5 Element Yoga Teacher Training
Our yoga teacher training is a unique course, in that it teaches a comprehensive view of Yoga, looking beyond asana style and into the very purpose of each aspect of yoga. It is based in Patanjali's 8 limbs of Yoga and runs as a live-in program.
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
06.30 - 09.00 Asana, Pranayama, Meditation
09.00 - 10.30 Breakfast Break
10.30 - 12.30 Talks, Lectures, and Discussions
12.30 - 02.30 Lunch Break
02.30 - 03.30 Lectures
03.30 - 04.30 Micro Lessons
04.30 - 06.00 Asana, Pranayama, Meditation
23 days of training
Swara yoga manuals
Swara yoga teacher certificate
Pick up from the town centre of Orgiva
23 nights accommodation
3 vegetarian meals
In these 3 weeks we demonstrate a way to listen to your body, that is enjoyable, intuitive and therapeutic and to provide the environment where you feel supported to take that path. The training aims to expand your experience of both yoga and tantra, using the forces of earth, water, fire, air and space (ether) to explore the 5 levels of energy we have in our whole constitution. We teach Elemental and Ayurvedic principles that help us create a structure for learning how to choose practices that are right for each student, and how to teach them as community classes or therapeutic daily yoga.
The program starts with early morning classes of asana, pranayama and meditation, progressing upwards through the elemental energies, building better connections to the qualities and wisdom they hold for as all. The styles we teach vary according to the element. The evening sessions are a balance of restorative asanas, tantric and alchemical meditations, yoga nidra, and occasionally free movement with music.
Always aware that learning is made easier with experiences, we keep our lectures interactive with short practices which help to enrich the subjects which range from Patanjalis Yoga Sutras, Vedanta Philosophy, Anatomy and Physiology, Alignment and Biomechanics, Tantra, 5 Element Theory, Ayurvedic Nutrition, Indian Cosmology, Mantra Japa, Mudras and Bhandas, along with other short segments of interest to yoga teachers and practitioners. We fully encourage interaction, ideas, and experiences to be shared evenly by our students, as we recognise that group energy is an important part of ashram life.
The training for teaching asana is done in open style micro-lessons where we explore alignment, adjustment, sequencing and class construction, along with yoga anatomy and biomechanics. We approach this without preference to individual style. We enjoy seeing how students bring their gifts and hurdles to their teachig, and use this time to help balance the potentials of both. It is done with reverence to the art, though in a light heart! For this course we also choose to add a module of Ayurvedic Yoga Massage as a way of connecting students to touch and the use of therapeutical adjustment.