500 Hour Teacher Training

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Yoga teacher training AT PYRAMID

This is a unique and comprehensive teacher training program with a specific focus on the chakras and
their application toward health and healing. Learn this ancient knowledge, and marvel at how it has been expertly merged with modern science.

 
 

Reflecting the traditional teachings of the Yoga Sutras and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the Chakra Yoga System has been taught by David as a teacher training since 1997. This is a unique and comprehensive Teacher Training program with a specific focus on the Chakras. The program includes detailed instruction in the regular asana training, with specific instruction on how to teach, assist and adjust with safety and confidence. Then steps beyond, going into the traditional view of chakras in ancient cultures, and extending into the understanding of energy wheels from the perspective of the quantum fields of modern physics. The physics part is not done in a dry manner, but with application and discussions, not done only at a theoretical level, but rather experimentally; students are guided down into the vibrational reality of their own molecular biology in a transformational experience for those interested in becoming a yoga teacher or mastering themselves. Relevant scientific documentaries are added for verification of a new belief system based on science rather than mysticism.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

5 week, 300hr course or continue on with the 8 week, 500hr course

The teacher’s training has evolved into a higher form of training in mind and consciousness; it is more challenging than successfully doing asanas, but results in an amazing state of mind with a formidable expansion of consciousness. This is literally yoga beyond the asanas. Although this training contains the usual postures, they are taught with pranayama techniques and explanations of physiological benefits. The how and why of our physical body functions leads to a much greater understanding and the empowerment of our human nature, and its potential to create healthy happy beings.

The Chakra Yoga Master’s program is part of a new educational system based on the strong foundations of Chakra Yoga that David has researched and studied over a lifetime of study and practice. The training is divided into multiple courses or modules, from asana flows, breathing practices, yoga nidra, contemplation and concentration techniques as well as meditation. Some of these are geared to the awakening of healing forces, used for self-healing and providing the tools to heal terminal and chronic degenerative diseases for which Western medicine has no solutions. By mastering all of the doubts and fears in your mind, the body’s health can also be mastered.

The curriculum of this program was previously forbidden by Yoga Alliance of America, and this is why Pyramid Yoga Center has disconnected from their asana fitness regulations. It’s our belief that is important to teach the real aspects of Yoga as it has come down through the ages with all spiritual (consciousness), energetic and mental wisdom, and not just the asanas.

COURSES AVAILABLE WITHIN THE MASTER’S PROGRAM

  1. Chakra yoga intro to the chakras.

  2. An in-depth study of the essence of those chakra forces.

  3. Breath training and Ekadasi.

  4. Yantra Yoga: Sacred Geometry and Time Cycles

  5. The Antivirus Program and Healing.

  6. Dharana, contemplation to master the mind.

  7. Advanced practices in Concentration with sound and vision.

  8. The Samadhi meditation techniques for going beyond.

    HIGHLIGHTS

Our course comprises a daily practice of asana, pranayama, mantra, yantra, raja and karma yoga complimented by individual contemplation, systematic methods of concentration, and meditation. Students engage in studies and discussions regarding yogic philosophy, anatomy, physiology and psychology as well as practical teaching methods and professional development.

  • Empower yourself through transformative self-development tools.

  • Translate the ancient wisdom of Yoga into your modern-day scientific world.

  • One certificate: become an International Certified Yoga Teacher and Master of yourSelf.

  • Learn to access the power within you through the chakras.

  • Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation practices for higher consciousness.

  • Discover the importance of your breath during breath guided Asana empowerment.

  • Residential program integrates the practices into a yogic lifestyle.

  • Suitable for all levels.

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

  • Beyond

FORMS OF YOGA

  • Hatha asanas with 108 postures taught and practiced in various styles:

  • Vinyasa flows with an Egyptian dance flavor;

  • Yin, slow meditative for calming and going inward;

  • Ashtanga, strong and dynamic.

  • Gnana Yoga – the contemplative/meditative study of mind and emotion.

  • Pranayama Yoga, an elaborate sequence of breathing techniques.

  • Karma Yoga – the study of cause and effect to understand life’s process.

  • Raja Yoga – for the empowerment of mind (over matter).

  • Yantra Yoga – the study of Sacred Geometry and calculation of personal calendars.

  • Mantra Yoga – the study of sound, vibration and music for elevation of consciousness.

  • Laya Yoga – the tantric practices of uniting masculine and feminine energy into bliss.

  • Bhakti Yoga – understanding spiritual consciousness from religion to quantum science.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Certification

The Chakra Yoga Master’s program consists of 8 weeks study before we accredit the participants with 500 hour International Certificate (not affiliated to the American Yoga Alliance. Please read below why we withdrew from it.

At Pyramid we offer an optional 3rd month for students who wish to stay on the island and integrate their practice into their lives before returning home. This 3rd month is optional, but highly recommended and consists of 2 daily practices at 7am and 11am Mon-Fri and then some evening chanting or meditation sessions. It is also a time when students can actively practice teaching, while putting the yoga lifestyle into practice without pressure or a rigid schedule.

Course content

  • Daily yoga, meditation, and pranayama practice

  • The art of teaching mindfully, methodology technique

  • Ethics and yogic lifestyle

  • Teaching practicums

  • Self-development and the expansion of consciousness

  • Working with the chakra energies

  • The philosophy and science in the foundation of yoga

  • Anatomy and physiology delving into human biology

  • The sciences of quantum physics, body/mind chemistry

  • Movement meditations – Egyptian yoga style

  • The healing aspects of Chakra Yoga

  • New System: Revolution of Science and Evolution of consciousness

Yoga practice

  • Asana alignment and sequencing

  • Technique of Vinyasa and breath initiated movement

  • Detailed explanation of benefits; physical, emotional and psychological.

  • Classical sun salutations and Egyptian dancing forms

  • Raja Yoga and Yin yoga

  • Yin yoga & Yoga Nidra – going into subconscious realms

  • Prenatal yoga and post natal basics

  • Mindfulness, contemplation (Dharana) and concentration (Dhyana)

  • Pranayama, the sequences of breath training

  • Ekadasi psychological detox with Swadhyaya, seeing life’s lessons

  • Kriyas, bandhas and mudra, subtle aspects of yoga practice

  • Detoxification and diets for optimal health and energy

  • Anatomy and physiology going from biology to chemistry to quantum physics

  • Chakra neurology, Physiology and Mind-Body connections

  • Health, immune system and anti-virus techniques.

Philosophy and yogic lifestyle

  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the modifications of mind (psychology)

  • Bhagavad Gita and Hindu ideology, the deities

  • History of yoga going back to time before history was rewritten

  • Eight limbs of yoga – Ashtanga (8)

  • The Yamas and Niyamas and how to adapt them to a modern life

  • Five Koshas (your five bodies), an updated scientific explanation

  • Tantric principles and Tantric yoga, the masculine & feminine energies

  • The three Gunas; primal forces of the universe.

Daily schedule – Monday to Friday

  • 6:30 – Meditation and pranayama

  • 07:00 – 08:30 Yoga practice

  • 09:00 – 09:45 Breakfast

  • 10:00 – 11:00 Lecture on science and chakras

  • 11:00 – 12:00 Pranayama Yoga

  • 12:00 – 15:00 Lunch break

  • 15:00 – 16:00 Yantra Yoga calculation and practice

  • 16.00 – 17.00 Yoga Practice or active immersions

  • 19:30 – 21:00 Evening events (documentaries and philosophy)

SATURDAY – SELF PRACTICES

Instructor

David Goulet – David is the primary teacher who has now been studying, practicing yoga daily, and teaching it for 54 years, has designed the Master Program to lead students into the experience of chakra energy fields in a way that profoundly transforms our perception of life. Ever since graduating from Ananda Ashram in 1972, David has continued his personal and professional pursuit of the yogic lifestyle as an international Yoga Teacher, Healer and Founder of numerous Retreat Centers. Studying for two years under the much-loved Dr Swami Gitananda in Pondicherry India, David’s strong foundational understanding of the Ancient Chakra System provided the basis for much of his present day teachings. Through exploration, examination and a healthy curiosity, David’s subsequent travels in Mexico, Guatemala, Egypt, and SouthEast Asia only further affirmed the wisdom he received from Swami Gitananda which he now shares with his students. More about David’s story click here https://www.pyramidyoga.com/davidstory

Payment & Dates

500hr course: Starting on Oct. 19th until Dec. 11th 2022 for total of $3,000 USD
Prices have been lowered by 1000 due to global situation.
Also the dates may change a little with flight possibilities.

(The price include only the course fees. Accommodation and food is separate. Please see packages below.)

What’s included:

  • The price includes only the course fees.

  • Daily yoga and meditation.

  • 8 weeks of yoga teacher training in two beautiful yoga halls with ocean views in a coconut grove

  • 4 Course manuals: Chakra Manual, Hatha, Yantra, and Healing manual.

  • International Yoga Teaching Certificate issued by Pyramid Yoga Center.

  • Self-development modalities from various backgrounds

  • Teachers who put their heart and soul into the development and teaching of this course

What’s not included

  • Flights.

  • Airport and ferry transfers.

  • Accommodation

  • Food

  • Travel insurance, and currently, medical insurance which is compulsory.

    Presently Running this course online in a series of modules.
    More info click
    here…

Terms and Conditions

Deposit of $500 USD will be asked after registration to confirm your booking. Payment of Deposit is non-refundable but we will give a place on any course in the future (there may be extra charges).

Final Payment will be asked before the course starting date.

Cancellation Policy, before 15 days from the course starting date: We give either 50% refund or a place on a future course (there may be extra charges)


In 2020 David withdrew from the American Yoga Alliance because of their absolute focus on the asanas, with no concern for the mental, emotional or ‘spiritual’ development which is the core and essence of Real Yoga. What the ‘Alliance has done is reduce this amazing mental/spiritual sciene to a fitness program devoid of its original purpose, with no understanding even of prana, let alone chakras. The awakening and expansion of consciousness has been sacrificed for acrobatic performance, done safely.

There are of course many other yoga alliances and organizations around the planet to which you can become a member if you choose.

  • Techniques Training/Practice: Includes asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques.

  • Teaching Methodology: Comprises the principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student’s process of learning and business aspects of teaching yoga.

  • Anatomy and Physiology: Both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc).

  • Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers: An in depth study of yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers.

  • Practicum: Each student must be actively engaged in the process of teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing and giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching.

Students will be awarded RYT500 hour International Certificates at the successful completion
of the 8 week courses respectively.

 
 

The Island Lifestyle

 

 

 

Take refuge at our beautiful jungle retreat center on Koh Phangan. Boasting breath taking ocean views, our Thai haven is nestled amongst coconut palms overlooking both the tranquil Haad Salad and Haad Yao beaches.

A longtime favorite of past kings of Thailand, Koh Phangan is one of three small islands just east of the mainland in the Gulf of Southern Thailand. Known for its white sandy beaches, warm emerald waters, abundant coral reefs and famous Full Moon Parties, the seemingly small island is large enough to entertain both passer-by and long-staying wanderers.

In only a short walk or scooter ride, our students frequent the countless nearby beaches – all perfect for diving and snorkeling, a variety of restaurants and cafes, natural waterfalls, hiking trails, Buddhist temples, alternative therapy practitioners, Thai-style herbal steam rooms, Sunday drum circles, numerous fresh produce markets and Thongsala’s weekend walk-through artisan market.

For those coming to us from the regular 9-5 grind and unable to disconnect entirely, never fear! Our jungle sanctuary is but a stones throw away from hi-speed internet, public telephones, ATM services and most other modern amenities to which we’ve become accustomed.

For some more information about what to bring and the Thai visas, clink on the link below.


Accommodation Options

We have many on-site and offsite accommodation options available.

Suiting your budget and needs, we have a variety of options available according to what you would like to do (subject to availability and demand of course). Check out the accommodation page for more info.


Past Graduate Testimonials


“It is my personal ‘opinion’ that yoga is the most complete and comprehensive system for study and development
of the human mind, body and spirit”

David Goulet, Pyramid Yoga Founder