200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Goa

Originating from Sanskrit , yoga derives its name from the term ‘yuj’ , meaning ‘to unite or integrate’. Born in the land of diversity- India ,this 5000 year old art of knowledge harmonises the mind , body and breath with the various asanas or poses, breathing exercises and meditation.

Yoga and meditation on the beach?

This does sound like a different and interesting idea.

Take that much needed break and pack your bags to hit the beaches of Goa in India.

In the southern zone of India lies Goa- the smallest state and one of the top most searched tourist destinations in the world.

Know more about the place here:

A small state that lies on the west coastal region of India, Goa is said to be one of the finest states of India as regards the environment, investment and infrastructure. As compared to the hustle and bustle of cities, beach life is simpler and aid back. For around 500 years, Goa was a part of the Portugal region until 1961 ,which accounts for a liberal culture with European style architecture seen here. This kind of environment has made it an ideal hub for luxurious yoga retreats and yoga teacher training courses that attracts many yoga lovers.

With exotic beaches , casinos ,nightlife and historic attractions and spicy cuisine, this small state welcomes yogi enthusiasts as well. Yes, if you are one of them , you could plan your next vacation to Goa which offers you the combined benefit of a yoga teacher training course along with sightseeing and excursions. You will find yoga teacher training schools in Goa that also offer fun-filled activities along with yoga education and Himalayan Yoga Association in Goa is one of them which conducts short term  yoga retreats in addition to their yoga teacher training courses ranging from 100 hour,200 hour, 300 hour and 500 hour durations.

A vacation combined with a yoga teacher training program in Goa promises you that  ‘me time’ phase that you have longed for during your hectic work schedules . Take a stroll down the local markets and get to discover the culture and tradition of this breathtaking destination in India.

Besides, your regular yoga practices will benefit you with a flexible and resistant body while letting you lead a stress free life. You could also opt for ayurvedic massages to detoxify your body and rejuvenate your senses.

Goan Culture

A land more oriented towards western culture, Goa has a rich cultural heritage including music and dances, folk songs , folk tales and visual arts. .Its famous carnivals  – part of the Indo- Latin festival is yet another major attraction that takes place every year. The other remarkable festivals celebrated  include the spring festival “ Shingmo” and “ Shivratri “.  New year is another grand episode to witness in this happening city.

Some of the must-visits in Goa include:

Beaches: In Goa fun starts with its marvellous beaches. Enjoy the serene sunset and the tranquillity of beaches in Goa – namely Morjim Beach, Arambol Beach , Baga beach , Anjuna Beach and many more .

Casinos: Feeling lucky?  Do not forget to visit some of the top casinos of Goa at least once during your trip there. You will find several casinos to select from – each unique in its food and beverages and offering a fun and exciting episode.

Basilica of Bom Jesus  

At this church in Goa, the body of St. Francis has been preserved and kept. A significant landmark for catholics worldwide, the Basilica of Bom Jesus also has a Modern Art Gallery that interests visitors.                    

Local markets in Goa

Satisfy the shopaholic within you while walking through the local markets in Goa some of which include:

Tibetan Market on Baga Road

Open from October to May, discover antiques ranging from jewellery  to curios, chimes and bells, prayer flags and furniture in this market in Goa.

Mapusa fish market

A big hit among locals and tourists, see and buy fresh ocean prawns and lobsters from Mapusa Fish Market. Other items sold here include scarves, belts and clothes at reasonable prices . (You can actually enjoy bargaining here!)

Panjim Market

This is a shopper’s paradise and a great place to visit if you want to take back home ,Goa’s famous cashew nuts, port wine, spices and curry pastes. It has some good eateries as well and don’t forget to look out for local favourite Mario Miranda’s works.

Visit Goa and take home with you some of Goa’s popular favourite spices, curry pastes, cashew nuts and port wine. This shopper’s paradise is certainly a good choice of place to visit for some nice eateries too.

While planning to enrol for a yoga teacher training program in Goa, you will have a wide option of yoga schools here.  Beyond the shadow of a doubt.,a yoga school shares with its students the basic and useful skills of yoga including alignment and posture  and ways to avert injuries while practicing yoga. However, Himalayan Yoga Association in Goa has more in store when it comes to teaching yoga. Here, besides the physical aspects , we aim to bring an all-round development in the individual through yoga and meditation. Our curriculum is comprehensive and includes lessons on yoga anatomy and physiology which teach the student ways to avoid injuries and at the same time get an indepth insight into yoga. Our classes help students know the details of the body and its functionality. In addition to the facilities provided for students at the yoga school, we are also equipped with quality course manual and ancient texts and yoga scriptures that talk about the evolution and philosophy of yoga. The best part of your participation in our teacher training programs here is that after you have successfully completed the course , you become a certified yoga teacher eligible to teach anywhere in the world, as we are internationally certified by Yoga Alliance US. So do choose Himalayan Yoga Association as your guide to your career in teaching yoga , during your trip to Goa.

Course Overview - 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Goa

Yoga Anatomy & Physiology

Comprehensive & deep study of postures anatomy, movements and the key systems of the body. Learn how the body parts work and apply this knowledge for safe and effective practice and teaching.

Mastering The Asanas (Postures)

Course includes deep practice of asanas (Postures), Ashtanga yoga, vinyasa flow as well as its theory. Students are also provided a separate class on alignment- adjustment- teaching methodology as these are part of the training, this class gives enough time to students to interact with their teachers and finding out the answers of their questions.

Yoga Philosophy

Yoga philosophy in Sanskrit called yoga darshan which means guiding students through philosophy of life with the help of ancient yoga texts to the aim of yoga. 200 Hour Course at vinyasa yoga school imparts teachings of the mystic sage Patanjali’s ‘Patanjali yoga sutras’ which teaches students to learn how to live appropriate life.

Meditation & Mantra Chanting

Mantras – Sound vibrations that permeate every cell of your being and allow your mind to dissolve and repose. Meditation is that which gives you deep rest. Meditation is an activity in which the practitioner just sits and allows the mind to dissolve. The rest in meditation is deeper than the deepest sleep that you can ever have. When the mind becomes free from agitation, is calm and serene and at peace, meditation happens.


The “prana” creates an aura around the body. It flows through thousands of subtle energy channels called ‘nadis’ and energy centers called ‘chakras’. The quantity and quality of prana and the way it flows through the nadis and chakras determines one’s state of mind. If the prana level is high and its flow is continuous, smooth and steady, the mind remains calm, positive and enthusiastic.


Ayurveda is ancient knowledge that indicates the very measure of life, advising on the appropriate and inappropriate, happy and sorrowful conditions of living, and recommending practices auspicious for longevity.

Course Syllabus - 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training In Goa

Ashtanga Yoga Postures

Ashtanga yoga primary series sequence made by K. pattabhi jois, In 200 hours yoga TTC we teach our students basics of Ashtanga yoga and we guide them through the completely Ashtanga yoga series in a systematically way according to the ashtanga yoga tradition which includes-

  • Sun salutation A
  • Sun salutation B
  • Standing sequence postures
  • Seated sequence postures
  • Finishing sequence postures
  • Mysore style/ use of yoga props/ Teaching practice

On 1st week- introduction to Ashtanga yoga followed by Sun salutation A & B.

On 2 nd week – Standing sequence postures & use of yoga props.

On 3 rd week – Seated sequence postures & Finishing sequence postures.

On 4 th week – Mysore style & Teaching practice.

Hatha Yoga/ Vinyasa Flow (Asanas)

1 st week

  • Pawanmuktasana series A
  • Surya Namaskar ( Hatha)
  • Virbhadrasana A & B
  • Utthita Trikona asana
  • Parvakonasana
  • Parivritta parsvakonasana
  • Parivritta trikonasana
  • parsvaottanasana
  • Sitting postures –
  • Bhardwaj asana
  • Merudanda vakrasana
  • Ardha matsendrasana
  • Ardha ustrasana
  • Bhujangasana
  • Ardha salbasana
  • Paschimottasana
  • Janusirsasana
  • purvottansana
  • pawan muktasana series B

2 nd week

  • Pawan muktasana C / A
  • Surya namaskar B
  • Trikonasana
  • Parsvakonasana
  • Virbhadrasana A
  • Virbhadrasana B
  • Ardha chandrasana
  • Virbhadrasana C
  • Utthita hasta padangusthasana A/ B
  • Natrajasana
  • Vriksasana
  • Garudasana
  • Sitting Postures-
  • Marichyasana A
  • Marichyasana B
  • Marichyasana C
  • Back bending postures-
  • Ustrasana
  • Rajkapottasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Chakrasana
  • Setubandhasana
  • Forward fold-
  • Paschimottanasana
  • Janu sirsasana
  • Triangmukha ekapada paschimotanasana
  • Gatyamal paschimotanasana
  • Purvottanasana
  • Inversions-
  • Sarvagasana
  • Core exercises

WeeK 3 rd

  • Sun salutation A/ B/ C (Hatha yoga)
  • Moon salutation
  • Teaching methods & Sequencing
  • Virbhadrasana A & B
  • Trikonasana
  • Parivrtta Trikonasana
  • Parsvakonasana
  • Parivrittaparsvakonasana
  • Arm-balancing –
  • Bakasana
  • Mayurasana
  • Eka padabaka dhyanasana
  • Parsva bakasana
  • Dwi hasta bhujasana
  • Hamasana
  • Vashisthasana
  • Vrischikasana
  • Kaundilyasana
  • Astavakrasana
  • Inversions –
  • Sarvangasana
  • Sirsasana
  • Halasana
  • Karnapidasana
  • Matsyasana
  • Leg stretching
  • Savasana

4 th week

  • Teachings
  • Doubts

Meditation ( 1st Semester)

  • Introduction to meditation
  • Guided Meditation
  • Breathing Awareness Meditation
  • Om / Mantra Meditation
  • Trataka
  • Dynamic meditation
  • Tips for developing concertation Silence Practice
  • Ajapa japa
  • Antar mouna

Mudras (Yoga Gestures)

  • Jnana mudra
  • Chin mudra
  • Yoni mudra
  • Bhairava mudra
  • Shambhavi mudra
  • Nasikagra
  • Khechari

Yoga Bandhas (Energy Lock) 

  • Preparation
  • Uddiyana
  • Jalandhar
  • Mula & Maha Bandha
  • Teaching
  • Doubts

Yoga Cleansing (Shatkarma) 

  • Rubber-neti
  • Jalaneti
  • Kapalbhati- cleansing the lungs

Yoga Nidra (Psychic Sleep) 

  • Basic Relaxation
  • Tension Relaxation
  • Full Body Relaxation

Anatomy and Physiology 

  • Digestive System
  • Respiratory System
  • Circulatory System
  • Nervous System
  • Endocrine System
  • Organs Bodily systems
  • Nadis
  • Chakras
  • Muscular System
  • Skeletal Sytem
  • Muscle Functions according to Joint Movements
  • Breathing
  • Inversions
  • Svasana

Yoga Philosophy (Yoga Darshana) 

  • Introduction to yoga ,
  • its philosophy and evolution
  • Introduction to yoga sutras of patanjali
  • Definition of yoga
  • 4 aspects of mind and its functions
  • Daily Schedule of a yoga student
  • Principles of 5 Basic element & 10 Senses
  • Yama , Niyama (4 days)
  • Asana , Pranayama & Pratyahara , Dharana , Dhyan , Samadhi (2 Days)
  • Pancha – Vayus
  • Panchakoshas
  • Sattva , Rajas & Tamas (Triguna)
  • Introduction to chakras and its functions
  • Three Doshas
  • 4 padas of yoga sutras
  • Lives of yogis (Inspiring stories)
  • Diet & Nutrition for a yogi
  • Question & Answers

Pranayama (Breathing Practices)

  • Introduction of Pranayama
  • Benefits of pranayama
  • General guidelines
  • Clavicular
  • Thorocic and Diaphragmatic Breathing (Yogic Breathing)
  • Ujjayi
  • Bhastrika
  • Kapalbhati
  • Nadi – Sodhana
  • Bhramari
  • Surya – Bhedi & Chandra – Bhedi Sheetali & Sheetkari

Sitting postures for pranayama sadhana

  • Easy pose
  • Half-lotus
  • Swastikasana
  • siddha yoni asana

Recitation of Sacred Sound (Mantra Chanting)

  • Om Asato Maa Sadgamaya (Mantra from Upanishad)
  • Tvameva mata ca pita Tvameva (Sloka on gods)
  • Om Tryambakam Yajamahe ( Mantra on lord shiva)
  • Om sahana vavatu ( Mantra from Upanishad)
  • Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Gurudevo maheshwara ( Guru stotram)
  • Yogena Cittasya ( Sloka on sage Patanjali)
  • Hare rama, Hare Krishna ( Maha mantra)

Teaching Methodology

  • Positive & conscious communication Friendship and trust
  • Time management
  • Qualities of a teacher
  • Principles of demonstrating, observation,
  • assisting,
  • correcting
  • Use of voice in class
  • Mental & emotional preparation for teaching
  • Class preparation
  • Step by step class structure planning.

Teaching Practice

  • Demonstration 
  • Alignment
  • Instructions

Evaluation are based on

  • Written Test
  • Asana Practical Test
  • Attendance
  • Performance
  • Behaviour

200 Hour Certificate will be awarded on completion of all course requirements. This certificate is all you need to immediately apply for your Yoga Alliance RYT200 Certification, a certification recognized world-wide.

Required Books for - 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Goa

1- Patanjali Yoga Sutra By Swami Vivekananda .
2- Course manual is provided to students during the course.
3- Yoga mala – Sri pattabhhi jois
4- Asana pranayama mudra bandha. 

Course Dates - 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Goa

1 Mar to 28 Mar 2019
Available – Fees $1500
1 Apr to 28 Apr 2019
Available – Fees $1500
1 May to 28 May 2019
Available – Fees $1500
1 Jun to 28 Jun 2019
Available – Fees $1500
1 Jul to 28 Jul 2019
Available – Fees $1500
1 Aug to 28 Aug 2019
Available – Fees $1500
1 Sep to 28 Sep 2019
Available – Fees $1500
1 Oct to 28 Oct 2019
Available – Fees $1500
1 Nov to 28 Nov 2019
Available – Fees $1500
1 Dec to 28 Dec 2019
Available – Fees $1500


5:30 Am
Morning Bell
6:00 – 7:00 Am
Shatkarma & Pranayama
7:00 – 8:30 Am
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
8:30 – 9:30 Am
9:30 – 10:30 Am
 Yoga anatomy 
10:45 – 11:45 Am
Yoga Philosophy
12:00 – 1:00 Pm
Alignment/ Teaching method
1:00 – 2:00 Pm
4:00 – 5:30 Pm
Ashtanga yoga 
6:00 – 7:00 Pm
Meditation & Mantra chanting
7:00 – 8:00 Pm
10:00 Pm
Lights off

What is included in the course fees ?

  • 28 nights Private Accommodation
  • 3 Times daily nutritious vegetarian meals and teas
  • Weekend excursions
  • Course material
  • Every saturday kirtan night


All classes are mandatory only in case of an emergency or illness one can take leave with respected teacher permission. Uninformed leaves won’t be accepted and this will leave bad impression on student monthly performance.


Prerequisites – A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. The practice and especially the teaching of yoga demand a high degree of self-discipline and purity. To ensure the success of the program, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures and asana classes. Meat, fish, eggs, black tea, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, drugs and nudity are prohibited during the course as they are counterproductive to the yoga practice. Participants who do not comply with the school rules may be dismissed from the course.

Discipline Rules for Students – Smoking and alcohol are strictly prohibited in the school. If you are having a fast any day, you have to inform kitchen manager for avoiding food waste. Always make discipline, respect teachers and follow all rules. Always be in the time, you are late means will not be permitted to join class. Clear your books of account before departure from

Himalayan Yoga Association. Before departure return your books, maps or any goods which you borrowed. Himalayan Yoga Association provides accommodation for a student who join the yoga course. So any friends or relatives will not be included in accommodation however they can stay in school by renting another room. Student have to be present in all scheduled program of Himalayan Yoga Association.

Refund Policy – An advance of a course fees will not be refundable, only in the case of emergency students can join us on other schedules. If student cancel the course, we accept cancellation but advance deposit will not be refund in cancellation. There is no charge of course cancellation. Student just has to inform by email.

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