Govardhan Ecovillage

About This Center

Greeting and Namaskar from Govardhan Ecovillage. Serene and untouched by modern World – this beautiful jungle retreat is set over 85 acres, just 2-hours’ drive from Mumbai, India – in the foothills of the Sahyadri mountains. We thank you for your interest in our Yog Sadhana Program. We conduct 28 days, 15 days and 07 days fully residential Yoga programs leading to 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training certification.

Our participants enrol in Yoga programs to learn the finer nuances of yoga and its benefits leading to an overall enriching life. The program is flexible where based on availability of time – you can choose to start with a 07 days, 15 days or the full term of 28 days. You can then choose to return for the balance of the program at your convenience or should you have the time – finish the entire 200 hours’ certification in one go.

The retreat was built with love following the vision Radhanath Swami had of creating simple living and high thinking – for a high end and modern ashram facility, with 75 rooms, 2 yoga studios, 30 luxury jungle tents, 12 Vrindavan temples, an Ayurveda centre, swimming pool, a gurukul, vegan kitchen facilities, organic farming and gaushalas, all within the campus.

We are humbled to be recognised by UNWTO with an award for sustainable tourism. We support multiple CSR projects across 26 nearby villages and request you to go through the below 2 video links on the yoga school and our retreat centre for a complete overview of the Ashram.

Video 1: Govardhan Ecovillage Film


Video 2: Govardhan Yoga Academy Film


You may visit our website (contact info blocked) for more information.

The schedule for our upcoming programs is mentioned below.

November 2017:

1) 20th Nov to 18th Dec (28 days)

2) 20th Nov to 27th Nov 2017 (7 days)

3) 20th Nov to 5th Dec 2017 (15 days)

December 2017:

1) 20th Dec to 18th Jan 2017 (28 days)

2) 20th Dec to 27th Dec 2017 (7 days)

3) 20th Dec to 5th Jan 2018 (15 days)

February 2018:

1) 1st Feb to 28th Feb 2018 (28 days)

2) 1st Feb to 7th Feb 2018 (7 days)

3) 1st Feb to 15th Feb 2018 (15 days)

March 2018:

1) 1st Mar to 28th Mar 2018 (28 days)

2) 1st Mar to 7th Mar 2018 (7 days)

3) 1st Mar to 15th Mar 2018 (15 days)

June 2018:

1) 1st Jun to 28th Jun 2018 (28 days)

2) 1st Jun to 7th Jun 2018 (7 days)

3) 1st Jun to 15th Jun 2018 (15 days)

July 2018:

1) 1st July to 28th July 2018 (28 days)

2) 1st July to 7th July 2018 (7 days)

3) 1st July to 15th July 2018 (15 days)

University Certification: Upon successful completion of the 200 hours, you will receive a Diploma in Yoga Education – recognized by Government of Maharashtra, India. Certification is provided by the Yoga Vidya Gurukul, affiliated to YCMOU (A Government of India University) that runs University Diploma courses in Yoga.

This Certification entitles you to teach Yoga in any part of the world. Many insurance companies all over the world have provide liability and professional indemnity insurance to the students who complete our Yoga program.

Or you can simply cherish the benefits of learning and practicing Yoga. Some participants come to become yoga teachers while some simply come for the Experience.

All sessions are in English.

Accommodation Details: Ashram accommodation with a single private room. A common bath area shared on average by 2 people is located next to the rooms. Rooms are equipped with a ceiling fan, a desk and chair, electric tea kettle, a closet with hangers, and a small room heater. Bed linens, pillows, blankets and towels are provided. We also have mosquito nets and mosquito repellent available.


For 28 days: $1500

For 15 days: $900

For 7 days: $600

As there are limited seats – a minimum payment of INR 10,000 will help you reserve your seat for any of the above courses.

The fees include the 28 Day accommodation at Govardhan Ecovillage, meals, tuition fees, study materials and course certificate.

Kindly Transfer full fees or the minimum payment to confirm your seat. Remaining balance needs to be transferred at least 1 month in advance before the course commences.


Account Number: (contact info blocked)

Name of the Account: ISKCON GEV OPT

Bank Name: Yes Bank LTD

Branch: Marine Drive Branch

Swift Code: YESBINBB

IFSC Code: YESB0000311

Kindly send the transaction reference number to (contact info blocked) after the payment has been made so we can confirm receipt and send you a confirmation.


If you need assistance in arranging for pick up either from airport please let us know the full arrival details. The taxi picks up charge shall be payable by you on actual and is not included in the course fee. We once again appreciate your desire to become a trained YOGA EXPERT and look forward to your participation in this forthcoming 200 hours Certified Yoga course.


Please click on the link to register for the 28 Day Yoga program:

(contact info blocked)200-hour-yoga-teacher-training/

We humbly look forward to hosting and serving you at our beautiful Ecovillage.

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