Learn the art of yoga and creative sequencing on this intensive yoga teacher training in Shela, Kenya! This yoga teacher training will allow you to integrate the ancient wisdom of yoga into a modern day, creative, accessible practice. It will take you on a journey of self love, self discovery, and transformation. You will deepen your knowledge and experience of yoga and emerge with a stronger, truer understanding of who you really are.
Banana House and Wellness Centre is a boutique hotel in Shela, Lamu Island. It has all the charms of a quietly elegant private home with 16 rooms spread over three houses situated in a magnificent tropical garden. On first floors, the hotel has standard rooms with large king-sized beds and en-suite bathroom.
Banana House and Wellness Centre has three triple rooms, one single bedroom, and one twin bedroom. Every floor has its own dining and sitting area with comfortable daybeds and nice views of the garden and sea. With its remarkable views of the sea and the beautiful gardens, Banana House and Wellness Centre is simple and tastefully furnished in traditional Swahili style. Sitting areas, day beds, and hammocks are located throughout. A swimming pool is situated in an area of the garden abundant with exotic bird life.
Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance. Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.
This Karuna Yoga Teacher Training Certification is a 21-day curriculum in the art of yoga and creative sequencing. This training is so much more than just learning yoga poses and being able to teach asana. Yes, you will learn alignment, intelligent sequencing, anatomy, how to cue, etc. but more than that, you will embrace the responsibility of leading others into a healthier more whole way of life.
The world needs more good yoga. Yogauganda strongly believes the work they do is some of the most valuable, important work on the planet. They are changing lives. And, they are changing the world.
The course begins on March 20 and ends on April 10. 85% attendance in all the classes is mandatory to pass this course. It is an intensive course with almost ten hours of study, meditation, and practice every day of the week. From Monday to Saturday, classes and activities will start at 06:00 and end at 20:00. Sundays will be given off to study, relax in a hammock, swim in the ocean, self-study, walk or enjoy the beach and closeby town.
You will have a dhow cruise on the Manda Channel during the course.
Leyla Ahmet Meredith
Africa Yoga (Yoga)
With her diploma and certificate in hand, Leyla flew to Ethiopia. She has traveled a lot and had various journeys through Africa before settling in Jinja, Uganda. She became qualified as a yoga teacher in 2008 with Africa Yoga and has been teaching extensively over the world since then. Initially drawn to the dynamic nature of Ashtanga and its power and moving meditation qualities, she has now softened herself and prefers to teach Vinyasa Flow.
Payal is a biotechnologist turned yoga teacher. Since she was a child, she found herself very curious about the mind, body, and soul connection. Until the age of 23, Payal had a regular yoga practice as a part of her culture, not paying much attention to it. At the age of 24, due to a major shift in her life, she left her job in one of the most competitive environments in the world and took a break. This is when she re-discovered her enthusiasm for yoga. She dedicated the next year deepening her own practice with several teachers in India, and in 2014, she became a full-time yoga teacher.
This teacher training will take place at Banana House and Wellness Centre in Shela, Lamu, Kenya. Although just a few minutes’ stroll to the pure white sands of Shela Beach, the hotel is totally isolated from the world outside the grounds.
Shela is a small village on Lamu island, 45 minutes walk from Lamu Town, situated at the point of the island, where the white sanded beach and the dunes stretch out for a couple of hours undisturbed walking and pure bliss. Shela has 2,000 inhabitants and as a visitor, you are very quickly recognized, welcomed, and made to feel at home and comfortable. Kids are playing freely around, donkeys wander through the small sandy lanes.
Beautifully restored old Swahili mansions and bougainvillea give the whole village a very colorful touch. Life in Shela is very peaceful and calm, where the muezzin rules the rhythm of the day and the locals still take time to discuss the daily life sitting under a huge acacia tree.
The trade winds of the Indian Ocean have been bringing the world to the East African Coast for over a thousand years. In the remote archipelago of Lamu, the local people have a long-established tradition of welcoming travelers. The Lamu Archipelago today remains as mystical, exotic, and serene as ever.
The old stone town is a World Heritage Site, a place where culture, history, and custom are all blended into a truly unique way of life. Lamu is unaffected by the pace of change of the western world, where the wisdom of the past plays a part in the present, and the pace of life is measured by the progress of the graceful dhows that sail among the islands.
During the course, morning refreshments will be available after meditation and pranayama sessions. You will have delicious, mostly organic, and locally sourced hearty brunch after morning practice.
Please book your flight to arrive at Manda Airport (LAU). In order to arrive there, you can fly to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). You may need to transfer to Wilson Airport (WIL) in Nairobi.
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