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The Yoga Alliance accredited training program is designed to empower participants from day one. During the three-week intensive course, you will be guided through the methodologies, techniques, and principles essential to effective yoga instruction. The course delivers a comprehensive curriculum that focuses on practice, breathing, meditation, awareness, and of course, the art of teaching.
You will be staying in a comfortable retreat house providing a perfect place for your yoga teacher training, in a relaxed and supportive environment. It features a tropical garden, fully equipped modern kitchen, swimming pool, and free Wi-Fi.
The room feature a luxurious decor, air conditioner, and en-suite bathroom with hot shower.
The room feature a luxurious decor, air conditioner, and en-suite bathroom with bathtub.
The room feature a luxurious decor, air conditioner, and bathroom with hot shower.
Led by Patrycja, Yogagati founder, and lead teacher, you will emerge from this course having experienced why yoga is a way of life, not just a form of exercise. Drawing upon more than ten years of teaching experience, Patrycja, supported by guest teachers, will guide you to the intensive and spiritual teachings and practices of yoga so that you gain the skills and experience to start teaching professionally.
Even if you are not interested in teaching yoga, you can simply learn how to lead a healthier and more fulfilling life while being motivated to deepen your practice and knowledge. The class size is limited to 18-students so you will receive more individual feedback and opportunities for questions.
What sets the Yogagati training program apart from other courses is their commitment to leaving behind the one-size-fits-all approach and instead creating a respectful, stimulating, and relaxed learning environment that ensures every individual is heard and supported. Students emerge from the Yogagati course with a solid foundation ready to begin their yoga instructor career.
The course is taught over three-weeks, ideal for those with limited time and want to obtain a full certification or just deepen their personal practice. You don’t have to be flexible or be able to stand on your head, it is more important that you have a willingness to learn.
The number one prerequisite is that you join the course with an open mind and heart and be receptive to the teachers and course content. The program is structured to support participants of all levels, including beginners. Applicants, however, must be in good health both physically and mentally.
Yogagati curriculum and teacher training courses are Yoga Alliance accredited. Upon completion of this program, you will be awarded a certificate that will allow you to register with Yoga Alliance. This registration enhances your credibility as a yoga professional since their designations are the premier forms of recognition for yoga teachers wanting to teach worldwide.
During this yoga teacher training practical lessons are delivered in Vinyasa flow in the morning and gentle Yin in the afternoon. The breath guides the movement, the movement guides the breath, and everything else falls into place in between your inhalations and exhalations. You will flow through sequences of asanas offering strength, stamina, and flexibility free of any pushing or forcing.
The Yogagati motto is: 'Don’t fight your poses'. The aim of any yoga practice is not the end result but the process you go through to get there. It is the journey and not the destination that is most revealing. You are invited to look, listen, feel, and be present in that process. You will be led to progress and experience growth within your skeletal structure, suppleness, muscular strength, and of course, to experience the pure joy of being present in your practice.
No matter how physical or meditative a pose can get, you will aim for the same result at the end of each class - a strong body, relaxed mind, balanced nervous and endocrine system, and massaged internal organs, all of which helps release tensions and toxins and promotes longevity and overall good health.
When the internal and external bodies are in a state of balance and unity, relaxation, happiness, and spiritual awakening becomes attainable. Your body and mind are detached from tension and your soul is set free. And that is where the magic happens. How far you take it is up to you!
During asana clinic, you will examine 80-poses (Vinyasa and Yin style postures) from the study manual. Asanas will be explored through their alignment points. You will consider commonly made errors and the variations to simplify or intensify the pose. Adjustments, modifications, as well as the use of props, will be covered in this module.
The art of breathing. You will learn, practice, and teach different types of breaths with their techniques and functions. To name a few, you will explore Kapalabhati (cleansing breath), Nadi shodana (alternate nostril breathing), Bhramari (humming bee), Ujjayi (victorious breath), Shitali, and Sitkari (cooling breath).
There will be a discussion on the benefits and contraindications of each breath and using these techniques as a separate practice as well as their place within asana practice. You will also explore different types of vayus (prana flow), how to engage and use three main yogic locks, called the bandhas.
Various meditation techniques will be taught and practiced, in both walking and sitting settings. Exploration of the concept and understanding of samadhi and mindfulness, as well as mantras, chanting, and the tradition and meaning of mudras.
Yogagati believes that the best way to teach methodology is through instruction. They will take a hands-on approach rather than a lecture style class and will cover the following, primarily but not exclusively:
The ability to effectively communicate and connect with class participants is one of the key aspects of a successful teacher. You will be guided to discover your unique teaching style and investigate different aspects of language such as the passive and active voice, speed, and selection of vocabulary. Your teachers will teach you how to create, through your communication, a trusting and safe environment in which to practice.
As a yoga instructor, it is vital that you are able to plan and sequence your classes according to different needs, be it age, physical limitation, or injury. The Yogagati yoga teacher training will prepare you to teach a wide spectrum of people. The teachers will also work with you to determine how to teach in your preferred style and show you the principles of demonstration and observation, how to safely adjust asanas, and how to use modifications and corrections so that you can offer your classes to a broad audience and allow participants to practice safely.
To become a teacher and to excel in the yoga teacher training course you must physically practice the art of teaching. In this unit, you will learn how to teach by:
You will primarily focus on understanding the body’s mechanisms taking a holistic approach. This unit will involve taking a look at the basic mechanisms of your skeletal, muscular, endocrine, respiratory, digestive, and nervous systems, without bypassing the importance of joints and connective tissue within the body. You will also cover the most common postural problems and misalignments. A study of subtle energy bodies including chakras, meridians, koshas, and how they relate and interact with the physical body, will also be included.
The following concepts will be looked at in a discussion style format, where you will explore:
Viktoria Hartung is the perfect person to teach the Yin and Anatomy module of the training program and is a knowledgeable and well-respected practitioner with over 20 years of teaching experience. Her background is a varied portfolio of Yin and Therapeutic yoga with further studies in a whole host of specialist areas from Ayurveda, Homeopathy, and Nadi healing touch to Acroyoga. She has a passion for massage and has worked extensively with deep tissue, Thai, and flying Thai massage techniques.
Over a decade, Patrycja has a vast and impressive portfolio of teaching across the globe from the Americas to Europe and South East Asia, helping others find that special place of peace on the mat. With qualifications in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha, and Yin yoga, Patrycja is also a decorated and respected Holistic Therapist specializing in Craniosacral Therapy, Kinesiology, Pilates, and Energy Psychology. For any students interested in learning about energy healing, she also offers optional Reiki healing course.
Lindsay Calvert is a Senior Yoga Teacher Trainer with Over 10 years of yoga, movement arts, and fitness education in a variety of settings. While her current primary focus is teaching yoga, she also holds a BFA in dance, choreography, and performance, in addition to certifications in Pilates and barre. She is also a Level 2 Reiki practitioner and regularly teaches yoga teacher trainings around the world. Her studies include Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Acro yoga, Aerial yoga, Yin, and Restorative yoga as well as most recently Kundalini and Iyengar yoga in Dharamsala, India.
This training will take place at the Yoga House, Koh Phangan, Thailand. Located in the south-east of the country, at the gulf of Thailand, Koh Phangan is a magical island of freedom and serenity. It is the perfect place to stop everything for a brief moment and dive into a reality totally different from what you are used to.
Wild nature, beautiful unspoiled beaches, simple and loving people, free and liberated atmosphere, you can find everything you really need here. Surrounded by beautiful diving sites, great authentic Thai food, wild crazy parties, and advanced yoga and retreat centers, the place offers a harmonious mixture of relaxation for body and soul.
Phangan is an island of joy, an island of wonderful rides in beautiful trails on an old motorbike, profound experiences, and mind-blowing interactions. It is full of crazy amazing sunrises and stunning sunsets. It is the perfect place to deeply relax or totally get wild. That is for you to decide!
You will be offered daily brunch and dinner during your yoga training.
Please book your flight to arrive at Samui International Airport (USM).
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