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Yoga Courses.

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.

Our workshops and retreats are designed for people with normal physical and mental conditions. If you are on medication, are currently taking therapy and/or counselling, or have any known mental condition(s) that would in any way hinder your participation in a workshop or retreat, please let us know before registering. We do not provide any specialists at our workshops/retreats who would be able to help, should the need arise. If a student’s behaviour causes disruption for other workshop participants and the teachers, he or she will be asked to stop participating in the workshop and to seek appropriate help. In such a situation, we do not offer refunds, but are available to provide any documents necessary for insurance claims.

Season 2018/2019

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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