15 Day 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India (Finished)

Date: January 28 – February 10, 2017 (Finished)

Highlights

  • Intensive 200 hours of training
  • Comprehensive modules and courses
  • Receive a one-of-a-kind double certificate upon completion
  • Learn from five highly experienced and well-trained instructors
  • Daily morning tea or organic juices
  • 3 daily Ayurvedic organic meals
  • 14 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Group size: 15 maximum

Length: 15 days with instruction

Languages: Chinese (mandarin), English, Portuguese

This yoga teacher training in India program is offered by five highly experienced, talented, and compassionate instructors. All of their teachings are only on their specialty and expertise in their chosen disciplines. Together, all of the teachers have over 70 years of combined teaching experience.

You will have the training in the beachfront yoga shala. A day trip to a secluded beach, which has no road access and can only be reached by boat and with amazing dolphin sightseeing on the way, is also included. There will also be Ayurvedic Indian veggie cooking classes.

Through this retreat, you will learn the ancient art and science of Mysore-Ashtanga-Vinyasa yoga primary series and Vinyasa flow. You will also learn the incredible skill of adjustments and modifications using props, by the lead instructor who was trained by BNS Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois and his grandson, Sharath, and the lineage of the great yogi master, Sri Krishnamacharya, the father of modern yoga.

You have the option to join a day trip to a stunning, secluded beach, which has no road access and can only be reached by boat and has en route, amazing dolphin sightseeing. Learn about the Astanga Eight Limbs, yogic lifestyle off the mat, nutrition modules, and optional vegetarian cooking classes to learn Ayurvedic Indian dishes and to learn about the world famous Indian spices.

Learn with two instructors who specializes in yoga anatomy or physiology experts and learn yoga anatomy to safely teach yoga for beginners, elderly, and those who are in pain, with injuries, and many health conditions that are commonly seen in today’s yoga classes.

Learn Myofascial release, which is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. Applied yoga therapy is taught in a practical manner through the Thai yoga massage therapist certification classes.

Thai massage is an ancient healing art involving intensive work on the body’s meridians utilizing assisted stretching, deep compression, channeling of breath, and rhythmic movements. It is traditionally performed on a fully dressed recipient lying on a thin floor mat without the use of oils or creams.

The comprehensive Thai massage or yoga anatomy modules will set the foundation for an enduring practice as a Thai yoga therapist and yoga teacher. By keeping class sizes small, it is ensured that every student will work or gets worked on by the instructor, making the learning accurate and experiential. The Thai massage or yoga anatomy modules are conducted typically from Monday to Friday for about three and a half hours per day.

The modules cover about 70 massage techniques with the client lying usually in a supine or lying-on-their-back position. The course is most beneficial for massage therapists, body workers, yoga practitioners, energy healers, and people interested in alternative healing.

Upon completion, students will have a substantial foundation in the major positions of Thai yoga massage and can expect to perform a comprehensive one and a half hour Thai massage therapy session for family, friends, and eventually for clients. You will also learn the ancient yoga philosophy of the Eight Limbs of Yoga and Patanjali’s sutras.

There will also be classes on yoga therapy, yoga for kids, the elderly, and for pre and post-natal students, teaching methodology, ethics, business aspects of opening up your yoga studio and massage practice, energy healing, Reiki, Kundalini awakening, chakras, nadis, pranayama, sanskrit mantras, yoga philosophy, kryas, and chanting.

Learn about professional ethics and how to earn a living from sharing yoga with others in your community and abroad, how to create a business plan for your yoga studio and massage practice. This retreat will show you how to be a yoga teacher and massage practitioner starting from day one. You will be practicing one-on-one with your peers and teachers throughout the course.

Requirements

This yoga teacher training is suitable for all levels. Everyone is welcome but a year of yoga practice is highly recommended.

The schedule is subject to small changes. Please do not hesitate to inquire if you have any questions about the schedule or subjects covered.

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:30 – 8:00 Ashtanga Vinyasa asana flow
  • 08:00 – 09:00 Take some rest, breakfast, fruit smoothies, tea, or coffee
  • 09:00 – 10:00 Alignment, adjustment, and modifications
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Yoga therapy
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Pranayama or philosophy
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Meditation and mantras
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 – 17:30 Anatomy or physiology and Thai yoga massage modules
  • 17:30 – 18:30 Yoga Nidra meditation, chakra cleaning, and Reiki energy healing
  • 18:30 – 19:00 Dinner