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Yoga Beach House is a Yoga Alliance registered yoga school providing the 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate program led by Rachel Hanberry, the founder and co-owner of Yoga Beach House. This course enables you to obtain a certificate to register with Yoga Alliance to teach yoga anywhere in the world. The Yoga Beach House teacher training program takes place during an intensive residential stay where you get to experience and live a yogic lifestyle by the ocean.
Learn to teach yoga in comfort with intimate, intensive and transformative Vinyasa + Restorative yoga teacher training and advance your yoga journey of self-inquiry and transformation at Yoga Beach House, France with Rachel Hanberry and her team.
Accommodation is at the lodge at Yoga Beach House. This consists of a large house with five guest bedrooms, communal guests areas and guest kitchen a short walk from the ocean, beach and pine forests. Ensuite options are available. Bed clothes, beach and shower towels are provided.
The house was recently renovated with yoga at the heart by creating a mindful space with a vibe of peace and love. The interior is welcoming with natural pine and simple furniture, which has been restored or up-cycled.
Yoga Beach House wants to ensure you are comfortable and get the space you need. As shared and private rooms are limited, they will do their best to ensure everyone can gets their preferred room option.
Please request your preferred option on the application. For a full immersion into the course and to really benefit from a yogic lifestyle, you are required to live at Yoga Beach for the duration of the course and no off-site living is permitted.
Students who complete the training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).
This is a life changing experience which takes place over an intensive yet transformative 20 consecutive days and nights of yoga training. Designed to enable you to start teaching as soon as you have completed the training it encompasses all aspects of the yogic lifestyle for you to confidently incorporate into your own life. The 200 hours yoga teacher training certificate program is open to applicants who have been practicing yoga regularly for at least two years. You will be accepted onto the course with your commitment and passion for yoga has been communicated with your love for yoga and your motivation to further your own practice.
This course is for you if:
You have the desire to become a yoga teacher and complete the yoga teacher training requirements, providing you with the confidence, humility, compassion, and competence to teach yoga.
Want to learn how to creatively sequence Hatha based Vinyasa flow classes that will keep you and your students inspired indefinitely?
This is not a training that provides a one sequence class that you learn by heart and teaches each time like in Bikram, Ashtanga or Sivananda. This course is a transformative program and a great personal opportunity for those of you who wish to teach yoga as a career and for those of you who are ready to embark on a personal journey of self-inquiry and transformation. It takes great courage and integrity to begin this lifetime's work.
This program is the accumulation of Rachel Hanberry’s continuous study of herself and her students, combining her knowledge of yoga, psychology, and life coaching to create one life-changing program.
Along with her business and life partner James, Rachel is co-director of Yoga Beach House, Biscarrosse, France. She is the lead teacher for the Yoga Teacher Training Certificate 200 (TTC200) and facilitates visiting teachers and yogis from all over the world to come to Yoga Beach House.
Rachel began her yoga journey in 2011 when she took her first teacher training at the Sivananda Ashram. This transformative journey enabled her to start sharing her love for the practice. Using techniques that she acquired from her background in Psychology and life coaching Rachel created a teacher training that goes above and beyond a regular yoga teacher training.
Rachel created this program following her calling for her to impart the knowledge that has been passed down to her by her teachers and influencers - Swami Sivananda, Elena Brower, Shiva Rea, Jason Crandell, Leslie Kaminoff, Pixie Lighthorse, Paramatma Siri Sadhana, and the Yoga Detour. Rachel radiates warmth, love, humility, and understanding, creating a safe environment for learning and sharing. As the training takes place Rachel's home, you will be invited to become part of the household and family, creating an environment of loving support. The groups are small, this is a unique experience to live as a yogi in a fully functioning yoga house and studio.
Rachel knows this training requires courage, strength and a willingness to go within. Rachel invites you to look deeply at yourself and transform the parts of your life that are not serving you. In turn, you will able to then pass these techniques on to your students.
This is an advanced yoga training. You need to have been practicing each week for at least 18 months. You must have a good level of physical and mental health. You must have overcome addictions such as smoking, alcohol, drugs three months before the start of the course. You will live and participate in a smoke-free and sober space without caffeinated teas or coffee during the program to enhance your meditation and mindfulness practice.
This teacher training concentrates on Classical, Vinyasa and Restorative yoga poses, drawn from the both Swami Sivananda and T. Krishnamacharya lineages. The course is designed to provide a comprehensive foundation for teaching yoga skilfully with emphasis on human anatomy, humility, compassion, and mindfulness.
The Yoga Beach House yoga teacher training is a comprehensive yoga teacher training which follows the guidelines set out by the Yoga Alliance for Registered Yoga Schools. As a student, you will be guided to become an ethical leader, encouraging self-enquiry leading to embracing yourself with mindfulness and acceptance, cultivating a philosophy of oneness. For those of you who wish to teach, the training provides the tools to undertake this calling confidently whilst maintaining humility and mindfulness.
You will be encouraged to tap into your own creativity and intuition, enabling you to create and teach classes from your heart.
This teacher training concentrates on classical, Vinyasa and restorative yoga poses, brought together by a unique blend of Vinyasa flows which are made accessible to all levels and abilities. The yoga taught is drawn from the both Swami Sivananda and T. Krishnamacharya lineages.
The course is designed to provide a comprehensive foundation for teaching yoga skillfully with humility, compassion, and mindfulness. The course also provides an in-depth study into the practices of yoga.
Teacher training groups are small enabling you to benefit from one on one tuition with teachers and creating a close family environment. You participate in a yogic lifestyle from day one at the Yoga Beach House, encouraging and promoting this new lifestyle to become your new norm.
The course gives you the opportunity to experience the true essence of yoga in a learning environment which is accepting, compassionate, non-judgemental, warm and full of love.
The center is blessed to be surrounded by the beauty of the Atlantic coast and Pine Forests so you practice yoga on the beach, swim in the sea and meditate to the sound of the waves, walk in the forests. All these practices are designed to ground you to nature, your true self and your intuition.
Yoga Beach House continues to operate as a yoga studio and runs limited yoga classes throughout the duration of the teacher training. You will have the optional opportunity to teach part of a class to our community members. This is a unique opportunity to obtain hands-on experience within a real yoga studio before completing the program. A rarity for a teacher training program.
The training offers a holistic approach to yoga which combines the wisdom of traditional yoga teachings with contemporary understandings in areas such as anatomy, emotional wellbeing, and spirituality. This creates the possibility to embark on your own personal self-inquiry which in turn leads to life-changing transformations.
Yoga Beach House works with the Celtic Wheel to guide your practice and to become more in tune with your own intuition. You begin in the east with a beginners mind, then move to south using the fire to inform your learning. You then progress to the west and learn from the wisdom that you have acquired calling on your guides to lead you and finally finishing in the north with the accumulation of the training, a transformation, and subsequent rebirth.
The course is split into three modules:
This module equips you with all you need to set up your own daily meditation, pranayama, asana, karma, kriya, and kirtan practices. On completion of this module, you will understand why these practices are essential to your own yoga practice as a yoga teacher.
In this module you will learn in-depth yoga poses in relation to human anatomy, energy anatomy, and the various energy bodies, you will gain an introduction into Ayurvedic medicine, you will study the Bhagavad Gita in depth and be able to apply its teachings to everyday life, you will learn the ethics of becoming a yoga teacher and the yogic philosophy which supports this, you will learn about a healthy diet and nutrition for various body types, you will learn how to observe and adjust your students effectively, you will learn specific teaching methodologies. On completion of this module, you will be fully equipped to begin teaching yoga to other people.
The Evolve module is where your transformation takes place. You will learn techniques to evolve yourself and your practice, you will understand how to put into place boundaries and protection for yourself and your practice, you will understand how to stand in your power and not give it away, you will begin to follow the 8 limbs of Raja yoga, including utilizing the yamas and niyamas in your everyday decision making and not just when teaching. You will create your own Seva project to implement on completion of the course. You will continue your journey of self-discovery through daily journaling, you will begin to live a more sustainable life, practicing mindfulness and humility. You will learn how to live as a yoga teacher in the real world with abundance and marketing workshops. You will evolve into your best self, in harmony with your own intuition and higher self.
The syllabus includes but is not limited to:
The schedule is subject to daily change with times of sunset and sunrise.
There are two enrolment periods during the year: 27 December to 31 March and 1 September to 20 October. Each training is limited to 6 participants so spaces is limited and it is advised not to procrastinate if your gut feel is telling you to apply. Submit the application in as much detail as possible with honesty and openness.
Upon submission, Yoga Beach House will arrange a short video call on Zoom with Rachel to discuss your application and answer any of your questions and decide if this is the best program for you. Once accepted, be prepared to accept or decline the spaces within 5 days from acceptance.
You will have the opportunity to join your training group in a whats app group which is useful during and after the program. Yoga Beach House will organize a post-training evening circle video conference for your group to reconnect, share stories, challenges, successes and be supported.
You will be entitled to:
If time and conditions permit, the training will include a Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) yoga trip to the lake (board hire not included) and a sunset trip to Dune du Pyla.
Rachel vision and promise today is to continually improve herself, her family, her community, her world through yoga and being mindfully connected. Her message that will guide her teaching, writing and healing are for everyone to “Speak Our Own Truth”. When you have the courage to speak the truth, you will stop lying and are able to accept love unconditionally, to yourselves and others. You then will be able to thrive, overcome, and live freely from fear.
This yoga teacher training course takes place in Biscarrosse Plage, France. Biscarrosse Plage is a stunning small seaside town located in South West France. Close to nature, healing salty air, pine forest aromas and inspirational coastal views. It is the iconic location for the good life by the sea.
2 meals per day, a healthy two-course brunch and dinner are included in the price of this retreat. The first meal is on the Sunday evening on arrival and the last is brunch on the Saturday before departure.
Yoga Beach House offers a simple organic home cooked vegetarian diet with brunches consisting of offerings such as porridge, granola, fruits bowls, vegan pancakes, omelets, yummy soups and homemade wholemeal bread and evening meals consisting of dishes like salads, buddha bowls, veggie bakes, veggie chili and kitchari. Many dishes have been inspired by recent well-being cookbooks like Deliciously Ella and the Happy Pear.
Special diet requests should be made during the application process and not on arrival as they cannot cater for specific dietary requirements unless they have been notified beforehand. Alcohol is not permitted for the duration of the course. Yoga Beach House is guaranteed smoke-free.
Transfer not provided
Book a flight to Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD). The airport is 80 kilometers from Yoga Beach House. Please contact Yoga Beach House for more information.
Take a ride heading to Arcachon or Bordeaux Station. Please contact Yoga Beach House for more information.
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