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For anyone that feels a strong pull towards sharing yoga and meditation, our Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training is the perfect stepping stone to becoming a certified yoga and meditation teacher. The training will help you strengthen your own self practice and will give you a strong foundation for deeply understanding yogic practices and yoga philosophy.
Clean, cozy, comfortable and secure shared accommodations on a twin sharing basis. Single rooms with attached bathroom and individual showers available for an additional 100 EUR
The program starts off with a strong focus on your own practice of pranayama, meditation, asana and chanting. The physical classes are alternated with philosophical approaches that will open our understanding of the nature of our minds, and how we can make our lives more purposeful. In order to better understand the profound meaning of these practices we will also learn about the effects of silence immersion throughout the day. Only in silence can we go deep within and start to listen, and observe, our body, mind and actions. This period is devoted to purifying our physical and mental bodies.
The focus of the second half of the training consists in a deep studying and understanding of the Yoga practice which we ultimately want to share. Deep understanding and awareness both enriches your own daily practice and will create a fertile soil for your own unique teaching foundations and ensure a successful and enriching process.
Every morning will be dedicated to mediation, pranayama and asana. The rest of the day we will study the asanas, pranayama, meditation and chanting. We will also learn mantras from the Vedas, with a focus in their meaning, application and proper pronunciation. During this training the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali will also be introduced as one of the pillars of Hatha yoga, and we will introduce the science of Ayurveda to understand more deeply how to lead a healthy life according to ones dosha (bodily constitution)
With a meaningful theoretical and practical approach, the training features:
Daily practice of meditation, pranayama and asana
Study of the asanas and their musculoskeletal alignment
Verbal and hands-on adjustments and their benefits and contra-indications
Scientific background of the hands-on adjustments
Study of the Vedic and Upanishadic mantras
Chanting and meditation studies
You will study with highly qualified and experienced teachers coming from different schools and backgrounds, providing students a unique learning ground. Qualification is provided after successfully completion of a written test and one practical exam (teaching one full class). We offer a multi-style program including and you will be qualified to teach traditional Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, and Vinyasa Flow classes.
During the training, you will be encouraged to find that style which fits with you as a person and teacher best. Your practical exam will comprise of you teaching one full class and this asana class will be in your chosen style.
Located in the northern Indian state of Himichal Pradesh, Dharamsala received little attention from the outside world for most of its history. Things changed when in 1959, the Dalai Lama of Tibet accepted Indian Prime Minister Nehru's offer to use this area as a base of operations for the Tibetan Government in Exile. Since that time, a steady flow of Tibetans have crossed the Himalayas and made their way here in search of freedom and being close to their much revered leader. His presence, and the appeal of Tibetans and their colorful culture have drawn tourists to this town from all over the world.
Theres something different about this community. Perhaps, it is the extent to which travelers can become part of the community. Whether it is teaching English to newly arrived monks or nuns from Tibet, studying Buddhism or yoga at one of the retreat centers, or volunteering at one of the Tibetan organizations here, there is an abundance of ways to feel connected to this place and its people.
Delicious vegetarian breakfast
Clear mineral water station
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