Inspiring 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training

About us


JANUARY 21 – FEBRUARY 16, 2018

The study of asana is not about mastering the postures. It is about using the postures to understand & transform yourself.


Our 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher Training offers a holistically integrated style of training. A blended asana style of traditional Hatha yoga, interwoven with the modern flow of vinyasa and yin. Other subject offerings include pranayama, mantra, meditation, philosophy, physical and subtle anatomy, nada yoga (yoga of sound) yoga nidra, ( yoga sleep) nutrition, ceremony, ample teaching practice time and consciously connected breath sessions.

Expand your understanding of asana and beyond, as you build and/or deepen your personal practice, awaken new perspectives and boost your confidence to teach yoga with a solid foundation.

Our teachers share a collective passion for living and transmitting the teachings of yoga, reflected from their experiences, practice and ongoing study. The foundation of each training or retreat is offered from their heart. It is in this higher vibrational resonance that cultivates authenticity and promotes sacred space.

We are more concerned with the flexibility and presence of your mind that of your physical body. With regular asana practice, one automatically becomes flexible. Being present to each moment is a completely different story and presence for all.

Our beautiful location is North Goa, a tranquil seaside village, situated alongside the Indian Ocean. Each day your soul will be fed by the sea breeze which will caress your skin and through each breath in the nourishing elements of nature.

Warning –This training will change your life forever. Your heart will open and you could feel waves of inspiration that nourishes your soul.


Our training's are from a unique collection of diverse, passionate, experienced teachers who are filled with an infinite sea of wisdom. We offer training in a beautiful location and infuse fun, personal growth, empowerment and a deeper knowledge of the teachings of yoga.


Asana Methodology – A detailed breakdown of each pose and an overview of the five main categories of postures: standing, forward bends, backbends, twists, and inversions. We’ll explore how to safely go into and out of each pose, offering proper adjustments, modifications, foundation, alignment and the benefits and contraindications for each pose covered.

An abundance of Teaching Practice – Teaching each other begins in the first week. The practice begins slowly with teaching one-on-one and then gradually builds to teach small groups for the final practicum. We give lots of time for teaching practice to help build confidence and self-esteem, and allow the teachings to be fully integrated.

Specialty Asana Classes –Acro Yoga helps to build trust as it is working with a partner, and is a whole lot of fun.

Meditation – There are many different styles and ways to meditate. We will explore four different methods, so you may find the best fit for you.

 Pranayama – One hour each day is devoted to conscious yogic breathing practices. Interwoven with the complementary practices of bandhas, mudras and kriyas. Aside from the daily pranayama practice, there are also some lectures to deepen the theoretical knowledge of pranayama.

Kriyas, Bandhas & Mudras are complementary practices for pranayama and redirecting energy into the bodies. This includes the use of various locks within the body and hands, which help to redirect and conserve the prana in the body.

Yoga Philosophy– We explore the ancient text of The Yoga Sutras. An aspect of Raja yoga (the science of the mind)

Physical Anatomy – Discover what bones, muscles and joints are connected with various asana poses. We cover some of the main systems of the body and how you can better improve your understanding to your physical body.

Subtle Anatomy – The subtle anatomy is an introduction to the unseen bodies of the chakras system. Discover more about yourself through the understanding of how the chakra system influences your life and how it affects who you are today.

The Koshas- the 5 unseen sheaths which make up the body.

 Nada Yoga – We encourage and explore the healing power of sound and the use of voice on a daily basis. Through mantras, songs, repeating the Indian scales and intuitive vocal play. Live music is also played in most shivasanas.

Discovering vibrations are as subtle as the thoughts we think, the intentions we have, the words we use and tones we make. Deepen your connection to sound and the subtle vibrations, which affect your reality.

Sound Healing – Receive a bath of healing sounds that takes you on a journey beyond time and space. These sound journeys have the power to rejuvenate and bring deep relaxation to the whole bodies.

Nutrition and Natural Healing –  Let they food be thy medicine. Become more conscious to what food you choose to fuel your body with. Silent breakfast, are offered to help connect with your conscious eating with food.  

 Discover how different sugars and fats affect the bodies.

Learn a few simple natural healing remedies.

 Yoga Nidra – Reprogram the subconscious through rotating conscious.

Ceremonies – Honor your sacred connection to life, through the rhythms of moon cycles. When in India we explore the power of fire ceremonies.

Conscious Connected Breath Work – Awaken energy blocks through the power of breath.

 Healing Sessions – Learn to transfer healing energy.


Nada is a Sanskrit word that means sound. Though the practice of Nada Yoga is not one specific practice, it covers a wide range of practical exercises. Some practices include vocal play, singing, sounding the Indian scales and mantras. Part of Nada Yoga is learning to fine-tune your ability to listen to audible and inaudible sounds, which is an aspect of subtle vibration. With regular practice of Nada Yoga the aspect of Pratyahara (with drawl of senses) arises which promotes deeper meditation and heart felt awakenings.


The practice of Nada Yoga assists us to become more aware through the aspect of listening, initially externally and eventually internally. When we cultivate a deeper awareness to conscious listening, our inner chatter slowly starts to dissolve which promotes inner peace. It is in a peaceful mind where joy and contentment naturally arise.

Sound is intimately connected with our breath, as both aspects are used to bring us into the present moment.

Transforms stuck emotions

Releases endorphins (the brain’s “feel good” chemicals)

Sounding the musical scale helps to move inner pranic energy that increases your energy

Builds your confidence to express and communicate more freely

Creates new neurological networks in the brain and expands your consciousness.

Improves communication

Strengthens your teaching voice

Allows for deeper meditations


Monday – Friday follows the schedule below.
Saturdays are a free day.
Sundays follow a less intensive schedule.

6:30 – 10:00 Awaken Your Spirit: Asana, Pranayama, Chanting Meditation

10:00 – 11:00 Nourish Your Soul: Silent Breakfast

11:00 – 1:00 Build a Foundation: Lecture

1:00 – 3:30 Rejuvenate,& Reflect: Lunch Break

3:30 – 6:30 Establish Your Roots of Wisdom:

Rotation of the following topics;

  • Teaching Methodology / Adjustments
  • Teaching Practice / Class
  • Yoga Nidra / Chanting / Satsang

There are a few night events that include chanting, yoga nidra, sound healing and meditation.

*The schedule is subject to change.

What is Unique about our training? 

We offer a holistic yoga training that includes and exceeds the understanding of Asana to help you integrate yoga into your daily life.


  • We believe sound is a powerful healing tool to free the voice, build confidence, and open the throat chakra. Explore the medicine of mantras, Indian scales, vocal play and song.
  • Through the sacredness of our foundation, we incorporate a safe space that promotes respect, acceptance and authenticity in non-competitive environment.
  • Our Yoga training offers you the opportunity to know your Authentic Self: Come as you are and allow yourself to be truly seen. There is no one better than your TRUE self.
  • Tap into your inner strength and increase your willpower, concentration, focus and discipline through a 3 hour daily morning practice.
  • Our venue is nestled in the countryside of rural India, surrounded by the elements of nature, which provides birdsong, fresh air and the connection to nature to awaken any yoga practice.
  • We teach from the traditional science of Hatha Yoga mixed with Vinyasa styles of yoga.
  • We offer individual and group support throughout the course of the training.
  • We believe life is about Feeling Soul Good, and this encourages acceptance and respect of differences and promotes fun and laughter throughout the training.


Our epic team is a unique collection of diverse and experienced teachers. They are passionate about sharing their knowledge and wisdom, often with humour and endless inspiration. 

They encourage you to listen to your inner guidance and intuition, as you align with the asana style that best suits your personal rhythm and teach from this place of authenticity.

 Sequoia Henning- Meditation, Pranayama, Asana, Sound Healing, Philosophy, Mantras, Holistic Healing, Subtle bodies anatomy. Asana methodology

  Shir Sumesh- Pranayama, Asana, Sound Healing, Philosophy, Mantras, Physical anatomy, Asana methodology

 Alexia Kulterer – Meditation, Asana, Asana methodology ,Kirtan, Nutrition, Acro yoga 




“Feeling Soul Good was an amazing experience! It was way over my expectations. I had no idea I was going to learn so much about not only yoga and the fundamentals but also about myself. I am truly grateful for Sequoia and her team, Pablo and Shir, they all were very committed, knowledgeable and supportive. Thank you for the bottom of my heart.” Birgitta USA, Hairdresser

I am forever grateful to have met Sequoia. She has such incredible knowledge, teachings, and energy. Sequoia was one of my teachers on a one-month yoga teacher training course in India, and from the very first pranayama class we had with her, I felt I had encountered a very unique and powerful teacher. During my time in India I was lucky to experience Sequoia’s yoga classes, sound healings, and ceremonies. Her understanding and insight into yoga and spiritual exploration are matched by her passion for sharing them with others. And her sense of humour is infectious! I have not stopped telling people about the “things I learned from Sequoia”, and I look forward to the day I can see this incredible teacher again.     Amy, Australia, Mother.

“I have learnt so much, mainly I have learnt how to listen to my self, I loved everything I have learnt as there is really so much content covered” Amy Doctor From New Zealand

“I would totally recommend this training for everyone you will not regret it. I learnt so much about my self, I learnt yoga is not a sport it is a way of life. I am so happy that now I know how to properly get into and out of each posture”.  Daniella Architect from Mexico 

“My experience with Feeling Soul Good was much more than a Yoga training it was a journey, I loved everything about the training and would highly recommend the training to everybody, it changed my life with such a positive impact” Amber, Student from Canada 

“I have learnt more about my self, more confidence, staying centred, to find more confidence in myself. I have deepened my practice, and realize how deeper the yoga philosophy really is” Nia psychologist from USA

“Sequoia, gives an abundance of wisdom and knowledge, passion and love. Which affected me deeply in all my relationships in my life, through her words teaching and sounding, which I didn't truly realize until a few months after returning home from Bali. It's been a blessing.  Victoria, Yoga teacher from USA 

ABOUT THE VENUE                                                               

  • Devarya Wellness, located in a coastal village in North Goa, India, overlooks the Morjim Beach. This beautiful beach stretch is also known as Turtle Beach after the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles that nest on its shores. A quiet and peaceful setting, Morjim with its lush green hills, clean beaches and the Chapora river running through it is a popular destination for foreign travellers and expats.                                                       
  • Devarya Wellness is specially designed to celebrate the colourful and mystical spirit of India. Their bouquet of rooms speak to your senses, lets you soak in the relaxed vibes in their beautiful property and resonate with your inner balance.                              
  • They have an in-house restaurant which serves tasty & healthy organic fare complete with superfoods to help you detox your system.                                                   
  • If time does not permit you to enjoy the seaside between some of the breaks, then you can dip into their natural salt water swimming pool.
  • On your longer breaks or on your day off you may sunbathe on the healing sands of Morjim beach as you watch the sun set into the Arabian sea.


 Standard Rooms

  • The standard rooms are situated in the centre of the resort, which is opposite the salt water pool with views of the tropical gardens.
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hot water showers
  • A/C and Fans in each room
  • The rooms all come with comfortable twin or double bed, 
  • Storage Closet
  • Some rooms have private balcony 
  • Sounds of the ocean waves will sing you to sleep
  • Room size is 45 square meters

 Premium Cottage Rooms 

  • The wooden beach cottages are situated less than a one minute walk from the Indian Ocean of Morjim Beach and the Chai Café.
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hot water showers
  • A/C and Fans in each room
  • The rooms all come with comfortable twin or double bed, 
  • Storage closet
  • Some rooms have private balcony 
  • Each room has a comfortable sofa
  • Sounds of the ocean waves will sing you to sleep
  • Room size is 60 square meters

 Chakra Rooms Suites

They are the biggest rooms with a specifically designed theme, based on the chakras. Each room is painted and designed reflecting this specific chakra.

  • Four post Twin or double beds
  • All furniture is influenced from Rajasthani flavour
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hot water showers
  • A/C and Fans in each room
  • The rooms all come with comfortable twin or double bed, 
  • Storage closet
  • Each room has a comfortable sofa
  • Private balcony
  • Sounds of the ocean waves will sing you to sleep



  • Shared Standard $2450
  • Standard Single $3475
  • Premier Wooden Cottage Shared $2750
  • Premier Wooden Cottage Single $3775
  • Chakra Suite Shared  $2950
  • Chakra Suite Single $3975

If you sign up before Nov 15, 2017 all students will receive an early bird discount of $100 of all prices seen above.


Air-conditioned comfortable accommodations

Three healthy vegetarian meals

Unlimited Water, Hot lemon ginger, Chai, Lemon, mint cold water

Unlimited saltwater pool use

Surprise group excursion

Neti pot

Chanting beads


Airfare, visa, tips for the venue staff and transportation to the venue.

All transfer fees of the course tuition. (PayPal or bank charges will not be covered us)


* Fill out an application and send your $500 non-refundable deposit to secure your deposit. If your application is not accepted your money will be fully refunded. Email us for the application. 

Method of payment: International Bank Transfer, Paypal or Cash.

Applicants are responsible for all bank and extra Pay Pal fees. If your choice is to pay through Pay Pal add an extra 4 percent to the full payments. If you do not have a PayPal account you can simply use your credit card, send an international bank transfer or pay the remaining payment with cash on arrival.


  • Devarya Wellness, located in a coastal village in North Goa, India, overlooks the Morjim Beach. This beautiful beach stretch is also known as Turtle Beach after the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles that nest on its shores. A quiet and peaceful setting, Morjim with its lush green hills, clean beaches and the Chapora river running through it is a popular destination for foreign travellers and expats.
  • Known for its serene atmosphere, the Morjim beach is a great setting for a yoga holiday. It has something for everyone, whether it is a soul-searcher who is looking for tranquillity or someone looking to enjoy a relaxing beach vacation.
  • Morjim beach is a delight for nature lovers too. Apart from the Olive Ridley turtles, a variety of flora and fauna can be spotted here. For those interested, locals offer dolphin-sighting trips. You can even take a walk up the famous Chapora Fort for great views of the sandy beach and the green palms.
  • Morjim beach is a perfect place for the practice of yoga or embracing a healthy life style. Daily connections to the elements include long walks on the beach, swimming in the ocean, meditating on the beach as you watch the beauty of the sunset.

Food at Devarya Wellness 

They strive to provide and offer the best they can, which is seen in the wide range of items offered in the delicious buffet style of healthy options.

 Example of some items served at buffet breakfast include 

Your choice – either one veg or fruit juice

Egg station – order the eggs cooked to your preferred taste, made in front of you.

Fruit platter - various fresh fruit options to choose from

Brown bread - always served with home made jams

Salads - a variety of fresh veggies and lettuce for those who prefer to have raw options

Porridge –various kinds of porridge are served each day

Yogurt & Muesli – each day you can fill your fruit bowl with fresh yogurt and muesli 

Seeds & Dry fruit – give a bit more flavour and nourishment with your yogurt is the option of various seeds and dry fruit.  

Potatoes – some days will include roasted, fried potatoes  

Indian Items – since you’re in India, some local traditional foods will be served which change each day

Vegan Options included in each meal

Tofu scramble 

Chick pea pancake 

 Buffet Lunch (simple menu with fewer choices)

Soup, salad, dhal, roti, vegetable curry, dips roasted vegetables


There is a two-week rotation of international vegetarian cuisine that includes a full course meal that is themed on the different country of origin. 

Indian food, Italian, Asian, Greek, International, Japanese, Middle Eastern and salads at every meal.

For those not vegetarian, there will be fish served one time per week.

Those who have specific diet needs, no problem let us know in the application so we can meet your dietary specifics.


Morjim is around 50 kms from the Goa International Airport in Dabolim, from where you can take a taxi. The nearest railway station is the Pernem Station, which is less than 20 kms away. There are frequent buses from the capital city of Panaji and the city of Mapusa to Morjim.

*Taxis can be arranged through Devaryawellness for $30.  

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