300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Goa (6 weeks)

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300 hours yoga teacher training program
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Philosophy of Parimukti 300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training

In the advanced training, we proceed to explore who we are by reaching out to the yoga philosophy, Ayurveda and yin philosophy, to look at ourselves with new eyes. We will challenge you to question your beliefs and perspectives and from how that reflects in your teaching. We will explore yang and yin yoga styles more in-depth too by learning advanced hands-on adjustment techniques and studying yin yoga, restorative yoga and yoga nidra.

If you were most comfortable teaching one style of class only, in this training we are opening up the possibilities. You will deepen your understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the body, which you will learn to apply practically in a Yin and Yang Class. You’ll study and understand the differences of yoga with a yang character (more focus on alignment or flow) and yoga with a yin character (yin and restorative poses and practise. (Advanced) asanas, breath awareness, pranayamas, kriyas (cleansing techniques), mantras and meditation, will be presented, deepened and practised within the course.

Besides the physical practice, you will explore the energetic, emotional and mental aspects of a yoga practice. Therefore, you’ll study the Patanjali Yoga Sutras in depth, and you will be introduced to Daoist aspects of yin yoga which will be integrated into your life and teaching. In this training, we acknowledge the unique individuality of bodily and mental constitution. To be able to recognize and understand these subtle processes you’ll study Ayurveda in depth. The 300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training supports you in your exploration of the endless possibilities of life!

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Course Curriculum

During this 6 weeks intensive training, you will immerse yourself fully into the process of yoga, experiencing directly what it is like to live and practice full-time. You will explore yoga with a yang character and yoga with a yin character. All aspects of yoga practice like kriyas (cleansing techniques), asana, breath awareness, pranayamas, mantra and meditation will be covered by the program, which is further divided into the following themes:

ASANA (LED & SELF-PRACTISE) – Your practice is your foundation, your real teacher. In the training, you will commit to practicing daily asana, pranayama, and meditation. What you practice, you will understand. What you understand, you will be able to teach. Therefore you’ll be encouraged to, as a group, teach a self designed sequence in the morning/afternoon  sessions, which gives you a deeper insight into your understanding and how that translates into teaching. Experimenting and reflecting on both your personal meditation, yoga practice and teachings will be continuously encouraged.

YANG PRACTISE – In these teachings, you’ll deepen your knowledge of a yang practise, which is mainly focused on, on the one hand, deepening your skill of individual hands-on adjustments and, on the other hand, to teaching a more flow class. The yang part of the training is focused in the following modules:

Module 1: The art of adjusting and sequencing
In this module you’ll learn how to do hands-on adjustment using props like blocks, belts, and cushions. Central to our teaching is to look at the students and understanding their body. Your role as a teacher is to go on an explorative journey together. Do not assume anything but watch, ask, experiment, and learn. You will be able to assist and encourage your students in a safe and effective way. We will practice and gain confidence with offering effective hands-on adjustments to help your students deepen their practice and embody the fullest expression of their yoga poses. As in our 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training we encourage you to design creative sequences. Your input will come from the led classes as well as a number of classes dedicated to creative sequencing.

Module 2: The art of energetic balancing
In this training we encourage you to explore different ways of finding the center in your body through energetic awareness and alignment. From the system of yoga the result should always be that we create length and space in the body. When you find the center in the body, your mind will follow along. To achieve this we use muscle energy and core stability to protect the joints.

Also, we will continue exploring several models of experiencing the physical body such as the seven chakras, the five elements, the three gunas and the five layers, or koshas. Diving deeper into study and integration on this level is an opportunity for you to gain access to deeper layers of your own practice and to develop refined teaching skills. Guidelines are offered for how to integrate this in any of your classes.

YIN PRACTISE – In these teachings, you’ll deepen your knowledge of a yin practise, which is mainly focused on relaxing the muscles. The yin part of the training is divided in the following modules:

Module 3: Yin Yoga
Yin yoga is a more quiet practice which taps into and fosters our more inwards directed (yin) energy. Thus it is a nice addition to a more dynamic yoga style of practice, which is characterized by its more muscle strengthen dynamic (yang) energy. While we improve our flexibility we stimulate the circulation of blood and energy that flows through the fascia. We practice mindfulness principles and stillness. This nurtures, balances and heals our physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Also, a yin practice can help you cultivate more yin qualities in your daily life, enhancing the flow of life and becoming more skilful in ‘accepting what is’ and the ‘art of letting go.’

In this module you will discover what Yin Yoga is all about, deepen your practice and gain the knowledge to share it. We will take you on a journey through all the Daoist elements. You will learn all about the ancient wisdom of the main acupuncture meridians and chi flow in the body. We will give you insight in each element and the correlating acupuncture meridians and organs. Find out more about their subconscious value and the applied body acupressure points and yin yoga poses to help balance those.

We explain you ways to emotional healing and the releasing of energetic blockages in the asana. As we put our bodies in certain positions different meridian energy streams get stimulated and we activate our body’s own healing powers.

We will explore all regular yin poses and additional modifications, learn their function and effect on our body, mind and soul and develop skills to teach and to modify each posture to fit and support any individual student. You will practice sequencing and the power of visualisation & Dan Tien breath, as well as how to lead a yin yoga class with ambience and inspiration.

Module 4: Restorative Yoga
Restorative yoga is becoming increasingly popular, amongst beginner as well as advanced yoga students, as a way to experience true relaxation. As stress and tension are released, healing and upliftment are promoted in body and mind.

In this module you will explore how to sequence routines and give instruction on breathing, alignment, cautions and contraindications. You will appreciate the importance of knowing how to assist and adjust your students both carefully and efficiently. In restorative yoga we use a wide range of props like bolsters, pillows, blankets, chairs, straps and blocks to help your students achieve perfect poses without any stress or strain. The main purpose of props is to provide support for your body when you are stretching or relaxing. You’ll learn to use the right size of props for specific poses.

We guide you to become familiar with modifications and variations that focus on specific physical and mental tensions needed for students with special conditions.

PRANAYAMA – You will continue/start a personal practice of pranayama to incorporate into your daily practice. At the end of the program you will have integrated these practices and, thus, will be able to incorporate different types of pranayamas into your teaching.

KRIYA – Kriyas are cleansing and purification practices. You will learn a selection of advanced, powerful kriya techniques (such as Uddiyana kriya, Nauli, Agni Sara), and incorporate them into your daily practice routine.

MEDITATION – We will continue experiencing different meditation techniques like silent sitting, movement meditations, heart meditations and buddhist meditations. You will deepen your understanding of what meditation is, and understand how that translates into your daily life. Meditation from the point of yoga philosophy as well as chakra meditation to approach different energy channels (Nadis).

We invite you to be in silence one day a week. It is a powerful tool to go beyond the surface – beyond names and forms, social, cultural or psychological boundaries. You will receive teachings and practices silently, allowing you observe more closely your thoughts, habits, and patterns. Your teachers will support you in your silence, and the teachings itself will empower you with strength to go deeper within the process of yoga.

ENERGETIC ANATOMY – You will study the subtle energetic bodies and you will learn and experience how the energy in the body works, and how the energy body and mind are intimately connected.

PHYSICAL ANATOMY – In this module you learn about the functional anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, the muscular system, and connective tissue to understand the effect of a yang and yin yoga practice.

AYURVEDA – This module prepares you to integrate the wisdom of Ayurveda in your own life. You will gain understanding of the 5 elements, our three doshas, and discover your own natural born constitution (prakriti) and your current imbalance (vikriti). Also you’ll learn how to determine someone’s dosha and know the most important ways of healing any imbalance. You start to develop your ‘Ayurvedic Eye’ to see things from the Ayurvedic perspective. This will bring more balance in your life, in your yoga-practice and in guiding students. Additionally, we study how to use nutrition to adjust to our own natural born constitution.

ART OF TEACHING AND ADJUSTING – To be able to teach creative and safe Yin and/or Yang yoga classes, each training block will include intensive practices; involving teaching, sequencing, adjusting and the use of props. The progress of your practice will be supported with guidance.

PHILOSOPHY – You will be challenged to find your own understanding of the Patanjali Yoga Sutras, by studying them in depth. We gain deeper insight of the text and ourselves by sharing personal findings , discoveries and relate the philosophy to our lives.

MANTRA & SOUND HEALING –Once a week, we will integrate sound and vibrations, which work on the human system. You will understand by experience how sound can positively charge oneself and the environment. It can help to develop self-awareness, physical and emotional healing, personal growth and new connection within and the surrounding.

The 300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training will give you an increased understanding and acceptance of yourself (as a teacher) and the direction of your career. You’ll become even more aware of your own unique presence, energy, message and teaching style(s).

● You’ll be able to teach Yoga with a yang character and with a yin character
● You’ll have an expanded knowledge of yang, yin and restorative yoga postures: Sanskrit and
English names, alignment, benefits and contraindications
● You’ll expand your instruction and adjusting tools. Verbally, hands-on and using props like
bolsters, cushions, blocks, straps
● You’ll be able to identify individual needs of your students in asana, pranayama and
meditation and you know how to guide them for a more profound experience
● You’ll have a solid foundation in pranayama practice and being able to guide and instruct the
pranayama that fits your particular group
● You’ll have a deep knowledge of breath work and its effect on health and happiness
● You’ll have a solid understanding of the underlying philosophy and context in which yang and
yin schools of yoga asana developed
● You’ll be able to teach and instruct various meditation techniques
● An understanding of different chakras and individual treatment according to them

This program is registered with the American Yoga Alliance (YA), and meets their standards at the 300 hours level. Upon the completion of this program, (together with your 200 hours training certificate) you will be able to register as a Yoga Alliance 500-hour certified teacher (RYT 500) – one of the highest and widely recognised teaching certifications in the field of yoga. For more information about the Yoga Alliance standards, please visit: www.yogaalliance.org

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Parimukti 300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training (6 weeks)
Arambol, Goa, INDIA
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The course fee includes the following facilities:

Accommodation:

Clean, cozy, comfortable and secure shared (2 or 3 persons) accommodations

Single rooms with private balcony, and private attached bathroom with individual toilet and shower available for an additional 200 euros

Meals:

Specially prepared delicious vegetarian meals during training days

Dinner on Saturdays and all meals on Sundays are excluded so that you can explore the richness of Goa’s restaurants

Facilities:

A locker for valuables

Wifi and internet (though in Goa it is not always reliable or steady due to factors outside our control)

A chauffeured pickup from the airport to our school from Goa airport to avoid the hassle of taxi touts and finding the location if you are arriving in India for the first time

And...

A sight seeing dolphin trip in Goa

A massage by one of our experienced teachers

Two complete printed manuals: one full special Parimukti manual dedicated to the alignment of asanas and one Parimukti manual of the course with background information to the lessons, including diagrams and useful reminders. Many of our ex students consider this manual a cherished invaluable and yet a practical possession

A bag with handy ‘yogic tools’ such as a neti pot, tongue scraper and T-shirt to practice in

Sponsoring a Student or gift a Yoga Scholarship

Participants can sponsor a student by paying full fees for the sponsored student.

Please write to us to know more.If you wish to sponsor poor Indian students (especially women) we will sponsor half of the tuition ourselves and also pay for their accommodation and meals.

If you cannot afford the full tuition

Write to us if you cannot afford a full tuition and we can arrange a internship for a select few students depending on the fullness of the batch. As an intern you will be expected to contribute to the workload of running the course and be one of the staff or helpers of the course. This will be in addition to being a full participant in the course and all the activities.

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Requirements/Eligibility

• You are at the point of taking your profession to a higher level and want to explore other ways of profiling yourself as a teacher
• You want to learn more different types of yoga practice to be able to offer specialized yoga classes
• You want to know the ins and outs of applied anatomy for yoga teachers
• You are looking for a six week program that will not only change your teaching skills but you personally as well
• You are keen to study with a team of highly qualified international teachers
• You are looking for a school that pays a lot of attention to students individually

To guarantee a suitable level of experience for all students participating in the 300 Hours training, we ask you to meet the following requirements before applying for this program:

1. You have successfully completed a 200-hrs yoga teacher training
2. You have an established self-practice
3. You have preferably at least 1 year teaching experience (if you do not meet this requirement but still feel called to our training, please contact us)

We welcome graduates from all Yoga Alliance registered 200 hours trainings into the 300 Hours training. If your previous training was not recognized by Yoga Alliance, but you meet the other requirements please do get in touch with us to discuss your situation further.

Required Reading list
Please buy the books and bring them with you:
Book: Light on Yoga Sutras – BKS Iyengar
Book: The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga – Bernie Clark
Book: The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga – Ray Long
Book: Relax and Renew – Judith Hanson-Lasater

Arambol, Goa, brings together people from all over the world to experience the magnificent world village atmosphere. In Arambol everything is to be discovered from morning meditations on the beach to the most incredible world music at night. It is a beautiful place especially for open minded, art orientated lovers of life who enjoy the mixture of local and foreign cultures. In Arambol you truly sizzle in the center of happenings. People are from all walks of life and embrace diversity with an open heart. Handicraft makers, artists, yoga teachers and trainees, musicians, healing professionals and students come together and practise the ‘art of living’. Arambol is a place to experience and chill out. The colours of India bloom around in thousand of ways. They can be found in women’s dresses and local temples as well as chai (tea) shops and markets. The laid back hippy style atmosphere invites you to spend long lazy evenings with good company in concerts and restaurants. Arambol is spiced up with opportunities to eat vegan, raw, Indian, continental, etc. Name your diet and you can find the food for it.

Our yogashala for the 200 Hours Teacher Training is located at a peaceful location inside Arambol. From the hall at the rooftop you overlook the ocean which is only a minute walk away. The rooms are in the same building (a family run guest house) or in the surrounding buildings. In the serenity of the yoga hall, you can turn into yourself and take in all the good teachings of yoga: asana practise, art of teaching, philosophy, anatomy, pranayama, meditation as well as ayurvedic knowledge. Between the classes you can dive into the refreshing waves of the magnificent Indian ocean.

The beach, closest restaurants and shops are all on walking distance from our facilities. Services like ATM, medical care, veggies stalls and supermarkets are easily available also. Restaurants offer vegetarian food and there is even a number of restaurants specializing in vegan, raw and gluten free foods. Good restaurant that we recommend you to eat at are: Double Dutch, Once in Nature, Magic Park, and Love Temple. Most of the restaurants nowadays provide Wi-Fi services and so we advise you to bring your laptop, smart phone, or iPad, as they come in handy for study purposes

About the Center

Your training will be held at Kanira Homes in a quiet area in Arambol.

The exact address of the center is:

Parimukti Yoga & Meditation Center
Kanira Homes
House No 165
End of Magic Park Road Girkarwaddo,
Arambol, Pernem 403524, Goa, India

How to get to us

There a few options to come to Goa, the best one is a flight to Goa International (GOI) Dabolim Airport which is near the capital of Goa, Panjim/Panaji:
https://www.aai.aero/en/airports/goa. There are also buses and trains from Mumbai or other cities in India. Please check details on http://www.redbus.in and http://www.makemytrip.com

Pick up from the airport is included in the course fee, please inform us timely on your arrival date and time!

Please inform us of any delay by email or sending a Whatsapp message. In case anything goes wrong you can book a taxi from the airport, most taxi drivers talk English and are used to work with tourist so you can feel comfortable taking a taxi from the prepaid taxi stand. Use the address and directions as given above. We will provide a refund for the taxi costs once you have arrived. A taxi should cost around 1500 - 1700 INR.

We do not facilitate pick-ups from anywhere else than the airport, so if you are travelling from within India please arrange your own transport to the center. Please remember if you take a taxi in India it is better to use an agency or pre-paid stands. All taxi drivers should have mobiles, so in case of emergency ask them to call us from their phone.

 

 

 
Our center will be at Kanira Homes – which is originally a family run guesthouse. It is located in a quiet corner of Arambol village and one minute walking distance from the beach. Each room has a ceiling fan generating a gentle breeze. There is a shared fridge for students at a hall, which means that you can buy your own little snacks for the breaks and evenings. The Yoga Shala is at the rooftop with a
fresh air and view over ocean.

We offer the following accommodation options:

1. Shared accommodation in a room with two or three people with a fan, an attached bathroom with western toilet, and hot running water. This accommodation is included in the regular course fee

2. Private accommodation in a room with a fan, an attached bathroom with western toilet, and hot running water. Available for an additional fee of 200 euros

Please inform us by email which accommodation option has your preference! We cannot guarantee your preference, and will get back to you if your option is still available

If all rooms are occupied in Kanira Homes Guesthouse (this might happen if we have many students that opt for private accommodation, we will offer accommodation in guesthouses nearby. We will inform you if this would be the case

Check-in and Check-out

Your room is booked from the date of the Welcome Meeting at the official first day of the course, you can check in from 11.00am - 12.00 noon, we meet at 12.00 noon that day
• The official checkout time is one day after the official last day of the course before 10:00 am in the morning

If you like to arrive before the start of the course – which we recommend highly, in order to adjust to the climate and recover from the trip you can book a place in advance through the internet. You can stay either with us upto 3 days in before the beginning of the course. Or you can find any small guesthouses or hotels near by in Abambol or Mandrem (closest beach) or maybe you would like to explore other beaches in Goa...
Please contact us regarding this in case you are arriving in advance.

During this training, you will be served a daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Saturday dinner and all meals on Sundays are excluded. This way you can explore all the nice restaurants in the area. Our meals are vegetarian, but we do serve eggs and dairy, no meat and no fish. Meals are a combination of Indian home cooked and occasionally a more Western style. Please feel free to buy your own snacks and food to add on to our meals. We provide student fridges to store your stuff. We provide the three meals and nothing in between, you can get some bananas or other snacks in case you get hungry in between.
Please inform Parimukti of any special diet needs and allergies so that we can cater to you
accordingly.

Example of breakfast:
Porridge with fruits
Bread with boiled eggs and jam
Vegetable poha
Vegetable paratha

Example of lunch:
Vegetable curry
Dahl
Rice and/or chapati
Fresh salad with cucumber and tomato

Example of dinner:
Vegetable curry and rice
Pasta with vegetables

Visa

Everyone visiting India requires a visa to enter the country. We recommend you to get a simple tourist visa, not a student visa as the latter needs special requirements. If you didn’t apply yet, please do read up on the process and organize it timely. Sometimes visas are issued within a week, sometimes it takes up to 2 to 3 weeks.

Please remember that your Indian visa will be valid from the date of issue, not the date of arrival, so plan your trip accordingly! Each country has different visa rules and regulations - so please look up the information on Indian Embassy in your country - normally the visa is given for 90-180 days. Please find more details here http://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/ and inquire for the process, rules and regulations from your country. Be extra aware if you are applying for a visa if you are not in your country of origin as there may be special rules and regulations in that case.

You can also apply for e-visa online following the instruction on the link:
https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html this visa are for the listed countries, in length of 30 or 60 days only.

For applying for your visa you may need following information:

Address of your stay:
Parimukti Yoga & Meditation Center

Contact Person:
Mr Avdhoot Vishnu Limaye
Phone No. +91 9637 521 278

Welcome Meeting and When to Arrive

There is a welcome meeting in our hall at 11.00 noon on the official first day of the course to give you general information and instruction about the course, completing the balance course fee and finalize some other administrative formalities. We would also like to take this opportunity to introduce each other.

This meeting will take about an hour. After that we have lunch together and our first classes in the afternoon (philosophy, asana and a meditation class). Please come to this meeting dressed in white.

Please try to get to this welcome meeting. We advice to plan your arrival before midday so that you have time to settle yourself and take a shower. However we understand that traveling depends on many things (connections, ticket prices, etc.), so don’t feel stressed up if you are delayed. We will give you all necessary information and guidance when you arrive.

Useful Things to Carry

• A paper notebook and pen - to take notes at any time during any class
Laptop, tablet or a USB Stick - to collect video or audio files related to yoga and meditations
Passport size pictures and a copy of your passport and visa – Generally it is handy to carry a couple of pictures and copies for other purposes (e.g. to obtain a local sim card, which we recommend)
• At least two warm sweaters, a pair of warm pants, and socks – while the days are warm the evening and nights can get chilly ( in December, January) so be sure to carry at least one or two warm sweaters and long pants. Arambol has many clothes shops where you can buy blankets and hoodies for a fair price
One set of white clothes – for the ceremonies
Towel – two towels. We don’t provide towels. There are enough laundry services around though so one could be enough if you like to travel light. We don’t offer laundry services, but many places around do for small prices.
Toiletries - we don’t provide soap, toilet paper, shampoo, etc. Please bring your own or buy them at the location.
Flashlight – in India always useful

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