Do you want to study the beautiful art and powerful science of yoga?
I've teamed up with one of my favourite teachers and dear friend, Malaika DosRemedios (ERYT-500, YACEP) to create a spiritually uplifting and deeply transformational 200-hour yoga teacher training program with the Mind. Body. Joy. school of yoga.
The Mind. Body. Joy. teacher training program is for aspiring yoga teachers and passionate practitioners looking to intimately explore the many beautiful layers within ourselves; deepening our understanding of who we are through a loving lens. Practicing self-love creates a strong and powerful ripple through your electromagnetic field so that whoever we come into contact with is affected and this, in turn, raises the vibration of the planet.
We are deeply passionate about yoga and what yoga has done to enrich our lives and passionately share it with others in the hope that it does same for others. We know that the ripple effect of this is tremendous and has powerful effects on healing the planet.
We’re thrilled to bring the 200-hour immersion program to Costa Rica from November 27 to December 18, 2021! The immersion will take place at Vida Asana, a perfectly situated and well-equipped venue to learn, practice and teach yoga.
The cost of the program includes everything you need to study with us (tuition, course handbook, accommodations and meals), excluding flights and required reading materials.
Shared Accommodation (two or more to a room): $3,950
Private Accommodation: $4,650
Prices are in US Dollars.
Financial assistance options in the form of interest-free payments or work trade are also available. Please email email@example.com to request more information.
The Mind. Body. Joy. 200-hour program syllabus is comprehensive and has been carefully crafted to help students understand and apply the primary aspects of yoga in their life. Key learning areas include:
Yoga History & Philosophies: Gain an understanding of the history of yoga from its roots to modern times; the path through the Vedas, Upanishads, and Sutras to the modern Hatha Yoga and Tantra. Through lecture and discussion we will come to understand how Patanjali systematized the philosophy of yoga and the 8 limbs.
Anatomy, Physiology & Biomechanics: Locate and understand the major joints, tissues, and bones in the body and their function for healthy movement patterns in yoga asana. Gain an understanding of the circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems and the effects of yoga practices on these systems.
Prana, Breathwork & The Subtle Body: Learn and identify the five pranavayus and their relation to the function of our physiology, and explore different pranayama techniques. Learn about the locations, meaning and significance of the Chakra and Nadi system and their influence on our health and wellness.
Postural Yoga: Learn the key poses of Hatha, Vinyasa and Restorative yoga. Understand the six categories of poses and their properties, and gain confidence in teaching alignment, modifications, adjustments, and understanding contraindications.
Teaching Methodology and Sequencing: Learn the idea of deliberate care in creating yoga sequences and classes. From language cues to class themes, students will explore how to keep a focused mindset on teaching safety and effectively in a way that gives structure, coherence, meaning, and transformative potential to yoga classes.
Meditation: Students will learn ways to bring meditation and pranayama into the yoga class and begin to develop teaching methods. These techniques will include Yogic traditions such as breath focus, walking meditation, mantra and chanting.
Ayurveda & Yogic Lifestyle: Gain an understanding about how we as individuals respond to stress and how we can support our bodies to come back to balance with ease and grace. Explore the nature of wellness and how asana, pranayama, meditation, ayurveda and self-knowledge work together to remind us of our natural state of wholeness.
Business of Yoga: Learn the principles of how to build a business around yoga that honors its traditional roots. Explore different aspects of the yoga business and how to strategically drive potential students to attend classes, workshops, retreats, and trainings through brand awareness and exposure.
Sample Daily Schedule
As this is an immersion program, the days will be full so that we can cover the comprehensive core curriculum. The course starts at 5pm on November 21 and ends at 10am on December 12, 2020. A minimum of one day off is included.
Here is a sample of how our days together will look:
6:00-8:00am - Sadhana (practice)
8:00-9:00am - Silent Breakfast
9:00-10:30am - Module 1: Techniques, Training, Practice
10:30-11:00am - Break
11:00-12:00pm - Module 2: Yoga Humanities
12:00-1:30pm - Lunch
1:30-3:30pm - Module 3: Anatomy & Physiology
3:30-4:00pm - Break
4:00-6:00pm - Module 4: Professional Essentials
6:00-7:00pm - Dinner
Some evenings after dinner may include movie nights, satsang, or self-study. You may also be required to attend online learning sessions and complete homework assignments after the completion of the in-person training program.
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