Become a certified teacher or simply turn your passion of yoga into a life changing journey deep into the practice and philosophy.
Yoga Teacher Training
What is included?
☛ 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certification
☛ 9 weekends of study and practice
☛ 3 day retreat in the Berlin Area
☛ Urban Meditation retreat (in Berlin)
☛ Teacher Training Manual + Additional Book
☛ Applied Anatomy and Physiology Course (30 Hour)
☛ Full access to the teachers throughout the year
☛ 20% discount on the Mentoring Programme for Yoga Teachers
Here is some general info about the course
This 200hr YTT programme is meant for people who have benefited profoundly from yoga and feel a strong urge to take a deep dive into the practice and philosophy.
The teachings in this course are rooted in ancient origins of yoga and its evolution throughout the Centuries, it is also integrated with a modern approach based on intellectual honesty and scientific inquiry. Prepare for learning in a non-dogmatic environment that encourages you to investigate, think for yourself, and understand things at their essence.
Becoming a yoga teacher should not be the main goal although this course will definitely train you for it. The purpose is to give you the tools to follow the yoga path on your own in a meaningful and valuable way that can be shared with others if you're inclined to.
If you wish to become an established yoga teacher it is recommended that you join the mentoring programme after the course ends (you will get a discount). Completing a 200 hour training is the bare minimum required for teaching a yoga class, most people need further guidance as they start their teaching journey.
The course will take place in Bodhicharya (Friedrichshain) once a month for a full weekend (Saturday 9:30-17:30 & Sunday 14:30-20:30). Exact dates will be given on request.
There will be in total 9 full weekends of study and practice, 1 weekend of meditation and a weekend retreat outside of Berlin. You will have homework and tasks to complete between sessions, and will be expected to practice regularly on your own throughout the course.
Oren will be the main teacher of the course, there will also be guest teachers teaching other related topics. Feel free to contact the team anytime throughout the course for any question or concern.
At the end of the course, if you meet all the requirements, you will get a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certificate that will allow you to teach yoga if you choose to do so.
If you would like to take the course for deepening your own practice and knowledge, without the certification, you can join it for a reduced price. You will skip the parts which are specifically related to teaching methodology (about 20% of the course).
About the approach
to yoga and Oren
The style of yoga taught in the course is - 'Breath-Centered Hatha-Vinyasa Yoga'.
Yoga is essentially a healing methodology. Every human can use some healing, whether on the level of the body or the mind. From the yoga perspective the mind and body are one and most of us hold layers of conditional patterns that are deeply ingrained and cause us discomfort, pain, or any other form of distress. These can be resolved so that we can enjoy our full potential to be a joyful, radiant, happy and peaceful.
Yoga practice should be holistic to be effective, it should access different aspects of experience and guide us through a self healing process, whether through Asana (yoga postures and movements), Pranayama (yogic breathing exercises), Meditation or through changing our perception, choices and attitude in our daily life.
The underlaying concept behind the teaching in this course is that every person is different and therefore there is no one-size-fits-all practice. In order for Yoga to have real positive benefits it should fit the individual's unique needs and goals and not the other way around.
We will learn yoga as a practical and functional method and avoid falling into form and aesthetic traps that usually lead to ineffective or even harmful results. There will be an emphasis on how to avoid causing injury or pain and maximize the many positive benefits that yoga has to offer. This is very useful for the practitioner and even more for the teacher.
Oren has been a dedicated yoga and Dhamma (Buddhist meditation) practitioner for over 15 years and a teacher for about 10. He lives and breathes yoga and tries to teach by self example first and foremost. He is also a passionate student of yoga and Buddhist philosophy and has a vast and rich experience and knowledge both as a practitioner as well as a teacher that he would love to share with you.
Oren comes from a family of educators and teachers, he is passionate about the art of teaching and is eager to share some of the skills and insights that he developed along the years of teaching many students. Being a good yoga teacher requires one to be a genuine yoga practitioner but also to acquire useful teaching skills that allow one to convey the profound teachings of yoga in a clear, calm and accessible way. It requires one to have a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter at its essence and adapt a non-dogmatic approach that encourages inquiry and investigation and can be of use to everyone.
Read more about Oren HERE
☛ Minimum 2 years of yoga practice experience.
☛ Passion, curiosity, open mind and willingness to study, inquire, introspect and practice.
☛ Participate in at least 80% of the course.
☛ If you can't attend for any reason make sure you study the material on your own.
☛ Complete the principle tasks.
☛ Complete the 30 hour anatomy section of the course.
☛ Complete the final self-exam.
☛ Develop a regular, effective and sustainable self-practice.
☛ Meet Oren at the end of the course to get a personal assessment.
Side note: It is really up to you what you make of this course. The more you engage, show discipline and dedication, be willing to learn and try things out, the more you will get out of this potentially life changing experience.
What will be covered?
A comprehensive foundation in all aspects of yoga
☛ Asana: The deconstruction of asana (yoga postures) into primary movement principles for clarity of alignment and sequencing. Learn modifications and adaptations that fit the individual's needs, limitations and potential as well as for for injury prevention and rehabilitation.
☛ Vinyasa: Linking breath and movement as the essence of the physical applications of yoga following the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya.
☛ The Art of Breathing: Learning all about the breath, both from an anatomical modern perspective as well as from the ancient yoga one.
☛ Pranayama: Breathing practices to refine attention and shift vital energy.
☛ Meditation: Multiple paths to focus your mind for contemplation, and developing 'mindfulness' as a practice and way of life.
☛ Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga: Introducing the foundation of anatomy of the human body from a Western perspective and how to apply it to a yoga practice in a safe and functional way.
☛ Yoga Philosophy: History and Philosophical concepts of classical Yoga focusing on the 'Yoga Sutras' which is the canonical yoga treatise on the human experience, the yoga path and a practical system of yoga practice.
☛ Dhamma: The teachings of the Buddha which are complementary to yoga.
☛ Yama & Niyama: Learning and living the yogic ethical observances, on and off the mat
☛ Chanting: Learning basic Sanskrit pronunciation and principle Vedic Mantras.
☛ Teaching Methodology: Developing the skills to teach yoga safely and effectively. We will learn how to give helpful, useful, insightful verbal cues and hands-on support, follow the 'Vinyasa Krama' method of sequencing a practice session, keep the right rhythm, modify the practice to all levels and conditions, hold space, find our voice and offer useful guidance, deal with different situations and inspire others with sincerity, humility and confidence.
☛ Yoga Therapy: Introducing yoga as a modality that uses yoga tools for more specifically targeted therapeutic purposes. Also, improving the quality of nutrition, lifestyle and relationships from a more Ayurvedic perspective to have a positive effect on overall health and wellbeing. Embracing the role of a yoga teacher as a facilitator of a healing process.
☛ Practicum: Gradually developing teaching experience and competence.
★ Full Course - 3200€
★ Early Bird Price (pay before December 21st) - 2950€
★ Course without certification - 2600€
★ Scholarships Available
One work-study scholarship of 300€ – help with basic administration, communication be responsible for taking daily photos. Please send an email to email@example.com and let us know why you are the right person for this role.
One full scholarship available for anyone who has experienced systemic discrimination, violence or oppression of any kind. To apply, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know why are you the right candidate.
★ Deposit (non-refundable) - 500€
★ Payment in installments (without surcharge) is also possible.
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★ The price includes all course materials and sessions, a training manual, handouts, a yoga retreat (full board), anatomy course materials, one book.
The deposit is non-refundable.
Cancellations between two and four weeks before training start receive a 50% tuition refund. In the two weeks prior to the start of training or after the program begins, no refunds are available. If the training is abandoned voluntarily, no refund can be made and the contract persists even if paid in installments.
If the course is cancelled due to unforeseen events (pandemic, global crisis, etc..) or if the minimum number of participants is not reached you will receive a full refund of your payments including the deposit.
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