A 3 PART JOURNEY


YOGA ...

You know there’s more to it than meets the eye. You are a dedicated student or teacher and you now desire more from your practice.

You know it’s not just about the physical sequencing, or the conscious breathing techniques or the deep soulful meditation practice.

It’s all of these things, and more.

In today’s society these practices on their own can help improve a variety of ailments - from lack of physical fitness, to negative thinking, to the deeper misalignments of the body, mind and soul.

But what if there was a system that unified all of these practices and created total balance?

What if you could take your current practice and expand on it to create a deeper understanding of yoga?

And what if you could do this with a yogi master with years of experience, deep knowledge gained a life dedicated to the true purpose of yoga?

Introducing Universal Yoga, created by Andrey Lappa - A system that integrates many schools of yoga into a logical and well balanced practice, whilst also addressing the deeper purpose of yoga… the unification of ‘self’ and long term happiness.

WE INVITE YOU TO EXPERIENCE THIS EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY ON A 3 PART YOGA JOURNEY

Experience life-changing transformation in just 6 weeks, here at VIKASA Yoga Retreat in Koh Samui

Join us to evolve and grow together as we invite Andrey Lappa, founder of the Universal Yoga system, to teach his three part 300 hour Advanced Yoga Training.

This intensive course will take you, the yoga teacher or dedicated yoga practitioner, to new levels in both your teaching methods and personal practice.

WHEN IS THE TRAINING?

26 NOV - 22 DEC 2019 PARTS 1 & 2 200 Hours
22 DEC - 04 JAN 2020 PART 3 ONLY 100 Hours
26 NOV - 04 JAN 2020 FULL COURSE 300 Hours

WHAT IS

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UNIVERSAL YOGA METHODOLOGY

The Universal Yoga Method integrates yogic philosophy and physical asana with monastic techniques. The lineage of teachings comes through Hatha and Vinyasa roots.

While the Universal Yoga curriculum shows extreme depth of a seasoned master, it is delivered in a tangible and logical system that can be used by anyone who is dedicated to exploring their full yoga potential.

The Universal Yoga Method integrates all systems of yoga, empowering you with the confidence and skills necessary to inspire your students. This style unites several existing methods as well as teachings from real life experience, which is essential to understanding the purpose of yoga - the unification of ourselves as a whole.

The core process of this teaching method lies in continuous change. Your practice becomes incredibly powerful based on your current motivations, goals, and your perspective of understanding.

Learning the Universal Yoga system and implementing it into your own personal practice and teachings, will enable you to develop a well rounded practice that provides logical sequencing knowledge. It also provides a deeper understanding of how each kosha or ‘shell’ interconnects with the others presenting total balance and unification of self.

This is the purpose of yoga - to provide a life-long journey of growth and understanding of our human nature along with the health benefits of energetic balance and full body control.


WHO WILL TEACH ME?

Andrey Lappa is one of the most qualified, influential and professional teachers of yoga. At the core of this influence is a life spent traveling, staying in constant motion through places like Mongolia, India, Nepal, Burjatia, Siberia and others. A life of constant motion provides constant learning and personal growth. He developed his practice under world-renowned teachers and practitioners from all corners of the Earth. His books: "Dynamic Practices in Classical Yoga" and "Tradition of Unification" explore a philosophy of uniting conscious beings through classical systems. Having exceptional physical and energetic abilities combined with a keen eye for organization and delivery, he developed the powerful and effective Universal Yoga Method, which he teaches today around the globe.
 

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

LEVEL 1

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  • ASANA THEORY OF MODERNIZATION

  • PRACTICE, POSITIONS, ORIENTATION

  • STATIC STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE

  • ASANAS FOR DEVELOPING BALANCE

  • CORRECT SHIVASANA ALIGNMENT

  • ANATOMY MOBILITY AND STABILITY

  • SKELETAL DIFFERENCES, ALIGNMENTS

  • DYNAMIC MEDITATION AND ASANA

  • SHIVA NATA - THE DANCE OF SHIVA

  • BANDHAS, MUDRAS AND ORBITS

  • GOALS OF TANTRIC HATHA YOGA

  • COMPLEX ENERGETIC CONDITIONS

  • CREATING SEQUENCES FOR CLASSES

  • CALIGRAPHY FOR ASANA CLASSES

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LEVEL 2

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  • INTRODUCTION TO VINYASA THEORY

  • HISTORY OF HIMALAYAN VINYASA

  • COMPLETE UNIVERSAL ALGORITHM

  • VARIOUS VINYASA PRINCIPLES

  • SHIVA NATA VINYASA MOVEMENTS

  • THE HISTORY OF YOGA IN INDIA

  • BHAGAVAD GITA & YOGA SUTRAS

  • KARMA, PHILOSOPHY AND VISION

  • SEQUENCING METHODOLOGY

  • SPIRITUALITY, GOD & PHILOSOPHY

  • PSYCHOENERGETIC STRUCTURES

  • VAYUS, KOSHAS AND CHAKRAS

  • PRACTICUM FOR TEACHING YOGA

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LEVEL 3

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  • ENERGETIC ASPECTS OF PRACTICE

  • PBANDHAS, MUDRAS AND DRISHTIS

  • ENERGY CONTROL IN PRACTICE

  • MICRO ORBITS & MACRO ORBITS

  • CONSCIOUSNESS AWAKENING

  • SUBTLE AND ADVANCED ANATOMY

  • INFLUENCE, CONTROL AND ENERGY

  • THE MEANING OF MANTRAS

  • KRIYAS FOR THE MAYA KOSHAS

  • KUNDALINI MOVEMENT, REACTIONS

  • MOVEMENTS RELATED TO STATES

  • SYMBOLISM AND SPIRITUAL RITUALS

  • MYSTICISM AND YOGIC PHILOSOPHY

  • ENERGETIC INFLUENCE ON STUDENTS

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  • WHO WILL TEACH ME?

    Andrey Lappa

    Main Teacher

    Andrey Lappa is one of the most qualified, influential and professional teachers of yoga. At the core of experience is a life spent traveling, staying in constant motion through places like Mongolia, India, Nepal, Burjatia, Siberia and others which provides continual learning and personal growth.

    He developed his practice under world-renowned teachers and practitioners from all corners of the Earth. His books: “Dynamic Practices in Classical Yoga” and “Tradition of Unification” explore a philosophy of uniting conscious beings through classical systems. Having exceptional physical and energetic abilities combined with a keen eye for organization and delivery, he developed the powerful and effective Universal Yoga Method, which he teaches today around the globe. This course at Vikasa is a unique opportunity to complete all three levels within an environment that provides an added dimension to the experience. What better way is there to spend 6 weeks advancing your practice to a level of mastery, than in a paradise location?

  • Will Lau

    Assistant Teacher for Part 1

    Will is a duo-lineage holder for two influential yoga systems for modern day yoga practitioners: UNIVERSAL® YOGA 500-hour RYT, graduated from Andrey Lappa and JIVAMUKTI® YOGA Advance Certification graduated from David Life & Sharon Gannon.

    Will passionately serves yogis especially in Asia where he teaches in Hong Kong, Shanghai China and Taiwan.

    Will has taught annually in the Asia Yoga Conference since 2011. Famous for his adjustments and sequencing, will hopes to share yoga with all practitioners with unconditional love. Vigorous in his style, tender in his words, Will offers a class that pushes students to their limits, freeing their hearts and ultimately stilling their minds.

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I AM NOT TEACHING YOU ANYTHING.

I AM GUIDING YOU TO EXPLORE YOUR OWN TRUTH.

"A good teacher protects his students from his own influence. He can never be fixed in a routine or a comfortable pattern. A teacher is not a giver of truth. He is a guide, so each student may find his own truth."

-Bruce Lee

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WHERE WILL THE TRAINING TAKE PLACE?

The Universal Yoga 300 hour training takes place at VIKASA Yoga Retreat on the tropical island of Koh Samui.

This provides a perfect balance of intense training with the relaxation that only paradise can bring. This inspiring learning environment is combined with exotic surroundings such as white sand beaches, energetic rock formations, thick jungles and natural waterfalls.

Your day-off can be spent exploring nature with your new friends or you can ‘namaste’ in bed all day. Students of the Universal Yoga training will enjoy all the facilities of VIKASA during their stay.

This yogic paradise offers an inspiring learning environment, including the only yoga sala to be constructed over an ocean cliff-side, where you can deepen your meditation with the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks. Students also have access to all resort facilities such as wifi, infinity pools, spa, cafe and sky gym.

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WHAT IS THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT?

Simply book your training 90 days in advance and we'll give you up to $600 off tuition. Book your training today!
 

WHERE WILL I STAY?

VIKASA offers several types of accommodation ranging from simple eco-friendly bamboo bungalows to full-sized hotel style rooms. This range of accommodation attracts a wide range of students, allowing a more diverse group of people from all over the world to a attend the course. All rooms are located at VIKASA and within short walking distance of all the amenities of the resort. Find your perfect room and feel at home during your training.
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WHAT WILL MY DAY BE LIKE?

6:00 - 7:00Wake Up in ParadiseWake up to the sound of tropical birds. Vikasa Yoga Retreat faces east and enjoys beautiful sunrises.
7:00 - 8:00 Dance of Shiva Practice Dance of Shiva is a unique approach to movement and learning, invented by Andrey Lappa himself.
8:00 - 11:00 Morning Yoga Practice The morning yoga session varies in styles such as pranayama, vinyasa, stretching or strengthening.
11:00 -12:00 Healthy Brunch at Vikasa Life Cafe Indulge in the abundance of healthy food packed with energy and designed for training.
12:00-13:00 Personal Time Enjoy the facilities of Vikasa Yoga Retreat. Explore the infinity pool or the surrounding beaches and jungles.
13:00 - 18:00 Afternoon Lecture Explore the science of yoga through varied lectures on philosophy, anatomy, sequencing & methodology.
13:00 - 18:00 Afternoon Yoga practice Practice being a student as well as a teacher as you develop your understanding and approach.
19:00 - 20:00 Healthy Dinner at Vikasa Life Cafe Indulge in the abundance of healthy food packed with energy and designed for training.
20:00 - 22:00 Socialize or Relax The Vikasa Life Cafe has comfortable spaces to digest with laughter and love or relish in personal space.
22:00 - 6:00 Fall Asleep in Paradise After a long day of training, enjoy your comfortable bed and fall asleep to the sound of waves below.
* This is only a sample schedule. Exact times and subject matter will vary depending on course level. Weekly day-off is Saturday.

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WHAT WILL I EAT @ VIKASA LIFE CAFE?

During the Universal Yoga training, your meals will be included at VIKASA's healthy restaurant, VIKASA Life Cafe. Meals are served in a community setting where students can socialize and enjoy the self-service healthy buffets.

The food is fresh, local or organic whenever possible, as well as being balanced, creative and delicious. Light snacks are serve as a pick-me-up after an intense training.

Our juices are pressed from fresh vegetables and tropical fruits on-site and the coconut water is cold and sweet - and the super-food smoothies are ‘out of this world’.

So you can be assured that you'll be well nourished for optimal performance during your Universal Yoga training.

The Life Cafe is also a favorite hangout in the evenings as students enjoy occasional events such as performances or a complimentary Oolong tea ceremony.


WHAT WILL I TAKE HOME FROM THIS?

Universal Yoga is a life-transforming learning system that when properly understood, creates physical health, emotional stability and mental clarity.

Students will be confident in their self practice as well as prepared to share this ancient practice with others.

This program compresses a vast array of yoga subjects and styles into a highly intensive course, offering the most diverse training possible. This intensive study includes physical practice, lectures, theory, posture clinics and teaching methodology.

For those with a standard 200-hour foundation background, this training can potentially provide a 500-hour certification recognized by the Yoga Alliance and reaching international standards.

This 300-hour course is taught in 3 parts of 100 hours each. There will be an exam at the end of each segment. Students may choose to be certified for parts 1&2 or all three parts - students who have completed parts 1&2 previously may register for part 3 only.

FULL ACCREDITATION BY THE YOGA ALLIANCE

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WHO IS THIS TRAINING INTENDED FOR?

YOGA PRACTITIONERS

SERIOUS STUDENTS

CURRENT TEACHERS

This intensive 300 hour journey is designed for all yoga practitioners who seek a deeper understanding of their current learning path. All students of yoga are welcome to join, regardless of their background or practice style.

Please be advised this is considered an advanced level training and it is recommended to have plenty of experience in personal practice as well as a foundation training as prerequisite.

Participants will come away with a profound understanding of their personal practice, as well as the skills required to effectively teach their students their new found knowledge.

 
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HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO INVEST IN MY FUTURE?

 

Sign up 90 days in advance and save up to $600

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EARLY BIRD

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WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY TUITION?

  • EARLY BIRD

    Get up to $600 off promo when you book 90 days in advance

  • FULL ACCESS

    To the amenities such as wifi, spa, gym, pool & cafe

  • MATERIALS

    Learning materials such as textbooks are all included

  • FUTURE DISCOUNTS

    Be the first to know about upcoming events & receive VIP pricing

  • ACCOMMODATION

    *Comfortable digs @ Vikasa Yoga retreat are priced by your selection

  • *CERTIFICATION

    Please note there is a $100 test fee for each level of certification


WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING?

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NO OTHER TEACHER TRAINING HAS HAD A BIGGER IMPACT ON MY PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT THAN UNIVERSAL YOGA HAS."

KOSTA MIACHIN
FOUNDER, VIKASA YOGA

 
  • “It is exciting news that Universal Yoga teacher training will be available in Thailand and hosted by world famous Vikasa Yoga Retreat. I encourage all practitioners to take this training and learn ways of practice that will blow your mind.”

    Will Sen Lau
    Shanghai

     

  • “I went into the Universal Yoga training having already completed two other trainings. However, I would say that this one is incomparable. With the extensive amount of information and the in-depth exploration of yoga that teacher Andrey Lappa offers.”

    Judy NG
    Hong Kong

     

  • “Universal Yoga has helped me develop awareness and consciousness. The physical asana practice is consciously crafted in a way that tackles the more subtle layers, creating an energetically balanced effect. I learned so much from the Universal system and I am eternally grateful to my teacher Andrey Lappa.”

    Supapan
    Thailand

     


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