200HR Yoga Teacher Training Immersion in Myanmar
Discover how profoundly the path of yoga deepens and expands your life by immersing yourself into 21 days of intensive study. Through this extensive Yoga Alliance Certified program, you will take a journey into learning how to teach and embody your yoga. Commit to your practice and absorb the beauty and richness of Myanmar.
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
EARLY BIRD: $3695 USD; if application received by May 30th, 2016
FULL PRICE: $4200 USD; if application reeived after May 30, 2016
Private room: $850 USD supplement
A $600 deposit payment is due at the time of your application. This deposit amount applies to your tuition. If your application is not accepted, the deposit will be refunded.
CORE PRINCIPLES OF THE PROGRAM
In-Depth Study: Uncover how yoga works and the ways it applies to your life. Shed light on why yoga is an effective practice for the mind and body, while exploring physical and energetic vinyasa methodology.
Deepen Your Practice: Cultivate mental and physical discipline to live your yoga fully. Challenge yourself to meet your personal edge with strength and grace.
Find Your Voice: Leave this training with the tools to lead a dynamic and intelligent vinyasa class. Learn to speak powerfully and honestly by building a platform to connect with others.
Create Confidence and Clarity: Embody the presence and discipline of a teacher. Walk away with a greater understanding of how to be more mindful in your life.
THE DESTINATION AND SURROUNDINGS
Isolated from the world for 5 decades due to military rule, visiting Myanmar is like entering a time warp. The world center of theraveda buddhism for 1,000 years, spirituality is woven into the fabric of the country's culture. As the first international teacher training to take place in the country, you will be one of the first to experience this mystical and unspoiled destination in a yoga retreat setting.
Located in central Myanmar, Inle Lake is the largest fresh water lake in the country, densely inhabited by many ethnic minorities and surrounded by the lush Blue Mountains rising 1,000m+ above sea level. During your time off, take a day hike through the lush hills to visit local tribe villages, glide through the floating gardens and market by boat, cycle to the local winery for a breathtaking sunset view or visit famous hilltop and cave temple ruins. Due to it's unique location, Inle Lake enjoys cooler climates than most of southeast Asia, an abundance of local produce and close vicinity to some of the most fascinating pagoda and temple sites.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND FOOD
We will stay in luxurious 4-star accommodations right on the lake at the newly built Novotel Inle Lake. Located right on the lake, the hotel has airy rooms overlooking lush gardens and deluxe villas built directly on the water.
The contemporary style rooms are comfortable and tastefully designed with all the creature comforts expected of a world-class hotel (plush robes, rainfall shower, plush bedding and mosquito nets, kettle, mini-fridge, safety deposit box, and of course wifi connectivity. During your down-time, lounge by the infinity swimming pool, get a massage at the full-service spa, study in the lounge or sip a coconut at the sunset deck.
The indoor yoga shala is steps away from the room, allowing us to practice without distraction of noise or the inevitable critters.
We will have 3 private vegetarian buffet meals daily, consisting of both Asian and international flavors, with a variety of choices for most dietary restrictions.
The history and origin of yoga
Yoga philosophy (the 8 Limb Path & Sutras)
Pranayama - yoga breathing and vital energy
Introduction to Chakras, Koshas, and Vayus
Functional anatomy and how it applies in yoga
Sanskrit names of the asana
Structural/energetic alignment of over 60 asanas
Intuitive body reading
Establishing consistent personal physical & meditation practice
How to teach to varying levels of experience
The art of sequencing a purposeful and fun class
Yoga for contraindications, pregnancy, and injuries
Creating an experience with music and themes in your teaching
Finding your voice and teaching from your own truth
Support through both observation and practice teaching
Ethics of yoga: student/teacher relationship, community, etc.
Business of yoga: studios, workshops, marketing, etc.
TRAVEL DETAILS AND OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
Getting to Inle Lake: All international flights to Myanmar arrive in the capital city of Yangon. From there, you can transfer to a domestic flight to Heho airport, the nearest airport to Inle Lake (~$200 R/T), or opt to take an overnight “VIP” express bus (~$20 one way) with fully reclined seats (we've taken it and it's surprisingly comfy!). Upon registering, we will assist you with booking internal transport since access to international booking portals is still limited in Myanmar. Upon arrival to Inle Lake region, we will arrange transportation to the hotel via car or private boat (included in tuition).
Visas: 28-day tourist visas are required for most countries. You can apply for your e-Visa online for $50, processing time is 3 days. While we do not *condone* overstaying your visa, typically the penalty for short visa overstays (less than a week) is a $3 daily fee.