Join Hari-Om Yoga School in this enriching yoga teacher training certified by Yoga Alliance. This 200-hour course aims at giving its students a solid foundation for teaching yoga while also stimulating participants to find their own personal path among the different and numerous approaches and techniques that exist in the world of yoga. The certificate is valid worldwide thus you will be able to teach anywhere you wish. Come and experience a true immersion of yoga knowledge at its finest!
La Hacienda Ras Sudr is a large coastal resort and one of the main hotels around the city of Ras Sedr. The newly built cabins have a gorgeous sea view and are spread around a number of swimming pools that will help make your yoga immersion even more special. The yoga studio, Soul Egypt, is set within La Hacienda’s perimeters and because it’s located right on the beachfront, it benefits from a stunning view of the sea and sunset. Fully equipped with mats, blocks, and straps, you will find all you need for your practice.
Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance. Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.
Hari-Om yoga teacher training is always intense and challenging. They integrate tools and techniques from other traditions and practices such as Muay Thai, Zen, Taoism, ecstatic dance, and dynamic meditation. In their understanding, yoga is a dynamic path to a deeper and integral comprehension and many of you are past the point of being satisfied with simple explanations as what degree the ankle should be placed or how high the arm should be raised in an asana.
Yoga is not a dogmatic practice and when it becomes fanatical, can only add ignorance to ignorance. In this yoga teacher training, there are at least 4 hours a day of powerful practice and you, who decide to join and immerse yourselves in the practice, are required to have a strong commitment. If observing your perceived limits and challenging them beyond what you thought possible in a conscious way, strengthening your body and inner body, and staying consistent on a path toward power is what you're searching for, then you can join this teacher training.
The training will be led by highly qualified teachers with solid experience in many different topics, from asana to meditation, to yoga therapy and Ayurveda, from anatomy to philosophy, mantra, and bhakti to provide a solid foundation for the students. The teachers will be available through the training to answer questions and support students to overcome difficulties they may encounter as well as to facilitate the development of each student as a competent yoga teacher.
Hari-Om Yoga School believes in developing a community to support each other. Leaving your comfort zone and transmuting it into your practice is Hari-Om's aim and forte. The school’s program integrates every aspect that is considered necessary for a thorough teacher training. Hari-Om is a school of Integral yoga, which means that they teach a type of yoga that stretches beyond the boundaries of style and tradition.
The asanas studied during the 200-hour teacher training are accompanied by an introduction to the principles of alignment, their meaning, and functionality. The program and the subsequent subdivision in sections follow a specific methodology of the school that combines the analysis of the anatomical alignments with their psychic and emotional qualities, highlighting the link with some key terms of the Indian cultural sphere (chakra and dosha) and the application of these qualities within the contemporary world.
This way to see things is the same as in the asana section of the basic school text (Hari Yoga by M. Mandrino). In addition to individual asanas, a basic sequence, its logic, and possible asana variations or replacements are studied and analyzed. Vinyasa's art and logic, such as Marjariasana and Surya Namaskara or fluid passages from one asana to another, are another peculiarity of Hari-Om's dynamic approach to yoga asana.
Hari-Om's practical and theoretical approach allows the student to look at pranayama from many points of view. The energy or vital flow is not only analyzed in its historical and theoretical meaning, but also immediately applied through techniques which involve the use of diaphragms, concentration, and mental presence. The breathing cycle and the basics of the respiratory system are part of the general presentation of pranayama as well as the breakdown into five traditional types of energy flows or vayu and the bandhas.
The program is divided into different modules, each comprising a practical part in which participants are guided to experiment directly with pranayama techniques and a theoretical one, which explains the historical-cultural origins of practices and their psychophysical effects. As for asanas, the following aspects of the different pranayama techniques are described:
During this yoga teacher training, you will be studying teaching. You will dive into the art of teaching through different approaches that highlight the abilities of each one. Discovering your linguistic, camouflage, kinetic, creative, logical, poetic skills, etc. will represent a good part of the lessons that Hari-Om reserves to practice teaching, in order to allow students to emphasize their personality as a teacher.
Learning to communicate the principles underlying the various sequences, Vinyasa, pranayama, meditation, as well as learning to dialogue with students (a teaching ethics) are the main points of this section. Through this part of the program, you will be provided with the necessary information to start teaching professionally, effectively and satisfactorily as soon as the teacher training is completed. In short, these are the arguments:
Some lessons on philosophy and yoga history are part of the 200-hour yoga teacher training. This section allows you to understand the historical-cultural origins of yoga and to project this knowledge into the context of contemporary life. Observing the similarities among the different traditions, cultures, and philosophies that studied the body-mind relationship and the interdisciplinarity of their methodologies and techniques is one of the strengths of Hari-Om Yoga School.
More generally, the absence of dogmatism, the openness to syncretism, and the adherence to the universality of awareness-centered approaches are the basis of Hari-Om cultural system. These, in summary, are the main arguments:
Subtle physiology is definable as the field of knowledge that deals with subtle bodies and energies and which is rooted in various non-only-Indian spiritual traditions. It is a path that calls for the human being to be considered as an ever-increasing force of power that unites seamlessly vital and psychic mental functions. Yoga is certainly an area where this kind of knowledge can be put into practice through a set of techniques geared to a holistic state of mind-body system. The following are the main subjects:
During this 200-hour yoga teacher training, you will be studying the value of sound vibration and more specifically the repetition of mantras. These are the main contents:
Mudras are another important topic of this teacher training, as they represent one of the ways to gain access to the close connection between beauty and presence, form and content. A first theoretical approach (an overview of the origin, use, and traditional features) follows a more detailed analysis of some hands and head mudras with indications of benefits and techniques. In these lessons, as with most of the course subjects, the immediate experimentation of theory is the peculiarity of the Hari-Om method.
The hand mudras considered are the following:
Some head mudras are:
Meditation or dhyana is a key topic of this teacher training. During this yoga teacher training, you will be focussing on the meaning of meditation, on how this practice has manifested itself in the history of cultures and on its effects on mind and body from both a scientific and subtle physiology points of view. This historical-philosophical-cultural approach is complemented by the analysis and experimentation of some of the most well-known meditation techniques, using tools such as breathing, mantra, visualizations, chakras, major nadi, sound, and senses.
Most of the meditation approaches taught during this 200-hour teacher training are Kriya yoga, Raja yoga, and Kundalini techniques, but also practices close to the Buddhist and Zen traditions. The relationship between the mind, body, and nervous system allows you to enter into the benefits of the gift that meditation gives you.
Understanding how your mind and the nervous system work allows you to perceive the labile boundary that separates the various practices that lead to the deliberate conscience of the present, observing actively and without judging the different forms of thought, emotions, and feelings that pass through the body-mind system. Following are the points taken into consideration:
Bringing a bridge between Western and Eastern thinking means meeting holistic disciplines. Olos, totality in Greek, indicates a multidisciplinary approach to knowledge and, in particular, to complex systems. The human system is one of the most significant examples to investigate for its complexity and functioning. Man as the interrelationship between body, mind and the environment as a whole is a good example to explore the richness of the relationship between everything and the individual parts.
The search for a balance within the complex human system is at the heart of many Oriental thoughts. How to reconcile the knowledge that comes from your Western education, the lifestyles of the system you are immersed in, and these non-analytical, rhymomatic, and often implicating an active dialogue between ethics, medicine, psychology, and self-knowledge?
This teacher training provides basic information to get closer to the yoga world as a holistic system. Students are invited to enter the dense mesh of Ayurveda and other holistic thoughts (oriental and non-oriental) in which the self is the indispensable fulcrum that determines the beginning of the research. The urgency of everyday life, its rituals related to food and personal hygiene, physical exercise and meditative spaces for study and pleasure of meeting with the self are the cornerstones of this interdisciplinary approach to living and seeking a conscious balance.
From these premises, the student is invited to reflect on his yogic lifestyle, the opportunity to share it with the people who form his community and project it toward the society in which he lives. In broad terms, the following topics are covered:
During this yoga teacher training, an introduction to yoga therapy is also planned. The main topics covered are the following:
The anatomy and physiology of the human body are developed through a detailed program that starts from the observation of the various systems that structure the human being to the complex interrelations between muscles, joints, breath, and mind in the execution of movements and asanas. The study of anatomy during this teacher training is a starting point for the student to understand the alignments, benefits, and contraindications of the different postures and movements underlying them, as well as the biomechanical functioning of the human body and the repercussions on the body-mind system.
The immediate experimentation of these notions, the application of the anatomy foundations to asanas, and more generally, to the movement, is one of the aspects of the method. Following are the main topics which will be discussed:
The vast field of the nervous system and the respiratory system are an integral part of the lessons specifically related to the relationship between meditation and mind on one side and pranayama and breathing cycle on the other.
This yoga teacher training will take place at Soul Egypt of La Hacienda Ras Sudr. Situated two hours from Sharm-El-Sheik and two hours and a half from Cairo, the location is a perfect combination of natural beauty and luxurious comfort.
You can indulge your taste buds in one of La Hacienda's gourmet restaurants or have a quick bite at one of the cozy cafes. At Gardenia restaurant, they serve an extensive menu of international delicious dishes, either in an open buffet setting or a la carte. El patio serves the famous authentic pizza alongside many Italian appetizers and hot meals.
The pool bar serves snacks, hot and cold sandwiches in addition to a large variety of fresh juices and cocktails that you can sip on while basking in the warm Sinai sun. Cuba Cabana is the main beach outlet and it is where most of the guests hang out after sunset to enjoy`some chillout music, shisha, and munchies right by the glimmering water of the Red Sea.