The 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program is a combination of the 200 and 300 hour teacher training in Goa offered by an expert team in the beautiful region of Patnem Beach. This is a quiet location where you can savour the fresh air and experience tranquility while learning new asana poses and preparing to advance your yoga knowledge to become a proficient teacher.

The 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course is combined with your previous 200-hour Teacher Training Course to certify you as a 500-hour Yoga Teacher. The 53 days 500 yoga teacher training course in India aims to take your passion for learning authentic traditional yoga forward. The base yoga style of the course is Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow. However, the course will also give you a taste of many different styles of Yoga including Hatha, Restorative and  Yin Yoga. The objective is to deepen your Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice, combining it with alignment techniques from the Iyengar style. Every morning, students will start the day with Meditation, Pranayama, Mantra and Kriya. The subject of classes in the middle of the day changes every week; moving from yoga philosophy, through anatomy, to physiology.

Attend the 500-hour yoga classes at peaceful Patnem Beach and be at one with nature while strengthening your practice. Learn from the masters and allow your teaching skills to vastly strengthen and improve with each day that passes.

Abhinam Yoga's Teacher Training programs are accredited by International Yoga Alliance as they provide complete holistic study on the subject of yoga. They also have an extensive curriculum on Teaching Methodology, Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy and Physiology, as well as expertise on various adjustments, modifications and variations which will help you to confidently teach yoga anywhere in the world.

This teacher training package includes your study materials, course manual, three yogi plant based meals per day (except Saturdays and Sundays) and accommodation.

Requirements

To participate in the training, students are recommended to have at least 3 months of yoga practice.

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Course Material
  • All Meals
  • Yoga Props
  • Mats

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Syllabus

HOURS + TOPICS

You will learn to master and teach Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series, the theory and practice of Mantras, Kriyas, Pranayamas and various techniques of Meditation. The Asana practice is focused on developing the quality of body alignment, observation and sharpening awareness of deeper physiological processes while performing an Asana.

In this course, you will be taught the art of alignment and hand on adjustment with the help of props. Workshops on demonstration of Asanas, Restorative Yoga, Yoga for specific groups and Yoga to deal with common ailments like joint pain, back pain, thyroid, diabetes, etc. will be included as well. It is also important to acquire the qualities and conduct of a teacher while leading a class. Add to that the business skills and how to properly conduct the Vinyasa Flow with personal creativity, and you're all good to go.

Learn about the musculoskeletal system with focus on bones, ligaments, origin & insertions of muscles with nerve supply. The course will also focus on the basic overview of the structure and functions of different systems in the human body, anatomy of Pranayama with focus on Energy Systems, Chakras, Energy Bodies and the Cardiovascular System. Practical Application of Anatomy and Physiology to Yoga Practices will also be included.

Experience learning the minimum decency codes for Yoga teachers, vegetarianism, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – Samadhi and Sadhana, Bhagavad Gita – Dhyana Yoga, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, meditations from Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Text and ethics mentioned in Yogic Scriptures for Yoga Practitioners and Teachers.

In this course, you will learn how to lead an Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series class, create and lead a Vinyasa Flow Led class and assist Lead Trainers and observe and receive feedback accordingly.

Students will be required to engage in self-study and submit daily & weekly assignments on the basis of the day’s lectures and discussions. There will be a practical and a theory exam at the end of the course to assess the students on their learning, practice and teaching during the 4 week Teacher Training Course.

Certification

The 500-hour Teacher Training Course concludes with a certification of completion. Abhinam Yoga is registered with Yoga Alliance and this certification allows students to teach globally.

Schedule

TIME
ACTIVITY
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Pranayama & Kriyas
7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series Class
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Breakfast
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Theory: Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy & Physiology
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lunch, Assignment and Rest
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Workshops On Teaching Methodology
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Free Flow Led Class
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meditation
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Dinner
TIME OFF Weekends are for fun and recreation as the school is closed and students are allowed to do any activity they wish to do during the day. Enjoy the peace and quiet that Patnem Beach has to offer or spend your day shopping at the nearby market.

Meet The Facilitators

 
Venue   Abhinam Yoga Center

At the northern side of Chopdem river, Morjim is blessed with a abundant blossoming green environment and extraordinary wildlife in the form of Olive Ridley turtles. Abhinam Yoga Center, with its rooftop yogshala and the scenic view of the sparkling North Goa beach front, provides an absolute sense of serenity and joy to all.


Goa is a perfect melting pot of the Oriental and Occidental culture. Given the huge inflow of foreign tourists, it also forms the perfect platform to learn and practice yoga that not only strives to help you achieve external beauty but also inner peace. The relaxed atmosphere, the pleasant weather, bright green tropical cover, the calm Arabian Sea, pretty beaches and the year-long moderate temperatures makes it the perfect place to practice sadhana and work towards attaining the ultimate moksha or sadhana.


Goa is connected to the most part of the world via direct flights. The airport is located at Dabolim and there are 3 major railway stations with trains plying to and from every corner of India.

The Morjim beach is about 70-80 km from the airport and 36 kms from the nearest major Railway Station, Pernem. It is quite conveniently connected via taxis and bus routes from most part of Goa as well. About a 10-minutes’ walk from Raj Supermarket Bus stand in Morjim, you can easily get a bus from Mapusa and Panjim Bus Stand.

Accommodations

Food

Enjoy daily sumptuous meals throughout your training. Breakfast is usually porridge or muesli and eggs, Lunch is an inviting salad or soup and a delicious Indian thali is served for dinner. Meals are healthful and vegetarian as the centre advocates vegetarianism to complement your teacher training courses and personal health and growth. 

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WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS TRAINING

Gain your 500 hour teaching certification in the beautiful Indian beachside location of Goa. Tap into newfound knowledge from your teachers and take your own practice to new and advanced levels. Bask in the sunshine and take quiet time to contemplate your next steps as a very experienced and insightful yoga teacher. 

Kelly Fielding

Yovada Enthusiast

  Goa, India

Known for its serene atmosphere, the Morjim beach is a great setting for a yoga holiday. It has something for everyone, whether you are a soul-searcher who is looking for tranquility or someone looking to enjoy an adventure through the sands and waters of Goa.


Morjim beach is a delight for nature lovers too. Apart from the Olive Ridley turtles, a variety of of flora and fauna can be spotted here. For those interested, dolphin sighting trips are offered by locals. You can even take a walk up the famous Chapora Fort for great views of the sandy beach and the green palms.


Morjim is around 50km from the Goa International Airport in Dabolim,  where you can take a taxi for a straight journey to the venue. The nearest railway station is the Pernem Station, which is less than 20km away. There are frequent buses from the capital city of Panaji and the city of Mapusa to Morjim.

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