Yoga Teacher Training Courses
Yoga Teacher Training, Goa, India
Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Course in Goa, India
Level 1, 200 hour & Level 2, 500 hour Yoga Alliance Teaching Certificate
Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow & mixed styles
200 hr Yoga Teacher Training Course in GOA, INDIA Level 1
23rd Nov 2014 - 19th Dec 2014
4th Jan 2015 - 30th Jan 2015
Classes, lectures and all teaching materials in ENGLISH
Tribe has been offering Yoga Teacher Training courses in North Goa for more than 5 years. Those guided to come to Tribe enjoy a professionally organised course taught by experienced and dedicated international teachers who put their whole heart and soul into creating a fantastic high quality training. The teaching team on the Goa trainings is made up of a vibrant group of 3-6 experienced teachers and assistants who each bring their own individual practice and understanding to share with the selected trainees.
The Goa venue which Tribe uses offers us a wonderful retreat situation within walking distance of the beach. This retreat center boosts a 20 x 20 meter yoga shala, a great restaurant service and simple hut accommodations suited to simple living and retreating into nature. There are various accommodation options to suit individual budget.
In particular, the Goa trainings are a melting pot of different personalities, cultures, backgrounds, ideas and experiences through which each person can broaden their perspective and venture on a very special, diverse, unique and exciting journey of new friendships, new growth and new horizons.
TRIBE TEACHING TEAMS for GOA
1500 Euros includes:
Tuition, Study Materials, Certification, Student Support
Accommodation not included see costs below
A Non refundable but transferable150 euros deposit via paypal is requested on submission of the applcaiton. Thereafter final payments of the training fee must be paid in advance at least 4 weeks before the training begins. Accommodation and food can be paid in advance in euros or on arrival in rupees.
VENUE & ACCOMMODATION
The venue is located between the seaside villages of Arambol and Mandrem in Arambol Dando. Just a short stroll from the beach it offers basic simple accommodation set in nature and with a rustic feeling.
Accommodation is available is single or double occupancy. Each room has fan, electric power points and mosquito net.
Below prices include 3 meals per day except saturdays, use of the facilities, free wifi & free filtered water.
(No meals on saturdays, Sundays are fruit feast days, fruit only for breakfast, lunch & dinner)
Single with attached bathroom = 42,000 rupees, (approx 500 euros)
2 Sharing with attached bathroom = 35,000 rupees, (approx 420 euros)
SIngle with shared bathroom = 35,000 rupees, (approx 420 euros)
pay in rupees on arrival.. please check the currency
Should you wish to organise your own accommodation outside of the venue there is a non resident compulsory fee of 200 euros which covers breakfast, lunch and use of the facilities.
Check-in: 12pm on training start date.
The opening ceremony begins at 4pm. It may be possible to check in a few days earlier.
We advise students to, if possible, arrive in Goa at least a few days before the training starts so they can acclimatise and 'settle in' before the training starts....extra nights can be booked directly with the venue and paid for on arrival. If there is no availability in the venue there are many options locally where one can stay until a room becomes available for you.
The closing ceremony is on the last Friday of the training from 11am -1pm
Check out: Check the day after the closing cereomny at 10am.
We advise students to arrange on-going travel for the Saturday or if possible extend their stay and leave a few days after the training finishes. Its a good idea to have a few days relaxing before heading back home or onto new journeys.
Leaving on the the Friday night is also an option but not recommended... most people find they benefit from taking a few days of rest immeditely after the training.
GROUP MEALS are included in the room price
Green smoothies plus fruit salad or kichiri (rice/dahl dish)
(if for medical reasons you require an alternative dish for breakfast please inform us as this can be arranged)
1.30pm Lunch & 7.15 pm Dinner
Lunch will be either simple indian meals or salad and other healthy dishes.
Sunday is purification day. Taking part in the fruit feasting is part of the teacher training program. Only fruit will be offered on sundays at meal times. If you prefer to have something else you can eat out or order seperately in the venue public restaurant.
Saturday no meals, (students enjoy eating at the beach restaurants and dining out on saturdays)
Occasional morning pranayama practice on the beach
THE LOCAL AREA
Mandrem and Arambol are situated on the coast of North Goa. An area rich with wildlife, birds, thick lush nature, beautiful beaches and hot sunny days.
Mandrem is unique with a wide open beach and great swimming conditions. A comfortable 35 min stroll along the beach from Mandrem is Arambol which is a bit more vibrant. Both places have lots of bars, restaurants and shops attracting musicians, artists, spiritual seekers, hippies and travellers.
North Goa is becoming famous for the growing number of activities, workshops and gatherings, including music lessons, drumming courses, massage courses, capoira sessions, meditation, open mike sessions, kite surfing, and the list goes on!! There is also a lot of different styles of yoga being offered in the area.
South of Mandrem you will be able stroll along for miles and miles of sandy beach with the odd beach restaurant in which you can take a refreshment and enjoy the beauty of the Arabian sea.
Acitivities & Things to do
North Goa has a lot to offer in terms of things to do for those of you who are looking to journey inwards supported by a fast growing spiritual community. Teachers of all traditions and practices are returning to Goa each year to share their personal discoveries and experiences. As well as many yoga venues offering every kind of yoga style you can think of, in the form of classes, courses and trainings, you will also find other activities, classes and workshops such as capoira, dance, music, massage courses, crystal healing.....the list goes on and on....... so come and be a part of the international spiritual revolution in Goa........... Its absolutely incredible!
Compared to the West a training in India offers a very different and unique experience and we think it is our duty to remind anybody who is travelling to India to recognise that India can be a bit of a culture shock as it is has many wonders and oddities that westerners may not be used to.
India is a beautiful, colourful, vibrant place and every day brings something new and unexpected. There is a certain kind of freedom here that you dont get in the west whereby everyone has a responsibility to themselves and each other-there is always someone ready to help you and things seem to often happen in a totally spontaneous and magical way.
Culturally India is very different and we wish to advise any hopeful students that its best to be prepared to let go of any expectations or ideas and surrender into the 'Indian experience'.
- You will experience different customs and contrasting belief systems if you come to India. Things will happen in a way that you may feel is not 'normal' and you will find a quite different mentality:
- In shops and restaurants service is slow and never very efficient,
- There are often power cuts which can disrupt internetting and services.
- Not everywhere has hot water.
- There are various insects and creatures that you may not ever see in the west that are more common place to see here in India.
- There are Indian style toilets and often no toilet paper, instead the custom is to use a water spray or to splash on water with the left hand. Indians generally do not like to shake hands ....... especially the left one!!!
- There is little recycling and the burning of plastic and the throwing of rubbish and litter is a growing environmental concern and can be quite saddening,
- There are beggars and many people living without the normal home comforts that we enjoy in the west.
- Traffic is crazy!
- The weather is becoming more and more unpredictable (like the rest of the world!).
- The concept of health and safety dosen't really exist in India and a certain kind of functioning chaos prevails.
- All the above and more may take individuals out of their comfort zone and in most cases this is just a healthy and welcome challenge to surrender and enjoy all the good things about India, the beauty, the fun, the magic, the unexpected, the differences, the people, the nature, the freedom etc.
We definitely do not want to put you off ! .......but we want to remind you that India isn't the west and its a good idea to be ready for a different rhythm and the new flavor to life that India will offer you.
INTERNET & MOBILES
There are plenty of internet cafes and in some places you can plug you laptop directly into the internet or use wireless. The venue has free wireless for your use.
It’s also possible to buy a USB ‘plug and play’ connection for mobile internet use on your laptop.
Bring your mobile and buy a local sim card to make and receive international calls.
All Foreign Nationals travelling to India require a visa.
Contact the Indian Embassy in your country for details of how to apply for a tourist visa.
The visa will start from the day of issue so dont apply too early however you should check to see how long a visa application will take as it varies from country to country.
Please check with your local travel clinic and ask their advice so you can make your own informed choice as to whether you want to take any vaccines or medicines.
Many of us here at Tribe do not subscribe to western medicines as many are controversal and produce ugly side effects so please do not ask for our advice regarding vaccinations.
Especially if this is your first time travelling to India we recommned you have some kind of travel insurance.
From the Goa 'Dabolim' Airport there are government taxis that can be booked on arrival. Taxi from Dabolim Airport to the whispering lakes venue in North Goa takes approx 90 mins and costs about 1500 rupees.
You can also fly to Bombay (Mumbai), Bangalore, Delhi or other domestic airports and catch a domestic flight, train or bus to Goa depending on your budget.
For cheap international flights go to www.kayak.com