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23 Days 300-Hour Intensive Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training (YTT) in Cali, Colombia

Carrera 129 # 25 -181, Via Cali - Jamundí, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Insightful Yoga Teacher Training Colombia

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Join IKYU and learn the Ishka Kankueb Yoga methodology. This method is based on the noble Mayan tradition and cosmology, the knowledge and techniques so far undisclosed of the management of energy for the development of your own power and spiritual transcendence, and its relationship with Tantra yoga techniques. The teacher training is guided by an authentic Mayan shaman spiritual guide and yogi.

Meet the instructors

Carlos Alberto & Sandra
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Highlights

  • Deep self-development process
  • Advanced skills in the practice and teaching of yoga
  • International certification and registration as an IKYU instructor
  • Learn the sciences behind the practice of yoga and basic knowledge of yoga theory
  • Spiritual tradition, philosophy, and science as an integral yoga effective
  • Simultaneous translation from Spanish to English
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 22 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


21 days with instruction in Spanish
The organizer also speaks: English
The maximum participants in the group is 40
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
17:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga studio
  • Conference room
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet

During this training, you will be staying at IKY Ashram, located outside the city of Cali, Colombia. The accommodation is on the property's house, and there are dorms and private rooms for individuals, couples, or friends. All rooms share bathrooms and there is a common kitchen in the house.

Program

From fundamental theories to the scientific application, become a professional yoga instructor with this course by IKYU. But that’s not all, you will also acquire the basic knowledge about the noble Mayan tradition and cosmology under the guidance of an authentic Mayan shaman spiritual guide, who teaches you the knowledge and techniques so far undisclosed of the management of energy for the development of powers and spiritual transcendence, and its relationship with Tantra yoga techniques.

You will also receive training in mindfulness from an expert in meditation certified by the Spanish School of Transpersonal Development. Receive the most complete knowledge about neuromechanics and movement science applied to yoga.

In this way, your learning, and experience in yoga are deep, integral, and complete, with which you become one of the best yoga instructors on the planet, being included in the RIPEY (International Register of Yoga Teachers and Instructors, Meditation and Related Disciplines).

With IKYU, your vision of yoga is definitely going to change since you will develop a much deeper path. Enrich and give a deeper and auspicious meaning to your asana and Vinyasa practice so that they are not only a physical exercise but that they become a real yoga practice that will contribute to your health, vitality, harmony, spiritual clarity, and self-realization.

IKYU is not interested in treating you like a yoga consumer, they are interested in you becoming a good yogi and the best yoga instructor. The IKYU team is not part of the Yoga Alliance (through the messages platform you can ask for the article they wrote to explain this decision with further detail). For that reason and taking into account that they own the property where the training is taking place, they want and can offer the lowest cost so that it is accessible and beneficial for as many people as possible. Do not be confused by the accessible price with a lack of quality. All the contrary, IKYU assures you that this is one of the most complete and best quality yoga instructor training of all!

You will also acquire the basic knowledge about the noble Mayan tradition and cosmology under the guidance of an authentic Mayan shaman spiritual guide, who will teach you the knowledge and techniques so far undisclosed of the management of energy for the development of powers and spiritual transcendence, as well as its relationship with Tantra yoga techniques.

You will also receive training in mindfulness from an expert in meditation certified by the Spanish School of Transpersonal Development.

Receive the most complete knowledge about neuromechanics and movement science applied to yoga. In this way, your learning and experience in yoga will be deep, integral and complete, allowing you become one of the best yoga instructors on the planet, being included in the RIPEY (International Register of Yoga Teachers And Instructors, Meditation And Related Disciplines).

Certification

For the certification as an integral classic and modern yoga instructor of IKYU, the student will receive complete and deep practical and theoretical classes on the most important yoga items, which the student must receive by attending all the sessions without exception.

The student will only receive such certification if he/she complies with the attendance to all of the scheduled sessions and if he/she complies with the personal, conceptual, technical skills, and attributes that are required as a minimum to be a yoga instructor.

The aforementioned skills and attributes revolve around being able to convey in a clear, loving, and compassionate way the own learning for spiritual development through yoga. It implies that in order to receive the certificate, paying the entire course is not enough, in fact, it is necessary to comply with the academic and personal conditions according to the standards established by the academic director.

If you have any concerns about this please, do not hesitate to consult IKYU before your registration because no refund will be given for not complying with the specific conditions. The standards established by the academic director, to know, are:

Personal attributes

  • Enjoy sufficient mental and emotional balance in the relationship with oneself and with others
  • Loving and compassionate attitude
  • Attitude to listen and to attend the teachings given by the teachers during the instructor training course (receptive attitude)
  • Critical attitude and freedom of judgment before the received teachings without confrontation or belligerence, because we do not seek to impose any belief, only to develop philosophical and discerning abilities

Academic attributes

  • Minimum knowledge and management of the techniques and concepts offered in the program
  • It is clarified that IKYU does not expect physical agility or skill, or flexibility, although they offer the best tools to improve deeply the practice of asanas (postures) and Vinyasas (sequences of postures)
  • They proceed from the fact that you can only transmit what you have developed in yourself and therefore in order to be able to offer classes, sessions, and workshops of yoga in a responsible and honest way, the instructor must comply the minimum conditions mentioned

What you will gain as an integral classic and modern yoga graduate instructor of IKYU, you will have high skills in the management and teaching of fundamental yoga techniques for the wellness and development of your students, with a scientific, critical, eclectic, and humane view, all of this from your personal and spiritual development that you are going to boost and/or deepen in the training.

You will be able to successfully teach yoga classes for individuals, private groups, social groups, companies, and organizations of the public and private sector of any nature. Enrich with mindfulness your personal practice and your teachings as a yoga instructor. Become one of the privileged teachers of the Kankueb, the Mayan yoga.

Objectives

  • Become one of the best and most complete yoga instructors of the planet
  • Acquire tools in order to approach efficiently the process of inner changes necessary for a better spiritual development
  • Acquire the basic knowledge of yoga theory and practice from a current and scientific application
  • Comprehend the personal practice of fundamental yoga and meditation techniques
  • Comprehend the personal practice of fundamental yoga and meditation techniques
  • Develop the necessary skills to transmit as an instructor of groups and individuals of different ages and social, cultural and professional conditions the fundamental techniques of yoga and meditation.

Ishka Kankueb Yoga

It is a methodology of integral health, wellness, self-development, and spirituality that integrates in an efficient way the east's wisdom on yoga with the so far unknown and mysterious Mayan technology of the Kankueb, that enriched with the scientific western developments in Neurokinesis and Biopsychology, allow you to achieve multiple benefits at a physical, emotional, mental, and energetically level for your self-realization.

What you will get:

  • Deep self-development process
  • Advanced skills in the practice and teaching of yoga
  • Spiritual tradition, philosophy, and science as an integral yoga effective
  • Simultaneous translation of the complete course from Spanish to English
  • International certification and registration as an IKYU instructor of classical and modern integral yoga and meditation
  • Learn the sciences behind the practice of yoga and basic knowledge of yoga theory
  • Learn the Mayan science of the Kankueb, consolidate your spiritual purpose knowing your Mayan natal scheme and receive your spiritual activation with the sacred Mayan fire (Kotzij)
  • Integrate into you the experience of mindfulness
  • Recover quickly from your musculoskeletal limitations and achieve the most advanced positions for a deep, healthy and safe practice of
  • Yoga without putting your body at risk in only 21 days, with our advanced neuromechanical techniques applied to therapeutic yoga
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner (except for the 2 programmed free days)
  • 22 nights accommodation

Daily schedule

  • 06:00 Wake up and mandatory shower
  • 06:30 Pranayamas
  • 07:15 Asana and Vinyasa
  • 08:30 Meditation
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Swara yoga
  • 11:00 Seminar
  • 12:00 Vraja yoga
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Break
  • 15:00 Vraja yoga
  • 16:00 Karma yoga
  • 17:00 Yoga Nidra
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:30 Seminar / reading / video - Dharma
  • 21:00 Sleep time

The order of the sessions may be changed if it is required for the methodological development of the training. There are two free days during the training where IKYU recommends the participants to leave the property and visit Cali or the nearby rivers, as they consider these two free days necessary and part of the training.

The training starts very early in the morning and ends late at night, that is why IKYU asks you to come one day before the training starts and leave one day after the training is over. Those two extra days outside the training, the arrival day and departure day, are only for the stay and they do not include food, classes, or transportation.

The price is given in euros, even though BookYogaRetreats gives an indicative in dollars, the rest of the amount of the payment must be done in cash and in Colombian pesos for the official value of the euro the day of the payment in the property.

Instructors

Carlos Alberto Holguin

Sandra Benaim

Retreat location

This retreat takes place in Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia, at a beautiful wellness IKY Ashram, surrounded by nature. The property's house has several fruit trees and a mountain landscape where you will be in contact with different kinds of birds and animals.

Unique features

General

  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga studio
  • Patio

Services

  • Toiletries
  • Wireless internet

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During this retreat you can find a different variety of food according to the Colombian territory:

Breakfast:

  • Arepa (corn tortilla), some days eggs, other days cheese.
  • 2 kinds of fruits.
  • Oats, raisins and cinamon.
  • Natural tea and chocolate.
  • Natural juice.

Lunch:

  • Some days rice and some days quinoa.
  • Vegetable soups and creams.
  • Raw salads everyday (cabbage, lettuce, tomato, pimentón, celery, cucumber)
  • Grain (lentils, chickpeas, mungo bean)
  • Pasta.

Dinner:

  • Potatoes salad.
  • Mashed potatoes.
  • Green and yellow plantain (in different presentation).
  • Rice.
  • Vegetable cream.
  • Tomato, basilic, cheese.
  • Cooked vegetables.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Birdwatching in Pance
  • Fire ceremony
  • Take salsa lessons

What's included

  • 1 IKYU T-shirt
  • 22 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 4 hours of salsa lessons
  • International Certification / Diploma
  • Graduation fees
  • Inclusion in RIPEY (Yoga Professors and Teachers International Registration)
  • Written and audiovisual academic material (digital)
  • A fire ceremony
  • Personal yoga mat during the 21 days of training
  • Simultaneous translation from Spanish to English

What's not included

  • Personal hygiene products (Shampoo, soap, hygienic towels, toilet paper, toothpaste, wet towels...)
  • Tents and camping equipment
  • Meals during the days off
  • Public transportation, consumption, food, special needs on your days off
  • Any consumption that is given outside the property of the training
  • Flights fares

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport (CLO).

Arrival by bus

From the Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport (CLO), you can take a shuttle to Cali's bus terminal (USD $2 per person) and then take an inter-municipal bus to Jamundí (USD $1 per person). Please ask the driver's assistant to stop in the restaurant named La Marzorca Tierna.

Arrival by taxi

You can take a taxi direct to the property (USD $10 from the bus terminal or about USD $40 from the airport).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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The cost of the rented tent for the whole retreat is 50 USD.

 

Training information

The two extra nights of accommodation are included in the price so that the participants are able to arrive one day before and one day after the training is over. These two extra nights accommodation do not include food nor any kind of classes, lectures, or sessions. These two days are only to give the people the possibility to be in time for the training.

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