This 200 hour teacher training is a deeply intensive 20 day offering, designed to immerse you into the foundational wisdom of becoming confident teachers of yoga. Join us on this deeply transformational journey of Sadhana, the passage of spirit to the higher Self. Honouring the established system of Ashtanga yoga, this course is the perfect blend counter-balancing tradition with the creative flow style of Vinyasa yoga. We will be sharpening our senses and diving deep into spirit, filling the cup of knowledge of what it takes to be a great space holder, how to teach yoga as a holistic experience and inspire students in our community.
We are here to train confident, magical, poetic and knowledgable teachers in the yoga community: empowered voices spreading the light of yoga around the world. What you bring to the table is the most important tool, the greatest teacher is you and we want you to bring your individuality and ideas whilst developing your own personal teaching style and voice. In our beautiful Sangha, community, we experience the extraordinary sense of connection and trust the process of practice and dedication, together.
This is just the beginning,
200 Hour Teacher Training
6 - 28 March 2021
Spend 19 nights in our beach-front yoga village in Southern Goa, India.
Eat delicious organic vegetarian/vegan Indian meals under the coconut trees with your toes in the sand.
Practice yoga and spend full day classes in our shala on our semi-private beach overlooking the Arabian Sea.
Live in simple, eco-friendly cabañas with the sound of the waves rocking you to sleep.
Open the training with a traditional fire ceremony
Join in traditional Goan dance
Take part in cacao ceremonies, drinking in this heart medicine and dancing as the sun sets.
Walk the 20 meters from the shala to the sea for a dip, the sea couldn't get any closer!
Learn how to hold space, become the story-teller and the sequence weaver of being a yoga teacher.
Come away confident and creative in your words and presence as you find your authentic flow.
Shop in the nearest town in free-time, buying all the singing bowls and eating at all the vegan cafes.
Drink chai post-dinner whilst we discuss matters of the heart and of ancient wisdom in evening Satsangs
Sing medicine songs and learn mantras with instruments to take home for your future teachings
Learn how to teach yoga as a business
A safe, compassionate learning environment whilst also gently taking you out of comfort zones
Learn to teach and practice asana in the way of traditional ashtanga, ready for your own style of vinyasa
Be ready to see what is beyond asana
Dive into creativity through teaching methodology, theme weaving & new use of your voice
Become empowered and confident in holding the room
Grow your personal development with workshops on self-love & speech empowerment
Get technical with alignment and assisting
Become comfortable through the important art of touch, and learn hands-on-adjustments for students
Take on new approaches to meditation and pranayama, from the basics to the intriguing
Geek out in functional anatomy classes, and learn about ALL the bodies is by using our group's various shapes and sizes
Explore modifications and variations of asanas
Take your personal practice to the next level
Personally explore a subtler and deeper sense of awareness
Live in your new Sangha, our community, in paradise
Even if you don't want to become a teacher but are ready to commit to this 20 day intensive, this is also for you!
The Art of
The Space Holder
Methodology, Empowerment, Voice, Becoming the Wordsmith, Space Holding, Ceremony
This section is what makes us unique, we are dedicating lots of time for you as an individual to grow into your own space as a leader and new teacher. Discovering your confident voice, getting out of those comfort zones, stepping into your power and owning the room.
Workshop style classes on language, writing, creative linguistics, how to inspire students through holding powerful space: all the deep delicious stuff happens right here.
We will also host lectures on Yoga as a Business.
The Art of
Alignment, adjustment, technique, posture clinics, sequencing, demoing, tone, rhythm of class
The technical side, learning the above in workshop style classes. Discussing postures, learning how to approach the pose in its variations and basic alignment of the pose. In posture clinic we break down some trickier postures such as inversions, arm balances and advanced postures.
We play with adjusting each other, building confidence to touch students and move them in a way that feel safe and secure for their needs.
Workshop classes in groups to play with sequencing and creating the tone and rhythm of a class.
Meditation, Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Mantra, Chanting, Kriya
The biggest section of the training, starting each day with sunrise gatherings in meditation/ pranayama/mantras followed by a two-hour dynamic and challenging asana practice in either vinyasa or ashtanga (alternating days).
Some evenings will end in another asana practice but balancing the heat with a cooling yin or restorative yoga.
Biomechanics, Physical Anatomy, Energetics
In-depth, hands-on lectures understanding the actual biomechanics of the body. The focus will be on creating a deep knowledge in what's physically happening in the body during movements, injuries and the stresses of life. To remember what we learn we have to feel it, so expect this to be equally physical and theoretic. We will be using our group to show what happens on real people with real bodies.
Here we dive into the human anatomy as well as the intricate area of energy: prana, chakras, nadis and bandhas.
Depth: Applied Anatomy
Teaching, Video feedbacks, Exams, Shaking off the Nerves
From day 1 we start to use our voice and teach our peers, simple challenges such as leading chanting an OM or leading a Sun Salutation, all the way to hosting a final 60 minute class.
We get it, its scary getting up in-front of your peers let alone a group of strangers to teach, but you got this!
Yoga Philosophy, Ethics, Traditional Texts to Modern works of the Mind
Cultivating a foundation in Yogic Philosophy, applying ancient wisdom with a modern approach. We will take an in-depth look into Patanjal's eight-fold path, looking at concrete ways of applying this to our own existence. With classes on traditional texts such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Sutras, we ask how can we relate these teachings to our own practice and personal development. Dive into the stories of deities, gods and goddesses: who is Shiva? What does Ganesh have do with us? Studying ethics, we will see how we can apply these teachings into becoming the teacher, and what it means to be a safe and supporting guide in our communities as well as covering spiritual bypassing, cultural appropriation and decolonising your practice.
Depth: Philosophy & Ethics
I long to merge with you,
Be filled with your nourishing essence.
Lead me into joyous union,
With the life of the universe,
That I may know it fully,
Realise it deeply,
And breathe in luminous truth.
Radiance Sutras verse 22-23
This training takes place over 20 intensive days. During this time we will have 4 half days off from13.00 to enjoy the beach, explore the nearest towns, or to read and rest. This schedule below is just a sample, each day my slightly vary and on alternating evenings we have gatherings such as satsang (conversations of spirit) or some surprises in store!
06.45 - 07.30 Sunrise, The Practice: meditation, pranayama or mantra
07.30 - 09.30 The Practice: Vinyasa or Ashtanga
09.30 - 11.00 Breakfast
11.00 - 13.00 Depth: Philosophy or Anatomy
13.00 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 16.30 Art of Practice: technical, adjustment / Art of Teaching: methodology
16.30 - 17.00 Break
17.00 - 18.00 Art of Teaching: methodology, empowerment, space holding, ceremony, the wordsmith
18.00 - 19.00 The Practice: Yin or Restorative / Art of Practice: Posture clinic
19.00 - 20.00 Dinner
20.00+ Evening gatherings: satsang or surprise sessions / Free time
Southern Goa, India
Immerse yourself in the mother-land, India, the home of Yoga in an oasis removed from the distractions of the world.
Our small little beach is a cove neighbouring the more populated Agonda beach, the small strip of palm-fringed golden sand is quiet and calm, sheltered at each end by small hills. Dotted with small restaurants, guesthouses and cafes, the area is unpolluted with clubs and hotel complexes. Instead, only the noise of the waves and sweet birds bring music to your ears. The vibrant pink sunsets here are some of the longest and most beautiful you will have ever witnessed, viewed straight from the shala and the comfort of your cabaña.
Here, life slows down. Stripping back modern luxuries, we live and study in harmony with tropical flora and fauna, swimming in the warm Arabian Ocean & sleeping deeply in cabañas nestled amongst the trees. Waking early will come naturally, as we meet to meditate with the rising sun, or take a pre-mediation dip in the ocean before class. With deep rooted Hinduism and respect for nature, this is the perfect place to immerse into your understanding of what it is to be in Yoga, in union with everything. Goa at this time of the year is hot and humid with the average daily temperature being 32'c with no rain predicted.
Located 90 minutes car ride from the airport, we can organise cars for you to share with others in the group when your flight lands. The more lively Palolem and Patnem are just a short 15 minute tuktuk ride away.
The training is set within in a tranquil ecological village, on a semi-private beach with the ocean as our view (see attached gallery below). Our accommodation consists of rustic cabañas nestled amongst the coconut trees. Simply made with local wood, each with an en-suite washroom and a Western toilet. Also equipped are fans, comfy spring mattresses and towels. Each cabaña has 2 single beds in to share with one of the group (same sex) with the opportunity for a private double room (at a higher cost).
Please note, if you are looking for luxury accommodation, this is not the training for you. We are priding ourselves in an authentic experience, with wonderful staff and the simplicity of waking up in the most beautiful setting. This is for the understated and the barefoot wanderers.
Please be aware that there are no modern luxuries & electronics. We do have wifi but strongly encourage you to LOG OUT to TUNE IN. Bring your sense of adventure and openness, this is the opportunity to get sit softly in simplicity and be closer to nature.
We will be served 3 meals a day, family style in the open air. All meals will be vegetarian (please let us know if you have other dietary requirements) and cooked by incredible local chefs. Here you will eat the most delicious Goan/Indian cuisine and snack on all the local tropical fruits you could wish for. Purified water and herbal teas will be available all day with coffee to prepare yourself.
Faye (Wildest Yoga) is currently based in Copenhagen teaching in a handful of studios as well as online. Half Singaporean, a large portion of her time each year is spent traveling around the world , exploring new places on small budgets and diving in to the local cultures.
Expect laughs & bliss in her light-hearted yoga classes, where she will help you to find the internal and external balance of sweetness and intensity. Here we expand together and illuminate as one. Her offerings weaves together her various trainings in Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Rocket, Mandala vinyasa, Ceremony holding and Embodied Yin.
She is most passionate about blending creative vinyasa teamed with delicious music, and sharing knowledge of ceremony, sound and mantra. Finding yoga first through meditation at the age of 16, Faye is dedicated to offering work on both the inner as well as the outer Self.
With With 875+ hours of training, she felt something was missing from YTTs: new teachers unsure of their voice & unconfident in their offerings. Faye's passion is creating self-assured, positive teachers in their teaching and hosting space. A lot of sweetness is on offer here, surprises await...!
Nanna's story with Yoga can actually be summed up to one sentence she heard in a podcast years ago: "The work that heals you, is the work you end up doing in the world". Just like that, Yoga was it for Nanna and it continues to heal and guide her home every single day.
Till this day she's still amazed to end up coming home to her heart whether it's through a practice of breathing, movement or stillness. As a teacher that's where she's coming from. She truly has faith in the practice and what it capable of doing. Not just for herself but also for her students. In her teachings you will find that there's an infinite trust in how amazing you already are. She truly believes that you are perfect right now and believes that Yoga is just there to help you see it yourself.
A certified Physical Therapist graduated from VIA University College in Aarhus in 2019, we will be geeking out together in anatomy classes as well as some of The Practice (ashtanga queen!) and philosophical talks.
Her passion shines through empowerment and creative language, these beautiful workshops in The Art of Teaching are full of magic.
This is not a retreat, there will be long days with plenty of study and homework as well as challenging practices. This is not to scare you off especially if you think you are quite a 'beginner', (we all were!) but for this to be a transformational experience, the work needs to be done even before joining us on this journey:
You will be required:
To have an asana practice minimum twice a week, preferably three times a week to build up your stamina, strength and also determination for practising in the Indian heat.
Remember this is primarily a Vinyasa training, so it is good for you to grasp the foundation of a vinyasa practice, as well as other practices you enjoy.
This training is also based on the tradition of Ashtanga Yoga, it would be beneficial for you to attend a few led-primary Ashtanga classes and get familiar with the primary sequence (you can google the print out sheet for this.)
Students will be asked to document the last 20 classes taken leading up to the training, documenting the date, the style of class and getting the teacher to sign - please try a variety of styles, not solely vinyasa
More importantly we would love for you to breakdown your favourite 3 vinyasa classes, what you enjoyed about the class, the type of language the teacher used, the music, details of breathwork/meditation in the class, the atmosphere created. Why did you love it? How were you inspired?
Start a journal - minimum 1 month of entries before the training. How are you feeling about the beginning of this journey?
Bring an open-minded, positive attitude! Our community is created through authenticity and individuality to make us whole. Take what you need from this course, and be open to learn.
Below are two reading lists. Make sure to read the essential as we will be discussing them in lectures, bringing them either in physical form or as an e-book is required to refer to in class. The second list is not essential BUT, these are incredible works of art, either for language or to melt the mind with wisdom. We highly recommend reading these, perhaps bringing them to read on the beach.
The Great Work of your Life - Stephen Cope
A book breaking down the traditional Bhagavad Gita into more relatable, modern stories.
The Eight Limbs of Yoga, Pathway to Liberation - Bhava Ram
Beautiful book explaining the 8-limbed path in a more manageable, easier to understand read.
Yoga Anatomy, 2nd edition - Leslie Kaminoff
Radiance Sutras - Lorin Roche
If you love Rumi, Hafiz, The Tao, if you love words dancing out of the mystery, this is the book for you.
Meditation Secrets for Women - Lorin Roche
Even if you don't identify as a woman, this book is for all want who want to honour instincts and desire in meditation. Is sitting still in meditation a challenge? This is poetry and creativity for that.
Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Dare To Lead - Brené Brown
Thought provoking, evocative, essential.
Living your Yoga - Judith Lasater
Inner Engineering - Sadhguru
The Heart of Yoga - Desikachar
What you get
21 nights of beach-front accommodation
Three meals a day plus snacks, water, tea and coffee
Tuition for 200 hours training
In-depth 400 page teaching manual
Booklet of medicine song and mantras
One-on-one sessions with one of the faculty throughout the training
Support and post-training mentorship
Special surprises along the way!
Single bed in a shared room
Same sex room
5.000 non-refundable deposit required to secure place
(Save by paying a full, one-time payment, reduced at 23.000)
Double bed in a private room
5.000 non-refundable deposit required to secure place
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