Hamsa & Shankara 200h YTT-gb

  • 2020 May 17th to 30th
  • 1 registered student
  • 13 beds left




Intensive Yoga training course with study, practice and deepening of the Vinyasa Krama system, energetic and facial anatomy, applied philosophy, Ayurveda and teaching.
Shankara has been teaching internships for over 13 years and Hubert has been teaching for so long. Their approach is deep and precise, they both experienced the energetic and subtle dimensions of the practice. Their love of Yoga and its transmission leads you to explore spaces until then unknown.

Aspiring to greatly deepen your understanding of Yoga  Practice in modern times and gain the tools and skills to share it with others in a safe and trusting way?
Looking to develop your yoga practice within a traditional framework while taking a journey of self-discovery and personal growth?
This course is for anyone with a genuine interest in learning.
Arrival may 16 departure may 30 2020.

The course will take place in the magnificent Glacier des Glaciers, at the foot of Mont Blanc, the shala has a superb view of the mountain and accommodation is on site in the cottage*, in double, triple or quadruple. A kitchen is available with three bathrooms. At your disposal sheets and towels.

We will explore the Ashtanga and Vinyasa Krama methodology
-Breathing, Bandha/Posture, Gaze and Vinyasa Krama. Understanding the importance of these principles, their role in the good development of the physical practice, and also how they bring steady development and harmony of all aspects of being.
-Exploring the sequencing of the Mysore Ashtanga Tradition along with other posture sequences from traditional sources, to carry these roots into your practice and teaching.
-Preventing and dealing with injury, both in ourselves and in others through good understanding of yoga asana and body mechanics. This will involve a study of the basics of fascial meridians and their role in bio-mechanics.
-We will develop an eye for reading into another’s posture and alignment within the practice. -An in depth study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and other pertinent texts.
-Developing sensitivity through touch and learning the art of making adjustments with healing hands. -Communication and the art of teaching. Learning to transmit basic knowledge of the practice within the context of a guided class.
-Meditation and awareness through movement.
-Basics of nutrition, Initiation to Ayurveda and healthy living.
-The teacher student relationship, and the ethical implications for the teacher.
-And much more…

Training in Chamonix Mont Blanc:
Complete training 2400 euros 2 years                    2 x 2 weeks is 200H contact.   1200/year
One month’s accommodation 880 euros*               1 x 15 nights + 1 x 14 nights.   440/year
One meal a day for 26 days 520 euros                   2 x 13 meals.                            260/year
Total fee for the first year is 1200+440+260= 1900 euros including accommodation and 1 meal per day.
The reservation fee is 520 euros.
Number of places limited to 14 people for accommodation and 18 people for the training course.
* ATTENTION: The first 14 who have booked will have a bed on site … From 15 people, you will have to stay elsewhere during the course.

General conditions of sales and cancellations
The total payment of the benefit will be cashed one month before the beginning of the internship at the latest.
In case of cancellation of registration for the course, it will be admissible only by phone confirmed by an e-mail.
– If cancellation after receipt of a deposit or payments, no refund will be made.
– If cancellation after total receipt of the registration, the refund will be as below on the total sum paid.
If the cancellation occurs:

More than 60 days before the start of the service, 80% refund
From the 31st to the 60th day before the start of the service, 50% refund
From 0 to 30 days before the beginning of the service, no refund will be granted.
Contact: hamsa@sattvayogachamonix.com

Hatha / Vinyasa / Ashtanga / Restorative

Daily program

7:30 Pranayama Meditation Asana practie
10:15 pause
10:30 workshop
12:30 lunch
14:00 workshop
17:00 end of the day

    115H of technique, practical training

  • Technical analysis, how to practice and teach
  • The 5 types of postures (standing poses, flexions, extensions, twists, inversions)
  • Guided and demonstrated practices and techniques
  • Study, practice and teaching of pranayama and meditation20H of anatomy, physiology
  • Study of the physical and energetic human body (Chakras, Nadis …)
  • Study of the benefits and contraindications of postures and movements
  • Application to a yoga practice conscious physically and energetically
  • The therapeutic and restorative aspect

30H philosophy

  • History of Yoga and its philosophy
  • Study of texts (Sutras, Gita, Pradipika …)
  • Lifestyle, practice of Ahimsa, awareness of Karma and Dharma
  • Yoga Teacher’s Ethics, Relationships to Student and Community
  • The concept of service, as a teacher to serve the student

  25H of pedagogy

  • Group dynamics, time management and priorities and goals
  • How to address personalized advice within a group
  • The use of different tools, the voice, the look, the adjustment …
  • Principles of demonstration, observation, how to assist and correct
  • Different teaching styles (basic principles and their extensions)
  • The qualities of the teacher, the teacher to student relationship
  • The student’s learning process, physical and psychological
  • The financial aspect, the marketing and the laws concerning the teaching of Yoga.10 hours of teaching
  • Teach yourself
  • Give and receive advice and feedback
  • Observe other teachers during their classes
  • Assist students as a teacher teaches
Catherine Whatford

What are the prerequisites?
A minimum of two years of intensive practice is required for each student.
Each request will be studied.

Is on-site housing mandatory?
No it is not mandatory, this is recommended for reasons of group cohesion but everyone is free to sleep where he wishes. Be aware that accommodation conditions are very affordable for Chamonix. In addition there are only 14 beds available on site, so it is possible that some of you will have to rent rooms elsewhere.

Is lunch obligatory?
Yes it is mandatory so that no one loses time during the lunch break and everyone can take a break. the meal is studied to purify ourselves and optimize our physical abilities and concentration. These are exclusively vegetarian meals. You have the opportunity to eat what you want in the morning after practice and in the evening time.

Is it possible to cook on site?
Yes you have a common kitchen for all the cottage, as well as three bathrooms and two toilets.

What should you bring?
Bring your mat, rugs, brick, strap, Yoga towel and a meditation shawl. The Yoga sutra of Patanjali, the Bhagavad Gita, an anatomy book. Warm winter clothes for the winter session and lighter clothes for the spring session, with warm clothes to cover. Also take good walking shoes and a good sense of humor.
You do not need to take sheets or towels if you stay at the Glacier des Glaciers.

Darby Ashtanga Teacher Training

  • June 1st to June 14th 2020
  • 7 registered students
  • 7 beds left

Joanne & Mark Darby


RYT 200 hours in two sessions: 100h first year with Mark and Joanne who come every year for two weeks of intense practice. They are both certified by Guruji and have practiced Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga for over 30 years. It began with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 1979, they spent four years in Mysore, India. Darby is one of the few teachers in the world that has reached the highest level in Ashtanga Yoga. They teach the original Ashtanga method. With them we explore the asanas in detail, first and second series see depending on the level of the students. Everything is detailed the ground supports, bandhas, breathing, drishti, deep internal alignments. Darby’s teaching is dynamic and direct while giving students the essence of the energy of this yoga. His wisdom and warmth attract a vibrant community of students who appreciate his humor, his attentive nature and his steadfast commitment to improving the alignment of each student. Darby gives workshops throughout Europe, Russia, Canada, China and the United States. If you want to improve your understanding of this wonderful practice: ashtanga vinyasa yoga, you are welcome.

The course will take place in the magnificent Glacier des Glaciers, at the foot of Mont Blanc, the shala has a superb view of the mountain and accommodation is on site in the cottage, in double, triple or quadruple. A kitchen is available with three bathrooms. At your disposal sheets and towels.

Early birds 1950 euros including training (100h, second session the following year), 14 nights* sleeping and 13 organic vegan meals. Reservation fee is 373 euros non refundable.
Arriving on 2020 May 31 start of classes 1st of June, leaving June 14th after lunch.
From the 1st of April 2150 euros
with the same reservation fee, not refoundable.

* NOTE : The first 14 early birds get the bed !… From 15 people the price drops down 200 euros and does not include the bed in the room anymore, you will have to stay elsewhere at your own expense during the course.
No cancelation, refound or report possible.


This training takes place in the idyllic setting of Chamonix, with an organization that will allow you to concentrate on your practice and your daily study. Indeed housing* and Shala are at Gare des glaciers a wonderful place. Organic meals are cooked and served by the restaurant team L’Impossible.

General Program: The initial focus will be to give you inspiration for your practice at a much deeper level and create an environment that is conducive to learning.

First we will do a self-evaluation, clearly indicating where each student stands as to create the next possible step in a conscious evolution. Exploring the basic principles of deep asanas and the valid basis also for dance and martial arts. Yoga philosophy as the basis of inspiration for your approach. Breath & Vinyasa-Learning the breathing mechanism and its effect on the physical body, emotional body and the mental body. Bandha & Optimization posture. Understanding bandhas and their effect on the body. Bring this understanding to the various asanas with a clear purpose to circulate the energy flow in the body. Drishti. Bring the mindset that makes yoga a transformation process. Anatomy. Learn the anatomy of particular way, which goes along with the course content. The basic anatomy will be part of the suggested readings. Meditation. Bring a meditative state all our practices, different approaches will be explored.

The second aspect of the training will involve gain confidence and develop skills that will help you convey your own experience through:

  • The Use of words, for concise and progressive data, clear verbal instructions.
  • the adjustments, both reliable and accurate.
  • the reading in postural imbalances students.

Here is the typical day of training with Darby, this for two weeks with one day off in the middle:

  • 7:00 : pranayama / meditation
  • 8:00 : Mysore Style (or led class if needed)
  • 10:00 : break fast
  • 10:30 : study
  • 12:00 : break organic vegan meal
  • 13:30 : study, workshop
  • 17:00 : end of the day
Arlene Ang
Carolyn Pincus
Dailia Knight El-Sherbini
Dora Martinez-Breivogel
Katja Borxberg
Victoria Saporta
Loic Guerin

Is there another option for the accommodation ?
Yes of course you can contact chamonixlodge.com and book a bed for a reasonable price, the place is very close from the shala.