Prana Yoga College International is pleased to offer you an intensive level-1 yoga teacher training program in Padma Farma Retreat, Czech Republic this summer. During the Yoga Alliance-certified program you will get thorough yoga subjects from postures (asanas), meditation, anatomy and physiology to its history and philosophy. Experienced yoga teachers Shakti Mhi and Pepe Danza will guide you so that you may master yoga and find your own creative way to pass the knowledge to others. Join the program, engage in yoga, and find peace of mind.
Shakti is very passionate about the anatomy and physiology of yoga. Through her years of teaching she has created unique ways to deliver the information and help her students deepen their interest in this fascinating and very important component of yoga teacher training. You will never hear her using complicated explanations or daunting medical terminology that make your eyes cross. You will however, see lots of Power Point presentations as well as hands-on demonstrations of how the body functions inside and out.
Classic Hatha postures are taught in precise detail. For each posture students are encouraged to understand the human anatomy, safety precautions and variations of each posture. Learn to move through the postures of yoga with grace and control. Gain the skills to pass these details on to your students. Learn how to modify postures for different needs and body types. Teach with wisdom and compassion.
Approximately 90% of human communication is non-verbal. The ability to read body language effectively is important to assess the students level of attention, state of mind and their level of physical comfort. Many students allow their egos to push them beyond their abilities and knowing their limitations. Learning the skills to anticipate behavior before it happens is an important tool in maintaining safety and cohesiveness of the yoga class.
If individual asanas (postures) make up the vocabulary of yoga, then flows are the sentences and the stories of yoga. You will learn to choose the story you wish to tell your students, a story that is ultimately about them. Learn to lead yoga classes that flow like poetry.
The art of teaching yoga is knowing the different variations for the asanas (yoga poses). By offering the right variation to the right student, you prevent the beginners from hurting themselves and help the more advanced yogis and yoginis to still be challenged. By doing so you create a very rich teaching that suits all yoga students regardless of their abilities. The various yoga asanas and their multiple variations will be deconstructed and demonstrated in detail.
One of the most critical of the teaching modalities is the practical hands on approach to correcting the postures. Proper adjustment is often critical for maintaining safety of the student. It also allows for taking the more advanced students to the next level of their abilities.
An understanding of the evolution of yoga through the millennia aids tremendously in understanding the contemporary practice. Yoga has had a varied and colorful history and has influenced and been influenced by wide-ranging philosophies and world-views. No less colorful are the people who have practiced and taught yoga from Siva and Patanjali to the yoga celebrities of the 21st century.
Recognizing the fact that people absorb information differently, we give the students tools to convey the instructions in a variety of ways to achieve the desired results. We teach how to recognize students who absorb information primarily verbally, visually, or kinesthetically.
Breath is the foundation of all yoga practice. Our life starts and ends with one breath, and in between life unfolds itself through our breath. There is a great emphasis in our course on breathing and on how breath can be used to cultivate prana (life force) as a bridge to our higher self.
Shat Karma is an ancient cleansing method that keeps both the mind and body healthy. Workshops are offered during the program; which give students a strong foundation to learn about Shat Karma methods in a safe environment with emphasis on how they can incorporate it in their lives in a practical way.
There is no one way to teach yoga. The instructions you learn will evolve through your own experiences and the shared experiences of your group. Just as yoga students learn in different ways, so do yoga teachers. Thus, the yoga teacher training is blend of interactive discussions, hands-on teaching, active analysis of yoga classes, and multimedia presentations.
Dropping ones ego is fundamental to teaching yoga. Zen practice greatly helps the yoga teacher step out of his or her shell and adapt to whatever circumstances present themselves. Thus, teaching comes from the floor and not from a script in ones head.
Upon successful completion of the program and full payment of fees, graduates will be awarded a yoga teacher 200-hour Level 1 certificate for students who facilitate yoga classes of all levels. In case of mailing the certificate, Prana will mail certificates within one month of the completion of program requirements.
This yoga teacher training course will take place in Czech Republic.
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"What a gift to have so many experienced teachers sharing their wealth of information and experience. I feel confident with the tools I have learned that are affecting my life and quality gained of each moment - connecting to my inner stillness, finding peace within - so that I can pass on this essential practice to others. Truly, bringing a balance between body, mind, and spirit. My life has been enriched and there are limited words to express my gratitude."
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"I took Pranas 300-hour program in the Spring of 2007 and leave feeling replenished, hopeful, and light. Shakti and Armand teach with such generosity and enthusiasm that it is impossible to resist them! The course has enriched my personal practice in ways that I am only beginning to understand months after the course has ended. My experience with Prana have brought me back to the centre of my own life, and I step out the serene studio and back into the world with a new sense of its beauty. Thank you Shakti, Armand, and all the others at Prana who work so hard to share this priceless gift."
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"Pranas teacher training offers a thorough introduction to teaching classic hatha in a safe and precise manner. Its emphasis on spirituality, flow and movement with breath does well to preserve the intention of yoga in the west. Thank you, Shakti, for helping me to see this world with different eyes."
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