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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.
Clean, cozy, comfortable and secure shared accommodations on a twin sharing basis with shared bathroom and shower.
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
Merel is the founder of Parimukti Yoga & Meditation Center aiming to spread the beauty and benefits of yoga with whomever is open and motivated to learn. For Merel, Yoga is awareness, both on the mat and in everyday life. Classes and teachings serve as an inspiration when stepping into daily life. Realizing that everyone starts with a different background and expectation, she combines different practices to make them accessible and beneficial to all. In the teacher training Merel will guide you in the process of finding your authentic teaching style to being able to beautifully inspire others.
Bhavini’s lifestyle, growing up in India, has always been sustained by asanas, pranayama and meditation. She, however, made a regular practice after an emotionally rough period few years back and since then, she has never looked back. She has learnt under various teachers across India and blends the teachings to share a session designed to suit present moment, mood and level of the practitioners. She emphasizes on alignment while teaching Hatha yoga and breath work during Vinyasa Kramas. Bhavini strives to help her students compensate what’s missing from their lives off the mat.
Manjeet is born and brought up in India and has been travelling since seven years through the country seeking inspiration from different teachers. He has been a professional dancer, fitness enthusiast and intuitive since an early age. Life changed for him when he found ‘his’ teacher guiding him through heart meditations and conscious breathwork. Since then, he has been sharing a wonderful combination of Hatha yoga, heart meditations, dance therapy and massage techniques. He believes love and compassion are the only religion and life is a celebration of one’s own authentic self.
Rory has studied yoga for more than a decade having been first introduced to it through the classical vinyasa krama system of Srivatsa Ramaswami, a direct pupil of Krishnamacharya for more than 25 years. He has since gone on to explore many different styles of yoga including Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar, Vinyasa Flow and Dharma. Rory is consistently amazed by the power of yoga to bring about profound transformation. As a qualified five element acupuncturist, his seven year study of the Daoist nature of Classical Chinese Medicine has further informed his understanding of yoga and its benefits.
Located in the northern Indian state of Himichal Pradesh, Dharamsala received little attention from the outside world for most of its history. Things changed when in 1959, the Dalai Lama of Tibet accepted Indian Prime Minister Nehru's offer to use this area as a base of operations for the Tibetan Government in Exile. Since that time, a steady flow of Tibetans have crossed the Himalayas and made their way here in search of freedom and being close to their much revered leader. His presence, and the appeal of Tibetans and their colorful culture have drawn tourists to this town from all over the world.
Theres something different about this community. Perhaps, it is the extent to which travelers can become part of the community. Whether it is teaching English to newly arrived monks or nuns from Tibet, studying Buddhism or yoga at one of the retreat centers, or volunteering at one of the Tibetan organizations here, there is an abundance of ways to feel connected to this place and its people.