Yes! You Can Afford!
Low Cost – High Standards
Yoga Teacher Training
2,100 euro (all inclusive)
For many years Shakti and Pepe’s wish has been to provide free yoga classes to all, and open the door for many people to experience the benefits of yoga without hesitation due to economic factors. This idea always looked almost impossible in the modern world where money is the dominant force, but after Shakti and Pepe moved to Israel they decided that maybe they can find a model that will work well with their wish. One thing was clear to them: they cannot do this on their own… they will need a community to support this model.
To complete their vision of sharing the wisdom of yoga with those that truly want to experience it, Pepe and Shakti put all their efforts in reducing the cost of their teacher training courses while keeping their high standards. Their hope is that most anyone will be able to afford their comprehensive courses, either for deepening their knowledge of yoga, or to become teachers and share this knowledge throughout the world.
Prana Yoga College International is pleased to offer our one month intensive Yoga Teacher Training Program in retreat Hara Centrum, Czech Republic.
Place: Retreat Hara Cantrum (near Prague, Czech Republic) click here for the official website>>
Dates: September 22 – October 21, 2014
The tuition fee includes:
- the teacher training
- study manual
- accommodation (room of 8 or 10 people)
- 3 meals a day (vegetarian)
Regular tuition fee: 3,500 euro (4,900 US$)
Special fee for the first 8 to register: 2,100 euro (2,950 US$)
* If you want to join us on the retreat and save your place, please use the “Register and pay now” form below (the billing is through PayPal, no username needed)
* The payment on the website is in US$, if you want to pay with euros, please send us your paypal account, and we’ll send you an invoice in euros.
The course is recognized by Yoga Alliance
- 7 AM: yoga class
- 9 AM: breakfast
- 10 AM: study
- 2 PM: lunch
- 5 PM: yoga class
- 7 PM: dinner
- 8:30 PM: meditation
Shakti talks about Prana Yoga College teacher training program:
Watch our graduates testimonials:
Anatomy And Physiology
shakti is very passionate about the anatomy and physiology of Yoga. Through her years of teaching she has created unique ways to deliver the information and help her students deepen their interest in this fascinating and very important component of Yoga Teacher training. You will never hear her using complicated explanations or daunting medical terminology that make your eyes cross. You will however, see lots of PowerPoint presentations as well as hands-on demonstrations of how the body functions inside and out.
Classic hatha postures are taught in precise detail. For each posture students are encouraged to understand the human anatomy, safety precautions and variations of each posture. Learn to move through the postures of yoga with grace and control. Gain the skills to pass these details on to your students. Learn how to modify postures for different needs and body types. Teach with wisdom and compassion.
The art of teaching yoga is knowing the different variations for the asanas (Yoga poses). By offering the right variation to the right student, you prevent the beginners from hurting themselves and help the more advanced Yogis and Yoginis to still be challenged. By doing so you create a very rich teaching that suits all Yoga students regardless of their abilities. The various Yoga asanas and their multiple variations will be deconstructed and demonstrated in detail.
If individual asanas (postures) make up the vocabulary of yoga, then flows are the sentences and the stories of yoga. You will learn to choose the story you wish to tell your students, a story that is ultimately about themselves. Learn to lead yoga classes that flow like poetry.
Dropping one’s ego is fundamental to teaching yoga. Zen practice greatly helps the yoga teacher step out of his or her shell and adapt to whatever circumstances present themselves. Thus, teaching comes “from the floor” and not from a script in one’s head.
History and Philosophy
An understanding of the evolution of yoga through the millennia aids tremendously in understanding the contemporary practice. Yoga has had a varied and colourful history and has influenced and been influenced by wide-ranging philosophies and world-views. No less colourful are the people who have practiced and taught yoga from Siva and Patanjali to the “yoga celebrities” of the 21st century.
One of the most critical of the teaching modalities is the practical hands on approach to correcting the postures. Proper adjustment is often critical for maintaining safety of the student. It also allows for taking the more advanced students to the next level of their abilities.
Body Language Communication
Approximately 90% of human communication is non-verbal. The ability to read body language effectively is important to assess the students’ level of attention, state of mind and their level of physical comfort. Many students allow their egos to push them beyond their abilities and knowing their limitations. Learning the skills to anticipate behaviour before it happens is an important tool in maintaining safety and cohesiveness of the Yoga class.
Recognizing the fact that people absorb information differently, we give the students tools to convey the instructions in a variety of ways to achieve the desired results. We teach how to recognize students who absorb information primarily verbally, visually or kinesthetically.
Breath is the foundation of all yoga practice. Our life starts and ends with one breath and in between life unfolds itself through our breath. There is a great emphasis in our course on breathing and on how breath can be used to cultivate prana (life force) as a bridge to our higher self.
Shat Karma is an ancient cleansing method that keeps both the mind and body healthy. Workshops are offered during the program; which give students a strong foundation to learn about Shat Karma methods in a safe environment with emphasis on how they can incorporate it in their lives in a practical way.
Small, Interactive, Dynamic, Multimedia Environment
There is no one way to teach yoga. The instructions you learn will evolve through your own experiences and the shared experiences of your group. Just as yoga students learn in different ways, so do yoga teachers. Thus, the Yoga Teacher Training is blend of interactive discussions, hands-on teaching, active analysis of yoga classes, and multimedia presentations.
Photos of Hara Centrum retreat:
Photos from July 2014 teacher training: