Bamboo Yoga RetreatBamboo Yoga stands proudly at the end of the Patnem beach. It bosts 3 yoga platforms, one of which is just a stone's throw from the Arbian ocean.
Formerly the centre was known as Lotus Yoga Retreat on Patnem beach in the same location.
Run by Heidi , Nii and our delightful smiley staff team with fantastic residential yoga teachers we will instantly make you feel relaxed and at home, and Bamboo’s special brand of yoga in Goa which is accessible fun & infused with yogic inspiration.
It’s the place where like-minded people come for Yoga, Sunshine & Beach time.
Or if you wish to become a certified Yoga Teacher with a Alliance Teacher Training we offer this too…
Considered one of the most amazing spaces to practice yoga in Goa, our open-air shala has soul-feeding views over Patnem beach and out to sea, whilst our Temple Shala’s spiritual atmosphere is ideal for restoration and growth. See more events in this venue
Vinyasa and Yin Fascial Yoga TTC
A collaboration with Carol Murphy and Beta Lisboa
March 12th- April 6th 2016 at Bamboo Yoga retreat, Patnem Beach, Goa
This training offers 40 years teaching experience between two teachers (20 years each). Beta Lisboa and myself, Carol Murphy, have teamed together to offer a programme that will deepen your practice on many dimensions and instruct you how to teach both Vinyasa and Yin Fascial Yoga.
Both teachers will teach 100 hrs each on this 200 hr programme. Carol will teach morning Vinyasa practice, Theoretical and experiential Anatomy, Vinyasa Teaching Methodology (adjustments, sequencing, instruction, modifications etc.), Ayurveda and philosophy.
Beta will teach Yin Fascial yoga, Teaching Methodology of Yin Fascial Yoga (Sequencing, adjusting, assisting and modifying postures for various levels yoga), Anatomy and physiology of Fascia, Mindfulness, Vipasana & Metta meditation, Subtle anatomy (Meridians, Vessels and Chakras ), Pranayama and Daoist philosophy.
A typical Day
07.00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Yoga practice with Carol
09:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast
10:30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. Yin Fascial Theory Class with Beta
01.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. Break for lunch, study, relaxation time
3.00 p.m. - 4.55 p.m. Teaching Methodology, anatomy or philosophy with Carol
5.05 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. - Yin Class and or Yin Fascial theory or meditation with Beta
7.00 p.m. Dinner !
100 hr Vinyasa Yoga TTC with Carol Murphy
The style of Vinyasa taught on the training is a synthesis of Ashtanga, Anusara, Iyengar yoga and modern power yoga. It is physically challenging, alignment orientated and creative. Carol will teach students a collection of vinyasa threads that open and strengthen the body and that are weaved together imaginatively and intelligently. Classes are a combination of flow work and technique classes where poses are broken down bio-mechanically and in relation to the myofascial trains in the body, explaining exactly what muscles are being engaged, released etc. for deeper understanding.
The anatomy on the training gives students a deeper understanding of their body and their posture work and how they relate. The anatomy is both theoretical and applied and opens students into the mystery of the practice. In addition to being a yoga anatomy geek for many years, Carol is a qualified sports massage therapist and is continuing studies in neuro-muscular physical therapy. She loves being able to impart her wisdom to her students, not only to deepen their practice, but also how to develop a deeper relationship with the body, built on self care.
This training places a lot of emphasis on preparing new teachers to teach Level 1 and 2 classes. After asana, teaching skills is the second most important subject. Teachers will learn a foundation series and then adapt it playfully, within specific guidelines, as an expression of their unique voice. Teachers will prepare a class, including breathwork, asana, music play list if used, and shavasana and teach it to the group as a teaching exercise. These focus of these classes is decided by the individual student; teachers may teach a relaxing beginners class or an upbeat level 2 core class. Teachers will also learn about the common issues that arise in the classroom and how to address them, whether they be physical ailments like slipped disc or high blood pressure, or boundary issues like people arriving late, not paying etc.
Teachers are also shown how to dip their teaching into level 3 poses and after graduation teachers have the freedom to teach to the level they can practice comfortably.
Carol has been teaching Ayurveda on the trainings for 10 years now and notices how students really love it. Even those who were skeptical at the beginning usually end up loving it. The Ayurveda teaches people a lot about their constitution, their health and their general nature.
The philosophy integrates elements from the spiritual systems Vedanta, Advaita Vedanta, Samkhya and Tantra to overcome the battle of the mind-body, creates resources for people on their life path, create deeper substance in our relationships, journey deeper into life’s mysteries and help unlock the flow of kundalini (divine evolutionary energy) to connect people with their power, freedom and true nature. Carol delivers lectures and leads discussions on the wheel of yoga in relation to subjects like dualism, non- dualism, how philosophy defines our relationship to our mind-body relationship and the soul, how different spiritual paths address coping with "the emotions", paths of ascension versus no-path paths where the divine is here and now in this moment, and more.... Carol has 2 degrees in Philosophy and loves to talk about spirituality in a grounded real way. She aims to anchor lofty ideals in real life graspable scenarios and create an awareness of Yogic spirituality that students can relate to and integrate into their lives, in a real and "juicy" way.
100 HR YIN FASCIAL YOGA AND SPIRAL YOGA CERTIFICATE WITH BETA LISBOA
The objective of this multi-layered program is to deepen your yoga knowledge and self-development through the study and practice of yin yoga, mindfulness meditation and myofascial release. You will enhance your teaching skills, gain a deeper understanding of connective tissue, including how it functions in our bodies – and critically, the connection between the fascia and traumas that are being held. The program will provide you with comprehensive lessons on the physical and energetic systems of the body through a series of lectures, hands-on practice, practical demonstrations and videos.
This program is consistently sought after by yoga practitioners looking to deepen or transform their practice. It particularly appeals to people seeking a holistic understanding of physical and energetic benefits of a balanced yoga practice and lifestyle. This program is useful to students who are intrigued by the emotional psychosomatic release experience and would like to bring this to their teaching and practice. A great strength of this program lies in the diversity of presented subjects and the students it attracts, which will also enrich your learning experience.
Yin Fascial Yoga is an integrative Daoist yoga with long-held postures and the application of Traditional Chinese Medicine healing the organs as it works in open up the body meridians. Together with self-myofascial release accessed by a conscious slow movement and mindfulness, it aims to brings you into full awareness of emotional and physical trauma and become more aware of how the mind reacts to body’s sensations and feelings.
The Spiral Yoga sequence is a combination of continuous dynamic sequences of asanas involving explorative circular and spiral movement patterns inspired by chi gong and tai chi. This practice strengthens the muscular and cardio-respiratory system, optimising chi energy in the process. Spiral Yoga is a graceful sequence with a very feminine energetic quality, which also works directly to loosen the joints and fascia as well.
This 200 hour yoga teacher training retreat will take place at the beautiful, beachfront, eco-friendly Bamboo Yoga Retreat on Patnem beach, Goa. There are 2 yoga platforms, one of which has stunning views overlooking the Arabian Sea! And the other with a quieter temple energy looking out on to open green tropics.
This training is a perfect opportunity to learn how to teach yoga in a nurturing, healthy, supportive environment, where you can really unwind deeply as you move deeper into your practice. One of the advantages of training on an intensive retreat as opposed to the longer trainings, is that you can totally immerse yourself in the work involved, with the support of a group, with no interruptions from usual responsibilities; Bamboo retreat can offer you the chance to discover depths in your yoga practice in an environment that supports healing and rejuvenation. The waves of the ocean will lull you into a peaceful sleep after an active day of Yoga. Each ensuite beach hut at Bamboo Yoga Retreat either has a view of the ocean or is set in their garden. Huts are ensuite with western style toilets and showers.
On successful graduation of the course, students will receive Green Lotus certification and the 100hr Yin Fascial Yoga certification. Students are also eligible to apply to Yoga Alliance U.K and U.S. to be able to use the title of 'Registered Yoga Teacher' RYT as a sign of quality training.
The Goan India Yoga Teacher Training is 25 days in length. 2 of these days are days off. The Yoga Teacher Training course begins 12th March. Check in is at 1.p.m. We will then have an opening circle at 2 p.m. All other days start at 7.00 a.m. The last full day of Yoga Teacher Training Course is March 5th with a closing dinner that evening at 7pm. We depart March 6th, after brunch.
The Price of the training is 2,400 euros. This includes :
- 25 nights shared accommodation March 12th – April 6th, 2014
in delightful Bamboo beach bungalows on Patnem beach
- All hand-outs and laminated practice sheets.
- Healthy, delicious vegetarian breakfast & lunch daily (on the 2 off days, only breakfast will be provided)
- Course tuition
- Buffet style delicious dinners.
- Dolphin watching boat ride
- Green Lotus Yoga Teacher Training Cert. upon successful graduation of the course.
- Yin Yoga certification.
Please note: single accommodation is also possible at 3,125 euros.
Does not include:
- Flight to India
- Airport Transfer
- Additional food or drinks requested from kitchen
- On days off, breakfast will be available. Lunch & Dinner is yours to enjoy off site.
- Massages or other services booked through Bamboo Yoga Retreat Centre
- Activities on days off
200 hr Vinyasa and Yin Yoga TTC intensive retreat, Patnem Beath Goa. Deepen your practice and learn how to teach with Carol Murphy and Beta Lisboa.
I started Green Lotus Yoga teacher training school in 2007. Since then I have graduated over 150 teachers from my training throughout Ireland and abroad. Most of my work is in Ireland but I have also taught in London, San Francisco, India, Capetown, Morocco and Spain and I look forward to teaching in Shanghai in 2015.
I like to teach Vinyasa style yoga as mindful, strengthening, slow, breath-centered movement, creating various forms and threads to strengthen my body and melt the hard edges in my awareness into puddles of bliss.
I started dabbling with yoga when I was a really young age. My Mum did transcendental meditation during my pregnancy and labour and I copied her on the yoga mat as a child, so I reckon I may have been a yogi in my last life and choose a Mum for the same in this life, so I can continue to work on correcting my asanas !
I started formal classes in 1989 (at age 19) in San Francisco with my sister who teaches Iyengar Yoga and have been practising ever since. I studied Iyengar yoga for 12 years and was very devoted to it.It taught me the importance of precision and structural intelligence. These gifts have served me over the years; the precision taught me the importance of self care and that the little things do matter and the structural intelligence has provided me with the base to practice deeply without injury and planted the seed for my fascination in yoga anatomy, which I continue today in my studies in Neuro-Muscular Physical Therapy.
In 2001, I changed my practice to Ashtanga yoga and dedicated myself deeply to this practice for 8 years, travelling abroad to study with many leading Certified teachers and visiting my teachers Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Rangaswamy annually in Mysore India until my teacher Pattabhi Jois died in May 2009. When I started Ashtanga, it was like waking up from a deep slumber. Working with breath energised my spirit and flushed new life through the whole of my being. Working with the heat of the Vinyasa practice also changed my body in a way that I did not think possible. This time of the Ashtanga practice unfolding and revealing itself to me to me was one of the happiest periods in my life and I look back on my days in “the shala” in Mysore with deep love and respect. However after 8 years of solid Ashtanga practice, something new in me started to stir, a seed of a new chapter where I could merge my Ashtanga practice with my desire for playfulness and creativity and move forward to create new forms and sequences.
I now feel very lucky to be able to play and create with all I have learned from my teachers. This new freedom in practice allows me space to integrate knowledge and practices in Ayurveda and Kundalini work and also to work on creative new vinyasa threads and forms which keep the inner flame of my practice burning bright. In recent months I have also been very lucky to have discovered The “Open Heart -Reiki Tummo” path, which allows me to open deeper to love in all aspects of my life.
These gifts created solidity and ground from which I can rise and fly, roots and wings, creating safety, balance, expansion and joy in my life and for this I am grateful.
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