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Nourish your body and calm your mind in hand picked destinations conducive to going within and tuning down to a slower pace of being. At Routes of Yoga, the approach is to provide a comprehensive and holistic yoga teacher training experience that covers all the major aspects of yoga in both practice and in theory. Gain a thorough understanding into the process and science of yoga while cultivating a solid teaching methodology rooted in practice and awareness. All their teacher training programs are held in Ubud Bali, a destination choose for its supportive community and landscapes conducive to going within.
Located at the edge of the Yoga Barn property, dorm-style, superior & deluxe rooms are available for students with a preference for on-site accommodation. With a total of 10 rooms, the guest house is in high demand. Students are advised to secure their bookings early.
Dedicated to community, healing and renewal, The Yoga Barn is a lush, vibrant setting for the nourishment of the body, mind and soul. Support your month of discovery and teacher training with Yoga Barn's many on-site amenities : a cafe with a vegetarian and vegan garden restaurant with healing foods and local produce, Kush - Aryuvedic spa & rejuvenation, YB Healing Center which provides holistic, naturopathy health & healing treatments, and movie nights and evening events.
This program moves through 3 major areas of development necessary to share the practice of yoga with ample knowledge, confidence and compassion.
Building a strong physical practice sets a solid foundation for the training program. The main elements and qualities of a physical practice are explored while anatomy lectures pave the way for workshops, which focus in on the individual asana groups. These concepts are applied in targeted daily yoga asana classes and time is set-aside for students to get direct clarification on any issues that arise during the day's explorations.
These topics cover the more subtle concepts and techniques of yoga, such as chakras, kriyas, pranayama and meditation. Yoga history and the analysis of key philosophical texts allow students to place these techniques within the bigger context of yoga and understand their individual purposes towards its ultimate goal. The Beyond Asana modules provide a deeper viewpoint for one's own practice as well as a contemplative base from which to teach from.
The art of teaching
Teaching methodology, sequencing and teaching labs offer the tools and guided training sessions to lead multi-level classes with clarity and confidence. Ample time is allocated to teaching labs for students to gain hands-on experience in leading classes and get individual feedback and guidance from both their peers and the teaching faculty.
The topics covered in The body and Beyond asanas teach students the core principals of yoga and how to implement them into their daily lives. The goal here is for students to gain confidence in their own practice first and how it can positively impact their living and perception of the world. The Art of Teaching modules build onto this. While a comprehensive understanding of yoga and a regular practice are necessary pre-requisites for teaching, alone they do not ensure a clear and efficient transfer of information. The Art of Teaching subjects focus on developing these key attributes of a teacher along with nurturing each participant's individual teaching style.
Routes of Yogas 200-hour yoga teacher training courses take place over 23 days.
This intensive course is divided into 4 parts with 5 full course days and 1 rest day in each segment. Timings for a typical course day is listed below. Variations will occur to this general schedule depending on a given day's topics and in order to fully utilize the dynamics within individual teacher training programs and student groups.
07:00 - 09:00 Asana practice
09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast break
10:00 - 13:00 Lecture / workshop
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 16:00 Workshop
16:00 - 18:00 Asana / pranayama / meditation practice
In anatomy and physiology lectures the body is explored progressively through its various systems. This includes learning about the anatomy of the body in relation to movement - the different types of joints and their range of movements, the muscles responsible for executing individual actions and the nerve system which co-ordinates them.
Asana workshops build upon this. Divided into the main asana categories, each workshop covers the in depth study of the key postures - their purpose, benefits, correct alignments, variations for all levels as well as the inter-relation between the asana groups. Comprehend how individual body parts work and how they co-relate and function together in unity - an understanding that will add new dimensions to an asana practice.
Students get detailed insight into their yoga practice and start to respect their own body's potentials and limitations.
Students learn about the function and purpose behind the more subtle aspects and techniques of yoga as well as how these methods can be applied to support and benefit an existing yoga practice. The ways to implement traditional yogic values into a modern lifestyle will be covered as well.
The course introduces the history and the main philosophical concepts of yoga allowing participants to gain a thorough understanding of the science of yoga, illuminating new directions for the journey within.
With daily asana practices as a fundament, the practice of pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation is added during this course. Through daily repetition and familiarity, participants will be able to continue a self-practice of these methods in a safe and effective manner after the completion of the program.
Teaching methodology, sequencing and teaching labs offer the tools and hands-on experience for students to start sharing their knowledge, refine existing teaching skills or simply develop a safe and sophisticated individual practice.
In teaching methodology the various ways to guide a class through one's body, voice and movement are covered as well as workshops on how to deliver proper verbal and physical alignments and adjustments.
Sequencing covers the main principals of safe sequencing, which can be applied across various styles of yoga. A modular system that can be utilized to build safe and efficient classes suitable for all levels is introduced. Participants will also analyze sample classes and learn how to create their own sequences with specific intentions in mind.
In teaching labs students will start to teach and are given the space to nurture their individual teaching styles. They begin with instructing a fixed sequence to a small group and more elements are added progressively. Students observe each other in the role of the teacher and will both give and receive feedback. This module is also a great platform for students to test out their own sequences across a variety of different body types and practice levels before venturing out into the teaching world.
Daphne has been interested in the concept of space from an early age and initially explored this as an architect with concrete man-made structures. She then progressed to studying universal laws on a more subtle level through yoga and within the natural structures of the human body and mind. Her dedication is in the creation and recalibration towards harmony, which moves across scales and boundaries. Her further studies in biogeometry, meditation, energy and movement, geomancy, and philosophy are reflections of this same pursuit of peace within and without.
Anton has been fascinated by the challenge of a yoga practice and its relaxing effect. Since then, yoga has become an essential part of his daily life, especially in balancing out the pressures he encountered during his previous assignments with multinational corporations like Google, as well as a mission with Doctors Without Borders in Africa. His teaching can be best described as non-dogmatic. He is not bound by any particular school of yoga, which allows him to tailor his classes to individual needs.
The Yoga Barn is located in the center of Ubud, and is within walking distance of Jalan Monkey Forest, Jalan Pengoseken, Jalan Tebeseya, the village of Peliatan, Ubud's Main Road and the well known Monkey Forest Temple. Encompassing over 50 acres, The Yoga Barn is nestled amidst rice paddies, an organic farm & a jungle ravine about 120 meters down Jalan Hanoman from Jalan Raya, Ubud. A vibrant expat community, the town of Ubud is well known for its deeply Balinese Hindu culture, the warmth of its people, boutique shopping, international food, and a peaceful easy-going lifestyle.
There are many other activities that you can do apart from yoga in Ubud, Bali. You may want to explore the surroundings of Ubud its culture, art, dance and nature. You can go up north to Bedugul and see lakes, highlands, rice-fields and tropical flowers. Have a walk on the beach nearby or have a pleasure on experiencing water activities while at the beach. Enjoy your time looking at the view of the sacred Crater Lake Bratan with the mountains lining up in the background. There are also temples to go to like the Gunung Kawi and Tirta Empul Temple just to name a few. Surely you will have more than enough choices to choose from exploring the beautiful paradise in Bali, Indonesia.
You will be responsible for booking your flights to and from Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport (DPS).