TEACHER TRAINING CURRICULUM
Study of asanas (proper alignment, benefits, modifications, contra-indications)
Principles of anatomy
Exploration of pranayama, meditation, chakras and mantras
Art of sequencing classes and staging of classses
Art of savasana & Thai Yoga massage
Hands-on assists and use of props
Principles of demonstration, observation & class instruction
Ayurveda 101, Doshas
Cultivating your voice
Confidence-building, practice teaching mini-classes throughout the training with constructive feedback from your peers
Basic overview of; yoga for kids, yoga for seniors, yoga for pre/post natal, yoga for PTDS
Chair yoga for seniors, office workers, and travelers
Instructing a multi-level class
The benefits & hidden effects of asanas
Common yoga injuries and prevention
Modifications of asanas to various levels & injuries
Creative flow: vinyasa sequencing
Yin poses & sequencing
Yoga history and philosophy (yoga scriptures, Yamas and Niyamas…)
Sanskrit/English names of postures
The business of Yoga and ethics
Pre-training homework and reading materials
Ongoing support program for the graduates
DAILY SCHEDULE OVERVIEW
6 - 8 am Practice
8 - 9 am Breakfast
9 - 1 pm Lecture
1 - 2 pm Lunch & Break
2 - 4 pm Lecture
4 - 6 pm Practice
6 - 7 pm Dinner
Most days will be from 6 am-6 pm but may change due to weather and possible other circumstances.
Whether you are interested in learning to teach yoga or simply deepen your own practice, expand your self awareness and transform your life, this Yoga Teacher Training is committed to the personal success of every participant. The participants will be immersed in a program rich in the full spectrum of all that is yoga: vibrant, purposeful, authentic, conscious, joyful, balanced, sacred, spiritual and transformative.
EnergiZen Yoga School will have you certified in the most popular and in demand styles of teaching. The base of the approached teachings is asana alignment (Iyengar yoga) as we see it to be the core foundation of all yoga practices (Hatha, Vinyasa, Therapeutic, etc.). You will learn to develop your own sequences based on the needs of your students and based on what is authentic to you. You will be able to re/invent your yoga practice and teachings with a new extensive toolbox of yoga methods, techniques, along with the ability to evaluate individual needs and adapt the yoga practice accordingly, enabling you to create intelligent, health promoting, injury free, and adapted yoga environment. Most of all you will have the foundation to lead others confidently, knowledgeably and safely.
We will cover yoga for all types of bodies and needs, but the main styles we focus on are traditional Hatha Yoga, Iyengar, Vinyasa Flow, and Yin Yoga.
One to two years of personal yoga practice.
Be open-minded. Arrive with a willing heart and desire to move towards a life of a yogi and to have the most rewarding experience.
Arrive well rested and with a focused mind. Yoga teacher training is not a two weeks retreat or vacation. Do not arrive overly tired with a body that is un-prepared for the long (but rewarding) days! You must be present in body, mind, and spirit!
Read as much as you can about yoga philosophy, history, and various styles of yoga. Try different classes from a variety of instructors in different venues as possible.
At the end of the course, students that fulfill all the requirements will receive a 200 hour certification of Yoga Training recognized internationally by the Yoga Alliance.
Instructors : Cynthia Maher E-RYT 500, Linda Machtelinckx E- RYT 200
Where: Kariwak Village, Tobago (Trinidad & Tobago, WI)
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
All-inclusive pricing includes : manual, three healthy organic meals per day, 14 nights accomodation, Wi-Fi, 200 hour certification of Yoga Training recognized internationally by the Yoga Alliance.
Not included : yoga books for studies, air transportation, travel insurance, massage, excursions, gratuities.
Double accommodation (pp): $3799 USD
Single accommodation: $4699 USD
$500 USD non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot (applied towards balance of payment).
Please note that the individual, not EnergiZen, will be responsible for incurring the cost of any online banking transactions should it be deemed necessary.
Payment in full required 46 days in advance of the session start date. NO refunds or transfers to a later session within 45 days of the session start date. Payments are refundable with written notice up to 46 days prior to session start date, minus your $500 non-refundable registration deposit. Transfer of attendance to a later session allowed within 12 months with written notice at least 46 days in advance of session date.
In the unlikely event that the Teacher Training is cancelled your money and your deposit will be returned minus an administration fee of $100 USD.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
Please reserve your flights to the Tobago-Crown Point Airport (TAB). The airport is situated walking distance to the hotel.
A member of the team will greet you at the airport and bring you to the hotel.
Arrival day is Saturday, March 23 and departure day Saturday, April 6, 2019.
KARIWAK HOLISTIC HEAVEN
Your stay will be truly memorable for its unique setting, a renowned tropical garden filled with exotic birds, rare butterflies and botanical marvels, all a five-minute walk to a lively local beach. The rooms are in comfortable cabins set within the gardens. Kariwak Village has a lovely pool and outdoor whirlpool bath and offers massage and other therapeutic treatments to enhance your health and wellbeing. You will find the staff warm, gracious and attentive.
Most of our meals will be provided by Kariwak’s superb kitchen, directed by owner/chef Cynthia Clovis. Here freshness and creativity are paramount with island specialties featuring locally grown produce and daily ocean catch offered at every sitting.
YOGA AT KARIWAK
In the warm and fragrant environment of a tropical retreat, you will discover a yoga practice clearly supported by the energy of the earth and the wave-like rhythm of the breath. Awaken to a world that loosens body and mind and brings you fully to your senses. Our practice venue is a large ajoupa, a marvellous open-air structure with a towering thatched roof and beautiful hardwood floor.
Tobago ia a gem of an island that few would deny is one of the most beautiful places on earth...
It offers everything the Caribbean is loved for in a small, simple package. A dream destination for divers and artists, kite surfers and birdwatchers, hikers, writers, yogis and sun seekers alike. The perfect balance of tropical eco- adventure and tranquil island retreat.
Located just 11° north of the equator, Tobago enjoys a tropical climate with bright sunshine all year round. The average daytime temperature is 29°C (83°F), with normal maximums in the low to mid-30s. The northeast trade winds cool the island so effectively that air-conditioning is often not the critical essential that visitors might imagine. Temperatures are fairly consistent throughout the year. Tobago has two seasons. The Dry Season runs between December and May and is normally dry and sunny, although rain can be experienced, particularly overnight and just before dawn. The Wet Season runs between June and November. Changes in the direction and strength of the winds make the summer months feel hotter than the winter months.