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Interview – Senior Yoga Teacher Raquel Salvador on our TTC in Bali

Raquel Salvador. Our Tribe teacher on the TTC in Bali
Raquel Salvador. Our Tribe teacher on the TTC in Bali

In April 2016 Tribe will have their first TTC in Bali.  Its a 3 weeks, 200 hour yoga teacher training course with a Yoga Alliance certification.
When you decide to do a TTC in Bali or anywhere overseas you don’t often get the opportunity to get to know the teacher before you go. Well, that’s about to change. I wrote our main teacher Raquel Salvador a couple of questions I wanted to know if I were you!
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Things to do in Chiang Mai when you travel to the Tribe Thailand Yoga Teacher Training

Thinking of signing up for the Thailand Yoga Teacher Training?

What else can you do whilst you are there?

Thailand, the country of Temples, massages, great food, elephants and of course the smile. In the north of Thailand 25k away from Chiang Mai is where you can do find yourself on the Tribe 200hr Thailand Yoga Teacher Training.

Get your summer clothes out of your closet if you are going to do your Yoga teacher training in Thailand. The weather will be great during this time of year with an average of 32 degrees. And you might as well get a nice summer glow while you’re there, right? Continue reading Things to do in Chiang Mai when you travel to the Tribe Thailand Yoga Teacher Training

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Yoga Asana Backbending – Over doing it?

How far should we take our back bends?

For many of us extreme back bends are not what the body needs! Too oft yoga practitioners strive after postures like urdhva dhanurasana and kapotanasana with a fierce passion.  I have a students who is doing everything she can to get into full Kapotasana (arguably one of the most intense back bends possible). Whilst flexibility is vital in the spine for good health the long term effects of extreme backbends may actually be a weakening of the spine that can lead to all sorts of issues.

Remember yoga lovers that you don’t get any prizes for bending yourself in half or twisting your body into a pretzel.  (A boost to the ego maybe!) Continue reading Yoga Asana Backbending – Over doing it?

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Asana – Keeping the practice integral

What constitutes an integral practice?

What’s the difference between gymnastics and asana? Gymnastics and circus antics offer a chance to develop strength, stamina, flexibility, balance, grace and poise in the human form, so too does yoga. Gymnastics and circus depend on ones ability to focus and to concentrate in order to move dextrously and skilfully, so too does yoga. Then what is it that marks the turning point from merely a physical training to a spiritual practice? In gymnastics and circus sequences of movements are combined together to create perfection in form. They are performances whereby the rewards are in the accomplishment of the moment. Handstand into splits: done! A tumble ending in a double summersault: done! Through relentless practice the aim is to forge the body into predetermined movements, postures; form.

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