If you are a yoga teacher running low on energy, ideas and motivation for your classes then a teacher’s immersion is what you need to take time for yourself, explore some new material and ideas and just rest and recuperate in the beautiful beach-side paradise of Patnem, South Goa. Step into the New Year refreshed, re-charged and ready to go!
Run by three extremely experienced teachers (between them 50 years of teaching) this ten day immersion will allow you to develop your practice, in both group led classes (in the vinyasa/dynamic tradition) and in self-directed practice with guidance and input from 3 teachers. There will be time for discussion in small mentored groups as well as one-to-one guidance (numbers permitting). The intention is to offer a space for teachers to be able to focus on their own self care and to come together to share ideas and concerns.
Who is it for?
If you are an experienced yoga teacher or just starting out but feel you need some more guidance and support, then this immersion is for you. It is not an official ‘teacher training’ but hours can count for CPD with UK Yoga Professionals (Yoga Alliance) It is also a retreat and while there are 5 hours of yoga practice per day there is also time to explore, relax, lie in hammocks and watch the sunsets!
What is covered?
- 5 hours of practice daily – this includes pranayama meditation sessions as well as asana practice and workshops
- Accommodation in beach huts
- Delicious vegetarian food
Not included: Flights and transfers
Content: an indication of what we are able to offer in the afternoon/evening sessions. Subject to group needs
- Restorative yoga – yoga and mindfulness
- Embodied anatomy of the nervous system from a developmental perspective
- Embedding current yoga research in your teaching
- History of Modern Yoga Practice
- Safe practice/ adjustments and refinement of teaching cues
- teaching students with Hypermobility
- How to market your yoga business (without dying inside a little)
- using music skillfully
We encourage you to bring your own suggestions for what you would like to learn more of – between us we have a smorgasbord of interests experience and expertise!
7am Meditation and Pranayama
8am – Wake up juice/tea/fruit
10- 12.30 – practice Asana Class with either Abby or Dina
There will also be some days where a self-practice is encouraged/facilitated with input from the teachers
12.30 brunch – Delicious vegetarian Brunch
3.45-5.45 pm – workshop sessions
6pm – Sunset
7.30pm – Dinner a delicious vegetarian buffet. There will be some evening film shows/discussions following dinner.
The rest of the time will be free to do as you please… enjoying the beach, hammocks, massage, reading, optional activities and excursions, coconut trees and sunsets etc.
Shared accommodation – Bamboo hut = €1000 for ten days
Single hut – €1300
Early bird prices if booked and paid for in full by September 30th
€950 / €1250
A non-refundable deposit of £250 will hold your spot. Full and final payments to be made by 30th November
Please email for a booking form and a copy of our terms and conditions.
Dina has been practicing yoga for over 20 yrs. Initially training to teach Dynamic Yoga with Godfrey Devereux in 2000 and eventually completing over 900hrs of British Wheel and Yoga Alliance accredited training. She has studied intensively with many renowned teachers including Sarah Powers, Donna Farhi, Clive Sheridan and Judith Lasater. In 2005 she met Abby Hoffman on a vinyasa flow training with Shiva Rae.
These days her teaching reflects a diversity inspired by the fluid, breath-synchronised dance of Ashtanga, the precision and integrity of Iyengar, and the deep lake of meditative stillness that is Yin Yoga. She has held regular classes at The Life Centre and Triyoga and now teaches from her own studio, Goldendoor, in London. She also runs Mindfulness Courses and, as a volunteer for the charity Ourmala, teaches Yoga for Asylum Seekers and Refugees.
“Yoga connects us to the rhythm of the breath, drawing us ever more deeply into the recesses of our physical and emotional bodies, allowing us to soften, release, surrender and let go. Dropping all that baggage leaves us feeling calm, energised and lighter, creating a spaciousness in which our innate healing potential can be revealed.” You can take class with Dina before committing to the immersion.
Aki Omori is a true explorer of movements and living body–mind. Having experienced many styles, she now teaches a slow vinyasa style of yoga that is also informative. She encourages her students to be actively involved in enquiries so that they will find their own unique path that is honest and true to themselves. Aki’s classes are known for their explorative nature and are fun and light yet profound. As well as being a yoga teacher, she is also a somatic movement therapist and a developmental/relational trauma therapist, specialising in working with complex-ptsd.
She teaches workshops on embodied anatomy, developmental movements, restorative yoga, pranayama and runs retreats, and her own training programmes for yoga teachers and therapists.
Abby Hoffmann has been teaching and practising yoga for over two and a half decades. Her background is in contemporary dance, dance science and dance education, as a an academic and researcher in Higher Education. She is a passionate and vigorous teacher who has been through the gamut of practices – from the discipline of Ashtanga vinyasa to the calm contemplative nature of Yin and everything in between. She now teaches from a non-dogmatic and science-based/biomechanically sound perspective in a Vinyasa Flow style.
Her focus for the last 9 years has been in teacher training – although she has now come to the conclusion the world doesn’t need anymore 200 hours courses.