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New WILDLOTUS Hybrid Foundation with Patrick Creelman: 200-Hour Training for Yoga Teachers 2024 混合基礎:200 小時瑜伽教師培訓 2024(香港)

Part I: September Recordings & Zoom Online / Part II: 24 November-6 December Koh Samui, Thailand

A Transformative Journey with WILDLOTUS Yoga

 

This year, WILDLOTUS Yoga is thrilled to debut the innovative Foundation Hybrid Teacher Training. A first-of-its-kind program that seamlessly blends 100-hour online learning with a 100-hour immersive in-person experience in Koh Samui, Thailand. This unique teaching model gives students greater flexibility with 12-months to complete the online courses, and accesibility from any location.

 

WILDLOTUS Yoga, founded by Patrick, masterfully integrates traditional yoga philosophies with contemporary life management principles to cultivate a transformative practice. This training delves into the study of asanas with practical and intelligent alignment, enhanced by creatively sequenced movements. WILDLOTUS Yoga offers an environment where advanced asanas are approached with a solid foundation in fundamental alignments. The training merges yoga philosophy with effective life management strategies, aiming to unlock the supreme potential of the participants at any moment. Including elements of pranayama, chanting, and meditation, this training is ideal for those seeking to deepen their practice and achieve a harmonious balance between body and mind, exploring the depth of their personal capabilities.

 

A cornerstone of the WILDLOTUS approach is mastering a meticulously crafted sequence of asanas. This intelligent sequence serves as the foundation for your teaching practice, building the confidence and clarity you need to guide students with precision and refinement. As you progress, WILDLOTUS Yoga unlocks the world of creative sequencing, empowering you to design dynamic and adaptable classes.

 

 

  • Embark on a transformative journey that goes beyond the physical postures of yoga.WILDLOTUS Yoga combines traditional yoga principles with modern life management techniques to create a holistic approach that enables you to develop a practice that enriches your overall well-being.

 

  • Delve into the art of intelligent alignment and creative sequencing.Our journey begins with a robust Foundation Sequence, where you master teaching a foundational set of asanas with clarity and confidence, a practical experience essential for your initial teaching stages. This carefully crafted sequence serves as the springboard for your teaching practice, ensuring you can confidently guide students toward optimal alignment. As you progress, WILDLOTUS Yoga unlocks the transformative power of creative sequencing with ourfive elemental sequences. Based on a core element (Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space), these sequences delve deeper into the practice, empowering you to craft holistic and balances yoga experiences that will resonate with your students’ physical, emotional, and energetic needs.

 

  • Become a versatile and adaptable yoga teacher.WILDLOTUS Yoga utilizes a series of fixed sequences serving as the mainframe of the programme. Memorizing and internalizing this intelligent set sequence builds your confidence by providing a refined and clear teaching foundation. These foundational sequences are not simply rigid structures; they are designed to be flexible and adaptable enough to cater to the unique needs and levels of each practitioner, ensuring accessibility for all. This adaptability, combined with the knowledge you gain from exploring the five elemental sequences later in the program, empowers you to craft truly personalized and transformative yoga experiences for your students.

 

  • Join a thriving community of yoga teachers.WILDLOTUS Yoga serves as a platform and community for the development of a new generation of yoga teachers on their journey through the path of yoga. Learn from experienced instructors, connect with fellow yogis, and gain the support you need to flourish as a yoga teacher.

 

 

About Patrick

With more than 15 years of experience, Patrick is well-equipped to guide and assist teachers in their professional development. He will lead and support the entire group in overcoming the challenge of gaining confidence in their abilities, while also imparting crucial knowledge and practical skills. This program has consistently delivered transformative and life-changing postive results.

 

Yoga Alliance Accredited School

PURE Yoga is an officially recognized institution by Yoga Alliance, with our teacher training courses and instructors being accredited on an international level. This grants them exclusive acknowledgement and meets the requirements for the 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certification.
 

Yoga Alliance is an international governing board for yoga teachers and training programmes in the U.S. and globally. Graduates of our programme are automatically eligible to register as a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance. Becoming a RYT means having a higher profile and gaining international recognition as a yoga teacher, attributes that many hiring studios look for.

 

Mission Statement

We offer this training in an effort to grow our community of committed yoga practitioners, empowering those who demonstrate dedication to a personal practice, by sharing the knowledge, skills and tools we have learned so they too can start teaching yoga.

 

We intend to guide trainees toward a healthy self-confidence, while at the same time invoking in them a sense of humility and excitement, knowing that they are at the beginning of a long journey.

 

For enquiries, email events@pure-yoga.com  

Part I : 100-hour Online Training

 

The WILDLOTUS online training allows you to move through the material at your own speed and refer back to the videos as often as you like. You will have full access to the entire course for 12 months starting from the date you begin the program. The online training comprises of more than 70 hours of pre-recorded modules that cover subjects such as: 

 

  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Anatomy and Asana Practice
  • Pranayama and Meditation Techniques
  • Life Management Strategies for Yoga Teachers

 

We will offer general monthly goals for your online work, but the only requirement is that you complete everything in order to get certified within the 12-month period. Additionally, there will be bi-weekly live Zoom sessions for questions and answers, starting in September 2024 when the training commences (recordings will be accessible if you are unable to attend).

Part 2 : 100-hour In-person Training

 

We will meet up at the amazing Absolute Sanctuary in Koh Samui for the dates November 24th to December 6th, 2024. This immersive experience will allow you to connect with fellow yogis, receive personalized guidance from Patrick, and gain the practical in-person skills to lead captivating and effective yoga classes. Ready to embark on this exciting adventure? Sign up today and take the first step towards becoming a certified yoga teacher with WILDLOTUS Yoga!

 

Asana

  • In-depth study of basic alignment for over 100 asanas. Beginner & intermediate poses
  • Learn safe positioning for beginner-level students
  • Key modifications for all standard poses for stiff, injured or beginner students
  • Key guidelines for keeping students safe whilst practising with you
  • Key understanding of balancing muscle engagement & active stretching
  • Learn how to create optimal opening of the body in every pose
  • Focal point Intelligence – discover which is the centre point for each asana and how to benefit from activating towards, and from it to perform the full pose 
  • Key descriptive language for effective teaching of asanas
  • Benefits and potential risks of each asana
  • Adjustments – physical and verbal

 

Yoga Props Usage

  • Study the proper use of a yoga chair, belt, blanket, blocks, bolster and yoga mat
  • Learn quick use of props for flow classes
  • Learn more methodical use of props for slower study of asanas
  • Use props for injuries and to investigate poses from different approaches to go deeper

 

Anatomy & Physiology

  • Introduction to yoga anatomy – organs and systems of the body, skeletal system, muscular system and the biomechanical intelligence of the body 
  • Study all the major joints – movements, restrictions, muscular system, physiology, postural muscles
  • Understand the muscular system – muscles for movement and alignment in asanas

 

Philosophy

  • Study the timeline for an overview of the historical Yoga Lineages
  • Understand how we got here: from the first schools of yoga all the way to the modern era
  • Tantra and modern yoga
  • Buddha and Buddhism's influence on yoga
  • Classical Yoga of Patañjali - Yoga Sutra study
  • The Bhagavad Gita

 

Ayurveda

  • Understanding the Five Elements (Space, Air, Fire, Water, Earth)
  • The Three Doshas (3 main mind/body principles that create special mental and physical characteristics)
  • Examine the basics of a Yogic Diet – You Are What You Eat

 

Yogic Practices

  • Esoteric Anatomy (the anatomical system of conscious energy within the body)
  • Chakras (energy centres)
  • Mudras (seal or locking energies)
  • Bandhas (energy locks)
  • Vayus (energies of the breath)
  • Nadis (system of passageways through our bodies where we transform and move the energy of the breath /Pranayama) 
  • Study the basic techniques for breath awareness
  • Learn reclining pranayama for activating the ribs, then the lungs
  • Learn Ujjaii 1, Ujjaii 2, Viloma & Nadi Shodhana
  • Learn the benefits of deep relaxation
  • Practise yoga nidra
  • Kriya – explore the traditional basic active cleansing techniques

 

Meditation

  • Start a daily practice during the training with guided meditation techniques
  • Daily journal exercises to contemplate the challenges and the rewards of meditation
  • Begin a self-practice of basic meditation
  • Learn the basics of teaching meditation

 

Teaching Methodology

  • Study the art of teaching
  • Observe the structure of classroom dynamics
  • Practise teaching one-on-one with fellow teachers
  • Practise teaching small groups of 2-5 students
  • Contemplate your key motivations for teaching and realise that by knowing them, you can use them to teach from the core of your being 
  • Establishing your teaching voice with exercises and feedback
  • Introductions & closing exercises for professional classes
  • The Art of Good Demonstrations
  • Ethics to consider as part of committing to the path of yoga and the seat of a teacher
  • Explore confident and welcoming body language

Students who are interested in participating should bear in mind that this will be a physically and emotionally demanding programme. It will require a strong commitment and personal sacrifice, as well as the support of the student's primary support network.

 

Homework submission prior to the start of the course:

  • Bhagavad Gita – Write a 250 to 500 word summary of the main teachings, PLUS choose 3 favorite chapters and write 1 paragraph on each: what you learned from it and why you liked it
  • Light on Life – Write a 250-word summary and what you found to be the most insightful or inspiring aspect of this book
  • Light on Yoga – Write a basic explanation of the Yamas & Niyamas as outlined in the first section of Light On Yoga and how they are beneficial to your life today.
  • Practice, study & memorise the WildLotus Foundation Practice Sequence (Students should know the poses by name and picture using Light On Yoga as reference)

 

Required readings prior to training:

  • Light on Life by B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Bhagavad Gita (any version)
  • Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
  • WildLotus Foundation Practice Sequence (will be sent to students before training)

As PURE Yoga's founding teacher, Patrick has been, and continues to be, a pillar in the yoga community throughout Asia.

Since the opening of PURE Yoga in Hong Kong in 2002, Patrick has taught thousands of students and trained hundreds of yoga teachers from around the world. Patrick's courses offer a vinyasa-style flow format, emphasising intelligent alignment to effectively promote and sustain physical well-being. Drawing from his deep study and extensive knowledge of Tantra Yoga philosophy, Patrick's approach to both his personal practice and teaching is focused on unlocking the boundless potential inherent in every moment.

Absolute Sanctuary is located on the North Eastern side of Koh Samui, also known as the island of healing.

 

The property is located a 5-minute drive away from the airport and the popular Chaweng & Cheong Mon beaches. A regular shuttle bus service runs from the resort to the beaches.

 

Bangkok Air and Thai Airways flies out of Bangkok to Koh Samui on an hourly basis. Direct International flights are available from Hong Kong and Singapore with Bangkok Air and Silk Air, or from Kuala Lumpur with Bangkok Air and Firefly.

Visit Absolute Sanctuary  - https://www.absolutesanctuary.com/

Part I: September

Recordings & Zoom Online (12 months replay)

 

Part II: 24 November-6 December

Koh Samui, Thailand

 

 

Schedule in KOH SAMUI  

(12 nights/ 13 days)

24 November

2:00pm-7:30pm

Check-in

 

Rest

 

Dinner

 

25-29 November

7:00am-9:00am

Asana practice

10:00am-10:45am

Coffee/Tea/Nuts break

10:45am-12:30pm

Morning study

12:30pm-2:00pm

Lunch break

2:00pm-6:00pm

Afternoon study

7:30pm

Dinner

 

30 November – OFF DAY

 

1-5 December

7:00am-9:00am

Asana practice

10:00am-10:45am

Coffee/Tea/Nuts break

10:45am-12:30pm

Morning study

12:30pm-2:00pm

Lunch break

2:00pm-6:00pm

Afternoon study

7:30pm

Dinner

Package includes:

 

  • 12 nights’ full-board accommodation, taxes & service charges
  • Yoga training package fee
  • Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner

 

FULL TRAINING

SANCTUARY SUIT (King bed)

Early-Bird Price – 20% off

(ends 30 August)

Regular Price

Single Occupancy

HK$48,999

HK$54,443

Double Occupancy

HK$44,999

HK$49,999

 

SANCTUARY DELUXE (King bed)

Early-Bird Price – 20% off

(ends 30 August)

Regular Price

Single Occupancy

HK$46,999

HK$52,221

Double Occupancy

HK$42,999

HK$47,777

 

SANCTUARY SUPERIOR (Queen bed)

Early-Bird Price – 20% off

(ends 30 August)

Regular Price

Single Occupancy

HK$43,499

HK$48,332

Double / Twin Occupancy

HK$40,499

HK$44,999

*Please refer here for the full terms & conditions