Our 200 hour / 1 month program
Our one month course will build an intelligent and strong foundation for aspiring Yoga Teachers, and even for Yoga Teachers looking to further their knowledge and understanding. Inspired by Iyengar and Yoga Therapy, the Alignment Yoga Course will focus on the proper structural alignment of the body while in asana.
While students will be introduced to Vinyasa and Viniyoga, our core focus will be on anatomy and the rules of the physical body: for example, where your knee should extend to in a warrior pose, why it should extend there, where it should not extend to. Students will learn in-depth, the principles of Yoga as a healing and recuperative toolkit - Yoga Therapy. You will develop your own practice, learn about your body as well as your fellow students, learn the Art of Teaching, the hows of adjustment and practice teaching at our Yoga School as well.
Broad curriculum: The course has been created by Tal Swissa, our Director of Yoga, and is taught by a team of teachers who have over 40 years of combined teaching experience, both in teaching group classes and working with clients one-on-one. Our teachers have diverse perspectives on yoga that come together to give our students a whole view on the world of yoga. The curriculum is comprehensive and updated for modern times – it also includes the practical application of the theory and philosophy of Classical Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Traditional Meditations, Energy Practices, Therapeutic Touch, Music & Mantra..
An Advanced, Practical course: Because our course focuses on Yoga Therapy based training, the information is much more in-depth than a normal Yoga training course. You will learn about physical anatomy in detail, including sessions in Therapeutic Touch, the correct postures for each asana, how different body types need different adjustments, and much more. Our aim is to teach students the deeper principles behind body structure, so they can integrate this knowledge. And so they can come from a place of adjusting with the how and why, instead of just rote learning.
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The Gaia Yoga Teacher Training...
…with a focus on the Art of Teaching: Students in our training program are learn how to lead yoga classes for group & individuals. Empowering them to begin their practice confidently with an extensive toolbox of yoga methods, approaches and techniques along with the ability to evaluate individual needs and adapt Yoga practices accordingly.
...in transformational Koh Phangan: Sitting on a bed of crystals, this paradise of Koh Phangan in Thailand is the perfect place for a transformational yoga teacher training course. This magical island lets you dive deep into both your light and your shadow sides. Manifestation happens super-quick here, making it the ideal testing training ground for students!
What are the benefits of a Yoga Therapy based Training?
Yoga therapy is the adaptation of yoga practices for people with health challenges. Yoga therapists prescribe specific regimens of postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques to suit individual needs.
Contemporary health sciences back up the rich experiential basis of Yoga Therapy with a substantial body of research evidence that promotes an even deeper understanding and acceptance of Yoga as medicine.
Yoga applied therapeutically is quickly growing worldwide as an essential part of medical rehabilitation, complementary medicine, and alternative medicine, as well as programs for well-being and self-development. The Gaia Alignment Yoga Teacher Training represents a comprehensive presentation of Yoga as a vehicle to promote health and a discipline providing genuine well-being.
Beyond Yoga Therapy, is there more?
Yes! Aside from the emphasis on Yoga Therapy, the curriculum builds on the basics and offers specialty training from different teachers.
- Practical Training in Yoga movements & Asanas
- Traditional Yoga Meditations
- Naturopathy techniques & Ayurveda
- Therapy massage
- Yoga Therapy & Alignment with Tal Swissa
- Yoga Therapy & Alignment with Arnaud Chartier
- Practical sessions on Chakras with Shakti Cabral
- Therapeutic Touch with Naama Peled