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Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Sri Lanka.
Are you interested in becoming a fully accredited yoga teacher and transforming your practice? Be part of Stefan Camilleri Yoga's highly recommended, small group teacher training on the tropical island of Sri Lanka. Become one of Stefan’s over-hundred successful graduates. Past students are now established yoga teachers, some working on retreats, trainings and even opening their own studios. In this supportive and safe environment, you will develop the confidence to teach from day one.
This training will be held at Nuga house in May and beyond, both at the tropical south coast of Sri Lanka. Surrounded by palm trees and right on the beach, you will has this boutique yoga themed hotels all to yourselves. There are also an onsite vegan restaurant and cafe, as well as three different yoga spaces for you to use. Your room, whether you choose a shared dorm, twin share, or private, has cooling, hot water, lots of space and luxurious bedding. With unlimited filtered water and herbal teas, you’ll have everything you need at your fingertips, and feel ready to focus and develop your skills.
This Yoga Alliance accredited, 200-Hour yoga teacher training is designed to prepare you to be a great teacher, while transforming your practice and posture. As one of just 18 aspiring yoga teachers, you will be part of sessions that delve into:
Stefan Camilleri Yoga approach to asana and alignment is a fusion of alignment based on Iyengar yoga fused with the modern understanding of movement and modification. This means that the asana practice is designed to be transformative while preventing injury. The yoga you will be learning to teach fits easily into all modern yoga settings while giving practitioners the maximum benefit. You will learn to communicate these ideas to your future students in a fun and clear way.
In this course, you will learn to teach yoga in a practical and effective way. In the same way that Stefan Camilleri Yoga teach you, you will learn how to read bodies and react to your students’ subtle cues. You will learn to adapt and improvise on the fly while leading a fun and enjoyable class.
Stefan Camilleri Yoga teach applied anatomy. Since the subject is so complex, we focus our attention on what is relevant to teaching yoga. That is, how the body works and how it responds to the practice. Lectures include the systems of the body, the spine, connective tissue, how muscles work, a breakdown of the important joint complexes and more. For those who already have an understanding of anatomy, we will go into more detail. While for those who are newer to the subject, we will focus just on what you need to know.
You will learn to plan adaptable, easy to recall classes that aren’t too ridged. Stefan Camilleri Yoga believes in planning a theme, a peak pose and arranging the rest of the class in improvable blocks of time around this. With this method, your classes can thrive in any situation that arises.
A real problem in modern yoga is the frequency and severity of yoga injuries. We aren’t afraid to talk about the risks of the practice, and within that discussion show how you and your students can avoid these injuries without compromising expression.
There will be discussions on the fascinating roots of modern yoga. Talking about what the word yoga means, its roots in Vedic India, and the fascinating story of yoga’s evolution in the last hundred years. The roots and influences of modern yoga might surprise you.
The philosophy on the course is selected and delivered in a way to have maximum benefit to you in the real world. Considering ancient ideas from the Upanishads, the Yoga Sutras and other more modern texts, we talk about how these ideas can help us be better, happier people today. Beyond that, we will be exploring modern philosophy and the concept of developing emotional intelligence.
We have two focuses on meditation. The first is to make it accessible, easy to understand and easy to communicate for your future students. The second is for you to develop a daily meditation practice with a more profound technique, so you can enjoy its life-changing effects long into the future.
The study of breath in yoga is called pranayama and will give two distinct outcomes. The first being that we will learn to take real control over our breath and breath more effectively. The second is that we learn how to use the breath to control the state of our minds. With Pranayama, you will learn to find calm, to stimulate, and to direct your attention.
Yoga gives us lessons for how to live a more meaningful and happy life. The exploration of communication ideas, philosophy, posture, emotional intelligence, and nutrition will all help you discover an improved version of yourself.
If you are interested in breaking into the yoga industry, you will need the insider knowledge, the nuts and bolts, the dollars and cents. Stefan Camilleri Yoga is not afraid to share with you what they know and help you set up your future yoga business. We will talk about business strategies, dealing with people of influence, branding, how to run your own retreat, and even how to best utilize social media and the internet to help you and your new business grow.
Sanskrit is the ancient seed language of yoga, Hinduism and Buddhism. In this course, you will learn about its origins, place in modern yoga, and even learn a few tricks to easily identify common names of postures and breathing exercise.
You live right on a great beginner surf beach with teachers and board rental available. There's also a great intermediate wave just at the beach and many more to explore along the south coast. Besides that there are great cafe's, snorkelling spots and amazing wildlife to explore.
Stefan is yoga teacher and educator originally from Melbourne, Australia. His favourite things in the world are learning and teaching – and spends as much of his time as possible doing both. Over the past 5 years, Stefan has taught full time in studios, hosted retreats in Europe and Asia as well as teacher trainings in Ecuador, Peru, the US, Indonesia and Australia. Since 2016 Stefan has been facilitating 200hr teacher trainings globally, but now focuses on a limited number of high quality, low capacity offerings. Stefan has graduated over 100 students, many enjoy flourishing yoga careers.
German born Jane is a bundle of light and energy. She is both the brains and heart of the operation, making sure everything goes smoothly and keeping everyone both entertained and happy. She also has a real passion for yoga, and has studied in Germany, Indonesia and completed intensives in India with some seriously respected teachers. You'll love her as much as we do we promise.
Bala Aurobindo is an old friend of Stefan’s from Sri Lanka. After moving away from Sri Lanka in his 20s, and living in the United States until recently, Aurobnindo now splits his time between Sri Lanka, The United States and South America sharing his passion and experience for Mediation and philosophy. He has a beautiful, down to earth calming influence on the group, and loves to share his experiences and laugh with us.
Clare has a passion for studying and sharing yoga, seeing the practice as a space for self exploration and observation. She strongly believes in the transformational nature of the yoga journey for all practitioners. For Clare, yoga is a beautiful practice which is diverse and adaptable, and able to embrace students from all walks of life. From nurturing a sense of wellbeing and connection, to realigning and conditioning the physical body, the practice can be adapted for the needs of each unique practitioner. Clare’s teaching draws influence from studying with teachers in both Australia and In
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For the first time, Stefan Camilleri Yoga is also supplying all the food on this intensive, not just any food, but amazing organic vegan food. A full breakfast and dinner are provided, as well as a fruit platter, flatbreads and dip as a light lunch throughout the course. When in need for a change, luckily, just a few minutes’ walk down the road or beach there are lots of other great local and international options as well.
On your days off, there are lots of different activities to enjoy, including:
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