Yoga Teacher Training Intensive El Salvador 2017

October 14th – November 8th 2017

This Yoga Teacher Training is set on a very beautiful private beach in a Paradise area in El Salvador. Over 26 days you will deepen your practice, learn how to teach, relax and restore and enjoy 3 days free time, where we have included some really incredible excursions…. Included in the trip in addition to the usual accommodation, meals etc. is

  • 1 x  Full Day coffee mountain & hot springs tour.
  • 1 x  Full Day trip to the Mayan Ruins and Sushitoto excursion
  • 1 x Night out/Sunset dinner
  • 1 x  Waterfall hike
  • 1 x  Massage
  • 1 x  Surf Lesson
  • Airport Transfer on scheduled arrival and departure dates.
  • A copy of ” The Art of Teaching Yoga”,  the Teacher Training Manual.

 

 

“Most teachers waste their time by asking questions that are intended to discover what a pupil does not know, whereas the true art of questioning is to discover what the pupil does know or is capable of knowing.”    Einstein

                                                                                                                         

On this training you can expect to :

  •  Develop your asana practice and your understanding of your body through anatomy and alignment studies.
  • Develop your individual teaching voice, as an expression of your true self and learn how to teach yoga and share the gifts it has to offer safely and confidently.
  • Learn how to teach both Vinyasa style Yoga.
  • Delve into the depths of subtle anatomy, learn healing meditations, myofascial release and energy balancing work.
  • Learn the gift of meditation.
  • Create deeper spiritual understanding in a life-connecting, non-dogmatic way.
  • Learn Ayurveda and the holistic aspects of the practice.
  • Learn how diet can help your practice, your health and your life.
  • Learn the business side of yoga and how to operate as a teacher ethically and effectively.
  • You can also expect to work hard with the support of a group that wishes to evolve through the path of yoga like yourself. You will be challenged to journey deeper within, to move beyond your self-limiting beliefs and stories that hold you back from moving forward with your intentions and dreams. This is a physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually demanding experience. It is both intense and wonderful. Expect to bend, sweat,  ache, collapse, stand up, strengthen, open, cry and giggle. Expect also to move deeper into relationship with the core nature of who you are,  to connect with your authentic self and to learn how to spread the teachings of yoga from that place.

October 14th – November 8th

This TTC takes places over 26 days. There is 3 Saturdays off for excursions at the end of each week. It is possible to arrive the day before and leave on the 9th at no extra cost, to allow students to rest before and after the TTC before journeying.

The Daily schedule is:

7.00-9.00 – Asana

9.00-10.00 – Breakfast

10.00-11.30- Theory Class (possibly anatomy, philosophy etc.)

11.30-11.40- Break

11.40-1.00- Teaching Methodology  (studying asana in great detail from the manual, teaching poses in groups, sequencing, adjustments etc.)

1.00-2.30 – Lunch

2.30-4.00- Theory (possibly anatomy, philosophy etc.)

4.10- 5.30- Second asana class, meditation or pranayama or Teaching Methodology.

 

 

 

This TTC will be taught in full by Carol Murphy

 

Yoga Teacher Training Ireland

Hello! My name is Carol Murphy. I love exploring yoga asana, anatomy, Ayurveda and everything to do with philosophy; I also love (raw/) vegan cooking and meditation!

I started Green Lotus Yoga teacher training school in 2007. Since then I have graduated over 250 teachers from my training throughout Ireland and abroad. Most of my work is in Ireland but I have also taught yoga in London, California, India, South Africa, Morocco and Spain.

I like to teach Vinyasa style yoga as mindful, strengthening, slow, deep, breath-centered movement, creating various forms and threads to keep things alive. I am practising yoga 27 years and teaching 20. My background is in Iyengar, Ashtanga and Vinyasa,.  I am a trained Neuro-muscular therapist, which is a form of physical therapy that works with kinetic chains and acknowledges the interconnected nature of the body, just like yoga does…

In addition to the above, I have 2 degrees in philosophy <3. I have studied Ayurveda and yoga therapy in India. I am a raw vegan educator (although not 100% vegan or raw), a qualified sports massage therapist, a trained Art of Being Tantra instructor, a qualified Trance Dance teacher and I practice and study the Reiki Tummo Method, which combines open heart meditations with reiki and kundalini healing work.

These gifts created solidity and ground from which I can rise and fly, roots and wings, creating safety, balance, expansion and joy in my life and for this I am grateful.

 

VINYASA

The asana taught on this Teacher Training course is physically challenging, creative, alignment-orientated and fun!. In the classroom, Carol likes to play with a series of vinyasa threads (sequences of postures, link with the breath) that she has developed over the years and adapt them to the needs of her group to help move students deeper into practice, safely and with awareness. Carol also teaches technique classes where poses are broken down bio-mechanically and brings the yoga anatomy off the page. She always allows for mixed level in her group by offering various expressions of the poses and encouraging students to work to their own level. The initial focus is creating a solid foundation for practice and deeper awareness of the body anatomy and alignment. When the group clicks with the foundation, the practice will take off into more advanced work and students will be encouraged to work to their own ability.

TEACHING SKILLS

This training places a lot of emphasis on preparing new teachers to teach Level 1 and 2 classes. After asana, teaching skills is the second most important subject. Teachers will learn a foundation series and then adapt it playfully, within specific guidelines, as an expression of their unique voice. Teachers will prepare a class, including breathwork, asana, music play list if used, and shavasana and teach it to the group as a teaching exercise. These focus of these classes is decided by the trainee; teachers may teach a relaxing beginners class or an upbeat level 2 core class. Teachers will also learn about the common issues that arise in the classroom and how to address them, whether they be physical ailments like slipped disc or high blood pressure, or boundary issues like people arriving late, not paying etc. Teachers are also shown how to dip their teaching into level 3 poses and after graduation teachers have the freedom to teach to the level they can practice comfortably.

ANATOMY

The yoga anatomy taught on the 200 hr trainings primarily uses biomechanics as a foundation for practice. Biomechanics informs us exactly which muscles are contracted and released in different asanas, which muscles are the agonists (the primary movers), the antagonists (the muscles released) and the synergists (the assisting muscles of the primary mover). This can really offer yoga students a lot of insight as to how their body works in relation to asana and allows for safety, ease and intelligence in practice. Myo-fascial anatomy trains outline the muscle chains in the body and explains how they are connected in relation to movement. They teach us of how the body moves from an interconnected perspective and assist greatly in students developing their practice. The Trains are addressed in ore detail on the 300 hr, but a foundation for them is given on the 200 hr. The anatomy allows students to dive into a deeper relationship with their bodies on and off the mat. Students find when they know exactly which muscles to strengthen and release on the mat and why, they find more confidence to diver deeper into the practice. These classes will also equip you to understand what is happening in other people’s bodies, not just your own.

AYURVEDA

This training gives the basics of Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga, that is concerned with health and well-being. You will learn your dosha (constitution) and your guna (the energetic frame that you embody most) and how they relate to each other. You will also learn how to balance your dossiers and gunas through practices and apply the fundamentals of Ayurveda to your teaching.

PRANIC HEALING ENERGY WORK AND MEDITATIONS

* The 5 sheaths meditation

* The 5 sheaths and healing trauma

* Kundalini meditations

* Witness based meditations

* Heart based meditations

* A collection of traditional pranayamas to cleanse the pranic body

The following practices may be used- depending on the needs of the group and time.

Dynamic meditations

Kundalini Trance Dance

The 5 sheaths meditation

The 5 sheaths and healing trauma

Cellular DNA Healing meditation

Open Heart and Sufi heart meditations

MYO-FASCIAL RELEASE WORK

Fascia is the tissue in the body that wraps around our organs, muscles and bones connecting them into one whole, that we call the body. Myo-fascial release work releases “adhesions” in the fascia. Adhesions are when two or more muscles group together and think they are one muscle. There should be space in between the muscles so that they can glide over each other. When this does not happen, they get stuck, reduce mobility, prevent movement and sometimes create pain and weakness. Another reason why myofascial work is so important is that it hydrates the fascia. No matter how much water you drink, if your fascia is not receiving a blood supply, it will dehydrate creating stiffness. Modern anatomy is also starting to acknowledge the connection between fascia and emotional memory; believing that fascia holds our tension patterns, trauma and emotions; literally “our issues are in our tissues”. During fascia release work, many students report of emotional openings and release. This helps students move beyond the blocks toward inner peace and well-being.

DIET

On the longer trainings, groups are invited to do the “Saucha Sadhana” 10 day cleanse which gives recipes for juices, smoothies, raw and cooked soups according to your individual dosha. There is also handouts on raw vegan living. On the shorter trainings, there is just a short talk on diet in relation to dosha and adding in more raw vegan foods into your diet. Students will also be invited into the Saucha Sadhana Portal on the website and given handouts on raw vegan eating if desired.

PHILOSOPHY

The philosophy integrates elements from the spiritual systems Vedanta, Advaita Vedanta, Samkhya and Tantra to overcome the battle of the mind-body, create resources for people on their life path, create deeper substance in our relationships, journey deeper into life’s mysteries and help unlock the flow of kundalini (divine evolutionary energy) to connect people with their power, freedom and true nature.

We are so excited to hold the El Salvador training in the gorgeous Villa Del Olas in El Salvador.  

The villa is a private, luxury vacation villa located above the rugged and scenic Pacific Ocean West of La Libertad. Designed as a “windcatcher”, the villa naturally breathes the ocean air. The interior feels like a tropical Moroccan home with high ceilings, fans and arches. Sleeping up to 15 people the villa and casita boast 5 levels of panoramic, breathtaking views including a 1000 square foot roof-top terrace perfect for holding group gatherings.

Villa del Olas is located within the gated beach club and community of Atami. The Atami property includes private beaches, private salt water pools and cliff pathways, members club with a large pool and waterslide, restaurants (specializing in fresh seafood), basketball courts, volleyball, football, playgrounds, huts and more. Atami caters specifically to club members including tourists from all over the world. For specific information on Club Atami please visit: www.atami.com.sv

 

 

The Fees for this training are $3,500.

Early bird price is $3400 which should be paid before Jan 25th 2017

We are also offering a deal“Bring a friend and Save $100”

Fees include :

  • A copy of ” The Art of Teaching Yoga”,  the Teacher Training Manual
  • Shared ensuite accommodation at the Villa
  • Villa rental for 28 days = multiple person occupancy room accommodations
  • All on-site meals & snacks, beverages, unlimited filtered water refills
  • Airport Transfer on scheduled arrival and departure dates.
  • Housekeeping – room turndown every day excluding Sunday, cleaning every third day,               
  • (Fresh towels, sheets, etc)
  • Basic internet access = Email, Facebook, skype voice, browsing
  • 1 x  Full Day coffee mountain & hot springs tour.
  • 1 x  Full Day trip to the Mayan Ruins and Sushitoto excursion
  • 1 x Night out/Sunset dinner
  • 1 x  Waterfall hike
  • 1 x  Massage
  • 1 x  Surf Lesson
  • 1 x Optional outing in the community or practice teaching a class locally

Trip Exclusions

  • Mandatory travel insurance (I have seen it as low as $45 for the month online)
  • $10 cash for entry to El Salvador
  • Personal Laundry $5/load
  • Extra Internet data if needed
  • Specialty food Items or meals off-site
  • Atami Club access $5 consumable (they have unlimited wifi as well)
  • Optional Zipline ($35)
  • Additional Massage or surf Classes $50
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuity

THE ART OF TEACHING YOGA -2104- croppedThe Art of Teaching Yoga” is a manual for yoga teacher and trainees.  This 169 page book  offers clear and concise detail outlining yoga instruction, alignment details, common weaknesses teachers need to look out for in the classroom, adjustments and more on a variety of asanas from beginners to advanced. There is also a large section on “Teaching Skills” covering topics such as the importance of observation and demonstration, sequencing, structuring, pacing and principles of vinyasa.

This manual is used on all of the Green Lotus Yoga Teacher Trainings. It is also becoming popular with teachers who have trained in other schools who wish to deepen their knowledge of all aspects of teaching yoga. Many students say it has become their bible for class planning and reference.

A must for teachers and trainees who would like to expand their knowledge of yoga and gain more confidence in their teaching skills.

The Art of Teaching Training Manual is supplied to you and is part of your training fees.

Required books

  • Yoga and Ayurveda, David Frawley
  • Anatomy and Asana, Susi Hately Aldous
  • The secret Power of Yoga, Nischala Joy Devi (a book on the Yoga Sutras)
  •  The Art of Teacher Training Manual – will be supplied to you and is included in your course fees.Course handouts will be given in addition free of charge. 


Recommended books - We don’t use these books in class but they make great home reading. It is not necessary to bring them the TTC if you buy them.

Student-Teacher Relationship

  • Teaching Yoga – Donna Fahri – We discuss issues in it in the classroom and its a great book to have for new teachers starting out, but as you are travelling, it is not necessary to take it with you on the TTC

Anatomical and Therapeutic

  • The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga, Ray Long MD FRCSC
  • The Key Poses of Hatha Yoga, Ray Long MD FRCSC 

  • The Knees – Susi Hately Aldous
  • The Shoulder Girdle – Susi Hately Aldous
  • The Sacro Iliac Joints – Suis Hately Aldous
  • The Psoas Book, Liz Koch
  • Yoga- The Path to Holistic Health B.K.S Iyengar


Ashtanga

  • Astanga Yoga As It Is – Mathew Sweeney
  • Ashtanga Yoga, The Practice Manual – David Swenson

Iyengar

  • Yoga The Iyengar Way

Spiritual

  • A Path with A Heart, Jack Kornfield
  • Practical Yoga Psychology, Dr Rishi Vivekananda

Please Note

It is best to buy the books as soon as possible to start your reading before the TTC begins. It is not a pre-requisite to pre-read books before the TTC, but during the TTC, you will be learning a lot of new vocabulary, whether it is anatomy, alignment, sanskrit etc. so the sooner you get started the better. Our advice is to start with The Art of Teaching Yoga Manual and the Anatomy Books. You do need to bring the required books with you and they should be in English.

Flights

There are direct flights from most major US cities for $400-$600 return, there are even some as cheap as $200. There are cheap flights from Europe as well, I am guessing close to the cost to India/Bali/Thailand.

When considering doing a teacher training, its a good idea to hear what other people have to say about it.

Here are a few quotes and a couple of videos taken on the 2014 Spain retreat nearly half way through the training.

It has been a privilege to train with a teacher of Carol’s caliber. Her dedication, passion and knowledge is incredible.  Her ability to ‘get’ where each of her students are in their bodies and how and when they are ready to be pushed to the next stage, to open or strengthen the body more and develop towards the next expression of the pose is more than reassuring, it is impressive. Her creative ability to spontaneously ‘workshop’ a pose that she ferls the class is having difficulty with is inspirational and effective. In her led practice you may suddenly find yourself in a pose that only moments before was unavailable to you! Her ability to relate modern anatomy to the poses really helps students to deepen the expression of a pose safely and effectively both in their own practice and also provides them with the relevant points, via her training manual, to pass on to their own students. Her training aims to equip students with more than just the basics. She passes on her knowledge of the energetics involved in each asana in order that student teachers can then emulate her teaching style, by using the framework she provides, to co-create balanced classes with their own students. Of course, this is equally helpful in developing one’s own home practice. Carol introduces other aspects of yoga and spirituality too – many an interesting and eye -opening discussion has been had in class! I would highly recommend training with Carol, especially if you like training hard!

Cariosa Cullen- Yoga Teacher

 

“Be prepared for a life changing experience. My training was a very personal journey which has given me the tools to deal with anything life throws at me and the ability to move chaos into order. It has thought me to observe rather than react in my Asana practice, and to be patient with my body. This course has been a journey of self reflection and discipline where I learned to tackle the body and mind bringing me to a place of stillness. The training had well thought out techniques and alignment principles which has me very confident that I could teach yoga safely. The course is very well structured.  The early week intensive training in Spain built immense trust and fantastic relationships within our group which continued and grew throughout the 9 months on our weekend trainings. There was never a sense of competition and the only ego to deal with was your own.

Carol is an amazing and well experienced teacher. Her passion, her knowledge, her belief and love for all aspects of yoga is inspiring! She always radiates positive energy, yet is assertive when she needs to be. I appreciate the pressure that was put on me to learn alignment principles in order to modify some of my previous ways of practising to bring me to a safer more aware practice.

The 10 day detox was great – it thought me about foods/superfoods which were essential in keeping my dosha in balance thereby grounding and calming me from the inside out. My diet is a lot healthier and more interesting as a result of this course and the nutribullet is now one of my favourite companions.

Finally this course is hard work and a big commitment but so enjoyable & interesting with such rewarding returns. Carol is talented, intelligent, grounded, humble and has great wisdom & experiences which she generously imparts. Thank you for sharing some of your expertise with me. Namaste ;)

Kerry O’ Connor

 

“The thought struck me today to get in touch- just really to express in words a little gratitude (which I do in my mind and sharing with people but thought maybe never directly to you since the course days!) .. Gratitude for the training and the yoga years in Devon Lodge. I feel I may have underestimated what I believe the true value of your work and what I learned from it was to go back to the core principles and teachings. And during the course, from a physio point of view too, I always really loved, trusted and respected the work and way you brought and presented the teachings.”

Grainne Flannery, Physiotherapist and Yoga Teacher.

This video includes the male perspective.

“Thanks again for a wonderful month of growth, inspiration and transformation, and all the love and energy that you give to your teaching!”

Fiona Ashley, Spain TTC Intensive, 2012

 

“I’ve been thinking to write you an email for ages. Mostly just to tell you how grateful I am that I took your teacher training 2 years ago in Spain. I’ve been teaching ever since.
This year I spent almost 2 months in Rishikesh, India where I took my 300hr training. There I realized how strong yoga foundation you have given me comparing to other students. I must say I loved my time spent in India, I learned a lot about myself as a person and I definitely grew as a person but yoga wise – I don’t think I learned as much as I did from your 200hr training. Maybe those were cultural differences and perception of yoga in general. I don’t want to compare anything really, because all knowledge is good but when I’m teaching my classes – I still come back to your teachings :) Thank you!”
Maija Meijere, Spain TTC intensive, 2012

 

What will the weather be like ?

Temperatures are 27/ 28 average, but can be between as low as 25 or as high as 35 occasionally. These temperatures are specific to the retreat centre. In some areas inland it can reach 38, but we will not be going there. 

Flights

There are direct flights from most major US cities for $400-$600 return, there are even some as cheap as $200. There are cheap flights from Europe as well, I am guessing close to the cost to India/Bali/Thailand.

When can we arrive and leave the centre?

You can arrive a dat before the start date (May 12th)  to settle in, free of charge and also leave the day after the close date free (June 9th) of charge.

What is the start time and end time of the training?

The first class will start at 7 a.m. on May 13th. However we will have an introductory meet up at 6 p.m. on the 12th. The training finishes after lunch on June 8th. 

Do we need a visa?

To be answered shortly…

Do I need vaccinations or Malaria pills?

To be answered shortly…

Will I need to bring mosquito netting ?

To be answered shortly…

How many people share the toilet and showers for the dorm accommodation?

All rooms are twin or triple sharing and ensuite except for one ten room which has is not ensuite and is cheaper. 

What other amenities are available?

To be answered shortly….

Is there Internet?

There is limited internet at the retreat centre. There is enough wifi for emails and general internet but not for big downloads. There is quicker and unlimited access at the Atami Club a short walk away.

How many students are in the group ?

Numbers are capped to 20 students. If we take over 15, there will be a second teacher assisting. This centre is small that other venues and only takes 10 students, so additional students will be allocated nearby off site accommodation but the group will still eat together every day.

Is this training course registered or is this course qualified me to be a teacher?

This training is registered with Yoga Professionals (aka Yoga Alliance UK) and Yoga Alliance USA – graduates of this program can therefore register with either body at a 200 hrs level. If at some point you wanted to continue your studies, you will be able to do it with an American or European training school. Yoga Alliance U.S and U.K are the most recognised Yoga registration body world wide. This certification will qualify you to teach Yoga anywhere in the world.

What style of yoga will I be trained to teach?

On this training we put a lot of focus on preparing trainees for the classroom. The style of yoga trainees are trained to teach a Vinyasa. This means ‘breath synchronised movement’. There is also a strong anatomical and alignment focus to the work, so students can also adapt their teachers to teach alignment based hatha yoga. Some students like to change the name to Flow yoga or power yoga etc. These are also forms of Vinyasa.

Can I teach Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga after this training?

There is an Ashtanga influence on our trainings, but this is not an Ashtanga Vinyasa training and even though many of your students are also Ashtanga practitioners and go on to teach Ashtanga yoga, the certificate you receive upon graduation does not qualify you to teach Ashtanga Vinyasa. Many people confuse Vinyasa with Ashtanga Vinyasa. Ashtanga Vinyasa is a style of yoga that is a part of the Krishna Macharya lineage which originated in Mysore, India. Vinyasa is a more general term meaning “breath synchronised movement”. The style of asana on our trainings works with some Ashtanga poses and principles like Bandha, Ujjaji breath and creating internal heart to detox and open the body;  student’s also study the original Ashtanga Yoga using Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, but the asana on these trainings does not limit itself to Ashtanga sequences and even though we salute Patanjali’s sutras and the spiritual aspects of Eastern thought, our Vinyasa style is more western in approach and teachers are encouraged to work intuitively and creatively when sequences their classes.

Will I have the opportunity to teach on the training course?

Yes you will. There are daily Teaching Methodology classes. You will start teaching one person one pose. Then graduate to teaching small groups of 3. Then finally you will teach the whole class. You will also have a teaching assessment before the end of the training, where you have to sequence your own 90 minute class. You will choose the tone of the class, whether you want it to be upbeat and strengthening, or mellow and relaxing. You can add music, poetry quotes etc; the main thing is to make it your own as much as possible around the specific guidelines you will be given. You will teach half the class on the day of your assessment to the group, but you won’t know which part of the class you will be teaching until just before you teach, so you have to prepare to teach the whole class. We do this to give the trainee the experience of creating, sequencing, pacing, instructing, adjusting and refining a class before they leave the course. In addition we will invite some of the locals to your teaching classes to give you the experience of teaching the public. 

Is it ok to do teacher training just for self-development and to deepen my practice?

Yes it is. Lots of people have done this training as self development. Some have also started it for themselves and ended up teaching… However, even if you do not intend teaching, you will have to partake in the teaching exercizes. Even if you don’t teach yoga, these exercises will teach you so much; they force you to really know your stuff, to study that bit deeper and to learn how to project your voice in front of a group. One student, who was also lecturer in University, told us that the TTC helped her teaching in her college…

How is the course assessed?

  • There is 4 open book assessments for the Anatomy. We also do circles where we ask questions randomly about alignment, to make sure everyone completely understands these principles. Only one person out of over 250 has failed the course because they could not complete this section. It is not a very difficult section but it is a very important section and Green Lotus Yoga believes that even though Yoga is ultimately a spiritual practice, that teachers have to know the anatomy and alignment basics, so as not to hurt their students and to be able to guide them forward safely. 
  • There is home tasks on Ayurveda and subtle anatomy.
  • Philosophy is not assessed, but there may be exercises for off time study.
  • You will also be assessed on teaching a class. So far everyone has passed this section. 
  • The asana is assessed continually. There is a level of graduation that students work towards. If a student cannot attain the level of graduation and we have seen them work hard during the training and progress to the best of their ability, the student can still pass this section, if they understand exactly why they can’t do the pose and tell their trainer their practice plan in working to this pose. The trainer will also help them with this and explain to them which body parts they need to strengthen and release over a longer time period. The student much show that they understand this information and demonstrate that they are working in the correct direction. The graduation level you want to achieve is : * A good standing practice* – Capacity to do a 2 hour practice* Ardha Padmasana – Half lotus forward bend* Navasana – Boat pose * Urdhva Dhanurasana – wheel* Sirsasana – Headstand with no wallPlease the morning asana classes also incorporate asanas that are more advanced than the graduation level. These asanas are taught is stages and students work to their own level.

Will I have study time on the TTC?

Yes you will. You will have time to study in the evenings and on your days off. Students often like to group study to make it more interesting and fun and have the support of your group. You will also be give “non-contact hours” to practice adjustments etc. 

Will I have free time?

Yes, on an intensive there is 3 Saturdays off to rest and avail of local activities.  

What type of students attend the trainings?

People who want to deepen and develop their practice and learn how to teach. On the international intensives the age group seems to be a little lower than on the longer Irish trainings- the average age is about 30. We get people form U.S, U.K and other European countries. We get a lot of students in their late twenties who seem to be very confident, adventurous, into travel, healthy living, vegan and vegetarian food and generally pretty cool :-) However this is not the only “type”. Some are less outgoing and/or are undergoing a deeper healing process. We also welcome older people; this can help ground the group and we welcome the maturity to keep the balance. 

Do I need to bring my own yoga mat?

A lot of students like to bring their own, but there are mats supplied. 

Do I need medical travel insurance?

We advise travel insurance. 

Is the area safe?

Yes it is. El Salvador had a bit of a bad rep in the past, but many people are now saying that it is safer than Nicaragua, Guatemala and  Honduras.  Tens of thousands of U.S. citizens safely visit El Salvador each year for study, tourism, cruise ship visits, business, and volunteer work. If you are still bit nervous, don’t worry- you will be picked up form the airport and return to the same. The Centre is tucked away on a very private beach and you will be completely safe and protected.

Is there a ATM at the airport for me to change money?

To be answered shortly…

Are there local ATMS ?

To be answered shortly…

 

What should I bring with me?

We suggest that you bring

  • yoga clothing
  • bikini or bathing wear
  • sun screen
  • notepad and pens
  • the books on your reading list
  • more to be added shortly ….If there is any questions that are not on this list, please email us carol@greenlotusyoga.com

We advise 2 years practice before embarking on a Yoga TTC. This is enough time to give students a firm foundation for the work involved on a TTC and also gives people a base to reach the level expected for graduation. Sometimes people achieve this foundation after a year or so of practice; there are always exceptions, but as a general, we recommend 2 years. If you are unsure if you have enough experience, please contact us at carol@greenlotusyoga.com

Once you have read over all of the details of the training, FAQs etc. and if you have the pre-requistive experience, the next step is to fill out the application form, supplied in the next section. If there are any other questions that are not addressed in the FAQ section, or if you are unsure about your level and wish to speak to administration or one of the trainers, please email us directly at carol@greenlotusyoga.com.

When your application is processed and you are accepted onto the training, we will email you a registration form with details of how to transfer your deposit.

When your deposit comes through, we will email you again to confirm receipt.

At any time after this point, after your flights are booked, you can fill out the online Student Application form. We recommend that you book your flights and fill out your form as soon as possible, so we can arrange group transfers for you.

We will also notify you 10 days before the date specified on your registration form to pay the remainder of fees. When we receive your fees, we will email you confirmation.

Shortly before the retreat, we will email you to give you final details about pick up information.

Please click on this link to go to directly to the Online application form

Please clink on the link to fill in the Student information form

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