YTTC be better YOGA teacher training Mod. B Cyprus

Make your passion to your profession! The be better YOGA teacher training is a compact, profound and certified yoga teacher training. The experienced trainers Akhilesh Bodhi (India) and Kerstin Linnartz (Germany) have been running these trainings already in India for several years. Now they offer it also in Europe in a compact 4-weeks concept. Training with official certificate.

The 200 hour yoga teacher training in Europe is a 4 week course recognized by Yoga Alliance and has RYS certification with E-RYP faculty.

The be better Yoga specialized 200 hour Teacher Certificate course is a Yoga Alliance certified 200 hour Level I certification program carefully designed after years of experience & practice for all level yoga aspiring students who want to deepen their practice as well as for those students who wish to become teachers themselves and impart yoga education to the world.

This course is an excellent opportunity to learn more fundamentals and traditional yoga. Our 200 hour yoga teacher training courses (bookings open already also for 200 hour Yoga course 2017) offers a in-depth study of all kinds of techniques like asana (posture), pranayama (breathing practices), meditation, yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, sequencing and adjustments, developing a meditation practice for yourself and others as well as expand your knowledge of becoming a perfect yoga teacher in near future.

Our 200 hour Yoga certification schedule is strictly based on yogic principles, a training starts with a morning practice at early sunrise. It is the best time of the day to experience the power of asana, pranayama and sadhna / meditation. There is a short break for breakfast and a healthy food is served for you to get well nourished for rest of the day. The schedule follows with a lecture and some yoga practice. Lunch is served during the mid day time with yogic foods. There is a meditation / chanting class in the afternoon. A dinner and thereof rest and relax for the next morning.

Although, we abide by traditional style of teaching yoga, we still have incorporated Sivananda, Pattabi jois and BKS Iyengar style into our teachings. We are highly influenced by BKS Iyenger, so props are included into our asana practices to ensure correct alignment and posture. Except for asana perfection using the props, our accent is on focus of mind and regulation of breath. Every asana is utilized as tools so as to guide you gain your usual meditative state. It will help focus your mind in more evocative ways which can deepen your practices. If your goal is to be a yoga instructor, you’ll become very sure with sequencing, guiding principles of breath movement and focusing and complete knowledge of eight limb of yoga as offered by Maharishi Patanjali through our philosophical class and different kinds of meditative session. We consider the practices of Ayurvedic living to be very important and so they must be combined together with yoga to accolade the advantages of yoga. We also have incorporated lots of teachings on science of Ayuveda.

Our Yoga teacher training course is designed for those people who want to deepen their present yoga practices, aspiring teachers and advanced students of all ages. Besides these, we also have Bhajans and music at time of the Satsang and other inventive self-healing sessions. 

Syllabus of the 200 hour Teacher Training course

  • Yogasana (postures) minimum we cover 48 Asanas
  • Advanced asanas (Hatha Yoga tradition)
  • Advanced asana techniques of Patanjali and Ashtanga Yoga
  • Human anatomy: skeletal, muscles, respiratory, digestive, nervous and hormone system
  • Anatomy and physiology in relation to yoga: Prevention of illness etc.
  • The different layers of the human body (Koshas)
  • Pranayama – different breathing techniques (Nadi shodhan, surya bhedana, chandra bhedana, sheetali shitkari, kapalabhati) Shat Karma, Noulli-Neti dhouthi-tratka – kapalabhati – shankhaprakshalana
  • Meditation (Chakra meditation, kundalini meditation, guided vedic meditation and other dynamic meditations)
  • Yoga Nidra (progressive relaxation)
  • Chakra Systems (energy centers)
  • Ayurveda: specific food, the different dohas etc.
  • Bandhas (energy locks)
  • Mudras (yogic gestures of the hatha yoga pradipika)
  • Trataka (focussed view)
  • Bhakti Yoga: Bhajans, Satsang, Kirtan
  • 8 limbs of Yoga from Patanjali { 10 sutra of 1st chapter of Patanjali yoga sutra will be discussed elaborately }
  • Different orientations and teachers of yoga
  • Yoga philosophy: four path of Yoga -HATHA, RAJ, Gyan, Bhakti Yoga.
  • Hands on Yoga: concrete and individual alignments for teaching, Sequencing, adjustment and alignment teaching skill.

You – as a yoga teacher

As the name suggests “Yoga teacher training”, the initial goal of this course in to develop “you” as a perfect & learned yoga teacher who can then develop and spread yoga to the world. The personal work of yoga practice is the best way to prepare to teach yoga classes, but we will also look more deeply into methods of teaching. During the course we will practice aspects of yoga teaching on each other, which will include planning and teaching classes and sequences, using props and aids and helping students to modify poses so that they can get the most out of the practices. Upon completion of the course you will be awarded the Yoga Alliance certification.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of yoga asanas and an average good fitness and health level are expected from participants.

Detailed program

Daily schedule

06.30: Meditation/Kriya
08.00: Yoga Asana
10.00: Breakfast
11.00: Chanting
12:00: Ayurveda/Patanjali Yoga Sutra/ Anatomy
13.00: Lunch/Karma Yoga/Spare time
16.00: Yoga Asana/Pranayama/Teaching methods
19:00: Dinner
20:00: Satsang, Question & Answer Session

Half a day per week is off for your own disposition/self study or other activities. To obtain the certificate all lectures have to be attended. Teaching in English and German.

Holiday destination

Hotel Aphrodite Beach in Cyprus

Aphrodite Beach Hotel it is a small family owned hotel, located 500 m from the most beautiful and serene place in Cyprus, the Akamas Peninsula National Park, in the North West of Cyprus and about 40 kms from Paphos. You can enjoy the long remote beach, as we are the last hotel before the Akamas Natural Park. The Aphrodite Beach Hotel is the ideal location for people looking for a warm and peaceful place where it is all about the guests and a treat for their souls and hearts.

The surrounding nature is a big part of the food for souls as it is very pure. It is a place where the clear turquoise sea, meets the strong energy of the hills and the rocks of the Akamas National Park. The uniqueness of the Akamas is due not only to the indisputable charm of the natural landscape, perfect for walks, bicycle rides, bird- watching, flora, painting, but also to its cultural and mythological wealth.

The small fishermen harbour of Latchi it is situated only 3 kms away from the hotel. Latsi/Latchi with its coastal boardwalk is the picturesque harbour of Polis, known throughout Cyprus for its fresh fish. In the past it served as a small port for shipping carobs. The old stone carob warehouses have been converted into restaurants, fish taverns and places for recreation. From Latsi, you can go on short cruises to the Akamas, bathe in the Blue Lagoon and admire the sea caves and all the nature has to offer, from the sea.

At Aphrodite beach Hotel you will get the best of the well known Mediterranean hospitality from the hearts of all the staff working here and the best of pure sea and nature. Nothing is too much for Gregoria and her team here, when it comes to please and exceed people’s expectations.

Accommodation

The 48 newly renovated rooms, in beautiful pastel colours are very comfortable, spacious with side sea view. Each room has private bathroom and toilet, air-conditioning/heating, free WiFi, direct telephone line, TV (satellite) and balcony.

Available room facilities:

  • Refrigerator (small extra charge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Room service
  • Laundry service
  • Safety Deposit Box (available at the reception, small extra charge)

Food

Food cooked with love makes dining in the Aphrodite Beach Hotel a different experience! The Aphrodite Beach Hotel is becoming very popular for its fine cuisine. Alexandros, the extraordinary and fun loving chef, was part of the Cyprus Cooking Olympic Team between 1998 and 2001. He has been working in 5 stars hotels for more than 20 years and now the hotel is very lucky to have him as part of their team to delight you with his cooking. He will make you love Cyprus food because it is fresh and pure and he uses spices grown in their garden: oregano, basil, cumin, cinnamon, cloves and others. Mousakka, Stifado, Dolmades, Pastitsio, Afelia, Prawn Saganaki and of course, fresh fish are some of his specialities. Dimitra is the pastry chef whose specialities are crispy Baklava, Galatopoureko, Kateifi, Lokoumades and Kalon Prama. Guests queue up at the buffet, for a second portion of her deserts and they clap and cheer when they bring a new full tray of sweets... The Aphrodite Beach Hotel produces its own fresh fruits (figs, pomegranates oranges, mandarins and lemons), vegetables (avocados, olives and seasonable vegetables) and homemade marmalades that you can take home with you.

Facilities

Facilities of The Aphrodite Beach Hotel include two restaurants, one on the beach and one in the main building, Bar, Sitting room with Fireplace, Satellite TV, free WiFi and large verandas with spectacular views over the Chrysochous bay with the backdrop of Troodos Mountains to the east and the Akamas Natural Park to the west. Children facilities include playground, high chairs and special children meals. Baby seating is also available on request. The beautiful meeting room that offers the best view over the Akamas can accommodate up to 50 people for yoga, TaiChi, dancing workshops or about 80 people for conferences or seminars. Boat trips to Akamas, safari tours, scuba diving, water-skiing and a variety of other water sports can be arranged upon guests’ request. Sun beds and umbrellas are available on the beach, paid locally. The hotel is also able to organise your rented car. You will be offered pure traditional Cyprus hospitality at its best!



Instructor

Linnartz Kerstin teacher training

Kerstin Linnartz is from Germany, Berlin. She has been practicing Yoga for the past 19 years. She spent many years in India deepening her own practice and teaching students from all over the world. She is certified as “Advanced Yoga Teacher” by the Worldwide Yoga Alliance for the 500 hours standart for Registered Yoga Schools and is initiated by Swami Kailasananda (Yoga Acharya of Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams in Europe). She holds diploma from the “Yoga Vedanta Academy” of Rishikesh as well as the title “Yoga Acharya” (meaning “master of Yoga”- whereby Kerstin insists that in her eyes this is just a title for someone who persistantly follows her own practice humbly sharing it with others).

Besides that she trained in classical Hatha Yoga Anatomy with Yoga Acharya Swami Sivadasananda, in Ashtanga Yoga with Dr. Ron Steiner, did advanced teachers trainings regarding Breathing and Bandhas (energy locks) and studied the human Chakra System (energy centres) as well as Vedanta Philosophy, Ayurveda and several Meditation Techniques. She studied Kriya Yoga during a one year lecture after the original scriptures of Paramahansa Yogananda. In the many years of her own practice she collected lots of inspiration from numerous teachers at Yoga ashrams and centres in the USA, Europe and, of course, India. Thus her teaching combines different elements from the “system” Yoga- from classical Hatha to more dynamic Ashtanga- and she emphasizes on not only focusing on the body and to not narrow down the teaching to the mere “form”.

Her passion and the joy from Yoga touch the students in her classes and therefor Kerstin is teaching the “complete package of Yoga, which cannot only de-stress and relax your life but very much enrich it with more health, tranquility and real joy shining from inside out.” Having 15 years of experience on stages and in studios as a TV-presenter Kerstin knows how to use body and voice to really reach the receiver. She uses this talent to help her students into a deep experience during their own practice and shows them how to take “Yoga from the mat into everyday life”.

“Yoga has changed my life 180 degrees. It helped me to let go of stress and drama in my life. It has given me the tools to again and again tap into the source and turned me into one of the happiest and healthiest people I know. Yoga shows you a way to treat yourself better, to be a better version of yourself. This is the experience I want to share.”

Bodhi Akhilesh

Shri Akhilesh Bodhi, professional Yoga instructor, Reiki master and spiritual mentor is founder of the Neo Yoga Center. Akhilesh has deep understanding and extensive knowledge of Yoga practice which spans decades and developed his own inclusive method of Yoga. He carries a bequest of teaching traditional yoga and mixes it with modern ways of BKS Iyengar and K.Pattabhi Jois styles for the international yoga seekers. Fusion of Ashtanga Vinyas, Hatha yoga and Raj yoga presents a holistic technique suited to the people across the world.

Price

€ 2.210,- per person in shared double room
Single supplement: € 350,-

Special:

For bookings until 6 months before program start you receive a dicsount of € 50,-.
When booking both modules at the same time you receive a discount of € 80,-.

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Flights may as well be booked through us. We investigate the best flight options and offer the latest public tariffs, which can vary throughout the day.

Climate

In spring the island is covered with blooming flowers, ideal for hikers and nature lovers. From April onwards the temperatures are raising. From May/June onwards you can enjoy best beach holidays, summer can get very hot. From October onwards the temperatures are nicely warm still. In November you can encounter the one or other rainy shower.

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Theme

Yoga , Yoga teacher training , Ashtanga Yoga , Hatha Yoga , Chakra Yoga

Holiday destination

Cyprus - Paphos

Travel dates

Thursday , 05.10.2017 - Thursday , 19.10.2017

Included services

  • 14 nights Hotel Aphrodite Beach
  • Half board
  • be better YOGA Teacher Training Module B
  • Scriptum
  • shuttle service from/to Paphos airport

 

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