TRUE NORTH VINYASA FLOW TEACHER TRAINING
TRUE NORTH VINYASA offers yoga teacher trainings and teacher immersions set in beautiful surroundings. Based out of hand-picked boutique venues in Europe, our world-class trainings consist of small groups and stay true to the essence of vinyasa: creative, contemporary and playful.
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
The training starts at 1pm on the day of arrival and ends at noon the day of departure the 30 april. The last week of this training is held in Ericeira.
TRUE NORTH VINYASA is a teacher training true to the essence of vinyasa with a fresh and open minded perspective. This is an immersion into a transformational personal physical practice. It's a hands-on catapult into skilful vinyasa teaching and the business of being a teacher. It's a tool kit that will help you find your voice and your calling as a yoga teacher.
WE STAY TRUE TO THE CORE of modern vinyasa. This means we don't provide answers and we never ask you to memorise a sequence or a script. In fact we won't even give you a sequence. Instead we will focus on the foundational knowledge you need in order to create your own sequences and scripts with confidence. You will learn THE CRAFT OF TEACHING vinyasa.
OUR TRAINING FOLLOWS and greatly exceeds the outline of Yoga Alliance and will earn you a 200 hr Yoga Teacher Certificate. But above all, it will mark the beginning of your new life as a skilled, articulate, creative and inspirational Vinyasa Teacher. From day one we will guide you in
DEEPENING YOUR PRACTICE and fine tuning the skills you'll need to be an empowered and empowering yoga teacher. Your own personal practice and choices, on and off the mat, make up the foundation of your offerings as a teacher. Exploring the refinement of body, movement, breath, energy flow and clarity of mind is the base of our training. Be prepared to push your mental and physical boundaries throughout these intensive three weeks. Be prepared for major shifts, changes and transitions – again, some of the key components of vinyasa flow yoga.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
How to observe and respond to people, their bodies and their potential
How to deepen your own practice and apply the wisdom from your journey to guiding others
Logic in asana structure and alignment, working from the base and up, from the inside and out
How to assist physical poses with confidence and encouragement
How to communicate from the core of your being and your heart, with an articulate and powerful voice
The art of intelligently designing, theming and sequencing classes that are fun, graceful, inspirational and boosting for all levels
How to relate and apply ancient yogic philosophy to a contemporary dynamic yoga practice
How to build your yoga business and brand as a yoga teacher
INTENSIVE TRAINING We offer this course as a 21 day all inclusive intensive with additional preparation time and follow up assignments before and after. The intensive format allows you to fully dedicate yourself to a transformational practice and journey. We believe the personal immersion is a key component in becoming a yoga teacher.
BEAUTIFUL SETTING We believe in the power of beautiful surroundings and good nourishing food. For this training we have carefully picked two amazing venues in Portugal. You will be staying in aesthetically stimulating small hotels, each with a great boutique style and attention to detail. Prices are based on comfortable shared accommodation, either in a double or triple room with private or sometimes shared bathroom.
TWO LOCATIONS IN ONE TRAINING We move locations once during the three week training. This will allow a fresh perspective and a necessary step out of your comfort zone, but it will also give you a chance to see more of beautiful western Portugal. The first two weeks we retreat in a more remote setting, while the last week is spent in a seaside town.
TWO MAIN TEACHERS True North Vinyasa is a strong team of two main teachers. Together we have 17 years of combined teaching experience and over 30 years of combined practice. We are ready to share our knowledge of owning a successful studio, organising fully booked retreats, sequencing memorable classes and designing unique, sold-out workshops. But we are also ready to share our mistakes, insights from embarrassing teaching moments and less than inspiring trainings.
SMALL GROUPS Group size for this training is limited to 20 students, making the student-teacher ratio 10:1. This is unusual and guarantees individual attention and a high quality teacher training.
WE DON'T LEAVE YOU HANGING We have a solid worldwide network and will continue to offer insight and mentorship for an unlimited time after the teacher training has ended.
EXCELLENT GUEST FACULTY We believe in a strong, diverse team and will invite inspiring and experienced guest faculty for an added perspective.
BEYOND TEACHING WELL Being a yoga teacher is competitive. While we give you a strong skillset to become an amazing teacher, we are also dedicated to sending you off with solid knowledge of how to build your brand, run your business and succeed financially. We dedicate much more time to this than most teacher trainings.
THIS TRAINING IS FOR YOU IF
You love the freedom and creativity of modern vinyasa flow
You would like to be a confident and skilful yoga teacher, true to yourself
You are ready to dedicate three super intensive weeks to developing yourself, your practice and your knowledge base
You are inspired by beautiful surroundings and attention to detail
You like the idea of spending three weeks in Portugal in the spring
You would like to set up a successful yoga business – not just be a teacher
DAILY SCHEDULE | SAMPLE
7–9.30 am | Morning Practice (including meditation, pranayama, asana)
9.30 am | Breakfast and self-study
11 am–1.30 pm | Session 1
1.30 pm | Lunch and self-study
3–7 pm | Session 2
7 pm | Dinner and self-study
INCLUDED IN PROGRAM
200 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification
True North Vinyasa exclusive teacher's manual
21 nights of shared accommodations in 2 stunning locations
Three vegetarian meals daily
Transportation when we move locations
Access to mentorship and support after the training
Access to world-wide network of True North Vinyasa teachers
Required reading material (around €100)
Airfare and airport transfer
DATES & LOCATION
April 9–30 2018 at BUDDHA RETREATS in Columbeira (week 1 and 2) and MAGIC QUIVER in Ericeira (week 3), Portugal
Welcome circle is at 1 pm on April 9, closing circle and ceremony is after lunch on April 30
Both locations are within one hour easy transfer from Lisbon international airport. We can help arrange transfer.
At least two years of regular yoga practice, any style
Familiarity with Vinyasa Yoga
Familiarity with Ashtanga Yoga
Ability to communicate in English*
Required reading and some preparatory work before training begins
* Clear verbal communication and a varied, inspirational way with words are essential parts of your success as a yoga teacher. While our training is in English, we are aware that you may not teach in English. We will encourage you to work in your language whenever possible but we can only offer effective support in English, Swedish and Spanish.
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