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100-Hour Advanced Hatha Yoga Training in Goa, India with Stephen Thomas

This intensive study program under the guidance of Stephen Thomas as the main teacher includes long, intensive mornings in the three pillars of Hatha Yoga - Meditation, Pranayama, Asana.In the afternoons, the focus is on skills for direct work on Alignment, refining the subtle practices, assisting and working with modifications, sequencing for physical body and sequencing for subtle body, and specific work each day on various areas: arm balances, hip openers, upper back/shoulder release, inversions, etc. Evenings will include meditation and sound work (some evenings with classical eastern music)
AIRYOGA teacher Claire Dalloz and special guest teachers will teach some hours of the training. All classes are taught in English.
Samata offers full support with an Ayurvedic Kitchen, an amazing food and herb garden and therapy offerings in Ayurvedic massage, and Chinese Medicine.


This Advanced Training will be offered from Sunday, December 2, to Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Samata Retreat Center in North Goa, India, under the guidance of Stephen Thomas.

The Teachers

Stephen Thomas is an experienced Yoga teacher and practitioner. He leads Teacher Trainings, Workshops and Immersions across Asia and Europe. His teaching is deeply rooted in the traditional Yoga practices of Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation. His philosophical background is influenced by studies in the Classical systems of Yoga Philosophy as well as Tibetan Buddhism and Tantra.
Stephen studies directly with O.P. Tiwari of Kaivalyadham, India - a living master in the science of Pranayama. He blends this with his ongoing studies in Asana, Nutrition, Ayurveda, Philosophy and the varied modern evolutions of Yoga.
To find out more please visit www.yoga-svarupa.com

Claire Dalloz has been learning and teaching yoga passionately for the past 22 years. Her teaching style is influenced by the Ashtanga Vinyasa and Iyengar Yoga Schools although over the years she has adopted her own way of teaching.
Claire is an internationally certified Yoga Teacher at the 500 hour level (E-RYT500), Director of Studies for the 200-hour Teacher Training at AIRYOGA Zurich, and Co-owner of YogaTopia in Herrliberg, Switzerland.
To find out more please go to www.clairedalloz.ch and www.yogatopia.ch


Location and Accommodation
The training will take place at Samata, a holistic Retreat Center located in the peaceful village setting behind Arambol Beach in North Goa.
Accommodation and meals will be provided directly from Samata Goa at a reduced rate for our group. A variety of accommodation are available (see below).

Accommodation/Food packages for 13 nights (December 2, to 15, 2018):
•  Simple Single Room- smaller room with 1 single bed: 1'521.- USD per person
•  King Deluxe Room- bigger room with 1 King bed: single occupancy 1'872.- USD per person / double occupancy 2'808.-USD per couple
•  Twin Deluxe Room- the same size as King Deluxe with 2 single beds (double occupancy): 1'404.- USD per person
•  Triple Room- bigger room with 3 single beds (triple occupancy): 1'170.- USD per person
•  Master Suite- spacious room with huge balcony, private kitchen, 1 King bed or 2 Twin beds: single occupancy 2'925.- USD per person / double occupancy 4'095.- USD (two people)
•  To see pictures of the rooms please visit www.samatagoa.com

For all questions regarding accommodation and food please email Olga Novikova: olga@samatagoa.com
Please book your room/food package directly with Olga once your participation has been confirmed by AIRYOGA.



Arrival / Departure
Please arrive at Samata on Sunday, December 2, 2018 during the day. In the evening, there will be a meet & greet and evening practice.
Find out how to get there here: http://www.samatagoa.com/getting-there-and-away/
On Saturday, December 15, 2018, the departure is after the open morning practice and lunch.


Typical Day
6.30 am: morning Chai at sunrise
7:00 to 7:30 am: Meditation
approx. 7:40 to 8:30 am: Pranayama
afterwards: Morning Walks and Light Snack
approx. 9:00 am to 11:30 am: Asana
11:30 am: Lunch
12:30 pm to 4:00 pm: Afternoon Pause
approx. 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Afternoon Workshops/Study/Practice
6:00 pm to 6:45 pm: Sunset Pranayama/Meditation/Yoga Nidra
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm: Dinner
8:30 pm: Evening Programs (optional) or Free time


Pre-requistites
This training is recommended for those wishing to deepen their practice and improve technique and theory in Yoga. You can expect to develop and deepen practice and understanding in Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation.
Students should have a solid experience in Yoga, including previous study/training.
Participation is limited to 24 students.


Price per person
CHF 1’790.- for the full yoga course (approx. 100 hours), including manual.

Not included in the price:
•  Trip to/from Goa
•  All transfers
•  Accommodation and meals (to be booked directly with Samata)
•  Massages, treatments etc.
•  Tourist visa (apply for your e-visa online via https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/info1.jsp)


Booking
To register, please provide a short summary of your experience and training/practice background and e-mail to Stephen Thomas: stephen@airyoga.ch



Further terms
A non-refundable deposit of CHF 500.- is required once your participation has been confirmed by AIRYOGA.

The remainder is due on September 30, 2018. Cancellations after that date will not be refunded.

The participants will be responsible for booking their accommodation with Samata once they are accepted into the course.

Insurance is your own responsibility. We strongly recommend a travel insurance, health- and accident insurance with sufficient coverage.
The company/the teacher shall not be held liable for any damage to, or loss of, property or injury to persons. The participant waives any claim against the company/the teacher for any such loss, damage, injury, or death.