14 Day 200Hr Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

  • 14 Day 200Hr Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Summary

Get ready to experience the beauty of the South of France as you embark on your 200Hr Yoga Teacher Training journey.

The countryside is wild but easily accessible. Top grade trout streams rush down forested mountainsides into rivers where kayakers paddle. Waymarked walking trails lead to 3000 metres peaks where isards (chamois), marmots and even bears roam. Cyclists can take in a stage of the Tour de France, mountain bike down tracks or gently pedal in the valleys.

The Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) program is unique, transformative, and highly regarded worldwide. The practice includes fluid, dynamic asana, kriya, pranayama, mantra, meditation, dance, wellness, self-care, and ritual for optimal health and personal growth. The revitalizing approach helps to develop mindful self-awakening and cultivate strength and flexibility on all levels through the practice of yoga.

This course offers a robust introduction to the Hatha Vinyasa Flow method in an intensive, transformational environment. It encompasses the mission of education, empowerment, and evolution; draws from many traditions; and emphasizes more than the physical practice of yoga.

Optional excursions include a visit to gorgeous Toulouse, known as “The Pink City” for its signature rosy stone, and home to the best wine bar in the world; and a delectable lunch and wine tasting at at La Mas de Mon Pere.


The cost includes -

200-Hour certification upon successful completion of the course

425 pages Manual

13 nights in luxury accommodations

3 incredible, organic vegetarian or vegan meals each on-site day

Unlimited coffee, an assortment of teas, and fresh fruit for snacks

Housekeeping and laundry service or self-serve laundry

Full access to magical private properties—including gardens, trails, swimming pools, and more

Options to participate in organized group excursions (at additional cost) 

All applicable taxes


Please note -when you pay an early bird price, the balance is due 90 day before start date. If you book within 3 months (90 days) of start date, then you would be asked for balance paid immediately upon registration.

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Yoga Teacher Training

Occitanie, France
Yoga Alliance Accredited

Styles

  • Hatha
  • Vinyasa

Food

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

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Location

Occitanie, France

The city of Toulouse, located on the Garonne plain in the heart of southwest France, half way between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, is more important now than it has been for many centuries. Since 2016, the fourth-largest city in France has become the capital of the second largest region of France, the new region of "Occitanie", which stretches from the Rhone in the east to within 60 miles of the Atlantic coast in the west.

In Toulouse and the surrounding area, red brick is the traditional building material, and it is this red brick that has given the city its nickname La Ville Rose. It is the only large historic French city, apart from the industrial cities of the north of France, where brick has long competed with stone as a major building material.

A fairly compact city, the centre of Toulouse stands between the Canal du Midi (a world heritage site), and the river Garonne. The central area is a maze of narrow streets, crossed as in Paris by a few wide boluevards. With its multitude of cafés, restaurants bars and boutiques, old Toulouse is a historic area where visitors can easily spend two or three days and still not have time to do everything.

Food

A talented plant-based chef creates three unforgettable vegetarian or vegan meals each day. The healthy, organic menu is inspired by the world’s greatest cuisines and artistically crafted to please all the senses. All meals are designed around the seasons, using Ayurvedic principles and incorporating the best and freshest local ingredients, herbs, and spices. They serve organic produce from local family farms at all of our properties. The meals are well-balanced and prepared with love. This positive energy is infused into the food, aiding the digestive process.

Full Description

Get ready to experience the beauty of the South of France as you embark on your 200Hr Yoga Teacher Training journey.

The countryside is wild but easily accessible. Top grade trout streams rush down forested mountainsides into rivers where kayakers paddle. Waymarked walking trails lead to 3000 metres peaks where isards (chamois), marmots and even bears roam. Cyclists can take in a stage of the Tour de France, mountain bike down tracks or gently pedal in the valleys.

The Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) program is unique, transformative, and highly regarded worldwide. The practice includes fluid, dynamic asana, kriya, pranayama, mantra, meditation, dance, wellness, self-care, and ritual for optimal health and personal growth. The revitalizing approach helps to develop mindful self-awakening and cultivate strength and flexibility on all levels through the practice of yoga.

This course offers a robust introduction to the Hatha Vinyasa Flow method in an intensive, transformational environment. It encompasses the mission of education, empowerment, and evolution; draws from many traditions; and emphasizes more than the physical practice of yoga.

Optional excursions include a visit to gorgeous Toulouse, known as “The Pink City” for its signature rosy stone, and home to the best wine bar in the world; and a delectable lunch and wine tasting at at La Mas de Mon Pere.


The cost includes -

200-Hour certification upon successful completion of the course

425 pages Manual

13 nights in luxury accommodations

3 incredible, organic vegetarian or vegan meals each on-site day

Unlimited coffee, an assortment of teas, and fresh fruit for snacks

Housekeeping and laundry service or self-serve laundry

Full access to magical private properties—including gardens, trails, swimming pools, and more

Options to participate in organized group excursions (at additional cost) 

All applicable taxes


Please note -when you pay an early bird price, the balance is due 90 day before start date. If you book within 3 months (90 days) of start date, then you would be asked for balance paid immediately upon registration.

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • WiFi Internet
  • Meditation
  • Pool
  • Facilities Access
  • Mats
  • Yoga Props
  • Ayurveda
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Meet The Facilitators

 

Syllabus

HOURS + TOPICS

During the opening circle, we discuss the course overview, introduce the power of intention and ritual, share collective introductions among the kula (community), and explain the school's concept. You'll also go over the course requirements.(3h)

Students collectively define both Yoga and Wellness. A brief cultural history of yoga and classical definitions of Yoga are discussed. Concepts like Samkhya and kleshas are introduced. Wellness is collectively defined. Connections are drawn between Yoga and Wellness. (2h)

This includes asana, pranayama, mantra, kriya and mudra.(26h)

These 2-hour daily modules are designed to stretch, tone and heal the body. This yoga master classes not only move the body but also stir the heart and mind. They weave classical yogic concepts with modern anatomical intelligence, inspiration for self observation and spiritual wisdom.

Students will actively practice Loving Kindness, Japa, Trataka, Japa Mala, Mindfulness, Sound Healing, Yoga Nidra, Mantra, and Nyasm styles of meditation daily to directly experience the benefits and also the challenges. Students will have the opportunity to note the effects of a consistent daily meditation practice for 14 days in a row. (12h)

In this 1 hour daily module following the morning sadhana, the instructor explains the proceeding morning practice. Morning yoga classes are based upon the Hatha Vinyasa method of building a sequence around a cohesive theme and variations on that theme (physically and oftentimes mentally, emotionally and spiritually). In each of these break down sessions, an asana (the peak pose of the day) is explained in detail including benefits and effects, modifications and variations, anatomical alignment details, and contraindications.

The entire master class is collectively discussed and written down. This will provide students with a library of intentional and versatile sequences to reference for inspiration when putting together their own classes once they begin teaching.

This session also serves as a Q&A about any part of the morning practice so that students gain experiential perspective about designing and teaching a yoga class and also for clarification about any of the class elements. (8h)

Basic and advanced concepts specific to hatha vinyasa yoga in the lineage of Sri Krishnamacharya are defined. This gives students a map to follow regarding what to include in vinyasa-style classes, and why. Concepts such as surya namaskar (sun salutations), vinyasa krama (flows), kriya (repetitive movements), and connecting vinyasa (linking sequences) are explored.(2hr)

Students will gain a solid understanding of how to sequence a vinyasa class. Concepts such as theme and variation in asana, peak pose, vinyasa krama, connecting vinyasa, music, philosophical themes, and timing are covered. Students work in small groups to design a class and receive feedback. (5h)

This module includes Krishmacharya’s and Patanjali’s definition of asana, students working together with partners or small groups to perform a postural analysis, and an overview of common alignment mistakes.(2.5)

Different categories of asana are defined. Regions of the body are identified, muscles, bones, nerves, organs and connective tissues are explained in relation to different types of postures and positions. Cautions and contraindications, range of motion, as well as general benefits of posture groupings are explained. (2h)

Different asana are explained and demonstrated. The anatomy of each asana is discussed, as well as variations, modifications, benefits, contraindications, and hands on assists, adjustments and enhancements. Students will work in pairs or small groups to practice teaching the asana and mini-sequences.(21.5)

Ethical, energetic and anatomical aspects of touching yoga students are discussed. Options for student and teacher safety are explored. Similarities and differences between adjusting, assisting and enhancing asana are considered. Contraindications are explained. Verbal and energetic assists are also explained. (1.5h)

Students are given a list of asana (yoga poses) that are a part of the curriculum. With a partner or small group, students will photographically document their understanding of these poses on both the first and last days of the training program. This will illustrate their growth and transformation during the yoga teacher certification course, and also their understanding of the physical and energetic alignment of each asana. (2h)

Students receive theoretical and experiential information about hasta, pada, mula, uddiyana, jalandhara and maha bandhas. We discuss benefits, contraindications, physical and energetic anatomy, and explore several different techniques for teaching and self practice.(2h)

This module gives students an overview of the energy-body through the lens of yoga.(3h)​

Students will discuss the similarities and differences between Yoga and Exercise. The global influence of Krishnamacharya and his students will be discussed, as well as other popular styles of Yoga. (1h)

This is an introduction to Yoga as a philosophy and lifestyle that encompasses more than just the physical postures. (1h)

This module includes plant based nutrition for the health of the whole.(24h)

Students will explore one of Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga, Yama. The first of these ethical observances is ahimsa, non-harming of self and others. This principle is applied to our yogic lifestyle by adhering to a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet for 14-days. Mealtimes are not only an opportunity to practice mindful eating, they are also a time to educate students about plant based nutrition and to offer first hand experience of the benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle in harmony with Ayurvedic principles.

Pranayama as one of Patanjali’s Eight Limbs is defined and discussed. The anatomy of the respiratory system is explained. Concepts such as: sama vritti (even breath), visama vritti (uneven breath), kumbaka (breath retention), and vayu (wind) are defined. Benefits and contraindications are also explained. (2h)

Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi 

Meditation as one of Patanjali’s Eight Limbs is defined and discussed. Modern research and classical perspectives are included in the discussion, in addition to the benefits and physiological process. Different styles and approaches are explained.(2h)​

Nyasm, Loving Kindness, Japa, Japa Mala, Mindfulness, Sound Healing, Yoga Nidra, Mantra, and Trataka are explained in-depth so that each student will have clear instruction on how to practice each of these techniques, and also the benefits, variations and contraindications for each. (4.5h)

Students learn about the benefits of silence by refraining from speech and technology during silent breakfasts and on Saturdays for half the day (15h).

Students practice meditation in motion, ritual, and a new way of experiencing asana, to break habits and patterns that block their flow of awareness.(1h)

Different chants are explained and practiced to expose students to this ancient form of Yoga. (1h)

Samskara, Karma, Klesha & Pratyahara.(1h)

This discussion is designed to spark insight into what we believe and why. Students are invited to identify patterns in themselves, their relationships and in society that can be shifted through diligent self-study (svadhyaya) and through the practice of Yoga.

Students will be introduced to Ayurveda as a sister science to Yoga; Yoga being a path to purify the mind and Ayurveda as a path to purify the body. An overview of the five elements, three dosha, dinacharya (daily routine) guidelines, and how to live in harmony with our environment will be given.(3h)

Creative and conscious verbal guidance is one key to skillful teaching. In this module, we explore different approaches to public speaking, various approaches to cuing alignment, filler words and creative use of verbs and metaphors.(2h)

Students will learn how and why to register with Yoga Alliance. You'll discuss teaching options and possibilities, how to find teaching opportunities and what to expect, continuing education, mentorship and higher level trainings, hosting and attending workshops, retreats and special events, marketing alliances, social media, and how to write a bio, resume and mission statement. (3h)

The concept of lineage is defined. Students will reflect upon their own lineage and identify their strengthens and weaknesses as a teacher. We discuss what it means to be a teacher, Yoga teacher, educator, guide and leader. (3h)

In two quizzes, at the beginning of weeks two and three, students will have 30 minutes to take each quiz and then 30 minutes to go over the quiz as a group. This emphasizes important course content and gives students a gauge of their strengths and weaknesses. (2h)

Students will get a recap and summary of course content by watching a documentary and several short videos on YouTube (3hr).

Students learn the ethical aspects of relating to self and others in this exploration of the Yamas and Niyamas. Different translations of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras are referenced, as well as current application of these ancient and timeless guidelines to living a yogic lifestyle. (4h)

Students will learn multiple perspectives on the general course content by reading the course manual and textbooks in addition to dedicating 5+ hours to prep and planning time for a final student practicum; 1+ hour prep, planning, design, and creation of sacred space altar and dinner blessing; and 1 hour of karma yoga during the training.(20h)

Online Asana - Students will continue the 90 minute morning practice for 7 more days online.(11h)
Daily Mediation - Students actively practice lovingkindness, japa, trataka, japa mala, mindfulness, sound healing, yoga nidra, mantra, and nyasm styles of meditation daily to directly experience the benefits and challenges. Students will have the opportunity to note the effects of a consistent daily meditation practice for 21 days in a row (in person and online for 7 days following the intensive).

The final project will be to share a 30-dminute video on Google Drive, IGTV or YouTube. It can be share publicly or just to the group. The group is encouraged to watch and offer feedback. The teachers will provide feedback. (1+)

40+ hours of course reading and practice prior to or during the training program
2 hours to research and write 1000-word essay
10+ hours teaching community classes upon completion of training
7 hours silent mornings / breakfasts for 7 days
6 hours to plan one ayurvedic meal specific to your vikruti; shop or grow, cook, eat, and clean up

Certification

Upon completion of this teacher training course, you will receive a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certificate. This certification will allow you to begin teaching as soon as you please anywhere in the world.

Schedule

TIME
ACTIVITY
6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Sadhana: Asana, Pranayama, Mantra and Discussion
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Breakfast
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Training Session
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Delicious Lunch
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Training Session
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dinner

Time Off

The weekend schedules offer you more time off for you to rest, rejuvenate and enjoy and explore the beautiful natural area. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to relax on one of several terraces or take a refreshing dip in the large swimming pool. Optional excursions include a visit to gorgeous Toulouse, known as “The Pink City” for its signature rosy stone and a delectable lunch and wine tasting at Vineyard Domain Herrebouc.

Reviews

Shared Room at Château de Rhodes

Shared Room

The venue is filled with 18th and 19th century antiques, and Persian rugs and it will create incredible memories for all who stay here. There are two very large reception rooms, chateau dining room, library, billiard room, games rooms, terrace dining-room for thirty plus, cinema room, original chateau kitchen, plus a fully equipped professional kitchen.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK AVAILABILITY  

Occitanie, France

The city of Toulouse, located on the Garonne plain in the heart of southwest France, half way between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, is more important now than it has been for many centuries. Since 2016, the fourth-largest city in France has become the capital of the second largest region of France, the new region of "Occitanie", which stretches from the Rhone in the east to within 60 miles of the Atlantic coast in the west.

In Toulouse and the surrounding area, red brick is the traditional building material, and it is this red brick that has given the city its nickname La Ville Rose. It is the only large historic French city, apart from the industrial cities of the north of France, where brick has long competed with stone as a major building material.

A fairly compact city, the centre of Toulouse stands between the Canal du Midi (a world heritage site), and the river Garonne. The central area is a maze of narrow streets, crossed as in Paris by a few wide boluevards. With its multitude of cafés, restaurants bars and boutiques, old Toulouse is a historic area where visitors can easily spend two or three days and still not have time to do everything.

  • 14 Day 200Hr Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training
Venue   Château de Rhodes
Château de Rhodes, Venue for 14 Day 200Hr Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

This grand 18th-century château is situated in a newly designated natural park at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains, just three kilometers from the village of La Bastide De Serou. The Department of Ariege nestles in the central Pyrenees, next to Andorra, its highest peaks visible from Toulouse. It is one of the most unspoiled regions of France, whose inhabitants have held fast to their traditions. 

Your yoga (or culinary) experience will be intense, but Château de Rhodes is filled with 18th and 19th century antiques, and Persian rugs, the château will create incredible memories for all who stay here. There are two very large reception rooms, chateau dining room, library, billiard room, games rooms, terrace dining-room for thirty plus, cinema room, original chateau kitchen, plus a fully equipped professional kitchen.

There are outside dining tables and chairs for 30+ and sun beds, shades, etc. Around the pool and terrace. The grounds are encircled by a tranquil walking path, and are accentuated by both a river and a stream. There are many ancient trees in the well-tended landscape.

From the terrace one can hear the soft flowing arize river which meanders through the château’s park. From the sparkling swimming pool are dramatic views of the Pyrenees. Tennis buffs will be thrilled with the hard tennis court. An antique snooker/ pool table is available indoors, plus a further games room and exercise room which will definitely appeal to the younger set. Just a five-minute drive away is a challenging eighteen-hole golf course.