1) What is an immersion yoga retreat?
The emphasis is on "living yoga." In order to deeply connect to spiritual practice, it is recommended to immerse yourself in yoga training. Students must practice in full attention to the body for at least 200 hours in order to be recognized by Yoga Alliance as a qualified yoga teacher. Zenality yoga trainings are scheduled 10 hours a day at a remote, retreat location. In this 21 day intensive, the immersive quality of this training takes you away from technology and external distractions so you can learn from your body with unrestricted possibilities.
2) How does this differ from a local program?
A local program may ask you to come once a weekend or during the week for a series of months to clock in 200 hours of study. Zenality Teacher Training program asks you to dedicate three weeks of your life by living, sleeping, eating, breathing yoga. An immersion brings those qualities true to your natural abilities, and you will be ready to teach people almost immediately after graduating!
3) What are the advantages to participating in an immersion program?
Zenality Yoga Immersion Teacher Training Program 200hr graduates are qualified to teach creative Hatha classes after completion of the program. He/she has the opportunity to apply to be recognized by Yoga Alliance as 200RYT, and can apply to be a teacher in his/her local community. The immersion program allows the students to study and practice in a location away from daily life so they can focus on their transformation into a yoga teacher. We emphasize community engagement, healthy eating, daily practice, study, detoxing, and soaking up all the wonderful things a retreat location has to offer. Program ideas, class plans, and business practices are discussed at the end of the training to assist students in their journey forward.
4) What will I learn during a yoga immersion?
You will learn basic yoga philosophy, psychology, anatomy, diet & nutrition adjustments to create healthy habits. You will learn how to sequence a class, properly use props, how to suggest modifications, how to assist in class, and the dynamics of conducting a safe yoga class.
Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation
Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology
Teaching Methods: Making the Transition from Student to Teacher
Ancient Wisdom, Modern Mind: Presenting Yogic Philosophy
Authentic Presence: The Greatest Gift You Can Offer to Others
Student Teaching: Sequencing and Leading Classes
Adjustments, Modifications, and Props: Working with Individual Anatomies
The Future and Business of Yoga
5) Am i ready for a Yoga Teacher Training?
You will grow as a person, spiritually, mentally and physically. If you're seeking that, then you're ready to dive in! Previous yoga practice is suggested but not required. The pace of the training is vigorous, but given our immersion model it is accessible to all different levels of understanding. You don’t have to be able to put your foot behind your head, just be willing and open to the possibilities of learning and shaping yourself in new ways. This becomes your life for 21 days and then you are ready to take on the world with a new perspective.