500 hours Yoga Alliance Certification = 200hrs Level 1 + 300hrs Level 2.
Classes, lectures and all teaching materials in English
Level 2 yoga teacher training courses invite Level 1 graduates and experienced yoga teachers/practitioners to come together and train intensively at Tribes special summer retreat venue in the Mountains of Austria. The level 2 trainings cover 300 hours of study time. If you have already completed a Tribe 200hr level 1 training you will receive a 500hr training certificate on completion. If you are an experienced pratitioner with no Tribe level 1 certificate you will recieve a 300hr certification.
Level 2 trainings introduce advanced yogic techniques and disciplines to support transformation, spiritual growth and personal development. There is an emphasis to build on sensitivity and raise ones threshold of perception to a higher level to be able to explore and experience the subtle bodies and different levels of consciousness.
During the training focus is on deepening and strengthening ourselves as yoga practitioners and yoga teachers. Rather than accumalating more information this training is based on experimentation, exploration, experience and practice...... our primary objective is to put theory into practice.
"Sometimes we know what is good for us yet we continue to oppose the flow of our Being. For many of us simple changes in diet, inclusion of more pranayama & meditation in our self practice, a daily dose of headstands , handstands and other sublimation practices etc could make all the difference in our physical, emotional and mental well-being. These issues and many others will be addressed on the level 2 TTC" Tribe Teacher Scarlett
This is the perfect opportuntiy to assess your own personal development and then figure out what action or changes will be most beneficial for you to establish more balance and harmony in your practice and lifestyle.
This training aims to infuse you with new aspiration and inspiration so you can advance in your understanding, experience and expression of yourself......... Only then can you be of real service to your students and to the world.
Open to Tribe level 1 graduates
Non Tribe Level 1 Graduates ? If you are not a Tribe level 1 graduate you may still be able to attend if you have enough teaching experience and have an understanding and practice of specific teachings that are shared and explored on the Tribe level 1 training. Please email us directly before sending in your application so we can assess your suitability.
The level 2 is intensive with a challenging 6 days per week schedule. The asana, pranayama, meditation and other yoga disciplines in the training are only suitable for yoga practitioners who already have a regular practice and feel that they are emotionally, physically and mentally prepared to go to a deeper level of self exploration.
We expect a high level of commitment and maturity from everybody who wants to participate in this level 2 training. You can measure your commitment on the basis of whether you think you can apply yourself to the training with 100% focus and your maturity by what extent you are already able to express a yogic attitude of sensitivity, honesty, openness, equanimity, acceptance and self discipline.
This is definitely not a yoga holiday or retreat. This is an integral training for advanced students who want to challenge both their body and mind.
All trainees should have an established self practice which includes a balance of asana, pranayama, and meditation. Trainees should be prepared to teach and give a lecture of their choice on the training.
The morning sessions will include advanced asana, pranayama and meditation practices. Many of the morning asana sessions will be taught in an ashtanga vinyasa style. As well as the traditional full primary and modified intermediate practices of ashtanga there will also be vinyasa flow classes to introduce a more creative experience of asanas and sequencing. Some morning asana practices will be in traditionally Hatha yoga style where we hold postures for longer and focus on the energectic flow and chakra activation
During the training arm balancing, jump throughs and other more complex aspects of asana practice will be explored giving trainees an additional challenge to open and develop the body and mind in new ways.
We teach specific focuses to increase sensitivity and awareness, integrating and illustrating the impact and application of the eight limbs of ashtanga yoga.
Practices will include a combination of concentration techniques, pratyahara techniques and meditations such as Trataka, Hang sa kriya, Yoga Nidra, Anapanasati, so-ham meditation and chakra music meditation
All trainees must be comfortable ' sitting ' for long periods of meditation and pranayama.
(sitting can be in any position with the support of props or cushions if necessary as long as the spine is vertical)
Long pranayama sessions will be performed in the morning practices. We will use various traditional pranayama techniques to explore the possibility of directing prana with specific intent and purpose.
Saturday mornings are exclusively for self practice in which trainees have the time to integrate the weeks teachings into their own style of practice with teachers on hand to assist.
Deepening our understanding of and the application of adjustments under the collective expertise of the Tribe teachers.
Trainees will study and practice the art of assisting and adjusting in such a way that their understanding, articulation and teaching of postures becomes a transmission of confidence and efficiency.
Experiential studies of the chakras, prana and the subtle bodies
We will utilise various techniques and practices to heighten our sensitivity and level of perception so that we can connect to, experience and become more sensitive to our subtle bodies, chakras, pranic flows and different levels of consciousness.
Massage & Healing workshops
These workshops allow us to build greater sensitivity and feeling for movement and touch as well as being a great opportunity to relax, tune in and nurture personal and group energy.
In Austria we invite trainees to embrace the spirit of Karma Yoga and give a little bit of their time and energy by signing up to do light jobs that will help to keep the yoga space comfortable for everyone and the venue running smoothly. Jobs include preparing meals, gardening, recycling, chopping wood, sweeping the shala floors and other light work. Karma Yoga involves a commitment of 4-8 hours per week.
Trainee Lecturing & Teaching Asana
Trainess will each be invited to prepare and teach a 60-90 minute lecture of their choice and teach a 60 minute asana class. Group feedback will be given at the end of each teaching which in our experience is supportive to both the growth and learning of all present.
The practice of mouna (silence) will be observed on a daily basis until the end of the morning pratice. Some breakasts will also be in silence. There will be two full days of 'practical' silence during the one month of training.
As we are all experienced teachers or yoga practitioners the schedule allocates ample time to share our collective ideas, skills & experiences, study issues etc.
LEVEL 2 LECTURES:
Monday to Friday
06.30 : Daily Reading, Pranayama, Meditation, Yoga Asana
10.00 : Smoothie
10.15 : Theory, Lectures, Adjustment Workshops, Philosophy, Anatomy or Group Sharing
11.45 : Brunch
16.00 : Teaching skills including trainees giving class and lectures
18.30 : Meditation, Group sharing, spiritual audio or video recordings
19.15 : Closing chants
19.30 : Dinner
20.00 : Spiritual movies
20.00 : Anahata Meditation
07-30 : Mysore Practice (self practice with teachers adjusting)
10.00 : Smoothie
Free for study, relaxation & exploring the natural surroundings
Arrival & Departure
The Opening Ceremony takes place on Sunday 4pm and is a time for introductions, orientation and a 'welcome' evening meal.
The first class begins at 6am on Monday
The last class ends at 10am on Friday
The Closing Ceremony is from 11.30-1pm on Friday .
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Nestled amongst lush greenery and surrounded by meadows and forest the Tribe Training Yoga Space is in the private grounds of Ferdinand Boehme. Ferindnad is a very unique artist who creates larger than life sculptures ......some of his elegant and inspiring marble statues are on exhibit in the surrounding gardens giving our surroundings a very special and cultural feel.
The large converted barn has a spacious yoga shala, elegant dining area, communal kitchen and a small chill-out reading space. The venue also has its own organic garden & healing room.
Primary Teacher Scarlett
Bad Mitterndorf, Salzkammergut, Austria
90 mins by road from Salzburg or Linz, Bad Mitterndorf is a small Spa village located in a beautiful valley at the foot of the awesome Grimming mountain surrounded by beautiful meadow lands, forest and lakes.
In your spare time you can take advantage of this fantastic area and immerse yourself in the beauty and lush nature with activities such as hiking, swimming in fresh water lakes and rivers, horse ridding, cycling, rock climbing, canyoning, kayaking or you can pamper yourself and go for sauna, swim, scrub and treatments at the local Spa.
Enjoy a mystical and magical land of lakes, mountains and thick lush nature
The main student accommodation is a 2 minute walk from the yoga shala. The house is equiped with all of ones needs and has a communial kitchen, dining area and library, and lots of outdoor spaces.
If the main accommodation becomes full alternative accommodation can be arranged in the nearby guest house which is also just a 2 min walk from the shala.
ACTIVITIES in the area
Visiting the salt mines, hiking in the mountains, bicycle touring, horse riding, outdoor wall climbing, canyoning, tree park climbing with flying fox, picnics on the lakes and much more.
Dinner: based on yogic eating principles....vegetarian, organic, live or lightly cooked meals, high energy and nutirtional content
The above meals will not be available on fasting days or during the Oshawa No 7 (see details below).
The Sunday of week 1 & 3 are fasting days. On these days there will be no food provided at the venue. Students who do not wish to fast can eat locally in the village.
OSHAWA No 7 Purification Diet
The Oshawa 10 day purification diet starts on the 2nd Monday of the training. If you do not wish to follow the Oshawa 'diet' you will need to make arrangements to prepare your own meals. During the 10 days no meals apart from oshawa food will be available at the venue.
The village has two large supermarkets, three bakeries, a deli, and numerous bars and restaurants.
Free wireless connection available at the venue.
CLIMATE & CLOTHING
Generally Bad Mitterndorf enjoys summers with frequent clear blue skies and many sunny warm days. Often you can wear light clothing in the daytime with temperatures in the 20's and early 30's. The mountain weather can be changeable so come prepared for high and low temperatures, sunshine and showers.
The venue is located in a valley surrounded by mountains, nights and early mornings are typically cooler in temperature. We advise students to be prepared and bring a warm shawl/blanket and cosy clothing.
Photo form the garden of the venue
International flight to Vienna, Salzburg, Graz or Linz.
Trains to 'Bad Mitterndorf Heilbrunn' or 'Bad Mitterndorf' station:
* Graz, 2½ hrs, 28 Euros
* Linz, 2½ hrs, 25 Euros
* Salzburg, 3 hrs, 30 Euros
* Vienna, 4 hrs, 50 Euros
For train connections and up to date prices check the OBB website
TO APPLY follow the below link to the on-line application form