Why Choose Gokarna for Your Yoga Teacher Training

Nestled between the serene mountains and the enchanting Arabian Sea, Gokarna beckons as one of India’s seven important Hindu pilgrimage centers. This legendary destination, where Lord Shiva emerged into the world from the ear of a cow, has been a historical magnet for seekers drawn to its sacred Hindu temples and holy sites. In recent years, Gokarna has emerged as a haven for Western tourists seeking the tranquil beauty of unspoiled beaches – Main Beach, Kudle Beach, Om Beach, and Half Moon Beach – as a less crowded alternative to Goa.

Our Serene Haven: Our school, perched on the edge of the jungle, is just steps away from the serene and beautiful Kudle Beach. Renowned for its white sands and epic sunsets, Kudle Beach provides a tranquil setting, perfect for yoga practice and meditation overlooking the Arabian Sea. A short walk from the school leads to other nearby beaches, historic temples, and Gokarna’s vibrant market.

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Roots of Yoga and Indian Mythology: For those intrigued by the roots of yoga and Indian mythology, Gokarna offers a rich tapestry of heritage sites, culture, traditions, and encounters with the local community. All the temples and important sites are within walking distance of the school, easily explored during your days off.

Ideal Tropical Setting: If you crave sunny tropical environments and wish to explore yoga’s spiritual roots, Gokarna is the ideal spot for your teacher training course or yoga retreat. The unique combination of jungle, mountains, perfect white sand beaches, and access to important Hindu spiritual locations sets the stage for an unforgettable spiritual experience. Gokarna’s weather, at its best between October and April, blesses you with bright sunny days and pleasant temperatures.

Gokarna Teacher Training Lifestyle: A Harmonious Journey of Self-Discovery

How you will spend your days and nights during the course

Daily Routine

From Monday to Saturday, from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, your daily routine will include multiple practice sessions, practical and theory classes, and open time for self-study and practice teaching with your fellow trainees. Saturdays offer a half day of coursework, and Sundays are your days off to relax, study, and relish your surroundings.

Embark on a transformative adventure in the serene ambiance of Gokarna, where each day is crafted to enhance your mind, body, and soul. Our teacher training lifestyle is designed to immerse you in the essence of yoga, fostering a holistic approach to your well-being.

Sample Schedule

Typical Daily ScheduleActivities
07:00 am - 08:00 amDive into the serenity of Pranayama, meditation, or cleansing (Kriya) to set a harmonious tone for the day.
08:00 am - 09:30 amImmerse yourself in the practice of Asanas and the culmination of the week's practicum.
09:30 am - 10:30 amEnjoy a peaceful silent breakfast, savoring the nourishment for your body and mind.
10:30 am - 11:30 amExplore the Art of Teaching, honing your skills to share the wisdom of yoga.
11:30 am - 12:30 pmDelve into the intricacies of Anatomy & Physiology, understanding the profound connection between body and spirit.
12:30 pm - 02:00 pmRelish a wholesome lunch, fuelling your body for the enriching journey ahead.
02:00 pm - 03:00 pmEngage in self-study, a sacred time for personal reflection and growth.
03:00 pm - 04:00 pmDelve into the depths of Philosophy, expanding your understanding of the profound philosophies that underpin yoga.
04:00 pm - 05:30 pmReturn to the practice of Asanas and conclude the week's practicum with newfound confidence.
05:30 pm - 06:00 pmEmbrace the spirit of Karma Yoga, contributing positively to the community and environment.
06:00 pm - 07:00 pmUnwind with Meditation or learn the art of chanting your mantras while understanding the significance of mudras.
07:00 pm - 08:00 pmShare the joy of dinner with your fellow trainees, fostering connections over wholesome meals.
08:00 pm - 05:00 amAs the day concludes, allow the peacefulness of Gokarna to guide you into a restful night's sleep.
This carefully curated lifestyle invites you to not only master the art of teaching yoga but also to discover the profound beauty of self-awareness and inner harmony. Let each moment in Gokarna be a step towards a more mindful and enlightened you.

Where You Will Stay

Our accommodations, clean and comfortable, are situated close to the yoga shalas. Whether you opt for shared rooms or private retreats, these cozy spaces provide the perfect respite for rest and relaxation between training sessions. Step outside your door into nature, fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean or mountain breeze, and let the fresh air and beautiful scenery fill your soul with happiness and calm.

What You Will Eat

Enjoy three healthy, energy-boosting vegetarian (vegan-friendly) meals per day, Monday to Saturday. Our kitchen staff selects local, fresh, and seasonally-appropriate ingredients, aiming to provide you with the energy needed for this intensive time. Let us nourish your soul and fill your body with prana-supporting meals. Sundays are a holiday, encouraging you to explore the delicious local cuisine.

Opening & Closing

Feel free to check-in from 10 am on the day before your course starts, allowing you to settle in and become familiar with your new

surroundings. An orientation and opening ceremony, followed by a welcome dinner, mark the beginning of your journey. The following morning, your training schedule commences after a sunrise fire ceremony. On the final day, a closing ceremony, certificate distribution, and a photo session with fellow graduates conclude your transformative experience.

After Class in Gokarna

Beyond the immersive training, Gokarna offers a plethora of post-class activities:

  • Yoga on the beach
  • Professional yoga photos with our photographer
  • Sunset boat trips
  • Exploring Hindu temples (Rama, Koti)
  • Visiting the nearby Shiva cave
  • Shopping in the local town market
  • Swimming and surfing
  • Trekking
  • Visiting nearby secluded beaches (Half-Moon, Paradise, etc.)
  • Palm readings by locals

In Gokarna, each day is an opportunity to deepen your practice, explore the cultural richness, and connect with the stunning natural surroundings. Let the magic of Gokarna amplify your yoga journey, both on and off the mat.

Map & Directions to the Gokarna Yoga Center

Our Gokarna Yoga Center is located on beautiful Kudle Beach:

Shree Hari Yoga Center
Kudle Beach Road
Gokarna, Karnataka 581326, India

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