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If you are seeking further understanding & learning, a 500 Hour intensive could be for you.
A 500hr course can allow you to gain your full RYT teacher certification in one intensive period.
Or you could embark on a 500 Hour course for a deep learning journey that will benefit many aspects and deepen your practice & knowledge.
The program is an advanced study of postures, pranayama, philosophy, meditation and teaching techniques.
All courses have the same standard curriculum set by Yoga Alliance with the Yoga community.
All 500 hour yoga courses include the following parts for the yoga certification.
Typical areas of practice & teaching skills training will be:
The elective hours of the course are 185 of the total 500 hours.
This is what makes each program unique, allowing for focus on an area that may interest you such as Shamanism, Mantra, Ayurveda, Acro Yoga, Yoga Nidra, nutrition, ritual.
Generally these intensive yoga trainings run over 2 months.
To spend an extended time on this journey your practice and knowledge will deepen. You will have the opportunity to explore and immerse yourself in meditation practice too.
Rishikesh may be the perfect place for such a journey.
Goa in India sits on the Arabian Sea.
Its coastline dominates, with villages scattered along the beaches, where people live and travel to.
The beaches are expansive, so wide and go on forever.
It's a popular yogi trail and it can be a lot easier and calmer than other parts of India as fewer people live here.
The yoga community is huge which makes it the welcoming and comfortable place it is.
There are yoga workshops, intensive yoga trainings and many alternative therapies on offer.
Being India Ayurveda treatments & medicine can be found easily.
There are lots of yoga teacher training retreats so picking the right one for you is the only hard part.
Yoga courses are run by established yoga schools here or visiting International yoga schools.
All yoga styles are available. Study teaching techniques, postures, yoga anatomy & physiology, yoga philosophy, meditation and pranayama.
All courses are different so search out the style and teaching philosophy you are looking for.
With Yoga Alliance registered schools they will meet the standard curriculum in the training so that you complete your yoga certification on the course.
Goa is one of the more affordable places in the world to complete your yoga teacher training.
Certification courses start from 1000 US or even cheaper.
If you are planning on teaching in the future just make sure the school is Yoga Alliance registered and meets what you are looking for.
High season when the beach areas are busiest is from November to March.
The monsoon comes through June to September and it's empty at this time of year with a lot of places shut down.
There are many different beach areas and villages to spend time at. Some are busier than others and the yoga schools tend to be dotted along the coastline at these different beaches.
Patnem & Arambol are the most well known beach locations where you'll find crowds of the yoga community and retreats and yoga courses.