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The Collective 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training


The Collective 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training

Desa Seni, A Village Resort opened to the world on August 8th 2006. From its inception, this village has focused on creating a holistic wellness program providing yoga, dance, music and organic cuisine, set amidst a beautifully landscaped fully recycled eco friendly resort. The whole concept creates an environment where people can come to learn, relax, deepen the self and at the same time become part of a kula or community, experiencing the life and ways of Indonesia. With great success over the years, our vision and programs have come to fruition. This year, 2017, we are excited to be presenting the 5th annual “The Collective” 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. Our team of teachers, who bring together the different traditions of Kundalini, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Tantra, and Hatha, (to name a few), will be working together to share, educate, nurture all those interested in becoming a teacher or deepening their practice. This experience will incorporate all of Desa Seni’s philosophies, a fully rounded spectrum into yoga, offerings from additional teachers who will further educate, along with organic food, holistic wellness and the support and guidance of an amazing team.

This 4 week training course, offered by a dedicated and passionate group of educators, is designed to shed light on the many facets of Yoga and to deliver powerful teaching techniques covering topics such as class theming, mindful sequencing, biomechanical alignment, understanding of the energy body and sound and vibration. Our intention is to guide individual students towards their unique true expression as a practitioner or a teacher of this incredible and personal evolutionary path.



The Collective

Desa Seni School of Yoga

Yoga Alliance Accredited School of Yoga

Desa Seni School of Yoga is a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance. This yoga teacher-training program and all the teachers are internationally accredited have exclusive recognition and qualify to teach for the 200-hr Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification.

Yoga Alliance is an international governing board for yoga teachers and training program in the U.S and globally. Graduates of our program are automatically eligible to register as a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance. Becoming an RYT means having a higher profile and gaining international recognition as a yoga teacher.

For more information, please visit: www.yogaalliance.org

Curriculum: Techniques of Yoga – 100 hours:

Teaching/Practicing Asana (Surya Namaskar, standing poses, forward bends, twists, backbends, inversions & arm balances)
Kriya, Pranayama, Meditation and Mantra
Kundalini Yoga
Raja Yoga (mind techniques for elevating awareness)
Restorative Yoga and the use of Props
Teaching Methodology – 30 hours

The art of sequencing (teaching strategies to create mindful, functional and creative classes)
Theming and Languaging
Teaching beginner to intermediate poses
The Art of Adjustments and Variations, Yoga Therapeutics,
Pre / Postnatal Yoga
Stories of Yoga Poses / Functional Mythology
Vocal Work and Expression Exercises
Anatomy and Physiology – 20 hours:

Basic introduction of the musculoskeletal system, nervous system responses, principles of movement, the mechanics of breathing, body reading assessment and anatomy of adjustments.
Philosophy and Yogic Scriptures – 35 hours:

The Evolutionary History of Yoga.
Exploring the Gods, Goddesses and great Sages of ancient India
Energetic Anatomy: Chakras, Prana, Vayus
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, The Bhagavad Gita, Budha’s Philosophy
Tantric Philosophy
Traditional Purification Techniques
Understanding and Respecting the Privilege of Teaching Yoga.
Group Practicum and Presentation Skills – 16 hours:

Systematic work towards planning, theming and skillfully teaching a full spectrum yoga class.
Partner work coordinating body movement and breath in Surya Namaskar A and B.
Reading Requirements:

Light on Yoga, by BKS Iyengar
Pranayama; The Breath of Yoga. By Gregor Maehle.
Suggested Readings:

Hatha Yoga Pradipika by The Bihar School of Yoga
Karma Yoga by Swami Vivekananda
Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anadea Judith
Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Vivekananda
Bhagavad Gita by Sri Swami Sivananda
Sensing, Feeling and Action by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
Meditation for the Love of It: Enjoying Your Own Deepest Experience by Sally Kempton
Science of Being and Art of Living by Maharishi Mahesh
Kundalini Yoga by Shakta Kaur Khalsa
Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews
Yoga Meditation: Through Mantra, Chakras and Kundalini to Spiritual Freedom by Gregor Maehle
Touching Enlightenment: Finding Realization in the Body, by Reginald A. Ray
The Purpose and Practice of Buddhist Meditation, by Sangharakshita
The Anatomy of Hatha Yoga, by David Coulter
Sample day Schedule

7:00 – 8:00 am: Pranayama & Meditation
8:00 – 10:00 am: Asana Practice
10:00 – 11:00 am: Light Breakfast
00 – 2:00 pm: Lecture / Anatomy / Philosophy / Teaching Methodology
2:00 – 3:30 pm: Lunch and Free Time
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Teaching Methodology / Alignment and Adjustments / Yoga Practice and Practicums

Faculty and Bios:
Bernd Windhofer
Bernd Windhofer: Bernd works with the tools of Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, the Buddha’s Dharma and study in order to plumb the depths of experience and to always give each student exactly what he or she needs, with a passion for helping to ease the suffering of others. Bernd is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor at the E-RYT 200 level, where you can expect to be challenged in his classes, but always with kindness and care.

Daphna Dor
Daphna Dor: Daphna (GuruWant Kaur) has been sharing the healing technology of Kundalini Yoga for over 17 years, with the privilege of studying under Yogi Bhajan, the late master of the yoga. She brings to her yoga classes a deep respect for, and incorporation of, the body alignment of hatha yoga traditions, while embracing with great passion and gratitude the transformational path to higher consciousness of Kundalini Yoga.

Carlotta Castangia
Carlotta Castangia: is an ERYT-500 in Hatha and Vinyasa Flow style yoga. She has been a dancer for 20 years then finally found her essence through yoga. She began her journey in India embracing all aspects of yoga and she deeply believes in the origins and the roots of the yoga tradition. She also believes that today a modern approach is needed and therefore she combines her knowledge in anatomy and alignment skills in her teaching method. Her classes have constantly evolved over the past 5 years because of her deep devotion to the practice, and she firmly believes that in addition to being a teacher she will remain an eternal student.

International Yoga Federation IYF.

Pricing: Coming Soon

All options include:

Tuition for all classes and programs
Breakfast and lunches on all class days (6 days a week)
Opening and closing group dinners
Training manual & all course materials
Teacher Certification
All taxes and service.
Does not include suggested reading books or travel to and from Bali or Desa Seni, A Village Resort.

“Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.”~ Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

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