Two weeks of Yoga at eCALA life, Patmos 2019

Here is an overview of the different options available for your two weeks of Yoga immersion at eCALA life, Patmos.

The team at eCALA life  know that everyone learns with a different purpose and starts at a different place with different experiences. This is why we offer a unique set of Yoga based training programmes at eCALA life.

Perhaps you are dabbling in the idea of becoming a Yoga teacher? Or you are looking for an opportunity to deepen your own personal practice?

Wherever you find yourself on the Yogic path, eCALA life has something very special to support that journey. eCALA Life is the ideal location for a two-week full immersion programme. You can go as in-depth as you feel, for the same price.

Each programme supports a full immersion, depending on your current intentions and stage of learning. Together we will explore the different aspects of Yoga that you select with wisdom, experience and compassion.

After the two weeks you will feel more confident in your self practice and ready share many of the selected principles taug

eCALA life gives you three options to explore your current path of Yoga.

OPTION 1:

Not interested in becoming a Yoga teacher but desperate to get on your mat and develop your physical practice?

Then feel free to join us for the daily practical sessions, the Yoga nidra and meditations. Make your two weeks an immersion into your physical practice. Experience the benefits of daily Yoga practice combined with hikes around the island and swimming in the glorious sea.

Rushing to get to class or heading straight back into the chaos of everyday life can often compromise some of the benefits of your Yoga practice.

Take two weeks out and enjoy longer classes, more time on the mat, improving your breath control and self awareness in a natural environment complimented with a plant based diet. Allow yourself the opportunity to invest in your well being. De-clutter your lifestyle and who knows what changes you might decide to make after your time at eCALA life.

OPTION 2:

Firstly attend daily Yoga practices and join the Yoga Nidra and meditation sessions. Secondly you will also be given the programme for the 100hr TTC to consider, from which you can pick and choose the modules you wish to attend.

This offering is ideal if you are an existing teacher looking to refresh or revisit modules from previous TTC’s without any pressure or commitment.

Equally suited if you are a curious Yoga practitioner with an appetite to learn more about aspects such as Ayurveda, Yoga philosophy or the energetic systems.

What better scenario than having the flexibly to sit in on the modules that resonate with you? You decide the intensity of your own two week schedule. Think of yourself as dipping your toes into the ocean that is Yoga!

BONUS: to receive certification, attend a minimum of 50 hours

OPTION 3:

This 100hr TTC is fully accredited with Yoga alliance International. And you will be equipped to not only deepen your self practice but be ready to lead others on this path of self discovery through teaching Yoga.

This course offers an integrated training approach. Incorporating elements from many different Yoga styles, techniques and philosophies. With the main focus on classic Hatha Yoga. The training style of this course is a practical training method that provides a holistic approach to Yoga. Information, techniques and theory are openly discussed and practiced.

It is our intention to support your personal growth which will reflect as you develop your own unique and confident style of teaching.

Theoretical and practical examinations will take place throughout the course. Class tests will be written during lectures and assignments will also be given. A minimum of 90% class attendance is required. At the end of the course you will receive a certificate (accredited with Yoga Alliance International) from Theresa Moodie if all the criteria have been met.

International Standards

This course meets all the criteria for international yoga standards and is fully accredited by Yoga Alliance International (based in India).

Is this course for you?

This course offers a strong introductory course in the foundations of the science of teaching Yoga. We are here to support  your own personal journey.

You will be taught in a non-dogmatic way. By fully immersing yourself in the program while living on the island of Patmos, we will encourage a path of introspection and mindfulness. Giving you not only the skills but the environment to really own and explore living in each and every moment.

Dates and Times :

The courses start from the 8th July and run until 24th August.

Monday – Friday proposed schedule :

7am-9am – Morning practice

930am-1130am – Theory block
1130am -12pm – Yoga Nidra

12-230pm – Lunch break

230-430pm – Theory block
445pm-630pm – Teaching practicals

Saturdays

7am-9am – Morning practice
930-1130am – Teaching practicals/Theory block

Requirements for 100hr TTC:

It is preferable to have at least one year of Yoga practice

Recommended Reading List :

The Bhagavad Gita – Vyasa
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika – Swami Svatmarama
Asana Prananyama Mudra Bandha – Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Yoga Anatomy, Second Edition – Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews.

Basic outline of practical and theoretical modules

Yoga from its origins to how we understand it today 

Yoga has come to mean so many different things to so many people. It is important for you to have an understanding of the History and origins so that you are able to engage with topics related to the current trends and potential misinterpretations of Yoga.

History and Philosophy of Yoga
The Eight Limbs of Yoga
The different paths of Yoga

Functional Anatomy and Physiology 

Ensure a safer and deeper practice by learning anatomy and physiology. These modules will simplify and offer a functional approach to a vital aspect of teaching Yoga.

Basic understanding and overview of each of the following:
The Skeletal System
The Main Muscle Groups
Common injuries in yoga and how to avoid them
Emergency treatment (those wanting to teach will be required to complete a basic CPR course)
Asana (Postures)- Beginners Group
Anatomical Movement and Directional terminology
Healthy Movement Patterns
Range of Movement

The Physical Practice 

Monday to Saturday you will enjoy a variety of 2 hour Yoga sessions. Including asanas, pranayama and daily meditations. These classes will compliment the theoretical modules and your final teaching exams.
Practical sessions every morning – Mainly Hatha style classes with introductions to Vinyasa & Yin classes
Yoga Nidra sessions daily
Daily Yoga practice – understanding the benefits and how to develop/deepen your self practice

Teaching Practice 

From early on in the TTC you will participate in teaching practice sessions. Including micro lessons, partner teaching, Yoga nidra, pranayama and chanting. Practices and teaching drills are maintained throughout the entire length of the course.

Teaching Techniques 

When learning any new skill there are always principles and methods to explore. These modules will combine insights from years of teaching different styles of Yoga to ensure that you have a strong foundation to develop your own personal style of teaching.
Most of all you will feel comfortable to modify postures according to goals and flexibility of your students.

How to teach Asanas (Yoga postures)
Understanding the benefits of different Yoga postures
The art of Yoga lesson planning
Sequencing versus Choreography of classes
Group compared to private sessions
Verbal Techniques
The principals of demonstrating asanas
Adjustments – the do’s and don’ts

The effects, benefits, and contra-indications of each asana (posture) group will be covered in detail.

Backward Bending Asanas
Forward Bending Asanas
Spinal Twisting Asanas
Standing Asanas
Inverted Asanas
Balancing Asanas

The effects, benefits, and contra-indications of each breathing technique will be covered in detail.

Abdominal Breathing, Thoracic Breathing, Yogic Breathing, Alternate Nostril Breathing, Cooling Breath, Hissing Breath etc

Ayurvedic Principles 

Most importantly understanding the sister science of Yoga, Ayurveda, will not only compliment your Yoga practice, but also help you to make better, long lasting, lifestyle choices.
The Doshas
The Elements
The three Gunas

The Energetic Systems 

Once you are able to integrate both the physical systems of anatomy and physiology combined with an understanding of the energetic systems, you will gain a holistic view of how yogic techniques work. These concepts include:

Chakra System
Pancha Maya Kosha – 5 sheath model
The Nadi Lines
Kundalini
Pranayama – breath control

Internal Yoga 

Many people initially mistake yoga as purely a physical practice. But it is equally important to understand and be able to teach students the other limbs of Yoga.

Therefore practical, theoretical and experiential learning of Yoga Nidra and meditation will be covered.

Other Modules

Bandhas and Mudras (to control the energy flow in the body)
Shatkarmas – cleansing techniques
Pawanamuktasana series – Part 1, 2 & 3
Sanskrit terminology

Patmos – eCala

Assignments include

1. What is your Yoga philosophy? write a one page review about your personal philosophy of Yoga, what your practice   means to you and how you see this influencing your style of teaching.
2. Practical teaching lesson : you will teach a prescribed Hatha sequence class of 60min
3. Anatomy test
4. Continuous assessments run throughout the course – micro lessons and Yoga Nidra

For more information please contact me directly : theresa@theresamoodie.com