Lotus Warrior Vinyasa Teacher Training
Sept 23rd - Oct 19th 2017
With Carol Murphy & Dan Morgan
Carol Murphy has been teaching yoga for 20 years and training teachers for 10 years internationally with her training school Green Lotus Yoga. Dan Morgan is an inversion specialist as well as an established, up and coming yoga teacher with a background in a multitude of disciplines including; rock climbing, gymnastics, calisthenics, mixed martial arts, meditation. Together they bring a wealth of experience, information, talent and all the tools necessary to deepen and strengthen your practice in addition to preparing you to teach Vinyasa yoga with creative intelligence and professionalism.
On this training you can expect to :
*Develop your asana practice and your understanding of your body through yoga anatomy and alignment studies
* Leave how to creatively sequence and weave together vinyasa threads that open and strengthen the body.
* Develop your individual teaching voice, as an expression of your true self and learn how to teach yoga and share the gifts it has to offer safely and confidently.
* Learn how to teach Vinyasa style Yoga..
* Delve into the depths of subtle anatomy, learn healing meditations, myofascial release and energy balancing work.
* Create deeper spiritual understanding in a life-connecting, non-dogmatic way through the study of the Yoga Sutras and an exploration of the major spiritual traditions in India.
* Learn the basics of Ayurveda and the holistic aspects of the practice.
* Learn the business side of yoga and how to operate as a teacher ethically and effectively.
* You can also expect to work hard with the support of a group that wishes to evolve through the path of yoga like yourself. You will be challenged to journey deeper within, to move beyond your self-limiting beliefs and stories that hold you back from moving forward with your intentions and dreams. This is a physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually demanding experience. It is both intense and wonderful. Expect to bend, sweat, ache, collapse, stand up, strengthen, open, cry and giggle. Expect also to move deeper into relationship with the core nature of who you are, to connect with your authentic self and to learn how to spread the teachings of yoga from that place.
“Carol’s years of dedication to yoga have provided an extraordinary depth of knowledge and experience of all its aspects. She combines a refreshing strictness and rigour in her methodology and teaching practise with a sensitivity to spirit that provides an intellectually, physically and emotionally challenging and life enriching experience. I thoroughly recommend her and the training course she has created.”
Johnny Paterson – London
Green Lotus Yoga Teacher Training school was established in 2007 by Carol Murphy. Carol is teaching yoga 20 years and training teachers internationally for 10 years. She has graduated over 300 teachers from her trainings. She loves to travel and has taught yoga in London, California, India, South Africa, Morocco and Spain. She teaches Vinyasa style yoga as mindful, strengthening, slow, deep, breath-centered movement, creating various forms and threads to keep her classes creative and alive. She is also very interested in structural yoga therapeutics and uses her background in Neuro-muscular therapy, Iyengar yoga and the work of Tom Myers to work with alignment and tension patterns in the body. Her work synthesis eastern and western approaches and always honours the heart and core essence of yoga.
“Carol’s yoga teacher training intensive is just that; intensive. It is also a life changing. Carol has a wealth of knowledge and a deep love for the many and varied facets of yoga. Having spent years obtaining this knowledge, it is clear she has a desire to share it. This makes for fascinating insights into the world of yoga both on a practical level -with detailed anatomy lectures and on a spiritual/emotional level. She offers support but more importantly gives her students the tools to manage for themselves. Her training offers a safe exploration into the world of meditation and spirituality, where people are held and supported appropriately. Carol’s morning classes were dynamic, fun and at times challenging. The flow from movement to movement powered by the breath makes for a beautiful practice. The technical classes were also excellent with clear breakdown of asanas and good instruction, including some helpful tips to master that new pose.I have come away feeling confident in my ability to teach. Feeling rich with the knowledge I have been given and having made some special bonds. My own practice has improved and I have a clear understanding of the areas I need to work on and how and why. Thank you….. “
Jo Stephans- London
“It was an amazing experience! I was looking for a yoga training which covers in-depth
knowledge about the alignment of the yoga postures. I’m glad I found the right one! I
loved the yoga anatomy of this program. It was like an eye opener! Now I realise how I
was practising so many yoga poses in a wrong way and that is why there was so much
pain. No one ever told me about it in the yoga studios I have been going to back home
in Delhi. The course content is super from all aspects. The Ayurveda and Philosophy
sessions were meaningful and beautiful! It all comes from Carol’s life experience and
study from so many years. She is a great teacher with great knowledge! I sincerely thank
Carol for putting all this together in the training. Now I have much more knowledge
about the yoga postures and can teach safely. I highly recommend this TTC for not only
learning how to teach but also for enhancing one’s self-practice and awareness about
life in general. Will definitely do the 300 hr TTC after two years !! “
Monika Bansal -Delhi
Staying at El Sabanero Eco Lodge was an amazing experience. The grounds are beautiful and the atmosphere is very relaxed and peaceful. Although, I am not really into yoga, I never felt uncomfortable and I really enjoyed myself. The owners, Amit and Tasha, have such an incredible energy and I am truly thankful for the time I was able to spend with them and their children. It was easy feeling at home there. The food was DELICIOUS, fresh, and varying each day. I would highly recommend El Sabanero Eco Lodge to anyone. I feel blessed to have had this experience and can’t wait for my next visit!
El Sabanero. Not just an ole Eco Lodge. Now re-shaping itself as a major Yoga training and certification destination just outside of Tamarindo and Playa Allvenas. It's my 4th year coming here....and for good reason. It now feels like home....but with a much better view and climate. The owner Kurt Reichenbacher has cultivated an easy going, relaxed, yet effieciently run mini paradise. Comfortable, cozy cabinas, a wonderful infinity pool with a stunning valley view, outstanding food. With the addition of Amit and Tasha as the head Yoga facilitators, El Sabanero is expanding and very quickly becoming a must be at destination when visiting the area. I look forward to coming back....perhaps sooner, rather than later, hanging out with Kurt, expanding my personal Yoga experiences, and thoroughly enjoying the massive mental, spiritual and emotional de-compression this place has to offer.
I love this place, very peaceful/tranquil great place to stay if your visiting Costa Rica. The owners and staff ( Kurt, Harold, Ameet, Donald, Tosha, and more..) are very gracious and welcoming. The lodge has a beautiful pool, hammocks, yoga studios, hiking grounds, lots to do. You can also venture out, which the owners will help coordinate and arrange a driver (Fernando), zip lining, horseback riding, Tamirando, Beaches and more. Also, the lodge prepares delicious healthy meals thru out the day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Ameet leads dail yoga classes in the evening, the experience is very relaxing ans serene.I highly recommend staying at the El Sabenero if you want to feel relaxed and experience the TLC feeling while in Costa Rica.
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