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Do you love yoga and would like to make a living by following your passion? Would you like to deepen your practice and learn to live a wholesome yogic lifestyle? Are you keen to immerse yourself in an inspiring spiritual environment that is applying yogic wisdom in all areas of life, from nutrition to meditation, from physical movement to spiritual practice? Come join this retreat and seize a unique 200 hrs full immersion yoga teacher training!
The Krishna Village can host up to 60 people in a combination of rooms, dorms and camping spots. There are usually around 25 full time volunteers who work in organic gardens and maintain the grounds, 10 long-term community members and 15 to 25 retreat guests or Karma yogis. All rooms have shared amenities. The amenities include showers, toilets and a coin operated laundry. Common areas include the kitchen and campfire area (the heart of the Krishna Village), the reading and the yoga hall, where classes take place.
The Krishna Village has 6 double and 11 single rooms. They are all set in former shipping containers, that have been renovated and turned into simple but comfortable accommodation.
For some of the volunteers and yoga teacher trainees, Krishna Village provides dorms (1 male, 1 female, each for up to 4 people) and one double room. The dorms are simple but practical and have bunk beds and wardrobe space for your belongings.
Set among beautiful mango and lychee trees in the eastern garden, Krishna Village Eco Yoga Community camp ground can host up to 20 tents and 5 camper vans. The area for the vans is equipped with electricity. The amenities block is only 50 meters away.
In modern societies, yoga has been deconstructed to be only a shadow of its complete whole. It is far from the complexity and power of the original yogic wisdom, which spans all areas of life and provides a holistic system of health, wellbeing and spiritual connection. At the Krishna Village, you will revive and learn yoga in its wholeness, so you can be a yogi, rather than just do some yoga. Krishna Village Eco Yoga Community Teacher Training is, therefore, a full immersion program that spans 200 hrs and will allow you to experience yogic living in its entirety. From daily morning yoga to seva in organic gardens, from philosophy classes to healthy food preparation, from kirtan singing to mantra meditation, you will live and breathe yoga, while being immersed in a kind, loving and supportive community. You will not only learn all required practices to become a fully accredited yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance, but you will also gain teaching practice with real students.
Henrike came as a WWOOFer in December 2012 while on a road trip up the coast with her son. She stayed for a month, thriving in the peaceful and balanced atmosphere and the healthy organic environment. She moved to Murwillumbah in April 2013 and has since taken charge of the administrative side of the Krishna Village: finances, bookings, public relations, marketing, and so on. Her main focus is her life coaching practice. She holds a Diploma in Life Coaching, a master practitioner of NLP and, apart from coaching clients in her private practice, acts as a mentor for new life coaches for TCI.
Lila completed her Education degree at the Sydney University of Technology in 1998, and has been teaching yoga since 2005. From 2008 onwards she has been working full time as a yoga teacher trainer in Byron Bay. She completed pre and postnatal yoga training with Bliss Baby yoga in 2012, and now also is a regular presenter on their courses. After becoming a mother, Lila completed a kid's yoga teacher training with Zenergy yoga in 2014 and occasionally teaches mum's and bubs, mum's and toddlers and kid's yoga classes in the Byron Shire. Lila also holds a Diploma of Remedial Massage.
He has been teaching yoga since 2008, and brings to Krishna Village’s YTT course a passion for transforming lives on and off the mat through yoga. He has seen the power of yoga in his own life, and how a daily practice has improved so many aspects of his physical, mental and emotional well being. Mal has developed and taught yoga for surfing, improving participants core strength, balance and agility, as well as specializing in teaching yoga to help people manage anxiety, depression and addiction. Mal rounds off his bhakti yogi lifestyle by being a sought after musician in the Kirtan scene.
Dr Polly McGee
She has worked in kitchens, bars and restaurants from frantic to fancy, managed multi-million dollar innovation grants programs, advised hundreds of start-ups on how to refine their business ideas and source funding, taught commercialisation and entrepreneurship for MBA and undergrads, and championed causes from a variety of soapboxes, lecterns and stages. She is currently writing a new book and retreat program called Bhakti Business, due for release in March 2017, devoted to helping people.
He is a philosophy teacher, a teacher by noon and a rapper by night. At 17, he was noticed by Young Entrepreneur after joint-founding a company that personalised gifts in Greater London, which went on to win a Future100 award for ethical and environmentally-friendly business. Having been to India 7 times over the past 5 years to study and explore the secrets of the Indian wisdom texts like Bhagavad-Gita, he was invited to teach philosophy and host interactive life seminars in universities and institutions in the UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Nigeria, India, Australia and New Zealand since 2010.
The Krishna Village, Eungella, Australia, will be your home during this retreat.
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During the retreat, guests will be provided with 3 vegetarian meals per day.