Yoga Teacher Training and Retreats at The Sanctuary Thailand

Anahata Yoga 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Peter Clifford

November 15th – December 9th, 2016

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This 200-hour training will be led by the phenomenal Peter Clifford who has practised yoga for 50 years. It is limited to a small group to ensure personal attention from Peter as well as a private Yoga class and a personal therapy session. Peter will check your postural alignment and suggest a personal yoga program for you.

This training is Yoga Alliance accredited, allowing you to teach yoga worldwide.

Anahata chakra is the fourth primary chakra located at the heart centre. It represents love, compassion, charity and balance. By opening the heart chakra we are able to act in accordance with our higher selves, following our hearts, from a place of love, compassion, integrity and openness.

The Anahata chakra is the seat of divine love and it is here that emotion is re-channelled into devotion. Vishnu granthi, the second psychic knot along shushumna, representing the bondage of emotional attachment, is located here and when this knot is released one becomes free of all selfishness and egoistic emotional attachment and thereby attains mental and emotional peace and equilibrium.

Our mission at Anahata Yoga is to provide our students with a deep, inspiring and transformational experience of the magic of yoga. We aim to make yoga accessible to everyone, regardless of flexibility, age or athletic capability. Using the principles of awareness, compassion, non-judgment and body knowledge, our students will develop a sustainable, creative and ever-evolving personal yoga practice.

Anahata Yoga offers a unique, flowing and holistic style of yoga designed to integrate mind, body and spirit and unify us with the source of universal love. It is truly yoga, taught from the heart.

Anahata Yoga offers a unique, powerful and graceful style of hatha yoga known as The Dance of Shiva and Shakti. This form of yoga is a meditative flowing vinyasa asana practice designed to open the energy channels in the body and invite the energy of Shakti, residing in the base of the spine, to rise through Shushumna and merge with Shiva, residing in the crown of the head.

At Anahata Yoga we aim to rediscover the realm of pure potential of the inner self and its spiritual essence.  Peter Clifford has proven in his own personal practice that human ageing is reversible and scientific research shows that we can literally reverse the ageing markers, for example muscle strength, bone density, blood pressure and cholesterol levels etc…

People are an amazing network of cellular intelligence, energy, thought, emotions, electric currents, organ actions, hormones, nervous systems, tissues, blood and lymph flows.  All these elements are interwoven, inter-reactive and capable of transformation through this yoga practice.  We focus particularly on the internal aspects of yoga: organ cleansing, tissue pumps, nervous systems, circulation of lymph and blood, releasing granthis and pranic blockages, and creating hydraulic and pneumatic pressures within the body to create change.

All movements are undertaken with conscious awareness, promoting a state of integration of the mind and body.  As you practice this inner yoga style, you reconnect with your inner reservoir of energy, vitality and creativity you will return to a younger functioning physical and mental state.

Classes at Anahata Yoga are designed to enhance the qualities of rejuvenation and longevity, to correct postural imbalances, to create vitality and health while promoting the natural abilities of the body to energise and to heal so that it can realise its own amazing true potential.

The Dance of Shiva and Shakti is a form of hatha yoga.

The phrase ‘hatha yoga’ is a combination of three words: ‘ha’ meaning the sun, ‘tha’ meaning the moon, and yoga meaning yoke or union.  Thus, the practice of hatha yoga refers to the union of the sun and moon.

The sun is the symbol of Shiva who represents conscious awareness and resides in Sahasrara Chakra in the crown of the head.

The moon is the symbol of Shakti who represents divine or Kundalini energy and resides in Muladhara Chakra.  Kundalini is depicted as a snake coiled three times at the base of the spine.

So Hatha Yoga can be said to mean the joining together of Shiva, conscious energy, and Shakti, divine energy.

Our intention is to encourage Shakti the moon to rise up to the embrace of Shiva the sun.  The metaphor of a lovers’ dance invokes the idea of a creative interplay between conscious awareness and divine energy and reminds us to take a joyous, graceful, playful approach to achieving the state of union that is the ultimate goal of yoga.

What’s Included:

  • Pranayama & Meditation
  • Asana Teaching & Self-Practice
  • Postural Alignment & Integration
  • Bandha within Asana
  • Asana Alignment & Integration
  • Pancha Kosha Work & Exercises
  • Philosophy & 8 Limbs Yoga
  • Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
  • 5 Element Form
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Class Structuring
  • Meditation Mantra & Yoga Nidra
  • The Dance of Shiva & Shakti

Prices start at 4,500 SGD (equiv to 3,270 $US) for tuition, 2 meals a day and dormitory accommodation. Other accommodation options available.

Facilitator: Peter Clifford

Peter has studied and practiced yoga for 50 years. He has had the honour of studying with many wise and knowledgeable teachers in India including Swami Sarasvati, TKV Desikachar, AG Mohan and BKS Iyengar. Combining his study of yoga with a lifelong interest in learning about bio-mechanics, postural integration, anatomy and physiology, Peter has developed a unique, powerful and comprehensive yoga philosophy described as the Dance of Shiva and Shakti.

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200 Hour  JungleYoga Teacher Training 

February 26th – March 24th , 2017


  • A comprehensive exploration of yoga postures
  • A powerful and practical approach to developing a daily pranayama (yogic breath-work) and meditation practice
  • An in-depth study of yogic and Tantric philosophy.
  • Workshops on the use of mudras, bandhas and mantra for inner transformation
  • An introduction to the power of Yoga Nidra
  • Workshops on how to structure a yoga class, how to give adjustments and how to open, hold and close space when teaching yoga
  • Weekly yogic fire ceremonies

The focus of our 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Intensive is to develop yogis and yoginis into confident and knowledgeable practitioners. We teach a variety of techniques and practices to help students better understand themselves, develop a personal practice and learn how to use yoga to facilitate change within.

We run our courses with an attitude of openness, exploration and fun so that students can get the most out of their yoga intensive experience. We encourage students to work according to their abilities and desires and respect their own boundaries but still work to expand and deepen their practice.

Our asana classes are varied, reflecting the breadth of our teaching experience and our preference for diversity. Students can expect to learn asana from the Vinyasa Flow tradition, as well as elements of Viniyoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Iyengar Yoga and Yin Yoga styles. The subjects that are explored in the discussion section are first actively practiced in the Breath and Asana classes, so that students gain experiential knowledge.

Class sizes are deliberately intimate, with a maximum of 20 people per class, so that our teachers can give students high quality attention and care.

Please see our website for more detailed information and prices. To sign up, please fill out a Course Application Form on our website.

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The Kula Collective 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

September 6th – 30th, 2017

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Dream your world into being with the guidance and protection of your highest Self. Immerse yourself deeply into the practice of yoga and learn to embrace the traditional 4 paths. Release what no longer serves you and create more space in your body and your mind. Breathe… Practice… Awaken to your Soul’s true journey!

With an emphasis on sequencing, alignment and adjustments, facilitators Randi and Ananda offer a wealth of experience and a depth of instruction that leaves participants with with a strong foundation and a fresh perspective on life. Live the four paths of Yoga and enjoy the rhythms of gorgeous Thailand from the stunning home of the Sanctuary. Build your knowledge in paradise and understand the depths of yoga as it was originally intended, as a living practice.

  • Bhakti – Love and devotion through prayer, ceremony, singing, and chanting.
  • Raja – Ashtanga Yoga. Exploring the work of Patanjali and the 8 limbs
  • Jnana – the sacred study of self inquiry through the art of living and intention.
  • Karma – selfless service to better serve the whole.

This unique program offers the opportunity for Dual Certification in RYT-200 Yoga and Thai Massage! Thai Yoga Massage is a beautiful compliment to Yoga that integrates the healing touch of thousands of years of tradition. See here for more information about the optional Thai Massage Course following the RYT-200 training.

Lead Facilitator: Randi Schiffman
Co-Facilitator: J.R. Jayananda & Julia Randall

Our Yoga Teacher Training is a holistic program; to understand Yoga you must first understand Self… body, mind, and spirit. The Chakana, or Andean Cross, acts as the guide and foundational structure for the course. The Chakana encompasses a lower world, middle world, and upper world and within each world we will focus on different types of movement, diet, and meditation. We bring to life the ancient teachings of Yoga through accessible spiritual lessons, a solid foundation in Yogic philosophy, and a daily Yoga practice, called The Kula Flow.

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