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200 hour teacher training

Ashtanga Vinyasa

1 - 21 July 2021

Overview

This 200 hour teacher training is a deeply intensive 20 day offering, designed to immerse you into the foundational wisdom of becoming confident teachers of yoga. Join us on this deeply transformational journey of Sadhana, the passage of spirit to the higher Self. Honouring the established system of Ashtanga yoga, this course is the perfect blend counter-balancing tradition with the creative flow style of Vinyasa yoga. We will be sharpening our senses and diving deep into spirit, filling the cup of knowledge of what it takes to be a great space holder, how to teach yoga as a holistic experience and inspire students in our community.

We are here to train confident, magical, poetic and knowledgable teachers in the yoga community: empowered voices spreading the light of yoga around the world. What you bring to the table is the most important tool, the greatest teacher is you and we want you to bring your individuality and ideas whilst developing your own personal teaching style and voice. In our beautiful Sangha, community, we experience the extraordinary sense of connection and trust the process of practice and dedication, together.

This is just the beginning,

Welcome.

Highlights

The Experience

  • Spend 21 nights in our secluded forest home in the Southwest of Portugal

  • Nourish yourself with food grown on-site and from local producers

  • Meditate and practice in a converted victorian greenhouse

  • Moving meditation alongside swaying trees whilst practicing on the hill-side yoga deck.

  • The opportunity to visit our neighbouring Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre, or just hear them howling to the moon at night.

  • Take part in cacao ceremonies, drinking in this heart medicine and dancing as the sun rises.

  • A day trip to beautiful Lisbon.

  • Learn how to hold space, become the story-teller and the sequence weaver of being a yoga teacher.

  • Come away confident and creative in your words and presence as you find your authentic flow.

  • Grab one of the bicycles to explore the surroundings.

  • Drink chai post-dinner whilst we discuss matters of the heart and of ancient wisdom in evening Satsangs

  • Sing medicine songs and learn mantras with instruments to take home for your future teachings

  • Learn how to teach yoga as a business

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I long to merge with you,

Be filled with your nourishing essence.

Lead me into joyous union,

With the life of the universe,

That I may know it fully,

Realise it deeply,

And breathe in luminous truth. 

Radiance Sutras, verse 22-23

  • A safe, compassionate learning environment whilst also gently taking you out of comfort zones

  • Learn to teach and practice asana in the way of traditional ashtanga, ready for your own style of vinyasa

  • Be ready to see what is beyond asana

  • Dive into creativity through teaching methodology, theme weaving & new use of your voice

  • Become empowered and confident in holding the room

  • Grow your personal development with workshops on self-love & speech empowerment

  • Get technical with alignment and assisting

  • Become comfortable through the important art of touch, and learn hands-on-adjustments for students

  • Take on new approaches to meditation and pranayama, from the basics to the intriguing

  • Geek out in functional anatomy classes, and learn about ALL the bodies is by using our group's various shapes and sizes

  • Explore modifications and variations of asanas

  • Take your personal practice to the next level

  • Personally explore a subtler and deeper sense of awareness

  • Live in your new Sangha, our community, in paradise 

  • Even if you don't want to become a teacher but are ready to commit to this 21 day intensive, this is also for you!

The
Practice
The Art of
Practice
The Art of
Teaching
Depth: Applied Anatomy

Sample Schedule

This training takes place over 21 intensive days. During this time we will have some half days off to enjoy the beach, explore the nearest towns, or to read and rest. This schedule below is just a sample, each day my slightly vary and on alternating evenings we have gatherings such as satsang (conversations of spirit) or some surprises in store.

06.45 - 07.30            Sunrise, The Practice: meditation, pranayama or mantra

07.30 - 09.30           The Practice: Vinyasa or Ashtanga

09.30 - 11.00           Breakfast

11.00 - 13.00           Depth: Philosophy or Anatomy

13.00 - 14.30           Lunch

14.30 - 16.30           Art of Practice: technical, adjustment / Art of Teaching: methodology

16.30 - 17.00           Break

17.00 - 18.00           Art of Teaching: methodology, empowerment, space holding, ceremony, the wordsmith

18.00 - 19.00           The Practice: Yin or Restorative / Art of Practice: Posture clinic

19.00 - 20.00           Dinner

20.00+                     Evening gatherings: satsang or surprise sessions / Free time

Depth: Philosophy & Ethics
Practicum
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The Space

Our Home

A quiet and secluded venue, our home is an old Quinta set in a national park and is endowed with beautiful fruit trees, giant oak corks, grape vines, vistas and a stream at the end of the garden where we often encounter our neighbours; deer and wild boar. At night we hear the howl of the wolves from the Iberian Wolf Sanctuary next door and the hoots of wise owls who keep close.

Practice Spaces

We have the luxury of chosing from two shalas for our practices and lectures. First we have the Garden Shala, a converted Victorian greenhouse with light pouring in from the glass roof and walls.

Our hillside yoga deck has a phenomenal view of our magical valley to complement an outdoor yoga practice and immersive activities in nature. The dappled light from the surrounding pines, creates ample shade and a sense of being held by the surrounding natural environment.

Food

Inspired by self-reliance; we wish to live more sustainably, eating from garden to plate and using natural energy resources. Here is a place to feel balanced in a nourishing environment supportive for freedom and growth.

The food we eat every day can be a medicine with the power to transform, nourish, strengthen and heal imbalances. We have a plant based approach providing nutrient dense dishes; mostly organic, locally sourced or from our garden and delicious!

We like our food to be eclectic and colourful, packed full with flavour, superfoods and antioxidants that cleanse and enrich the body, mind and soul. When we design our recipes, we look at the seasons, the environment and food energetics to maintain and support harmony in the body.

Key things we feel are important to remember: its got to taste good, enjoy what you eat, avoid overeating, use local and seasonal produce, have fun in the kitchen and eat an inclusive, broad diet. 

Southwest Portugal

Within a 15 minute drive we reach the beach, see the fierce waves of the Atlantic coast and the charming surf town, Ericeira. Only half an hour from Lisbon and the airport, we are in an ideal location for Lisbon connections.

The Venue's values

The space was created in 2012 as a space to facilitate
transformation, healing & well-being:

A U T H E N T I C I T Y

Being truthful & natural is important to us, we do our best to align with the Nature & hold a safe space for transparency & healing. Every month we contribute to the reforestation of our planet by making donations to TreeSisters.

K I N D N E S S

We assume the best, respect & support healthy boundaries
with a sincere care & understanding for life & the challenges we all face.

S I M P L I C I T Y

It is not always easy in our world today but we seek to live an uncomplicated life, not holding on too tightly as we honour the resources of our planet.

C U R I O U S I T Y

An active interest & genuine curiosity supports self-discovery, deeper thinking & creativity. We appreciate an inquisitive nature & wonder!

D I V E R S I T Y

We recognise how essential diversity is essential to thriving life. Our community is at the heart of all we do, we encourage self-responsibility & support the essential growth & learning needed to live, work & play harmoniously

Facilitators

Faye Baldwin

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Faye (Wildest Yoga) is currently based in Copenhagen running her studio Iluma Yoga & eating too many of the cinnamon buns the city has to offer. Half Singaporean, a large portion of her time each year is spent traveling around the world , exploring new places on small budgets and diving in to the local cultures.

 

Expect laughs & bliss in her light-hearted yoga classes, where she will help you to find the internal and external balance of sweetness and intensity. Here we expand together and illuminate as one. Her offerings weaves together her various trainings in Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Rocket, Mandala vinyasa, Ceremony holding and Embodied Yin.

She is most passionate about blending creative vinyasa teamed with delicious music, and sharing knowledge of ceremony, sound and mantra. Finding yoga first through meditation at the age of 16, Faye is dedicated to offering work on both the inner as well as the outer Self.

With 950+ hours of training, she felt something was missing from YTTs: new teachers unsure of their voice & unconfident in their offerings. Faye's passion is creating self-assured, positive teachers in their teaching and hosting space. A lot of sweetness is on offer here, surprises await...!

Nanna Hoffman

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Nanna's story with Yoga can actually be summed up to one sentence she heard in a podcast years ago: "The work that heals you, is the work you end up doing in the world". Just like that, Yoga was it for Nanna and it continues to heal and guide her home every single day.

 

Till this day she's still amazed to end up coming home to her heart whether it's through a practice of breathing, movement or stillness. As a teacher that's where she's coming from. She truly has faith in the practice and what it capable of doing. Not just for herself but also for her students. In her teachings you will find that there's an infinite trust in how amazing you already are. She truly believes that you are perfect right now and believes that Yoga is just there to help you see it yourself. 

A certified Physical Therapist graduated from VIA University College in Aarhus in 2019, we will be  geeking out together in anatomy classes as well as some of The Practice (ashtanga queen!) and philosophical talks.

 

Her passion shines through empowerment and creative language, these beautiful workshops in The Art of Teaching are full of magic.

Isabella Westh

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Requirements

Attitude

This is not a retreat, there will be long days with plenty of study and homework as well as challenging practices. This is not to scare you off especially if you think you are quite a 'beginner', (we all were!) but for this to be a transformational experience, the work needs to be done even before joining us on this journey:

You will be required:

  • To have an asana practice minimum twice a week, preferably three times a week to build up your stamina, strength and also determination for practising everyday.

  • Remember this is primarily a Vinyasa training, so it is good for you to grasp the foundation of a vinyasa practice, as well as other practices you enjoy.

  • This training is also based on the tradition of Ashtanga Yoga, it would be beneficial for you to attend a few led-primary Ashtanga classes and get familiar with the primary sequence (you can google the print out sheet for this.)

  • Students will be asked to document the last 20 classes taken leading up to the training, documenting the date, the style of class and getting the teacher to sign - please try a variety of styles, not solely vinyasa

  • More importantly we would love for you to breakdown your favourite 3 vinyasa classes, what you enjoyed about the class, the type of language the teacher used, the music, details of breathwork/meditation in the class, the atmosphere created. Why did you love it? How were you inspired?

  • Start a journal - minimum 1 month of entries before the training. How are you feeling about the beginning of this journey?

  • Bring an open-minded, positive attitude! Our community is created through authenticity and individuality to make us whole. Take what you need from this course, and be open to learn.

Reading List

Below are two reading lists. Make sure to read the essential as we will be discussing them in lectures, bringing them either in physical form or as an e-book is required to refer to in class. The second list is not essential BUT, these are incredible works of art, either for language or to melt the mind with wisdom. We highly recommend reading these, perhaps bringing them to read on the beach.

Essential

  • The Great Work of your Life - Stephen Cope

    • A book breaking down the traditional Bhagavad Gita into more relatable, modern stories.

  • The Eight Limbs of Yoga, Pathway to Liberation - Bhava Ram

    • Beautiful book explaining the 8-limbed path in a more manageable, easier to understand read.​

  • Yoga Anatomy, 2nd edition - Leslie Kaminoff

 

Recommended 

Hello you. My name is Isabella and I am a Danish yoga teacher based in Aarhus, Jutland. As a former martial arts performer, I have major respect for all abilities and limitations of both body and mind. Yoga drew me deeper into self awareness, spirituality as well as inner growth and reflection.

 

My own yoga practice is mostly about allowing myself time and space to focus on my body, breath and state of mind. To work on my goals and challenges in a space without judgement and negativity, but with acceptance and joy from a humble mindset. When I teach, I prefer to link my classes with the traditional yoga philosophy as well as clear anatomical cueing. But there will always be room for your individual practice, no matter your prior experience.

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What you get

      Included

  • 21 nights of accommodation 

  • Three meals a day plus snacks, water, tea and coffee

  • Tuition for 200 hours training

  • In-depth training manual 

  • Booklet of medicine song and mantras

  • One-on-one sessions with one of the faculty throughout the training

  • Support and post-training mentorship

  • Special surprises along the way!

Not Included

  • Travel

  • Insurance

  • Airport transfer

Shared Options

25.000 DKK

Single bed in a mixed shared dorm

Shared bathrooms

5.000 non-refundable deposit required to secure place

 

27.000 DKK 

                   

Single bed in a shared twin room

No en-suite

5.000 non-refundable deposit required to secure place

28.000 DKK

Single bed in a shared twin room

With private en-suite

5.000 non-refundable deposit required to secure place

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Private Options

28.000 DKK

Private tipi tent

No en-suite, outdoor bathroom with the facilitators

5.000 non-refundable deposit required to secure place

34.000 DKK 

                   

Private room

No en-suite

5.000 non-refundable deposit required to secure place

 

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Investment

COVID

The Current Climate

We are still in the midst of a global pandemic which will affect the YTT in various ways.

The only way the YTT would be cancelled is if travel is made illegal to enter Portugal and borders close, otherwise the training can technically proceed, just like we are continuing with the April YTT. We will be in one venue together for the whole time, with staff living on site, so taking part in this training will be safer than going to the supermarket where you currently live. 

Please note:

  • You must present us with a negative test no later than 24 hours before departure for the safety of the group.

  • You must get travel insurance, and if insurance doesn't not cover you due to a country being orange or red, any injury falls on you and not the YTT team and venue.

  • There will only be refunds if the YTT is cancelled due to closures of borders/if our flights to Portugal get continuously cancelled resulting in us not arriving.

  • A possible postponement can also be made, moving the YTT from July to Autumn.

Cancellation Policy

With cancellation, if COVID strikes us within the 60 days, you all get 100% refund if we cannot travel to Portugal because of a ban, or if flights start to get cancelled. 

 

In all other cases, the deposit of 5.000 kr is non-refundable.

 

Cancellation for all other reasons:

> 90 days before training start date = 5.000kr (deposit) non-refundable

90 - 46 days before training start date = 12.000kr non-refundable

45 - 16 days before training start date = 18.000kr non-refundable

15 days before training start date = non-refundable

 

Cancellation within the last 30 days if you have COVID/have been in contact with someone with COVID and can show proof:

20% of your total cost required from the venue to cover your place and fees

 

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