Yoga Teacher Training

200-Hour Vinyasa and Ashtanga

Goa, India




Goa India

Rescheduled for 2022, dates to be announced


  • The above prices already include an early bird discount of 150 Euros/person.

  • To benefit book 2 months ahead.

  • A deposit of 400 Euros is required to reserve your spot. The deposit is fully refundable for COVID-19 reasons up to 28 days before the course starts.

  • All packages are residential and include the accommodation of your choice, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water, tuition fees, and student manual.


Our 200-hour Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training is a foundational course designed for yogis with different levels of experience. Whether we consider ourselves beginners or advanced, we all have something to learn. The yoga course is ideal for serious yoga students who wish to deepen their existing practice, want to learn how to teach yoga to others, and for yoga instructors wishing to expand their existing skills.


By the end of the course, you will obtain the skills, tools, and confidence to teach Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga Yoga. You will have many opportunities to teach yoga to your fellow students, giving and receiving constructive feedback. At Alpha Yoga School we strongly encourage each student to discover and develop her/his unique style and voice as a teacher. We do not create a monologue of how and what the teachers should say in their classes.


You will obtain a solid self-practice based on Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. This ability will allow you to take your practice away from the studio and will enable you to practice on your own anytime, anywhere. You will be your own yoga teacher and won't have to rely on other teachers.

This training is recognized by Yoga Alliance USA and UK and focuses on three educational categories: The Practice and Theory of Yoga, Yoga Philosophy and Ayurveda, and Teaching Skills and The Art of Adjustment. Upon successful completion, graduates may register with Yoga Alliance USA and UK and will be able to teach yoga worldwide

We welcome “stiff” students, students suffering from an injury or other health challenges, and we encourage their attendance! Pregnant women are welcome. If you love learning, have a body, and can breathe – this training is for you.

This teacher training is limited to 20 students per course to ensure you get the attention you deserve.

You will study with a team of three dedicated teachers.

Come as a practitioner, leave as a teacher.


  • Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga in the morning asana classes.

  • Alignment break-down for 51 yoga poses (their keys and aims).

  • Modifications, variations, and use of props.

  • Hands-on adjustments techniques (a module which you will not find in other 200-hour courses).

  • Teaching skills (how to give verbal instructions, how to demonstrate poses).

  • Break down analysis of Vinyasa classes that are taught to you in the mornings (a technique which you will not find in other 200-hour courses).

  • Yoga philosophy and introduction to Ayurveda. 

  • Pranayama and meditation techniques.

  • Yoga anatomy: functional anatomy applicable to yoga practice.

  • Common injuries and how to avoid them.

  • Teaching your fellow students and receiving constructive feedback.

  • Workshops for more complex and challenging poses.

  • The business of yoga, yoga career, and marketing.


Anahata Yoga Retreat Center is a resort located on peaceful Ashwem beach, in northern Goa, a former Portuguese colony of south India. Anahata Retreat Center is a boutique luxurious Yoga Retreat Center specially designed to allow you to fully immerse yourself into yoga. Surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty and amongst one acre of splendid unspoiled beachfront property, it provides an idyllic setting for a yoga environment. Anahata brings together yoga facilities, beautiful eco-chic accommodation, delicious healthy food, and supportive staff.

The meaning of “Anahata” in the Sanskrit language is “unstruck” or “unchanged”. This is the reason for their construction method to be extremely organic: minimal concrete, no land modification, very low carbon footprint. The retreat center also attempts to minimize its environmental impact.


Anahata is only 70 km from Goa Airport.


Anahata offers single, shared twin, and shared triple accommodation options.

- Single: 1 double bed 

- Shared Twin: 2 single beds 

- Triple Room: 3 single beds  

All rooms include an en-suite bathroom, upscale pillow-top mattresses, luxury linen, and silky white mosquito net. Most of the rooms have AC and stunning views of the Arabian Sea. Some rooms have a view of a large garden and are equipped with standing fans. We will allocate the AC rooms first and once those are full, we will fill the non-AC rooms. Roommates will be assigned automatically for all shared rooms unless otherwise requested. Triple rooms can be mixed. 

Anahata’s kitchen will cater to all our breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Within 10 minutes of walking distance, you can also find other restaurants. 



In this module, you will learn essential sequencing principles in order to create your own Vinyasa Flow classes. We will look at the difference between sequencing for beginners versus more experienced students. We will cover the different types of Vinyasa classes, which are: well rounded class peak pose class peak pose per flow themed class Teaching skills will include:

  • how to demonstrate asanas including reasons to demonstrate, when, why, do's and don'ts
  • how to maintain group energy
  • how to modify asanas
  • how to work with a mixed-level class
  • how to give verbal instructions
  • how to use your voice as a yoga teacher
There will be lots of practical teaching, planning, guidance and feedback on how to improve and enhance all these teaching skills. You will observe, teach and receive constructive feedback from your fellow students and your main teacher.


Our asana curriculum is split equally between Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga, with three Ashtanga and three Vinyasa yoga classes per week. Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a pre-set sequence of postures linked by the breath. Through the practice of breathing, postures (asanas), and gazing point (drishti), one slowly gains control of the senses and mind. Over time, with repeated practice and devotion, it unfolds into a moving meditation, awakening a sense of subtle awareness within. The mind becomes calmer, and slowly we are able to clear away the clutter. When this happens, the light of yoga begins to shine. This is the transformational beauty of the Ashtanga yoga practice. Vinyasa Flow yoga means flowing from one posture to another using breath. No two vinyasa classes are alike. The morning Vinyasa classes are designed to complement the theory we cover in the "Teaching skills and Sequencing".


In this module we will examine 51 yoga postures in terms of:

  • correct alignment (called key alignment) and what is the aim of each pose
  • common misalignments, misconceptions and tendencies
  • modifications using props or not
  • advanced variations
  • hands-on adjustments with many opportunities to practice on your peers, while receiving feedback from them and your teacher.


In these workshops, we break down complex postures like lotus, headstand, backbends, transitions, chaturanga dandasana, jump back and jump through and inversions. We teach baby pre-requisite steps that include preparation exercises, appropriate warm ups and requirements for the full expression of the posture. These classes will bring safety, awareness and mindfulness to your practice and teaching. They are a game changer :-)


You will explore functional yoga anatomy and how to safely deepen your practice through your body. You will learn about the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems through a comprehensive breakdown of the regions of the body most applicable to the practice. Through practical application, you will investigate the different types of connective tissues, experience the movements of the joints, and connect with your fascial body. You will leave with a more profound understanding of your own and your students' body anatomy.


Yoga philosophy is interwoven throughout the course. We will explore what yoga really is; its meanings, significances, ethics and practices in the past and present. We will investigate the roots of the practice; the Vedic tradition and its culture, myths, mantra chanting, bhandas, kryias and their meaning. We then continue down the evolutionary paths of both classical and modern yoga practices. You will be introduced to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Bhagavad Gita, gaining insight on their commentaries. We will discuss how to integrate yoga philosophy into our every day life.


Ayurveda, the Vedic science of health and longevity, is intrinsically linked to the practice of yoga. These two sister sciences were developed together and traditionally are taught together. We will explore the foundations of this extraordinary holistic discipline while learning its basic principles of self-healing that can be applied both on and off the mat.


Upon successful completion of the practical and written assignment, you will receive a 200-hour certificate. You will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance USA and UK as a 200-level Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200).


This course is open for all yoga practitioners. Students with injuries and health issues are encouraged to attend this training. The most important is that the applicant arrives with an open mind and an eagerness to learn. The course is conducted in English.


Taxi: Book your flight for Goa’s airport called Dabolim Airport. You can take a paid taxi from inside the airport or we can arrange a taxi to pick you up from the airport and bring you to the retreat center. We suggest that you arrive before 4:00 pm on the 7th of March. We will create a Facebook group for students three weeks before the course starts. We suggest you join the group so that you can get to know one another and coordinate a shared taxi with your fellow students.✅


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Review by Signe Eshøj from Denmark

July 28, 2019

"Best yoga teacher training!"

Martin and Joanna are excellent teachers and have put together the perfect curriculum for you to deepen your practice and becoming a yoga teacher! I loved the big emphasis on “Adjustments and Alignment”, which I am sure you won’t get most places, at least not in this amount or quality! Definitely the best classes of the course. The two-hour morning yoga classes were excellent. I loved that it changed between Ashtanga and Vinyasa and how much attention the two teachers paid to evolve your practice. I didn’t practice Ashtanga before I got there and wasn’t sure it was really for me. Martin turned that around! I don’t think I will be a “pure ashtangi”, but he really opened my eyes to the practice. I also loved the many workshops we did, to dig into some of the more challenging asanas or working on correct alignment in some of the poses we think we know and regard as easy, but potentially can injure us, because we are doing it wrong (e.g. Chaturanga). We started teaching each other during the first few days, which in my opinion is very important so that you can slowly begin to develop your skills as a teacher. The classes where we taught each other were excellent and we got a lot of usable information on how to teach and build a class. In general, I found that the theoretical classes really opened up to everything behind the physical yoga practice. The place was beautiful, the staff nice and the water amazing. I would with no doubt recommend this teacher training!

Review by Aneta Opletalová from the Czech Republic

July 23, 2019

"Practice and all is coming!"

An amazing life-changing experience! I could not wish for a better TTC. I am so grateful for the opportunity to study with the best teachers. They are very well educated, passionate and so inspiring. They supported us and motivated us during the whole training because they wanted us to leave as confident teachers with great skills. The knowledge they provided about philosophy and anatomy was enough to understand the concepts of yoga and to encourage us to continue studying. The training was very intense, of course, but the schedule was well planned. When we felt really tired, we always had an easier day ahead of us. It was never boring because every subject had a different teacher. We learned about adjustment, alignment, vinyasa sequencing, pranayama techniques...we covered a lot! For most of us, this was the first real experience with ashtanga yoga and it really provided a great foundation for further studies. In one week we were able to practice in a Mysore class, without any previous experience. The location was amazing, with crystal clear sea, great food and nice, clean accommodation. Thank you for everything!



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