◊ 35 Days Ancient Hatha & Tibetan Buddhism Yoga Teacher Training ◊
February 27th – April 2nd, 2020
This Diamond Heart Yoga School 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training takes you on a great journey of exploration into the world of yoga. This training focuses on how to intimately join yogic philosophy and asana practice, planting the seeds to successfully navigate life – on and off the mat. Specifically designed for teachers who have already completed a 200-hour teacher training program, this advanced training helps you dive deeper into existing skills and refine them into a richer and more fulfilling practice and teaching experience.
This training offers a rich palette of teachings for the body, mind, and spirit/self. We study and discuss ancient philosophical concepts from the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita and the Ashtavakra Gita. We delve into wisdom teachings from Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan Heart Yoga. Each of these beautiful texts and traditions helps us deepen our understanding of ourselves and how we engage in our world, to become better teachers and human beings. Throughout this 300-hour training, participants will establish a strong foundation in spiritual philosophy and wisdom.
Spiritual and philosophical teachings are joined by asana, pranayama, and meditation study and practice. Familiar asana poses and sequences are expanded upon, as we begin to understand the patterns of prana that are created by various body movements and breathing practices.
We explore pose variations, safe alignment, and pose- and body-specific assisting and adjusting. Alignment is considered holistically, as well as how to sequence to safely get into poses and their more advanced variations, and transitioning between poses. Functional anatomy is highly emphasized, so teachers will leave with a working command of how the body moves. Daily practice-teaching opportunities with ample time for supportive feedback will build confidence and strengthen your teaching skills. Teachers will further leave the training with a greater understanding of meditation techniques and how to facilitate guided meditation.
This training even incorporates elements of acupuncture, herbology, nutrition, Tai Chi and Qi Gong, Tui Na and massage, as well as Hatha, Ashtanga, Anusara and other surprises to make it truly unique!
Benefits of this training:
ꙮ Teach with confidence a Vinyasa flow or Hatha style class for all levels, including injury prevention and management, and contraindications
ꙮ Learn safe hands-on adjustment and alignment techniques
ꙮ Develop a meditation practice and competently guide others in meditation
ꙮ Gain and understanding of the subtle body and movement of prana
ꙮ Learn and understand advanced yoga philosophy and how to incorporate these principles into your life, so you can then pass on the teachings to others
06:00 – 06:30 Meditation
06:30 – 08:00 Asana practice
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
09:00- 13.00 Morning lectures & Teach backs
13:00 – 16.00 Lunch and relaxing time
16:00 – 18:00 Philosophy
18:00 – 19:00 Dinner
What you get
◊ 35 nights rustic Accommodation
◊ Daily Asana, Meditation & Pranayama
◊ Dynamic lectures & philosophy classes
◊ Certificate of completion
◊ Private Waterfall access
◊ Daily nutritious meals including breakfast, lunch, and dinner
◊ Music jam sessions
◊ Group sound healings
◊ Jungle Excursions
◊ Chiropractic adjustments
◊ An internationally recognized yoga teacher certification from accredited Yoga school
◊ The confidence to teach Advanced Hatha Yoga, Philosophy and meditation to your students, effectively and efficiently
◊ Closing ceremony
Arrive February 27th
Depart April 2nd, 2020
(35 days, 34 nights)
Reserva Los Nogales, Nicaragua
Single bed in shared room
Private Room (Limited Availability)
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About Reserva Los Nogales
Located in the Unesco tropical Biosphere Reserve “Macizo de Peñas Bancas” in Bosawas, Nicaragua, in the coffee region, a charming private nature cabin, with great views and jungle pathways through the whole property which criss-crosses our 17 acres organic farm, leading down to our private waterfall “Nahuali”. We have one yoga rancho and one meditation deck in the waterfall. A place to relax and commune with nature.
The space Surrounded by a beautiful rain forest, strategically placed for privacy. There is also an outdoor space to be and enjoy the views of the white cliffs with 2 hammocks to relax in. Commune with nature, listen to crickets and birds at night and in the morning. Surrounded by walnut trees ” Los Nogales” a threatened specie in Nicaragua, our main focus is reforestation and allowing the land recover from strong deforestation to transform it into kettle field. We grow coffee, bananas, plantains, tropical vegetables, trees, berries and flowers.
There are enchanting trails through our forest, leading down to our big private waterfall called Nahuali and to our yoga rancho. Nearby you can go hiking into the white cliffs for 4-6-8 hours hikes, go visit the beautiful 80 m rainbow waterfall “la Cascada Arco Iris” or go eat at local farmer Don Chico’s comedor. Guest access You will receive access to a nice living room with many books, big dining tables, sofas, manual and creative activities left for your to entertain yourself. Access to our private waterfall where you can be alone bathing, access to our yoga and meditation decks.
Holding retreats at Los Nogales helps the conservation of this very special Unesco Biosphere Reserve “Macizo de Peñas Blancas” inside the huge tropical jungle of BOSAWAS. All our practices are ecological, our land has been reforested for the past 8 years, we have been mostly planting trees and letting the land recover from strong agricultural practices and cattle fields. In the past we also did cultural work with the local community by teaching them capoeira, yoga, English and art.
A percentage of the benefits of our retreats goes to a food security project for the local primary school where our son Nogal and all local kids go to. The structures we have built have the lowest impact on the land, quite simple and made out of natural materials helping us to live as simply as possible, closer to nature and getting back to our roots. The cabins are shared between 4 to 6 people maximum. Toilets are shared (2 compost toilets and 2 biodigesters ones) and showers are open air.