Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga School in Goa

India Upaya is an innovative yoga centre in Goa that highly specialized in Yoga Teacher Training and Meditation courses. Upaya welcomes hundreds of students from all over the world every year to provide a superior standard of teaching where tradition and innovation blend into an empowering experience for lifelong learning.

Who We Are

Upaya Yoga is a Family

A special place to learn and share in a safe environment and serene atmosphere. People from all over the world join us every year, and in such cultural melting- pot, you will meet inspiring people, and you will make new friends. Our teachers are reliable and proficient in all areas of Yoga. We appreciate that the course might move you physically and emotionally, bringing some up and down. For this reason, our team will be available for any support and assistance. We will accompany you delicately through the extraordinary process of self-discovery. The spaces for the yoga practice enhance energetic flow.

Two beautiful outdoor yoga shala will host your classes to help you connect with your inner self most genuinely. Surrounded by lush tropical trees, during the early morning and sunset classes, your senses will benefit from the beauty and energy of Nature, doing your practice with us an unforgettable experience. At Upaya, we respect your privacy, and we value the need for silence. Our open-air communal areas allow personal relaxation and comfort. Green and shady gardens provided of swinging chairs, pillows, cushions, cozy dining areas, and the library will always make you feel at home. A swimming pool and sunbeds are there to refresh during the hottest hours of the day and chill in moonlight. We at Upaya, One of the leading Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga School in Goa, India.

Our Vision

Harmonizing Lives through Yoga

Yoga by digging deep into Yogic and Indian philosophy. You will also develop practice in Pranayama (breathing techniques), Mantra (chanting), Kriya (cleansing), Yoga Nidra (yogic conscious sleep). Finally, learning of Anatomy and Ayurvedic medicine will provide you with a true understanding of why Yoga is so important in daily life.

Meditation also is a crucial activity at Upaya, and we love to guide you through it. Even so, be aware that one type of meditation cannot be suitable and enjoyable for everyone. Therefore, we offer a diverse range of meditative practices: some are active, and others are more still. We hope this will help to realize what style is more appropriate for your need and personality.

We also offer workshops in various asana and crucial aspects of the yogic practice. It is a special occasion to overcome personal difficulties to gain useful tips and insights. Joining our School, through one of our courses or retreats, you will have the possibility to experience and practice many different styles of Yoga such as Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin, Nidra. Both courses and retreats offer yoga classes of a superior standard and care for the practitioner. Just choose the formula that fits you better right now in your life!

Why Upaya Yoga?

  • Very experienced teachers
  • Yoga Alliance Certificate (USA)
  • Teacher Training Manual
  • Our beautiful locations, Goa, Bali, Spain & Italy
  • Great location on the beach
  • Great location by the ocean and mountains
  • Night security
  • Yoga Shala has beautiful views of the sea, river and surrounding hills
  • Drinking water free of cost
  • 24 hrs Wifi
  • Two T-Shirts
  • Lifetime membership
  • Option to learn and teach with us in the internship program
  • Opportunity to teach in our school’s branches after graduation
  • Opportunity to start our chapters in your country as Upaya’s Franchisee.
  • Three vegetarian meals and 2 tea breaks every day (Sunday lunch and dinner not included)
  • Single occupancy available during the Yoga Teacher Training Course with hot and cold shower facility
  • Goa Accommodation – choose between unique A/C Room, Non AC Room, Shared/Single Room
  • How to give a solid and clear demonstration
  • How to give clear instruction (working with Voice)
  • Proper alignment of postures
  • Yoga anatomy
  • Hands-on adjustment
  • How to avoid common injury during practice
  • How to jump backward and forward (vinyasa flow)
  • How to use props for better postures (as recommended by B.S.K Iyengar)
  • Mantra Chanting
  • Yogic breathing (Pranayama) and their benefits
  • Yogic body cleansing (Kriya yoga)
  • Mudras and their benefits
  • Yoga philosophy (Patanjali yoga sutra)
  • Ayurveda and Yoga principle
  • Assisting yoga class with other teacher
  • Observation
  • How to teach 45 min to 90 min long class
  • How to teach one to one class
  • How to teach more than 10 people in a class
  • Yoga career and business