Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Courses
Yoga Alliance 300-hour accredited trainings in Koh Samui.
We are pleased to share with you our all-inclusive courses for 2015.
If you would like to use the credit towards your Yoga Alliance 500 Hour Certification please complete the application process.
Centered Yoga Advanced Teacher Trainings are open to all students with a genuine interest. Guests wishing to learn more about yoga but who do not require certification may book directly through our reservations system.
June 18th - July 2nd : The Next Step in Teaching and Adjusting with Integrity with Arielle Nash and Elonne Stockton
*This course is designed for students and teachers who are interested in learning more detail of the movements, sequencing and adjustments of yoga asana. Part 1 is not a requirement for registration in Part 2. The main topics covered are touched on in each course, however the detailed emphasis varies year to year.
The focus is on anatomy, biomechanics and physiology with additional relevant esoteric, psychological and philosophical topics woven throughout to give a holistic approach. This course will directly and immediately impact your practice and your teaching.
Part 1 involved detail on specific movements in asana, some adjustments, and the elements of sequencing; Part 2 will continue in the same manner to bridge the gap between theory and application to teaching and practice as per below. Additional topics will be covered in 2017.
July 3 -16, 2016 : Special Continuing EducationGorakhnath's Siddha Siddhantapadati (Part One) Sri O.P.Tiwari and Paul Dallaghan
Gorakhnath is considered the preeminent hatha yogi, supposed to have lived about 1,000 years ago, the famed disciple of the great yogi master Matsyendranath. A few texts are attributed to Gorakhnath. This current rendition of his classic on the body and its secrets is recently published in English by Kaivalyadham philosophico-literary department. It is considered to be the only English translation available. This text goes into great detail on events and happenings in the body, seen esoterically, but sure to fascinate anyone with a modern understanding of physiology.
*This course is inspired and blessed by Tiwariji, Paul’s direct teacher and one of the few living knowledgeable authorities on Pranayama and its place in the field of yoga today. It is a living tradition. Paul has learnt the full practice in a special one-to-one capacity over the past 17+ years with Tiwariji. Tiwariji learnt directly from his teacher, Swami Kuvalayananda, who was an adept and highly accomplished in Pranayama and the science of yoga. He was also a devotee and spent his years in practice and training with his teacher, Madhavadas, on the banks of the Narmada river, also being taught this exact practice of Pranayama. In this way it has been passed on very personally and effectively.
The intention of this course is to offer a practice and philosophy-based advanced/continuing education course (100 hours of continuing education credit) for Mandarin speaking students. Elonne speaks Chinese; some translation will also be provided.
The morning session will be devoted to practice, with a 45-minute pranayama practice and a 30-minute seated meditation and mantra practice. This will be followed by asana practice. Most asana will be Mysore/ Self-Practice with some led classes. If your practice is other than Ashtanga you are still welcome.
The afternoons will focus on philosophy and chanting, looking at specific Yogic and Buddhist texts. And it will conclude with a restorative practice and light breathwork/pranayama.
The evenings will be a mixture of personal time, related videos, and further optional meditation practice.
June 13 – 27 Practical Anatomy: The Next Step in Teaching and Adjusting with Integrity Arielle Nash and Elonne Stockton
Education sessions will be a combination of theoretical learning and practical application, with a focus on “doing”. In addition to learning about movement mechanics and actions involved in asana, we will explore and apply what it means to adjust adhering to ahimsa and integrity. Through understanding proper alignment we can encourage practitioners to go beyond the body and find the internal practice.
Additionally, we will learn about sequencing, verbal cues and use of silence in class.
This course is inspired and blessed by Tiwariji, Paul’s direct teacher and one of the few living knowledgeable authorities on Pranayama and its place in the field of yoga today. It is a living tradition. Paul has learnt the full practice in a special one-to-one capacity over the past 15+ years with Tiwariji. Tiwariji learnt directly from his teacher, Swami Kuvalayananda, who was an adept and highly accomplished in Pranayama and the science of yoga. He was also a devotee and spent his years in practice and training with his teacher, Madhavadas, on the banks of the Narmada river, also being taught this exact practice of Pranayama. In this way it has been passed on very personally and effectively.
July 12 – 25 Hatha Yoga Pradipika – Special Continuing Education Hatha Pradipika Chapters 4 – 5 Sri O. P. Tiwari and Paul Dallaghan
Hatha pradipika is considered the most authoritative and available text on the methods and process of Hatha Yoga. It is a collection of many verses coming from other key yogis and their writings that subsequently got lost or destroyed. As such, this text played a key role in preserving the teachings of Hatha in one source document. Many call it the Hatha yoga pradipika but the author, Swatmarama, himself titles it Hatha pradipika, which means light on hatha.
December 5 – 19 Continuing Education: Prenatal Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga Teacher Training with Arielle Nash-Degagne
This course is appropriate for expectant mothers, personal trainers, yoga teachers, midwives, doulas and birth coaches. The content of this course is drawn both from scientific knowledge and the personal experiences of pregnant yoga practitioners.
Whether it’s the first time or the fifth time, the relationship between mother and baby begins long before birth. Yoga can play an integral role in the quality of this relationship as mom connects with baby and takes care of her body and mind through practice.