Yoga Teacher Training in Goa with Heather Elton & Emil Wendel
What we believe We believe that Yoga is not gymnastics. It is an ancient Indian science that uses the body and breath to penetrate the mind and liberate us from suffering. Asana is the site where all the aspects of yoga come together. We treat asana as the starting place for meditation, for a genuine yogic inquiry that moves the practice beyond a mere physical experience and makes its relevant to real life. For details:
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
February 12 - March 14, 2014 Satsanga Retreat, Goa
(includes yoga tuition + 2 Ayurvedic vegetarian meals a day + twin share accommodation)
What We Believe
We believe that Yoga is not gymnastics. It is an ancient Indian science that uses the body and breath to penetrate the mind and liberate us from suffering. While traditional Mysore Astanga Primary Series is the main form of practice, this training offers a comparative study of contemporary Hatha Yoga styles. Our aim is to explore the inner/outer techniques of Vinyasa, to reveal the spiritual path underlying the practice; learn the principles of subtle alignment, breath/bandhas/dristi, and the methodology that ties poses together into a seamless ‘moving meditation’; and the technology to stabilize the mind and glimpse at our true nature. Asana is the starting place for meditation, for a genuine yogic inquiry that moves the practice beyond a mere physical experience and makes its relevant to real life.
We believe that the Guru lies within and will do everything to guide you on this transformative journey that will shift your perspective on the world and change your life in a good way. We will take you to the spiritual heart of the practice.
Why do this Yoga Teacher Training?
• It’s a DOGMA FREE training with interesting, innovative teachers, all of whom are serious yoga practitioners with global reputations;
• The training is limited to 14 students.;
• This training is transformative. You’ll experience an authentic process that makes you look at your own reality, takes you deeper in your own practice, and gives you the skills to teach yoga. It will give you the ability to teach from your own experience and practical knowhow that are the stamp of an interesting teacher – someone with something to say about yoga practice because you have lived it. You can only teach what you know;
• Hindu, Buddhist and contemporary yogic philosophy are taught in a way that lifts them ‘off the page’, and ‘off the mat,’ so you can integrate them into your teaching and personal practice. The philosophy is relevant to both the physical experience and the spiritual practice. It is not an academic lesson, but a yogic inquiry relevant to real life;
• Practice Astanga Vinyasa Yoga, both as Mysore-style and through led classes; and watch your body/mind transform;
• Get hands-on experience with adjustments in the Astanga Primary Series (so you are prepared to work alongside someone in the real world);
• Teach a led-Astanga Primary series class and adjust students practising Mysore-style;
• Build a movement vocabulary and learn to sequence Vinyasa Flow as a seamless ‘moving meditation’;
• Study biomechanics of movement and get hands-on experience with adjustments, assists and prop useage that is relevant to 'real bodies';
• Learn injury prevention; and how to deal with medical emergencies in the classroom;
• Study BKS Iyengar alignment principles; learn techniques to breakdown difficult asanas and teach ‘workshop style’;
• Practical Teaching: demonstrate & adjust asanas; work in groups & individually to create Vinyasa Flow sequences; structure & teach a yoga class; get feedback from teachers & colleagues; and see yourself in action on video;
• Make Yoga your Business
How To Apply