Teachers: Heather Elton, Andrew McGonigle, Daniela Hartman & Guest Teachers
Dates: March 17 – April 14, 2018
Venue: Nepal (Pharping, Patan, Boudhanath, Pashupati)
Cost: $3,475 USD (Includes yoga tuition/2 vegetarian meals a day/twin share accommodation.)
Left, Isha Nath, an Aghori yogi, leads us through the charnel grounds at Pashupati. Photo © Heather Elton.
Deciding to teach yoga should not be a career move. It should be a sincere calling deep within your heart. Yoga Teacher Training is an investment in the future. Being an inspired and excellent teacher involves much more than getting a certificate. It requires dedication, discipline and years of continuous practice. You must also have a true desire to serve others in order to communicate to your students the true essence of yoga. Establishing yourself as a teacher is a journey of many steps: start your journey here and become the teacher or practitioner you aspire to be.
Note: This schedule may change slightly due to festival holidays in Nepal and the interests of the course. Sundays are free.
Stay in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Pharping, a peaceful pilgrimage spot in the foothills of the Himalayas, less than an hour’s drive from hectic Kathmandu. We’ll also spend 4 days on the road visiting sacred sites in Nepal, like Boudhanath, Pashupati and Patan.
This Yoga Teacher Training went above and beyond my expectations. Every morning I found myself completely undone by the experiences; sharing meditative space with monks, journeying to sacred sites, conversing with Rinpoches, communing with Nath & Aghori yogis, and being on the pulse of true tantra in Nepal. By the end, I was in awe of how much information I had absorbed and felt wholly ready to share the precious gift of yoga with others. I can’t recommend a Yoga Teacher Training of this caliber enough!
Heather is an amazing teacher and a source of knowledge that I can only dream of having one day myself. The design of the course was excellent, very systematical.
I learned so much during this TTC! The course design was extremely clever and logical. The content was deep and complete. I’m so happy to know how to teach asana to almost everybody, thanks to asana variations, props and restorative. The real contact with deities and local devotion gave extra flavor and depth to the philosophy teaching. I couldn’t have dreamt more appropriate venue, which was confortable and part of the monastery, which reminded us every second that yoga is spiritual. The way this TTC is promoted on web site is a perfect mirror of reality. The expectations of the teachers were high and their dedication to make us reach this level was incredible. As a result, I feel now super confident and ready to teach. I will definitely recommend this TTC to all those who want to be quality teachers able to share a deep and authentic yoga.
It was amazing how skillfully Elton was able to tailor the course responding to the individual needs of the students. Heather was always present, encouraging and dedicated to imparting not only asana techniques but, more importantly, the philosophy of yoga and how to bring yoga off the mat. Her team (Emil and Andrew) were both great and displayed a deep insight of philosophy and anatomy. I could have not asked for anything better! I would also like to mention that the course location in a beautiful Tibetan monastery was an important plus. Highly recommend this school.
The Nepal TTC deepened my knowledge of my body, the yoga asana practice, introduced an in-depth history of yoga allowing me to connect with traditional practices, on and off the mat. The Buddhist monastery is the most serene, peaceful and supportive venue. Thank you Heather for inspiring me to see a world beyond my limitations. You provided an experience that I will never forget. I’m truly grateful that I can walk away with more knowledge, understanding and growth than I could have imagined from a yoga TTC. I recommend the TTC to people who are ready to embark on a new path, personal and professional, with deep spiritual growth and the willingness to let go of old habits.
The Nepal TTC is unique in that it integrates yoga philosophy with the physical practice. The Buddhist monastery invited a space for spiritual growth. Gifting us with the opportunity to meet Nath Yogis, and have an introduction into Yoga Philosophy on a ‘hands-on’ level, was truly unique and deeply impactful. The high quality of teachers encouraged us students to raise our bar and challenged us to meet the standards that we were taught in. I would recommend this TTC to people who are open and ready to embark on a journey of self-exploration and who define their yoga path beyond the realms of the physical practice of asanas. Pre-course reading materials are exceptionally well organised and informative. The TTC Manual is outstanding. I will keep it for life. Highlights: • The experiences on the road • Living in a monastery • Meditating with monks • The precision of the asana teacher training (in particular alignment, sequencing, and adjustments) • The opportunity to have a glimpse into different types of yoga classes (restorative, pregnancy yoga, having a class at pranayama studio) • The Food
I am so happy I chose this course it was everything that I had hoped for and more! I can’t thank you enough for the energy and time put into this course to make it such a success and to provide me with such a solid foundation to further on my yoga Journey.
Main strong point (besides the wealth of knowledge!): Bringing us deep. Not afraid of whatever emotion might come up. Thank you very much for that. I cannot imagine many teachers who I would have dared to go in the trauma of my lower back by t exploring backbends. You held a space for all of us. This created a group where we all could be and with no “black sheep.” Knowing a lot about group dynamics I see that this was mainly your doing; it’s the teacher who creates the group. I recommend this TTC if: • You’re looking for a journey inwards and confrontation with self • Love precise alignment and eager to learn about props • Love for finding your own yoga voice • Curiosity to explore spiritual richness of Nepal
The TCC has been a very interesting, fun, hard, new and amazing experience for me. I have learned so much about yoga, philosophy but also about myself. I feel that this experience has opened me up to new ideas and believes. I realise that there is so much more to learn, and that this is just the beginning of my journey. I really enjoyed the asana training and the sequences were great. The instruction was clear and very helpful. I learned a great deal about alignment and a safe practice of yoga. All the information about alignment and anatomy was practical and I'll be able to apply it in future classes.
I needed a teacher who was direct and “matter of fact”. Heather’s teaching style required me to keep a thicker skin, but I never doubted that she knew that I was capable of hearing criticism & becoming a better teacher because of it. Her heart is on FIRE for yoga and I will work as hard as I possibly can to keep my own fire burning as brightly.
Step 1: Fill in your details in the Application Form below.
Step 2: Each application is read in detail and applicants assessed individually. Successful applicants will receive confirmation of a place on the training.
Step 3: Pay the non-refundable deposit of 500 USD to secure your place.
Step 4: The balance of the course fee is due on 15 December 2017.