Love · Evolve · Awaken | Classical Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course RYT-200
This immersive and transformative teacher training focuses on the authentic ancient yogic path of sublime union with our true Self, enabling you to create a sacred heartful practice for yourself and your future students. The program is limited to only 16 serious aspirants ensuring personal attention and an environment conducive to diving deeply into the Science of Awareness, Consciousness and Bliss that Yoga is.
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
4 weeks Mon-Sat 9am-1pm & 3.30-6.30
+ 4-day Silent Retreat (7am-8pm)
Early-Bird Price $1800 if paid in full by 23 Nov 2014
Regular Price $2200 if paid thereafter.
Price includes tuition, shared accommodation (twin or double rooms, shared bathroom & kitchen), lunch on all course days, all meals during the Silent Retreat, materials
$200 discount for you for each TTC participant you refer to us.
$200 extra (early bird) for private room (shared bathroom). $300 regular.
Kaivalya Yoga School and Ashram is a sacred space dedicated to the attainment of real Freedom through spiritual practice and deep understanding of our true Self. We offer a holistic and unique Yoga Teacher Training Program (recognized as RYT-200 by Yoga Alliance, USA) based on the Traditional Yogic Teachings, Vedic Sciences and Advaita Vedanta (the non-duality tradition of India) as an invitation not just for those interested to become quality yoga teachers, but for everyone yearning to go on a transformative journey by turning your awareness deeply inwards with absolute clarity and presence, reconnecting with your inner Guide/Guru.
Kaivalya Ashram is a Yoga Alliance registered school set up in a quaint Mayan village on the picturesque volcanic Lake Atitlan, which is recognized by many as a high-vibrational vortex immensely supportive for deep healing and spiritual evolution. This location, combined with an outstanding & comprehensive academic curriculum and powerful daily practice with extremely switched-on, experienced and caring teachers ensures an experience with life-changing potential on all levels (physical, energetic/emotional, mental, and spiritual), enabling you to create a vibrant, inspired and even blissful life for yourself and your future students by accessing the highest and completest version of yourself.
TEACHER TRAINING AND COST
Instead of an overly gymnastic approach, our classical style of Hatha Yoga focuses extensively on Stillness of Body & Mind in each posture to be recognized as the source and background of our being. This type of practice allows for deep self-inquiry, profound insights and lasting inspiration.
Apart from Hatha Yoga sessions (Postures/Asana & Breath Control/Pranayama) and comprehensive lectures & discussions on the various aspects, stages and practices of Yoga (based on Ashtanga/ The Eight Limbs of Yoga) the course also includes devotional, heartful chanting circles (Bhakti Yoga/The Yoga of Devotion), guided meditations (Advaita/Self-Inquiry), practicums (teaching rehearsals), one-on-one guidance and an introduction to Tantra (no nudity, of course).
You will also learn simple, yet effective age-old purification techniques (Kriyas), the necessary anatomy and physiology background knowledge, including how to properly correct the alignment of each posture as well as their individual health-benefits. All this will be completed with valuable advice on how to kick-start your career as a successful and inspiring Yoga teacher.
Your investment for this Teacher Training Program is $1800 if paid in full by 23 Nov 2014 ($2200 if paid thereafter). This includes all tuition & the Course Manual, certification recognized by Yoga Alliance, shared accommodation (twin or double rooms, shared bathroom, kitchen & WiFi), vegalicious yogi lunches on all course days and all meals during the Silent Meditation Retreat.
Receive $200 discount for each TTC participant you refer to us (plus $100 off for them)
Accommodation options: $200 extra (early bird) for private room (shared bathroom); $300 (regular).
Our two teachers Arpita & Arjuna Hackenberg, founders of Kaivalya Yoga School and Ashram, are an amazingly complementary and synergistic couple who dedicate their lives to the path of Service and Union in the Light of Consciousness.
Arjuna is our main teacher who will guide you through your asana practice, Yogic philosophy and anatomy while Arpita is deeply dedicated to the practice of meditation (Dhyana) & Surrender to the Divine (Ishvarapranidhana) and will offer you a sacred space for reconnecting with your true Self in Stillness, Compassion and Perfection.
Both, Arjuna and Arpita are passionate about Bhakti Yoga (the Yoga of Devotion), Mantra chanting and Tantra and will lead these sessions together.
For more detailed information about each of them, kindly visit their Yogatrail profiles:
The Ashram offers simple, yet cozy conditions, appropriate for Yogic practice. The rooms are on double occupancy basis with shared facilities (hot showers and WiFi), set up in a jungly garden on the edge of the lovely Mayan village of San Marcos La Laguna in close proximity to the indigenous population and their traditional lifestyle. If you prefer, you can inquire for single occupancy in one of our private rooms for an extra charge as described above.
We like to take the whole group to hike San Pedro Volcano just across the lake and have a yoga session up top taking in the breathtaking view of Lake Atitlan with three more volcanoes and Mayan villages dotted around the lake.
The Ashram is located in San Marcos La Laguna, often called "the spiritual heart of Central America", offering a beautiful and diverse scene of seekers, healers and artists to connect with. You are welcome to arrive early or stay on after the course, please inquire for details.
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