26 Day 200Hr Meditation & Yoga Teacher Training

This 200hr Level 1 yoga teacher training is a training based on the hatha yoga tradition. Above all, the training is a unique opportunity to take a transformative journey and learn about yoga and yourself deeply. Meditation is an important part of the training and at the end of the training you are invited to lead both an asana and a meditation class on your own.

Parimukti Yoga teach various types of hatha yoga classes and support each teacher to create authentic sequences that fit the moment. In the training the morning asana classes have more focus on alignment, strength, endurance and flexibility with a great sense of body and mind awareness. Sometimes the classes have a more dynamic character. The afternoons are more restorative with yin yoga and yoga nidra, or for example focus on a particular chakra. In terms of meditation the course offers a variety of meditations such as silent sitting, movement meditations, heart meditations, and buddhist meditations. Besides asana and meditation, practices like breath awareness, basic pranayamas, kriyas (cleansing techniques), and mantras will be presented and practiced within the course from the very beginning.

You will study with highly qualified and experienced teachers coming from different schools and backgrounds, providing students a unique learning ground. With a meaningful theoretical and practical approach, the training features daily practice of meditation, pranayama, and asana, study of the asanas and their musculoskeletal alignment, verbal and hands-on adjustments and their benefits and contraindications, scientific background of the hands-on adjustments, study of the Vedic and Upanishadic mantras, chanting and meditation studies, as well as anatomy classes.

This 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training will prepare you to introduce people to yoga with confidence. You’ll have a solid foundation in asana, a feel confident to guide people using breath awareness, pranayama, mantras, meditation and relaxation. Most of all you’ll have an understanding of what the Yoga path really is. Successfully graduated students are aware of their own unique presence, energy, message and teaching style. Deep understanding and awareness both enriches your own daily practice and will create a fertile soil for your own unique teaching foundations and ensure a successful and enriching process.

The course fee includes clean, cozy, comfortable and secure shared or private rooms, specially prepared delicious vegetarian meals during training days, Wifi and internet, two complete printed manuals: one full special Parimukti manual dedicated to the alignment of asanas and one Parimukti manual of the course with background information to the lessons, including diagrams and useful reminders, a bag with handy ‘yogic tools’ such as a neti pot, tongue scraper and T-shirt to practice in.

Requirements

Parimukti Yoga Teacher Training Program prefers you have practiced yoga steadily for a minimum of 1 year with a teacher and you are willing to make a commitment of 4 weeks of studying and practicing yoga in depth. Parimukti advises you to be in reasonable physical health and that you are willing to learn from fellow teachers and students as well as share your own wisdom.

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Course Material
  • All Meals
  • WiFi Internet
  • Yoga Props
  • Equipment
  • Facilities Access
  • Free Gift
  • Meditation
  • Vegetarian
  • Yoga

Syllabus

HOURS + TOPICS

You will gain insight into the evolution of yoga from the vedic to these modern times. We guide you in how to apply yoga philosophy in your yoga practice, your teachings, and most importantly, in your everyday life. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, with a particular focus on the 8 limbs of yoga, will be studied in depth.

You’ll practice asana, pranayama techniques, and different meditations 2-6 hours every day. Since a Parimukti training is demanding and challenging physically and mentally, we find it important to have a good balance between more dynamic physical practice and classes to restore and rejuvenate (yin, yoga nidra, restorative).

A variation of different pranayama techniques is integrated into our your daily practice. Consequently, you will become familiar with key verbal instructions, function, benefits and contraindications of the most important pranayamas. At the end of the program you will have integrated these practices and, thus, will be able to incorporate pranayama into your teaching, as well.

Meditation is a very important element of Parimukti trainings. In this 200 hours training you’ll develop an understanding of what meditation is and how it helps to gain insight into ourselves and our relationship with the world. You will be introduced to meditation techniques like silent sitting, movement meditations, heart meditations, and buddhist meditations. Also, every student can choose to have a day in silence. This day you will receive teachings and practices silently, allowing yourself to observe your beliefs and thoughts more closely.

Teaching is a great medium to learn about yourself and others. Therefore, you will be asked to work with the other students, in groups, on teaching assignments from the very beginning. Our teachers will give you practical tools and constructive feedback that will help you grow rapidly and confidently. The Art of Teaching classes are a great platform where you can integrate what you have learned in the alignment, anatomy and philosophy classes. Above all you will be invited and challenged to find your unique way of teaching a class.

Proper understanding of anatomy is crucial for a yoga (asana) teacher. During this course you will study the functional applied anatomy of the major joints (knee joint, hip joint, shoulder joint, and spine), fundamental bones and basic muscles throughout the course. This will help you to understand and identify differences in students and corresponding needs. We will introduce you to different models of how the body is being perceived by the yoga tradition. Therefore we will discuss the chakras, nadis, kriyas, mudras, bandhas and koshas. This will help you to more fully understand the process and benefits of yoga.

An intensive yoga teacher training is a deeply transforming experience for each individual student. Therefore, we offer in-depth guidance and equip you with many skills for the journey of discovering your own innate nature and truth. For students with special interests we offer a mentor program which gives you personal guidance throughout the training. Also, after the training we can help you to set up your own centre and mentor you on your further growth. And last but not least. Studying and spending almost a month with like-minded people will certainly will support you in a sense of community, camaraderie, and friendship.

Your practice is your foundation, your real teacher. In the training, you will commit to daily practicing asana, pranayama, and meditation. Your practice will allow you to experience the effects on your body and mind. What you experience, you will understand. What you understand, you will be able to share with others.

You will be introduced to chanting mantras in a more classical setting (start/end of the class) as well as a more joyous setting in a kirtan evening. You will be chanting some of the most important mantras and understand by experience how sound can positively charge oneself and the environment.

You will have a daily alignment class, in which you learn the most important asana postures addressing their alignment. These classes include Sanskrit and English names, key verbal cues, function of the postures, basic hands-on adjustments, benefits and contraindications. All types of asana are covered: standing, standing balancing, sitting poses (forward bends and twists) forward bends, supine, back bending, core awakening, arm balance and inversions.

Certification

This program is registered with the American Yoga Alliance (YA), and meets the established standards. Completing the program will allow you to register with the Yoga Alliance as a RYT-200. Qualification is provided after successful completion of a written test and one practical exam (teaching one full class).

Schedule

TIME
ACTIVITY
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Meditation, Pranayama & Asana
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Breakfast
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Applied Anatomy
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Alignment
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Lunch & Rest
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Philosophy
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Asana / Art of Teaching
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Meditation
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dinner & Rest
TIME OFF Enjoy a nice dip in the ocean, take a nice stroll on the beach or meditate in the peaceful surrounding during your down time.

Meet The Facilitators

 
Venue   Whispering Lakes

Located just a five minute walk from one of the top stunning beaches in Goa, the Whispering Lakes is located near beautiful Arambol Beach. Take a journey within and allow the Goan atmosphere to provide you with the serenity and sublimity all travellers seek.

Rest easy in a spiritual haven equipped with fully furnished cottages and huts that are available for your comfort. Enjoy peace and meditative surroundings as you nourish and replenish in the exotic restaurant that is situated right by the lake with a breathtaking view. In addition to the stunning panoramic views, Whispering Lakes conducts and organises yoga and meditation programs with discussion sessions by gurus from different schools of spirituality. Allow the space to provide and help guide you into a peaceful venture into your inner self.

The best way to reach the venue is to fly to Goa from Mumbai or from Delhi. From Doblim Goa airport there are cars available on prepaid basis. Request the driver to escort you to The Whispering Lakes, Dando Arambol Beach, Goa.

Accommodations

Food

During this training, you will be served a daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Saturday dinner and all meals on Sundays are excluded. This way you can explore all the nice restaurants in the area. All meals are vegetarian, but they do serve eggs and dairy, no meat and no fish. Meals are a combination of Indian home cooked and occasionally a more Western style. Please feel free to buy your own snacks and food to add on to meals. Student have fridges to store your food.  Please inform Parimukti of any special diet needs and allergies so that we can cater to you accordingly.

Example of breakfast includes porridge with fruits, bread with boiled eggs and jam, vegetable poha and vegetable paratha. Example of lunch includes vegetable curry, dahl, rice and/or chapati, fresh salad with cucumber and tomato. Example of dinner includes vegetable curry and rice, pasta with vegetables.

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WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS TRAINING

If you have a serious interest in both practicing and teaching yoga and meditation, this is the perfect training for you to immerse yourself in. Enjoy learning with talented and passionate yoga teachers in a small and focused group of peers. Parimukti offer a hands-on training with plenty of feedback and a wonderful and in-depth syllabus that will leave you inspired and prepared for your yoga teaching career. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Goa and get a true taste for Indian life and culture in this much-loved area of coastline. Expand your mind, push your boundaries and enjoy a yogic journey that will not only offer you a certification to teach, but will transform your own life in a myriad of wonderful ways. 

Kelly F

Yovada Yogini

  Goa, India

A traditional fisherman village, the Arambol Beach is a pristine and secluded beach in the North Goa and can be approached by a winding road through the groove of cashew trees. It is a rocky as well as sandy beach and has a fresh water lagoon which extends along the bottom of the valley into a thick jungle. The lake is fed by boiling hot springs and is lined with sulfurous mud which people love applying on their body to do wonders to their skin.

The Arambol Beach extends over 16 km and consists of two beaches, more popular is the main beach known as Harmal beach, the northern beach in Goa. The second beach lies beyond the rocky circlet and can only be reached on foot and is bordered by steep cliffs on both sides. The main beach is long stretch of curving sand and is good for swimming.

The easiest way to get to Arambol is by plane. Fly to Dabolim International Airport and from there take a taxi to Arambol, which takes approximately forty five minutes.

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