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12 Days 100-Hour Hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India

  • location Hotel Matashree, Galgibaga Beach, South Goa, India

12 Days 100-Hour Hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India

India Yoga Teacher Training in Goa

Peaceful Mind – The Ancient Yoga is a prominent yoga school as having affiliated with the Yoga Alliance USA. They offer 12 days intensive 100 hours Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teachers training for beginner level students with the primary basics of yoga that are supreme in obtaining in beautiful Goa, India. Students who do not have the time to complete the 200 hours yoga course in the traditional four weeks, Peaceful Mind – The Ancient Yoga offers you the opportunity to absolute the 200 hours yoga teacher training in two sections. The first section of the 100-hour TTC which is 100-hour yoga TTC will be completed at Peaceful Mind – The Ancient Yoga school. After completing the first 100 hours you are free to complete the remaining 100 hours within the same year in any month when you have time to visit again at Peaceful Mind – The Ancient Yoga. These two sections must be completed within the year of commencement, the certificate will be awarded to the student once all of the required hours, assignments and examinations are successfully completed.

12 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English;
The maximum participants in the group is 15

Highlights

  • Daily yoga theory classes
  • Sun salutation and asana practice
  • Meditation and study of pranayama
  • Daily Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga classes
  • Certificate of completion upon finishing the program
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Yoga study materials

 

Skill level

  • Beginner

Retreat Style

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Ashtanga Yoga
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Program

Some words from Swami Satyananda Saraswati

The aim of the course is to raise your awareness of yoga and gain a solid foundational understanding of the range and depth of yogic principles and lifestyle. Regardless of whether you have aspirations of becoming a professional yoga teacher or just want to improve your knowledge of yoga, this course will help you.

We’re also certain that you will enjoy your time with us and what you’ll learn, it’ll be an experience you won’t forget! We treat all of our students as family and make sure what we teach makes a difference in their lives. You’ll feel at home in our facilities and the accommodation we provide, located in the beautiful Goa.

We’re certain this will be the beginning of a transformative experience for you so if you’re ready to commit, read on to see a detailed description and breakdown of the course and get in touch with us today, we look forward to being part of your yoga teacher training and spiritual journey!

Yoga is a timeless traditional from Rig Veda with a history of over 5000 years. The word “Yogasana” (asana or posture in brief) refers to a posture in which one feels relaxed while keeping the body active internally.

The Rishis (Vedic Sages) had keenly observed the sitting and standing postures of different animals, which in sprite of limited faculties, have wonderful physical capabilities that man is deprived of. They had studied the effects of different postures in the laboratory of their own body and developed specific asanas which had rejuvenating effects on the entire body-mind-soul system.

Yoga is a pleasant inward journey of purification that illuminates life beyond pain. Immerse yourself in this amazing journey of self-transformation and experience peace and lasting happiness. Yoga awakens the spiritual self, makes the practitioner experience inner divinity.

Yoga is not an ancient myth buried in oblivion. It is the most valuable inheritance of the present. It is the essential need of today and the culture of tomorrow.

What you'll learn

  • Recitation of sacred sound (mantra chanting)
  • Yoga postures (asana)
  • Hatha yoga
  • Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga
  • Mudras (yoga gestures)
  • Meditation (Dhyana)
  • Yoga Nidra (psychic sleep)
  • Yoga cleansing (Shatkarma)
  • Yoga philosophy (Yoga Darshana)
  • Teaching practice (Adhyapanam)
  • Anatomy and physiology (Sharir Vigyan)
  • Teaching methodology

Sample daily schedule

  • 05:30 Morning bell
  • 06:30 - 07:30 Mantra chanting and pranayama
  • 07:45 - 09:00 Hatha yoga
  • 09:15 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Anatomy and physiology
  • 12:15 - 13:15 Alignment, adjustment, and methodology
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 - 16:30 Resting, reading books
  • 16:30 - 17:30 Yoga philosophy
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Vinyasa yoga
  • 18:30 - 19:15 Meditation
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Dinner
  • 10:00 Light off

Please note that the schedule may be modified if necessary and is just a guideline. Every week there will be one day off.

During the course, the teachers will encourage you to read the four classical texts of Hatha yoga, which they will provide as a gift and which are short and easy to go through. You will have days off and time to read. These texts are Gheranda Samhita, Yoga Upanishads, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

At the end of the course, you will enjoy having a written exam that will test your knowledge about teaching and is a prerequisite for certification.

What is included

  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals and tea
  • All course yoga materials
  • A yoga T-Shirt
  • A new yoga mat
  • A yoga bag
  • A jungle picnic and sightseeing
  • Kirtan night (spiritual song and dance)
  • Three wonderful gifts on completion of the course

What is not included

  • Additional activities, excursions, or services
  • Airfares
  • Airport transfer
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Medical expenses

Additional Details

Get an early-bird discount of 50 EUR, if you book this program at least 15 days before arrival.

 Accommodation

  • Check-in Time:14:00
  • Check-out Time:11:00

During this teacher training, you will stay for 11 nights at the school. You can choose to stay in a private single room, a shared double room, or a private double room.

Peaceful Mind –The Ancient Yoga has extensive residential facilities for students undergoing the TTC program. It has three categories of accommodation for the students that are Deluxe Rooms, Super Deluxe Rooms, and Eco Cottages in double sharing and single private rooms with attached bathrooms. It also has separate residential facilities for the yoga teachers and instructors.

The accommodation is in the form of single participant rooms, double participant rooms. The decision relating to accommodation allotment shall be as per your choice. The AC rooms will be provided as per your choice at an additional cost of 60 EUR and 120 EUR for 100 and 200 hours TTC respectively.

The yoga school rooms are sparsely equipped, with only the basic necessities being provided in tune with the spirit of the yoga learning process.

Facilities

  •  Air-conditioned rooms
  •  Dining area
  •  Environmentally friendly
  •  Kitchen
  •  Lobby
  •  Lounge
  •  Dry cleaning

Retreat location

Turtle Beach in South Goa, India

Galgibaga Beach or as it is also called Galgibagh Beach is located in the south of Goa in the Canacona region (Canacona Taluk), 7 kilometers from the famous Palolem Beach resort. Many people consider the whole Arabian Sea coastline from Talpona River mouth up to the Galgibaga River mouth to be the entire coast. Probably due to this wrong way of thinking there are some discrepancies in how to call the Beach properly.

Galgibaga Beach is also known as the Turtle Beach and is one of three other Goa beaches (alongside with Agonda Beach and Morjim Beach) where the state program of olive turtles saving and protection works and implemented perfectly. The whole northern part of this beautiful beach is used for turtles nesting.

The beach strip is about 1.7 kilometers long and is covered with dense pine vegetation. The place is almost empty and has a kinda sharp entering into the Sea. The swimming here sometimes can be not very safe but brings vacationists great pleasure from having a rest and swimming in the waters of this paradise resort.

In the southern part of Galgibaga Beach, some shacks with a little bit of modest menu of different dishes and drinks can be found. The prices here are not so high too. Unfortunately, there are not so many places to stay here: comfortable Hatsus at the beach, few very suitable villas in the village and a small family hotel not so far away from mentioned above villas.

Galgibaga Beach resort is a really amazing place for solitude and quiet, leisurely hanging out and comfortable rest having: swimming, sunbathing, golden soft sand and warm tender Arabian Sea waters. What else do you need for unforgettable holiday spending?

The easiest way to reach Talpona Beach resort is to drive NH17 Highway, which starts in the south of the city of Chaudi and runs through the Galgibaga resort. There is, however, another, shorter way to get to Talpona Beach resort but it is more difficult: you will need to cross a small river bridge.

After you pass the City of Chaudi you will need to turn right; in few kilometers, the road is crossed by the railway – here you should turn left and drive a road which runs parallel Talpona River. In some time you will see the bridge which you will need to cross.

The quiet Galgibaga Beach in South Goa is perhaps one of few hidden treasures that Goa has left. The beach is known as one of the three places in Goa that form the nesting grounds of the Olive Ridley turtles, a protected species. The northern portion of this beach is protected as the turtles nesting grounds and gives the beach its nickname, Turtle Beach.

This beach is located in the deep south of Goa, on the banks of the Galgibaga River. It is about 56 kilometers away from Colva, which is a popular beach resort in South Goa and 54km away from Margao, the cultural capital of Goa.

As with most other beaches in Goa, the best time to visit is in the winter months from October to March, when the weather is pleasant and the seas are not so rough. In the summer, despite the heat, the beaches are still a great place to be. During the monsoon month, the beaches are less frequented because the seas are rough with dangerous undercurrents and inclement weather.

Since Galgibaga is one of the least frequented beaches in the South of Goa, there are no beach shacks like there are on most of the other Goan beaches. However, there is a resort where one can enjoy a pleasant and peaceful stay, away from the crowds and the bustle of the rest of the state.

The beach itself is a pristine stretch of golden brown sand, fringed with coconut palms and other trees. The seas in the area are known to be quite rough and not always safe to swim in, so caution is advised when venturing out for a dip.

The most famous aspect of Galgibaga is the nesting ground of the Olive Ridley turtles which is a protected area at the northern end of the beach. The government of Goa is doing a sterling job of protecting the turtle’s habitat and nesting area at this beach and at Agonda and Morjim, the two other beaches which are frequented by the Olive Ridley turtles.

Things to Do

Optional

  • Art classes
  • Boating
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Body massage
  • Spa
  • Swimming

Food

Yoga in India is the best thing one can experience! Every year, many yoga aspirants from all over the globe visit India in order to gain the knowledge of true yoga. People choose India for yoga over other countries because we focus on every aspect of yoga, i.e., from teaching to food and stay, everything.

It is rightly said that your mind, body, and soul are shaped by the kind of food you have. Keeping this in mind, a great deal of care has been taken regarding food management.

Peaceful Mind – The Ancient Yoga has chosen the food as per the requirements of the yoga practitioners. Keeping in mind the nutritional values and following the guidelines of Ayurvedic science, Peaceful Mind - The Ancient Yoga has prepared a widespread of Sattvik and Rajasik food which satisfies not only the taste of tongue but also the soul and mind.

Food plays a major role in the right practice of yoga and that's why the school offers three times hygienic and sattvic meals a day to their yoga students. Also, daily herbal tea and hot water are given to students.

The food at the yoga school is prepared as per the pre-planned menu of the school from Monday to Saturday. The food prepared at their kitchen is tasty, hygienic with the use of fresh spices.

The school routine includes three complete meals. The food is vegetarian and a Sattvik balanced diet in tune with the yogic principles of food and diet. The school routine also includes a tea break in the evening.

Outside food is not permitted in the school. However, the school’s outside has a tuck shop where students may purchase fruits or small eats as per their choice.

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The following meals are included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
  • Ayurvedic
  • Vegetarian
  • Yogic
The following drinks are included:
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Water

Spa Treatment

Peaceful Mind - The Ancient Yoga offers massage and spa at an additional cost.

Meet The Instructors

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Satendra, Shreya, Semra, & Others

Satendra Shrivastava

Yogi Satendra is the founder of Peaceful Mind – The Ancient Yoga with 27 years of experience in the field of teaching multi-style yoga&meditation for mental and physical wellbeing and inner strength. He is also a certified yoga therapist and has postgraduate diploma in Yogic Science and certificate in "Health Conservation" from a renowned university in India. His philosophy style involves correct postural alignment, balancing strength and flexibility, applying suitable modifications&variations and creating a compassionate space where people feel safe to explore and challenge themselves.

Shreya Shrivastava

Shreya Shrivastava is a spiritual and professional yoga teacher and co-founder of Peaceful Mind-The Ancient Yoga, India with an experience of nine years in the domain of yoga. Shreya is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with 500hrs Teachers Training Course from Yoga Alliance, USA, which acknowledges the completion of a Yoga Teacher Training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS). She has been completed her YIC (Yoga Instructor Training Course) from SVYASA, Bangalore, India. She is a yoga mentor with diversified experience in meditation, pranayama, Hatha yoga, mantras chanting, and yoga philosophy.

Semra Kikic

Semra has been teaching yoga since 2012, although she has been interested in Eastern philosophies, mysticism and spiritual practices for much longer. After completing Philosophy and Sociology BA in her home country, she received a Master’s Degree in Indian Philosophy and Religion at Banaras Hindu University in India. She has been practicing reiki since 1996 and recently got familiar with the technique of Vipassana meditation in Dhamma Karunika Center, Karnal, India. She also spent some time learning martial arts, worked professionally as a photographer and musician (guitar, vocals, percussion)

Chetan Kumar

Yogi Chetan is a Registered Experienced Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200) with Yoga Alliance, USA which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS). He has completed his Master Degree MA in Yogic Science and Ayurveda from Himalaya Ayurveda Medical College & Hospital, Dehradun, India. Yogi Chetan has 5 years of yoga teaching experience in various yoga schools in India as a Hatha yoga and Ashtanga, Vinyasa yoga teacher.

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Location Hotel Matashree, Galgibaga Beach, South Goa, India

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to Goa International Airport (GOI). You can book a government-approved pre-paid taxi from the airport. The approximate distance from Dabolim Airport to Galgibaga Beach will be around 72 kilometers.

Peaceful Mind - The Ancient Yoga recommends taking the taxi from Goa Airport (GOI) to Galgibaga Beach, which is the fastest option and takes around one hour and 7 minutes. Alternatively, driving from Goa Airport (GOI) to Galgibaga Beach is the cheapest option and takes around the same time.

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Booking And Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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