Soul Seed Travel Guide: The best Yoga Teacher Trainings for 2018
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Soul Seed Travel Guide: The best Yoga Teacher Trainings for 2018

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As a student of yoga, there comes a time when you would consider taking that next step and going on a yoga teacher training program.

Whether you’ve decided you want to teach or simply dig deeper into your practice, choosing the right course for you can be challenging!

Ask yourself what your intentions are and what you want to get out of the course. Things to consider include the learning objectives, location, style, lineage, teachers, philosophy, course structure, the time investment and commitment.

To help you decide we’ve put together a round up of the best Yoga Teacher Trainings.

INDIA

200 Hrs Holistic Yoga Teacher Trainings in Goa

Yoga Nisarga’s yoga journey to become a Yoga Teacher starts with establishing a personal practice, a dedicated study of the ancient wisdom of Yoga Sutras, and applying their core principles in your life.

This 200-hour yoga teacher training program is uniquely designed for all levels students of yoga and aspiring teachers. Yoga Nisarga is a Yoga Alliance USA recognized Yoga school. In our 200-Hrs Residential Traditional Hatha & Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Program will help you to build a strong foundation and to deepen your practice. Learn traditional yoga from Indian yoga masters and teacher in India.

For twenty-five days you will be immersed in the theory and practice of Yoga, Yoga Philosophy, and the Art of Teaching. During the course you will have the opportunity to apply the new theoretical knowledge by teaching classes to your fellow students. Since our students come from all over the world, we have designed a cross-cultural friendly and adaptable program. By the end of the course you will return home not only with useful information and new skills, but many fond memories of your time in Goa, India.

This teacher training course is designed for all levels and provides the opportunity to experience the yogic lifestyle and study yoga at the source while getting international yoga certification at the same time.

You will feel happy to share with other people what you learn from this experience. Yoga is a life path to study, know yourself and work with others with awareness.

Cost: 1450 EUR

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BALI

3 Week Bali Yoga Teacher Training with Alchemy of Yoga School, 1st – 22nd September (2018), 31st March – 21st April (2019)

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Join Silvia Mordini and guest instructors for a 3-week immersion yoga teacher training on the magical “Island of Love”, Bali. This RYT 200 Hour Teacher Training is wholeheartedly dedicated to the art of self-study through self-exploration.

A Hero’s Journey that will both challenge and encourage students to embrace their potential, awaken their inner power and ignite their passion for life.

Alchemy of Yoga is waiting for you to join us on our Bali Yoga Teacher Training course! We are seekers, adventurers, lovers of love, rebel yoga spirits, stretchy-minded, soulful, and sensitive.

We enjoy supporting one another, laughter, organic food, dancing in the moonlight, lounging in the pool under the stars, playing at the beach, silent meditation hikes, taking naps, and enthusiastic conversation about elevating the world.

Ancient Alchemists, like their Yogi counterparts, saw all of creation as composed of Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Space.

Through their meditations and explorations of these five elements, they created healing and transformative potions that unlocked many of the mysteries of the universe and therein contributed to the evolution of humankind.

For us as Alchemist Yogis, our laboratory is our mat and the ingredients are our bodies, poses, breath, and thoughts. Mixing it all together changes your life. You are transformed into a Peace Leader, leading a Happiness Revolution and changing the world!

Cost: Triple villa: $3,299/Double villa: $3,699/Own Lodging: $1,799.

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COSTA RICA

Tantric Alchemy Institute 300hr advanced Yoga Teacher Training, The Sanctuary Costa Rica 2nd – 29th June 2019

 

The Tantric Alchemy Institute (TAI) provides a 300 hour Yoga Alliance certification upon completion of their classically scripted curriculum based around the ancient tantric paradigm once found in India.

TAI provides a compendium of tools as catalysts for human evolution by integrating wisdom found in the sciences of Samkhya philosophy; Hatha Yoga (asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, yantra, mantra), Ayurveda (the science of health), Vaastu (creating harmonious surroundings), and Jyotisha (classical techniques of divination).

By incorporating these ancient sciences into ones contemporary life, vibrant physical health, mental and emotional states, the refinement and expansion of consciousness, spiritual growth, and real empowerment will harmoniously unfold.

When this knowledge is applied with focused will, altruistic intention, and sincere discipline; exponential results will be acquired.

Yoga is one of the six classic darshanas of India. The word darshana means both “point of view” and literally “to see”. All of the darshanas share the purpose of supporting the human endeavour to achieve that progress which leads to liberation.

All of the darshanas are woven from the same fabric to explain the nature of the Universe. Samkhya and Yoga, two of the six, are very closely woven together, and Samkhya also provides the foundation for understanding Ayurveda, Jyotisha, and Vaastu.

Study of Samkhya, Ayurveda, Sanskrit, Vaastu, Jyotisha, Dhuni Puja and Viraja Homa will together provide a strong foundation for teachers in comprehending the concepts of classic Yoga Shastra which are so deeply intertwined within these sister subjects and rituals.

These subjects will be integrated into the science of Hatha Yoga which will be explored through asana practice and posture clinics, the art of sequencing and specialized teaching methods, yoga nidra, yoga therapy, the detailed study of pranayama techniques and benefits, meditation, bandhas, mudras, mantra and chanting, western anatomy and anatomy of the energy body.

This YTT will give students the fundamentals of the vidyas which in India are traditionally considered basic essentials for a qualified teacher in any of the classic subjects.

This training is for those who have already completed a 200 hour level training or by permission from the Director of the program. This advanced 300 hour teacher training will enhance the scope of knowledge for even the most ardent practitioners.

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RYT 200hr Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training at the Bodhi Tree Costa Rica, 27th July – 17th August (2019)

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Join Silvia Mordini and Emily Perry for a complete 1, 2 or 3-week Teacher Training at the Bodhi Tree in the happiest country in the world, Costa Rica! You will live at the luxurious and intimate Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort.

Are you looking for a training that is part vacation, deep learning, total self-inquiry, with fun, loving support, and easeful schedule? If you feel our vibe, join our tribe! We welcome you with open arms!

This training transforms trainees on three levels: Physical Alchemy, Spiritual Alchemy, and Mental Alchemy. We are all alchemists. Our laboratory is our mat and the ingredients are our bodies, poses, breath, and most of all our thoughts.

Our thoughts create potions that cause chemicals to be neurologically released in our bodies and shape our perception of the world. Silvia empowers her students to create elixers that invigorate our innate nature of infinite love and peace.

Upon completion, students will be prepared to design and confidently lead intelligent alignment driven Vinyasa, Hatha and Restorative classes, all with their own signature style.

They’ll also have the skills to adapt to varied fitness and experience levels of their students. They will graduate as a Happiness Ambassador ready to authentically and effectively inspire others while carrying out Alchemy of Yoga’s ultimate mission to teach peace.

You will become a part of our Alchemy of Yoga Family. We are a tribe. We believe in magic. We are seekers, adventurers, lovers of love, rebel spirits, stretchy-minded, soulful spirits.

We enjoy supporting one another, laughter, singing, organic food, dancing in the moonlight, lounging in the hot tub under the stars, playing in the pool, silent meditation hikes, taking naps & enthusiastic conversation about elevating the world. Plus you’re able to experience this soulful transformation in paradise.

In the last 10 years Nosara has grown quietly into one of the hip holistic hot-spots on the planet. This peaceful and vibrant international community of nature lovers, surfers, yogis, and families truly embraces the Pura Vida lifestyle.

The community resides along the coast with 3 unspoiled stunning beaches – Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada, and Playa Nosara – with private houses, little hotels, and excellent restaurants hidden into lush tropical greenery. Blue Spirit has become a vital part of this community.

The residents of Nosara are committed to preserve their natural environment. The 3 beaches are protected as a turtle refuge, and almost half of the land in the entire area is protected forest, and a moratorium on hunting animals stretches back for over 20 years.

Cost: Triple villa: $3,299/Double villa: $3,699/Own Lodging: $1,799.

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Lakshmi Rising 200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Liz Lindh, 11 November – 1 December, 9 – 29 December (2018), 6 – 26 January, 7 – 27 April, 5 – 25 May, 7 – 27 July (2019)

Investing in yourself with a Yoga Teacher Training Certification program is a life enriching experience even if you have no intention of teaching. Our 200 hour teacher training immersion in Costa Rica’s lush Blue Zone gives you three weeks to focus on your yoga practice with other curious, interesting people from around the world. It is a time for you to enjoy life while learning about the timeless tradition of yoga, it is an opportunity to cultivate true health and happiness while making new, like minded friends.

This Yoga Instructor Certification Program draws from many traditions and emphasizes more than the physical practice of Yoga. We will explore and experience classical Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, the importance of ritual, the magic of mantra, philosophy from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, awareness of the subtle energies within and around us, and a deep connection to Nature as our teacher.

Our asana practice is Hatha Vinyasa, Vinyasa meaning the fluid and purposeful integration of breath and movement. You will gain an understanding of proper alignment for over 108 asana, sun salutations for all levels, creative and smart sequencing, core based strength exercises, enhancing postures with hands-on adjustments, how to incorporate music into a class, how to use props and how to work with special populations.

Cost: €1600

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SPAIN

200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Valencia with Gerry Rixen, 8 – 28 July, 11 – 31 August

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This 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training is registered by Yoga Alliance International YAI and Yoga Alliance Professionals YAP. The course reflects an energetic and therapeutic approach to yoga in line with the instructors Gerry Rixon’s wide ranging experience which includes 30 years as a professional shiatsu therapist and teacher.

Sequences taught are designed to improve both strength and flexibility as well as bring awareness to the flow of subtle energy through the body. You may apply for the YAP certification after graduation. The course emphasises teaching from beginner to intermediary levels. It concentrates on safety, the use of props, correct breathing and alignment, restorative asana, relaxation and meditation as well as more dynamic and strong asanas to improve strength, endurance and will power.

Students need to respect their own limitations and are not expected to exercise beyond their own physical capacities. However all students should be in general good health both physically and emotionally, in order to complete this course with the focus and dedication it requires.

The course will be taught in English. Practitioners are advised to have a minimum of 2 years and 100 hours yoga experience. It is also helpful for students to have a basic understanding of the philosophy of Yoga, lifestyle and diet; however all these subjects are taught during the course.

Cost: €2500

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500 Hour Yoga Therapy Teacher Training in Valencia, 27th April – 26th May 2019

500 Hour Yoga Therapy Teacher

This 500 Hour Yoga therapy Teacher training is a chance to delve deep inside ourselves, exploring the profoundly therapeutic benefits of yoga and a unique opportunity to receive the teachings of the experienced therapist Gerry Rixen who combines his profound knowledge of yoga therapy with his extensive experience as a therapist over the last 30 years.

The course will teach you how to evaluate your patients health using various methods of palpation as well as observation, listening skills, taking detailed case histories and interpreting the signs and symptoms of imbalance and disease.

SYM has met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance Professionals demonstrating that the course is of the highest standard. Our graduates are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance Professionals and use their accreditation as a sign of quality training.

Our trainees will be registered for a free membership with Yoga Alliance Professionals for the duration of the training course.

Yoga Therapy leads to a deep dialogue with the self, helping patients with direct tools to confront the challenges of life, from chronic illness, degenerative disease, psychological trauma and stress to fatigue, anxiety, fear and anger.

Yoga therapy self-empowers, helping the patient to reclaim his/her health and take life into his/her own hands. Therefore in this way Yoga Therapy is truly holistic leading to health, greater awareness, more balance, less ego and more love.

The therapeutic tools of yoga include specific postures and techniques to encourage healing of all bodily functions as well as profound tools for healing the human psyche and spiritual condition. Places are limited, we accept a maximum of 12 students per group.

Cost: €3500.

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ITALY

Yoga Alliance 200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Liz Lindh at La Selva, Tuscany 9th September – 1st October

 

Join us for this Yoga Alliance credentialed 200 hour Yoga Instructor Certification intensive in Italy!

In addition to the extensive training & training manual, enjoy delicious vegetarian Tuscan cuisine (we are sorry but we can’t accommodate vegan & gluten-free on this one, join us on one of our Costa Rica programs for that), luxury accommodations in a restored villa with daily housekeeping, spring water directly from the source for drinking, salt water swimming pools, optional organised group excursions to explore and experience the local culture and concierge assistance planning your travel.

Investing in yourself with a Yoga Teacher Training Certification program is a life enriching experience even if you have no intention of teaching.

Our 200 hour teacher training immersion in Tuscany gives you three weeks to focus on your yoga practice with other curious, interesting people from around the world.

It is a time for you to enjoy life while learning about the timeless tradition of yoga, it is an opportunity to cultivate true health and happiness while making new, like minded friends.

This Yoga Instructor Certification Program, created and taught by Dr Liz Lindh and approved by the Yoga Alliance, draws from many traditions and emphasizes more than the physical practice of Yoga.

We will explore and experience classical Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, the importance of ritual, the magic of mantra, philosophy from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, awareness of the subtle energies within and around us, and a deep connection to Nature as our teacher.

Our asana practice is Hatha Vinyasa, Vinyasa meaning the fluid and purposeful integration of breath and movement.

You will gain an understanding of proper alignment for over 108 asana, sun salutations for all levels, creative and smart sequencing, core based strength exercises, enhancing postures with hands-on adjustments, how to incorporate music into a class, how to use props and how to work with special population.

Cost: The all inclusive tuition price ranges from $3600 – $4300 USD, depending on how early you register.

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We’d love to hear from those who have completed their Yoga Teacher Trainings and get your feedback and recommendations. Contact the team to get in touch!.

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