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21 Days Hatha/Ishta Tradtional Yoga Teacher Training in South Africa

Pathways Country Yoga Retreat, Eston, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

Life Transforming Traditional Yoga Teacher Training in South Africa

Pathways Academy of Life - Yoga Teachers Training Certification is a 21-day curriculum in the ancient art of yoga, its tradition, psychology, and philosophy. This yoga teacher training teaches one how to integrate the age old teachings and modern day life, into a way of being, bringing balance, and fulfillment to life. This program are for those who wish to transform their life, awaken and merge with their soul, connect with the Guru within and deepen their knowledge and experience of yoga. You will discover who you are and what you are capable of and learn scientific techniques for self-realization. The world is on the brink of 'awakening'. This course will prepare you for what is emerging, and help you understanding the working of the subtle body and its needs to breeze through the times we are going through and share this with a passion.

Meet the instructors

Jennifer
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Highlights

  • Connect to the Guru within
  • Learn scientific techniques for self-realization
  • Discover who you are and what you are capable of
  • Enjoy an inner journey to connect with your purpose and transform
  • One-on-one training sessions or small groups for personalized training
  • A 200-hour RYT Pathway Academy of Life Yoga Teacher certificate
  • 20 nights accommodation with all nutritious meals
  • Registration with World Yoga Alliance

Styles


20 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 5
Airport transfer available:
King Shaka International Airport (US$24 per person)
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Garden
  • Yoga studio

Pathways Country Yoga Retreat offers luxurious, comfortable accommodation in a very homely environment. Each room sleeps 2 and 2 rooms share a bathroom, private rooms are also available. Each over look either the swimming pool or three serene lakes. There is a private island and gardens for quiet time or contemplation with an outdoor sun deck to soak in the miraculous beauty of sunrise and sunset. There is also an indoor and outdoor yoga studio, fresh vegetable and fruit gardens, nature walking trails, and an abundance of bird life among other activities. You'll feel revitalized, clear minded, relaxed, and rejuvenated. Catering to individuals, couples, families, and groups, a friendly, tranquil environment is assured.

Program

Minimum yoga teacher standards

Pathways Country Yoga Retreats minimum yoga teacher standards are taken from the International Yoga Federation (IYF) and Worlds Yoga Alliance (WYA) and are in accordance to international requirements. The minimum yoga teacher standards for this yoga teacher training cover dedication and discipline, attendance of all lessons, and written and practical exam all done on the training. Pathways Country Yoga Retreat offers one-on-one training courses or small groups of 2 - 4 for personalized training, maximum of 8.

Syllabus

Pathway Country Yoga Retreats yoga teacher training covers the following topics:

  • The meaning of yoga
  • A spiritual life
  • The science and philosophy of yoga
  • Anatomy of the physical body: circulatory, respiratory, digestive, lymphatic, endocrine, nervous, muscular skeletal, immune and genitor urinary systems etc
  • Anatomy of the non physical body: the chakras, nadis, kundalini, aura, ida, pingala, sushumana
  • The joint operation of the physical and non physical bodies
  • Energy balancing - disease and pranic healing.
  • Anatomical and physiological studies
  • Understanding the role and operation of mind, body, and emotions
  • The mind psychological studies including, mind, mental states, and affect of yoga on the mind.
  • Asana (postures) benefits, contra-indication, healing, and breathing
  • Asana correction techniques, training & practice of asanas, pranayama, kriya, mantra, and meditation
  • Teaching techniques and methodology including voice projection, class planning, and teacher qualities
  • Techniques to develop and teach with intuition
  • Principles of demonstration, observation, assistance, and correcting
  • Pranayama including all breath techniques
  • Relaxation
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Meditation (Pratyahara, Dhyana, Dharana, Samadhi) including trataka, silence and 20 meditation practices
  • Shatkarmas purification
  • Patanjali's eight limbs of yoga
  • Sutras of patanjali
  • The paths of yoga
  • Mudras & bhandas
  • Mantra and yantra
  • Gunas and tattvas
  • Compassion, forgiveness, and gratitude
  • Facing challenges
  • Ethics and lifestyle
  • Diet/Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Self study and journaling
  • Processing of psychic scars
  • Getting started: class settings and goal setting
  • Spiritual life coaching

Certification

  • A 200-hour RYT Pathway Academy of Life Yoga Teacher certificate
  • Membership with Yoga Teachers Fellowship of Southern Africa
  • Yoga Teacher Fellowship Members are automatically International Yoga Federation members
  • Registration with World Yoga Alliance (WYA)

Included excursions

  • A Safari Game Drive
  • Visit a local farmers market

Instructors

Jennifer Fitzsimmons

Location

This retreat is set within the Eston Sugar Cane Farm District on the R603 between Pietermaritzburg and Amanzimtoti, Kwa Zulu Natal (a 30 minute drive from both). Pathways Country Yoga Retreat is an escape from everything happening in the world to a tranquil space where one can simply just be in stillness, contemplation, and reflection. Between rolling green hills overlooking serene dams, you can unwind, relax, and rejuvenate out in the country on this beautiful farm.

Distance

  • Pietermaritzburg - 25 minutes
  • Amanzimtoti - 35 minutes
  • Durban - 55 minutes

Food

Pathways Country Yoga Retreat caters for and embrace all diets, our homely meals are delicious and nutritious and filled with love you can taste in each one.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda
  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Raw food
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Pescatarian
  • Fruitarian
  • Lactose Free
  • Yogic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Bird watching
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Mountain biking
  • Nature walking
  • Wellness spa available
  • Skydiving

Spa treatments

Available every day at an additional fee. Prices subject to annual increase.

  • Ancient African Ritual (120 Mins) 950 ZAR - Full Body Polish, Body Wrap, Cleansing Facial, Followed By A Scalp And Body Massage
  • African Hot Rock Journey (60 Mins) 650 ZAR
  • African Radiant Glow (75 Mins) 620 ZAR - Dry Body Brush, Polishing Scrub and Full Body Wrap
  • African Handprint Ritual (60 Mins) 360.00 Zar - Hand Polish, Cuticles Restored, Hand Massage, Shoulder And Scalp Massage
  • African Footprint Ritual (60 Mins) 360.00 Zar - Foot Soak, Foot Scrub, Foot Massage, Pedicure, Shoulder And Scalp Massage

What's included

  • 20 meditation techniques
  • 20 nights accommodation
  • A Pathway Academy of Life yoga teacher certificate
  • Anatomical, physiological and mind psychological studies
  • Daily nutritious meals
  • Daily yoga practice
  • Pranayama including all breathing techniques
  • Teaching techniques and methodology
  • Laundry facilities
  • Course materials
  • Safari game drive

What's not included

  • Airport transfer (additional fee)
  • All additional activities hold there own fee
  • Flights and insurance

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Durban

  • Take the N3 towards Pietermaritzburg.
  • Take the camper down off-ramp.
  • At the top of the off-ramp turn left.
  • Follow the road for about 3 kilometers to a T-junction turn left onto the R603 toward Umbumbulu. Pass Tala game reserve and Eston farmers club.
  • After about 15 kilometers, you will pass a Caltex garage on your left at the Eston cross roads, you are 5kilometers from Pathways sign, continue along the R603.
  • After about 5.5 kilometers, you will see a signpost, Pathways Country Yoga Retreat, turn left at this sign off the R603 and proceed along a gravel road.
  • The road will come to a fork - take the left side of the split and follow the white painted arrows on rocks on the side of the road.
  • When you reach a T- junction, there is a small rock with a turn left white arrow.
  • Follow this road until you come to a small sign post, Clonmel Farm Homestead, and then turn right.
  • Proceed with this road until you come to the homestead front gate.

Driving directions from Pietermaritzburg

  • Proceed along the N3 in the direction of Durban.
  • Take the R603 Umlaas Road / Umbumbulu / Richmond off-ramp.
  • Follow the Umbumbulu sign on the R603.
  • Proceed down the R603 towards Umbumbulu.
  • After about 15 kilometers, you will pass a Caltex garage on your left at the Eston cross roads, you are 5kilometers from Pathways sign, continue along the R603.
  • After about 5.5 kilometers, you will see a signpost, Pathways Country Yoga Retreat, turn left at this sign off the R603 and proceed along a gravel road.
  • The road will come to a fork - take the left side of the split and follow the white painted arrows on rocks on the side of the road.
  • When you reach a T- junction, there is a small rock with a turn left white arrow.
  • Follow this road until you come to a small sign post, Clonmel Farm Homestead, and then turn right.
  • Proceed with this road until you come to the homestead front gate.

Driving directions from Amanzimtoti

  • Take the N2 towards Port Shepstone.
  • Take the Kingsburgh/Umbumbulu off ramp (R603).
  • Turn right in the direction of Umbumbulu on the R603.
  • Proceed along the R603 for about 43 kilometers.
  • Pass the Mid Illovo signpost and continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  • There will be a signpost, Pathways Country Yoga Retreat, turn right at this sign - off the R603 and proceed along a gravel road.
  • The road will come to a fork take the left side of the split and follow the white painted arrows on rocks on the side of the road.
  • When you reach a T- junction, there is a small rock with a turn left white arrow.
  • Follow this road until you come to a small sign post, Clonmel Farm Homestead, and then turn right.
  • Proceed with this road until you come to the homestead front gate.

Driving directions from South Coast

  • Take the N2 towards Durban.
  • Take the Kingsburgh/Umbumbulu off ramp (R603).
  • Turn left in the direction of Umbumbulu on the R603.
  • Proceed along the R603 for about 43 kilometers.
  • Pass the Mid Illovo signpost and continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  • There will be a signpost, Pathways Country Yoga Retreat, turn right at this sign - off the R603 and proceed along a gravel road.
  • The road will come to a fork - take the left side of the split and follow the white painted arrows on rocks on the side of the road.
  • When you reach a T- junction, there is a small rock with a turn left white arrow.
  • Follow this road until you come to a small sign post, Clonmel Farm Homestead, and then turn right.
  • Proceed with this road until you come to the homestead front gate.
Airport: King Shaka International Airport Airport transfer available: King Shaka International Airport (US$24 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.

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