2022 Yoga Teacher’s Training

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Chakra Yoga Teachers Training

This training is a liberation of the essence of who you are. beyond the trauma. Beyond the ingrained bad habits and negative patterns. It is an unfolding into a more authentic version of you. We strip, clear, release and let go. To make space for a higher, clearer, empowered version that lives within you. Let's uncover the beautiful, blissful and bountiful YOU. You truly do deserve it.
The by product of this training is HEALth, vitality, lightness and liberation.
This yoga training is SO much more than just becoming a yoga teacher. It is a life training, teaching you tools to help you overcome the challenges that will come your way. Find peace and contentment. Feel free and fly high. If you were looking for a sign, this would be it!

A unique systematic way to study the Science behind classical yoga that spans way beyond the physical asana practice known as modern yoga today. This course is designed for anyone that feels a lack in their yoga practice, where no area is more important than the other, and aspects of spirituality & personal development blossom within the mind-body-spirit triangle.

Within the sacred texts of “The Yoga Sutras”, through the Samkhya Philosophy of Yoga, We are introduced to Patanjali’s 8 limbs of Yoga. Together, we will explore these philosophies within the context of the chakras as listed below.
We will focus on aspects of physiology (glands & organs), phychology (characteristics), Sacred geometry, sounds of yoga, type of yoga, specific meditations, pranayamas & asanas associated with each chakra energy centre. This creates a deep understanding of the inner workings of the self. Once we can begin to understand ourselves, we can begin to understand all of the people around us, to find peace and harmony among all of us. We will laugh, cry, dance, sing, shake and shine light into the mind and our inner workings. We will journey towards healing.

The Basics of the Chakra Yoga System:

1. Muladhara Chakra:
Earthing- We begin our yogic journey by building a steady foundation, physically grounding ourselves & connecting to the roots of Mother Earth. Establish our place in our bodies and the material world in which we live through practicing Hatha Yoga Asanas, getting us out of our heads & into our bodies, including yoga body building (dandhalls)
2. Swadhistana Chakra:
Flowing-connecting to our sacred feminine & sexuality, the element of water & the moon. Delve into our menstrual cycles & finding awareness in our natural flows. Practice Jnana Yoga- the yoga of self equiry and knowledge: know thyself.
3. Manipura Chakra:
Blazing- The centre of our power. we dive into the masculine energy of the sun, turn up the heat, take a look at our digestion & consciously connect with our food. Practice associated with the 3rd chakra: Pranayama Yoga- The control of energy within the body and the nervous system.
4. Anahata Chakra:
Air- Connecting to the centre of our being through our heart centre. Learning to choose love vs fear, finding joy through compassion for all beings. We learn about how healing works, and practices to create ease within the body- mind and soul. with a by produc of health.  Practice for the 4th chakra is dominantly Karma Yoga: what are our sanskaras and how can we clear them?
5. Vishuddha Chakra:
Ether-, we sing around the fire with drums, learn mantras accompanied by Sim's harmonium, including the seed & petal sounds for each Chakra, blasting away limiting beliefs & thoughts, to decipher our highest truth & live in accordance to our highest purpose. Practice Raja Yoga- Royal Yoga. We learn about affirmations, the voice and of course, communication as a yoga teacher.
6. Ajna Chakra:
Magnet- we seek balance through self- analysis (swadiyaya) using the 4 directions of our minds. We learn meditation concentration techniques. The 6th chakra Practice is that of Yantra Yoga (Yoga of sacred Geometry) We gain a deep understanding on the spiritual journey we have just been through. We learn what our main life path energy is, and how that correlates into the cycles of years, months, and days, to better understand ourselves and those around us.
7. Sarasrara:
Consciousness itself. we gaze at the different chakra's pure mandala form to strengthen the mind's eye, and even draw them out. We go deeper into aspects of walking the spiritual path. The practice of the 7th chakra is that of Mantra Yoga - using sound as a deeply healing tool to take us beyond our own limiting beliefs, into places where conscoiusness is. 
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Chakra Hatha Yoga

We begin with the breath, and then allow the asanas to start the healing process within us.  There are SO many benefits to maintaining a daily yoga practice that includes asanas as a primal point of grounding into this material world.
The physical practice will consist of the main 84 Hatha Yoga postures, (and as many of their 84 000 000 variations as possible. The asanas are presented in a way that connects to each energy centre of the body, the organ & glands associated with chakra.
One example would be: tapping into the heart centre 4th chakra, Anahata, the centre of unstruck sound, through love, compassion and healing affirmations & intentions in mind. Heart opening poses are done, creating flexibility of the entire spine, for example, the camel and wheel pose. Tapping into the functions of the heart,lungs & skins, and learn how to rejuvenate the organs connected to this centre.
Find out how the hormonal system works in the body to re-create health, walking away with a comprehensive understanding of how and why we need to incorporate physical yoga postures into our daily lives. 
Learn the mechanics, anatomy and physiology of each posture, and how to put them into flows, sequence & structure classes according to what you want to present (eg. slow flows, power & strength, flexibility, restorative etc.. and all you need to know in able to teach safely and with confidence.
Practicing a yogic lifestyle  in a stress free environment is extremely recommended to break the bondage of bad habits, and to grow by leaps & bounds in all areas to live a more mindful life.
Simmi, Shani & Chris, as well as other guest teachers will share their knowledge, connections, personal practices & experiences. We will also take you on adventures to meet other spiritual guides in the spiritual area of the South Coast.
The result? The very rate at which your cells are vibrating will begin to take on more harmonic frequencies as you raise your energy levels & vibration to a point where dis-ease & anxiety no longer have a place in your body, allowing health and inner healing to manifest in all areas of your life.
Get out into nature, breathe in pranic (life force energy) filled air, and be drawn up into your highest self.

A Typical Day of Training in Paradise

6:00am Mantras & Prayers
6:30am Pranayama Yoga (Breathing Techniques)
7:00am Morning Asana Practice & Yoga Nidra
9:00am Healthy Vegetarian Breakfast
10:30am Yoga Philosophy
12:30 Fresh Vegetarian Lunch & Break
4:00pm Physical Asana Practice
6:30pm Meditation
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Movie/ Meditation/ Dancing/ Sacred Practices & ceremonies etc
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Lead Yoga Teacher, Simmi Fink, E-RYT500 registered with Yoga Alliance has immersed herself in the practice of Yoga from her 500hr Chakra Yoga TTC in Thailand, including a month focus on yoga Therapy for Healing-where she experienced her first spiritual awakening-straight into building & running her retreat centre in the fresh aired town of Umzumbe.
She has hosted & collaborated over 20 retreats & learnt from many wonderful names in the international and SA Yoga industry.
Since then, she has trained in Preggy Yoga, HypnoBirthing, 2x Aerial Yoga TTC’s, Kids Yoga, Energy Healing, WOMBS Doula and been on many detox & yoga retreats.
She has also trained with Break-Thru Dance company over 5 hours a day for 3 months, and won Best physique in Lisa Raleigh's fitness challenges, which she did for over 6 months.
Sim’s fiery energy is dedicated to keeping her body strong through many avenues, from yoga, gymnastics, dancing, aerial yoga, swimming, gym etc.
She stokes her spiritual fire by attending weekly meditation circle, weekly healing circle with her guides (Swami’s), is a certified registered healer & member of the spiritual church.
Her classes are gentle enough for those on the beginning of their journey, and physically powerful enough to satisfy the advanced yogi. Sim also has a degree in Marketing Management.
Simmi has invited the best in their fields to host workshops on this TTC, so you will get a mix of styles, knowledge & energy.

Our incredible assistant Yoga Teacher, Shani is a Chakra Yogi who believes in following the path of intuition, listening to one’s heart and tapping into the inner guru. Being born into a family of Yogi’s, Buddists and Energy Healers she was surrounded by spiritual influence and always felt drawn to find her deeper calling.  It was through this path that she was guided to study Chakra Yoga with the beautiful and inspiring Simmi and then went on to study one on one with Simmi’s teacher and founder of Chakra Yoga, David Goulet. These experiences reconfirmed for her the importance of being in tune with our true nature and purpose, our Dharma. She believes that when we align with our Dharma we can be of better service to ourselves and to humanity as a whole. Shani feels that The Chakra Yoga System is a deep and comprehensive education and exploration into the truths of Yoga and the magical world of the Chakras.

 “ I am eternally grateful to have stumbled onto this path, to have received the gifts of this magical Lineage passed down from teacher to teacher and to have the opportunity to share this magic with others.”

The incredibly talented yogi, and dear friend, whom I am inspired by always, Keri Miller (East Coast Radio Breakfast Show & Yogi) has brought such a light to our lives and our TTC's. Keri shares Vinyasa Sequencing workshop and wisdom when it comes to dealing with music and playlists in the classes.
Kim Francis- a wonderfully bright lady, and my second mother, will be leading us through her many years of training and practice of an Introduction to Kundalini Yoga.. Working on awakening the energy that lies dormant at the bottom of our spines.
Kristin McKenzie - Doula, turned dear friend and confidont, she is a Wise Wild Woman with insights and knowledge we all wish we had. She will be sharing aspects on the sacred feminine, and is our 5 rhythm inspired ecstatic dance lead instructor.
Other names TBC as the inspiration strikes 😍

The Chakra Yoga System was passed down from "the sleepless saint" of Paramahansa Yogananda's book, 'Autobiography of a yogi" to one of his students, Indian born Swami Gitananda Giri, who practiced as a medical doctor between England, USA and Canada for 38 years. He then opened an Ashram in India, which still runs today.

David Goulet was one of Gitananda's students, where he studied in India for 2 years in 1971. 50 years later, David has immersed himself fully into the depths of yoga we only wish we understood. He has been teaching TTCs for 38 years now, and now resides at his Yoga Centre in Koh Phangan, Thailand. See his website for more of what we will tap into on this training

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200hr TTC R27 000 course only
5 Sept - 5 October 2022 (1 month immersion program)
*Early bird special: Take 20% off your price of 200hr course when you pay in full before 1 August 2022
 Chat to us about payment plans <3
Please note: the course prices DO NOT include food & accommodation.

Accomodation for 200hr TTC:

Mantis & Moon Backpacker’s Lodge accommodation options:

We have a new house with through access to M&M. This is the perfect set up for yogi’s to experience comfort, with the benefits that M&M has to offer.

A. per person sharing

R7200 for duration of the training paid upfront

Early Bird (Before 1 August 2022) R6000

B.Private Double with shared bathrooms

R9600 per month paid upfront

Early Bird: (1 August 2022) R8000

C. Ensuite Double Bungalow

R10800 per month paid upfront

Early Bird: (1 August 2022) R9000


*Should you REALLY want your own bungalow at Mantis & Moon, Please do enquire about pricing options.

Food options are vegetarian, or vegan, with options to participate on the cleanses we will learn about, to aid us on our yogic journey towards purification of the body, the quieting of the mind and the soothing of the soul.

Food Menu

  • All the bells & Whistles @ R390 per day or R12500 all inclusive
  • @ R300 per day for 3 simple meals/day R9900 all meals

20% early bird discount (before 1 August 2022)

  •  All the bells & Whistles @ R325 per day or R10400 all inclusive
  • @ R250 per day for 3 simple meals/day R8000 all meals

Mantis & Moon Backpacker's Lodge

About the Accomodation:
Mantis & Moon Backpackers is one of the world's best backpacking lodge. You will feel like you are on a little island somewhere far, far away. Tropical trees surround the wooden bungalows & walkways, all private and nestled in the jungle. There is a pool, jacuzzi, games to play, awesome staff and a very special feeling.

Register to BEcome a Knowledgable Yoga Teacher

This TTC immersion will change your life, whether an established yogi or a beginner.
-There will be an interview to establish whether or not this course is right for you
-There will be a written & practical exam that must be passed at the end of the training

Already a Yoga Teacher? Want to work with us?

An awesome opportunity to Volunteer as a resident Yoga Teacher at Mantis & Moon Backpacker's Lodge & hOHM Yoga.