"Gaiatreeschool yoga retreat was the perfect way to end my 2014. Spending the last 5 days of the year in silence, going within and just being with myself in the waking hours and through the meditations while nurturing the body through yoga, was the best gift I could give myself. The location of the retreat was also absolutely beautiful. It reminded me to be thankful for being alive on this beautiful Earth." Rückblick von Meta Setiawan (Singapoor) zum Jahresendretreat 2014 email@example.com
Yoga & Meditation teacher training for experienced yoga teachers and novices
Gaiatreeschool Foundation organize since 2014 a unique and transformative training course for all yoga teachers and those who want like to become one. The unique location of our centre in the middle of the northern Thai jungle brings you back to nature - back to the roots. The close proximity to the hot springs of Doi Saket reflects the energetic force at this location. During the intense sadhana practice you develop a subtler state of sensitises to feel this earth energy and take within. Breathing the fresh and clean forest air, pranayama, as an integral part of yoga, here has a deep and practical significance. Practicing the asanas under these conditions helps to a better understanding of yoga and meditation. The intense 200 hours training in all aspects of yoga (philosophy, asanas, kriyas, pranayama, meditation, mudra, bandha, anatomy and physiology) is the foundation for a practical-methodical teacher training. Our brand new dual training concept includes the teaching from first moment onward. Gaiatreeschool Yoga & Meditation retreat: - a unique transformative and powerful training course for all yoga teachers and those who want like to become one - Ultimate Yoga experience in the deep tropical forest of northern Thailand brings you back to nature back to the roots - Living an ASHRAM life, like the old Indian GURUKULA system - The TTC is mindful and attentive teaching for all - newbie’s and more experienced - participants, so everyone will learn and experience a lot. - The Gaiatreeschool combination of yoga and meditation is very inspiring and enhances the body and mind.
Daily schedule (Monday till Saturday, Sunday special programs)
06:30 - 07:30 individual practise in the centre/ lectures 07:30 – 08:30 Meditation/ Vipassana in the group (Sangha) 08:30 – 09:00 Pranayama/ Breathing exercises 09:00 – 11:00 Yoga class 11:00 – 13:00 Brunch/ Relaxing/ Karma Yoga/ Massages 13:00 – 14:30 Lectures/ Self-study/ Hindi or Sanskrit class 14:30 – 16:00 practical-methodical training/ Yoga classes for beginners 16:30 – 18:00 Yoga class all levels 18:00 – 19:00 Meditation/ Vipassana/ Puja/ Satsang 19:00 – 20:00 Dinner/ Break/ Bathing
• Asanas: There are 84 asanas in the Hatha tradition. These poses are used to steady the body and mind, making the practitioner more energetic, free from disease, and ready for the practice of meditation. These are often the most familiar part of yoga tradition in the western world. • Pranayamas: These practices utilize breathing to control and influence the flow of vital life force (prana) in the body. Pranayamas are practiced after asana practice. You will learn and practice the basic pranayamas and Kriyas. • Meditation/ Vipassana: Dhyana, or meditation, is the practice of calming the mind and body through controlling the thoughts, calming the senses, and deep concentration. You will get an overview about the various techniques in Yoga. Basically we practise Vipassana. • Mudras: Mudras are advanced yogic techniques that alter mood, attitude, and perception, thereby deepening awareness and concentration. They have a subtle but powerful effect on energy flow in the body and thus are a good preparation for deeper spiritual practices. You will learn to practise five Mudras during the training. • Bandhas: Bandhas are bodily locks that help to redirect the flow of energy in the body. They involve locking the chin, abdomen, and perennial region. As they are an advanced practice, they are best practiced individually under able instruction before being incorporated into other yogic practices. We practising every morning during the Kundalini session. • Yoga philosophy: For successful yoga practice, there must be an understanding of the ancient yoga philosophies as described in traditional texts based on Bhhagavadgita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika. • Anatomy and physiology of Hatha yoga: It’s important for yoga teachers to understand the movements and range of motion of the human body, as well as the inner workings of the digestive, respiratory, circulatory, and nervous systems. This knowledge will help teachers to address the safety concerns of students and give proper adjustments, while helping students understand the full benefits and limitations of their practice. • Teaching Methodologies- learning to Instruct: From beginning of the course you will teach in the group (dual system). You will learn how to prepare good yoga class, to bring the different parts and sequences in a systematically and logically way together. You will learn to use an effective and clear language, to observe your students and adjust them in the right way.
Know before you go Transportation Participants are responsible for the arrival and departure to and from Thailand and Chiang Mai. From here to our Centre Banbourtong a transport will be organized. Thai- Visa- formalities: You will get an visa on arrival for 30 days or you apply a visa before for two month, for those who want spend more time in Thailand. Group size Minimum 5 person and maximum10 persons. What to bring Loose clothing for meditation and yoga sessions (jogging suit), blanket for cover during the relaxation and meditation, and other personal items (socks, slippers, change of clothes, warm clothes for walking in the fresh air). Yoga-matt.
Additional information For more information ask your questions directly to Gaiatreeschool who will be happy to assist you.
Accommodation and food The participants are accommodated in the Yoga Centre. Noi, a friendly woman provides household in Banbourtong. She also teaches Thai cooking and is a great cook. She has 2 single rooms, 3 double rooms, a big, comfortable dorm with five beds, and also a separate house with beds. If you want, you can also camp in a tent. On the big terrace we take our food with a wonderful view over the mountain forest. It’s a rustically local old traditional Thai farm house with an easy lifestyle. Bathrooms are separate. In long walks through the forest and countryside, yoga classes and deep meditation can help you find yourself, gain energy, and vitality. The hot sulphur springs also give you new strength and energy. We serve delicious, local, organic, vegetarian Thai food. Taken food at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.. Anytime you will get fresh fruits and drinks (tea, juice, water).
- Sadhana: Daily Yoga- practice (morning/ evening) in asana, pranayama and meditation (Vipassana) - Sangha: Individual and small group work (maximum of 10 participants per course) - Massages (Thai/Oil/ Ayurveda) at the Massage Centre nearby - Unique Yoga experience in the deep tropical forest of northern Thailand - Gurukula: Living in ASHRAM – together with your teacher’s, every day one hour Karma Yoga - Basic study of Buddhism- Vipassana - every day Hindi/ Sanskrit classes, Mantra chanting - Accommodation in rustic - local guesthouses/ home stay - Breathtaking nature and environment. Back to the root of pure nature, walking and trekking in the mountains, mountain biking - taking bath in the HOT SPRINGS for vitalization and energizing al aspect of your body-mind-soul (physically, mentally, spiritually)
Cost of the course
The total course cost is 60.000 Baht. This includes the complete training/ teaching, manual and participating in all yoga - meditation classes. Additional / extra charge:
a) cost of lodging and food depend of the categories(single, double, dorm, tend) single room: 1000 Baht/ per day total:28.000 Baht double room: 950 Baht/ per day total:26.600 Baht dorm: 800 Baht/ per day total: 22.400 Baht tend: 700 Baht/ per day total: 19.6.000 Baht
c) Excursion in the near mountain or Chiang Mai on Sunday area are separate
Booking conditions Payment Pay a deposit 20.000 Baht to secure your space. The remaining balance is due at the first day in cash or before the course starts.
Pay by bank- Transfer to: Sparkasse Oberlausitz – Niederschlesien; account: Mike Wohne; IBAN: DE90850501004000759316; SWIFT/BIC-Code: WELADED1GRL Keyword: Yoga TTC Thailand Or paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org (4 % charge for payment)
Accepted payment methods on spot: Bank wire transfer, Credit card, Paypal (There’s an additional 4% charge for payment made through PayPal) Accepted payment methods on location
Cash Accepted currencies on location United States Dollar, Euro, Rupee, Thai Baht
A student will have to stay for the entire period of the course. The other rules should also be carefully read and considered. Only those who feel that they can honestly and scrupulously follow the discipline should apply for admission. Those not prepared to make a determined effort will waste their time and, moreover, will disturb others who wish to work seriously. A prospective student should also understand that it would be both disadvantageous and inadvisable to leave without finishing the course upon finding the discipline too difficult. Likewise, it would be most unfortunate if, in spite of repeated reminders, a student does not follow the rules and has to be asked to leave.
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