7-Day 50-Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Gokarna, India

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Overview

Suitable for intermediate, beginner, and advanced practitioners
2 yoga classes per day
Pranayama, theory, and art of teaching lessons
Yoga certification
Daily guided meditation session
Peaceful natural surroundings
Instruction in English
Max. 15 participants
Organiser also speaks German and Hindi
The Shree Hari Yoga School's Yin yoga teacher training course is a comprehensive 50-hour program. The course is designed to initiate students onto the path of yoga and prepare them to teach others - by way of Yin yoga tradition and practice. It is a rewarding way to develop a Yin yoga practice, awaken your inner teacher, and gain an internationally recognized teaching certification.
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Program

Please feel free to check in any time from 10:00 a.m. The day is dedicated to you settling in. You will hold an introduction and orientation opening ceremony for your information, followed by a welcome dinner from 5:30 p.m. onwards. On the last day, Shree Hari Yoga will hold a closing ceremony before your departure, where you will get your certificates.

You have time to prepare everything to leave on this day. They welcome any feedback at the end. Check-out time is 1:00 p.m., but you may join activities throughout the day as desired. They will hold your belongings safely. Classes run from 06:30 a.m. to about 5:30 p.m. daily. Your time is split between asana, theoretical, and practical classes.ย 

Karma yoga (selfless service)
On weekdays, you will be engaged in voluntary Karma yoga. This will be a short time either before or after classes. Karma yoga, the yoga of selfless action, will help you to learn and practice yoga holistically.

50-hour Yin yoga course outline
  • Daily pranayama or meditation practice
  • Two asana classes per day (Yin and gentle Hatha)
  • Introduction to Yin and the history of Yin yoga
  • Yin from a Daoist, yogic, and Western point of view
  • Western anatomy including joints, connective tissues, fascial and myofascial, and is relevant to the Yin yoga practice
  • Eastern anatomy from both a traditional Chinese medicine view (meridians) and an Indian view (the chakra system)
  • Daily teaching practise and discussions on sequencing assists
  • In-depth study of the 24 Yin asanas, plus extras
  • Optional extra activities include: yoga Nidra, partner relaxation workshop, alternative meditation

Sample schedule
  • 06:30 - 07:30 Meditation or pranayama
  • 07:30 - 09:00 Yin yoga
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Theory (philosophy or anatomy)
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 - 14:30 Art of teaching
  • 14:30 - 16:00 Free time
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Yin yoga
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
Please note that this is a sample schedule and timings are subject to change.

Accommodation

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

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.
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Double Room
Shared room | Shared bathroom | $625
School- Shared 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 reservationย 

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

56 km
61 km

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request at an additional cost of 50 USD. You can arrive via a flight to Goa, preferably, or flight to Bangalore. There are buses and trains available from all airports dropping you near Gokarna.

Arrival by bus

There are buses available from all airports dropping you near Gokarna.

Arrival by train

There are trains available from all airports dropping you near Gokarna.

Arrival by taxi

You can contact the school, and they will hire a taxi for pick up at the airport.

Nearest airports
GOI Goa International Airport (Dabolim Airport)
Transfer available for additional โ‚ฌ 50 per person
108 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.

What's included?

  • Yoga course fee
  • Yoga certification fee
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 3 meals with tea (Monday to Saturday)
  • Teaching material, official t-shirts, bags, note pads, pens
  • Wi-Fi or internet

What's not included?

  • Airport pick-up
  • Visa
  • Air-conditioner

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
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