2019 Africa Yoga Project 200 Hour Teacher Training 

April 16 - April 27, 2019

Non African Resident Registration here

African Resident Registration here

April 16 - April 27, 2019 * – Africa Yoga Project is excited to announce the opportunity to be part of Kenya's annual 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training! You will have the opportunity to earn your 200 hour yoga teacher training certificate in Kenya while contributing to our mission of educating youth from East Africa through teacher training. Our goal is to train over fifty new yoga teachers!

The Africa Yoga Project Expand Your Power 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is your chance to join a committed community who are using the transformational tools of yoga to change lives. This unparalleled training is for those who wish to deepen their practice, teach yoga and inspire others. Expand Your Power is an intensive Baptiste Yoga training focused on an in-depth understanding of the methodology of Baptiste Power Yoga asana and assisting, yoga anatomy, physiology and philosophy, meditation, connecting with your class and practical teaching experience with feedback. The curriculum is in accordance with Yoga Alliance requirements. You will leave ready to teach!

Expand Your Power Teacher Training with Africa Yoga Project is a 12 day training and service trip to Kenya for everyone. You will experience exponential personal growth, practice and learn shoulder to shoulder, with new Africa Yoga Project teachers, emerging leaders and other powerful people from around the world while witnessing the energy of the organization’s programs in Nairobi.

If you have completed your 200Hour Certification through a Baptiste Affiliate Studio or Baptiste Power Yoga Institute, you may be eligible to participate as part of the Assisting Team for the 200hr Teacher Training. If you are interested please email programs@africayogaproject.org. In this module you will learn what it takes to generate and support a program.  A master teacher is able to both see the micro view of what the students in front of them need and have a macro view of the whole program.  We will work with the skills needed to take a macro view.  This begins with what it is to be on a team. This is where we will concentrate our learning. You will work together to create a team that supports the students enrolled in the 200 hour program.

Cost

The financial commitment for April Teacher Training is:

  • Deposit = USD 500 per person (required payment to reserve spot)
  • Program Fee = USD 2,000 per person (includes deposit)
    • Covers: All Food, transportation, accommodations, and park fees
    • Doesn’t Cover: Airfare or personal items such as gifts and snacks
    • This is not tax deductible
  • Fundraising Commitment = USD 4,000 non resident, USD 500 East Africa Resident
    • Covers: Service projects we will be working on and the continued work of Africa Yoga Project.
    • These funds are tax-deductible

 Please note: All fees are in US Dollars

Itinerary:

Sunday, April 14th:

Assisting team arrive

Monday, April 15thth

  • 9am Assisting Team Welcome Breakfast
  • 10am Giraffe & Elephant Orphanage
  • 4pm  Assistants Program Orientation
  • 5:30 Yoga at the Shine Center – first chance to roll out your mat!
  • 7pm Dinner

Tuesday, April 16th:

  • 8am All Day Program Setup Assistants Preparation

Tuesday, April 16th:

  • 6pm Program Orientation
  • Yoga at the Shine Center – first chance to roll out your mat!
  • Rest.

Wednesday, April 17th:

  • Meditation and Yoga Practice
  • Full day Yoga Teacher training at AYP Shine Center
  • Group Discussion

Thursday, April 18th:

  • Meditation, Yoga and Workshop at the Shine Center
  • Visit a school where AYP teachers leads weekly outreach and get to know local children and the impact yoga is having on them.
  • Visit an AYP teacher’s house to understand the context in which they are living and working
  • Group Discussion

Friday April 19th:

  • Meditation, Yoga and Workshop at the Shine Center
  • “Yoga for Everybody”: We will learn in-depth techniques of working with children and special needs populations.
  • Group Discussion

Saturday, April 20th - April 25th

  • Community Class at the Shine Center with over 250 yogis from all over the world.
  • Vegetarian Lunch shared with yogis from all over the world.
  • After lunch we will depart Nairobi, traveling to a retreat location.
  • Each morning we begin the day with meditation and yoga practice
  • Followed with discussion and teachings. This course curriculum includes a detailed exploration of the Baptiste Methodology, as well as philosophy, sequencing, alignment, anatomy, hands-on assisting, and practice teaching.
  • We will work side by side with local students and the Africa Yoga Project teachers. It is an environment of extraordinary standards – a total immersion in which you and your peers will demand more of yourselves and each other than ever before. As a result, you will grow more than you could ever imagine.
  • In the evenings we will reflect on the experiences of the day, individually and as a group, through the evening sessions.

Friday, April 26th

  • After a morning meditation, practice and workshop, we will eat lunch and depart for a Safari.
  • Group Safari Drive through Nairobi National Park where we will look for lions, zebras and giraffes.
  • Group Discussion/Teachings.

Saturday, April 27th:

  • At the Shine Center, share new skills with the Africa Yoga Project community. Have the opportunity to share new skills by assisting / teaching class in Nairobi!
  • After enjoying an AYP class and lunch, we will have our celebratory graduation lunch and closing ceremony before saying goodbyes.

Facilitation Team

Paige Elenson, Senior Baptiste Teacher, Co-founder and Director of Africa Yoga Project

Walter Mugwe, Certified Baptiste Teacher and Africa Yoga Project Teacher

Catherine Njeri, Certified Baptiste Teacher and Africa Yoga Project Teacher

 

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