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Level 2 yoga teacher-training courses invite Level 1 graduates and experienced yoga teachers/practitioners to come together and train intensively at Tribes own special summer retreat venue in a favourite Goa location close to the beach in India.
The accommodation for the teacher-training course will be held in simple eco bungalows of single rooms with mosquito net, attached bathroom and fan.
Level 2 trainings introduce advanced yogic techniques and disciplines to support transformation, spiritual growth and personal development. There is an emphasis to build on sensitivity and raise ones threshold of perception to a higher level to be able to explore and experience the subtle bodies and different levels of consciousness.
During the training, it focuses on deepening and strengthening ourselves as yoga practitioners and yoga teachers. Rather than accumulating more information, this training is based on experimentation, exploration, experience and practice, which our primary objective is to put theory into practice.
This is the perfect opportunity to assess your own personal development and then figure out what action or changes will be most beneficial for you to establish more balance and harmony in your practice and lifestyle.
This training aims to infuse you with new aspiration and inspiration so you can advance in your understanding, experience and expression of yourself. Only then can you be of real service to your students and to the world.
The level 2 trainings cover 300 hours of study time. You will receive a 300hr-training certificate on completion. Together with your 200hr certification you will then be eligible to register as a 500hr RYS.
On successful completion of the training, trainees will receive a Tribe Certificate of attainment for the hours studied. Level 2 graduates will be eligible to receive the 500-hour teaching certification on completion of all below requirements:
Must have already completed Level 1 training at Tribe or any Yoga Alliance registered yoga school.
Complete the Level 2 training to the required standard (245 hours).
Complete the Level 2 non-contact hours in the form of set written assignments and submit them before or up to 6 months after the training period (55 hours).
Document 100 hours teaching or assisting class.
The morning sessions will include advanced asana, pranayama and meditation practices. Many of the morning asana sessions will be taught in an Ashtanga Vinyasa style. As well as the traditional full primary and modified intermediate practices of Ashtanga, there will also be Vinyasa flow classes to introduce a more creative experience of asanas and sequencing. Some morning asana practices will be in traditionally Hatha yoga style where we hold postures for longer and focus on the energetic flow and chakra activation.
During the training arm balancing, jump through and other more complex aspects of asana practice will be explored giving trainees an additional challenge to open and develop the body and mind in new ways.
We teach specific focuses to increase sensitivity and awareness, integrating and illustrating the impact and application of the eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga.
Practices will include a combination of concentration techniques, pratyahara techniques and meditations such as Trataka, Hang sa kriya, yoga Nidra, Anapanasati, so-ham meditation and chakra music meditation.
All trainees must be comfortable 'sitting' for long periods of meditation and pranayama (sitting can be in any position with the support of props or cushions if necessary as long as the spine is vertical).
Long pranayama sessions will be performed in the morning practices. We will use various traditional pranayama techniques to explore the possibility of directing prana with specific intent and purpose.
Saturday mornings are exclusively for self practice in which trainees have the time to integrate the weeks teachings into their own style of practice with teachers on hand to assist.
Kriyas & purification program
Purification is considered a very important aspect of yoga practice. The Kriyas on the training will be a mix of basic and intermediate practices, as well as, 2 one day fasts we will also be facilitating the Ohsawa No. 7 Detox which is a detoxing, purifying and balancing eating regime of whole grains only (generally brown rice). Ohsawa will take place from the 2nd Monday for 10 days.
There will be 2 separate 24hr periods of fasting during the training. On these days there will be no meals scheduled. Students who do not wish to fast can eat separately.
Oshawa no. 7 cleanse - 10 day brown rice 'diet'
The Oshawa 10 day purification starts on the 2nd Monday of the training. During the 10 days no meals apart from oshawa meals will be offered. An introduction and informative lecture is given on the Oshawa no 7 cleanse in the first week so you can decide if you would like to participate. There is no pressure to participate but we do encourage you to take advantage of doing something beneficial for yourself and your practice in the supported space of the training. If you opt out, you will be required to organise your own meals.
Deepening our understanding of and the application of adjustments under the collective expertise of the Tribe teachers. Trainees will study and practice the art of assisting and adjusting in such a way that their understanding, articulation and teaching of postures becomes a transmission of confidence and efficiency.
Experiential studies of the chakras, prana and the subtle bodies. We will utilize various techniques and practices to heighten our sensitivity and level of perception so that we can connect to, experience and become more sensitive to our subtle bodies, chakras, pranic flows and different levels of consciousness.
Massage & healing sessions
These sessions allow us to build greater sensitivity and feeling for movement and touch as well as being a great opportunity to relax, tune in and nurture personal and group energy.
In India, we encourage the students to complete a few hours of karma per week either in the venue or in the community.
Trainee lecturing & teaching asana
Trainees will each be invited to prepare and teach a 60 minute lecture of their choice and teach a 60 minute asana class. Group feedbacks will be given at the end of each teaching, which in our experience is supportive to both the growth, and learning of all present.
The practice of mouna (silence) will be observed on a daily basis until the end of the morning breakfast. Students may also wish to extend the practice of silence to one whole day choosing either a 'practical' silence or a full silence. The training offers the perfect opportunity to challenge yourself with this and other practices that you may otherwise find difficult to do for the first time in ones normal day to day living
As we are all experienced teachers or yoga practitioners the schedule allocates ample time to share our collective ideas, skills & experiences, study issues etc.
Goa seems to have lots of appeal for its great beaches and cosmopolitan feel and it is fast becoming a bit of a spiritual Mecca with people from all over the world gathering together to share what they do or to learn something from others and is the perfect place to come and spend some quality time studying yoga and many other spiritual practices such as meditation, Tai Chi, dance, music, satsang. Its also pretty cheap to live in Goa - you can get a house and really settle for a while which is what a lot of students do.
As, yoga practitioners purity and energy management are both important aspects of our daily living. The food eaten will have a dramatic impact, positive or negative, on all levels of our being depending on what and how we eat. During the training we will develop a foundation of knowledge and understanding that will give us the discipline and focus to make the necessary changes in our personal diet and nutrition to support our spiritual evolution.