The Delight Yoga Academy
Basic Teacher Training (200 hrs)
With Claudia Pradella, Kevin Sahaj, Katiza Satya, Eva Ugolini
Intensive Retreat in Italy: 30 April - 19 May 2018
The first round of practice will be based on the Astanga Yoga path of the Patanjali Yoga Sutras and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. This foundation will give you experience and understanding of the yogic path. Starting from the most tangible we will later proceed to the most subtle; from the physical body (asanas / body postures) to the energy body, to the mind.
We will follow the tradition of Krishnamacharya, and the main core practice will be based on the Astanga Vinyasa Yoga system. The Primary Series will be dissected and studied in-depth and we will also be adding many other elements from the body of Hatha yoga practices.
Practices like kriyas (cleansing techniques), asana, breath awareness, basic pranayamas, visualization, mantras and meditation, will be presented and practiced within the course from the very beginning.
We will at this stage give you the guidance and tools necessary to realize the need and urgency to make the leap into real commitment, real effort, real longing to awaken, which is the core of the yogi, what moves the yogi towards liberation, and it is from here that he/she can guide others. We will acknowledge the different bodily and mental constitutions, by giving a brief introduction to Ayurveda. In this phase you will undergo a profound realignment and purification of the physical body, experiencing already the results in your own energy and mental/emotional body.
When you have accomplished this first level with commitment and dedication, you will feel confident to share with others what you have learned through self-investigation and self practice.
The Basic Training 200 hours is offered in 2 formats: over 12 weekends in Amsterdam (9 months in total) or over an Intensive Retreat in Italy (3 weeks). Both programs will cover the same curriculum and hours of training, however there are differences due to the format of the program and to the different primary teachers. Please read more about the general course curriculum, the faculty teachers and the specifics of each program to find out about the differences. If your are still in doubt about which program is more suitable for you, please send an email with your questions and concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org