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Question 1 Is it a ‘Spiritual’ training?
Question 2 How much experience do I need?
Question 3 I am already teaching but do not have a teaching certificate. Will I get a recognised certificate?
Question 4 What will the Asana classes be like?
Question 5 How can we study 500hrs in 4 weeks?
Question 6 What are non contact hours?
Question 7 Will we study the Ashtanga series as developed by Pattabhi Jois?
Question 8 I have an injury, can I still attend?
Question 9 What difference is there between trainings held at different locations?
Question 10 How many students will there be?
Question 11 How can i book and what are the terms & conditions?
1. Is it a ‘Spiritual’ training?
Yoga is a spiritual path, a journey towards Truth and Wisdom and all Tribe teachers appreciate and practice yoga as a means of spiritual evolution.
We hope that all trainees on these advanced level trainings express a level of spiritual maturity that is the fruit of years of practice.
We will be taking our practices beyond the physical to a much more subtle level and this requires that everybody who attends already has some degree of interest and understanding of spirituality.
2. How much experience do I need?
The Level 2 training is open to experienced and dedicated practitioners who have been studying and practising yoga for a number of years. All those who attend the training should have a regular self practice which includes various yoga disciplines (meditation, asana, pranayama, kriyas etc).
Trainees should be familiar with retreat situations. We particularly welcome students who have attended other yoga intensives, meditation courses, philosophical trainings and silent retreats.
3. I am already teaching but do not have a 200 hr teaching certificate? Will I get a recognised certificate?
If you are an experienced yoga teacher or practitioner you may be able to attend the Level 2 training for your own self development and practice. At the end of the training you will be given a certificate of completion (this is not the level 2 teaching qualification).
If you haven’t attended a level 1 we highly recommend that you first go to a Level 1 training, where you will be able to advance your self practice, learn or fine tune your teaching skills and receive an International teaching qualification.
A lot of what we study on Level 1 Tribe trainings is often new and exciting for both ‘beginner’ and ‘advanced’ students so even long time teachers find that attending a Tribe training gives a fresh input into the way they teach. The diversity of the teachers and the knowledge they impart to the trainees is both unique and stimulating.
4. What will the Asana classes be like?
We feel that awareness is the fertile ground for transformation and the real essence of yoga lies in the subtleties of the body, breath, and mind. Asana classes are taught through instructions that lead the student into a deeper awareness to feel and recognise what’s going on inside the body ….not just physically!
As well as vinyasa and ujjayi (trademarks of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga) our asana classes also have instruction directing the students to the foundation, the breath, the bandhas and the core. Instructions are given within a spiritual context directing the student’s attention to what they are feeling, supporting them to cultivate a sense of honesty, sensitivity, focus and openness.
The Tribe approach is one of clear and effective instruction that empower students into a more beneficial and deeper asana practice. In our opinion this does not necessarily happen in Mysore style classes and therefore we do not offer any Mysore style asana sessions on these trainings. 1st and 2nd series classes are taught on some mornings. We also include various workshop style sessions to focus on more challenging asana practices such as handstands & arm balances, jump throughs and more!
As well as Ashtanga we will also practice traditional Hatha yoga. Holding postures for longer to maximise the energetic potential of each asana to awaken the chakras and cultivate specific physical, mental and emotional effects.
5. How can we study 500hrs in 4 weeks?
The 500hr training is a continuation of the 200hr level 1 training and therefore has a total of 300 hrs.
To receive the 500 hr certification you must have already completed a 200 hr training. Your 200hr certification can be with any registered school.
In 4 weeks we will complete 245 contact hours. An additional 55 non contact hours must be submitted in the form of written assignments. Total number of 300hrs
This creates a grand total of 500hrs.
It is also necessary to document and submit 100 hrs of teaching experience.
6. What are non contact hours?
Non-contact hours are given in the form of set assignments that can be completed either before or after the training.
You must have completed a level 1 training and the full 300hrs of level 2 training to receive your certificate.
(300hr = 245 contact hrs and 55 non contact hrs)
If, at the end of the training, you need more time to complete the non contact hour assignments you will be given a certificate of attendance. Your 300hr teaching certificate will be posted to you after the completed assignments are received.
7. Will we study Ashtanga?
All yoga philosophical and practical studies on Tribe trainings are illuminated by the application and understanding of the eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga defined in the yoga sutras by Patanjali. The eight limbs guide us towards a journey of personal growth and spiritual development.
Asana practice will be a mixture of various styles with an emphasis on Ashtanga vinyasa as developed by Pattabhi Jois. We will be practicing the 1st and 2nd series in many of the morning asana practices.
8. I have an injury, can I still attend?
If you have an injury or physical complaint and are able to modify and adapt the practice then you will still be able to attend the training.
Injuries are never a reason to stop practicing and actually can be a great lesson in sensitivity and humility.
9. What difference is there between trainings held at different locations?
All Level 2 trainings have the same schedule and format. The lectures can vary slightly according to the teachers or speakers that come to share their particular field of expertise.
Austria offers a relaxed and intimate atmosphere which some students feel accelerates their learning process and allows them to receive greater individual support in a intimate and family like setting.
The venue is located in a very peaceful and beautiful valley surrounded by mountains and forests and has very little in terms of distractions. Students quickly feel grounded and at home in Austria.
Goa has lots of appeal for it’s great beaches and cosmopolitan feel. It is fast becoming a spiritual Mecca with people from all over the world gathering together to share and practice meditation, tai chi, dance, music, satsang.
Many students spend time before and after the training in Goa, or venture on to other places in India.
10. How many students will there be?
Generally on Level 2 trainings we restrict the number of trainees to 16
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