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Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Tanzania.
Join Om & Flow Yoga in the cradle of mankind, Tanzania, for this 200-hour Hatha Vinyasa yoga teacher training course and safari to Serengeti National Park. At this training, you will gain the knowledge and confidence needed to become a professional yoga teacher and pass on the vast knowledge and passion for yoga to your future students. This training with expert team of lead teachers will get you prepared to follow the path of yoga with body, mind and spirit. This is a no ordinary teacher training, of course! The course will end with a three-day safari trip to Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park together!
During the training, you will be staying at Nyumbani Hostel, situated 30 minutes' walk away from Arusha city center. Although the hostel is close to the busy town, it is surrounded by greenery and is on a quiet road. You have a choice of booking a single bed in a shared quadruple room or a private room all for yourself. If you are opting for the shared quadruple room package, you will be sharing the room with three other guests from the same gender. Sheets, towels, and weekly room cleaning are included.
On the last two nights of the program, you will stay at a campsite as you explore the majesty of the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park.
This training lasts for 30 days in total. The first day of the course is dedicated to arriving at the training venue in Arusha, followed by opening ceremony with dinner in the evening. The last day of the course is dedicated to departing back to Kilimanjaro International Airport.
You will be waking up early every morning to feel the serenity around and inside you. This will ease your mind for early morning meditation and help you get grounded before the busy day ahead.
This training also includes a supplemental Reiki level 1 and 2 certification course. You will be learning how to reach physical, emotional, and mental energetic balance using the ancient healing technique of Reiki.
Demonstration of asanas and their variations, classification of yoga asanas, benefits of asanas and Pranayamas, precautions and contraindications of asanas, preparatory poses and counterposes, meditation and Yoga Nidra, chanting, mantra and Sanskrit in yoga practice, the Shatkriyas, Chakras and Nadis in yoga practice.
Anatomical terminology, the skeletal system and spine, joints and connective tissue, the muscles, nervous system and anatomy of breathing.
Communication skills and finding one’s voice as a teacher, time management and sequencing, giving adjustments, corrections and verbal cuing, the use of props, marketing, and legal aspects of running a yoga business.
Advaita Vedanta, Patanjali Yoga Sutras and the 8 limbs of Yoga, the Bhagavad Gita, Yoga lifestyle and nutrition, Yoga ethics, different types and lineages of Yoga, Yoga history and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Kleshas and Koshas.
During the last two weeks of the training, you will lead two 60 minute and two 90 minute classes.
Reiki as an energy healing technique, history of Reiki and Mikao Usui, theory and practice of Reiki as an alternative tool to balance energetic fields.
Students who complete their training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®)
This course will end with a three-day safari trip to Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park together. You will depart early in the morning on the first day and will be back to Arusha in the evening of the third day. Campsite tent accommodation, all meals, and drinking water are included.
Serengeti is the one national park in Africa you do not want to miss, since there, you will have the most chance to see the big five.
Sunny is a Thai/Canadian Yoga Alliance certified E-RYT 200 & RYT 500 yoga teacher and the lead teacher of our TTC. She is the owner of Sunny Yoga school in Koh Phangan, Thailand and has been teaching regular Vinyasa & Hatha based yoga classes for the past 7 years in India and Thailand.
Marta is an Estonian Yoga Alliance certified RYT500 yoga teacher and assistant asana teacher of the course. Marta is the founder and owner of Om & Flow yoga and has been teaching regular Vinyasa and Hatha-based yoga classes in Thailand and Estonia since October 2017.
You will be staying in Arusha city, located at the base of volcanic Mount Meru. Arusha is a gateway to many safari destinations and to Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro. To the west, lies Serengeti National Park, home to wildlife including lions, rhinoceros, giraffes, and leopards. Annual migrations feature huge herds of wildebeests crossing its plains.
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You will be served three nutritious vegan / vegetarian meals per day. Fruits for snacking and drinking water are always available.
On your days off, you can go on day-trips to nearby coffee plantation, Napuru waterfall, Lake Duluti, Meserani Snake Park, Maasai village, Chemka Hot Springs, etc.
Starting from the hostel, you will go for a three hours' hike to the waterfall through villages and wonderful nature, including forests and hills. If you are lucky, you will be able to see many birds and monkeys. At the waterfall, you will have lunch and swim (for sure only if you like to). It will take about two hours to walk back to the hostel. If you do not want to walk, add 10 EUR for transport.
Lake Duluti is situated about 10 kilometers away from the busy town. The lake is surrounded by a great forest. After a two hours' walk around the lake through a forest offering the opportunity to see birds, different plants, and probably monkeys, you will have lunch at the lake, play cards, drink a soda, or simply enjoy the view.
Do you like to drink coffee? Then this tour is the right activity for you! In the morning, you start your way to the coffee plantation nestled at the slops of Mount Meru. On arrival, you will learn how coffee grows and is harvested. You will roast, grind, and drink your own coffee. You will get an nice inside look in Meru culture and learn a lot of interesting facts about coffee.
This beautiful forest is located close to but not in the Arusha National Park. You will make your way in the morning as you hope to catch an amazing view of Mount Meru. If you are lucky, you will see different types of birds and monkeys! If interested, you can also schedule a visit at the local animal shelter “Mbwa wa Africa” which is run by two Germans.
The snake park is located in Monduli, which is already part of the Maasai Land. You will get to see on of the most venomous snakes in Africa!
You will leave the busy city behind you driving towards Nairobi, where Oldonyo Sambu is situated in the Maasai Land. On the market,you will get the chance to buy Maasai blankets and jewelry and see how food and different animals are traded.
In the morning, you make your way to a Maasai village. At the village, you will be welcomed by local Maasai people. They will show you around, explaining about their tradition and (former) ways of life. When returning to the village, a hot local lunch is waiting for you. You will also go on a bush walk learning about the different plants the Maasai use as medicine. If you like, you can learn about local dances, Maa-language and other traditions.
The hot springs are located on the way to Moshi. From the main road, it will take 30 minutes to the hot springs, which are surrounded by a stunning nature. The water is well tempered and invites visitors to swim. However, you can also just relax and discover the area around the springs and admire Mount Kilimanjaro from far.
You will have an early start in the morning and leave the hostel driving towards Moshi. If the sky is clear, you will be able to take a glimpse at Mount Kilimanjaro. In Moshi, you will get the chance to see the town and do some shopping. From Moshi, you continue to Marangu where you will start your hiking tour to one of the waterfalls. Marangu is close to Kilimanjaro National Park and rich in nature. You will get to see birds, butterflies, green and lush nature, and if lucky, monkeys.
The hostel is run by Tanzanian-German couple that can organize extra trips for you to Mount Meru, Mount Kilimanjaro, Oldonyo Lengai, etc. after the course.
Kilimanjaro International Airport
Please book your flight to arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Transfer from and to this airport is included. Om & Flow Yoga will pick you up from the airport.
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