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Oldest Yoga Centre in the World, The Yoga Institute, Now Has a Branch in Goa

Updated: Dec 7, 2020


If you are looking for an authentic yoga teacher training experience in a beautiful natural environment, the Yoga Institute Goa is a top choice. Located at Chorao Island, it offers an exotic, serene atmosphere, where one can rediscover the self.


The Yoga Institute, Santacruz (East), Mumbai, India was founded in 1918 by Shri Yogendraji, and is the oldest centre of yoga in the world. Shri Yogendraji believed that yoga was not meant exclusively for bearded men living in the mountains, and he wanted to bring it to householders—the men and women who have to work, toil, commute, earn a living, raise children, and fight the battle of life every day. He wanted to bring it to people living in the town and the city because he believed that the householder could benefit immensely from this knowledge. This is why Shri Yogendra is known as the Father of Modern Yoga Renaissance.


The Yoga Institute is a pioneer when it comes to designing courses, retreat modules, corporate training, etc. that will teach you to bring out the best in yourself through a scientific yogic approach.

200 Hour Basic Teacher’s Training Certification (TTC) is a 26 days basic training course which prepares/certifies students for teaching Yogic Techniques to normal healthy adults and school children. This course starts on the first of every month. It covers the theoretical and practical aspects of Yoga.

The syllabus consists of introduction to the history and background of Yoga and Yoga practices, Asanas, Pranayamas, Kriyas with their related benefits, limitations and contraindications, methodology and lesson planning, public speaking, diet and yoga hygiene, essential of Anatomy and Physiology, communication and teaching skills. Study of selected Yoga Sutras and Introduction to Hatha Yoga is also a part of the curriculum.


Apart from the above, we also teach the students some unique techniques and concepts that are pioneered by the founder of our institute. Our faculty is highly trained and experienced to impart this knowledge to the students.

Students are presented certificate on successful completion of the course. A certification ceremony is organised on last day of the course for students who pass the examinations.


Nestled amidst lush greenery, our Goan style accommodation is equipped with the latest amenities and spick & span premises. Our rooms are made for quiet contemplation and relaxation. We have single, double and triple occupancy and so family rooms. All the rooms are centrally located and easily accessible from all parts of the property. We serve Sattvik meals with homegrown organic and pure seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grain pulses, sprouts, seeds, honey, fresh herbs, milk, and dairy products. These foods raise our consciousness levels.


Visit the Yoga Institute Goa website for more information.

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