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Yoga Teacher Training 2019 Summer

Life Retreat Studio brings you our annual ISHTA Yoga Immersion/ Teacher Training in a way that is suited to anyone who wants to learn more about yoga…… as well as for those who wish to qualify as an internationally certified yoga teacher.

Course Information

Modules 1 and 2 are open to anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of yoga. All three modules are required if you were to register for the 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Your course facilitator is Sevak Hari Singh (Ryan G. Edmonds), with several excellent guest trainers and speakers along the way.

Full Course Price – R24 000 (Payment plans available, email studio@liferetreat.co.za)

Module 1 – Immersion

A stand-alone module for those who either want to train and certify as a yoga teacher, or for those who wish to immerse themselves in yoga philosophy deeply.

For ISHTA YTT Certification (to become a yoga teacher) you need to have done this module. Or it can be done as a stand-alone module, for those with a desire to learn more about yoga, and its ancient wisdom.

Module 1 Will Include: 

8 March | Introduction & Welcome + Opening Ritual (Friday evening) 
9 & 10 March | Weekend 1: Yoga Philosophy (History, Origins, Ancient Texts, eight limbs) 
16 & 17 March | Weekend 2: Meditation & The Mind (Pranayama 101)
23 & 24 March | Weekend 3: Ayurveda & Yogic Lifestyle 

Venue – Life Retreat Studio, Lourensford Estate

Price – R6 000 (for those applying to do full certification, modules 1-3)
Price – R8 000 (for a stand-alone module)

Module 2 – Immersion

A stand-alone module for those who either want to train and certify as a yoga teacher, or for those who wish to immerse in yoga philosophy deeply.

For ISHTA YTT Certification (to become a yoga teacher) you need to have done this module, or do it as a stand-alone module.  For those with a desire to learn more about yoga, and its ancient wisdom.

Module 2 Will Include: 

5 April | Introduction & Welcome + Opening Ritual (Ritual) 
6 & 7 April Weekend 1 | Energetic Anatomy (Chakras, Mantras, Sound, Colour)
13 & 14 April Weekend 2 | Anatomy, Asana & Alignment 
20 & 21 April Weekend 3 | Physiology & Asana (Physical & Energetic) 

Venue – Life Retreat Studio, Lourensford Estate

Price – R6 000 (for those applying to do full certification, modules 1-3)
Price – R8 000 (for the stand-alone module)

Module 3 – Yoga Teacher Training Certification

The Course is open to those wanting to certify as an Internationally Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200hr level. It is the ‘crowning-jewel’ of the accumulated training.

On this 7 days intensive retreat, you will immerse yourself in yoga, which teaches conscious living … on all levels. Surroundings will be natural to best support this process. Experience an ashram lifestyle (from pre-sunrise spiritual practice, to end of day closing ritual) so as better to understand & progress along the yogic path.

This period includes theory, practice, and development of your unique teaching toolkit (in preparation for certifying practical assessments & theory exam).

Module 3 Will Include:

Teaching style, creating & holding space, hands-on adjustments, building confidence in yourself & your students, class structure & sequencing, ethics, setting yourself up as a professional Yoga Teacher. 

3 – 10 May: Retreat 

[Time needed to take off from work will be five working days, and a weekend]

Venue – Away (To be confirmed upon registration)

Price – R12 000

SEATING IS LIMITED, and BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN:

Queries? studio@liferetreat.co.za

Questions & Answers

What if I want to learn a bit more about yoga, but I don’t want to qualify as a teacher necessarily?

This course is designed in such a way that even those who want to immerse themselves in the ancient wisdom and philosophies of yoga can do so without the pressure of exams and assessments. If you wish to understand yoga on a deeper level, modules one &/or 2 are perfect for you.

I am new to yoga – is this a problem?

Not at all.  Anyone can do Modules 1 & 2, and beginners will get a lot from the training. However, to qualify as an ISHTA Yoga Teacher, you need to be fully committed to the practice.  Even after you have completed your exams and practicals, you may only certify once you (and your facilitators) are confident in your fluent understanding of the terminology, physical, philosophical and other integral aspects.

Do I need to do ALL the Summer or Winter Module together?

Not at all. Students could do (for example) Module 1 in Summer, and Modules 2 and 3 in Winter.  You receive credits for all modules done, but they do need to be done in order (over any period).

What is ISHTA Yoga?

ISHTA is a school of yoga that was formed in South Africa several decades ago by Kavi Yogiraj Mani Finger. The system is a lineage school of yoga, drawing from direct teachers of ancient sources. ISHTA yoga holds a proud direct line of teachers going back thousands of years. The name is extraordinary on many levels. It also stands for Integral Hatha, Tantra & Ayurveda (or Integral Hatha & the Tantric Arts).

Who would certify me as an ISHTA Yoga teacher?

ISHTA Teacher-Trainer signs your certificate, Ryan Edmonds (Sevak Hari Singh), endorsed by YTF Chairlady, Marina Contardo, and registered through the International Yoga Fellowship (IYF).

How many hours?

A 200HR yoga teacher certification module – that is 200 contact hours (in-class time), and 50 signed-off classes.

There will be a later option to do an additional 300HRS Advanced Teachers Certification.

50 signed-off classes? Where do I do these?

Anyone doing the first two modules, or the full TTC, will qualify for complimentary studio access at LIFE RETREAT STUDIO for the duration of their module/s. Classes may be done during this time. If students wish to do classes at other studios, that is their prerogative.

What if I miss a lecture/weekend?

The 200hours is critical for the completion of the course. Should you wish to certify, these hours must be made up in private sessions with the lecturer/s – at a nominal fee.

Does one need to belong to any particular spiritual/religious path to become a yoga teacher?

Not at all. Yoga means Union. No matter what your personal beliefs, yoga will enrich these … and open your mind and heart to exploring other path.  Even if only for the duration of the course. 

Will students be required to do homework?

Students are encouraged to implement the tools and teachings into daily life. Specific creative assignments, readings, and journalistic reflections will be required. These will be especially relevant for those pursuing the full TTC.

What benefits will this course have?

That depends on your intentions.  Whatever you need, this course can be a catalyst to deliver that. Spiritual growth. Healing. Learning. Self-awareness & personal confidence. A new career. Going deeper into a positive relationship with your body. Learning the ancient wisdom, and breathing fresh new life into a lineage of thousands of years.

Please feel free to contact us on studio@liferetreat.co.za for further info.

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