Imagine a long coastline, tropical climate and the sound of gentle waves mixed with that of your breathing as you sit and do your pranayam on the beach – this is the tranquil experience that learning yoga in Goa will provide. With its pristine beauty, Goa offers the perfect environment to learn yoga. Once you put foot on this land, you will fall in love with the natural environment. With the help of your yoga guru; you will be able to discover a new you.
Being in India, the birthplace of yoga, Goa is also able to offer its ancient knowledge – pure and unaltered. Variously known as “Pearl of the Orient” and a “Tourist Paradise”. Characterized by the right blend of vibrant culture, rich heritage and pristine environment, Goa is an idyllic place for yoga enthusiasts. For these reasons, it has become a popular hub for training courses and retreats that specialize in various yoga styles.
It isn’t just the natural environment that sets the mood for practicing yoga – it is also the kind people of Goa who welcome international tourists with warmth and love. Being the preferred tourist destination for many international travelers from across the world, Goan natives understand and speak English and some other popular languages – making communication easy for tourists.
The Yoga Diet is all about aligning with nature and learning to eat in a way that connects you with yourself and the planet.
Because a nourished body forms a healthy foundation for one’s mind and emotions, we’ll provide you with fresh, vibrant cuisine and a mix of healing and grounding meals.
Think abundant salads, mixed vegetable dishes, soups, daal, rice and plenty of fresh, local fruits. Our aim is to create balance and strength in the body; to heal the organs, tissues, muscles and bones that will be working hard for your month of training and beyond.
Siddhi Yoga’s foundation is a healing-focused therapeutic technique and workout program based on proper alignment, anatomical awareness and education.
Our primary goal is to provide a holistic teacher training program. We want to not only prepare you to be a fantastic yoga instructor, but also to help you grow your practice and learn all aspects of the yogic lifestyle.
This program stretches beyond the physical practice of yoga and dives into the mental and spiritual side, as well. You will be pushed beyond your limits in all areas of life—providing you with the opportunity to grow as a yogi and a human being.
From the history of yoga to human anatomy and physiology, we’ll cover topics you didn’t even know existed.
This is not a training course that simply has its students practice for eight hours a day. No, this is a course that will help students become teachers, as well as cultivate a solid physical and spiritual practice.
We’ll cover meditation, chakras and pranayama. You’ll go from practicing yogi to full-time yogi in the course of a month.
However, we want to make sure you maintain balance in your life. That’s why we’ve created our program to include excursions and free time to explore your surrounding area. We’ll hold bonfires, prayer sessions and kirtan, and there are plenty of other activities around the city to keep you busy each weekend.
As for what you’ll learn throughout the course, the list is endless. But to give you an idea, we’ll cover:
We offer a breath-based instructor training, which means your breath will guide you through the proper posture. The improper use of the muscles involved in breathing, such as the diaphragm, leaves other muscles strained with overuse, a prime physiological reason for muscle stress injuries.
However, an undeveloped breathing pattern is a powerful source of numerous psychological problems as well. This is why, along with the proper poses and counter-poses, specific pranayama practices will be taught to bring the body into perfect equilibrium.
Postural adjustment through yoga asana is a traditional and unique scientific practice. Yoga teachers and therapists with knowledge of this specific technique can help practitioners use their bodies in a more balanced and correct way, both in their yoga practice as well as daily life.
Additionally, you will be taught the importance of a proper muscle warm-up to prevent injury and help future students into poses more safely. We’ll discuss the use of props like blocks, blankets, chairs, bolsters, etc. to reap the full benefits of asana and to promote healing and recovery from injuries while aiding in proper bodily alignment.
Siddhi Yoga’s Teacher Training is the perfect environment to step outside your comfort zone and explore new aspects of yourself. The calming environment will help you tune out and tune in to your deepest self. You’ll have the opportunity to rediscover and reinvent yourself.
You will experience yoga as a lifestyle instead of a simple practice, and you’ll leave ready to begin the journey of your career as a yoga teacher.
This training course follows comprehensive Yoga Alliance guidelines, and complements these with rich teachings of traditional yoga that have been handed down to Indian yoga gurus from their ancestors. This creates a deeply yogic environment, going beyond the asanas to provide a comprehensive learning experience to students.
This certificate is for Multi-Style Yoga where you will get a chance to learn Hatha yoga, Vinyasa yoga, alignments, teaching methodology along with the philosophy and history behind it.
The main emphasis of our 200-Hour training is on the therapeutic aspect of yoga using Hatha and Vinyasa yoga styles. Exposure to different styles will allow you to decide which style you would like to pursue more deeply.
Here are some of the styles that will be incorporated into our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training:
1. Hatha Yoga – Yoga of Body and Mind Purification
2. Vinyasa Yoga
3. Jnana Yoga – Yoga of Enquiry
4. Karma Yoga – Yoga of Action
5. Bhakti Yoga – Yoga of Devotion
6. Mantra Yoga – Yoga of Recitation
7. Kundalini Yoga – Yoga of Energy
8. Raja Yoga – Yoga of Meditation
Siddhi Yoga has run yoga teacher trainings for years all over the world. We understand your needs, value your time and aim to create the best setting in the world to help deepen your yoga practice.
Our programs are the culmination of exquisite locations, outstanding vegetarian/vegan food and irreplaceable community. Your stay will be memorable and hassle-free.
Students come to Siddhi Yoga from all over the world to learn yoga and live the yogic lifestyle. We have instructed students from over 60 countries. This includes countries like Australia, Argentina, Austria, China, France, Greece, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, UK, the USA and many more. We’re proud to be a leading yoga teacher training school in India and are happy to discuss further whether or not we’re a fit for you.
As a graduate of Siddhi Yoga, you will be certified by one of the largest and most-trusted names in yoga teacher training internationally. Your certification also qualifies you for a Yoga Alliance certification. We use this third party accreditation agency to ensure our quality and international standards are met.
TIME OFF: Saturday afternoons and all day Sundays are free for you to enjoy.
Wow! How can ever describe the magic and connectedness of my month long course with Siddhi Yoga. Every element aligned perfectly with our needs and the teaching was comprehensive, supportive and deep. As we journeyed through philosophical landscapes and challenged our physicality in ways we couldn't imagine, so we transcended our daily limitations and entered a space of peace and freedom where we could work with our most powerful selves. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, I cannot rate this course highly enough. Wish I could go back and do it all again.
Life changing experience which can definitely be recommended to anyone! My lower back pain of 20 years was cured within 2 weeks partly because of core exercises we were given but I also think the physiotherapeutical angle to the yoga we were taught helped. And the mind blowing philosophy classes probably takes most people on a journey way beyond anything they have experienced before, at least it did for me!
Completing my teacher training with Siddhi Yoga is one of the best decisions I have ever made! My teachers were extremely knowledgeable, loving, and supportive. I learned more than I thought possible. Highly recommended!
I recommend this teacher training course to anyone that has a passion for Yoga and wants to share that passion with others! From the true yoga aspect that yoga is all about experiencing a joining of mind, body and soul, my experience was a successful 1000%. Completing this course is one of the proudest accomplishments in my life. We all came from different positions in life, we shared them and melded to join together to complete this journey -to commitment to learn how to teach the wonderful lessons of Yoga. IT has truly taught me to accept discomfort on the mat and I bring that off the mat to help cope with everyday business life. I have learned to meditate - everyday. Thank you to all of my teachers.
I was very happy with my YTT. I am looking forward to starting to teach yoga myself and would consider Siddhi Yoga when I'm ready to complete further training.
The school was absolutely amazing, I learn so much about so many different styles of yoga. I would recommend this school to anyone who want to learn Yoga to its depth. I definitely plan on going back for my 300 hour course hopefully in Bali. Siddhi Yoga made my experience during my stay life changing. The teachers are Extremely qualified. Thank you Siddhi Yoga for all you taught me. Namaste Jana
I had the most amazing time in February 2016. The teachers were amazing , especially Parveen Ji , who won our hearts with his sincere and deep love of yoga and his genuine care for his students. He enthralled us with stories and legends. He coaxed us into positions we'd never have conceived of, training our Minds as well as our bodies, to reach deeper, higher, softer. We even had our own Guru Mukh. His laughter infectious, his warmth so gentle and loving. Between these two guys (mainly) we shared music sessions, social gatherings, chats, walks, and much more. The venue at Beach Street, Goa, was amazing ! Rajesh was at pains to make it as comfortable as possible for everyone , adapting to some very unique requirements. The vegetarian diet fabulous ! The course was worth every penny , every minute, and I'd eagerly do it all over again!
Amazing experience. Go into the program with an empty mind and get more connected with thy self. You have to stay in the spiritual because the natural is way too small. Namaste!
I can't imagine a better team or location than the one I was so lucky to find @Siddhi Yoga Goa. Guru Mukh - the way you teach … the knowledge you share ... the way you are & the love you shower upon yr students make you the best teacher ever - you’ve been more than just a teacher for us - You are genuinely caring for each one of your students, the most sincere and heart-felt Thank you. All your students will always keep you in their heart! You are a friend, mentor and guide all rolled into the most magnificent person! If only anyone could have a teacher as wonderful as you … the world will def be a better place. I would still rather be in yr class by sunset rather than anywhere else in the world. Parveen Nair - I m so fortunate to have been placed in your class, when it comes to teaching no one can compete with you - you provide the best example to follow and look up too & you do master the discipline of yoga (inside and outside the class), the passion of what u teach is contagious, always look forward to yr classes! Thank you for teaching me the correct alignments - I m looking forward to continue with no one else but you my Yoga Training in the near future. I will always be appreciative of your kindness and generous support you’ve shown - you are a special teacher whom I will always remember with fond memories. Chetan Baghel - I enjoyed every second of your Anatomy Classes the best lessons are not learned from books but from the hearts of great teachers like you - u teach w/great dedication and passion you are a lovely presence… Thank you for being such an unforgettable teacher. P.S (I haz the lil skeleton) Meera even tho i didn't meet you, you made all this possible. Many thanks for the prompt responses and all your help. Congratulations on your wonderful team!
We are not doing any training in Goa in 2018. We will only start from October 2019 if we managed to get some affordable place. However we do have trainings every month at Dharamsala and Rishikesh. If you are not sure, where to attend. Click on the below link to get more information about our yoga teacher training courses in India.
You will need to buy your international air ticket for Goa. If direct flight is not available then you can come to Mumbai OR Bengaluru International airports and get a domestic flight to Goa.
By Air : Goa International airport is know as “Dabolim Airport“. It’s code is GOI. It lies just 29 kilometres from the state’s capital, Panjim. It is well connected by daily flights from Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Cochin and Bangalore. If you are coming to Mumbai or other International airport in India, you will need to take domestic flight for Goa. The earlier you book, the more you save. Fares and availability of seats in the flight change constantly and can be checked/booked online via www.makemytrip.com or www.yatra.com. Remember to check the weight limit for your domestic flight. Usually it’s 15KG and if you need extra weight, it’s recommended to buy in advance.
By Train: If you are already in India, you can take a train also to reach Goa. The two major railheads in Goa are Madgaon and Thivim, which are well connected by trains from all over the country.