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28 Days 200hr Vinyasa & Ayurveda Yoga Teacher Training Morocco

28 Days 200hr Vinyasa & Ayurveda Yoga Teacher Training Morocco

  • Villa Surya by Dfrost Almugar Surf & Yoga House, Imi Ouaddar, Morocco

Vinyasa and Ayurveda Yoga Teacher Training Morocco

Do you want to take your yoga practice and life to a different level? Want to spend a month in beautiful surroundings in Morocco and get to know a different culture? Do you wish to go deeper into your physical and mental yoga practice as a result of this immersion? Join Jessica and Sea Marie for a 200-hour Vinyasa plus Ayurveda teacher training at the Villa Surya at Paradise Plage. Dfrost Almugar Surf House & Yoga does take a maximum of 14 trainees to ensure a maximum of quality for the YTT course.

Highlights

  • Training manuals
  • Teacher training assesment
  • Yoga Alliance certification from the United States
  • Use of yoga shala, sauna, and Jacuzzi
  • Agadir area pick up and drop off
  • Breakfast, tea, fruit, and dinner
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • 26 days with instruction
  • English
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Situated right at the famous Paradis Plage, one of the longest and most taken care of beaches in the area, surrounded by the anti atlas mountains with its protected forest zone; the boutique villa will transport you to another world with its exquisite handmade Arabic and Berber architecture, fragrant flowered gardens, charmful rooms, relaxing hot tub, sauna, and a kitchen full of oriental delights. The ground is made of the so-called beldi (natural) hand crafted stones. The handmade wooden beds have big matraces and you will sleep in 100% cotton covers. The rooms are equipped with different light systems to make for every moment the right atmosphere. Further decorations as shelves for storage, pictures, and mirrors make the room complete. Each room is decorated uniquely in a Moroccan style.

Room amlal (sand)

  • Double room with sea view, en suite bathroom, and private balcony. This can be booked as a single room at an extra charge.

Room ayour (moon)

  • Triple room with mountain garden view, en suite bathroom.

Room itri (star)

  • Triple / twin room with mountain garden view, en suite bathroom.

Room muja (wave)

  • Double room with mountain / garden view, en suite bathroom, and private balcony. This can be booked as a single room at an extra charge.

Room shems (sun)

  • Twin or double room with mountain or garden view, shared bathroom.

Room reh (wind)

  • Twin / double room with sea view, en suite bathroom, and private balcony.

This training is steeped in the ancient traditions of yogic studies and is designed to merge the authenticity of a Vedic education with the needs and interests of the modern yogi. Dfrost Almugar Surf House & Yoga Morocco offers a comprehensive power Vinyasa teacher training that is focused around Ayurveda and yoga philosophy, and examines all eight limbs of yoga.

This training features anatomy, alignment, intelligent sequencing, history and lineage of yoga, chanting, sutra and text study, meditation, pranayama, mantra, practice teaching, the business of yoga, teaching and voice fundamentals, ethics, theming and music, and the how and why of taking the seat of a teacher.

The 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training gives you the proper foundation for teaching yoga. This professional certification training prepares you to teach safely, teach confidently and teach knowledgeably. You'll learn the basic principles, essential elements and inner awareness to grow your understanding and your practice of yoga. We are a Yoga Alliance Registered School and offer one of the most comprehensive yoga teacher certification programs in Morocco.

Dfrost Almugar Surf House & Yoga Morocco prepares students to confidently teach a creative, thoughtful, inspiring and well-rounded asana practice supported by the wisdom and knowledge of traditional yoga philosophy and Ayurveda. If you are a student of yoga looking to transition into the seat of a teacher, consider Atman Yoga School to learn the nuts-and-bolts techniques of teaching as well as develop a foundation for personal study and enrichment.

Through this training, explore ways to consciously live your yoga practice off your mat, and incorporate compassionate and mindful actions into your daily life. Learn how to effectively and safely guide a physical practice, while stepping into your personal power and cultivating your unique voice and message as a teacher.

If you are a student who is ready to deepen your knowledge of yoga or learn how to teach, consider joining the Atman Yoga School for a high-quality training unlike any other. Immerse yourself in yoga studies while living out an adventure in beautiful and unique Morocco. Teacher Jessica Winderl (E-RYT 500, AYT) from the United States is the lead instructor of the training, supported by Sea Marie Biladeau (E-RYT200), an experienced teacher trainer also from the United States. Completion of the Atman Yoga School Teacher Training qualifies a student to register at the 200-hour level with the Yoga Alliance. Approximately 50 hours of this 200-hour training are comprised of Ayurveda and yoga philosophy.

Teaching content

Art of Vinyasa

Vinyasa means to link breath with movement and in this training you will examine all elements of this practice. Learn the anatomy and proper alignment of yoga postures, understand the dynamics of Ujjayi breath, and explore mindful and intelligent sequencing to create a powerful, safe, and well-rounded yoga class. Daily asana classes will provide an opportunity to advance your personal practice as well as an opportunity for experiential learning.

Traditional yoga studies

Learn about the history and ancient practices of the art of yoga. Explore in-depth studies of some of the main texts that guide you as yogi - the yoga sutras and Bhagavad Gita. Ayurveda, which is a 5,000 year old healing modality and the sister science of yoga, will be studied and examined to learn why and how to incorporate these practices into daily life.

Learn how to chant mantras and sing kirtan as alternative ways to practice yoga besides just asana. And finally, practice various meditation and pranayama breathing techniques to deepen your yoga practice, balance your body and mind, and learn how to teach them yourself.

Teaching fundamentals

Learn the practical nuts-and-bolts of learning how to teach yoga and hold the space of a class as an instructor. You will practice and offer feedback on voice control and modification (intonation, volume, pitch), use of body language in a class, the art of assists, effective cueing and verbal communication, how to create a sense of community with your students, and how and when to demonstrate.

Learn what makes a sequence intelligent and how to create your own mindful sequencing. Explore the power of themes and music in a Vinyasa class, and how to gracefully weave into the classes you teach. Practice teach and offer and receive feedback, while confidently learning how to direct a yoga class. How to use props, modifications of yoga poses, and teaching to special populations will also be covered.

Atman Yoga School 200-hour teacher training curriculum

  • Earth - Asana practice, anatomy, history of yoga, Yamas plus Niyamas, eight limbs, posture clinics, Restorative yoga
  • Water - Taking the seat of a teacher, sequencing, planning a class, music, themes, practice teaching, ethics, art of assisting, business of yoga
  • Fire - Ayurveda, yoga sutra study, Bhagavad Gita study, philosophy, master workshops
  • Air - Pranayama, chanting, mantra, kirtan, vayus, chakras, koshas plus energetic anatomy
  • Ether - Meditation, self-study, journaling, homework

How a day will look like

Each day of the training starts with an asana practice, followed by lectures, study, and group activities. After lunch, the afternoons are filled with pose and alignment practicum, teaching fundamentals, and practice teaching. Outside the group classroom hours, journaling, reading, homework assignments, and self-study are required parts of the training.

07:00 - 07:30 Wake up juice and tea

07:30 - 09:00 Asana practice

09:00 - 10:15 Breakfast

10:15 - 12:45 Theory, philosophy, lecture, Ayurveda, lifestyle

12:45 - 13:45 Break

13:45 - 15:45 Posture clinics, practicum, teaching techniques

15:45 - 16:15 Break and afternoon tea

16:15 - 18:45 Teaching methodology, techniques, training, and practice

18:45 - 19:30 Break

19:30 - 20:30 Dinner

After dinner is free time. Complete Saturday and Sunday are scheduled as your time off from the training. During your time off you can explore Morocco, go surfing, or simply enjoy the beauty of the beach and the anti Atlas mountains.

How you will be assessed

  • There will be practical and written assessments as well as a final teaching practice.
  • Throughout the course, you will be given opportunities to practice your teaching skills and get feedback.

Have you ever dreamt of escaping to an exotic Moroccan adventure? Meet an exclusive journey to Villa Surya. Take a short, magical journey from Agadir or Marrakesh through the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, Berber villages, and the famous surfing village Taghazout to reach the Villa Surya.

The village is called Imiouaddar by the locals but more known as "Paradise Plage". A small fisher village directly at the ocean and anti atlas mountain. The perfect location for exploring a new culture in a safe and peaceful environment.

Nearby places

  • Beach - 2 minutes walk
  • Taghazout - 5 minutes drive
Activities
  • Camel riding / rental
  • Horse riding / rental
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Shopping nearby
  • Spa
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Balcony
  • Bar nearby
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Beach
  • Caf nearby
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Night club nearby
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
Services
  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Car rental nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair salon nearby
  • Medical assistance
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance

Daily breakfast buffet style and fresh juices; afternoon tea, dates, and nuts; fresh fruits once per day; and daily vegetarian dinner are included in the price of the retreat. Dfrost Almugar Surf House & Yoga Morocco prepares daily fresh vegetarian dishes from local grown veggies and fruits which come from an eco farm. It focus on a very healthy kitchen as doing an intensive course needs the right nutrition. The dishes are a variation between traditional Moroccan dishes and European ones.

For example; Indian curry with lemon, yogurt-mint cream, and fresh baked bread served with a mixed salad (this food will activate all your senses by tasting sweet/sour/spicy food); falafel in a salad wrap with tahini sauce and an amazing courgette salad served with a vegetable soup (classic oriental recipe); and whole grain couscous with vegetables and a delicious soup (Moroccan style)

Exclusions

  • Lunch is not included in the price of the retreat.

Camel riding

Day trips to Paradise Valley, Essaouira, or Marrakesh

Day visit to the local Souk (Aourir or Agadir)

Evening treat in the local Hammam

Experience surfing

Explore Imiouaddar and its local fish market

Get a traditional henna tattoo

Go for a run along the beach

Horse riding

Learn how to cook your own Tajine

Learn to make your own Argan oil and Amlou

Silent walk along the beach over six kilometers sandy beach

Silent walk in the anti Atlas mountains

Surfing

Visit a local commune to experience the traditions

Visit a woman commune

Visit the famous surfer village Taghazout

Massages included for an extra fee upon request.

  • 27 nights Accommodation
  • Afternoon tea
  • Breakfast buffet style and fresh juices
  • Complete teacher training with assessment
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Daily host service
  • Daily snacks
  • Daily vegetarian dinner
  • Fresh fruits once per day
  • Pick up and drop off service from Agadir area
  • Towels
  • Training manuals
  • Use of all amenities
  • Yoga Alliance certification from the United States
  • Yoga mats for the training
  • Beach towels
  • Books to prepare the training
  • Flight into Morocco
  • Lunch
  • Transfer from Marrakesh

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Agadir Al Massira Airport (AGA).

Agadir Al Massira Airport (AGA) is only a 30 minutes drive from Taghazout. Cheap flights are also available to Marrakech, making it a worthwhile stop for people who enjoy sightseeing and culture. Please be aware that Marrakech to Taghazout is about a 3.5-hours drive.

Arrival by bus

CTM or Supratours is recommended if you plan to travel by bus. They are the most reliable bus companies in Morocco and you can travel comfortably and with air-conditioning.

Taghazout, Morocco

Dfrost Almugar Surf & Yoga Morocco is a Moroccan and European led company delivering Surf, yoga, and meditation retreat in a stylish, warm, and fun environment.

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