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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.

Beginners booking 1 week of a 2 week course should book first week only.

Season 2017/2018

C1 Basia Lipska -
28th Oct 2017 - 10th Nov 2017
Basia Lipska,

Basia Lipska Larsen is a visual artist, author and yoga instructor.  She was born in Poland, raised in Canada and resided in Japan before settling in Oslo in 2009.

For the past decade her work reflects her deep involvement in the self-help movement and yoga industry.  Basia has practiced ashtanga yoga since 2000, making annual trips to KPJAYI in Mysore, India.  Yoga became the hub of her wheel of activities for over a decade resulting in creative projects which range from art direction, commercial design, illustration to performance and modeling.  She has managed and developed studios, taught and trained students at various studios in Asia and Europe and currently teaches and resides in Oslo with her husband and daughter. Basia is KPJAYI-Authorized level 1 & 2, RPYT - Registered Prenatal Yoga Instructor and ERYT Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher under Yoga Alliance.

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C2 Joey Miles -
11th Nov 2017 - 24th Nov 2017
Joey Miles,

Joey came to Yoga in 1998 after a mis-spent youth pursuing the circus, martial arts and physical theatre.

While at Goldsmiths University of London he directed the Yoga Society for 3 years and followed on teaching at Astanga Yoga London assisting Hemish and also at Tri-Yoga.

Lately Joey has set up his Shala studio in Leeds and on a recently visit to Mysore and assisting Sharat he received Authorisation Level 2. Through his teaching he bring clarity and emphasis to sound alignment within the Ashtanga system, thereby demonstrating the unity among different schools of yoga                                 

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C3 Sharmilla Desai -
25th Nov 2017 - 8th Dec 2017
Sharmilla Desai,

Sharmila learned Ashtanga yoga directly from Guruji and Sri R. SharathJois as a complete beginner through to the advanced series. Having gone through the learning process firsthand and experiencing the continuum within the series in Mysore, in addition to sustaining the practice through multiple pregnancies, she welcomes students of all levels.​ When practicing with a balance of surrender and devotion, she believes the practice can be radiantly lived through the various stages of life.

Sharmila shares the yoga tradition in the way it was imparted to her over time as well as with patience, strengthening each student's connection within their own practice and to an intuitive wisdom.

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C4 John Scott -
9th Dec 2017 - 22nd Dec 2017
John Scott,

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 Dena Kingsberg, Jack Wiseman -
23rd Dec 2017 - 5th Jan 2018
Dena Kingsberg, Jack Wiseman,

Dena has been studying and practicing traditional Ashtanga yoga for over 30 years. She remains inspired and deeply committed to vast healing potential of this life changing practice.  As one of Sri K.Pattabhi Jois's most senior and devoted female students, she completed the fourth series in 1996, and is graced with Certification to teach this method.

Jack has been practicing and assisting Dena for over 25 years. They were married in a ceremony conducted by Amma and Guruji in 1997 and have two children, Zoli and Izac who both reluctantly continue to practice in Mysore.

 

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A TWO WEEK COURSE

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C6 Ty Landrum -
6th Jan 2018 - 19th Jan 2018
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 -
20th Jan 2018 - 2nd Feb 2018
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.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A TWO WEEK COURSE

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C8 Mark Robberds, Deepika Mehta -
3rd Feb 2018 - 9th Feb 2018
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.

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C9 Petri Raisanen, Wambui Njuguna-Räisänen -
10th Feb 2018 - 23rd Feb 2018
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 -
24th Feb 2018 - 2nd Mar 2018
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 -
3rd Mar 2018 - 16th Mar 2018
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 -
17th Mar 2018 - 30th Mar 2018
David Robson,

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.

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C13 John Scott -
31st Mar 2018 - 13th Apr 2018
John Scott,

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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C14 John Scott -
14th Apr 2018 - 27th Apr 2018
John Scott,

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.

IMPORTANT- This course is suitable for second/third series practitioners only

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A TWO WEEK COURSE

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C15 Joey Miles -
2nd Jun 2018 - 29th Jun 2018
Joey Miles,

Joey came to Yoga in 1998 after a mis-spent youth pursuing the circus, martial arts and physical theatre.

While at Goldsmiths University of London he directed the Yoga Society for 3 years and followed on teaching at Astanga Yoga London assisting Hemish and also at Tri-Yoga.

Lately Joey has set up his Shala studio in Leeds and on a recently visit to Mysore and assisting Sharat he received Authorisation Level 2. Through his teaching he bring clarity and emphasis to sound alignment within the Ashtanga system, thereby demonstrating the unity among different schools of yoga

This unique course will be led by senior Ashtanga teacher Joey Miles, known for his inspirational teaching style, depth of knowledge and approachability, with a helping hand from partner and co-teacher Rachel Woolhouse. These caring and committed teachers will endeavour to support and guide you on this journey of self-discovery. 

                                    PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A FOUR WEEK COURSE

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