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Whether you already have your 200-hour certificate and wish to attain your 500-hour certificate or you are a practitioner who seeks to deepen your knowledge and self-practice Yoga Therapy techniques, you are welcome to join this advanced-level course, in the beautiful city of Siem Reap, Cambodia. You will be taught many authentic yoga techniques and their therapeutic benefits, which will contribute to your becoming an amazing Yoga Therapist.
During the training course, you will be accommodated at Blue Indigo center, that offers comfortable lodging and balanced and health-oriented meals.
There are seven wooden cottages, each 30 square meters, with a big ceiling fan to keep the atmosphere cool. Each features 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 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. 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 well-being of the body.
Please note the below terms and conditions of booking:
Yoga is a 'Mind Training' process by joining all five aspects/bodies of our human system. According to Patanjalis Yoga sutras “Yoga is a systematic conscious process of mastering the Mind”. Physical body, Energy body, Mind, Knowledge and Bliss are the five aspects/bodies which have to be integrated in the practice of authentic yoga. And this will maintain Homeostasis and Equanimity and promote positive health. Untrained mind is the cause for all our modern day health and social problems. 80% of our modern day diseases are mind-related Psychosomatic diseases. Only when yoga techniques are practiced, involving all five bodies/'Pancha kosas', one will get physical benefits, therapeutic benefits and spiritual benefits. This holistic practice is the Traditional Mindfulness Yoga. This authentic yoga will be taught to you in this 500 hours Advanced Teacher Training Course. The therapeutic benefits from all these techniques will prevent and manage most of the modern day diseases.You will be trained as a Yoga Therapist.
Please note that every Monday and Saturday, between 6:00 and 7:00, you will enjoy a Yogic walk. As well, please note that the daily schedule is subject to change.
The following concepts will be deepened and practiced:
Please note that this course is optional and is available for the programs starting on August 1st and December 1st, 2017.
Abhyangam is an oil massage. This massage technique naturally stretches and promotes circulation to the entire body; another feature of Abhyangam is that it is toxin-removing. Abhyangam is part of the Purvakarma or preparatory measure of Panchakarma treatment in Ayurveda. It is one of the most rejuvenating treatments of Ayurveda. It is also a seasonal preventive care treatment and is most effective along with a steam bath. Performed by two therapists on either side of the client, the therapists work in tandem and synchronize their strokes and kneading according to the circulatory and marma points. Massage movements and strokes are focused primarily on lengthening and relaxing the muscles, opening all joints and improving blood circulation. This causes deep seated and stagnant toxins in the joints and tissues to be loosened and expelled into the elimination system of the body.
Please note that all sessions will be conducted by experienced doctors qualified with BAMS degrees.
Please note that this course is suitable for matured, open minded people who are seeking deeper understanding and practice of Authentic Yoga and not for those who consider yoga as a mere Physical exercise.
Master Krishna Raja
Certified Master Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist, hailing from a family of traditional Yoga practitioners from South India. He first learned Yoga at the age of 8 from his uncle. Later he joined SVYASA Yoga university and and became a certified Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist. He has been teaching Mindfulness Yoga and Yoga Therapy in India and many countries. His teachings are based on Mindfulness holistic approach coupled with modern medical and scientific explanations adhered by his teachers Dr. Nagendra, former scientist of NASA and Dr. Nagarathna, MD, founders of SVYASA Yoga University.
Dr. Sheetal Chopade
Well known to her medical practice and an accomplished Ayurvedic teacher, Dr. Sheetal brings with her years of experience in this noble field. She is a strong believer of Ayurveda, which is an ancient and proven Indian medical science. Dr. Sheetal is a practicing licensed doctor for the past 20 years, with many of her patients within India and abroad. She has 15+ years of teaching experience and she is also a renowned visiting Professor in Germany, France and Switzerland. Runs her own Panchakarma center in Pune, India for the last five years.
Dr. Shishir Gokhale
Dr. Gokhale is a graduate of MGM Medical College, Indore and did MD and Medical Microbiology at the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. He served in the Indian Army Medical Corps as Pathologist and Microbiologist at various military hospitals, for 27 years. He has established laboratory facilities for all hospitals in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He is presently Professor and Head of the Department of Microbiology and Director of Basic Sciences at the Manipal College of Medical Sciences in Pokhara, Nepal.
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.
The meals are shared in a garden with friendly atmosphere, simplicity, and friendship and at no additional charge. The meals are mainly vegetarian, 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. Healthy menus are being offered at the resort, in which lemon and cucumber are very important ingredients.
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 experience 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.
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 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.
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 minimum six persons.
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 mediation and yoga before returning to the retreat center.
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.
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.
You will be able to enjoy spa treatments that are available onsite, 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.
Please book your flight to arrive at Siem Reap International Airport (REP).