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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Day trips to Paradise Valley, Essaouira, or Marrakesh
Day visit to the local Souk (Aourir or Agadir)
Evening treat in the local Hammam
Explore Imiouaddar and its local fish market
Get a traditional henna tattoo
Go for a run along the beach
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
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.
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.
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.