Next 200 hrs Yoga TTC - Starting November 04, 2017

Goa, India


200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India

Yoga Alliance certified courses in a Hatha Vinyasa form. Make your teaching ambitions reach fruition. For Yogis looking to gain the skills and experience to create graceful and profound classes. This course has the been crafted over many years and repetitions. It gives a mature experience of teaching Yoga. Suitable for aspiring new teachers or seasoned professionals. Noah Mckenna holds ERYT 500 and personally teaches all core subjects and leads the practices.


Human anatomy gives our eyes a vision of underlying form in bodies. Learn from a teacher with devoted experience of just how and why Yoga really works.


Integrate the practical and theoretical subjects. It all comes together as every single day of the course requires teaching practice hard-wiring the skills and cementing the ability.

Practical Curriculum

The foundation is a beginners Hatha Vinyasa practice to safely reach the heights. Carefully picked poses based on anatomical principals with a systematic process to link together.

About Noah

Over 10 years experience with the Yoga Teacher Training environment and 17 courses created and enjoyed with total devotion. Noah offers a unique opportunity to go deep.

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RYT 200 Certified Yoga Teacher Training Course

This teacher training program is internationally accredited and recognised as valid qualification for Yoga Alliance RYT 200 Registration. Successful completion of the course requires 90% attendance, completion of all written assignments and the attempt to teach a 90 minute class.

The combination of 180 contact hours together with co-ordinated home study and practice (prerequisite reading, report, Asana and Pranayama practice) make this course exceed greatly the minimum requirements.

Completion of RYT 200 will make you eligible for Sukhashanti Yoga RYT 500 training.

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Asana: 48 Hours with Noah Mckenna

The morning 2 hour Asana classes explore the progression from guided practice to self practice and are also used basis for the. We will use three phases during the course. The first will also be used for the teaching exercises to give an all inclusive beginners standard. The poses chosen are simple and essential and the technique is performed in an easy way.

In phase one the components of Sukhashanti style asana will be explored. How to move or hold the body, where to place the eye gaze and which internal adjustments to make. Connecting movement with breath and when to experience the stillness of the pose. The Sukhashanti sequences use Vinyasa to allow the practitioner to have complete confidence in themselves.

The aim of phase one is to move the student into deep self practice. Beginning with a fully lead classes we will learn the practice one breath and one movement at a time. Building day by day we will lengthen the sequence and gradually transition to traditional style self practice by week two.

The purpose of this sequence is not to develop the difficulty of the practice but rather to become grounded in the quality of practice. We will focus on alignment and symmetry, both within the poses and in the transitions between poses. Teaching this sequence opens up the possibility of making yoga practice accessible to the uninitiated. The modifications allow for a deep and comforting experience. This is yoga you can teach to your own mother.

This first phase uses a teaching sequence which I have developed since 2003. Its the poses which I chose to make Yoga Asana accessible to students while being able to communicate the magic of practice. It uses hypnotic suggestion and includes visual cues to keep the teacher central in the experience of the students through narration and demonstration. It is designed to  allows the teacher to establish a geometric dynamic in the class and be free to mobilise and contact the students for adjustments and support.

Phase two is for your personal practice development. The poses are much more challenging, exciting and fun. This is the time to examine and learn the Sukhashanti approach to safely explore the depths of your ability.

Culminating in week four Phase three develops your ideal Asana form. Drawing from the anatomical information and the philosophy of Yoga practice we can make informed and reasonable choices to make Yoga safe and sustainable. For some aspects this means achieving transformative aspirational goals and perhaps more importantly to manage and protect the challenging areas and allow healing.

Pranayama: 12 hours with Noah Mckenna

Often Lauded As The Special Terrain Of Hatha Yoga.

By gradually lengthening the breath we can slow down the heart rate and eventually the brains metabolic rate evoking a profound state of relaxation. Pranayama gives us the tools to reprogram our bodies response to stress with a direct feedback system. This ancient art is inseparable from meditation and yet is much more approachable for lay practitioners.

Noah has practiced pranayama regularly for over 10 years and reduced his breath rate during practice to below 1 breath per minute. By combining the effects of pranayama with meditation the Sukhashanti method was born. This style of practice has made sense of what is often a neglected area of yoga practice.

Sukhashanti style pranayama uses a systematic method beginning with guided practice and then moving to self practice. In this manner every individual will be able to find their own level of depth. From an already established path to progress requires simply to place one step in front of another. Having covered the core concepts of the seated posture, the use of hand positions, the breathing techniques and the correct way to focus the mind in concert with the breath we will progress to pranayama proper with retention and gradually establish self practice.

Meditation: 12 hours with Noah Mckenna

The Jewel In The Crown.

For this most important practice we will take the seated position developed in Asana and bring about steadiness of the body. Then use the Pranayama techniques to make the breath even and minimal and begin to calm and soothe the mind. From this base we will begin to learn Dharuna (concentration) using Sukhashanti Method of taking many points of focus for short periods. Lengthening the period of concentration and keeping the point of focus fixed brings us to Dhyana (absorbtion). Samadhi arises out of awareness which focuses in on itself, it is a natural consequence of practice.

Meditation can be difficult and is commonly misunderstood. Most yoga teachers either embellish or avoid this most vital and fundamental aspect of yoga. To clarify and lay the path we will study Patanjalis Yoga Sutras. Without Philosophy Yoga can be misguided and even dangerous. Without practice Philosphy can be dry and theoretical. Through Meditation liberation is possible in a way that Asana and Pranayama rarely achieve.

The process will begin with fully guided practice and gradually develop to self practice. The Sukhashanti approach uses shifting points of focus, gradually covering the layers of manifest consciousness. Eventually we identify consciousness iteself as the source.






Yoga Anatomy: 24 hours with Noah Mckenna

Understanding Anatomy Enables A Way To See Bodies Vitally Important To A Yoga Teacher.

In our own practice we develop a keen intuitive understanding of our bodies, yet without the language to communicate this knowledge teaching can be frustrating. To teach yoga well verbal communication must be consistent with physical demonstration. The basic terms of anatomy describe the positioning and movement of the human form in three dimensional space. With clarity and consistency teachers will develop the self-confidence that comes from knowing rather than guessing.

The limitations of the body must be respected for progress in asana. To understand the basis of these physical limitations anatomy provides the answers. Bones, muscles and tissues have various inherent properties relevant to physical strength and flexibility. In fact the riddle of the many and varied asana can be comprehended by knowing which areas of the body are being targeted by the different poses. By studying the articulations of the body the different types of movements possible can be understood.

With his background as a chiropractor coupled with a bachelors degree in anatomy, physiology and neurology Noah is uniquely qualified to teach anatomy for yoga teachers. He presents this subject with a therapeutic view in mind drawing from years of practice and clinical experience. This workshop has distilled the essentials into an interesting and interactive package.

Yoga Philosophy: 24 hours with Noah Mckenna

The word tradition gets used a lot as a pedestal but its much happier when breathed into life. Any philosophical examination of the system of yoga does well to include Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra. For this module will read and chant the first two chapters of this two thousand year old Text.

The Samadhi Pada deals with the concepts that describe the structure of our own consciousness. Patanjali describes the nature of the mind and the soul and explains how Yoga works through the mind to “see the soul”. Sadhana Pada describes Yoga practice. Here Patanjali discuss meditation practice as an antidote to suffering and then the eight limbs.

This text examines the nature of the our existence. It is a practical manual discussing Yoga in terms of the quality of the state of mind. To relate to the text it is necessary to have some experience with meditation practice. And in turn the theory may be used as an aid to achieving self practice of meditation.

This has become one of my absolute favourite subjects to teach when discussed in the context of Yoga practice and also the teaching environment. We will compare different interpretations of the original Sanskrit. But even better its the live discussion so necessary to absorb the content.

Ethics and the Art of Teaching: 8 hours with Noah Mckenna

This program has been designed to gain the skill, knowledge and experience required to be an informed and confident teacher of Hatha Yoga. Ethics is applied Philosophy and here lies the link between practice and exposition. Its the knowledge of the meaning of Yoga hand in hand with the experience of self-practice and the skill to communicate with others. The right tools and the right experience allows us to be authentic teachers.

The landmark performance during the course is to deliver a 1.5 hour Asana class which is safe and effective. Ask any experienced teacher and they will tell you that teaching beginners is generally the most challenging task. Sukhashanti Yoga uses a set sequence designed for its accessibility to the lay public and gives the teacher the language and clarity to express the teaching verbally. Together with clear and noncompetitive demonstration and the ability to read and adjust the students poses. The result is a well defined form which could be taught to your own mother or anyone.

The energy which we require to perform the action of teaching is often even with the best of intensions misguided. For example it is a common mistake to presume that while demonstrating a pose for a class the more we push our own body the greater the understanding of the students will be. And so in a class teachers often strain and injure themselves trying too hard and overdoing poses in an attempt to inspire the students. Sadly this frustrates the teacher and provides no benefit to the students at all, they will not notice if you can force your shoulder blades down an extra centimetre.

Hence the need for applied ethics in teacher student situations. To protect both the student and the teacher. A little bit of wisdom goes along way. Having a clear idea of what we are trying to accomplish in a yoga class is the first step in adopting the right attitude to teaching. Without this road map our passions can carry us away to a place where we cant remember why we teach. Is it just because we love the control of the group energy? Do we do it because we need the money? Or is Teaching simply a natural expression of who and what we are shared compassionately with others in a non competitive environment.

Teaching Methodology: 48 hours with Noah Mckenna

As we gain confidence and become familiar with being the voice and the source of the practice the challenge is to deliver longer sequences with more continuity. One of the main goals of this TTC is to learn to teach Asana in a led practice format and these daily afternoon sessions devote more than double the time usually allotted in a TTC.

Teaching just like public speaking has a performance side which people usually either love or hate, the Sukhashanti method provides the essential skills to be able to lead a class and enough experience to become familiar with the role.

These afternoon sessions offer a chance to examine and dissect the poses and the links between. We will examine alignment principles, adjustments and modifications to deepen the palette of tones and textures allowing us to adapt our teaching to suit individual needs. The poses will be demonstrated and explained then practiced.

On the other hand this class is like a theatrical production. There is a lot of drama involved in teaching. The exploration of feeling fake and eventually feeling authentic. Its like standing in a hall of mirrors to imagine how we are perceived by many people at once. Eventually we can just give in, its easiest to be ourselves. With a base of familiarity we can also create layers of persona to relate the excitement and calmness of embodied yoga.

Beginning with baby steps we will teach single poses to one other person. Building day by day we will introduce more poses and longer sequences. Also each day we repeat the material from the previous day gradually bridging the gaps until the whole practice becomes seamless.

The beauty of this format lies in the repetition and consistency of the method. Because the afternoons mirror the morning practice sequence we have a double opportunity to absorb the system. I have found that this arrangement allows everyone to quickly digest the practice and to practice from memory unassisted. Creativity and the ability to improvise are really the final test of an individuals ability to be comfortable and at ease with teaching. Having overcome personal fears and doubts its time to have fun.

Voice: 14 hours with Radha Rajani

The ability to talk clearly and with confidence speaks volumes about the inner experience of the Teacher. Establishing a knowledge base from the fields of anatomy, philosophy and the technical art of teaching helps and much of the Training focusses here, but there is something more which brings it all together into an energetic sense experience.

The secret is to feel your emotions within the field of your body and connect directly with the resonance of your voice. Creating a whole body vibration allows this connection. Then to project the sound we are always in touch with personal power. Vulnerability is helpful for true confidence.

So Ive included in the syllabus chanting and  singing. This two week module explores pitch and volume and the vocal apparatus. Finding your voice within the group opens the ears and this tunes our autonomic nervous system. Its an emotionally powerful method and intrinsic to the human experience.

Nada Yoga is the spirit science of sound. It works wonders for the whole being and can extend us from the intimate to the universal.

Being comfortable to be heard is just the beginning, this practice is one of many keys to unlock the door to Joy.

Vocal Class: Radha has the aim to provide experience through our own sound, discovering the power and effect within us and around us. Chanting of mantra will improve  concentration and peace of mind, and find the way to the deep sacred space. Mantra is basically used in Yoga path to purify the mind before approach meditation. Chanting in group help the people to express themselves with others and give opportunity to listen others and learn. The way of sound or Nada Yoga bring out our emotions, personality, and prepare the Yogis on the communication with the world and with the students.

  • Harmonizing voice with the help of harmonium, tanpura and ragas
  • Theory of mantra teachings from Radha: how to use mantra in our daily life, meanings, the way of the heart, devotion.
  • Japa meditation ( introspective) and bhajan meditation (musical)
  • Healing through sound
  • Kirtan (chant and dance)

Homework, Preparatory Practices and Self Study 20+Hrs

To make the most of your experience during the RYT 200 course there will be preparatory work and a post-course integration process.

Once you are accepted into this program Ill send a reading list for Anatomy and Philosophy together with brief written assignments. Completing these assignments before we begin will give you a basic preparation to take in the theoretical classes.

During the course there will be exercises to help you to retain and use the information and apply it to your personal practice. This approach of keeping a diary, making practice plans using logic and creativity and being realistic can make all the difference in maintaining a healthy yoga practice.

While there is no exam we will use peer review to develop our ability to communicate as a teacher and to get a sense of our own personal teaching style. The culmination of the RYT 200 course is to deliver a 90 minute Yoga class which may include participants from outside the course.

Course Requirements

  • An open mind and a good heart
  • The desire to learn
  • Willingness to devote yourself fully during the course
  • Min. 1 year of regular Asana practice any style
  • Completed application form
  • Fees paid to confirm booking
  • Completed Pre-course reading and assignments

Outcomes of the Course

  • Teach a real 90 minute class
  • Learn how to design and modify Yoga classes to suit any situation
  • Practice with an experienced practitioner in the old school way
  • Develop and Sustain your own self practice
  • Study what Yoga is and how it works from Patanjali’s text
  • Apply human anatomy to yoga practice

Material Resources

  • Manual with two Asana sequences
  • Practice DVD for both Asana sequences
  • Audio practices for Pranayama and Meditation
  • Patanjalis Yoga Sutras chants and notes
  • Comprehensive Anatomy reading list and assignments
  • Philosophy study guide, reading list and assignments

Yoga Alliance RYS 200 & 300 levels

This teacher training program is internationally accredited and recognised as valid qualification for Yoga Alliance RYT 200 Registration. Successful completion of the course requires 90% attendance, completion of all written assignments and the attempt to teach a 90 minute class.

The combination of 180 contact hours together with co-ordinated home study and practice (prerequisite reading, report, Asana and Pranayama practice) make this course exceed greatly the minimum requirements.

Completion of RYT 200 will make you eligible for our Yoga RYT 500 training.


E-RYT500 Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher          YA SCHOOL RYS 200          Yoga Alliance RYS 300 Logo Registered Yoga Teacher Training Provider

RYT 200 Daily Timetable

The course will run for four weeks. Full time 6 days a week with one day holiday every week. During the interval between classes there will be time for meals and homework.

06:00-6:55 Pranayama and Meditation Practice (Noah ERYT500)

7:00-8:55 Asana Practice (Noah ERYT500)

9:00 Breakfast

10:00-10:55 Yoga Anatomy (Noah ERYT500)

11:00-11:55 Guest Teachers: Vocal or Contact

12:00-12:30 Yoga Philosophy (Noah ERYT500)

12:30 Lunch

15:00-17:00 Teaching Practical (Noah ERYT500)

19:00 Dinner

Please read carefully and communicate if in doubt.

Teacher training courses are demanding dynamic events requiring a lot of sacrifice and devotion to produce an amazing experience. In turn we expect clarity and commitment from everyone.

Places on the course are limited to 24 students. When we approve your application you'll receive a USD$500 Deposit Payment Link.

Payment of Deposit will confirm your booking this is non-refundable but we will give a place on any course in future.

Please make your full payment for your chosen price package 30 days before the start date to confirm your place on RYT 200 Course.

Cancellation Policy (before 30 days from course start date): We give either 50% refund or a place on a future course (there may be extra charges).

Cancellation Policy (After 30 days from course start date): No refunds will be given, but you can attend a future course (there may be extra charges).

Certification requires attendance of 90% of contact hours and successful completion of all assignments written and practical.

Will I be able to teach yoga classes if I complete this course?

Absolutely Yes. Each day of the course includes  teaching practice.Starting on Day one the ending with everyone assigned to deliver a 90 minute class.

We believe teaching is a gift which some acquire through talent but can also be learnt. Practice of yoga alone does not give everyone the ability to communicate a yoga class. Teaching beginners level is more challenging and necessary than teaching advanced level.

A noncompetitive supportive environment is central to creating a safe place for personal development. Ive taken much satisfaction seeing students achieve the incredible. This system works.

Most Teacher Training courses Ive seen fail to bring students to a competent teaching level, thats was part of my motivation to create a  TTC.

What if I have injuries, can I attend this course?

Yes. Noah has a wealth of experience with therapy and is a qualified Chiropractor, Acupuncturist and Body worker also he holds IAYT certification as a Yoga Therapist.

We are all dealing with personal limitations and the ral experience of students helps the whole group to understand important elements required to deliver safe Yoga classes.

Your ability to complete the course will be dependant on your condition and as this training is very demanding physically its important that you describe clearly your situation in the application form.

If I am not a native English Speaker can I attend?

Yes you can. Noah has taught on 6 continents and with many students having only limited English ability. Also we have held dual language courses in Spanish. Because Noah teaches all the core subjects its like a free English lesson. Its possible to deliver your assignment class in your own language if that feels more comfortable.

How is this TTC course different from others?

The level of sophistication and communication is unparalleled by similar courses in India. The quality of the information and processes is top level.

Having an ERYT-500 level teacher deliver all core subjects ensures a high level of consistency and a multi-layered experience.

Many TTC courses employ a range of teachers who may not have any real communication with each other. So the classes do not exactly integrate with each other.

Frequently the philosophy and anatomy teachers are not yoga teachers and cannot filter their classes into valid need to know terms.

Its very common for cheap TTC courses in India to use volunteer teachers with little experience.

What kind of Visa and Travel plans should I make?

You will need a valid passport and an Indian Visa. Make sure to apply for your visa well in advance. Now it is possible for many nationals to obtain an e-Visa be careful to check your dates the e-Visa has a term of 2 months. Please come on a tourist visa (3 or 6 month) or an e-Visa and make no mention of Yoga study. This is because there exists a separate category of Yoga Visa or Study Visa for long term stay. For the purpose of a one month TTC please use only a tourist Visa! We cannot help you to get a long term Visa.

Graduates can become Assistants

The mentorship program gives graduates from the RYT 200 program the opportunity to work as assistants. Our courses are packed with more content and experience than most students could possibly integrate.

Assistants can help during regular classes with adjustments and observation, giving special attention to students where needed. They also provide a positive example for beginners during teaching methodology and could give emotional support and feedback.

There will be meetings and written assignments for personal development and the opportunity to deepen your confidence by presenting to the group.


The Mandala Yoga Resort: Mandrem Beach, Goa

Situated in a quiet natural reserve just 200 metres to Asvem Beach and 45 Min from Airport. The centre has Three Yoga practice places. The rooms are unique and very comfortable.

There is a wonderful vegetarian restaurant and healthy delicious Juice Bar with all kinds of concoctions and smoothies. For special dietary needs please contact Mandala directly to inform and enquire.

The staff are wonderful people and Mandala deserves its excellent reputation. This place has been created with a lot of love.

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Price Packages

We offer a range of options depending on your needs. Please choose the price package from the menu on the Application Form. A higher priority will be given to students who take packages which include Rooms. Places on this course are limited to 24 students.

  • Flat Rate

  • USD $1290

    • Course Fee
    • No Room
    • No Meals
  • Early Bird

  • USD $1550

    • Course Fee
    • Shared Room
    • Breakfast Buffet
  • Full

  • USD $2950

    • Course Fee
    • Shared Room
    • All Meals
    • Airport Transfer
  • Deluxe

  • USD $4950

    • Course Fee
    • Private Room
    • All Meals
    • Airport Transfer

Noah Mckenna

Noah Mckenna yoga teacher Training India
I was born on January 04, 1972. My Birth Number is 4 and Im drawn to creating stable foundations. Im also a Capricorn and have an innate altruism sensing the needs of situations drive my choices of benevolent necessity.

In 2003 around the time of the second gulf war I decided to leave the west and find my way in Asia. Ive spent many years studying and practicing Yoga living mostly in India. Sparceness and simplicity have been longtime teachers, making my way as a Yoga Teacher and Therapist.

My two daughters have taught me the most about finding balance and keeping things real and connected. I love teaching, its been a wonderful surprise.


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Happy Graduates

Kerli Yoga Teacher

Thank you for your deep wisdom, critical approach, dedication to teach, transparency, integrity and wonderful humour. The last 3 are superhard to combine but somehow you do it. You empowered me to discover real grace in my asana practice, thought mechanisms and emotional processes. I also found it extremely inspiring how you showed us your vulnerability and shared your own learning process - it builds trust and brings a meaningful lesson about the unfolding that we are all in. You know the saying “when the student is ready the teacher will appear”... So, thank you for appearing! And one very last thing - you also have a talent of neutralizing things.

Kerli Numoja

Yoga Teacher Trainee
Jai Yoga Teacher

Noah McKenna taught me how to teach yoga. His Sukhshanti approach to asana & pranayama allowed me to engage more significantly with both my personal practice and while teaching others.  When i reflect on what i actually teach i can honestly say that much of the content and style is from Noah's teacher training. He is a serious and dedicated practitioner who is very focused on his students and their growth as both yogis and yoga teachers. I have encountered quite a few different teachers of yoga after moving to India in 1997 and can highly recommend Noah for yoga therapy, yoga sessions and teacher training.

Jeremy Jai Oltmann

Yoga Teacher and Tour Guide @ Varanasi Walks
Ivana Topalovic Yoga Teacher

Oh, what a wonderful thing it is to be able to talk about dear Noah and share how grateful I am for that one month experience! His TTC gave me clear picture of what it means to be REAL and FREE inside of anything that you can call yoga. Everything that I learned during the course made this journey of life calmer and more beautiful. Noah is a good friend that will see you, then let you be, and on top of that, he will show you the mastery of taking people to here and now through asanas, pranayama and meditation.

Ivana Topalovic

Yoga Teacher
Seema Seeraj Yoga Teacher

Noah is a kind, patient, extremely knowledgeable yoga teacher who has obviously made it a priority to offer the best yoga information, routine, and energy he can to his students. He is a gentle person which adds to the pleasantness of having learned from him. He is sensitive to individual motivations and capacities while still setting a high standard for learning as a whole. He really cares for the individual and for the deeper reasons of inner journeys that bring us to the mat, and he offers us his tools to help ourselves and others most generously. Noah McKenna is a sweet combination of humble and confident. He knows his stuff and at the same time remains down to earth. His honesty with his students is also very helpful for self-improvement and his encouragement is priceless. He knows how to both appreciate and correct in a very positive way... I walked away with his particular asana routine engrained in my body's memory for a very, very long time to come... and have taught many eager students along the way...! Thank you for your time, energy and wonderful teachings Noah... God bless…

Seema Rahmani

High School Teacher