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For anyone that feels a strong pull towards sharing yoga and meditation, our Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training is the perfect stepping stone to becoming a certified yoga and meditation teacher. The training will help you strengthen your own self practice and will give you a strong foundation for deeply understanding yogic practices and yoga philosophy.
During this training, you will stay either in a private or shared luxurious room, at the Parimukti Yoga & Meditation Center, in Arambol. The school is located at Kanira Homes, in a quiet area, just a few minutes from the beach.
All rooms have a private attached bathroom with a western style toilet and hot running water shower. Each room has a ceiling fan generating a gentle breeze. There is a shared fridge for students at a hall, which means that you can buy your own little snacks for the breaks and evenings.
The program starts off with a strong focus on your own practice of pranayama, meditation, asana and chanting. The physical classes are alternated with philosophical approaches that will open our understanding of the nature of our minds, and how we can make our lives more purposeful. In order to better understand the profound meaning of these practices, we will also learn about the effects of silence immersion throughout the day. Only in silence can we go deep within and start to listen, and observe, our body, mind, and actions. This period is devoted to purifying our physical and mental bodies.
The focus of the second half of the training consists in a deep studying and understanding of the Yoga practice which we ultimately want to share. Deep understanding and awareness both enriches your own daily practice and will create a fertile soil for your own unique teaching foundations and ensure a successful and enriching process.
Every morning will be dedicated to meditation, pranayama, and asana. The rest of the day we will study the asanas, pranayama, meditation, and chanting. We will also learn mantras from the Vedas, with a focus on their meaning, application, and proper pronunciation. During this training, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali will also be introduced as one of the pillars of Hatha yoga, and we will introduce the science of Ayurveda to understand more deeply how to lead a healthy life according to one's dosha (bodily constitution)
With a meaningful theoretical and practical approach, the training features:
You will study with highly qualified and experienced teachers coming from different schools and backgrounds, providing students a unique learning ground. Qualification is provided after successful completion of a written test and one practical exam (teaching one full class). We offer a multi-style program including and you will be qualified to teach traditional Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, and Vinyasa Flow classes.
During the training, you will be encouraged to find that style which fits with you as a person and teacher best. Your practical exam will comprise of you teaching one full class and this asana class will be in your chosen style.
A typical training day includes:
Minor changes may be introduced depending on the teachers and participants
One Excursion during the training. One of the free Sundays there will be an organized Dolphin Trip for students.
This teacher training will be held in Arambol in Goa, India.
During this training, you will be served a daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Food is mostly organic and coming from the local garden. Specially prepared delicious vegetarian meals will be served during training days. Please inform Parimukti of any special diet needs so they can cater to you accordingly.
Dinner on Saturdays and all meals on Sundays are excluded so that you can explore the richness of Goa‘s restaurants. Students are welcome to bring and share their own meals from outside.
During your free time, you may relax in the peaceful surroundings or move around by using the venue's scooters you may ask for. You can get some groceries in nearby stores, explore Arambol, or go to the beach to watch the beautiful sunset. You may also indulge in an additional Swedish massage or a Chinese acupuncture treatment.
This training includes a Swedish massage or a Chinese acupuncture treatment by one of Parimukti's experienced teachers.
Please book your flight to arrive at the Goa International Airport (GOI). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.