YOGA ALLIANCE 200-HOURS 2018
The one-month Intensive Yoga Teacher Training in Sri Lanka will run from Saturday the 19th May to Saturday 16th June 2018. It will be held at Camp Poe, a yoga and surf centre in Ahangama, south of Galle. Lara Baumann, founder of Quantum Yoga, will be running the course, co-taught by 500-hr Quantum Yoga teachers Sally-Anne Reynolds and Roanna Doleman. Dr Matthew Clark will be lecturing on various specialized subjects from Samkya philosophy, sadhu culture, Tantra and basic Sanskrit, as well as other guest speakers. Quantum Yoga teacher Ben Stevenson will be assisting the training, and is also one of the two managers of Camp Poe. Together he and Till (German), as well as the friendly and helpful Sri Lankan staff, well accustomed to catering to the needs of foreigners, will ensure you have a comfortable stay. Camp Poe is situated just across the street from Kabalana beach, arguably one of the most beautiful beaches in southern Sri Lanka, with fabulous swimming and a famous surf break called “The Rock”.
The Teacher Training is suitable for those who want to embark on a career as a yoga teacher, teachers who would like to improve their current skills, as well as yogis who simply would like to deepen their understanding and improve their practice. Trainees often start as students and then decide to dedicate themselves more seriously to the study, investigation and propagation of yoga. Some have had experience elsewhere and have reached a level where they feel ready to consider teaching. Others may have no intention of leaving their current work, but simply want to develop the knowledge and ability to confidently guide others in this rewarding practice.
The Intensive Teacher Training is 200-hour Yoga Alliance accredited (see www.yogaalliance.org for more information). It will cover all aspects of Yoga along with detailed instruction in the Quantum Method and how to teach it. Study of Ayurveda, the Science of Life, will result in an understanding of how this informs not only the emphasis in one’s yoga practice, but also the effects of such life-style choices as food, recreational activities, creams and massage oils, etc. We will explore the roots of the yoga tradition, learning about its history within the socio-cultural context of India from ancient times to the present day, as well as its links to other mystical traditions and its role internationally today. Students will learn about a variety of systems and styles. Using the Quantum Method of Yoga, apprentices will eventually gain the ability to assess what practice is appropriate for themselves and their prospective students and learn how to creatively construct balanced flowing vinyasa yoga sequences. As Quantum advocates vinyasa (breath-synchronised movement) as a primary mode of practice, most asana classes will be of a dynamic nature. Pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation practice will also form a daily part of the practice.
There will be a variety of modules covering such themes as Anatomy and Physiology, Adjustments, Therapeutic Yoga, Post and Pre-Natal Yoga, Yoga for Children, Asana names, groupings and sequencing techniques, ancient scriptures such as the Vedas and Upanisads, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Sanskrit, Ayurveda, Buddhism, Tantra etc. Where applicable out-of-house specialists will run the modules.
Teaching will be both practical and theoretical on a group and individual basis, and there is a requirement for you to spend your own time reading and keeping a yoga diary. We will work to a full and exciting schedule: all teaching and assessment will take place in Ahangama and you will then have until 14th July 2018 to submit your 2,500 word essay which will complete your training and qualify you for registration.
With its fabulous shala, lovely pool, lush gardens, sprawling chill-out zone and delicious dining area, Camp Poe is designed for inspired relaxation post exertion. It is nestled in a quiet enclave of unspoiled tropical nature. There is a massage bed, pool table, dartboard, library, shop, slack line, hammocks and swings. The yogashala is equally suited to dynamic asana-vinyasa practice, as it is to silent sadhana. The centre serves yummy healthy food, perfect to provide fuel and delight for this challenging yoga journey. We will also be able to do some of the practice on the nearby beach, and we will organise a special event at Tri, a local sustainable luxury design hotel and spa, ensuring variety in an intense yoga immersion schedule.
The course fees quoted below include all teaching and assessment, the essential Quantum Yoga book, accommodation, all 3 meals and afternoon tea & snacks (only breakfast on the 3 free Sundays), transfers and of course a celebratory end of training event. Prices are quoted in US dollars, but payment can equally be made in Euro or pounds sterling (xe.com is good for currency conversion).
Payment options are
- Sharing a Safari Tent with King single beds (storage space, bedside table and lamp, electricity and fans). The tents have shared bathrooms.
$3540 per person
- Sharing a Bungalow with King single beds, with balcony and ensuite bathroom.
$3960 per person
- Private Safari Tent with 2 King single beds that can be pushed together to make a large double bed (storage space, bedside table and lamp, electricity and fans). The tents have shared bathrooms.
- Private Bungalow or Jungle Hut with Queen double bed, balcony and ensuite bathroom.
If you are interested, please let us know as soon as possible. We will send you an interview form, which will give you both the opportunity to confirm your suitability for and interest in the program. Participants are limited to 16.
Once you have been offered a place we would require 20% payment to hold it; the remainder of the balance will then need to be paid in full six weeks before the start of the course (7th April 2018) unless otherwise agreed, which would depend on your personal circumstance.
For general site info and photos, please visit www.camppoe.com.
The special event will be at www.trilanka.com.