Yoga for your Soul – 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Zanzibar
Yoga isn’t about touching your toes; it is what you learn on the way down. So get ready for it:
Guided by Dikla Smadar (our in-house Yoga Teacher and Integrative Yoga Therapist) and by Swami Omesh-Yogi from The Rishikesh School of Yoga (Master in the field of Spiritual Guidance, Meditation and Yoga) during these 26 days you will gain extensive knowledge of Yoga postures (Asanas), Pranayama (breath techniques), Bandhas (locks), Kriyas (cleansing actions), alignment and basic anatomy; increase your physical strength, inner strength and flexibility; develop your consciousness through the meditation practice and the study the Yogic Text.
Every yoga practitioner should join this TTC. It is an excellent source for beginners and advanced students, providing an extensive and comprehensive vision of the great system of Yoga both from a modern and ancient perspective.
Dikla Smadar (Yoga teacher and Integrative Yoga Therapist):
Dikla is a certified yoga teacher with over 16 years’ experience in teaching. During this TTC she will take care of all aspects of physical yoga. She started practicing in India in 2003 and since then she never stopped to teach and study Yoga. She teaches Ashtanga-Vinyasa, Vinyasa flow, Yoga Therapy. She studied and practiced with many truly wonderful teachers around the world such as James A Marks, David Swenson, Danny Paradise, John Scott, Maty Ezrati, Richard Freeman, Chuck Miller, Swami Omesh-Yogi, Gilad and Miri Harovi, Dr. Gil Solverg, Laruga Glaser and many more.
Rishikesh school of yoga (Hatha Yoga)
Yoga Shala Tel aviv (Ashtanga Yoga)
Yoga Shala Tel Aviv (Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga)
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga)
Universal Yoga centre Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Power Yoga)
Swami Umesh Yogi (Yoga teacher and Spiritual guide):
Swami Umesh-Yogi is an incredible human being, a master in the field of spiritual guidance, meditation and Yoga. Yoga comes from Swami’s family lineage’s tradition. He has been teaching yoga since 1998 and has been involved in yoga since childhood. Now he travels different countries in Europe, India and the Unites States. His courses include yoga asana, transcendental meditation, philosophy, healing hand and Peace Education. His teaching offers us the key to inner peace, stress and anxiety relief and aims to let us blossom in our self-divinity, find happiness, peace, love, spiritual value and creativity.
Opening fire ceremony
Deepen your knowledge of Yoga on a beautiful tropical island
Ashtanga-Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga Practice
Yoga Philosophy and Vedic Science
Yoga Anatomy and Ayurveda
Meditation sessions and breathing techniques
Detoxing and cleansing techniques
Become a better person
Stunning tropical beach
Superb historic and cultural activities
Ashtanga-Vinyasa and Hatha yoga
Whether you are a beginner or advanced in your practice, all yoga practitioners are welcome and encouraged to join this teacher training.
Throughout this 200-hour yoga teacher training course, you will learn Yoga Alliance International-approved curriculum in a safe and supportive classroom environment that caters to your individualized skills. After completion of the training you will be eligible to register for a 200-hour Yoga Alliance International certificate which will allow you to teach anywhere in the world.
The Course will cover 5 main areas:
1. Yoga practice, techniques and training
2. Yoga philosophy and Vedic science
3. Yoga Anatomy and Ayurveda
4. Teaching methodology
A little more in detail:
it will be held in Zanzibar, a beautiful tropical island
we offer small, intimate class settings for individualized and personalized. Teachers are very knowledgeable and true to the lifestyle. Yoga is their life. You will love them.
Deepen your knowledge of Asanas (postures):
you will gain extensive knowledge of yoga postures and will increase your physical strength, inner strength and flexibility. You will learn how the major groups of Asanas (Forward Bends, Backbends, Twists, Standing and Inversions) affect each of the muscular, skeletal and internal organs systems. Understanding and knowing Asanas is the key to develop specific sequences. The focus is on Ashtanga-Vinyasa yoga.
Understand the Pranic Science:
Pranayama is an ancient yogic breathing technique used as preparation for meditation. It improves the respiratory system and purifies the body and mind. You will be guided to a proper approach to Pranayama in order to understand their physical effects, how they work, when Pranayamas can and cannot be practiced.
Understanding the Kriyas:
Kriyas are actions or duties a yogi takes in order to cleanse the internal system of impurities. Through lectures and discussions of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, you will learn the principles of Kriyas and how they work to keep your system in top condition.
The importance of Shat karma:
Yogic detoxing and cleansing exercises are important to learn how to incorporate your breath and meditate properly during physical yoga. It also removes the blockages in the energy channels. After learning about Kriyas, students will learn basic cleansing techniques that should be performed on a daily basis.
Learn about Mudras:
a Mudra is a seal or gesture that facilitates the flow of energy in the subtle body. There are many types of Mudras designed to bring different benefits, depending on what we specifically need. They go hand-in-hand with pranayama and meditation.
Learn about Bandhas:
they are energy locks. In the practice of a Bandha, the energy flow to a particular area of the body is blocked. When the Bandha is released the energy flows more strongly through the body. You will learn how to properly perform Bandhas alone and in conjunction with Asanas as well as how to teach Bandhas safely.
it is what keeps the mind focused and centered. You will learn the importance of each Dristi, when they can be used, how to perform them properly and how to teach them.
The Science of meditation: through lectures and illustrations you will learn the science and mechanics of meditation in order to develop consciousness and understanding.
chants and Mantras hold intelligence that enlivens different parts of one’s consciousness. The purpose of mantra chanting in yoga is to generate vibrations and connect with the universe.
Science of creative intelligence:
you will learn about the intelligence underlying all aspects of the universe and how, through meditation, each individual can directly access it.
Become a better person:
through lectures and discussions of the most important Sutras of Patanjali, the Bagwad gita and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika you will gain understanding on the yogic path and how how to live in the most conducive way towards evolution. Topics covered include Chitta (consciousness), Vrittis (intelligence), Samskaras (patterns), Yamas and Niyamas (conduct), Patanjali’s Philosophy on Ashtanga Yoga, Abyasa & Viragya (continuous practice & detachment). This knowledge will aid students in their own path as well as in becoming an effective teachers and role models in their own community.
Yoga anatomy and Ayurveda:
the course will cover the study of the anatomy of human body and the study of the anatomy of the Pranic body. Students will learn about the different levels of one Being (Koshas), Chakras and Nadis. It will also cover the basic Ayurvedic principles to promote health and balance.
along with the understanding of the human anatomy, physiology and health benefits of yoga techniques you will learn all the necessary precautions to be taken to avoid injuries to yourself and your students.
the course will teach you about the teaching styles, the ethic and responsibility of a yoga teacher, how to teach, demonstrate, observe, assist and correct. It will provide you with tools to help you set a positive and peaceful class environment for an enjoyable and transformative experience.
people coming into the practice of yoga will be at different places physically, mentally and emotionally. To be effective teacher you need to be able to accurately assess each student and give them a task that is challenging enough to inspire growth in their Asanas practice while not overexerting them to the extent that they can be discouraged. You will also need to be able to give proper feedback so that your students can develop their Asanas practice in a safe and effective manner.
How to teach Pranayamas:
teaching something as abstract as Pranayamas can prove to be more intricate than one might expect. You will learn how to give proper instructions for each pranayama, to observe cues your students might display in performing different Pranayamas, to understand the cause behind each cue and to find possible ways to help.
Voice and language:
how we communicate in a class can make the difference between a great class and a bad experience, a great lesson or a dull, dry lecture. You will learn how to use your voice and language effectively, to communicate with clarity and compassion.
an effective teacher must be able to identify the correct approach for each student by reading the possible cues that they display. Through demonstrations and discussions, this course will cover common physical or emotional signals indicating that a student might be having troubles in a certain area. Examples of these cues include the way they walk, talk, hold their energy and how their alignment looks in certain postures.
this part of the course will lead your transition from student to teacher. Under the watchful eye of your highly trained instructor, in a controlled and safe environment, students will take turns practicing their teaching skills by performing in front of their peers. There will be demonstration, alignment and instructions.
Arrival is on Thursday 31st October 2019.
Departure on Monday 25th November.
Training starts on November 1st.
Off days on November 7th (snorkeling to Blue Lagoon); on November 14th (Blue Safari); on November 21st (cultural excursion to Stone Town and visit to a Spice plantation).
Sample daily schedule:
06:30 – 07:10 Abyangha / Shat Karmas
07:10 – 08:20 Asanas practice
08:20 – 09:00 Pranayama & Meditation
09:15 – 09:45 Breakfast
10:00 – 11:00 Yoga philosophy and Vedanta study
11:00 – 12:00 Meditation / develop consciousness and understanding
12:10 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 15:00 Free Time / Self Study
15:00 – 16:00 Anatomy / alignment class
16:00 – 18:00 Evening asana practice
18:30 – 19: 30 (optional) Bhakti Satsanga
Snorkeling at Blue Lagoon
Cultural visit to historic Stone-Town
Visit to a Spice plantation
We are located in Zanzibar, a wonderful, romantic, historic and stunningly beautiful tropical island off the Tanzania coast.
Zanzibar is the largest island of the archipelago, nowadays famous for its beaches but with a turbulent and dramatic historical past of trading in spices, ivory and slaves. The capital also known as Stone Town, is one of the most interesting cities of sub-Saharan Africa, the result of the mingling of different cultures and styles, notably the Portuguese, the British, the Arab-Omani and the Indian ones. Due to its historical importance, it has been declared UNESCO World Heritage Site.
There is a vast range of things to do on the island, notably some amazing diving, snorkeling, and kite-surfing, as well as some superb historic and cultural activities. Here in Paje we can also offer you one of the most sensational and characteristic beaches of the island.
HOW TO GET HERE:
The simplest way to reach Zanzibar is to fly into Abeid Karamu International Airport. From here we can easily arrange a pick up for USD 35.
Alternatively you can fly to Dar Es Salaam and reach Zanzibar with a ferry.We reccommend you use Azam Marine ferries. The transfer from the port to Paje by Night is USD 35.
All meals are suitable for vegetarians and prepared to Ayurvedic and Yogic standards. Expect curries, mezze, Italian pasta, fresh raw and steamed veggies, salads, pulses and beans, coconut and season tropical fruit. Vegan and Non-vegetarian options are also available from our menu a la carte.
We have three rooms category all overlooking our verdant tropical garden: the standard bungalows, the King Size bungalows and the Concept Bungalows, we also have a couple of options for families and group of friends such as the Family Bungalow and the Jungle Bungalows.
The hotel is located 100m inside from the beach and nicely sheltered from the winds. Here you can relax, swim in the refreshing salted water swimming pool all surrounded by a peaceful, lush garden of coconut palms, huge ficus and flamboyant trees.
A minute’s walk will lead you to the beach and it’s a great one, with a stunningly beautiful, turquoise, emerald and aquamarine lagoon.
On the beach, The Beach House offers sunbeds, coffees, cocktails and winery, Italian gelato, snacks, tapas and big salads.
THINGS TO DO (OPTIONAL):
1 Person single occupancy (private) USD 4130 / USD 3890 **
2 Persons double occupancy (private) USD 3760 per pers. / USD 3590 ** per pers.
1 Person shared occupancy (max 2 people) USD 3890 / USD 3770 **
King Size Bungalow:
2 Persons in King Size Bungalow twin (private) USD 3915 per pers. / USD 3715 per pers. **
3 Persons in King Size Bungalow triple (private) USD 3768 per pers. / USD 3590 per pers. **
1 Persons in King Size Bungalow shared occupancy (max 3 people) USD 4030 / USD 3840 **
1 Person in Master double bedroom (semi-private) USD 4290 / USD 4170 **
2 Persons in the Master double bedroom (semi-private) USD 3840 per pers. / USD 3730 **
1 Person in the Standard twin bedroom (shared) USD 3770 / USD 3640 **
* * Special Offer only available by accepting to become members and agree to receive deals and offers from Paje by Night.
25 nights accommodation
Indian and Western Vegetarian lunch prepared to Ayurvedic and Yogic standards
Yoga certification which will allow you to register with Yoga Alliance International
Visit to a spice plantation
Cultural visit to historic Stone Town
Snorkeling at Blue Lagoon
WHATS NOT INCLUDED:
Transfers USD 35 per car O.W.
A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
In case of cancellation the deposit is refundable until 60 days before arrival date
The rest of the payment is due 30 days before arrival date.
100% cancellation fees apply if the booking is cancelled within 30 days prior to arrival date
The TTC might be cancelled by the organizer 35 days prior to arrival if a minimum of 10 students is not reached.