Tsununa, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
January 8th-February 13th, 2014
Registered with Yoga Alliance
MULTI-STYLE TRAINING DESIGNED TO GIVE PARITICIPANTS AN IN-DEPTH EXPERIENCE FOR PERSONAL GROWTH & SOUND TRAINING AS YOGA TEACHERS
LOCATION: Tsununa, Lake Atitlan Guatemala
A small Eco-Lodge nestled in the valley of Tsununa on Lake Atitlan is officially opening the end of November. The lodge is perched above a year-round river and boasts amazing views of the lake, volcano and valley with waterfall. The resort is built of all natural materials from the local community: hardwood and bamboo with adobe and glass, and ceramic tile verandas.
Participants will have access to the restaurant kitchen for making their own meals. Organic greens and organic goat’s milk yogurt and cheese are available from a neighboring perma-culture farm.
Locally grown food is very cheap. (Two lb of tomatoes 50 cents, a watermelon 90 cents, fresh herbs 12 cents a bunch, 2 lb green beans 50 cents, avocados 3 for $1.25 etc.) You will have two days a week off during which time you can purchase your food from an organic perma-culture farm (10 minute walk) or neighboring villages with large marketplaces that are accessible by boat. The cost for the boat is 15 Q which is the equivalent of $1.90.
The lodge provides filtered drinking water free of charge.
$400 per bed for the 5 week training with semi private or triple occupancy; private bathrooms for each bedroom with hot water showers. There are extra showers and bathrooms on an upper level. Security onsite 24 hours a day
Director Sharon St James, E-RYT
Sharon completed Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training in 2001 followed by Ashtanga Vinyasa Asana Teacher Training, Pilates Mat-work and Functional Movement Pilates-style certification in 2003. She has had a meditation practice for 25 years. Sharon is an experienced teacher and taught “Meditation Tools for a Busy Life” at the University of Toronto.
Tuition Price $1800 Scholarships available
For more information or about travel arrangements please contact Sharon.
June 27-July 31st, 2014
- Location TBA
- Full-Time Program
The Yoga Teacher Training Course:
Multi-style inspired by Kripalu Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa. 200 hours registered with Yoga Alliance.
This course is designed to give participants an in depth experience for their own personal growth and development and to provide sound training for being a yoga teacher. There will be active elements as found in the “power yoga” approach as well as elements of a more meditative, feeling approach to yoga. Participants will be comfortable with both approaches by the end of the course and able to lead both styles of yoga depending on the needs of the students and the energy levels on any given day or circumstance. Both approaches have merit and amazing benefits. Being a versatile teacher is one of the benefits of this program.
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The prerequisite for the course is a regular yoga practice for a minimum of one year. Due to the intensity of the training, it is not enough to know how to do the asanas. Being able to handle the energy generated by the intensity of the program is challenging. Daily practice for two months prior to beginning yoga teacher training is advised.
Area of Focus:
The main focus will be on learning safe, anatomically correct yoga poses with the ability to lead a class. Special emphasis will be given to observing and learning to adapt to the need of the student. Plenty of opportunity will be given for practice teaching. We will synchronize breath with movement using breath to move more deeply into the poses. There will be pranayama, meditation and chanting instruction. We will learn how to modulate voice to lead students into deeper states.
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Director and Primary Teacher: Sharon St. James, E-RYT
Sharon completed Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training in 2001 followed by Ashtanga Vinyasa Asana Teacher Training, Pilates Mat-work and Functional Movement Pilates-style certification in 2003. She is a Light Body Graduate with Luminessence. Sharon is an experienced teacher and taught “Meditation Tools for a Busy Life” at the University of Toronto. She has had a meditation practice for 25 years. She is currently registered with the Yoga Alliance as E-RYT .
First Half of Training:
- Teaching Methodology
- Yogic Philosophy
- Asana Technique Training inspired by Kripalu Yoga
- Anatomy and Physiology: Gross
Second Half of Training:
- Yogic Lifestyle
- Asana Technique Training Modified Ashtanga Vinyasa
- Anatomy and Physiology: Subtle
- Meditation, Pranayama and Chanting are interspersed throughout the training program including personal practice, technique training and practicum.
- Awakening of Spirit Yoga Teacher Training Manuel $45.00 available on-site
- Sequences Meditation Tutorials $29.00 available online (discount price for YTT students)
- Maria Emilia Plit, Argentina March, 2012
“I absolutely loved it and would do it all over again. It had some tough moments because of the changes I experienced during it; but Sharon created a safe, intimate and sacred environment where we could all be free to express our concerns, share our experiences and have the time and place to live them, integrate them and embrace them.
Over the program I learned very interesting and deep wisdom. I lost the fear of standing (or sitting) in front of a class. I learned tools to help me teach and help other people with my wisdom.
I feel I’ve learned, grown and developed. I feel I’ve completed the beginning of a dream. I am very satisfied with what I’ve achieved and have the power, strength and will to continue this path as yoga teacher and yoga student.”
- Marc Brandl, Costa Rica November, 2012
“The Awakening of Spirit Yoga Teacher Training program provided me with a great set of tools, both mentally and physically to become a yoga teacher. There was great hands-on training every class and near the end of the program, I was provided with the opportunity to teach a yoga class to beginners once per week. I thoroughly enjoyed the program and looked forward to class every morning. The class took place in a number of beautiful locations.
The program strengthened and deepened my personal practice and daily program for growth and development. I feel more in love with yoga and began to feel a joy in teaching yoga. I credit Sharon and her program with this greatly felt and appreciated deepening and development of my practice and embrace of yoga.”
- Soraya Pascual, Burgos, Spain April 2013 (graduated February 2013)
“I’m so happy and grateful for the experience. And my spirit did awake, it doesn’t stop speaking, dancing….”
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