“I find students love the opportunity to study yoga in Goa where the sun shines all day long and the locals are friendly and easy going. We are lucky to be able to use venues that are located right near the beach so in between studying students can relax in the sun or go for a swim.
I personally love Goa for its nature; it’s really easy to take a short bike ride and find yourself in rural India where life becomes very simple and peaceful. The long beaches are ideal for walking, I often walk for hours along the coast having fun climbing over the rocks and finding quiet spots to watch for dolphins or meditate.
One of the great things about being in Goa is mingling with the International crowd. Goa is a magnet for all sorts of interesting, creative, artistic and spiritual people and there are always interesting events and gatherings to go to. Goa’s Great!”
-Tribe Teacher Scarlett Dee
“Words can’t express the experience of doing a Yoga Teacher Training with Tribe; especially doing it in India. Being in Goa-India, gives you the space to rediscover yourself and yoga. My yoga practice and lifestyle grew so much; it was like a baby breathing for the first time; difficult but blissful. It was an intense course, but I felt that I was becoming self aware and able to live in the now. It was rough at times, but the teachers and my fellow students had their own stories and experiences, so it was a comforting and supporting environment. Also, being 2 minutes from the beach made it easy to find solace in nature.
The program has a holistic, integral approach to teaching Yoga; encompassing philosophy, yoga sutras, chanting, chakras, meditation, pranyama, asana, self practice, anatomy, teaching and many other elements. It was a space for us to express ourselves; to open up and “feel”. We were able to enjoy life and we laughed, cried, sweated, moaned and danced.
The teachers worked from a place that is not accessible by many; from their hearts and souls. They were such great role models, with positive energy and acceptance. Scarlett the tall, enlightened, wise, strong English woman who had the biggest smile and brightest laugh it would lighten up any room on a hot Indian day. Raquel, the beautiful, elegant, fun loving Spaniard whose elegance and soft sense of sincerity and kindness drew everyone in the class to her. Sequoia; the passionate, vibrant, woman who inspired and motivated us all; you feel her spirit as she entered the shala daily for meditation or chanting. Susie, the cute English woman whose genuine sweetness and smile made everyone happy. Marc; the inspiring yogi with a vibrant and charming personality that engaged and motivated everyone, and Hamed; the calm and peaceful Iranian man who brought peace and stillness to the class with his wisdom.
My life and lifestyle have changed for the better and I am happy for that. I hope now for myself and for my fellow classmates that we can find a healthy balance between our life in India and our life at home. Right now my goal is just to float through life like an angel and just “Be”.”
– Stacey Camacho, Trinidad and Tobago
“My experience with Tribe yoga and Scarlett went way beyond my expectations. The course was interactive, practical and hands-on but at the same time created room for individual self-enquiry. The venue was beautiful and a perfect environment to practice yoga. Scarlett and the other teachers are world-class and I found all their knowledge invaluable. The material was presented in a way that encouraged me to find and develop my own style of practice. I left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, with a deeper understanding of my own mind and body and of yoga. I also left feeling inspired and confident to go forth and teach yoga to others”
– Ashleigh, South Africa
“It is now some 3 months since I came home from the teacher training in Goa and I wanted to write and tell you what an incredible impact the month on the course had, and continues to have, on me. My practice is stronger than ever and I am doing a lot of reading around the philosophy of yoga and how to make every minute an extension of my mat practice. Yoga is now integral to how I live my life.
I was sticking photos of everyone on the course in my album yesterday and it got me thinking about the wonderful teachers that you brought in for us, supporting your own amazing style and bringing their knowledge and wisdom to us, sharing so fully and happily what they knew. What a gift. All the teachings were so powerful that I still hear them in my head each time I hit the mat, and they encourage me to do well and to be strong and authentic.
Thank you so much for organising and leading the course. It could have been twice as long and I would still have been reluctant for it to end. It seemed that everything was organised to give us the best experience, and yet there was no fuss, no headless chicken stuff – not that we got to see anyway! The food was great, the setting couldn’t have been better, I loved my comfortable hut. All in all it was the experience of a lifetime, the best gift I have ever given myself and I will never forget those four amazing weeks…….Namaste”
– Fran, UK
“My time at Tribe will forever be significant in my life. Like so many, my journey to yoga came as a way to save myself from becoming a lost soul. As an expat living abroad in South Korea, I lost both of my parents to heart failure and cancer within a 13 month period. Feeling as though I had lost everything, I fell into a crippling depression that nearly destroyed me. Practicing yoga and meditation was recommended to me by a friend as a way to ‘reclaim and re-center’ myself. After several months of practice on my own, I could see change blossoming and a part of me emerging that I had not known before. I wanted to learn the deeper aspects of yoga and how this knowledge could greater shape my life. I came to Tribe with a sincere passion to ignite myself and flourish. Not only had I awakened a sleeping yogini within, but I came away with deeper love for myself, serenity of life, compassion in the world, a connection of the mind-body-soul, and loving friendships. All of my moments spent in the company of such amazing teachers, practitioners, spiritual seekers, and healers have elevated my personal practice to amazing heights. My journey is never-ending and I revel in each day spent living and breathing yoga. I humbly thank my Tribe teachers and follow trainees for their gift of a love and light.”
– Jasmine Gadie, USA
“Since my 200hr teacher training with Tribe Yoga in January 2013, I have consistently had a daily practice, incorporating it into every aspect of my life. I managed to get a general class at the Yoga studio I attend called New Farm Power Yoga. This was a great honor for me as I idolize my teachers there. The trickle effect began, and I had a trial for a 90min Power Vinyasa class at another well established Yoga studio named Fusion Hot Yoga. After the class, I received a phone call to say that they were offering me two classes on a weekly basis. Since then I got offered another 2 classes at Active Life where I lead a 60min general class followed by a 90min Power Vinyasa Flow. I now have 6 regular weekly classes at great places, but the one I love the most is the one where I lead a class at a beautiful park near my house under the fig tree and the energy of the sun. After a 60min asana practice, I teach my students techniques in Pranayama and meditation. I can’t thank Tribe Yoga enough for the fantastic training I was provided. My yoga journey continually grows and my whole life feels in line with what the universe has in stalled for me. My classes are a credit to the teachings of the whole Tribe Yoga team and the countless gifts the other students on the course passed on to me! I am blessed to be a Yoga teacher.”
– Trent Banyan, Australia
“My time at Tribe was nothing short of transformative. The teachings, the grand mix of people and the environment we practiced in were all completely conducive to reaching our highest potential. Like a jigsaw puzzle, the many pieces of my life seemed to just fall into place – albeit clumsily and not without a few painful face plants (metaphorically speaking of course…). Sayings like “where the mind goes the energy flows”, and “practice and all is coming” were engrained into me by the words/teachings, which I was able to adopt into my daily life by ACTUALLY DOING THE WORK. Tribe is excellent at supporting people in achieving this. Six days a week. All day. The teachers always seemed to know when to push us, and when to let us rest; a very delicate balance was danced for 28 days and it was a dance unlike anything I had ever danced before!!! This YTT was tough. I will not sugarcoat my experience. It was rigorous, and it pushed my boundaries to the point that I became a completely different person. And the person that I became was the person I have always hoped to become: A loving man that does the work needed to be a healthy, self responsible individual that helps people to help themselves (including myself!). An excellent yoga teacher needs to harness compassion, tolerance, restraint, empathy, and so many more healthy concepts that help an individual become a true leader. Am I that teacher yet? Am I a Master? Heck no! But I have had a taste of it. And the flavor is amazingly tasty. I know in my heart that Tribe (and the Eight Limbs of Yoga as taught by Tribe) has shown me the path towards The Awesome (enlightenment, compassion, health, etc.). Now it’s up to me to walk that path. Thank you so much for your guidance Tribe!!!!”
– Bogey Boyd, Canada