21 Days 200-Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Goa

  • Yoga Vimoksha School, Sernabatim beach road, Sernabatim, Salcette, Goa 403708

Internationally Certified Yoga Teacher Training Goa

Yoga Vimoksha offers the internationally certified RYT 200-hour yoga teacher training certification at the yoga school location at the Beach House, Goa, India. All of the teacher trainings are based in the Hatha yoga system, a classical yoga practice. It follows the Sivananda Hatha yoga style and believe yoga instructors should be knowledgeable about prominent contemporary styles of yoga and for that reason, all of the trainings also explore and teach other complementary styles.

Highlights

  • Various styles of yoga classes and teachings
  • Shatkama kit - cleaning techniques equipment
  • All meditation, mantra, and pranayama sessions
  • International Certificate from Yoga Alliance UK or USA for RYT 200
  • Free half hour relaxation / jet lag massage on arrival
  • 2 complimentary massages (40 minutes)
  • 20 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 20 days with instruction
  • English
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Yoga Vimoksha offers air-conditioned deluxe rooms with attached bath, television, safe deposit lockers and tea / coffee makers just near the beautiful beach of Sernabatim in Goa. The rooms are single occupancy or twin sharing occupancy accommodation which is subject to availability.

The yoga teacher training course

  • Traditional and classical hatha yoga.
  • Power yoga / Vinyasa flow.
  • Mantra chanting and meditation.
  • Modifications, other variations and advance variation of all postures.
  • How to use yoga props like block, strap and wall in your yoga practice.
  • Observation and feedback on your personal practice by teachers everyday immediately after the asana class.
  • Enough class on Partner yoga (couple yoga), Yin yoga and intro to Prenatal yoga.
  • Yoga therapy: lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, eyes, stress, weight reduction, diabetes, heart and hypertension, vertigo.
  • Method, principle, sequencing, adjusting, benefits and cautions of yoga postures.
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques), Bandhas (Yogic locked) and Yogic Shatkarmas / Kriyaa (cleansing techniques).
  • Learning to teach yoga classes for beginners, intermediate, and advanced levels students.
  • Anatomy, physiology and physical, mental and spiritual benefits of yoga.
  • Basic Ayurveda, nutrition and the yogic diet.
  • Introduction of chakras, nadis and mudras.
  • Yoga philosophy (eight Limbs of Ashtanga-yoga) with Patanjali yoga sutra.
  • Teaching practicum

Syllabus

The Internationally Certified RYT 200-hour yoga teacher training certification course taught in Vimoksha yoga is divided into seven parts.

  • Technique: includes the training and practicing of asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, and meditation.
  • Teaching: includes the training and teaching of demonstration, observation, assistance/correction, instruction, teaching styles, and learning about qualities of a yoga teacher and the student’s process of learning.
  • Anatomy and physiology: includes the study of physical anatomy, the skeleton, organs and muscles, cardiovascular system, Pancha Kosha, and nutrition.
  • Philosophy and ethics: this part includes the study of yoga scriptures, ethics for yoga teachers, life of a yogi.
  • Practicum: In these hours, the students have to observe and assist classes lead by the main teacher and also teach by themselves.
  • Karma yoga: the students have to help to run the yoga-school. Includes office work, organization and public relations.
  • Self-practice: study of recommended books and participating in discussion and practice of all the above mentioned topics.

Objective of the course:

  • To let the students reflect and experience yoga “A Way of Life” and not just merely practices to be done in some hours a day.
  • To motivate the students to become good yoga Sadhaka (practitioner) and start working on the path of yoga that brings transformation and not simply a change and helps them to acquire a sound body, a superior mind and a higher spiritual consciousness.
  • To prepare well trained yoga teachers to teach yoga to school students and young adults without any health problems.
  • To develop overall personality of the learners.
  • To motivate students to take up teaching yoga as a profession.

Eligibility

  • Minimum six months yoga practitioner only apply for YTTC course
  • Those who are really serious to do YTTC or self practice only apply for YTTC .
  • YTTC is not for broken bones or serious medical issues.
  • YTTC is not for leisure purpose.

Duration of the course

  • The course is designed over a period of four weeks with 200 hours.
  • The course will be conducted five and a half days in a week from 06:30 to 18:00
  • The course is with residential facilities.
  • The food provided will be Satwik and wholesome.

Manuals, workbooks, and the required information are provided. You will also have access to the library which will have most of the suggested books regarding yoga and wellness. You will also be able to buy some of the books from us for your future reference. One day before starting of the course, your stay at our center is complimentary.

In order to attend the orientation program, one should arrive at least a day before starting of the course by 15:00. On the last day of the course, the graduation ceremony finishes by 21:00, therefore, departure should be planned one day after completion of the course.

A typical day at Yoga Vimoksha

  • 06:30-07:30 Morning chanting & meditation & pranayama
  • 07:30-08:00 Tea break
  • 08:00-10:00 Yoga asana practice (Hatha yoga) Sivananda + Iyengar style
  • 10:00-11:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00-11:30 Karma yoga
  • 11:30-13:00 Lecture / alignment, adjustment, techniques, practicum, methodology, teaching practice
  • 13:00-15:00 Lunch break/free time
  • 15:00-16:00 Lecture
  • 16:00-18:00 Yoga asana practice
  • Acharya Reejo Joy

    Reejo is a certified fitness instructor and a massage therapist. He is specialized in Restorative yoga, Iyengar yoga, Laughter yoga, Vinyasa flow, Power yoga, and others. Reejo has been practicing Hatha yoga for the past five years and Ashtanga yoga for the past three years. Having a background in yoga, through practice, books, teachers, scriptures, travel, and environments, he aims to focus on the health aspects of his students. He moves towards the spiritual aspects of yoga, preserving the essence of Hatha yoga, without changing its purposes.

Yoga Vimoksha Goa is located at The Beach House, Goa, a premium wellness resort just five kilometers from Margao City.

Nearby places

  • Margao City - 5 kilometers
Activities
  • Fitness center
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant
Services
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot

Three daily meals are provided at our center and is 100% vegetarian (satwik), but not vegan (containing milk products). However, vegan food can be arranged if notification for the same is given in advance.

Upon arrival you will be able to enjoy a 30-minute relaxation massage, and during your course you will be pampered with two complimentary 40-minute massages.

  • 20 nights accommodation
  • All meditation, mantra, and pranayama sessions
  • Different styles of yoga classes and teachings
  • Half hour relaxation / jet lag massage on arrival
  • International Certificate from Yoga Alliance UK or USA for RYT 200
  • Private room either single or double with bath
  • Shatkama kit - cleaning techniques equipment
  • Tea - 2 times per day
  • Three vegetarian meals per day
  • Additional meals
  • Airfare
  • Airport Transfers
  • Personal Expenses

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI). Transfer from and to the airport on request, for 40 USD one-way and 80 USD for return trip. Please provide us with the arrival details of your flight.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Yoga Vimoksha an inquiry.

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    Review by Ann Culverwell from United Kingdom

    Yogic experience

    PROS Pros: The instructors were amazing well worth every moment

    7.5 Value for money
    5 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    7.5 Location
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    Review by Anna Nilsson from Australia

    CONS Cons: One teacher was the most unprofessional person I've ever met.

    PROS Pros: One of the teachers was really good.

    5 Value for money
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    5 Quality of activity
    5 Overall impression

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    Review by Claudia Serrano from Mexico
    7.5 Value for money
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    7.5 Food
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  • Review by Joaquin and Iuliia

    "It was a great course."

    "1 - The place: it was very special to do the teacher training surrounded by nature; 2 different species of monkeys ( macaques and langurs) hang around the place almost every day, beautiful trees, etc. to have the bhagwan mahaveer national park just beside the resort, with the beautiful dudhsagar waterfall, it’s another extra…The rooms are nice; but there is an electrical problem: many times a day it’s running out and back. Those cuts are short but annoying when you are in your room reading or watching TV and when it’s very hot."

    "2 -The food: the food is vegetarian and delicious. The kitchen service is always ready to listen to suggestions and change. The only thing is that there is lack of protein in the diet; not very good while you’re doing many hours of exercise a day. Also, the amount of fruit is very limited, a small bowl every morning."

    "3 - The teachers: excellent. With the always smiley and passionate style of Naveen, the very funny and outgoing Ram Krishna, the more technical Reejo and the very helpful with alignment postures Sachit. We couldn’t expect for something better. All of them are always ready to help and very high level professionals."

    "Overall it’s been a great experience. Highly recommend, cannot imagine something better for the price."

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  • Review by Louise Osterlind from Malmö, in Sweden

    "Yoga Vimoksha teacher training is an intensive yoga retreat where we had a full schedule all day long. But with a nice accommodation near the sea, friendly staff and with good yoga teachers we managed to constantly find more energy. I have developed more than I ever dreamed of and I have learnt not only the practical yoga, but also the philosophy, meditations and breathing techniques. We had a pretty strict food diet (sattvic) to follow and after 3 weeks I feel lighter in my body then I’ve done in a long time. We truly did Yoga for the body, soul and mind. I had the time of my life and met so many friends on the way. I can really recommend you to go here and do a yoga teacher training, be prepared that it will change your view of life for the better."

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  • Review by Jean R from Hermanus, South Africa

    "I had a fantastic experience with Yoga Vimoksha. They surely exceeded my expectations with the teacher training. The teachers were all very skilled and unique in their own style, I really enjoyed that mix-up of knowledge. The farm house retreat was also just incredible with really friendly and helpful staff, as well as ducks and monkeys patrolling the space. I would recommend this teacher training for anyone interested in starting a Hatha yoga path (outside in nature:), or anyone seeking to broaden their knowledge on yoga as a whole. We were a fantastic crew altogether and I couldn't ask for a better experience. Thank you kindly!"

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Testimonials

  • Review by Diana K.

    "I completed the Yoga Alliance 200-hour yoga teacher training course in July, 2016 and it was everything I had imagined it would be! The staff were absolutely wonderful. Whenever I had a health concern, from mosquito bites to stomach upset, a doctor was readily available and staff members were there to provide neem, Ayurvedic medicines, and fresh aloe vera from the garden. The YTTC instructors were excellent, each in his own way. One instructor provided amazing vinyasa flow classes; it is because of him that after only a couple of weeks I had mastered advanced yoga poses that I had never even dreamed of attempting. Another instructor was a philosophy expert who helped us understand the concepts through stories he had learned in his childhood. Yet another teacher exemplified discipline, compassion and wisdom both in and out of class."

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  • Review by Louise O.

    "Went here to do my Yoga Teacher Training and I loved it. The accommodation is great, the staff is friendly and the teachers help you to develop your yoga even more then you thought was possible!!"

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  • Review by Oksana F.

    "I had amazing experience. The rooms were lovely and cleaned everyday. The teachers were amazing. I got a lot of knowledge about yoga. The hotel staff were very helpful and room service was great."

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  • Review by Katrina K.

    "Overall my experience at Vimoksha was positive. I am very grateful for the hospitality provided to me. Food was delicious and prepared with great care. Accommodation was really clean and presentable. The lecturers were full of knowledge. I really enjoyed listening to their lessons and learning from them."

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  • Review by Christina Bone

    "I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience here & I have no complaints whatsoever about the food & accommodation."

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  • Review by Angelica Manlangit

    "Amazing! I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It was very enlightening and challenging in a positive way. The staff are absolute gems, their bright smiles and patience & helpfulness really created a home like feeling. The sattvic food was yummy & the accommodation gorgeous. All instructors were approachable, friendly & knowledgeable."

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  • Review by Holly Rooney

    "I completed my 200 hour YTTC at Yoga Vimoksha in March 2016. Located on the edge of the Bhagwan National Park it wasn't unusual to see an abundance of wildlife around the resort.The staff at the Farm House are friendly and accommodating and will go out of their way to help you. The rooms are lovely and the food is divine. The course itself was fantastic, it is incredible to be immersed in the teaching of Yoga, especially the philosophy in its motherland. I noticed such a difference in my strength and flexibility, this intense period has been invaluable to my personal practice! The course teachers are amazing and have different methods and approaches to their classes, this helps to develop you into a well rounded teacher with an understanding of different styles and how you would want to practically apply them. I was recommended this course by a friend and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends in the future. A great experience!"

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  • Review by Oliver Meaton

    "Fantastic experience at Yoga Vimoksha! Very good teachers and trainers, learnt so much in the 4 week 200hr course! Well worth the time and visit. Location is beautiful, in the heart of Goa surrounded by beautiful nature and lovely people."

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  • Review by Delphine from France

    " Thanks you to everybody for your kindness and your professionalism who makes me feeling at home in Beach House!And as you know this second stay with you was very special offering to me the chance to realize my dream and the first step of my new life like yoga teacher!Im feeling so grateful and humble entering in the sacred worlds of yogaIm considering myself more like student than teacher but of course I will learn more and more practicing, teaching as often as possible...normally starting right now already at Aix en Provence with group of friends of my friend leaving there who want yoga class.Im French!But Im planning to give class in English and Spanish and German also!! So next time Im coming I should be able to be a multilingual yoga teacher ;) Special thanks to Vinay who suggested to me the first to do the training with you, to Grace to understand me so well and to obtain for me so good opportunity, to Prince to accept it and to the all staff for their skills and their kindness. And of course especially to Reejo who taught me almost everything spending so much time with me sharing his knowledge and theirs skills with art and efficacy!I wish you all the best for each of you and for the success of your Yoga Academy!"

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  • Review by Sofia Cserna from Hungary

    "During my time under the tutelage with Reejo, Vinay and Neeraj they all made me feel very welcome. I was worried as I was alone, but they were very calm and welcoming environment for me to learn. I had already studied yoga previously for three to four years, but very quickly I realized that my knowledge had large gaps.Under Vinays tutelage, Ive started to truly understand the yogi way of life. He guided me to see the true potential and strength in ones character which living this way can bring. His way of teaching was inspiring to me because he didnt just teach me postures, but the spiritual trueness of being a yogi. He always made himself accessible to me so that if I had any questions he was available to answer them, whether he was here or in the jungle.Reejos lessons really challenged me physically and pushed my boundaries to make me more flexible that I ever imagined was possible. This came as a shocked to me, as Id never pushed myself so hard before and although it was hard at the beginning, the end results were very fulfilling. Even though he pushed me to my limits, his lessons always had an element of fun, which I will try to adopt when teaching myself.Although I only had a couple of lessons with Neeraji, I still learn a lot from our time together. His patients and approach to yoga is very inspiring. He showed me that yoga isnt simply about postures and building muscles, but can be used to great benefit to improve the lives all elderly and disabled people. I hope to learn from him again in the future.I think the teaching staff at the Yoga Vimoksha has a perfect blend of mental, physical and spiritual attributes. Each teacher brings their own unique style, which meant I covered all element of yoga to a fantastic level.Completing the 200 hour teacher training course, has been a life changing experience for me one that has enriched my life more than I could have ever imagined. All the staff and teachers have made this possible and has inspired me to be a better person. I hope in the future to impart some of their wisdom on my own students."

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  • Review by Natalia Norko from Poland

    "The yoga training Course was an experience of a lifetime. The opportunity to learn from well-trained yoga teachers and understanding the different aspects of yoga was enlightening."

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  • Review by Salony Setya from USA

    "As a student of yoga, I achieved more than I could have ever imagined through the yoga training course. The settings are ideal in the forest with natural surroundings, the staff very helpful and above all the yoga teachers very knowledgeable and practical."

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  • Review by Andreas from Norway

    "The yoga teacher training course had a rigorous schedule and helped me in disciplining myself and becoming a better student of yoga."

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  • Review by Mariana Ponce from Peru

    "The yoga training course was an enlightening experience, coming from Peru, the course helped me understand and live the principles of yoga."

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  • Review by Tina from Norway

    "The training at Yoga Vimoksha has helped me to become a better yoga practitioner and enable others to train and understand the benefits of yoga."

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