Elements of Yoga - 200 Hour Teacher Training

200 Hour Teacher Training

Join Joan Hyman in Goa, India for a 200-Hour Teacher Training that will offer a solid foundation for your yoga practice and plant the seeds to teach. This Yoga Alliance certified training will include three weeks of intense study of yoga, philosophy, subtle body, anatomy, and sequencing in a blissful setting of Goa, India.

The schedule will include long morning practices that will explore a theme pose of the day along with pranayama and meditations. Afternoons will be a range of learning hands-on adjustments and how to read bodies, understanding sequencing, diving deep into anatomy, and philosophy, and practice teaching. Be prepared each day to absorb new information as you embark on this transformational path.

You can also join this intensive as a retreat and immerse yourself in the morning practices and have the afternoons to relax and explore Goa. For students that have already completed their 200 Hour Training, you are welcome to do a refresher course at a discounted price and partial schedule. Email Joan for more information.

This training/retreat is open to anybody looking to deepen their practice and explore Mother India, the birthplace of yoga. If you have the desire to teach yoga or simply just deepen your practice, this course is definitely for you!

Pricing and Registration: Coming soon!



Elements of Yoga 

This is a foundational teacher training is Yoga Alliance Certified and ideal for serious students of yoga and aspiring teachers. In this program, we will cover the different elements of yoga that will help you develop a self-practice and inspire you to teach! 

This program will provide you with the tools and the knowledge to start teaching and finding your voice as a teacher.  You will be begin by learning to teach the basics as we explore styles from the Ashtanga and Iyengar Methods. Joan also holds a background in meditation, Ayurveda, and different therapeutic studies which she applies to all of her trainings.  This training aligns with the authentic traditions as instructed by Krishnamacharya and his students Sri K. Patthabi Jois and B.K.S. Iyengar. We will explore the details of alignments blended in with the dynamic breath based movements learning to create a vinyasa flow class that is accessible to everyone!

You will also deepen your understanding of philosophy, anatomy, subtle body, and chanting.

Topics Covered:

  • The study of asana. (Yoga Postures).
  • Anatomy applied to asana.
  • Learn the benefits and contraindications of asana and how to make postures accessible for everyone.
  • How to work with props.
  • The art of reading bodies and performing hands on adjustments.
  • How to teach beginners.
  • The art of sequencing a vinyasa flow class.
  • How to teach a yoga private.
  • The history of yoga.
  • Yogic philosophy from the perspective of The Yoga Sutras.
  • The subtle body including, the chakras, vayus, bandhas, and pranayama.
  • Restorative yoga.
  • Prenatal yoga.
  • How to be an effective teacher.
  • How to find your authentic voice as a teacher.
  • Practice teaching in a group.

Daily Schedule:

  • Morning practice. Includes two – three hour practices including meditation and pranayama and focusing on the asana theme of the day.
  • Short Break.
  • Review Sequence and postures taught.
  • Lunch Break
  • Philosophy discussion and study/ or Subtle Body.
  • Short Break
  • Hands on Adjustments, practice teaching, or a wind down practice for the day. 

Formats include:

  • One-month study. Days meet 9am – 5pm with one day off per week.
  • Twoten-day sessions followed by online work and online course.
  • Two two week sessions with no online work.
  • Weekend format is also available.

Whats included

  • Local transportation
    From Goa airport to Devarya and return
  • Two meals per day
    Includes a light morning snack
  • Accomodations
    For entire stay
  • Yoga and Meditation
    Evening activities and classes with Joan
  • Teacher Training Manual
    For those that are in the training
  • Rooms cleaned daily
Teacher Training Retreat

Tentative Schedule:

7am - 8am - Light snack and tea/ coffee

8am - 10:30am - Yoga Practice and Workshop

10:30am - 12pm - Brunch

1pm - 3:30 - Lecture including anatomy, philosphy, sequencing, and subtle body.

3:30 - 4pm Break

4pm - 5:30pm - Yoga Workshop including theraputic, restorative, and/or pranayama. Sometimes practice teaching and hands on adjustements will be included here.

6pm - Sunset

7pm - Dinner

8:30pm - Evening Activities including kirtan, yogi nidra, meditation, shamanic sound bath, and estatic dance. 


Shared Accommodation - 3000 USD
Single Accommodation - 3800 USD
Retreat Option Shared - 2500 USD
Retreat Option Single - 3200 USD
Prices based on bookings made before Nov 1st 2019

Available until Jan 06, 2020 6 left

Two single beds in a bungalow with shared bathroom. 

Price increase 300 USD After November 1, 2019.

Single Room
Available until Jan 06, 2020 6 left

Queen size bed with private bathroom.

For upgrade please inquire separately. 

Price increase $300 USD After November 1, 2019.

Retreat option / Single
Available until Jan 06, 2020 6 left

Includes morning practices only, accomodations, and meals..  Please email Joan seperately to request this option. This includeds  21 days and can be pro-rated. 

Price increase $300 USD After November 1, 2019.

Retreat option/ Shared
Available until Jan 06, 2020 4 left

Includes morning practices only, accomodations, and meals..  Please email Joan seperately to request this option. This includeds  21 days and can be pro-rated. 

Price increase $300 USD After November 1, 2019.


Please email: Joanhymanyoga@gmail.com for more information.



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