Important Note: This TTC is for MEN and WOMEN alike. “Yoga” was created by men for men, and not just for women. So guys, join us!
So I am going to publish here roughly what's on their page.
BUT the syllabus is my intellectual property and I won't publish it
All is in a pdf document. It will evolve constantly. Please click on the Chinese characters to open the pdf document.
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And in Shenzhen, two students got my attention: both had the intelligence to create beautiful krama-s (sequencings), with a choreography, a great understanding of the essence of each posture. But mostly, what drew my attention, was their human qualities, their sensitivity. Their intelligence was combined with their sensitivity.
They were interested in just everything, not just the physical aspect of yoga, but the psychology too.
And I believe sensitivity and openess are essential qualities to become a good yoga teacher.
BEGINNERS ARE WELCOME IN MY 200-HOUR TTCs. But please, bear in mind that there are always very few beginners in my TTCs (if at all)--one person was afraid to be amidst beginners! No way!
My TTCs are deep and constructive, and when the TTC is over, I also give guidance for ongoing studies, because yoga is not something you can learn in 200 hours.
“Yoga” changes, evolves. And it has to, because life is movement itself, if you refuse change, you refuse life! and yoga is becoming more and more modifiable: we, yoga teachers, are free to use stillness but also movement, and I have discovered this need of adaptability in my own body, before I observed the same evolution around me, should it be from Youtube clips, or any other source available through the Net.
I also alternate movement with stillness, then again movement, then again stillness… What I observe in my students and my own body is a much better alignment, a greater comfort, a greater confidence too in what we can do, "we" being my body and my mind together.
I have no reason to follow any one else’s sequence, not even Pattabhi Jois’s famous ones, because this person had a different body from my own. I deplore that all yoga teachers who teach so-called “Mysore-classes” are so dogmatic as to refuse I join the class to do my self-practice, with what MY body needs. I dream of a flexible yoga world, where Mysore-style teachers would simply allow whoever to do their own stuff while guiding them, and adjusting them without imposing them someone else’s sequencing! When I taught “Mysore” style classes, this is what I did!
I have recently been bombarded with funny questions by students interested in my TTCs. I think that there is some confusion.
My TTCs are NOT spiritual retreats, somewhere in the desert, in silence, sacred place etc. They are YOGA TEACHER INTENSIVE TRAINING COURSE, gathered in 25 days, with 8 hours per day, where I have to share the time into various topics, and with specific requirements from Yoga Alliance.
If I was to lead a spiritual retreat in the Himalayas, the schedule would be different.