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This 300-hour training program is a rare opportunity to not only gain world class skills as a qualified yoga teacher but to take yourself back to the roots of your life's purpose and redirect yourself into the highest desires you discover. It is a gentle yet thorough unraveling of the patterns you collect, without analysis or diagnosis, process and intellectualization: It is true natural medicine. This yoga therapy teacher training opportunity is based in the wisdom of Tantric Hatha yoga and holistic therapy and has proven to be a stunning path for those who want more from yoga than just the repetition of postures and positions. Elemental Yoga Therapy offers a chance to reconnect to the natural philosophy that lives within you, and to gather skills that will deeply affect the lives of your future students and clients.
The center is an exclusive private retreat center which offers high standard rooms in single and double occupancy. The center has a great view of the ocean, which is only minutes away by free shuttle. It has a spring water swimming pool and is hidden in the jungle of north Bali hills. The shala is a half open space surrounded by trees and water, and it is set in a backdrop of birdsong and wind sounds.
Looking beyond the modern styles of yoga asana, this training will teach you how to create classes which prevent and re-balance many common health complaints as well as give you the skills to counsel and balance individual health issues, both in group yoga and one-to-one teaching. The system is natural, simple, and still ancient, yet it works on all modern lifestyle-related health issues of any form - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual, while also being a thoroughly reliable path for any level of personal development beyond finding health trough balance.
The 5-element philosophy can be fully embodied through this intensive experience of the natural yoga of movement, meditation and, nutrition, as it is a platform for students to learn how to truly harness the medicine of the energetics of Hatha yoga. Using the environment to nourish your imbalances and desires is a timeless practice. This course is aimed at keeping that tradition relevant to the needs of your modern environment. This course is a unique and intelligent kinesthetic learning opportunity that uses multiple holistic platforms with complimentary philosophies, set together within the cycle of energy of seasonal changes, to align your health with the Earth’s deep natural rhythms.
This training gives you thorough teaching experience during the course. You will be individually guided in developing yourself into the kind of yoga teacher or therapist you wish to become. The Elemental Yoga School Training Skills are proven and loved by hundreds of past students who you can connect with if you wish to find out about their experience. As it is a Yoga Alliance accredited certificate program the main subjects of sequencing asana, building class structures, assisting with adjustments, pranayama, meditation, pratyahara, anatomy and physiology, yoga bio-mechanics, yoga philosophy, mudra, mantra, kriya, and Pregnancy yoga are all covered in detail.
The course also contains a stream of complimentary subjects such as Hindu cosmology, Tantra, Kundalini, 5 Element natural medicine theory (for Ayurveda and acupuncture), subtle body anatomy, kirtan, shamanic rituals, holistic nutrition, Ayurveda, macrobiotics, permaculture, Acro \ Partner yoga, connective massage, Zen shiatsu, journaling, and Indian traditional puja. This makes this training unique in its ability to share deeply useful information of the kind which people are really seeking out there in the yoga world.
On a personal level, aside from the information aspect of this course, the 5 element philosophy can be fully embodied through this intensive experience of the natural yoga of movement, meditation, and nutrition, as it is a live-in ashram style training where you are constantly connecting to the concepts that you are studying - from the mat, to the professionally run kitchen, to the jungle around you. It is a platform for students to learn how to truly harness the medicine of the energetic of Hatha yoga. Using the environment to nourish your imbalances and desires is a timeless practice, and this course is aimed at keeping that aspect of Yoga tradition relevant to the needs of our modern environment.
Framed within a journey through the seasonal forces of Summer, Harvest, Autumn, Winter and Spring, this course will take you through an elemental energy wave that teaches you how to ride the highs and lows of the earths transitions across the seasons and through the bigger cycles of the solstices and equinoxes, into sync with the depths of the moon's cycles, reconnecting you to the forces of nature in a potent and life-affirming experience.
Elemental yoga is the practice of harmonizing the vital and subtle energies which collaborate and collide within us all, providing the landscapes of our human nature. This program will teach you how to balance and dissolve the 5 great elements of earth, water, fire, air, and space. Along with Hatha yoga, many ancient natural medicines also work with harmonising the elements. So along with the balancing of the chakras, you can contact and work with the 5 elements within your whole being, from your personality habits to physical structures, within philosophical preferences and spiritual curiosities.
Simply, this oldest spiritual sciences and medicines, which provide the base for many of the successful ideas of modern holistic health suggest to you that the balance of life is all about the elements. Elemental yoga is an artful philosophy which is not based in any single style of asana practice, but more in the foundation of tantric yoga principles. So, it maintains the ability to encompass all the modern styles of modern postural yoga which are currently being taught around the world, without becoming another asana based style.
Exploring yoga philosophies as polarised as Hatha and Raja yoga, the elemental approach to yoga allows you to experience your own genuine relationships to all the popular modern disciplines such as Kundalini, Kriya, Bhakti, Yin, Vinyasa Astanga, and Iyengar yoga. This training has engrossed its students with a truly embracing modern world yoga philosophy that brings the spirit of the practices towards creating a common good: to create teachers who can positively influence the mental and physical health of their communities through teaching yoga as a form of natural therapy.
As elemental yoga is the practice of balancing the 5 elements, the result is gaining awareness and understanding of your deeper nature, because the path of tantric yoga is the process of revealing your Self through yourselves. Once you understand the simplicity that yoga works through, you can quickly begin to restore balance to your inner life, and begin the great journey into developing energetic harmony with the world you live in.
This course is a unique and intelligent kinesthetic learning opportunity that uses multiple holistic platforms with complimentary philosophies, set together within the cycle of energy of seasonal changes, to align your health with the earths deep natural rhythms. Elemental Yoga accounts for the modern approach, and the shortcuts and losses they take within the traditional path, and so is strengthened by the supportive ideas of proven holistic modalities of yoga therapy, Zen shiatsu, holistic kinesiology, shamanism, mindfulness, macrobiotic and Ayurvedic nutrition, holistic counseling and the not so modern Bhuddist Vipassana meditation.
It has long been known that, as you shift through the environmental and seasonal changes, so must the way you approach balance: aligning your subtle-body to the cycles is the simplest and strongest way ensure a developed and deeply rewarding yoga path. The teachings aim to enrich your energies through practices which create self-made internal climates that inspire creative confidence, relaxed perspectives, regenerative lifestyle choices and reconnect you to the inspirational teachings of the nature around and within you.
This training can be combined with any 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate. However, there is a 200-hour yoga teacher training course in Bali, available each year and directly before this 300-hour elemental therapy teacher training program. This kind of study program is a very rare and unique opportunity to complete a 500-hour yoga training at your own pace with the promise of continuity of information, and developing a personal connection to a school that is committed to creating real relationships with its students and their studies. This entire program uncovers the skills that are needed to work with the depths of natural healing through yoga therapy, and much more.
On the Moon you will make a Water Ceremony at the oldest temple in Bali in the remote and tourist free Tejakula area where you will be living. It is in a 5000 year old temple by the ocean and is simply stunning. The program is not full of excursions as free time is usually more relevant but on your days off you can get off the track and into the jungle or down to the beach which is only minutes away with the free shuttle. Anything you want to organize can be done easily.
Jai C. Salt
Jai C. Salt is an international yoga therapy teacher and a qualified and registered natural therapist with 15 years experience using the five element medicines such as elemental yoga. He has students worldwide who are creating reliable results with this form of yoga therapy and has been practicing yoga, qi gong, and meditation for 20 years.
This yoga teacher training will be held on a beautiful organic farm at Gaia-Oasis Abasan in the northern hills of Bali, Indonesia. You will be staying in the jungle, overlooking the ocean in the relaxed Balinese style and naturally powerful magnetic island energy.
During this training, you will learn about the main strengths behind the philosophy of food and how it becomes a global medicine through plant based-whole food nutrition. You will be able to compare these ideas with cultural nutritional medicines like India's Ayurveda and Japan's macrobiotics. It is a valuable knowledge to carry as a yoga teacher and is one more aspect which sets this training apart from many others, offering highly valuable study sessions on holistic nutrition, permaculture, and providing a comprehensive planet-saving elemental food as medicine recipe book that comes with the course.
As for the food, you will be served three delicious and wholesome meals each day, all prepared with fresh vegetables straight from the farm, or local organic farmers, and prepared by the chef who creates elemental dishes that support the progression of the yoga program. Taking the best guidance from local cuisine and folding in ideas and ingredients with Ayurvedic and macrobiotic benefits, the daily meals will serve as a great foundation for this journey. Highly attuned nutritional meals are a highlight of this course and the chance to learn how to make food as medicine and get in the kitchen is also a great fun and good home-time experience on this longer training.
There are Balinese cultural activities to be taken if you feel like it, including temple Gamalan recitals, volunteer opportunities with a non-profit music program with the local children, language studies, cooking classes, and of course Bali's incredible massages.
Please book your flights to Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). Once you arrive at the airport, you should arrange to go to Ubud. You will be collected with the group at a central point by Elemental Yoga Therapy driver for the transport from Ubud to the Center in Tejakula.
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