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
5th Jan 2014 - 31st Jan 2014 Space available
23rd Nov 14 - 19th Dec 14 Space available
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 training 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 venue has one of the most amazing yoga shalas in the Goa area. As Tribe returns every year to whispering lakes we have taken a personal interest and invested in the look and feel of the shala. The new look shala has an impressively high ceiling which invites fresh air into the vast open shala space. The whole interior is eloquently decorated with mosi net, curtains, yoga equipment etc by Tribe. The shala building is set on the side of two tranquil lakes which offer us a very beautiful and nature rich retreat space to study and practice in. From the venue its just a short 5 minutes walk to one of the quieter stretches of the Arambol/Mandrem beach.
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.
Accommodation not included (see costs below)
ACCOMMODATION & 2 meals per day
Single 595 Euros , Sharing 495 Euros, Budget SIngle 495 Euros (check below for more details)
A Non refundable but transferable150 euros deposit via paypal is requested on submission of the applcaiton. Thereafter final payments of the training fee and accommodation must be paid in advance at least 4 weeks before the training begins.
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 overlooking set in nature and with a rustic feeling.
Accommodation is available is single or double occupancy. Each room has an attached bathroom (shower and running water), fan, electric power points and mosquito net.
Standard Accommodation for Single or Sharing
Budget Single Rooms
The below images show the budget accommodation at whispering lakes.
small room with balcony & lake view large room with balcony, next to reception, no view
Check-in:12pm on the start date Sunday) of the training.
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 cost 12.50 Euros per night and must be paid in advance.
Check out:11am on the Saturday morning.
The closing ceremony is on the last Friday of the training from 11am -1pm
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.
10am Smoothie Breakfast
Green smoothies & a choice of either fruit salad or porridge are served after morning practice at 10am
Choice of a) Salad, b) Fruit salad, c) Dal & rice or d) Vegetable wrap, d) Rice & steamed veggies
Many people like to eat out in the evening at alternative restaurants on the beach in Arambol or in Mandrem. Supper is not included but can be ordered at the venue form as little as 150 rupees.
Sunday is purification day. Expect variations in the meals according to the teachings of the week. It could be a day of just fruit, a day of just brown rice or simply a day of fasting. Taking part in the purifiation day is given as a choice. If you prefer to maintain your normal eating routine, you will need to organize and pay for your own meals on those days.
The venue restaurant offers a simple menu of snacks, drinks and meals. If you want to eat out there are many other restaurants and cafes local to the venue.
Meals start from as little as 2 Euros.
We recommend an additional budget of at least 50-80 euros per week for all extra meals, internetting, shopping, etc.
Occasional morning pranayama practice on the beach
THE LOCAL AREAMandrem 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 whispering lakes venue has wireless.
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