15 Day Yin & Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

This programme offers a unique opportunity to fully immerse yourself into the world of yoga and community living as well as further deepen your knowledge and qualify as a Yin & Yoga Nidra teacher for 100 Yoga Alliance accredited hours under the Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Program. Take the time to absorb and reflect upon interesting lecture materials, deepen your own asana practice and familiarise yourself with unique yogic principles to further strengthen your teaching skills.

Yin yoga deals with the subtler aspect of our being, letting us go deeper into ourselves. We are moving from the structured body to the energetic with the help of myofascial compartment and meridian channels to develop a functional, mindful approach to the practice.

Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) is a wonderful deep relaxation which supports your asana (physical yoga) practice helping you to find deep rest and stillness. It reduces daily stress by teaching pratyahara - turning attention inward for your own healing awareness, and dharana - concentration, meditation to deepen your yoga.

Highlights of the course include a comprehensive training programme covering all major aspects of yin & yoga nidra in both practice and theory, time to absorb material while practicing the yogic lifestyle and being involved in the community, an opportunity to grow spiritually in a conscious community and further deepen your knowledge of the energy body, study of asana, meditation, pranayama, mantras and many more aspects and techniques of yoga, and learn about releasing tension and relaxing the whole being at a deeper level.

Included in the price is full tuition, 14 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 and a welcome kit.

The training is located on Palolem Beach. Undoubtedly one of Goa’s most postcard-perfect beaches: a gentle curve of palm-fringed sand facing a calm bay. The atmosphere is vibrant and there’s plenty to do. Palolem lulls you into a sense of peace but keeps you active and excited. This is Goa’s best beach, so find your hut and join Earth Yoga Village’s training for a memorable and life-changing experience. 

Requirements

Earth Yoga Village encourages students to apply for the course when they are fully ready on a holistic level and committed to meeting the challenges of the course and accepting the joys with an open heart. These are important attributes that will add to your learning experience during the course and also to the learning experience of your fellow students.

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Course Material
  • All Meals
  • Mats
  • WiFi Internet
  • Yoga Props
  • Facilities Access
  • Meditation
  • Vegetarian
  • Yoga

Syllabus

HOURS + TOPICS

Learn a daily practice with different themes, 30 yin yoga asanas in theory and practice, breakdown of each asana, Yin yoga related to energy body, the meridians, stimulate the channels and pathways, variations, modification and the use of props in details, classes on yin & yang and chakras, experiencing the balance in the practice of combining, dynamic, creative vinyasa flow and deep opening meditative yin yoga, cultivation of breath body, Chakra balancing, Yoga nidra, Kundalini, Meditation, Pranayama. 

Study the theory of yin yoga and its approach, sequencing and tools to design a class, how to communicate effectively the value of yin and yoga nidra, theory & science of yoga nidra, theory on the three bodies and its functions, art of teaching yin & yoga nidra classes, art of chakra balancing, developing the understanding on energy body, benefits of the yin yoga practice, and group work & Practicum. 

You will be introduced to 14 skeletal segments of the body, thigh/torso myofascial mandalas, understand tension and compression, Meridian System (12 main meridians) and chi flow in yin yoga, Yin yoga and integration of mudras, the fascinating world of Fascia 'The matrix connective tissue’, and science of the body in savasana.

Study what is yin yoga about, knowledge and understanding of yin yoga, what is Yoga Nidra and its approach, different types of meditations, the energy body, Chakras and Nadis, Meridians and Yin & yang theory.

Aside from the theory classes, you will also be doing practical workshops where you will be teaching under teacher’s supervision, in pairs and as a group. You will also be conducting an open free class for people under the teacher’s supervision and you will be undergoing a practical exam for teaching where you will be receiving feedback.

Certification

To ensure the success of the programme, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures and asana. This course is registered with the yoga alliance for 100 continuing education hours.

Schedule

TIME
ACTIVITY
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
Detoxifying Herbal Juice & Tea
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Pranayama/Meditation
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Tea Break
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Asana Practice (yoga)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Brunch
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Yoga Philosophy and Anatomy
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Art of Teaching
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Yoga Practicum
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dinner
9:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Evening Program
TIME OFF Saturdays are your days off. You will be engaged in doing karma yoga for 15 hours in your free time during the teacher training to learn and practice yoga holistically. You may also choose to do other therapies while you are on this retreat.You may also choose to do other therapies while you are on this teacher training. Earth Yoga offers peaceful healing rooms in a private setting in nature. All of the therapies are available at this space to help you heal and rejuvenate. They also have a small eco-bath for your relaxation after yoga that they fill with ayurvedic herbs and oils to sooth your body and soul.

Meet The Facilitators

 
Venue   Earth Yoga Village

Set in the cooling shades of a lush green jungle and connected with a small bamboo bridge to one of Goa's most beautiful beaches you will find the village to be extremely peaceful and the ideal place to relax. It is conveniently located in South Goa on the paradise beach of Palolem which is known for its blissful vibes, laid back people and beautiful nature. The location offers an ideal place to explore the stunning beaches, beautiful local villages and surrounding nature outside of your retreat schedule. 


The Earth Yoga team is strongly engaged in making the Village more eco-friendly. The village runs partly on solar power and they work hard on adding further eco-friendly measures. The humble and small yet beautiful and comfortable set-up includes accommodation for up to twenty-five people, a small health food café, one yoga shala, a healing wellness space, a healing water tank, a small library which we are slowly growing based on much appreciated book donations of our guests, a chillout area, and lots of love, smiles and peace every day all day.


The stunning open-plan yoga shala is made of mostly organic and natural materials that will offer a blissful practice in a gentle breeze. In addition to the beautiful shala space they also practice in different settings such as the beach to further connect with nature. Mats, belts, bolsters and blocks are provided for your own individual practice as well as mat spray to clean the mats and keep the space hygienic.


The nearest airport is Dabolim Airport which is about 67 km away. The nearest railway station is Canacona railway station which can be reached from Madgoan junction railway station in just 60 mins. There are bus services at a regular interval of 30 mins from the Palolem beach to the Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC) Bus Depot in Margao. The nearest KTC depot is at Canacona. The village is located at the North end of the beach near Cozy Nook resort.

Accommodations

Food

The Earth Yoga Village knows of the incredible benefits of nutritious food and they consider food to be medicine. By using only fresh, seasonal herbs and vegetables from regional farmers the daily menu of wonderfully nourishing vegetarian and vegan food supports self-healing of the body, enhances detoxification and leaves you feeling strong and rejuvenated.

You will enjoy a buffet-style healthy and wholesome brunch and dinner each day with Indian, Goan and Continental cuisine. Light snacks, morning tea and unlimited filtered drinking water is also on offer. Everything is made with a lot of love. If you have any specific dietary requirements, the Earth Yoga team will try to accommodate your request.

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WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS TRAINING

Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra are becoming more and more popular and sought after in the world of yoga. Moving on from more dynamic yoga practices, these very special tools and classes are used to really nurture and heal the body on a deep level, both physically and emotionally. Tap into the more subtle aspects of the energetic body and learn how to help people find a practice that benefits them on many levels. Gain tools to set you apart as a specialist yoga teacher. Enjoy the beauty of Goa, be part of an authentic yoga community and learn from yoga masters in this great 100 hour Yoga Alliance training.

Kelly F

Yovada Explorer

  Goa, India

Palolem Beach is situated in Canacona in southern Goa, India. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Goa. Palolem is a natural bay surrounded by lofty headlands on either side. This makes it a calm, idyllic sea with a gently sloping bed that allows you to walk up to 100 meters out from the beach. Palolem Beach is largely unspoiled and is inhabited by both local fishermen and by foreign tourists who live in shacks along the shore or in the main village itself.


It is about one mile long and is crescent-shaped; one can view the entire beach from either end. Both ends of the beach consist of rocks jutting out into the sea. The depth of the sea increases gradually, being shallowest at the northern end of the beach, making it safe for average swimmers, and the currents are not fast.


Palolem Beach is located within 2.5 kilometres of the market town of Chaudi in South Goa, and about 35 km from Margao, the district headquarters of South Goa. Other neighbouring beaches in South Goa include Agonda, Colva, Patnem and Galjibaga Beach.


The easiest way to get to Palolem is to take the train or fly to Margao, called Madgaon in the rest of India, and pay for a government approved fixed-price taxi to Palolem. Fixed-price taxis are available from the train station and from Goa Dabolim Airport at Vasco da Gama. Alternatively, Canacona is Palolem's nearest train station, approximately 5-minute drive away, but for shorter journeys from other parts of India it is almost always better to arrive by bus due to the remoteness of the train station from Palolem beach.

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