COURSE FULL: Vinyasa & Ashtanga Yoga teacher training in Nepal, with Doron Hanoch
200 hour yoga residential TTC in a stunning Tibetan Buddhist Monastery
Taught by: Doron Hanoch, with guest teachers
Location: Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Pharping, Nepal
Cost: USD $3,395
This course is now full. Doron will return to Kathmandu to share his outstanding yoga teaching training in August 2017.
In September 2016, study in Nepal with Doron Hanoch, and learn to teach yoga as a holistic practice of body and mind.
This teacher-training program is a life-changing, growth and transformational opportunity. By taking a journey to grow as an individual, learn about yourself, deepen your practice, and to learn with excellence the skills of teaching, you begin to develop into a teacher who can inspire 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).
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.
- 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.
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 500 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.
Doron is the also author of the upcoming book The Yoga Lifestyle – Using the Flexitarian method to ease stress, find balance and create a healthy life. The book will be launched in June.
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 twin-share 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.
Who should do this TTC?
If you can relate to the concepts below, then the Doron Yoga TTC may be the right match for you:
- I would love to understand the greater meaning of yoga and how I can use it practically in my life.
- I am looking for a spiritual practice that still has strong in-depth asana work.
- I would like to bring some change into my life.
- I am seeking ways to make my life more holistic and sustainable.
- I would like to deepen my asana practice.
- I want a spiritual and practical teacher training.
- I would love to learn more breathing techniques and see how they can increase my energy.
- I would like to learn about my body type, and have tools to bring it to balance.
- I would love to know more about food and a healthy delicious diet that will work for me.
- I would love to know more about chakras and energy work.
- I want to take some time to develop transformation within me and be more aware of who I really am.
The fee is all-inclusive from the time we meet you at our meeting point in Kathmandu, to when we return you to the city on the final day. It includes twin-share accommodation in the lovely guesthouse, your delicious vegetarian meals throughout the course (prepared by the fabulous Kunsang whose extensive and hugely-popular recipes can cater to most dietary requirements – just let us know), the world-class teaching which includes special guests to draw on the incredible depth of spiritual knowledge and practice in the Kathmandu valley, domestic travel relating to the course from pick-up to drop-off, course management and administration, manual, and use of yoga props.
Payment details will be sent on the offer of a place.
The training includes some pre-course reading, which we recommend you begin early to help prepare yourself. The reading list will be shared on confirmation of your place, so early booking is advised.
For any further questions, feel welcome to get in touch with us.
Frequently asked questions
We will email you a detailed welcome pack with a suggested packing list with your acceptance letter.
We can accommodate most requests. Please let us know at the time of registering.
The monastery has a purpose-built guest house of a loveliness that often surprises our guests! The comfortable, bright twin bedrooms all have modern attached bathrooms, with hot water (most of the time!). Many have a balcony overlooking the temple or the valley. The beds are comfortable with cozy duvets, and at night are so dark and quiet that you wake feeling deeply refreshed. The rooms each have a wardrobe and bedtable to keep your belongings and a table and chair. The rooms also have kettles, cups and a back up light in case of power shortages.
Yes, in the sense that we do lots of detailed alignment. Much of the training is based on the Krishnamacharya tradition (which includes Ashtanga, Iyengar and Vini Yoga). Unlike Iyengar, the training will not emphasize the use of props (such as chairs).
You will receive a teacher-training manual PDF written especially for the course. The manual includes articles, pose worksheets, and information on all of the subjects taught in the course. Materials include Pranayama, Philosophy, Chakras and subtle anatomy, chants, and more.
You will need to purchase these books
• Teaching Yoga / Mark Stephens
• The Heart of Yoga / TKV Desikachar
• The Key Muscles of yoga / Ray Long
Other suggested reading (but not required for the class)
• The Wisdom of Yoga / Stephen Cope
• Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual / David Swensen
• Light on Yoga / BNS Iyengar
• Gita Wisdom / Joshua M Greene
• Healing with Whole Foods / Paul Pitchford
• Perfect Health / Deepak Chopra
Absolutely. Yoga is for everyone. You will learn how to create a practice that is beneficial, enjoyable and safe for every student. You will learn how to modify poses based upon the individual student, how to choose asanas to safely strengthen and stretch students with injuries and how to design a practice for students with physical limitations. There will be time devoted to prenatal yoga.
When you complete the program you will have the knowledge you need to teach yoga. You will have a new set of skills and practices to take your self, your practice and your lifestyle to a higher level. It will be up to you to put your new skills into use.