Yoga in Goa is hugely popular and we can offer a broad range of classes at Palm Trees Yoga School. Throughout the season, the school offers the following Yoga Teacher Training Courses:
200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Vinyasa Flow
300 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Anatomy, Sequencing and Adjustments
500 hour Yoga Teacher Training
The school also hosts the yoga classes for our yoga retreat and Ayurvedic retreat guests. We offer daily drop in classes for nearby holiday guests. Private classes can be arranged with any of our teachers upon request.
Yoga in Goa at Palm Trees
Location in Goa
Sitting amongst the palms on the backwaters of Goa, the yoga school remains in the shade throughout the day. The natural surroundings provide the backdrop for practice, allowing our guests to feel fully immersed in nature. Hear the sound of the birds and local wildlife, the rustling of the palms, the distant sound of the ocean. The location is the perfect place to induce meditation and peacefulness. The space is just a short walk from nearby Patnem beach, a place to reap the benefits after yoga.
Our Yoga Teachers
Our yoga teachers have come from a variety of backgrounds with their own expertise and styles of yoga. The resident yoga teacher and retreat host, Julia Gavin, has been teaching Yoga Teacher Trainings and hosting retreats for almost 10 years. She is a Yoga Alliance registered E-RYT, her profile and yoga school profile are listed on the Yoga Alliance website and you can see her BIO on her website www.juliagavinyoga.com. Styles of yoga at the school include Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Ashtanga Yoga, Rocket Yoga and Yin Yoga with Pranayama and Meditation classes scheduled daily. All classes are listed on our Yoga Retreat page.
The Yoga Shala/Space in Goa
The yoga shala is made from natural organic materials that have been locally sourced. Built with palm wood, the roof is handwoven in palm leaves and natural coils. It is a traditional, eco-friendly, Keralan style structure. Yoga mats and equipment are also made from natural fibres. We have created an eco-friendly yoga space for guests to enjoy. Built in 2019, the yoga school is the latest addition to Palm Trees Ayurvedic Heritage, here in South Goa.
Our Yoga Courses & Retreats in Goa
300 hr YTTC Advanced Sequencing, Yoga Anatomy and Adjustments
This is an advanced 300-hr Yoga Teacher Training that runs throughout the season. The course is registered with Yoga Alliance and led by Lead Trainer Julia Gavin. Students are required to have a 200-hr certification from a Yoga Alliance registered yoga school along with 2 years teaching experience. It is a 4-week residential course with accommodation and meals provided onsite, allowing students to fully immerse themselves into their studies. The course is aimed at students who are teaching yoga already and are looking to advance their teaching skills. This TTC offers a module in Ayurveda, with the option of taking advantage of the onsite Ayurvedic spa facilities in support a yoga practice. The tranquillity of the resort creates a great study environment and facilities transformation on many levels.
200-hr YTTC in Ashtanga Yoga and Ayurveda
The Yoga Holiday
Our yoga retreat is just what you need to fully relax and unwind. Our experienced team of yoga teachers bring yoga and meditation classes to you from dawn until dusk. Classes cater for all levels of yogis with beginner to advanced sessions offered. The classes are part of a package that includes bed and breakfast at the resort. Guests are free to attend classes as and when they want, allowing them to create a perfect schedule in accordance with their holiday needs. The beach is just s 5-minute walk from the yoga space, it is easy share holiday time between yoga and the beach. Private alignment classes can be arranged on request. We offer 3, 8 and 15 day Yoga Retreats.
An Ayurvedic Retreat
Our Ayurvedic retreat in the most luxurious of our packages, this is a week of pamper and luxury. With Ayurvedic massage and treatments scheduled daily, yoga classes are encouraged to help find balance to reconnect with your true inner self. Our Ayurvedic retreat guests are invited to join the yoga retreat schedule of classes and can attend as many classes as desired. Yoga is a big part of Ayurveda and you will be advised on which classes to participate in as part of your consultation. We offer 1 and 2 week packages.
Drop-In Classes, Patnem
If you are staying nearby or have just booked accommodation with us, you are welcome to join yoga classes. Our weekly schedule will be posted on our social media and home page. Classes are 800 INR. Guests are asked to bring their own mat during the pandemic. Outside guests are then welcome to join us for a juice or smoothie in our onsite restaurant.
For all course and retreat enquiries, get in touch. We are ready and waiting for you.
We do yoga under the palms every blessed day!!