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250-hour Yoga Teacher Training 2021 at AIRYOGA Zurich

The AIRYOGA Teacher Training 2021 will be taught in line with the tradition of Hatha Yoga and Buddhist Meditation under the direction of Stephen Thomas.

The course is appropriate for experienced and dedicated students of Yoga who wish to deepen and refine their knowledge and aim towards the teaching certification.

The program has been accredited by Yoga Alliance® and provides all the foundation required for further study and teaching. In terms of the qualification of the teaching team and the number of classroom hours, this training even exceeds the Yoga Alliance guidelines.

The AIRYOGA Teacher Training 2021 will start on May 7, 2021, and end on October 24, 2021. It offers 220 to 230 classroom hours total, set up in six weekend modules plus two intensive weeks (in July and October 2021). All sessions take place at  AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in Zurich.

In addition to the classroom hours, students can expect 20 to 30 hours minimum of self-directed study including assigned online/video review, and reading requirements. 

The following subjects and topics form the curriculum:
•  In Depth Techniques, Alignment, Theory and Practice of Yoga Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Mantra, Meditation and other traditional yoga techniques 
•  Physical and Subtle Anatomy, Physiology, Prevention
•  Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, Mental Approach
•  History of Classical and Modern Yoga
•  Restorative Yoga, Therapeutic Approaches, Yoga Nidra
•  Ayurveda Foundations
•  Teaching Methodology: Sequencing of yoga classes, use of props, adjustments and assists, modifications
•  Practicum: teaching, observing, sequencing and assisting 


These are the dates for the AIRYOGA 250-hour Teacher Training 2021:
Module 1 - Friday, May 7, to Sunday, May 9, 2021
Module 2 - Friday, May 28, to Sunday, May 30, 2021
Module 3 - Friday, June 18, to Sunday, June 20, 2021
Module 4 (intensive week) - Monday, July 19, to Sunday, July 25, 2021
Module 5 - Friday, August 13, to Sunday, August 15, 2021
Module 6 - Friday, September 3, to Sunday, September 5, 2021
Module 7 - Friday, September 24, to Sunday, September 26, 2021
Module 8 (intensive week) - Monday, October 18, to Sunday, October 24, 2021

Class times: 
Fridays from about 8:00 am to 5:30 pm approx.
Saturdays from about 8:00 am to 6:00 pm approx.
Sundays from about 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Intensive weeks (Monday through Sunday) daily from about 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
All classes will take place at AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zürich


Our faculty of highly qualified and experienced teachers will lead the training. 

Main Teachers

Stephen Thomas (Director): Asana, Pranayama, Teaching Methodology, Yoga Philosophy
Claire Dalloz: Asana, Teaching Methodology
Manuela Peverelli: Meditation, Asana 
Doug Keller: Yoga Philosophy, Therapeutically oriented Yoga, Yoga Nidra

Additional Senior Faculty
Christina Eggenschwiler: Anatomy and Physiology, Prevention
Evelyn Hunger: Ayurveda
Stefania Maria Bernet: Senior Assistant in Pranayama, Asana


Prerequisites for attending the Yoga Teacher Training
This training is highly demanding on a physical and psychological level. The schedule requires participants to really immerse themselves in yoga. 
Applicants should be sincerely interested and ready to study intensively. 
Furthermore are required:
• a regular yoga practice of a minimum of two years 
• solid knowledge in both German and English (no translations are offered)
• good mental and physical health

Further terms
• This training will be taught in English or German, depending on the teacher. 
• The applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis. 
• AIRYOGA/Stephen Thomas will decide who is admitted to the course after assessing the application. Candidates that are not already regular students with Stephen may be invited to a test class and a post class interview.
• The course requires a minimum of 15 participants to take place. It accepts a maximum of 28 participants (plus possibly persons making up missed hours from the previous course). Additional applicants will be put on the wait-list. 
• In order to graduate, trainees are required to have attended a minimum of 200 classroom hours and passed a written exam in Philosophy, Anatomy, and Asana, as well as a practical exam. Graduates are entitled to register as ‘RYT 200’ with the American Yoga Alliance®.

Karma Yoga spots
AIRYOGA offers two Karma Yoga spots with a 50% discount on the training fee to any participant who is suited to this assignment and who cannot afford this training at full price. 
Assistance involves approx. 1-2 extra hours of helping out at the studio per training day. 
To apply for the Karma Yoga spots please add your letter of motivation to your application forms.

Cost
The cost for the 250-hour Yoga Teacher Training 2021 amounts to CHF 4’450.-

The course fee includes extensive written course manual in the language it was originally written. 
Not included is the cost for further reading material (recommended books).


To apply for the 250-hour Teacher Training 2021 please use this form (in German only)

Closing date is on March 1, 2021.
Given the usually high demand, we recommend that you apply early! 


For questions and other concerns please email ausbildungen@airyoga.ch


Biographies of our Teachers:

Stephen Thomas (Director): Asana, Pranayama, Teaching Methodology, Yoga Philosophy
Stephen 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.   
Stephen teaches classes and workshops at AIRYOGA in Zurich, as well as a guest instructor throughout the world. He also dedicates energy each year to directing Teacher Intensive Trainings and ongoing education and works one-on-one with many students and teachers in his community. For more info on Stephen and his work please check-out his webpage www.yoga-svarupa.com
Stephen teaches in English.


Claire Dalloz: Asana, Teaching Methodology
Claire has been learning and teaching yoga passionately for the past 25 years. It has brought her joy, balance, curiosity and above all kept her sane during the wonderful but often trying years of bringing up three little kids. Her main influences on the path have been from Glenn Ceresoli (Senior Iyengar Teacher), Bruno Dietziker (Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga), and more recently Stephen Thomas (Hatha Yoga), Doug Keller (Yoga Therapy) and Dr. Ravi Ravindra (philosophy and spirituality). 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 regularly teaches on retreats both in Switzerland and abroad and offers immersion days and weekend trainings for teachers. Please also visit www.clairedalloz.ch
Claire is 
Internationally certified Yoga Teacher at the 500 hour level (E-RYT500)
YACEP (Yoga Alliance Certified Education Provider)
Member of the Swiss Yoga Union and of the European Yoga Union
Co-owner of YogaTopia, Herrliberg, Switzerland
Trained Hypnotherapist and Medical Masseuse
Claire teaches in English (with supplementary German where needed).


Manuela Peverelli: Meditation, Asana
Manuela teaches yoga since 2008. Her attitude and approach towards life is influenced by Tantric, Vedic and Buddhist studies and practices. An education in Ayurvedic psychology at the European Ayurveda Academy in 2013 has enriched her background in Western psychiatric nursery. Currently, Manuela is absolving a 3-year education in Buddhist Psychotherapy in Germany, which also influences what she is sharing. 
Manuela teaches in Zurich and Winterthur, Switzerland and lives in the rural countryside. For her own studies and practice period she spends the Winter months in Asia. Please also check-out her website www.karmacircus.com
Manuela teaches the practical instructions in English and the theory in German.


Doug Keller: Yoga Philosophy, Therapeutically oriented Yoga, Yoga Nidra
Doug came to teach Hatha Yoga by way of the yoga of meditation and years of academic study of philosophy, both eastern and western. He went to India in 1986 to practice yoga at Swami Muktananda’s ashram in Ganeshpuri and to offer his service. He spent a total of 7 years in the Ganeshpuri ashram, and 14 years of service overall in Siddha Yoga ashrams in the US and abroad, studying and practicing yoga, working in the kitchen and gardens, and teaching Hatha Yoga. It was during Doug Keller’s time in Ganeshpuri that he met John Friend, the founder of Anusara Yoga who, after his return to the states, enabled Doug to study under him and made him one of the first certified Anusara teachers. He has taught in the Anusara style for many years, but also studied other yoga traditions with unique teachers such as Aadil Palkhivala, John Schumacher, Kevin Gardiner, Erich Schiffman, Rodney Yee, Rod Stryker and others.
Doug is the author of a few books on Asana, Philosophy and Pranyama, and a two-volume work on Yoga as Therapy. He has been teaching workshops and in teacher trainings in the US, Europe and India. Please also check out www.doyoga.com
Doug teaches in English.


Christina Eggenschwiler: Anatomy and Physiology, Prevention
Christina has more than 12 years of teaching experience. As a lecturer for functional anatomy and physiology she is involved in various teacher training courses in Switzerland and abroad. She gained her professional knowledge during her training as a yoga teacher at Yoga Medicine, at Anatomy Trains in Motion, in spiral dynamics and in various specializations (CAS sports and movement therapy, Pilates, health promotion, injury prevention, pain therapy, etc.). With a Master's degree in Sports Science she has a comprehensive understanding of movement. She imparts the theory with clarity and many application examples and the practice with exciting self-awareness techniques.
Christina teaches in German.


Evelyn Hunger: Ayurveda Foundations
On one of her frequent travels to India, Evelyn came into contact first with yoga and then with Ayurveda. She was so fascinated from that point on, that she immersed herself with the philosophical system and its practice. Yoga teacher trainings and retreats with Stephen Thomas as her teacher and mentor for many years, but also inputs from other teachers, as well as her daily personal practice, help Evelyn gain a deeper perspective and understanding, that she constantly integrates in her daily life. This helps her to have an honest, empathic and enjoyable relationship with life.
Evelyn trained to become a certified Ayurveda Specialist at the European Academy for Ayurveda, and supplemented her studies with an internship over several months at an Ayurvedic clinic in South India. The knowledge from her profession as an emergency care nurse is an important link to work in a holistic way. In addition, Evelyn is deeply inspired by the Mahamudra practice of Tibetan Buddhism, which shapes her yoga practice and brings her fulfillment and joy in her daily life. Phases of intensive practice are just as important to her as to experience her mind clearly and to open her heart anew in each encounter even in the hectic emergency care routine.
For more information please also see www.yogaayus.ch
Evelyn teaches in German.


Stefania Maria Bernet: Senior Assistant 
Stefania came into contact with meditation and pranayama already in her childhood, thanks to her first teacher Selvarajan Yesudian. Years later, during her education at drama school, she became acquainted with the physical aspect of Yoga. With Bikram Yoga, Stefania first experienced a regular disciplined Asana practice. It was ,love at first breath’. Inspired by the powerful potential of this sequence, Stefania completed her teacher training at Bikram Yoga College of India. She went on to teach in different places around the world: Hawaii, the American West Coast, Spain and Switzerland. Later she studied to become a Medical Yoga Coach at the German Medical School in Berlin, and attended numerous immersions with her long-standing Hatha Yoga teachers Stephen Thomas and Noah McKenna. Stefania completed a 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Carol Murphy and further education in Pranayama and meditation with Shri O.P. Tiwari in the Kaivalyadhama lineage.
Stefania values healthy alignment of the body, as well as a heartfelt and kind inner attitude. For more information please also check-out her website www.pranastation.ch
Stefania teaches in German and English.