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7 Day 200h Mentoring One to One Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Charente

Ruffec, South West France

200 hours mentoring one to one Vinyasa Teacher Training in France

If you are committed to embracing all the components of yoga into every aspect of your life, then this course is for you. It is not about how flexible you are, or how many years you have practiced yoga, but about whether you want to teach with compassion, an open heart and with authenticity. at a deeper level. The aim is to guide and support you embrace the sacred power of yoga and deepen your connections to those around you, creating joy, happiness, health, and an open heart.

This is a completely individual training that goes a lot deeper than your average 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training because it is one to one mentoring training, that is fully recognized and accredited by the World Yoga Alliance. Giving you the possibility to leave with not just an accredited certificate, but confidence and knowledge to teach students professionally, safely and Internationally.

Tandy from La Pause Yoga will work with you on a one to one mentoring basis, both before and after the intensive retreat, to give you the skills, knowledge, and support to be a successful international yoga teacher.

She will also guide you to deepen your own yoga journey to awakening, by bringing the classical teachings of yoga both on and off your yoga mat. It is not just a matter of learning the asanas and sequences, but to teach with authenticity, commitment, and true passion, you must live your yoga practice. Tandy will help you find your own individual voice, by building on your individual strengths and help you build in areas of weakness and challenge.

This course is recognized and registered with the World Yoga Alliance and the Independent Yoga Network.

Meet the instructors

Tandy
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Highlights

  • One to one mentoring teaching in a relaxed nourishing environment, with accredited and highly experienced yoga elder
  • Stress-free and motivating teaching to bring out your individual strengths and find your authentic voice
  • Guidance to really live your yoga practice, bringing it into every aspect of your life
  • Mentoring both before and after your intensive retreat to guide your own personal yoga practice
  • Pranayama and meditation teaching
  • Modules to deepen knowledge of the classical yoga sutra and the history of yoga
  • Instruction in Vinyasa sequencing, adjustments, and alignment
  • Understanding of Chronic Pain and how we can help our students
  • 200-hour YTT certificate, accredited by the World Yoga Alliance, once course is completed
  • Separate Online Anatomy and Physiology certificate
  • Daily vegan and vegetarian nutritious meals
  • 7 nights private accommodation with full facilities
  • Fun, laughter, and growth

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 2 participants
Airport transfer available:
Poitiers–Biard Airport (US$70 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Limoges – Bellegarde Airport (US$93 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
16:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Your stay is in a private gite where you have use of the whole accommodation or a private double room in a comfortable friendly Bed and Breakfast.

Program

This online and intensive immersion retreat is our flagship Yoga Teacher Training program with 5-star reviews. It offers you complete flexibility whilst giving you 200 hours of comprehensive, individually focused yoga teacher training, which is accredited by the World Yoga Alliance.

You can start the online modules straight away, at any time. These consist of virtual live training, videos, course work manuals, guided assignments, required reading, and individual-focused feedback at every step of your journey.

What you will study:

Comprehensive Anatomy and Physiology:

A full and comprehensive course covering everything from connective tissue and muscular system to the anatomy of energetics with the breath and bandha, and how to bring this knowledge into your teaching. This in-depth module will set you apart from many yoga teachers as they bring this knowledge out of the Anatomy book into your teaching.

La Pause Yoga also covers the vitally important concept of the students' individual skeletal differences, understanding when they are feeling tension and when they are feeling compression, and how they can adapt the posture to suit their individual bodies. They also cover how to work with people with chronic pain using their experience and research from the director, Tandy Pengelly's book 'Breaking the Attention of Pain'.

The History and Philosophy of Yoga and The Role of the Yoga Teacher in the West:

Here, you will cover the theories behind the roots of yoga and Patanjali, how yoga comes to the West and what brings people to yoga. You also look at the concept of working spiritually as a part of a cooperative group and our ego driving modern society. You will also discuss the impact of the Yoga Sutras on yoga and its development and the connection with yoga and religion.

You will also look at the individual demands of teaching yoga in the West, such as the physical stresses on the body from a predominantly sedentary society due to hours spent seated. You will also cover the evolution of the different styles of yoga and the impact on your practice.

The Eightfold Path and the Yamas and Niyamas

In this section, you start looking deeper at what the true meaning of yoga is and the 'Journey' of yoga. You look at the individual relationship with the practice of yoga and how that has developed and how it can develop. You will discover that the art of yoga is to reconnect the mind, body, and spirit and learn how to teach this to your students, and how they show this in their practice. You will dive into the concept of enlightenment and the journey towards this.

The Art of Vinyasa Sequencing and Yin and Restorative Practices:

Throughout this intensive course, you will look in great detail at the art of sequencing and how to target postures, themes or energy through the sequence. You will learn how to create vibrant sequences that seamlessly flow from posture to posture. On this yoga retreat immersion students start teaching from day one, fine-tuning their teaching skills, building their confidence and skills in a safe supportive environment.

Throughout this process, you are given a lot of support, feedback, and encouragement to give you the tools to become a committed and authentic teacher, finding your own individual voice. You will also look at the role of Yin yoga postures, and how they differ from Restorative yoga in a class environment.

Dynamic Yoga Alignment, Adjustments and Working with Chronic Pain

Safe alignment is vital for the well being of their students, so you will look at the theory and practice of adjustment and alignment. Looking at contraindications to create safe teaching practices. The reality of teaching yoga is that the majority of your students will have some degree of past or present injury history; therefore, part of your training is designated to helping you understand how injuries leading to chronic pain develops and how you can help your students both physically and mentally to deal with their chronic pain whilst still enjoying the benefits of yoga.

You will also look in detail at the importance of props in our practice. And how and when to safely use hands-on adjustments.

Breathwork: Pranayama

Your breath is the corner of health and energy, without correct breathing, you will become sick and lacking in energy. Correct breathing in yoga is vital to enable the student to really connect with the healing practice of yoga. Here, you will cover different types of pranayama that are suitable to include in a class setting. The science behind the practice and the benefits of developing breath awareness and control. La Pause Yoga also gives you the tools and confidence to teach it to your students.

Meditation and Concentration

Here, you learn how to teach people to concentrate and then bring that concentration into the various types of meditation. You will learn how to teach meditation as part of a class or as separate workshops. You will practice meditation daily to also develop your own practice and fully understand the science and benefits behind the role of regular meditation.

Pregnancy and Contra-indications:

Yoga is for everyone, and illness, chronic pain, and pregnancy should not exclude people from gaining the enormous benefits from the practice. Many 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training courses do not cover this area and therefore leave new yoga teacher teachers unprepared for the vastness of students' demands and levels.

As an experienced and qualified Yoga Elder and Author of 'Breaking the Attachment to Pain', Tandy from La Pause Yoga is passionate about this subject and have spent many years helping people feel confident in the healing practices of yoga. This module will give you the skills to create a safe yoga teaching environment for all levels of students.

Psychology of Teaching and Learning Types

Here, you will look at the role of the teacher and how to work with the often complex demands of the student. You will learn about the psychology of growth and fixed mindsets and how that impacts your students' ability to respond to the teachings and grow in their practice. You will also consider how different students learn in different ways, and how you can help students really understand the teachings that you offer them.

The Power of Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the student becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions. This state of consciousness is different from meditation, in which concentration on a single focus is required.

You will look at the benefits and uses of yoga Nidra in a class setting. You will learn the set sequence and how you can adapt it to fit the theme and length of your class.

Professional Development and Marketing:

The structure of this final module will depend on the goals of the student and therefore tailored to them. As a qualified business coach, Tandy from La Pause Yoga continues the mentoring process for 6 months after the immersion retreat to help the individual student take their personal and business yoga practice forward, to create the yogic life they desire.

This intensive immersion retreat is held in a beautiful part of rural France, where you will stay in a private gite with a luxury en-suite bedroom and swimming pool (summer retreats) You can choose dates to suit you subject to availability.

Arrival is generally on a Saturday, and airport transfers can be arranged for a small fee.

The retreat is designed to fine-tune your teaching skills, so you spend each day working on the asanas, sequencing, adjustments, and alignment. You will also learn how to incorporate the practice of pranayama, meditation, and yoga Nidra into a class setting.

Wednesday is your recuperation day, where you can catch up on your individual assignments and reading, but also enjoy a hike out into the beautiful Charente countryside or relax by the pool (summer retreats). If your retreat is in the cooler months, then maybe enjoy a massage to really relax.

Every day, you will be treated with healthy nourishing meals, juices, and teas to keep you energized, and topped up with life-giving nutrients to promote your yogic life.

Included excursions

Enjoy daily hikes in the stunning French countryside to take your practice off the mat and out into nature, deepening your connection with nature and all the beauty that surrounds us.

This enables us to really assimilate the teachings of the day, in a stress-free way. Mid-course free day to relax or explore the local region. This rest day is vital to ensure that you recuperate and get the best from your training.

Instructors

Tandy Pengelly

Retreat location

Nestled among the sunflowers, your accommodation offers a relaxing French escape in the beautiful, unspoiled countryside of La Charente. Think big blue skies, open fields, and quaint French villages.

Set back down a quiet lane, our accommodation has access to fantastic walks and cycle routes with the nearest restaurant just a couple of kilometres away.

The bright and airy open plan kitchen and living room are full of sunshine with doors directly onto the pool terrace and BBQ area. For cooler months, there is a delightful wood-burning stove for cozy study evenings.

The fully equipped kitchen has a cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, kettle and toaster. All linen is provided including towels for the shower rooms and swimming pool (in our summer gite). The kitchen is bright and spacious with all the crockery and cutlery you need and a lovely dining area to sit back in and enjoy a relaxing moment looking out onto the pool or the fields beyond.

Unique features

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Hot spring
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking
  • Stargazing

General

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Lake
  • Meditation garden
  • River
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
  • Patio

Services

  • Free bottled water
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Library
  • Parking lot
  • Room cleaning
  • Wireless internet

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

The accommodation for this retreat is a fully furnished gite/private house. You will be contacted prior to the retreat to obtain a full list of foods and drinks that you can and would like to eat. Prior to your arrival your host will provide you will a stocked fridge to cover all your breakfast and evening meal needs.

These foods will be organic and local sourced if possible. You will also eat a freshly prepared vegan or vegetarian lunchtime meal with your trainer. Filtered water and herbal teas will be made available throughout the day.

Detox options with super food supplements are also available if desired. Please let us know in advance so we can ensure that we have the suitable products available.

A water filter is also provided to reduce our use of plastics.

It is very important that you fully convey your dietary needs and wants prior to arrival, to ensure that you are fully catered for.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Raw food
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)

During your down time in this retreat, you have the options of exploring the surrounding countryside by bike or visiting local historical monuments.

Spa treatments

During this retreat, massage treatments are available upon request at an additional cost. Please request in advance to insure availability.

What's included

  • One to one mentoring individual instruction to cover all yoga modules
  • Virtual live teaching, videos, guided assignment work and individually focused comprehensive feedback.
  • Mentoring prior to the retreat to help you deepen your yoga practice, both on and off the mat
  • 7 nights beautiful private accommodation in South West France
  • Anatomy and physiology certificated course with David Keil
  • Accredited Certification that will enable you to gain insurance to teach yoga internationally
  • Daily nutritious meals, shared with your instructor or relaxing in your private accommodation
  • In-depth study of Vinyasa flow sequencing with adjustments
  • Mentoring guidance for another 6 months after the retreat has finished, to help you in the early days of teaching and setting up your business
  • Understanding Yin yoga and Yoga Nidra
  • Pranayama and meditation sessions to develop your skills and technique
  • Vinyasa sequencing for all levels
  • Prenatal yoga
  • Working with confidently with chronic pain
  • Working knowledge of the Eight Fold Path of classical yoga
  • Theming classes with the Yamas and Niyamas
  • History of Yoga
  • Different styles of yoga and where they stem from
  • Business development, covering advertising and social media

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Personal and travel insurance
  • Travel to and from the retreat
  • Required reading books

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book a flight to the nearest airports, which are Poitiers–Biard Airport (PIS) and Limoges – Bellegarde Airport (LIG). Airport transfers can be arranged but are not included in the price of the retreat.

Arrival by train

The nearest train station is Ruffec, and La Pause Yoga is happy to collect you from this train station free of charge.

To extend you stay we can organise extra nights, subject to availability, but these are not included in training price.

Airport: Poitiers–Biard Airport Airport transfer available: Poitiers–Biard Airport (US$70 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Limoges – Bellegarde Airport Airport transfer available: Limoges – Bellegarde Airport (US$93 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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This training is run throughout the year, but please message La Pause Yoga to check for availability.

There are only 2 people on the intensive immersion retreat, this is designed to create a study buddy support, and enable you to work together on sequencing, teaching and to simply share and bouce ideas off each other. 

This is not a training to be rushed. But rather to dive deeply into the teachings and allow me to guide you to find your own authentic voice. 

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