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This teacher training is immersed in the ancient spiritual, philosophical, and meditative traditions of yoga, while maintaining a firm ground in modern anatomical training, sequencing, and approaches to practice. This yoga certification offers you the live experience of the teachings. In addition to practice and study, you will participate in meditation, ceremony, and council and explore what these practices and teachings mean to you as an individual and to your community as a whole.
During this retreat, participants will be accommodated at Sailport Waterfront Suites.
For larger groups, Koko World Of Yoga Styles offers Namastay House as a second accommodation option. Centrally located in a historic neighborhood close to I-275, I-4, USF, Downtown Tampa, Ybor City, and Raymond James Stadium; the house has a fully equipped kitchen, full-size front load washer/dryer, iron, and ironing board. WiFi and local TV are provided.
Namastay House is also only 15 minutes away from the airport, three minutes away from the beach and close to a grocery store and other services.
Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance. Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.
The curriculum is based on the educational standards of the Yoga Alliance, providing a framework of 5 specialized categories to ensure adequate training for the yoga teachers, enabling them to teach safely and competently.
You will learn to teach and practice a broad spectrum of yoga techniques more effectively including asanas. You will learn how to draw their spiritual benefits, asana mechanics, safety cautions, and how to adapt asanas for student limitations. Besides, you will also learn how to work directly with the body's subtle energy including the chakras and Kundalini and classical pranayama (yoga breathing techniques).
In addition, you will learn and practice traditional yoga meditation techniques and Yogananda's renowned energization exercises. As in any home environment, you will also have the option to participate regularly in chanting and prayer.
This comprehensive curriculum also includes:
Explore the chakras in depth, their relationship between consciousness and the body, and the functions of these energy centers. You'll discuss the functions of the chakras in relation to associated organs / body parts, the related mental and emotional issues, learn the spiritual and energetic qualities of the chakras, and participate in chakra meditations.
A discourse on the three gunas: Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas as related by the classic Indian scripture. Students will receive insight on the qualities, forces, or modes of nature that make up material existence or prakriti and how yoga opens your awareness to purusha, soul.
Visiting local schools to teach yoga classes, creating a community event in which free yoga classes are offered, as well as opportunities for service in conjunction with the event. Through these outreach experiences, students will have the opportunity to offer their art as a means of establishing connections and building community relations by karma yoga, the spirit of service.
Incorporating the yogic practices of breath, asana, and mindfullness will be explored.
Learn the correct alignment of the shoulders while gaining insight into an array of shoulder openers; also, how to properly handle a shoulder injury or address shoulder pain.
The teacher's voice is the one used when you're standing in front of your class. It's a professional voice and often different in quality from your day-to-day speaking voice. The projection of a strong voice and the inner power behind it will be explored as well as patterns of communication in the classroom.
It is important to incorporate exercises with Sanskrit syllables for toning the voice. Students will be able to increase the volume and power of the voice for confidence and effectively maintaining the attention of a class.
Understanding how the human body moves is integral to teaching in a manner that is safe, appropriate, and effective. You will explore the human movement system; primarily the skeletal, nervous, and muscular systems as they relate to movement and motor learning. Students will learn about planes and directions of movements, joints, and the muscles that create movement at the joints; learn which primary tissues are at risk during asana practice and how to protect them.
Dive deep into the teachings of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by chanting and discussing the sutras individually and gaining an understanding through transmission of each sutra.
In depth learning and discussion about the eight limbs of yoga include yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dyana, and samadhi. Learn how these individual categories become a whole and the practical application of these sacred teachings into daily life.
Dristi is translated to "gaze". During your physical and meditation practices, you'll use your gaze to increase concentration, calmness, and ultimately stillness, achieving one-pointed concentration, Dhahran.
Specific poses are preferred for deeper hip openings. In order to move deeper into the hips, there must be a knowledge of how to keep proper alignment in the process as well as how to instruct verbally a sense of release for a client, class, or community.
Several pranayama techniques will be presented to explore the science of breath regulation and the cultivation of life force or prana. Understanding to help increase vitality, awareness, and well-being in themselves and their students.
Paths of yoga within the classical system of Raja yoga include Jnana yoga, Bhakti yoga, and Karma yoga. Knowledge of self through chanting Sanskrit verses, service from within to the whole, devotional practices, and connecting the paths are explored. By experiencing the yogic disciplines through practice, you'll see how each path is uniquely used to achieve a higher purpose.
Learn the bandhas in depth, how to use, manage and maintain, as well as where each one is located.
This class explores origins of the asanas in a colorful way through ancient stories of yogis, sages, animals, creatures, and the deities. Practicing the cultivation of the qualities of divinity will open the way for knowledge, the responsibility of inner power and its ultimate alignment with your highest goals
Master the alignment and instruction essential to properly teach different arm balancing poses. Arm balances can be a fun and empowering way for students to feel a connection to their physical practice. In this section, students will learn about the different types of arm balances, how to properly instruct them with correct alignments, as well as getting to practice each arm balance to gain a deeper understanding of the pose and what is trying to be achieved in each one.
Inversions have many benefits for your well being. In the spirit of fun, you'll be trained with understanding the importance of practicing them safely as well as how to teach them to all levels of students.
Assistance in a pose can sometimes be the difference between feeling a stretch and really actually understanding and getting into a pose. Teachers assistance is also beneficial for students who are trying to take their asanas to the next step but need some help getting there. Included will be how to assist more advanced asanas.
How to approach the practice for clients who have certain conditions, as well as learning how to teach yoga for depression, sudden life changes, and varying disabilities. You will discuss how to approach the practice for certain physical and mental conditions that a client may have.
Learn in depth about the anatomy of the spine and how to instruct the optimal alignment for the spine in a range of poses. Students will also discuss how to modify or properly approach back issues, ultimately learning how to help heal lower back pain.
Sequence a class with a theme and set intentions for class. Learn how to make business decisions while still staying aligned with your intuition and integrity.
Managing a classroom with a range of levels, ability, and ages will be discussed and how to lead a practice that’s appropriate for each person.
This ancient healing method has the power to help you find the missing pieces and return them to you to wholeness. Soul retrieval treats symptoms which cause depression, addictions, stress disorders, attention focus, and low self-esteem.
This is done through chanting, song, didgeridoo, Tibetan bowl healing, singing bowls, and music instrument. The sound will tune to the chakras to bring peace and balance into your mind, body, and spirit.
Discover your animal spirit through this soul-stirring journey of a drum, guided meditation, and discovery.
With optional oracle card reading, this meditation includes the healing powers of light and visualization. You will be guided to embrace, love, and trust in your truest self. Release and let go of worry, self-doubt, and fear. Each guided meditation is authentically crafted to provide you with an individualized session of restoration and empowerment.
Your choice of yoga style is infused with Thai massage and hands-on adjustments, technique, and alignment work in Hatha, Vinyasa, and Ashtanga.
This is a Hatha-based meditative practice that unites movement with breath which aims at the purification of the mind and body. Ashtanga yoga is the source of most Vinyasa, Power, and Flow style yoga which are popular in the West today. The Mysore style allows students to practice a set series of postures at their own pace while being supervised and adjusted by a teacher.
This session will get your heart pumping but you may use your breath to calm it down. This is perfect for increasing your strength and flexibility. After all of your hard work, you'll experience deep relaxation.
Tenika Koko Roman
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Ashtanga Yoga)
Tenika Kokok Roman Ashtanga Yoga Teacher. CEO of Koko's World Of Yoga. Yoga Alliance 500 RYT registered yoga teacher who specializes in Ashtanga, Vinyasa yoga. She has studied and practiced yoga, meditation, and intuitive arts for seven years in many styles. Koko believes these practices are the greatest gifts one can give to oneself and others.
Santos Ekham Roman
AV108 Yoga School Yoga Alliance International (Yoga)
Santos Roman "Ekham" Ashtanga Yoga Teacher & Co-owner of Koko Urban Yoga. Balances his power flow with Vinyasa, Yoga Fundamentals, "Drifting Rain Sticks Yoga". Ekham is certified 300 hour RYS. 300 YTT Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Courses Internationally. Accredited through Yoga Alliance.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Vinyasa Yoga)
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Vinyasa Yoga)
Scott Duszko ERYT 500 Since 2011. Scott began practicing Qi Gong and Hatha yoga with Danielle Vardakas. He later found Power Yoga and Flow yoga. He balances his power flow with Tao Yin yoga. He is certified in Yin with Paulie Zink. He graduated from a 200-hour Vinyasa and Meditation YTT with Rolf Gates and has completed both the 200 and 500 hour teacher trainings at Honest Yoga with Danielle Vardakas.
This yoga teacher training will take place at Sailport Waterfront Suites, Tampa, Florida, USA.
You will be served daily organic fruits and vegetables. Meal plans are available at the separate fee.
Please book your flight to arrive at Tampa International Airport (TPA).
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