Yoga Teacher Training 300hs with Shir Shemesh

Kundalini Tantra, Dharma Yoga Inspired
300 hours Yoga Teacher Training
Rome, Italy
Part 1: 10 - 23 Feb or 9 - 24 May 2020
Part 2: 3 - 19 Apr or 11 - 25 Oct 2020

with Shir Shemesh

About the Program

This program is design for yoga teachers who wish to deepen there own knowledge and practice towards more subtle aspects of the yogic practices, as well as to get new inspiration and support for there own teachings. The program can fit also to experienced yoga practitioners, who wish to explore other type of practices apart from postures.

This program will focus on Dharma Yoga, Kundalini Tantra, Sound Healing, Mantras and Subtle Anatomy, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Hands on Adjustment and Yoga Philosophy. Dharma yoga, the main inspiration of this program is a heart opening and mind-expanding yoga practice following the teachings of Sri Dharma Mittra, who has been teaching yoga since 50 years.

The Asana practice during the course will be Dharma Yoga in the morning time. Dharma Yoga is a Hatha-Vinyasa mixed style, inspired from the way Dharma Mittra has been teaching. It is a rather traditional style of Yoga. In the afternoons we will practice Yin Yoga or Yoga Nidra.

There is a limit space of 15 students in this training. This way, we can make sure that we give individual attention and support that each student needs during this very special time.

This teacher training program is divided into 2 separate modules. Before and between the modules there will be self practice, readings and home assignments that will help the participants to prepare themselves for the training and to bring the teachings into their life. This Sadhana (self practice) is a powerful tool for transformation, to apply the Yogic teachings in daily life and to assimilate the information of the training over a period of time.
The course language and manual provided is English.

Daily schedule for example:
In some days and optional 6h-6h30 yogic cleanses

6h30-8h00 Kundalini Tantra practice

Tee break

8h15-10h15 Dharma Yoga

10h15-10h45 Breakfast

11h00-12h00 Class

12h00-14h00 lunch break

14h00-15h15 Class

15h15-16h45 Class

17h00-18h30 Yin yoga/Yoga Nidra/hands on Adjustment

18h30-19h15 Light Dinner

19h30-20h30 Satsang: Meditation, Chanting and spiritual discourse.

Course Curriculum and Yoga Alliance

In Satlaya Yoga school 300 hours yoga TTC you will get a Yoga Alliance certification, upon the completion of the contact hours, if you met the requirements of the program and completed the pre-home-works and given self practice. These 300 hours can be added to any basic TTC (200 hours) to register as a RYT 500 hours, Yoga Alliance teacher.

As part of the program there will be pre-reading and home-works, and given Sadhana in-between the two modules. You can find the pre-readings are below.

These following topics will be covered during the course in theory and practice:

Kundalini Tantra:
Kundalini Yoga is part of the Tantric tradition. Tantra and Kundalini are dealing with transformation of matter and energy, using the Chakra system (energy centers) to transcend our consciousness, by activating the dormant potential of our body, called Kundalini. The seat of Kundalini is in the base of the spinal cord. Yogis have found systematic ways to awaken this potential power and let it flow freely up along the spine.

In this field we will explore:

+ Subtle anatomy: The Chakra System (energy vortexes), The main Nadis (energy tubes) and their function, The 5 different Pranas and the 5 Koshas.

+ Meditations/Concentrations: the old Tantras offer various dynamic meditations to activate the different Chakras and Nadis such as Trataka and Analom Vilom.

+ Advanced Pranayamas, Mudras and Bandhas: Nadi Shodhana (alternated nostrils), Kapalabhati, Khumbaka (breathe retentions), Sheetali (cooling pranayama), Ujjai and much more.

Hand On Adjustment and Yoga Asana:
+ How to perform a posture in a correct alignment.

+ How to analyze a yoga pose, according to 5 basic key points.

+ What are the different ways we can Adjust a student.

+ How to assist and adjust students successfully and safely. We will share a few important guidelines for this art, and will have lots of practice.

+ How to create a your own Dharma Yoga sequence with the blue print Dharma Yoga class structure.

+ Exploring what one can do with Variations of Poses.

+ Exploring Advanced Yoga Asana.

+ Teaching practice and Practicum.

Sound Healing, Bhakti yoga and Nada Yoga:
+ Sound healing in the modern science view and traditional view.

+ Chanting Mantras and proper pronunciation of Mantras

+ What is Bhakti yoga, the yoga of the heart.

+ How to transcend our emotions through chanting.

+ What are Mantras, their meaning and use.

+ Laya yoga, the yoga of absorption of the mind into the inner sounds

Yoga Nidra:
+ We will practice 2-3 times a week Yoga Nidra.

+ Learn how to build our own script of Yoga Nidra.

+ Practice on your own as part of your Sadhana.

+ Teaching practice of Yoga Nidra.

+ Theory of Yoga Nidra: what is its goal and origin. What are the most important ingredients of this practice. How to guide and support your students before and after the practice Yoga Nidra.

Yoga Philosophy:
+ We will read together from the following scriptures and discus different ways to interpret their meanings; The Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and Gheranda Samhita.

+ During the readings we will focus how these scriptures can be applied in our daily lives.

+ Other topics to be covered are Yamas and Niyamas, Advaita Vedanta, Karma and Karma Yoga, and different definitions, paths and goals of yoga.

Yogic cleansing – Shatkarmas:

+ Learn in theory about the different cleansing yogic techniques called Shatkarmas.

+ Will practice daily tongue scraping, nasal cavity cleansing (Jala Neti and Neti Sutra), and will explore cleansing of the stomach (Vamana Dhauti, Agni Sara, Nauli). That will be optional!

The teacher:
Shir Shemesh from Israel

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Beautiful 280m2 retreat villa on the outskirts of Rome is provided.


Lariano, 40 km from Rome.

How to get there:

Flights to Rome Ciampino - transport provided

another airport is Rome Fiumicino

you can get to Rome also by train

and train to Lariano

Food is an intrinsic part of our overall health and wellbeing. We use fresh, locally-sourced and organic ingredients whenever possible. Food changes with the seasons, as different months bring different delights to the table. Our cuisine is healthy, exciting and vibrant ─ full of natural Mediterranean flavours.

We’ll do our very best to accommodate dietary restrictions and preferences. Please let us know if you have any.

Rome 300hs training pricing
Prices per person in a shared room (2 sharing)
€ 2990 per person - last minute prices paid in last 2 weeks before the retreat
€ 2750 per person - standard prices
€ 2450 per person - early bird prices for payments 120 days before the start date

20% discount is offered for 2nd person when booking together.
Single supplement: €900
It is possible to pay 50% for part 1 and than 50% for part 2, always respecting the timings and deadlines for different price cut off dates.

Prices include:
* 300 hours of teachings
* the course manual (in English or Italian)
* Yoga Alliance Yoga certificate
* quality accommodations
* all suitable vegetarian meals
* snacks and tea
* Shatkarma (yogic cleansing) tools
* return transfer to the Ciampino airport

Please note the training takes most of the day, there is no time to explore the area. If you wish to stay longer or arrive earlier we can arrange that and the hotel daily rates will apply.


Customer Service
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Cancellation/ changes/ no show policy:
1) Once you book has been made and your space reserved, there are no refunds. It is a serious commitment to take part in the retreat and we ask that you to honor it.
2) We understand that things happen and would like to be accommodating. If you can't make it to a selected retreat you can:
a) Find somebody else to take your spot, up to seven days before the start date. No extra fee will be charged in this case.
b) No shows without notice will result in a 100% loss of your investment.
3) if we cancel the retreat for any reason you will be either given full refund or rescheduled in the same location within 12 months. This will be established on individual case basis.