TEACHER TRAINING

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An opportunity to deepen your understanding of yoga, expand your skills & open to grace – and learn how to share that with the world.  

This 28 day yoga teacher training intensive will place demands upon your comfort zones and challenge insecurities, inspire incredible self-esteem and self-respect both as a teacher and as an individual as well as transform your ability to feel connected to yourself and to others. This type of work becomes very powerful when a group of people, ready to break open and reveal, come together for the purpose of enriching human experience. We ask that you are ready for big life changes—open and receptive to ‘shaking things up’. This Yoga is a way of life.

The 200-hour High Vibe Yoga Teacher Training consists of 3 intensive modules over 28 days. Each day includes yoga workshops in the style of Anusara Yoga, Hatha or Therapeutic Yoga, guided morning meditation & pranayama, philosophy & yogic discussion, support from the High Vibe team, amazing internationally renowned guest teachers, High Vibe brunch and an unforgettable yoga studio setting at The Yoga Barn in Ubud, Bali.

Module I: Taking The Seat Of A Teacher  

Discover your authentic voice and unique gifts as a teacher, create inspiring and meaningful heart themes, refine the art of observation, cultivate skills to see the ‘beauty and good’ in students, develop the 5 Universal Principles of Alignment in your yoga practice and as a teacher, intelligently design a self-practice and learn how this creates not good but great teachers as well as skillful sequencing.  Exceeds daily Yoga Alliance requirements in: Anatomy, philosophy, asana, meditation, pranayama and lifestyle.

Module II: Discover The Skills & Magic Of Teaching 

Develop skillful language skills to weave themes into postural instruction, build class templates, cultivate of a deeper understanding subtle body anatomy as well as Ayurvedic principles,  pull inspiration from what you ‘like’ not what you think you should like, skillful sequencing supporting a ‘peak pose’, study yogic philosophy, become enticed by Hindu mythology and Tibetan Buddhist techniques — learn practical ways to integrate these teachings into a yoga class to make them more meaningful and personal, hone skillful verbal and physical adjustments, one on one group practice and teaching. Exceeds daily Yoga Alliance requirements in: Anatomy, philosophy, asana, meditation, pranayama, practicum and ethics.

Module III: Refining The Art Of Teaching  

Diving deeper into the language; tone, clarity, direct vs. passive, personalizing themes and using your own life experiences as intelligent inspiration, study yogic philosophy, including Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita learn practical ways to integrate these teachings into a yoga class to make them more meaningful and personal, learn important manual adjustments vs. verbal adjustments, adapt poses for all levels of students, offer powerful demos, one on one group practice and teaching, business of yoga, key verbal and physical assists to ‘enhance’ the postures. Exceeds daily Yoga Alliance requirements in: Anatomy, philosophy, asana, meditation, pranayama, practicum and ethics.

Faculty

EmilyFavorite2(large300DPI)-1Emily Kuser– Founder of High Vibe Yoga 

Emily Kuser - E-RYT & Anusara® Yoga Instructor at The Yoga Barn, Ubud - has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and teaching yoga for 8. She has studied thousands of hours with incredibly respected Anusara, Shadow, Ashtanga and Jivamukti instructors worldwide. In addition to a life of yoga, Emily now travels frequently to Nepal to deepen her understanding and studies of Tibetan Buddhism— a tradition and practice that is becoming more and more a part of her daily life. Emily has lived in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia for over 6 years and currently teaches Anusara Yoga at The Yoga Barn. She regularly leads her highly respected and sought out Teacher Trainings at the Yoga Barn as well as High Vibe Yoga Immersions at Michael Franti’s Soulshine Villa in Ubud and is a key organizer in the the annual Bali Spirit Festival, assisting in the management of 500+ internationally renowned yogis, musicians and dancers each year. Prior to living in Indonesia, she was a writer for LA Yoga magazine in Los Angeles, CA covering community projects and interviewing yogis while teaching regular yoga classes along the California coast. Emily loves to weave storytelling, proper alignment and high vibes into her Anusara yoga teachings.

20100422_111343_largeCarlos Pomeda, San Francisco, USA/ Spain – Yoga Philosophy

Originally from Madrid, Spain, Carlos has been steeped in all aspects of the yoga tradition during almost 40 years of practice and study. He spent 18 of those years as a monk of the Saraswati order, under the name Swami Gitananda, which included 9 years in India, at the Siddha Yoga ashram, studying and practicing under Swami Muktananda and Gurumayi
Chidvilasananda.  During this time he learned the various systems of Indian Philosophy and immersed himself in the practice of yoga, becoming one of the senior monks of the tradition and teaching meditation and philosophy to tens of thousands of students around the world. He combines this experience and traditional training with his academic background, which includes two Masters Degrees: one in Sanskrit, from U.C. Berkeley (where he has taught) and another one, in Religious Studies, from U.C. Santa Barbara. He is currently working on his Ph.D. dissertation on the Krama school of Kashmiri Tantrism.  Carlos currently lives in San Francisco, California, and travels extensively around the world conducting a variety of retreats, courses, seminars, workshops and lectures on the Wisdom of Yoga and related subjects. As a teacher, Carlos is renowned for the breadth of his knowledge and the clarity with which he conveys it. His great love of
the Indian yoga traditions, his insight, his humor and his deep connection with his audiences give him the ability to transmit
the deepest scriptural teachings in a way that is clear, meaningful and applicable. Studying with Carlos is an enjoyable and
transformative experience.

chriskummerChris Kummer N.D., Australia – Yoga Anatomy & Therapeutics

Chris is an experienced registered yoga teacher (E-RYT) who specializes in applied anatomy and physiology of yoga practices.Since 2000 Chris has been teaching yoga and the ‘Yoga Anatomy Show’ on over 70 accredited Yoga Teacher Trainings in many countries around the world and has conducted numerous workshops on yoga, breath, health and well-being. Originally from Germany, Chris was windsurfing professionally before he began studying medicine at Kiel University. In 1993 Chris moved to Australia, where he studied natural medicine. He earned a BHS in Complementary Medicine and advanced diplomas in naturopathy, holistic nutritional medicine, western herbal medicine and homeopathy.On his yoga journey Chris has been influenced by his friends and teachers. Some of the teachers who have contributed greatly to his body of knowledge are Yogacharya H.S. Arun (Iyengar yoga), Clive Sheridan (hatha kundalini, pranayama), Emil Wendel (pranayama, philosophy), Peter Clifford  (therapeutic yoga), Matthew Sweeney, Louisa Sear and David Muehsam (astanga vinyasa), and Judith Lasater (restorative yoga). Chris’ naturopathic background and his passion for yoga led to his specialization in applied functional yoga anatomy. In addition to workshops, he has been developing and teaching curricula for yoga teacher trainings for over 10 years. In 2003 Chris co-developed KindaYoga, a method to introduce young children to yoga and health through interactive exercises, storytelling and play via visual media.“My passion is to further the understanding of yoga, movement and health in the worldwide community”. www.chriskummer.com


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Bex Tyrer, Scotland  - Yoga History, Ethics & Practice

Bex Tyrer, E-RYT, certified Acro Yoga & Vinyasa Yoga Instructor at The Yoga Barn, Ubud – has an impressive background in Development studies, journalism and social work. Bex’s approach to yoga is one that honors the need for individual self study with the aim of improving interpersonal relations and communication. She has studied yoga asana, meditation, pranayama and philosophy for over 10 years worldwide. After completing her Yoga Teacher Training Course in Dharmasala, India, Bex has taught group and private classes in a wide range of environments from the slums of Kolkata to the paradise of Bali. Teaching a diverse selection of styles including her ‘full power celebration of life’ Hatha Vinyasa Flow to the much gentler and nourishing Yin and Restorative yoga. She is also studying a unique Acro Yoga combined with thai massage to focus on themes of trust, communication and social unity and has just completed a month residential immersion into Tibetan Buddhism at Kopan Monestary in Nepal. Bex believes yoga has something for everyone. Her belief in a common humanity is reflected through her original yoga classes where she shares lessons learned while building upon inspirational themes of cooperation, peace and justice. She works to bring the study of yoga off the mat and into the practice of life.

mitchell_2Mitchell Gold, Thailand/Bali — Structural Integration/Ashtanga Yoga

Mitchell is an Advanced Practitioner of Structural Integration (aka ‘Rolfing’), with an exrensive background in other body-centered modalities (Trager Work, Swedish-Esalen). He began these studies in 1976; this interest has grown into a passion for empowering others to effect positive change though touch. He teaches classes internationally on topics ranging from functional anatomy to structural bodywork. In addition to his investigation of bodywork, Mitchell is long-term practitioner, and Authorized Level II teacher, of Ashtanga yoga.  He began his investigation into meditation and contemplative movement in India in 1979. In 2000, Mitchell dedicated himself to traditional Ashtanga in 2000, studying each year under the guidance of Sri K Pattabhi Jois. Mitchell teaches asthanga regularly in Thailand, Indonesia and the U.S.A. alongside his partner and senior teacher, Kirsten Berg. Mitchell derives great delight from the organic process in which yoga and bodywork can and do inform and support one another.

9435_150244975834_7293024_nScott Lewicki, Los Angeles, CA — Certified Anusara™ Yoga Instructor - Yoga Therapeutics & Practice -  has been teaching  since 1997. He is always striving to grow as a teacher and increase his knowledge of yoga and philosophy and then enthusiastically shares his experience with his students. Scott is highly skilled in Anusara’s Universal Principles of Alignment and applies them to his teachings of yoga therapeutics. His classes are playful and challenging, and encourage students to connect to their heart in all that they do.

 

 

Sample Daily Schedule

7:15–8:00am          meditation, pranayama, self-practice, contemplation

8:00–10:00am        yoga class; asana, practice, technique, verbal and hands on adjustments

10:00–11:30am      breakfast & free time

11:30–1:30pm        philosophy and freedom, finding center through a yogic lifestyle, anatomy & physiology, ethics for yoga students & teachers, subtle energy anatomy, The Bhagavad Gita decoded, Yoga Sutras, understanding karma

1:30–3:00pm          lunch & free time

3:00–4:00pm         teaching methodology, practicum, principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, business aspects of teaching yoga, language; tone, clarity, direct vs. passive commands

4:00–5:30pm         practice teaching, yoga therapeutics, philosophy and intelligent theming, technique, asana practice, skillful sequencing

5:30pm                    the day is complete, except when…

7:00–8:30pm        1-2 evenings per week: special night events; kirtan, film, discussion, music medicine, meditation

Curriculumyogaalliance.org 

Technique & Yoga Practice – 100 hours   ~ Asanas, pranayamas, meditation & mantra—analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques and guided practice of the techniques themselves.

Teaching Methodology – 25 hours  ~Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student’s process of learning and business aspects of teaching yoga.

Anatomy & Physiology – 20 hours  ~Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc).

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers – 30 hours  ~Includes the study of yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers.

Practicum – 10 hours  ~Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing and giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching.

Electives – 15 hours  ~ Reading, self practice, writing, etc. Hours accumulated outside of teacher training hours as ‘non-contact’ hours.

Total Hours: 200 hours

Prerequisites

~2 years of yoga practice practice recommended.

~Familiarity with Anusara Yoga or Hatha Yoga.

~Reading REQUIREMENTS – must read the following texts prior to the training:

  • Light On Yoga by BKS Iyengar
  • The Mirror Of Yoga by Richard Freeman
  • The Healing Power Of Mind by Tulku Thondup

* Our in depth and highly informative Teacher Training Manual will be handed to you upon your arrival.

Other RECOMMENDED reading (not required):

  • Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys Volume 1 by Ray Long
  • The Bhagavad Gita
  • Anusara Teacher Training Manual
  • Yoga From The Inside Out by Christina Sell
  • Fierce Medicine by Anna Forrest
  • Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens
  • Light On Life, BKS Iyengar

These books can be purchased on Amazon.com or at any online book store. Most of the books listed can be downloaded for Kindle if that helps with the Bali packing…

Rates & Early Bird Rates for Teacher Training July 2014

$3,350 USD (if $500 deposit paid by May 15, 2014)

$ 3,450 USD (if $500 USD deposit paid after May 15, 2014)

Includes: Daily brunch and one complimentary Ayurvedic treatment at KUSH Ayurvedic Spa @ The Yoga Barn.

~Rates do not include accommodation or flights. This is a non-residential training.

To apply for one of our 200 Hour High Vibe Teacher Trainings, please complete our online application:

July 4-31, 2014 - ONLINE APPLICATION

January 4-31, 2015 – ONLINE APPLICATION (faculty includes Emily Kuser – Asana, Philosophy, Methodology (Bali), Nanna Wagner – Asana & Yoga Therapeutics (Denmark),  Andrea Boni –  Philosophy & Mediation (Italy), Chris Kummer – Anatomy (Canada/Bali)

*The application also includes deposit instructions to reserve your space in the training. Otherwise please contact highvibeyoga@gmail.com

Be prepared to sharpen your mind, soften your heart and cultivate a vibrant body. See you in Ubud. 

DETAILS

  • Dates: July 4-31, 2014 & January 4-31, 2015
  • Location: The Yoga Barn, Ubud, Bali
  • Duration: 28 days of immersive training with 1 day off between modules
  • Yoga Methods: Anusara, Yoga Therapeutics, Hatha
  • We accept a maximum of 28 students in the High Vibe Yoga Teacher Training.
  • Non-residential: enjoy choosing your own accommodations from Ubud’s many peaceful villas or quiet budget bungalows—many within walking distance to The Yoga Barn. Accommodation information and suggestions will be provided in our training packet.
  • Food: delicious brunch served each day
  • Teachers: Emily Kuser as well Internationally renowned guest speakers, healers, anatomy and philosophy experts.
  • Prerequisites: 2 years of yoga practice recommended, familiarity with Anusara or Hatha Yoga, 3 mandatory reading requirements (see above ‘prerequisites’)
  • Certification: 200 Hour High Vibe Yoga International Yoga Alliance Certificate in: Hatha Yoga with refinements in meditation, pranayama, asana and philosophy.   (Valid for teaching in the US & Internationally)

 


INFO ON BALI

Booking Flights: Kayak.com uses a price calendar in their flight searches—a great travel tool! Skyscanner.com is another favorite. Airasia, Garuda, and Jetstar airlines are great if flying to Bali from southeast Asia and Australia.

Airport: Denpasar, Bali (airport code: DPS)  The airport is about a 90 minute drive from Ubud. When you depart the Denpasar airport on your return flight home, you must pay a 150,000 IDR CASH ONLY (approx $15 USD) airport tax per person.

Indonesian Visas: Apply for a VISA ON ARRIVAL at the Ngurah Rai airport in Denpasar when you arrive in Bali. (airport code: DPS)
The visa is $25 US and is valid for 30 days with an option to extend for an extra 30 days. You can easily extend your visa in Ubud during the training with a visa agent. 

Phones: Nokia phones are $ 30 US. You must buy a phone number (SIM card about $3 US) and credit ($5-10 US)Bring an unlocked phone if you have one.

Wifi: Is available nearly everywhere in Bali and at the Yoga Barn.

Transport: Taxis are around $ 35 US from airport to Ubud.
Renting a motor bike costs approximately $ 5 US a day, less if you rent by week/month. Hiring a driver/taxi in Ubud is approx $5 USD each way in the village.

Accommodations in Ubud: You will receive a Training Packet by email — we offer many accommodation recommendations in the packet. Also check airbnb.com. If you prefer to stay onsite at The Yoga Barn you must email guesthouse@theyogabarn.com  See: http://www.theyogabarn.com/bali-retreat-center

 

Other recommendations:

  • Honeymoon Guesthouse
  • Ananda cottages
  • Melati Cottages
  • Ubud Bungalows
  • Greenfield Bungalows
  • Family Guesthouse
  • Rona

Currency:
Indonesia Rupia (IDR)
1 U.S. dollar = 8,500 IDR
An average latte at a nice restaurant costs 20,000 IDR or approx. $2.25 US.

Weather & Clothing: Ubud is warm—often very warm and sunny. Summer clothing suggested. Bring a light jacket for the evenings when the weather cools. If you have plans to climb the volcanoes, please bring warm clothing. It is very chilly in the volcanic regions. Rain ponchos can be bought easily in Ubud if needed.

Temple dress: Women must wear a sarong to cover legs and a shirt which covers shoulders to enter the temples. You may borrow or purchase here in Ubud easily if you do not own a sarong.


 

To apply for the 200 Hour High Vibe Teacher Training email: highvibeyoga@gmail.com 

With Gratitude,

Emily Kuser & The High Vibe team

highvibeyoga@gmail.com

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