Matara Road 57, Weligama
Ahimsa Cafe only open for Green Peace Inn Guests.
Stefan Camilleri (Lead Trainer), Bala Aurobindo, Jane Boehmler and more guests to TBC.
Stefan’s passion for sharing knowledge has taken him all over the globe, studying both traditional and modern yoga while teaching workshops, retreats, teacher trainings and masterclasses.
Stefan regularly hosts sold-out workshops internationally and has taught with many esteemed teachers, including US-based Sadie Nardini. He has a deep passion and enthusiasm for honouring the traditional roots of yoga in a modern environment – with a twist – keeping students engaged, challenged and inspired to live their yoga both on and off the mat.
With well over 1800 hours of training and over 2000 hours of delivering and co-delivering yoga teacher trainings, Stefan is certified through Yoga Alliance as E-RY500 and YACEP.
• 200hr RYT internationally recognised certificate on completion
• All course content, classes, practice, love, guidance and individual support from Stefan and his team
• To be part of a smaller, more intimate group with a maximum group size of 18
• Illustrated and constantly updated YTT student manual and PDF
• Access to a private online mentoring group for support, knowledge sharing, and community-building post-training
• Epic accommodation at Green Peace Inn
• Organic and amazing breakfast, dinner and a light lunch each day
• $4,100 AUD / 2,911 USD for 4 person shared dorm
• $4,500 AUD / 3,190 USD for twin shared
• $4,900 AUD / 3,470 USD for private queen room
Note all prices include all accommodation and all organic vegan meals and prices above INCLUDE your $600 AUD deposit.
This Yoga Alliance accredited, 200-Hour yoga teacher training is designed to prepare you to be a great teacher, while transforming your practice and posture. As one of just 18 aspiring yoga teachers, you will be part of sessions that delve into:
Asana and Alignment
Meditation and Mindfulness
The Yoga Industry
Sanskrit and Mantra
Our approach to asana and alignment is a fusion of alignment based Iyengar Yoga fused with the modern understanding of movement and modification. This means that the asana practice is designed to be transformative, while preventing injury. The yoga you will be learning to teach fits easily into all modern yoga settings, while giving practitioners the maximum benefit. You will learn to communicate these ideas to your future students in a fun and clear way.
We teach applied anatomy. Since the subject is so complex, we focus our attention on what is relevant to teaching yoga. That is; how the body works and how it responds to the practice. Lectures include the systems of the body, the spine, connective tissue, how muscles work, a breakdown of the important joint complexes and more. For those who already have an understanding of anatomy, we go into more detail. While for those who are newer to the subject, we focus just on what you need to know.
You will learn to plan adaptable, easy to recall classes that aren’t too ridged. We believe in planning a theme, a peak pose and arranging the rest of the class in improvable blocks of time around this. With this method, your classes can thrive in any situation that arises.
In this course, you will learn to teach yoga in a practical and effective way. In the same way that we teach you, you will learn how to read bodies and react to your students’ subtle cues. You’ll learn to adapt and improvise on the fly, while leading a fun and enjoyable class.
A real problem in modern yoga is the frequency and severity of yoga injuries. We aren’t afraid to talk about the risks of the practice, and within that discussion show how you and your students can avoid these injuries without compromising expression.
We will have discussions on the fascinating roots of modern yoga. Talking about what the word yoga means, its roots in Vedic India, and the fascinating story of yoga’s evolution in the last hundred years. The roots and influences of modern yoga might surprise you.
The philosophy on the course is selected and delivered in a way to have maximum benefit to you in the real world. Considering ancient ideas from the Upanishads, the Yoga Sutras and other more modern texts, we talk about how these ideas can help us be better, happier people today. Beyond that, we be exploring modern philosophy, and the concept of developing emotional intelligence.
We have two focuses with meditation. The first is to make it accessible, easy to understand and easy to communicate for your future students. And second, is for you to develop a daily meditation practice with a more profound technique, so you can enjoy its life changing effects long into the future.
• 07:00-07:30 Meditation and pranayama
• 07:30-09:00 Asana practice
• 09:00-10:00 Breakfast
• 10:00-11:15 Review, what is yoga, intro to philosophy
• 11:15-13:00 Asana workshop with basic communication
• 13:00-15:00 Lunch and free time
• 15:00-16:00 Anatomy, yoga’s path to homeostasis
• 16:00-17:00 Sun salutations breakdown
• 17:00-18:00 Teaching practicum, simple direct communication
• 18:00-18:30 Closing circle
• 18:30 Dinner and free time
The study of breath in yoga is called pranayama, and will gives two distinct outcomes. The first being that we will learn to take real control over our breath, and breath more effectively. The second is that we learn how to use the breath to control the state of our minds. With Pranayama, we learn to find calm, to stimulate, and to direct our attention.
If you are interested in breaking into the yoga industry you’ll need the insider knowledge, the nuts and bolts, the dollars and cents. We aren’t afraid to share with you what we know, and help you set up your future yoga business. We talk about business strategies’, dealing with people of influence, branding, how to run your own retreat and even how to best utilise social media and the internet to help you and your new business grow.
Yoga gives us lessons for how to live a more meaningful and happy life. The exploration of communication ideas, philosophy, posture, emotional intelligence and nutrition will all help you discover an improved version of yourself.
Sanskrit is the ancient seed language of yoga, Hinduism and Buddhism. In this course, you will learn about its origins, place in modern yoga, and even learn a few tricks to easily identify common names of postures and breathing exercise.