About Ashtak Yoga

'Ashtak Yoga' in Sanskrit translates to 'those who practice the 8 whole parts of yoga'. Yoga means 'union of the individual consciousness' or 'union of the individual consciousness with the universal consciousness'. 

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 Yoga Alliance, a signed certificate recognised all of the world is provided upon completion of the course. Our courses are in line with the Yoga Alliance standards and guidelines.

We train our 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 five years.

Our school philosophy is focused on our student’s experience of yoga during their stay with us as 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 acknowledge a students understanding deepens through their own practice, as does their journey to becoming confident, knowledgeable teachers. We focus on our student’s own practice allowing them to blossom and develop their own wish to share these teachings with their own students when they return home. 

We are trained in authentic, traditional yoga styles that have been practised for thousands of years in India and we bring these ancient techniques to our students.

We encourage the cultivation of self-love in our students and the ability to share that love 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.

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 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, meditation teacher and psychology student. Australian/English living in India for the past 6 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, trauma-specific yoga and kundalini meditation.

Grad Dip. Psychology