Hatha 200hrs Yoga Teacher Training
200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Koh Samui
This 200 hours training takes place at different times of the year at a serene location by the beautiful Taling Ngam beach.
WHAT STYLE OF YOGA WILL I LEARN?
Simona’s journey began in 1990 when she started practicing meditation in her home town in Italy. She then traveled through Europe and in the Irish countryside, she explored other types of meditation and started practicing yoga.
Her interest in yoga, meditation and alternative healing took her to Asia where she took her first Thai Massage Course in northern Thailand in 1997 and later, she immersed herself in a different meditation technique in Bali.
She moved between Europe and Asia, working as a massage therapist in Ireland and in France, while studying other massage styles and alternative therapies and she kept studying Thai Massage in Chiang Mai and in Bangkok.
She opened a Thai Massage school and Yoga center in Dublin and, always in need of a yoga teacher and having years of yoga practice herself, she decided to take an ashtanga teacher training course in Edinburgh and she started teaching in Ireland, at her own center as well as promoting “yoga at your workplace” by teaching classes at different companies.
She took Reiki courses to a master level and she continued studying with ITEC for a Holistic Massage and Anatomy Teacher Training Certification, which had her teaching anatomy in a college in Ireland.
Anatomy and Yoga became her focal point of study and in 2005 she decided to move to Asia permanently where, in India she took a Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course at Sivananda Meenakshi Ashram in Tamil Nadu.
Since then she has worked in Thailand, first at Y Fit Yoga Studio in Bangkok, and the Spa Koh Chang teaching yoga for detoxing.
She moved to Hua Hin where she worked as Spa Trainer, teaching anatomy to Thai Therapists, as well as teaching yoga for Six Senses Spa and Evason Resorts and later she was transferred to the Maldives with the same company.
She kept traveling to India studying yoga in between jobs, as well as taking a course in Ayurvedic Massage and Pulse Diagnosis in Rishikesh and studying Tibetan Massage in Dharamsala; then she moved to Koh Samui in the south of Thailand where she taught yoga at Spa Samui, and at Four Seasons Resort. Another trip to India and she decided to come back to Thailand and open her own company in Koh Phangan. After 2 years on the island she relocated to Koh Samui where she taught yoga and meditation at Infinite Horizons Rehab Centre. She opened a Yoga Studio and Retreat Centre in Taling Ngam on the south of the island in 2011, situated on a beautiful beach front location.
She currenty teaches 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training courses, as well as 100 hours Yin Yoga Teacher Training Courses at Koh Samui, at Koh Phangan and at different location in Europe. She also hosts raw and juice detox retreats from Koh Samui.
WHAT WILL I LEARN
What is Hatha yoga ?
Principles of Hatha Yoga
Explanation of Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha (Practice & Benefits)
Different types of breathing
Definition of Prana
Science of the breath (Prana, Apana, Udyana, Samana, Vijana)
Ida, Pingala and Sushumna Nadi
Pranayama practices: Abdominal breathing, Full Yogic Breath, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodan, Bramhari Pranayama
Surya Namaskar (Different variations)
Basic Postures (Standing, Sitting, Back bends, Inversions, Twist, Arm balance Postures)
Asana Variations (from Intermediate to Advanced)
Also: Yoga for pregnancy, Yoga for children, Yoga for elderly
Explanation and importance of Mudra according to Hatha Yoga
Types of Mudra
Practice of Jnana & Chin Mudra
Physical, Mental and spiritual Benefits of Mudra
Explanation of Bandha
Different types of Bandhas and practice
What is Meditation
Difference between Dharana and Dyhana
Types of meditation
Definition of sleep and benefits
The 3 states of consciousness
What is Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra Practices
What is Yoga ?
History of Yoga
Types of yoga
The five kosha (bodies)
Explanation of Self-realization and liberation
Explanation of consciousness
Eight limbs of Yoga
What is Yogic Anatomy and physiology?
The systems of the body
Effects of Asana and Pranayama on the body systems
Know the basic studies and types of joints to avoid injury during Asana classes
Diet and Nutrition
ADJUSTMENT AND ALIGNMENT
Practicing Asana correctly
Front, side and back bending
The use of props
Various style of Asana and their benefits
Contra-indications of specific yoga practices
Introduction of Kriyas according to classical Hatha Yoga
Practice of Jala Neti and Sutra Neti (Cleansing Mucus or blockages from nasal passages and sinus) and Tatraka
Introduction of Mantra yoga
Importance of (OM)-AUM
Explanation of the 7 main chakras
How chakras work physically and emotionally
Asana & Pranayama for each chakra
Musical recitation of hymns, mantras and the praise of deities
The concept of seva will be introduced and explained. Students will participate in Karma Yoga activities inside the yoga centre during the course.
200 hours YTT takes place at Taling Ngam in Koh Samui, from our studio at Marga Yoga House and from Delma resort (situated 200m from each other) where we have a beautiful beach front yoga platform.
ACCOMMODATION & FOOD
Accommodation is provided at Delma Resort, in shared or private A/C bungalows.
Accommodation is also provided at Samui Hill Guest House, about 1km from Marga Yoga (A/C ensuite double rooms) with free push bikes to move between places
3 meals are provided daily. Meals are Vegetarian and vegan
27th February to 19th March
27th July to 17tth August
(22 days/21 nights)
shared A/C twin room at beach front resort: 1480 Euro
Private fan room at beach front resort: 1776 Euro
Private A/C room at guest house: 2200 Euro
Private A/C cottage at beach front resort: 2660 Euro