be better Yoga Teacher Training (2016 – 2017) in Austria / Turkey

Akhilesh Bodhi Yoga teacher training retreat with Be Better in Europe.
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 International Yoga Retreats Location Fees (EUR) Status
Yoga teacher training retreat in Turkey
02nd – 16th October 2016
Turkey 2090 Admission open
Yoga teacher training retreat in Austria
06th – 20th May 2017
Austria 1980 Admission open
Yoga teacher training retreat in Cyprus
05th -190th October 2017
Cyprus 2000 Admission open


To enable as many interested people to give them the chance to participate in this program, we have split it into two-week modules. After completion of the entire training, participants receive the internationally recognized  certificate of Yoga Alliance 200 hours YTTC RYS.

The designs are a great opportunity to the topic Yoga intensively just know not to learners for someone who wants to teach later. Therefore, you have the chance, the individual modules as  “Yoga Intensive” reserve. Who “only” book two weeks as an extensive yoga holiday, receive at the end a certificate, may be in terminal but opt for the second module when it is acquired a taste and want a complete training. It was important to give you this flexibility and freedom of choice.

Although the training takes a full day’s work with them, there will be time to enjoy the surroundings. The first module we are in  Austria  completed:

The Villa Sonnwend National Park Lodge is located in the  Limestone Alps National Park . The dreamlike panorama and healthy mountain air will be the backdrop for the spring module of our  be better Yoga Teacher Training.The high class renovated Art Nouveau villa is used as a seminar house since 2001 and is the perfect location for our training.The lessons will take place in specially designated areas. If the weather cooperates, we can also work undisturbed outdoors thanks to a spectacular secluded location of the villa. In addition to the training program you can on trips in nature clear your head, watch wildlife or explore the underground caves of the Limestone Alps. A specialty here are cycling through the stunning mountain scenery.

To strengthen, we are well supplied with balanced and varied cuisine of the Villa. And for relaxation are the fireplace room or the small spa area with sauna, infrared cabin, spa shower and quiet room.

The yoga teacher training lasts one month  (divided into two modules / 2 weeks)  and includes the following points:
  • Yogasana  (poses)
  • Advanced  asanas  from Hatha Yoga tradition
  • Advanced Techniques of  asanas and by Patanjali Ashtanga Yoga
  • human anatomy: the skeletal system, muscular system, respiratory system, digestive system, nervous system, endocrine system
  • Anatomy and physiology in relation to Yoga: prevention of disease, etc.
  • the different layers of the human body  (Koshas)
  • Pranayama – various breathing techniques  (eg Kumbhaka & Kapalabhati)
  • Meditation  (Chakra Meditation, Kundalini meditation, guided meditation from the Vedas and other dynamic meditations)
  • Raja Yoga  (mental training and meditation to make full use of the human psyche: subconsciousness, consciousness and super-consciousness)
  • Yoga Nidra  (progressive relaxation)
  • Science of  chakra system  (energy centers)
  • Nutrition: yogic nutrition principles that 3 Gunas etc.
  • Ayurveda : type-specific diet, the different doshas etc.
  • Bandhas  (energy locks)
  • Mudras  (yogic gestures as mentioned in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika)
  • Trataka  (concentrated view)
  • Bhakti Yoga:  bhajans, Satsang Kirtan
  • The eight stages of yoga by  Patanjali
  • The different paths, directions and Yoga Masters
  • Yoga philosophy:  Bhagavat Gita  lessons and  Vedanta  Study
  • practical teaching methodology: concrete, individual corrections for teaching

The course is suitable for students of all levels. Prerequisite is a basic knowledge of  yoga asanas  and an average fitness and health. After completion of both modules of training with passing the exam, participants receive the  Yoga Alliance recognized certificate YTTC 200 Hours RYS.

Akhilesh Bodhi  is a wonderful teacher, who also has a big heart and infinite wisdom refreshing addition to its comprehensive knowledge on yoga. With its decades of experience and its authentic background he brings the “real” Spirit of Yoga in the courses. He grew up in India with Yoga and at the same time very modern, since he has trained in the past years, countless Western students from around the world and is regularly invited to Europe to conduct workshops there. This combination is as precious as rare.
(Student feedback see HERE)

Kerstin Linnartz  knows Akhilesh for many years. Your own 17 years of experience and some training of teachers in the US, India and Europe, as well as the intensive study of various techniques and sciences in terms of yoga, health and care she likes to share. Since it worldwide to date hundreds of students and classes has also taught all levels, it can give concrete instructions to teach, which is much appreciated by the graduates of the training. Their years of experience on stage and in front of TV cameras flow positive in the classroom, since future  be better yoga teachers  learn not only comprehensive theory, but also practical tips on how they themselves transport their students the best possible content. (Feedback see HERE)

Common to both is that they consider Yoga not solely as a physical sport, but as a holistic science of “man system” and pass it in their classes as well. They combine several styles of yoga with influences from  BKS Iyengar, Sivananda and Pattabi Jois and modern western Yoga likes of  David Life  and  Sharon Gannon.
The aspects of yoga that “not on the mat” to take place, such as nutrition, philosophy and ethics, will find an important place and should be basic tools of any good yoga teacher. Its proximity to the source of yoga and the close relationship with India ancient yogic practices like meditation and breathing are taught very authentic and give future  be better yoga teachers this very authenticity.

After successful completion of the entire training is possible at  Yoga Retreats be better  to assist or as  be better yoga teachers  to teach in future projects. However, this is no guarantee, at the discretion of the instructor.

Exemplary daily routine:

  • 06:30: Meditation / Kriya
  • 08:00: Yoga asana
  • 10:00: Breakfast
  • 11:00: Chanting
  • 12:00: Ayurveda / Patnjali Yoga Sutra / Anatomy
  • 13:00: Lunch / Karma Yoga / Leisure
  • 16:00: Yoga asana / pranayama / Unterrichtsmethodik
  • 19:00: Dinner
  • 20:00: Satsang, Question & Answer Session

There are one and a half day per week at leisure / Self Study and play. Participation in the full program is compulsory for obtaining the certificate. Classes are held in German and English.

be better Yoga Teacher Training Dates 2016 – 2017

(When booking two modules at the same time there are 80, – euro discount early booking discounts please see at the current prices..)

Spring module (A): Apply Now

Location: Villa Sonnwend, Upper Austria

Board:  half-board
Price: € 1980, – per person in a double room
Early Bird discount:  when booking until 30 September 2014 (2015) and 30th Sept 2015 (2016): reduction € 50. Single room supplement: € 190

This includes:

  • Overnight stay
  • Half board
  • Use of the seminar room (yoga mats available, please bring your own pillow)
  • Free pick-up station Windischgarsten
  • Teacher Training Course
  • Training Manual

Autumn module (B): Apply Now

Location:  Guest and seminar house Lykia / southern Turkey

Meals:  vegetarian full board
Price: € 2090, – per person in a double room | Single room supplement: € 120 | Double charge for single use: € 240

This includes:

  • Overnight stay
  • vegetarian full board
  • Use the yoga hall (yoga mats and pillows)
  • Free transfer 3 x Sundays at fixed times
  • Teacher Training Course
  • Training Manual