Bali Advanced Training for Teachers

  • The Yoga Barn, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
  • Oct 20 - 28, 2019 (9 days)

Event Highlights

  • This training is designed to bring existing teachers together to go deeper into principles of practice, and deeper into how to tailor practice to your students, and how to teach in a natural, relaxed, authentic way without creating the “social dynamic of disempowerment.” We will cover how to survive and stay authentic and not reactive as the west experiments with Yoga as commodity. We become solid in our practice and teaching and then cut through the bullshit like an elegant boat slipping through the water, never looking back.

About This Event

Join master teacher Mark Whitwell for this eight and a half-day immersion in the heart of Yoga as passed on from "the teacher of the teachers," Tirumalai Krishnamacharya. This training is for practicing teachers (whether enthusiastically active or disillusioned and lost within the Yoga world) and existing graduates of a Heart of Yoga teacher training.

What is advanced? What does that mean? Mark takes the lead from his teacher T.K.V. Desikachar, who said: “The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.” This comes through correct engagement of the principles of breath, which makes your Yoga entirely your own: efficient, powerful, safe, and not a struggle to get anywhere, as if you are not somewhere.

Advanced yoga, then, is the ability to practice oneself as direct intimacy with the nurturing power of the cosmos that is our always-present reality, and feel solid and assured within this intimate connection with all. And then to be able to share this technology of connection in non-hierarchical, practical, caring, and effective ways, respecting each person for the unique arising of life that they are.

This training is designed to bring existing teachers together to go deeper into principles of practice, and deeper into how to tailor practice to your students, and how to teach in a natural, relaxed, authentic way without creating the “social dynamic of disempowerment.” We will cover how to survive and stay authentic and not reactive as the west experiments with Yoga as commodity. We become solid in our practice and teaching and then cut through the bullshit like an elegant boat slipping through the water, never looking back.

All body types, ages, cultures, sexual orientations, genders, experience levels and backgrounds are welcome (within above restrictions).

Advanced yoga means making your practice truly pleasurable and transformative, using the principles from the great tradition, and stepping into the mission of sharing this with others. It is easy and it is for everyone. If a person can breathe, they can do yoga.

Content includes:

Principles of practice from Krishnamacharya, including asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, meditation, and Vedic chanting

How to take the struggle out of yoga for ourselves and our students

Understanding the Great Tradition of saints and sages and how yoga fits into our relationship with them

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

Adapting yoga to individual needs (health, age, culture etc)

How yoga can flow into our relationships and make them easier, smoother and more caring

The art and science of sequencing (vinyasa krama)

Energetic anatomy and developing sensitivity to the needs and constitution of students

The art of private classes: One-on-one teaching Masterclass

Price includes:

Full tuition — immersive study and practice

One-on-one support with assistant teachers if desired

Full training manual

Membership to Heart of Yoga Teacher’s community group for ongoing support and questions

60 hours YA certification if required

Accommodation and daily meals are NOT included in the price, but there is a wide variety of affordable, beautiful, and delicious options both within and within walking distance of Yoga Barn.

What's Included

  • - Full tuition — immersive study and practice
  • - One-on-one support with assistant teachers if desired
  • - Full training manual
  • - Membership to Heart of Yoga Teacher’s community group for ongoing support and questions
  • - 60 hours YA certification if required

What's Not Included

- Flight
- Accommodation
- Meals
- Airport transfer

Venue Highlights

The Yoga Barn was created by its founders for the sole purpose of bringing together community and giving back to the island of Bali. Located in the heart of Ubud, Bali's cultural hub, The Yoga Barn is Southeast Asia's full service yoga studio and holistic healing retreat center. Launched in 2007, The Yoga Barn's buildings have an indigenous Balinese feel to them. Coupled with a spiritual vibe, The Yoga Barn is at once earthy and rustic, relaxing, friendly and unpretentious.

As a center dedicated to healing and renewal, The Yoga Barn provides a lush and inspiring environment for the nourishment of body, mind and soul. The Yoga Barn is open 360 days a year from 7am – 9pm with over 15 classes & workshops each day to choose from. These are taught with the deep knowledge and large hearts of the studio's established & visiting faculty. Daily classes and workshops range from traditional yoga styles of Classical Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Power, Pranayama, Restorative, Iyengar, Kundalini, Yin & Anusara. Other modalities include Meditation, Sound Healing, Kirtan and Ecstatic Dance. There are also retreats and yoga teacher trainings with visiting faculty on a regular basis.

Accommodations

Not included

Amenities

  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

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