Yoga Teacher Training in Gokarna

YTT Courses & Yoga Retreats in a beachside spiritual location

Why choose Gokarna for your Yoga Teacher Training Course?

Gokarna, one of India’s seven important Hindu pilgrimage centers, is nestled between the mountains and the Arabian Sea. Recognized as the legendary location where Lord Shiva emerged into the world from the ear of a cow, Gokarna has historically drawn visitors to it’s important Hindu temples and holy sites. More recently the nearby unspoiled beaches (Main Beach, Kudle Beach, Om Beach, & Half Moon Beach) have attracted western tourists seeking a less crowded alternative to Goa.

Our school is located in the edge of the jungle just steps from serene and beautiful Kudle beach. Kudle is renown for it’s white sand and epic sunsets.  Less crowded than other local beaches, it is perfect for yoga practice and meditation overlooking the Arabian Sea. Just a short walk from the school you can reach other nearby beaches, historic temples, and Gokarna’s vibrant market.

If you are interested in the roots of yoga and Indian mythology Gokarna is a great place to learn about it through the many heritage sites, culture, traditions, and local people. All of the temples and important sites are located within walking distance of the school and can be easily visited on your days off.

If you prefer sunny tropical environments and wish to explore yoga’s spiritual roots, Gokarna may be the ideal spot for you to undertake your teacher training course or yoga retreat. The unique combination of jungle, mountains, and perfect white sand beaches plus the access to important Hindu spiritual locations set the stage for an unforgettable spiritual experience! Gokarna’s weather is ideal between October and April with bright sunny days and pleasant temperatures.

Our Yoga Courses & Yoga Retreats in Gokarna

We offer a range of Yoga Alliance certified courses in Gokarna:

— Our Foundational TTC Course

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training (25 Days)

Our foundational 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course provides the fundamentals you need to become a certified yoga teacher or take your own practice to the next level. Embark on a life-changing experience as you immerse in the study of yoga and set forth on the path to becoming an authentic and inspired yoga teacher.

— Our Advanced TTC Course

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training (30 Days)

Our 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course is designed to nourish your practice, inspire your teaching, and expand your capabilities. Dive deeper into both the knowledge and experience of yoga’s eight limbs, philosophy, methods of practice, and opportunities for personal growth.

— Foundational & Advanced TTC Combined

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training (54 Days)

For those seeking an even greater opportunity to immerse themselves in yoga and teaching, our 200 Hour and 300 hour courses can be combined into a single combined 500 Yoga Teacher Training Course covering both the foundational and advanced training programs. This intensive approach provides a powerful chance to dive deep into the yoga lifestyle and move quickly along the path towards a teaching career.

— Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Courses

100 Hour Yoga Courses (11 Days)

We offer 100 Hour Yoga Alliance Continuing Education (YACEP) Courses on ten different yoga methods and topics. These shorter residential courses allow you to dive deep into an individual style of practice while earning Yoga Alliance Continuing Education (YACEP) hours which count towards your 500 hour status.

— Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Course

50 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training Course (6 Days)

Yin yoga is much more than holding static poses for long periods of time. It’s about healing, revealing our true nature, and understanding the body’s energetic pathways. This 50 hour Yoga Alliance Continuing Education (YACEP) Course is an intensive exploration of the practice and potential of this powerful practice.

— Design Your Perfect Yoga Vacation

Personal Yoga Retreat in Gokarna (3-30 Days)

In addition to our courses, we offer Customized Yoga Retreats for yogis and yoginis of all levels seeking a calm & spiritual environment to relax and unwind. We have retreat packages that range from several days to an entire month or you can design the perfect program which meets your individual goals.

Gokarna Teacher Training Lifestyle

How you will spend your days and nights during the course

Daily Routine

From Monday to Saturday, generally from 6:30am to 6:30pm, your daily routine will include multiple practice sessions as well as practical and theory classes. Your schedule will also include open time for you to engage in self-study and practice teaching with your fellow trainees.

On Saturdays you will have only a half day of coursework and Sundays are your days off. Use this time to relax, study, and enjoy your surrounding.

Sample Schedule

Your actual schedule will vary weekly but this is an example of what you can expect:

06:30am – 07:30am ​Meditation/Pranayama
07:30am – 09:30am Asana Practice
09:30am – 10:00am Breakfast
10:00am – 10:50am​ Mantra
11:00am – 12:00pm Philosophy
12:00pm – 14:00pm​ Lunch
14:00pm – 15:00pm​ Anatomy
15:00pm – 17:00pm​ Art of Teaching
19:00pm – 20:00pm ​Dinner

Where You Will Stay

We provide you with clean, comfortable, and safe accommodations located close to the yoga shala. Rooms are either shared between two trainees or private, depending on your preference. These simple but cozy rooms are the perfect respite for rest and relaxation between training sessions. You will step out of your door straight into nature and fall asleep with the sounds of the ocean or mountain breeze. The fresh air and beautiful scenery will fill your soul with happiness and calm.

What You Will Eat

We provide 3 healthy, energy-boosting vegetarian (vegan-friendly) meals per day, from Monday to Saturday. Our kitchen staff prides themselves on their selection of local, fresh, and seasonally-appropriate ingredients. We aim to give you all the energy you need for this intensive time. Let us nourish your soul and fill your body with prana supporting meals!

Sunday is a holiday for staff and students and we encourage you to try some of the delicious food on offer in the surrounding area.

Opening & Closing

Please feel free to check-in any time from 10 am on the day before your course’s start date. This arrival day is dedicated for you to settle in and get familiar with your new surroundings. In the evening there will be an orientation and opening ceremony followed by a welcome dinner. The following morning your training schedule will commence after a sunrise fire ceremony.

On the final day, we will hold a closing ceremony where you will get your certificate followed by a photo session with your fellow graduates. Check-out time is 1 pm, but you may join activities throughout the day as desired.

After Class in Gokarna

  • Yoga on the beach
  • professional Yoga photos with our photographer
  • Sunset boat trips
  • Hindu temples (Rama, Koti)
  • Visiting the nearby Shiva cave
  • Local town market for shopping
  • Swimming & Surfing
  • Trekking
  • Visit nearby secluded beaches (Half-Moon, Paradise, etc.)
  • Palm readings by locals

Upcoming Yoga Courses in Gokarna

What is Included:

  • Yoga Course Tuition
  • Course Handbook
  • Overnight Accommodation**
  • 3 Vegetarian Meals on Full Days, 2 Meals on Saturdays**
  • All Teaching Materials
  • WIFI**
  • T-shirts, Bags, Note Pads, and Pens

What is Not Included:

  • Airfare
  • Visa Fees
  • Dinner on Saturday, Meals on Sunday**
  • Excursions
  • Airport Pickup (available at an additional fee)
  • Laundry (available at an additional fee)
**Applies to residential courses only

Map & Directions to the Gokarna Yoga Center

Our Gokarna Yoga Center is located on beautiful Kudle Beach:

Shree Hari Yoga Center
Kudle Beach Road
Gokarna, Karnataka 581326, India

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