February 2 – 28, 2009
This month long intensive course is designed to build a solid foundation in the practice of Vinyasa Yoga. Daily asana practices will explore various aspects of Vinyasa with a wide range of sequences and focuses…and lots of lunges and inversions!
With anatomy and physiology of asanas study, we will deepen the awareness of the body, mind, spirit connection in preparation for you to take your practice to the world and as a teacher. The program will help you develop a deep personal practice to inform your teaching as well provide the the skills to be a great yoga teacher.
There will be lots of practice teaching, group evaluations and feedback to help you discover and fine tune your teaching voice.
In addition to the Asana practice, this training will be a transformational experience as we explore various aspects of Yoga with afternoon lectures and discussions.
Topics will include:
Mantra / Bhakti Yoga
Business of Yoga
Yoga and Ecology
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
8 Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga
Ethics for Yoga Teachers
Chakras / Energy Bodies
|Enchanted Mountain – Garopaba
We have selected Enchanted Mountain in Santa Catarina for this training. This beautiful and complete retreat center has fully equipped yoga studios, comfortable and cozy living arrangements and a full kitchen staff to serve our vegetarian meals.
To get to Garopaba, it is best to fly to FLORIANOPOLIS, BRASIL (airport code – FLN). We can help arrange ground transportation at an additional cost from the airport to the retreat center.
At Enchanted Mountain Center, you will discover the magic of this unique meeting of mountain, forest, lakes and sea while you reconnect with the inner enchantment of peace and harmony within your being. The Center is located in the heart of the temperate rainforest on a site of over 50 acres with views of lakes, mountains, white sand dunes, and the Southern Atlantic Ocean. The Center has a feeling of peace and tranquility while at the same time, you’re only 10 minutes from the beach and 15 minutes from the village of Garopaba.
The Yoga space is a 2,000 square-foot octagonal room with premiere quality recycled hardwood floors which provide the perfect atmosphere for Yoga, meditation, or other activities.
The housing units for two to four people are spacious and comfortable, each with a private bath and decorated with Brazilian handicrafts. Each unit has ocean or mountain views and is surrounded with unique trees and vegetation of the temperate rainforest. The property has a natural pool fed by a spring of crystal water.
Keeping in mind that healthy natural cuisine is a foundation of well-being, Enchanted Mountain offers an excellent variety of vegetarian dishes lovingly prepared in a home-style kitchen. The vegetarian cuisine is augmented with freshly caught fish at dinner. Most of the vegetable and salads are organically grown in our local area and breakfast is highlighted with a buffet of fresh tropical Brazilian fruits. The dining room offers both indoor and open air dining.
Others contact David directly
Until Dec. 10:
4,315.00 BRL = $2000 USD = 1600 Euro
After Dec 10:
4,450.00 BRL = $2,050 USD = 1650 Euro
There is a payment plan available as well which is broken out into several payment installments. Please email for more details if you are interested in this.
The above prices include:
- Cost of the Yoga Training
- Shared accommodations in a double room (there is additional charge for single room and slight discount for any who choose a triple room)
- Transportation to / from Garopaba, Brasil (please note, we will assist you with group transportation to/from FLORIANOPOLIS AIRPORT at a separate cost)
- Additional food and beverage outside of the meal plan
| Teaching Staff
|David Lurey – David was introduced to Yoga in 1996 as a way to tone his body and relieve work related stress. Using those as a foundation for building an Asana practice, the other limbs of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga began to unfold leading him to the path of teaching transformational Yoga.
Using various spiritual teachings as guidelines for classes, David takes students through opening and often challenging Asanas while encouraging the magical power of breath and mental stillness to cultivate the true loving nature of the heart.
His recent studies with Eddie Modestini and Nicki Doane as well as certifications from GreenPath Yoga Studio, David Swenson, and Its Yoga provide a well rounded background in postures, alignment, adjustments, philosophy and history making each class a unique experience.
David is the primary teacher for this program and will lead roughly 145 hours.
Camila Reitz – Camla was born in Brazil and practicing and studying yoga for the last 17 years. She has traveled to India three times to deepen her Yogic living. Among the teachers that inspired and shaped her teachings are Dena Kingsberg, David Lurey, Gloria Arieira and Clayton Horton. She is the director of Yogashala in Florianopolis and has a degree in Physical Education. She teaches trainings and workshops in Brazil and other countries. Her goal as a teacher is to inspire students to practice and find their own inner freedom.
To find out more about her work visit her Portuguese website: www.yogashala.com.br , www.devi.com.br/formacao
Camila will visit the training several times and will teach roughly 16 hours.
Clayton Horton – Clayton has been a student of yoga for over 20 years and began teaching in 1996. He is the director of Greenpath Yoga in San Francisco, CA. His practice is rooted in the Ashtanga tradition and Greenpath meditation. He is a student of Sri Pattabhi K. Jois and the Greensufi. Clayton is a founding board member of the Green Yoga Association and the Director of Teenpath Yoga for teens in San Francisco.
He is a student of Sanskrit and on the Board of Directors at the Yoga Society
of San Fransisco Brahmananda Ashram. He received formal Authorization to teach Ashtanga Yoga from Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and his Grandson Sharat of the
Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute of Mysore, South India in 2003.
Clayton will visit the training for several days and will teach roughly 20 hours.
Joseph and Lillian LePage
Joseph is the founder and director of Integrative Yoga Therapy and the primary teacher in all IYT training programs. His approach to teaching has been influenced by Kripalu Yoga and Tibetan Buddhism as well as studies in India where he lived for two years. Joseph has traveled in more than a hundred countries studying ancient ways of wisdom and varied approaches to healing.
Lilian has practiced Yoga for 23 years and has been teaching for 17. She graduated from the four year teacher training program of Vayuananda and also completed a three year Vedanta study course on the Bhagavad Gita. Lilian’s gentle approach focuses on Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha and Meditation.
Joseph and Lillian will lead 10 hours of the training (mudras, chakras and yogic theory)
Rodrigo Gomes Ferreira – Rodrigo G. Ferreira studies and teaches Vedanta under the guidance of Gloria Arieira (Swami Dayananda’s Saraswati’s disciple). He has a master degree in Translation Studies and is a certified teacher of Yoga, meditation and Sanskrit. For more information on his work at www.vedanta.pro.br
Rodrigo will teach Sanskrit and Vedanta for 8 hours of the training.
| Schedule – Calendar
Although our daily schedule and topics covered will fluctuate organically, we anticipate the schedule being like this:
Monday Feb. 2: Arrival, Room Check-in, Dinner, Kirtan
Tuesday Feb 3: Asana Practice, Introduction, Breakfast, Group Dynamics, Syllabus Review, Organization / Arrival Time, Afternoon Yoga, Introduction to Enchanted Mountain, Dinner/ Kirtan
Wednesday Feb 4 – Friday Feb 27
7:15 – 9:30 AM – Asana Practice
10:00 – Breakfast
11:00 – Review of Asana Class, Adjustments, Working with Bodies
12:30 – Lunch / Free time
3:00 – Afternoon Program (lectures, seminars, application)
5:30 – Inversion Practice
6:30 – Dinner
8:30 – Kirtan / Chanting / Special Evening Program
Saturday Feb 28: Asana Practice, Breakfast, Graduation Ceremony
| Requirements – Readings
| To participate in this training, all applicants must meet these requirements:
- At least 1 year of consistent Yoga practice (2 – 3 times per week)
- Sirsasana for 25 breaths (without the wall is preferred, with the wall is accepted)
- Familiarity with the first 5 Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
- 30 Minutes of self practice (must be able to guide yourself through at least 30 minutes of your own Yoga practice)
There is also an application to the program that will be sent upon request. We will contact applicants within 1 week of receiving the application to confirm status.
REQUIRED READING BEFORE THE TRAINING:
-Autobiography of a Yogi (Parahamansa Yogananda)
-Tree of Yoga (Iyengar)
Books we will use in the course (THERE WILL BE MORE, but these are for sure):
-Heart of Yoga (Desikachar)
-Scientific Keys of Hatha Yoga . VOL II (Ray Long, MD)
-The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Sri Swami Satchidananda)
|Yoga teacher training is an opportunity to look very deeply at your life and relationship to yourself and other beings. This program will be a transformational month of Asana, philosophy, group dynamics, connecting to Nature and introspection. Participants will come from all over the world with many different backgrounds and histories which will add to the learning process.
The course is designed to help you develop a personal practice to educate your teaching as well as finding and developing the tools to be a great teacher. Practice teaching and evaluation will be a major part of the program and we will all explore the path of Yoga on many levels.
Please feel free to contact me if you have specific questions about whether this course is ‘right’ for you. I prefer to have those conversations before the training knowing that the Asana I teach, the work I do and time and location may not be the right fit for everyone.
It is with great gratitude and honor that I send out this information for Teacher Training. As Yoga has been such a strong and positive force in my life leading me to this place I am now, I feel a strong responsibility to share the knowledge, insight and love that I have received from my practice with the world. It is this intention that I plant for this training and hope that we can harvest the fruits together.
With Light and Love,