Immerse yourself in the Radiant Body Yoga 200 HR Teacher Training at Sattva Retreat in Rishikesh, India
Radiant Body is a holistic approach to yoga, which has its roots in the ancient Kundalini and Tantric traditions. This path is dedicated to helping people live with greater awareness so they can help others to do the same. The practice offers a potent combination of pranayama, asana, intelligent use of the bandhas and a profound understanding of the subtle body. This includes knowledge of the koshas, kleshas, gunas, visualization, use of kriya, yogic history and philosophy.
The Radiant Body Yoga teacher training combines the technical precision of Ashtanga and Iyengar with the subtle dimensions of Kundalini. The training is a comprehensive, life-affirming process that explores the healing and transformational practices of yoga, and empowers students on their personal path and as a teacher. Come and initiate an effortless flow of wisdom, so that teaching becomes not so much a simple regurgitation of what has been learned, but a sharing from one’s own experience and an inner place of connection and peace.
The training comprises two modules – Part 1: The Foundation of Yoga and Part 2: The Subtle Body. Both modules are taught during the training.
COST: $4700 for tuition, manual, lodging, and three meals/day. $500 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit due at time of application. If you cancel 60 days or less from the event start all payments are non-refundable/non-transferable. Early Bird price is $4500. To receive this discount, the $4500 payment must be made in full by July 30.
Module 1: The Foundation of Yoga
The first 100-hour module teaches students the fundamental philosophies and practices of yoga. Students will systematically break down the asana practice to its basic elements, exploring western anatomy of the body, creative sequencing, and how to prevent and manage injury. Specific pranayama and meditation practices will be introduced along with an understanding of the Eight-Limbed Path of Yoga. Emphasis is on learning key teaching skills and techniques, and developing a Sadhana – a personal practice.
The Foundation of Yoga Training Module Includes
- Exploration of asana, optimal alignment, use of props, risks and benefits
- Western Anatomy – functional anatomy as it relates to yoga practice
- Creating yoga sequences from beginners to advanced
- Hands on adjustments
- Injury prevention and management
- Yogic history, philosophy and the 8 limbs of yoga
- Introduction to pranayama and meditation
- Sanskrit pronunciation
- Developing your voice as a teacher
- Practice teaching groups and individuals
- Strategies for teaching beginners and advanced students
- Sadhana – developing a personal practice
- Yoga for Pregnancy
SCHEDULE: Daily 6:00am – 7:00am | 8:00am – 1:00pm | 2:30pm – 6pm
Module 2: The Subtle Body
The second 100-hour module teaches students the fundamental philosophies and subtle energy practices of yoga. Learn how to access and balance your creative source energy and methods to attain an elevated state of awareness. Course includes an in-depth study of the subtle body, kriyas, bhandas, mantra, philosophy and meditation. Explore practices and sequencing from an energetic perspective and further develop your skills and voice as a teacher.
The Subtle Body Training Module Includes
- Chakras, koshas, prana vayus, and nadis
- Bhandas and Kundalini Shakti
- Philosophy – The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
- Pranayama – Creating balance through the breath
- Mantra – The power and science of chanting
- Kriya and Energy sequencing principles – Generate/ Organize/ Deliver
- Meditation – Functions of the mind and meditation practices
- Ayurveda – The science of optimum health
- Different types of Yoga – Restorative
SCHEDULE: Daily 6:00am – 7:00am | 8:00am – 1:00pm | 2:30pm – 6pm
WHAT IF I HAVE TO LEAVE THE PROGRAM AFTER I’VE STARTED?
We understand that sometimes life happens. In the unfortunate event that you are forced to withdraw during an active training program, you will be missed! Refunds for active trainings are processed on an individual basis, and are generally prorated based on the length of time spent in the program. When circumstances permit, we can also discuss the possibility of transferring you to another program. Please email [email protected] with questions.
IF I AM PREGNANT, CAN I STILL APPLY?
You are more than welcome to apply and enroll, but we do not recommend it. Whether or not you are new to yoga, this may not be the best time to dive into something as intense as motherhood and a yoga teacher training program all at once. We pack a lot of movement and activity into the program, and both yoga training and pregnancy require many demands of your body. To do both could be very stressful, physically and mentally. We recommend revisiting the possibility once your baby is born and you are feeling the support to be away from family. If you do enroll, please consider the timing of your delivery, as you will be held to the same attendance standards as students who are not pregnant.
IF I AM INJURED, CAN I STILL APPLY?
Injuries are addressed on a case by case basis, but if it can be safely managed during training, then yes. Most of us have an injury (minor or major, emotional or physical) when we embark on the yoga journey. A vital part of teaching yoga is learning how to make modifications and/or adaptations for individuals with injuries. Throughout all of the practice sessions during your training, modifications are offered and anatomy is discussed. Please email [email protected] to discuss further.
IS THERE ANY HOMEWORK?
Yes, there is homework. There are also regular quizzes to ensure that everyone learns the essentials and is prepared for the final exam.
DO I NEED TO READ ALL THE BOOKS BEFORE START OF PROGRAM?
Please do you best to read as much as you can before training starts.
WILL I HAVE TO WRITE PAPERS?
Yes, there are homework essays. If English is your second language, please know you will receive full support and extra assistance to help you through.
WHAT KIND OF CERTIFICATE WILL I GET?
Yoga Alliance 200-Hour Certificate
The Heart of Yoga: Developing A Personal Practice by T. K. V Desikachar
Divine Alignment by Guru Prem Singh Khalsa
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchidananda
Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness by Donna Farhi
Prana and Pranayama by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati
The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys by Ray Long
Kundalini Yoga, Sadhana Guidelines by Yogi Bhajan