21 Days 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India

  • Yoga Vimoksha School, NH 4 A, Near Mollem Check Post, Goa, India

21 Days 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India

  • Yoga Vimoksha School, NH 4 A, Near Mollem Check Post, Goa, India

Yoga Teacher Certification in Goa

Yoga Vimoksha offers a 200-hour yoga teacher training certification at our yoga school located at Mollem forest, near the Dudhsagar waterfalls, Goa, India. All of our teacher trainings are based in the Ashtanga yoga system, a classical yoga practice. We follow Sivananda Hatha yoga style and the Iyengar style as well. We believe yoga instructors should be knowledgeable about prominent contemporary styles of yoga and for that reason, all of our trainings also explore and teach other styles as complementary to the Ashtanga method like Vinyasa Flow, Power yoga, Restorative /Yin yoga. Study of these methods ensures our program produces the most knowledgeable, well-rounded yoga instructors in the industry.

What does a student gain?

Vimoksha Yoga students not only gain confidence and expertise to lead a variety of yoga classes but they learn how to promote their career and continue to grow as an instructor and life-long student of yoga. Students emerge as well-trained, highly knowledgeable yoga instructors both in practice and theory. Students completing the course, receive a 200-hour teacher training certificate from Yoga Vimoksha, duly accredited by Yoga Alliance


  • Meditation sessions
  • Various styles of yoga
  • Yoga classes twice daily
  • Shatkama kit (cleaning techniques equipment)
  • Half hour relaxation/jet lag massage
  • 2 complimentary massages
  • 24 nights accommodation
  • 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, which is subject to availability.

This yoga teacher training course offers:

  • Traditional and classical Hatha yoga Sivananda style.
  • Primary series - Ashtanga-Vinyasa (Mysore Style)
  • Vinyasa flow sequencing & Power yoga
  • Iyengar style and Restorative yoga
  • Modifications, other variations and advance variation of all postures
  • How to use yoga props like block, bolster, strap & 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) and basics of pre-natal 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 / kriya (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.
  • Mantra chanting and meditation.
  • Yoga philosophy (eight Limbs of Ashtanga yoga) with Patanjali Yoga Sutra.
  • Teaching practicum.
  • First Aid and CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation).


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 students process of learning.

Anatomy and physiology: includes the study of physical anatomy, the skeleton, organs and muscles, cardiovascular system, Pancha Kosha & 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 as 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.


  • The candidate should be medically fit.
  • No prior knowledge or practice of yoga is necessary.
  • A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. A sincere desire to learn and openness to the teachings of yoga is required.

Duration of the course

  • The course is designed over a period of 4 weeks with 200 hours.
  • The course will be conducted 5 days in a week from 6.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • The course is with residential facilities.
  • The food provided will be Satwik and wholesome.

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
  • Yoga Shiromani Sharad Pandit (Guru)

    Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Yoga)

    Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)

    Shiromani Sharad is a yoga instructor with more than 10 years experience. Since 2004 yoga has been a constant in his life. He is a master in Hatha yoga, pranayama, guided relaxation, Kundalini yoga, and Swar yoga. Shiromani is a professional yoga instructor with a 200 hours E-Registered Yoga Teacher certification from Yoga Alliance USA. This certification clearly states that he has at least 1000 hours of teaching experience after completing the training. He also completed the 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training program from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Kerala in 2004.

  • 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.

  • Yogi Neeraj Kumar

    Yogi Neeraj Kumar has been practicing yoga and meditation for more than 15 years. He has a post graduate diploma in yogic science from Shree Jay Ram Ashram, Rishikesh. His interest lies in following the spiritual path and knowing his real self, through spiritual mythologies and studies. He traveled to major places in India teaching yoga and meditation classes. Kumar masters the art of Hatha yoga, pranayama, Thai yoga, and Therapeutic yoga. He conducts yoga, meditation courses, and retreats at Yoga Vimoksha.

  • Jennifer Hunt

    Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)

    Jennifer is a 200 hours Registered Yoga Teacher that lives in the south of London. She completed the General Certificate of Secondary Education and A levels at school and then got her bachelor degree in physiotherapy at the University of East England. Jennifer specializes in physiotherapy for neurological conditions and has post-grad qualifications in Bobath and Pilates. Jennifer Hunt now conducts guest classes at Yoga Vimoksha when she comes to Goa, India.

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
  • Fitness center
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant
  • 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.

  • 24 nights accommodation
  • 3 vegetarian meals per day
  • 2 complimentary 40-minute massages
  • Course fee
  • Complimentary 30-minute relaxation/jet lag massage, upon arrival
  • Tea, served two times daily
  • Shatkama kit (cleaning techniques equipment)
  • Additional meals
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal expenses

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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.

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    Review by Ingrid Rodrigues from United Arab Emirates

    CONS Cons: The dried rice breakfast! But the place was accommodating and would change anything if asked. The yoga shala at the back wasn't great. I think certain course teachers should refrain from making comments about their students' appearance- it's unnecessary and spoils the experience -especially when the student was enjoying it- it leaves a bad taste. If you haven't got anything nice to say...don't say anything at all.

    PROS Pros: The course was great and authentic. I liked that we learned sanskrit names and the benefits of the poses. The location was lovely-especially the yoga shala facing the beach was awesome. Reejo is clearly an experienced teacher who taught us well and showed us great modifications. Arbind was fantastically positive and supportive. Pjushe shared a lot of knowledge with us-his tips to gain more flexibility was the most helpful. The people on the course were so lovely and from all walks of life- I felt supported by them!

    2017-Aug-07 21:40:32

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    Review by Ann Culverwell from Great Britain

    Yogic experience

    PROS Pros: The instructors were amazing well worth every moment

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    Review by Claudia Serrano from United Mexican States

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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 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 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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  • 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 United States

    "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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