This is the largest portion of the curriculum, including sunrise Satsang, followed by daily Asana practice. Early morning Satsang will always include a form of meditation, and will also often include various traditional yoga techniques, such as Mantra, Kriya (cleansing techniques) and Pranayama (breathwork). The daily Asana practice is 90 minutes of rigorous, intentional, breath-based vinyasa.
The Sacred Fig Teaching Methodology is unique in it's approach. Yes, demonstrating, assisting, and adjusting students is certainly covered. We also weave in deep personal development via vulnerability work, confidence building & group dynamics. Finally, we'll cover voice, rhythm, tone, and pace. The Sacred Fig Education is specifically geared to direct trainees to discover their authentic voice.
The Sacred Fig anatomy curriculum is far from a typical anatomy memorization snooze-fest. You'll learn about current studies and ground-breaking movement theories in a real-life setting. We cover both the human physical anatomy (skeletal, muscular, respiratory, & cardiovascular systems) as well as energetic anatomy (prana, chakras, nadis, bandhas). There is an emphasis on understanding fascia & it's role in shaping our bodies. All the anatomical principles learned in the training are applicable to yoga asana practice, and any movement practice, in a real-life setting.
The Sacred Fig has a non-traditional approach to Yoga Philosophy. Expect a healthy dialogue on key concepts from The Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita, but that's just the start. As one could dedicate years to yoga philosophy, we hone-in on key traditional philosophical concepts. We also explore present-moment awareness techniques, and mindfulness practice as it relates to a yoga teacher.
Using accelerated learning techniques, trainees will practice teaching right from day one, in a variety of settings & scenarios. We utilize technology, for example, via video feedback, as another layer to the learning process. The Sacred Fig Practicum is regarded at the forefront of Yoga education, using a thoroughly considered approach to teaching that greatly expands the potential and speed in which one learns. On our trainings, trainees do not memorize a set sequence, nor do they teach from a script. Scripts and set sequences do not prepare students to teach, as we have seen over the past eight years we have been training teachers. Don't take our word for it, but rather look at the success of our grads, who now teach all over the world, have opened their own yoga studios, lead retreats, and built their own retreat centers!
This rigorous 200 hour teacher training program takes place over 22 days. Over the course of the training, expect two days of rest. Below is a typical schedule, which tends to vary slightly each training, according to the specific needs & pace of each individual group. The days will naturally vary, as each day builds upon the next.
Luxurious villa with a pool, kitchen, lounge, AC and WiFi, for the duration of the course. Most of the budget options do not have common spaces such as kitchen and lounge - please choose a rooming preference according to your unique needs.
Three incredible vegetarian meals per day, for the duration of the course, including purified drinking water, coffee and tea.
Access to all villa facilities, including WiFi throughout, multiple lounges, infinity pools, spa, and yoga shala.
200+ hours of Yoga Alliance education.
The Sacred Fig Reader, covering a rigorous + thoughtful curriculum based on accelerated learning principles.
Access to online training materials
World renowned faculty - all experts in their fields
Access to The Sacred Fig global community of yogis
Support & mentorship from The Sacred Fig faculty, including post-training guidance
Recognition as a graduate from The Sacred Fig Yoga Education Program
Surprises along the way :)
* These are early-bird rates. Full payment must be made by Aug 1, 2023. After Aug 1, rates go up $500.
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