BECOME A YOGA TEACHER
Interested in sharing the art of yoga with others in your community and maybe even around the world? Discover our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training right in the heart of Marrakech - a truly inspiring and fire-igniting city. Deepen your practice and learn how to teach yoga in a safe and relatable way. At Yalah Yoga, we offer the best in all areas of yoga training and will help support you to be the best version of yourself as a yogi and a teacher. We offer an intimate class size (max 12 people) for personalized mentoring and an abundance of love and support as you work your way through the three-weeks intensive course, which focuses on Yoga as a philosophical, anatomical, psychological and spiritual practice. All of this PLUS an awe-inspiring month in North Africa, including a celebratory weekend trip to the beach after the training ends.
We invite you to take this precious time out for yourself - to explore another side of YOU - who you really are, and transform your life.
Simplified; for me yoga is about being myself and observing and enjoying the richness and diversity the human experience has to offer. In this moment having a balanced practice on and off my yoga mat, that is present in all layers of my daily life is the current focus of my yoga.
My "teaching style" is a syntheses of 10 years of studying and practicing in different lineages and with different teachers. My focus when designing and asana practice is that participants may experience; a harmony between the freedom of the breath and the alignment of the movement, a relaxation of the thought bringing inspiring compassionate action and to balance with the central nervous system aligning the parasympathetic and sympathetic branches.
My duty as a yoga teacher is to meet you and your practice in the present moment. Modifications for beginners, challenges for intermediates and precision refinements for experienced practitioners will be incorporated as needed and are a part of my belief that yoga is for everyone.
Depending on the theme and design of the practice hatha, yin, vinyasa, restorative and Iyengar elements will be recognizable. The opportunity to study, practice in a variety of communities, Toronto, Costa Rica, Morocco, India and Thailand has enriched and my widen my perspective while challenging my teaching abilities. I have 700 hrs of Yoga Alliance training. I have taught at studios in Toronto both public and private classes, I have had corporate clients, have run workshops, retreats and have hosted teacher trainings in Costa Rica, India and Morocco.
During our YTT, I will lead the Asana, Alignment and Anatomy training.
American by birth, citizen of the world in her heart, Erin has been living in, traveling through and falling in love with Morocco for 18 years. She is thrilled to be teaching yoga at Yalah in the best city in the world. Erin found yoga in 2001 and has practiced and trained all over the world in a range of styles like hatha, vinyasa, kundalini and more! She loves to teach a strong vinyasa flow and prides herself in making her classes accessible to all levels. Erin teaches weekly at Yalah Yoga and has lived in Marrakech for many years. She can also show you the many secrets of the city!
During our YTT, Erin will focus on meditation techniques and the philosophical teachings of Yoga.
Jade discovered Yoga at the age of 18 and was quickly drawn to the asana practice as a way of finding a balance of strength and flexibility. At the age of 30, Jade became a certified yoga teacher and has since completed trainings in Hatha, Vinyasa and Therapeutic Yoga. She believes strongly in body positivity and using the philosophical and physical teachings of Yoga to be a surefire way to improving life for anyone. Jade is the co-founder of Yalah Yoga and lives in Marrakech full time with her boyfriend and her dog, Leo - who is also the studio mascot.
During our YTT, Jade will lead the Art of Teaching course as well as special sessions dedicated to sequencing yoga classes.
The Setting: Marrakech
The Red City: Marrakech, Morocco. Home to a melting pot of Moroccans and foreigners from all walks of life. This bustling city is located right in the middle of Morocco, at the base of the High Atlas Mountains. Known for its intense history and thriving tourism industry, Marrakech is perfect blend of curious inspiration and magical, wild beauty - making it the perfect home for your Yoga journey. Spend your free time wandering aimlessly through the textile markets and winding alleyways of the old medina, or explore the royal gardens and palaces - carefully constructed with ancient Moorish techniques and mosaic tiles. Feel your senses awaken at the scent of orange blossoms, the taste of Moroccan spices, the sounds of the prayer call and the colors of red clay and bright blue sky. There is no time like summer in Marrakech and we invite you to live it to the absolute fullest!
The Space: Yalah Yoga
Our studio space for the YTT is Yalah Yoga, a Yoga Alliance-registered Yoga School and the studio to home to a thriving yogi community in Marrakech. Founded by Jade Whitham and Ouifaq Laissaoui, Yalah Yoga brings relatable yoga practice to men and women from all walks of life. The studio is fully equipped with top quality yoga accessories and also includes a small boutique, offering handmade items from local artists and women's associations to benefit tribal cultures. Yalah Yoga is an intimate space, holding no more than 14 students per class, and has a staff of 4 international instructors.
AUGUST 14 - SEPTEMBER 8, 2018
200 HOURS OF YOGA ALLIANCE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING IN:
VINYASA, ALIGNMENT, ANATOMY, PHILOSOPHY, SEQUENCING, ART OF TEACHING AND MEDITATION PRACTICES
HEALTHY VEGETARIAN FOOD (NOT ALL MEALS INCLUDED)
MOROCCAN TEA & SNACK BREAKS
FREE YOGA AT THE STUDIO (OUTSIDE OF TRAINING HOURS)
PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF AT THE MARRAKECH AIRPORT
WELCOME DINNER ON THE 13TH OF AUGUST
OVERNIGHT GRADUATION TRIP TO ESSAOUIRA ON THE 7TH
12,000 MAD / 1,100 EUR / 1,350 USD
*Please note accommodations are not included in the price of this training. We can happily recommend double or single accommodations for the duration of training at any price point and near to the yoga hall. Please feel free to contact us if you require accommodations and we'll be happy to help!
OUR SCHEDULE ACCOMMODATES YOUR WORK LIFE
AUGUST 14 - SEPTEMBER 8
SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS: 7AM-7PM (includes a 2 hour lunch break)
MONDAYS - THURSDAYS: 6:30-9:30PM (optional 7-8am asana practice)
On the weekends, we include breakfast after morning asana practice. Weekdays will include a light veggie dinner of fresh salads and yogurt +fruits.