Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre

International Yoga Training Centres
Goa | Ireland | Spain | Dharamsala

Professional Development

Alongside our 200 & 500 Hour Teachers Trainings Yogacharya Lalit conducts  8 Day courses dedicated entirely to improving personal practice and delving deeper into advanced asana from the Ashtanga Primary Series.  It is suitable for advanced practitioners and  yoga teachers who who wish to further develop their asana techniques  under the guidance of an expert.

We also offer internships exclusively to our Graduates in aid of their professional development and growth.

8 Day Asana Intensive with Yogacharya Lalit

7  Nights /8 Days  – €675

March 31st  to April 7th  2018- Residential

50 Hours of Continuous Education (Certified) For Yoga Teachers worldwide
Further your professional development with this eight day continuous education course. Relevant and beneficial for advanced practitioners, yoga teachers and graduates of 200, 300 and 500 hour teacher trainings.  During the course, you will participate in advanced yoga practice and theory classes.  Yogacharya Lalit will dedicate this time with you to an immersion in advanced Ashtanga asana and workshops. There will also be a lecture on Ayurveda, anatomy, sequencing and adjusting and alignment. Each morning there is a led meditation, mantra and pranayama session. The Course covers 50 hours of study and practice and is eligible for CED points for Yoga Alliance  Professionals UK.

The schedule comprises of mornings and afternoons dedicated to asana with Yogacharya Lalit. On alternate days, you will have a mid-morning lecture covering additional concepts of Ayurveda and anatomy valuable for your own practice and that as a yoga teacher.  The alignment and adjusting class has a practical, hands-on focus and you will have time to apply systems around sequencing for needs of specific groups of students.  In addition to the great learning opportunities, there is ample time to relax and rejuvenate with Ayurvedic treatments, see some of Goa, enjoy the fabulous vegetarian meals at our Restaurant, walk on the beach or just laze by the pool!

Price Includes:

  • Daily Meditation, mantra and Pranayama session
  • Optional daily kryias
  • Early morning herbal tea and fruit
  • Twice daily yoga asana sessions with Lalit–morning asana classes and afternoon workshops
  • Four yoga related lectures
  • Supporting Manual and kriyas material
  • ½ Board–a sumptuous Breakfast and Lunch or Dinner
  • Shared accommodation at Himalaya Yoga Valley Training and Retreat Centre (private room supplement available)
  • Airport Transfers

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Accommodation
The Villas are newly constructed two-story building, spacious, secure and comfortable. They are set in a quiet peaceful location – large private grounds nestled under a hillside with lots of greenery, natural bush land and trees. Each Villa has four large bedrooms with en suite which are serviced daily. Each villa has a sprawling common -use lounge area. The Villas are strictly non- smoking. You can get full information about our facilities, restaurant and much more on our Goa page

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Structural Awareness – 100 Hr Massage Immersion Certified Course

16th-28th March 2018

Himalaya Yoga Valley is delighted once again to host well known Body Structural Awareness expert Adam Divine who is holding his unique Massage Immersion Course at our Centre in 16th-28th March 2018. Adam is joined by Viriam Kaur, well known Kundalaini teacher and chakra healing specialist.

Structural Awareness Technique is a powerful bodywork session unique to each individual – Using fascial release, body-reading, assisted stretches and integration, you will learn a profound massage technique and give your clients the power to heal and understand their own bodies. This 100 hr immersion is a foundation course in Structural Awareness Technique – a massage and body awareness system devised by Adam Divine who is an established  Anatomy lecturer on Himalaya Yoga Valley 200 & 500 Hr Yoga Teacher Trainings.

Conscious bodywork is a conversation between therapist and client – and potentially, more importantly, the bodyworker initiates a dialogue between the client and their own body – the need to start listening to our tensions, our holding patterns, our armouring – and the liberation we can feel in the physical and emotional body when we stand and move with awareness.

The course has a framework of yoga and meditative practices led by Viriam Kaur to help us understand the emotional anatomy, body armouring, brainwave states, yoga nidra, pranic energy and the sympathetic/parasympathetic nervous system. It will help us to develop a deep understanding of our own physical and emotional blocks and the potential to create space for our own inner healing.

“Through this course, you will use your own body as a case study. Looking at your own unique structure and body patterns, where you hold tension and where you can create awareness and transformation. You will learn the tools to help you return to your original blueprint” – Adam Divine

Investment:

– £850 (Residential with  1/2 Board)

Includes-

  • Tuition and Manual
  • 12 Nights shared room accommodation with daily breakfast and lunch

-£ 550 (Non residential)

Includes-

  • Tuition and Manual

Flights/airport transfers/visas not included

For booking information please email viriam@yahoo.co.uk

What you will learn:

This 12 Day Immersion is a fully certified course and will serve as a foundation for the Structural Awareness Technique. You will learn core techniques to confidently perform a conscious 1 ½ hour massage session – learning a variety of massage techniques and assisted stretches. On completion, you will receive certification. There will be further modules for you to focus on key areas, for example neck and shoulder issues, spinal or hip and pelvis problems.

As well as massage techniques, you will look at emotional anatomy, stress responses, trauma reflexes and methods of integration – and Adam will share his insights into body reading.

Key Elements of the Course:

  • Fascial Release Techniques
  • Deep Tissue Massage Techniques
  • Postural Assessment
  • Spinal Body Reading
  • Assisted Yoga Stretches
  • Tensegrity
  • Applied Anatomy
  • Emotional Anatomy
  • Healing and Integration
  • Breathwork Techniques
  • Yogic Anatomy(Subtle Energy)
  • Body Awareness through Yoga

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Adam Divine- Adam has been teaching anatomy with Himalaya Yoga Valley foundational & advanced teacher trainings and teaching massage courses around the world for over six years. He has been practicing massage himself for over twelve years. His original studies were in Ayurvedic Yoga Massage and Thai Massage, but his approach has been revolutionized by working with Anatomy Trains teacher James Earls. From working with Anatomy Trains, osteopaths, yoga teachers and breathwork practitioners, he has developed a deep understanding of the mechanics of the body and sees subtle awareness as the key to transformation. He specialises in body reading, therapeutic bodywork and myofascial release. Structural Awareness Technique is the culmination of years of study and enthusiasm.

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Viriam Kaur- Viriam is a Senior Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance UK) and has been teaching since 2003. She trained in the UK with the SKY School of Kundalini Yoga and teaches around the world. She has been teaching Yoga Philosophy on Himalaya Yoga Valley foundation and advanced teacher trainings for several years. She  has devised her own Chakra Healing techniques and runs regular trainings and workshops. Viriam also works with breath and the healing power of yoga nidra.


Ashtanga Intensive with Mark Robberds

4th-23rd Nov  2017

Himalaya Yoga Valley look forward to welcoming world renowned Certified Ashtanga Yoga teacher Mark Robberds and his student to the Centre for his  inaugural 3 week Ashtanga Intensive in Goa. With his first three week Ashtanga Intensive in Goa, Mark’s aim is to start creating the Mysore experience in Goa with the added bonus of afternoon workshops to go deeper into all things: philosophy, breath work, movement, alignment, locomotion, dance, etc.

The intensive course is for practioners seeking to develop and enhance their yoga practice by learning the essential techniques of alignment and breath awareness, while cultivating the balance between strength, stability and flexibility.

Mark is a student of the late and revered Guru Sri K. Pattabhi  Jois and also his grandson R. Sharath of Mysore. He has a long and varied scroll of teaching experience since 2005 across the globe. See www.markrobberds.com for full details.

Booking and queries directly to Mark via email: mrobberds@gmail.com

Cost of the Intensive for 3 Weeks: US$700 or US$250 per week.

***Special price for Indian nationals to make it accessible to Indian yogis who cannot afford western prices.*** (Email Mark directly for details.)

For accommodation options Himalaya Yoga Valley has reserved high standard  private, twin and triple share rooms  for Mark’s students who wish to be on site during the  course. For accommodation reservations and queries email himalayanyogavalley@gmail.com. Click here for more information about our accommodation.

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