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The course delivers a comprehensive and in-depth curriculum that focuses on practice; breathing, meditation, awareness, the ancient philosophy of yoga, and also the art of teaching. In this yoga teacher training, you will be led by the founder of Yogagati itself. You will have a different perception of the way you see yoga after joining this training, and you will see yoga as the way of life, not just a mere exercise. Join this training and improve your yoga teaching here!
Vikasa Yoga Retreat in Thailand is much more than just a hotel with yoga. Vikasa Yoga Retreat is a transformational, inspiring, and life-changing experience and one of the most reputable places to learn and practice yoga in Thailand. Its rooms are modest, yet comfortable and clean. The landscape and the surroundings are absolutely stunning, there are no words to describe them. You will have to climb a lot of stairs, but the view from the top is so worth it. You might make discoveries here that will create a major shift in your consciousness and even be the beginning of a major change in your lifestyle.
Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®). Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.
The Yogagati program is designed to empower participants from day one. During the three-week intensive course, Yogagati team will guide students through the methodologies, techniques, and principles essential to effective yoga instruction. Alongside the practical element of the course, lessons will include a focus on the principles of sequencing, alignment, adjustments and modifications; functional anatomy and physiology; an in-depth consideration of yoga philosophy, and what it takes to make a career out of teaching yoga.
What sets the Yogagati School program apart from other courses is the commitment to leaving behind the one-size-fits-all approach and instead creating a respectful, stimulating and relaxed learning environment that ensures every individual is heard and supported. Students emerge from the Yogagati course with a solid foundation ready to begin their yoga instructor career.
This course is taught over three weeks, and it is ideal for those with limited time who want to obtain full certification or just deepen their personal practice. You don’t have to be flexible or be able to stand on your head, as it is more important that you have a willingness to learn. The number one prerequisite that you should have is that you should come to this YTT courses with an open mind and heart, receptive to the teachers and course content. The program is structured in a way that supports participants of all levels, including beginners. Applicants, however, must be in good health, physically and mentally.
Yogagati curriculum and teacher training courses are Yoga Alliance accredited. Upon completion of this program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion that will allow you to register with YA. This registration enhances your credibility as a yoga professional since their designations are the premier forms of recognition for yoga teachers wanting to teach worldwide.
During asana clinic, you will examine 80 poses (Vinyasa and Yin style postures) from the study manual.
Asanas will be explored through their alignment points. Yogagati will consider commonly made errors and the variations to simplify or intensify the pose. Adjustments, modifications, as well as the use of props, will be covered in this module.
Pranayama is the art of breathing. You will learn, practice, and teach different types of breaths, their techniques, and functions. To name a few, you will explore Kapalabhati (cleansing breath), Nadi shodana (alternate nostril breathing), Bhramari (humming bee), Ujjayi (victorious breath), Shitali, and Sitkari (cooling breath).
Discussion of the benefits and contraindications of each breath and how to use these techniques as a separate practice as well as their place within asana practice.
Exploration of different types of Vayus (prana flow), how to engage and use 3 main yogic locks (bandhas)
Various meditation techniques will be taught and practiced, in both walking and sitting settings.
Exploration of the concept and understanding of Samadhi and mindfulness, as well as mantras, chanting, and the tradition and meaning of mudras.
Yogagati believes that the best way to teach methodology is through instruction. Yogagati will take a hands-on approach rather than a lecture style class. You will cover primarily but not exclusively:
The ability to effectively communicate and connect with class participants is one of the key aspects of a successful teacher. Yogagati will help you discover your unique teaching style and investigate different aspects of language such as the passive and active voice, speed, and selection of vocabulary. Yogagati will teach you how to create, through your communication, a trusting and safe environment in which to practice.
As a yoga instructor, it is vital you are able to plan and sequence your classes according to different needs, be it age, physical limitation or injury. The Yogagati yoga teacher training will prepare you to teach a wide spectrum of people. Yogagati will also work with you to determine how to teach in your preferred style and show you the principles of demonstration and observation, how to safely adjust asanas and how to use modifications and corrections so that you can offer your classes to a broad audience and allow participants to practice safely.
To become a teacher and to excel in the yoga teacher training course, you must physically practice the art of teaching. In this unit, you will learn how to teach by:
Observing experienced teachers and fellow trainees, receiving and giving feedback.
Teaching individual poses, mini-sequences, sun salutation, and full themed yoga classes.
Practicing teaching for all levels by using the art of modifications and smart sequencing.
You will primarily focus on understanding the body’s mechanisms taking a holistic approach. This unit will involve:
These concepts will be looked at in a discussion style format, where Yogagati will explore:
Viktoria Hartung is the perfect person to teach the Yin and Anatomy module of the training program and is a knowledgeable and well-respected practitioner with over 20 years of teaching experience. Her background is a varied portfolio of Yin and Therapeutic yoga with further studies in a whole host of specialist areas from Ayurveda, Homeopathy, and Nadi healing touch to Acroyoga. She has a passion for massage and has worked extensively with deep tissue, Thai, and flying Thai massage techniques.
Lindsay Calvert is a Senior Yoga Teacher Trainer with Over 10 years of yoga, movement arts, and fitness education in a variety of settings. While her current primary focus is teaching yoga, she also holds a BFA in dance, choreography, and performance, in addition to certifications in Pilates and barre. She is also a Level 2 Reiki practitioner and regularly teaches yoga teacher trainings around the world. Her studies include Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Acro yoga, Aerial yoga, Yin, and Restorative yoga as well as most recently Kundalini and Iyengar yoga in Dharamsala, India.
Koh Samui island is a tropical dream destination in Thailand, the land of smiles. Vikasa Yoga Resort is located on the most beautiful part of Koh Samui, between Chaweng and Lamai. Koh Samui is also an ideal place for exploring yoga due to the outstanding natural beauty of the island. Most of Koh Samui is still considered unspoiled and unpolluted. Time on this paradise island is an opportunity to relax, unwind, explore, and focus on yourself. Enjoy the natural energy of palm trees, white sand, purple sunsets, turquoise waters, dense jungle, and exotic waterfalls. Despite being so easily accessible, Samui remains an idyllic island in the sun.
In this yoga teacher training, you will be served daily healthy and delicious brunch and dinner.
Transfer not provided
You can fly directly into Koh Samui Airport from Bangkok, or for a less expensive option, fly to Surat Thani Airport and take a bus and ferry to the island. Transportation from the airport is not included, but taxis are available for approximately 10 USD.
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