Intensive Teacher Training (200 hrs)
Rediscover yourself in 3 weeks
A broad view of yoga on all aspects of life
in an intensive retreat in Italy.
- With Katiza Satya, Kevin Sahaj & Victoria Hyndman
at the Mandali Retreat Center, Lake Orta, Italy.
30 April - 19 May
What you will get out of
this 200 hours Teacher Training
- Immersion into the process of yoga
- Support in your integrity, commitment, dedication and knowledge of yoga
- Finding a space within your body and mind where you can surrender, explore and observe
- Connection with your own source of stillness, joy and creativity
- Connection with your true Self
- Find your way to guide others on this path
Do you want to find out more?
Wisdom, Astanga Yoga, Hatha
Katiza Satya is a yogini in heart and soul. She is giving this training already for 17 years and that you feel. She has learned from Sri K. Pattabhi Jois himself and many other great masters amongst Guru ’Papaji’ (H.W.L.Poonja), Sarah Powers, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Tsultrim Allione.
Satya is an experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (ERYT500-RYT 500) and licensed to certify students at the 200- & 500-hour levels.
Sign-up to learn about her lineage.
Meditation, Pranayama, Healing Yoga
Kevin Sahaj is a dedicated yoga practitioner who has been studying and practicing yoga for 30 years. His approach to teaching is eclectic and draws from many different methods and teachings to help students align their lives towards awakening.
In the mid 90’s he met Sri K Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India, whom he recognized as his Guru. Over a period of 8 years, he studied Ashtanga Yoga with him.
Sign-up to learn about his lineage.
Katiza Satya and Kevin Sahaj invited Victoria as a guest teacher to share her extensive knowledge about Ayurveda, the science of life. Victoria is a beloved yoga teacher and Ayurvedic expert at Delight Yoga in Amsterdam. She studied at The Ayurvedic Institute under the guidance of her primary teacher, Dr. Vasant Lad.
Do you want to find out more?
During this 3-weeks intensive program, you will immerse yourself fully into the process of yoga, experiencing directly what it is like to practice and live yoga. Due to it's 3-week retreat format, you can immerse yourself in your practice and studies away from the demands and distractions of your daily life.
All aspects of yoga will be covered by the program which is divided into the following 3 themes:
Week 1: Silence and Purification
We start in a unique way - with mauna (silence). You will observe silence during the first days, however, for any important question you can write it on paper and pass it to the teacher.
Mauna takes you below the surface – beyond names and forms, social, cultural or psychological boundaries. You will receive teachings and practices silently, allowing yourself to let go of critical thinking, questioning and other habits of the mind. You will be observing different patterns that may arise, and reach a deeper part of your self. Your teachers will support you in a silent way, and the teachings itself will empower you with the strength to go deeper into the process of Yoga.
The Yoga program during this week will include different cleansing techniques (kriyas), and silent Astanga Yoga practice, special pranayamas, guided and silent meditation, related philosophy sessions and reading, and a special diet (pure, healthy and detoxing vegetarian food).
Week 2: Knowledge and wisdom
After the period of silence, your mind will have reached some clarity and you will be ready for deeper learning and practice.
Knowledge is the fruit of learning, while wisdom is the fruit of practice. Your own creativity, wisdom and awareness will be stimulated greatly by this immersion in meditation, pranayama, philosophy and strong Vinyasa practice. You will also be practicing in groups and learn about Yoga methodology and the secrets of good teaching.
You will be guided towards your own creativity, wisdom, and awareness.
During this week you will also dive into the science of Ayurveda and its close relationship to yoga and the yogic lifestyle.
Week 3: Synthesis and rejoice
This final week is all about playing with the knowledge and experience gained and developing intuitive teaching. You will be learning and teaching, conquering the field known by now, and practicing until it seals. Creative and dynamic Vinyasa movements, philosophical peaks, sound and mantras, therapeutic yoga and synthesis of all are the key subjects of the last and final week.
You will be exposed to a variety of practices from various traditions, which you will learn how to safely and effectively passed on to beginners students of yoga.
This is how a typical day during the training looks like:
- 06:00 Morning wake-up
- 06:30 Meditation and Pranayama
- 07:00 Asana Yoga practice (Astanga & Vinyasa)
- 09:00 Light breakfast
- 10:30 Lecture: Living philosophy
- 11:30 The art of Teaching: Practice
- 13:00 Lunch and free time
- 16:00 Lecture: Anatomy, Subtle body and Ayurveda
- 18:00 Tea time
- 19:00 Dinner
- 20:30 Meditation, chanting or Yoga Nidra practice
- 21:00 Bed time