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The theme of the yoga teacher training course is learning the art of teaching yoga in its totality. In ancient days, yoga was taught since childhood. All the postures were presented to children with Vinyasa flow. It was used to motivate children into practicing yoga during their stay in Gurukula, the mystery schools, so that they can just touch and go, in and out of a pose, feel playful, practice jump back-jump through, forward bend, back bend, twists, inversions, sitting poses, and rest of it without being bored. This was the beginning of their journey into yogic life.
During this retreat you will stay either in a private or a double room. Sharing and non-sharing basis accommodation, depending on the number of students, will be available. Accommodation includes hot shower, attached bathrooms, and a western toilet.
This 100-hour yoga teacher training course is part of the 200-hour yoga teacher training offered at Abhinam Yoga Center. This course is intended for students who do not have the time to complete the 200-hour course in the traditional four weeks. Instead, Abhinam Yoga Center offers you the opportunity to complete the 200-hour yoga teacher training in two sections. These two sections must be completed within the year of commencement and the certificate will be awarded to the student once all of the required hours, assignments, and examinations are successfully completed.
The objective is to provide beginners and experienced yoga students with strong technical and theoretical experience. This will enable them to perform Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga primary series with perfection and correct alignment. The course will equip the future teachers to be completely autonomous and ready to run their own yoga classes at the highest standards.
All that is expected from you before coming to the teacher training is that you have a regular practice of Ashtaga Vinyasa yoga (two or three times per week is enough) and you are familiar with the names of asanas in the primary series.
At Abhinam Yoga Center's teacher training, you will learn a unique combination of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga and Iyengar alignment principles. This approach has an ultimate goal of practicing injury free yoga.
The course syllabus follows Yoga Alliance 200-hour teacher training standards and includes learning of asanas of the Ashtanga Vinyasa primary series with an emphasis on how to teach in an injury free way to all age groups. This course will also have elements of therapeutic yoga as devised by MR. BKS Iyengar.
Sw.Yogananda Namito (Rakesh Ranjan) started studying yoga at the age of seven under Swami Satyananda, the founder of Bihar School of yoga and a direct disciple of Swami Shivananda. Later in his life, he studied with great masters of yoga and spirituality such as B.K.S Iyengar and J.Krishnamurti. It was Krishnamurti who inspired him to travel to Iyengar Institute Pune, India and meet Mr. Iyengar in order to learn yoga on deeper level and learn more about the effect of yoga on human body, mind, and being.
Shunyo has been learning and practicing yoga for many years in its various forms like Ashtanga, Iyengar, Hatha, and Shivananda. She studied theology at the Doshisha University in Japan. She has a strong foundation of practice in Ashtanga Vinyasa flow. During her yoga study at Iyengar Institute Pune, India, she developed a strong feeling that yoga is for all types and age groups of people.
As you sit for Yoga and meditation near the pristine beaches of Goa you get transformed to a completely different world. As your external self-glides through the systematic grid of asanas, your inner being loses itself in the tranquility of the area.
Goa is a perfect melting pot of the Oriental and Occidental culture. Given the huge inflow of foreign tourists, it also forms the perfect platform to learn and practice yoga that not only strives to help you achieve external beauty, but also inner peace. The relaxed atmosphere, the pleasant weather, bright green tropical cover, the calm Arabian Sea, pretty beaches and the year-long moderate temperatures makes it the perfect place to practice sadhana and work towards attaining the ultimate moksha or sadhana.
Abhinam Yoga School is located on Morjim Beach Road, Near Naga Cottage in North Goa. At the northern side of Chopdem river, Morjim is blessed with an abundant blossoming green environment and extraordinary wildlife in the form of Olive Ridley turtles. The center with its rooftop yogshala and the scenic view of the sparkling North Goa beach front provides an absolute sense of serenity and joy to all.
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During this teacher training, you will be served three daily yogic vegetarian meals except on Saturdays and Sundays.
Fairly quiet, Morijm beach has its share of beach life and activity quotient. Visitors can easily spot the relaxed beach snacks full of yummy local and international cuisine, lively surf, opportunities for swimming enthusiasts and some small beach activities. You will also be able to easily get bikes on rent during your stay.
Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (Dabolim, GOI).
The Morjim beach is about 75 kilometers from the airport and 36 kilometers from the nearest major Railway Station, Pernem. It is quite conveniently connected via taxis and bus routes from most part of Goa, as well.