29 Day 200Hr Hatha Vinyasa Community Yoga Teacher Training

This 200-hour teacher training  is a unique and profoundly transforming personal experience that is based on the ancient Gurukula Teaching System which integrates the student's daily life into the yoga training. For one month you will enjoy community living as you strengthen your own yoga practice through self-discipline and awareness of the nature of mind, body and spirit. You will also build a firm foundation from which you 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 is discovering 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.

Highlights include a comprehensive training programme, 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, special workshops on how to teach yin and partner yoga, arm balances, hip opening postures, back bending asanas and more, learn to teach specific therapeutic classes, posture clinic, insights into basic ayurveda, nutrition, healing, rejuvenation in relation to yoga practice, internship opportunity to strengthen your teaching skills, business aspect of yoga, individual training and counselling sessions available if needed.

Successful graduates of the course receive an internationally recognized certification by the Yoga Alliance for the 200 hours standard for Registered Yoga Schools (RYS). The cost of the residential retreat includes your tuition, 28 nights in your chosen accommodation, Yoga Alliance certification, brunch, dinner, tea, snacks, unlimited drinking water, daily scheduled yoga and meditation classes and your 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. 


A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. Basic knowledge of yoga postures and philosophy is helpful but not essential. A sincere desire to learn and open mind to the teachings of yoga is required. Self-discipline is required during the course as it is physically, mentally and spiritually demanding and also highly rewarding. 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



This teacher training will teach you more about the bandhas, pranayama, kriyas, mudras, meditation, mantras and chanting, 4 paths of yoga, 5 points of yoga and different asana practices. You will also learn more about warm up exercises, sun salutation, asana theory, vinyasa and hatha flow, yoga for different target audiences, modifications, sequencing, vinyasa and more.

The amazing yogis of Earth Yoga Village will equip you with the knowledge about the art of teaching, anatomy of alignment, alignment techniques, business in yoga, yoga learning process and its stages, practical workshops and conscious interactions.

You will be introduced to major body system, 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 and the systems of the body, yoga and health.

You will be learning more about the essence of yoga, 3 gunas, energy channels and chakra theory, karma and reincarnation, Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, OM/AUM and its 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, the self and the ego and the consciousness.

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.


To ensure the success of the programme, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures and asana. Upon completion of the course, you will be eligible for a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification that will allow you to teach globally.


6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
Detoxifying Herbal Juice & Tea
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Tea Break
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Asana Practice (yoga)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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
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.



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.




After this training you will be a qualified yoga teacher and you will be able to draw from your own practice and wisdom to impart your yoga experience to others in an inspiring, uplifting, safe and practical way. Set in Goa, the training will give you a remarkable and enjoyable insight into Indian life and culture- where yoga all began! Be part of a real living yoga community - this experience will stay with you and inspire the course of your life for many years to come.

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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