The Best (YTTC) Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India
What better place could there be to train to become a yoga teacher than India! – The birthplace of yoga and such a deeply spiritual country. There are so many amazing places to do a YTTC in India, but if, like me, you love the beach as much as you love yoga then doing yoga teacher training in Goa is the perfect choice.
There are many great yoga retreats in Goa (see my 5 favourites here ) some of which also do yoga teacher training and some centres that specialise in yoga teacher training. If you want to escape it all do a YTTC in Palolem, Patnem or Agonda in peaceful South Goa, or if you want a bit more action then choose a yoga teacher training course around Arambol in vibrant North Goa. See here for more info about the different beaches in Goa.
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People from all walks of life take yoga teacher training in Goa and sometimes you don’t even need as much experience as you might think. YTT courses are great whether you want a complete career change and also even if you just want to deepen your yoga practice, learn about yogic philosophy and anatomy and simply take time out to find out more about yourself. Yoga teacher training is physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually challenging but also very rewarding and could really change your life.
There are so many places offering yoga teacher training in Goa. All the YTTCs are slightly different so take time researching to be sure you choose one that is right for you and the style that you would like to teach. Many yoga schools and yoga retreats in Goa also offer yoga teacher training courses and there are also some centers who specifically focus on yoga teacher training in Goa. Always make sure your YTT is Yoga Alliance approved and see here for more things to look out for when choosing your YTT.
YTT is big business nowadays, just because a yoga school is high up on the google search it doesn’t necessarily mean they offer the best and most authentic teachings – it just means they are good at SEO or pay money to Google ads to be up there! Sadly some yoga teacher training centres are more about profit than anything else and there have even been cases of sexual harassment in some places.
So it’s really important to do your research – you want your YTT to be an investment and life changing experience for the right reasons! A great site I use for finding yoga retreats and yoga teacher trainings and checking out real reviews is www.bookyogateachertraining.com
Since I’ve been living in Goa for 5 seasons now I’ve been lucky enough to experience some of the best yoga in Goa. I also have many friends who have done yoga teacher training in Goa so I wanted to combine our recommendations into an easy post for you about where to go for the best yoga teacher training in Goa.
The 5 Best Places for Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India
Rustic, eco friendly, Earth Yoga Village runs popular yoga retreats and also one of the most popular Hatha and Vinyasa yoga teacher training in Goa. The intensive and comprehensive 200 hr course here takes 29 days and also includes restorative yoga practice. Earth Yoga Village is located at the quiet end of Palolem beach – the most beautiful beach in Goa. The eco village and jungle beach hut accommodation is rustic but full of charm. The staff are super sweet and there is a great community vibe and lots of love here so you’ll probably feel like you are part of one big family. The home cooked healthy food is also amazing. See more details, read reviews and book here!
Upaya offers an amazing, all inclusive 24 days 200 hr YTTC package that covers the full spectrum of the yogic path. The teachers are friendly, knowledgeable, patient and very inspiring. Upaya focuses on Hatha and Ashthanga yoga asanas and also include alignment, adjustment, anatomy, philosophy, teaching practice, meditation, pranayama and chanting in this comprehensive course. Upaya is located at the quiet end of vibrant Arambol beach and has a clean, newly built, beach front campus. 3 healthy vegetarian meals are included daily and you can choose from AC rooms, AC apartments and beach huts, many with ocean views. See more details, check reviews, dates and prices and book here!
Kranti Yoga has been running one of the most popular courses for yoga teacher training in Goa for over 10 years down on the beautiful and peaceful Patnem beach in South Goa. Kranti focuses on Ashtanga and Vinyasa and you can earn your 200 hour YTTC in only 22 days here. There are 2 campuses, one is on the beach with an ocean view shala! Accommodation and food are included and the rooms here are some of the nicest I’ve seen, some rooms even have ocean views, plus the food is delicious. See more details, read reviews and book your YTT here!
Ashtak Yoga, owned by Indo – Australian husband and wife team Dr Gaurav Malik and Kate Malik, is a great place specialising in yoga teacher training in Goa. They put a lot of passion into their knowledgeable and inspiring YTTC courses and it shows. They only take 14 students maximum for a YTTC so you know you’ll get plenty of personalised attention. Their 28 day 200-hour course teaches Ayurveda and Hatha yoga styles.
Ashtak is located on quiet Mandrem Beach but close to all the action at popular Arambol Beach. Breakfasts and a one-on-one consultation is included but not accommodation. The school will help you to book nearby accommodation and good local restaurants. You might even want to think about renting a house to keep costs down. See more details, read reviews, find dates and prices and book here. and read the reviews here.
If you’re looking for a multi style yoga teacher training in Goa then check out Lotus Oasis. This popular 26 day 200 hr YTTC will teach you to how teach Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga in traditional Indian methods. It’s a cute eco friendly beach front resort with a great location, 2 yoga shalas and tropical bamboo beach cabanas to sleep in. They also have delicious vegetarian and vegan buffets and the founders, Manav and Samita, and all the staff are super lovely and really make you feel very welcome. Click here to see more details, reviews and to book!
Have you done your yoga teacher training in Goa? I’d love to hear about where you went and your experiences.
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