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Going deeper with a 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training certification is a life-enriching experience and a wise investment! Lakshmi's 300-hour YTT and immersion retreat in the sunny South of France gives you three weeks to focus on deepening your yoga and spiritual practices with other curious, interesting people from around the world. It is a time for you to enjoy life while delving deeper into the timeless tradition of yoga, it is an opportunity to learn new tricks and tips, cultivate true health and happiness, advancing your career options, all while making new like-minded friends!
Standing in a thoroughly peaceful hillside spot, Château de Labusquière is surrounded by more than 30 acres of incredible lawns and woodland, has a b,eautiful pool and a chapel adorned with murals.
Each room in the Château is decorated with elegant furnishings and careful attention to detail to make this gorgeous location your home away from home during your transformational training.
This advanced yoga instructor certification program draws from many traditions and emphasizes more than the physical practice of yoga. Explore and experience classical Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, the importance of ritual, the magic of mantra, philosophy from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, awareness of the subtle energies within and around you, and a deep connection to nature as your teacher.
Your asana practice is Hatha Vinyasa, Vinyasa meaning the fluid and purposeful integration of breath and movement. You will gain an understanding of proper alignment for over 108 asana, sun salutations for all levels, creative and smart sequencing, core based strength exercises, enhancing postures with hands-on adjustments, how to incorporate music into a class, how to use props, and how to work with special populations.
Lakshmi's intention for this advanced YTT Is to empower teachers and students of Yoga to deepen their understanding of both classical and modern yogic concepts and techniques, to provide tools for teachers to finetune their skills and knowledge, and to broaden their global yoga community.
Learning objective: During the opening circle, you'll discuss the course overview, introduce the power of intention and ritual, share collective introductions and goal setting among the kula (community), and explain the Lakshmi Rising concept. You'll also go over the course requirements.
Learning objective: Students collectively define both yoga and wellness. A brief cultural history of yoga and classical definitions of yoga are discussed. Concepts like Samkhya and kleshas are introduced. Wellness is collectively defined. Connections are drawn between yoga and wellness.
Learning objective: These two-hour daily modules are designed to stretch, tone, and heal the body. Lakshmi Rising specialty yoga master classes not only move the body but also stir the heart and mind. They weave classical yogic concepts with modern anatomical intelligence, inspiration for self-observation, and spiritual wisdom.
Learning objective: Students will learn this traditional chant to cultivate strength of body and mind, stamina, vibrant health, and to ground excess Vata.
Learning objective: Students will actively practice loving kindness, Japa, Trataka, Japa Mala, mindfulness, sound healing, yoga Nidra, mantra, and Nyasm styles of meditation twice daily to directly experience the benefits and also the challenges. Students will have the opportunity to note the effects of a consistent daily meditation practice for 21 days in a row. Students will be asked to journal after each meditation session to record data, catalog insights, and track progress.
Learning objective: In this one-hour daily module following the morning sadhana, the instructor explains the proceeding morning practice. The morning yoga classes are based upon the Lakshmi Rising Hatha Vinyasa method of building a sequence around a cohesive theme and variations on that theme (physically and oftentimes mentally, emotionally, and spiritually).
In each of these breakdown sessions, an asana (the peak pose of the day) is explained in detail including benefits and effects, modifications and variations, anatomical alignment details, and contraindications. The entire master class is collectively discussed and written down.
This will provide students with a library of intentional and versatile sequences to reference for inspiration when putting together their own classes. This session also serves as a Q&A about any part of the morning practice so that students gain an experiential perspective about designing and teaching a yoga class and also for clarification about any of the class elements.
Learning Objective: Basic concepts specific to Hatha Vinyasa yoga in the lineage of Sri Krishnamacharya are defined, as well as elements unique to Lakshmi Rising. This gives students a map to follow regarding what to include in Vinyasa style classes and why. Concepts such as Surya Namaskar (sun salutations), Vinyasa krama (flows), Kriya (repetitive movements), and connecting Vinyasa (linking sequences) are explored.
Learning objective: Students will gain a solid understanding of how to sequence a Vinyasa class using the Lakshmi Rising method. Concepts such as theme and variation in asana, peak pose, Vinyasa krama, connecting Vinyasa, music, philosophical themes, and timing are covered. Students will design a class using this method and receive feedback.
Learning objective: This module includes Krishmacharya’s and Patanjali’s definition of asana, students working together in partners or small groups to perform a postural analysis, and an overview of common alignment mistakes.
Learning objective: Different categories of asana are defined. Regions of the body are identified, muscles, bones, nerves, organs, and connective tissues are explained in relation to different types of postures and positions. Cautions and contraindications, range of motion, as well as general benefits of posture groupings, are explained.
Learning objective: Different asana is explained and demonstrated. The anatomy of each asana is discussed, as well as variations, modifications, benefits, contraindications, and hands-on assists, adjustments, and enhancements. Students will work in pairs or small groups to practice teaching the asana, mini-sequences, hands-on techniques, pranayama techniques, and chanting.
Students will be asked to create mini-sequences. Students will be given feedback so that they will understand how to be a more capable teacher.
Learning objective: Ethical, energetic, and anatomical aspects of touching yoga students are discussed. Options for student and teacher safety are explored. Similarities and differences between adjusting, assisting, and enhancing asana are considered. Contraindications are explained. Verbal and energetic assists are also explained.
Learning objective: Students are given a list of asana (yoga poses) that are a part of the LR curriculum. With a partner or small group, students will photographically document their understanding of these poses on both the first and last days of the training program. This will illustrate their growth and transformation during the yoga teacher certification course, and also their understanding of the physical and energetic alignment of each asana.
Learning Objective: Students receive theoretical and experiential information about hasta, pada, mula, uddiyana, jalandhara, and maha bandhas. You'll discuss benefits, contraindications, physical and energetic anatomy, and explore several different techniques for teaching, and self-practice
Learning objective: This module gives students an overview of the energy-body through the lens of yoga.
Yoga in the world today: The legacy of Krishnamacharya - 1 total hour
Learning objective: Students will discuss the similarities and differences between yoga and exercise. The global influence of Krishnamacharya and his students will be discussed, as well as other popular styles of yoga.
Learning objective: This is an introduction to yoga as a philosophy and lifestyle that encompasses more than just the physical postures.
Learning objective: Students learn the ethical aspects of relating to self and others in this exploration of the Yamas and Niyamas. Different translations of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras are referenced, as well as the current application of these ancient and timeless guidelines to living a yogic lifestyle.
Learning objective: Students will explore one of Patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga, Yama. The first of these ethical observances is ahimsa, non-harming of self, and others. You'll apply this principle to your yogic lifestyle by adhering to a Lacto-ovo vegetarian diet for 21 days. Your meal times are not only an opportunity to practice mindful eating; they are also a time to educate students about plant-based nutrition and to offer the first-hand experience of the benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle in harmony with Ayurvedic principles.
Learning objective: Pranayama as one of Patanjali’s eight limbs is defined and discussed. The anatomy of the respiratory system is explained. Concepts such as sama vritti (even breath), visama vritti (uneven breath), kumbaka (breath retention), and vayu (wind) are defined, benefits, and contraindications are also explained.
Learning objective: Meditation as one of Patanjali’s eight limbs is defined and discussed. Modern research and classical perspectives are included in the discussion, in addition to the benefits and physiological processes, different styles and approaches are explained.
Learning objective: Nyasm, loving-kindness, Japa, Japa Mala, mindfulness, sound healing, yoga Nidra, mantra, and Trataka are explained in-depth so that each student will have clear instruction on how to practice each of these techniques, and also the benefits, variations, and contraindications for each.
Learning objective: Students learn about the benefits of silence by refraining from speech and technology during silent breakfasts and Saturday mornings.
Learning objective: Students practice meditation in motion, ritual, and a new way of experiencing asana, to break habits and patterns that block their flow of awareness.
Learning objective: This discussion is designed to spark insight into what you believe and why. Students are invited to identify patterns in themselves, their relationships, and in society that can be shifted through diligent self-study (svadhyaya) and through the practice of yoga.
Learning objective: Students will learn the core principles of what classical tantra is and is not. How to create sacred space, how to work in harmony with the five elements, and how to select specific mantras and energies to align with will all be discussed.
Learning objective: Different chants are explained, practiced, and recorded to expose students to this ancient form of yoga.
Learning objective: Students will be introduced to Ayurveda as a sister science to yoga; yoga being a path to purify the mind and Ayurveda as a path to purify the body. An overview of the five elements, three doshas, dinacharya (daily routine) guidelines, and how to live in harmony with your environment will be given.
Learning objective: This module serves as an introduction to the classical science of Vedic Astrology. The relationship of the celestial bodies with each as individuals has a profound impact on who you are, where are strengths and weaknesses lie, and how to take the best course of action to make the most of this human lifetime. Students individual charts will be analyzed to give an overview of general concepts.
Learning objective: Vaastu is the Vedic science of creating a harmonious environment, similar to the more well-known approach from China, Feng Shui. Parallels will be drawn between vast and both jyotisha and Ayurveda. This is another way to cultivate a yogic lifestyle, by living in harmony with the environment.
Learning objective: You'll discuss teaching options and possibilities, how to find teaching opportunities and what to expect, continuing education, mentorship, and higher-level training, hosting and attending workshops, retreats, and special events, marketing alliances, social media, and how to write a bio, resume, and mission statement.
Learning objective: The concept of lineage is defined. Students will reflect upon their own lineage and identify their strengthens and weaknesses as a teacher. Discuss what it means to be a teacher, yoga teacher, educator, guide, and leader.
Learning objective: In two quizzes, at the beginning of weeks two and three, students will have 30 minutes to take each quiz and then 30 minutes to go over the quiz as a group. This emphasizes important course content and gives students a gauge of their strengths and weaknesses.
As a part of the personal growth and wellness element of the training, Lakshmi Rising School for Yoga & Wellness has some delightful cultural excursions planned for you!
N°5 Wine Bar was voted Best European Wine Bar (2016-2017-2018) and Best Wine Bar in the World (2017 & 2018). Located in Toulouse, it is a place to live a unique sensory and gustatory experience of wine and around wine. The group will meet there the first day, participate in an oenological presentation, wine tasting, as well as a vegetarian platter tasting.
Lakshmi Rising School for Yoga & Wellness has the honor to visit a Winemaker Domain. Far from any notion of productivity or virtuosity, the approach of the domain is part of respect for nature and the vine.
Closest to the very nature of what has made the profession of winemaker over the past centuries, this family winemaker does not use herbicides, not to make “green harvests” or to mechanically weed. These choices allow it to predict evolution toward organic and natural wines in the medium term.
These choices are accompanied by a requirement of constant quality at each stage of the winemaking because if the manner is important, all these efforts would be useless if the taste and qualities of the different wines produced were not the appointments. You will have the great opportunity to have a wine tasting with 8 different wines flowing by a vegetarian lunch in the property.
It’s a free day when you can have the opportunity to discover the Pink City” (La Ville Rose). The never-ending list of culinary specialties, the cool vibe of the people, and the beautiful architecture make this a gorgeous and exciting city. La cité de l’espace, Toulouse is known for being Europe’s space capital so you won’t want to miss the opportunity to conquer space for a day at the Cité de l’Espace.
See the majestic Place du Capitole, it's probably the most photographed attraction in Toulouse. Walk around beautiful gardens. Toulouse is an ideal city for nature lovers. An unexpected heritage, boasting 2,000 years of history, the Ville Rose is home to numerous treasures, major monuments, or little-known gems that can be discovered in the narrow streets and small squares, religious buildings, and a wealth of mansion houses.
The one and only natural hammam in Europe, a magical place to discover! Take the underground galleries to take a real natural steam bath, where the thermal water, which filters through the walls, creates a soft and humid heat between 38 degrees and 42 degrees Celsius. The Vaporarium is ideal for weight balance, skin cleansing, muscle relaxation, and the elimination of toxins.
You will have the unique opportunity to visit a typical market in the city of Toulouse, seasonal fruits and vegetables, typical products of the country, flowers, clothes. A unique moment for a culture bath. You are invited to come and meet the farmers at their home, on the farm labeled "Welcome to the Farm": they will make you discover their know-how and the variety of services they offer: welcome, entertainment, leisure and activities for your children, meals at a farmhouse, and direct sale of local products. The products sold are varied!
Liz is a licensed and board-certified doctor of acupuncture and oriental medicine, a national certification commission for acupuncture and oriental medicine diplomate in Chinese herbal medicine, a holistic skincare therapist, a natural beauty expert, and a yoga teacher and teacher trainer. Her dynamic Vinyasa yoga classes are a fusion of fluid movement, flexibility, core strengthening, and balance, where you will find rhythm and awareness, breath and calm, ritual, integration of body, mind, heart, and spirit. She teaches with the intention of spreading love, health, and beauty.
Chef Naga is a self-trained plant-based chef. In 2001, after having profound life-realizations while on a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation retreat, Naga became a vegetarian. Chef Naga developed and honed his meditation and culinary skills by embracing the empirical scientific method of running experiments, analyzing data, adjusting accordingly, and repeating again and again. The results of this refinement process are multidimensional vegetarian and vegan dishes with rich and complex flavor profiles as well as gluten-free vegan desserts that are nutrient-dense and plate-licking amazing.
Get ready to experience the beauty of Gascony, France as you embark on your YTT journey. Gascony, the land of Troubadours and Musketeers, where country people today still speak the pre-French language of "Gascon" in the markets, is one of France’s best-kept secrets.
Similar to Tuscany, with rolling hills and wooded valleys, hot summer sun and rivers flowing from the Pyrenees to the Atlantic, Gascony is covered with vineyards, sunflowers, and Cypress trees.
The town’s charm comes from breathtaking medieval churches, famous fortified villages, and incredible castles. Gascony is a romantic land steeped in rich history and is a gorgeously quiet place with virtually no air or light pollution. It’s the perfect setting for you to take your first steps on your path to deepening your yoga practice.
This intensive immersion yoga teacher training features healthy, organic, farm-to-table, vegetarian Italian dishes catered by Gaia Gourmet. Their delicious farm-to-table Italian inspired menu during the training is lacto-ovo vegetarian. They cannot accommodate any extreme dietary restrictions such as a raw food diet.
The price includes three organic gourmet vegetarian meals each day (except during full-day excursions), unlimited self-serve coffee and tea, and organic fresh fruit are available for snacks.
Transfer not provided
Please book your flight to arrive at Toulouse–Blagnac Airport (TLS). Lakshmi Rising School for Yoga & Wellness provides transportation to and from the train station upon arrival and departure. They will have a special rendezvous spot in Toulouse at 2:00 p.m. on your arrival day and at 4:00 p.m., you will all ride to the French chateau together. Check-out time is 10:00 a.m. and participants will travel their separate ways from the train station in Toulouse.
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