Somatic Yoga Movement 200-hr Teacher Training
- Kura Kura Yoga Retreat Bali
- Seseh Beach, Bali
- Sep 3 - 30, 2018 (28 days)
- $3,700.00 - Program Price w Shared Accommodation $4,200.00 - Private Room outside Kura Kura
Somatic Yoga Movement
200 hours Teacher Training Course
We welcome you to a new experience of revealing your Light
Through conscious Yoga practice ~
Please read all information below with full presence and attention.
SYM is a special program which inspired us to revisit the whole Yoga experience we
had before and create something that resonates with us on a deeper level. This is more
than a Course. It is development of relationship with Self, body, mind, movement,
breath and community. T.K.V. Desikachar often emphasized: “Yoga is a
relationship.” This Course follows this calling of building the relationship on many levels.
Each one of us, despite race, religion, age and culture is guided by the laws of physical
realm. Everything we see around us is physical. And our bodies are more physical than
anything. Our extraordinary bodies are more intelligent than anything. Understanding
this physical patterns inside, we are able to re-pattern our mind. Soma – means body in
Latin. A somatic movement is one which is performed consciously with the intention of
focusing on the internal experience of the movement, rather than the external
appearance or result of the movement. The term somatic education was coined by
Thomas Hanna. Hanna used the term somatic education to describe methods of
sensory-motor education that use somatic movement to improve motor control and
sensation and change learned muscular patterns. Many people find somatic movement
education methods to be highly effective in relieving chronic pain, improving bodily
function, and recovering from common musculoskeletal conditions.
Our nature as humans is to identify the difference and the connection between body,
mind and spirit. Our higher purpose is to unify these aspects, so we can create and
Absolutely everything in this Universe lives by Movement. Stillness, as we understand it,
is an illusion. If we look into any object under microscope we will discover that on
cellular, atom level everything is moving, vibrating, pulsing and trembling. Stopping the
movement is not actually possible. But restricting the movement or changing it’s quality
from fluid to rigid – is possible. This is what happens in our body. We tend to immobilize
or overuse our body.
THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU, IF:
1. You are a beginner in Yoga and want to delve into the fundamental knowledge of
Yoga with or without intentions to teach.
2. You are a Yoga practitioner and want to develop and form your own style, with or
without intentions to teach.
3. You are an experienced Yoga instructor and want to explore the art of teaching from
your authentic heart, broaden your yogic knowledge and experience, and hone your
- To bring you to a higher awareness of your own body, and all other human
- Let go of old and distractive self-beliefs and build a solid foundation for your Self
- To show you the way of Owning your Voice.
- To provide you with various tools of mindful movement, to explore your physical
and mental capabilities in a safe and engaging manner.
- To build confidence and compassion towards your body from the space of
- To discover what your unique, authentic Yoga is, so that you can share your passion with the world.
This Course is not designed to create another generic Yoga teacher or to give you a
script from which you can teach. This Course is designed to give you the tools to be an
effective, unique and self-loving Human first of all. Our aim is to inspire you to become
a Conscious Mover, who can understand, observe, explain, accept, and adapt to the
ever shifting experiences life presents you, so that you can apply these vital concepts to
yourself and anyone else.
When you travel for a long 4 weeks Course, to share space and food with new people, it
may feel overwhelming. It can take you out of your comfort zone in a beautiful and new
way. Our schedule is full from 6.30 am till 8pm. Please make sure you are able to
dedicate your focus completely to the Course. If you are planning to have surfing/spa/socializing time simultaneously, we recommend to separate these events from each other.
It is a common fact that today we perceive Yoga as a physical practice, beautiful flexible
bodies posted on social media. If you share such perception, it is ok. We invite you to
broaden Yoga frame. In fact everything we do can be lived in the concept of Yoga.
There are many forms of Yoga, but nothing escapes this law of unification. Be ready to
experience new dimensions of physical and mental practice, which might not feel as
“Yogic” to you.
You don’t need specific Yoga experience. Your desire and passion for self-healing are enough. Our students vary in their Yogic “levels”, from totally beginner to advanced. Each finds his/her challenge and expansion.
Our 200 hour program meets the standard requirements of Yoga Alliance USA.
Additional offerings have been added to enrich the program to facilitate this experience
being both informative and transformational.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE COURSE:
Posture, transitions, alignment and adjustment. We offer diversity of Yoga
styles: Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Restorative, Zen Flow, Kundalini Yoga, Somatic movement,
Bartenieff fundamentals. This allows to expand our physical and mental understanding
of flow and stillness. During Course we play fun and experiential games to support the
awareness of Asana practice.
Breathing practice is the anchor of our program. We basically gather
together in order to expand the inhalation and exhalation and dwell in to emptiness
between them. Be ready to breath a lot, during movement and during meditation. The
goal is to let you sense how breathing correctly benefits and deepens your practice. If
you feel this powerful connection yourself, you will be able to pass it along to your
students and apply it to your everyday life.
The studies and practice of Somatic Movement, like Bartenieff
Fundamentals, meant to re-pattern the neurological connections that govern movement.
It is based on 4 principles: breath, core support, dynamic alignment and spatial intent.
It’s goal to reawaken a student’s awareness of muscles and joints that are not used,
used inadequately or misused, so that she or he can extend movement possibilities in
both energy and expressivity. Movement lab also contains Ecstatic dance, floor
communication, shaking release.
Guided dynamic, mindfulness meditations and Osho Dynamic
enhance the space between classes. Training is enriched with different daily meditation
to help you find which meditation techniques resonate most with you. You will learn how
to guide various different styles of meditations, how to sequence Yoga Nidra and other
techniques, and how to use your voice as an effective tool. You will watch educational movies which are based on harboring inner tranquility and developing meditation for
Throughout our practice we will be doing vocal exercises, chanting,
public speaking playing with sound and vibration. Voice – is power. Voice – is identity of
how we present ourselves to the world, as it emerges from the core of our being, it
broadcasts everything about us to the world. Since we live in a culture where perception
is reality, having a confident, commanding voice and persona can make the difference
between being heard and being ignored.
Art of teaching is presented by 5 languages of teaching. When you master these skills you can speak these ‘languages’ not only on the mat, but in your daily life. Yoga is much broader than just Asana practice and correct alignment. How can you create effective sequences, create a class that allows your students to move deeper into their
understanding of themselves, and teach in a way that let’s your personality shine forth?
These are the questions we aim to help you discover the answers to, so that the way
you live is an example that teaches others.
- Language of Presence
- Language of Touch
- Language of Speech
- Language of Observation
- Language of Kindness
The transforming point of your teaching skills is when you are to able see yourself
from outside. For this to happen we are filming some of the practices and classes.
Videos will be shared only within the group and class discussion. These videos are your
key learning material. WHY?
We all know about human’s tendency to freeze and sweat in front of camera. When we
listen to our recorded voice or see ourselves on the screen it triggers deep reactions
and we close up.
At the same time we admire Yogis or people of other profession for their ability to talk in
Our videos will remain in the frame of the Course only as a learning material.
There is no one can who teach you anything about yourself but YOURSELF.
Watching yourself will allow:
1. Overcome the shyness and shame of self and realize that they are illusions.
2. See the details that you are not aware of and correct them.
3. Learn how to give and receive positive and constructive feedback and hold your
4. Become camera friendly which can allow you to share with bigger amount of
people. It doesn’t have to be only Yoga.
5. Develop self-confidence and take it to your everyday life.
6. Inspire others.
Anatomy & Physiology
In this Course you will not be studying Latin names of
muscles, joints and bones. This is an old way of learning anatomy, which loses it sense
as time passes. We also don’t need to be medical doctors or biologists to know what is
happening inside of the body. We believe in evolution on all levels. Everything is
developing and changing, though education system today stands decades behind. In
our Course Anatomy subject is experiential, fun and playful. We base learning on the
Myofascial, proprioceptive and kinesthetic abilities of the body. Why do we move the
way we do? How can we re-pattern our habits? And where are the emotional and
mental blocks in our body? Anatomy Trains concept by Tom Myers makes a huge
impact on our Anatomy classes. Also we enriched the Course with educational
practicums from Leslie Kaminoff, the Author of Yoga Anatomy.org.
The roots and history of Yoga take us far away into the ancient past, and
no one definitely know the age of Yoga or it’s origin. There are various versions on this.
It can take a life time to study Yogic philosophy. This knowledge is available for us
through many ancient scripts, which fortunately survived, have been translated and
interpreted for us, modern people. One of the basic Yogic holy script are Patanjali Yoga
Sutras, which reveal 8 Limbs of Yoga. The 2 first limbs (Yamas and Niyamas) are the
seeds out of which our practice starts growing. In our Course we chose to dwell and
focus on these first 2 limbs. This way we can understand this ancient practice in a nice,
Rituals and Ceremonies
Remembering and respecting our roots – Mother Nature is something we have to remind ourselves as we live every day. Beautiful rituals and ceremonies will help us to feel the power of our tribe, connection and love.
A practice of deep activation of the unconscious level through
dynamic breath, which releases energetic blockages and old wounds. These practical
elements will help balance the mind, body and emotions because if unresolved issues
linger in our everyday life we cannot unleash our pure potential to serve others.
You will experience the tremendous gift of silence in real practice
which will allow you to dwell into the peaceful part of your consciousness. It is not easy
practice. In every training we see how students tend to break the silence and return to
old mind chatters. Though we always have chance to start all over again. Please be
aware of this practice and we invite you to take it seriously, you will feel the benefits of it
is the name of our Ecstatic dance sessions. Through Course we will be dancing altogether, in silence. This is very different from being in a disco at night and drinking alcohol. Such experience allowed us to forget the true purpose of dance. It is a healing, dynamic meditation, surrendering to the sound and the vibration flow of own
body. We met students who were self-conscious to dance in front of new people in the
middle of the day. And after trying it, Dance became their most favorite practice. So
relax and allow yourself to experiment beyond your “box”.
Moon has scientifically proven impact on Earth and her inhabitants.
And Moon also effects our body systems. We will be charging and restoring our bodies
during New moon and Full moon in a special and beautiful way.
Cacao ceremony – few times in the Course we will be learning about the beneficial
effects of Cacao Medicine. How it can become an energy boost, blood cleanse and
digestion support. Cacao ceremonies are well known for their warm, heart-opening and
Standard Price USD
– standard shared room – 2 single beds $3700 usd
– single room outside of Kura $4200 usd
**Early bird (before 1st of July)
– standard shared room – 2 single beds $3300 usd
– single room outside of Kura $3850 usd
Inclusion: Program and Certification; Shared accommodation in a beautiful Balinese
style bungalow; 3 healthy vegan meals + healthy drink during day; Participation in a Sea water Balinese Purification ceremony.
Payment is processed through Paypal or Bank transfer. Please include the charges of your Bank/PayPal in the payment transaction. First payment is 30% from the total amount to secure your spot in our Circle. Remaining 70% is due 3 weeks before the Course starts (before 13th of August). We suggest not to carry large amounts of cash with
you. Balinese ATMs are not always able to withdraw big amount of cash. Currency in Indonesia is counted in thousands. So 100 dollars is equal to 1,500,000 Balinese Rupiyas. Sometimes ATMs don’t accept bank cards of certain countries. Though you will need some cash for: laundry, souvenirs, shopping, transport and food during
weekends (if you choose to eat outside). In some restaurants & shops you can pay by card.
Cancelation and refund: first 30% of payment is non-refundable.
In case of cancellation, 70% of the total amount will be sent back to you.
This Course is designed for 18 people.
Our venue is Kura Kura Yoga Retreat – a beautiful, family style cozy resort, on the
shores of Indian Ocean. Kura Kura is often associated with a nest or a womb, in which
all inhabitants feels safe, nurtured and loved. Please check about Kura more here:
How to get:
1) Your flight arrives to Denpasar International Airport. Please make sure you are
arriving not later than 2pm on 30 th of September. We start at 3pm.
2) Take taxi from airport to Munggu village for 250000-300000 Indonesian Rupiyas. It
will take you about 40-60 minutes to reach Kura Kura.
3) If you are Early Bird email me to book your taxi email@example.com
SCHEDULE OF OUR COURSE
We start on 3rd of September at 3pm with Opening Ceremony.
We finish on 30th of September after breakfast with Closing Ceremony.