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30 Days 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in India

  • Yoga Magic Retreat 1586/1 Grand Chinvar Vagator, Anjuna, Bardez 403509 North Goa, India

30 Days 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in India

  • Yoga Magic Retreat 1586/1 Grand Chinvar Vagator, Anjuna, Bardez 403509 North Goa, India

Goa Yoga Teacher Training India

Surrounded by lush gardens and situated within a peaceful coconut grove with endless paddy fields views, Yoga Synergy welcomes you to join their yoga teacher training in Goa, India. You will train with experienced and highly certified yoga teachers from Yoga Synergy. During your training, your daily meals composed of delicious vegetarian foods that will keep you energized. A luxurious tent accommodation is specially arranged for you to make your stay comfortable and cozy. Grab this chance and train with them in stunningly beautiful Goa!


  • 24 days yoga teacher training
  • 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified
  • 2 times Yoga Synergy online course
  • Full set of Yoga Synergy Practice DVD downloads
  • Includes online and in-person training
  • Daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • 30 nights accommodation
  • 28 days with instruction
  • English
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Enjoy your stay in spacious tented eco-chic lodges at Yoga Magic. Yoga Magic is surrounded by lush gardens and situated within a peaceful coconut grove as well as endless paddy fields view. It is a bamboo thatched eco-lodge that provides shade over a luxurious Rajasthani hunting tent with two adjoining rooms built from mud, stones and coconut wood.

This price of this retreat includes a shared accommodation in a triple room at Yoga Magic. Shared twin room and single accommodation may be available at another nearby venue (price and venue still to be determined). If you would like to stay in a single or shared twin room, please inform Yoga Synergy about your room preferences as soon as possible.

Their philosophy

Yoga Synergy is a comprehensive system for practicing and teaching traditional yoga for the modern body. The practice of yoga brings awareness to the self and awakens the heart and soul of the individual. The more you practice yoga, the more you awaken and are able to guide others in this process of realizing the incredible human vitality. Practice is the key, and at Yoga Synergy they use methods to make the practice safe, responsive, dynamic, meditative and fun so that it is becomes a lifetime practice, enhancing and bringing joy to all aspects of life.

What will you gain:

  • Flexibility without painful stretching
  • Strength without stressful muscle tension
  • Increase circulation without increasing heart rate
  • Bring more oxygen to your cells without breathing more than normal
  • Bring intelligence to your cells without needing to have to think

Level 1 Yoga Synergy teacher training course curriculum:

Techniques of yoga - 95 hours

Asana, pranayama, meditation, sequencing, and satsang.

Teaching methodology - 30 hours

Yoga Synergy method of teaching, adjustments for standing poses, floor poses, inversions, backbends. Modifications for injuries and special conditions. Learning how to cue movement, pace class and the use of props. Learn how to teach beginners with effective communication.

Anatomy and physiology - 35 hours

Basics of skeletal, muscular, respiratory, cardiovascular anatomy, injury and recovery, esoteric anatomy including chakras, nadis, prana, and bandha, anatomy of adjustments.

Philosophy, ethics and lifestyle - 30 hours

Basic yoga philosophy, Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Advaita Vedanta, Tantra and Ethics of being a yoga teacher.

Group practicum and presentation skills - 10 hours

Student observing, teaching, assisting in classes and presentation of assignments to group.

Sample Daily Schedule:

Each week will be approximately five full days, one half day, and one day off. This retreat will includes variety of topics throughout the four weeks in the 14:00 to 18:00 time-slot. The following is the basic schedule which varies slightly as benefits the group and may need to be varied depending on weather.

  • 07:00 - 10:00 Asana, meditation and pranayama
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 13:00 Anatomy and physiology, teaching methodology, philosophy, practicum
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 16:00 - 19:00 Teaching methodology, practicum,
  • 19:15 Dinner

During the teacher training you have one full day off and one half day.

  • Bianca Machliss

    Bianca has been teaching since 1993. She is a registered physiotherapist, research scientist and graduate of the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Bianca started practicing yoga in 1989, assisting Simon in 1991 and teaching her own classes after five years intensive practice in 1993. She was initially instructed by Andrew Nethery and Simon Borg Olivier before undertaking intensive studies with Natanaga Zhander (Shandor Remete). Her areas of specialty are treating musculoskeletal problems, providing exercise-based physiotherapy, and pregnancy yoga.

  • Simon Borg-Olivier

    Simon Borg-Olivier MSc BAppSc (Physiotherapy) is a Co-Director of Yoga Synergy, one of Australia's oldest and most respected yoga schools. The Yoga Synergy style is based on a deep understanding of yoga anatomy, yoga physiology and traditional Hatha Yoga. Simon has been teaching since 1982. He is a registered physiotherapist, a research scientist and a university lecturer. As well as teaching both group and individual classes through Yoga Synergy, he also teaches regularly at workshops and conferences both nationally and internationally.

This retreat will take place in Anjuna, Goa.

Nearby places

  • Beach - 15 minutes
  • Swimming pool
  • Beach nearby
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga studio
  • ATM/banking
  • Wireless internet

Daily delicious vegetarian meals are provided during the teacher training except on days off. Breakfast will be included on the half day.


  • Meals on full day off are not provided
  • Lunch and dinner on the half-day training is not provided
  • Sightseeing
  • Visit nearby beach
  • 2 times Yoga Synergy online courses (240 online hours): Essentials of teacher training: yoga fundamentals and applied anatomy and physiology of yoga (students who have already completed one or both online courses may be eligible for a discount)
  • 31 days and 30 nights accommodation
  • 4 weeks Teacher Training in Goa
  • Daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • Farewell dinner
  • Total combined in-person and online training is 420 hours
  • Welcome dinner
  • Yoga full set of Yoga Synergy practice DVD downloads box set, earth, water, fire, air and ether
  • Meals on full day off are not provided
  • Lunch and dinner on the half-day training is not provided
  • Air fare
  • Transfers

Driving directions from Mapusa

  • From Mapusa take the road to Anjuna and Vagator beach - up the hill and down the other side.
  • After 3 kilometers, turn right at a Vagator beach sign by the large white church of St Michael the Archangel.
  • Anjuna will follow the road to the small crossroads by Bobby Bar.
  • Go straight towards Vagator Beach and the petrol pump, about quarter mile further; look out for a large blue and white Portuguese house on the left.
  • Turn left down at a small lane, we are located at the end of the lane where you will see a white flag.

Arrival by airplane

Book a flight to Dabolim (GOI) airport. The airport is an hour drive from Yoga Magic. There is plenty of direct charter flights available to Goa from all over Europe. For more information, please send Yoga Synergy a message.

Arrival by train

There are two trains a day from Mumbai to Thivim (Goa): early morning train for anyone who seeks stunning views of India, and late evening for the sleeper. The journey takes about twelve hours. Food is available onboard.

Mumbai and Trivandrum trains arrive at Thivim, its about 30 minutes drive from Yoga Magic.

Bangalore and Delhi trains arrive at Margao, about two hours drive from Yoga Magic. Make sure you book your train tickets at least two weeks before your journey.


  • Review by Anna Maria Connelly from Ireland

    "Do it, most intelligent, beautiful, evolutionary style of yoga. Do this teacher training and you will never have to do another.” "

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  • Review by Dr Sarah Woodgate from Bondi Yoga Synergy
    10 out of 10

    "I had been experimenting with different yoga schools in Sydney for almost a year, but had yet to find one I really felt connected to. In late 2009, my former hairdresser in Brisbane – who moonlights as a yoga instructor – suggested I try Yoga Synergy. From the beginning, my experience was welcoming and positive. Every teacher displayed a genuine interest in my well-being. There was sense of mind-body connection. And I felt that my chronic knee injury was taken seriously and not “pushed through”. Regularly attending Yoga Synergy has provided me with a calmer, more meditative space for myself and improved my ability to practice yoga in a mindful way."

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  • Review by Devi Meenan
    10 out of 10

    "If you want to learn a way to free your body, spine, mind and unleash energy, letting it flow through your body, causing a joy while moving, while staying relaxed and while breathing calmly then try Yoga Synergy"

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  • Review by Brett Walsh from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "This is yoga and a health approach that can take you through the rest of your life. No gimmicks, endless learning and understanding."

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  • Review by Suresh Gupta from India
    10 out of 10

    "If you were to invest your money somewhere then go and do a Yoga Synergy course with Simon Sir. Your investment will grow several times."

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  • Review by Oksana Isavnina from Australia

    "If you want a solid investment into education, that is very credible and backed up with years of practice, study and experience, you should choose Yoga Synergy"

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  • Review by David Gardner from South Africa
    10 out of 10

    "There are no better guides on the path. Simon and Bianca approach each student individually. Applying their experience and knowledge as it applies to that specific individual, with grace, love and inspiration to help the students help themselves. They are both behind the student supporting, in front inspiring, and within, sharing their approach to Yoga. A balanced integrated bridge between the modern and the ancient, that brings you to the present, Yoga Synergy is a system and a method that empowers you to empower yourself and empower others. This method, and these teachers are rare in the modern world of Yoga and movement, and have developed something so unique so that Yoga does become relevant and practical for all. "

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  • Review by Priya Vassen from South Africa
    10 out of 10

    "Doing this training is something you have no chance of regretting. It just makes sense and any body can do it. Your body will also never forget it. You make connections to the beautiful souls from all over the world. These connections cannot be replaced. It was a very precious time for me. "

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  • Review by Jodie Souz from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "If you are thinking of investing in Yoga Synergy Teacher Training in India it will be one of the best investments you can make for yourself. This was my second time doing the 200-hour Yoga Synergy Teacher Training with Bianca and Simon in Goa India 2015. I treasured what I learnt so much I had to come back again for the amazing teachings in Meditation, Pranayama, Asana and Philosophy experience I had."

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  • Review by Felicity Clark from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "This is the single best thing I've done in the last 5 years. To get away and devote a whole month to community, learning, eating and yoga (in many forms) is such a blessing. No matter whether you're newer to yoga or you've been a qualified teacher for decades, this course will revive your love of inquiry and deep contemplation in a joyful, peaceful, tropical setting. Bliss!"

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  • Review by Charlotte Van Bassen from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "I would recommend doing the course because it will change forever what you think yoga is about and how to teach it. The yoga synergy system is the most clearly thought out program of movement/yoga I have ever had the privilege to study. Bianca and Simon are fantastic teachers who will blow your mind!"

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  • Review by Chris Whelan from Goa India
    10 out of 10

    "The Yoga Synergy Teacher Training Course was unforgettable. I have been a student of Simon and Bianca for about 6 yrs, so I went with some familiarity with the Yoga Synergy method. Nevertheless, every single day was a rich learning experience in more ways than I could have imagined. Simon and Bianca's many years of experience with intelligently applied, well-considered practice showed in everything they did, and despite their respective variations, their mutual respect for each other was evident and beautifully reconciled via thorough and thoughtful explanations and demonstration, as well as sincere acknowledgement of each other throughout the course. Having visited various studios across the globe, I've never met teachers who can so appropriately integrate their extreme depth of knowledge and practice with such integrity and equanimity. The opportunity to learn from two such dedicated and knowledgeable teachers was an experience few can hope to access. The schedule was intense if you made it so, but always enjoyable, with a diverse range of topics carefully selected, prioritized and emphasized. Bianca in particular has a superbly fine-tuned sense of "teaching", which covers verbal instruction, yogic knowledge, timing, energy and discretion (how much to teach, when to teach it, how far to push your students etc.). Simon has an unfathomable depth of yogic knowledge and a passion for sharing it with energy, humor and patience. Between the two of them, each day was an inspiring, vibrant, educational time that has enriched my practice immeasurably. This was my first teacher training experience. Do I feel ready to teach? I feel infinitely more ready than before, but I am also infinitely humbled by the experience and skill of my mentors."

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  • Review by Nancy Vuong from Goa India
    10 out of 10

    "The Teacher Training Course with Yoga Synergy was a wonderful experience. I never taught yoga before and got thrown into the deep end as soon as I came back from the course. I got to teach straight away at my local gym and I felt confident with all the resources and experience that I got in Goa. I also met some amazing and inspiring people at the course, which is a testament to the kind of people Simon and Bianca are. They are experienced and passionate teachers who attract passionate people from all over the world."

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  • Review by Kim Wainer
    10 out of 10

    "It has been life changing to learn from Simon and Bianca. Their depth of knowledge of the body and yoga has created a way of practicing yoga that is intelligent, safe, feels good, and can be both gentle and strong at the same time. Also, their virtue and compassion as people is a sign of their yoga practice 'off the mat', from which we can all learn a lot too."

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  • Review by Steven Harris
    10 out of 10

    "Bianca and Simon have been training teachers for over 15 years. I've learnt more from them than all of the various other courses I have completed over the last ten years. I have never come across any other teachers worldwide with such a comprehensive understanding of the body in relation to yoga. They provided 'the why and what' is happening in the body. I particularly liked the combination of the western and eastern approach to yoga. They are passionate teacher trainers and invest countless energy and time into their students and teachers alike. Teacher training with them has taken me in a different direction in my life and allowed me to live the life I was looking for. I feel exceptionally grateful for the opportunity to have been trained by Bianca and Simon. Over the years my appreciation has only deepened for what they have shared and the impact they have had on my teaching and on my life. Without hesitation I would recommend teacher training at Yoga Synergy with Bianca and Simon. I can't imagine a more comprehensive training available anywhere."

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  • Review by Piotr Bozym
    10 out of 10

    "The Yoga Synergy system is simultaneously one of the most accessible, comprehensive and challenging yoga styles being taught in the world today. Learning the Yoga Synergy sequences opens the way to developing a sustainable daily practice, building strength, flexibility, and mental agility, whilst emphasizing the importance of a mindful approach to yoga - responsive to one's state of mind and body in each moment. Learning to teach the Yoga Synergy sequences involves a much deeper exploration of yoga, on both a personal level and from the perspective of sharing your understanding with others. Training to be a teacher under the experienced and enthusiastic guidance of Bianca and Simon is a truly inspiring experience - you will learn how to express and share your passion for yoga with others safely, responsibly and intelligently."

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