200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Goa (4 weeks)

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Philosophy of 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training

Our 200hrs Level1 yoga teacher training is a training based on hatha yoga tradition, which means that we teach yoga as a philosophy to gain greater inside in ourselves. Above all we regard the training as a unique opportunity to make a transformative journey and learn about yoga and yourself deeply. Meditation is an important part of the training and at the end of the training we invite you to lead both an asana and a meditation class on your own.
At Parimukti we teach various types of hatha yoga classes and support each teacher to create authentic sequences that fit the moment. We find it important that you learn the correct alignment of the postures and learn which sequence is appropriate at a given moment. This can be influenced by the time of the day, the group of students, and off course your own experience. In the training the morning asana classes have more focus on alignment, strength, endurance and flexibility with a great sense of body and mind awareness. Sometimes the classes have a more dynamic character. The afternoons are more restorative with yin yoga and yoga nidra, or for example focus on a particular chakra. In terms of meditation we offer a variety of meditations such as silent sitting, movement meditations, heart meditations, and buddhist meditations. Besides asana and meditation, practices like breath awareness, basic pranayamas, kriyas (cleansing techniques), and mantras will be presented and practiced within the course from the very beginning. Also we acknowledge the different bodily and mental constitutions, by giving a brief introduction to Ayurveda.

An inspiration for us is TKV Krishnamacharya, the father of modern yoga, who cannot be identified by one style of yoga and indeed was a great proponent of doing what is right for the individual. The historical development of yoga will be studied and reflected upon. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali will be discussed and related to our daily lives. This foundation will give you experience and understanding of the yogic path.

In this phase you will undergo a profound realignment and purification of the physical body, experiencing the results in your own energy. Starting from the most tangible in this 200 hours training we will proceed to the most subtle in the 300 hours training: from the physical body to the mind.

When you have accomplished this training with commitment and dedication, you will feel confident to share with others what you have learned through self-investigation and self-practice.

Tirumalai Krishnamacharya - the father of modern yoga

Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (November 18, 1888 – February 28, 1989)

Registered Yoga School 200 yoga alliance
Registered Yoga School 300 yoga alliance

Course Curriculum

The curriculum presented in the 200 hours training will give you a clear insight into the most relevant aspects of a hatha yoga practice in its broader approach.

PRACTICE – Your practice is your foundation, your real teacher. In the training, you will commit to daily practicing asana, pranayama, and meditation. Your practice will allow you to experience the effects on your body and mind. What you experience, you will understand. What you understand, you will be able to share with others.

ASANA – You’ll practice asana, pranayama techniques, and different meditations 2-6 hours every day. Since a Parimukti training is demanding and challenging physically and mentally, we find it important to have a good balance between more dynamic physical practice and classes to restore and rejuvenate (yin, yoga nidra, restorative).

PRANAYAMA – A variation of different pranayama techniques is integrated into our your daily practice. Consequently, you will become familiar with key verbal instructions, function, benefits and contraindications of the most important pranayamas. At the end of the program you will have integrated these practices and, thus, will be able to incorporate pranayama into your teaching, as well.

MEDITATION – Meditation is a very important element of Parimukti trainings. In this 200 hours training you’ll develop an understanding of what meditation is and how it helps to gain insight into ourselves and our relationship with the world. You will be introduced to meditation techniques like silent sitting, movement meditations, heart meditations, and buddhist meditations. Also, every student can choose to have a day in silence. This day you will receive teachings and practices silently, allowing yourself to observe your beliefs and thoughts more closely.

MANTRA – You will be introduced to chanting mantras in a more classical setting (start/end of the class) as well as a more joyous setting in a kirtan evening. You will be chanting some of the most important mantras and understand by experience how sound can positively charge oneself and the environment.

ALIGNMENT – You will have a daily alignment class, in which you learn the most important asana postures addressing their alignment. These classes include Sanskrit and English names, key verbal cues, function of the postures, basic hands-on adjustments, benefits and contraindications. All types of asana are covered: standing, standing balancing, sitting poses (forward bends and twists) forward bends, supine, back bending, core awakening, arm balance and inversions.

PHYSICAL ANATOMY – Proper understanding of anatomy is crucial for a yoga (asana) teacher. During this course you will study the functional applied anatomy of the major joints (knee joint, hip joint, shoulder joint, and spine), fundamental bones and basic muscles throughout the course. This will help you to understand and identify differences in students and corresponding needs.

YOGIC ANATOMY – We will introduce you to different models of how the body is being perceived by the yoga tradition. Therefore we will discuss the chakras, nadis, kriyas, mudras, bandhas and koshas. This will help you to more fully understand the process and benefits of yoga.

YOGIC PHILOSOPHY – You will gain insight into the evolution of yoga from the vedic to these modern times. We guide you in how to apply yoga philosophy in your yoga practice, your teachings, and most importantly, in your everyday life. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, with a particular focus on the 8 limbs of yoga, will be studied in depth.

AYURVEDA – You will receive an introduction to the pillars of the science of Ayurveda. Yoga and Ayurveda are like inseparable siblings. The combination of these two sciences bring forth a system of healing, for physical and mental health and happiness.

ART OF TEACHING – Teaching is a great medium to learn about yourself and others. Therefore, you will be asked to work with the other students, in groups, on teaching assignments from the very beginning. Our teachers will give you practical tools and constructive feedback that will help you grow rapidly and confidently. The Art of Teaching classes are a great platform where you can integrate what you have learned in the alignment, anatomy and philosophy classes. Above all you will be invited and challenged to find your unique way of teaching a class.

EXTRA’S – An intensive yoga teacher training is a deeply transforming experience for each individual student. Therefore, we offer in-depth guidance and equip you with many skills for the journey of discovering your own innate nature and truth. For students with special interests we offer a mentor program which gives you personal guidance throughout the training. Also, after the training we can help you to set up your own centre and mentor you on your further growth. And last but not least. Studying and spending almost a month with like-minded people will certainly will support you in a sense of community, camaraderie, and friendship.

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Parimukti 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training (4 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

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● 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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This 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training will prepare you to introduce people to yoga with confidence. You’ll have a solid foundation in asana, a feel confident to guide people using breath awareness, pranayama, mantras, meditation and relaxation. Most of all you’ll have an understanding of what the Yoga path really is. Successfully graduated students are aware of their own unique presence, energy, message and teaching style. This program is registered with the American Yoga Alliance (YA), and meets the established standards. Completing our program will allow you to register with the Yoga Alliance as a RYT-200.

During the course

You will study with highly qualified and experienced teachers coming from different schools and backgrounds, providing students a unique learning ground. Qualification is provided after successful completion of a written test and one practical exam (teaching one full class). We offer a multi-style program including and you will be qualified to teach traditional Hatha, Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga classes.
During the training, you will be encouraged to find that style which fits with you as a person and teacher best. Your practical exam will comprise of you teaching one full class and this asana class will be in your chosen style.
The program starts off with a strong focus on your own practice of pranayama, meditation, asana and chanting. The physical classes are alternated with philosophical approaches that will open an understanding of the nature of our minds, and how we can make our lives more purposeful. In order to better understand the profound meaning of these practices, we will also learn about the effects of silence immersion throughout the day. Only in silence can we go deep within and start to listen, and observe, our body, mind, and actions. This period is devoted to purifying our physical and mental bodies.

Depth and understanding

The focus of the second half of the training consists in a deep studying and understanding of the Yoga practice which we ultimately want to share. Deep understanding and awareness both enriches your own daily practice and will create a fertile soil for your own unique teaching foundations and ensure a successful and enriching process.

Practice your way to perfection

Every morning will be dedicated to meditation, pranayama, and asana. The rest of the day we will study the asanas, pranayama, meditation, and chanting. We will also learn mantras from the Vedas, with a focus on their meaning, application, and proper pronunciation. During this training, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali will also be introduced as one of the pillars of Hatha yoga, and we will introduce the science of Ayurveda to understand more deeply how to lead a healthy life according to one's dosha (bodily constitution)

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

With a meaningful theoretical and practical approach, the training features:

  • Daily practice of meditation, pranayama, and asana
  • Study of the asanas and their musculoskeletal alignment
  • Verbal and hands-on adjustments and their benefits and contraindications
  • Scientific background of the hands-on adjustments
  • Study of the Vedic and Upanishadic mantras
  • Chanting and meditation studies
  • Anatomy classes

• Preferably you have practiced yoga steadily for a minimum of 1 year with a teacher
• If you are an absolute beginner we recommend you to join the yoga teacher training course for a longer period of time, sometimes even repeating the course at nominal cost so that you pickup a strong foundation and in depth knowledge of yoga and understanding meditation as it works for yourself. It is our understanding that you will gain a deep understanding and knowledge, and even a certificate to teach, but the true body wisdom, empathy and experience can only come from a sustained practice. A longer leisurely course will create a powerful physical, mental and spiritual transformation in yourself
• You are willing to make a commitment of 4 weeks of studying and practicing yoga in depth
• You have a serious interest in both practicing and teaching yoga and meditation. You might discover your love for teaching after doing this in-depth study
• You are looking for a life transforming experience and ready to work hard on self-growth
• You are interested in understanding your body, your mind and your self and are willing to pay the price in discipline, sweat, and facing your own fears
• You are willing to learn from fellow teachers and students as well as share your own wisdom
• You want to study in a small group (max 15 students per class) to get maximum feedback from every teacher and make the training a personal journey above all.
• We welcome students who are in reasonable physical health and no suffering form any major disease (no major conditions or allergies and not recovering from any serious surgeries or medical conditions

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.

We are working on relocating this training to a more suitable location in South Goa, please contact us for further details.

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 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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