Path of Yoga is a transformational month of teacher-training, skills, certification, & everything you need to start your journey as a successful yoga teacher.
Yoga Retreats (2)
Rory is a Scottish yogi, yoga teacher, and yoga therapist in training. He has been teaching around the globe since 2007. Rory has become popular for his wide-ranging knowledge, charisma, humor, and ability to transmit the teachings of Hatha, Kundalini, Tantra, yoga therapy, meditation, and classical eastern philosophy. He has facilitated over 20 yoga teacher trainings and taught on much more for several yoga schools. He is also a senior teacher for Tribe Yoga, Seasonal yoga, and Satyaloka.
James was born in London and first discovered yoga in 2003, while at Drama School. However, he truly caught the bug a few years later while performing in a Shakespeare production which toured India. His routine of sunrise practices overlooking the rooftops of Udaipur with an old yogi called Prakash sealed the deal. Since completing his 500 hours with Tribe, James has done 200 hours with Max Strom and taken further training with David Swenson, Yogrishi Vishvketu, and Tiffany Cruickshank & continues his studies on advanced trainings with Jason Crandell.
Amy brings a wealth of experience and knowledge, delivered in an accessible and loving manner, a true gem in the teaching team. She has coordinated and assisted in several teacher training programs, has managed the beginners program for a large and well established yoga school and completed over 1500 hours of certified training.
Susan Marrufo, MA, E-RYT 500, left the United States and a job in advertising in 2008 to travel internationally and experience life beyond the confines of her cultural conditioning. She received her first 500-hr yoga certification in Thailand in 2009, where she began her studies of the classical yogic scriptures and delved deeply into esoteric tantric philosophy. She is the Co-founder of Samarasa Center in Los Angeles, California.
As a former Basketball player, Yoga initially became a way to support athletic training. A natural curiosity towards the healing power of Yoga led to a journey to India, where Claudio lived in Hindu Ashrams during a three year period. This time in India, the connection to yogic tradition and the study of texts and philosophy under the guidance of his Guru in a Bramhin community enables Claudio to bring a deeper understanding of the practice being ultimate, a spiritual one steeped in faith and devotion.
Candy began her yoga journey with a curiosity for meditation, seeking alternative medicine as a way to heal her anxiety and burnout. That led her to yoga asana and reconnecting with her body as a way of self-medicating. As it tends to, yoga became her way of life, carrying those lessons and insights off the matt. Her inspiration as a teacher is to get people connected to their breath, to trust their bodies, and trust the unique journey that will unfold within each individual through this process of movement, breath & mental focus.
Sharon has been teaching yoga in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2008 and practicing since 2002. Her yoga practice has brought her joy, grounding, challenge, strength, growth and constant learning. In September 2019 she moved to Sicily indefinitely to explore life beyond what she had grown accustomed to in the United States. Her yoga practice serves many roles: a laboratory of physical and mental self exploration, a coping mechanism, and a way to connect to something bigger than herself. The practice of yoga has helped her find her life purpose – to share yoga with as many people as possi
from United States, March 2020
"You will know how to teach before you leave. "
This course was very well planned, organized and implemented. It was strongly geared towards actual teaching of yoga, not just theory. If you do this course, you will be able to teach a whole one hour class of poses, breathing and meditation on the day you get home. The teachers will work with you as much as possible to make that happen.
from Thailand, October 2019
"Transformative, Nurturing and Challenging"
Path of Yoga Teacher Training is an amazing experience. I could not recommend this course more strongly. I learned more about Yoga than I could have imagined beforehand, and just as much about myself.
The teachers were wonderfully kind, inspiring and professional. Their dedication to their practice and their knowledge was impressive. I felt individually supported and understood throughout the course.
The environment was beautiful. The covered but open-sided Shala where we spent the majority of our waking hours had the most incredible views, cooling breeze, and protected us from the extremes of sun and rain that are an unavoidable part of the Thai wet season.
It was a pleasure to be looked after by the resort. I would definitely recommend paying the relatively small amount extra for a private room. I would not have liked to to have to share as others did, particularly as I was the only male student!
It is an hour out of town, which has up and downsides. You need to pay some small extra costs for laundry, and if you want to eat exactly as you please. However, the vegan menu set out by the course was astonishingly diverse and delicious.
I left feeling exhausted but completely uplifted. If you take this course, you will not be disappointed.
from United States, September 2019
"this month at Mala Dhara Eco Resort In Chiang Mai, Thailand"
The instructors knowledge, performance and sincerity in what they teach.
from France, June 2019
"Life changing 🌈"
Going in, I knew mostly about asana practice, and wanted to learn more about the rest of yoga. Turns out, I did learn so much more, more so than I even dared to hope. After this month, I feel enlightened, energized, wiser, faster better stronger, thoroughly inspired, and ready to give back. Thank you Amazing Amy, Rocking Rory, fantastic intervenants Olga and Tara, and facilitators Monine and Thea for everything you taught us, for the love and the laugh and the life we shared.
Gorgeous setting amongs organic rice fields, surrounded by many furry loving friends, an everyday delight for nature & animal lovers.
And the foooood was a marvel!! Do take note that it is FULLY VEGAN, not vegetarian. Still dreaming of the fresh fruit-filled breakfasts, noodle soups galore, pad thai and home-made tempeh.
Again, what a magical journey, filled with rich knowledge and packed full of teaching practice experiences. I would do it all again in a heartbeat.
from United Arab Emirates, June 2018
"I gain so much knowledge and confidence "
I learn pranayama and philosophy of yoga it help me to understand yoga more deep. I apply to my practice, it wonderful moment for me
from Taiwan, October 2017
"Many seeds planted "
The teachers were wonderful- I learnt so much...and this is only the beginning as I found out. The practices, the teachings, the group- all amazing
Rory and James rock. I have learnt so much in the course. Really like their philosophy which you are the one who's going find your own path of yoga. Great instructors, lovely fellow students and nice resort for an unforgettable 4 weeks of my life. Thank you.
from United States,
The retreat was only five days (on Koh Phangan) but it was the most powerful five days of my life. It's rare that five days can have such a transformative impact on life. It has been several years since our retreat & Rory's wisdom still guides me each day. Rory is everything you look for in a teacher -- open minded, patient, encouraging, & knowledgable. By the end of the five days, I felt as though I had known Rory for my whole life because he genuinely connects with each student. His asana teachings & general wisdom about yoga, meditation, & life in other aspects of life will help all practitioners become rooted, calm, & deeply in touch with yourself & other forces. I'm eternally grateful for Rory & the path he put me on. My advice is to practise with Rory for a transformative life changing experience.
from United Kingdom,
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I trained with James & Rory in the second level of yoga teacher training. These guys are an absolute inspiration. Rory is an encyclopaedia of yogic knowledge and James's yoga workshops are very powerful and transformational. Trust these incredible teachers to take you on a journey deep within yourself so that you can extract the inner wisdom you will need to share with others on their yoga journey. These guys really know how to offer the very best guidance for teachers to teach safe, nurturing yet authentic classes that come from the heart. Highly recommended.
I wish you every success in business and hope to be able to return to do another course with you sometime in the future.
Very best wishes,
I had the amazing fortune to attend a yoga teacher training in Thailand led by Rory Trollen. Rory has the innate ability to lead and instruct with a finesse that few possess. He has a wicked sense of humour and the largest rolodex of inspirational quotes I have ever heard! His extensive knowledge of yoga and functional movement are vast and he is able to convey this vital information in a way that is easily understood and applied by trainees. During my time in Thailand, I went on the most amazing physical, mental, psychological and spiritual journey of my life. Forever changed by the entire experience in the best ways possible. It was more than I ever could have imagined! I fully attribute discovering my Path of Yoga to Rory - the ultimate yogi!
As a married man, father of three young kids, and running in the rat-race I was at a stage in my life where I wanted to challenge myself physically, mentally and spiritually. To try something new. I had taken up yoga several years before I decided to pursue a Yoga Teacher Training Course. Having spoken to several people here in Australia and in the UK, I was looking for a facilitator and trainer who would give me a holistic approach to yoga and give understanding on how it could be integrated into my life. After some research, I was recommended to Rory Trollen who was teaching in India at the time. I signed up and have not looked back. Rory, with his common sense approach, his Scottish wit, and thoroughly good knowledge of all facets of yoga led me to a new take on life, which has been more fulfilling. He inspired me to push myself on and off the matt and my time learning from him was a life changer. He ran his course extremely professionally and did the utmost to help our group navigate this new journey.