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500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training In Goa India

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1st Feb 2020 To 28th Mar 2020

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500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training In Goa India


The Upaya yoga teacher training program is an all-inclusive, 500 hours course that meets the standards of Yoga Alliance. The program is especially sketched out by the team of gurus at Upaya to introduce students to their journey of evolving into expert yogis and able teachers. The course paves a path for its students to transform into becoming a yoga teaching expert and the program includes skilled teachers to provide students a strong foundation in Hatha and Ashtanga yoga.

Upaya has designed the program to be an enjoyable, unperturbed, and enlightening experience. Students need to be ready, both spiritually and physically as the classes have various rigorous sessions as well as calmer and more healing sessions. Upaya serves and recommends a Vegan and Vegetarian (yogic) diet to expand your sense of wellbeing.
Yoga is a science that has infinite possibilities because the more you practice, the more enlightenment you receive; and you realize that it is you who holds the key to living a fulfilled life.

Now, it’s time to expand your knowledge by committed training and participation in expert workshops. This course offers 200hrs + 300hrs certificate, the opportunity to deepen your understanding of from beginning to advanced asanas, pranayama, and meditation. The course will provide you knowledge of advance yoga teaching skills as well as an understanding of deeper yoga philosophy.

The 500-hour yoga teacher training is a level 1 ( beginner) 200hrs and advanced level-2 – 300hrs yoga teacher training course. This two-month-long residential course is an intensive course that takes place at Upaya’s yoga ashram in Goa.

The course provides an advanced level of intensive training in multi-style yoga teaching; Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, Yin yoga, Yoga Nidra and Meditation. The Immersive 500-hour yoga training will help you find and hone your unique teaching style and voice. Prepare for an insightful yogic journey!

After the completion of the 500-hour yoga teacher training in India, you will be able to teach yoga to beginners as well as advanced level students in your classes. You will gain more experience in yoga, so you can become a more experienced and knowledgeable yoga teacher.

You will also be able to teach yoga with more confidence. You will learn very useful and practical anatomy and physiology of asanas and you will learn how to apply this knowledge in your teaching classes.

This advanced 500-hour yoga teacher training course is suitable for:

  • Who wish to start their carrier as a full time yoga teacher
  • Existing yoga teachers
  • Serious yoga practitioners
  • Those who want to be experts on hands-on adjustment on yoga postures
  • Those who want to make their own retreats and teacher training course

Course information

  • You are expected to have a minimum daily practice asana, pranayama, meditation
  • You will have the opportunity to teach with your fellow trainees under supervision from a senior teacher
  • The classes would be a fusion of Classic Hatha yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, and Iyengar- based hatha and Yin yoga teachings
  • You will receive a certificate of completion and eligible to register with Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance UK


  • To join the Upaya Yoga 500-hour yoga teacher training you must meet the following requirements:
    You should be physically and mentally fit to follow this intensive teacher training course.
  • You must be ready to adjust to the simple lifestyle of the yoga ashram.


Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance UK as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®). Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.



Objectives Of The Course

What will you learn during this training

  • 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
  • Pranayama (Yogic breathing) and their benefits
  • Yogic body cleansing (Sat Kriya)
  • Mudras, bandhas, and their benefits
  • Yoga philosophy (Patanjali Yoga Sutra)
  • Ayurveda and yoga principle
  • Assisting yoga class with other teachers
  • Observation
  • How to teach 45 to 90 minutes class
  • How to teach 3 hours retreat
  • How to teach a one-to-one class
  • How to teach more than 10 people in a class
  • How to hold the space in
  • How to create own yoga retreat and workshop
  • Yoga career and business

Objectives Of The Course


The Program

The program at Upaya Yoga is designed and aimed at producing skilled and motivating yoga teachers that are proficient in the ancient practices of yoga sutras and can impart this knowledge to their students. The yoga teacher training curriculum is based on the five points of this art which can be understood as the practical application of the four traditional paths of this art.

The aim is to offer you a better understanding when you teach a yoga class and clarify each query or confusion that may arise during the class. There will be time for sharing after teaching practice with the group.

The Hatha yoga and Vinyasa flow sessions have an alternate day morning and evening switching schedule for a very specific reason. You will learn about them and Upaya will clarify the reasoning behind each posture on the same day. During the morning and evening classes, students will assist with the main teachers.

In the last week of training, students have to teach a dedicated 3 hours retreat style class with a dedicated teacher, who will be there to just watch you. If there is anything you need to work with, the teacher will guide you before your certificate.

Ashtanga yoga

Ashtanga in Sanskrit means eight limbs, mentioned in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra. This technique of yoga contains harmonizing the breath with a succession of postures. This process produces powerful internal heat and a plentiful, cleansing sweat that purifies muscles and organs. The result is enhanced circulation, a nimble and strong body, and a composed mind.

Ashtanga yoga contains different groups of asanas and teachings on Vinyasa, Drishti, bandhas, mudras, and philosophy. This is a great chance for students to practice and know their level of ability; in a supportive group environment and with the inspiration and guidance of a guru. Ashtanga can be a perfect foundation for home practitioners and also those who want to teach professionally once they know the arrangement of poses.

Hatha yoga

According to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, there are eight limbs of yoga. Out of which the only one involves postures (asana). Hatha means forceful or determined in Sanskrit. Hatha yoga includes a set of asanas (postures) that are designed to align your body. These postures are designed to line up the physical channels of the body so that energy can easily flow (especially in the spine).

The word Hatha is translated as “Ha-“; the sun, which is masculine and “Tha-” the moon, which is feminine; which in turn represents the balance in nature and also within everyone. Through Hatha yoga, you can create balance and unite opposites. Hatha teaches the balance of strength and flexibility in each pose. It has immense health benefits and is an efficient way to distress.

The teachers at Upaya believe Hatha to be a powerful tool for self-realization and transformation; teaching them various techniques to master control over the body through skilful breathing and meditation practices.
ALL ABOUT ASANAS: Posture detailed

Asana Practice

The program at Upaya is designed to offer its students a solid foundation in Ashtanga and Hatha yoga, focusing on the right alignment of the yogic postures. A daily asana practice class gives the students an opportunity to practice their own asanas and helps to build deep insight into the various forms and postures after complete the course .

The daily in-depth practice with individual corrections comprises of the Surya Namaskar (sun salutation), multi-style yoga postures, asanas variations (from intermediate level to advanced), posture alignment, deep relaxation, and release of blocked energy. Training sessions are suitable for all age groups.

In addition to daily asana practices, practice teaching, and posture break-down; your lessons will include the main benefits, modifications, and contraindications of each posture.

Yoga Philosophy

Classical yoga philosophy is intertwined all through the course and you will receive knowledge about Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, allowing you to compare classical and modern yoga; understanding the true meaning of yoga.

These sessions provide a great insight into the views of others and help reflect on your knowledge and all that you have learned. In turn, you will learn how to imbibe these ancient philosophies into your own life, and will eventually experience unison of the body, mind, and soul. You will also receive a talk on yoga from the Bhagawat Gita, a treasured Indian text considered to be an ancient guru and a life coach.


Pranayama is one of the five principles of yoga or the science of breath control. It expands lung capacity by relaxing the nervous system and balancing the two hemispheres of the brain. Pranayama is the science of breath control; it expands lung capacity by relaxing the nervous system and balancing the two hemispheres of the brain. The art of Kapalabhati, Anuloma Viloma (alternate nostril breathing), and cleansing of the Nadis) will be taught.

Focusing on the rhythm of your breathing and becoming familiar with it is the essence of pranayama. This is a vital feature of yoga and is often ignored as most give importance to just physical practice. Pranayama is an excellent way to de-stress. By practicing pranayama, you will build spiritual and emotional power to sustain a healthy life each day.

Sat Kriyas

Cleansing will purify the system and allow the breath to run easily. Explanation and demonstration of Tratak, Neti, Basti, Kapalabhati, Dhauti, Nauli, and six classical purification exercises for the various parts of the body; namely the eyes, nose, air passages, oesophagus and stomach, abdominal organs, and large intestine exercises and their effects will be shown. Individual instruction will be provided.

Yoga Anatomy

An introduction to the major body systems is given. The effects of asanas and pranayama on the cardiovascular system, muscular systems, digestion, skeletal, respiration, and endocrine system are explained in detail to the students. Diet and nutrition facts are also imparted for a better understanding of the anatomy. These classes will give you a deeper understanding by observing the mechanism of every posture.

The purpose is to give you knowledge of anatomy so that you leave with a better awareness of your own body. During the lessons, you will lay emphasis on how to adapt your practice by recognizing your weaknesses. These may be due to a lack of strength or flexibility in a particular area.

You will learn preparation techniques to make improvements in your practice. Throughout the classes, the assistant teachers provide you with complete personal attention to support you.

Cantering Yourself

Begin your transformation journey through the daily exploration of yourself! This is about self-growth and includes the roots of yoga; simple and effective with coaching tools.

Teaching Techniques and Practice Teaching

In these hours, you will learn and practice valuable tools and teaching methodology that will support you in becoming a powerful teacher. You will imbibe the ability to address a large group as well as learn to connect with each student in your class.

You will explore the use of your voice, language, body language, visualization, ability to connect with your students confidently through verbal cues, the use of props, effective demonstration, and acute observation with safe and effective physical adjustments.

Yoga Successful Business

You will study and learn to effectively nurture and preserve abundance through your yoga teaching career. The end of your training session will equip you with a complete resume to immediately begin promoting yourself as a yoga teacher.

The Program


Course Schedule

  • 06:30 – 07:30 Chanting Mantra, pranayama, and meditation
  • 07:30 – 09:00 Hatha yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa alternate days
  • 09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 – 11:15 Art of teaching, Philosophy, lecture on Bhagavat Gita Anatomy, meditation
    11.30-13.00 Alignment and adjustment
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 – 15:00 Self-study and self-care
  • 15:00 – 15:45 Karma yoga
  • 16:00 – 16:30 Yoga Nidra, Ayurveda,
  • 16:30 – 18:00 Teaching practice
  • 19:00 – 20:00 Dinner

Note: The schedule can be changed according to group and weather. Sundays will be your holidays.

Course Schedule


Training Dates


Event Dates Per Event Price Attendees
1st Feb 2020 To 28th Mar 2020
100 Left


Name Quantity Price
Non AC Private Room
4 Left
Non AC Sharing Room
16 Left
Eco Hut Private Room
5 Left
AC Sharing Room
6 Left
AC Private Room
9 Left
Quantity: Total

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  • 24×7 CCTV monitoring of the campus.
  • Wifi enabled campus
  • Sea view Yoga Shala and entire and campus (We are located on Arambol Beach)
  • Taxi on Call facility (Chargeable)
  • Laundry Service (Chargeable)
  • Price for package requires payment of an initial deposit of EURO 300 to secure the booking, with the remaining balance payable two weeks prior to the course start date.

Course fee includes:

  • Package includes accommodation for the entire duration.
  • The package includes 56 days 55 nights accommodation.
  • An additional complimentary night is offer prior to the course start date.
  • Package includes food for the entire duration of the course including welcome dinner and farewell dinner.
  • Packages include free unlimited filtered cold and hot water.

Tuition fee, teacher training manual, Upaya Yoga Bag, Upaya Yoga T-shirt, unlimited filtered cold and hot drinking water, welcome dinner, accommodation and food, WiFi, room cleaning, toilet paper, towels.

Please Note:

  • If you are staying a few days after the course then additional rates will apply @ 25 EURO per night for EcoHut/Non AC Room and @ 35 EURO Per night for A/C Room.
  • If you are coming a few days later than the course start date or leaving before the course completion date, the course package fee will remain the same. No accommodation charges or food charges will be adjust.
  • All package charges are strictly non-changeable, non-refundable or interchangeable after joining the course.
  • Check-in time is from 08:00 AM and the latest check out time is 2:00 PM
  • Initial deposit of 300 EURO is strictly non-refundable and non-transferable to another person but can be transfer to another date or future course with us.
  • We don’t provide food on Saturday evening & entire day on Sundays at our center. Students can enjoy food on weekend at nearby restaurants. We also don’t provide lunch on Opening ceremony and dinner on Closing ceremony at Goa Center.
  1. No refunds, credits or transfers available on cancellation after the start date of any Yoga Teacher Training Course or Retreat.
  2. Insurance & travel expenditure are not included in TTC fee.
  3. Prices are based on 1st come 1st served
  4. We do have very limited seats. Try to register your self as earliest as possible.




The rooms are provided of linen, towels, blankets, mosquito net or electrical mosquito repellent. Free WIFI is accessible in the whole property. The cleaning service takes place regularly any third day. The laundry service is provided, upon request, at an affordable extra cost. Taxis are available 24 hour.

4 Bed Sharing - Dorm
Non AC - Double Sharing
Non AC (Private)
EcoHut (Private)
AC Room (Sharing)
ACRoom (Private)


Upaya Yoga centre , House no. 380, Girkarwada Dando, Arambol
North Goa , Goa , India

Event Date:

01 Feb 2020

Event Time:

12:00 AM

Event Location:

Upaya Yoga centre , North Goa


Course related query
Q: I don’t have any knowledge about the yoga. Should I go for YTTC 200hrs Course?+
Q: How will the Asana classes be conducted?+
Q: Is there any age limit for this training?+
Q: What kind of certificate will I receive after the completion of the course.+