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The best place to learn Ashtanga yoga in Goa, India.

Prayer in yoga class, Goa

Yoga Journey Ltd in association with Purple Valley specialises in Ashtanga yoga courses, and is the best place to learn Ashtanga yoga in Goa, India.

The usual yoga course is 2 weeks and offers 6 morning yoga classes and 4 afternoon classes weekly of various content according to the teacher and session. It is most beneficial for students to take the full 2-week yoga course, if life schedules do not permit this, we take one week bookings for the first week only. Students should aim to arrive on Saturday between 14:00 and 17:00, the first class of the yoga course is Sunday morning and the last class is on a Friday morning, with departures on the last Saturday by 10:00.

All course prices, both residential and non residential, include 3 delicious vegetarian meals a day and full use of the retreat facilities.

We can only accept guests for the 2nd week of a 2 week retreat if they have memorised the Primary Series and can practise without guidance from a teacher.

Season 2018/2019

C10 Petri Raisanen, Wambui Njuguna-Räisänen -
16th Feb 2019 - 1st Mar 2019
Petri Raisanen, Petri Raisanen, Wambui Njuguna-Räisänen,

Petri Raisanen is internationally known and respected Ashtanga Yoga teacher. He was a devoted student of the late Guru, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, who authorised Petri to teach and Petri carefully passes on his Guru's exact teachings. Petri started practicing Ashtanga yoga in 1989 and teaching in 1991.

He is co-owner and director of Ashtanga Yoga Helsinki, one of the world's largest Ashtanga Yoga Shalas. Petri is accompanied by his wife Wambui an authorised and dedicated teacher whose added background in music and dance all enhancing this course


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C11 Laruga Glaser -
2nd Mar 2019 - 15th Mar 2019
Laruga Glaser,

Since a young age Laruga Glaser has been fascinated with mind/body connections and spiritual thought which later attracted her to the practice of yoga in 1996 then a sincere connection and study of yoga philosophy and fully immersed in the journey of Ashanga Yoga in 1998.

After many years of practice in Mysore under the guides of the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and now his grandson R. Sharath Jois she obtained an advance level of authorization and its now dedicated to teaching the method of Ashtanga yoga to its fullest capacity, cultivating transparency to the tradition, and the deeply rich lineage the practice originates, otherwise known as parampara.

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C12 David Robson & Jelena Vesic -
16th Mar 2019 - 29th Mar 2019
David Robson & Jelena Vesic,

David Robson is the director of the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto, where he leads one of the world’s largest Mysore programs outside of India.

After completing a degree in Comparative Religion, David made his first trip to Mysore, India in 2002, where he initiated studies with his teacher Sharath Jois. Since then he has returned annually to deepen and enrich his practice and teaching, and since 2007 has been an Authorized Level 2 teacher. In addition to running his Mysore program in Toronto, David teaches workshops and retreats around the world, and he has released a popular series of instructional videos on Ashtanga called Learn To Float.

After studying ballet for 16 years Jelena Vesic made yoga her sole focis in 2009.  She has studied with her teacher David Robson since 2010 and leads the evening Mysore program at Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto. She travels with David on workshops and retreats around the world, and is becoming famous among Ashtangis for her "squishes".

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C13 Kathy Cooper -
30th Mar 2019 - 12th Apr 2019
Kathy Cooper,

Beginning this practice in 1976 on Maui, Hawaii, there were no yoga mats and we did not know the name of this practice. We called it “The Yoga”. Nancy Gilgoff and David Williams were my teachers and David taught me all of the series.

For five years I practiced Advanced A & B exclusively without a standing pose or once doing Primary or Intermediate. I feel very blessed to have had this time for complete focus on my practice, as I had virtually no injuries while developing.

I began teaching intermittently over the years and at sixty began teaching full time.

I have done in-depth yoga trainings with Richard Freeman and Maritza, formerly of the Iyengar and Anusara traditions. The integration of the wisdom of alignment has informed my ability to support practitioners to correct and avoid injuries and clarify/support the engagement of the bandhas. I also practice Jin Shin Jyutsu, a type of accupressure which is deeply harmonizing . It is a perfect accompaniment to yoga.

I bring this informed, deep, long-time practice to my teaching, supporting practitioners to strengthen their core/breath/alignment to correct and avoid injuries and to move from the core.

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C14 John Scott -
13th Apr 2019 - 26th Apr 2019
John Scott,

NadiSodana 2nd Series “The Counted Method”

John Scott is a direct student of Shri K Pattabhi Jois and certified to teach the Ashtanga system. 

He is a world renowned teacher well known for his detailed and informative narrative and his ability to direct students into a strong practice with soft intent.  By using his unique imagery borne from his own deep understanding and experience, John helps students to discover a balance between the powerful strength aspects and the yielding soft elements required for long-term practice of Ashtanga. 

John delivers information suitable for all levels of Series 2 Practitioner.


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