26 Days 200-Hr Hatha Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training by the Arabian Sea in Goa, India

  • Earth Yoga Village Earth Yoga Village
  • Earth Yoga Village, North end of Palolem Beach (across the bamboo bridge), Palolem, Goa, 403702, India
  • Jan 12 - Feb 6, 2020 (26 days)

Event Highlights

  • Comprehensive training programme covering all major aspects of yoga in both practice and theory
  • Yoga Alliance certification
  • Daily yoga teaching training and practice
  • Comprehensive training programme covering practice and theory
  • Study of asana, meditation, pranayama, mantras, and other aspects of yoga
  • Insights into basic Ayurveda, nutrition, healing, and rejuvenation
  • Individual training and counseling sessions available if needed
  • 3 daily meals with tea included
  • 25 nights accommodation


06.00 Wake up call
06:30 - 07:30 Kriya pranayama/ meditation
07:30 - 07:45 Tea break
07:45 - 08:30 Morning circle
08:30 - 10:00 Asana
10:00 - 12:00 Breakfast or free time
12:00 - 14:00 Adjustment alignment and Art of teaching
14:00 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 17:00 Yoga philosophy and anatomy
17:00 - 18:30 Asana/clinics/practicum/group work
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
19:30 - 20:30 Evening program (optional)
20:30 - 22:30 Self studies
22:30 Light off and silence

Saturdays are your days off.
You will be engaged in doing karma yoga voluntarily in your free time during the teacher training to learn and practice yoga holistically.
Day 1 is dedicated to you settling into the village and attending the Opening Ceremony in the late afternoon/evening, followed by dinner.
We therefore suggest you arrive at the village at the latest by 2pm on Day 1 to not miss out. 
The Closing Ceremony will be on the 11th from last day of your course, followed by a free day before your departure on the last day. Check-out time is 11am, but you may join in the Yoga Holiday activities once your course has finished, until your departure, as desired.

About This Event

Hatha is the mother of all asana practices and with that the most important and fundamental philosophy. Hatha is a general category that may include most yoga styles known in the West. It is an ancient system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (yoga breathing exercises) which help to bring peace to the mind and body. Vinyasa means movement with breath, it is more in motion dynamically with incorporating basic vinyasa principals.
Being a qualified Hatha Vinyasa yoga teacher means you have a very broad skill set that allows you to teach many different Vinyasa, Hatha, and Restorative yoga classes. Your classes will be creative and varied, always aiming to bring peace of mind to your students.
This teacher training is a unique, profoundly transforming and personal experience that is based on the ancient Gurukula Teaching System which integrates the student's daily life into yoga training. For twenty-seven intense days of community living, students strengthen their own yoga practice through self-discipline and awareness of the nature of mind, body, and spirit. They also build a firm foundation from which they are able to teach others confidently.
This teacher training provides a fantastic opportunity to awaken or deepen your yoga practice, meet old and new friends and be a part of the global yoga community which is growing each day. The best part of all is learning that everything we need is already within us and how the practice can lead us into accessing our gifts and beauty from the inside out. The experience provides a great way to find happiness, peace and the ability to share the yogic philosophies with others.
Successful graduates of the course receive an internationally recognized certification, which has the eligibility to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).
The goal of this training program is to produce qualified and inspiring yoga teachers who are able to draw on their own practice and personal discipline in imparting the yoga experience to others.
The course outline is based on the five points of yoga which can be understood as the practical application of the traditional four paths of yoga.
Comprehensive training program covering all major aspects of yoga in both practice and theory
Creative sequencing for different styles of classes
Study of asana, meditation, pranayama, mantras and many more aspects and techniques of yoga
Learn about the history and philosophy of yoga
Learn about the anatomy of the body in relation to movement
Posture clinic and different workshops
Insights into basic Ayurveda, nutrition, healing, rejuvenation in relation to yoga practice
Bussiness aspect of yoga
Individual training and counseling sessions available if needed
Build a solid foundation for an individual to grow on their chosen path
Basic application and understanding of yoga principles and the theory of applied anatomy and physiology of yoga
Create awareness on the business aspect of yoga in order to establish as a yoga teacher
Course outline
Techniques Training and Practice
Teaching Methodology
Anatomy and Physiology
Yoga Philosophy and History
Practical and teaching workshops
The course outline is based on the five points of yoga which is understood as the practical application of the traditional four paths of yoga.
Techniques training and practice
Bandhas - theory and practice: Jalandhara Bandha, Moola Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha, Maha Bandha
Pranayama – theory & everyday practical training: prana and pranic Body, abdominal/diaphragmatic breathing, thoracic breathing, yogic breathing, alternate nostril breathing, sheetali pranayama, sheetkari pranayama, bhramari pranayama, ujjayi pranayama, bhastrika pranayama, kapalbhati
Kriyas – theory & practice: benefits and contraindications, techniques and practical tips (Jala Neti, Sutra Neti, Shankhaprakshalana (Langhoo Shankhaprakshalana), Vaman Dauti (Kunjal Kriya), Kapalbhati, Trataka)
Mudras – theory & practice: Jnana Mudra, Chin Mudra, Yoni Mudra, Bhairava Mudra, Hridaya Mudra
Meditation: sitting in silence, dynamic dancing, walking in nature,
Mantras and chanting
4 paths of yoga (Raja, Jnana, Karma, Bhakti)
5 points of yoga (exercise, breathing, relaxation, diet, gratitude, and meditation)
Asana practice including:
Warm-up exercises and sun salutation
Asana theory (guided and analytical training every day)
Vinyasa flow
Hatha flow
Yoga for different target audiences (health, stress management, beginners, advanced )
How to move “in” and “out” of a posture
Target/essence/benefit of postures
Modifications for beginners and students with injuries (multi-level modifications)
Sequencing of vinyasa flow, Hatha, Sivananda, and Restorative classes
Guided asana practice and analytical training focused on following groups of asanas: standing, forward bends, backbends, twists, balances, inversions, hip openers
Self-practice under teacher’s supervision
Practical exam of asanas
Teaching Methodology
Art of teaching: teacher’s qualities, intentions and attitude, teaching styles, observation, instructions, feedback, sequencing, class management and routine, principles of demonstration - theory and practice
Anatomy of alignment - theory and practice
Detailed workshop on adjustment techniques - theory and practice
Setting up your own yoga business (marketing strategies, business & ethics)
Practical workshops
Conscious interactions
Anatomy & Physiology
Introduction to major body systems, their meaning, and functions
General movements, physical restrictions, and body terminology
The effects of asanas and pranayama on the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, skeletal, nervous, muscular and endocrine system
The way we move, key muscles of yoga, analysis of how the muscles work during asanas (theory and practice)
The systems of the body
Yoga and health (yoga and the physical body, diet, and nutrition)
Written assignment on muscles in the context of yoga practice and practical tests
Yoga Philosophy and history
The essence of yoga (history, definitions, styles, modern meaning)
4 paths of yoga (Bhakti, Jnana, Karma, Raja)
5 points of yoga (exercise, breathing, relaxation, diet, positive thinking, and meditation)
3 Gunas (Sattva, Rajas, Tamas)
Energy channels and chakra theory
Karma and reincarnation
Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita
OM/AUM and it's meaning
8 limbs of Ashtanga yoga and their meaning in the modern world
Values, meaning, and ethics for yoga teachers
Obstacles on the path of yoga, physical and mental disturbances*
Guided group discussion about basic philosophical issues related to yoga
The Self and The Eg*
The Consciousness
Written assignment on selected philosophical topics
Practical workshops
Teaching under teacher’s supervision
In pairs, small and big groups
Open free class for people under teacher’s supervision
Practical exam of teaching
Daily schedule
06.00 Wake up call
06:30 - 07:30 Kriya pranayama/ meditation
07:30 - 07:45 Tea break
07:45 - 08:30 Morning circle
08:30 - 10:00 Asana
10:00 - 12:00 Breakfast or free time
12:00 - 14:00 Adjustment alignment and Art of teaching
14:00 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 17:00 Yoga philosophy and anatomy
17:00 - 18:30 Asana/clinics/practicum/group work
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
19:30 - 20:30 Evening program (optional)
20:30 - 22:30 Self studies
22:30 Light off and silence

Attending the Yoga Teacher Training from Earth Yoga village was such a great thing that even now I still can not describe it in words and I am forever thankful to all the inspiring people I met there - Angelika

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • 25 nights in chosen accommodation
  • Yoga Alliance certification
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, tea, fruit (as per daily schedule, except on days off)
  • Unlimited drinking water
  • Daily scheduled yoga and meditation classes
  • Welcome kit

What's Not Included

Airport transfer (Earth Yoga Village can organize taxi transfer at an extra cost of INR 2,000 payable to the driver)

Venue Highlights

By the beach!
Set on the edges of the jungle, surrounded by nature, in a quiet spot providing privacy and serenity
Wonderful cafes, restaurants and shops within short walking distance (along the beach!)
Onsite well being therapies available (extra cost) such as massage and Reiki
Small but fabulous selection of books in the library available to borrow
Chill-out area with hammocks and shade
Free Wi-Fi provided - limited hours to help you switch off, relax and be present
Wonderfully tasty, nutritious, satisfying vegan food lovingly cooked on the on-site kitchen


The beautiful and comfortable village has an on-site kitchen, two yoga shalas, two healing and rejuvenation spaces, a small library and a chill-out area. The jungle beach huts available at the village are beautifully inspired by Rajasthani designs and come with an open-air bathroom. The Female Dorm has a separate shared toilet/shower block. Bed linen, pillows, towels (not to be taken outside the village), mosquito nets and blankets (if you need them) are provided.


  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Ayurvedic
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


At Earth Yoga Village, the staff understand the incredible benefits of nutritious food, as Hippocrates rightly said, and consider food to be a powerful healing tool. By using only fresh, seasonal herbs and vegetables from regional farmers, the daily menu of wonderfully nourishing vegan food supports self-healing of the body, enhances detoxification, and leaves you feeling strong and rejuvenated.

You will have three healthy and wholesome meals per day (Indian, Goan, and Continental), fruit, herbal tea and unlimited filtered drinking water. Everything is made with love! Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.


Arrival by airplane
Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Aiport (GOI). Earth Yoga Village is happy to organize an airport pick-up for you at an extra charge of 25 EUR.

Arrival by train
The nearest railway station from the village is Canacona train station which can be reached from Madgoan junction railway station in just 30 minutes.

Arrival by bus
There are bus services at a regular interval of 30 minutes from the beach to the Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC) bus depot in Margao. The nearest KTC depot is in Canacona. The village is located at the north end of the beach near Cozy Nook resort.

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