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28 Days 200 Hours Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Blue Indigo Cottage Retreat Center, Psa Gney Market box 55, Krong Siem Reap 12203, Cambodia

Cambodia Yoga Teacher Training

This course will cover all aspects of traditional, holistic, authentic yoga. It will be taught according to the ancient scriptures and coupled with modern medical and scientific explanations. You will also experience the holistic practice of yoga involving all five aspects of the human system and also understand and feel the benefits of this integrated holistic practice at physical, mental, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual levels.

Meet the instructors

Diwakar & Michaela
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga practices
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Learn about yogic cleansing methods
  • Classes on yoga philosophy, theory, and more
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegan meals
  • Airport transfer

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


27 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 22
Airport transfer included: Siem Reap International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
18:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Garden
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Outdoor shower

During the training course, you will be accommodated at Blue Indigo retreat center. With comfortable lodging, balanced and health-oriented meals, yoga and meditation sessions coached by Diwakar Dadhich and Michaela Baborova, Blue Indigo retreat center offers a unique yoga retreat in a cultural world center, Angkor Wat, and in Blue Indigo sala in Cambodia.

There are seven wooden cottages, each is 30 square meters, with a big ceiling fan to keep the atmosphere cool. Each features a lovely bathroom with shower and a double bed, with a tulle mosquito net. The rooms are comfortable and feature wood furniture. The cottages are in a quiet space with trees and flowers for a lovely atmosphere.

In the center of the property, there is a 100 square meters shala for yoga and meditation Theravada. This shala is built from traditional materials and very well-ventilated. There is also a restaurant space, very shady, for breakfasts, lunches, or dinners. There is a relaxation room for the wellbeing of the body.

Program

Certifications

Students who complete their subsequent trainings are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance International.

Everyone is welcome to join this course, no matter which yoga level you have! Although Blue Indigo Cottage Retreat Center will be preparing you to become a qualified yoga teacher, you might also pick this course for your own practice and self-growth. The teachers will make sure to focus on each of the student's needs and progresses. If you want to deepen your love of yoga, this is the course for you!

During this course, you will learn the fundamentals of yoga, from asana clinic to yoga philosophy and body anatomy, with a deep focus on teaching methodologies and techniques. Blue Indigo Cottage Retreat Center will prepare you to become an independent fully qualified yoga teacher.

Yoga Fundamentals

You will focus on Hatha yoga and explore other yoga styles such as Yin yoga. You will also deepen into different meditation and sound healing techniques. Traditional Ayurveda and head massage will also be covered in the course.

This training will focus on the traditional Hatha yoga, which involves:

  • Hatha yoga asana classes
  • Yin yoga asana classes
  • Yoga therapy classes
  • Pranayama classes
  • Traditional Ayurveda
  • Ayurveda theory classes
  • Bhakti yoga and sound healing techniques
  • Different meditation and healing techniques
  • Alignments and adjustments, with modifications for different asanas
  • Laughing yoga
  • Karma yoga classes
  • Yoga philosophy classes: Patanjali Yoga Sutra(PYS), Bhagavad Gita (BG), Hatha Yoga Pradipika (HYP)
  • Yogic cleansing methods: Jala Neti, Sutra Neti, Tratak, Kunjal, Shankhaprakshalana, and Kapalbhati
  • Children's yoga classes
  • Yoga philosophy classes through video presentations

Details of the course

  • Techniques, training, and practice (100 hours)

It will include asana practice, asana training, pranayama / meditation, asana alignment, Bhakti yoga, Dhyana / meditation, and self-study time.

  • Teaching, methodology (25 hours)

It will include teaching methodology with asanas, pranayama, meditation, and theory.

  • Anatomy and physiology (20 hours)

It will include asanas with an anatomical view and modifications.

  • Yoga philosophy and lifestyle (30 hours)

It will include some traditional yogic texts and studies along with a general introduction of Ayurveda and yoga therapy.

Practicum (10 hours)

Discussions with the teacher.

Remaining 15 hours are for self-study, assignments, orientation (welcome ceremony), exams, and graduation ceremony.

Daily Schedule

  • 06:00 Wake up and self-practice / meditation / yogic cleansing methods
  • 07:00 - 08:00 General yoga asana class
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Yoga philosophy class / discussion / Ayurveda theory class
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Yoga asana / theory / practical
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:30 Rest
  • 14:30 Self-study and assignment preparations
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Yoga philosophy class / discussion / Ayurveda theory class
  • 17:00 - 18:00 General yoga asana class
  • 18:15 - 19:30 Bhakti yoga followed by meditation
  • 20:00 Dinner followed by self-practice

Every Saturday will be half day and every Sunday will include some community work or educational trips.

Instructors

Diwakar Dadhich

Michaela Baborova

Location

This teacher training program will be held in the resort town of Siem Reap, in northwestern Cambodia. The town is the gateway to the ruins of Angkor, the seat of the Khmer kingdom from the 9th to 15th centuries. Angkor's vast complex of intricate stone buildings includes preserved Angkor Wat, the main temple, which is pictured on Cambodia's flag.

Distances

  • Siem Reap Riverside - 10 minutes

Features

General

  • Garden
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

Food

The meals are shared in a garden with a friendly atmosphere, simplicity, and friendship and at no additional charge. The meals are mainly vegan, with many seasonal fruits and vegetables and rice. The meals are perfectly balanced. Breakfast is adapted to the Westerners’ taste and consists of a buffet, invigorating drinks, natural yogurt, and Cambodian honey. There are different savory or sweet dishes like carrots cake or soybean-based dishes.

The tea is the specialty. Coffee, fresh lemon juice, and passion fruit, grapefruit, and mangoes accompany a fruit platter for your meals. Salads that consist of green mangoes, bananas, or flowers are offered very often. Grapefruit and papaya are used as the bases of the detox meal. Blue Indigo offers healthy menus where lemon and cucumber are very important.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegan
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Bike tour in the countryside

You will have the opportunity to enjoy a 25 kilometers fun ride in rural areas and experience a genuinely different atmosphere. You will ride among rice fields, vegetable farms, haycock, and local markets (testing local delicacies such as fruits and cakes) while experiencing daily village life and resting in a Buddhist pagoda. You will continue to Arthnear pagoda where a 12th-century temple is settled inside and then return to the retreat center.

Bike tour in the southern countryside of Siem Reap

There will be an opportunity to join a 40 kilometers mountain bike ride along Siem Reap River to reach Tonle Sap Lake and along the way, you will see the green rice field, lotus farms, vegetable fields, haycock, and local markets (tasting local delicacies). You will refresh with coconut juice drinks.

Then, after crossing a lotus field, you will reach Tonle Sap and go for a boat tour to see the floating village. You will then visit Arthnear pagoda where a 12th-century temple is settled inside (temple pass not required). You will meditate in this magical setting before return to the retreat center.

Bike tour to Angkor temples and Preah Khan

You have the opportunity to enjoy a 45 kilometers mountain bike ride to visit Angkor Wat complex through the less traveled roads. From the south gate of Angkor Thom, you will start an adventure ride on the hidden paths towards secluded temples. You then continue to reach the majestic west gate of Angkor Thom, followed by Bayon temple.

Explore the fascinating lush rainforest along the way by visiting Preah Khan. You will immerse into jungle temple at Tanei and Taproom before returning to the retreat center. Sunrise tour is also available, starting at 5:00 a.m. daily with a minimum of six persons.

Bike tour to Angkor Wat and Bayon

You will have the chance to experience a 25 kilometers mountain bike ride to visit Angkor Wat complex through the less traveled roads. No traffic! From the south gate of Angkor Thom, you start an adventure ride on the hidden paths towards secluded temples. You then continue to reach the majestic west gate of Angkor Thom, followed by Bayon temple. You will pause in the most beautiful areas to meditate and practice meditation and yoga before returning to the retreat center.

Library visits

Please consider a trip to EFEO (Ecole Francaise D’Extreme Orient) for the most comprehensive library in Southeast Asia. The books are read on site (not borrowed or sold). If you'd like to get the history of the temples during your visit, consider booking a history guide as they will share a wealth of stories behind each temple.

Temple visits

Sunrises are the best time to do a temple visit. You are advised to leave super early (approximately 4:30 a.m.) with your ticket in hand and head for the right pool in front of Angkor Thom. There are many food options nearby or you can return to the cottage for breakfast. Make sure that you buy the tickets a day before your visit.

Treatments

You can also enjoy treatments that are available at an additional cost. Please order your treatment 45 minutes ahead of time at the reception. Note that oil massage is not offered at the cottage but is available outside.

  • Natural oil massage - 16 USD (60 minutes)
  • Reflexology - 8 USD (60 minutes)
  • Thai yoga massage - 35 USD (120 minutes)
  • Traditional body massage - 14 USD (60 minutes)

What's included

  • Daily yoga and meditation
  • Course materials
  • 200 hours course with experienced teachers
  • Trips and activities
  • Certificate
  • Yoga mat
  • 2 vegan meals, 2 daily juice detox, tea, coffee, hot water
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Wi-Fi

What's not included

  • Additional sessions
  • Airfare
  • Soft drinks
  • Tickets to Angkor Wat temples or guided tours

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Siem Reap International Airport (REP). Transfer from the airport is included. Blue Indigo Cottage Retreat Center will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Siem Reap International Airport Airport transfer included: Siem Reap International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 19% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 15 days before arrival.

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Availability

Arrival: Friday November 8, 2019
Departure: Thursday December 5, 2019

Training information

This yoga teacher training requires minimum 6 participants.

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