Breath & Balance 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training
The Sanctuary - Haad Tien Bay, Thailand
May 22nd - June 15th, 2018
Breathe. Practice. Awaken.
Step away from the rush and come closer to your heart on the stunning paradise island of Ko Phangan. Amidst the idyllic beauty of the world-renowned Sanctuary Retreat, we immerse ourselves deeply into the practice of yoga and learn to embrace the traditional four paths.
Release what no longer serves and rejuvenate the body and mind. Emerge with a strong foundation and a fresh perspective on life.
The crystal clear waters and clean beaches of the three Bays are kept pristine through the endeavors of the community, inviting daily dips in calm waters and peaceful, shoreside evenings. The beautiful architecture and interwoven culture of the setting lets the sound of nature infuse our classes, with bird sounds and warm winds wafting through our days. Dining happens beachside, with delicious, vegetarian Thai food prepared in-house. Balancing a family-type atmosphere with the elegance of a sought-after island retreat, the Sanctuary is a unique place, offering beauty and tranquility in a fast-changing world.
Watch monkeys leap through the trees as you practice and feel the balmy air on your skin. Take the easy coast walk along beautiful coves or cleanse daily in clear waters. Enjoy the slow pace and luxurious balance of this island paradise as you step into the fullness of who you are.
Meet your Facilitators:
Lead Facilitator: Randi Schiffman
Randi is the founder of SuryaFlow: The Art of Sacred Movement, a philosophy that unites ancient practices with breath awareness to bring about joyful living. Randi has the power to make authentic connections with others and is inspired to bring union of mind, body, and heart to all who are ready to heal wholesomely and holistically. She continues to be a witness to her own transformation and is inspired to help facilitate this healing for others. She is playful and light hearted, yet grounded in discipline.
Randi, E-RYT 500 is influenced by many traditions such as Ashtanga, Sivananda, Iyengar, Yin, and Restorative. She has facilitated over 25 International 200/500hr Yoga Teacher Trainings since 2010 and has helped to establish an experiential permaculture and yoga retreat center on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.
Co-Facilitator: J.R. Jayānanda
Australian born J.R. Jayānanda is a student and teacher of sacred arts. Throughout adolescence Jayā was immersed in holistic thought and began teaching Meditation and later Yoga in his early 20’s. He has taught with and lead more than 18 Yoga Teacher Trainings around the world at 200 and advanced 300hr levels. Within these courses maintaining a primary focus on Meditation, practical Eastern psychology and philosophy. He has always incorporated and found profound results with the use of sound and song.
Certified ERYT-500 studying in depth in India traditional Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Satyananda and Sivanada styles of Yoga to bring about an approach based in tradition yet modern in it’s understanding. From the Philosophies of the scriptures to neuroscience and transpersonal therapy we find just how our practice rooted in this quality of meditation will transform our life.
Highlights of the Breath and Balance 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training:
- Enjoy a focus on posture adjustment, therapeutic yoga, sound healing and anatomy
- Explore yogic philosophy, alignment, holistic living and alternative therapies as you step into your role of healer and teacher
- Swim in the calm, warm waters of Haad Tien Bay
- Nourish yourself with delicious vegetarian cuisine from Thailand and around the world
- Experience high-level holistic therapies at the Sanctuary Spa, as well as local Thai Yoga Massage in nearby locations
- Walk the coast path to the neighboring bays, drinking in stunning paradise vistas
- Relax in a comfortable environment, integrated with nature
What you'll love about the Sanctuary...
The Sanctuary is a world-renowned yoga retreat center where the jungle meets the sea. Elegant, open air construction lets the sounds of the gentle waves and chattering jungle flow through each space. The beachside Sanctuary Restaurant is renowned for its fine food, sampling traditional Thai cuisine and scrumptious vegetarian dishes from around the world.
Haad Tien Bay is specifically known for its peaceful and tranquil atmosphere; a unique place in a fast-changing world. amed “The most brilliant, quirky and unique” by Time Out and hailed as “Truly magical with an excellent reputation” by The Times of London, the Sanctuary offers the perfect combination of simple luxury and stunning, peace-evoking surroundings.
“If you are looking for a beautiful place in the jungle with a wonderful beach, fascinating people from all over the world, heartfelt connections, high quality workshops in beautiful halls in the middle of the jungle with skilled and experienced teachers, good and healthy food, a lovely spa, a bit more of an alternative vibe and a community feel, Haad Tien is definitely one of the best places in the world to be!”
Disconnect to Reconnect as you discover your true nature.
Check out a glimpse of The Sanctuary - Koh Phangan, Thailand
What you'll love about the Kula Collective 200-hour Yoga Teacher 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.
6:15 - 8:30 am Art of Practice
Meditation, Pranayama, and Asana
8:30 - 10 AM Breakfast
10- 1 pm Art of Living/Teaching
Yoga Anatomy, Philosophy, Daily Intentions & Special topics
1 - 3 pm Lunch & Self-Study
3 - 5:30 pm Art of Teaching
Kula Flow, Asana Analysis, Adjustments & Creative Sequencing
5:30 - 7 pm Dinner
7 - 8:30 pm Art of Healing
Ceremony, Kirtan or Satsang sacred gathering (*every other evening)
Conscious Exploration Through The Four Arts...
Our curriculum is split into four teaching tracks, woven through each of the three cycles. The Four Arts recognize and develop our studies in yoga in a thoroughly holistic manner, stimulating our students to become inspired, knowledgeable and intuitive teachers, expressing and modelling all aspects of this ancient lifestyle practice.
Art of Practice: Asana, Pranayama and Meditation infused with related themes, creative sequencing and personal practice design
Art of Living: Meditation, Yoga Philosophy of sacred texts and personal exploration and transformational developmental work
Art of Teaching: Theory and Methodology, Pranayama, Adjustments, Alignment, Sequencing, Transitions, Workshopping and Asana Analysis, Anatomy and unique therapeutic focus on various areas of the body
Art of Healing: Sacred Ceremony, Therapeutic Yoga for mental health, Ayurveda, Chakras and Shamanism and other energetic and holistic healing practices
Room & Board Package
dorm: US$1,500 US
double shared: US$1650 US
private: US$1850 US
Private with Ensuite: US$2050 US
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Our intention in all we offer is to create a world wide conscious community of space holders and healers who go on to share their own version of this work with others. We honor our sacred sites and give back to the communities who host us. We celebrate with ceremony and music, honoring the teachers who have come before us, our ancestors, at the same time trusting in the power we all have to heal ourselves and be our own greatest Guru. We invite you to come and be a part of our greater mission and vision of global spiritual awakening... and help us spread the Kula spirit!