This intensive study program under the guidance of Stephen Thomas as the main teacher includes long, intensive mornings in the three pillars of Hatha Yoga – Meditation, Pranayama, Asana.In the afternoons, the focus is on skills for direct work on Alignment, refining the subtle practices, assisting and working with modifications, sequencing for physical body and sequencing for subtle body, and specific work each day on various areas: arm balances, hip openers, upper back/shoulder release, inversions, etc. Evenings will include meditation and sound work (some evenings with classical eastern music)
AIRYOGA teacher Claire Dalloz and special guest teachers will teach some hours of the training. All classes are taught in English.
Samata offers full support with an Ayurvedic Kitchen, an amazing food and herb garden and therapy offerings in Ayurvedic massage, and Chinese Medicine.

This Advanced Training will be offered from Sunday, December 2, to Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Samata Retreat Center in North Goa, India, under the guidance of Stephen Thomas.

Stephen Thomas is an experienced Yoga teacher and practitioner. He leads Teacher Trainings, Workshops and Immersions across Asia and Europe. His teaching is deeply rooted in the traditional Yoga practices of Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation. His philosophical background is influenced by studies in the Classical systems of Yoga Philosophy as well as Tibetan Buddhism and Tantra.
Stephen studies directly with O.P. Tiwari of Kaivalyadham, India – a living master in the science of Pranayama. He blends this with his ongoing studies in Asana, Nutrition, Ayurveda, Philosophy and the varied modern evolutions of Yoga.

Claire Dalloz has been learning and teaching yoga passionately for the past 22 years. Her teaching style is influenced by the Ashtanga Vinyasa and Iyengar Yoga Schools although over the years she has adopted her own way of teaching.
Claire is an internationally certified Yoga Teacher at the 500 hour level (E-RYT500), Director of Studies for the 200-hour Teacher Training at AIRYOGA Zurich, and Co-owner of YogaTopia in Herrliberg, Switzerland.
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