Namaste – Welcome to the Akasha Yoga Teacher Training!
Are you ready to take your Yoga practice to the next level? Are you looking for a meaningful way of contributing to our society? Then it may be time to now step forward and start sharing your passion for Yoga with your friends and your community.
With Akasha Yoga we offer a space for integral evolution, and invite you to journey with us towards the very roots of classical Yoga. We believe that a solid self-practice, a substantial anatomical, philosophical and spiritual understanding of Yoga, and the passion for what we do, are the keys to being a successful Yoga instructor. Our extensive experience of coaching Yoga teachers enables us to select empowering methods that quickly turn aspirants into confident instructors.
The comprehensive curriculum of our 200-hour intensive course is approved and certified by the renowned international Yoga Alliance. Our Teacher Training is a heartfelt invitation to turn your passion into a meaningful profession.
Incl. breakfast, lunch (Bali only) & Yoga Alliance certificate.
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WHAT TO EXPECT ?
The cornerstones of our teachings are energy-based classical Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, spiritual heart meditation, and the non-dual wisdom of Advaita Vedanta. We aspire to synchronize mind and heart, to combine rational understanding with deep-going practice, and to develop present moment awareness. Authenticity and inspiration, passion and enthusiasm are our hallmarks.
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Our practice encompasses the yin and yang aspects of Hatha Yoga. We teach a sequence of 38 classical postures, which combine the traditional static holding of poses with the dynamic flow of sun salutation. We exercise the control over body, mind and energies, while cultivating a continuous stream of awareness. To introduce the full scope of Hatha we also incorporate purification techniques, breathing exercises, and meditation. The practice is framed by the study of yogic philosophy, fundamental scriptures, subtle energies and chakras, and the state of consciousness.
We present a selection of key elements that will empower you to become a successful Yoga instructor: Steadfastness of practice, comprehensive knowledge of Yoga techniques, skillfulness in correction and adjustments, firmness in Yoga philosophy, and the development of leadership qualities. This reflects in our high conversion rate of graduates who in fact start teaching right after our training.
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We structured the vast subject of classical Hatha Yoga in a coherent way to enable beginners and advanced practitioners to obtain a comprehensive overview. The dedicated team of professional teachers translates the wisdom of the Yoga tradition into accessible modern language. We aim to take the Yoga off the mat and integrate it into daily life.
Our curriculum meets and exceeds the standards of the internationally recognized Yoga Alliance and authorizes successful graduates to sign-up as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT-200). We facilitate 200 contact hours with our primary instructors to provide the best conditions to guide the development of each individual. The small group size (20 students in Bali and 24 students in Thailand) allows for personalized interaction, individual support, and an intimate, family like atmosphere.
The inspiring teachings and the intensive practice have the potential to trigger profound changes, making our Teacher Training Course a unique experience.
Our full-time training stretches over a 4-week period. Teaching hours are Monday to Saturday, 07:00-19:00. Days usually start with meditation and Hatha Yoga practice, followed by breakfast and the morning theory block. The lunch breaks allow for rest and study. The afternoon sessions contain a second theory block, as well as another practice.
The first half of the training builds up a solid foundation of theory and practice, and the second half focuses on the development of teaching skills. The curriculum of our 1-month intensive course is structured in the following way:
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Basic asanas, breathing exercises, meditation, practical philosophy, chakras, diet, and first own teaching practicum.
● Week 2: Preparation for Teaching
Practice of advanced asanas and pranayama, correction and adjustment training, scripture study: Bhagavad Gita, and own teaching of a 45-minute Yoga class.
● Week 3: Yoga Physiology
Advanced practices of bandha, purification, Yoga anatomy, Ayurveda, Thai Yoga Massage, and leading of a 60-minute Yoga session.
● Week 4: Yoga Psychology
Advanced practices, scripture study: Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, states of consciousness, and teaching of a final 90-minute Yoga class.
Our courses fill up quickly and are always fully booked, so apply now to secure your spot! The regular tuition for our certified training is US $ 2950.
We do provide an additional US $ 450 early-bird discount which reduces your tuition to a nice price of US $ 2500. To qualify for our early-bird price of US $ 2500, your booking must be made at least two months in advance.
In addition to the early-bird offer, we award 15% scholarships for young aspirants under the age of 23, and friends applying together. This reduces the tuition to only US $ 2050!
These prices already include all breakfast buffets during the 4-week course. The tuition for Bali additionally includes all lunch buffets. A residential option with on-site accommodation and full board can be arranged for very affordable rates.
It’s easy to apply for our certified Teacher Training: Simply fill out the small application form.
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“If someone had told me two months ago that I´d be the person I am today, I wouldn’t have believed them. I’ve shown myself that I can become the person I’ve always wanted to be.
I owe so much of this to the both of you. Thank you. Thank you for being who you truly are, doing what you do and practicing what you say. It’s rare and it’s inspirational.”
– Kaitlin from the USA , YTT August 2013
April from New Zealand:
“We really got to the roots of Yoga.”
We chose two gorgeous tropical islands in Southeast Asia to provide the perfect surroundings for our Yoga Teacher Training. Koh Phangan, Thailand and Bali, Indonesia are both characterized by lush jungle mountains, waterfalls, and the vast ocean with colorful coral reefs. Both provide a beautiful mixture of warm-hearted locals and a blossoming international Yoga community. Their welcoming cultures and natural beauty combine with the convenience of a well-developed modern infrastructure. Both locations carry a fascinating exotic flavor, and their profoundly spiritual roots still strongly influence their entire societies.
To spend a whole month in such inspiring surroundings is a transformative experience in itself. Stepping out of the common environment can speed up our growth tremendously. We leave our known surroundings and attachments behind, and dare to be open to all possibilities. Together we enter into this safe and free space, in which we are allowed to redefine ourselves.
Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand offers more economical lodging and is therefore the preferred option for people on a lower budget. The island of Bali provides a higher standard and an even more comfortable stay.
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Our comprehensive curriculum conveys the essentials of classical Hatha Yoga: profound practice, clear understanding of theory, and efficient teaching methodology.
Warming exercises, 36 essential postures, sun salutations, yogic relaxation, breath awareness, spiritual heart meditation, pranayama and bandha practice, introduction to yogic purification, diet, and Ayurveda.
Anatomy of Yoga, subtle energetic structures (seven chakras, nadis, and the five bodies), states of consciousness, scripture study (Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras of Patanjali), Yama and Niyama (modern re-interpretation of the ethics & virtues of Yoga), the classical Paths of Yoga (Jnana, Bhakti, Karma, and Raja Yoga).
Holding space: presentation skills, rhetoric, voice training, body language.
The art of touch: correction and adjustment training, introduction to Thai Yoga Massage.
Guided teaching experience: five practicum sessions with peer feedback and systematic evaluation by experienced supervisors.
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The course is almost exclusively taught by primary instructors Kirsten Reiss and Burkhard Langemann, who are the founders of the Akasha Yoga Academy. The intense presence of our head teachers and the small group size (20 students in Bali and 24 students in Thailand) allows for personalized guidance and individual support.
The increased amount of practice coupled with the intellectual approach of philosophy and an applied yogic lifestyle allow for a profound immersion into the depth of classical Hatha Yoga.
The enthusiastic teachers and the inspiring spiritual surroundings have the potential to trigger profound transformations, making this Teacher Training Course a unique and life-changing experience. The intensive schedule of this full-time program is balanced by the lush and nourishing tropical environment. Live your dream and allow yourself to evolve in this perfect environment.
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