24 Days 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India

Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in India.

The Upaya Yoga teacher training program is an all-inclusive, Yoga Alliance approved, 200hr course. The program is especially sketched out by our team of gurus at Upaya to introduce students to their journey of evolving into expert yogis and able teachers. The course paves a path for its students to transform into becoming a yoga teaching expert and the program includes skilled teachers to provide students a strong foundation in Hatha and Ashthanga yoga. We have designed the program to be an enjoyable, unperturbed and enlightening experience.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Philosophy and anatomy classes
  • 24 days accommodation Mantra chanting classes
  • Daily pranayama sessions
  • Yogic body cleansing

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


24 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 20

Airport transfer included: Dabolim Airport

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Accommodation

Upaya Yoga Center offers several choices of accommodation including Luxury A/C Apartments, A/C Rooms, and Large Eco Huts. Enjoy stunning sea views, views of the river and surrounding hills or the gardens.

Upaya Yoga Teacher Trainings Schedule

The path to transforming into a yoga guru is a lifetime process of learning and India, being the capital of yogic philosophy and spirituality, is the optimum location to develop a strong foundation of internal discipline. The Teachers Training Course (TTC) is a rigorous and transformative experience and at Upaya Yoga we ensure that the curriculum is fully comprehensive with assured personal attention to each student. Upaya Yoga teachings are different from many other yoga schools as the focus on the full spectrum of the yogic path and ashram life, not only asanas (postures). The course also covers alignment, adjustment, anatomy and teaching practice. Students will get to experience meditation, breathing (pranayama), cleansing, chanting, mauna (silence), pooja (worship), kirtan (sacred singing), and other important aspects of the yogic path. Upaya Yoga Teacher Trainings offers the perfect balance of comfort and tranquility in a natural setting for your yoga practice.

What you will learn

  • How to give a solid and clear demonstration
  • How to give clear instruction (working with Voice)
  • Proper alignment of postures
  • Yoga anatomy
  • Hands on adjustment minimum 48 postures
  • How to avoid common injury during practice
  • How to jump backward and forward (Vinyasa flow)
  • How to use props for better postures (B.S.K Iyengar)
  • Mantra chanting
  • 7 yogic breathing (pranayama) and their benefits
  • Yogic body cleansing (Kriya yoga)
  • Mudras, Bandas and their benefits
  • Yoga philosophy (Patanjali yoga sutra)
  • How to lead 30-minute Sava Asana (Psychic sleep for deep relaxation)
  • Ayurveda and yoga principle
  • Assisting yoga class with other teacher
  • Observation
  • How to teach 45 - 90 minutes long class
  • How to teach one to one class
  • How to teach more than 10 people in a class
  • Yoga career and business

Daily schedule

  • 06:30 Chanting, pranayama and meditation everyday
  • 07:30 Monday, Wednesday and Fridays - Hatha yoga. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - Ashtanga Vinyasa
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Alignment, adjustment, techniques, practicum, methodology, teaching practice
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Philosophy and anatomy
  • 16:00 Tea break
  • 16:15 Asana practice
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:30 Sharing and question and answer, live music, watching your teaching practice on screen
  • Sunday holiday

Instructors

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.
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.
Rohil Jethmalani
Rohil began his journey into yoga by encountering meditation six years ago. In a quest to find his true self, he visited many masters and guides from different parts of the country. Soon, the realization dawned that the real Guru is within and other masters are simply mirrors. He began to complement his meditation practice with Ashtanga-Vinyasa. He has spent long periods of time over the past few years with his teacher, Ajay Kumar learning Ashtanga in the traditional Mysore-style. Soon afterwards, he began to teach, feeling the need to share the sacred practices.
Anil Kumar Sharma
Anil Kumar Sharma was born in Kangra Himachal Pradesh. Anil started to learn yoga to overcome his health problems but now yoga has become his lifestyle and passion. For the last few years, he started to share his knowledge and experience to other people by explaining them how yoga can benefit them. He completed his master degree in physical education from Mumbai University. He is mainly specialist in Iyengar yoga and he also teaches Hatha yoga.
Prachi
Prachi was born in the northern part of India, Rajasthan. In her home state, she completed a master’s degree in sociology because she was intrigued by the different parts of human lives and how it affects social interaction. After this, she was still hungry for knowledge and finished a bachelor’s degree in education which gave her the opportunity to teach in secondary school, where she taught Hindi classes. She started her spiritual journey when she moved to Pune, where she lived near to the Ashram of Osho. She actively followed and practised Osho’s teachings daily for two years.

Retreat location

One dreams of the perfect location when it comes to learning yoga that speaks of tranquility and peace. Goa is a perfect and idyllic infusion of such an environment, the breathtakingly beautiful azure beach and salty air will envelope you into a certain calmness of the soul. You are in for a world of experience in Goa. The blissful environment will encourage your skills to develop and is thus, by far, one of the most popular yoga retreat destinations in the world. There is a beauty in connecting with the self in such a pure and unadulterated setting when the only sound is the sea. The natives of Goa are heart-warming people and speak English among other prevalent languages. Goa exuberates love which makes is one of the most favored destinations for yoga trainings. Upaya Yoga Center is located at Arambol Beach, nestled in the shade of palm trees and tropical fauna just a one minute walk to the sea. Upaya offers the perfect balance of comfort and tranquility in a natural setting for your yoga practice.

Unique features

Activities

  • Swimming

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga shala

Services

  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

There is a dining room where are provided three pure vegetarian meals in accordance with the yoga lifestyle - except Sunday.

Breakfast: Porridge, muesli, brown bread, fruit salad, sprouts, nuts, salads, coconut water, herbal tea, coffee and milk. It may also be served a Traditional Indian Breakfast.

Lunch: Traditional Ayurvedic Indian Thali, including rice, chapati (Indian bread), vegetables, salad, sprouts, beans, yogurt and lentils.

Dinner: Combination of healthy Ayurvedic Indian food, cooked vegetables, raw salad, lentils and herbal tea. Other items may be ordered separately from our menu.

All the food served is strictly vegetarian with no exceptions. It is not offered any non vegetarian food including eggs. All the food is well balanced and and protein rich.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

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

What's included

  • Package includes accommodation for the entire duration of the course including the night prior to the course start date and the night of the last day of the course
  • Package includes free unlimited filtered water
  • Tuition fee
  • Teacher training manual
  • Upaya yoga bag
  • Upaya yoga t-shirt
  • Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation and food
  • WiFi
  • Free pick up from Goa airport and Madgoan train station
  • Room cleaning
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

How to get there

Complimentary pick up from Goa Dabolim Airport or Madgaon Train Station is provided for your comfort and ease to reach Upaya Yoga Center.

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

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% 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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