February 27th - April 2nd, 2020
35 Day Ancient Hatha & Tibetan Buddhism Yoga Teacher Training
Be brave, rip yourselves out of your routine, jump into the cold water and study with Diamond Heart Yoga. It will be a chance ‘to empty the cup’ and refill it with a new potion including new seeds of love, joy, peace and wisdom. While we provide a safe space, you will also have the opportunity to discover insights by yourself, find a new outlook, and untangle the snarls in your psyches. We will have fun stretching, become stronger, celebrate life and learn how to share authentic wisdom from your heart.
Why choose this course?
This Diamond Heart Yoga School 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training takes you on a great journey of exploration into the world of yoga. This training focuses on how to intimately join yogic philosophy and asana practice, planting the seeds to successfully navigate life – on and off the mat. Specifically designed for teachers who have already completed a 200-hour teacher training program, this advanced training helps you dive deeper into existing skills and refine them into a richer and more fulfilling practice and teaching experience.
This training offers a rich palette of teachings for the body, mind, and spirit/self. We study and discuss ancient philosophical concepts from the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita and the Ashtavakra Gita. We delve into wisdom teachings from Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan Heart Yoga. Each of these beautiful texts and traditions helps us deepen our understanding of ourselves and how we engage in our world, to become better teachers and human beings. Throughout this 300-hour training, participants will establish a strong foundation in spiritual philosophy and wisdom.
Spiritual and philosophical teachings are joined by asana, pranayama, and meditation study and practice. Familiar asana poses and sequences are expanded upon, as we begin to understand the patterns of prana that are created by various body movements and breathing practices.
We explore pose variations, safe alignment, and pose- and body-specific assisting and adjusting. Alignment is considered holistically, as well as how to sequence to safely get into poses and their more advanced variations, and transitioning between poses. Functional anatomy is highly emphasized, so teachers will leave with a working command of how the body moves. Daily practice-teaching opportunities with ample time for supportive feedback will build confidence and strengthen your teaching skills. Teachers will further leave the training with a greater understanding of meditation techniques and how to facilitate guided meditation.
This training even incorporates elements of acupuncture, herbology, nutrition, Tai Chi and Qi Gong, Tui Na and massage, as well as Hatha, Ashtanga, Anusara and other surprises to make it truly unique!
Benefits of this training:
Teach with confidence a Vinyasa flow or Hatha style class for all levels, including injury prevention and management, and contraindications
Learn safe hands-on adjustment and alignment techniques
Develop a meditation practice and competently guide others in meditation
Gain an understanding of the subtle body and movement of prana
Learn and understand advanced yoga philosophy and how to incorporate these principles into your life, so you can then pass on the teachings to others
06:00 - 06:30 Meditation
06:30 - 08:00 Asana practice
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00- 13.00 Morning lectures & Teach backs
13:00 - 16.00 Lunch and relaxing time
16:00 - 18:00 Philosophy
18:00 - 19:00 Dinner
What you get
35 nights rustic Accommodation
Daily Asana, Meditation & Pranayama
Dynamic lectures & philosophy classes
Certificate of completion
Ecstatic dance workshop
Private Waterfall access
Daily nutritious meals including breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Music jam sessions
Group sound healings
Special gift at the completion of the training
An internationally recognized yoga teacher certification from accredited Yoga school.
The confidence to teach Advanced Hatha Yoga, Philosophy and meditation to your students, effectively and efficiently.
Reserva los nogales, nicaragua
Located in the Unesco tropical Biosphere Reserve "Macizo de Peñas Bancas" in Bosawas, Nicaragua, in the coffee region, a charming private nature cabin, with great views and jungle pathways through the whole property which criss-crosses our 17 acres organic farm, leading down to our private waterfall "Nahuali". We have one yoga rancho and one meditation deck in the waterfall. A place to relax and commune with nature.
The space Surrounded by a beautiful rainforest, strategically placed for privacy. There is also an outdoor space to be and enjoy the views of the white cliffs with 2 hammocks to relax in. Commune with nature, listen to crickets and birds at night and in the morning. Surrounded by walnut trees " Los Nogales" a threatened specie in Nicaragua, our main focus is reforestation and allowing the land recover from strong deforestation to transform it into kettle field. We grow coffee, bananas, plantains, tropical vegetables, trees, berries and flowers.
There are enchanting trails through our forest, leading down to our big private waterfall called Nahuali and to our yoga rancho. Nearby you can go hiking into the white cliffs for 4-6-8 hours hikes, go visit the beautiful 80 m rainbow waterfall "la Cascada Arco Iris" or go eat at local farmer Don Chico's comedor. Guest access You will receive access to a nice living room with many books, big dining tables, sofas, manual and creative activities left for your to entertain yourself. Access to our private waterfall where you can be alone bathing, access to our yoga and meditation decks.
Holding retreats at Los Nogales helps the conservation of this very special Unesco Biosphere Reserve "Macizo de Peñas Blancas" inside the huge tropical jungle of BOSAWAS. All our practices are ecological, our land has been reforested for the past 8 years, we have been mostly planting trees and letting the land recover from strong agricultural practises and cattle fields. In the past we also did cultural work with the local community by teaching them capoeira, yoga, english and art.
A percentage of the benefits of our retreats goes to a food security project for the local primary school where our son Nogal and all local kids go to. The structures we have built have the lowest impact on the land, quite simple and made out of natural materials helping us to live as simply as possible, closer to nature and getting back to our roots. The cabins are shared between 4 to 6 people maximum. Toilets are shared (2 compost toilets and 2 biodigesters ones) and showers are open air.
WHAT WE WILL COVER:
The History of Yoga and Ancient Writings
The Bhagadvad Gita
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Yoga's journey to the West
Schools and styles of yoga
Anatomy + Functional anatomy in detail
Yoga of anatomy and mechanics
Teaching an effective yoga class
Observation & Adjustments
Voice and speaking
Yoga lifestyle and nutrition
pH balance and how it affects your health
The healing crisis
Teachings from Chinese medicine
Business of yoga
Marketing in yoga
Tibetan heart yoga series one, two, and three - The heart chakra series
Mahamudra Series (The Great Seal)
The Five Winds
High Vibrational Cuisine
Peñas Blancas is a fertile area. The fresh rainfall creates a climate for a variety of tropical produce. The land is abundant in a special medicinal mountain
basil, that will frequently flavor sauces and soups, plus as a tea that may benefit digestion, aid relaxation and soothe illness.
Each meal will consist of a cooked or hot and comforting component balanced by raw and fresh elements with an interesting bounty of fresh fruit.
Snacks of hummus and vegetables or energy balls will also be made available. All meals will be prepared
to get the best medicinal plants experience to cleanse your body before during the training. Y
Most of the produce is grown in the reserve.
EXAMPLE OF A DAILY MENU:
› Breakfast: Soaked oats with coconut morninga chia seed pudding, ginger root and basil tea, fresh tropical fruit
› Lunch: Vietnamese Style fresh wraps filled with rice noodles, cucumber, carrot and mango, peanut dressing. Hot vegetable broth with fresh herbs.
› Dinner: Roasted vegetable hash with quinoa, fresh green salad with orange
and turmeric cashew dressing
Your own private bed in shared rooms or nature cabins
(4 people per room)
› Sheets and towels provided
› Shared bathrooms
› Water and compost toilets
Privates also available on request
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