I am thankful for everything I learned and everyone I got to know there and can just recommend everybody to go there :)"

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  • Review by Ann Kristin from Norway
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you Upaya Yoga! Here I finally found a place to deepen my experience of yoga, beyond the physical Asanas. I arrived in Goa with a book full of questions, now I can actually say they are all answered – and many new ones are added. I feel so able and inspired to keep practicing and experience yoga on my own, thanks to the amazing and diverse team of teachers who is Upaya Yoga. All together leaving me with a greater understanding of the systems in the physical body, mental body and energy body, how they all work together, affecting each other. Upaya Yoga gave me space for experiencing this, at the same time giving the why´s and the how´s, bringing yoga and spirituality down to earth and into the small big things in everyday life, where it belongs. Thank you for giving me the gift of yoga!"

    June 2016, Bookyogaretreats.com website, edited

  • Review by Charlotte from London, UK
    7 out of 10

    "The training at Upaya Yoga was a great experience. The teachers were great, involved, professional. The whole program is well shape, the content is really interesting. It could be improved with a little bit more structure."

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    "I like the fact that we were a small group of international people as we can know each other better."

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    "The location was great, very close to the ocean, the beach was very clean and very few people, it was very peaceful."

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    "In another hand, the food at the hotel could be improved as it is quite the same every day and very basic. It should be yogi-oriented more than tourist oriented."

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    "Also, sometimes the hotel is organizing party events which is a different atmosphere than a yoga student is expecting. Especially on Sunday evening when student have to wake up early the next day."

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Testimonials

  • Review by Petra from Sweden
    10 out of 10

    "I had few classes with the amazing yoga teacher Krishna during my stay in Arambol beach in Goa. These few classes were unforgettable and Krishnas presence and teachings skills are the best. Krishna is very precise and he is not farad to tell you when you are doing something wrong, and thereafter help you to do it right. He is a pusher and will push you to do more that you believed you can which was an amazing feeling. I was so happy with Krishnas classes and I would recommend everyone to do yoga with him. He really is the best teacher I have had and I feel blessed having had the chance to learn from him."

    November 2015. Upaya Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Christine Holtan from Norway
    10 out of 10

    "It did not matter that I was in bad shape and had some pain when I started. Krishna is good to incorporate and adapt so that it is possible to take it at your own pace. He put much emphasis on preventing injury and overloading, especially in the beginning, and now the body is virtually painless! . There was great energy in the studio and in class, and I felt welcome right away. We learn a lot while were at it, and there are still lots of laughter and good mood, while we push ourselves as far as we are getting into. Every time I stuff something new and get some more, and it is inspiring to see that the other master more and more. Soon I stand on your head Thank you for challenging, great hours and good teaching, Krishna!"

    November 2015. Upaya Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Saskia Heringa Tnne from Norway
    10 out of 10

    "This TTC gave me a good basic to start my work as a yoga teacher. It showed the many different sides of yoga. The diversity of yoga teachers was good, and there was a lot of knowledge to absorb. The body felt great after doing so much yoga in one month. It is nice that this TTC is for everybody, and everybody will get benefits of it, no matter if you are a starter or advanced. It was good to have this TTC as a basic, and be able to build further from her."

    November 2015. Upaya Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Hui Hui Yung from China
    10 out of 10

    "I decided to join the one month yoga teacher training course not only for the certificate, but more importantly I wanted to find out my real feelings about yoga. The whole month, we did a lot of practice every day. It was tough and sometimes I was really exhausted but I was very happy. I have to say it cannot be a more right decision to go there. I have made new friends and learned a lot, not only yoga asanas but also new attitudes towards life. It seems that yoga opens a new window in front of me. I love yoga and I would like to share it with everyone."

    November 2015. Upaya Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Kalle Eilertsen from Norway
    10 out of 10

    "I have had yoga classes with Krishna. Softens a rigid body. Top strength and balance well. Recommended :)"

    November 2015. Upaya Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Marte Taylor from Norway
    10 out of 10

    "I recommend everyone to try yoga with Krishna! Excellent and varied trainings :)"

    November 2015. Upaya Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Kari Elisabeth Nordgrd from Norway
    10 out of 10

    "The atmosphere is one to fall in love with. Both students and teachers are there with a smile and kind words. As a student I feel cared for and seen, and the teachers are both professional and down to earth. A perfect place for real yoga."

    November 2015. Upaya Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Merete Mork from Norway
    10 out of 10

    "Very good yoga classes! Absolutely incredible that we have been lucky enough to get a professional Indian yoga teacher to Steinkjer."

    November 2015. Upaya Yoga website, edited