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Himalaya Yoga Valley Goa

Pernem, Goa, India

Types of Yoga Taught

Flow Yoga

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Spiritually-Oriented Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Trainings Formats

Full-time
usually intensive/immersion

Part-time
spread out over time

Modules
several, shorter immersions

Residential
trainees stay on-site

Destination / retreat

Languages

ENGLISH

Other Locations

Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre Cork
Unit 14
Penrose Quay, Cork, Ireland

About Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre

Himalaya Yoga Valley, with Centres in India and Ireland , are world leaders in Yoga education,  and training, delivering the highest quality yoga Teacher Training Courses, Continuous Education Courses, Retreats, and Workshops for both beginners and seasoned practitioners....

Himalaya Yoga Valley, with Centres in India and Ireland , are world leaders in Yoga education,  and training, delivering the highest quality yoga Teacher Training Courses, Continuous Education Courses, Retreats, and Workshops for both beginners and seasoned practitioners. Himalaya Yoga Valley is dedicated to honouring and sharing traditional Ashtanga and Hatha yoga practices as passed on by the great masters before them  through our schools Lineage and the highest professional standards of training delivery.

The Teaching Team

All of our teachers are qualified to the highest standards in their chosen fields. Even more importantly is the passion they carry for the subjects they teach. We believe that the best teachers are eternal students and our team are always refining their skills, improving their knowledge through study channels and undertaking professional development through our company and with their peers in their own communities. Our program is unique as we have teachers specifically dedicated to each subject which ensures localized teachings that come from an expert background. Trainees benefit greatly from lectures and classes taught by teachers dedicated entirely to their chosen subject.

The Training Programs

Our world renowned 200 Hour, one month intensive Teacher Training Course (TTC) sees trainees emerge as confident teachers with a strong and solid teaching skill set ready to begin their teaching career.  The 200 Hr Course  delivers a comprehensive, theoretical and practical hands on training program. It includes asanas, pranayama, kriyas, anatomy, ayurveda, philosophy, alignment and adjustment techniques, sequencing, mantra chanting, meditation and other traditional and contemporary Yoga techniques.

The 300 Hour Course is a continuation of the 200 Hour syllabuses at an advanced level.  The training program is unique in its concept, wherein teachers have the opportunity to undertake an optional Elective Unit which enables them to develop a body of knowledge and portfolio around a specialized area of Yoga they are interested in pursuing within a supportive and expert environment. In parallel, a strong emphasis is placed on developing advanced teaching techniques and at the same time developing personal practice. The 300 Hr Course is an all-encompassing training program.

Himalaya Yoga Valley's  Level 1 & 2 Teacher Training  blends traditional Eastern teachings by Indian Masters of Yoga, Philosophy and Ayurveda combined with teachings from highly experienced and dynamic Western teachers. This marriage of backgrounds gives trainees the opportunity to learn in an authentic and traditional Yoga setting whilst gaining the skills required to impart these teachings practically and relevantly in a global yoga environment. This program offers students the opportunity to access authentic, traditional teachings. Our program is led by expert teacher and school Director Yogacharya Lalit Kumar. See our Teacher Training page for full details of our curriculum.

Himalaya Yoga Valley’s highly experienced management team have  guided and assisted many hundreds of students from around the world with various aspects of planning and making the journey to India to fulfil their dreams of becoming teachers at the source. 

Online Yoga Teacher Training
Our brand new Online 200hr Yoga Teacher Training has been developed so our students  can train with our world-renowned teaching team from the comfort of their own home. Our split module course structure means that our students  get over 50 live classes with our team, as well as video lectures and assignments that they can complete in their own time.

Our unique split module training programme means students have flexibility to complete the course in their own time, as well as actual contact hours with our Yoga Teacher Training Team.

Module A

Live scheduled classes through Zoom 

The first module is a 2-week training schedule that will be live classes focused on the Traditional foundations of Yoga.

·         Daily morning asana with Lalit

·         Daily asana workshop with Lalit

·         Daily meditation, chanting and pranayama practice

·         Yoga Anatomy with Adam

·         Yoga Philosophy with Viriam

·         Ayurveda with Dr Rohit

·         The energetic body (chakras & nadis, vaayus)

·         Mudras

·         Kriyas, cleansing practices

 

Module B

 Instructional hands-on classes and home assignments

Module B is focused on training students to become a confident and competent teacher. 

·         Advanced asana sequences with Lalit

·         Guided morning meditation, chanting and pranayama

·         Asana adjustments and alignment, full module with Tony

·         Asana deconstruction with Tony and Tomoe

·         Teaching principles - asana

·         Teaching principles - meditation, chanting and pranayama

·         Yoga sequencing

·         Classroom management

·         Yoga ethics

 

Completion of Module B is required within 5 months of the training start date.

Graduates who successfully complete Module A and B are eligible to become RYT’s ® (Registered Yoga Teachers) at a 200 hour level and qualify to teach internationally.


Our online 200 Hour Teacher Training Course delivers a comprehensive training program. Alongside developing the art of teaching, trainees also gain a comprehensive understanding of the practice of yoga asanas, philosophy, physiology, adjusting, mantra chanting, chakras, anatomy, ayurveda, mudras, pranayama and meditation and other traditional and contemporary Yoga techniques.




Our Centre

Himalaya Yoga Valley was founded in 2005 by Yogacharaya Lalit Kumar. Lalit was initiated by Swami Veda Bharti of the Himalayas. It is truly an international training entity.  Himalaya Yoga Valley is based primarily in Goa India and Cork Ireland with locations in Thailand and Spain regular options for trainings and retreats.www.yogacorkireland.com and www.yogagoaindia.com. Lalit also holds regular workshops in Sweden, Sardinia , Switzerland Denmark and other European countries.Himalaya Yoga Valley teaches traditional Yoga as passed on to Lalit by his various Masters. The apex of the School, its philosophies and what we aim to pass on as individuals and as a yoga school are the teachings of the Himalayan Masters and that  yoga is for everybody .

Goa, India- Our residential Training and Retreat Centre

Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre ​​is located in the area of Mandrem, which is a small local community in the municipality of Pernem North Goa. The local community is centred around traditional farming land and fishing. The community maintains its local charm, peace and tranquility despite increased tourism in the past several years. Himalaya Yoga Valley is well known and established within the community, having been here for the past 10 years and the locals always have a warm welcome for our yoga trainees and Retreat guests. Mandrem beach village is approximately 10 minute walk from the Centre and boasts a beautiful long sandy beach on the Arabian sea. The gentle glow of the early sunrises and the evening sunsets on the Arabian Sea are memorable.

The Yoga villas are newly constructed 2-story buildings, spacious, secure and comfortable, they are set back on the quiet and peaceful, large private grounds of our Centre. The villas are nestled under a hillside with lots of greenery, natural bushland and trees and home to many different species of birds who fill the air with their beautiful songs during early morning meditation. Each villa has four large bedrooms with hot water en-suite bathrooms and fans, and have sprawling downstairs shared lounge area and outside patio. Accommodation choices are triple or twin shared or single occupancy. rooms.

The Centres facilities include a large swimming pool and relaxing chill out area, 2 Yoga shallas which can comfortably accommodate 40 & 26 students , a Vegetarian Dining Facility which provides a mixture of sumptuous healthy Indian and Western meals, a yogalibrary ,free wifi at the dining room , daily serviced rooms, 24 hour security, safety deposit facility, laundry service, 24hr taxi and scooter hire and rental through local providers.

Ireland-  Our Centre in Cork City Ireland

Cork City is located in the south east coast of Ireland and lives up to its international reputation as  “The City of Welcomes” . It has been voted as one of the world’s top 10 city destinations for the last several years by Lonely Planet. Cork is a small, historical city that is home to some of Ireland’s best restaurants, traditional Irish music and culture and beautiful architecture. Our busy city centre Centre boasts two large studios which delivers quality yoga to a wide range of students.  Our team of established and excellent yoga teachers have all been trained by Yogacharaya Lalit and are all Graduates of Himalaya Yoga Valley Teacher Training  and carry forward the best of traditional yoga to the community;  the ethos that yoga is for everybody. 

Retreats

Our Yoga holiday and immersion Retreats at our centre in Goa are residential and include accommodation, meals, twice daily Yoga classes, chanting mantras, meditation and pranayama . Retreats and Yoga holidays can be tailored to meet the needs of individual groups or our experienced staff can plan your schedule for you!  A once in a lifetime opportunity to experience Yoga at the source with expert teachers, in relaxing and fun environments.

Goa Highlights; Mouth watering culinary experiences at our vegetarian restaurant, local & traditional culture, sightseeing, featuring specialist workshops suitable for all levels, enjoying the tranquil oasis, the fresh sea air and peaceful atmosphere.

The Goa Retreat  location provide a temporary escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, an opportunity to immerse yourself Yogic practices, all within peaceful and relaxing settings.

Visit our website www.yogagoaindia.com for more details and upcoming dates. For information on hiring the Centre or visiting as a guest email himalayanyogavalley@gmail.com

First Registered December 2008

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  • 4.5 out of 5
    By: Abby Rossetti Sep 07, 2021
    Training Program held on Jul 26, 2021—Aug 21, 2021

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Charlotte Rafferty Aug 12, 2021
    Training Program held on Nov 09, 2020—Nov 21, 2020

    I cannot rate Himalaya Yoga Valley highly enough! Their 200hr teaching training course is fantastic. The teachers are so supportive and knowledgeable, the course content is interesting, informative and practical, and the systems are second to none. The course provides a flexible, in-depth and nurturing environment for you to train, whilst also having a great community feel. I would recommend anyone looking to complete their YTT or to deepen their yoga knowledge to go ahead with Himalaya Yoga Valley. Its truly a life-changing experience.

    • General Comments

      I cannot rate Himalaya Yoga Valley highly enough! Their 200hr teaching training course is fantastic. The teachers are so supportive and knowledgeable, the course content is interesting, informative and practical, and the systems are second to none. The course provides a flexible, in-depth and nurturing environment for you to train, whilst also having a great community feel. I would recommend anyone looking to complete their YTT or to deepen their yoga knowledge to go ahead with Himalaya Yoga Valley. Its truly a life-changing experience.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Iva Emilova Jun 29, 2021
    Training Program held on Mar 08, 2018—Apr 07, 2018

  • 4 out of 5
    By: Jessica May 07, 2021
    Training Program held on Jan 04, 2021—Jan 16, 2021

  • 4.5 out of 5
    By: Alexandra McColgan Mar 15, 2021
    Training Program held on Jan 24, 2018—Feb 20, 2018

    I had a comprehensive and formative experience practicing and studying at the Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre in Goa.

    • General Comments

      I had a comprehensive and formative experience practicing and studying at the Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre in Goa.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Evelyne Jousse Mar 08, 2021
    Training Program held on Sep 07, 2020—Sep 19, 2020

    Joining the 200h online YTT at Himalaya Yoga Valley Center in 2020 has made my dreams come true. Practicing Yoga for the past 12 years, I was looking for a teacher training for quite a while, but taking a month or more off from work, leaving family behind for a retreat, plus the costs associated to it was not on my immediate and affordable agenda. When YTT became available online, I started to search for a serious school with an affordable price that would resonate with my inner self. Based in France I started to look for a French YTT that would match my expectations and agenda and couldn’t find something. As I geographically enlarged my searches, I came across HYV, read about their story, the course structure, the teachers behind the scenes, the videos and it really matched my expectations. But the final decision criteria (on top of the attractive price) was the way the 200 hours are built: a mix of real time webinars, self-paced online classes and self-study and readings. That was the trigger that made me hit the I REGISTER button. The first half of the training takes place during 2 first weeks as real-time webinars, where you have a great interaction with deeply engaged and caring teachers. The courses are amazing and I have learnt so much not only in anatomy, philosophy, Ayurveda or practicing, but on myself as well. Then the second half of the training is self-paced but still with regular check ‘ins to raise questions, and a great community within my student group sharing experiences during these 5 months. I couldn’t recommend HYV 200h teacher training enough to all those hesitating, just do it. I just received my graduation certificate, am so proud of what I have achieved thanks to the caring teachers, their always relevant feedback on my practicums, and my student group . I can’t wait to be able to meet the HYV team in person in Cork or Goa some day! It is a life changing experience! Namaste

    • General Comments

      Joining the 200h online YTT at Himalaya Yoga Valley Center in 2020 has made my dreams come true. Practicing Yoga for the past 12 years, I was looking for a teacher training for quite a while, but taking a month or more off from work, leaving family behind for a retreat, plus the costs associated to it was not on my immediate and affordable agenda. When YTT became available online, I started to search for a serious school with an affordable price that would resonate with my inner self. Based in France I started to look for a French YTT that would match my expectations and agenda and couldn’t find something. As I geographically enlarged my searches, I came across HYV, read about their story, the course structure, the teachers behind the scenes, the videos and it really matched my expectations. But the final decision criteria (on top of the attractive price) was the way the 200 hours are built: a mix of real time webinars, self-paced online classes and self-study and readings. That was the trigger that made me hit the I REGISTER button. The first half of the training takes place during 2 first weeks as real-time webinars, where you have a great interaction with deeply engaged and caring teachers. The courses are amazing and I have learnt so much not only in anatomy, philosophy, Ayurveda or practicing, but on myself as well. Then the second half of the training is self-paced but still with regular check ‘ins to raise questions, and a great community within my student group sharing experiences during these 5 months. I couldn’t recommend HYV 200h teacher training enough to all those hesitating, just do it. I just received my graduation certificate, am so proud of what I have achieved thanks to the caring teachers, their always relevant feedback on my practicums, and my student group . I can’t wait to be able to meet the HYV team in person in Cork or Goa some day! It is a life changing experience! Namaste
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Cristina Menendez Mar 04, 2021
    Training Program held on Nov 09, 2020—Nov 21, 2020

    Thank you to the entire team for teaching each subject with integrity and humanity.

    • General Comments

      Thank you to the entire team for teaching each subject with integrity and humanity.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Elena Matsa Feb 28, 2021
    Training Program held on Nov 09, 2020—Nov 21, 2020

    Truly transforming course with authentic teachers

    • General Comments

      Truly transforming course with authentic teachers
  • 4.5 out of 5
    By: Selene Martello Jan 26, 2021
    Training Program held on Nov 09, 2020—Nov 21, 2020

    Great experience and Team. A great online preparation, so detailed and clear that it really gives you the feeling to be ready and go confident in the teaching world. Great availability and communication with the students.

    • General Comments

      Great experience and Team. A great online preparation, so detailed and clear that it really gives you the feeling to be ready and go confident in the teaching world. Great availability and communication with the students.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Maryam Dec 09, 2020
    Training Program held on May 11, 2020—May 23, 2020

    Very knowledgeable teachers. The training received is excellent and very thorough.

    • General Comments

      Very knowledgeable teachers. The training received is excellent and very thorough.
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First Registered December 2008

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 127

By Abby Rossetti RYT® 200

Sep 07, 2021

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By Charlotte Rafferty RYT® 200

Aug 12, 2021

I cannot rate Himalaya Yoga Valley highly enough! Their 200hr teaching training course is fantastic. The teachers are so supportive and knowledgeable, the course content is interesting, informative and practical, and the systems are second to none. The course provides a flexible, in-depth and nurturing environment for you to train, whilst also having a great community feel. I would recommend anyone looking to complete their YTT or to deepen their yoga knowledge to go ahead with Himalaya Yoga Valley. Its truly a life-changing experience. Full Review

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