Retreats and Holidays in India
Location of Retreat
:   Goa, India
Yoga Type
:   Ashtanga, Hatha
Retreat Type
:   Yoga
:   Beach
Guest Suitability
:   Intensive Yoga Teacher Training (Internationally Certified)
Timing/ Duration
:   16 October 2012 To 13 November 2012
22 November 2012 To 20 December 2012
27 January 2013 To 24 February 2013
02 March 2013 To 30 March 2013
Who should go for this package? :
This package is for those seeking an Internationally Certified Yoga Teacher Training program conducted by an authentic Indian master.
  • For both beginners and more experienced students.
  • For those who have a passion to become a teacher with a certificate to teach in their own country.
  • Those who want to enjoy this learning by the beaches of Goa.
  • All those who are looking to combine this with a delightful holiday break and being close to the sea
vertical line

This teacher training program offers a comprehensive and practical training while aiming to deepen your understanding.

The basic sequencing and style of the asana practice will be that of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. However, respecting individual abilities and limitations there will be some variations to the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa routine. Ultimately, this course will help the students nurture their own individuality.

Each student will receive a training manual to be used throughout the course, and be given a workbook to document personal discoveries, studies and thoughts which should be handed in for assessment at the end of the course. All trainees who successfully complete the course to the required standard will receive their certificate at the end of the training at the closing ceremony.

There is no pre-requisite to attend this course although we ask that you come with a beginners mind so that the usual ideas, judgments, habits etc do not interrupt the learning process.

Through this 200hr intensive, internationally certified, rapid learning method, you will gain a deep understanding of the practice of yoga asanas, philosophy, anatomy, and meditation.


Himalaya Yoga Valley is member of World Yoga Council, International Yoga Federation, Yoga Alliance. The organization is registered as IRYS200 & IRYS500 with International Yoga Federation and as RYS200 & with Yoga Alliance.

About the Teacher & Instructors:

Expert instructor and teacher Lalit has been practicing yoga for the last fifteen years and teaching nationally and internationally. He has trained students from all walks of life from all over the world with his self developed, easy to learn style. Lalit adopts an open and friendly approach to yoga teaching.

Lalit has studied Ashtanga and Hatha yoga from the age of seven at the traditional yoga school Gurukulam. He has studied and been initiated with well known Yoga Master Swami Veda Bharati, the disciple of Swami Rama of The Himalayas.

He is also an experienced Reiki Master offering Reiki sessions and courses. His teaching comes from the heart making it distinctive and unique.

Lalit teaches extensively throughout Europe and Asia bringing his unique traditional yoga style to enthusiasts globally. He runs regular Yoga workshops and retreats in various destinations such as Croatia, Germany, Sweden and Bali throughout the year.

The course instructors are quite progressive and come from various lineages of yoga and therefore a fusion of different styles (Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha Yoga, Iyenger, Dynamic Yoga, and Kundalini Yoga) may be apparent in the course. However, the main teachings are derived from Patanjali’s eightfold system of Ashtanga yoga which offers a comprehensive study, guide and exploration of the true self.

The accommodation is designed to provide the most serene and conducive environment for self exploration. It is a very simple and quiet place, also being a scenic delight with the river on 3 sides

The Huts are completely eco-friendly and made of natural material available.

The huts also provide a comfortable atmosphere for those who want to be creative, want to meditate or just laze. Look out of the window and you see the tranquil lake and the coconut palms swaying in the breeze.

All the cottages have a good view of the lake, double beds and attached bathrooms with shower. The food is amazing and the staff are very helpful and friendly - almost like staying with family.

There is an open air, multi-cuisine restaurant with a very good and rustic ambience that will make every meal an enjoyable one. The soft music in the background makes the experience complete.

The Program & Schedule:

The syllabus includes:
Asana practice and teaching
Yoga theory and philosophy
The eight limbs of raja yoga
Relaxation techniques
Theory and practice of pranayama & meditation
Structuring and sequencing
Practice teaching: yoga asana and adjustment skills.
How to establish yourself as a yoga teacher.
Teaching skills for yoga instruction.

Typical Schedule
06-30 : Yoga Asana & Pranayama & Mediation & Daily Reading.
10-00 : Breakfast.
11-00 : Meditation/ Theory/ Philosophy.
13-00 : Lunch.
15-00 : Group work
16-00 : Yoga Asana practice (or in-class teacher assisting or class observation).
19-00 : Dinner.
20-00 : Chanting & Singing or Group Discussions/Sharing

"The teacher training was truly an incredible month of light, love, laughter, and growth. the experience was simultaneous challenging (in many ways- physical, emotional, spiritual, mental, etc.) and nuturing. We were blessed to have teachers with a wealth and diversity of
experience and study within the vast tradition of yoga, encouraging a full and dynamic practice"
Jean-Jaques Gabriel, U.S

"I'm 72 years old. Practicing Yoga at Himalaya team made me feel 16 again! I can honestly say it’s the best Yoga class I have ever participated in and would recommend it with full confidence"
Joan Walker,United Kingdom

What to do in free time:

There are plenty of day trips, outdoor pursuits and activities to get involved in before after and during your stay in Goa. During the training there will be a chance to sign up for special 'day off' trips.

DOLPHIN BOAT TRIP a trip out into the Arabian Sea to get a close experience of the many dolphins native to this area of Goa and you will also get to enjoy a different view of the beautiful Goan coastline.

DAY TRIP TO PRADISE BEACH a 1 hour journey north will take us to the idyllic setting of paradise beach found in the next state of Maharastra home to some of the most un-spoilt beaches on the Indian coast...real paradise. On the way to paradise beach we will stop at the old red fort which, now disused with a certain charm and enchantment, is home to lots of monkeys and wildlife, from the battlements there is a terrific view of bay and the 5 mile long stretch of sandy beach. After a relaxing afternoon of with time for swimming and sunning on one of the most un-spoilt coastlines of this area we will have a sunset yoga and meditation practice on the beach.

Advice and Precautions
Do not entertain beggars and unsolicited strangers

Cancellation Terms
a) More than 30 days: 20% of tour cost
b) 15-30 days: 30% of tour cost
c) 7-15 days: 50% of tour cost
d) 2-7 days: 75% of Tour cost
e) Less than 2 days or Cancellation/changes during the tour - No Refund

What to expect?
The climate here at the moment is just beautiful warm in the day and comfortable at night. The energy is great here and most people find they really don't want to leave.
£ 1175.00 GBP - Non-Residential; Accommodation Extra.


Related Links

   © Copyright 2000 - 2014, All rights reserved Disclaimer
Login close
Forget Password