Our 300hr Yoga Teacher Training is designed to develop you as a teacher and a practitioner. This course is for serious teachers and dedicated yogis who truly want to take a step up.
We have 8 specialist teachers, all of whom are experts in their fields. This means we offer the highest standard of education, all of whom have over 8 years experience training advanced yoga teachers.
Our unique 300 hour yoga teacher training syllabus focuses around an Area of Specialisation that you choose to research and develop. It’s the most rewarding yoga teaching development programme there is.
We are a Registered Yoga School (RYS) the Indian Yoga Association, Yoga Alliance, Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK) and Canadian Yoga Alliance, which means when you graduate from our 2300hr Yoga Teacher Training you are automatically eligible to become a 500hr Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT500) with any of these major certification bodies. Our course syllabus also exceeds the requirements for all other alliances so you will be able to register with any yoga certification body in the world.
Our Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course is unique to Himalaya Yoga Valley in its concept. Along with advanced asana and lectures with Lalit and our teaching team, our trainees also develop a body of knowledge around a specialised area of yoga that they are interested in, and collaborate with their fellow students to share these ideas.
Our trainees delve into their chosen area and build up a body of knowledge, becoming fully informed and taking this knowledge into their teaching and practice. Examples of previous trainee areas of specialisation are Yoga for Anxiety and Panic Attacks, Yoga for Children with Autism, Yoga for PTSD, Yoga and Ayurveda for Psychosomatic Disorders and many more areas trainees are passionate about.
Our Level I Yoga Teacher Training Practice Sequence is founded in the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series, a dynamic and flowing style of yoga that builds strength, flexibility and focus.
To compliment the Ashtanga style we also teach the fundamentals of Iyengar yoga, particularly focusing on precise alignment in poses, and the use of props and modifications to make the practice safe and accessible for all levels.
Our school director Yogacharya Lalit is a student of a long tradition of yoga from a direct line of Himalayan Masters. Lalit studied under his master Swami Veda Bhati and Grandmaster Swami Rama, who founded the famous Himalayan Institute, and on our Yoga Teacher Training you will learn meditation and philosophy in alignment with this ancient lineage.
Whilst many first time travellers can feel nervous at the thought of taking a trip alone, it is important to remember that we are located in an extremely safe, small and local beach village in Goa with practically no petty crime and no serious crime.
At Himalaya Yoga Valley we pride ourselves on having a perfect student safety record. We maintain this with…
• 24 hour on-site security
• 24 hour CCTV throughout site
• Guest pre-registration requirement
• Safety lockers in office
• Safety deposit boxes
We also facilitate safe and secure travel to our centre from the airport with taxi drivers who are personally known to us and only from our village. These same drivers are available to hire throughout your stay in Goa, whether you want to visit local markets or explore other villages.
*Airport transfers arranged for a small additional fee.
Lalit is the founder of Himalaya Yoga Valley and lead teacher on our Yoga Teacher Trainings.
Maeve coordinates our courses as well as teaching Yoga Business, ethics and management.
With Viriam you will explore the ancient philosophy, history and wisdom of yoga.
In Adam’s lectures you’ll not only explore anatomy but also our systems, facia and much more.
With Mandeep you will learn traditional sanskrit chanting, meditation and pranayama.
Dr Rohit is a world renowned Ayurvedic doctor, and he will be teaching your Ayurveda lectures.
As well as helping to coordinate the training Tony supports Lalit in the Shala and asana lectures.
Tomoe is an experienced yoga teacher who will be there to help deepen your asana practice.
Let us know you would like to join us by completing our short application form. We’ll we’ll get back to you within 48 hours.
We’ll let you know by email if your application has been approved, then send you details to confirm your place by deposit payment.
Once we’ve received your deposit you can start planning your trip! We’ll be there to help you with your planning and preparation.