200 HouR teacher traininG
in inle lake, Myanmar
Our second annual Yoga Teacher Training Program in Myanmar!
Discover how profoundly the path of yoga deepens and expands your life by immersing yourself into 21 days of intensive study. With all of the arrangements taken care of, you can completely commit to your practice and absorb the beauty and richness of Myanmar. Through this extensive Yoga Alliance Certified program, you will take a journey into learning how to teach and embody your yoga. Become part of an international community of people looking to make a powerful impact in the world.
CORE PRINCIPLES OF THE PROGRAM
In-Depth Study: Uncover how yoga works and the ways it applies to your life. Shed light on why yoga is an effective practice for the mind and body, while exploring physical and energetic vinyasa methodology.
Deepen Your Practice: Cultivate mental and physical discipline to live your yoga fully. Challenge yourself to meet your personal edge with strength and grace.
Find Your Voice: Leave this training with the tools to lead a dynamic and intelligent vinyasa class. Learn to speak powerfully and honestly by building a platform to connect with others.
Create Confidence and Clarity: Embody the presence and discipline of a teacher. Walk away with a greater understanding of how to be more mindful in your life.
ABOUT ROOTS TO WINGS YOGA
We have named our yoga school Roots to Wings from the desire to establish a strong foundation in the function and application of the yoga practice, while also allowing you freedom to cultivate your own individual voice. This combination will leave you empowered with the tools to share the many facets of yoga with the world. For us, teaching yoga has been a fun, challenging, and highly creative process that reveals rewards beyond what we ever could have expected. We cannot wait to share our knowledge and experience!
DETAILS & REGISTRATION
We will be hosting this program in
Inle Lake, Myanmar beginning in mid September. This is a 3 week intensive.
YANGON YOGA HOUSE
This training is co-hosted by Yangon Yoga House, Myanmar's first English-speaking yoga studio.
All training sessions/classes
Comprehensive 150+page manual,
Ongoing mentorship during and after the training
20 nights accommodations shared with one other person
3 daily meals
Transfer from Heho airport to hotel
Registration will be opening soon
A $600 deposit payment is due at the time of your application. This amount applies to your tuition. Once we receive your application, we will email you details for submitting your deposit. Your application will be reviewed once we receive your $600 deposit. If your application is not accepted, the deposit will be fully refunded.
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PREFER FACE TO FACE?
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
5:30 – 6:30: Meditation
6:30 – 8:30: Asana Practice
8:30 – 9:30: Breakfast
9:30 – 13:30: Training Session
13:30 – 15:30: Lunch / Break
15:30 – 18:30: Training Session
19:00 – 20:00: Dinner
Occasional evening sessions
Includes 2 half days and 1 full day off!
Isolated from the world for 5 decades due to military rule, visiting Myanmar is like entering a time warp. The world center of theraveda buddhism for 1,000 years, spirituality is woven into the fabric of the country's culture. As the first international teacher training to take place in the country, you will be one of the first to experience this mystical and unspoiled destination in a yoga retreat setting.
Located in central Myanmar, Inle Lake is the largest fresh water lake in the country, densely inhabited by many ethnic minorities and surrounded by the lush Blue Mountains rising 1,000m+ above sea level.
During your time off, take a day hike through the lush hills to visit local tribe villages, glide through the floating gardens and market by boat, cycle to the local winery for a breathtaking sunset view or visit famous hilltop and cave temple ruins. Due to it's unique location, Inle Lake enjoys cooler climates than most of southeast Asia, an abundance of local produce and close vicinity to some of the most fascinating pagoda and temple sites.
Destination & surroundings
We will stay in luxurious 4-star accommodations right on the lake at the newly built Novotel Inle Lake. Located right on the lake, the hotel has airy rooms overlooking lush gardens and deluxe villas built directly on the water.
The contemporary style rooms are comfortable and tastefully designed with all the creature comforts expected of a world-class hotel (plush robes, rainfall shower, plush bedding and mosquito nets, kettle, mini-fridge, safety deposit box, and of course wifi connectivity. During your down-time, lounge by the infinity swimming pool, get a massage at the full-service spa, study in the lounge or sip a coconut at the sunset deck.
The indoor yoga shala is steps away from the room, allowing us to practice without distraction of noise or the inevitable critters. We will have 3 private vegetarian buffet meals daily, consisting of both Asian and international flavors, with a variety of choices for most dietary restrictions.
accomodations & food
The history and origin of yoga
Yoga philosophy (the 8 Limb Path & Sutras)
Pranayama - yoga breathing and vital energy
Introduction to Chakras, Koshas, and Vayus
Functional anatomy and how it applies in yoga
Sanskrit names of the asana
Structural/energetic alignment of over 60 asanas
Intuitive body reading
Establishing consistent personal physical & meditation practice
How to teach to varying levels of experience
The art of sequencing a purposeful and fun class
Yoga for contraindications, pregnancy, and injuries
Creating an experience with music and themes in your teaching
Finding your voice and teaching from your own truth
Support through both observation and practice teaching
Ethics of yoga: student/teacher relationship, community, etc.
Business of yoga: studios, workshops, marketing, etc.
Tristina Kennedy is an international teacher who left the corporate world behind in pursuit of sharing her love of yoga with others. She is deeply committed to her personal practice and has completed over 1000 hours of training in India, Bali, and Thailand, studying various styles of yoga & meditation.
Tristina is known for her dynamic and soulful style of vinyasa yoga. She believes in awakening strength and awareness through precision in energetic alignment. This will be the 7th teacher training program she has taken part in facilitating.
Michael Fong is a dedicated international student and teacher of the practice of yoga. Based out of Sacramento, CA, he has spent over a decade studying yoga in the United States, and abroad in India, Thailand, and Costa Rica. His dynamic teaching style is heavily influenced by alignment-based vinyasa, martial arts, and a
a diverse array of yogic arts. Michael's intention is to offer students a platform to empower themselves by living their yoga every day. To learn more about Michael, please visit his website.
TRAVEL DETAILS & visa INFORMATION
Getting to Inle Lake: All international flights to Myanmar arrive in the capital city of Yangon. From there, you can transfer to a domestic flight to Heho airport, the nearest airport to Inle Lake (~$200 R/T), or opt to take an overnight “VIP” express bus (~$20 one way) with fully reclined seats (we've taken it and it's surprisingly comfy!). Upon registering, we will assist you with booking internal transport since access to international booking portals is still limited in Myanmar. Upon arrival to Inle Lake region, we will arrange transportation to the hotel via car or private boat (included in tuition).
Visas: 28-day tourist visas are required for most countries. You can apply for your e-Visa online for $50, processing time is 3 days. While we do not *condone* overstaying your visa, typically the penalty for short visa overstays (less than a week) is a $3 daily fee.