TEACHER TRAININGS

BECOME CERTIFIED

YogaKoh teacher trainings follow the highest standard in yoga education. They are designed to help you understand and reach your highest potential. This one month, residential training offers a certification at the 200hr level that enables you to register as an internationally-recognized yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance. Our trainings are held at some of the most beautiful locations on the planet, offering you the most sincerely life-enriching experience.

 

Teacher Trainings are the root of our passion. Guidance and education in the practice of yoga are our favorite instruments, and it excites our souls to watch people awaken to the song of freedom and opportunity in their lives.

 

So what is yoga? And what does it really mean to say you practice yoga?

 

Over one month we will take an introspective look into those questions by exploring all the different layers of the practice.  

COURSE

This course is designed for interested practitioners who are ready to teach as well as those who are simply looking to enrich and grow their personal practice.

 

We aim to help you understand what your path is within yoga. What feels most honest, authentic and true to your individual nature. No two people will have the same journey and our aim is to create an environment that helps you find your individual voice.

 

The training is focused on the Vinyasa format of sequencing but draws much of its teachings from traditional Ashtanga and Hatha lineages.

 

Qualified and experienced teachers will lead you through this month long journey. They have graduated hundreds of students and offer honest insight into the transition of becoming a teacher and the practical integration of yoga into your life beyond the mat. Our training merges the spiritual practice of the East with the physical practice of the West, as we believe that combining ancient wisdom and modern science offers the most well rounded education and cohesive experience.

We understand that 30 days is a relatively short amount of time to take on the vast amount of information that comprises yoga. Therefore we hold a high standard of commitment and don’t hold back in delivering content as we have no doubt that every student has the ability to learn, grow and evolve into their highest potential when knowledge is at their fingertips.

 

We also know that people learn the most when they are surrounded by opportunities to explore sunsets, full moons and new friends. Breaks will be built into the day to allow you to eat, recharge, re-boot and explore your surroundings!

 

This will be the beginning of a lifelong journey, and we will set a solid foundation for you to come back to and a family that you can always call upon.

 

Space is limited as we accept a maximum of 20 students each course in order to ensure personalized attention and create the most effective learning environment. 

Please get in touch, and we will be happy to send you an application and set up an interview with your teacher.

 

Please note there is a required pre-reading list that will need to be purchased and read before the start of the course.

 

YogaKoh will provide all additional required manuals.

CORE VALUES

SUPPORT

 At YogaKoh, our teachers offer authentic mentorship. They are truly living their passion and sharing what they have embodied on their own journeys. We know from experience how it feels to be on the edge of a transformative shift in life and are here to offer a place and team to support that change.

  

KOH-NNECTION

 Your spirit will be pulled to the place it belongs. Connecting with others on a deeper level is a true gift and something we deeply value. So we call to all students, people who view yoga as a solely physical practice, people who view it as a spiritual practice and everyone in-between, as we consider learning from one another’s differences is an integral part of the process.

 

SERVICE

 We believe we all share a desire to be of service on this earth; a desire to find happiness, and a desire to learn to face hardship and discomfort with more ease. There is no better way to give back to other people and this planet than by sharing this life-changing practice.

 

NATURE

 At YogaKoh, we also believe in the power of nature and how returning to it can bring us in touch with the essence of who we are. So much so, that we hand pick our training locations in order to allow this immersion to happen effortlessly. Be it close to the beaches of Bali or the mountains of Montana, we know that escaping the ordinary, and being surrounded by the beauty of the earth and its unique cultures ,will enhance this profound experience.

 

KOH-MMUNITY

 At our trainings, you can expect to connect and learn from new people that will become friends for life. You will grow your community and tribe into a global reach, explore new lands and cultures and create adventures and stories that will last a lifetime. There is so much joy in this practice, and we want the fun aspect of this lifestyle to shine through during your time with us.

THE PROGRAM

The course runs 6 days a week: Monday through Saturday 7am – 5pm with Sundays off.

 

Each day begins with an intense 2.5 hr practice blending asana, pranayama and meditation and is followed by a series of comprehensive lectures that will cover all varying topics:

 

Topics Covered:

 

TECHNIQUES / TRAINING / PRACTICE:

 

  • Daily practice

  • Asana (posture labs)

    • Standing

    • Surya A, B, C

    • Backbends

    • Inversions

    • Arm Balances

    • Balancing

    • Seated

    • Twists

    • Forward Folds

    • Relaxation

    • Savasana

  • Pranayama / Breath awareness

  • Meditation

  • Developing a personal practice (Sadhana)

  • Mudras and Mantras

  • Thai Massage

  • Acro-Yoga


TEACHING METHODOLOGY:

 

  • The Art of Teaching

  • Language

  • Cues and instruction of Asana

  • Safety in Teaching

  • Sequencing

  • Script Writing and Sequence Notation

  • Adjustments

  • Energy and how it relates to teaching

  • Pre-natal Yoga

  • Teaching to Absolute Beginners

  • Business of Yoga

 

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY:

 

  • Anatomy of the spine

  • Yoga Anatomy

  • Compression vs. tension

  • Cueing trends

  • Bandhas

  • Drishti

  • Nervous System

  • Injuries

  • Subtle Body Anatomy:

    • Prana

    • Energetics

    • Koshas

    • Chakra system

    • Nadis

    • Gunas


YOGA PHILOSOPHY / ETHICS:

 

  • History of Yoga

  • Lineage of Yoga

  • Yoga Sutras

  • 8 Limbs of Yoga

  • Kriyas

  • Sanskrit

  • Ayurveda

  • Ethics of Yoga

  • Yoga beyond the mat


 

PRACTICUM:

 

  • Daily Practice Teaching

  • Journaling / self-study

  • Readings

  • Feedback and assessment