Teacher Training Retreat in India

Goa, India

Joan Hyman
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3 reviews
Jan 15 - 29, 2023
Group size: 10 - 20
Teacher Training Retreat in India
Goa, India

Joan Hyman
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
3 reviews

Jan 15 - 29, 2023
Group size: 10 - 20

About this trip

This transformational advance teacher training will be hosted by Joan in Goa, India at Nalanda Resort in Mandreim Beach.  This will be part one of Joan’s Yoga Alliance 300 Hour Teacher Training  and will run in two parts. You will have the opportunity to complete the second half the following year in Goa or at another city around the world and cross modules with a select group of experienced teachers. You also have the option to join these two weeks and immerse yourself in your studies and enjoy all the exquisite nature that Goa offers.  

This training course will include:

• Advanced asana and pranayama practices daily.

•. Theraputics, working with injuries, and healing the nervous system. 

• Understanding the five koshas and going deeper into each body.

• ,Learn to read bodies and explore the art of hands on adjustments that are appropriate to the individual.  

•. Develop a meditation practice.

•. Integrate the practice of Ayurveda into your daily life and routine. 

•. Refine your sequencing skills and learn to sequence for the beginner and advanced yogi. 

•  Go deeper in yogic philosophy and learn how to integrate it into your teachings and everyday lives.

•. Learn what dharma is and how to be authentic with what you are offering. 

•. Explore aspects of the shadow and teacher student dynamics. 

• Teach with confidence!  There will be practice teaching sessions led by Joan.

This training will include guest teachers offering sound baths, kirtans, body work, and the art of touch.  The main teacher will be Joan along with special guest to create an immersive experience you won't forget! 

This will also be a career path for teachers that have already taken their 200 Hour teacher training or who are already practicing and teaching and wish to continue on their journey.

This will be 150 Hours credited towards The School of Yoga. 

Goa is the perfect place to relax and unplug from the western world and dive deep into your yoga and meditation practice.  The beaches are bright and vibrant and Goa offers a softer version of India but still with the richness and depth this spiritual culture offers. 

Email Joan for more information.

What’s included

  • Local transportation
    From Goa airport to Devarya and return
  • Two meals per day
    Includes a light morning snack
  • Accomodations
    For entire stay
  • Yoga and Meditation
    Evening activities and classes with Joan
  • Teacher Training Manual
    For those that are in the training
  • Rooms cleaned daily
  • A great vibe!
  • Sound baths and Kirtan
    Supported by guest teachers
  • Workshop on touch
    Outside teacher
  • Spa Services
  • Tipping
  • International Flights
  • Extra nights
  • Amazing body work

Available Packages

Shared Standard seaside
7 left

A standard room with two single beds with a balcony and ocean view.  We can move beds together upon request for a couple.

Deposit: $500
Single Room Standard with seaside view
6 left

Queen size bed with private bathroom and balcony with seaside view.

Deposit: $500
Saraswati Suite Shared
only 3 left

A chakra suite shared with two single beds and a living space.  

Deposit: $500
A chakra suite single
only 3 left
Deposit: $500
Training Option

You have the option to pay for the training separately and stay in different accommodations. 

Deposit: $500


Teacher Training Retreat
Advanced 150 Hours Teacher Training

Tentative Schedule:

7am - 8am - Light snack and tea/ coffee

8am - 10:30am - Yoga Practice and Workshop

10:30am - 12pm - Brunch

1pm - 3:30 - Lecture including anatomy, philosphy, sequencing, and subtle body.

3:30 - 4pm Break

4pm - 5:30pm - Yoga Workshop including theraputic, restorative, and/or pranayama. Practice teaching and hands on adjustements will be included here.

6pm - Sunset

7pm - Dinner

8:30pm - Evening Activities including kirtan, yogi nidra, meditation, shamanic sound bath, and estatic dance. 

Your Organizer

Joan Hyman
3 reviews
Joan Hyman's grounded teaching style seamlessly supports her students as they emerge from their practice with the rich and bright energy that yoga has to offer. Joan’s teachings come from an organic and intuitive place, as she draws upon the combination studies of Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga as well as Ayurveda, and meditation. An authentic modern day yogi, Joan's love and devotion show up in her practice and through her teachings. With over twenty years of experience leading retreats, trainings, and workshops worldwide ‐ fifteen of which as a distinguished YogaWorks senior teacher ‐ Joan recently brought her expertise to Wanderlust as the Director of Teacher Trainings. A leader in the Los Angeles yoga community, Joan’s openhearted approach to teaching yoga keeps both her inner spirit and her students continuously evolving.


Life-changing! I thoroughly enjoying this week studying the Koshas with Joan Hyman. The yoga content was challenging and informative. Playa Viva eco-resort is heaven on earth. The group of yogis were so special. I loved it so much that I already booked my next retreat with Joan to Costa Rica in June. Thank you ❤️
By Stacey S for Twenty Five Hour Teacher Training Intensive in Mexico on 22 Jan, 2022
Yeah! Love you Stacy and so happy you enjoyed this retreat and I will be seeing you again in June!
By Joan Hyman on 22 Jan, 2022
To put it simply.. I didn’t want this trip to end!! Playa Viva is so peaceful and serene, Joan Hyman is incredibly skilled, knowledgeable, and easy to connect with, and it was fun getting to know the other yogis who joined the retreat. Overall, I learned a lot and had an absolute blast!
By Liz L for Twenty Five Hour Teacher Training Intensive in Mexico on 20 Jan, 2022
Yeah! So happy you had such a positive experience Liz! It was great to have you!
By Joan Hyman on 20 Jan, 2022
This was an incredible retreat! I was absolutely transformed by the environment at Playa Viva. Everything was magical; from the accommodations, to the food, the service, the yoga shala, the scenery. And of course it was made even more amazing practicing yoga twice a day with Joan. I am still dreaming about it!
By Teresa O for Twenty Five Hour Teacher Training Intensive in Mexico on 12 Apr, 2021
So happy you went Teri! Love You XOXO
By Joan Hyman on 12 Apr, 2021