Integrate to your yoga toolbox the comprehension of how to teach, guide, and adjust others effectively. Come to this retreat and begin prepare to become a yoga teacher by becoming an expert in applying asana, pranayama and meditation techniques on to yourself! You will take part in various activities to purify your body, experience meditation in each asana, and commit to your practice in a different level. Led by three experienced and skill-complementary instructors, the course will help deepen your yoga and teaching skills in Mexico!
Ananda Healing Center offers you the possibility of staying in the San Cristobal de las Casas center.
A) If your motivation is to become a yoga teacher then "You will need a constant personal practice of two years of minimum three times a week. Pass through theoretical and practical tasks successfully".
B) If your motivation is not to become a yoga teacher, but deepen your practice, obtain knowledge, and overcome physical and mental limits, then this requests "a deep commitment with your practice and a honest wish to profound your knowledge". You will receive a confirmation letter of your participation in the teacher training and the possibility to continue your practical and theoretical process with Ananda Healing Center."
After that, they will confirm your participation and you can make sure your spot starting the payment process.
This English course consists of 200 hours of theoretical and practical instruction and it is based on Ashtanga yoga (or Raja yoga) proposed by Patanjali, and it fulfills the requirements to become a certified yoga teacher, both by the Yoga Alliance and the International Yoga Federation.
Its main objective is to provide the elements to enable each participant to design and self-manage a safe, committed, and comprehensive personalized, committed safe, and comprehensive yoga practice (Asana, pranayama, and meditation). This capacity is what defines a yogi(ni) and it is the only solid base upon which to build a teaching repertoire.
Asana is based on sustaining careful attention on the quality of the breath, as the link between the emotional and the physical, the conscious and the unconscious, based upon the correspondence between a specific emotional state and a particular muscular activation pattern (posture) and the underlying breathing rhythm.
The aim is to integrate the main aspects of the teachings of Turmalai Krishnamacharya as expressed by his students, the safe alignment principles developed by BKS Iyengar, the Trishtana found in Ashtanga Vinyasa as taught by Pattabhi Jois, and the concept of a practice adapted to each individual currently taught through the Viniyoga by Desikachar.
Beyond the body and its energy flows, meditation aims at allowing us to rest in pure consciousness untainted by thought or emotion through a gradual process of establishing oneself in the position of judgement, less attention, and in awareness, as we overflow the limits of notions such as self and others, inside and outside and all other dualistic notional opposites.
At a subtler, an underlying level in respect to asana, it aims at understanding and directing the energy flows that constantly enter, move throughout, and leave the subtle body with denser converging flows at specific centers or chakras and further supported by kriyas and mudras.
The presentation of the physical aspect thus relies on the Iyengar anatomical principle of neutral alignment for injury prevention and it emphasizes a dynamic, active perspective on postures as a constant wave of conscious actions and release, that is, internal movement with precise and specific intention.
A daily practice based on a multi-level sequence based on the contents of the primary and intermediate Ashtanga Vinyasa sequences (yoga Chikitsa - yoga therapy y Nadi Shodhana - cleansing of the subtle body) serves as a structural framework from which to gradually change and adapt as to cater for each individual, situation, and progress.
The departure point for implementing such adaptation is the different conditions in which Vinyasa is taught today as compared to its original setting (adolescent Indian boys who always sat cross-legged on the floor, in a tropical climate) and our own specific constitution (to phrase it in ayurvedic terms).
The objective is to establish a dialogue through which each participant defines their own sequence and horizon to enable an independent practice that addresses the specific needs and interests of each. Practice material sourced from the traditions of Ashtanga Vinyasa, Dharma Mittra, and Iyengar schools of yoga, integrated, and re-engineered to meet individual needs, rhythms, and interests.
Your yoga teacher training will take place in the beautiful town of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.
Meals during the yoga teacher training are responsibility of each participant.
Throughout the program, you may spend some time during breaks between activities to explore the area, browse local shops, or try traditional dishes in restaurants.
Basic knowledge of traditional thai massage provided as a tool for group relaxation as well as to gain some familiarity with respectful and mindful postural adjustment.