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Ashtanga & Vinyasa Yoga teacher training in Nepal, with Doron Hanoch

The Doron Yoga teacher-training program is a life changing, growth and transformational opportunity. When you grow as an individual, learn about yourself, deepen your practice, and become an example for others, you naturally develop into a great teacher and a better person.

The training will give you a practical teaching toolbox. You will learn to employ the appropriate method for different situations and students. You will be given ancient wisdom based on age-old traditions in a practical and non-dogmatic way. The teachings will deepen your yoga practice and give you new insights into life. You will learn to embody and live yoga.

The training is a personal journey for anyone engaging on a process of personal-enquiry – a time for increasing self awareness and deepening your relationship with your practice whether or not you wish to go on to teach. For those who do wish to teach, the approach recognises that being able to inspire others with the practice comes from the passion you truly hold for it, the depth of your understanding of it, and your ability to communicate it to your students. This course cultivates these skills to help prepare you to contribute to the yoga community through your teaching and practice.

The curriculum is based on the teachings of Krishnamacharya, particularly from the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition, along with elements from Zen Buddhism, Ayurveda and modern-day mind and body practices. Under Doron’s empowering, creative, warm-hearted and authentically-lived teaching, develop yourself into the teacher you want to be, and take a journey of personal growth to understand and shape your place in the world.

After completing the training you will be eligible for the Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher credential at the 200-hour level (RYT-200).

Course syllabus

This very special course is hosted in a beautiful and welcoming Tibetan Buddhist Monastery so you can truly immerse in a personal and spiritual journey. The details of the syllabus are summarised below:

– The Wisdom of yoga: History and philosophy of yoga; ancient wisdom made practical for today.
– Tristana: The 3 pillars of yoga
– Applied anatomy: understand the mechanics of your posture; learn how to find an intelligent foundation for all your poses; health benefits and risks.
– Focus on understanding and teaching poses: standing, hips, twists, forward folds; opening shoulders, heart and back; core work, arm balances and inversions; alignment, modifications and variations.
– Teaching Tools: Voice, language, instructing, holding space, presence, mentoring, assisting, modifying and demonstrating; the art of giving options; teaching efficient and safe classes for all levels; verbal cues and compassion to your students and to yourself.
– Training the mind through meditation. Zen, visualizations, Tibetan Buddhism and Osho.
– Philosophy made practical: Paths to bliss; Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras; Bhagavad Gita.
– Ashtanga Vinyasa primary series: Sanskrit counting and asana names.
– Ashtanga Vinyasa Intermediate Series: Opening your energy channels.
– The Art of Sequencing: From your personal practice to teaching a group
– Giving helpful hands-on adjustments. Observation, assistance, voice and touch
– Practical teaching practice
– Shakti Power, the Anatomy of energy; Pranayama, Chakras, Nadis, Koshas and Gunas; – – Activation, opening, removing blocks and improving the flow of prana within your body.
– Pranayama: in depth breath work designed to increase body energy.
– Therapeutic practice: healing injuries, supplements and food.
– Yoga for specific needs: Injuries, yoga therapy, beginner’s classes, the golden age and pregnancy.
– Ayurveda: body and food; understanding Ayurveda from perspectives of “east meets west”; ancient wisdom meets current health food trends.
– Understanding the different schools of yoga
– Yoga as a Profession, tips to making a living from yoga; the business of yoga; yoga ethics.

Doron Hanoch

We are so grateful that Doron will pausing the tour for the launch of his latest book to teach this extraordinary training.

Doron is a Certified 550 hour Yoga Teacher (ERYT) as well as the director of the Doron Yoga School (RYS 200 and 500). He was introduced to Yoga and Meditation in 1992 while traveling and studying in the Far East for 2 years. During that time, Doron has studied at the Osho Ashram, with the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, in Thailand doing Vipassana retreats, and in Japan living and working with a Buddhist priest.

Doron’s teachings are based on the foundation of tradition with a practical and non-dogmatic way. His asana teaching is strong, but at a pace that allows lots of awareness and focus. He teaches with extreme detail, shares a lot of informative tips both for body and mind, and his teaching brings a fun energy infused with humor.

The Venue

For Tibetan Buddhists, the hills of Pharping where we immerse for our training is considered as sacred as Bodhgaya in India, as it is where is where the second buddha Guru Padmasambhava (“Guru Rinpoche”) attained the state of enlightenment, before going on to establish Buddhism in Tibet.

The monastery which is our home during the retreat makes important contributions to the preservation and sharing of the Buddhist teachings, and our stay there helps to fund education for the many young monks from remote areas of Nepal. The lovely guesthouse in the monastery grounds has spacious and modern rooms, comfortable beds for deep and refreshing sleeps, all with contemporary attached bathrooms and hot showers (and many with balconies). The yoga space overlooks the rice paddies of the Kathmandu valley, and – when the weather is clear – gives us stunning views of the sunrise over the Himalayas.

It is the perfect place to go within and study.


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