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This training is not for everyone. It's going deep, it's based on the ancient original roots of yoga. You will spend full five weeks together as a sangha, a spiritual community, guiding you to be ready for the deep end that becoming an authentic and successful yoga instructor is. Kaivalya Yoga School offers a proper education in the theory and practice of the age-old system of yoga, its various parts, and how it all fits together. Let Kaivalya Yoga School take you on a transformative journey through the mysteries of genuine spirituality correlated to Western science and thinking, offering comprehensive explanations and pedagogically sound techniques while giving personal guidance and support on your path towards excellence on all levels.
During this training, you will stay either in a private or a shared room. The Inner Peace Sanctuary has several twin and double rooms, a six-bed dorm available, as well as ample space for tents and yurts in the garden, all created with comfort and traditional beauty at heart.
This training is for those who would like to teach yoga from spiritual experience, going into their own depths, becoming confident, fearless, inspiring in the process. Those who feel an urgent desire to explore the truth of existence by studying and practicing a wide range of knowledge and techniques from ancient wisdom traditions passed down to us through the ages by highly evolved beings for the benefit of all.
Many other yoga teacher training courses offer quicker programs, over three or even two weeks, with less actual contact hours in the classroom, requiring students to complete many hours by themselves to reach the hours required for certification. They encourage you to count the contact hours offered in any yoga teacher training. This course exceeds 200 contact hours, ensuring that you will be adequately prepared to guide future students confidently and successfully.
This course includes a special module on Ayurveda, the yogic "Knowledge of Life", covering age-old methods to stay healthy. It lays out how to live, eat, and practice in harmony with your personal constitution, heal body, mind and heart sustainable without the woes of modern medicine including side-effects.
Additional to the yoga course, each weekend, you will have the opportunity to explore a different part of the surrounding Tuscany including Pisa, Lucca, Borgo. The last weekend will include an Italian cooking class. All weekend activities are optional.
The course consists of five blocks with two days off in between. Class times are 7:00 am to 1:00 pm and 3:30 to 6:30 pm including the four-day special module in the middle of the course. Every morning you will start the day with a guided session of chanting and meditation to explore your true self with ever-growing awareness and love.
You will have two sessions of Hatha yoga each day, one in the morning, to learn and practice new material, and one in the afternoon to develop your own teaching skills. Each day there are discourses covering the different aspects, stages, and practices of yoga and related spiritual traditions and how to teach them successfully and in an inspirational way.
In numerous additional sessions we will fill in the gaps and prepare you for all that awaits when finally being in front of your first real-world class. If you already have teaching experience this will help, but you will find an amazing wealth of new knowledge and insight by diving into the realm of traditional yoga.
This teacher training is registered with the international Yoga Alliance as RYT-200, graduates are entitled to teach anywhere in the world. In order to receive the yoga instructor certificate they require successful completion of the whole course with at least 95% attendance, holding of an acceptable practicum class and passing of the final exam. After they issue your certificate you are entitled to apply with Yoga Alliance to be added to their directory.
Excursions to explore the local Tuscany including Pisa, Lucca, Borgo, are included in this course.
This teacher training will take place at The Inner Peace Sanctuary in Tuscany, Italy. The sanctuary is a traditional Tuscan country residence tucked away on a hill covered in chestnut forest. It offers a feeling of truly being away from it all while still being able to reach civilization in a mere half hour. It's dedicated to spiritual practice, retreating into yourself and living a healthy lifestyle in a small supportive community.
The kitchen provides three delicious and wholesome vegan meals on all course days. Fresh local ingredients, fruits, and vegetables from the ashram garden and balanced recipes supportive for spiritual practice.
During your free time, you may enjoy walks in the forest, explore the location on your own, enjoy the sauna, dipping in the pool available on site, or simply relax at the accommodation.
La Aurora Airport
Please book your flight to arrive at Pisa International Airport (PSA). Transfer from this airport is included. Kaivalya Yoga School will pick you up from the airport on arrival day at 3:00 pm.
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