Yoga Teacher Training in General Santos City, Philippines
Experience 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training with Bodhi Yoga Center. Get ready to imbibe the science, philosophy, lifestyle and ethics of yoga. Actualize the learning through practicum and post-training internship opportunities. The experience is a full immersion in fun, excitement and cultivation of yogic values as you engage in learning and socialization with people from different walks of life.
Yoga Alliance Certified
Successful trainees will be certified based on Yoga Alliance standards. Yoga Alliance® is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community whose mission is to promote and support the integrity and diversity of the teaching of yoga. A certification recognized by Yoga Alliance is also recognized internationally, in most yoga studios around the world.
26-Day Intensive Training
This training is not recommended for those who are completely new to yoga. We recommend at least 1 year of consistent and regular practice before embarking on a teacher training. Trainees will be immersed in various aspects of yogic studies for almost a month. Far from being a vacation, this intensive training can have different effects on people. When all is said and done, it will leave your body sore, your mind strained, and your life anew.
The question is, are you ready to be transformed?
With students coming from all over the world, our school offers on-site accommodations for those who need them. Students have the option to book private rooms or shared ones as required. Our main studio and student quarters are housed in the same building in the center of General Santos City.
Daily Vegetarian Meals
We prepare three daily fresh, healthful, vegetarian meals for our students, optimized for physical and spiritual benefits. Special dietary restrictions shall be catered to upon request.
Our comprehensive Yoga Anatomy module includes in-depth discussion of kinesiology and physiology to guide our students how to prepare sequences that honor the body’s natural range of motion and healthy biological function.
With respect to ancient Indian origins, our discussion of Yoga Philosophy traces the roots of what we know today as modern Yoga. Develop a deeper appreciation for centuries of esoteric wisdom passed on by various sages who propounded the discipline of yoga.
Weekend Exploration and Rest
Saturdays are for experiencing the culture and landscapes of South Central Mindanao. Whether on the road to the white sand beaches of Sarangani Bay or the enchanting lakes of South Cotabato, be prepared to witness the majestic Mt. Matutum from different angles throughout your stay. Sundays are for complete rest and rejuvenation.
Yoga Teacher Training Course Syllabus
Techniques, Training and Practice - 100 hours
As yoga teachers, it is our duty to teach practices and techniques that we personally know from our own experience. This allows for more meaningful ways to convey instruction and offer personalized adjustments. To cement this experiential learning, our teacher training program offers intensive practice sessions twice a day. We dedicate at least four hours of every training day in developing your practice in:
1.) Hatha Yoga Foundations – a preparatory practice to achieve the higher states of Raja Yoga
- Shatkarma – yogic cleansing techniques
- Surya Namaskara – salutations to the Sun
- Asana – Yoga Postures (with Alignment, Modifications and Adjustments)
- Pranayama – breathing techniques to expand one’s vital life force
- Meditation – active and passive practices to help connect with one’s inner self
2.) Solar Yoga – active physical practices to tone the entire musculoskeletal system and purify the body of impurities
- Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga – an asana system developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois wherein practitioners are given a series of intense physical postures that they need to practice and perfect
- Vinyasa Flow – moving with the breath, Vinyasa Flow is a strong but creative practice. Each class varies depending on the anatomical or esoteric theme for the day
3.) Lunar Yoga – slow, passive practices to restore oneself physically, mentally and spiritually
- Restorative Yoga – induces complete rest and relaxation for the body
- Yin Yoga – applies healthy stress to connective tissues for a certain period of time
- Yoga Nidra – induced meditative sleep to completely relax the mind and body
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics
This module revisits the ancient roots of modern yoga. Popular yogic texts shall be discussed in context and contrast with the modern world. Lifestyle of yogis and ethics of yoga teachers shall also be discussed in detail. We believe that we can learn from every one, so this module presents our trainees the opportunity to share their thoughts and beliefs in life to foster a healthy and progressive discussion. Under this module, we discuss the following topics:
Introduction and History of Yoga
Definitions of Yoga from different texts
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
The Bhagavad Gita
Yoga Anatomy and Physiology
This module tackles the structure and function of the human body, particularly the relationship of the breath and the spine in different physical movements. This course distinguishes yoga practice from calisthenics or gymnastics by emphasizing the incorporation of breath, movement and mindfulness. In this module, the relationship of the subtle energies to the physical body shall also be discussed.
1.) Introduction to Yoga Anatomy
The Breathing Process (Respiratory System)
The Musculoskeletal System
The Nervous System
2.) Kinesiology and Biomechanics
Concept of Alignment (finding the center of gravity)
The Biomechanics of Stretching
Tension versus Compression
3.) Yoga Physiology
4.) Psychological Effects of Yoga
5.) The Subtle Body (Eastern Anatomy)
The Five Koshas
The Pranas and Nadis
The Seven Chakras
Teaching Methodology & The Yoga Profession
Teaching Methodology module takes on different elements of teaching such as creating a safe space for self-exploration, crafting sequences of asanas and pranayama practices, cuing students in their process of refinement, offering practical guidance in meditation, and offering examples for extending the practice off the mat. Find a purpose for your yoga practice and define a suitable path for your journey. Identify rewards and anticipate consequences of being a yoga teacher. Develop fundamental entrepreneurial skills to make your yoga career sustainable.
Optional Post-training Internship
As a graduate of Bodhi Yoga Center’s 200-Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Program, you may be given the chance to continue learning with Bodhi Yoga Center as an Intern Yoga Teacher. Intern yoga teachers will continuously be mentored by resident yoga teachers. This post-training internship is the perfect opportunity to find your voice and to experience life as a yoga teacher.
Experience creating and leading your own class as a yoga teacher. Offer Seva (service) to those who have no access to yoga classes otherwise. Observe peers as they teach. Give and receive constructive feedback.
The Bodhi Team
Yoga Anatomy and Kinesiology
Location & Accomodations
Bodhi Yoga Center offers yoga teacher training in laid-back General Santos City, Philippines. To ensure efficiency and quality of study, the main studio and student quarters are housed under one roof. Our homebase is located at the city center, making it accessible to commercial and recreational centers. Students rest and reset every Sunday, where they are treated to experience the culture and landscapes of South Cotabato and Sarangani Province.
My #VinyasaYTT was amazing because I met the most wonderful people with whom I shared many life-changing experiences. After our lectures in the studio, we tested out different theories and concepts on each other, and lifted each other up (both literally and figuratively!) I will always look back on my one-month sojourn in Mindanao with much love, happiness, and gratitude! #MindBodhiSoul
So excited for everyone signing up for this year’s training course!”
Stephanie Q., Manila
“Thank you for being part of my ambivalent journey. A lot of times I have to question myself about life but you gave no judgment, hesitation nor doubt. Thank you for being patient and kind in every way. Namaste!”
Cindy C., Davao
Dates and Availability
|2019 Course Dates||Course Fee||Early Bird Deadline|
|February 4 – March 1, 2019||USD 1,750 / PHP 88,000||October 4, 2018|
|May 6 – 31, 2019||USD 1,750 / PHP 88,000||January 6, 2019|
|August 5 – 30, 2019||USD 1,750 / PHP 88,000||April 5, 2019|
|November 4 – 29, 2019||USD 1,750 / PHP 88,000||July 4, 2019|
- Indicated course fees include tuition fee, private accommodation with A/C and attached bathroom, three daily meals, textbooks and learning materials.
- For shared accommodation option and pricing, kindly contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Three vegetarian meals will be served daily. Special dietary restrictions will be catered to upon request.
- We offer free airport pick-up from General Santos City Airport.
- Early bird applications are entitled to USD 300 / PHP 16,000 discount.
- Payment Terms: 50% down payment upon acceptance to the course, 50% balance upon arrival.
Are you ready to apply for this transformative experience?
Regular Class Offerings
Bodhi Yoga Center also offers regular studio classes to cater different styles and intensity. Taught by our certified yoga teachers, we give you:
This is the foundation of all physical yoga practices. It is an old system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation.
In most cases, it will be relatively gentle, slow and great for beginners or students who prefer a more relaxed style where they hold poses longer.
The word “vinsaya” can be translated as “arranging something in a special way,” like yoga poses for example. It denotes a flowing, dynamic form of yoga connected to breath or pranayama.
This practice is a sequential movement that interlinks postures to form a continuous flow. It creates a movement meditation that reveals all forms as being impermanent and for this reason are not held on to.
Yoga nidra or yogic sleep is a state of consciousness between walking and sleeping, like the ‘going-to-sleep ‘ stage. It is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions.
In yoga nidra the practitioner remains in a state of light pratyahara with four of his senses internalized, that is, withdrawn, and only the hearing still connects to the instructions. The yogic goal of deep relaxation (yoga nidra) is a state called samadhi.
Yin yoga is a slower, more meditative practice wherein we relax the muscles, allowing gravity to work on our body instead. We apply gentle tension on the connective tissue over a longer period of time, usually 3 to 5 minutes per pose.
In that moment of stillness, we then learn to cultivate the practice of listening to our bodies. When our bodies become still, our breath become still. And when the breath is still, the mind becomes still.