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Bhakti Yoga Shala Yoga Teacher Training
200 Hour Residential Program With Govind Das
At Ojas Retreat Center in San Diego, CA
February 13-24, 2023
The BHAKTI YOGA SHALA International Yoga Teacher Training is a rich, heart opening, and soulful Teacher Training program for aspiring and current teachers and sincere yet playful students of yoga.
This unique and uplifting residential course will take place in North San Diego County, California at Ojas Retreat Center. Over a 12 day and 11 night 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 course will focus on the ancient tradition of Bhakti Yoga as well as Bhakti Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Mantra, 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. For those that are currently teaching yoga, this is an opportunity to root deeply in the philosophy and techniques of Bhakti.
This 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program will consist of 100 contact hours (hours we spend together in daily class setting in San Diego -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, students will be offered a Teaching Certificate authorized by Bhakti Yoga Shala director Govind Das.
TOPICS OF STUDY:
*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)
6am Morning Practice(Meditation, Kirtan, Vinyasa)
9am Breakfast, Rest
10am Lecture, Philosophy, Teaching Circle/Practice, Satsang, Q & A
2pm Afternoon Free Time/Hiking, Swimming etc
4pm Afternoon Practice, Yin style Yoga, Pranayama, dharma talks and meditation
7pm Evening Kirtan, Lecture, Philosophy, Teaching Circle, Satsang Q & A
9:30pm Lights Out
What is included:
Lodging for the entirety of the program
YTT Certificate (upon program completion)
What is not included:
Travel to Ojas Retreat Center
Books Needed for Training
Yoga mats and props are available at Ojas or you are welcome to bring your own!