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200hr Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training

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Asana, Breath, Philosophy & Meditation

We offer a lineage based system of integrated yoga that is informed by centuries of tradition and clarified in the light of modern science.

  This course offers the insight to live your own life more fully and the skills to share this practice with others.  

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Bali is our Home for Yoga.

Our courses are delivered in Bali, Indonesia, which has long been a dream destination for yogis & spiritual aspirants.  

The teacher training courses are delivered from the delightful Pondok Pitaya Resort, in a quiet enclave between a sacred river and the Indian Ocean upon the West Coast of Bali. Balian is the best of Bali, with amazing surf right at our front door, an incredible, clean river within a tranquil seaside community, it is the absolute best place we could imagine for a yoga teacher training course.  

The course timetable allows lots of time for integration, and opportunities to imbibe in the subtle magic of community, beaches & forests of Balian and the surrounding hills & villages on Bali.

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga

  • A clear set of yoga postures (asana) & sequences that are the core knowledge of every yoga teacher.
  • You will learn the fundamentals of teaching asana & sequencing as well as staging & modifying practices for different class styles & individuals.

Anatomy, Physiology & Biomechanics

  • How the body works, the muscles, tissues, systems and meridians.
  • How we can optimise physical & mental wellbeing with yoga asanas and intelligent sequencing.

Yoga Philosophy

  • Explore the major yogic texts, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradapika & Upanishads.
  • Learn about the branches of Yoga - Hatha, Raja, Bhakti, Gyan & Karma Yoga.
  • Come understand Yoga Ethics - yogic philosophy applied in daily life.

Teaching Methodology

  • Sequencing, pace, class management, cueing.
  • Pranayama & The Subtle Body. How pranayama works on physiology.
  • Major Pranayama techniques as well as how to teach & sequence them.

Kundalini Tantra & Tantric Hatha Yoga

  • The fundamentals of tantra in the yoga tradition.
  • How to use bandha, kriya and mantra to elevate & expand our practice.

Meditation & Yoga Nidra

  • Meditation terminology & philosophy.
  • Key meditation techniques - how to sequence & teach them.  

Meet your Teachers

Mark Purser

Course Director,  Lead Facilitator, Asana Technique, Yogic Philosophy, Pranayama & Meditation, Teaching Methodology

 Mark is the founder of the Bamboo Yoga School in Byron Bay and director of the Yogic Meditation Institute with an abiding vision to create the highest standards of teacher training available in Australia today & to support the next generation of yoga teachers with the best possible resources for their journey.

Originally trained in hatha & vinyasa yoga, Mark has for the last decade immersed himself in the wisdom of  meditation focussed yoga & classical tantra through the Satyananda / Bihar School of Yoga and is the course director of our meditation teacher training pathway.

Dr Stina Wangqvist

Course Director, Lead Facilitator, Asana Technique, Anatomy & Physiology, Sequencing, Teaching Methodology

Stina is a driving force behind the Sangam Yoga Academy with an abiding passion for the art and practice of alignment based yoga & supporting new teachers upon their teaching journey.

Stina has a heritage in classical Ashtanga yoga, with many years of practice in the tradition of Sri Pattabhi Jois, and many trainings in modern vinyasa yoga with teachers such as Mark Togni, Louisa Sear, Baron Baptiste and Duncan Peak. She has taught yoga at Power Living in Sydney and she has been a yoga teacher trainer at Byron Yoga Center.

Stina has a Masters in Clinical Osteopathy and instructs all of the anatomy & physiology elements of our teacher training courses.

Maurice Eberline

Lead Facilitator, Asana Technique Sequencing, Teaching Methodology, Yoga Ethics & Lifestyle

Maurice is a passionate teacher with a depth of practice and training that brings a presence into every class that he offers. Maurice has for many years studied classical Ashtanga under his teacher Eileen Hall and has facilitated teacher trainings with the well respected Qi Yoga in Sydney before making his move to the Northern Rivers a few years ago.

Maurice has decades of experience teaching yoga and guiding students, he provides our teacher trainees with expert instruction and inspiration on how to expand their journey as yogis & new teachers.

Lucy Roberts

LEAD FACILITATOR, ASANA TECHNIQUE, YOGIC PHILOSOPHY, PRANAYAMA & MEDITATION, BHAKTI YOGA, TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Lucy Roberts is a yogini with a deep pool of experience as a practitioner & teacher of yoga. Having spent many years traveling the world running teacher trainings with the renowned Yoga Arts faculty, Lucy has more recently landed back in the Byron Shire where she is raising her family and is now offering her skills and wisdom through the Yogic Meditation Institute.

Devoted to a multi-faceted practice of yoga, Lucy offers training in asana technique, philosophy and bhakti yoga - offer an integrated and embodied approach to yoga and cultivating new teachers who can offer a dynamic range of practices and experiences for their own students.

Erin Tetarenko

ASANA & SEQUENCING, PHILOSOPHY, SELF LEADERSHIP, MEDITATION

Erin is an inspired yoga teacher who also holds a degree in Exercise Science as well as a Masters in Coaching Psychology.

Erin guides our teacher trainees in many aspects of yogic methodology as well as offering her wisdom as a self leadership coach to support yogis to connect with their highest potential.

Tal Dehry

ASANA TECHNIQUE, YOGIC PHILOSOPHY, TEACHING METHODOLOGY, YOGA NIDRA

Tal offers a deeply integrated practice of yoga & meditation to his students. Tal has taught globally over many years and offers tuition for our teacher trainees in asana technique, yogic philosophy, pranayama, meditation & teaching methodology.

UPCOMING 2024 TRAINING DATES

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  • 1-14 April -┬á200hr TTC Hatha, Vinyasa, Meditation - Byron Bay Australia
  • 22-28┬áJune 2024 -┬áRetreat & Teacher Training Breathwork, Meditation & Yoga Nidra - SAVA Eco-Resort Bali
  • 1 -14 September 2024 - 200hr TTC Hatha, Vinyasa, Meditation - Balian Beach Bali
  • 1-7┬áOctober Kundalini Tantra -┬áRetreat & Teacher Training - Bali (venue tbc)

The Light that is Thy Fairest Form,

I see it! I

Am what That Is.

— Translation of the So Ham mantra from the the Isha Upansishad

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