200hr Chakra Yoga Teacher’s Training

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Chakra Yoga Teachers Training

1. Online/ Part Time over 6 months or
2. Full 5 week immersion (with Weekends off)
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

7:00am Mantras & Prayers
7:30am Pranayama Yoga (Breathing Techniques)
8:00am Morning Asana Practice & Yoga Nidra
9:30am Healthy Vegetarian Breakfast
11:00am 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, Simone Mary (Simmi Fink), E-RYT500 registered with Yoga Alliance, has immersed herself in the practice of Yoga since completing her 500-hour Chakra Yoga TTC in Thailand, which included a month-long focus on yoga therapy for healing. This experience marked her first spiritual awakening, propelling her into the journey of building the gorgeous glass walled yoga shala within Mantis and Moon Backpacker's in the fresh-aired town of Umzumbe, South Coast.

Simmi has hosted and collaborated on 20+ retreats, learning from many renowned figures in the international and South African yoga industry. Her continuous pursuit of knowledge led her to train in Preggy Yoga, HypnoBirthing (which she now teaches under the name My Birthing Kit), two Aerial Yoga TTCs, Kids Yoga, Energy Healing, WOMBS Doula training, and participation in various detox and yoga retreats. Her most recent achievement is completing the 13-month Red Tent Womb Wisdom training, where living in alignment with her cycle has profoundly influenced her practice.

In addition to her yoga journey, Simmi's love for movement has seen her training intensively with the Durban-based Break-Thru Dance company, where she dedicated over 5 hours a day for three months. She also achieved recognition by winning the Best Physique award in Lisa Raleigh's fitness challenges, which she participated in for over six months.

Simmi channels her fiery energy into maintaining her physical strength through various avenues, including yoga, gymnastics, dancing, aerial yoga, swimming, and gym workouts. She nurtures her spiritual growth by attending weekly meditation and healing circles with her guides (Swamis) and is a certified registered healer and member of the spiritual church. With a degree in Marketing Management, Simmi brings a well-rounded approach to this training course.

Simmi has curated a team of incredible yogi's to lead workshops during the 200-hour Chakra Yoga Teacher's Training Course, ensuring participants receive a diverse blend of styles, knowledge, and energy.

Our incredible assistant Yoga Teacher, Shani, is a Chakra Yogi who believes in following the path of intuition and tapping into the inner guru. Born into a family of Yogis, Buddhists, and Energy Healers, Shani has always felt drawn to a deeper calling. She studied Chakra Yoga with Simmi and continued her training one-on-one with Simmi's teacher and founder of Chakra Yoga, David Goulet. Shani believes that aligning with our Dharma allows us to better serve ourselves and humanity as a whole.

"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," says Shani.

Claudia Da Cunha has undergone a remarkable transformation, deepening her love for music and dedication to Chakra Yoga. Hosting retreats and gatherings in Hogsback at the beautiful Heart Centre, Claudia will join us on our journey together diving into the scientific world of Chakra Yoga.

Kristin McKenzie, Doula turned dear friend and confidant, is a Wise Wild Woman with insights and knowledge we all wish we had. She will share aspects of the sacred feminine and lead ecstatic dance sessions inspired by the five rhythms.

Previous guest teachers on the training include the amazing Keri Miller, Kundalini Yogi Kim Francis, and other esteemed yogis.


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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SPECIAL NOW ON: PAY R15 000 ZAR Course only upfront.

WORTH R27 000 (save a fortune!)
6 months- next start date TBC
Part time | Online or in-person | Hybrid optional

Offered as a monthly membership training, which we will cover the 200hr syllabus. (and 300hour if you would like)

The price is on special, R15 000, worth R27 000


Deposit: R5000 (includes manuals, personal 1 on 1, and all the materials/ videos/ workshops
Monthly: R2500 for 6 months course duration to obtain accredited certification.
We do offer retreats too. when you sign up for this course, you do not pay for the retreat offering, only for accommodation and food.

19 August - 20 September 2024
5-week immersion [weekends off]
Please note: the course prices DO NOT include food & accommodation.

Accommodation Options:

  • Per Person Sharing:

R7680 for the entire training (paid upfront)

Early Bird (before April 1, 2024): R6400

  • Private Double with Shared Bathrooms:

R11520 per month (paid upfront)

Early Bird (before April 1, 2024): R9600 C.

  • En-suite Double Bungalow:

R15360 (paid upfront)

Early Bird (before April 1, 2024): R12800

* Please note: Course prices do not include food and accommodation.

Food Choices: Savor delightful vegetarian or vegan meals, with opportunities to partake in cleansing practices that support your Chakra Yoga journey towards physical purification, mental serenity, and spiritual tranquility. Choose from the following food options:

All the Bells & Whistles @ R390 per day or R12500 all-inclusive @ R300 per day for 3 simple meals/day or R9900 all meals (excluding weekend meals) Benefit from a 20% early bird discount (before February 1, 2024)

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 April 2024)

  •  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.