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“If you always do what interests you, then at least one person is pleased.” ~ Katherine Hepburn

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 18 – July 1, 2017 Advanced Yoga Teacher Training: The Next Step in Teaching & Adjusting with Integrity With Arielle Nash

The Next Step in Teaching and Adjusting with Integrity

This course continues to dive deeper into understanding adjusting by exploring subtle biomechanics, kinesiology and psychosomatics. Hands-on adjusting experience will occur in a live setting.  The Ashtanga Primary and Intermediate Series’ will be used as reference for asana study.  Pre-course reading will be recommended to students who need to refresh basic anatomy knowledge prior to attending the course.

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July 2 – 15, 2017 Advanced Yoga Teacher Training: Pranayama With Paul Dallaghan

Pranayama Detail and Practice (Continuing)

This practice of pranayama is part of a living tradition. Paul has learnt the full practice in a special one-to-one capacity over the past 18+ 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 time 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. Such a tradition survives all books as it is only experience that ultimately counts. Over the years of study and introspection in this practice Paul has had the opportunity to better understand it from direct experience and how to help pass it on and help others to practice and teach it better. This course is designed to help you practice more effectively and understand Pranayama techniques to a deeper degree from both the information given and the depth of practice being done in this purpose-built, dedicated environment. Based on this you can improve as a practitioner and teacher. This course does not claim to develop Pranayama teachers but rather to stimulate and increase the foundation and understanding of practice.

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July 16 – 29, 2017 Advanced Yoga Teacher Training:Pranayama, Kriyas, and Classical Text with Sri O. P. Tiwari and Paul Dallaghan

Pranayama, Kriyas, and Classical Text

This training is focused on the practice of pranayama and will this year offer to those so interested the further practice of kriyas. For most this means getting into the other dhautis and basti. Various options for asana practice are also offered. The afternoon lecture sessions will focus on Gorakhnath’s Siddha siddhantapadhati followed by open discussion and Q&A.

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October 7–17, 2017 Advanced Yoga Teacher Training: Philosophy and Practice with Elonne Stockton & Gladys Huang

Philosophy and Practice

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.

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June 18th - July 2nd : The Next Step in Teaching and Adjusting with Integrity with Arielle Nash and Elonne Stockton

Continuing Education Practical Anatomy: The Next Step in Teaching and Adjusting with Integrity 

*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.

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July 3 -16, 2016 : Special Continuing EducationGorakhnath's Siddha Siddhantapadati (Part One) Sri O.P.Tiwari and Paul Dallaghan

Hatha Yoga Wisdom – Special Continuing Education
Gorakhnath’s Siddha Siddhantapadati (Part One)

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.

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July 17 – 30, 2016 : Pranayama Detail and Practice (Continuing) Paul Dallaghan

Pranayama Detail and Practice (Continuing)

*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.

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June 13 – 27 Practical Anatomy: The Next Step in Teaching and Adjusting with Integrity Arielle Nash and Elonne Stockton

Continuing Education Practical Anatomy: The Next Step in Teaching and Adjusting with Integrity

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.

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June 28 – July 11 Pranayama Detail and Practice (Continuing) Paul Dallaghan

Pranayama Detail and Practice (Continuing)

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.

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July 12 – 25 Hatha Yoga Pradipika – Special Continuing Education Hatha Pradipika Chapters 4 – 5 Sri O. P. Tiwari and Paul Dallaghan

Hatha Yoga Pradipika – Special Continuing Education Hatha Pradipika Chapters 4 – 5

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.

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December 5 – 19 Continuing Education: Prenatal Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga Teacher Training with Arielle Nash-Degagne

Continuing Education: Prenatal Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga Teacher Training

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.

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