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TEACHER TRAINING

2022 Yoga Teacher Training

The 200 hours Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training at Sarvam Yoga is all about transformation; taking you on a personal journey that will inspire you, challenge you and empower you in all aspects of your life.

TEACHER TRAINING

Sarvam Yoga is a
Yoga School rooted
in the yogic tradition.

Our teacher training is designed to make you deepen your yoga journey and become a confident teacher.
Our teachers have many years of experience of teaching in teacher trainings and studios.
‘Sarvam’ is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘full’, ‘total’, or ‘absolute’. This totality is reflected in Sarvam Yoga’s respect and appreciation of the different lineages and schools of yoga. While we are deeply rooted in tradition, we are open to the needs of modern world.

We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional and comprehensive yoga training to support you in deepening your practice, finding your own voice and become a teacher.‍

Our 200- hour Yoga Alliance Accredited Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training course is an intensive course designed to help you deepen your knowledge and practice, and to prepare you to become a confident yoga teacher. ‍

You will earn the knowledge, skills and confidence to teach classes based on the Ashtanga Primary Series and Vinyasa Flow style. Your training with us is tailored to help you deepen your own practice, find your own voice, and gain skills to teach others. We deeply believe in the importance of developing your own journey. We want to help you find your unique and personal voice and style as a teacher.

Meet the teachers

HALA OKEILI

Founder of Sarvam Yoga Studio, Teacher Training Director.

Alignment, Adjustment, Teaching Methodology and Techniques, the Art of Teaching, and the business of Yoga.
Hala Okeili is the leading teacher and the Teacher Training Director. She is the founder, manager and one of the main teachers at Sarvam Yoga, Lebanon’s leading yoga studio, teaching more than 10.000 students in classes.
Hala is a corporate lawyer, she holds a Bachelor and Masters in Law from USJ & Aix- Marseille (France). But her belief in adopting yoga as a complete lifestyle, led her to drop her 8 years legal career for a higher purpose, teaching and spreading Yoga.
Hala is a 500 hours Registered Yoga teacher with more than 5000 hours of teaching.
Today she leads Sarvam Yoga’s teacher trainings and has participated in teacher trainings in India. She taught workshops, events, and intensives around the globe such as Dubai, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, India…
She has studied with renowned teachers. Today, she continues to study in KPJAYI, the traditional institute of Ashtanga Yoga, with her teacher Sharath Jois.
Hala’s aim is to spread the practice of Yoga first nationally then internationally and making it available to as many.

-She was Featured in Telegraph India as Beirut’s Yoga Ambassador, MBC TV, “Yoga Life”, Marie Claire Arabia, Mondanite Magazine, Executive Magazine (…).
-Hala has a weekly tv segment on Lebanon’s leading national TV, MTV Lebanon.
-In 2018, Hala taught 80 members of the YPO, one of the world’s biggest business leaders’ organization, in India, Kolkata.
-Hala has partnered up with many brands such as Puma Middle East, Lipton Arabia, Liquido Active, and so forth, being a yoga Embassador and hosting yoga events attended by 300+ participants.

Tracy Estephane

Main teacher in Sarvam Yoga and in the 200 hours teacher training.

Alignment, Adjustment, Teaching Methodology and Techniques, and the Art of Teaching.
Tracy started her yoga journey when she discovered Bikram hot yoga in London as she was completing her masters degree. With every drop of sweat she was letting go of things that no longer served her - mainly an unhealthy lifestyle and outlook on life - and her world started to change one breath at a time.
As she started experiencing the healing benefits of yoga, she quickly became dedicated to a daily practice and was eager to spread this new-found positivity around her.
In September 2014, she joined a training in Scotland with Esak Garcia, international yoga champion, which completely shifted her practice and reinforced her longing for teaching yoga.
In June 2015, she finally took the leap to turn her passion into her profession and joined the 200 hours Hot Yoga Teacher Training at the Absolute Yoga Academy in Thailand.
Directly upon completion of the program and returning back home, she started teaching private and public yoga classes - including Hot Yoga, Vinyasa, Power Yoga and Yogalates - in Beirut’s leading yoga studios and gyms. She was a member of Sarvam’s family as a dedicated practitioner since they opened in 2016 and joined their teaching team in April 2017. She continues to deepen her knowledge in yoga by attending workshops and trainings with some of the most qualified yoga teachers worldwide. She is now co-leading yearly 200hr teacher training programs in Lebanon, specializing in vinyasa yoga.

Her mission is to spread the yoga practice and lifestyle in her surrounding to help people experience its life changing benefits just as she did. Her classes inspire practitioners to adopt an introspective attitude and start a journey into self-awareness and personal development on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels.

sandy peteRS

Bihar School of Yoga RYT, Founder of Koun NGO, Teacher at Sarvam Yoga


Philosophy, Pranayama, and Meditation.

Meditation is Sandy’s companion - always there for her whenever she needs it.
Sandy started her meditation journey in 2012 as a way to explore and manage her own mind. After discovering Bihar Yoga in 2014 and feeling so connected to the tradition, she decided to leave her advertising job, pack up her bags and join the “Bihar School of Yoga” in India - the world’s first yoga university - for a 4month course in advanced yogic studies.
The inner transformation she went through during the course led her to enrol in a teacher training course, following the same tradition.
In 2017, Sandy started her intensive studies in Raja Yoga, the ‘Yoga of the Mind’ with Swami Niranjanada; she goes to Bihar every year for progressive trainings.
To practice her Karma Yoga outside the ashram, Sandy established “Koun”, a Lebanese NGO that aims at spreading yoga and meditation in underprivileged communities in Lebanon.









Asia Zaraket

RYT 200 from Sarvam Yoga

Asia got introduced to yoga in 2008. She became totally immersed in it in 2017 when she got interested in the morning challenge program provided by Sarvam Yoga studio. Daily practice started as a tool to relieve scoliosis pain and recover from work but shifted to become a time where the mind just let go.

The body became stronger and the mind became calmer. She discovered what a magical tool the breath is and how it is overlooked in our daily lives. Having realized the profound benefits of yoga, she wanted to share that knowledge and experience, exchange energy with people and become a yoga teacher.

When Sarvam Yoga announced their teacher training it was an opportunity she could not miss. Asia got her RYT 200 hours in Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga in 2019 and joined the teaching team in Sarvam there in 2020.











Julia Mahseredjian

RYT 200 from Sarvam Yoga

Julia had a major ski accident, she found herself lying on a hospital bed with a broken femur and hip. She developed scoliosis, deformity, used to limp and always be in pain. After several operations, she underwent a total hip replacement surgery, she has now an artificial hip made with titanium metal and ceramic.Being banned from any sports, Julia was desperate to move her body.

She researched and found out that Yoga is the best therapy. And this is how she found Sarvam yoga. At first, Julia did not understand what yoga really was, the practice was hard, the postures were painful, the process was long.

After 3 years of consistent transformational yoga practice, she decided to take the 200-hour yoga alliance Sarvam Yoga teacher training program. The journey was about focusing on her mental strength: persistence, acceptance, peacefulness, serenity, and calmness.

Yes, she have an artificial hip.
Yes, she can do yoga.
and YES, she is now a yoga teacher.
For Julia, yoga is therapy!








Meet the teachers
OVERVIEW

MORE ABOUT THE TEACHER TRAINING

Teacher Training

Ashtanga & Vinyasa flow

Our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training course is based on the eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga, not just on the Asana practice. There is a lot of emphasis placed on the different limbs of yoga, Yamas, Niyamas, Pranayama, concentration, meditation techniques and mindfulness too.This comprehensive curriculum also covers Yoga philosophy based on the Yoga Sutras, yogic lifestyle and ethics, anatomy and physiology for yoga teachers and practitioners, among other topics related to the practice of cultivating a balanced life. We are unorthodox and open in our approach towards yoga. We strongly encourage you to bring your own creativity, intuition and spiritual experiences into your teaching styles. We don’t follow any religion or schema in our courses.

At the end of the course, you will be ready to practice the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series as self-practice, to teach classes based on this style of yoga, and also to create your own Vinyasa flow sequences with various themes.

You will also have the benefit of exposure to other styles of asana practice, including Yoga Nidra, Yin and restorative yoga, in order to develop your experience and knowledge of other yoga traditions and styles during the course.

Deepen your practice

By attending the Sarvam Yoga 200-hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training you will:

• Learn to teach and to practice a broad range of yoga asanas.
• Learn the appropriate and correct alignments for postures and for different bodies.
• Explore the modifications and variations of the most common asanas.
• Learn and practice the art of hands-on-adjustment.
• Understand the basic concepts of functional anatomy applied to yoga practice.
• Experience and practice different pranayama and meditation techniques.
• Experience the yogic life in the 9 days residential

The essentials of anatomy

Our functional anatomy classes led by Rachel Berryman ensure an understanding of the key muscles and bones involved in asana practice and their associated health benefits and contraindications. The specially designed practical anatomy classes are the backbone of the alignment classes.

The art of teaching

Our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training course works on helping you not only earn confidence and become technically a strong teacher, but also helps you find your own voice. You will start practicing teaching from the very first day. We will help you to deepen your connection with your inner being and your uniqueness. This process will enable you to teach from your heart and in your own way, rather than just from memory and words.

Since we offer you a practical approach, there will be lots of opportunities for you to teach. From day one, you will start teaching one-on-one and then progress to teaching larger groups towards the end of the course. You will get the opportunity to assist teachers in actual classes in Sarvam Yoga and teaching some pro bono classes to the public. By the end of the course, you will have the confidence and ability teach mixed-level open yoga class confidently.

You will learn the principles of sequencing in order to create Vinyasa Flow sequences based on a chosen theme. There will be lots of guidance on how to improve and enhance your teaching skills and how to plan and structure a class.
You will also have regular opportunities to practice hands-on adjustments during classes, and in the studio, supervised by your teacher and supported by the assistant teachers.

This course is for you if

• You have been practicing yoga - seriously - and want to move to the next level.
• You want to learn how to get harmony between body, mind and soul.
• You want to deepen your personal asana and meditation practice.
• You want to learn and practice in a compassionate and non-competitive yet challenging environment.
• Are looking for a comprehensive, safe, well/structured, anatomically precise yet intuitive approach.
• You wish to explore the subtler and deeper level of awareness.
• You have a strong desire and urge to share this art of living with others.
• You are ready to learn yoga beyond asanas.

Certification

You will receive a 200-hour certification eligible to be registered with Yoga Alliance US.

Course details

The practice

• Ashtanga Yoga: Introduction to and history of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series and the four elements of Ashtanga yoga; Vinyasa, Ujjayi Breath, Bandhas and Dhristi. You will practice the Primary Series three times a week.
• Vinyasa flow: Dynamic flows practiced four to five times a week, principles of sequencing, designing and teaching Vinyasa Flow classes.
• Other styles of Yoga: You will also get to practice other styles of yoga such as; partner yoga, yin and restorative yoga, during the course.

Alignment and adjustment

During the course, you will receive workshops focused on alignment and adjustment techniques for the main postures of the Ashtanga Yoga primary series and a few other more advance postures. This will also include modifications, advance variations, adequate use of props, postures clinics (arm balances, backbends, inversions, among others), and regular hands-on adjustments practice.

Teaching practice

You will start to teach from the very beginning of the course and will teach at least ten times during the entire course, starting from one–on-one format to teach larger groups towards the end. You will receive feedback from your teachers and your classmates as well, to help you to improve and to find your unique voice and style as a teacher.

Teaching methodology and technique

During our course, you will learn about principles of demonstration, observing, assisting and correcting, verbal instructions, teaching styles, the qualities of a teacher, voice projection, floor presence, planning and structuring a class, alignment and hands-on-adjustment, dealing with injuries and safety precautions, business aspects of teaching yoga, ethics and much more.

Pranayama and meditation

You will learn and practice different breathing and meditation techniques every day throughout the complete course.

Philosophy

You will receive around sixteen classes on yoga philosophy.  Meaning of yoga, concepts, history

• Definition of yoga
• History of yoga
• The 6 yoga branches/Historical roots of yoga
• Hatha yoga (Aim of hatha yoga/ Components of hatha yoga/ 5 limbs)
• Raja yoga (Eight fundamental stages/ limbs of raja yoga)
• Kriya yoga
• Karma yoga (meaning / aim)
• Bhakti yoga (meaning/ practice)
• Jnana yoga
• Prana & Pranayama
• Prana
• Pancha koshas
• Chakras
• Nadis
• Pranayama
• Pranayama practices (Nadi shodhana/ Brahmari / Sheetali and sheetkar/ Ujjayi/ Kapalabhati)
• Mantras

Anatomy

Basic concepts of functional anatomy and physiology related to movement.
Application of anatomical principles to yoga practice (mechanics of yoga asana, its benefits and contraindications, healthy patterns of movement, etc).
Practical anatomy with a major emphasis on the skeletal system, muscular system, connective tissue, nervous system, and movements of the major joints of the body.
Muscular and skeletal differences i.e. compression, tension, and proportion and orientation theory.
Study of different regions of the body: The foot, knee, hips, spine, and shoulder.

The business of yoga

In this class, your teachers will guide you through how to develop your career as a yoga teacher, setting up your own studio, school or retreat center, marketing strategies, advertising and PR, ethics in yoga business, building network with other yoga teachers, schools, studios and retreats, among other topics related.

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