Details about our program
Cancelled - Bali Yoga Teacher Training: June 22 - August 14, 2020 and Bali Yoga Workshop: June 22 - July 18, 2020 have both been cancelled for 2020
Ki McGraw and Bob Smith will be conducting a month long yoga workshop in Bali, Indonesia from June 22 – July 18, 2020. Students can come for one week, 10 days, two weeks , or any amount of time wished during the one month open ended workshop. The cost is $350 a week for the first two weeks and then $250 a week for the third or fourth weeks of study. Ki and Bob will help to set up your lodging. Their Balinese yoga studio is located at the stunningly beautiful location of the Sayan River Valley, Sayan-Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Please see the Bali YTT information for more details.
Asana Practice and Teaching Methodology
Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher and how to become a good, safe Yoga instructor are all subject matters we focus on. Lineage will be explored with respect regarding each student’s path. Throughout the training Ki and Bob will place a lot of emphasis on teaching methodology, body reading and how to help all types of students. Our style includes a lot of hands on adjustments and corrections. As such it is necessary to emphasize safety for both teacher and student in this process. Throughout the training Ki and Bob will be instructing Hatha Yoga class each Saturday and Sunday morning from 9:00 – 12:00 noon. By participating in these classes with two teachers you will receive practical guidance and live examples of all aspects of teaching. We will meet Sat. & Sun. afternoons from 2:30 – 5:00 P.M. for meditation, philosophy, lineage, and discussion of living the life of a Western Yogi. Bob and Ki have been working for the Sufi Order International by digitizing meditation talks of Pir Vilayat Khan and Pir Zia Inayat Khan. You will be given many meditation talks by these two great meditation teachers, as well as some very rich DVDs on yoga, lineage and Sufism.
Anatomy - Physiology Training
Tutoring at the Hatha Yoga Center
Philosophy, Ethics & Lifestyle
Ethics will be emphasized throughout the training program. We will utilize the California Yoga Association for Yoga instructors, as printed in the Yoga Journal, as a beginning point for this discussion. With ethics as an underpinning Ki and Bob offer exercises about mindful use of touch and giving corrections in Yoga classes. We will also discuss licensing, insurance, injury in Yoga class, professionalism with all students and colleagues and how to keep the Yoga space safe when teaching.
Ki and Bob will dedicate some of the afternoon training sessions to a celebration of the various styles of meditation. Within this Yoga Teacher Training there is an invitation for you to reflect on all the great traditions and embrace the unity that can be found through the weaving and intertwining of the uniting messages. This is an opportunity for you to truly unfold your spiritual life and open up to much broader understanding of how the various spiritual paths support each other. We will celebrate life by honoring the great beings from all of the main religious paths.