21 days, 200 hour yoga teacher training programme.
Location Manda Island, Kenya, East Africa
Yoga Alliance registered
24th February 2019 - 16th March 2019
Karuna (करुणां - Karuṇā) Yoga Journeys is very happy to announce its 4th, 200 hours yoga teacher training on Manda Island, Lamu. This is a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified training in the art of vinyasa yoga and creative sequencing where you will learn how to integrate the movement of the body to the rhythm of the breath with a deep understanding of the physical body, energy body and authentic alignment. There will also be an introduction to Yin Yoga and Trauma sensitivity in yoga.
This yoga teacher training will allow you to integrate the ancient wisdom of yoga into a modern day, creative, accessible practice. It will take you on a journey of self love, self discovery and transformation. You will deepen your knowledge and experience of yoga and emerge with a stronger, truer understanding of who you really are. This training is so much more then just learning yoga poses and being able to teach asana. Yes you will learn alignment, intelligent sequencing, anatomy, how to cue etc but more then that you will embrace the responsibility of leading others into a healthier more whole way of life.
Each day, you will practice to unravel the layers of your mind and heart. By the end the training you will not only be a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher, but you’ll probably be in the best shape of your life; physically, mentally, energetically and biochemically!
The world needs more good yoga. We strongly believe the work we do is some of THE MOST valuable, important work on the planet. We are changing lives. And, we are changing the world. Impacting the communities we operate in is very close to our heart. Every YTT we offer a scholarship place to someone we believe will take the TTC and make a difference to the lives of others with it. Sometimes this is a local community member, other times we offer the certification to a person working with trauma or in a refugee camp who would not have been able to afford it.
We also strongly invest in the community we are creating offering ongoing support to our Karuna Yoga Fellows after the training has completed. Whether it’s assisting with retreat planning and marketing, advising with ongoing studies, helping organize service projects in prisons or linking our Fellows around the globe our community are essential for our happiness.
" In separateness lies the world's great misery,
in compassion lies the world's true strength.”
The course begins on the 24th February and ends on the 16th March 2019 85% attendance in all the classes in mandatory to pass this course. It is an intensive course with almost 10 hours of study, mediation and practice every day. Sundays will be given off to self reflect, read, study or enjoy the beach and close by town
Our course comprises of asana, pranayama, vinyasa, yin, mantra and karma yoga complimented by individual contemplation, group discussions, systematic methods of concentration, and meditation. Students engage in studies and discussions regarding yogic philosophy, anatomy, physiology and psychology as well as practical teaching methods and professional development.
Beach Tower, Manda Island, Lamu Archipelago, Kenya
The Beach Tower offers peace and seclusion in elegant and uncrowded surroundings. It sits in two acres of beachfront grounds filled with neem and acacia trees and enjoys 75 meters of frontage onto the lovely and often deserted beach at Ras Kitau. Sophisticated and uncluttered - it is a lovely place in which to immerse yourself in your practice and study and to kick back and relax.
On the ground floor, there are six double bedrooms, two of which interconnect. All have king-size beds and ensuite bathrooms. All the bedrooms are situated together and separately from the other living areas. All the bedrooms open onto a long sea-facing veranda furnished with built-in baraza seats and safari chairs. In the front, there is a makuti-thatched garden pavilion - which will be one of our yoga shalas it is looking onto the beach.
Another building houses a spacious and beautifully-decorated dining room directly linked to the well-equipped kitchen. The rooftop makes a perfect star gazing deck.
Introduction to yin yoga
Sunrise beach yoga practice
Participate in trauma sensitivity workshop
Delicious healthy breakfasts
21 nights accommodation
Sunset dhow cruise
2 daily yoga classes and additional trauma sensitivity introduction and workshop
Meditation and pranayama session each day
Yoga Alliance certificate upon completion
Pre-course and post course support
20 nights accommodation
Boat transfer to Manda
Delicious breakfast and lunch, vegan-friendly cake
Single accommodation, breakfast and lunch included - $3357 or £2600
Without accommodation, breakfast and lunch included - $2257 or £1750
Add Daily dinner at $110 or £90 for the 3 weeks
Because Beach Tower is a beautiful traditional Swahili house the rooming is fairly unusual. Each room has a huge double bed that can not be separated into 2 singles. We are therefore offering single accommodation at a fantastic price $3259. You can opt to share a double bed. In this case it is recommended that you and a friend/partner sign up together or you arrive bearing this sleeping arrangement in mind and we will pair you with another student of the same sex taking the training.
Shared accommodation, Big dbl bed, breakfast and lunch included - $2957 or £2300
Accommodation on Manda Island Option is FULL. Provided accommodation will be on Shela island which is a 7 minute boat ride to Beach Tower. Boats will be arranged by Karuna Yoga in the morning at 540 am and evening at 715 pm. This boat ride as the sun rises is one of the most spectacular meditative spaces to be in and is usually shorter than an uber or a boda ride to your neighbourhood.
$2000 or £1550 deposit to secure your spot, full payment to be received 60 days before the training commences
-Cancellation before 24 th October 2018 - 70% of the monies received will be returned
-Cancellation before 24 th November 2018 - 30% of the monies received will be returned
-Cancellation after 24 th December 2018- No refunds.
Yoga Alliance is an International Organization for the quality and standardization of individual Yoga teachers and Yoga Schools worldwide. In completing our Yoga Alliance (YA) Accredited program, our students receive an internationally recognized teaching qualification. In accordance with the standards outlined by YA. There are of course several other yoga alliances and organizations around the planet which readily accept our certification.
Our courses cover:
Techniques Training/Practice: Includes alignment and adjusting asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques.
Teaching Methodology: Comprises the principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student's process of learning and business aspects of teaching yoga.
Anatomy and Physiology: Both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, meridians, koshas etc.). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc).
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers: An in depth study of yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers.
Practicum: Each student must be actively engaged in the process of teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing and giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching.