Alignments & Assists with a Bhakti Twist
- The Yoga Forest
- San Marcos la Laguna, Solola, Guatemala
- Jan 13 - 19, 2019 (7 days)
- Group Retreats: Shared Cabañas - Rama, Sita & Lakshmi - $1,350.00 Group Retreats: Private Yogi Rooms - $1,500.00 Group Retreats: Private Forest Cabins - $1,500.00
Feel empowered after your 200 hour training! We have the proper tools for you to create classes on your own. Our module is intended to provide new and advanced teachers with strategies, inspiration and an intellectual approach to creating well rounded Yoga Classes for your students!
Our 7 day course focuses on the art of sequencing and assists in a Holistic way. Each day we honor the 5 Elements and integrate them into our practice and teachings. The morning module will be a Sequencing workshop full of tools to inspire, create and enhance the yoga flow sequence for healing, connection and transformation. The afternoon module will be an Alignment & Assists workshop to explore the 5 movements of the spine and incorporate Thai Yoga Massage to provide support through our healing touch. We will take our practice to the next level with theme-weaving, bandhas, mudras, aromatherapy, mantra, meditation, and pranayama.
This module will focus on Vinyasa/Hatha sequence structures looking at a peak pose and working backwards to examine the foundation to safely and effectively prepare for it. Together we will shift our perspectives as we study strategies to gain a deeper understanding of how each pose affects the one before it and the one after it.
We will dive into sequencing theory and methods to develop and deliver a holistic experience for your students.
What you will learn about Sequencing:
Anatomical sequencing awareness
Creative and well rounded approach to building classes
Variations and modifications
Creativity in the classroom
Inspire and be inspired
New excitement for the practice
Ways to accommodate all levels & special populations
s teachers, it is important we are available to assist our students throughout the class to give them a holistic experience of alignment. That means we need to get off our mat, OBSERVE the room, and make adjustments along the way. We as teachers are the guide and our students come into the class looking for this support. We can offer this alignment in many ways; verbal, demonstration, spiritual and hands on.
Our approach is through healing touch. There are many courses being taught that give little to no attention on hands on assists yet it’s always something Yoga Teachers are inspired to learn.
This Thai Massage influenced hands on approach is designed to bring confidence to the teacher and to help the student deepen their experience in the pose by feeling a direct, firm and hands-on touch.
$1350 FOR SHARED CABANA
$1500 FOR PRIVATE CABANA
$1270 FOR *BRING YOUR OWN* CAMPING
Cost includes tuition, accommodation, 3 organic vegetarian meals a day
$150 OFF Early Bird (ends November 30th)
$200 OFF each, Bring a Friend
$100 Referral Reward to you and whoever signs up
Find your Self in the Forest.
Venue HighlightsSan Marcos la Laguna is a small Mayan village on Lake Atitlán in the western highlands of Guatemala. It has become a Mecca for international travelers attracted by its beauty, tranquility and diverse options for spiritual exploration and therapy. Terraced into the side of a cliff, The Yoga Forest is a twenty five minute hike up into the valley from Lake Atitlán, To escape to our lush tropical food forest please travel to us with a backpack, organic soaps, a head torch and a spirit of adventure.
- Tour Assistance
- Yoga Studio
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
Menu/CuisineWe serve local organic produce whenever is possible and prepare our delicious vegetarian meal with love. We can cater to certain dietary restrictions, such as vegan and gluten free. Please advise management of your needs as well as any allergies.
AccommodationsThe Yoga Forest has multiple accommodation options to suit all explorers, from shared cabanas, private rooms, unique yogi lofts, and private forest cabins. All accommodations are beautifully appointed, built using natural building techniques and materials, featuring comfortable beds, warm feather duvets, pillows, and decorated with Peruvian Shipibo fabrics and Guatemalan cushions.
Morning Travel Recommended: Book your flight to arrive in Guatemala City, then take a direct shuttle to Antigua. Please arrange to take an 8-9am collective shuttle (Q100) from Antigua to San Marcos la Laguna in order to get you to town in the morning or very early afternoon. We offer a daily escort service from San Marcos la Laguna to The Yoga Forest promptly at 2PM. Be sure to arrive in San Marcos la Laguna with plenty of time to locate Circles Cafe before the escort service arrives.
We also can arrange a private shuttle to pick you up from Guatemala City Airport to San Marcos La Laguna. Our driver will be waiting at the airport with a sign with your name on it. The ride directly from the GUA to San Marcos is approximately 4 hours.
Please plan your travels accordingly, either spending a night in Antigua to make a morning shuttle, or stay in San Marcos la Laguna a night early. For your safety, LATE ARRIVALS ARE NOT PERMITTED.
For additional details, please see our Getting Here page on our website: https://www.theyogaforest.org/getting-here/