Teacher Training Retreat in India

Goa, India

Joan Hyman
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Jan 16 - 30, 2022
Group size: 10 - 20
Teacher Training Retreat in India
Goa, India

Joan Hyman
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
10 reviews

Jan 16 - 30, 2022
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:

• How to advanced your asana - Enjoy long practices that will include workshopping advanced postures that you don't normally get to in a vinyasa flow class and understand how to make them accessible for you and your students.

•. Advanced pranayama and meditation - Each morning and afternoon practice will include pranayama and meditation helping you to develop a quieter practice that accesses the subtle layers of our five bodies. 

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

•. Learn about  the subtle body and how to incorporate these layers into your practice and sequencing.

•. Understand therapeutics and how to make yoga accessible for everyone by learning how to work with injuries and chronic illness.

•. We will practice restorative postures and how to incorporate these powerful and quieter poses into daily practice exploring their many benefits. Learn how to work with props and explore the subtle benefits of these practices.

•. Learning to sequence to all levels from the advance to the beginner yogi.

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

• Learn how to develop a self care program that includes daily Sadhana, proper diet that aligns with your constitution, and how to incorporate Ayurvedic principles into your life. 

•. 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 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
4 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
5 left

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

Deposit: $500
Chakra Suite Shared
only 3 left

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

Deposit: $500
A chakra suite single
only 2 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
10 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.


If you can find time out of your busy schedules to do a three week training overseas with Joan I highly recommend it! Joan is such an amazing mentor and yoga teacher having taught for over two decades and have so much experience from her teachers, working at yoga works and wunderlust. If you just started your yoga journey or are looking to deepen your practice or want to find the confidence and tools to teach, Joan's training is the way to go. From the trip planning, accomodations, meals, day trips, daily practices, and theories you will leave her training more grounded than before and have a strong foundation to take you back home and utilize these tools to practice in your daily life and share with others around you. She has a knack for keeping with the traditions of yoga, its roots, and being able to adapt to the modern world and ways. Can't praise her enough. Thank you Joan!
Thank you Jenn! I loved having your energy on this trip! xo
By Joan Hyman on 20 Mar, 2020
Joan is absolutely an amazing teacher with a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of yoga. I would without hesitation recommend her as a teacher. With regards to our stay in India, unfortunately I had a series of issues with my room that diminished my pleasure in participating in this incredible training, but even with that, I can appreciate the overall wonderful learning experience. Thank you Joan!
Hi Cynthia! Thanks for the compliment a with my teaching and the trainings! Once again sorry about the room, and do take in consideration that Devarya and I did everything we could to accommodate you which included offering three different rooms to relocate in.. Sometimes these things are just out of our control and we all did the best we could. ? Happy to hear you still got something out of the training. ☺️
By Joan Hyman on 11 Feb, 2020
Amazing trip! Joan is a great teacher, sharing her huge understanding and knowledge of yoga, anatomy and philosophy; she was always ready to listen, help and repeat so I felt secure asking questions and even teaching although English is not my mother tongue! The location was great - loved the food and the people at Devarya!
Thanks Sylvie! ??
By Joan Hyman on 05 Feb, 2020
Better than anything I could have imagined. Amazing group of people, skillful teaching by Joan who brought so much positive energy to the group, the best vegeterian and vegan food I have ever had, and gentle meditations to close the day. I will be looking out for any future retreats!
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