Yoga Teacher Training
In conjunction with the Yoga Alliance
The course will last a total of 28 days and will cover the complete fundamentals of good yoga practice and teaching methods. Led by Randall O’Leary, a yogi and yoga teacher for over 18 years, the course is a fun and fascinating way to deepen one’s understanding and experience in yoga. The setting is ideal for yoga, with great healthy food, beautiful beaches and a gorgeous wooden yoga hall to practice in. One could hardly think of a better place to dive deep into the wonders of yoga.
The style of the training is Jungleyoga, a type of yoga created and refined in the jungles of Thailand by Randall. It is a dynamic and creative style which has its source in the classical yoga traditions of India, but is adapted for modern people and lifestyles. Jungleyoga is both intensive and therapeutic in its effects, for the individual learns how to deepen their own relationship with yoga, depending upon their aims, interests and needs. Much more about the style and its flavor can be learned at Jungleyoga.net
The month-long training will cover Hatha yoga in depth and breadth, including the postures (asanas), plenty of breath-work, meditation, mantra and philosophy. We will also cover aspects of anatomy, the subtle body and energy centers, bandhas and of course, how to teach and run yoga classes. The postures will be closely investigated, both from an experiential and a philosophical point of view. Breath-work will also figure prominently into the practice, as it is an integral part of Jungleyoga (and life itself!). We will also practice aspects of meditation and traditional mantras in the daily morning classes.
The course runs for 4 weeks. Each week of the training will be 6 days long with one day off on Saturday. Morning classes will meet for 3.5 hours and afternoon sessions will run about the same length. There will also be a number of evening classes as well. Mornings are mainly centered on the practice of yoga and the exploration of asanas, breath-work and meditations. Afternoons are mostly focused on the ideas behind the practice, teaching methods and the ancient and modern approaches to yoga.
The Jungleyoga Teacher Training course is a Yoga Alliance certified course (RYS 200). Completion of the course entitles the student to register as a certified yoga teacher at the 200 hour level and provides the essential education necessary to teach yoga classes both creatively and safely. Many students do not wish to become yoga teachers but simply want to deepen their experience in yoga; for these students the course is also ideal.
About the teacher
Randall O’Leary has been involved with yoga since 1992 when his mother brought him to his first class. From that point on, he has been studying and practicing yoga with dedication and enthusiasm. He began teaching in India and at the Sanctuary in the mid-1990’s and has been teaching ever since.
He has studied with yoga teachers in the west in the Iyengar and Viniyoga traditions, and has since created the Jungleyoga style. He has also traveled to India over a dozen times and has a teacher in Rishikesh, Uttranchal, India. He was initiated into an ancient order of yogis in 2006 and continues the unbroken lineage of yoga traditions through the Jungleyoga style.
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Price includes tuition, but not food, accommodation or transportation. For more information and bookings please write to somababa [at] yahoo [dot] com
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info [at] thesanctuarythailand [dot] com
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