RYT 200 Hour Yoga Retreat in the South of France
with Shelley Tomczyk, E-RYT® 500, YACEP®
Open to experienced and aspiring yoga teachers or anyone with a wish to deepen their practices and nurture your 'inner world'. Shelley provides a safe and uplifting learning environment for you to practice and expand. This retreat offers a sanctuary in the sounds and fragrances of nature to practice and play. To integrate the teachings deeply in the body-mind and how to apply the knowledge with experience both on and off the mat. Your inner life is ignited as you retreat from your day-to-day.
Accessing the power of silence coupled with practices in asana, mediation, pranayama, studying the dharma in a concentrated way, allow for a complete yoga immersion to meet you where you are at. Group work and seva (karma yoga) add alchemical flavours that spark kindness, compassion and generosity of spirit.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a graduation certificate which will allow you to register as a Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance.
Students of all ages, levels and abilities are welcome to study. Expert Anatomy instruction and a variety of different styles and perspectives give students the freedom to develop their own voice and transparency.
Practical Experience: You will start teaching right away in this program, teaching mini lessons leading up to a full Hatha-Vinyasa yoga class in the 200-Hour.
Small Classes: Give you an opportunity to forge real friendships and get the personalized hands-on training that helps you succeed!
Comprehensive: The program covers over how to teach yoga to all levels from beginners to advanced, with a focus on breath work, alignment and injury avoidance.
Practical: You will learn how to respond safely and effectively to injuries and illnesses.
Each module builds upon the other, allowing your studies and experience to deepen progressively in order to effectively teach Hatha, Flow, Power and Restorative classes for all levels. Homework and assignments are given upon registration.
The Embodiment of Yoga
Laying down the Foundation to a path of freedom, spirit & love.
This intensive provides an in-depth study into the contextual embodiment of yoga. Foundation, Class Planning, Progressive Sequencing, Voice, Sanskrit, Anatomy & Yoga Methodology & Teaching Techniques and more.
Shelley opens up a space for honoring the sacred and starting from the seed inside oneself to then nurture and share with others. Students will deepen skillfulness in the methodology, philosophy, psychology and practical aspects of Yoga via expanded inquiry of alignment principles. Refine your own unique voice to offer profound transmission to empower students for personal upliftment, wholeness and wellness. Shelley inspires empowerment and freedom by offering a multidimensional approach to the embodiment of consciousness and yoga. Each day includes Pranayama, meditation as well as a morning Asana practice session.
Alchemy, Anatomy & Physiology: The yogic path of Ecstasy to the Ultimate Blueprint.
Learn sophisticated tools, bio-mechanics & techniques to realign the body and breath. Inviting prana to move more optimally, bringing a delight and joy to the practices of yoga. An intensive understanding of the ‘how’s’ and ‘why’s’ yoga has the potential to create an alchemical space in which the body/mind can transform. Held in the context of our highest potentials, asana, pranayama, mantra, movement and structural integrity are revealed to elicit the innate body’s natural intelligence and awakening. An exploration of the anatomy will be blended with yogic mythology, subtle systems as well as a deep sense of connection and beauty from within.
Exam & Practicum & Mentorship
Personal mentorship with Shelley throughout the training is included. An open book exam and submission of a practicum video and/or practicum in class hours will be determined at the end of the program. Upon completion of the 200-hrs you will receive a certificate and may register with yoga alliance.
Training Daily Schedule
6am | Chai or Herb Tea, light snack or fruit & Journaling exercises
7-10am | Silent Practice, Asana, Pranayama, Mediation
10am - 1pm | Brunch & Free Time
1-4pm | Teacher Training
4-6pm | Work on assignments/practice teaching & karma yoga/seva in the garden
6-7pm Free Time
*Note: Schedule changes according to what is needed in the group dynamics, for outings and evenings will be added for study group sessions and workshops/dharma talks.
Total 1700 Euro
Includes: Registered Yoga Training, Accommodations and Food.
200 euro deposit to reserve your spot
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Shakti Path of Yoga reserves the right to cancel any teacher training if there are fewer than 4 participants registered one week prior to the event start date. Upon cancellation of a training by Shakti Path, all deposits will be returned in full. Our policy for student cancellation provides the student with a 50% refund of their deposit, plus any other completed payments if we are notified of cancellation 30 days prior to the start of the teacher training. Any cancellations made within 30 days prior to the start of training or thereafter will not be eligible for a refund.
Retreat Location ~ Grace Ashram
We welcome you in a charming old farm house from the 18th century converted into an ashram with one hectare of diverse landscape. Full of fascinating history and nature, we are in between Provence and the Cévennes Mountain range, a unesco preserve heritage. Nestled in natural beauty and elegance, the senses are empowered and liberated. Waves of bird song, earthy colors and fragrances of flowers and foliage in full bloom. This magical place is 8 mins from Barjac, France. Barjac is a Renaissance town. The old city centre retains ancient narrow streets, charming squares and houses of that time. The valley of the river Cèze lies to the south, and the river Ardèche is 20 km to the north.
Tantra & Guest Teacher
The space holders for this retreat yoga teacher training, teach in the traditions of Tantra.
tantra: means to expand, continue the lineage; stretch; weave..like a tapestry or patchwork.
Shelley's collaboration with Bruno began during a spiritual pilgrimage in South India. As Tantric practitioners for twenty years, Bruno and Shelley draw from their unique experiences to share a space in which to ignite the inner fire. They equally invoke spontaneity in their teachings, where everything is harnessed as potentials for transformation, allowing for love to reside in the heart.
The spectrum of flavours that this Tantra offers is limitless. Steeped in sahaja yoga (- sahaja yoga - indicate disciples' belief that union with the divine is the birthright of each individual. Sahaja can also be translated as 'spontaneous') crazy wisdom, vajrayana buddhism, esoteric hinduism, sufism, kashmir shaivism, Bauls of Bengal, Jungian analysis and the 4th way...to name some of the main threads in their tapestry of offerings.
We offer fresh new perspectives to practicing and how to integrate the teachings into everyday life, holding space for the highest potentials of each individual being to emerge naturally in the process of alchemical transformation. This work is like a labyrinth, where there are pathways of both shadow and light, entries and exits and the 'spaces in-between' form and formlessness, in between your thoughts, emotional experiences... Tantra is about transformation of relationship. A deepening of relationship to the manifestations of the Spirit and pure unequivocal enjoyment, delight in being alive with what is...
Open your heart to ancient mythologies, Hatha-Vinyasa and therapeutic yoga asana practices. Mixed with dance, chanting, meditation, pranayama to engage with the subtle energies. Engagement in ritual, sacred art and dharma discussions around the vast lineages and teachings of Tantra.