Yoga teacher training AT PYRAMID
This is a unique and comprehensive teacher training program with a specific focus on the chakras and
their application toward health and healing. Learn this ancient knowledge, and marvel at how it has been expertly merged with modern science.
Reflecting the traditional teachings of the Yoga Sutras and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the Chakra Yoga System has been taught by David as a teacher training since 1997. This is a unique and comprehensive Teacher Training program with a specific focus on the Chakras. The program includes detailed instruction in the regular asana training, with specific instruction on how to teach, assist and adjust with safety and confidence. Then steps beyond, going into the traditional view of chakras in ancient cultures, and extending into the understanding of energy wheels from the perspective of the quantum fields of modern physics. The physics part is not done in a dry manner, but with interesting videos and discussions, not done only at a theoretical level, but rather experimentally; students are guided down into the vibrational reality of their own molecular biology. Chakra Yoga Training Teacher at the Pyramid Yoga Center Is a transformational experience.
Our course comprises a daily practice of asana, pranayama, mantra, yantra, raja and karma yoga complimented by individual contemplation, systematic methods of concentration, and meditation. Students engage in studies and discussions regarding yogic philosophy, anatomy, physiology and psychology as well as practical teaching methods and professional development.
5 week, 300hr course or continue on with the 8 week, 500hr course
The first part of the course is shared, consisting of 5 weeks study before we accredit the participants with 300 hour certificate (though that only counts as RYT 200 hours with the “American” Yoga Alliance).
The second part of this course specializes in healing - in particular, rejuvenation techniques for glands and organs which may have become dysfunctional and gone into a disease state. During this time students are taken into a deeper experience and understanding of 'energy' and its role in the mind - body connection as seen in the science of yoga, supplemented with the methods and techniques to influence, enhance and improve the functions of various glands and organs. Applying this in personal practice activates the self-healing forces within us; then methods of reaching out to help others with this healing skill follows.
By the end of the 2 months participants receive a 500 hour certificate and accreditation for RYT500 under the Yoga Alliance USA.
At Pyramid we offer an optional 3rd month for students who wish to stay on the island and integrate their practice into their lives before returning home. This 3rd month is optional, but highly recommended and consists of 2 daily practices at 7am and 11am Mon-Fri and then some evening chanting or meditation sessions. It is also a time when students can actively practice teaching, while putting the yoga lifestyle into practice without pressure or a rigid schedule.
Payment & Dates
300hr course: Oct 1st - Nov 1st 2019 | $3,000 USD
500hr course: Oct 1st - Nov 22nd 2019 | $4,000 USD
(These prices include only the course fees. Accommodation and food is separate)
Optional 3rd month of stay where you can continue your practice.
There will be group practice times at 7am and 11am during this third month as well as evening meditation and chanting circles.
This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in yoga practice before taking the next step in your journey.
(There will be no extra cost for this month except any accommodation and food costs)
Terms and Conditions
Deposit of $500 USD will be asked after registration to confirm your booking. Payment of Deposit is non-refundable but we will give a place on any course in the future (there may be extra charges).
Final Payment will be asked 30 days before the course starting date.
Cancellation Policy, before 30 days from the course starting date: We give either 50% refund or a place on a future course (there may be extra charges)
We cover various topics including but not limited to; Asanas and movement, Pranayama, Ghana, Cheqitsa, Yantra, Rejuvenation, Mantra, Tantra & Kundalini, Raja, Satsang. We also delve into the mind and the reality of “mind over matter”.
Yoga Alliance Accreditation
Yoga Alliance is an International Organization for the quality and standardization of individual Yoga teachers and Yoga Schools worldwide, although it only focuses on one of nine forms of yoga. In completing our Yoga Alliance (YA) Accredited program, our students receive an internationally recognized teaching qualification. In accordance with the standards outlined by YA, our courses cover: There are of course several other yoga alliances and organizations around the planet which readily accept our certification.
Techniques Training/Practice: Includes asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques.
Teaching Methodology: Comprises the principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student's process of learning and business aspects of teaching yoga.
Anatomy and Physiology: Both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc).
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers: An in depth study of yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers.
Practicum: Each student must be actively engaged in the process of teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing and giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching.
Students will be awarded RYT200 or RYT500 hour certificates at the successful completion of the 8 or 12 week courses respectfully.
The Island Lifestyle
Take refuge at our beautiful jungle retreat center on Koh Phangan. Boasting breath taking ocean views, our Thai haven is nestled amongst coconut palms overlooking both the tranquil Haad Salad and Haad Yao beaches.
A longtime favorite of past kings of Thailand, Koh Phangan is one of three small islands just east of the mainland in the Gulf of Southern Thailand. Known for its white sandy beaches, warm emerald waters, abundant coral reefs and famous Full Moon Parties, the seemingly small island is large enough to entertain both passer-by and long-staying wanderers.
In only a short walk or scooter ride, our students frequent the countless nearby beaches - all perfect for diving and snorkeling, a variety of restaurants and cafes, natural waterfalls, hiking trails, Buddhist temples, alternative therapy practitioners, Thai-style herbal steam rooms, Sunday drum circles, numerous fresh produce markets and Thongsala's weekend walk-through artisan market.
For those coming to us from the regular 9-5 grind and unable to disconnect entirely, never fear! Our jungle sanctuary is but a stones throw away from hi-speed internet, public telephones, ATM services and most other modern amenities to which we've become accustomed.
For some more information about what to bring and the Thai visas, clink on the link below.
We have many on-site and offsite accommodation options available.
Suiting your budget and needs, we have a variety of options available according to what you would like to do (subject to availability and demand of course). Check out the accommodation page for more info.
Past Graduate Testimonials
"It is my personal ‘opinion’ that yoga is the most complete and comprehensive system for study and development
of the human mind, body and spirit"
David Goulet, Pyramid Yoga Founder