The number one question you’re probably asking if you’re considering a yoga teacher training is ‘what do my days look like?’. And you’re not alone! Most people are curious about what goes on during the transformational experience of a YTT from the time you wake up until the time you go to bed, what type of free time you’ll have, what you’ll learn and even what types of food you’ll be eating. Not to worry, we’ve got all the answers and details and we’re stoked to share them with you so that you can feel at ease with the exciting unknown of diving into your first 200hr YTT. Read on to get walked through a typical day in the paradise that is Wild Immersion.
Each morning at 6:30am there will be tea, coffee, fresh juice and an assortment of fruit to snack on before morning practice. This is totally optional and you are more than welcome to sleep in a little longer, get on your mat early to sit in meditation or do your own practice before morning class starts.
Morning yoga starts at 7:30am on our beautiful yoga deck overlooking the jungle. Practice will be a 2 hour, energetic vinyasa class. This will be a great opportunity to deepen your practice, gain an understanding of how to teach to all levels and how to sequence and play with various themes. Peak poses, modifications, pranayama, meditation, and the sweetest savasana always included.
A full breakfast will be served buffet style at 9:30am, post morning practice-always vegetarian and always with specific dietary requirements in mind. You can choose however you’d like to spend your time from morning practice until first lecture of the day at 11:00am. You could study, lounge by the pool, wander down to the beach or take a nap-whatever you need!
11:00-1:00pm is anatomy or philosophy lecture. We will cover everything you need to know about the anatomy of the body and how to apply this knowledge to the yoga practice-especially how to keep people safe and deal with common injuries. Philosophy lectures will cover everything from the chakras, the Dosha's found in ayurveda, yogic texts and scriptures and all of the juicy interesting bits in between.
After all that learning you'll be treated to a delicious lunch at 1pm. As with all meals, lunch will be buffet style, vegetarian or tailored to your specific dietary needs.
3pm is your second lecture of the day-this is the really fun part! We will break down asanas, learn proper alignment, modifications, how to sequence and practice teaching.
There will be a break between the second lecture and evening yoga to grab a snack, a walk, a little alone time or whatever you need before settling back onto our yoga deck for a 1.5 hour Yin or Restorative practice. These evening classes will be the perfect way to round out your knowledge of various styles of yoga as well as a sweet way to wind down after all your hard work. Post blissful evening practice will be dinner around 7pm. Float off to bed after dinner, lounge around the common areas for deep talks or have a stroll on the beach.
There you have it-the day to days of Wild Immersion are no longer a secret, you know exactly what to expect during your 200hr YTT! Of course there will be one day off a week where you get to choose exactly what you'd like to do all day long, plus a couple of sweet surprises we've got in store for you...but a little mystery never hurt anyone. We can't wait to watch you grow, hold space for you as you transform your life and your yoga practice, and hand you a certificate at the end of it all commemorating all of your hard work and signifying just how far you've come.
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You know when you meet someone and they fill you with light without saying a word. Then when the words dance out, it’s nothing short of transformational - like a language reserved only for you. That’s Alyson Charles.
This gorgeous creature is one of the spiritual powerhouses, alongside Nikki Sharp and Fern Langham, that will be guiding our guests during our Total Wellness Made Sexy Retreat August 21-25 at the The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.
You will immerse in a magic of both the powerfully potent healing energies of the land and the vast spiritual and healing connection of Alyson. You will experience liberation from old fears, blocks and energetic stagnation and return to a balance and peace as you powerfully shift into your wholeness. Reflecting on what you’re there to do and a re-connection to the place within that allows you to fully thrive.
This high-vibrational world will leave with an amplified and massively uplifted energy, gifted with clarity and tools to carry forth in daily practice. Give yourself permission to bust through to the area of living that provides miracles far beyond what you ever thought possible.
We invite you to join us on this fantastic journey.
For more info on the Total Wellness Made Sexy Retreat August 21-25 click HERE!
Self-Care: Habits for Wellbeing
Self-care is a fundamental pillar of the Wild Wellness Travel philosophy, and an essential component of health & wellness. Without care for one’s self, there is nothing left to offer others.
What is self-care exactly? If you’re new to the practice, you might think self-care is the lesser-known Care Bear from the popular 80s cartoon. We’d tune in for that! However, self-care is actually a learned, purposeful and continuous practice - with the goal of preventing stress and ailments, while nurturing your spirit.
Every self-care practice is unique to the individual. That’s the beautiful thing! You can design your own version according to what fills your cup.
Meditation, mindful eating, adequate rest, positive thoughts & affirmations, physical movement (yoga! yoga! yoga!), personal grooming, interaction & integration with nature, and an element of play – these are some of the self-care components that we strive for.
While we recognize the importance of everyday practice, we wholeheartedly believe that taking time to fully envelope yourself in wellness is critical to reboot and rebalance. This complete immersion is what inspires us when designing each and every retreat.
We carefully select celebrated instructors and practitioners to guide you on your journey of care and cultivation of self in a comprehensive sense – with exclusive opportunities to work one-on-one.
Our unique five pillar formula is unparalleled in the luxury wellness community, providing our guests with exclusive insights that will support your everyday practice.
We invite you to join us on a journey to greatness.
“Other people will sacrifice health for material goals. But it all catches up to you one day and health is the priceless commodity that cannot be begged, borrowed, bought or traded. Your life and health are a statement of your self-worth.“
Capture a moment of wellness. #RUsummerWWT
Welcome yogis, health & wellness advocates and Zen-like creatures! We want to know - what does wellness look like to you? Is it a nourishing meal, your favourite meditation spot, mindful movements & expressions? A blissful combination of everything?
At Wild Wellness Travel, we recognize the importance of a regular wellness routine. We also encourage wellness-seekers to step out of their everyday regimen to pause and realign. The summer season is ideal to reboot and reflect - and we have just the thing!
Introducing our Summer Wellness Contest!
HOW TO ENTER:
Show us what wellness means to you – in a photo!
Snap a photo of your favorite yoga expression, bountiful breakfast, breathtaking meditation view or whatever fills your cup. Creativity is key!
Facebook entries: Like our Facebook page and tag 3 friends on this contest post.
Instagram entries: Like our Instagram page and tag 3 friends on this contest post.
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Located at the gorgeous Four Seasons Resort Hualalai - Hawai‘i Island’s only Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond hotel.
Valued at $5,586 USD!
* This retreat does not include round-trip airfare, incidentals such as souvenirs, additional tours not part of the itinerary, and spa treatments.
Each week, entries will be shortlisted by fan favorites. The more likes the better! Tell your friends to like your photo entry.
The winner will be selected by our Zen-like panel of judges:
Submissions close August 8th, 2016.
6 Finalists announced: August 12th, 2016.
Winner announced: August 14th, 2016.
Entering this contest signifies that you have read the rules, terms and conditions and have agreed to them.
Voting is only part of the process; a judge or panel of judges will determine the final winner. If fraud is suspected, Wild Wellness Travel has the right to determine the winner.
Terms and Conditions click HERE!
I bet that if you’re like me when you think of wellness and what you need to do to be “well” you think, “I need to eat better” followed by “I need to go the gym” followed by massive feelings of guilt because you are doing neither of those things.
As the 3rd Annual Global Wellness Day (June 11) approaches I started to think what does wellness really mean?
I think when we think wellness, our mind immediately goes to the physical, and I mean the superficial physical. It’s all about being thin if you’re a woman, or buff if you’re a man. Sure we want to be healthy and free of disease, but most of us are more concerned about how we’re going to look at the beach this summer. If we look great in our suit, we must be well. Right?
Wellness is about so much more than how we look. In fact, wellness is so much more than the physical. I can be a size four and able to run a 10K and to the outside world, I am the poster child for wellness, but if I’m a stress ball, sleep four hours a night, rely on coffee to power through my day and am dealing with a turbulent marriage, am I really well?
Hmmm, maybe I’m not as healthy as I think.
I realized that there is a difference between looking good and being well, and also a difference between fitness and wellness.
Looking good, being fit, eating well and feeling centeredand balanced are all components that make up wellness. To be well, you need to have them all. Ugh, now it’s about even more than just getting my butt to the gym and choosing a salad with light dressing for lunch!
Because wellness is composed of so many things, it’s hard to find only at a gym, or only at a spa, that is why a wellness retreat is so beneficial.
At a wellness retreat, like those offered by my company Wild Wellness Travel and our partner Retreats Unlimited, programming is offered to address all the different aspects of wellness. There are yoga classes that work the body while calming the mind, fitness classes and hiking to get your heart rate up and torch calories, meditations to bring balance, spa treatments to soothe sore muscles and healthy food to fuel your body and your moods. While Wild Wellness Travel retreats are usually focused on a theme, they all offer elements for every component of wellness. And most importantly, they provide tools for you to take home so you can continue the wellness journey.
As we celebrate Global Wellness Day, I invite you to think about what wellness really is and if you’re as well as you want to be. And if you want to use Global Wellness Day as the day you commit to becoming well, I invite you to check out the special early booking discounts Wild Wellness Travel and Retreats Unlimited has on all of their retreats.