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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!

Retreat highlights

  • 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

Yoga styles

28 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: 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.

Yoga Synergy Yoga Teacher Training Goa India Program

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.

Retreat location

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

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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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

Things to do (optional)

  • Sightseeing
  • Visit nearby beach

What's included

  • 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

What's not included

  • Meals on full day off are not provided
  • Lunch and dinner on the half-day training is not provided
  • Air fare
  • Transfers

How to get there

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.

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