Are you aspiring to become a yoga teacher?
Do you want to deepen your knowledge about yoga anatomy and philosophy and learn a new yoga technique?
Would you like to deepen your practice?
Take the 200-hour
Ashaya Yoga Teacher Training
This 200-hour Teacher Training (certified by Yoga Alliance) is a very structured, thorough immersion into the depths of yoga and it is designed to support you in awakening your heart-mind-body connection. The Ashaya Yoga 200-h Teacher Training has helped dozens of yogis create a more meaningful and joy-filled life and teach yoga with passion directly to the heart and the body of their students.
The Ashaya Yoga ® method
Ashaya Yoga ® is an alignment-based and heart-centered form of Hatha Yoga, founded in the US by Todd Norian. Todd has studied yoga for nearly 40 years and created Ashaya as a method that combines science-based body alignment and therapeutic techniques with profound and life-affirming teachings from ancient eastern philosophy.
In Sanskrit, “Ashaya” means abode of the heart. In the ancient yogic texts, the Heart is the place within to which we can return, free ourselves from self-limitations, and rediscover our true, wise, and joyful self. Ashaya method is designed to help students awaken to their deepest joy through cultivating a vibrant and healthy body and awakening to their own strengths and heart.
Read more at the founder’s website: AshayaYoga.com
Ashaya Yoga Teacher Training Copenhagen (Denmark) 2020
The first Ashaya Yoga 200-h TT in Europe will take place in Copenhagen (at Pakhus Yoga in Islands Brygge, near metro and bus stops) over 7 modules, running from Feb 2020 to Sept 2020.
Cedric Gorinas (HeartWiseYoga.com), the main trainer, teaches yoga in Copenhagen and has studied with Todd Norian, founder of Ashaya Yoga, for years. He is certified in the Ashaya Yoga method and graduated from the 200- and 300-hour TT. As the next organic step in his journey, Cedric is now offering the first Ashaya Yoga 200-H TT overseas with a close and an ongoing collaboration with founder Todd.
During some of the modules, Cedric will be assisted of other dedicated Ashaya Yoga teachers from overseas, who will travel just to support you and serve your learning and growing process. You can expect to be well cared for!
A 200-hour In-Depth Study
The curriculum of the Ashaya Yoga In-Depth Study and Yoga Teacher Training Program is rooted in the fundamentals of the practices of asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, and anatomy, and takes you a little deeper. The content and structure of the training over 7 months will provide you with a deep knowledge about those fundamentals over a period that allows the time necessary to integrate those profound, life-affirming teachings in a deeper and more effective way.
This in-depth study gives you the possibility to immerse yourself in the different elements of yoga, which each speaks to a different part of ourselves.
Through asana techniques and extensive practice, you will build a stronger, more flexible and vibrant body.
With a regular meditation and pranayama practice throughout the program, you will cultivate a focused, clear, and calm mind, and re-establish your connection to spirit.
On a more personal and emotional level, you will also have the opportunity to learn about and work on yourself as a person and clarify your life path as an advanced practitioner or a teacher of yoga.
And, naturally, you will have the opportunity to learn how to teach a great, life-affirming theme-based, alignment-focused yoga class that will speak to your students’ body, mind, and heart.
Learning to Teach Yoga
Ashaya is about our connection to the heart – our own heart and the heart of the people around us – and therefore Ashaya also creates heart-centered, conscious community. This training won’t be any exception.
Within a supportive community environment, you will be championed to discover your own unique gifts as a yoga teacher and learn how to offer them with confidence and clarity. You will be encouraged and supported to step into your own power and discover your authentic voice as you share the essence of yoga, which is love.
The journey of becoming a certified Yoga teacher is one of profound transformation and radical self-discovery. It requires a dedicated practice, ongoing studentship, and a willingness to open to the creative impulse of life. Are you ready?
Prerequisites for this Yoga Teacher Certification Program
- Minimum 1 year of yoga experience with regular practice for the past six months, or by teacher’s permission.
- A sincere desire and motivation to learn, grow, open your heart, and be coached.
- Acceptance into the yoga teacher certification program is based upon approval of your application.
Upon acceptance in the training you will be sent a book list, which is a required part of the TT.
Ashaya Yoga Teacher Training Course Content
During this yoga training course, you will:
- Learn how to teach to the heart of the student using simple language and inspirational heart themes.
- Understand precise alignment techniques that create safety.
- Learn how to make the poses accessible to all levels of students.
- Study postures in detail, including common misalignments, modifications, and use of props.
- Learn effective sequencing for creative, flowing, and well-structured classes.
- Study basic anatomy and kinesiology as related to specific poses.
- Explore subtle anatomy including chakras, nadis, and kundalini.
- Sharpen your observation skills and learn how to give unforgettable physical adjustments.
- Study yogic history and philosophy, with an introduction to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, and Tantra yoga.
- Receive individual mentoring in small groups.
- Open your heart and release stuck emotional blocks that hold you back.
- Discover your authentic voice.
- Increase your employability with professional practices and good business ethics.
- Join a vibrant community who sees and supports your highest expression.
At-Home Study Requirements for the Ashaya Yoga Teacher Training
Assignments are given between segments to facilitate integration of the teachings. The homework constitutes an important aspect of the overall yoga teacher training and provides a structure of support for the learning process at home. The assignments include daily practice of asana, pranayama, and meditation, keeping a sadhana journal, weekly check-ins with study buddies, observation of other classes, practice teaching to friends, family, and/or students, required reading, written exercises, and a take-home exam.
(Note that all the books won’t be on sale at the training but we will attempt to order all the required books together and have them shipped to DK before the training. Notify Cedric when applying, if you are interested)
Format and dates for the 200-hour Teacher Certification Training
This yoga teacher training course consists of 6, 3.5-day intensive modules based in Copenhagen and 1, 5-day on-site retreat module in Denmark or Sweden, over an 7-month period with homework between segments.
The training program will take place at the following dates:
- Module 1 – February: 20-21-22-23/2
- Module 2 – March: 19-20-21-22/3
- Module 3 – April: 23-24-25-26/4
- Module 4 – May: 20-24/5 (on-site retreat in Zealand or South Sweden)
- Module 5 – June: 18-19-20-21/6
- Module 6 – August: 20-21-22-23/8
- Module 7 – September: 24-25-26-27/9
Inclusion policy and language
At Pakhus Yoga and in Ashaya Yoga, we are committed to create and promote an inclusive space where every person is welcome. Thus, we encourage every interested person to apply to the training regardless of nationality, native tongue, ethnicity, age, occupation, gender identity or sexual orientation.
Since all materials, manual, books, and part of the assistant staff are non-Danish speaker, the TT will be offered in English. Although everyone will be encouraged to practice their teaching in English, Danish speakers will have the possibility to teach in Danish during the practice teach sessions and to communicate with the trainer Cedric in Danish.
Daily Yoga Teacher Training Schedule
The 6 Copenhagen-based, 3.5-day modules in this yoga teacher training program follow the following template (subject to change). Please keep some flexibility in your schedule throughout each module in case of necessary schedule changes.
(From 9.30 to 11.00 Fri, Sat, Sun, there will be a public class at Pakhus. You are welcome to join at your own expense. We will also plan an alternative to break and study at a cafe nearby)
The 5-day on-site retreat will take place a few hours away from Copenhagen, in Denmark or South Sweden, from May 20th (early pm) to May 25th (mid pm). Every participant is required to stay for the retreats. Details about the retreat location will follow early 2020.
This yoga certification training course is registered with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level. Once you become certified, you may register with Yoga Alliance as a 200-hour level RYT. For an application, visit the yoga alliance website., visit the yoga alliance website.
Tuition and fees
The price includes all tuition for the TT course (teaching, facilitation, practice teach mentoring), Ashaya Yoga 200-TT manual, stay in a shared room for the retreat (upgrade for single room will most likely be available). Joining the training will also give you discounts for membership at Pakhus Yoga.
The price does not include: all food/meals, transportation and accommodation during the 6 Copenhagen-based modules,
transportation to and from the retreat (module 4), required books and other materials not included in the TT manual binder, personal yoga props (mats etc, but props can be borrowed at Pakhus Yoga), and other personal costs.
BASIC price: DKK 21,950 (application received after Nov 15, 2019)
EARLY BIRD price: DKK 19,500 (if application received by Nov 15, 2019)
Payment plans available. See application for more details.
To promote an inclusive space, two to three partial scholarships are available for low-income earners and other persons in financial need. Please ask Cedric directly, if you would like to apply for a partial scholarship. Typically, it will imply a discount on the TT price in exchange of a few hours of assistance with some logistics and practical help, all aiming at a smooth unfolding of the training modules. More details about the type of assistance needed will be discussed with the relevant persons directly.
Application to the TT
If you would like to join the training, please fill up an application (download the application below) and send it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with an attached picture.
Please answer all fields. Along the application, please transfer DKK 2000 for your deposit (bank info in the application). The deposit is non-transferable and non-refundable (In case of non-acceptance in the TT, your deposit will be of course refunded).
The application can be answered and filled in Danish, and is available on the link below.
Please allow up to 2-3 weeks for the treatment of your application.
The number of participants in the TT is limited to ensure an optimal learning experience for everyone. Applications and acceptances will be treated continuously and on a first-come, first-served basis.
You are more than welcome to contact Cedric email@example.com with questions and interests about the training. If you don’t know Cedric or Ashaya Yoga, we encourage you to come to one of Cedric’s classes or workshops at Pakhus and get a chat!
Cédric Gorinas and Pakhus Yoga