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Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India

Yogamea Yoga School offers 4-week residential 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Goa courses at Agonda Beach, India or in Cesenatico, (FC) – Italy.
Our courses are all inclusive – comfortable seafront accommodation, ayurvedic and healthy vegetarian food,  tuition and certification are all taken care of so that all you have to is get to our school!
Yogamea 200-hour YTTC meet all the standards of Yoga Alliance USA, Europe & the UK so you can register with the relevant regulatory body in your region after you complete the course. This will entitle you to insurance and give you support from a growing community of certified teachers.
For detailed information on our courses, please visit 200-hour Instructor courses in Goa or in Cesenatico, Italy As well as TTCs we also offer Drop-in Classes on the beach and host a number of retreats and intensive weeks both in Cesenatico, (FC) Italy and Agonda beach, every year. Our schedule and pricing for Italy is now available for May – September 2016.
For further information and dates, please see our Retreats in Italy / Retreats Goa or Intensive Weeks.
The full schedule retreats and intensive weeks at Agonda beach, will be up at some point this summer.
Please check our Retreats in Goa page for more information and dates for a amazing retreat or intensive week in from October 2016 – March 2017.

Price list Goa:

28 days all inclusive!!

200hr Yoga TTC Goa – 28 days all inclusive with price variation

Single person in shared double room with A/C, hot water, 3 meals a day (veg) + beverage, tuition, course material.
€1400
For a couple book together shared room with A/C, hot water, 3 meals a day (veg) + beverage, tuition, course material.
€ 2600
Single person in private room with A/C hot water + 3 meals a day (veg) + beverage, tuition, course material.
€ 2250
Without accommodation, 3 meals a day (veg) + beverage, tuition, course material.
€ 1000
(This opportunity is given to those who make specific requests and needs to be assessed and approved by the Yogamea School)

NB All accommodation are in brand new Cottages (Max 2 persons per cott.)

female with female —— male with male

Upcoming Course Dates 2017 – 2018

Location Arrival Course Starts Course Ends
Agonda Beach, India Sunday 5th November Monday 6th November Saturday 2nd December
Agonda Beach, India Sunday 10th December Monday 11th December Saturday 6th January 2018
Agonda Beach, India Sunday 14th January Monday 15th January Saturday 10th February
Agonda Beach, India Sunday 18th February Monday 19th February Saturday 17th March
Agonda Beach, India Sunday 25th March Monday 26th March Saturday 21st April
(All Teacher Training end of Saturday at 6pm, departure is on Sunday at the end of the course.)

Syllabus

Breakdown of the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training
(These are guidelines from Yoga Alliance – some of these hours are contact hours and others are self-study.)

1. Techniques, Training & Practice – 100 hours
Asana/pranayama/Shatkarma/Bandha
2. Teaching Methodology – 25 hours
3. Anatomy & Physiology – 20 hours
4. Yogic Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics – 20 hours

  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Yoga – Introduction
  • Origin of yoga
  • Different paths of yoga -Karma, Bhakti and Jnana
  • Consciousness and awareness
  • Evolution of awareness
  • Evolution of elements (according Sankhya darshan)
  • Panch kosha (five covering or sheaths over consciousness)
  • Four-sutra (preface of Patanjali’s Yog sutra)
  • Panch-klesha (five causes of pain and miseries)
  • Raja yoga and hatha yoga
  • Yama, Niyama (social and personal rules and regulations)
  • Asana (physical posture)
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques)
  • Pratyahara (withdrawal of the mind from the senses)
  • Dharna (concentration), Dhayan (meditation), Samadhi (self-realization)

5. Practice – 10 hours

Evaluation will be carried out only for those students who have a minimum of 90% attendance in all 4 weeks of training.

 Daily schedule

(example only – subject to change)
05.30 am – Wake up
06.00 am – Herbal tea
06.15 am – Shatkarma/yogic cleansing
06.30 am – Pranayama and chanting
07.30 am – therpay | asana
09.00 am – Breakfast
10.30 am – anatomy
11.30 am – philosophy
13.00 pm – Lunch
05.00 pm – Hatha asana
practice
06.45 pm – Pranayama | meditation
07.15 pm – Dinner
10.45 pm – Lights out

Recommended Books:

» YMCD – Karmananda, Swami. Yogic Management of Common Diseases. Edited by Yoga Publications Trust: Bihar School of Yoga, 2010
» RY – Vivekenanda, Swami. Raja Yoga: Conquering the Internal Nature. Kolkata: Advaita Ashrama, 2011.
» MMMRY- Niranjananda Saraswati, Swami. Mind, Mind Management & Raja Yoga. Yoga Dristi Series. Bihar: Yoga Publications Trust, 2011.
» YA – Kaminoff, Leslie, and Amy Matthews. Yoga Anatomy. 2nd ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2012.

Food

For the duration of the yoga teacher training course, there will be three healthy vegetarian meals offered a day with refreshments, fruit & tea available at any time. The local area does have some great restaurants though, so if you choose to skip a meal with us – especially on your free day – that’s ok, just let us know so that we don’t waste food. We can advise you on safe & tasty places to eat.

Location

Yogamea Village Teacher Trainer Center sits in a calm & chilling area, where Arabian Sea greets you with its tremendous beauty. Agonda Beach is the Southernmost area of Goa, 50KM from Dabolim International Airport [Goa]. Canacona/Chaudi Bus station is 10KM & Canacona Train station is 9 KM from this location.

If you plan to trip to nearby beaches besides Canacona, the options are Palolem beach, Patnem beach, Rajbag beach, Galgibaga beach, Cola beach and Cabo da Rama beach within 15KM radius from the Yoga Center YogaMea School

Agonda Beach is located in Canacona “South Goa” – India.  Agonda is famous for its beach and It is one of the only four beaches designated as turtle nesting sites under the Coastal Regulation

 

Visas

For most countries, a pre-arranged visa in needed. Apply for a standard tourist visa when completing the form. Some of you will be able to get a “Visa on Arrival” – check with your country requirements or ask us – we may know about your country!

Ethical Guidelines

Yogamea School adopts the ancient approach to yoga to inculcate in each student the wisdom that yoga manifests. Teaching and learning is therefore designed in such a way that ethical practices are ingrained automatically in the students.
The day begins with the daily regimen (Dincharya) and ancient code of conduct. Activities are planned according to seasonal code of conduct (Ritucharya). The concept of behavior chemistry (Achar- rasayan) is the concept that students are expected to imbibe.
Maharishi Patanjali prescribed certain rules of how a person is expected to act in society (Yama) and how personal code and conduct (Niyama) is the expected and essential behavior for individuals to follow. We at the Yog Peeth expect this behavior terminology to be understood and practiced sincerely and honestly by all students to the best extent possible.
Before students register for the yoga teacher training they must be aware that this traditional teaching will differ from that of the west. There could even be a fundamental difference in the understanding of the yogic path as that which is taught in the yoga schools in the west.
Modified exercises that go by the name of yoga are frowned upon by Rishikesh Yog Peeth and so only those students must apply for the course who are willing to commit to the strict regimen of the Peeth.
Discipline is an integral part of the training program and so the course routine must be strictly observed.
Disrespect to rules and regulations could result in termination of studentship with no refund of fee.
Absenting oneself from the scheduled program without prior permission of the teacher or manager concerned would be construed as a gross breach of discipline.
A student must intimate in advance if they intend to forgo a meal so that there is no wastage of food.
The Yoga Peeth does not make arrangements for guests of students. Any activity that is not related to the course is not permitted.
Ensure you are on time for class or you will not be permitted to enter any class once it has commenced.
Before departure from the Peeth students must all dues and return all library books.
Smoking and alcohol are not permitted during the training.

Refund Policy

The deposit submitted with the application is not refundable. However, in case of emergencies and other unavoidable exigencies Yogamea and R.Y.P. (Rishikesh Yog Peeth) at its discretion permits students to go for any other scheduled course/retreat within the period of one year. We therefore recommend that all applicants carefully examine their upcoming obligations so that they may be able to devote their full attention to our yoga programs.

Review 
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It’s difficult to put into words what I got out of my Yogamea and the   Yoga Teacher Training in Italy, but I will try my best to sum up my experience. Not only did I experience a shift physically, emotionally, and spiritually, but also a shift in my interpersonal relationships, relationships with food and with exercise. The work I did during my 4 weeks of intense training is just the beginning- and I am thankful to have had thoughtful and knowledgeable teachers who reminded us all of this beginning, not completion of our journey. I went to Riccione to become a certified yoga instructor- but I left with so much more than I imagined would be possible. The group of 17 students created such a bond- and I know they will be people I continue to connect with for my lifetime, which at this age (30) I did not think making that many new friends would be so easy! David and Timea are so kind and thoughtful- making sure we all were comfortable and happy throughout our stay, and Timea is one of the most knowledgable yogis I have ever met- it was an honor to have trained under her. Our spiritual leader, Omkar, was so eye-opening in his approach. He answered everything (and nothing) all at once. I truly value the discussions he held in his classroom and after hours with students during his personal time. I greatly miss everyone in Italy- I have only been back a month, but I wish I was still in Italy with the yogis. I look forward to continuing my yogic journey with some of them in the years to come. Thank you Yogamea, I am grateful a school of your caliber and value exists!!!

Written by Noelle Matthews

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 I completed my 200 Hour Yoga TTC in Goa at Yogamea in Agonda. It was a fantastic experience that I fully recommend. During the course I learned a great deal about asanas, yoga anatomy and philosophy and how to apply it to teaching yoga. It was extremely helpful to learn how the muscles, joints and nervous system function in the asanas. The teachers, Timea and Bilu, are very knowledgeable, talented and caring. Timea helped us to learn theory and taught us anatomical asanas. Bilu nurtured our physical bodies through consistent and dedicated teaching. He adapted and slowly increased the asana class difficulty to help improve our flexibility, joint movement and strength giving us a good foundation for performing all asanas. Davide and Sonu were always very kind and helpful. Together they made sure that all of our needs were met and that we had a very comfortable stay. Davide is very generous and clearly not in the yoga business to make money but to share yoga knowledge and lifestyle with others. The other staff at Yogamea were always very polite and eager to please. The location in Agonda is paradise. It is a small, quiet town that is safe and the locals are pleasant. People don’t bother you to buy things (like in other areas of India). At Yogamea the rooms and facilities are much more than I expected –very comfortable and clean. The Yoga Hall is something I will never forget; sunrise mediation and pranayama looking out onto a river and jungle in India with eagles soaring and buffula, cows and dogs grazing the field. During my 4 weeks at the TTC and 6 weeks in total at Yogamea (I stayed two more weeks because I loved it so much here) I learned so much about yoga and myself. I started not knowing if I wanted to teach or if my body could handle the asanas to being confident that with self-practise and patience you can achieve all your goals. Now, I am also confident and excited to teach yoga. My experience was unforgettable and truly life changing. The other students are now my sisters (Jenny and Nadine) and Yogamea is my yoga family which I am proud to be a part of. I am very grateful for every moment I had in this lovely place and with these beautiful people. Namaste Christine

Written by Christine Hunt

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  • Carolina Esmeraldo wrote:

    You must give yourself a chance to meet this family that we will never forget.

    I had such a great experience with the YOGAMEA School, teachers and the hole team.
    My boyfriend and I, we did a yoga retreat, and I really recommend this school!
    We loved the way they practice yoga, full of love, joy, truth, professionalism and most of all the way they treated the students and the people that was joining our classes everyday. We felt really special and unique, and we got to get all the postures well done. Even with 15 or more people in a class, either Bilu and Timea were always so careful and always paying attention to all our movements to make sure that with were doing the right thing. The rooms were comfortable, clean, nice and neat. The food was amazing! I felt like home…
    From the cook to the managers and teachers, the hole team, very attentive, friendly, they always received us with a smile and hug!
    You must give yourself a chance to meet this family that we will never forget.

    reviewed the 05/12/2016
  • Michael Schuller wrote:

    My Experience at Yogamea Goa was Excellent!!!

    My Experience at Yogamea Goa was Excellent!! I attended the YTTC in February and hat a great time. The goal, gaining confidence to teach beginners, was absolutely fulfilled. Giving classes back home and receiving great feedback from my first students gives me the confidence to recommend Yogamea to anyone who is looking for a YogaTeacherTraining. Davide and Timi often invited guestspeakers to give interesting talks in front of the class about yoga related topics like ayurveda and the bhagavad gita. Davide and Timi are very giving, my girlfriend who didn´t attend the course was often allowed to eat with us in the school and join the drop in classes free of charge. Bilu is an amazing yoga teacher, his classes definitely brought my asanas to the next level! Prepare yourself for intensive 4 weeks, with a lot of sweat, studying and fun.
    I can only say thank you to Yogamea and the great staff 

    reviewed the 16/03/2016
  • Marieke van Schoonhoven wrote:

    Real nice, caring and professional staff and teachers!

    Real nice, caring and professional staff + teachers. The center of Cesenatico is also very cosy and beautiful with lots of nice restaurants and is a 15 minute bike ride away and the beach is a one minute walk. You get a lot for a very friendly price. I usually never go to the same place twice for a holiday, but now I’m considering to return next year.

    reviewed the 18/08/2016
  • Jane Aston wrote:

    I feel incredibly lucky to have experienced!

    I was staying a couple of doors down from Yoga Mea in Goa for two weeks in March 2016, and decided to try out the yoga there. I’m so glad I did – I feel incredibly lucky to have experienced Prahlad Singh’s classes. I’ve been doing yoga for about 18 years, and this was some of the best teaching and the most effective adjustments I’ve encountered. It took me to a new level, and I was so sorry not to have been able to stay for longer… I’m back in the UK now and I did my regular class yesterday – I felt a new freedom and openness in my body which I am so grateful for. Thank you Yoga Mea! It’s made me think seriously about doing the YTTC in the future.

    reviewed the 04/04/2016
  • Kelly Drummond-Hay wrote:

    The staff at the accommodation were lovely!

    I just finished my yoga teacher training in Cesenatico. I cannot thank Timea and Davide for all that they did for my fellow students and I. I will admit that I did not have the greatest relationship with the guest teacher, however, the rest of the experience made up for this. With regards to the course, it is intensive, but manageable if you organise your time well. The staff at the accommodation were lovely and the school is on the beach. I intend to do more training with Yogamea school in the future. Highly recommended.

    reviewed the 20/06/2016
  • Isabella wrote:

    This course had a great impact on me …

    I have to express my sincere gratitude to:
    Narendra Singh:
    He is serious and highly professional. A very well prepared like technicaly teacher who explains patiently.
    Timea Vitez:
    She is kind, energetic and vital and encourages us to experiment and to enthuse us about our body, breath and a perception of the whole.
    Anuj Wadhwa:
    He is enthusiastic and very communicative. He is engaged and pushes us to go beyond the appearances.
    Thanks to all participants for the nice friendship.

    reviewed the 24/07/2015
  • Mathilda wrote:

    Very well organised

    I enjoyed your hospitality, the service, the personal assistance.
    The things we learned were to me very well built up, in the last week it all came together….
    The teachers:
    Narendra: very good teacher, you can hear and see he has a lot of knowledge.
    Anuj: very enthusiastic teacher anatomy and philosophy.
    Very well informed, an energetic way of teaching, with humour and patience.  I would have liked to hear something about the exams.
    Timea: Very good teacher, patient and with love for the students, very nice.
    So the course to me was really good.
    Namaste ????
    Mathilde
    reviewed the 08/07/2015
  • Giulia wrote:

    It’s been an amazing experience, a precious opportunity!

    What was given to me first of all, is the knowledge that in small steps, day after day, it’s possible to make major changes and the enthusiasm that this process brings.
    And the teaching in detail how all this can happen.
     Narendra Singh
    in a direct and clear way is been able to provide all the elements for proper training of self and of our students,
    sweeping away many doubts and uncertainties that emerge at the beginning of a journey so important and complex.
     Anuj Wadhwa has given us the knowledge and the result of his studies and his experiences with such joy and generosity to bring out the deep desire to know and learn more and more!
     And Timea Vitez is an exceptional teacher, patient and careful, that has been able to organize this event with great care and professionalism.
     I am absolutely satisfied and grateful for this training!
    reviewed the 22/06/2015
  • Francesca wrote:

    A wonderful experience …. i was realy Lucky!

    A wonderful experience …. i was realy Lucky!
     Timea Vitez:
    Shi’s a teacher full of vitality and enthusiasm, excellent for both the  execution of all the asanas and for the professionalism and availability shown during all the lessons.
     Narendra Singh:
    Great instructor precise methodical careful and clear explanations, demonstrations and corrections posture.good teacher of life
     Anuj Wadhwa:
    Very good teacher both for philosophy and anatomy.
    Great the job of involving all students in all philosophy topics.
    Interesting and always clear the exposition of anatomy, always supported by schemas and sketches for a deep understanding of all topics.
     The organization of the course was flawless.
    reviewed the 22/05/2015