WELCOME PACKET #2
200 hr Yoga Teacher Training - Peru
200 hr Yoga Teacher Training - Peru
If you have not read the first Welcome Packet, please do so before reading on. If you have any questions or comments, please ask your Program Facilitator Jiya Julia Randall on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training Flow - During your 24 day training, there will be 3 cycles of 7-8 days. Throughout the training we incorporate the wisdom of the Chakana, using the 3 worlds (Lower, Middle & Upper) from Shamanic teachings and traditions of the Native Americans of the Andean Mountains to heal our wounds and shadows so we can step into the journey of our own souls and manifest the beauty of our dreams into existence. The flow of the training is as follows (subject to change):
Aug 19 – Meet & Greet, Opening circle and Dinner at 5.30.
Aug 20-26 – Lower World, Serpent
Aug 27 – Day Off
Aug 28-Sep 2 – Middle World, Jaguar
Sep 3 – Day Off
Sep 4-10 – Upper World, Condor
Sep 11 – Breakfast and departures
Days Off –
Our free days will fall on Saturdays 27th and 3rd - great days for resting or exploring the nearby market towns. Our half days will fall on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 31st and 7th. Free time is self organized and there are many beautiful and restful options of things to do. We will be working with cleansing techniques, such as fragrant plant baths and sauna, as part of the Peru curriculum. For those of you interested in working more deeply with the plant medicines of the land, we are able to connect you with some options for the master plant medicine ceremonies, including Ayahuasca and San Pedro (Wachuma) on your days off and potentially half day evenings. Please note that the ceremonies are not part of the Kula curriculum in any way, are 100% optional and at your own volition - if you are new to this kind of work, please do your own research and bear in mind that these options will remain after the training is finished also. If you are interested in any of these ceremonies, please contact Jiya directly to discuss the options.
More information will be available when you arrive, but please plan for around $50-100 per ceremony. If you do decide to take part in a ceremony, it is recommended that you keep the next day free for integration and rest.
There are many sacred heritage sites and Incan ruins in the valley that are easily accessed by bus or taxi. Towns of Urubamba and Pisac have lively markets and good restaurants. Machu Picchu is possible on a day off if you take the train, leaving before sunrise and returning after sunset. It is advised to book at least a week or two in advance for these tickets. There are also many beautiful forest and mountain trails, with waterfalls and beautiful views, accessible from the retreat center. More information is available here and on many other tourist websites.
Daily Schedule -
Please visit our Daily Schedule page for more information.
Sick Days/Missed Classes - Full participation is required to complete the program. Any hours missed will require communication with a facilitator and an action plan as to how hours can be completed. If additional facilitator time is required to work with a student to make up hours, an additional cost of $50 per hour will incur.
Review Homework and Certification Requirements - At the end of the course, you will receive your 200-hr Yoga Teacher Certification. This course is approved by Yoga Alliance, so as a graduate of this program you will qualify to register as a teacher with the Yoga Alliance organization if you choose to do so.
What to Pack - Bring clothes for yoga and comfortable clothes to hang out in. Make sure you bring warm items (although these are good quality and readily available there) and sun protection - the weather can get very cold at night and warm during the day, and at high elevation the sun is very strong. It is best to bring all your toiletries and medications you will need as well. Bring your yoga mat, plus any props you normally use, and a notebook. If you plan to do hiking or exploring, bring a hat, and appropriate pants and shoes. There is wireless service on site if you would like to bring your own computer or wireless device. However, in order to stay focused, we recommend trying to unplug from technology as much as possible during your stay.
General Packing List -
Neti pot and tongue scraper
Yoga Mat and props
Journal and/or Notebook (Pens/Pencils)
Comfortable Hang out Clothes
Warm items (hat, gloves, scarf, socks)
Sandals & Walking Shoes
Organic Sun Protection
Toiletries (Organic & Biodegradable - including hand & body soap, shampoo, toothpaste, tooth brush)
Probiotics and or any other appropriate preventative medicine
Organic mosquito repellent
Headlamp with batteries
Any Spiritual Books you would like to read or share
Money/ATMs - Please bring cash with you - this can be withdrawn from an ATM before you arrive or on a day off. If you are changing money we recommend doing it in Cusco for the best rates. Since you have already paid for your course, room and food, anything you will pay for will be outside of these costs such as excursions or if you decide to eat off site. Anything you do on a day off is not included in the price besides your meals. Please take out extra money to tip the staff upon your departure.
Check in - Upon arrival, you will be welcomed, checked at reception, and brought to you to your room. You can enjoy the day, get settled and we will meet at 5.30pm for dinner together as a group.
Laundry - This will be available onsite free of charge.
Food - The menu is vegetarian with vegan and raw options. If you have certain dietary needs or restrictions, please let us know if you haven't already.
Water - We recommend drinking purified water, which will be provided, For environmental purposes and convenience, you may want to bring a water bottle that you can refill.