300-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Siargao, Philippines

This in-person 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training is for yoga teachers who wish to further develop their skills in sharing the gift of yoga. Our comprehensive curriculum covers all the necessary topics to allow yoga teachers to teach Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga (Yang Yoga), and Yoga Nidra in an accessible, adaptive, and trauma-informed manner.

Only graduates of 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training from Yoga Alliance registered institutions may join this training.


What You’ll Learn in our 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training

This course promises a holistic curriculum that contains both active and passive yoga practices. As participants of a 300-hour advanced training, we expect our students to already have the instructional know-how required of yoga teachers. This 300-hour yoga teacher training, however, will further develop and refine one’s skills in sharing safe and sustainable practices by engaging in the following topics:

  1. The science of stress and how it silently kills us, along with stress-release techniques derived from more passive practices such as Mindful Meditation, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra.
  2. Ancient philosophies and legends of creation behind our much beloved yogic practices.
  3. Trauma-informed, adaptive and accessible ways of teaching and assisting in Hatha Yoga (whichever style of hatha it may be) across different bodies and abilities.
  4. Intelligent class planning that is both mindfully creative and anatomically safe.
  5. Creating and executing yoga events (classes, courses, workshops and retreats) that are relevant to you and your students.
  6. The nuances of the yoga profession and how to build an ethical yoga business model using the tools and technology that are available to us.

What our Students Say

What I love about Bodhi Yoga Center are the people! Miss Leona our Teacher is such a caring person and very generous as well as her Family! Its not just the way she shares her knowledge about Yoga to us but it is how she treated us as a FAMILY and not just students. I am so glad I found Bodhi Yoga Center to get my 200hr TTC. To Miss Leona and the rest of your fabulous Staff, please continue sharing your knowledge in yoga! Can’t thank you enough!

– Odette from Marikina City | 200-hour YTT Alum

I am so glad I took my 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training at Bodhi Yoga Center. The lessons were intensive and fun at the same time. Leona and Steph were great teachers. I learned a lot about Anatomy, Yoga Philosophy, teaching Methodologies and life not just from Leona and Steph but also from my classmates. Thank you for such a life-changing experience, teachers, classmates and the rest of the Bodhi Yoga Center team.

Jannah from Maco, Davao de Oro | 200-hour YTT Alum

The Curriculum

I. TECHNIQUES, TRAINING & PRACTICE: YIN, YANG & YOGA NIDRA

  1. Morning Hatha Yoga
    i. Kriya
    ii. Asana
    iii. Pranayama
    iv. Meditation
  2. Afternoon Vinyasa Yoga
    i. Adaptive, accessible & trauma informed Vinyasa Flow
  3. Yin Yoga Practice
  4. Yoga Nidra Practice

II. YOGA PHILOSOPHY: THE LEGENDS & LESSONS ON THE ORIGINS OF YOGA

  1. Awakening
    i. Padmasana/Padma Mudra: The Symbol of the Lotus
    ii. Anjali and Namaste Mudras: Respect for Creation
    iii. Chakrasana: The Centers of Energy
    iv. Trikonasana: The Three Gunas
    v. Dandasana: The Importance of Your Role as a Teacher
    vi. Kurmasana: Withdrawing the Senses
    vii. Chandrasana: Ganesha & The Moon
  2. Undoing
    i. Parighasana: Guarding our Gates
    ii. Navasana: Crossing Choppy Waters
    iii. Virabhadrasana: A Warrior’s Code of Behavior
    iv. Natarajasana: Dissolving Fear and Embracing Change
    v. Vatayanasana: The Battle of Destiny
    vi. Simhasana: Slaying the Demons of our Mind
  3. Healing
    i. Sukhasana & Siddhasana: Finding Ease, Joy & Love
    ii. Dhanurasana: Finding the Right Effort
    iii. Astavakrasana: Detachment from Appearances
    iv. Halasana & Sirsana: Shifting Perspectives
    v. Hanumanasana, Anajaneyasana & Virasana: Recognize The Hero Within
    vi. Garudasana: Soaring Like an Eagle
    vii. Koundinyasana: Divine Realization
  4. Transcendence
    i. Balasana: Transcending Ego
    ii. Malasana: The Garland of Life
    iii. Vasisthasana: Lesson of Liberation
    iv. Bharadvajasana: Finding, Living and Sharing our Source of Joy
    v. Savasana: An Elegant End & Transcending Death

III. YOGA ANATOMY, ALIGNMENT & HANDS-ON ADJUSTMENTS

  1. Anatomy of the Breath
    i. Understanding the Diaphragm
    ii. The Accessory Muscles in Breathing
    iii. The Breath & Brain Connection
  2. Revisiting the Muskuloskeletal System
    i. The Muscles, Bones, Joints, Ligaments & Tendons
    ii. The Myofascial Network
  3. Biomechanics of Stretching
    i. Understanding Movement
    ii. The Role of the Nervous System
    iii. Tension & Compression
    iv. Improving Range of Motion
  4. Alignment, Modifications and Hands-on Adjustments of Hatha Yoga Asanas
    i. Standing Postures
    ii. Seated Postures
    iii. Twisting & Side-Bending Postures
    iv. Backbending Postures
    v. Arm Support Postures
    vi. Inverted Postures
  5. Stress Management through Mindful Practices
    i. The Science and Dangers of Stress
    ii. Utilizing Yogic Practices to Release Stress

IV. TEACHING METHODOLOGY: CREATING AND EXECUTING THEMES, CLASSES, COURSES & EXPERIENCES

  1. Teaching Accessible & Adaptive Hatha Yoga
    i. Creating a Safe Space for Class
    ii. Class Planning & Design Based on Various Themes
    iii. Step-by-step Cueing and Refinement
    iv. The Art of Propping
  2. Working with Trauma
  3. Modifying Postures for Injuries & Other Conditions
  4. Teaching for Pregnancy
  5. Creating Experiences – Classes, Workshops, Courses, and Retreats

V. THE PRACTICE OF YIN YOGA

  1. The History & Evolution of Yin Yoga
  2. Purpose of Yin
  3. Yin & Yang: Complementary Practices
  4. The Asanas of Yin
  5. The 12 Meridians
  6. The 7 Chakras in the Context of Yin
  7. How to Teach Adaptive & Accessible Yin Yoga
  8. Creating Themes & Experiences for Yin Yoga Classes

VI. THE PRACTICE OF YOGA NIDRA

  1. The History & Evolution of Yoga Nidra
    i. The Philosophy of Yoga Nidra
    ii. Different Yoga Nidra Traditions
  2. The Benefits of Yoga Nidra
    i. The Effects of Yoga Nidra on the Brainwaves and Nervous System
    ii. The Benefits of Yoga Nidra on the Body, Mind and Emotions
    iii. Yoga Nidra for Healing
  3. Teaching Yoga Nidra
    i. Essential Elements of a Yoga Nidra Session
    ii. Finding the Right Voice Modulation
    iii. Working with Visualizations
    iv. Working with Imagery and Emotions
    v. Different Yoga Nidra Scripts
    vi. Creating Your Own Yoga Nidra Script
    vii. Do’s & Don’ts of Yoga Nidra

VII. THE YOGA PROFESSION & MINDFUL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

  1. Defining Your Unique Identity as a Teacher
    i. Clarity of Purpose
    ii. Identifying Your Niche & Student Avatar
    iii. Creating a Solid Messaging that Resonates with Your Audience
    iv. Creating Your Yoga Teacher CV
  2. Creating and Marketing Your Offer
    i. The Marketing Mix: Product, Place, Price, Promotion
    ii. The Other P’s: People, Process, Physical Evidence, Philosophy
    iii. Traditional & Digital Marketing
  3. The Difference Between Marketing & Advertising
  4. The Marketing Funnel
  5. Traditional Marketing
  6. Digital Marketing
  7. Financial Management
    i. Freelancing is a Business! Treat Your Profession as a Business
    ii. Setting Your Financial Goals
    iii. Diversifying Income
    iv. Getting Acquainted with Your Income Statement
    v. Calculating Your Return of Investment

VIII. PRACTICUM / COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Accessible, Adaptive and Trauma-Informed Hatha Yoga Class – 1 hour
  2. Yin Yoga Class – 1 hour
  3. Yoga Nidra Class with Pranayama – 1 hour
  4. Group Project – Yoga Retreat Plan
  5. Individual Project – Your Flagship Yoga Course Offering
  6. Written Exam for Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Anatomy, Teaching Methodology, and Mindful Business Management
  7. One-page reflection paper on your journey in yoga and this training

The Instructor

Leona Aurora Dinopol, E-RYT 500, Lead Trainer & Founder of Bodhi Yoga Center

Leona is the founder of Bodhi Yoga Center. She provides instruction for different variations of Hatha Yoga, such as Classical Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Yin. Leona spent a good number of her 20’s exploring holistic health and spirituality through yoga. She founded Bodhi Yoga Center in 2015 as a means of spreading the practice of self-awareness in her hometown of General Santos City, Mindanao.

She has a special place in her heart for the City of Rishikesh in Northern India where she obtained her 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Certification from Vinyasa Yoga School in 2014. Four years later, in 2018, she returned to train for her 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in Classical Hatha Yoga from Gyan Yog Breath.

Leona has been leading yoga teacher training courses since 2017 and has over 4,000 hours of teaching experience.


Daily Timetable

TimeSubject
6:00 – 7:00 AMKriya, Silent Meditation & Journaling
7:00 – 8:30 AMHatha Yoga: Asana, Pranayama, Meditation
8:30 – 9:00 AMBreakfast
9:00 – 10:00 AMYoga Philosophy: Legends and Lessons on the Origins of Yoga
10:00 – 11:00 AMTeaching Methodology: Creating themes, classes, courses & experiences
11:00 – 12:00 NNThe Yoga Profession & Business Studies
12:00 – 2:00 PMLunch Break
2:00 – 3:00 PMAnatomy, Alignment & Hands-on Adjustments
3:00 – 3:30 PMPosture Lab / Practice with a Partner
3:30 – 4:30 PMAfternoon Vinyasa: Adaptive, accessible & trauma informed practice
4:30 – 5:00 PMTea Break
5:00 – 6:00 PMLecture on Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra
6:00 – 6:45 PMYin Yoga Practice
6:45 – 7:30 PMYoga Nidra Practice & Journaling
 7:30 – 8:30 PMDinner

300-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Siargao
Lotus Shores Siargao – our training grounds

The Location

Lotus Shores Siargao – Nestled in the jungles of the wave-fringed island that is Siargao, we are given the sacred opportunity to practice deep listening and find deep rest. Preserving as much of the natural landscape, the retreat features large gardens, open spaces and architecture inspired by a combination of traditional and minimalist styles. The dedicated spaces for practice (Durga Temple and Yoga Dojo) and communal areas (Kali Ma Cafe & Restaurant) hold a grandeur that leads the mind towards the infinite. The comfortable and minimalist interior of the accommodation inspire clarity of mind and and the inward turning of one’s awareness.

Lotus Shores is a space where visitors can experience the healing power of the island and the warmth and light-hearted spirit of the Filipino people, in a way that inspires and supports the unfolding of our higher identity: as the compassionate, loving, blissful observer of this beautiful Lila (divine, cosmic play).  


Nourishment

Kali Ma Cafe in Lotus Shores – Come home to the Mother-Goddess’ kitchen, where all beings are safe and loved, where every meal is a celebration of Life– of its unity, beauty and abundance.

Kali, the life-giving force that gives rise to the animate world is the same energy that drives of transformation and spiritual evolution. The cafe is an homage to the life-giving mother, who has provided us with all that we need to realize our true nature. We create our food the way we envion she would, sourcing produce from our growing vegetable garden and the island’s organic farms. All meals are made with intention, by hand, and from scratch. Nothing from a can or plastic bag. We work with time (e.g organic farming methods, fermentation, etc.), nature, high vibrations, and loving hands.

A plant-based diet is the actualization of the potential of the individual to create change in his/her immediate experience, community, and for the world at large.


Dates & Availability

Only 16 spots are available for this intake. We encourage you to apply as early as possible.

Course Dates: October 1 – 31, 2021


Learning Investment

All rates are inclusive of a student kit containing textbooks, learning materials, a journal, t-shirt and water bottle. The 300-hour certification will be issued only to participants who satisfactorily complete the course requirements.

Course Fees with Accommodations:

Triple Sharing Room with Vegan Brunch & Dinner – Php 115,000
Private Single Occupancy with Vegan Brunch & Dinner – Php 135,000

Payment Terms: To secure your spot for the course, 50% must be paid upon enrollment. Remaining balance must be fully paid by September 1, 2021.


Travel Guidelines

The following are required for all tourist coming to Siargao:

  • ​Negative results on (RT- PCR) Test and/or Antigen Swab Test taken within 48 hours prior to the date of arrival in Siargao.
  • Five (5) days Confirmed Booking from an Accredited DOT Accommodation Establishment
  • Surigao Del Norte Provincial e-Health QR Pass (link will be provided upon booking)
  • Valid Identification Cards
  • Round trip ticket

Inquiries

All inquiries may be e-mailed to us: info@bodhiyogacenter.com.
Alternatively, you may schedule a call to raise any concerns or questions: book a call.

We understand that taking a month-long commitment to train is not a light decision, and we are here to offer support in any way we can.


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