Event Details: Evolution of Yoga Teacher Training
Koh Samui | Thailand | Dates 2014: 30 March – 27 April; 13 July – 10 August; 9 Nov - 7 Dec
Spend 1 month on Koh Samui Island studying Yoga, eating amazing healthy food, and training to become a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher
The concept of “evolution of yoga” is based on the notion that everything in the world evolves constantly, including human beings. Our primary goal as a human race and that of any living organism is evolution, and yoga can be seen as a tool to facilitate such evolution in any given individual. However, as the practice of yoga itself changes with time and place, as new techniques are being introduced, the approach is becoming more technical, precise and scientific, any definition of it as a system or style seems to be a limitation in itself. Therefore, the “Evolution of Yoga” approach has to be seen as an ever-evolving process, based on classical hatha yoga techniques, which anyone can be a part of, rather than a complete static system.
Have you ever been to a yoga class that is not just good, but awesome? Do you want to become one of those teachers? Then the information from this course will come in handy! The teaching methodology module runs throughout the course, and is the main practical hands-on module of the training. Here you will learn:
how to sequence your class creatively and efficiently how to help your students realize their full potential universal principles of alignment and geometry of asana detailed breakdown of poses and asana names, plyometrics principles of hypercompensation maximum efficiency in minimal time approach how to use your voice for better results by inflection, projection, and pacing basic pranayama techniques and incorporating pranayama into your class sun salutations basic principles of every asana to succeed in practice principles of hands-on adjustments benefits of asanas and pranayamas and the science behind them kriyas bandhas typical classes and advances energetic body history of yoga patanjali yoga sutras bhagavat gita yoga anatomy and physiology hands-on adjustments teaching methodology marketing and positioning yourself as a teacher and much much more... (please do check our web page for full description)
Your teachers (there are 5 professionals)
Konstantin Miachin (course director) Konstantin is an international yoga teacher and founder of Vikasa Yoga studio based in Koh Samui, Thailand. He has been passionately learning, practicing, and teaching Yoga for over six years, and his passion has lead him to search out his own personal development throughout the world. This quest has brought him into contact with many different schools and masters all over the world, in places such as Rishi-kesh, Uttar Kashi, Gangotri, Kerala, Goa, Canada, Thailand, Hong Kong and Ukraine to name a few. He has completed teacher trainings in three different disciplines, including Ashtanga Vinyasa, Yoga 23 (by master Andrei Siderski) and Sivananda. Such an overwhelming wealth of knowledge has led to a deeper understanding of yoga practice as an ever evolving process – rather than a finalized system, as a tool for evolution of a human being – rather than a goal in itself. Hence, the concept of “Evolution of Yoga” was born.
Acharya Ram Vakkalanka is a Yoga philosopher, Kirtan leader, Sanskrit expert, Meditation instructor and Sitar artist. He has studied Sanskrit, Yoga philosophy, and music since early childhood and has extensive knowledge of many ancient texts, including the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Ram is known for his impressive ability to teach even the most intricate texts of Yoga in an easily understandable manner, using modern presentation tools and current examples, making the learning experience enlightening and fun at the same time. Ram’s core values are ‘authentic tradition’ and ‘modern presentation’ in all areas of endeavor. Ram also conducts highly energizing call-and-response Kirtan sessions which awaken an awareness of the subtle bodies and activate self healing. Besides teaching our Philosophy and Spirit of Yoga module we are delighted to have Ram joining us for the duration of the course lending his experience and knowledge to all of us!
Michelle Lam is a registered Physiotherapist both in Hong Kong and Australia. She obtained her Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honors) in the University of Melbourne. Being a private Physiotherapist, specializing in sports rehabilitation for over ten years now, she has developed an amazing talent for giving her clients exactly what they need to recover faster and while teaching them how to avoid future injury. Her prowess in anatomical knowledge and refined understanding of movement extends itself to lectures for Yoga students learning to practice and teach Asana. Her extremely hands on approach makes her lectures easy to listen to and understand as you see the poses, see the muscle engage and relax, and see as your fellow students demo.
Daily Schedule: 7:00-8:00 Meditation and Chanting
8:00-10:00 Asana and Pranayama practice
10:00-12:00 Breakfast/Lunch time
20:00-21:00 Meditation/Chanting/Other practices
Cost: Please refer to web site for pricing and early bird discounts
Contact info: +66831077397 firstname.lastname@example.org www.evolutionofyoga.com/ttc