200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Immersion Course in Inle Lake, Myanmar
For the second year in a row, YYH is teaming up with Roots to Wings Yoga to offer this 3-week intensive course where you will take a journey into learning how to teach and embody your yoga. Through three weeks of intensive study, learn practical and creative yoga methodology to embody your practice and inspire others to do the same. The total immersion format of this Yoga Alliance Certified Program will allow you to eat, sleep, and breathe your yoga practice.
This training is for the dedicated practitioner that wishes to start teaching yoga, as well as the student who would like to deepen their own knowledge and experience in the practice. Through three weeks of intensive study, learn practical and creative yoga methodology to embody your practice and inspire others to do the same.
CORE PRINCIPLES OF THE PROGRAM
In-Depth Study: Uncover how yoga works and the ways it applies to your life. Shed light on why yoga is an effective practice for the mind and body, while exploring physical and energetic vinyasa methodology.
Deepen Your Practice: Cultivate mental and physical discipline to live your yoga fully. Challenge yourself to meet your personal edge with strength and grace.
Find Your Voice: Leave this training with the tools to lead a dynamic and intelligent vinyasa class. Learn to speak powerfully and honestly by building a platform to connect with others.
Create Confidence and Clarity: Embody the presence and discipline of a teacher. Walk away with a greater understanding of how to be more mindful in your life.
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
6:00 – 6:30: Meditation
6:30 – 8:30: Asana Practice
8:30 – 9:30: Breakfast
9:30 – 13:30: Training Session
13:30 – 15:30: Lunch / Break
15:30 – 18:30: Training Session
19:00 – 20:00: Dinner
Arrive by 15:00 on Sep 18 for check-in and group dinner. Final day ends midday on Oct. 9 to allow time for check-out. Includes 1 full day off and 2 half day breaks.
THE DESTINATION AND SURROUNDINGS
Isolated from the world for 5 decades due to military rule, visiting Myanmar is like entering a time warp. The world center of theraveda buddhism for 1,000 years, spirituality is woven into the fabric of the country's culture. Following last year first international teacher training to take place in the country, you will be one of the first to experience this mystical and unspoiled destination in a yoga retreat setting. Myanmar is one of the last unspoiled places to visit in south-east Asia - do not miss your chance to see it before it changes!
Located in central Myanmar, Inle Lake is the largest fresh water lake in the country, densely inhabited by many ethnic minorities and surrounded by the lush Blue Mountains rising 1,000m+ above sea level. During your time off, take a day hike through the lush hills to visit local tribe villages, glide through the floating gardens and market by boat, cycle to the local winery for a breathtaking sunset view or visit famous hilltop and cave temple ruins. Due to it's unique location, Inle Lake enjoys cooler climates than most of southeast Asia, an abundance of local produce and close vicinity to some of the most fascinating pagoda and temple sites.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND FOOD
We will stay in luxurious 4-star accommodations right on the lake at the newly built Novotel Inle Lake. Located right on the lake, the hotel has airy rooms overlooking lush gardens and deluxe villas built directly on the water.
The contemporary style rooms are comfortable and tastefully designed with all the creature comforts expected of a world-class hotel (plush robes, rainfall shower, plush bedding and mosquito nets, kettle, mini-fridge, safety deposit box, and of course wifi connectivity. During your down-time, lounge by the infinity swimming pool, get a massage at the full-service spa, study in the lounge or sip a coconut at the sunset deck.
The indoor yoga shala is steps away from the room, allowing us to practice without distraction of noise or the inevitable critters.
We will have 3 private vegetarian buffet meals daily, consisting of both Asian and international flavors, with a variety of choices for most dietary restrictions.
MEET THE INSTRUCTORS
Tristina Kennedy is an international teacher
who left the corporate world behind in pursuit
of sharing her love of yoga with others. She is
deeply committed to her personal practice and has
completed over 1,000 hours of training in India,
Bali, and Thailand, studying various styles of
yoga & meditation. Tristina is known for her dynamic and soulful style of vinyasa yoga. She believes in awakening strength and awareness through precision in engergetic alignment. This will be the 8th teacher training program she has taken part in facilitating. To learn more about Tristina, visit her website here.
Michael Fong is a dedicated international
student and teacher of the practice of yoga.
Based out of Sacramento, CA, he has spent
over a decade studying yoga in the US, and
abroad in India, Thailand, and Costa Rica. His
dynamic teaching style is heavily influenced by
alignment-based vinyasa, martial arts, and a diverse array of yogic arts. Michael's intention is to offer students a platform to empower themselves by living their yoga every day. To learn more about Michael, visit his website here
The history and origin of yoga
Yoga philosophy (the 8 Limb Path & Sutras)
Pranayama - yoga breathing and vital energy
Developing a consistent meditation practice
Functional anatomy and how it applies in yoga
Energetic systems: Chakras, Koshas, and Vayus
Structural/energetic alignment of the asanas
Sanskrit names of the asana
Intuitive body reading
Daily inversion practice
Establishing a home practice
Clear system of how to cue poses
How to teach to varying levels of experience
The art of sequencing a purposeful and fun class
Yoga for contraindications, pregnancy, and injuries
Creating an experience with music
How to share themes from the heart
Finding your voice and teaching from your own truth
Support through observation and practice teaching
Ethics of yoga
Business of yoga
TRAVEL DETAILS AND OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
Getting to Inle Lake: All international flights to Myanmar arrive in the capital city of Yangon. From there, you can transfer to a domestic flight to Heho airport, the nearest airport to Inle Lake (~$200 R/T), or opt to take an overnight “VIP” express bus (~$20 one way) with fully reclined seats (we've taken it and it's surprisingly comfy!). Upon registering, we will assist you with booking internal transport since access to international booking portals is still limited in Myanmar. Upon arrival to Inle Lake region, we will arrange transportation to the hotel via car or private boat (included in tuition).
Visas: 28-day tourist visas are required for most countries. You can apply for your e-Visa online for $50, processing time is 3 days. While we do not *condone* overstaying your visa, typically the penalty for short visa overstays (less than a week) is a $3 daily fee.
EARLY BIRD II: $3,650 USD; if application/deposit received by June 18th, 2017
FULL PRICE: $4,050 USD; if application/deposit received after June 18, 2017
Private single room: $800 USD supplement
Ask us about the special deal for current YYH students
A $500 deposit payment is due at the time of your application. This deposit amount applies to your tuition. If your application is not accepted, the deposit will be fully refunded.
Tuition includes all group training sessions and classes, comprehensive 150+page manual, ongoing mentorship during and after the training, accommodations for 21 nights shared with one other person, 3 daily meals, transfer from Heho airport to hotel (excludes international flights or domestic flight/bus to Heho airport)
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