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How to get to the retreat center in Goa
Book your flight for Goa’s airport called Dabolim Airport. You can take a paid taxi from inside the airport or we can arrange a taxi to pick you up from the airport and bring you to the retreat center. We suggest that you arrive before 4:00 pm on the first day of the yoga course.
Once you book your flights, you need to share your complete travel details with the retreat center. They will then arrange a taxi you.
The cost of taxi/mini bus from Dabolim Airport is 40-50€/person/trip.
The driver meets all students at the airport and brings them directly to the Retreat center on Ashwem beach.
All our accommodations in Goa are a step away from the beach. A place to create lifelong memories.
Each room is designed with natural elements and built & furnished by local artisans. Their cosy interiors inspire feelings of calm and serenity.
Some rooms have stunning views to the Arabian Sea. Other rooms have view to a large garden. Rooms are equipped with AC or with standing fans.
You will feel totally at ease in your "Home away from home".
Anahata has two beach-front dedicated yoga studios equipped with all the necessary props including yoga mats, belts, blocks, blankets, cushions, bolsters and more.
Both yoga studios are made of wooden deck on floating stilts overlooking the sea. The space is 80 square meters in size and can accommodate 30 yogis.
Are you ready to transform your life?
With the correct guidance you will be amazed at what your body is capable of. Redefine what you thought possible.
Most teachers know what to teach. That part is easy. You will learn how to teach it right and why to teach it that way. That takes skill.
It sounds cliché but it is true. Yoga will improve your life and those you share it with. Don’t you want a change? Then change.
Students that loved this course
Joanna and Martin are excellent teachers. Martin will definitely teach you how you should improve your alignment so you actually feel something and get the real benefits. I for instance have always thought that I will have to practice some more years to begin with arm balances but after a good preparatory Vinyasa class of Joanna I was in side crow and other crazy asanas which felt amazing! Thank you for those moments! And receiving adjustments from such talented and experienced teachers as Martin and Joanna is such a treat. To whom would I recommend this YTT? If you love doing yoga, you don’t fear sweating (Ashtanga!), are a curious person and would love to spend a good time in wonderful Greece – go for it!Nora TabeaEngland, UK
This teacher training was fantastic. One of the most valuable things was taking the asanas back to basics — understanding the foundations really enabled me to deepen my practice and correct the mistakes I had been making unknown for years. More than just the asanas, the course places physical practice in the broader philosophy and helped me understand that yoga is about so much more than what happens on the mat.Jenni SmoutEngland, UK
I decided to do a yoga teacher training, not with the intention to become a yoga trainer, but to improve my knowledge about yoga and especially about the physical part - alignment. I did a lot of research to find out which training would be the best for me. In the end I chose Alpha yoga school because of the very personal contact with Joanna from the beginning. She convinced me somehow to do the training and with her very open, helpfulness and friendly attitude she gave me the support I needed. These attributes I felt during my whole training. Joanna and Martin are very open, lovely persons and funny (especially Martin). They always take the time for you and your questions and wishes. During the whole training Joanna and Martin were very close with the whole group. I improved my alignment and learned to feel my body with a lot more attention. Also mentally I developed new strength and find back some of my positivity, gratefulness and calmness that I lost a bit in the stressfully daily-life at home.Gesine Matter
If you search for a high quality yoga teacher training, which challenges you, makes you laugh and opens new perspectives of living your life, you should choose this one! It was an incredible time, we learned so much about our own body, yoga philosophy and how to teach in a safe and good way. I came as a yoga loving girl and left as a yoga loving teacher with a bag full of new friends and unforgettable memories. It was on the one hand really challenging and exhausting and on the other hand such an intense, emotional, wonderful time with a wonderful group of people and wonderful teachers!! I highly recommend this yoga teacher training! Lots of Love LeaLea Hausner
You made everyone feel so welcome and supported throughout this challenging and intensive journey. I am definitely missing the group energy and the fun morning Ashtanga and Vinyasa flows! I just did my first Mysore style class and it was a unique and new experience for me. This YTTC will be an experience I will never forget and I'm so happy I went on this journey - thank you for it all!Alex Aitken
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Practice Vinyasa Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.
- Learn applied functional anatomy
- Break down more than 50 important yoga poses. You will learn their correct alignment, recognize their misalignment tendencies, their safe modifications, and offer hands-on adjustments for different body types.
- Learn short sequences for 15, 30, 60, and 90-minute self-practice.
- Build a self-practice (home practice) without having to rely on a teacher
- Learn how to create vinyasa sequences and teach your classes to your fellow students.
- Workshops on complex postures. These workshops give a lot of attention to detail and will change your personal practice. The emphasis is on safety to your own body and the prevention of injuries for yourself and for your students.
- Philosophy, meditation, chanting...
We limit our groups to 25-26 students. This is a perfect number for both students and teachers. Students can experience the benefits of group energy, practice real teaching scenarios. Yet, teachers can provide the personal attention students need and deserve.
The course welcomes practitioners of all ages. 75% of the group is between 25 to 35 years old. The rest is either younger or more mature, between 50 and 60 years of age and older.
Philosophy (Indian philosophy, yogic lifestyle, breathing techniques (theory and practice), moral and ethical codes of yoga (yamas and niyamas), classical texts, and more modern texts on yoga.
Yoga Anatomy with hands-on exercises wherever possible.
Teaching Skills will be also put into practice. Everything you will learn in theory, you also put into application.
Alignment and Adjustments could be considered either theory or practice. Firstly you will learn them theoretically. Secondly, you will practice on yourself and other students.
The answer here is yes!
Not only can an injury be a gift to your experience of Yoga Teacher Training, it can also offer so much to the other students, the teacher, and the lessons.
Of course, consult your doctor before committing to this intensive yoga training and receive informed guidance.
At Alpha Yoga School, we understand the benefit of using props and encompass them in our teacher trainings.
We encourage students to experience them in their own practice, as well as in their teaching of yoga to others.