Goa Teacher Training

March 8th - 30th, 2020

Our teacher trainings are designed to take you to the spiritual  heart of the practice.


Learn how to teach both Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, and integrate BKS Iyengar alignment principles into a mindful Vinyasa Flow


You can only teach what you know, so we give you the skills to teach from your own experience and practical knowledge


We teach in small groups to give you the personal attention you deserve for maximum learning

Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Goa

March 8th - 30th, 2020 | $3,100 USD

This is a DOGMA FREE training with interesting, innovative teachers, all of whom are serious yoga practitioners with global reputations:

Heather Elton (Asana & Yoga Philosophy) & Nuria Reed (Vinyasa Flow)  David Keil Online Anatomy Course & Special  Guest Teachers


This 200-hour Teacher Training will provide you with a solid foundation for your yoga practice. It involves intense study of asana technique, yoga adjustments, assists & prop use, applied anatomy, sequencing asanas, yoga philosophy and practicum to practice teaching yoga, including creating a class


  • Develop a skilful and varied asana practice, which is the starting place for an authentic yogic inquiry – a practice that moves beyond a mere physical experience to make it relevant to real life.

  • Study BKS Iyengar inspired alignment principles and develop precise technique to avoid injury.

  • Explore the ‘inner/outer’ techniques of yoga – breath/bandhas/dristi – that tie poses together into a seamless ‘moving meditation’ and reveal the spiritual path underlying the practice.

  • Learn how to teach restorative yoga to nourish the body and reduce anxiety.

  • PractiCe basic pranayama and meditation.


  • Applied anatomy for yoga asana

  • Learn yoga anatomy and techniques to break down ‘peak poses’ so you can teach ‘workshop style’.

  • Learnhow to teach yoga safely and make it accessible for everyone.

  • Understand basic anatomy and safe alignment so you can prevent injuries in your students and yourself.


  • Get hands-on experience with adjustments and props, to prepare you for working with all body types.

  • Learn to develop observations skills to ‘read’ bodies and do hands on adjustments

  • Learn skilful use props and modifications to make yoga accessible to everyone.

  • Learn to guide the student’s physical body and breath to provide stability and equanimity in the pose.

  • Study the Vinyasa of Touch, and the power of intention, to release patterns of emotional holding in the body.


  • Study the history of yoga and Integrate yoga philosophy into your teachings and personal practice.

  • Hindu, Buddhist and contemporary yogic philosophy are taught in a way that lifts it ‘off the page’ and ‘off the mat’.

  • Have an overview of ancient yoga thought and the roots of modern postural yoga.

  • Discuss current ideas in contemporary yoga like Neo-liberalism, Cultural Appropriation, Post-Colonialism and Gender Issues in Yoga.

  • Yoga philosophy is not just an academic lesson, but a yogic inquiry relevant to real life.

  • We aim to reveal the spiritual path underlying the practice so you can glimpse your true nature –Purusha (pure consciousness).


  • We want you to learn how to teach yoga, so we’ve built extra hours into our Practicum module.

  • Rather than memorize some other teacher’s Vinyasa sequence, we want you have the knowledge and confidence to create your own yoga class.

  • Build movement vocabularies and learn the Art of Sequencing vinyasa flow

  • Work in groups and individually to create Vinyasa Flow sequences.

  • Watch and give demonstrations of asanas, adjustments and Vinyasa Flow sequences.

  • Give clear instructions and refine your verbal cues to communicate effectively.

  • How to teach a private client


There’s no better place than India – with its 5,000-year-old tradition of spiritual practice – to do your Yoga Teacher Training.


India breathes this knowledge and supports your spiritual practice. An immersion style teacher training course allows you to study away from the distractions and responsibilities of regular life, so you can dedicate yourself full time to the yoga practice.


Devaraya Wellness is an internationally-acclaimed venue, purpose-built for yoga.  It is a peaceful venue with comfortable guest rooms and ensuite bathrooms. 

What We Believe


Yoga is an ancient science that uses the body and breath to penetrate the mind and liberate us from suffering. Yoga is the path to enlightenment – Moksha.


While there are many different authentic paths of Hatha yoga, we believe that they merge into ONE essential teaching that uses the body and the breath to liberate ourselves from suffering.


You must also have a true desire to serve others in order to communicate to your students the true essence of yoga.



To be accepted on the training, you need to have a regular yoga practice of 3 times a week for a minimum of two years to ensure that you have the necessary physical stamina and mental discipline, but also to be embodied in asana practice.

Immersion-style training in Goa can easily take you out of your comfort zone. There will be good days and vulnerable days and we will help you find equanimity in the process.

You will emerge having a taste of what it means to be a yogi.


March 8 – 30, 2020 


$3,100 USD

Includes yoga tuition + 2 vegetarian meals a day + twin share accommodation.

(Payment plans are possible on request.)

Space is limited to 16 students.

We encourage you to apply early to ensure a place on the program.

The course is accredited by Yoga Alliance USA (200+




6:00 – 7:15: Pranayama | Meditation

7:15 – 7:45: Tea break

7:45 – 9:45: Hatha Vinyasa yoga

10:00 – 11:00: Breakfast

11:00 – 13:00: Yoga Philosophy | Business of Yoga

13:00 – 15:00: Lunch break

15:00 – 18:00: Yoga clinic – Anatomy & Biomechanics of Movement | Adjustment Clinic | Asana Workshop | Sequencing Vinyasa Flow | Practicum (How to teach)

19:00 – 20:00: Dinner

20:00 – 21:30: Yoga film | Kirtan | Satsang | Yoga nidra | Reading | Saturday Nite Market | Free time

Note: This is a sample schedule and may change slightly due to festival holidays and the interests of the course. Sundays are free time.


STEP 1: 
Fill in the application form below. Please read the instructions carefully. 
Step 2: 
Each application will be read in detail, with applicants assessed individually. Successful applicants will receive confirmation of acceptance. 
Step 3: 
Pay the non-refundable deposit of $850 USD to secure your place. 
Step 4: 
The balance of the course fee is due by January 15, 2020.

About your yoga practice


1. Please give a brief history and description of your yoga experience. *

What does yoga mean to you? How long have you studied yoga? How often do you practice? What styles of yoga have you practiced? How has your practice changed over time? How does yoga affect your life and relationships?

2. Why have you chosen to apply to this Yoga Teacher Training above all others? *

(Discuss your expectations with training, goals, etc.)

3. Why do you want to teach yoga?*

Medical Histories and Injuries


1. Please list your medical history, past injuries, chronic injuries, physical disabilities, or any health issues that could affect your participation in the training. *

Do you have any history with mental illness? If so, please describe. Are you currently taking any medication? (Information on mental illness is essential to ensure safe practice. We have a non-discrimination policy.) Yoga Teacher Training is intense and can bring up strong emotions. It's essential that you have the skills to work through any trauma that might arise. While we try to support you in this process, we are not psychotherapists. (To be kept confidential)


1. Please ask your yoga teacher to email us a reference with observations about your practice * 

(strengths and challenges), your dedication and commitment to yoga, and an assessment about whether they feel you are ready to do the Yoga Teacher Training program. If you’ve been transient the past few years and can’t do this, no problem, please let us know.


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