This 28 day Yoga Teacher Training was created by Pumula Retreat & Inner Wellness Studio to provide students of yoga a tranquil, natural space to learn and practise. The guiding intention of our teaching is to present a method that is accessible to people from varying backgrounds. We give special attention to the fundamentals of alignment in asana practice, using props as a support to deepen the experience of the postures. Essential to this approach is a mindful progression of vinyasa, preparing us to unfold harmoniously and intelligently in yoga. To promote balance in the body and mind we integrate the principles of restorative postures and breathing, which increase our capacity to truly rest and renew.
Pumula Retreat is idyllically surrounded by nature, in the lush southern coastline of KwaZulu-Natal. To experience yoga surrounded by trees, wildlife, seashells and the ocean breeze inspires a more meaningful connection to nature and the simple things in life. In accordance with traditional yogic wisdom we will integrate the study of Ayurveda, the vedic knowledge of life and wellness. Our culinary team will create delicious and nutritious vegetarian/vegan meals that will support a balanced state of mind and body.
A Residential Retreat Training gives us the opportunity to immerse completely into the study and practise of yoga. In the 28-days that you will be with us at Pumula Retreat we will cover 200 hours at a pace that is comfortably structured for a complete experience of learning in wellness.
The schedule presented here is a general template of what our days will be like, but is tentative and may change slightly. We will do our best to do so in a way that is considerate to all participants.
Monday to Saturday - Training
Sunday’s - Rest + Sunrise Nature Meditation Walk in nature and/or other activities*
5am - Wake up
5:30 to 7am - Mantra & Pranayama
7 to 7:30am - Tea
7:30 to 9:30am - Asana Practice
9:30 to 10:30am - Breakfast
10:30am to 1:00pm - Lecture
1 to 2:00pm - Lunch
2 to 2:30pm - Nature Meditation Walk
2:30 to 4:30pm - Workshop
4:30 to 6pm - Self-practice & Study
6 to 7pm - Dinner
7 to 8pm - Evening Program*
9pm - 5am Noble Silence
Inner Wellness Studio has been conducting Yoga Teacher Training since 2014, offering over 2,400 hours of study, practise and inquiry in yoga to students from South Africa and abroad.
Our RYS®200, RYS®300 & YACEP® certificate courses are registered with Yoga Alliance®. Diego is registered as an E-RYT®500 and Maria Victoria is registered as a RYT®500 with Yoga Alliance.