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UK Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Satsanga Ashram welcomes you to this yoga teacher training course in Wales. Become a successful Sanatan yoga teacher to design your own yoga sadhana routines and teach Hatha yoga at various levels.

Meet the instructors

Yogacharini Deepika
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Highlights

  • 24 days of practice
  • 3 or 4 yoga classes per day
  • Daily guided meditation session
  • Pranayama and mantra chanting lessons
  • Teaching methodology and philosophy
  • 23 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


24 days with instruction
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga studio
  • Laundry

During this training, you will have your own room. If you want to share a room with someone you already know, please contact Yoga Satsanga Ashram for a revised price. You can use the laundry facilities if required. Yoga Satsanga Ashram aims to be flexible with their accommodation by trying to fulfill every need.

The aim is that every student has their own room and space in the week. On the weekend courses, there will be no option due to the influx of students and you will be required to share a room for one or two nights. Please note during Covid restrictions, there will be no sharing of bedrooms.

Program

Certification

Students with a graduation certificate from a 200-hour foundation course or who have completed training with a Yoga Alliance Professionals-accredited trainer can apply for membership with Yoga Alliance Professionals.

About the course

This course includes seven various sets of Hatha yoga from beginners to advance levels for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Further, you will first series of pranayamas of Gitananda tradition to prepare your pranic energy system, mind, nervous system, and chakras for further advanced practices. You will follow a set of mantras and bhajans as part of your mind and chakra purification and awakening.

You will also study the history and meaning of yoga followed by a study of Ashtanga or Raja yoga, Pancha kosha, nadis, chakras, and key yogic concepts. This course takes three weeks of residential yoga sadhana, learning, and practice at the ashram, and you will have excess to the online audio-video course materials for six months.

Objective

To enable yoga teacher trainees to be able to teach Sanatan yoga classes and workshops as well as design Hatha yoga Sadhana routines. Understanding classical roots and principles of yoga, Ashtanga yoga - eight limbs of yoga, Pancha-kosha, and chakras.

Is this course for you?

If you are looking to teach classical or authentic Hatha yoga and learn the philosophy, ideas, and principles behind yogic practices and philosophy, then yes, this yoga teacher training course is for you.

Outline

I. Hatha yoga

Seven sets of Hatha yoga include jattis, kriyas, asana, pranayama, mudra, and bandhas. Each of them will be practiced as a one-hour session and a 90-minute session.

  • Hatha for beginners and general health - a simple and progressive lesson plan to introduce people to holistic Hatha yoga to gain general health and well-being
  • Hatha yoga for breathing - hathenas to improve sectional breathing, enhance the quality of prana and energy, mind-emotion cleanse. Hathenas and Vedic Suriya Namaskar.
  • Hatha yoga for flexibility, strength, and vitality. Chatus-Pada kriyas followed by Aruna, Vedic, and Rishikesha Suriya Namaskar
  • Hatha yoga for balance, vitality, and harmony-Hatha yoga series to balance right-left, Loma-viloma, sun-moon energies to bring balance, and improve immunity (Aruna Suriya Namaskar extended two sets)
  • Activation of pranic energies and channeling them for better health and well-being. Kshatriya Kriyas, Vajra-Veera, and Vajrasana supta
  • Classical approach of Hatha yoga - static poses, bandhas, and mudras for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual development
  • Teaching skills or understanding the lesson planning (Lesson plans: 1. Self-healing - 2. Gentle work-out, energy balance, and vitality - 3. Advance Hatha yoga for prana-Apana union)
  • Assessment - students led sessions

II. Applied yoga philosophy

1. Introduction and meaning of yoga in various contexts

Yoga has so many meanings and definitions as it depends on what you are seeking out of yoga. It can be seen as a tool to keep fit physically. Others can see it as a tool to relax, stay calm, or concentrate and meditate. In this chapter, you will explore various meanings and definitions of yoga in various contexts and scriptures.

2. Yoga in ancient and modern times

Yoga has evolved and transformed. Yoga used to be for a few of those seeking enlightenment in ancient India where the guru will look for a disciple who is qualified to learn yoga. While in modern times, yoga is easily available and accessible to everyone. Yoga has also devolved in modern times many are using the term "yoga" as a fashion and brand to teach all the keep fit exercises. In this section, you will explore how yoga has transformed from ancient to modern times.

3. Raja yoga or Ashtanga yoga

Raja yoga or Ashtanga yoga is the highest form of yoga as a path with tools to deal with your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and karmic issues and various states as you grow and evolve. In this chapter, you aim to understand the steps of Raja yoga as a life path.

4. The many paths of yoga

Yoga has many paths, approaches, and tools like jnanas (wisdom), dhyana (meditation), karma (action), bhakti (devotion), etc. In this chapter, you will try to explore these overlapping paths and practices in yoga.

5. Obstacles in Sadhana and tools to deal with them

6. Key yoga scriptures

In this section, you will study the history, roots, key ideas, and practices of key yoga scriptures - Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Bhagavat Gita, Gheranda Samhita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Shiva Samhita, Yoga Vashistha, and Vijnana Bhairava Tantra.

7. Pancha Yamas and Niyamas

In this chapter, you will discuss basic moral and ethical discipline and understand their practical importance in overcoming the animal behavior problems driven by desires and emotions.

8. Pancha Yamas

You will go into further detail to understand Ahimsa (non-violence), Satya (truth), Asteya (non-stealing), Brahmacharya (energy discipline), and Aparigraha (non-greed).

9. Pancha Niyamas

Niyamas are the code of conduct on how to live as a good human being and evolve on the authentic yoga path. In this chapter, you aim to understand the universal concepts of the first two niyamas - Saucha (cleansing) and Samtosha (contentment).

10. Asana

Asana is the third limb and a very well explored and known in modern yoga. In this chapter, you will look into asana and its meaning in various contexts and its importance and benefits in modern times.

11. Asana and Pancha Kosha

In this chapter, you will explore five body concepts of yoga in comparison to one body concept of modern science and understand yoga in holistic health and well-being.

12. The key concept of Hatha yoga

In this section, you will explore key concepts of Hatha yoga like Ha-Tha, Loma-Viloma, Shiva-Shakti, Prana-Apana, Spanda-Nispada, Adhi-Vyadhi, Nadis, and Chakras, etc.

13. Pancha Prana, Naris, and Kundalini

Prana is the subtlest form of cosmic energy, which is all-pervading and all-sustaining. The whole universe evolves from this pranic energy. This energy evolves in various forms to sustain various activities in and around you. In this chapter, you explore the concept of Pancha prana and the importance of its understanding in day-to-day life.

14. Pranayama

The science of the vital energy or force that gives you life and vitality. Pranayamas are practiced through breathwork, but the breathwork is not the aim. It is to control your prana.

15. Yoga as a holistic life - Health and happiness through yogic living

In this closing chapter, you will aim to study and understand the importance and value of yoga as holistic living and explore how yoga can be applied in day-to-day events. By accepting yoga as a lifestyle choice, you can see how naturally a healthy and happy life will come about. This chapter will also cover rebirth and reincarnation to explore the concept of life as an eternal divine blessing to be free from fear of death and letting go.

16. Samskaras, Karma, and evolution

Samaskaras are deeply ingrained behavior patterns. Karma is your action on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. In this chapter, you try to explore and understand concepts of Karma and choices you make leading you into many unconscious karmas and Samskaras.

17. Pratyahara, meaning, and importance

Pratyahara is the fifth limb of Raja yoga, which means sensory withdrawal. In this chapter, you study about senses in modern and ancient concepts of yoga and Upanishads and explore the ways to discipline them.

18. Tantra and Hatha concepts of union and evolution

Ha-Tha, Loma-viloma, or masculine-feminine concepts yoga and exploring ways of their union in aid to evolution. You study concepts of Tantra as energy balancing concepts of right and left (male and female) energies in yourself as individuals to become who you are.

19. Dharana or concentration

Patanjali says that concentration is the ability of the mind. In this chapter, you study the sixth limb of Ashtanga yoga and explore various tools and practices.

20. Contemplation and cultivating your thoughts or learning how to think

Your mind manifests or echoes through your body and vice versa. In this chapter, you explore the importance and process of thinking, contemplation, and their influences.

21. Dhyana and Samadhi

These are the seventh and eighth limbs of Raja yoga means meditation and enlightenment. In this chapter, you continue from concentration or Dharana and explore further deeper.

III. Pranayama

1. Savitri rhythm and Sukha Purvaka pranayama

Solar rhythm and easy but rhythmic breathing is a nice and gentle way to introduce into pranayama practices. These are to help balance and activate your energies and harmonize your body, mind, and emotions together.

2. Suriya and Chandra Nari pranayama

Sun and moon nostril breathing are to help activate the right and left sides of the brain and find harmony in your day-to-day life.

3. Vibhaga pranayama

Sectional breathing.

4. Pranava pranayama

Pranava AUM pranayama is a beautiful way to activate all three sections of your lungs and recharge your vital organs.

5. Bhastrikas

Nine cleansing breathing techniques to get rid of negative energies on every level.

6. Sukha pranayamas with Pratyahara and Dharna concept

7. Anushka pranayama for cleansing nostrils and sinuses

8. Bhramari

Bhramara pranayama for brain-nervous system activation and recharging.

IV. Yoga anatomy and physiology

1. General anatomical terms, cells, tissues, organs, systems, and yoga: two hours

2. Skeletal system and yoga: two hours

3. Muscles and yoga: two hours

4. Key body systems and yoga: two hours

5. Contraindications, yoga adjustments, and key issues: two hours

6. Respiration and Hatha yoga: two hours

7. Backbone, spine, and yoga: two hours

Daily schedule

Monday

  • 06:00 - 06:30 Quiet sitting or meditation
  • 06:45 - 08:00 Arati followed by gentle Hatha yoga
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 09:30 Karma yoga
  • 09:30 - 11:00 Hatha yoga public class
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Pranayama
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 - 16:00 Free time or study time
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Teaching methodology, philosophy, advance Hatha yoga
  • 17:30 - 18:00 Karma yoga
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Supper
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Bhajans and Satsanga
  • 20:30 Mauna (silence till morning) - free time or bedtime

Tuesday

  • 06:00 - 06:30 Quiet sitting or meditation
  • 06:30 - 08:00 Arati followed with gentle Hatha yoga
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:15 Leave time community class observation
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Pranayama
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Free time or study time
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Teaching methodology or advanced Hatha yoga
  • 17:30 - 18:00 Karma yoga
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Supper
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Bhajans and Satsanga
  • 20:30 Mauna (silence till morning) - free time or bedtime

Wednesday

  • 06:00 - 06:30 Quiet sitting or meditation
  • 06:30 - 08:00 Arati followed with gentle Hatha yoga
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Karma yoga
  • 10:00 - 11:30 Hatha yoga public class
  • 11:45 - 12:45 Midday pranayama
  • 12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
  • 13:45 - 15:30 Free time or study time
  • 15:30 - 17:00 Teaching methodology or philosophy
  • 17:00 - 17:30 Karma yoga or mantra chanting
  • 17:45 Leave for Carmarthen public Hatha class (Carmarthen)
  • 20:30 Supper

Thursday

  • 06:00 - 06:30 Quiet sitting or meditation
  • 06:30 - 08:00 Arati followed with gentle Hatha yoga
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Karma yoga
  • 10:00 - 11:30 Hatha yoga
  • 11:45 - 12:45 Midday pranayama
  • 12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
  • 13:45 - 16:00 Free time or study time
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Teaching methodology or assisted or adjustment
  • 17:30 - 18:00 Karma yoga
  • 18:30 Supper
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Bhajans and Satsanga
  • 20:30 Mauna (silence till morning) - free time or bedtime

Friday

  • 06:00 - 06:30 Quiet sitting or meditation
  • 06:30 - 08:00 Arati followed with gentle Hatha yoga
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 09:30 Karma yoga
  • 09:30 - 11:00 Hatha yoga
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Midday pranayama
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 - 16:00 Free time or study time
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Teaching methodology or philosophy
  • 17:30 - 18:00 Karma yoga
  • 18:30 - 20:00 Public Hatha yoga class
  • 20:00 Supper

Saturday

  • 06:00 - 06:30 Quiet sitting or meditation
  • 06:30 - 08:00 Arati followed with gentle Hatha yoga
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 09:30 Karma yoga
  • 09:30 - 11:30 Hatha yoga
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Caroline guest speaker physiotherapist
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 - 15:00 Caroline continues A&P
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Free time
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Teaching methodology or philosophy
  • 16:30 - 17:30 Group Karma yoga session
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Supper
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Bhajans and Satsanga
  • 20:30 Mauna (silence till morning) - free time or bedtime

Sunday

  • 06:00 - 06:30 Quiet sitting or meditation
  • 06:30 - 08:00 Arati followed with gentle Hatha yoga
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 09:30 Karma yoga
  • 09:30 - 11:30 Hatha yoga
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Midday pranayama
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

Please note that this schedule may change slightly.

Instructors

Yogacharini Deepika Giri

Retreat location

The course will take place in Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom.

Food

You will be served breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day included in the price.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Training
  • 24 nights accommodation
  • All meals
  • Books
  • Coursework file
  • Access to recordings of content for up to 6 months
  • 1 three-month follow-up support with the teachers

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers

How to get there

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Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Arrival: Monday July 4, 2022
Departure: Thursday July 28, 2022

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