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20 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Goa

  • Yoga Vimoksha School, The Beach House, 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.


  • 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
  • 19 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 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.

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
  • 19 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

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


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.


  • 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

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI). Transfer from and to the airport on request, for 30 GBP one-way and 60 GBP for the return trip. Please provide us with the arrival details of your flight.

Check in

3 p.m.

Group size

Maximum 20 persons.

Seasonal information

The weather in Goa is pleasant throughout the year, however, during the monsoon season it does get humid at times. The most suitable clothing would be light, loose cotton clothes. Tight fitting thick clothes should be avoided.

Accommodation request

Twin sharing is subject to availability. Please send inquiry to Yoga Vimoksha for details.

Dressing information

The ideal dress code is a t-shirt with pajamas or track pants. You will be provided with two sets of special edition t-shirts which you can wear to the theory classes, meditation sessions, etc. For the practical yoga classes, you will have to wear a comfortable t-shirt and track pants which would be the most comfortable clothes for you.

What to bring

You will have to bring things which are personal in nature e.g. towels, toiletries, mobiles, camera, laptops, and the like. Also, you will have to carry some casual clothes which you are comfortable in. Bringing mosquito repellents or lotions is recommended.

Passport / visa

You should apply strictly for a tourist visa and the purpose of your visit to India should be travel or tourism (yoga and Ayurveda retreats in Goa etc.). Invitation letter is not required for tourist visa.


Any particular vaccination is not required.

Additional information

For more information ask your questions directly to Yoga Vimoksha who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

Yoga Shiromani Sharad Pandit (Guruu)

Yoga Shiromani Sharad Pandit (Guruu) is a professional yoga instructor with an E-RYT-200 from Yoga Alliance USA. He has been a student of yoga since 2004 and the practice of yoga has been a constant in his life. He is dedicated to his yogic journey and to learning. He completed his YTTC 200-hour from International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Kerala in 2004.

In his childhood, he was greatly influenced by Guru Dattatreya (Supreme Teacher of Yoga for all Yoga Paths in ancient Time) from Holy Mountain Girnar, where most of yoga gurus / sages go to for energizing their yoga journey. He is a certified computer engineer and worked in IT management before becoming a yoga instructor. His interest lies in following the spiritual path and knowing his real self, through spiritual mythologies, and studies.

He is attracted to yogic and karmic philosophies since childhood and this led him to the renowned spiritual location of Mount Girnar where he got deeply involved in practicing yoga, meditation, and yogic secrets. He has practiced and taught yoga in Dubai, Sharjah, Iran, and the major cities in India, as well as teaching meditation.

He has conducted numerous workshops and classes over the years for corporate employees, prisoners, and non-governmental organizations. He is a master in Hatha yoga, pranayama (breathing exercise), guided relaxation, Kundalini yoga and Swar yoga. He has more than 10 years of sound experience as a yoga instructor.

He is currently doing his research on benefits of yoga secrets and its implementation in daily life for physical, astral, and spiritual development.

Acharya Vinay Sharma

Yoga Acharya Vinay was born in a Vedic family, in which all the family members used to chant Vedic mantras and practiced yoga daily. In childhood, he was greatly influenced by his father, whom he gives full credit for sparking an interest in yoga. His father was a good practitioner of yoga and meditation. Yogi Vinay started out his career as a meditation instructor with a course in transcendental meditation and after completing his university graduation.

He went on to complete a post-graduate diploma followed by a masters degree in yogic science from Yoga University in Bhopal, MP. Presently he is doing his PhD in yoga. Having always had an interest in Naturopathy, Yogi Vinay went on to complete a diploma course in Paramedical and Naturopathy and became proficient in yoga therapy.

He has successfully guided individuals to cures from chronic illnesses by applying traditional approaches of naturopathy and natural living such as nutrition, fasting, sunbathing, hydrotherapy, etc. He is certified in Thai yoga level one and two, advanced yoga posture and chakra meditation. He has participated in national seminars and yoga competitions where he obtained various awards for his outstanding performance in various forms of yoga.

He has been a part of the Yoga Vimoksha team for more than 5 years.

Neeraj Kumar Yogiraj Neeraj Kumar

Neeraj Kumar Yogiraj Neeraj Kumar has a post graduate diploma in yogic science from Shree Jay Ram Ashram Rishikesh. He conducts yoga, meditation courses, and retreats at Yoga Vimoksha (The Beach House). He has been practicing yoga and meditation for more than 15 years.

His interest lies in following the spiritual path and knowing his real self, through spiritual mythologies and studies. He has been attracted to these yogic and karmic philosophies since childhood and this led him to renowned spiritual locations like the Himalayas, Haridwar, and Rishikesh where he deeply involved himself in practicing yoga & meditation. He traveled across the major places in India teaching yoga and meditation.

He mastered in the art of Hatha yoga, pranayama (breathing exercise), Thai yoga, and Therapeutic yoga, and has been a part of the Vimoksha Yoga team for 4 years.

Jennifer Hunt

An RYT-200 certified yoga trainer, Jennifer lives in south London. She completed GCSEs and A-levels at school, and then went on to get her bachelor's degree in physiotherapy at the University of East Anglia.

She qualified in 2009, and has since been working in London. She specializes in physiotherapy for neurological conditions and has post-grad qualifications in Bobath and Pilates. Jennifer Hunt conducts guest classes at Yoga Vimoksha when she lives in Goa, India.

Naveen Puthussery

Naveen Puthussery is a native Indian from Kannur, in the state of Kerala. He has been practicing yoga for more than 10 years. He is authentic classical and qualified yoga master and well-known for teaching yoga therapy, Hatha yoga, Pranayama, Mantra yoga, meditation, and yoga Nidra. He obtained a bachelor degree in yoga with Indian philosophy and a master of science in health and yoga therapy from Kannur and Calicut University.

He has taught yoga in different ayurveda hospitals and yoga centers for Europeans, Americans, Asians etc., in different states of India, and also in Malaysia. He enjoys introducing yoga to new students as well as enhancing and inspiring seasoned yogis in their own pace. No matter how old or how young his students may be, his convincing personality, as well as his deep love for the practice, has the potential to change their lives.

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.

  • Fitness center
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot
For information about the booking conditions, please send Yoga Vimoksha an inquiry.
  • 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." website, edited

  • 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!" website, edited

  • Review by a traveler from London, UK

    "I am just about to finish my RTYC 200hr yoga instructor course with Vimoksha Yoga at the Farm House.The level of expertise, professionalism and genuine interest in my well being shown by the yoga team has been incredible. The yoga team could not do enough to make my stay more comfortable. The course is fantastic, with a comprehensive, classical approach that is open to new ideas. I am coming away from this feeling like I have learnt a lot more than just yoga.The resort has lovely, clean accommodation. The sizeable rooms have air cons, fans and fridges. It is situated in the middle of a jungle and is quite rural, which makes it a good place to focus on studies, or to just relax. There are on site massage and beauty treatments. It has a well maintained pool and a restaurant. The food is excellent. If you are going for yoga, keep in mind that you will be eating vegetarian for a month and it may be an idea to prepare your body for that beforehand!The resort is not far from Dudhasagar Waterfall, which is well worth a visit, as is the Sakahar spice plantation. If you like elephants, you can spot a few here or pay a nominal fee to wash or ride one. There is a small, local town within ten minutes walking distance. You can pick up a few basic essentials, but for shopping you will need to travel a bit. It is about an hour and a half away from town and the airport, I would recommend the resort's services for a pick up. I would pack a lot of mosquito spray if you are coming before the rainy season. Also worth mentioning, there are lots of monkeys, water buffalo, herons and fireflies to enjoy."

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  • Review by Kelly from Dublin, Ireland

    "I arrived in Goa to complete my 200 hour TTC and experienced so much more from this experience than what I was expecting!The preparation before arrival was made very simple thanks to Dr. Anjali, who was always quick to respond to all my questions.The school is located in the beautiful and peaceful jungle away from the hustle and bustle. Every day our monkey friends would come to observe the yoga class. Our instructors Dr. Mahesh and Vinay were absolutely sensational, I don't know of many schools where you can have such personable and inspiring instructors. We were always encouraged to achieve our best efforts and were even welcomed into the local temple! Weekend trips to the beach house were organised for us, and other activities nearby, such as elephant rides in the jungle, tours of the local spice plantation and swimming under the Dudhsagar waterfall were all easily accessible. The food was strictly Sattvic for our yoga course but if we felt the need for alteration this was also easily granted to us.The small class size allowed for plenty of one on one time, and I felt I gained much more guidance because of this.I now feel I have such a broad knowledge of yoga, not just the physical practice but the history, philosophy and therapeutic sides also.A good choice for any budding yoga instructor!"

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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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Goa, India

Yoga Vimoksha Goa offers yoga teacher training certification program that produces the most knowledgeable and highly trained instructors.The YTTC program is accredited with Yoga Alliance USA and UK.

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