June 3-28th, 2013
200 Hour Vinyasa Teacher Training with Clara Roberts-Oss and Carolyn Anne Budgell
The training starts on June 3rd at 5pm and ends at noon on the 28th.
Vinyasa= to place in a sacred way with breath
Join Clara Roberts-Oss & Carolyn Anne Budgell for in a 25 day intensive to deepen your practice and understanding of the body and to learn skills for instructing a Vinyasa Yoga class.
CLARA ROBERTS-OSS has been teaching vinyasa yoga for a decade. She has been part of Sonic Yoga’s 200 hour Teacher Trainer in NYC and created the Vinyasa Teacher Training program at Semperviva in Vancouver, BC. She received her 200 hour certifcation with Sonic Yoga and her 300 hour certifcation with her teacher Shiva Rea.
CAROLYN ANNE BUDGELL:- began teaching vinyasa yoga in 2008. She has assisted Semperviva’s Education Program in Vancouver. While teaching intentional power vinyasa classes & meditation groups in BC, Carolyn delights in traveling the world to follow her mentors Ana Forrest, Shiva Rea, Clara and pays gratitude to Caroline Myss. “Practice and all is coming” – Iyengar.
You will learn:
- - Alignment and anatomy of the yoga postures
- - contraindications of yoga poses and variations for all levels of students
- - the actions and ethics of hands-on adjustments
- - how to intelligently sequence yoga poses and create seamless vinyasa flows
- - philosophy, sanskrit and history of the yoga tradition
- - pranayama, breathing techniques, understanding our life force
- - the business of yoga: authentically integrating the many hats of a yoga teacher
Join us if you wish to explore the fundamentals of yoga/if you’d like to inspire others with your passion for the practice.
Leave your routine behind and come to paradise for learning and soaking it all in amidst the jungle and revitalizing ocean water.
This course was designed by Clara and Carolyn for anyone who is excited to enhance their understanding of Vinyasa yoga holistically!
Trainees can expect:
- - a daily yoga and meditation practice
- - applied hands-on teaching experience
- - exploration of anatomy basics in your own body
- - feedback on sequences
- - relevant and personal stories/sharing
The Sanctuary is located on Ko Pha Nang, Thailand on a secluded beach. Accommodations vary from dorm (the dorm sleeps 14 people on the top floor, bathrooms and showers on the main floor), to bungalow (simple private unit with private outdoor shower) to deluxe bungalow. The Prana Hall is where daily yoga practice, theory, anatomy and practice teaching will occur.
3 nourishing vegetarian meals per day are included in the price.
For booking and extra information: email@example.com
** Pre requisite – 2 years of vinyasa yoga practice
Prices: WITH HST
US$2,825 with Dorm Accommodation
US$3,390 with Bungalow Accommodation.
US$4,520 with Deluxe accommodation
(does not include flight)
A $500 non-refunable deposit is required to secure your spot.
We accept checks or credit cards with a 3% paypal fee.
In terms of payments, we offer a monthly instalment option or you can pay in two instalments.
Jungle Yoga Advanced 6 week Teacher Training
1st July to 9th August 2013
The Jungleyoga Level 2 Course
Jungleyoga is now offering the Level II Training Course (500 Level/300 hours). This course is designed to build upon the fundamentals which are offered in a basic, Level I training course. Upon these foundations we can then take our yoga to higher and deeper levels through an immersion in yoga practice. The Level II course will establish a more solid and comprehensive experience of yoga and a more complete understanding of the methods and philosophies behind the practices with an aim on personal growth and transformation.
Please see JUNGLEYOGA.NET for complete details.
Our primary goal will be one of exploration of the yogic techniques and practices, so that we can grow and transform ourselves. Transformation is the fundamental goal of all yoga, but it can only happen when we invest our energy and attention into the practice of it. The advantage of the 6 week workshop is that we can truly establish a regular, steady practice and make the most of our yoga experience. This exploration will take place on many levels: postures, breaths, philosophy, self-inquiry, helping others, etc.
Schedules and Costs
The Level 2 course will run for 6 weeks, 6 days per week, about 6-8 hours per day. It is a 500 Level certified course with the Yoga Alliance. In order to qualify for the 500 Level certificate, students must have completed a 200 hour course. Those who have not will quality for the 200 hour certificate upon completion of the course. The price is 2000 Euro for the full course if you have reserved your place more than one month before the course begins. After that the cost is 2150 Euro. This includes all classes but not food or accommodation.
Each day of the training, there is a theme which we develop upon. What makes this course special is that, as much as possible, we use the different types of practice to help us learn about our theme. For example, if our theme is the ‘restless mind’ and what role in plays in our lives, we look at it through the mantra practice, as well as through the breath practice and even the asana class. During the discussion class we would learn what the yoga philosophy says about the ‘restless mind’ and look into how that affects our life, feelings and behavior.
We will do this for many themes in the training. Each day will be different, but each day will build upon the theme of the days before. Thus we create a flowing, growing base of knowledge and experience so that our yoga is a real, living thing within us.
The physical practice varies in intensity day to day, but is based loosely on a soft approach to flowing vinyasa practice. Our approach is one of a gradual building of intensity. At first we make sure the basics and established so that we can build from there. Gradually the challenges increase and we can safely approach the more intense poses. These include the various arm balances, headstand variations, backbends, deep twists, etc. Of course, each student works to their own level and capacity, and only goes as deep as is appropriate for them.
We will be developing regular patterns of breath exercises. Each day in the training, we will practice the development of the breath and the energy body with both simple and challenging techniques. Our fundamental practice is based on cycles of movement which we call swara cycles. Due to their flowing nature, even those who cannot sit up on meditation posture for long can benefit from the breath practice. Students who want to work with classical pranayama will have the chance to do so as well.
Another element we will work with consistently is a mantra practice. The learning of mantras and their regular practice is a very powerful part of yoga and helps to develop mental clarity and concentration and can be loads of fun as well. The mantra practice also leads us to our weekly fire puja (homa). In this ancient ritual, we do a fire based ritual that is based on mantra chanting.
The course will not be entirely about practice, however, because it is vital that we understand the ideas and philosophies behind the techniques. . In the course we will broaden our scope and explore the philosophy of Hatha yoga, Tantra, Ayurveda (Indian medicine),the yoga philosophy of Patanjali, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Jyotish (astrology) and other subjects.
Most days we will have a lecture/discussion about topics related to yoga for 1.5-2 hours. This does not mean that it will be strictly ‘philosophy’ and book knowledge. The most important this for us is that all of our learning creates clarity within us. All of the topics discussed will be aimed at practical and direct application by students. We avoid complicated and abstract discussions. We try to study knowledge that helps us to reflect upon ourselves and which helps us to grow. Philosophy for philosophy’s sake is not our thing!
The course is officially a ‘teacher training’, which means that it should prepare us for guiding others and teaching yoga classes. The personal work of yoga practice is the best way to prepare to teach yoga classes, but we will also look more deeply into methods of teaching. We will develop our knowledge of sequencing and building practices for teaching. This will help us to create practices which have a variety of purposes and effects, so that we can be creative and dynamic in our teaching.
Contact Yogi Randall directly
Jungle Yoga Teacher Training
March 1 to 28 2014
In conjunction with the Yoga Alliance
Yogi Randall- founder of Jungle Yoga
with Yoga Randall
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.
Our Level 1 course is aimed at giving students a deeper experience of yoga. We not only practice yoga in its many forms, we also look into the methods and techniques to understand how and why yoga works. This is useful for both students who are or wish to become teachers and for people who are simply interested in going deeper into their practice. We run a course which is designed to be fun, intelligent, transformative and interesting. Regardless of your yoga experience, there is much to be learned and explored in the course.
The course runs for 4 weeks, 6 days per week, about 6 hours to total class time per day. It is a registered 200 Hour Certified course with a certificate granted upon completion of the course.
The Focus of the Course
We believe that students learn best through experience, so we devote plenty of time to actual practice. Our morning starts with a short ritual (which will be explained and explored) and then moves into a mantra practice. Mantras are the yoga of sound and subtle energy, which is very powerful.
After the mantras (about 20 minutes) we move into the breath practice. Breath and breathing is a very important part of the course. Every day we will dedicate some of our time to developing our vital energy through the yoga of breathing. This is one of the favourite sections of the course for many students. This section takes about 40 minutes.
We will then move into the more ‘classical’ yoga practice of the postures. The physical practice is focused on exploring the many postures, refining our technique and going deeper into the shapes. In general, we use a flowing type of vinyasa as our practice method, but not always. Each day has a different focus, so our practice is slightly different from day to day. Some days are very intense, others lighter; it all depends on what we are exploring. This takes generally 1.5 – 2 hours.
After this section, we take a short break of one hour for light breakfast. The classes resume with a lecture/ exploration which lasts about 1.5 – 2 hours. In this section, we discuss the elements of the morning’s practice and other topics which help us to understand yoga better. This is not a discussion of abstract philosophy or a wash of Latin anatomy names, but a day-by-day development of our understanding. We practice differently every day because the practice gives practical experience of the topics we explore in the discussion. Everything we do is tied-in together to form a whole experience.
The course breaks for the middle of the day and meets again at 5 in the afternoon. Here, we have another practice which ties in with the theme of the day. One night per week we also have a fire puja (ritual).
We learn about many facets of yoga on the course. Understanding the postures and what they do is just the beginning. We also learn about the nature of the breath and the nature of the life force. We explore sound, mantra and types of universal energies that are expressed through sound. There is a bit (just a bit) of western-style anatomy and physiology as well. The classical philosophies of yoga are taught, which include the Yoga Sutras and the philosophy of Tantra. We take a week to explore the energy centres called Chakras and their effect on our lives. There are many other exciting subjects that don’t fit into any simply category.
The course starts at the fundamentals and builds up from there. The experience is cumulative, meaning that what we learn on one day will be important for what we will learn the next day. In this way, our knowledge can build as our yoga experience progresses. We also wish for students to grow and transform through the yoga. We are very open to individual expression and experience; we encourage each person to find their own unique, personal yoga.
We do not focus on practicing to become a yoga teacher (though we do offer optional classes which explore this topic). The best way to really know yoga and perhaps teach is to have a vast and full personal experience of yoga. The knowledge and experience offered will give a strong foundation for whatever it is you want to do with yoga.
Please contact Yogi Randall for fees and details.
If you wish to book accommodation please contact the Sanctuary – extra to course fees
We don’t require that students have any specific experience before joining the course. However, it is best to have done yoga for a year or more due to the intensity of the course. What is most important is coming with an attitude of openness and acceptance and a true interest in learning. If you have this, anything is possible!
More information can be found at Jungleyoga.net