Yoga Academy - Simon Low
Yin and Yang Yoga Teacher Training and Study Intensive
Yoga Alliance 200+ hour accredited
Established training course directed and led by Simon Low
One-month residential program
Accepting Applications for
February 16 - March 16, 2013
For further details, enquiries and an online application form for this training program, please visit www.yinyangyogatraining.com.
with Simon Low
Samahita Retreat welcomes The Yoga Academy's Yin and Yang Yoga Teacher Training and Study Intensive, with Yoga Alliance 200-hour certification. Established and led by Simon Low, one of Europe's most renowned yoga teachers, The Yoga Academy is considered by many to be the most highly respected yoga teacher training school in the UK providing in-depth education in the full spectrum of yogic studies.
What is Yin and Yang Yoga?
Not a separate style or school of yoga, but a theoretical and practical approach to a holistic, mindful yoga practice, Yin and Yang Yoga infuses traditional Chinese and other eastern energetic and medical principles into the rich traditions of yoga.
The yang style of practice is a combination of flowing, gradually intensifying breath-led sequences incorporating explorative circular and spiral movement patterns. These are balanced with precise postural alignment, essential joint care and careful attention to anatomical detail to ensure safety and ease of movement with individual modifications, where necessary.
In the yin approach to practice, calming, deeply restorative and meditative postures, appropriately supported with props and conscious breathing, are balanced by healing Taoist-inspired work into the primary joints of the torso, myofascial trains and energy meridians. Designed to relieve fatigue and stress, restorative yin yoga stimulates the body's own innate healing wisdom and brings our mental, psychological, energetic and emotional bodies into balance.
The 'dance' of these complementary opposites produces a holistic, mindful yoga practice that balances strength and integration with flexibility and freedom, ultimately aiming for sustainable ways of moving and using our body, balancing the brain and calming the mind for meditation. This approach to yoga practice and teaching helps develop the unity, compassion and consciousness within being human.
Who is this course for?
- Yoga students aspiring to become teachers.
- Established teachers seeking to refresh and enrich their teaching skills and personal practice.
- Yoga students wanting to deepen their understanding and practice of yoga.
- Health professionals keen to broaden their knowledge and skills.
What you will learn?
This foundational course will give you
- a universally applicable foundation upon which to build your teaching and practice,
- a broad perspective into the origins, philosophy, practice and teaching of yoga,
- essentials in applied anatomy, physiology and somatic awareness,
- principles of safe, supportive and effective lesson planning,
- practical skills-based teaching methodology,
- First Aid for the yoga classroom.
“I have great admiration and respect for the knowledge and experience of the teachers. I feel this course has been nothing short of a catalyst for major, positive changes in my life. The effects have been more on the level of ‘being’. Before I ‘did yoga’, now I’d refer to it as ‘my yoga’.”
∼Deborah Tom, UK, graduate of YYTT 2012.
"The training gave me a whole new experience and understanding of yoga as a whole. I had read many of the right books before, but suddenly everything made so much more sense. The unique combination of Yang (active) and Yin (restorative) yoga balanced our bodies on a deep level. It was quite a revelation to me that 'less is more'. The training has served me well. It has changed how I teach yoga."
∼Gudrun Docherty, Greece, graduate of YYTT 2012.
Simon Low is one of the UK's leading teacher trainers & one of the country's most experienced & popular yoga teachers. He has been teaching yoga internationally for over 18 years and has developed a unique and personal teaching style, keeping classes diverse, focused and fun. The foundations of Simon's yoga teaching reflect his training and ongoing studies with international teachers in many forms of Hatha and Classical yoga.
Simon first trained as a yoga teacher with Dr. Larry Payne at Samata in Los Angeles, in the USA, where he lived for 7 years. After a 14 year career in the music business working as first an artistes agent in London & finally as vice-president of a&r for RCA Records US in New York, Simon went on to study and explore a wide variety of physical, energetic and spiritual practices, including Iyengar yoga, AstangaVinyasa yoga, Okido yoga and Viniyoga, Chi Kung, The Alexander Technique, Pilates, Macrobiotics, and Chinese Medicine, effectively bringing together the essential elements of these sources of wisdom and healing into his teaching today.
Simon's Yin and Yang Yoga teaching is a balanced and thorough approach to yoga practice, on and off the mat, incorporating techniques that address equally the seen physical body and the unseen energetic, mental, emotional & spiritual facets of our being. He encourages the individual to remain mindfully focused towards internal exploration as a guide to experiencing yoga as it is meant to be practiced - a personal journey toward inner peace, freedom, clarity, balance and integration, and the revealing and nurturing of the True Self - your 'essence'.
Simon is now the Principal and Founder of The Yoga Academy, one of the UK's leading yoga teacher training schools and was the original Director and a co-founder of Triyoga, the UK's most popular yoga studios. He runs teacher trainings, weekend residentials, workshops and yoga holidays in the UK and internationally throughout the year. The new DVD "Yin and Yang Yoga with Simon Low" has recently been released by Acacia, while he is a guest writer for "Ask the Experts" in the Observer newspaper, and has been covered in or has contributed to numerous national and local newspaper and magazine articles.
More on Yin and Yang Yoga DVD with Simon
“It is an intensive teacher training course designed and taught with great care by a tem of loving teachers. I felt safe and respected all the time both as a human and student.”
∼Jozef Wiewel, UK, graduate of YYTT 2012.
Our scheduled study and off days are presented below.
|16 February||Arrival*, orientation and joint dinner|
|17 - 21 February||Study days|
|22 February||Day off|
|23-27 February||Study days|
|28 February||Day off|
|1-5 March||Study days|
|6 March||Day off|
|7 - 11 March||Study days|
|12 March||Day off|
|13 - 15March||Study days|
|16 March||End of training and departures**|
The table below provides you with an outline of our daily activities.
|7.00 am||Tea and honey available|
|7.30 am - 10.00 am||Chant, sit, practice, pranayama|
|10.00 am - 11.00 am||Brunch|
|11.00 am - 12.30 pm||Philosophy|
|12.30 pm - 1.00 pm||Break|
|1.00 pm - 2.30 pm||Teaching methodology|
|2.30 - 4.00 pm||Break|
|4.00 - 7.00 pm||Asana and anatomy|
|7.00 - 8.00 pm||Dinner|
* Please note: Latest arrival on 16 February by 6 pm for orientation dinner.
** Departure possible at any time on 16 March.
“This course was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. It achieved and surpassed my objectives in every way.”
∼Rosalind Wade, Hong Kong, graduate of YYTT 2012.
"This course will serve you well if you want to make yoga a full-time career. You will know how to keep your students safe, how to design balanced lesson plans, how to create the right atmosphere for class, how to work with private clients and much more."
∼Gudrun Docherty, Greece, graduate of YYTT 2012.
“The combination of yang and yin practice based on detailed explanation of care to alignment and how each individual body can be different is crucial for anybody who wants to take up yoga as a regular practice.”
∼Faisal Nasution, Indonesia, graduate of YYTT 2012.
Best Value (Add on)
Combine your Retreat with a Health or Wellness Spa Program to make the most out of your stay.
Best Value invites you to enjoy rejuvenating massage and treatments at an exclusive rate - Enjoy a 20% discount on the Program of your choice.
Relax and enjoy our range of wellness spa programs, designed to nourish body and soul. Choose from a range of massage, beauty treatments and detoxifying therapies to compliment your time with us.
Wellness Spa Programs
|Simple Balanced Living||€ 66||€ 111||€ 156|
|Radiant Balanced Living||€ 108||€ 171||€ 243|
|Pure Balanced Living||€ 180||€ 270||€ 405|
Our health programs have been specially designed to help you rediscover health and vitality, and where necessary target areas of imbalance in your life. From our range of healthy detox programs to more focused weight loss and de-stress programs, our specialy designed blend of treatments, nutrition and support ensure you meet your wellness goals.
De-stress, Detox & Healthy Weight Programs
We recommend you book in advance for your Health Program or Wellness Spa Program as much preparation work is required and space is limited.
On our carefully structured course you will stay in comfortable shared room accommodation (single rooms available with a supplement) and enjoy two buffet meals daily: a substantial brunch after the morning class and a nutritious dinner at the end of our training day.
|share two-bedroom loft||16||€ 3880|
|single superior||8||€ 4300|
50% Deposit upon acceptance on course
Upgrade to our Deluxe Suite additional cost on the total program package:
- € 50 per day
- € 320 for one week
- € 620 for two weeks
- € 900 for three weeks
- € 1100 for four weeks
We only have two deluxe one bedroom suites located in our most private building closest to the sea. They have a private bedroom, living room, fully equipped kitchen, generous bathroom and an extra large balcony. Both suites offer a modern open living room with sofa bed, LCD TV, working desk and DVD/ iPod Stereo. They are perfect for a family or couple. The additional rate is a flat rate based on the room and is added on to the total rate package whether a single individual, couple or family.
Our guestrooms are set back just over 50 meters from the water to provide you with a private community and greater security. A selection of our rooms enjoy this spectacular sea view, while others enjoy the tropical gardens scene.
The rate includes
- the full training program
- modern Asian-tropical accommodation
- wholesome and healthy meals
- full use of SamahitaRetreat facilities (wifi, steam room, pool, etc.)
- Yoga Alliance standard certification (upon successful completion)
Deposit and payment
Once you have been accepted into the training program by The Yoga Academy, you may book your space at Samahita Retreat.
The Yoga Academy requires a 50% deposit of € 1940 upon acceptance. The balance is to be made in two equal installments at specific dates before the course. All payments for this program will be booked and paid to Samahita Retreat.
If you wish to come with your partner or family, our facility is equipped to accommodate them. We have separate rates for this. Please email our Reservation Team firstname.lastname@example.org for details.