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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

C1 Joey Miles, Rachel Woolhouse -
27th Oct 2018 - 9th Nov 2018
Joey Miles, Joey Miles, Rachel Woolhouse,

Joey came to Yoga in 1998 after a mis-spent youth pursuing the circus, martial arts and physical theatre. He was an apprentice of Hamish Hendry at Ashtanga Yoga London and was authorised to teach by the KPJAYI in 2004 and later with level 2 authorisation. Joey taught the Mysore programme at Triyoga, Primrose Hill, London for several years before moving to Leeds and setting up Yorkshire's first 5 day a week Mysore programme: Ashtanga Yoga Leeds. Joey continues to devote himself to sustaining the Leeds Mysore community. It is his intention to bring clarity and emphasis to sound alignment within the Ashtanga system, thereby demonstrating the unity among the different schools of yoga.

Grounded and approachable, Joey's 'common sense' approach to Ashtanga stems from his deep respect for the traditional method of practice, combined with experimental knowledge of alignment and anatomy. Joey brings a fresh pair of eyes to your practice, giving guidance on how to work with the sequence and how to make the sequence work for you. Joey's pragmatism, humour and caring nature will leave you feeling inspired and deeply connected with your practice.

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C2 Joey Miles, Rachel Woolhouse -
10th Nov 2018 - 23rd Nov 2018
Joey Miles, Joey Miles, Rachel Woolhouse,

Joey came to Yoga in 1998 after a mis-spent youth pursuing the circus, martial arts and physical theatre. He was an apprentice of Hamish Hendry at Ashtanga Yoga London and was authorised to teach by the KPJAYI in 2004 and later with level 2 authorisation. Joey taught the Mysore programme at Triyoga, Primrose Hill, London for several years before moving to Leeds and setting up Yorkshire's first 5 day a week Mysore programme: Ashtanga Yoga Leeds. Joey continues to devote himself to sustaining the Leeds Mysore community. It is his intention to bring clarity and emphasis to sound alignment within the Ashtanga system, thereby demonstrating the unity among the different schools of yoga.

Grounded and approachable, Joey's 'common sense' approach to Ashtanga stems from his deep respect for the traditional method of practice, combined with experimental knowledge of alignment and anatomy. Joey brings a fresh pair of eyes to your practice, giving guidance on how to work with the sequence and how to make the sequence work for you. Joey's pragmatism, humour and caring nature will leave you feeling inspired and deeply connected with your practice.

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C3 Kia Naddermier, Scott Johnson -
24th Nov 2018 - 7th Dec 2018
Kia Naddermier, Kia Naddermier, Scott Johnson,

Scott has over 16 years of experience with Ashtanga Yoga.  He is the co-founder and main teacher at Stillpoint Yoga London.  Scott's teaching is greatly inspired and influenced by John Scott, Lucy Crawford and Manju Pattabhi Jois.  Scott met John in 2002 and instantly felt the deep connection to the ashtanga lineage through John's teaching and his relationship with K. Pattabhi Jois. Scott is authorised to teach the primary and intermediate series of ashtanga yoga by Manju Jois and has also undergone extensive training with Clear Mind Institute, gaining their level 3 certificate in Mindfulness and Compassion.

Kia has over 20 years experience of Ashtanga Yoga and is the main teacher & director of Mysore Yoga Paris where she upholds the daily Mysore-program.  She is a dedicated advanced practitioner and teaches Ashtanga Yoga, Pranayama and adjustment techniques.  She mentors teachers, runs long-term apprentice programs and gives workshops and trainings internationally.  Kia is certified to teach Pranayama directly by Shri O. P. Tiwariji in the lineage of Kavalyadham. 

KIA WILL BE TEACHING IN WEEK 2 ONLY

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C4 John Scott -
8th Dec 2018 - 21st Dec 2018
John Scott,

Two Week Intensive "The Counted Method" Both 1st & 2nd Series

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 practitioner.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A TWO WEEK COURSE

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C5 Harmony Slater, Russell Case -
22nd Dec 2018 - 4th Jan 2019
Harmony Slater, Harmony Slater, Russell Case,

Harmony Slater has been teaching Ashtanga Yoga in the Mysore method for over fifteen years.

She was first introduced to Yoga in 1995, and began practicing Ashtanga Yoga in 2000. In 2002, she travelled through China researching Buddhist meditation and in 2004 she made her first trip to Mysore, India and South East Asia where she began a teaching Yoga Internationally.

It was a blessing to spend prolonged periods of time practicing with Sri K PattabhiJois and his grandson R. SharathJois at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute, now the KPJAYI. Harmony was given Authorization by Guruji in 2006, and was granted Certification by ParamaguruSharathJois in 2015. She is one of less than 20 women in the world to hold this honor.

Over the years she co-founded two traditional Ashtanga Yoga Schools in Canada.

Russell Case has been practising and teaching Ashtanga yoga for more than 25 years. An authorised level II teacher through Sri K. PattabhiJois, a humble and refined teacher, Case is known for his joking spirit, and his perpetual eye toward social justice work. When PattabhiJois invited him to his pranayama class in 2007 he considered this distinction to be the highest grade.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A TWO WEEK COURSE

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C6 Ty Landrum -
5th Jan 2019 - 18th Jan 2019
Ty Landrum,

Ty Landrum is the director of theYoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado. He teaches Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga as he learns it from his teachers, Mary Taylor and Richard Freeman. With a PhD in Philosophy, Ty has a special touch for explaining the theory of yoga with color and creativity. His passion as a teacher is to share the brilliance of yoga with anyone who wants to learn.

In this special course, we explore the wonder of embodied experience through the potent practice of traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa. The course will consist of daily morning Mysore practices, followed by instruction in Pranayama (according to the methods of the Krishnamacharya lineage), and a series of afternoon workshops designed to open up our experience of the body, and connect us to the inherent bliss of deep breathing.

Some workshops will explore practical aspects of asana, bandha, mudra, and meditation, while others will be pure philosophy.

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C7 Mark Robberds, Deepika Mehta -
19th Jan 2019 - 1st Feb 2019
Mark Robberds, Mark Robberds, Deepika Mehta ,

Mark Robberds is one of the few Certified Ashtanga yoga teachers worldwide, authorized by KPJAYI and has spent the last 17 years travelling regularly to India to practice with the late, legendary Guru Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, and his grandson R. Sharath, of Mysore. He has been teaching workshops and retreats internationally since 2005.

Mark wishes to share the teachings of yoga in a way that inspires people to develop a passion and love for the practice. He is accompanied by his wife Deepika Mehta who has been a student of Yoga since 1998. She is an Authorised Level Two Ashtanga Teacher from KPJAYI.

Mark is well known for is ability to approach the practice from an open-minded and accessible point of view and to bring joy into the teaching regardless of a students capabilities. He is able to break down even the most complex aspects of the practice into something tangible for all levels of students. You don’t need to be strong of flexible, you just need to show up eager to learn. Mark teaches by following the wisdom of this ancient tradition while incorporating the best of modern advancements. He helps students to become the best versions of themselves because that is what he shares – his own journey with honesty and from the heart.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A TWO WEEK COURSE - NOT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS

ALL STUDENTS NEED TO BE FAMILIAR WITH THE PRIMARY SERIES

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C9 Petri Raisanen, Wambui Njuguna-Räisänen -
2nd Feb 2019 - 15th Feb 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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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.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A TWO WEEK COURSE - NOT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS

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