in Ashtanga Yoga
Join the best yoga teacher training course in Goa. This course will be presented in a disciplined yet fun and progressive environment. Hosted by Palm Tress Ayurvedic Heritage, it is the perfect place to connect with a traditional yoga practice and surrounding philosophies. The course is fully registered and compliant with Yoga Alliance USA standards. This is a 3 week residential course.
The course is small and cosy, with a maximum of 12 students on the course to ensure heaps of personal attention.
The resort sits amongst the palm trees on the backwaters of Goa and is just a short walk from nearby Patnem Beach. With an abundance of hammocks scattered throughout the resort, away from the hustle and bustle of the beach, it is the perfect study environment. This Yoga TTC is a residential course with accommodation, breakfast and lunch included. Students are encouraged to dine nearby to sample some of Goan’s finest cuisine in one of the many beach restaurants. Sunset sodas are a must after full day of study.
This course is ideal for you if you would like to take your first steps to becoming a Yoga Teacher. It is essential that applicants are already yoga practitioners and are (at least a little) familiar with Ashtanga Yoga. Or, it can simply offer the opportunity to develop your yoga practice alongside a deeper understanding of Ashtanga Yoga ad Ayurveda.
Students should be prepared to be disciplined in terms of his or her studies, accepting in terms of practice and humble as a student.
The Palm Trees Mantra
I am prepared for all eventualities
and I will trust the process!
This curriculum uses the fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga to build an intelligent and functional yoga practice. The course will be presented in a progressive environment with comparative studies of traditional methods and modern thinking. The Ayurveda module runs throughout and will provide guidance for students to practice, on and off, the mat with vitality.
The course includes the following modules:
Led Ashtanga Yoga / Vinyasa Flow
Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga
An Introduction to Meditation (incorporating various techniques)
Pranayama (breathing techniques)
Ashtanga Yoga Explored
Alignment of The Primary Series
Modifications to personalise your practice
How to develop an intelligent practice
Application of Yoga Anatomy
The skeletal muscular system
Understanding origin and insertion to determine functionality
Anatomy of the hip, shoulder, spine and knee joints
What is Ayurveda?
Introduction to the doshas
Finding balance through diet and lifestyle choices
The history and of Ayurveda
The role of yoga in Ayurveda
The pedagogy of teaching yoga including:
Building a commentary with accurate cuing and effective reminders
How to teach multiple levels in a class
Use of voice
The role of the modern yoga teacher
Workshops will take place in the afternoon and will be informative yet playful and will include Hip Opening, Backbending, Transitions, Headstands and Arm Balances.
Yin Yoga, Myofascia Release, Restorative Yoga, Sunset Meditation or Sunset Cruise
Lifestyle and Philosophy
History and background of Ashtanga Yoga
8 Limbs as described in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
Readings from Bhagavad Gita
1st to 22nd November 2020 (TBC)
10th January to 31st January 2021
14th March to 4th April 2021
200 hr course tuition, maximum 12 guests
21 nights accommodation at Palm Trees Ayurvedic Heritage
Breakfast and lunch
Juice, teas and coffee throughout the day
Estuary sunset boat trip
Celebration Dinner at Palm Trees Riverview Restaurant
We have several options of accommodation to suit all budgets, ranging from The Tree House Semi Private to a Deluxe Private Cottage. The are limited places for non-residential if you are staying nearby. For all pricing information, visit our prices page.
Places are limited on this course. To secure your place, you will need to pay a non-refundable 500 euros deposit to Palm Trees Ayurvedic Heritage. The balance can be paid on arrival. We accept cash, credit cards and bank transfers. Bank transfers and credit cards are subject to a 4% charge. The cheapest way to pay in in cash.
To make a reservation, please contact us for deposit payment details.
You will find us is our yoga shala, under the palms of Goa.