25 Day 200 hr 'Elemental Flow' Yoga Teacher Training in Guatemala

  • Kula Collective Kula Collective
  • San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala
  • Mar 4 - 28, 2020 (25 days)

Event Highlights

  • Highlights of the 200-hr Elemental Flow Yoga Teacher Training;
  • Live in a Permaculture Food Forest
  • Eat delicious vegetarian meals and fresh teas sourced from our own organic gardens and local producers
  • Hold ceremony in an awe-inspiring and ancient cave-like fire circle, a space kept sacred and used for this purpose for many ages
  • Explore the beautiful forest gardens, waterfalls and natural abundance
  • Experience the powerful heart-medicine, cacao, in its home land.
  • Live in sustainably built eco-cabins and experience conscious off-the-grid living
  • Practice yoga in beautiful natural indoor and outdoor spaces surrounded by forest and with stunning views of nature
  • Help local charitable organizations with their work in our Kula Karma program
  • Swim, SUP or kayak in the beautiful Lake Atitlan
  • Shop for beautiful textiles and handicrafts in local indigenous villages
  • Professional Massage & Wellness Counseling and various therapies available
  • Many holistic health courses available in the community before and after your training, including massage and probiotic foods

Schedule

Typical Kula Day:
Example of Daily Schedule (will vary depending on location and facilitators):
6:00-8:30 AM: Meditation & Yoga Asana class (Art of Practice)
8:30-10:00 AM: Breakfast
10:00-11:30 AM: Philosophy Discussion (Art of Living)
11:30-1:00 PM: Special Topic, Anatomy or Ethics Discussion (Art of Living/Healing)
1:00-1:30 PM: Lunch
1:30-3:00 PM: Personal Sadhana
3:00-4:00 PM: Techniques class (Art of Teaching)
4:15-6:00 PM: Techniques or Practicum (Art or Teaching)
6:00-7:00 PM: Dinner
7:30-8:30 PM: Kirtan, sharing and meditation (Art of Healing) {every other day}
8:30-9:30 PM: Studying or journaling in Silence

Every 4th day of the 8 day cycle is a half day, and every 8th day a full day of Self Sadhana.

About This Event

Immerse yourself in the magic of the forest, realize your inner stillness and access the wisdom that resides deep in your heart and soul. Feel embraced by incredible natural beauty and the power of the elements, as we uncover the true teacher within.

Come join us and awaken the power of your spirit while living in a conscious living community overlooking the incredible Lake Atitlan, in the western highlands of Guatemala. Majestic mountain scenery and mystical lake serenity create a profound transformative energy deep within the soul. The simple living and permaculture principles of the Yoga Forest complement our studies, as we learn how to take our yoga off the mat and into our lives.

What you'll love about the Kula Collective 200-hour Training…

The Kula Collective 200-hour training provides a deep immersion into the practice of yoga - living, learning and embracing all aspects of a yogic lifestyle and deepening the connection to oneself and the earth through the wisdom of shamanic healing practices. These traditions, designed to grant us access to the infinite wisdom we carry within, are smoothly blended together to form a holistic offering rooted in the Indian philosophy of yoga.

Kula Collective's 200hr YTT focuses on the expansion of our own sacred consciousness, so that we can fully embody our practice and radiate the teachings of yoga by united in mind, body and spirit. All of our programs meet Yoga Alliance standards for teaching methodology, anatomy, yogic theory and special education. This course will provide a solid foundation of yoga history, the four traditional paths, 8 limbs of ashtanga yoga, meditation and exploration of asana through our signature Kula Flow and its asana analysis.

After learning the Kula Flow we deepen our understanding of Self through study of yoga philosophy, cleansing, Bhakti Yoga and ceremony. We share creative teaching methodology for designing balanced and holistic classes, using the Kula Signature Sequences as building blocks and providing support for new teachers to creatively sequence their own classes. The course will give multiple opportunities for participants to teach and receive feedback, so that they leave with not only a fully prepared sequence, but multiple shorter sequences and a plethora of inspiration ready to create from the heart.

The Kula Collective 200-hour YTT provides you with concrete tools and clear strategies to live your life with passion and purpose. Perhaps you’re wondering if it’s really worth your time, money and effort to become Yoga Alliance certified as a 200-hour registered yoga teacher (RYT). We understand how you feel; this path is not an easy one, yet we’ve found that even those who have no plans of actually teaching Yoga have come away deeply transformed by this experience, with crystal clarity on steps they can take to manifest their dreams into reality.

Throughout our time together we engage in self-inquiry to clear space for the true teacher within to shine. By releasing the stories and holdings that no longer serve us, we create more space in our bodies and mind to see our gifts, our passions and the essence of who we are as beings on a path to holistic, connected living.

This training will provide a strong foundation in yogic practice and philosophy, and a fresh perspective on life. Its an opportunity to cultivate a practice if you do not have one and to deepen your existing practice if you do. Through the unique experience of uncovering and discovering our true nature, we empower our students to become inspired leaders in their communities and wherever they go in the world. Step away from the rush and come closer to your calling, through connecting to your heart and embracing the oneness within all.

FOUNDATION OF YOGA - ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY - AYURVEDA - PRANAYAMA - MEDITATION - ASANA ANALYSIS & ASSISTING - KULA FLOW & CREATIVE SEQUENCING - TEACHING METHODOLOGY - CLEANSING - PHILOSOPHY - SHAMANISM - CHAKRAS - SATSANG - KIRTAN & CEREMONY

Journey Through the Three Worlds of the Chakana...

Each of our training programs have been carefully designed to incorporate 200 intensive hours, as detailed by the Yoga Alliance, using the Kula Collective signature structure of the Chakana. The Andean Cross allows a transformative journey through the lower, middle and upper worlds of this ancient tradition, allowing us to explore the many levels of our being.

Beginning with the Lower World, we Explore our unconscious and physical abilities and limitations, recognizing and breaking through self-created boundaries and limiting beliefs. By releasing what no longer serves us, we create more space in the body and mind through the cultivation of awareness and the understanding of the roots of yoga, anatomy, foundational practices and selfless service. Throughout this cycle we will practice and learn in depth the poses and sequencing of our Kula Basic Flow, with daily opportunity to teach to peers and receive feedback.

In the Middle World, we Empower discovering more of who we are, through experiencing elemental awareness and self inquiry, allowing us to embody the teachings and live to our full potential. After teaching their first full yoga class, participants dive deeper into the work of Patanjali's Ashtanga (8 limbs) philosophy, applied anatomy, philosophy, pranayama, ayurveda and chakras, deepening understanding of our true nature and evoking a strong love for the self and each other.

From our work in the Lower and Middle worlds, we experience a sense of freedom in the Upper World as we Expand, shifting from gross to more subtle realms of consciousness, letting us step into our radiant power. With topics such as complementary holistic health practices, yoga sutras in depth, and the profession of yoga, we close our training with a clear personal practice and teaching plan, fueled with inspiration to grow our gifts and manifest our dreams into reality.

We are the ones we've been waiting for.

What's Included

  • 24 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily meals
  • 200 hr yoga teacher certificate

What's Not Included

Airfare
Airport transportation

Venue Highlights

What you’ll love about the Yoga Forest…
The Yoga Forest was founded as a sustainable living experiment, through a desire for living simply, greenly and in communion with everything surrounding us.

In yoga practice, we clear the body and mind making space for wisdom and deeper understanding to flow freely and openly. In making space, we allow ourselves to experience our fullness and connection to everything around us. Yoga is therefore about cultivating flow through the body and mind and opening up to optimal experience - union.

Permaculture follows the same principles. In Permaculture, we are essentially making space for the wisdom of the entire system to fully flow, to become a more open and thriving container for life. Permaculture teaches us to observe the natural environment and work with rather than against the natural order of flow. Thus, in Permaculture we are also cultivating union. Through the Yoga of Permaculture, we are facilitating the experience of Yoga as deep ecology – by allowing the ecosystem, and ourselves within that system, to demonstrate their own evolution.

Immerse yourself in an eco-friendly conscious community for a month of transformation. Enjoy the perfect sub-tropical climate in the western highlands of Guatemala, with stunning views through the Yoga Forest taking in Lake Atitlan and its magnificent volcanoes. Let your body and mind come into a tranquil balance among mystical scenery and powerful energies.

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Accommodations

There are private and shared accommodations available.

Menu/Cuisine

Vegetarian, farm-to-table and conscious cuisines!

Directions

Directions vary by location.

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 60+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 30-59 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-29 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due 14 days before the retreat start date.
The remaining balance is non-refundable once paid.
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