The Essentials of Yoga

Pre-Teacher Training (50-Hour) - Online

Explore the meaning of yoga at home with our online training, The Essentials of Yoga. Develop your skills and confidence with Satya Katiza and Kevin Sahaj.

Delight Yoga is offering online opportunities for our students who wish to establish or deepen their practice. We have designed a 50-hour training for everyone interested in learning how to practice yoga in a balanced and intentional manner. This program also serves as a pre-teacher training for students that are planning to attend the Basic Teacher Training.

Learning in a Personal Environment

We are delighted to offer a training that will teach you how to truly live yoga in your daily life. This program will help you integrate yogic teachings with your personal environment, and has been carefully modified in order to adjust to an online format. It is a training in service to human beings, so each student can learn to live life in harmony again by reconnecting to their breath, body, and mind. In four weekends, you will attune to the true meaning of yoga: "living in union with the source of life".

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In this course, Katiza Satya and Kevin Sahaj will teach you how to develop the skills and confidence needed to integrate yoga into your life - as an intimate friend and support system that helps you reconnect with your body, energy (prana), and mind, the terrain we call “our existence”. Yoga gives us access to the place within ourselves where the resources of a life of ease and well-being are always available. Balance, peace, love, and freedom are our true heart, health, and wealth. They are always here within us, waiting to be rediscovered.

Key Takeaways from Our Program

Here are some of the valuable lessons you will learn from our Essentials of Yoga program:

  1. Love your Body. This is your home. You will get to know your body in an intimate and gentle manner, and will be encouraged to love and accept your "earth suit".
  2. Embrace life itself. You will develop intimacy with your breath - the source of life energy.
  3. You will learn that Yoga, in essence, is training for the mind. You will receive the tools you need to enter your natural state of being, which is Freedom and Peace.
  4. You will develop the openness to enter your inner wisdom and trust it fully. This will become your true navigation system in all aspects of your life.
  5. You will experience Sangha, the community of equal-minded beings sharing Truth, being and growing together, and connecting with each other from a place of presence.
  6. You will finally understand what the wise beings of the past were trying to tell us: that the wisdom of creation is here in us, right now.
  7. You will be given tools and methods that will allow you to be in touch with your inner foundation and walk in the world with confidence.

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Through this training, you will also learn the Astanga Vinyasa Yoga system in a practical and profound way:

  • The authentic method, principles, and practices taught to Satya and Sahaj by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India.
  • Modifications of asanas adapted to different bodies.
  • The fundamentals of the Eight Limbs of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras and its application in ordinary life.
  • Understanding the intention behind Yoga Sadhana (practice) as a path to Awakening.
  • Being able to intelligently modify the asanas in your own practice where necessary according to your own body and needs.
  • Feeling confident and rooted in the three main aspects of this practice: Breath, Bandhas, and Drishti (Tristana).

Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 months of yoga experience (Astanga, Vinyasa, or Hatha recommended), but also suited for more experienced practitioners.
  • Participation in all days of the program.
  • English language proficiency (all teachings and course materials are in English).

Practicalities

  • Four weekends composed of 5 hours of online teachings per day (2,5 hours in the morning and 2,5 hours in the afternoon + one Friday afternoon).
  • The morning sessions will mainly consist of physical practice (meditation, chanting, kriyas, Astanga), and the afternoons will mainly focus on theory, philosophy, asana details, and Q&A.
  • Daily home practice of minimum one hour (will be given to you each weekend).
  • These daily home practices are required only on Tuesdays through Fridays. Mondays are free.
  • Home practices will take place 'offline'. We will all practice separately, but during the same time of day - between 7:30am and 10:30am (you can choose your own start time). Practicing at the same time will give us a sense of commitment and unity.
  • Texts to read and learn each day.
  • The total training hours will be more than 50 hours. You will receive a 50-hour certificate for your attendance.

In the online lessons, Satya and Sahaj will guide you using the online application ‘Zoom’. Zoom is a live streaming platform with many interactive features - it provides a shared space for students, teachers, and assistants. Delight Yoga has been using Zoom to organize live-streamed classes, workshops, and training days and we have had very positive experiences with it.

Zoom allows you to participate in the training from home, but you can ask questions and connect with teachers and other students as if you were in the same physical location.

During all training days, there are 2 teachers and 2 assistants present. They are continuously watching the students practice through the camera, making sure to address any necessary adaptations, modifications, and adjustments.

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Dates & times

Online:
12 - 13 March
19 - 20 March
26 - 27 March
1 April (16:30 - 18:00 hrs)
2 - 3 April 2022

Offline:
Daily home practice (Tuesday through Friday, ideally anytime between 7:30 and 10:30):
15 - 18 March
22 - 25 March
29 March - 1 April 2022

*No practice on Mondays. *

If you have any questions about the program, please reach out to academy@delightyoga.nl.

Student feedback on the previous edition:

"I really liked the teachings and find them very professional. The online classes were in a good balance and pace, with enough pauses but not too many, a good balance between the physical practice and theory and between the teachers. The instructions were clear, Satya and Sahaj explained it in an understandable way and shared a lot of their knowledge and wisdom. The amount of time for questions and sharings from the students was right and the answers were interesting for the whole group. They also offer extra time for questions by mail. Overall the teachers were very sweet and compassionate and I felt comfortable with and inspired by them. The course is a very good foundation for yoga."

"I feel so very blessed to have found my way to your online Essentials of Yoga. The course you have designed is very rich yet well balanced, profound and well paced. I really enjoyed all the different exercises, experiments in my laboratorium, sharing moments and more theoretical topics. After 30 years of not being a morning person, I finally look forward to waking up early!"

  • Pauline

"I expected this training to better my yoga practice, but instead it made me actually discover yoga and fall in love with it all over again and it’s the most beautiful sensation! I am so thankful I was able to connect with you in Mallorca all the way from Switzerland along with 25 other students in the Netherlands. How magical is that!"

  • Manon

Please note: registration closes 2 days prior to workshop start date. In case of any questions or last-minute sign-ups, please contact academy@delightyoga.nl. To join the sessions, you can login on www.delightyoga.nl and click on 'My Delight', on the top right. Under the header BOOKED you will find your booked workshops and classes. Select the workshop and click 'watch'. You will then be directed straight to the workshop.

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