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Yoga Teacher Training in India-Goa

Goa-India and all you want to know about the 200h-Foundational course here

Practice yoga to the sound of the waves and the views of the Indian ocean in this beach-front location.

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Join Alpha Yoga School for this residential, all-inclusive 200-hour Vinyasa Flow & Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Goa-India, on Ashwem Beach.

Be transported to a softer, gentler world. To this charming beach-front property, set amongst palm trees on the quiet and serene Ashwem Beach.

Kick-off your shoes and feel the warmth of the sand underneath your feet. If you are looking to get away from it all, look no further and come join us for your Yoga Teacher Training in Goa-India.

Deepen your personal yoga practice with the Alpha Yoga team of experienced yoga teachers. Did you know that all Alpha Yoga teachers trained in India as well?

Learn safe yoga asana alignment and adjustment, functional yoga anatomy, Vedic yoga philosophy, yoga teaching methodology, and correct vinyasa yoga sequencing. Practice meditation, pranayama techniques, and much more.

All our Yoga Teacher Training Courses are registered with Yoga Alliance U.S.A. and Yoga Professionals U.K.

Come as a yoga student, leave as a yoga teacher.

By the way, did you know that you can also take your 300hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training with us? This way, you will be a 500-hour Certified Yoga Instructor with Yoga Alliance USA.

Dates and Fees...

200hr YTT Dates in Goa-India

19th November - 10th December 2022
14th January - 4th February 2023
25th February - 11th March 2023

200hr YTT Fees in Goa-India

Single Room
1 double bed, en-suite bathroom, sea view
€3,375.00
Twin Room
2 single beds, sea view, en-suite bathroom
€2,875.00
Triple room
3 single beds, sea view, bathroom
€2,475.00
  • The above prices already include an early bird discount of 200€. To benefit, reserve your spot 2 months ahead.
  • deposit of 400€ is required to reserve your spot. The remaining balance is paid upon arrival.
  • We offer a flexible deposit policy adapted to the circumstances we live in. Read more about our Covid-19 "You Don't Lose Your Deposit" Guarantee.
  • All packages are residential and include the accommodation of your choice, breakfast, snacks, dinner, water, tea, coffee, tuition fees, and a manual. The yoga studio and the rooms are located in the property of the retreat center.
  • Check-in is available from 2:00 pm on on the 1st day of the course. Registration takes place from 4:30-5:30, welcome meeting @ 5:30, and welcome dinner @ 7:00 pm. Check-out is at 11:00 am on the last day of the course.
  • Book your flight to Goa Dabolim Airport on the on the 1st day of the course and book your return flight on the last day of the course. A taxi from and to the airport can be be arranged.

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Accommodation during the Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India

Anahata Seaside Retreat Center offers single, shared twin, and triple accommodation options.

  • Single room: 1 double bed (180cm wide)
  • Shared twin: 2 single beds (90cm wide)
  • Shared triple: 3 single beds (90cm wide)

All rooms include en-suite bathroom, upscale pillow top mattresses, luxury linen and silky white mosquito net.

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Food during this Yoga Teacher Training in Goa-India

Your retreat center will cater all breakfasts, afternoon snacks and dinners on all days, including the days-off. Their chef provides fresh natural vegetarian cuisine using only the finest local produce and ingredients.

Specialising in traditional, healthy, Indian and continental dishes, their goal is to satisfy an array of palates through balanced nutrition. Their food is just amazing, the colours and flavours are something that can't be discribe.

Breakfasts and dinners are buffet style and students can help themselves with as much food as they need.

Their wood fired pizza oven and selection of fresh cocktails makes Anahata's l'atelier restaurant the perfect beachside venue to lounge and relax at while resting between the classes or taking your well deserved break at the beach.

Within a five-minute walk, you can also find local restaurants serving traditional Indian dishes in a quaint waterfront village.

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How to get to the retreat center in Goa

Taxi

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.

Accommodation

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".

Yoga facilities

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?

Practice Without
Limitations

With the correct guidance you will be amazed at what your body is capable of. Redefine what you thought possible.

Teach With
Sophistication

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.

Transform
Your Life

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 Lea

Lea 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)

Should I invest in 200hour Yoga Teacher Training if I don’t want to become a yoga teacher?

Yes!
It is perfectly common that yoga students do not attend the course with the intention to teach right after the training. If you’re interested in deepening your yoga practice and learning more about yoga, we welcome you with open arms. We designed the training for 2 kinds of people. For those who know they want to become yoga teachers. And for those whose main aim is a strong and safe self-practice.🧘‍♂️🧘‍♂️
First, we need to practice yoga. As our personal practice deepens, teaching others may naturally blossom. Halfway through the training, many students realize that they actually enjoy teaching. Only after you teach the first class and it’s over, you will have a real idea whether you actually enjoy teaching. You will start the training and who knows...?
The most important element of the whole experience is immersion. Absorb the teachings and do it for yourself. You will learn so much about yourself, your mind, body, strengths, and weaknesses.
That is exactly how we started our yoga careers. We just wanted to know how to practice on our own. And now we teach future teachers.

Is your 200-Hour YTTC suitable for beginners?

This 200-hour course is open to all levels of yoga practitioners.
The most important factor is not how long you have been doing yoga.
The most important is that the applicant comes with an open mind and eagerness to learn.
You will deepen your practice no matter where you are at the moment.
The best time to move forward is now.

Can you tell me more about your 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training program?

On the 3-weeks yoga immersion with Alpha Yoga School, you will arrive at the roots of the yogic ancient tradition. Our established and knowledgeable instructors will guide you along as you will nourish yourself with the sun, sea, and a powerful plant-based diet. Either in Greece, or soon enough, in India.
Through establishing a solid foundation in Yoga Philosophy and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, your creative potential will flourish. It is from here that true educated Vinyasa (Flow) Yoga arises. You will:
  • 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...

How can I prepare for my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course?

Once you secure your deposit, you will have access to a Google Drie Folder with everything you need. We suggest that you get familiar with the names of the postures in Sanskrit and practice yoga classes that last 90 minutes or more. A few months before the course starts, we recommend you get into the habit of waking up at 7:00 am.  Also, we encourage students to practice yoga at least 4 times per week, preferably Vinyasa or Ashtanga Yoga. We will also send you links so that you can practice with us.
We recommend you practice meditation or awareness techniques. This can take the form of f.e. guided meditation, chanting, breathwork, seated silence, observation techniques, e.t.c.  If none of these float your boat, try getting outside and connecting with nature.
Maintain a healthy diet to prepare both your physical body and your mind. In addition, consult your doctor in case of any medical conditions or history of injury.

Is there a written and / or practical exam on the 200-Hour YTTC?

Yes.
You will take a multiple-choice exam in the anatomy, philosophy, and asana section. A practical assessment in the form of peer teaching will also take place towards the end of the course.
By the time assessments roll around, you will be more than prepared. We work with students to make sure they are thoroughly prepared and provide one-on-one mentoring if needed.
If for any reason you don't pass your assessments, you will have another opportunity to take them again.

I don’t practice Ashtanga Yoga. Can I join this yoga teacher training course?

Definitely yes!
We don't expect students to be masters of Ashtanga or inversions. We are here to teach you everything during the course.
The asana classes are split equally between Ashtanga yoga and Vinyasa yoga and the Ashtanga classes will progress slowly, class by class.
In our 200-hour training, we focus on the first sequence called the Primary series. During the yoga course, we break it down.
We explain in detail the correct and safe alignment for each asana.
We teach you modifications and preparations for even the most difficult poses. This is a course where you will immerse deeply into Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Most students fall in love with Ashtanga after this course.
An equal amount of time will be dedicated to Vinyasa (Flow) yoga.
You will learn how to sequence classes and you will obtain the necessary skills to teach. 

How many students do you accept per YTTC?

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.

What is the age profile of the students?

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.

What specific subjects are taught in the theory classes?

  • 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.

Will we learn how to find work after the yoga teacher training course?

Yes, you will cover this in a class called "Business of yoga".
We will show you how to get your first yoga jobs, how to set prices, and what to avoid doing.
How to use social media to attract new students to your classes and even yoga retreats.
How to write content in order to connect with your ideal student.

Can I teach Power Yoga after I finish this course?

Once you complete our yoga teacher training, you will be qualified and confident to teach Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga, often called Flow Yoga.
Power Yoga is another modern yoga style very similar to Vinyasa Yoga. You could say that Ashtanga Yoga is the mother of Vinyasa Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga is the mother of Power Yoga. This also means that Ashtanga is the most powerful style of all these styles. Power yoga focuses more on strength and sweating, less on flexibility, meditation, or chanting.
These are elements that can be brought, depending on the teacher, into a Vinyasa yoga class.
There are not many teacher training that will train you how to teach Power yoga only. If you can teach Vinyasa yoga, and then attend, say 10 power yoga classes, you will know how to teach Power yoga yourself…​​

Will we learn pregnancy/prenatal yoga?

We don't teach prenatal yoga. This is a niche and it's something that you will have to learn separately. Prenatal yoga courses are usually short, 50-hours maximum.

Can I teach Rocket Yoga after your yoga teacher training course?

Regarding Rocket Yoga, you are lucky because Joanna, your Vinyasa teacher, has completed her first 200-hour yoga teacher training with the creator of Rocket Yoga, with LARRY SCHULTZ himself!
That training was again a mix of Ashtanga Yoga and Rocket Yoga. Larry had studied Ashtanga Yoga with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the founder of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Method, and later came up with his own unique sequences that he called "Rocket Yoga".
Rocket Yoga is very flexible, which means that once you learn the sequences by heart, you have the freedom to deviate from the preset sequence.
You could take short training in Rocket Yoga, but you first need to finish a 200-hour yoga training first.
Joanna teaches Rocket 1sequence in each training.
There is no such thing as 200-hour training for Rocket Yoga only.
Just like Power Yoga, once you take 10-15 Rocket yoga classes, you will be able to teach it to others🧘‍♂️🧘‍♂️.

Do you offer an internship yoga program?

We offer scholarships to our ex-students. We call it the "Karma Yogi program".
To be eligible, you must first complete either a 200-hour or 300-hour program with Alpha Yoga School. This way we know your yoga practice, personality, teaching skills. The rest goes from there.
As a Karma Yogi, you have the rare opportunity to do the whole yoga course again and allow all the teaching to sink in. The second time you follow the same course, you deepen your understanding of all the aspects of yoga. You re-learn, reinforce, and grow confidence in teaching skills. All that is a great learning environment, always supported by the lead teachers. That is what makes it a great opportunity.
The program also offers rare opportunities to teach yoga classes and workshops. It is up to each karma yogi how far he/she wants to take it. Karma yogi can always join the philosophy, anatomy lectures, or any other activities on schedule.
In exchange, we ask karma yogis to assist us in the morning asana classes, alignment, and adjustments classes, in making announcements, and in bridging the students' communication with us and the retreat center.
As we do not own the retreat centers, karma yogi will pay for her/his food and accommodation. Karma yogi does not pay anything to the teachers.

In which countries can I teach with the yoga certificate that I earn?

The certificate from our school is recognized worldwide.
Our yoga teacher training programs are registered with Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance Professionals UK. These are the two most worldwide recognized yoga organizations.

After you receive your diploma you can register as a Registered Yoga Teacher with either organization. It is a paid service. You can register with these organizations only if you want, but you don't have to. This registration is not a prerequisite for you to teach yoga.
Your diploma will be accepted anywhere in the world. You can start teaching by showing the certificate you received from us. Studios can ask for your diploma. Some studios prefer to see your practice and ask you to teach a demo class. It depends from studio to studio.

Can I join yoga teacher training after injury or with a physical limitation?

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.

Will we learn how to integrate the use of props into our yoga practice?

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.

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