Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Goa

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Space is limited to 12 students – to ensure a place in the program we encourage you to apply early.

Teachers: Heather Elton, Emil Wendel, Stuart Girling, Shirin Metha & guest teachers.


Dates: February 10 – March 8, 2018


Venue: Satsanga Retreat, Goa, India


Cost: £2,895 GBP (includes yoga tuition + 3 vegetarian meals a day + twin share accommodation). £2,195 GBP (includes yoga tuition and meals only). Payment plan is possible.
Left, Anouk Aoun Petzoldt teaches in the Buddha Shala on the 2016 Goa TTC. Photo © Heather Elton 

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  • It’s a DOGMA FREE training with interesting, innovative teachers, all of whom are serious yoga practitioners with global reputations;
  • The course is for a small and select group of students. Students are given personal attention that is sensitive to their needs and ongoing development;
  • This is a transformative training where you’ll experience an authentic process that makes you look at your own reality, takes you deeper in your own practice, and gives you the skills to teach yoga. It will give you the capability to teach from your own experience and practical knowhow that are the stamp of an interesting teacher – someone with something to say about yoga practice because you have lived it. You can only teach what you know;
  • Hindu, Buddhist and contemporary yogic philosophy are taught in a way that lifts it ‘off the page’, and ‘off the mat,’ so you can integrate philosophy into your teaching and personal practice. The philosophy is relevant to both the physical experience and the spiritual practice. It is not an academic lesson, but a yogic inquiry relevant to real life;
  • Integrate ancient wisdom traditions with contemporary psychology into a mindful practice;
  • Practice Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga and watch your body/mind transform;
  • Get hands-on experience with adjustments (so you are prepared to work alongside someone in the real world);
  • Study BKS Iyengar alignment principles; learn techniques to breakdown difficult asanas (inversions, arm balances, backbends, etc) to teach ‘workshop style’;
  • Build movement vocabularies and learn to sequence Vinyasa Flow as a seamless ‘moving meditation’;
  • Practical Teaching: learn to demonstrate & adjust asanas; work in groups & individually to create a Vinyasa Flow sequences; structure & teach a yoga class; watch videos of your performance and get feedback from teachers & colleagues;
  • Learn how to teach basic Pranayama and Mediation; Restorative yoga, Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra; Make Yoga your Business

Deciding to teach yoga should not be a career move. It should be a sincere calling deep within your heart. Yoga Teacher Training is an investment in the future. Being an inspired and excellent teacher involves much more than getting a certificate. It requires dedication, discipline and years of continuous practice. You must also have a true desire to serve others in order to communicate to your students the true essence of yoga. Establishing yourself as a teacher is a journey of many steps: start your journey here and become the teacher or practitioner you aspire to be.

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  • 6:00 – 7:30: Pranayama & Meditation
  • 7:30 – 8:00: Tea Break
  • 8:00 – 10:15: Hatha Vinyasa Yoga
  • 10:30 – 11:00: Breakfast
  • 11:00 – 13:30: Yoga Philosophy, Business of Yoga
  • 13:30 – 15:00: Lunch Break
  • 15:00 – 18:00: Yoga Clinic (Anatomy & Biomechanics of Movement, Adjustment Clinic, Asana Workshop, Sequencing Vinyasa Flow, Practicum)
  • 19:00: Dinner
  • 20:00 – 21:30: Yoga Film, Kirtan, Satsang, Yoga Nidra, Reading, Saturday Nite Market, or free

Note: This is a sample schedule and may change slightly due to festival holidays and the interests of the course. Sundays are free.


There is no better place than India, with its 5,000 year-old tradition of spiritual practice, to do your Yoga Teacher Training. India breathes this knowledge and supports your spiritual practice. An immersion style TTC allows you to study away from the distractions and responsibilities of regular life so you can dedicate yourself full time to the yoga practice.


Satsanga is an internationally-acclaimed venue, purpose-built for yoga, with two beautiful yoga shalas with wooden floors. Satsanga is peaceful with quiet tropical gardens, an ozone swimming pool, plenty of chill out spaces, and comfortable guest rooms with ensuite bathrooms with solar hot water. Satsanga has a friendly staff  who take meticulous care of the place. Indian cuisine is made from fresh organic local produce. Various healing therapies and spa treatments are available. Satsanga is built on pure love and provides the ideal environment where all your needs are taken care of so you can focus on your inner journey, really live the practice, and feel what it’s like to be a real yogi.

The Practice
Adjustment Clinic
Anatomy Clinic

A P P L I C A T I O N  F O R M 

Step 1: Fill in your details in the form below.

Step 2: Each application is read in detail and applicants assessed individually. Successful applicants will receive confirmation of a place on the training.

Step 3: Pay the non-refundable deposit of £500 GBP to secure your place.

Step 4: The balance of the course fee is due on 15 December 2017.


About your yoga practise

What does yoga mean to you? How long have you studied yoga? How often do you practice? What styles of yoga have you practiced? How has your practice changed over time? How does yoga affect your life and relationships?
(Discuss your expectations with training, goals, etc.)

Medical History & Injuries

Do you have any history with mental illness? If so, please describe. Are you currently taking any medication? (Information on mental illness is essential to ensure safe practice. We have a non-discrimination policy.) Yoga Teacher Training is intense and can bring up strong emotions. It's essential that you have the skills to work through any trauma that might arise. While we try to support you in this process, we are not psychotherapists. (To be kept confidential)


(strengths and challenges), your dedication and commitment to yoga, and an assessment about whether they feel you are ready to do the Yoga Teacher Training program. If you’ve been transient the past few years and can’t do this, no problem, please let us know.


By relaxation of all strain in the yoga posture, there is a merging with the infinite.
– Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 11:47

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