Nomad Yoga 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative + Yin
10 September- 1 October , 2023
DISCOVER IT ALL
Exploring aspects of yin and yang yoga, you’ll discover how to both fire the body up and how to slow it down. Practicing anatomically-informed hatha and vinyasa flow each morning and restorative and yin yoga each evening, you’ll explore these complementary practices and all the elements necessary to be able to confidently teach both.
Extensive study of asana, alignment, anatomy, assists and adjustments, the philosophy and history of yoga, teaching methodology, intelligent sequencing, and the business of yoga will prepare you to teach with confidence and poise. You’ll learn a multidisciplinary approach so that you can graduate with the ability to effectively teach multiple styles of yoga and meditation.
Whether you’re looking to deepen your personal practice or to teach professionally, this course will provide you with everything you need to take your yoga to the next level. This training is designed to move you deeper into your own personal practice while simultaneously preparing you to offer your teachings to the world.
WHY STUDY WITH US?
- We offer an individualized experience with lots of direct contact and guidance from your teacher
- Our teachers are highly experienced, professional, and knowledgeable with extensive work within the yoga industry and all hold the highest level of certification
- We extensively study teaching methodology and the physical practice so you’ll graduate feeling confident and able to teach multiple styles of yoga
- Our school is Yoga Alliance® certified, so you’ll graduate with the ability to register as an RYT 200 and teach internationally with your accreditation
Throughout the duration of the course, we will extensively study:
Through daily practice of both guided and silent meditations and discussion of various techniques, you’ll delve deep into the practice, how it relates to the yogic lifestyle, and how to incorporate it into your daily life.
- Asana (Postures)
Each morning, we will practice hatha or vinyasa flow yoga, and every evening, we will practice restorative or yin yoga. Through intensive practice and study, you’ll explore refinement and precision within your personal practice as well as how to share that detailed approach with your students.
- Alignment and Pose Modifications
We will carefully dissect many common poses within the yoga practice to explore proper alignment in depth. We’ll also discuss how to modify and adjust poses for students with injuries, pregnancy, or lack of strength and/or mobility.
- Anatomy and Biomechanics
We’ll deeply explore the fascinating human body. Learning extensively about the skeletal and muscular systems, we’ll look at how our physical anatomy applies to the yoga practice and how to modify and adapt your teachings to keep students safe and aware. Through experiential and interactive learning, we’ll have fun as we assess and understand the limitations of the body as well as all of its many amazing capabilities.
- History and Philosophy of Yoga
We’ll look closely at the birth of yoga and its evolution and growth throughout the years. We’ll also discuss the philosophical side of the practice in depth and how it can apply to our everyday lives.
- Mantra (Chants)
Through experiential practice and discussion, we’ll learn about the practice of chanting (mantra). We’ll discuss the many benefits of this practice and how to effectively practice, teach, and share it.
- Pranayama (Breathwork)
Through experiential practice and discussion, we’ll learn about the practice of controlling and regulating the breath (pranayama). We’ll discuss the many benefits of this practice and how to effectively practice, teach, and share it.
- Sanskrit (The Language of Yoga)
In a fun and interactive way, we’ll explore the sacred language of yoga and its application in the modern-day practice. We will study key words of Sanskrit that yoga teachers should know and understand as well as extensively learn the names of poses in yoga’s original language.
- Sequencing Yoga Classes
We will study the art of sequencing in great depth and how to effectively and carefully plan and sequence yoga classes. We’ll discuss theming, the different elements essential to a well-structured class, linking postures, intelligent sequencing, and beyond so you can walk away feeling confident to teach.
- Hands-On Assists and Adjustments
Through experiencing assists and adjustments in your own body during the practices and through extensive study on the application of hands-on assists, we’ll explore the many different ways to adjust and assist your students in countless postures. We’ll discuss the key elements of good assists and work with different bodies in different poses to physically practice the art of assisting.
- Teaching Methodology
Of course, we will study the art of teaching in its many facets—exploring the ideas of what makes a good yoga teacher, how to skillfully use language, how to effectively sequence practices, how to concisely cue poses, and much, much more so that you will feel secure and confident as a teacher. And, of course, you will have the opportunity numerous times to explore these concepts in reality as you put the art of teaching into practice.
- The Business of Teaching Yoga
We will discuss the growing industry of the yoga profession and how to make yourself stand out in an oversaturated market. We’ll look at the many different possible outlets to offer your teachings and how to start up your new career path. We’ll talk about the many different ways to find work as a teacher and how to effectively market yourself within the industry.
Daily from Monday through Saturday with Sundays off
7:30 – 8:00am Meditation
8:00 – 9:30am Morning Hatha/Vinyasa Asana Practice
9:30 – 10:30am Breakfast
10:30 – 2:15pm Training Sessions
2:15 – 4:15pm Break & Personal Time
4:15 – 6:00pm Training Sessions
6:00 – 7:30pm Evening Yin/Restorative Asana Practice
7:30 – 8:30pm Dinner
*Schedule is subject to change
WHAT WILL YOU EAT
Healthy & nourishing
Healthy food nourishes the body and the soul, which is exactly why we love it. So, we serve only the best and healthiest organic options (with vegetarian and vegan choices) for a full-spread, buffet-style brunch and dinner.
Fresh and delicious ingredients, talented chefs and genuine love for cooking create the essence of Vikasa Life Cafe.
We believe that the way you eat has a great influence over your life. Your food choices greatly affect your well-being and your future. Establishing the right eating habits is the first step to self-mastery which is why we serve only energizing, nutritious, nourishing, and wholesome meals.
WHERE WILL YOU STAY
Vikasa Retreat Center is located on the magical island paradise of Koh Samui, Thailand. A beautiful, peaceful island, Koh Samui is covered with pristine white sand beaches, warm turquoise waters, and lush jungle.
Filled with all the natural beauty of Thailand and the warmth of its people, Koh Samui is the perfect place to escape for a transformational spiritual journey through yoga. Considered unspoiled and untouched, Samui offers the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind, and focus within.
Diving, snorkeling, jungle trekking, stunning waterfalls, a warm and welcoming culture, breathtaking landscapes, exotic wildlife, aqua gulf waters, and purple sunsets will make this island your new favorite place. Vikasa Retreat Center is located on a private and secluded nook of Koh Samui with its own gorgeous green grounds, spectacular infinity pool, and a private crystal clear blue water beach!
- 21 days of Yoga Teacher Training Course with individualized attention from your teacher
- 21 nights of accommodation at beautiful Vikasa Retreat Center
- Daily full-spread organic brunch & dinner buffets (with vegetarian and vegan options)
- Detailed 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Manual
- Unlimited drinking water available all day
- Yoga mats and props for use during the course
- Unlimited use of resort facilities including swimming pool, fitness center, and private beach during your free time
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- Airport transfers
- Thai visas (depending on your nationality, is either exempt or must be applied for before arrival)
- Travel and medical insurance (recommended)
Leah Sugerman is a yoga teacher, writer, and passionate world traveler. An eternally grateful student, she has trained in countless schools and traditions of the practice and teaches a fusion of the styles she has studied with a strong emphasis on breath, awareness, and anatomical integrity. Leah teaches workshops, retreats, and trainings both internationally and online. Learn more at leahsugerman.com
PRICING AND ACCOMMODATION
Vikasa Retreat Center
We know that different people appreciate different living conditions, which is why we give you the option to choose what you like best and what best fits your budget.
The location is majestic and awe-inspiring, and the experience provided is priceless and life altering. We offer a variety of unique room styles. These different styles provide a range of experiences to choose from, whether you’re looking for something authentic and eco-friendly, or you prefer the typical comforts of a modern hotel.
There are a number of different accommodation options to choose from with different amenities and price ranges.
All of our housing options feature air conditioning, hot water, a mini fridge, an electronic safe, and free WiFi. Some rooms feature coffee/tea making facilities, a balcony, and spectacular sea views.
- Shared Prana Cabana+ – $2799 (early bird) / $2999 (regular)
- Shared Lotus Pad – $2999 (early bird) / $3199 (regular)
- Yoga Cave+ – $3199 (early bird) / $3399 (regular)
- Zen Bungalow – $3399 (early bird) / $3599 (regular)
- Private Prana Cabana+ – $3599 (early bird) / $3799 (regular)
- Private Lotus Pad – $3899 (early bird) / $4099 (regular)