14-Night Sampoorna Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Florida

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Sure, you can hunt the Northern Lights or explore the Colosseum, but this retreat is a real once in a lifetime experience. Nestled in acres of lush tropical forest in Florida, this two-week yoga teacher training course gives practitioners the rare opportunity to discover the Sampoorna practice from one of the last living legends in yoga, Shri Yogi Hari. Immerse yourself in the Yoga of Fullness with daily yoga, meditation and Bhagavad Gita studies. There’s also a breathtaking trip to Fort Lauderdale beach for sunrise meditation and brunch!
Suitable for intermediate and beginner practitioners
Meditation sessions
Asana and pranayama exercises
Ayurveda, Hatha yoga, Nada yoga, Raja yoga studies
2 daily fresh vegetarian meals
Certificate upon completion
Traditional teachings from a guru
Vedanta philosophy and Bhagavad Gita studies
14 nights accommodation
After a lifetime of training Yoga teachers worldwide, Shri Yogi Hari is now offering his acclaimed Sampoorna Yoga Teacher Training Courses at a reasonable price to make Yogic knowledge more available to everyone. You don't need to spend $5,000, $10,000 or $15,000 to become a certified Yoga teacher! For only $1,500, take advantage of this rare chance to study with one of the few living Yoga masters in the world. Shri Yogi Hari is part of the reputable Sivananda lineage and has trained thousands of Yoga teachers internationally. 

Now is the best time to learn from Shri Yogi Hari’s 40+ years of experience teaching Yoga and 50+ years of practice during his residential, immersion Yoga Teacher Training Courses. Discover Sampoorna Yoga, the Yoga of Fullness. Sampoorna Yoga is the intelligent integration of the six main systems of Yoga - Hatha, Raja, Karma, Bhakti, Gyan, and Nada Yoga.

Accommodation

Caters for organic, vegetarian, and vegan diets
Swimming pool (outdoor)
Kitchen
Free Wi-Fi
Garden
Yoga studio
Laundry
Yogi Hari’s Ashram is a Yoga training facility, surrounded by a 10-acre tropical organic farm. It is conveniently located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale and is easily accessible from either airport. The west coast of Florida is only one hour away.

This is truly an oasis for spiritual aspirants who want to retreat from the stressful and hectic world. With year-round sunshine, it is the perfect destination at any time of year. 

The Sampoorna yoga courses and classes offered here will enable you to recharge, rejuvenate, and acquire knowledge and skills to help you to fight the battle of life so that you can be more successful, and at the same time maintain good health and peace of mind.

The venue
  • Dormitory style with twin size bunk beds. Men and women sleep in separate rooms.
  • Spacious with windows for garden views.
  • Seasonal air-conditioning – in cooler months, we open the windows for fresh air. Ceiling fans throughout the ashram.
  • A washer and dryer are available. Laundry soap is provided.
  • Shared bathrooms separate from rooms.
  • Access to a full kitchen.
  • Pool
  • Free Wi-Fi

Food
You will enjoy two yogic vegetarian meals per day. Everything is prepared fresh with organic ingredients and lots of love. Most meals are vegan. If you have any allergies or restrictions please let us know and we will be happy to accommodate you. 

Yogi Hari’s Ashram provides a clean and pure environment without illicit substances, tobacco, alcohol, caffeine, and meat. Students are expected to respect these terms or they are asked to leave the course without a refund.

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Whole food
 If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate them to the organiser when making a reservation 
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Program

Certification 
The Sampoorna Yoga™ Teacher Training Course is registered with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level. If your goal is to receive your 200-hour certification, you must comply with Yoga Alliance’s standards, which include passing a written exam and teaching a basic Sampoorna Hatha Yoga class before graduation.

Curriculum 
  • Anatomy and physiology in relation to Hatha yoga. 
  • Asanas (yoga postures): Practice and teaching techniques. 
  • Astral body, nadis, and chakras. 
  • Ayurveda: Basic introduction to this ancient healing art. 
  • Bhakti yoga: The path of devotion and love for God, including the practices of chanting, worship, and self-surrender. 
  • Bhagavad Gita: Study and its application to life. 
  • Jnana yoga: Self-knowledge, inquiry into the question Who am I? 
  • Karma and reincarnation. 
  • Karma Yoga: The path of action and selfless service (1-hour practice each day involving preparing dinner vegetables, cleaning the ashram, gardening, and other projects.)
  • Meditation, mantra and Japa yoga: Use of divine sound vibration for healing on all levels. 
  • Nada yoga: Study and application of sound vibration as a tool for healing and uplifting the emotions and the mind. Involves mantra chanting.
  • Pranayama and breathing exercises: Mastery of prana or vital energy. 
  • Raja yoga: The study and control of the mind. 
  • Vedanta philosophy: Study of the universe, self and truth. 

Sample schedule 
  • 05:30 Wake up 
  • 06:00 Meditation, Nada yoga, lecture 
  • 08:00 Asanas, pranayama 
  • 10:00 Brunch 
  • 11:00 Karma yoga 
  • 12:00 Personal time 
  • 14:00 Main lecture 
  • 16:00 Asanas, pranayama 
  • 18:00 Dinner 
  • 19:30 Meditation, Nada yoga, lecture

Sampoorna yoga 
Sampoorna yoga (yoga of fullness) is the fruit of Yogi Haris tireless striving for perfection in his practice and teaching. It is the yoga of fullness that intelligently integrates Hatha, Raja, Karma, Bhakti, Jnana, and Nada yoga to purify and harmonize all aspects of the human personality so that the light of the soul shines forth in its Divine splendour. His approach is deep, simple and practical, and helps people from every background to live a richer, happier life based on lasting yogic values. The basic teaching is that health, peace, and joy are already within you. They are your birthright. 

Sampoorna Yoga can help you to uncover them. Sampoorna Yoga is the step by step process whereby the individual comes to know his true nature as divine, or, as Paramguru Swami Sivananda says, the radiant immortal self. Sampoorna Yoga, developed by Yogi Hari in his many years of practising and teaching yoga, has been inspired by the teachings of Swami Sivananda and his disciples, Swami Vishnu-Devananda and Swami Nada-Brahmananda. This priceless gem of Sampoorna yoga has evolved through the harmonious and intelligent integration of Hatha, Raja, Bhakti, Jnana, Karma, and Nada Yoga to mould a harmonious and balanced personality. It is now offered to earnest students of self-discovery, through the ancient system of living and studying with the master. -Why a residential program? The most effective way of learning and teaching is from direct experience. 

This is the traditional teaching where you will inherit the fruits of the wisdom of the rishis from ancient times to the present day in the Sivananda lineage. During the programs, you live in close contact with your teacher. You will have the privilege to study with Shri Yogi Hari, an adept yogi. Away from the distractions of the home environment, everyday responsibilities, business and appointments, you will be amazed at how focused and attentive your mind will be to absorb this knowledge. In Yogi Haris Ashram you will live each moment of the program with awareness, bringing about growth and transformation.

Important
For over fifteen years, this training has cost 3,000 USD in line with most Yoga Teacher Training Courses currently offered. However, after teaching Yoga for over 40 years, Shri Yogi Hari decided to offer his world-renowned Yoga Teacher Training Course at a discounted rate to make Yoga training affordable.

Since Shri Yogi Hari began teaching Yoga, it has always been his desire to teach for free. But because the ashram is not supported by any organization or trust, the fees that students provide cover basic expenses, ashram maintenance, and organizational costs. 

Even though the training is offered at a discount, this does not mean it is lacking in substance. In the presence of a self-realized master, Shri Yogi Hari, you will absorb more during this two-week training than you would learn at any other Yoga Teacher Training Course in the world.

Excursions
Halfway through the two weeks, we take an excursion to beautiful Fort Lauderdale beach for sunrise meditation, yoga, and brunch. Around noon, we return to the ashram, but you are welcome to spend the rest of the afternoon on your own and arrange your own return transportation.

Optional activities
Fresh, organic coconuts and sugar cane juice are for sale for your personal enjoyment!

Instructors

Rama Bernhard Doekel
Rama
Rama Bernhard Doekel was born in Germany and he is a father of 2 children. He has been a disciple of Shri Yogi Hari since 2000. He is operating a Sampoorna Yoga Center in Oldenburg, Germany, with his wife Sita Silke Doekel. Rama is regularly joining and supporting teacher certification courses at the ashram in Miramar, Florida. The Integral yoga, guided by Shri Yogi Hari, helps him find authenticity and devotion to share it joyfully with others.
Shri Yogi Hari
Shri
Shri Yogi Hari is a master of Sampoorna yoga (yoga of fullness). He is well-known and respected around the world as an exceptionally inspiring teacher and guru. At the age of 22, he was labeled as a medicated incurable. By the grace of God, he was introduced to yoga and he knew right away that this was what he should be living and be practicing in his life. For eight years, he practiced with intense dedication and, in that time, he transformed his whole body into a state of perfect health.
Rasa Haldeman
Rasa
Rasa began her Yoga journey in 2014 and began practising Sampoorna Yoga exclusively in 2015. She completed her 200-hour YTT at Yogi Hari’s Ashram in Miramar, Florida in November of 2015. After becoming a certified Yoga instructor, she decided to stay at the ashram to continue her studies with her Guru, Shri Yogi Hari. When she’s not teaching, you can find her working in the garden, preparing food for ashram residents, and tending to the overall management and maintenance of the ashram.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 20 days in advance for a 66% refund

Changes

You may not change your dates after booking

Covid

Contact host for terms if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
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