Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Europe

WELCOME TO OUR CENTRE

Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Europe-Welcome you to our centre for yoga nestling in hills next to Veliko Tarnovo. The centre is a fully equipped modernised farmhouse with private bathrooms, student areas, large studio, large private grounds, and a small pool (in season)

DATES FOR 2022

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ASHTANGA VINYASA YOGA

Our distinctly unique method fuses the philosophical and practical elements of yoga which transforms and creates inspirational teachers. You will learn the Vinyasa Krama system of class planning which was developed by Tirumalai Krishnamacharya. Vinyasa Krama forms the basis Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and developed by Pattabhi Jois and his teacher Tirumalai Krishnamacharya.

AWESTRUCK

“I spent a week in Bulgaria with Yoga Dharma as part of my 200hr Teacher Training Course. I had a wonderful time and was awe-struck by the beautiful surroundings. It was an extremely peaceful environment, as we were situated up in the hills. The purpose-built yoga studio is a joy to practice in and the house itself is charming. We had wonderful teachers who were able to both challenge and inspire us. Having never visited Bulgaria before, I am already keen to return!” Clare.

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WHATS INCLUDED RESIDENTIAL

  • 15 days full board
  • 15 days full training
  • All meals on site
  • Course manual
  • Post course support
  • Pre course support
  • Full training
  • Course notes
  • Video support
  • YAI certificate
  • Amazing location

YOUR CENTRE INCLUDES

  • Swimming pool (in season)
  • Yoga studio
  • Large grounds/sun loungers
  • Student lounge/cellar
  • Tea/coffee/snacks
  • Centre resources include a small library, pens & paper
  • Movie nights
  • Stunning location

WHATS INCLUDED NON-RESIDENTIAL

  • 15 days full training
  • Snacks & drinks on site
  • Course manual
  • Post course support
  • Pre-course support
  • Full training
  • Detailed course notes
  • Video teaching support
  • Yoga Alliance Europe Certificate
  • Amazing location and centre!

QUALITY ASSURED

We’ve been running yoga teacher training courses for 17 years so you can rest assured we have the experience to deliver high quality training. All our course content is researched and delivered meticulously and is also provided as course notes and videos.

EXCERTS FROM OUR COURSE NOTES

PRANAYAMA & COPD

Epithelial cells cover the outer surface of the internal organs and the body. Epithelial cells play a role in protecting the body from pathogens and as such are linked to the immune system. COPD causes an inflammatory response which triggers a response called hyperplasia.” Martin Thompson

PHYSIOLOGY OF BANDHAS

Jalandhara bandha in kumbhaka exerts pressure to baroreceptors in the carotid sinus, which plays a vital role in the control of blood pressure and heart rate. The application of mulabandha activates the parasympathetic nervous system via the splanchnic nerves, which again slows the heart.” Martin Thompson

SUTRIC PHILOSOPHY

systems established within it to be able to verify truthfulness and integrity. Pramana means right knowledge, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali sets this out in Sutra 1.7, as it defines three ways, in which we can verify the truth.” Martin Thompson

SAMKHYA PHILOSOPHY

The Sramana movement was an ascetic culture and the forerunner of the Samkhya philosophy which is the basis of Patanjalis Eight Limbs of Yoga. Samkhya is an atheistic philosophy requiring evidence and proof and does not require faith or belief. Martin Thompson

“WONDERFUL ACCOMODATIONS

the incredibly knowledgeable and supportive teachers, and the wonderful accommodations, allowed us all to stay focused on the task at hand and kept us inspired at all times. I really was a wonderful and transformative experience, one I cannot recommend enough, and a place that I very much look forward to visiting again.” James.

A TYPICAL DAY

PROGRAM

  • 06:00 Shat karmas
  • 06:15 Asana practice
  • 07:30 Pranayama & meditation.
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Adjustment clinic/anatomy
  • 12:00 Break
  • 12:30 Presentation example philosophy
  • 14:00 Break
  • 14:30 Teaching practice/lesson planning
  • 17:00 Dinner
  • 19:00 Homework/lesson planning
  • 21:00 Rest

Your days are divided between studio practicums where we will cover all the essential practical elements such as, asana posture, alignment, anatomy, physiology, class planning, teaching practice class, management etc. Discussions and presentations on philosophy, history, anatomy & physiology, business etc can take place in the garden.

INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMMENT

The days are structured but allow for individual development and discussion. You will be encouraged to ask questions and raise points all the way.

the training felt very personalised – at the outset Martin asked if there was anything in particular each of us wanted to work on or look at, which were then woven in. If we were struggling with something, Martin and Steve would make time for further discussion an exercise” Ben.

CONTACT

  • Call Martin on: 00447787357306
  • Email: askyogadharma@protonmail.com
  • Centre address: Gartsite (Гърците), Voneshta Voda, Veliko Tarnovo. 5035
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