200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Goa, India

January 21 – February 16, 2018

The study of asana is not about mastering the postures. It is about using the postures to understand & transform yourself.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

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Our 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher Training offers a holistically integrated style of training. A blended asana style of traditional Hatha yoga, interwoven with the modern flow of vinyasa and yin. Other subject offerings include pranayama, mantra, meditation, philosophy, physical and subtle anatomy, nada yoga (yoga of sound)  Yoga Nidra, ( yoga sleep)  nutrition, ceremony,  ample teaching practice time and conscious connected breath sessions.

Expand your understanding of asana and beyond, as you build and/or deepen your personal practice, awaken new perspectives and boost your confidence to teach yoga with a solid foundation.

Our teachers share a collective passion for living and transmitting the teachings of yoga, reflected from their experiences, practice and ongoing study. The foundation of each training or retreat is offered from their heart. It is in this higher vibrational resonance that cultivates authenticity and promotes sacred space.

We are more concerned with the flexibility and presence of your mind than of your physical body. With regular asana practice, one automatically becomes flexible. Being present to each moment is a completely different story and presence for all.

Our beautiful location is North Goa, a tranquil seaside village, situated alongside the Indian Ocean. Each day your soul will be fed by the sea breeze which will caress your skin and through each breath in the nourishing elements of nature.

Warning –This training will change your life forever. Your heart will open and you could feel waves of inspiration that nourishes your soul.

Overview Of Our Training

Our training’s are from a unique collection of diverse, passionate, experienced teachers who are filled with an infinite sea of wisdom. We offer training in a beautiful location and infuse fun, personal growth, empowerment and a deeper knowledge of the teachings of yoga.

Asana Methodology

A detailed breakdown of each pose & an overview of the five main categories of postures…[MORE]

Abundance of Teaching Practice

Teaching each other begins in the first week. The practice begins slowly with teaching…[MORE]

Specialty Asana Classes

Acro Yoga helps to build trust as it is working with a partner, and is a lot of fun…[MORE]

Meditation

There are many different styles and ways to meditate. We will explore four different methods….[MORE]

Pranayama

One hour each day is devoted to conscious yogic breathing practices. Interwoven with the…[MORE]

Kriyas, Bandhas & Mudras

These are complimentary practices for pranayama. This includes using various locks with the body …[MORE]

Yoga Philosophy

We explore the ancient text of The Yoga Sutras. An aspect of Raja yoga (the science of the mind).[MORE]

Physical Anatomy

Discover what bones, muscles and joints are connected with various asana poses. We cover..[MORE]

Healing Sessions

Learn to transfer healing energy….[MORE]

Subtle Anatomy

The subtle anatomy is an introduction to the unseen bodies of the chakras system…[MORE]

Nada Yoga

We encourage and explore the healing power of sound and the use of voice on a daily basis. …[MORE]

Sound Healing

Receive a bath of healing sounds that takes you on a journey beyond time and space. ….[MORE]

Nutrition and Natural Healing

Let they food be thy medicine. Become more conscious to what you are fueling your body with so you live with more vitality….[MORE]

Yoga Nidra

Reprogram the subconscious through rotating conscious. …[MORE]

Ceremonies

Honor your sacred connection to life, through the rhythms of moon cycles. ….[MORE]

Conscious Connected Breath Work

Awaken energy blocks through the power of breath…..[MORE]

Details Of Topics Covered

  • Asana Methodology – – A detailed breakdown of each pose and an overview of the five main categories of postures: standing, forward bends, backbends, twists, and inversions. We’ll explore how to safely go into and out of each pose, offering proper adjustments, modifications, foundation, alignment and the benefits and contraindications for each pose covered.A detailed breakdown of each pose and an overview of the five main categories of postures: standing, forward bends, backbends, twists, and inversions. We’ll explore how to safely go into and out of each pose, offering proper adjustments, modifications, foundation, alignment and the benefits and contraindications for each pose covered.
  • An abundance of Teaching Practice – Teaching each other begins in the first week. The practice begins slowly with teaching one-on-one and then gradually builds to teach small groups for the final practicum. We give lots of time for teaching practice to help build confidence and self-esteem, and allow the teachings to be fully integrated.
  • Specialty Asana Classes –Acro Yoga helps to build trust as it is working with a partner, and is a whole lot of fun.
  • Meditation – There are many different styles and ways to meditate. We will explore four different methods, so you may find the best fit for you.
  •  Pranayama – One hour each day is devoted to conscious yogic breathing practices. Interwoven with the complementary practices of bandhas, mudras and kriyas. Aside from the daily pranayama practice, there are also some lectures to deepen the theoretical knowledge of pranayama.
  • Kriyas, Bandhas & Mudras are complimentary practices for pranayama and redirecting energy into the bodies. This includes the use of various locks within the body and hands, which help to redirect and conserve the prana in the body.
  • Yoga Philosophy– We explore the ancient text of The Yoga Sutras. An aspect of Raja yoga (the science of the mind)
  • Physical Anatomy – Discover what bones, muscles and joints are connected with various asana poses. We cover some of the main systems of the body and how you can better improve your understanding to your physical body.
  • Subtle Anatomy – The subtle anatomy is an introduction to the unseen bodies of the chakras system. Discover more about yourself through the understanding of how the chakra system influences your life and how it affects who you are today.
  • The Koshas– the 5 unseen sheaths which make up the body.
  • Nada Yoga – We encourage and explore the healing power of sound and the use of voice on a daily basis. Through mantras, songs, repeating the Indian scales and intuitive vocal play. Live music is also played in most shivasanas. Discovering vibrations are as subtle as the thoughts we think, the intentions we have, the words we use and tones we make. Deepen your connection to sound and the subtle vibrations, which affect your reality.
  • Sound Healing – Receive a bath of healing sounds that takes you on a journey beyond time and space. These sound journeys have the power to rejuvenate and bring deep relaxation to the whole bodies.
  • Nutrition and Natural Healing – “Let they food be thy medicine”. Become more conscious to what food you choose to fuel your body with. Silent breakfast, are offered to help connect with your conscious eating with food. Discover how different sugars and fats affect the bodies.  Learn simple and effective natural healing remedies.
  • Yoga Nidra – Reprogram the sub-conscious through rotating conscious.
  • Ceremonies – Honor your sacred connection to life, through the rhythms of moon cycles. When in India we explore the power of fire ceremonies.
  • Conscious Connected Breath Work – Awaken energy blocks through the power of breath.
  • Healing Sessions – Learn to transfer healing energy.

NADA YOGA ( YOGA OF SOUND )

Nada is a Sanskrit word that means sound. Though the practice of Nada Yoga is not one specific practice, it covers a wide range of practical exercises. Some practices include vocal play, singing, sounding the Indian scales and mantras. Part of Nada Yoga is learning to fine-tune your ability to listen to audible and inaudible sounds, which is an aspect of subtle vibration. With regular practice of Nada Yoga, the aspect of Pratyahara (with drawl of senses) arises which promotes deeper meditation and heartfelt awakenings.

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BENEFITS OF NADA YOGA

  • The practice of Nada Yoga assists us to become more aware through the aspect of listening, initially externally and eventually internally. When we cultivate a deeper awareness to conscious listening, our inner chatter slowly starts to dissolve which promotes inner peace. It is in a peaceful mind where joy and contentment naturally arise.
    • Sound is intimately connected with our breath, as both aspects are used to bring us into the present moment.
    • Transforms stuck emotions
    • Releases endorphins (the brain’s “feel good” chemicals)
    • Sounding the musical scale helps to move inner pranic energy that increases your energy
    • Builds your confidence to express and communicate more freely
    • Creates new neurological networks in the brain and expands your consciousness.
    • Improves communication
    • Strengthens your teaching voice
    • Allows for deeper meditations

SCHEDULE

Monday – Friday follows the schedule below.
Saturdays are free day.
Sundays follow a less intensive schedule.

6:30 – 10:00 Awaken Your Spirit: Asana, Pranayama, Chanting Meditation

10:00 – 11:00 Nourish Your Soul: Silent Breakfast

11:00 – 1:00 Build a Foundation: Lecture or Anatomy

1:00 – 3:30 Rejuvenate,& Reflect: Lunch Break

3:30 – 6:30 Establish Your Roots of Wisdom:

Rotation of the following topics;

  • Teaching Methodology / Adjustments
  • Teaching Practice / Class
  • Yoga Nidra / Chanting / Satsang

There are a few night events that include chanting, yoga nidra, sound healing and meditation.

*The schedule is subject to change.

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Teachers

Sequoia

Sequoia has been teaching for over a decade and studying yoga and spiritual practices for over 20 years. She embodies the yoga teachings and this shines through when she teaches. Her passions are pranayama, mantras, yoga nidra, meditation, philosophy and nada yoga.

Shir

Music has been Shir’s main passion and occupation since childhood, playing the recorder and violin. Now, he shares his love of music and the divine consciousness through leading Kirtan sessions (chanting mantras).Shir is inspired by the healing power of magical sounds and uses this inspiration regularly in his teachings.

Alexia

Alexia’s Yoga path started 10 years ago where, after having taken only a single class in an Ashram in India, she signed up for a month long Yoga immersion in Rishikesh. Being drawn to philosophy, meditation  kriyas, and neti pots, she realized that there is more to discover than the conditioned programming we often grow up believing in.

WHAT MAKES OUR TRAINING SO UNIQUE?

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    • We believe sound is a powerful healing tool to free the voice, build confidence, and open the throat chakra. Explore the medicine of mantras, Indian scales, vocal play and song.
    • Through the sacredness of our foundation, we incorporate a safe space that promotes respect, acceptance and authenticity in a noncompetitive environment.
    • Our Yoga training offers you the opportunity to know your Authentic Self: Come as you are and allow yourself to be truly seen. There is no one better than your TRUE self.
    • Tap into your inner strength and increase your willpower, concentration, focus and discipline through a 3 hour daily morning practice.
    • Our venue is nestled in the Seaside of Goa, India, surrounded by the elements of nature, which provides birdsong, fresh air and the connection to nature to awaken any yoga practice.
    • We teach from the traditional science of Hatha Yoga mixed with Vinyasa styles of yoga.
    • We offer individual and group support throughout the course of the training.
    • We believe life is about Feeling Soul Good, and this encourages acceptance and respect of differences and promotes fun and laughter throughout the training.

Testimonials

“Sequoia Henning is a unique and boundless healer who has the infinite ability to change your life forever. She captures your mind, spirit and body from the timeless moments you spend with her. As a professional from the corporate world of 15 years, I have been transformed by her special influence and profound insight into spirituality, pranayama, chanting, sound healing, meditation and the chakras. I found a tremendous wealth of compassion, warmth, kindness, and respect from Sequoia, and highly recommend her. She is a beautiful force of nature, light and replenishment for the soul. Thank you Sequoia for being a treasure of many talents to help guide us all to higher ground in our lives.”
Jennifer/marketing / Toronto
I am forever grateful to have met Sequoia. She has such incredible knowledge, teachings, and energy. Sequoia was one of my teachers on a one month yoga teacher training course in India, and from the very first pranayama class we had with her, I felt I had encountered a very unique and powerful teacher. During my time in India I was lucky to experience Sequoia’s yoga classes, sound healings, and ceremonies. Her understanding and insight into yoga and spiritual exploration are matched by her passion for sharing them with others. And her sense of humour is infectious! I have not stopped telling people about the “things I learned from Sequoia”, and I look forward to the day I can see this incredible teacher again.
Amy / Student/- Australia
I am Feeling Soul Good! Looking back at the month I spent here I had no clue what I was in for. I was just hoping to be certified to teach yoga.  Sequoia is a Goddess, she and the team were extremely loving, supportive and knowledgeable.  I have learnt so much not only about Yoga but also about myself than I have ever learnt in my entire life. I would definitely recommend this course too everyone as a once in a lifetime opportunity for change. I cannot wait for the next one.
Shermeen Pradeep Kumar­ / Consultant/ India
Feeling Soul Good was an amazing experience! It was way over my expectations. I had no idea I was going to learn so much about no only yoga and the fundamentals but also about myself. I am truly grateful for sequoia and her team, Pablo and Shir, they all were very committed, knowledgeable and supportive. Thank you for the bottom of my heart.
Birgitta/ Hairdresser / Sweden / American
I knew my asana. I knew my pranayama. I’d had amazing meditations My prana was accessible, but I lacked the tools to understand it. Sequoia provided the parameters, gave me the perspective. It’s been almost two years since then and the benefits continue to surface. Life presents precious few opportunities to study with un-corrupted masters.
Keith/ Yoga teacher / California

Frequently Asked Questions
About Our Trainings

Can I take this course if I have do not want to teach yoga after?

If you want to bring yoga into your daily life then this course is for you. If you want learn how to safely get in and out of each pose, develop the yoga teachings are integrated into your life then this course is for you. This course is for those who want to want to make inner changes and for those interested to teach.

What Style of Asana is taught on this course?

The teachings are based on the Science of Hatha Yoga. We offer a blend of traditional Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin.

I attend regular yoga classes but I do not have a personal yoga practice can I still join the course?

Yes you can, as this course helps those who want to deepen their own personal practice, in directly learning more about themselves and the teachings of Yoga.

Will I be certified when I finish the course?

If you successfully pass the course you will get a Yoga Alliance certification.

How many students will be in the course?

We have a maximum number of 22 students in any one course to keep the training as intimate as possible. It varies depending on the location of the training.

I speak limited English. Can I still join the training?

The entire course is conducted in English. For some of our previous students, they learned to ask lots of questions. It is up to each individual if you are comfortable to study and learn in English.

I am not so flexible. Can I still join?

Yoga is not about how flexible you are in your body this is the result of practice and does vary with different body types. It’s about how flexible can you be in the mind? We welcome those who are not so flexible in their bodies.

Do I have to attend the whole course?

Yes, 100% attendance is required, unless you are sick. There are quizzes through out the course and each student is required to complete them.

What is the average age of each student?

This also depends on the location but there generally there is a big range from 20-60 years young.

Do I need travel insurance?

We highly recommend having it just in case but it is not mandatory.

Do I need to get any vaccinations?

This is a personal choice. There are no tropical contagious diseases in the area

ACCOMMODATIONS AND COST

Standard Single
$3475
Standard Shared
$2450
  • Airconditioned comfortable accomodations
  • Three healthy vegetarian meals
  • Unlimited Water, Hot lemon ginger, Chai, Lemon, mint cold water
  • Unlimited salt water pool use
  • Surprise group excursion
  • Neti pot
  • Mala beads

Standard Rooms

The standard rooms are situated in the centre of the resort, which is opposite the salt water pool with views of the tropical gardens.

  • Private bathroom
  • Hot water showers
  • A/C and Fans in each room
  • The rooms all come with comfortable twin or double bed,
  • Storage closet
  • Some rooms have private balcony
  • Sounds of the ocean waves will sing you to sleep
  • Room size is 45 square meters

 

 

 

 

Cottage Single
$3775
Cottage Shared
$2750
  • Airconditioned comfortable accomodations
  • Three healthy vegetarian meals
  • Unlimited Water, Hot lemon ginger, Chai, Lemon, mint cold water
  • Unlimited salt water pool use
  • Surprise group excursion
  • Neti pot
  • Mala beads
                                                                                    Premium Cottage Rooms

The wooden beach cottages are situated less than a one minute walk from the Indian Ocean of Morjim Beach and the Chai Café.

  • Private bathroom
  • Hot water showers
  • A/C and Fans in each room
  • The rooms all come with comfortable twin or double bed,
  • Storage closet
  • Some rooms have private balcony
  • Each room has a comfortable sofa
  • Sounds of the ocean waves will sing you to sleep
  • Room size is 60 square meters

 

 

Chakra Suite Shared
$2950
Chakra Suite Single
$3975
  • Air Conditioned comfortable accommodations
  • Three healthy vegetarian meals
  • Unlimited water, hot lemon ginger, chai , lemon or mint cold water
  • Unlimited salt water pool use
  • Surprise group excursion
  • Neti Pot
  • Mala Beads
                                                                              Chakra Rooms Suites

They are the biggest rooms with a specifically designed theme, based on the chakras. Each room is painted and designed reflecting this specific chakra.

  • Four post Twin or double beds
  • All furniture is influenced from Rajasthani flavour
  • Private bathroom
  • Hot water showers
  • A/C and Fans in each room
  • The rooms all come with comfortable twin or double bed,
  • Storage closet
  • Each room has a comfortable sofa
  • Private balcony
  • Sounds of the ocean waves will sing you to sleep

 



WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airfare,
  • Visa,
  • Tips for the venue staff and transportation to the venue.
  • All transfer fees of the course tuition. (paypal or bank charges will not be covered us)

The Venue

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THE VENUE

    • Devarya Wellness, located in a coastal village in North Goa, India, overlooks the Morjim Beach. This beautiful beach stretch is also known as Turtle Beach after the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles that nest on its shores. A quiet and peaceful setting, Morjim with its lush green hills, clean beaches and the Chapora river running through it is a popular destination with foreign travellers and expats.
    • Known for its serene atmosphere, the Morjim beach is a great setting for a yoga holiday. It has something for everyone, whether it is a soul-searcher who is looking for tranquility or someone looking to enjoy a relaxing beach vacation.
    • Morjim beach is a delight for nature lovers too. Apart from the Olive Ridley turtles, a variety of flora and fauna can be spotted here. For those interested, dolphin-sighting trips are offered by locals. You can even take a walk up the famous Chapora Fort for great views of the sandy beach and the green palms.
    • Morjim beach is a perfect place for the practice of yoga or embracing a healthy lifestyle. Daily connections to the elements include long walks on the beach, swimming in the ocean, meditating on the beach as you watch the beauty of the sunset.

Food at Devarya Wellness

They strive to provide, and offer the best they can, which is seen in the wide range of items offered in the delicious buffet style of healthy options.

 

Example of some items served at buffet breakfast include

Your choice – either one veg or fruit juice

Egg station – order the eggs cooked to your preferred taste, made in front of you.

Fruit platter – various fresh fruit options to choose from

Brown bread – always served with home made jams

Salads – a variety of fresh veggies and lettuce for those who prefer to have raw options

Porridge –various kinds of porridge are served each day

Yogurt & Muesli – each day you can fill your fruit bowl with fresh yogurt and muesli

Seeds & Dry fruit – give a bit more flavor and nourishment with your yogurt is the option of various seeds and dry fruit.

Potatoes – some days will include roasted, fried potatoes

Indian Items – since your in India, some local traditional foods will be served which change each day

Vegan Options included in each meal

  • Tofu scramble
  • Chick pea pancake

Buffet Lunch (simple menu with fewer choices)

Soup, salad, dhal, roti, vegetable curry, dips roasted vegetables

Dinner

There is a two-week rotation of international vegetarian cuisine that includes a full course meal that is themed on the different country of origin.

  • Indian food
  • Italian
  • Asian
  • Greek
  • International
  • Japan
  • Middle East
  • Salads at every meal
  • For those not vegetarian, there will be fish served one time per week.
  • Those who have specific diet needs, no problem let us know in the application so we can meet your dietary specifics.

HOW TO GET TO THE DEVARYAWELLNESS

  • Morjim is around 50 kms from the Goa International Airport in Dabolim, from where you can take a taxi. The nearest railway station is the Pernem Station, which is less than 20 kms away. There are frequent buses from the capital city of Panaji and the city of Mapusa to Morjim.

HOW TO APPLY

Complete the application form by clicking on the link below

Click on 'PAY Now' button to send your $500 USD application deposit

If accepted the deposit becomes non – refundable and goes toward the full tuition of the course.
If not accepted the deposit will be immediately refunded.




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