Yes, at least 6 months of recent yoga practice in Ashtanga or Hatha is a must, or a minimum 1-2 years experience practicing yoga.
Some “Beginners” may have a considerable amount of yoga knowledge and follow a yogic lifestyle but may not be so advanced in the Asana practice. Other “beginners” may have great physical ability for the Asana practice but may not have an understanding or knowledge of yoga. In either case, if you show great dedication and devotion to learning yoga, the training may be suitable. Please contact us if you consider yourself a beginner to evaluate if it would be appropriate to participate in the course. It is important that you practice regularly, have good physical stamina and are physically fit.
You must have successfully completed a 200 hr YTTC.
It is required to do a 200 hr TTC first as it provides a solid foundation and the necessary preparation to be able to follow and to progress to the 300 hr level. The 300 hr level is more intense and advanced and is meant to deepen your already existing knowledge learned on the 200 hr YTTC.
Yes, you may complete a 200 hr teacher training anywhere else in the world.
It is preferred to have some teaching experience since it is an advanced course and is directed towards improving your teaching skills.
The 200 hr YTTC is ashtanga-vinyasa flow and the 300 hr YTTC is vinyasa flow.
Please see our website for an example of the daily schedule.
Yes, all bodies are not created equal so you are not expected to be able to do all the postures. Modifications are given/taught for all levels of asanas.
The course is taught entirely in English so it depends on your level and confidence with the language. The teachers do take non-native speakers into consideration and adapt as much as possible to make sure that the material being taught is understood by everyone. The teachers are also readily available to assist students and provide extra help and guidance where necessary.
Unless you have a serious illness or medical emergency, you are expected not to miss any classes. If you do, you will be given make up assignments which will be determined by the teacher(s).
Full attendance and participation in all the classes.
If you cannot pass the exam you may receive a certificate of attendance and return at a later date to complete the course.
The teacher training certificates are awarded to students on the basis of their performance and attendance throughout the training, as well as completion of practical and final exam. If you do not meet these standards then you will be awarded a certificate of attendance instead of completion.
Yes, we provide a welcome kit equipped with a manual and basic supplies needed for the course.
Yes, the course is structured in such a way that there is ample time for student teaching. Students are given many opportunities to progress, develop and advance their teaching skills under the supervision of the course instructors.
There will be asana classes every morning and afternoon (except Saturday afternoons and Sundays), as well as student teaching.
Yes, Sampoorna is registered with Yoga Alliance (RYS 200 and RYS 300) which is acknowledged internationally.
Yes, we have a karma yoga program. To be eligible you need to have successfully completed a YTTC at Sampoorna. For more information please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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You can observe and meditate.
Yes, your tuition may be applied to any other future course at the school.
All meals (except Sundays) are included in the course fee. Different accommodation packages are available and are considered separate from the course fee. (Please see link for package prices).
Goa is easily accessible by plane, train and bus.
Dabolim International Airport (GOI) is the closest airport and is approximately 90 minutes away by taxi. GOI Airport is well connected by daily flights from Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Cochin and Bangalore.
You can also reach Agonda by train. The nearest station is in Canacona, although main train services stop at Margao station (approximately one hour away).
Regular buses depart from the Canacona bus station for Agonda (9km). The bus stand in Canacona is about 1km from the Canacona train station. Buses from Chaudi and Margao are also available a few times a day.
Yes, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your arrival date, time and flight details (departure city, airline, flight number) and we will make the necessary arrangements for you.
Please check our website for various accommodation packages to decide what best suits your needs.
Excluding flights, insurance, course fee and accommodation, you should calculate some pocket money for eventual souvenirs, toiletries, taxis, rickshaws, eating out and other small items.
You can get a tourist visa from your nearest Indian consulate or embassy. It is possible to download the application form from Internet. If the consulate issues your visa, please note that it will start from the date issued, not from the date of your travel. It is recommended that you apply in advance!
E-visas are valid for one month and are validated at the airport on the day of departure.
In general we do not consider vaccinations necessary. Although it is gradually being eradicated, some monkeys and dogs do still carry rabies. Consult your doctor and your country’s Government Health Regulations when you are considering travel to India for up to date recommendations on vaccinations.
For the 200 hr TTC you will have Saturday afternoons and Sundays off.
For the 300 hr TTC all Sundays are free.
For the opening and closing fire ceremonies it is recommended to wear white. For the rest of the course comfortable yoga gear is recommended.
It would be advantageous to be familiar with the ashtanga sequence, if you don’t already know it, as well as the sanskrit names of the postures before starting the TTC.
We have high-quality yoga mats available for purchase.
Your yoga mat, comfortable yoga clothes, swimwear, flip flops, preferred toiletries, and any medication you are taking or that you may need.
Other Suggested FAQs
Please always seek advice from your general health practitioner or a specialist first, and inform the school and your teachers of any conditions that may affect your practice before starting the course.
You can leave your room, cross the small village road, and be on the beach in just two minutes!
Yes – each room features hot water and electricity. However, it’s important to remember that power cuts are quite common in India – so expect the occasional power-outage.
It is not recommended that you drink tap water anywhere in India. At Sampoorna we provide filtered water in the restaurant area at all times which it is pure and safe to drink but always at your own discretion.
We believe plant based diets benefit the environment, the animals and also our own health so we encourage students to share this way of eating while they are staying with us. In line with the yogic principle of Ahimsa, we do not allow meat / fish / seafood to be cooked or consumed in the restaurant. Our kitchen serves exceptional vegetarian meals with some vegan friendly & gluten free options as well.
Please let us know at the time of booking and/or upon arrival if you have any specific dietary requirements/allergies. We can cater for different dietary needs. As a standard, our buffet meals nearly always have dairy-free/gluten-free options available.
Yes, please be aware though that the internet connection in Goa can be a bit slow and sometimes drops. This is a good opportunity to practice patience and acceptance! 🙂
There has never been a problem with security. All rooms are provided with closets and drawers that can be locked. Security guards are on duty 24/7 to watch over all the Sampoorna grounds. However, you are suggested to lock your cottages/rooms whenever you are out.
Sampoorna does provide a laundry service for a small fee.
There are a plenty of local shops within walking distance that stock all of your practical items and toiletries, as well as shops that sell clothes, jewellery, trinkets, spices, incense and more!
There are two ATM machines in Agonda, one is about a five minute walk away from the school and the other is a 15 minutes further near the post office and football field (you can take a tuk-tuk). There are also plenty of travel agents and money exchange places in Agonda, as well as in nearby Chaudi and Palolem.
The climate in Goa from October until May is warm and dry. The daytime temperatures range from 28 to 32 degrees. Generally you will encounter blue skies every day from November to April.
If you visit in December and January, the early mornings and late evenings can be cool so bring a sweater and some warm yoga clothes for the early morning practice and the nights.
The sun in India is quite strong, especially if you’re coming from the winter. Although you can buy sunscreen here, if you are used to a particular brand bring it along. At Sampoorna there are plenty of shady spots and all the yoga shalas are covered.