There are so many really great Goa Yoga Teacher Training Courses so I’m going to narrow down the choices to a few that I know are good. This is based on yoga friends – or friends of friends – who have done their Yoga TTC in Goa and I’ve looked at reviews online too to check my friends didn’t just have a freaky lucky one off at a generally crap TTC. They didn’t, the TTC’s that I thought were the best are pretty much the best.
I did my yoga teacher training in Kerala at the Sivananda Vedanta Center but if I was going to actually be a yoga teacher – like for reals – then I would probably go to either Varkala or Goa to refresh my skills. If you’ve found this post but you don’t actually want to do Goa Yoga Teacher Training you just want to do some casual drop-in yoga classes or do a Goa retreat then read my post about the Best Yoga Retreats In Goa.
So check out these Goa Yoga Teacher Training Courses and decide which one is right for you. Sometimes you just get a good vibe about a place and these are all about the same price/time length (give or take a couple hundred dollars and a few days) so… follow your heart!
Best Goa Yoga Teacher Training Courses
Most yoga places in Goa offer yoga teacher training courses as well but if you want to know which places are specifically devoted to the TTC here’s a few of the main ones.
Upaya Yoga Center
Upaya Yoga Center, Arambol Beach, Goa
The Upaya Yoga teacher training program is a Yoga Alliance approved, 200hr course and all-inclusive. The program provides skilled yoga teachers to provide students a strong foundation in Hatha and Ashthanga yoga. Yoga styles available are Hatha, Vinyasa, Kriya and Ashtanga.
- Daily meditation
- Philosophy & anatomy classes
- Mantra chanting classes
- Daily pranayama
- Yogic cleansing
- 24 days of accommodation
Ashiyana Yoga Teacher Training
Ashiyana Yoga Center, Junas Waddo, Mandrem Beach, Goa
This is a 200 hour TTC that lasts for 28 days. Ashiyana is just absolutely stunning and if I were going to learn to teach yoga, THIS is where I’d do it. You’ll stay in amazing rooms in an old Portuguese house or in beach huts near the sea, in the jungle. The focus here is about finding inner peace and well-being. Ashiyana sees a yoga teacher and all humans as having the possibility to experience their inner peace of being and then too invite others toward the same. If you know yourself more fully, then you grow to love yourself, and flow with life rather than against it.
- Daily yoga classes
- Yoga Alliance UK Registered certificate
- Full accommodation included
- 2 minutes to the beach
- Local, fresh, delicious meals
Lotus Oasis Yoga
Lotus Oasis Beach Huts Village Resort, Patnem Beach, South Goa
A stunning beachfront resort with eco-friendly accommodation in the tropical and unspoiled south of Goa. This resort has the only vegan/vegetarian restaurant on the beach. Lotus Oasis Yoga retreat teaches Hatha yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Iyengar yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Yin yoga and Sivananda in the traditional Indian methods and offer an intensive 200 hour yoga teacher training course.
- Daily yoga classes
- Meditation sessions
- Pranayama and asanas
- Boat trip and dolphin sightseeing
- Pick up from Goa Airport
- 27 nights accommodation
- Daily vegetarian meals
Have you completed a yoga teacher training course in Goa lately? Feel free to share your experience in the comments.