Jala neti- Ayurvedic nasal hygiene practice to eliminate mucus and bacteria, prevent disease and improve overall quality of breath and meditation.
Asana practice – In the morning we practice dynamic hatha and vinyasa yoga. Starting with basic elementary sequences (inspired by earth, water, fire, air, ether) we build up to more advanced and challenging poses (vinyasa krama) as we progress through the weeks.
The afternoon class will focus on traditional tantra yoga. Cultivating ultimate relaxation of the whole system to flow deeper into meditation. Slow flow and Yin inspired classes will also be offered once or twice a week.
Meditation – we start and end most asana classes with meditation. Different meditation techniques will be offered during the evening program and morning workshops as well.
Pranayama and the subtle body – is integrated in most asana practices. Extra theory classes will take you deeper into the physical, energetical and spiritual aspects of the subtle body and chakra system.
Embodied Anatomy- is offered three times a week. These practical workshops will give you fundamental understanding of the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems, how to read a body and most importantly- how to safely guide students through a yoga class, assisting them according to their unique needs.
Yoga & Tantra Philosophy- classes will touch the 8 limbs of Yoga as taught by Patanjalli (commonly accepted as the main yoga philosophy). We will also dive into traditional tantra yoga philosophy and the fundamentals of ayurveda.
History- of yoga and tantra, from ancient to modern times. We will look at how the teachings from the Hinduist traditions developed and moved to the West, how western culture influenced the spiritual and philosophical aspects and formed the lifestyle-trend yoga is today.
Teaching Methodology- this is where we’ll get very practical, handing you clear tools on how to teach, how to queue and how to theme your classes and workshops.
Practicum- will be integrated in the morning asana practice, giving all students the opportunity to teach parts of the classes and get comfortable with instructing. You will be encouraged to practice in small groups in your free time as well, especially when the exams approach.
Professional development & personal coaching- prepares you for the profession of yoga-teacher. Themes such as ethics, cultural and sexual awareness will be discussed. We will also look at marketing styles- how to build your business and balance financial and spiritual ideals and goals. Every student will have access to personal coaching sessions with members of the teacher team, to discuss any challenges and personal issues that may arise.