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Further Yoga Teacher Training

An 8-Month Course Comprising 2 Residential Ashram Retreats, Online Training and Personal Mentorship

With Tulsi, Swami Krishnapremananda, Swami SatyaDaya and Ananda Devi

This course is for qualified yoga teachers who wish to deepen their studies and further their experience of the subtleties of yoga and meditation. It is also for yoga teachers who perhaps qualified some time ago and feel the need to refresh their understanding and skillset. The course will explore of a range of practices and provide a deepening of knowledge and skills to enhance your personal practice and bring greater confidence, clarity and depth to your teaching.

July 2023 - March 2024 | £1395

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Deepen Your Personal Practice and Your Teaching

Qualifying as a yoga teacher is a genuine accomplishment, and a gift to the teachers’ students. Yet what then? Spiritual life calls to us to keep our practice, and thereby our teaching, alive and fresh through continuing to learn, to deepen and to enquire through the whole of our life; not to become complacent, but to stay open to new learning and growth. As such this training could be a valuable next step on your journey.

The training will begin with a four-day residential at the Ashram during which course participants will embrace Ashram life through the practices of hatha yoga, chanting and meditation, karma yoga, havan (fire ceremony), kirtan (celebration of being through wholehearted singing) and satsang (question and answer). In addition, this first retreat will introduce the range of practices offered in the training, including ways of introducing these to students in a general yoga class setting. 

This will be followed by 6 online days over 6 months, each of which will start with a morning hatha yoga, followed by teachings relating to the theme of the day, and group sharing to address ongoing teaching issues and concerns.

The training will culminate with a seven-day Ashram retreat giving a fuller immersion into the practices and experiences offered, enriched by the energies and support of the Ashram. The purpose will be to further empower you as a practitioner and teacher.

All the sessions, both residential and online, will be recorded and the recordings made available to the students subsequently as an added resource for your training. 

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Mandala Yoga Ashram | Residential Retreats | Wales, UK
Mandala Yoga Ashram | Residential Retreats | Wales, UK
Mandala Yoga Ashram | Residential Retreats | Wales, UK
Mandala Yoga Ashram | Residential Retreats | Wales, UK

The Range of Practices Covered

There will be a wide range of yoga/ meditation/ tantric/ textual practices on offer during this course, including:

Asana 

Throughout the course the focus will be on exploring the more holistic and energetic benefits of asana practice and how the practices can be used to prepare for further areas of yoga practice and meditation. Creative ways of approaching asana both in a class situation and for self-practice will be explored, as well as ways of going deeper into key asanas. There will also be a focus on surya namaskara (sun salutation) with mantra, and how to build up to peak postures.

Pranayama 

The focus will be on deepening self-practice whilst also exploring how to build up practices within a class situation. Practices covered will include ujjayi (subtle breath), brahmari (bee breath), nadi shodhana (alternative nostril breathing), anuloma villoma & prana shuddhi (psychic nadi shodhana), kapalabhati (cleansing breath) and bhastrika (energising breath).

Mudra

We will be working specifically with gyana mudra (gesture of wisdom), prana mudra (gesture of life force), yoga mudra (gesture of union) and the subtle aspects of various other hasta mudras (hand gestures).

Meditation

A key area of the course will be the use of meditation in personal practice and how to introduce different aspects of meditation to your students with confidence. Included will be kaya sthairyam (body stillness), antar mouna (inner silence), ajapa japa (mantra and pathway) and an introduction to practices from theVigyana Bhairava Tantra.

Yogic Texts

The Bhagavad Gita, selected teachings from the Upanishads and the Vigyana Bhairava Tantra will be explored throughout the course together with an overview of how they influence modern yoga and how the teachings can be introduced into a class situation. In addition, there will be an overview of other key texts that directly inform the modern approach to yoga.

Mantra

Various mantras will be introduced during the training to explore personally, and with experience and confidence to share with your students. There will also be a session introducing basic Sanskrit pronunciation and also the core purpose of mantra.

Professional 

The Mandala Yoga Ashram approach to class teaching/ delivery will be discussed and explored alongside how to develop and progress class teaching.

***The delivery of course content will depend to some extent on the needs of the group. Additional material, not mentioned above, could also be introduced.

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Teachings

Expand your understanding of core yogic teachings with our experienced teachers.

Mandala Yoga Ashram | Residential Retreats | Wales, UK

Practices

Learn authentic practices to help you deepen your direct experience of yogic teachings.

Mandala Yoga Ashram | Residential Retreats | Wales, UK

Community

Journey with a likeminded group of serious spiritual seekers and ashram residents.

Aplication Process

This course is by application only.

Course Prerequisites

Applicants should have:

• At least 12 months experience as a qualified yoga teacher.

• An aspiration to further enhance their own practice and learning, and thereby share the deeper practices of yoga, including meditation, with students.

• An openness to transformative change on a personal level and an aspiration to deepen the understanding of their Innermost Nature.

Course Requirements

Students will be expected to:

• Practise daily following prescribed course material including asana, pranayama, and meditation for a minimum of one hour - throughout the course.

• Submit regular feedback to mentor/teaching team to reflect understanding of and progress in practices and teachings each month.

• Attend a regular and suitable weekly yoga class through the course.

• Attend all the residential seminars at the Ashram and all online days (to catch up promptly via the recordings of any online sessions missed)

• Teach their own regular weekly yoga class(es) throughout the course.

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The button below will take you through to a questionnaire for you to complete. After submission, the tutor team will then be in touch within a week to let you know whether a place can be offered. If so, you will then be asked to pay the non-refundable deposit which will confirm your place.

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Booking Information


Dates

1st residential retreat:
21st to 25th July 2023

2nd residential retreat:
16th to 23rd March 2024

Six online days, all Sundays:
August 27th 2023; October 1st 2023; October 29th 2023; November 26th 2023; January 7th 2024; February 18th 2024.

 


Price

£1395

Includes all teaching input both residentially and online, accommodation and food for the two residential retreats, and ongoing tutor support.

Payment Schedule

A non-refundable deposit of £395 will be required to secure your place, followed by eight instalments of £125 each month from 01/08/23 to 01/03/24 inclusive.

Further details

Further Details

Join us on this 8-Month Journey to Deepen Your Personal Practice and Your Yoga Teaching

Go deeper into the mysteries of yoga in one of the few authentic ashrams outside of India, with experienced teachers and a supportive community, in an environment of great natural beauty and focused spiritual energy.

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" The course was excellent and the environment inspiring. I had a wonderful visit - powerful, joyful and profound." - Ciara

"A special place overflowing with peace and harmony. I appreciated the depth of the course and feel that with continued practice it will get even deeper." - Calum

"Exactly what my soul needed! It was all so nourishing and supporting. I feel back to life and in my power once again." - Nichole