Yoga Teacher Training
Off Grid Yoga School at Cara Creek Eco Lodge
21 Day RYS200 Hour | Traditional Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga
SMALL GROUP | MENTOR SUPPORT FOR LIFE
PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION | NATURE IMMERSION
Spring 2024 March 30th - 19th April
The serene nature at Cara Creek provides the perfect setting for this life-changing journey as we rest well to the sounds of the passing river and wake to the sounds of the birds chirping.
Your body will become completely in tune with the nature that surrounds us.
Living and learning together with a diverse and specialized group of yoga teacher trainers for 21 days off grid is especially unique to this program.
You'll soon realize how Yoga, Community and Sustainable Living are so interconnected with one another.
What have graduates said about the program?
We have small groups (10 students is our max), which keeps things intimate, personal, and extremely well supported. Ideal for your individual development.
You will be mentored before, during and after the training. Alumni stay in touch for years beyond their graduation for continued mentorship in their Yoga teaching journey.
We have a diverse group of Teacher Trainers that teach on certain topics they specialize in. All of them live their Yoga in varying ways which inspires our students to develop their own authentic styles. You will become part of this lovely community.
You will have your very own glamping pod, which allows you to have proper personal space for reflection and integration.
Ingredients for our meals and snacks are organic and locally sourced, prepared to optimize your learning experience.
We strongly believe in self care, so we include a Holistic Treatment (massage, reiki, reflexology, indian head massage) of your choice on Day 11.
You will begin practicing to teach within the first days of Teacher Training. By the end of the course you will feel confident in holding space and guiding a yoga class.
You'll even be given the option to teach a "real class" to the local community if you feel comfortable doing so.
Our training uses a Written Evaluation as well as a Practicum (an evaluated practice class), so that you will know where your strengths lie and where you can focus on development.
We focus on living a Yogic Lifestyle and development of your Self-Practice alongside with the training.
You will receive 10% off all future trainings and retreats you attend at Cara Creek Eco Lodge.
There is a Business of Yoga Workshop and an opportunity to have professional photographs taken in the final days of the Training to start you off on your Yoga Teaching Journey if you wish to have them.
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Your Teacher Trainers
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
E-RYT 500 & Lead Trainer
For 18 years I have found a sense of peace and healing through Yoga, and I'm humbled to share this ancient and rich philosophy. I’m eternally grateful to live, practice and teach here at Cara Creek Eco Lodge. By blending a Yogic Lifestyle with an Off Grid Lifestyle I’ve realized that living Yogically and living sustainably are in fact one in the same.
My intentions for facilitating 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings are: to honor the traditions and philosophy of Yoga to the highest respect; to bridge the gap between the traditions and the Western way of life; to hold space for the authentic development of each individual trainee in their journey. Ultimately the trainees have their own self practice and a unique way of sharing Yoga with those they connect with via Yoga Classes and in fact life!
Yoga is a practice to know yourself more deeply, more compassionately. This awareness of self leads to a more meaningful life and resonates out to our world which spreads peace.
Yoga has allowed me to be a student for life. I feel grateful for all who have impacted my journey thus far and to those that will come - teachers, Gurus, students, family, friends, and most of all life experiences.
Our Off Grid Yoga School alumni group is like a family that stays connected long after you complete the program. Mentorship starts from the moment you register and continues for the rest of your Yoga journey.
Teacher Trainer Bios
Yoga Teacher & Wim Hof Practitioner
Yoga is and remains the path I have taken toward healing. For over 20 years I’ve tried and tested many techniques from ashtanga yoga to transcendental meditation, and the teachings of various gurus and various plant medicines.
Like so many, my life has been about deconditioning from the traumatic influences of an unwell society. I’ve met so many inspiring and compassionate people along the way and discovered many gifts on the other side of healing. I can only feel gratitude for the fierce grace that has blessed his path.
The practices I share have helped me so much and I have complete faith in the methods that I practice and teach. I never teach anything I have not experienced for myself. I teach in the hope that what I share will in some small way contribute to helping the student find more peace within themselves, and thus contribute to making the world a better place.
Yoga Teacher & Mindfulness Coach
Sandy completed her YTT at Off-Grid Yoga School in 2019. Since then, she has been teaching Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin yoga in English and Portuguese.
She discovered the power of mindfulness during her early adolescence and has been exploring ways to apply mindfulness in her daily life ever since. Years later, Sandy made the connection between mindfulness and yoga, and since completing her training, she has strived to share what she learns during her personal mindfulness journey with her students in her yoga classes, while also gaining endless insight and perspective from them.
Sandy has also participated as a guest teacher at Off-Grid Yoga School's YTT in 2021 and 2020, where she explored the concept of mindfulness as well as a variety of application techniques that students can take away with them and visit throughout their lives.
Franzi began her journey to healing with her study of psychology and ultimately graduating as a counsellor in Vienna. Dismayed by the narrow parameters that defined psychological health in the Western system she travelled to India where she worked with orphaned children. There she met her teachers - yoga therapists Acharya Venkatesh and Acharya Hema, with whom she studied for three years.
Franzi has experienced a profound return to health through the kriyas and practices learned under their guidance. Vipassana has also been a great part of her practice.
Her teaching is based on the therapeutic approach of traditional hatha yoga.
Healing through the observation and assimilation of sensation in order to release the blocks causative of injury and degeneration.
Yoga Teacher & Doula
Sandra is an experienced yoga student and certified yoga teacher since 2018.
She loves emphasizing on the internal perception and experience by combining different types of bodywork such as Critical Alignment yoga and
Music is an important part of her life. Ever since her childhood, she loves to sing and play various instruments.
For her, yoga and singing mantras is a way to dive deeper into the Self. It is her way of slowing down, heal, letting go and trust. Taking the time, listening to her inner wisdom, surprise herself, be touched and connect to all there is.
Yoga Teacher & Kirtan Leader
My journey as a Yoga teacher began at Cara Creek when I joined the teacher training in 2021.
I initially wanted to deepen my own practice and understanding of yoga but I found a love of sharing yoga with others through the wonderful teachers on the course.
I came to yoga through chronic pain and a desire to holistically manage my hypermobile body. As I have worked through chronic pain, yoga has been the one thing I am able to turn to that helps both my mind and body in times of stress and times of power. I am passionate about teaching others about hypermobility and guiding yoga classes with a focus on strength and alignment rather than flexibility.
I also offer optional yoga photoshoots towards the end of the teacher training, guiding participants with an awareness of mindfulness and grounding to create an authentic and present image.
Yoga Teacher & Photographer
Sandhiya is a South African born Indian, now living in the UK for over a decade where she qualified as a yoga teacher.
Her Hindu background allows a natural weave of traditional bhakti (devotional) and non-physical yoga practices to feature in her classroom experiences.
These include mantra and chakra sadhana (practice) which, from a personal point of view, have been her companion through many internal/external shifts and transitions.
Seva (being in service) is her motivation, living in loving service to the divine. Sandhiya looks forward to sharing simple, deep and profound ways of being and becoming with you.
Yoga Teacher & Bhakti Yoga Practitioner
Yoga Teacher & Artist
Since attending my first yoga class over 10years ago, i realised quickly there was magic happening. My body felt euphoric from only breathing and movement, nothing external, it blew my mind. It was the first time I realised that all the tools we will ever need, we already have.
I mean I guess there’s a reason why people have been practicing it for thousands of years.
It is the same way I feel about the creative process.
Thought and expression are super powers to me and Yoga embodies all of them, in mind body and spirit. I know it sounds cliche. But the same way I’m in love with how my head thinks when painting, and tapping into a flow state, is also how I feel being on my mat for a class. The conversation in the moment is a form of magic, a landline to the Divine, learning something new every time. It truly makes me smile
Yoga teacher, Herbalist, Naturopath.
Daisy has been exploring the worlds of holistic health since studying Naturopathic Medicine for 3 years in 2015. She then went on to travel in India where she found the powers of yoga and its healing capabilities.
Daisy became a Yoga teacher in 2021 through studying at Off-Grid Yoga school. Following this she now teaches Hatha yoga classes in her community and teaches Herbal Yoga workshops. Herbal Yoga is a concept she created, interweaving and combining the magic of herbalism and Hatha yoga to highlight the importance of nurturing ourselves and the nature surrounding us. ‘The deepest healing comes when we tend to our inner and outer gardens.’
She also studies herbalism whilst living on land in Portugal with her partner, growing their own food, practising permaculture and cooking on ecological courses and retreats.
Curriculum & Course Details
Like all Registered Yoga Schools, our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program is required to offer a curriculum based on the guidelines issued by Yoga Alliance. Within these guidelines is where prospective students will find differences in how the curriculum is delivered.
Our curriculum has an immersive focus in technique training, which is beneficial for new teachers. In addition, it offers a variety of teacher trainers which provides authentic Yoga programming.
Yoga Alliance Accreditation is not only important to us as a school, but to the graduates of our programs. Yoga Alliance registry marks are globally recognized symbols of standards-based knowledge in the field of teaching Yoga.
Styles covered in depth: Traditional Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga
Introductory Workshops in: Yoga Therapy, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Yoga Nidra
40+ Asana (Postures)
Anatomy & Physiology (in relation to Yoga Asana)
Teaching Methodology, Sequencing
Assisting and Adjusting
Styles of Yoga
History of Yoga
Bhagavad Gita ~ Chapters 1 and 2
Lifestyle and Ethics of Yoga Teachers
Business of Yoga
Investment: €3600 (excl. VAT)
Early Bird Discount: €3000 (excl. VAT)
*when you book before December 1st 2023*
Course, Mentorship, Accommodation, Meals, 1 Holistic Treatment
Please do not let cost get in the way of your Yoga Journey.
Ashley is always willing to discuss payment plans to suit your needs.
After Your Training
Receive discounts of 10% on yoga retreats and future trainings at Cara Creek Eco Lodge.
You'll have our support, and be added to an online community with new and experienced Yoga Teachers to support you on your journey long after our training is complete
Also, you will be a "preferred" retreat host for when the time comes as a Yoga Teacher that you'd like to run your own Yoga retreats here at Cara Creek Eco Lodge