Upaya Yoga is happy to offer 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course at its Goa Centre, accredited by internationally acclaimed, Yoga Alliance USA. Upaya Yoga, Goa is situated close to Arambol beach which is one of the cleanest North Goa beach. The motto of Upaya Yoga is to prepare the students to experience the essence of yoga in its purest form. The course structure is based on the practices of Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, Mantra Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow whereas the application is based on Bloom’s Taxonomy which is world’s most authentic education learning method. The program is especially sketched out by our team of experienced yoga teachers to introduce the students to their journey of evolving into expert yoga teachers.


objective of the course 200 YTTC goa


User-friendly course structure

The syllabus of 200 Hours Yoga Teachers Training Course is designed:

  1. To create a strong foundation of yoga within
  2. Experience peace and harmony in life
  3. Evolve into an efficient and professional yoga teacher.


Integration of traditional and contemporary knowledge

To become a good yoga teacher it is vital to fulfilling 2 conditions:

  1. To understand the original objective of yoga which is taught by the ancient yogis
  2. Should be proficient to handle, manage and organize the issues of the current era in the terms of stress, disorders etc.

For this, we integrate traditional and contemporary knowledge from Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga (Patanjali Yoga Sutras), Mantra Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow.


To experience a holistic approach of yoga

Human personality comprises of three attributes

  1. Knowledge ( Head)
  2. Emotion (Heart)
  3. Action (Hands)

In Upaya Yoga, the emphasis is given on application on a holistic approach to experience the harmony between Head, Heart & Hands.


200 hours Yoga Teacher Training program at Upaya Yoga, Goa is design and aim at producing skilled and motivating yoga teachers who are proficient in the ancient science of yoga and can have a better understanding of teaching yoga.

The 200 hours yoga teacher training syllabus is based on four important aspects of yoga i.e. Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, Mantra Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow and the course structure is prepared under the guidelines of Yoga Alliance 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course.

Ashtanga Yoga

yoga Asana classes Ashtanga Yoga

Flow is the keyword of Ashtanga Yoga because of the smooth way that the poses run together, is one of the most popular contemporary styles of yoga. The word “vinyasa” can be translated as “arranging something in a special way”. In vinyasa yoga, each movement is synchronized to a breath. The breath is given primacy, acting as an anchor as you move from one pose to the next. Read More

Hatha Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga Hatha Yoga Patanjali Yoga

Balancing the physical and mental force of the body is the key word of Hatha Yoga. The word hatha is composed of two syllables, namely ha and tha. Ha means the ‘sun’ and tha means the ‘moon’. Yoga means communion. Thus hatha yoga means the harmony between the sun and moon aspects of our being. Health is the fundamental aim of hatha yoga. Health can be defined as a combination of the following: Read More

Raja Yoga (Patanjali Yoga Sutra)

Yoga Teaching Methodology Raja Yoga

Path of introspection is the key word of Raja Yoga. It is the path in which one attempts to explore the different realms of the mind: conscious, subconscious, unconscious. Raja yoga progressively attempts to transcend the outer environment of the physical body, and direct the awareness to the inner environment. Patanjali yoga is often identified with raja yoga directly, for they are regarded as synonymous.  Read More

Mantra Yoga

Mantra Yoga

Sound is the keyword of Mantra Yoga. Sound is the primordial form of energy, the original substance and basis of the whole universe. This universe with its solar systems, its invisible fields of energy, is an expansion of sound energy. This sound is known as ‘shabda’ in Yoga, ‘the word’ in the Bible, and ‘mantra’ in the Tantric System. Sound has different stages of manifestations.  Read More

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course Structure

Course NumbersCourse Title
1Techniques, Training and Practice
2Teaching Methodology
3Anatomy and Physiology
4Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teacher
6Non-Contact Program – Assignments, group discussion, presentation & projects


Yoga is experienced by practising this science. This course paper takes the student into the journey of the practical world of yoga where the subjective experience manifests which makes the foundation of yoga.

Following are the yogic practices which are included in this paper:


The shatkarmas consist of six groups of purification practices. The aim of hatha yoga, and therefore of the shatkarmas, is to create harmony between the two major pranic flows, Ida and Pingala, resulting in physical and mental purification and balance.


The first condition of human happiness is the possession of a sound body. It is common knowledge that a sound mind, or a healthy mental condition, prevails in a healthy body. The Yoga Asana thus form the backbone of applied yoga. The Hatha yogis found that certain specific body positions, asanas, open the energy channels and psychic centres. They found that developing control of the body through asanas enables to control the mind and energy. Yogasanas becomes tools to higher awareness, providing the stable foundation necessary for the exploration of the body, breath, mind and higher states.

Surya Namaskar

The Sanskrit word Surya means ‘Sun’, and the word Namaskara means ‘Salutation’ or ‘Worship’. Therefore, this practice is known as ‘Salutation to the Sun’. It loosens up all the joints, flexes all the muscles of the body, massages the internal organs, activates the respiratory and circulatory systems as well as helps to tone all the other systems of the body.


Pranayama is a technique through which the quantity of prana (life-force) in the body is activated to a higher frequency. By practising pranayama, a certain amount of heat or creative force is generated throughout the entire body, influencing the existing quantum of prana.


Mudra is translated as ‘gesture’ or ‘attitude’. They are a combination of subtle physical movements which alter mood, attitude and perception, and which deepen awareness and concentration. Mudras are higher practices which lead to an awakening of the pranas, chakras and kundalini, and which can bestow psychic powers on the advanced practitioners.


The Sanskrit word bandha means to ‘hold’, ‘tighten’ or ‘lock’. The bandhas aim to lock the pranas in particular areas and redirect their flow for the spiritual awakening.

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a practice of relaxation and can be defined as ‘yogic sleep’. It is a practice which can be widely applied to improve the quality and happiness of human life. Yoga Nidra acts directly in eradicating deep-rooted psychological complexes, neurosis, inhibitions, etc. it is an advanced psychiatric tool.


We have incorporated important meditation techniques which have been extracted from tantra with the aim to direct the awareness into the domains of the mind in order to remove the impressions and make the mind ready to experience the state of mindfulness and one-pointedness.

Course Outline

1. Shatkarmas

  • Neti
  • Vaman Dhauti
  • Kapalbhati
  • Trataka

2. Asanas

  • Standing postures
  • Sitting postures
  • Prone postures
  • Supine postures
  • Balancing postures
  • Eyes exercises
  • Pawanmuktasana series I, II, III

3. Surya Namaskar

4. Breathing Techniques

  • Abdominal Breathing
  • Thoracic Breathing
  • Thoracic & Clavicular Breathing
  • Yogic Breathing

5. Pranayamas

  • Nadi Shodhan
  • Sheetkari
  • Bhramari
  • Ujjayi
  • Bhastrika

6. Mudras & Bandhas

  • Gyan & Chin Mudras
  • Hridaya Mudra
  • Shambhavi Mudra,
  • Jalandhar Bandha

7. Yoga Nidra

8. Meditation

  • Kaya Sthairyam
  • Ajapajapa – stage 1 & 2
  • Antar Mouna – stage 1 & 2

9. Basic practical of Health Management Program

  • Upaya Stress Management Program (USMP)
  • Yogic management of Diabetes & Hypertension


Teaching methodology plays an important role to make the Teacher Training Program successful. Following are the topics which are included in Teaching Methodology:

  • Communication skills such as group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries.
  • How to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations, to the degree possible in a group setting.
  • Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting.
  • Teaching styles.
  • Qualities of a teacher.
  • The student learning process.
  • Business aspects of teaching yoga (including marketing and legal).


To understand the components of yoga like asanas, pranayamas etc., in a broader perspective, basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology is necessary for a yoga teacher and practitioner. Diet, Nutrition and Ayurveda facts are also imparted for better understanding.

Topics in this category include:

  • Human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.)
  • Includes energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.).
  • Includes both the study of anatomy and physiology along with its application to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.).

Course Outline

Brief introduction to Anatomy & Physiology of human body

    • Musculo-Skeletal Structure
    • Blood & Immune System
    • Cardiovascular System
    • Respiratory System
    • Digestive System
    • Excretory System
    • Endocrine System
    • Special 5 Senses-Ear, Nose, Tongue, Skin, Eyes
    • Central Nervous System

Introduction to Ayurveda in relation to health

      • Concept of Ayurveda
      • Ayurvedic Concept of health & lifestyle
      • Concept of Prakruti & Vikruti
      • Finding out Ayurvedic constitution
      • Diet chart for various Ayurvedic constitution


Learning is complete when a student gets the knowledge of yoga philosophy along with practical and is able to establish the link and understanding between these two.

Topics in this category include:

  • The study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts (such as Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Gherand Samhita and Patanjali Yoga Sutras)
  • Yoga lifestyle, such as the precept of Yamas and Niyamas
  • Ethics for yoga teachers, such as role and guidelines of yoga teacher, student-teacher relationship etc.
  • Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service (seva)

Course Outline

Introduction of different components of Yogic practices

  • Shatkarmas: An Introduction, Rules & Preparation, Groups of Shatkarmas, Importance.
  • Asanas: An Introduction, Rules & Preparation, Groups of Asanas, Importance.
  • Pranayamas: An Introduction, Rules & Preparation, Groups of Pranayama, Importance.
  • Mudras: An Introduction, Rules & Preparation, Groups of Mudras, Importance.
  • Bandhas: An Introduction, Rules & Preparation, Groups of Bandhas, Importance.
  • Relaxation: An Introduction, Rules & Preparation, Groups of Relaxation, Importance.
  • Meditation: An Introduction, Rules & Preparation, Various meditation techniques, Importance.

Introduction to Yoga & Concept of Health

I. Definition & Objectives of World Health Organization (WHO)

II. Vedic Tradition of Yoga

  • Schools of thoughts (Vedanta, Samkhya, Nyasa, Vaisheshika, Uttara and Poorva Mimamsa)

III. Sanatan Culture-

  • Introduction
  • Four aims in life (Artha, Kama, Dharma, Moksha),
  • Four principles of life (Vairagya, Viveka, Shuddhata, Mumukshutva),
  • Four stages of life (Brahmacharya, Grikastha, Vanaprastha, Sannyasa).

IV. Aspects of Yogic Discipline

  • Astanga Yoga (Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharna, Dhyana, Samadhi)
  • Yoga Systems (Karma, Jnana, Hatha, Raja, Mantra, Laya)
  • Other Yogic Disciplines (Tarka, Tyaga, Mouna, Dewsha, Kaala, Bandha, Dehasamya, Drishtisamya)


Practicum is a process through which the learning outcome is applied by a student. Topics in this category include:

  • Practice teaching as the lead instructor
  • Receiving and giving feedback.
  • Observing others teaching.
  • Assisting students while someone else is teaching.


Non-Contact program are the number of hours of learning that occur without a faculty member present and is relevant to above five educational categories. This Program include:

  • Reading, audio/video or Internet resources that are integrated into the curriculum via reports, class discussions, presentations and tests
  • Webinars on yoga-related topics
  • Written assignments on yoga-related topics
  • Group activities including directed discussion, technique practice or teaching practice.



Bloom’s Taxonomy 

Our 200 Hours Teachers Training Course is based on Bloom’s Taxonomy. This taxonomy is world’s most authentic education learning method with a goal for the teacher to encourage higher-order thought in their students by building up from lower-level cognitive skills.


Bloom Taxonomy

Daily Schedule

  • » 06:30 am – Herbal Tea
    » 06:30 am – Shatkarma / Yogic cleansing
    » 07:00 am – Chanting, pranayama, and meditation
    » 07:30 am – Yoga Asana/ ashtanga/ Hatha 
    » 09:00 am – Breakfast
    » 10:00 am – Yoga Anatomy & Physiology/Philosophy
    » 11:30 am – Alignment, adjustment
    » 01.00 pm – Lunch
    » 02:00 pm – Self Practice / Self Study
    » 03.00 pm – Karma Yoga
    » 04:00 pm – Yoga Nidra | Meditation/ Yin yoga
    » 04:30 pm – Teaching practice
    » 06:00 pm – Sunset time 
    » 07:00 pm – Dinner
    » 10:45 pm – Lights Off
  • Saturday half day 
  •  Sunday: HolidayThe schedule can be changed according to the group and the weather

Sunday: Holiday

Note: Schedule can be change according to group and weather

What will you learn in this training

  1. How to give a solid and clear demonstration
  2. How to give clear instruction (working with Voice)
  3. Proper alignment of postures
  4. Yoga anatomy
  5. Hands-on adjustment
  6. How to avoid common injury during practice
  7. Bbackward and forward (vinyasa flow)
  8. Use props for better postures (as recommended by B.S.K Iyengar)
  9. Mantra Chanting
  10. Yogic breathing (Pranayama) and their benefits
  11. Yogic body cleansing (Sat Kriya Yoga)
  12. Mudras, Bandas and their benefits
  13. Yoga philosophy (Patanjali yoga sutra)
  14. Ayurveda and Yoga principle
  15. Assisting yoga class with another teacher
  16. Observation
  17. Teach 45 min to 90 min long class
  18. Teach one to one class
  19. How to teach more than 10 people in a class
  20. Yoga career and business


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. (Please note an additional transaction fee of 5% applies to payments made through PayPal).

  • Package includes accommodation for the entire duration. An additional complimentary night is offer prior to the course start date. Thus, the package includes 23 nights accommodation.
  • 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.
  • If you are checking in a few days earlier or 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 including breakfast for regular accommodation, depending on the availability of the cottages and 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 10:00 AM
  • 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.

Course fee includes: 

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:

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. 


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