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The 10 Best Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Goa

The 10 Best Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Goa

December 29, 2020
Published by House of Om

Heading to Goa to complete your yoga teacher training course might just be the best decision you will ever make.

After all, India is the home of yoga, and Goa is one of the most beautiful places in the country. What’s not to love?

Teaching training courses in Goa offer so much more than developing an understanding of teaching yoga classes to the public. Whilst studying with expert teachers, you’ll be able to find your very own voice as a yoga teacher as well as learn deep information about yourself.

Yoga courses are hugely transformational - once you’ve finished your training, you’ll never be the same! Learn all about yoga and yourself in one of our top 10 yoga teacher training schools in Goa.

But before we dive in, let’s answer a few common questions:

  • Why take a yoga teacher training in India, Goa?

  • What else is there to do in Goa?

  • Is the style of yoga important?

  • How many hours of certification do you need to start teaching?

In this post we cover the following Yoga Teacher Training Schools in Goa, India:

NAME

PRICE (200hr)

House of Om

$1599

Earth Yoga Village

€1400

Shiva Shakti Yoga

€1600

Upaya Yoga

€1500

Diya Yoga

€1299

Trimurti Yoga

€1300

AYM Yoga Goa

$1199

Sampoorna Yoga

€2300

Himalayan Yoga Valley

€1475

Kranti Yoga

€1250


Why take a yoga teacher training in India, Goa?

Quite simply - where better to complete your yoga teacher training than in the very home of yoga?!

Yoga is an ancient practice that originates from India. Upon arrival in this incredible and breathtaking country, you’re sure to pick up on the spiritual energy in no time.

Yoga schools in India offer some of the very best and most experienced teachers that there are. After all, they live in the birthplace of the practice!

Goa is a wonderful place to complete your yoga teacher training as you get to settle down away from the hustle and bustle that can feel a little overwhelming in other parts of India. Spend a few weeks on the beach, practice yoga every day, and enjoy delicious Indian cuisine - you’ll never want to leave!

What else is there to do in Goa?

Goa is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India for a very good reason. It’s the perfect blend of summer holiday and spirituality. With beautiful beaches and endless yoga schools, you might find that you don’t need to do anything else with your time here!

If you do decide that you would like to explore what Goa has to offer beyond sandy beaches and yoga, here are some ideas:

  • Kayaking

  • White water rafting

  • Snorkeling

  • Scuba diving

  • Dolphin tours

  • Dudhsagar Falls

  • Aguada Fort

  • Paragliding

Is the style of yoga important?

If there’s a particular style of yoga that you love to practice or are interested in, note whether it is part of the curriculum at any of our listed yoga teacher trainings. We’ve included the style of yoga taught at each school to make this easier for you.

Most courses will focus on Hatha and vinyasa yoga, but you’ll also find Ashtanga, yin, and various other styles of yoga amongst yoga schools in Goa.

If you would like more information about each of the schools, don’t hesitate to drop them a message to find out more about the styles of yoga that they focus on during their teacher training in Goa.

How many hours of certification do you need to start teaching?

You don’t need any qualifications to start teaching yoga, but we highly recommend that you complete at least 200hrs of yoga teacher training before getting started.

Yoga teacher trainings offer a comprehensive overview of the philosophy and history of yoga to help you understand the meaning and teachings behind what it is that you’re sharing with your students.

You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to get comfortable with giving safe and effective hands-on assists, as well as lots of feedback from experienced teachers whose prime concern is helping you develop into the best yoga teacher that you can be.

Here are the 10 best yoga teacher training courses in Goa. We’ve done the research so you don’t have to! Find out all of the most important information for each school, as well as what it is that sets them apart from the rest. Knowing what makes a yoga school special is the easiest way to decide which one is for you.

Happy searching!

1. House of Om

House of Om

Receive lifetime access to everything that you learned during your yoga teacher training whilst supporting the community.

Duration: 19 days
Hours/certification level: 200hrs
Price: $1599
Style of yoga: Hatha, vinyasa

What’s special about this course?

House of Om offers all of its students lifetime access to the online versions of both their 200hr and 300hr teacher trainings. If you would like to refresh your knowledge of yoga anatomy, or perhaps revise a topic that you particularly enjoyed, you can!

House of Om also makes a huge effort to give back to the communities that host their yoga teacher trainings. Your money will go to the local people and organizations that need it the most.

Reviews

Here what graduate students had to say about studying to become a yoga teacher with House of Om, Goa.

“It’s more than yoga”
“It’s uniquely beautiful”
“A lot more than I expected”
“The wisdom and the knowledge of the teachers here has blown my mind”
“An amazing experience”
“We came here to learn to teach yoga and learned so much more”

2. Earth Yoga Village

Earth Yoga Village

Become a certified yoga teacher on an accredited teacher training with Bali Yoga School.

Duration: 24 days / 28 days / 2 months
Hours/certification level: 200hrs / 300hrs / 500hrs
Price: $2200 / $2500 / $4500
Style of yoga: Hatha, vinyasa, ashtanga
Location: Ubud

What’s special about this course?

Bali Yoga training school offers excursions around the island as part of their course. You’ll have the opportunity to see waterfalls, temples, and secluded beaches to really soak up life as a yogi whilst in Bali!

Reviews

Here are some of the highlights of Bali Yoga School’s yoga teacher training in Bali:

“Location and conditions were great”
“The teachers [are] experienced and looked after the students well”
“It was the best decision ever”

3. Shiva Shakti Yoga

Shiva Shakti Yoga

Spend your entire stay on the beach with Shiva Shakti Yoga school.

Duration: 23 days / 29 days / 51 days
Hours/certification level: 200hrs / 300hrs / 500hrs
Price: €1600 / €2200 / €3400
Style of yoga: Hatha, Ashtanga, vinyasa

What’s special about this course?

Shiva Shakti’s clean and sparkling bungalow accommodation is, quite literally, on the beach! Wake up each morning to sand in your toes and the sound of waves.

Reviews

What do Shiva Shakti’s graduates have to say about their yoga teacher training qualification in Goa?

“I’ve had a really lovely time here”
“After going through this course...I feel like I can teach”
“My favorite thing about this course has been the teachers”

4. Upaya Yoga

Upaya Yoga

Get comfy in Upaya Yoga’s little slice of heaven.

Duration: 23 days / 28 days
Hours/certification level: 200hrs / 300hrs
Price: (from) €1500 / €2000
Style of yoga: Hatha, Ashtanga, vinyasa

What’s special about this course?

Upaya Yoga in Goa is surrounded by tropical trees and lush gardens where you can spend your spare time lounging on cushions amongst nature in Goa. They also have a spacious communal area that is home to an extensive library and is the perfect corner for self-reflection.

Reviews

Read a few of Upaya Yoga’s recent reviews regarding their 200 and 300hr yoga teacher training courses in Goa.

“Upaya Yoga in Goa India was a magical experience”
“It was a life-changing experience”
“Very intense yoga sessions with very good teachers”

5. Diya Yoga

Diya Yoga

Discover your inner-self and individual way of teaching and sharing yoga with Diya Yoga in Goa.

Duration: 25 days
Hours/certification level: 200hrs
Price: €1299 (€850 without food)
Style of yoga: Multi-style

What’s special about this course?

Diya Yoga respects each student as an individual, stating that during meditation some people prefer to be silent, others prefer to dance, and that either option is ok! It’s all about discovering your own light as a teacher.

Reviews

Read what Diya Yoga’s yoga teacher training graduates had to say about their qualification in Goa.

“It was amazing”
“I feel like a new person after this course”
“It’s brought me an understanding of the holistic aspect of yoga”

6. Trimurti Yoga

Trimurti Yoga

Trimurti is for yin lovers and those who are particularly interested in Chinese medicine and Ayurveda as an application to a yogi lifestyle.

Duration: 27 days / 27 days
Hours/certification level: 200hrs / 300hrs
Price: (from) €1300 / €1800
Style of yoga: Multi-style/vinyasa/yin / 5 elements & Ayurveda/yin

What’s special about this course?

Trimurti yoga offers various styles of yoga that you can choose from when booking your 200hr or 300hr yoga teacher training course in Goa. Unlike many other yoga schools, you can choose to focus primarily on yin yoga during your 200hr qualification. Their 300hr course offers a choice between yin yoga or the 5 elements and Ayurveda.

Reviews

Read some of Trimurti Yoga’s graduate reviews to get a better idea of the learning environment.

“I feel so lucky to meet those passionate and dedicated people who gave me the knowledge and the confidence to start my teaching journey”
“There is nothing bad to say about this Yoga school!”
“My time spent at Trimurti was simply beautiful”

7. AYM Yoga Goa

AYM Yoga Goa

Learn how to apply yoga to the modern world with AYM Yoga in Goa.

Duration: 26 days / 29 days / 8 weeks
Hours/certification level: 200hrs / 300hrs / 500hrs
Price: $1199 / $1499 / $2699
Style of yoga: Ashtanga, Hatha, vinyasa

What’s special about this course?

AYM Yoga focuses its teachings on applying the philosophy of yoga into modern, everyday life.

Reviews

See a few of AYM Yoga’s shining reviews for previous students.

“The instructor was fab - fun, chilled, and made everyone feel welcome”
“You will find peace here”
“The environment and food are unreal”

8. Sampoorna Yoga

Sampoorna Yoga

Learn about traditional yoga with Sampoorna yoga teacher training school.

Duration: 24 days / 27 days
Hours/certification level: 200hrs / 300hrs
Price: €2300 / €2500
Style of yoga: Ashtanga, vinyasa / vinyasa/yoga therapy

What’s special about this course?

Sampoorna Yoga chooses to focus on the more traditional wisdom and practice of yoga. With that in mind, they also respect that their students need to understand how best to transfer the message of yoga in the modern world.

Reviews

See what some of Sampoorna’s students had to say about their yoga teacher training course in Goa.

“Sampoorna has been the most amazing experience”
“The teachers are great, the food is great”
“I really enjoyed my experience at Sampoorna”

9. Himalayan Yoga Valley

Himalayan Yoga Valley

Spend lots of time applying everything you’ve learned in hands-on experiences at Himilayan Yoga Valley.

Duration: 27 days / 4 weeks
Hours/certification level: 200hrs / 300hrs
Price: €1475 / €1975
Style of yoga: Ashtanga, vinyasa

What’s special about this course?

The Himalayan Yoga Valley course is designed for people who are passionate about becoming yoga teachers, and less so for those who simply want to grow in their own practice. The school aims for its students to be ready to go out into the world and teach immediately upon finishing their training.

Reviews

Hear from The Himalayan Yoga Valley’s graduates.

“I loved the inversion classes”
“The classes in philosophy have really opened my eyes”
“So much laughter, a lot of joy”

10. Kranti Yoga

Kranti Yoga

Choose to study Ashtanga or yin yoga alongside vinyasa yoga with Kranti Yoga school.

Duration: 21 days / 4 weeks / 8 weeks
Hours/certification level: 200hrs / 300hrs / 500hrs
Price: €1250 / €1350 / €2500
Style of yoga: Ashtanga, vinyasa / yin, vinyasa

What’s special about this course?

Another school that offers a deep look into the world of yin yoga in Goa. Students are also expected to be on a Sattvic diet during their yoga teacher training course in Goa - a vegetarian diet based on Ayurvedic principles.

Reviews

Read what some of Kranti Yoga’s recent certified teachers had to say about their time in Goa.

“Kranti became my home for 2 months and I cannot wait to return”
“Great yoga school - exceeded my expectations!”
“You couldn’t find a more perfect place”

The Takeaway

Best pick: House of Om yoga teacher training school offers an affordable yoga teacher training in one of the most beautiful parts of India. They also put lots of money, time, and love back into local communities to make a difference to those who are struggling.

Whoever you choose to complete your yoga teacher training with, we wish you the best of experiences and hope to welcome you into House of Om Goa very soon.

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