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Everyone loves aerial, teachers are in high demand, this training will help you succeed and fulfill your dreams. It's easy and fun for all ages, total beginners are welcome, no previous yoga training required. Learn aerial hatha, aerial vinyasa, aerial partner, aerial acro, aerial restorative, aerial choreography and performance. Registered Yoga Alliance Teachers receive a certificate of continued education.
You will be staying at the Blue Indigo yoga retreat center located 10 minutes away from the Siem Reap riverside. The center is designed as a spiritual retreat center and suits your needs very well. The center comprises of comfortable seven wooden cottages, each 30 sq. m. with a ceiling fan to keep the atmosphere cool and mosquito nets. Each cottage has lovely bathroom with shower. The cottages are nestled in a tranquil area surrounded by trees and flowers for a lovely atmosphere. Note, none of the cottages have A/C (temperatures are nowhere near as high as the UAE) and this is not ‘5 star Dubai’ type accommodation.
In the center of the property there is a 100 square meter shala (room) for yoga and meditation. The shala is built with traditional materials and is very well ventilated. There is a very shady restaurant space for meals.
At the retreat, please note that you may encounter animals (cats, dogs, chicken etc), insects and mosquitoes.
From time to time, there are mosquitoes in Siem Reap, based on the season, the temperature, time of day, and many other factors that Blue Indigo Cottage Retreat Center cannot control. They do not carry malaria or dengue fever, at least not in the area you are and around the temples. Blue Indigo Cottage Retreat Center avoids pesticides, but Blue Indigo Cottage Retreat Center provides insecticide of you prefer, and each cottage has an UV lamp to trap mosquitoes.
Typically, people use natural mosquito repellent as creams if there are many mosquitoes around. These can be found in all shops around town. Each bed has a mosquito net.
Become an instructor and start a new career or join as a fun retreat. During this training, Ulu Yoga will teach you their original aerial vinyasa flow class, which is a set sequence mix of traditional yoga, pilates, acrobatics, and physical therapy. The poses are easy for total beginners, but can be adapted to challenge advanced students. You will practice variations of this class every day with detailed books and videos to give you a core foundation. You will be taughed the original sequenced flow. It is a mix of traditional hatha yoga, vinyasa, pilates, acrobatics and therapeutics. Your focus will be more on building strength and flexibility with simple beginner poses and standard fitness exercises. Students practice teaching everyday and design original classes.
There will be daily workshops in aerial partner choreography, aerial acro fusion, aerial vinyasa, aerial restorative, normal partner yoga and beginner acro.
You will learn to make swings so you can start your own business, rig bars to set up studios, tie ropes to hang from trees, make tripods to do aerial outdoors, even in the ocean. You will be provided with awesome pictures and quality videos of you practicing and teaching so you can review and develop your skills, promote yourself and get a job.
The swings are a unique design made with yoga mats for precision fit. They are safer and more comfortable than silks, belts and hammocks. The swings are on sale at the retreat.
Aerial helps you easily achieve basic and advanced poses, stretch deeper and fly around like kids. Inversions and traction help decompress the spine, relieve back pain, realign the vertebra, relieve nerve and disc pressure.
Registered Yoga Alliance receive a Certificate of Continued Education, which can be registered online. ULU YOGA is YACEP (Edward Pawlak 197661). Students receive a certificate from Ulu Yoga (Edward Pawlak), who is a Continuing Education Provider through Yoga Alliance. This is the highest international certification available for aerial yoga. Many studios, gyms and resorts accept this as a qualified teaching credential, but each place has their own rules and requirements. Some places also require you to complete a standard 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training. Yoga Alliance members can register this course online as additional training hours.
There is no official Aerial Yoga anywhere by anyone. Every teacher or school makes their own style and calls it something unique, like Silks, Anti-Gravity, Fly High and so on. Different hammocks, belts, silks and swings are also used.
Total beginners with no experience can do aerial. Ages range from 18-65. You will not be taught advanced poses or anything too difficult. However, you will be offered many advanced options and students will be given the freedom to collaborate and be creative. Students are encouraged to be gentle and rest.
Aerial Yoga is a mix of yoga, acrobatics, pilates and physical therapy. Mostly, it is easier than normal yoga because swings are used to support your body weight so your muscles don't work as hard. The swings allows you to move more freely, stretch easier, attain correct alignment and do advanced poses such as handstands and inversions. Aerial offers great therapeutic benefits by using gravity to stretch the spine, relieve back pain and heal injuries.
Edward Pawlak, USA, E-200hr RYT #197661, started Yoga in 2007 and completed 200hr TTC in Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow with Samyak Yoga in India. Before yoga, Edward taught university education and worked in music theater production. In 2014 he founded ULU YOGA and now leads over 20 Aerial TTC around the world every year.
Blue Indigo Yoga Retreat Center is now a yoga school, the first in Cambodia with Teacher Training Programs that meet the requirements of Yoga Alliance International at the 100-hour and 200-hour level.
Siem Reap is renowned for it's magnificent temples. As the largest religious and spiritual monument known today, the area has a unique culture and vibration, with deep roots in Theravada Buddhism. You will experience that spiritual culture while practicing at the center or in the countryside, under the shade of centenary trees and archeological wonders. Blue indigo cottage yoga is a retreat center dedicated to holistic health. The goal is to provide you with a thoughtfully designed, friendly, and peaceful environment during your holidays, allowing you to learn or deepen your practice of meditation and yoga. Such spiritual, physical and culinary experience will help you let go mentally and physically.
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The Cambodian cook serve essentially Khmer vegetarian meals, with seasonal fruits and vegetables. These meals are perfectly balanced and participate in your physical and spiritual welfare. The food served during your retreat will be nutritious and homemade variety of vegetarian dishes with local ingredients and an added French twist. It’s a fusion of Cambodian ingredients and tastes with some French insights. Meals are served in a shaded garden, simple and friendly.
Breakfast typically starts around 07:35 includes honey, bread, porridge, yogurts and oats. Teas are specialty and mixes of the house, with flower aromas.
Lunch is served at 12. It’s simple and light like banana leaf salad, amok (local specialty), curries, baked or stir-fried vegetables, and rice.
You can go visiting the major archaeological sites of Angkor Wat. Most people leave after the morning 6:00 a.m. session and return for the 4:00 p.m. session, some folks take a rest day and leave at 4:30 a.m. for the sunrise. Whichever way you please, Blue Indigo Cottage Retreat Center will be glad to help you and suggest trusted and negotiated tuk-tuks or travel agencies specialized in such activities where you can just sign-up to individual or group tours.
Please book your flight to arrive at Siem Reap International Airport (REP). From the airport to the retreat, you may take a tuk-tuk for an additional cost of minimum 5 USD. Please arrive the day before the retreat. For more information, ask your questions directly to Blue Indigo Cottage Retreat Center, who will be happy to assist you. Simple click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.