Yoga in Goa
Nestled among palm trees and tropical gardens, only a one minute walk to the sea, our school in North Goa offers a welcoming and comfortable location in natural tranquil surroundings, giving our yogis the perfect balance. Upaya Yoga Center offers various kinds of accommodation including EcoHut, Non AC Room, and AC Room or shared options with a choice of sea, river or garden views. Please note availability of rooms is based on first come first served.
The Yoga Shala at our Center is located on the roof with views of the sea, river, and hills, it is surrounded by coconut trees and built of natural materials, thus providing a sense of unison with the surroundings and is just a one minute walk to the beach.
Upaya Yoga Center is situated at Arambol Beach, the perfect location for a pure and enriching yogic learning experience as well as an energizing yet relaxing spot. You could enjoy a swim, bask in the sun or simply meditate. We aim to serve complete Saatvik food during the course, which includes 2 hot vegetarian meals a day (lunch and dinner) and breakfast in the mornings. You could also enjoy the local Konkani food in restaurants in Arambol and close by Mandrem. Our team at Upaya Yoga have taken the utmost care in creating an environment most constructive and idyllic for yoga teacher training and workshops for its gurus and students. We endeavor to provide the most relaxing environment to learn and absorb spiritual knowledge and at the same time relax after classes and enjoy the ambiance as you practice and develop your teaching skills.
Upaya Yoga in Goa
One dreams of the perfect location when it comes to learning yoga that speaks of tranquility and peace. Goa is a perfect and idyllic infusion of such an environment, the breathtakingly beautiful azure beach and salty air will envelop you into a certain calmness of the soul. You are in for a world of experience in Goa. The blissful environment will encourage your skills to develop and is thus, by far, one of the most popular yoga retreat destinations in the world. There is a beauty in connecting with the self in such a pure and unadulterated setting when the only sound is the sea. The natives of Goa are heart-warming people and speak English among other prevalent languages. Goa exuberates love which makes is one of the most favored destinations for yoga training. Upaya Yoga Center is located at Arambol Beach, nestled in the shade of palm trees and tropical fauna just a one minute walk to the sea.
Upaya Yoga teachings are different from many other yoga schools as we focus on the full spectrum of the yogic path and ashram life, not only asanas (postures). Our course also covers alignment, adjustment, anatomy, teaching practice. Students will get to experience meditation, breathing (pranayama), cleansing, chanting, Mauna (silence), Pooja (worship), kirtan (sacred singing), and other important aspects of the yogic path. Upaya offers the perfect balance of comfort and tranquility in a natural setting for your yoga practice.
Upaya Yoga Center offers several choices of accommodation including Luxury A/C Rooms, non-A/C Rooms and Large Eco Huts. Enjoy stunning sea views, river view and gardens surrounding Upaya Yoga Center.
For packages and prices, please visit our Schedule & Fees page.
FOUR LUXURY A/C ROOMS: Overlooking a beautiful winding river and surrounding hills, the rooms have 1 double bed, private bathroom, and fridge. Suitable for double or single occupancy. (Double sharing only allowable if you are registering along with your friend or family and you both wish to share the same room.)
NINE LARGE NON-A/C Eco Hut: Set among our tropical gardens, the rooms have 1 double bed, private bathroom, and fridge. Suitable for double or single occupancy. (Double sharing only allowable if you are registering along with your friend or family and you both wish to share same Eco Hut.)
Yoga Saatvik Food
One Of The Most Impotent Things For All Of Us Is Food and Water.
A diet of good food makes us strong and positive.
Three wholesome pure vegetarian meals are served every day (except Sunday)
Breakfast: Porridge, muesli, brown bread, fruit salad, sprouts, nuts, salads, coconut water, herbal tea, coffee, and milk. We may also serve a Traditional Indian Breakfast.
Lunch: Traditional Ayurvedic Indian Thali, including rice, chapati (Indian bread), vegetables, salad, sprouts, beans, yogurt, and lentils.
Dinner: Combination of healthy Ayurvedic Indian food, cooked vegetables, raw salad, fruit salad lentils and herbal tea. Other items may be ordered separately from our menu.
All of our food served is strictly vegetarian with no exceptions. We do not offer any non-vegetarian food, including eggs. All of our food is well balanced and protein rich.
Water: We are very passionate about the quality of our water, after all, more than 70% of our physical body mass is water. With the importance of this in mind, we have installed an Exalted Stream water filter system. The water filter is designed by a great Innovator Ajay Sultan, and provides pure and biological active water which is structured, bi-polar magnetized, alkaline, and contains added minerals and trace amounts of antioxidants. This water has detoxifying, healing and rejuvenating properties. We use this water for drinking and cooking our food to keep us pure and healthy at Upaya Yoga Center.
In a nutshell: Pure vegetarian, Ayurvedic, raw, sprouts, salads, lots of greens, nuts, beans and pulses, brown bread, porridge, muesli, Indian food like rice, chapatti, Indian curry, daal, coconut water, soya milk, herbal teas, chai healthy food, raw healthy food and upper food options
All the food served is strictly vegetarian with no exceptions. We do not offer any non-vegetarian food including eggs. All the food is well balanced and has good proteins.
Daily Schedule for TTC course
- 6.30 – 7.30 am: Chanting, pranayama, and meditation every day
- 7.30 – 9.00 am: Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays – Hatha yoga, Tuesday, Thursday a, d Saturday – Ashtanga Vinyasa
- 9.00 – 10.00 am: Breakfast
- 10.00 – 11.00 am: Alignment, adjustment
- 1.00 – 2.00 pm: Lunch
- 2.00 – 3.00 pm: Self Study/Self Care
- 3.00 – 3.45 pm: Karma Yoga
- 4.00 – 4.30 pm: Yoga Nidra
- 4.30 – 6.00 pm: Teaching practice
- 7.00 – 8.00 pm: Dinner
- 8.30 – 9.30 pm: Sharing and question and answer, night meditation, live music concerts, watching your teaching practice or Yoga Movie on screen. (this is only alternate days)
- Sunday: HolidayNote: Schedule can be changed according to group and weather
HOW TO REACH UPAYA YOGA GOA CENTER
Bus connectivity is good throughout, fares are low and it’s a great way to see various towns and cities. You can also rent a scooter, motorbike or a car to visit further sights and destinations in Goa. There are many taxis available offering sightseeing tours.
AIR: Goa Dabolim International Airport caters to scheduled domestic and international air services.
ROAD: Goa’s public transport largely consists of privately operated buses linking the major towns to rural areas. Government-run buses, maintained by the Kadamba Transport Corporation, link major routes and some remote parts of the state. However, public transport in Goa is less developed, and residents depend heavily on their own transportation, usually motorized two-wheelers, and small family cars.