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Hatha/ Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Level 1, 200-hr

This Yoga Teacher Training is based on Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga, so that upon completion of this program the trainees can include any kind of audience and adopt the teachings according to the students’ needs. Directed by Tanya Popovich ERYT-500, Yoga Acharya (Master of Yoga), this teacher training course is a combination of years of experience, expertise, and thousands of hours of training in various systems concentrated into a one-month long transformational experience. This training is registered with Yoga Alliance at a 200-hr level.

Curriculum

Training is based on tradition and classical Yoga in its core as it draws from ancient yogic texts such as the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Vedanta, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Tantric Yoga, and other. At the same time modern teachings are incorporated into the methodology such as the biomechanics of the body, therapeutic alignment and intelligent sequencing etc. This ancient and modern science is embodied in daily practice, on and off the mat.

Asana, Pranayama, Meditation

The morning lesson is dedicated to your personal practice. The afternoon practice consists of your practice and learning how to teach. The daily in-depth practice includes:

  • Basic Warm Ups
  • Sun Salutations and Variations
  • Basic, medium and advanced yoga asanas
  • Postural alignment
  • Benefits and contraindications of asanas
  • Vinyasa Krama
  • Intelligent Sequencing
  • Injuries, special population, and variations
  • Deep relaxation techniques
  • Pranayama – basic and intermediate breathing techniques
  • Meditation guidelines and practice

Philosophy and Yogic Lifestyle

  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – study of the text and commentary
  • BhagavadGita – study of the text and commentary
  • Basic concepts of Vedanta Philosophy and Tantra
  • Kundalini Yoga and Subtle Anatomy: Prana, Nadis, Chakras, Granthis, Bandha
  • The Four Paths of Yoga: Karma, Bhakti, Raja, Jnana
  • Kriyas – the cleansing techniques
  • Nutrition for the yogis

Anatomy

  • Introduction to the main body systems and the effects of asana and pranayama on these systems
  • Focus on skeletal and muscular systems and their functions
  • Therapeutic Alignment and Body Biomechanics
  • Common injuries and how to prevent and address them
  • Creating safe and anatomically beneficial sequences

Teaching Methodology

  • In depth study and practice of all Asana groups and their alignment and biomechanics
  • Instructing Asana with alignment and breath
  • Sun Salutations
  • Hand on Assists for all Asana groups
  • Intelligent Sequencing
  • Vinyasa Krama
  • Creating and teaching sequences according to the level, theme or other special emphasis
  • Creating and teaching a Hatha or Vinyasa class
  • Use of props and Asana variations
  • Teaching Pranayama and Meditation
  • Language and tone of voice
  • Seat of a teacher and creating safe environment
  • Guided relaxation techniques
  • Injury and modifications for special population
  • Addressing challenging situations

Satsang

Satsang means “to be in the company of truth and wisdom”. As such it can mean study, contemplation, group discussion and sharing, sound meditations and chanting, karma yoga, and other activities that raise our vibrations, lift our spirits and open our minds. We will study, read and contemplate on scriptures of ancient enlightened beings and modern teachers while also discussing how we can transfer their essence in our daily lives.

DATES & LOCATIONS

Sep. 18, 2021 – March 20, 2022
200 hr – Athens, Greece

 Weekend format

Teacher:
Tanya Popovich & Guest Teachers

Dates

SEP 18 & 19 | OCT 02 & 03, 23 & 24 | NOV 6 & 7, 20 & 21 | DEC 4 & 5, 18 & 19 | JAN 15 & 16, 29 & 30 | FEB 12 & 13, 19 & 20 | MARCH 5 & 6, 12 & 13, 19 & 20

Saturdays will take place online 10am – 4pm and Sundays in-person 10am – 5pm

*small group size due to Covid-19 safety measures, limited availability

Investment

Early Bird €1650 (payed in full by August 02, 2021)
Regular Price €1850 (payed in full by Sep.10, 2021)
Payment Plan €2000: Deposit + 6 installments of €250 each

Deposit of €500 along with your application is needed to hold your spot on the training.
Please see our Cancellation Policy

July 19-25, 2021 & August 1-22, 2021 
Crete Island, Greece

intensive format / residential

One-month intensive (Online for the 1st week and Online & Live for 3 weeks)

Our training venue is an ecological retreat center built just a few minutes drive from the village and the beach, just as far as needed to give us the privacy and the peacefulness. Accommodation is simple, and based on double and triple occupancy, all with a private bathroom. Camping options are also available. Single occupancy may be available at an extra cost – contact us for availability and details. Food is not included due to very different dietary preferences we had to cater to in the past, making the overall cost of food very expensive. There are 3 kitchens available for student use where you can store and make your breakfast. There are large grocery stores and supermarkets in the village. Lunch and dinner are usually eaten out at many taverns that serve fresh local food.

All traveling arrangements are arranged by the participants solely, we can assist you with directions from Chania or Heraklion airport to Paleochora. Participants should arrive by 5pm on the first day, and depart at 10am on the last day.

Investment

Tuition fees, teacher training manual, and shared accommodation (for those doing the live version of the training) are included in the program cost. All prices are per person.

Early Bird (payed in full by May 30)
€2450 Twin Room
€2150 Triple Room

Regular Price (payed in full by July 20)
€2650 Twin Room
€2450 Triple Room

Tent Space
€1850 (limited availability, students need to bring their own tents)

Online Training

€1650

Deposit of €500 along with your application is needed to hold your spot on the training.

Please see our Cancellation Policy

For information or applications, please contact us via email at shrigaiainstitute@gmail.com or via our contact form.

October 10 – 31, 2021  
Paje, Zanzibar

Live Intensive / residential

Lead Teachers:

Tanya Popovich, Portia Leigh

21-day Intensive Residential Teacher Training in beautiful Zanzibar! (In addition to 21 days of live training, students will be sent online materials in form of video and pdf that may take additional week to complete, prior to course start, so please book early to have sufficient time!)

Our training venue is set in a traditional African village just a few minutes walk from the breath taking turquoise waters of Paje beach. Accommodation is based on double, triple and quadruple occupancy, all with a private bathroom. There are also plenty of options nearby if you would like to book accommodation on your own. You can contact us for recommendations and details on pricing without accommodation. Two meals a day are provided, large common kitchen, lounge area, swimming pool, and 24-hour security. Our venue is a beautiful little oasis exclusive for our use. Beach, restaurants, tourist shops and grocery stores are all walking distance.

All traveling arrangements are arranged by the participants solely, we can assist you with transportation from and to the Abeid Amani Karume International Airport. Visa is issued on arrival and costs $50. At the moment no PCR test is required to enter Zanzibar, but in order to provide safety for everyone at the training we will ask you to have one. We will arrange a group PCR test upon completion of the course and before returning to your respective countries. 

Investment

Tuition fees, teacher training manual, and shared accommodation are included in the program cost. All prices are per person.

Early Bird (payed in full by May 30)
€2450 Twin Room
€2250 Triple Room

€1950 Quadruple Room

Regular Price (payed in full by July 20)
€2650 Twin Room
€2450 Triple Room

€2150 Quadruple Room

Deposit of €500 along with your application is needed to hold your spot on the training.
Please see our Cancellation Policy

For information or applications, please contact us via email at shrigaiainstitute@gmail.com or via our contact form.

Dates to be announced
Bali, Indonesia

intensive format / residential

Investment

Single Room
Early Bird €2650/person (payed in full by 9 February 2020)
Regular Price €2850/person (payed in full by 20 March, 2020)

Double Room
Early Bird €2250/person (payed in full by 9 February 2020)
Regular Price €2450/person (payed in full by 20 March, 2020)

*There are only 10 Single rooms and 4 Double Rooms (18 persons max), please book early to avoid disappointment.

The training cost includes accommodation at a luxury resort in Ubud, breakfast, tuition fees and teacher training manual. Due to a wide diversity of dietary preferences other meals are not included in the program. Students can enjoy their meals at the resort’s restaurant or in Ubud, according to their preference..

Deposit of €500 along with your application is needed to hold your spot on the training.
Please see our Cancellation Policy

Sep. 4, 2021December 12, 2021
Hong Kong, Hybrid training (live and online)

 Weekend format

Lead Teachers:
Tanya Popovich, Alice Lee

Dates
SEP 4 & 5, 11 & 12, 18 & 19 | OCT 2 & 3, 9 & 10, 16 & 17, 30 & 31 | NOV 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 27 & 28 / DEC 4 & 5, 11 & 12

*dates in bold will be offered live in Hong Kong, but also available online

Investment

Early Bird HK$ 27000 (payed in full by June 25, 2021)
Regular Price HK$ 32000 (payed in full by Aug.27, 2021)
Payment Plan HK$ 33000: Deposit + 4 installments of HK$ 7000 each

Deposit of HK$ 5000 along with your application is needed to hold your spot on the training.
Please see our Cancellation Policy

For information or applications, please contact us via email at shrigaiainstitute@gmail.com or via our contact form.

NOTE

We offer the opportunity to our students to repeat the same training at any point in the future free of tuition fees. For residential trainings only accommodation and food will apply. In addition, our graduates get a 10% discount on all future trainings (Advanced Yoga Teacher Training, Yin Yoga Teacher Training, Aerial Yoga Teacher Training). We wish for you to keep on growing and evolving as we do!