A joyful investment in your body,
mind and spirit.

TheYogaShala offers 200 hours intense, Hybrid and Residential Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Course affiliated to Yoga Alliance USA in this well-renowned Yoga centre.

Hi! My name is Mr.Avnish Mehta and I’m here to help you find the confidence you need to feel amazing in your body!

Mr.Avnish Mehta’s TheYogaShala was established in Goa to create the ultimate ‘Science of Happiness’ and to spread the message of a balanced life and harmoniously connected body & mind.

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A personal practice that’s right for you.
Try all the classes we have available.

Days Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Time
7.30 -09.30 AM Primary Series Asana Practice Primary Series Asana Practice Primary Series Asana Practice Primary Series Asana Practice Primary Series Asana Practice Ramesh Shetty Style Asana Practice Leisure
10.00 AM Breakfast and Rest Breakfast and Rest Breakfast and Rest Breakfast and Rest Breakfast and Rest -
11.00 - 12.00 Noon Theory Theory Theory Theory Theory -
12.00 Noon - 1.00 PM Teaching Practice & Theory Teaching Practice & Theory Teaching Practice & Theory Teaching Practice & Theory Teaching Practice & Theory -
1.00pm - 2.00 PM Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break -
2.00pm - 4.30 PM Break Break Break Break Break -
4.30 to 5.30 PM Asana Alignment with Extended Practice Asana Alignment with Extended Practice Asana Alignment with Extended Practice Asana Alignment with Extended Practice Asana Alignment with Extended Practice -
5.30 to 7.30 PM Self - Revision Self - Revision Self - Revision Self - Revision Self - Revision -
7.30 PM Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner -
Days Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Time
7.30 -09.30 AM Primary Series Asana Practice Primary Series Asana Practice Primary Series Asana Practice Primary Series Asana Practice Primary Series Asana Practice Ramesh Shetty Style Asana Practice Leisure
10.00 AM Breakfast and Rest Breakfast and Rest Breakfast and Rest Breakfast and Rest Breakfast and Rest -
11.00 - 12.00 Noon Theory Theory Theory Theory Theory -
12.00 Noon - 1.00 PM Teaching Practice & Theory Teaching Practice & Theory Teaching Practice & Theory Teaching Practice & Theory Teaching Practice & Theory -
1.00pm - 2.00 PM Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break -
2.00pm - 4.30 PM Break Break Break Break Break -
4.30 to 5.30 PM Asana Alignment with Extended Practice Asana Alignment with Extended Practice Asana Alignment with Extended Practice Asana Alignment with Extended Practice Asana Alignment with Extended Practice -
5.30 to 7.30 PM Self - Revision Self - Revision Self - Revision Self - Revision Self - Revision -
7.30 PM Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner -

RULES AND GUIDELINES

Rules and guidelines of TheYogaShala premises, practice hall, accommodation and kitchen should be followed strictly.

Housing & In-Shala Premises

  • Accommodation will be provided until the 28th of the course attending month.
  • Keep the accommodation clean. 
  • Accommodation will be cleaned twice a week (Sunday and Wednesday), other days as a part of Karma Yoga you have to clean your room by taking turns. 
  • Playing loud music and disturbing the neighbours /roommates is strictly prohibited. 
  • Do not burn incense in the room. 
  • Do not move the furniture and do not stick anything on the wall or make it dirty.
  • Leave your footwear outside. 
  • Drinking alcohol, eating non-vegetarian food, or smoking cigarettes is strictly prohibited in-Shala premises. 
  • You are responsible for your belongings; we take no responsibility for any belongings lost. 
  • Strict silence from 9 pm to 8 am should be maintained in-Shala premises.
  • Switch off the lights and fan while coming to class and while going out. 
  • Carry the keys provided while going out; otherwise, you will be locked outside. Loss of keys incurs you Rs.2, 000 INR fine. 
  • Lock the ground floor door while going out/ coming in. 
  • Before sleeping lock the ground floor door and switch off kitchen and hall lights and fan.
  • Washing machine allowed for personal usage but minimum wash load: 10 to 15 clothes. 
  • After showering wipe off the water. 
  • Do not flush tissue or sanitary items. 
  • Any damage to fittings, furniture or any 'TheYogaShala' belongings caused by you will be charged extra.
  • TheYogaShala has limited internet data. Avoid uploading and downloading large files.
  • KITCHEN

    • Use purifier water to warm the water in a kettle. 
    • Keep the kitchen counter, sink and dining table clean. 
    • Put dry waste in the 'Green' bin and wet waste in the 'Yellow' bin. 
    • Wash the plates, cups and other utensils after use and keep them in the same place. 
    • Do not waste the food or store any food in the fridge.
    • Take your turns and wash the containers in which you get the food. 
    • South Indian food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) will be provided from Monday to Friday (3rd to 27th). 
      • Breakfast - South Indian breakfast like Idly, Upma, Pongal, Lemon Rice and many more.  
      • Lunch - Rice, Sambar and Vegetable Salad. 
      • Dinner - Chapattis and Curry or Vegetable Salad.

    PRACTICE HALL 

    • Leave the footwear outside. 
    • Keep the practice hall clean. 
    • Do not eat or drink anything except water, as it attracts ants. 
    • Do not leave your mats after practice. 
    • Keep the blocks, straps and other props in the same place after use and do not take them outside. 
    • Keep the cushions properly in their place after use. 
    • While practicing if the mat shreds/ the rubber dust, you have to clean it. 

    CLASSES 

    • You have to be in class on time. 
    • All classes are mandatory; only exception can be made during illness. 
    • Mobiles or any electronic gadgets are strictly prohibited inside classes. 
    • Recording the classes by audio, video or photos is strictly prohibited. 
    • If you have any doubts you have to ask the concerned teacher directly. 
    • Do not disturb the class, by asking questions in between. 

    TheYogaShala reserves the rights to dismiss the student from the course or to deny the certification for the following reasons:- 

    • Violent behaviour, sexual misbehaviour, disrespecting teachers, non-commitment to the program, drugs or alcohol consumption, disregard to the silence rule, etc. 
    • Everyone is expected to clear all payments within the first week of the course.  
    • If any student leaves the course before completion, Fee is non- refundable. 
    • TheYogaShala is not responsible for any injury, illness, accidents or any unexpected consequences within and outside TheYogaShala premises. 

In-Shala Facilities

Applicable for full residential as well as for the offline section of the hybrid module.

ACCOMMODATION & FOOD

Accommodation will be provided from the 7th to 29th of the course attending month in-Shala premises or around TheYogaShala in walkable distance. TheYogaShala is located 25-40mins away from the Goa International Airport & Madgaon Railway Station. Please note that the cost includes a one-time pick-up from the airport to TheYogaShala.

Accommodation is provided with:

Bed sheets, blankets and pillows

Wi-Fi access

Clean and hygienic western-style rooms with attached bathrooms

Food: 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Hot and cold water for shower

CCTV Camera inside and Outside TheYogaShala Premises

TRAVELLING INFORMATION

  • Passport: Make sure your passport is valid at least for 6 months, from the arrival date in India.  Keep your passport safe and it’s advisable to keep a copy on your phone or email; in case of loss of passport.
  • Visa: Visa is necessary for all foreigners to enter India. Tourist E-Visa is valid for 60 days in India. Easy online application and confirmation email will be sent within 72 hours, which you need to print and show to the Immigration Officer in India. About 120 countries are eligible. While filling in the Tourist Visa application, write the reason for travel as 'Vacation'. Please check the official E-Visa Website for more info: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html
  • You can’t get a student visa, for doing the month-long yoga course in an ashram. Student Visas are only for long-term academic courses in universities/colleges. Sometimes, students cancel the trip due to delays in getting the visa, after buying flight tickets and paying deposits.  
  • Insurance: It is better to get an insurance that covers your travel and health jointly while you are in India. 
  • Flight Ticket: Flight rates are not the same for all the airlines/ routes, and there could be a price difference for weekdays and weekends. You might get a cheaper ticket by adjusting your travel dates. 
  • Nearest International Airport: Goa International Airport is the nearest airport to TheYogaShala premises. 

WHAT TO BRING

  • Yoga Mat: Bringing Personal Yoga Mat is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. 
  • Clothes: Bring enough comfortable clothes suitable for Asana practice and theory class because after asana practice you need to take shower and change clothes. Sometimes you might have to take shower twice. Also, please carry light warm clothes in case if you feel cold. 
  • Bedding: We provide bed sheets, pillows and light blankets. It can be changed on demand, though carrying personal towel for your own comfort is advised.  
  • Toiletries: Either carry toiletries (soap/body wash, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.)/ buy these in the supermarket or organic store around the Shala. Bring washing powder to wash your clothes in the washing machine. 
  • For Women: Bring feminine hygiene products which you prefer or you can buy in a supermarket nearby. 

Along with this you might also carry, Notebook & pen, Water Bottle, Coffee / Tea powder (which you can prepare in the kitchen), OTC medicine which suits you (for headache, fever, etc.) and other kits you might need.

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Meet the experts that will guide you on your
way to better everyday life.

Avnish Mehta

Mr.Avnish Mehta is a yoga expert whose deep love of yoga and zeal to spread the message that a balanced life and harmoniously connected body & mind can be achieved through yoga led to him becoming a certified Yoga Guru.

Avnish Mehta

Yoga Guru

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A knowledgeable and skilled yoga instructor practicing over 25 forms of yoga for over 6-7 Years. In addition, he is well-versed in Naturopathy and Acupressure.

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TheYogaShala saved my life! Yoga has given me not only physical health but also peace and an overall sense of well-being! I am lucky to be able to practice Astanga Yoga.

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Janet Jones

Teaching Astanga Yoga is difficult but Mr. Avnish does it wonderfully. During our yoga sessions, his expertise was exceptional. You truly are the best teacher, Thank you!

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