Somatic Yoga Movement 200-hr Teacher Training Course
with Somatic Yoga Movement Team
February 26 - March 26, 2018
Join Somatic Yoga Movement to expand your perception of yoga and body phenomena.
Through various styles of yoga and movement you will get tools to re-pattern your practice,
realign postures according to peculiarity of your own body. Discover 5 languages of teaching
that can serve you in everyday life. Welcome to a whole new experience of revealing your Light
through conscious Yoga practice and compassionate teaching.
5 languages of teaching
Asana, breath & meditation lab
Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Kundalini Yoga, Zen Flow,Acro yoga
Ecstatic dance, Shamanic Breathwork, Cacao ceremony
Art of listening and non-violent communication
Mauna – silence and sound
28 days accommodation
3 healthy meals a day
You will be accommodated at Kura Kura Yoga Retreat in shared double OR private room
occupancy basis (for additional cost). Separate bathroom with hot and cold water shower in
beautiful Balinese style bungalow.
There is no strict prerequisite for this course, but desire to learn and share from space of Heart.
If you want to delve into the fundamental knowledge of Yoga, want to develop and form your
own style with or without intentions to teach, want to explore the art of teaching from your
authentic Self, broaden your yogic knowledge and experience, and hone your existing skills, join
our Somatic Yoga Movement circle.
The concept of Somatic Movement in this course is based on:
The studies and practice of Somatic body movement, which means connecting physical
and mental levels during the practice. Building proprioceptive and kinesthetic
awareness. It is a completely new approach to apply on the mat. It is a means to re-
pattern the neurological connections that govern movement. It is based on 4 principles:
breath, core support, dynamic alignment and spatial intent. Its goal is to reawaken a
student’s awareness of muscles and joints that are not used, used inadequately or
misused, so that she or he can extend movement possibilities in both energy and
expressiveness. Course is influenced by methods of Bartenieff Fundamentals, Bonnie
Bainbridge Cohen, Somatic Experiencing, Taoist energy healing.
To bring you to a higher awareness of the human body, especially your own
To provide you with various tools of mindful movement, to explore your physical and mental
capabilities in a safe and engaging manner
To build confidence and compassion towards your body from the space of practical knowledge
To discover what your unique, authentic Yoga, so that you can share your passion with the
To empower your self-identity in listening, sharing, giving and receiving.
Techniques, training and practice
Asana lab focuses on the understanding of the nature of Asanas (yoga postures), their
physiology and application. You will practice, discuss and analyze poses and transitions.
Breath lab – You will master the art of breath in theory and practice. Experience how breathing
correctly benefits and deepens your life and practice. When you use this powerful connection
yourself, you will be able to pass it along to your clients.
Training is enriched with different daily meditation to help you find the
techniques that resonate most with you. You will learn to sequence and guide meditations
yourself and how to use your voice as an effective and influential tool.
You will practice and learn to lead following styles of Yoga asana: Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Kundalini,
Empowering, creative and Restorative classes. You will take a look into each style and
understand the differences between them and why these differences exist. This will allow you
to find the style that matches your mind and body As additional bonus you will be practicing
Zen Flow Yoga, Taoist healing techniques, Budokon Yoga, Partner Yoga.
Anatomy and physiology
This part of the course is for you to understand the incredible intelligence embedded within
your body’s ecosystem, that continuously develops on a cellular and universal level – from
embryo to the present moment. We emphasize on understanding how the body works as a
whole wise organism, rather than memorizing Latin names of muscles and bones.
Why does your body feel and move this or that way… The main anatomical source of
information will be your own body and movement, and engaging in hands-on exercises to
transfer this knowledge to your clients. The goal is to leave you feeling embodied!
Art of teaching
Discover the 5 languages of teaching. When you master these skills you can speak these
‘languages’ not only in Yoga class, but in your daily life. How to create effective sequences,
develop a class that allows your clients to move deeper into their understanding of themselves,
and teach in a way that let’s your personality shine forth? These are the questions this course
aims to help you to explore, so that the way you live is an example that teaches others.
5 Languages of Teaching
Language of presence
Language of touch
Language of speech
Language of observation
Language of kindness
The transforming point of any practice is when you are to able see yourself in that action. For
this to happen, teaching practicum sessions will be filmed. Videos will be shared only within the
group and class discussion. These videos are your key learning material. When one is unable to
see him/herself movine and holding space for others, he/she ends up creating an illusionary perception of self. You can correct and develop yourself while being supported by every
member of the group. This allows you to learn how to receive and give feedback with
discernment rather than judgement.
A practice of deep activation of the unconscious level through dynamic breath that releases
energetic blockages and traumas. These practical elements will help balance the mind, body
and emotions because if unresolved issues linger in your everyday life, you cannot unleash
your pure potential to serve others.
Mauna – silence
Tremendous gift of silence (in Sanskrit “Mauna”) will open up a new dimensions of your
personality. Consider it a detox remedy for your mind and body.
Ceremonies have been held throughout time to deepen people’s connection with Nature,
themselves, and their human tribe. Traditional Balinese cleansing ceremonies, Moon
meditation, sacred Cacao ceremonies will be conducted to profoundly experience this
These include Ecstatic dance, Tao healing practice, Chanting, Kirtan, and much more!
This course is not designed to create another generic Yoga teacher or to give you a script to
teach from. We want to give you the tools to be an effective and unique. The aim is to inspire
you to become a Conscious Mover who can understand, observe, explain, accept, and adapt to
the ever shifting experiences, that life presents before you, so that you can apply these vital
concepts to yourself and anyone else.
The 200-hour program meets the standard requirements of Yoga Alliance USA. Additional
offerings have been added to enrich the program to facilitate this experience being both
informative and transformational.
As the result of this course, you will be eligible to guide Yin, Vinyasa, Hatha, and Kundalini
classes, meditation, yoga Nidra, and pranayama. The status you gain is 200-hour certified Yoga
teacher of Somatic Yoga Movement by Yoga Alliance USA