YOGAVATAR is a New Age Yoga School based upon the deep roots of Hatha Yoga and a registered school with Yoga Alliance.
YOGAVATAR NEW AGE YOGA
YOGAVATAR is a New Age Yoga School based upon the deep roots of Hatha Yoga and a registered school with Yoga Alliance. The emergence of YOGAVATAR is associated with YOGA and AVATAR which the Universe is the source of power for expansion – harmonizing our physical, mental and spiritual. New Age Yoga asserts an artistic for learning and growth in an on going process of evolution. So the relationship YOGAVATAR and New Age Yoga enables the individual to reach their full potential as they becomes whole by integrating with the power of Universe.
YOGAVATAR is a registered school with Yoga Alliance. The teacher training programmes and teachers are internationally accredited, have exclusive recognition and qualify for the 200-hr Yoga Alliance Certification.
Yoga Alliance is an international governing board for yoga teachers and training programmes in the U.S and globally. Graduates of our programme are automatically eligible to register as a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance. Becoming a RYT means having a higher profile and gaining international recognition as a yoga teacher, attributes that many hiring studios look for.
YOGAVATAR New Age Yoga School was created to provide quality instruction of New Age Yoga in a way that will be innovative, inspiring and transformative. Our goal is to assist others locally, nationally, and globally in creating abundant communities that support the shift of consciousness, from the inner process of yoga to the recognition that yoga is everywhere.
GROUNDED TO EARTH
The roots of Hatha Yoga
Feel GROUNDED and SECURE: The Earth Element (Prithvi) in the body refers to our connection with the earth, the place where the raw elements for our bodies came from. We may bring more “earth” awareness into our yoga practice when we focus on grounding, building a firm base of support, connecting with the earth beneath us. Many times in our lives we become too “lofty” in our thoughts and need to come down to Earth to feel grounded and secure. In balancing postures, for instance, our stability is facilitated through deepening our connection with the Earth. Sometimes the Earth also refers to the Planet that we call home…exploring our connection with our Planet and the beauty and wonders that it holds… which we are all responsible to preserve. The Earth element is represented in the 1st/Root Chakra of the body. This style of yoga is suitable for beginners. Encourage proper alignment of the body and bring balance, strength, and calmness to the practitioner.
FLOW WITH WATER
DYNAMIC and FLUID practice of yoga poses: The Water Element (Apah, Jala) in the body refers to the water that flows through our veins, or the circulatory system in the body. Health is only possible as the water element remains flowing in the body. While in our yoga postures (asanas) we may need to consciously increase the flow of blood into a particular area of the body. Sometimes the practice also takes on a flowing action, with one movement fluidly moving into the next. Water has almost magical properties and is essential to life (our bodies are 70% water), with incredible healing and cleansing powers. It is a universal symbol for the soul and is the element representing the 2nd/Sacral Chakra, the area where new life is generated.
POWER OF FIRE
Core Strength & Balance
STRENGTH is the focus and BALANCE is the key: The Fire Element (Agni) in the body refers to the internal warmth and heat that is generated in certain postures, especially standing postures, and provides the energy and “will” to go on even when we want to quit. It is the source of light and creates and destroys, symbolizing the soul in many beliefs. In our yoga practice, fire is of particular focus in standing postures and in our vinyasa flows, or in any posture where we wish to generate heat, power and resolve. Sometimes your hand (or your mental focus) may need to be placed in specific areas on your body to generate heat in those areas (i.e. your sacrum). It is the element representing the 3rd/Solar Plexus Chakra…the brain for our body.
ENERGY IN THE AIR
The Chi and Pranayama
Yogic BREATHING and CONCENTRATION: The Air Element (Vayu) in the body refers to both the breath and creating space in the body. The breath is the basis of all yoga, since without breath; yoga (or life, for that matter) does not exist. Air is what carries the vital energy or “prana” (“chi” in Chinese philosophy) throughout the body and the universe. It is the essence of all life and can be focused on in yoga practice by literally bringing space or air into specific areas of the body in the postures (such as increasing the spaces between the vertebrae of the spine…lengthening). Pranayama, or breath control, sometimes means prolonging or restraining breath, but always requires a mindful awareness and all-encompassing focus on the breath. To practice breathing techniques is to initiate changes in the psychological, physical, neural and cerebral areas, increasing memory and creativity. It will strengthen your willpower and steady your mind. Air is the element representing the 4th/Heart Chakra.
THE UNION ETHER
AWARENESS and CONSCIOUSNESS. The Ether Element (Akasha) is most interesting! Lots to explore! Some describe it as a “hypothetical medium supposed to fill all space”. Its adjective is “ethereal”, meaning: “light, airy, spiritual”. Usually in yogic realms we refer to is as “consciousness”. As we progress in our yoga practice, we become increasingly conscious. Conscious of our true self, our connection or honesty with our thought patterns and motivations. Sometimes it is achieved by bringing a keen awareness on a particular aspect that we need to become mindful of, conscious or enlightened about. Bringing light where there was darkness. This is when we take our yoga practice “off the mat” and begin to live our yoga practice in everything we do. We become aware of our true selves in all situations, not just “on the mat”. Internalizing the Yamas and Niyamas and making them part of our life and lifestyle. This is not a destination, but rather a life-long process of progress and evolution. In our physical yoga practice we may bring the Ether element into the postures through focusing our awareness into very specific aspects of the posture or the body in the asana (posture). Bringing a focused awareness to, for instance, the internal massage of organs and glands deep inside the body that yoga helps to produce. Like a massage from the inside out. Ether is the element representing the 5th/Throat Chakra.
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING IN MALAYSIA
- Title: 200-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING WITH YOGAVATAR IN MALAYSIA
- Dates: 23 November to 19 December 2015
- Venue: Celebrity Fitness Lot 10: L8 (Roof Top) Lot 10 Shopping Centre 50, Jalan Sultan Ismail 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (view map)
- Organizer: www.iSpirit.asia
- Training Provider: YOGAVATAR New Age Yoga
- Inquiries email: iSpirit.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Inquires contact: +6011 11844184 (call) or +6012 3037022 (whatsapp)
- Online Registration: www.YOGAVATAR.ispirit.asia
- Event Category: Yoga Teacher Training
- Language: English
- Duration: 4 weeks
- Level: Open to all levels
- Field: Hatha Yoga
- Certification: 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training (RYT200)
- Training Provider: YOGAVATAR New Age Yoga
- Accreditation: Yoga Alliance 200hr Registered Yoga School
- Course Dates: 23 November to 19 December 2015
YOGAVATAR 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course is a foundational yoga teacher training based upon the deep roots of Hatha Yoga. The course is a 4 weeks full-time training programme and it will help the practitioner develop a mature practice, focusing not only on the physical aspects of yoga but the psychological and spiritual benefits as well. With an emphasis on Body Breath & Mind integrated into the energy source from the five elements of nature and the five principles of teaching yoga, this training will provide the participants the knowledge, practice and experience to become innovative, inspiring and transformative yoga teachers. Whether you intend to simply deepen your understanding of this ancient and diverse practice or you aspire to teach and share with others, the training course will prepare you for your journey.
Graduates of our programme will receive a full certificate of completion, approved by Yoga Alliance. Graduates are eligible to register as a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance. Becoming a RYT means having a higher profile and gaining international recognition as a yoga teacher, attributes that many hiring studios look for.
Students who are interested in participating should bear in mind that this will be a physically and emotionally demanding programme. It will require a strong commitment and personal sacrifice, as well as the support of the student’s primary support network.
Interested students must:
- Have a deep desire to learn and personally explore the deeper dimensions of yoga.
- Be free of major injuries going into the programme.
- Have a coachable attitude.
- Be fully committed and understand that 100% full attendance is required.
- Be willing to forgo most other personal or professional commitments for the duration of the programme.
SYLLABUS OF TRAINING
MODULE-1 : EXPLORE THE BOUNDARIES
Knowledge of the theory behind yoga
- Yoga History – The path of yoga from birth until today.
- Yoga Philosophy – Study of ancient texts including the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjalís Yoga Sutras.
- Yoga Lifestyle – Diet, lifestyle choices and creating the life you want.
- Your Philosophy – Developing a personal teaching philosophy
MODULE-2 : LEARN ABUNDANTLY
Nutrition, Anatomy & Physiology
- Learn about proper diet that will stimulate your yoga practice and keep your body in tune and establish conscious eating habit
- Physical Anatomy and Physiology – including muscles, bones, organs, bodily systems, etc.
- Energetic Anatomy – A study of the subtle bodies including Chakras, Nadis, Prana, etc.
- Application of Anatomy in Yoga – Benefits and contraindications, healthy movement patterns.
MODULE-3 : IGNITE YOUR PRACTICE
Techniques of Training and Practice
- Asanas – including Surya Namaskara, standing, seated, forward bending, back bending, twisting, inversion, arm balancing, restorative and pawanmukta series asanas
- Pranayama – The major yogic breathing techniques
- Bandhas – The art of yogic locks
- Kriyas – Yogic cleansing practices
- Sanskrit – Practical learning of basic Sanskrit terms
- Mantras & Chanting
- Meditation, Relaxation & Yoga Nidra
MODULE-4 : BE INSPIRED AND TRANSFORM
- Teaching Techniques
- How to give hands on Adjustments
- Principles of Demonstration
- Learning through Observation
- Assisting in yoga classes
- Teaching styles and the Ethics of Teaching
- Qualities of a teacher & methods of learning
- How to teach private classes
- How to sequence a theme class
MODULE-5 : SHARE UNCONDITIONALLY
- Practice teaching as the lead instructor
- Receiving and giving feedback
- Observing others teaching
- Assisting students while someone else is teaching
- Building your business – Tools of the trade
- Marketing yourself – The Ultimate tool
- Etiquette – Your responsibility in the classroom
- Get out there and Teach – How to set up your own classes and approach studios/gyms
iRyne Yogavatar is a new age yogini, the founder of YOGAVATAR New Age Yoga School and co-founder of www.ispirit.asia. Yoga has been a central focus of her life since 2004. She is an International Yoga Instructor registered with the Ministry of Education Malaysia and also a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance at E-RYT200 and RYT500 advanced level where her certification from Malaysia, Thailand and India. Apart from yoga she is also a certified Group Fitness Instructor of various fitness programs. iRyne’s style of teaching draws experience and knowledge from Hatha Yoga, with the flow of energy and expression of “YOGAVATAR”. The emergence of YOGAVATAR is associated with YOGA and AVATAR which she expressed that the Universe is the source of power for expansion – harmonizing our physical, mental and spiritual. She is devoted to teach and educate practitioners of all levels with her electrifying sequences, so you can expect to flirt with gravity in her classes. Nevertheless, she believes Yoga is for everyone and makes contact with her practitioners gently. Her classes are meticulously themed to deepen the practitioner’s experience in Hatha Yoga and modifications are recommended in accordance to practitioners’ experience, energy and prowess. They benefit through precise instructions and it is her habitual in reminiscent on the importance of proper alignment with breath. Her goal is to guide her practitioners in the awakening of their own potential that brings peaceful yoga energy into her practitioners’ life on and off the mat.
R2 Tho Hui Lee is the founder of www.ispirit.asia and the co-founder of YOGAVATAR New Age Yoga School. R2 started the journey of spreading love of Yoga and Fitness by teaching classes at her home country Malaysia since 2006. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance at E-RYT200 and RYT500 advanced level where her certification from Thailand and India. She is also a certified Group Fitness Instructor of various programs from Lesmills International, and a Reiki Healer at Master Degree level from India. Her passion in teaching has spread to Malaysia, Thailand, India and Maldives. Apart from the passion of teaching, R2 founded www.ispirit.asia in 2011. iSpirit is a new age Yoga & Fitness organization that promotes healthy lifestyle by organizing Yoga & Fitness activities to the communities such as retreats, workshops, trainings, community give back events and share the authentic colour of love for Yoga & Fitness to inspire people to live their most extraordinary life. Where there is existence of iSpirit there is love. R2’s creative mind, energetic body and harmony spirit radiate through her life in all aspects. As a teacher, a designer or a practitioner, she doesn’t differentiate between teaching, sharing and learning. She believes in the energy of passion, when passion meets passion, it makes the best medicine.
Yogi Amitram is the founder and director of Rishikesh Yogashram (Trust) located in Rishikesh, Uttarankhand, India. He is establishing his eco-friendly ashram on the Hill Top of Manikoot mountain on the edge of Rajaji national park overlooking Rishikesh town and Ganga River. While he is managing his ashram’s construction, he lives in Bharat Sadhu Samaj Yoga Ashram looking after the regular activities of the ashram. He has been raised in a traditional Indian Brahman family in Varanasi where his grandfather, Yogi Ramswaroop (Guruji), was his first Yoga Master who sowed the seed of yogic lifestyle in his soil of consciousness in his childhood. During his university education he post graduated in Information Management and continued his studies to deepen his knowledge about yoga, attending teacher trainings and workshops at Bihar School of Yoga, Anand Prakash Ashram, Tripura Yoga Ashram, Patanjali Yogpeeth and Sivananda Ashram. He managed to study and practice several styles and traditions of yoga as Patanjali Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, classical Kundalini Yoga and Kriya Yoga, sharing his experiences with many other seekers. In 2010 he also realized a CD distributed worldwide on Yoga Nidra and Guided So-ham Meditation. He is regularly visiting North America to share his wisdom with his friends and students. His present vision is to offer the Ashram he is building as a sacred place for spiritual seekers to practice yoga meditation and ayurveda in an eco environment ideal for inner contemplation and self-understanding.
Jeremy Ng is a professional fitness educator, seasonal public speaker and a personal trainer who has been in the fitness industry for over a decade. He is the founder of PFC Studio, a fitness education specialist and Under Armour’s sponsored fitness studio based in Malaysia, specialising in fitness education, personal training and sport performance training. Jeremy is an advocate of fitness education, with a genuine passion to develop fitness professionals’ growth in the fitness industry. Through PFC, he brings and delivers a variety of internationally certified certifications as well as short courses to keep trainers abreast on the latest training methodologies. PFC and Jeremy’s experience in the fitness industry and his passion to continuously advance industry’s standards have made him (and PFC) a sought-after fitness educator. Even before the inception of PFC Studio, Jeremy has always been passionate about fitness education. He believes in the need for fitness professionals to constantly equip themselves to remain competitive, and to propel the industry in the local arena to greater heights. Jeremy is a Master Trainer for NASM Certified Personal Trainer, PTA Global Certification & Bridging Course, Freemotion, ViPR, Twist Conditioning, Hyperwear – Sandbell, Power Plate, Trigger Point Performance. Qualification: ACE Certified Personal Trainer (American Council on Exercise); ACE Lifestyle & Weight Management (American Council on Exercise); NASM Certified Personal Trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine); NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (National Academy of Sports Medicine); PTA Global Bridging & Advance Certified (Personal Training Academy Global); TSCC Gold – Twist Sports Conditioning Coach – Gold Level; Anatomy Trains – Manual and Movement Therapy Certified; Grey’s institute Applied Functional Science Certified; Grey’s Institute Chain Reaction & Functional Muscle Function Certified; IOM Trainer (Institute Of Motion); Trigger Point Therapy Certified Trainer; Power Plate Trainer.
ABOUT THE VENUE & FACILITIES
Throughout the training course will held at Celebrity Fitness Lot 10, L8 (Roof Top) Lot 10 Shoping Centre 50, Jalan Sultan Ismail 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (view map)
Celebrity Fitness is South East Asia’s most popular and fastest growing fitness brand with a membership base of more than 150,000 and over 60 clubs in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. In Indonesia and Malaysia, have the largest network of locations and are frequently recognized and awarded as the fitness center of choice. (Click to view more about Celebrity Fitness)
The clubs are equipped with impressive facilities, including top-security lockers (accessible only with your membership card), as well as high-speed Internet, steam and sauna room. Yoga equipments such as Yoga Mats and Yoga Blocks will be provided.
Lot 10 is a shopping mall that really stands out by both the striking green color of the building and the modern interior architecture. The mall is located along Bintang Walk, roughly between Fahrenheit88 and BB Plaza & Sungei Wang Plaza. (Click to view more about Lot 10 Shopping Mall)
The nearest monorail station is Bukit Bintang LRT Station. It is right across the street, and accessible from Lot 10 through the upper levels of the mall by sky bridge. The same bridge connects Lot 10 to neighboring Sungei Wang Shopping Mall.
- Monday to Friday
07:30- 09:30 Morning Practices
09:30- 16:30 Lecture workshops, Technique & Training
07:30- 09:30 Morning Practices
09:30- 11:00 Technique & Training
- Sunday OFF
TUITION & FEES
- REGULAR PRICE for 200-hour Teacher Training Course is USD$2,000
- The prices are included training fee, training manual and course materials.
- Online payment by credit card*
- Paypal* account iSpirit.email@example.com
- Bank Transfer to Malaysia Hong Leong Bank Account: 24300006463 ISPIRIT ASIA
- Cash Payment to organizer representative : Contact +6011 11844184
*3% online payment service charge will be applied for payment by credit card or Paypal
CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATE
- If you are paying in Malaysia Rinngit (MYR) : Please use the fixed currency exchange rates : 1 USD = 4.2 MYR
PAYMENT DUE DATE
- EARLY BIRD due date on 15 October 2015
- REGULAR PRICE due date on 15 November 2015
Please make the full payment before due date to guarantee your space in the programme.
- No refund or credit will be given for cancellation within 14 days before the start of the training. Non-refundable but transferable.
- All refunds are subject to a 10% processing fee that will be deducted from your refund.
- STEP-1: Please fill in an online registration form to apply. You will receive an automated response email immediatedely after submission. Kindly check your email inbox and also other mail boxes.
- STEP-2: Please make the full payment before due date to guarantee your space in the programme. Payment can be made with Credit Card, PayPal, Banking or Cash. 3% online payment service charge will be applied for payment by credit card or Paypal
- STEP-3: Email the proof of payment or payment slip to firstname.lastname@example.org
- STEP-4: Receive Confirmation Letter with in 3 working days.
- STEP-5: Print out Confirmation Letter and bring along for attending the training.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: I don’t want to be a teacher, can I still take the training?
Yes, many of our students take the trainings just to deepen their practice. In fact, it’s the perfect way to do so.
Q: Are the trainings physically difficult?
Our style of yoga is about developing ease and enjoyment in the body. We strongly disagree with any yoga practice that pushes students to their physical limits. Most students find the training moderately difficult physically.
Q: What are the prerequisites for attending?
We strongly suggest students have been practicing at least 6 months before doing the training.
Q: Are there age restrictions for the trainings?
You must be at least 16 years old to take the training. There is no maximum age.
Q: Do you offer payment plans?
Yes, training can be broken into payments of as little as USD$400 / month.
Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A $400 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a spot. If for some reason you cannot attend the training, you can apply your deposit to a training in a later month.
Q: What if I have already done the 200 hr training?
No problem, you are welcome to join. It’s a great way to reinvigorate your practice.