25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna

Additional photo 1 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in GokarnaAdditional photo 2 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in GokarnaAdditional photo 3 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in GokarnaAdditional photo 4 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
+25 photos
+29 photos

Daily yoga practices
Hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa yoga practices
6 kriya and mudra technique sessions
3 meals a day, snacks, and drinks
Asana and pranayama practices
Yoga philosophy, anatomy, and methodology classes
Evening meditation and aarti session
Instruction in English
Max. 20 participants
Organiser also speaks German and Hindi
This teacher training course at Shree Hari Yoga School is a comprehensive 200-hour program. The course is designed to initiate and accompany students on their path of yoga and prepare them to teach others. It is a rewarding method of work in order to develop a traditional Hatha yoga, Ashtanga yoga, and Vinyasa Flow practice, awaken your inner teacher and gain an internationally recognized teaching certification.
People

Program

Overview
The course is a stepping stone to becoming a yoga teaching professional and the training itself gives all participants a solid foundation in traditional Hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa flow yoga. Shree Hari Yoga offers a program that is presented in a relaxed, modern, and progressive environment.

Students should be prepared to be mentally and physically challenged as classes vary from physically vigorous to softer and more restorative sessions. Students will be encouraged to follow a satvic diet to improve their overall sense of well-being.

Course objectives
  • Gain knowledge about skeletal and muscular systems
  • Teach a Hatha based flow lesson to your peers
  • Learn and practice meditation, mantras, bandhas, pranayamas, mudras, and kryias
  • Study Patanjali’s yoga sutras and learn how to incorporate the eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga into your daily practice
  • Study Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and the Hathapradipika

Criteria
  •  Share knowledge about yoga and become a yoga teacher
  • Train in a traditional Indian yoga school with experienced teachers either in the Himalayan Mountains or at the beaches of South India in Gokarna

Assessments
  • Teach a traditional Hatha yoga-based flow to your peers
  • Pass a written test in yoga philosophy, anatomy, and alignment
  • Present the correct alignment of several asanas

Syllabus

Personal asana practice
The program offers a strong foundation in traditional Hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa flow yoga, concentrating on the correct alignments of the postures. In the class, you will practice traditional Hatha yoga in the morning time and take part in Ashtanga-led classes in the afternoon. 

Your teacher will guide you through the full primary series with modifications. In the practice, your teacher will constantly check your alignments, help you to deepen the postures and, if appropriate, adjust you in the postures.

Pranayama (breathing techniques)
From your first day, you will be encouraged to bring awareness to your breath. In traditional Hatha yoga and the other yoga styles, you will study the breath that initiates the movement from posture to posture. It is impossible to progress through the Ashtanga primary series without the familiarity with the rhythm of your own breath, improving your focus. You will learn 7 pranayama techniques that will help you to lengthen your breath, increase your lung capacity, and strengthen the nervous system.

This is an important aspect of yoga that is often overlooked as physical practise (asanas) takes precedence. Pranayama is a great way to alleviate stress and tension, something that is often endured in modern society. Pranayama practice will allow you to build mental and emotional strength to help you maintain a healthy sense of well-being, not just during the teacher training course, but in your everyday daily life. Tutorials will explain the theory accompanying these breathing techniques enabling you to practice effectively during guided classes.


Kriyas (cleansing) and mudras (energy seals)
Cleansing will clear the system and allow the breath to flow freely. You will learn 6 cleansing techniques in your course. Mudras will allow you to seal energy within the body. Again, tutorials will support the practice of both of these.

Anatomy of alignment classes
These classes will allow you to gain a deeper insight into the different yoga postures by looking in detail at the body mechanics of each and every posture. A clear understanding of the skeletal and muscular systems in a posture, in terms of its anatomical focus, is vital for teaching and practising postures. The aim is that you build on prior knowledge of anatomy whatever level that may be and leave with a greater awareness of your own body and those of your future students.

During these classes, you will also focus on how to modify the different postures depending on the practice of your students. In addition, this class provides the opportunity for the instructors to really assist you with your individual practice on a personal level.

Teaching methodology
You will start to teach your peers during the third week of your training. You will instruct each other on a one-to-one basis and progress to devising and delivering your own lesson plan. Each week, the organizer will provide tools for you to develop your teaching skills, facilitating you to build your own yoga class that you will teach during the final week. Teaching methodology sessions include:

  • Opening a class
  • Sequencing
  • Instructions
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Corrections and adjustments
  • Modifications
The former students always find this a particularly memorable experience as the majority will teach for the first time. Participating in each other’s classes and providing constructive feedback for your peers is a great way to learn and supports our ethos that learning is sharing.

Hatha yoga
Most forms of yoga in the west can be classified as Hatha yoga. Hatha simply refers to the practice of physical yoga postures, meaning your Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Iyengar, and Power yoga classes are all Hatha yoga. The word “Hatha” can be translated in two ways: as “willful” or “forceful,” or the yoga of activity, and as “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha), the yoga of balance. Hatha practices are designed to align and calm your body, mind, and spirit in preparation for meditation.

Yoga philosophy
Classical yoga philosophy is interwoven throughout the program and you will be introduced to Patanjali’s yoga sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, and Hathapradipika. This class allows you to make your own comparisons of classical and contemporary yoga and pose the question, ‘what is yoga?’ These sessions are a great time for philosophical debate and indeed provided a welcome insight into the views of your fellow students.

Each yoga class will have an intention with a spiritual message that will allow you to understand how we can incorporate philosophy into practice. Hari will deliver a talk on yoga in Bhagavad Gita, a beloved Indian text from which many lessons can be learned.

Typical daily schedule
  • 07:00-10:00 Traditional Hatha yoga classes including kriya, pranayama, and asana practices
  • 09:00-10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00-11:15 Yoga philosophy
  • 11:30-12:30 Anatomy
  • 12:30-14:45 Lunch hours
  • 14:45-15:45 The art of teaching methodology
  • 16:00-17:30 Afternoon asana, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa therapeutical yoga practices
  • 17:30-18:30 Evening activities and arati
Note: the schedule above is applied for 6 days a week. The evening activities include meditation, Japa meditation, spiritual documentaries, kirtans, and satsangs.

Accommodation

Beach setting
Caters for vegetarian diets
Meditation garden
Restaurant
Yoga shala
Free Wi-Fi
Library
Luggage room / storage
Tour assistance
Dining area
Garden
Multilingual staff
Smoke-free property
Currency exchange
Laundry
Shopping
Parking lot
Café
Environmentally friendly
Kitchen

Check-in

11:00

Check-out

14:00

The accommodation offered is simple, comfortable, safe, and clean. You are located very close to both the yoga hall and also to Kudle beach. You can choose from shared accommodation which caters for a maximum of two people or alternatively you can choose to have a private single room. These rooms are your perfect respite for rest and relaxation. The sheets are crisp, clean, and pristine white. You will immediately sink into the comfortable mattress.

As you open your door you will witness the spectacular scenery of rolling hills, rice fields, and palm trees that blow in the breeze. The warm, salty breeze from the ocean will fill your soul with calmness.
Single bed icon
Single Room
Private room | Shared bathroom | $1,885
School- Private Room

Food

You will be served three daily Satvic vegetarian meals and drinks.

The menu is healthy and energy-boosting. You will be served from Monday to Saturday 3 times a day with local fresh cooked meals.

Enjoy fresh, seasonally-appropriate ingredients. The food will give you the energy you need for the day.

Enjoy sunset views from the restaurant in the evening. Let's nourish your soul and fill your body with prana-supporting meals.

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate them to the organiser when making a reservation 

What's included?

  • 24 nights' accommodation
  • 200-hour yoga teacher training courses
  • Asana and pranayama practices
  • Vegetarian meals, snacks, and drinks
  • Daily yoga philosophy, anatomy, and methodology classes
  • Evening activities and Aaati session
  • Hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa yoga practices
  • Kriya and mudra techniques practices

What's not included?

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Additional activities
  • Additional meals
  • Personal expenses

Location

Gokarna is a small temple town on the western coast of India in the state of Karnatica. This is located in the Kumta taluk region of Uttara Kannada. The main temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Mahabhaleshwara Temple, the temple houses what is believed to be the original image of Lord Shiva's lingam (Atmalinga).

Gokarna is known as one of the seven important Hindu pilgrimage centres. It is on what was once an unspoiled beach near the estuary of the river Aghanashini. Recently, due to the number of tourists, the character of the town has changed; it is no longer just a pilgrimage as it hosts tourists nowadays. However, a large number of devotees visit Gokarna to offer prayers to Lord Shiva.

Due to Gokarnas relaxed, unspoiled and rustic nature, many western tourists began visiting the place approximately a decade ago. Therefore enterprising locals opened stores and restaurants.

The drive up on the winding path that leads to Gokarna is scenic, with the rocky mountains and the Western Ghats on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other side. Gokarna is known for its beaches. Gokarna's main beach and Kudle beach are facing west. Om beach, Half Moon Beach, and Paradise Beach (also known as Full Moon beach) are facing south. Heaven Beach and Nirvana Beach (3 kilometres long with fine white sand) lie across the Aghanashini River.

Nearby Towns

Kalkuni
56 km
Kankon
61 km
Curchorem
83 km

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI) or Manglor Airport (IXE).

Arrival by train

You can choose to travel by train and arrive at Gokarna Railway Station. Many trains such as Matsyagandha Express stop at Gokarna.

Nearest airports
GOI Goa International Airport (Dabolim Airport)
Transfer not provided
108 km
IXE Mangalore Airport
Transfer not provided
184 km
Nearest train stations
Gokarna Road
8km
Mirjan
12km
Ankola Railway Station
13km

Instructor

Shree Hari Singh Pawali (Shree Hari)
Shree
Guru Hari was raised by a Nepalese father and Indian mother in a cross-cultural context near Rishikesh. From an early age, Hari rejoiced in and sung mantra. Presently, Guru Hari teaches a traditional Hatha yoga combined with classical knowledge, experiential understanding, and wisdom, as well as a modern outlook. This style of yoga teaching by Guru Hari is essentially a Nath lineage tradition. Guru Hari is also a chef of Ayurvedic food which is known in yogi terminology as sattvic food.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a 70% refund

Changes

You may not change your dates after booking

Covid

No refund if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
People
Photo 1 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo 2 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo 3 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo 4 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo 5 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo 6 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo 7 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo 8 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo 9 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo 10 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo 11 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo 12 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo 13 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo 14 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo 15 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo 16 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo 17 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo 18 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo 19 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo 20 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo 21 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo 22 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo 23 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo 24 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo 25 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo 26 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo 27 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo 28 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo 29 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Photo 30 of 25-Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna
Discover the best holidays
Sign up to learn about new holidays and deals
Message sent
You're signed up!
New holidays and deals are coming your way.