About Ashtak Yoga

Ashtak Yoga – in Sanskrit means, those who practice the 8 whole parts of yoga. Derived from the Sanskrit word yuj, Yoga means union of the individual consciousness or soul with the Universal Consciousness or Spirit. Yoga is a 5000-year-old Indian body of knowledge.

Ashtak Yoga is a path of love, joy, happiness, movement, dance, discovery, experience, practice, focus, trust, faith, knowledge, purity, release, growth, harmony, devotion, transformation, meditation, giving, celebration, peace, grace, oneness, truth and supreme bliss.

Ashtak Yoga School is accredited by the USA, UK & Australian Yoga Alliance.

The certificate you received at the end of your time with us is recognized all over the world. The course is a 200-hour yoga teacher training program that is in line with the Yoga Alliance standards and guidelines.

We train Yoga students to become confident, loving and experienced International Yoga Teachers. Our yoga teacher training program has been developed by Dr. Gaurav Malik and Kate Malik, a married team who live in Goa, India and have been training running these programs together for the past few years.

Our school philosophy is focused on it’s student’s experience of yoga, we know that if students have a truly authentic experience of yoga this can change not only their personal lives but the way they interact as teachers. We see that as students understanding deepens so does their journey to becoming confident, knowledgeable teachers. We focus on our student’s own practice allowing them to blossom. There is a deep feeling of wanting to share our own experience with others we find this creates a strong confident passion for teaching their own students when they return home.

We are trained in authentic, traditional yoga styles that have been practiced for thousands of years in India and we bring this ancient 

knowledge forward to our students in a way that they can implement into their own practice and modern lives.

We enjoy sharing the principles of Yoga to help students cultivate more self-love and the ability to share that with the people around them, including their future students. We love knowing that we have contributed to the world, just a little bit, through the love and understanding that flows through our graduates that it is shared into all corners of the world.

Ashtak Yoga, in compliance with Yoga Alliance, holds Yoga Teacher Training courses in Goa and Thailand. We have developed a 200 hours yoga teacher training course after many years of research and learning. Ashtak Yoga incorporates the ancient knowledge of yoga and we know how to apply this in a practical way for our students in our teacher training in 2014 and beyond.

Looking for best Yoga Teacher Training School in India.? Ashtak Yoga School is one of the reputed yoga training schools that provide professional yoga training. Our courses are 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Goa, Yoga Teacher Training Course Goa, Best Yoga School goa, Best 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Himalaya, Best 300 Hour Teacher Training in India, 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Thailand.

There are thousands of Yoga techniques for us to practice. Individualism is a key component of an effective yoga practice. Ashtak Yoga School has the ancient knowledge of yoga and we know how to apply this in a practical way for our students.


Dr.Gaurav Malik


Dr.Gaurav Malik holds a Masters in Human Consciousness and a PhD in Yoga (Pranayama). With 10 years of university study and as many years teaching, you can be sure you are in safe hands for your Yoga journey. Main interests: Giving love & guidance, treating each other and ourselves better.

Kate Malik


500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher & Psychology student. Australian/English living in India for the past 4 years in India. Passionate about introducing people to the amazing Yoga lifestyle and helping bridge the gap between Eastern & Western practice. Main interests: Newbies, philosophy of Yoga, Kundalini Meditation.


Ashtak Yoga conducts Yoga teacher training courses on the beautiful beaches of Goa, the spiritual epicentre Rishikesh and the tropical island of Koh Lanta, Thailand.