Come join us in the sacred motherland of Yoga.. India! We come together in sacred community to study the healing and transformative practices of yoga with this unique and spiritual based Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India.
Devarya, which translates to Divine Belief, is located in the heart of a serene seaside town in Goa – southern India. Devarya Wellness invites you to breathe, experience, and live the yoga life in this 7,000 square meter sanctuary and green yoga retreat.
Devarya Wellness is specifically designed to celebrate the colorful and mystical essence of India and the rooms and landscape do just that.
When you’re not studying yoga, you can spend your days enjoying the large swimming pools, sunbathing on the sandy Morjim beach, or watching the sunset over the Arabian sea. The serene environment will stimulate your mind, energize your body, and speak to your soul.
Please let us know of any allergies or dietary restrictions. All meals are healthy and prepared by our lovely cook who knows how to make your taste buds smile. 3 Daily vegetarian healthy meals (breakfast including detox drink, lunch, and dinner) served as a buffet.
It is not recommended to drink the tap water. Only drink purified water. During the day there will be purified water available in the yoga shala and at night near your River house accommodations.
When traveling outside of your home country it is a good idea to take the extra steps to protect your immune system. If you have never traveled outside of your country, this may make you more susceptible to getting tummy sickness because your body will be exposed to unfamiliar bacteria! Even though our retreat centers have filtered water, we recommend bringing a water filter or water purification tablets. Here are the products we recommend:
The School Yoga Institute team is here to support you in flying to India. It is your responsibility to book and pay for your flights. Students should fly into Dabolim International Airport (GOI), which is approximately 90 minutes from Devayra by car. We can arrange your transportation from the airport, costs can be shared between a number of students, to be paid in USD. Contact our team today with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org!
We can arrange a Direct Shuttle for you from the airport, train station, bus station, or anywhere else you might be staying. Please indicate exact flight or pickup location information on the logistics sheet.
The nearest railway station is Pernem Station, which is less than 20 kms away from Devarya. There are also frequent buses from the capital city of Panaji and the city of Mapusa to Morjim.
You can pay your shuttle directly to Devarya upon arrival.
Local currency is INR (Indian Rupee). You can check the most current exchange rate directly on google.
Please note the information below is applicable to US Citizens only. If you are not from the US, it is your responsibility to refer to the website of the Indian Consulate for your country.
You must have a valid passport with a blank page.
It is important to note that India requires a visa, which must be taken care of ahead of time (the two options for obtaining one are detailed below). It is also important to note that Indian travel regulations change often, and generally with little notice. We will be keeping an eye on relevant changes, but you should also check back to the link below for any updated information.
More information and details on requirements when traveling to India can be found on this page, and on links accessible from this page.
You can apply online here for your standard Indian Visa. It is recommended to apply for your visa at least 15 days in advance. Please note that your visa type & reason for visiting is tourism, and also that this is the only site approved by the Indian Government to process visa applications in the USA.
If you are certain that you will be in the country fewer than 30 days, there is also the option to apply for an electronic travel authorization in lieu of a Visa, at the link below. This is recommended to be done at least 4 days before travel (but not more than 30 days). We advise completing the process with enough time to apply for a traditional visa (in the event they do not approve your electronic travel authorization).
It is important to state your visa type and reason for visiting is tourism.
You can refer to this site for information regarding visa fees.
Important: You will be given a form to fill out on the plane for customs. Please select the option which states that you are there for vacation/holiday (as we are not a permanent India institution).
The Manual is included in the price of tuition and we will have it for you at the start of the course.
If you don’t already have a regular practice, please take some time prior to the beginning of the training to start practicing yoga and meditation 3-5 times per week if possible. This will help your body and mind more quickly adapt to the schedule once we begin the course. You can find videos of the flows here.
Full participation is required to complete the program. Any additional hours missed will require communication with a facilitator and an action plan as to how hours can be completed. If additional facilitator time is required to work with a student to make up hours, an additional cost per hour may incur. Students must fulfill all Yoga Alliance required hours in order to graduate.
At the end of the course, you will receive your 200-hr Yoga Teacher Certification. This course is approved by Yoga Alliance, so as a graduate of this program you will qualify to register as a teacher with the Yoga Alliance organization, internationally recognizing you as a certified teacher.
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