You are invited to join us for a retreat style Yoga Teacher Training, in the Sacred Valley Of Cusco-Peru!
We have organized this 21 day Yoga Teacher Training Retreat at our beautiful Eco-Yoga Ashram where you have the opportunity to live a complete experience of Yoga within a Yogic Lifestyle for three weeks.
We’ve elaborated workshops that are accessible and easy to understand, about the deeper aspects of Yoga Teaching, practice and philosophy. Our yoga style is a nice combination of some of the most important lineages and styles of yoga, such as Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow, Alignment focused Asana, and the heart opening philosophy of Bhakti Yoga.
This Teacher Training is directed by one of the most respected yoga teachers in South America, Chaitanya Nitai Das who has over 30years experience teaching and practicing Yoga.
As part of this training in a our retreat space, Sradhavan EcoYoga Ashram, you’ll be able to enjoy gourmet farm-to-table Vegetarian Cuisine from our Organic Garden. Our chefs are some of the top Peruvian Chefs, specializing in Peruvian and International Fusion, vegetarian and vegan options, all adjusted according to your needs.
Our empowering and transformative Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course is a self transformative journey were you will gain a deeper understanding of yourself. Our focus is on helping you integrate your own practice and transformation before teaching it to others. Beyond the technical aspects of yoga and yoga instruction, you have an opportunity to reconnect with yourself and your path. This intense course will help you to develop a deep sense of honor and respect for you and others, strengthening your ability to make life more beautiful and meaningful.
Trainees are advised to live a yogic lifestyle for the entire course and beyond, to experience a healthy and conscious expansion in Body, Mind and Heart.
Our Yoga Style draws from Asthanga Vinyasa Yoga and is influenced by the Alignment principles of Anusara Yoga. We use the fundamentals of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga to create the flow and the dynamic that we need to purify our body, mind and soul. We combine this with the ‘principles of alignment’ in order to give the refinement and the beauty that our yoga practice needs to fully express the heart and to gain more understanding of our true Self.
Our YTTC is divided in three parts: The first week we focus on the foundation of the yoga practice, which is the philosophical aspect of yoga, as well as studying the aligments and receiving physical adjustements which will help you to refine your yoga practice.
The second week we focus on learning the biomechanics of each asana in order to build a proper yoga pose and how to connect the breath and movement in transitions and poses.
The third week is the integration of the whole practice, as we focus on developing teaching methodology and adjustments. Students start teaching and developing confidence as they practice with others students in the course. The personal practice and teaching become meaningful and pertinent to each student’s understanding of yoga.
You will enjoy delicious vegetarian food cooked with loving intention and offered with mantras to the Divine. Recipes draw on traditional, worldwide, lacto-vegetarian cuisine (vegan and Gluten Free options).
Our food is 100% vegetarian and all our meals are lovingly prepared with vegetables, herbs and Andean grains from our Organic Garden.
International Director of the Bhakti Yoga School with principal Ashrams in Cusco and Colombia. Chaitanya has been in the field of yoga from a young age and has lived in ashrams and monasteries in Southamerica, USA and India.
He has been practicing and teaching Bhakti Yoga and Mantra meditation for many years and is initiated in the traditions of the Indian Vedic Culture by his Spiritual Teacher S. Atulananda A.
Chaitanya is certified by ” Its Yoga” USA and is a E-RYT 500 hours with the Yoga Alliance. He has also studied with teachers such as Pattabhi Jois, Larry Schultz, Reed Taylor,and John Friend.
He has studied Vedic Astrology and is certified in India by the “AIFAS” with the title of “Jyotish Sastracharya”.
Currently, he is the director of the Yoga Teacher Trainings Programs and has taught over 75 yoga teacher trainings in the last 13 years.
International Teacher and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist, Syam Vallabhi encountered yoga in 2001 and since then has dedicated her life to the studying and teaching of Yoga, The Healing Arts and Yoga Philosophy all around the world.
As a Senior Teacher with the Inbound School of Yoga, and founder of the 500hr Teacher Training Program, Syam Vallabhi runs international teacher trainings in Colombia, Peru and India. She is the co-founder and director of the Yogendra Eco- Ashram in Cali, Colombia (www.yogashramcali.com)
Throughout her intensive yoga study, Syam Vallabhi has completed the Teacher Trainings of Anusara Yoga, Yin Yoga and is E-RYT 500 hour Yoga Alliance certified in Hatha Vinyasa Yoga. As one of the Pioneers of AcroYoga in South America and Asia, she certified in 2008, at the advanced level in 2010, and founded the AcroYoga Lineage of the inbound School of Yoga in 2013.
Her other certifications include Reiki, Breema, Craneo Sacral Therapy and Zen Thai Shiatsu. She is certified in Traditional Thai Massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and Ayurveda in Hardiwar, India.
Syam Vallabhi is devoted to her path as a Bhakti Yogini, to her Teachers Gurudeva Atulananda Acarya Majaraj and Chaitanya Nitai Das, and to sharing transformative tools in order to empower others to align with their life purpose and true happiness. She humbly offers from her heart what she continues to learn from her practice, her teachers and all the beings she meets on her journeys
“The two hundred hour teacher training with the Bhakti Yoga School is not what you expect, it is more. During my time in the Teacher Training I not only found peace, I found challenge and resolution, I found experimentation and growth; I found what I had been searching for without knowing I was looking for it. The 200hour training is beyond just yoga instruction, it is an introduction into a new way of living, and there’s no better, sweeter, warm and welcoming pair to learn from than Syam and Chaitanya. By the end of just 2 weeks my fellow students and I were already scheming plans for coming back and daydreaming about the other courses offered. I truly feel I have found a home for my continued yogic education, and I hope to be returning soon.”
Leo Turpan from New York City
“Phenomenal experience all around. Fantastic teachers, direct lineage, spiritual program, beautiful location, amazing food, great value. True study and practice of the 8 fold path of yoga. Walk away deeply relaxed and inspired. Colombia is awesome. I can’t recommend the Yogendra Ashram enough!”
Crispin from Petaluma, CA
A few final recommendations about your time on Yoga RETREAT:
Be prepared for an intense daily yoga practice engaging all physical, mental and spiritual levels.
It is not a good idea to go to Machu Picchu, participate in shamanic ceremonies, or travel to other places away from the city during the days of yoga training or during the days of rest. Our experiences have been that yoga students become exhausted, experience a lack of energy for the rest of the yoga class.
It is good idea to go to the Sauna or have a massage. Prices here are not expensive.
During the training we recommend following a vegetarian diet, no alcohol, or smoking.
During the course we will visit some sacred Inca sites around the city as a way to honor and respect the spiritual tradition of the Andes.
Bring your Yoga mat and a note book.
We recommend coming at one to two days in advance to be able to adjust to Cusco’s altitude before the course starts.
Complete the 200 hour teacher training certification with Inbound School of Yoga.
*Prices for the Teacher training Course do not include accommodations, meals or other things.