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Upeksha Yoga 200hr Hatha-Vinyasa Teacher Training


Upeksha Yoga translates into love that is equanimous and free, finding balance, harmony and tranquility within the body, mind and spirit.  This expression of Yoga's true love, nurtures the wisdom of equality that removes all boundaries, developing the practice of letting go of attachment, judgment and discrimination. It is through this practice that we discover the sublime unity where there is no self and no other.

In this Teacher Training, you will be provided the tools to journey with new clarity towards your hearts intentions and dreams. Whether you wish to teach or simply aspire to deepen your existing knowledge for your personal practice, we will return to the roots of yoga and provide a truly authentic and enriching experience. Upeksha Yoga's journey of self-exploration will be physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually engaging. Develop a profound relationship with you core nature; connect with your authentic self and to learn how to spread the teachings of yoga from a place of love.

There are no educational requirements for this training, however, students should have a regular yoga practice of at least six months to one year. If you do not have a regular physical asana or meditation practice, we kindly ask you to begin one now.
Our primary goal at Upeksha Yoga is to give you all the tools necessary to progress in your practice and knowledge of yoga. This is achieved by a better understanding of yourself and how your practice relates to you in order to teach from a place of authenticity. We strongly believe that ANY aspiring yoga teacher who draws from their personal knowledge, experience and heart-felt compassion, can teach all forms of yoga.


What’s Included

•    200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training
•    YTTC Course Manual
•    Yoga Alliance Certification ((with full-completion of course)
•    Nature resort stay at the Bhakti Kutir. Shared cabana-huts, (two persons per room) will be included for all 26 days that you are at Upeksha Yoga Teacher Training. Double occupancy / Option for Single at extra cost)   
•    Delicious vegetarian meals throughout the day will be offered, along with tea and coffee breaks. 
•    Filtered water (available all day)
•    WIFI is available and accessible at the Resort.
•    Access to three pristine beaches are accessible within walking distance. Palolem Beach is just 200 meters (one minute walk away), and you will be provided breaks to jump into the Ocean between classes. 
•    Adventure Excursion Day Trip

What’s Not Included

•    Flights
•    Indian Visa
•    Airport transfers between Goa airport and Bhakti Kutir.
•    Any personal orders from Restaurant or the Aryuvedic Centre. 
•    Please bring your own yoga mat and 1 foam block





Genevieve Munro (RYT 500)

Genevieve has spent many years traveling to India, where she has taught and assisted  on both 200hr and 300hr Yoga Teacher Training's.
Genevieve shares her passion for Yoga and Wellness to inspire her students to move into a place of loving empowerment. Her teaching will challenge you physically and psychologically.
Over years of study and searching, she has experienced first hand the remarkable gift of yoga to transform, nurture and heal the body, mind and soul.
 Genevieve is an experience Thai Yoga Massage therapist. She uses this practice to connect with her students through a deep level of loving-touch.


Philippe Landel (E-RYT 200)

Phil has trained with several masters and has over 700hrs of training in Anatomy, Mobility, Hatha and Yin Yoga, as well as training in Mediation.  His philosophy is that we create wisdom by examining our relationship with nature through the practice of awareness. Phil inspires you to find balance between strength and grace. He weaves yoga philosophy into his classes relating real-life situations to illustrate how we can take our practice off of the mat. He serves as a Lululemon Ambassador and is active the community of Ottawa and Gatineau in both English and French. 


Sri. Vijay Gopala (SYT)

Vijay is a Senior Yoga Teacher (SYT) and has been teaching Yoga for more than 20 years. Born in Mysore, India the capital of yoga, Vijay has two Master Degrees in Philosophy and Yoga. 
Vijay shares the teaching of Yoga with a rare warmth, humanity and wisdom. He will be coming as a guest teacher to impart his extensive knowledge of Yoga Philosophy and Meditation in the Teacher Training. When not teaching at his centre in Mysore, India, Vijay can be found teaching workshops, trainings and festivals in India, the Netherlands, Canada and the Bali Yoga Spirit Festival.


Location & Accommodation

Located in the magical nature resort, Bhakti Kutir in Palolem South Goa, this Teacher Training aims to provide a holistic experience for you to be completely immersed in your yoga journey and lifestyle. Enjoy the smells, tastes and sounds as you leave all worries behind to embark on this experience of a lifetime. 
Accommodation will be situated under the canopy of a 2-acre coconut grove in Bhakti Kutir Resort’s, back-to-nature cabanas. No two cabanas are alike. Each of the double occupancy cabanas are built to include trees, leaves, and to let you see the moon and star-filled skies. The living areas combine an authentic Indian rural feel with a surprising degree of Western comfort. To make the training most affordable for you, we have made each cabana-hut shared accommodation. You will be paired with another member of the teacher training and we can arrange rooms by preference. If attending with friends, we will be sure to pair those who wish to room together. If you wish to have your own accommodation, please contact us to verify extra cost and availability. 

Vegetarian Meals will serve through Monday to Saturday afternoon. Fresh, local, seasonal food is always chosen and carefully cleaned and prepared to produce the menu at Bhakti Kutir. Because of the heat and intensive-training environment, small-light meals spread throughout the day to keep energy high. We will have lots of breaks that will offer healthy snacks. Anything additional that is not provided through the meal plan can be purchased through the Bhakti Kutir Restaurant. Saturday evening and Sunday we will not be offering food at the resort. This will give you the opportunity to explore Palolem Beach and to try food outside of the facility. There is a multitude of restaurants on the beach, some which offer live music. Due to our sensitive western stomachs, the possibility of food illness is something to be mindful of. Before the training begins we will give food recommendations of safe restaurants to eat at. Fortunately South Goa is well know for its clean, organic and healthy food and there are many options.

An Ayurveda and naturopathic clinic is located in Bhakti Kutir. The Kailas Center can provide Ayurvedic medical consultations by the doctor on hand, as well as Reiki, and different available massage treatments. This will all be at additional cost and will be booked through the Kailas Centre directly not through the Teacher Training.  


Cancellation Policy

Deposits: The $650 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Those who pay in full the following cancellation policy applies:
More than 8 weeks before the start of the TTYC: 100% refund less the deposit.
4 to 8 weeks before the start of the TTYC: 50% refund less the deposit.
Less than  4 weeks before the start of the workshop: No refund will be given.

The balance payment is due no later than six weeks before the first day you are due to arrive at Bhakti Kutir. If your balance payment is not received then your place can be given to another guest. We strongly advise you to take out Travel insurance which would cover you financially not only for unforeseen events that may occur whilst on holiday but also to cover you in the event of you needing to cancel.

Due to teacher cancellation, low bookings or other situations outside of our control the retreat may be temporarily or permanently unavailable. We reserve the right to make any changes to the retreat program. Alternative arrangements will be offered to the best of our ability but, if not taken up, we do not accept responsibility for any costs incurred, including airfare. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance when you book to cover any cost of cancellation.

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Earlier Event: November 19
Ashtanga Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat