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200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Bali, Indonesia

The second course of 2019 is scheduled on The Island of The Gods, Bali.

Here are the details:

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And a 15-second teaser:

COURSE DETAILS

LOCATION : BALI, INDONESIA
DATE :           JUNE 2 – JUNE 26, 2019
VENUE :        GAJAH MINA BEACH RESORT
TEACHERS : EVELYN LOH , TBD

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

The course is a 25-day intensive program that will provide education in all areas of yoga including yogic philosophy, anatomy of the physical body and the subtle body (pranas, chakras, koshas and nadis), yoga sutras, asanas (postures), pranayamas (breathing techniques), kriyas (cleansing techniques), bandhas (locks), mudras (gestures), mantras (chants), and other traditional techniques.​

Although no previous yoga experience necessary, applicants are required to be in good health and have a genuine interest in yoga.

ALL-INCLUSIVE TUITION FEES

Our course rates include all training, course material, certification, accommodation and 3 vegetarian meals per day. Additional services such as massage, spa, and detox programs are not included in the rates.

FEES & ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

The fees of the course will depend on the type of accommodation selected below.

[Click on the accommodation type for more info]

  • Shared Twin Room – $ 3,290
    Book by Nov 21, 2018 – $ 3,090

  • Private Room – $ 3,490
    Book by Now 21, 2018 – $ 3,290

Please join me and my other fantastic teachers on this amazing journey of yoga!

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For more information about, training venue, accommodation, diet and more, please visit Eka Bhumi Yoga‘s website.


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200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Koh Chang, Thailand

Hey everyone,

So I’ve been thinking about this for the past few years and this year I finally took the plunge. Maybe it’s because I turned 30, maybe because I feel like I’m ready or maybe because I’m a little bit stupid to follow my dream. Only time will tell.

I’ve always wanted to open a yoga school. And this year, after setting up more businesses and helping them grow. I decided it’s time to take both my passion of yoga and my love for creating and I’m opening a yoga school!

And I’m so excited to let you know that the first course is scheduled on the beautiful island of Koh Chang, where it all started

Here are the deets:

Yoga Teacher Training Course
April 28 – May 22, 2019

And a 15-second teaser:

COURSE DETAILS

LOCATION : KOH CHANG, THAILAND
DATE :           APRIL 28 – MAY 22, 2019
VENUE :       THE SPA KOH CHANG
TEACHERS : EVELYN LOH, KUNAL RAJ SHAH,
STEFANI CHAN-WRIGHT

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

The course is a 25-day intensive program that will provide education in all areas of yoga including yogic philosophy, anatomy of the physical body and the subtle body (pranas, chakras, koshas and nadis), yoga sutras, asanas (postures), pranayamas (breathing techniques), kriyas (cleansing techniques), bandhas (locks), mudras (gestures), mantras (chants), and other traditional techniques.​

Although no previous yoga experience necessary, applicants are required to be in good health and have a genuine interest in yoga.

ALL-INCLUSIVE TUITION FEES

Our course rates include all training, course material, certification, accommodation and 3 vegetarian meals per day. Additional services such as massage, spa, and detox programs are not included in the rates.

FEES & ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

The fees of the course will depend on the type of accommodation selected below.

[Click on the accommodation type for more info]

Please join me and my other fantastic teachers on this amazing journey of yoga!

 [ APPLY NOW ]

For more information about, training venue, accommodation, diet and more, please visit Eka Bhumi Yoga‘s website.


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[More Info] Extra info and tips for the Acatenango Hike November 2017 (Part 2/2)

This post is about extra tips and information of the Acatenango Hike. Read this other post first.


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In this post I will cover:

  • Trail Details
  • Difficulty Level
  • Toilet
  • Descent / Going Down 
  • Other Tips


1) HIKING TRAIL DETAILS FOR ACATENANGO VOLCANO

Summit : 3,976 metres
Basecamp : 3,175 metres
Trailhead : about 2,300 metres
[Antigua: 1,533 metres]

Elevation Gain:
Day 1 Trailhead to Basecamp :
875 metres
Day 2 Basecamp to Summit : 
801 metres
Total Elevation Gain :
1,676 metres

2) DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Okay, the Difficulty Level, really…

Some people said that this is the most difficult hike they’ve ever done, and to be honest I was getting a little bit psyched whether I should do it since my knee has been “off” from a half marathon about a year ago. Here’s what I think:

 It is “Definitely Difficult,” as they say BUT….

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.. Is it that difficult? 
In my opinion…No, not IF you’re physically fit. Because:

(a) you stop every 20-30 minutes or so for breaks
(b) everyone in my group, even those in sneakers (don’t wear sneakers) finished. Struggled, but finished.

A 1,500m elevation gain and hiking up at 4AM in scree is not fun, nor easy. And the elevation makes you short of breath much quicker, hence the frequent stops. If that didn’t makes any sense, you will struggle. If you don’t know what “scree” is, you will learn what scree is and hate it going up. And you may hate it or love it going down.

It’s so do-able though so don’t let anyone scare or discourage you if you’re a decently fit person.

If by any chance you’re from a mountainous region, you’ll be even better off. A Norwegian couple in my group didn’t find it difficult after recently been hiking in the Rockies in Canada, where I’m from. My tent mate a 49 year-old runner managed just fine too (3 litres of water was not enough for him btw).

I found it to be a mixture between 2 hikes I know from the Rockies: The first 2-3 hours were like of the mid-section of Yamnuska, following 2-3 hours (completed in the wee hours) to be like upper part of Cirque Peak in Banff National Park.

4) TOILET
There is almost no coverage for peeing or pooping up at basecamp. This is especially more difficult for women.

There was only one makeshift outhouse shared by two sites. Bring toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

Best to empty your bowels before you go up.

3) GOING DOWN
Scree (loose rock) it the funnest part. You hated it going up but you’ll love it going down.

If you’re not used to it can be a little bit scary going down on. But you just lean back and keep lifting your legs.

Something to try is linking arms with a partner and bolting down as fast as you can. It feels a lot more stable and insane fun.

Also, going down can be a little hard on the knees, especially if you have had trouble from them before (like me!). Getting knee guards in Antigua beforehand may be a good idea.

4) OTHER TIPS
Hiking pole: Not necessary but helpful to have. If you don’t have one you can buy a stick for Q50 at the base.

Water: Drink all day the day before to make sure you are properly hydrated. Dehydration increases your risk for pulling muscles and injury. At high altitudes, you are losing more water than you would at lower elevations.

Food: Bring extra food. The food portions are Guatemalan. And you will be hungry.

Camera: If you want to capture the lava at night, bring a proper camera. It was hard to capture on my phone.

Altitude Matters!
Don’t neglect this important part. Altitude sickness occurs 2,500 metres. If this hike is scheduled at the beginning of your trip and you are not used to that elevation, just take that into account. If you don’t know what the elevation of your current city is find out. 3 people in my group were affected by it.

Cold: I’m from Canada and it’s cold. Warm jacket (can be borrowed from Gilmer’s place) gloves, scarf and the likes.