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25 Days 200-Hour 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
  • 25 days accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • 20 days with instruction
  • English
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Yoga Vimoksha offers well furnished rooms. Discover the natural flora and fauna of Goa and the beauty of Hinterland at the unique location near the Dudhsagar waterfalls.

Deluxe room

Wake up to the close encounters of the nature, the spacious AC deluxe room with a sit out which provides you with a view of the forest. Television, tea/coffee maker, hair dryer, electronic safe are equipped to make you feel comfortable during your stay.

Our yoga teacher training course offers:

Traditional & 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) & basics of pre-natal yoga.

Yoga therapy: Lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, eyes, stress, weight reduction, diabetes, heart & 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 & 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 (Guruu)

    Yoga Shiromani Sharad Pandit (Guruu) is a professional yoga instructor with a 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 hours from International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Kerala in 2004. 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.

  • Acharya Reejo Joy

    Strongly influenced with five years of Hatha yoga and three years of Ashtanga yoga practice, teachers, books, scriptures, travel, and environments, Reejo aims to focus on health aspects of his students and move towards the spiritual aspects of the yoga practice, important to preserve the values and essence of classical Hatha yoga practice without distortion from its purpose and incorporate in every session. He is a certified fitness trainer and a massage therapist. He is specialized in other yoga styles like Restorative yoga, Iyengar yoga, Laughter yoga, Vinyasa flow, and Power yoga.

  • Yogi 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 traveled across the major places in India teaching yoga and meditation. Kumar mastered in the art of Hatha yoga, pranayama (breathing exercise), Thai yoga, and Therapeutic yoga.

  • Jennifer Hunt

    A 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 of science 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.

The Yoga Vimoksha School is situated in the natural forest area of Mollem in Goa, which is 10 km from the Dudhsagar waterfalls.

Food provided at our center 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.

  • Private room (single/double/triple sharing) with attached bath.
  • Three vegetarian meals per day.
  • Tea - 2 times per day
  • Shatkama kit (cleaning techniques equipment)
  • Free half hour relaxation / jet lag massage on arrival
  • Course fee
For information about the booking conditions, please send Yoga Vimoksha an inquiry.
  • Review by Zoe F. from UK
    10 out of 10

    "What a month! Staffs are so helpful and friendly, I definitely felt at home here! Rooms are spacious and kept clean. Spa facilities available. Felt very safe as a solo female traveler in India. Food also great!"

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  • Review by ManolisKaterina from Athens, Attiki, Greece
    10 out of 10

    "During our stay, we had the chance to meet a very special yoga consultant and an exceptional Ayurvedic doctor. The detox treatment was well organized. The offered massages were unique. When leaving the farmhouse, we were full of energy and with a feeling of peace in our minds. After three months, we are still experiencing a positive influence as a result of the retreat. We will certainly go back again."

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  • Review by Louise Osterlind from Malmö, in Sweden
    9 out of 10

    "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
    9 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    " 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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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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