Thank you, my guardian angel

October 8th. Got up early, packed up, took a cab to the airport for a 1st flight Bangkok to Saigon (I will never call this town HCM). Saigon airport is chaotic to a point that it reminded me of India! That says a lot. After many an incident, I finally go to gate 8, and last minute, had to go to gate 6. I knew it was going to happen, because the speakers were constantly telling passengers that such a flight had its gate changed. It happened to mine. Finally I arrive in Nha Trang.
My friend Lan came to meet me, and I got a taxi. And I did something I already did once in Koh Samui: I left my shoulder bag on the back seat—I always sit next to the driver. and I always hold my shoulderbag tightly on my lap. And like years ago in Koh Samui, I forgot the bag on the back seat: it contained money, and above all, my laptop AND the backup disc!
I walked home from where the taxi dropped me. A few minutes later, a man enter, I did not recognise him… he told Lan that I had forgotten my bag.
I ran to the taxi, grabbed my bag. I could not thank this gentleman enough for his kindness, his honesty too. I was so grateful to my guardian angel.
All my life I have made him/her work so hard. And I have no excuse, I did not come from the other side of the planet.
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200-hour TTCs contents - Q&As

YOGAYANTRA's TTCs - CONTENT & FAQs

LEVEL 1: 200 HOURS

CONTENT OF THE COURSE


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!
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Content of TTCs and FAQs, 300-hour TTCs

300-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING COURSES - CONTENT & FAQs


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300 小时瑜伽老师培训

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YOGA ALLIANCE NEW PROCEDURES

Yoga Alliance has set up new procedures, and they are very very administrative, taking me back to paper-work
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.
Thank you for your time
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at the end of a TTC, i always wonder

Whenever I finish to teach a TTC, I always wonder: if I had a yoga studio, is there any of these new teachers I would hire?
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.
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More info about Yogayantra's TTCs

  To join my 200 hour TTCs you don't need any special preparation. There is no entrance-examination or any special requirement.
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.
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Vinyasa-style, why have i chosen this style?

     Why have I chosen the Vinyasa style? This style is a method, not a system, thus it is totally ‘open’, what a system is not. I offer variations on an initial posture, and I stay a certain number of [my] breaths in each. If I was to have the students stay, say, 15 breaths in an uncomfortable posture, not sure they’d gain any benefit. But if I ask them to stay, say, 3 breaths in 5 variations, then I am sure, and it is visible that they gain benefit.
     “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!
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