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Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Cambodia.
Whether you already have your 200-hours certificate and wish to attain your 500-hours certificate or you are a practitioner who seeks to deepen your knowledge and self-practice Yoga Therapy techniques, you are welcome to join this advanced-level course, in the beautiful city of Siem Reap, Cambodia. You will be taught many authentic yoga techniques and their therapeutic benefits, which will contribute to you becoming an amazing Yoga Therapist.
This course is ideal for Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and other Therapists, as they will be able to incorporate the newly learned techniques in their daily work. On completion of this course participants will be getting Yoga Alliance International certificate and you can work as Yoga Therapist or incorporate Yoga Therapy in to your profession. Many modern day diseases need Multidisciplinary treatments and prevention of diseases at all 5 levels.
During the training course, you will be accommodated at the Himalayan Yoga Retreat and Ayurveda Center.
Prevention is better than cure. They teach yoga therapy mainly to prevent diseases. 80% of the modern day diseases are mind and lifestyle related psychosomatic diseases. Root cause/risk factors for most of these diseases are mental stress and unhealthy modern day lifestyle.
By preventing these risk factors we can prevent the diseases. The basis of yoga therapy is to address these risk factors through yoga way of lifestyle and prevent these root causes. By preventing these risk factors/root causes we can prevent diseases. (Not to wait till getting diseases and go for yoga therapy, it may be too late)
Once you get a disease it has already affected your physical body. The main objective of yoga therapy must be to nib it in the bud. It must be removed at the mind level, energy level, knowledge level, and bliss level.
They teach yoga therapy to remove the root causes, stress at the mind level and energy level through yoga way of life style in addition to teaching them at knowledge and bliss levels.
They also teach to manage, heal/reverse the diseases for those who are already affected with diseases by teaching and training them at the mind level, energy level, knowledge level, bliss level, and physical level so that gradually they can change from their unhealthy life style to healthy yoga way of lifestyle.
Yoga is a 'Mind Training' process by joining all five aspects/bodies of our human system. According to Patanjalis Yoga sutras “Yoga is a systematic conscious process of mastering the Mind”. Physical body, Energy body, Mind, Knowledge and Bliss are the five aspects/bodies which have to be integrated in the practice of authentic yoga. And this will maintain Homeostasis and Equanimity and promote positive health. Untrained mind is the cause for all our modern day health and social problems. 80% of our modern day diseases are mind-related Psychosomatic diseases. Only when yoga techniques are practiced, involving all five bodies/'Pancha kosas', one will get physical benefits, therapeutic benefits and spiritual benefits. This holistic practice is the Traditional Mindfulness Yoga. This authentic yoga will be taught to you in this 500 hours Advanced Teacher Training Course. The therapeutic benefits from all these techniques will prevent and manage most of the modern day diseases.You will be trained as a Yoga Therapist.
Please note that every Monday and Saturday, between 6:00 and 7:00, you will enjoy a Yogic walk. As well, please note that the daily schedule is subject to change.
The following concepts will be deepened and practiced:
Please note that this course is optional and is available for the programs starting on August 1st and December 1st, 2017.
Abhyangam is an oil massage. This massage technique naturally stretches and promotes circulation to the entire body; another feature of Abhyangam is that it is toxin-removing. Abhyangam is part of the Purvakarma or preparatory measure of Panchakarma treatment in Ayurveda. It is one of the most rejuvenating treatments of Ayurveda. It is also a seasonal preventive care treatment and is most effective along with a steam bath. Performed by two therapists on either side of the client, the therapists work in tandem and synchronize their strokes and kneading according to the circulatory and marma points. Massage movements and strokes are focused primarily on lengthening and relaxing the muscles, opening all joints and improving blood circulation. This causes deep seated and stagnant toxins in the joints and tissues to be loosened and expelled into the elimination system of the body.
Please note all sessions will be conducted by experienced Ayurveda Massage Therapist.
Physiotherapist, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Personal Trainers, Trauma Social workers,Physical Therapists, Psychotherapetic professionals, Stress Management professionals, Healthcare workers etc. who want to incorporate "Yoga Therapy" into their work.
Please note that this course is suitable for matured, open minded people who are seeking deeper understanding and practice of authentic yoga and not for those who consider yoga as a mere physical exercise.
Dr. Gokhale is a graduate of MGM Medical College, Indore and did MD and Medical Microbiology at the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. He served in the Indian Army Medical Corps as Pathologist and Microbiologist at various military hospitals, for 27 years. He has established laboratory facilities for all hospitals in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He is presently Professor and Head of the Department of Microbiology and Director of Basic Sciences at the Manipal College of Medical Sciences in Pokhara, Nepal.
Please note that no children are allowed during this retreat.
Krishna Raja, master teacher in meditation and yoga has been teaching meditation for the last 20 years. He started practicing meditation and traditional Indian mindfulness yoga at the age of 8 under the guidance of his uncle. He is from a family which lives a traditional Indian life including meditation and yoga way of life. Later in his life he studied and researched the ancient scriptures of meditation, yoga, Buddhism, Hinduism and other related subjects in India, Nepal and Thailand. He started teaching meditation for people from different backgrounds.
Ms. Bhawani has traveled widely in Europe and Asia teaching yoga, Indian cooking, and Ayurveda massage therapy. An expert in cooking Indian traditional food and yogic or Satvik food, she is also specialized and expert in menopause, pregnancy, and children yoga. She is a certified yoga teacher from International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center.
This teacher training program will be held in the resort town of Siem Reap, in northwestern Cambodia. The town is the gateway to the ruins of Angkor, the seat of the Khmer kingdom from the 9th to 15th centuries. Angkor's vast complex of intricate stone buildings includes preserved Angkor Wat, the main temple, which is pictured on Cambodia's flag.
You will have the opportunity to enjoy a 25 kilometers fun ride in rural areas and experience a genuinely different atmosphere. You will ride among rice fields, vegetable farms, haycock, and local markets (testing local delicacies such as fruits and cakes) while experience daily village life and resting in a Buddhist pagoda. You will continue to Arthnear pagoda where a 12th century temple is settled inside and then return to the retreat center.
There will be an opportunity to join a 40 kilometers mountain bike ride along Siem Reap River to reach Tonle Sap Lake and along the way, you will see the green rice field, lotus farms, vegetable fields, haycock, and local markets (tasting local delicacies). You will refresh with coconut juice drinks.
Then, after crossing a lotus field, you will reach Tonle Sap and go for a boat tour to see floating village. You will then visit Arthnear pagoda where a 12th century temple is settled inside (temple pass not required). You will meditate in this magical setting before return to the retreat center.
You have the opportunity to enjoy a 45 kilometers mountain bike ride to visit Angkor Wat complex through the less traveled roads. From the south gate of Angkor Thom, you will start an adventure ride on the hidden paths towards secluded temples. You then continue to reach the majestic west gate of Angkor Thom, followed by Bayon temple.
Explore the fascinating lush rainforest along the way by visiting Preah Khan. You will immerse into jungle temple at Tanei and Taproom before returning to the retreat center. Sunrise tour is also available, starting at 5:00 a.m. daily with minimum six persons.
You will have the chance to experience a 25 kilometers mountain bike ride to visit Angkor Wat complex through the less traveled roads. No traffic! From the south gate of Angkor Thom, you start an adventure ride on the hidden paths towards secluded temples. You then continue to reach the majestic west gate of Angkor Thom, followed by Bayon temple. You will pause in the most beautiful areas to meditate and practice mediation and yoga before returning to the retreat center.
Please consider a trip to EFEO (Ecole Francaise D’Extreme Orient) for the most comprehensive library in Southeast Asia. The books are read on site (not borrowed or sold). If you'd like to get the history of the temples during your visit, consider booking a history guide as they will share a wealth of stories behind each temple.
Sunrises are the best time to do a temple visit. You are advised to leave super early (approximately 4:30 a.m.) with your ticket in hand and head for the right pool in front of Angkor Thom. There are many food options nearby or you can return to the cottage for breakfast. Make sure that you buy the tickets a day before your visit.
You will be able to enjoy spa treatments that are available onsite, at an additional cost. Please order your treatment 45 minutes ahead of time at the reception. Note that oil massage is not offered at the cottage but is available outside.
Siem Reap International Airport
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