Yoga Alliance Accredited
Quantum Yoga Teacher Training
South Goa, India
15 February – 14 March 2020
The one-month Intensive Yoga Teacher Training in India will run from Saturday 15th February to Saturday 14th March 2020. It will be held at Bhakti Kutir, a beautiful retreat centre located between two of south Goa’s most spectacular beaches, Palolem and Patnem, and yet tucked away in a quiet enclave of tropical gardens. This will be the 14th year that Lara teaches at this wonderful eco-resort which is true to its name meaning “abode for meditation” and is therefore the ideal place to hold such an intense yoga immersion program.
Lara Baumann (MA, E-RYT 500), who founded Quantum Yoga, and experienced 500-hr Quantum Yoga teacher Sally-Anne Sweeney (E-RYT 500) will be running the course. Dr Matthew Clark will be lecturing on various specialised subjects such as Samkhya philosophy, sadhu culture, Tantra and basic Sanskrit. 500-hr Quantum Yoga teacher Nadine Bader will teach a thorough and fun Anatomy & Physiology program, as well as offering general assistance at the training.
Suitability for the teacher training:
The Teacher Training is suitable for those who want to embark on a career as a yoga teacher, teachers who would like to improve their current skills, as well as yogis who simply would like to deepen their understanding and improve their practice. Trainees often start as students and then decide to dedicate themselves more seriously to the study, investigation and propagation of yoga. Some have had experience elsewhere and have reached a level where they feel ready to consider teaching. Others may have no intention of leaving their current work, but simply want to develop the knowledge and ability to confidently guide others in this rewarding practice.
Course Content & Accreditation:
The Intensive Teacher Training is 200-hour Yoga Alliance accredited (see www.yogaalliance.org for more information). It will cover all aspects of Yoga along with detailed instruction in the Quantum Method and how to teach it.
Study of Ayurveda, the Science of Life, will result in an understanding of how this informs not only the emphasis in one’s yoga practice, but also the effects of such life-style choices as food, recreational activities, creams and massage oils, etc.
We will explore the roots of the yoga tradition, learning about its history within the socio-cultural context of India from ancient times to the present day, as well as its links to other mystical traditions and its role internationally today. Students will learn about a variety of systems and styles.
Using the Quantum Method of Yoga, apprentices will eventually gain the ability to assess what practice is appropriate for themselves and their prospective students and learn how to creatively construct balanced flowing vinyasa yoga sequences. As the Quantum Method advocates vinyasa (breath-synchronised movement) as a primary mode of practice, most asana classes will be of a dynamic nature. Pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation practice will also form a daily part of the practice.
There will be a variety of modules covering such themes as Anatomy and Physiology, Adjustments, Therapeutic Yoga, Pre & Post-Natal Yoga, Yoga for Children, Asana names, grouping and sequencing techniques, ancient scriptures such as the Vedas and Upanishads, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Sanskrit, Ayurveda, Buddhism, Tantra etc. Where applicable out-of-house specialists will run the modules.
Teaching will be both practical and theoretical on a group and individual basis, and there is a requirement for you to spend your own time reading and keeping a yoga diary.
We work to a full and exciting schedule: all teaching and assessment will take place at Bhakti Kutir and you will then have until 14th April 2020 to submit your 2,500 word essay which will complete your training and qualify you for certification.
Your home for the teacher training:
Bhakti Kutir is a real home away from home, a haven of peace nestled within its own two-acre coconut grove. The friendly and helpful German owner, Indo-German and Argentinian management team and Indian staff at Bhakti Kutir all speak English, as well as other languages, and are accustomed to catering to the needs of foreign yogis.
You will be accommodated in one of their unique back-to-nature cabanas. All cabanas are individually decorated, and always comprise some form of charming study / chill-out option, such as a veranda with deck chairs, a balcony with planter chairs, hammocks etc. Fashioned from local materials like rice straw, and bamboo, the cabanas are built to include trees, leaves, and to let you see the moon and star-filled skies. The living areas combine a rural feel with a surprising degree of comfort. The majority of the cabanas have attached bathrooms. Those not having directly attached facilities have a reserved private bathroom a few paces away.
Bhakti Kutir comprises a fully dedicated Ayurvedic spa, naturopathic clinic and medical centre, where many Quantum Yoga students have been spoilt and healed. The centre aims to encourage mental and physical harmony to re-establish health, through time honoured Keralan Ayurvedic remedies tailored just for you. All treatments are conducted by experienced therapists.
Bhakti Kutir’s restaurant is set underneath swaying coconut trees and serves not only incredibly healthy food (much of which is sourced from local organic farms), but it is also irresistibly delicious, which has made many a sun salutation not quite as light and graceful as one would hope!
Fresh, local, seasonal food is always selected and the restaurant is primarily vegetarian, also offering a good range of vegan and gluten-free options.
The Bhakti Kutir juice bar offers the most extensive range of juices in the local area (organic wherever available).
Many lovely beach bars, restaurants and shops are in walking distance, so there will be absolutely no problem to fill your spare time.
In short, the Quantum Yoga Teacher Training will be warmly hosted by the dedicated BK team, ensuring that your every need is covered.
The course fees quoted below include all teaching and assessment, the essential Quantum Yoga book, accommodation, two meals and afternoon tea & snacks per day (Sundays only breakfast), Wednesday video night dinners, transfers and of course a celebratory end of training event.
Prices are quoted in Euros, but payment can equally be made in US dollars or pounds sterling (xe.com is good for currency conversion).
Note: There are many delicious dinner options you will want to explore in the nearby vicinity, all within walking distance.
- Your own bungalow with ensuite bathroom – €3775
- Your own room and ensuite bathroom in a double-decker bungalow- €3575
- Sharing a bungalow with ensuite bathroom with one other person – €3225 per person
- Sharing a room and ensuite bathroom with one other person in a double-decker bungalow – €3075 per person
If you are interested, please let us know as soon as possible. We will send you an interview form, which will give you both the opportunity to confirm your suitability for and interest in the program. Participants are limited to 15 trainees (not including assistants and co-teachers).
Once you have been offered a place, we require a 20% deposit payment to hold it. The balance must be paid in full 6 weeks before the start of the course (latest by 4th January 2020), unless otherwise agreed, which would depend on your personal circumstances.