Yoga Teacher Training 200 hr
and Yoga Retreat 

Niseko, Japan

Your Teachers: Janet Corvino and Kanami Anderson

Take the plunge with Janet Corvino & Kanami Anderson into Niseko’s world-famous deep powder snow, Japan’s natural hot springs, food culture, and elevate your yoga practice to new levels. Would you like to share and inspire others to follow the same path? Join our course to build on your confidence, strengthen your authentic voice, and learn how to share the magic of yoga with the world. This program is perfect regardless if you are looking to become a yoga teacher, or are simply interested in learning more and strengthening your personal practice. Join Janet and Kanami on this transformational journey to gain a deeper understanding of this ancient practice! You will receive your 200 hour Yoga Alliance accredited certification upon graduation of this course.

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Niseko is:
Listed one of the world’s top 20 ski resorts by Forbes Travel. 
Top 20 places to visit in the world by The New York Times. 
Rumoured to have snowflakes that are “large enough to cast shadows.”

8:00 – 8:30 am
Morning meditation & review
8:30 – 9:30 am
Philosophy
9:30 – 10:30 am
Anatomy Module
10:30 – 11:30 am
Practice to integrate teaching & anatomy principles
11:30am – 1:15 pm
Group class yoga practice
1:15 – 2:30 pm
Lunch break
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Asana lab: alignment, risks, variations
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Practice teaching
4:30 – 6:00 pm
Break or optional group yoga practice
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Adjustments, practice teaching
7:00 – 7:15 pm
Chanting, pranayama and closing

Schedule is subject to change.

Weekly schedule will rotate 5 days on 2 days off, and may adjust slightly in order to work with powder days (so everyone can get up the hill!)



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Japan’s number 1 ski resort
Did you know that Japan has over 500 ski resorts? From the northern island of Hokkaido (where Niseko is located) to the southern main island of Kyushu, Japan has an incredible collection of ski resorts, & Niseko is ranked at the very top. Thanks to bouts of winter storms off Siberia, Niseko is also rated one of the snowiest resorts in the world with 15 -18 meters of average annual snowfall (that’s over 50ft!!).

Our comprehensive 200-Hour Teacher Training Program will transform your practice, pass on the ancient teachings of yoga, and give you all the tools required to teach a solid Hatha, Power, and Flow yoga class. Our curriculum is Yoga Alliance approved, and upon graduation you are eligible to become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with the largest international non-profit association representing the yoga community. You will also have an incredibly supportive community to help you on your journey, and you will gain lifelong friends during the course who will continue to support you for years to come.

Hot springs culture

In order to truly get in touch with a unique aspect of Japanese life, one must tap into the “onsen” (Japanese hot spring bath) culture. Japan is a chain of active volcanic islands, and is home to over 3,000 natural hot springs! The onsen is such a precious way to delve into an ancient part of Japanese culture that is still very much alive today.

Onsen culture encourages aligning yourself with nature and the slow passing of time. Through this we give time to draw out the natural healing powers of our bodies. Soaking your tired muscles & body in a 40C+ hot spring bath after a long, cold day of skiing is by far one of the most amazing things about Niseko.
 

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Before, after, and in-between your deep powder sessions on the mountain, dive into the Japanese culinary culture and allow your taste buds fall in love with the country who created the fifth basic taste!

Even CNN Travel boasts “Japan is a culinary wonderland thanks to an incomparable uniqueness, a national obsession with cuisine & an almost religious embrace of fresh productive perfection.”You’ll begin every day with a delicious, traditional Japanese breakfast buffet, have hot lunches (we highly recommend ramen & donburis!) on the ski hill, and experience four Izakaya (Japanese tapas-style food: an integral part of Japanese culture) family dinners out in the village.
 

Course Curriculum

Teaching Asana

The principles of teaching, cueing, assisting, demonstrating, theming, sequencing, and how to put together a well-rounded and thoughtful Hatha, Flow, and Power Vinyasa class. Learn hundreds of poses in both their English and Sanskrit names, and the foundations of each pose from the ground up.

Western & Yogic Anatomy

Learn the western anatomy of bones, joints, connective tissue, muscles, breathing, nervous and circulatory systems, injuries, and as well as basic prenatal yoga. You will also learn the energetic effects of yoga on the body, and will study PRANA in detail. What it is, the different techniques that direct prana, Kundalini energy and it’s infinite potential, the chakra systems, bandhas, Ayurveda, the vayus, and the nadis.

Meditation & Pranayama

Practice different styles and techniques of meditation and pranayama (yogic breathing exercises) everyday. Develop a deep understanding and connection with both so you can easily share their immense benefits with your students.

History & Philosophy of Yoga

Study Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and how these teachings provide a very real model that can be applied to daily life. You will also get to discuss and learn in detail about Yoga’s journey to the West, and the most influential yogis of our time.

The Business of Yoga

Discuss the ethics of yoga, code of conduct, and important qualities of a successful teacher. Learn about the business of yoga, defining your mission, marketing yourself, and setting your goals and dreams.

Practice Teaching

The fastest way to becoming a great yoga teacher is practice, practice, and more practice. Students will be given plenty of classroom time to plan many styles of classes: from a challenging, fast-paced Power practice, to a super mellow, relaxing yin stretch-out, and everything in between. Emphasis will be made to try different classes out on each as often as possible during and after the course. This is a great opportunity to receive feedback, get creative, and learn from one another.

Accommodations

8-minute walk to Powder Yoga.

A brand new boutique hotel only footsteps away from the main lifts & right in the heart of Hirafu Village, the luxurious Chalet Ivy will be your winter Niseko home. Enjoy breathtaking views of either iconic Mt. Yotei every morning as you roll out of bed and open up your curtains.

You will have unlimited access to the hotel’s private onsen (hot springs) that you can walk to/from your room in your bathrobe and slippers. The waters are drawn up from a depth of 300 meters where it has the best quality and temperature for health benefits.
Chalet Ivy also has an exclusive Ski Concierge desk that can arrange equipment rental services, lift passes, and ski & snowboard lessons through their Winter Activity Counter.

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Budget: Backpacker Kiraku

1-minute walk to Powder Yoga. They are offering an extra discount for YTT students.

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Mid-range: Lodge Koropokkuru

5-minute walk to Powder Yoga.

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Splurge: Chalet Ivy

Transportation

Watch this video to see how to get there from the airport.

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Dates

March 16 to April 10, 2020.

Investment

Regular ¥300,000 JPY.

Early Bird ¥270,000 JPY (pay in full before December 31st and save ¥30,000).

Includes “The Art of Yoga Education” manual (over 500 pages of teaching principles, detailed anatomy, and various training materials), 200 hours of study with Kanami and Janet at the Powder Yoga Studio, unlimited yoga pass at studio for duration of course, and your 200 hour RYT Yoga Alliance accredited certification upon graduation.

Also includes:
Daily yoga classes
Daily delicious breakfast buffets
2 Izakaya-style family dinners
Unlimited use of hotel’s private hot springs
Private transport to/from ski hill
Valuable local knowledge from your instructors
An adventure of a lifetime!

Does not include:
Flights
Transfers to Niseko*
Insurance
Ski Pass**
Ski/board hire
Ski/board guide/lessons***

* Direct buses from New Chitose International Airport to Niseko are easy to book and cost under $40USD. Book here.

*** If you are interested in hiring a local mountain guide, our good friends at Japan Powder Connection have offered a group discount rate for Dive Deep Retreat students. Please inquire for details.

Accommodation can be arranged upon request for an extra fee.