INTERNATIONAL TEACHER TRAINING SACRED VALLEY, PERU with Govind Das and special guest Kali Basman
200 Hour Module

August 1-12, 2018


The BHAKTI YOGA SHALA International Teacher Training is a rich, heart opening, and soulful Teacher Training program for aspiring and current teachers and serious yet playful students of yoga. This unique and uplifting residential will take place in one of the most auspicious locations on the planet: PERU’S SACRED VALLEY(1 hr 15 mins car ride from Cuzco). This course will focus on the ancient tradition of Bhakti Yoga as well as Bhakti Vinyasa Flow Yoga, and Kirtan. In honoring the ancient tradition and art of Bhakti, the path of love, devotion and service, this course will provide a strong foundation and clear techniques for the student of yoga to transform into a teacher of yoga. As well those that are currently teaching yoga will root themselves deeply in the philosophy and techniques of Bhakti.

The participant will be supported in their own evolution as a spiritual guide/leader and in cultivating his/her ability to share their own unique voice and wisdom with others. In the spirit of service to humanity, the participant will be encouraged to offer themselves as a healing and uplifting presence to the world. Over a 12 day and 11 nite period, this heart-based joyful program offers an opportunity for students to live a yogic lifestyle as well as deepen their own bhakti-based yoga practice, practice teaching yoga classes, lead chants, study philosophy and share the blessings of bhakti yoga and satsang in a very loving and supportive atmosphere.

This 200 hour Teacher Training program will consist of 100 contact hours(hours we spend together in daily class setting in Peru. 10 hours per day). As well 80 hours will be spent at home after we finish the residential part of the training doing home sadhana or daily spiritual practice. The last 20 hours of the training will consist of observing yoga classes at your local yoga studio/gym. At the successful completion of the 200 hours the student will be offered a Teaching Certificate authorized by Bhakti Yoga Shala director Govind Das.

We will journey on 1 day of the training to the famously spectacular and glorius Machu Picchu. This is a 2 hour drive from our retreat center… As well during the training the participant will have the opportunity to partake in Peru’s sacred plant medicine ceremonies… Participation in Plant Medicine ceremony is completely OPTIONAL.

THIS RETREAT WILL TAKE PLACE AT SAMADHI SACRED VALLEY RETREAT CENTER. Please click this link here check out this amazing center:

*asana(yoga poses)
*pranayama(breathing exercises)
*seated meditation
*vinyasa(breath based flowing yoga sequences)
*yin yoga practice
*yoga pose alignment
*anatomy and physiology in relation to yoga poses
*the art of vinyasa yoga sequencing
*how to teach (and practice teaching) a bhakti vinyasa flow yoga class in a heart opening and uplifting vibration
*how to integrate bhakti, kirtan, mantra, and philosophy into a vinyasa yoga class
*kirtan (no previous musical experience necessary)
*meanings of mantras and a deeper exploration of the Gods/Goddesses from the bhakti tradition
*study of the sacred teachings/texts: Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana, Yoga Sutra of Patanjali
*study of the lives and teachings of the great yogic saints and masters
*the integration of yoga and business/yoga teacher as right livelihood.

Typical Daily Schedule (subject to change):
5:30am wakeup/tea/fruit
6am Morning Practice(Meditation, Kirtan, Vinyasa)
9am Breakfast, Rest
10am Lecture, Philosophy, Teaching Circle/Practice, Satsang, Q & A
1pm Lunch
2pm Afternoon Free Time, Excursions, Sacred Valley explorations, Peruvian cultural immersions, Nature Walks, Hiking etc
4pm: Afternoon Practice, Yin style Yoga, Pranayama, dharma talks and meditation
6pm: Dinner
7pm Evening Lecture, Philosophy, Teaching Circle, Satsang Q & A
9:30pm- lights out

About Govind Das:
Govind Das has taught over 15,000 yoga classes over the past 20 years, led 20+ Teacher Trainings and has been practicing daily meditation for 28 years. He will share these deeply potent Yogic practices through the lens of the Heart, the path of Bhakti Yoga. For full bio click here:

About Kali Basman:
International yoga teacher Kali Basman ( enriches the paradigm of Yin Yoga to integrate distinct aspects of Self into an innate wisdom practice to awaken a rich inner life and radiate with ritual. Her offering honors Yin Yoga as a tool to surrender to our intrinsic wholeness.

On the textured path of mindful healing, Kali is celebrated for her integration of the 5 Elements and Chinese Meridian Theory with self-inquiry, embodied Anatomy, Buddhist Philosophy of Equanimity, and sharp intellect.

More Informations- Please Read:
Peru is truly a jewel of South America, just an 8 hour flight from California. It is no mistake that Peru has become an incredibly popular destination for worldly travelers seeking relaxation, healing, and shelter from the stressful ways of modern life. We will do whatever we can to make this excursion as safe and simple for you as possible. The price of $2500 does NOT include airfare. It does include lodging, food and yoga and teachings. As well the price does not include spa treatments, personal excursions, Machu Picchu Trip, Medicine Ceremony etc. The price does include transfer from the airport Cusco to the retreat location in the Sacred Valley. Payments can be made by cash, Paypal, Venmo, check, or credit card.

As in any travel there is potential risk. Please be aware of all possible risks by doing as much research as possible. Many people take shots and vaccines before going to a foreign land. If you feel inspired to do this, I think it is a good idea. We are going to a clean yogic environment, yet is entirely up to you whether taking shots are something that you want to do. Again, do the research! We surely recommend travel insurance that you can purchase from the travel agent that you buy your tickets from.

Participants will book their own flights into Lima Airport (LIM) and then a short flight from Lima to Cusco Airport (CUZ).

We will meet near Cusco airport on August 1(location to be determined). We will have 3 different pickup times depending on your airline arrive time into Cusco to shuttle participants to Samadhi Sacred Valley Retreat Center. We will officially begin our Teacher Training at 4pm on August 1. Through Google, you can find many online Travel Agents that specialize in flights to Peru. With a little research, you can find some great rates. As well NO tourist visa is needed to enter the country of Costa Rica if you have a USA passport.

Pls Come join us on this transformational, uplifting, and joyful Teacher Training! Together in community we will bathe in the nectar of one of the planet's most beautiful and soul-nourishing locations!

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to ask. We truly hope you can join us on this mystical adventure into the Heart! With great love and respect! Govind Das 310.804.9290





Triple Accommodation
(3 people per room)
Price does not include airfare

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