200 hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Overview
Namaha Yoga School is pleased to be collaborating with Yalla Yoga School in order to offer a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in the summer of 2019 in Egypt. This Vinyasa Yoga Teacher training will guide you through a transformational experience of both body and spirit. The style of Vinyasa taught is joyful, challenging and uses the precision of alignment, while allowing you to flow through the Vinyasa tradition. Through this particular approach of teaching yoga, we learn how to connect seemingly different asanas together with integrity and alignment; how to link in an intelligent way, things that may seem independent of each other into a dynamic, exciting flow; how to create and leave space between the movements and mindful transitions. This is where creativity and joy come into teaching! This will also help you as a teacher to easily adapt to different levels of students and class planning in a safe and skilful way. As a Yoga Teacher you will leave feeling confident in creating different levels of Vinyasa classes as well as more traditional Hatha Yoga classes, teaching meditation and pranayama, as well as Dharma talks.

The Teachers

At the heart of any training are always the teachers. Bringing years of experience and a genuine love for yoga and sharing the tools it gives us, is Jonni-Lyn Friel. Jonni-Lyn is a Jivamukti teacher whose warmth, humour and compassion shine through her teachings and practice. Her depth of studentship and years of daily exploration in breath and body have transformed her into a skilled personification of yoga. Jonni-Lyn’s deep love and respect for all of Yoga’s teachings, have given her the strength and passion to teach from her heart to those who wish to learn.

Joining her will be Melina Schetakis. Melina is a holistic health practitioner, yoga instructor, and fitness instructor currently based in Ontario, Canada. Her journey into holistic healing began with the onset of her own health challenges in 2008 while in university. Turning first to yoga, meditation, and dietary changes to cope, her path eventually led her to study holistic health at the Transformational Arts College. Her path has also led her to studies in Kundalini and Ashtanga yoga and she is an experienced yoga teacher with a deep love and respect for the practice. Melina assisted the 200 hour TT in 2018 with Namaha Yoga School in Egypt and is pleased to be returning to this beautiful country in 2019 to assist in both the 200 and 500 hour training. She specializes in anatomy and subtle energetics and teaches alignment-based yoga in a fun accessible way.



The Teacher Training in Dahab, Egypt

This will be a one-month intensive training, consisting of 4 weeks in total. You must attend the entire course in order to be considered for graduation. The program follows the traditional “Guru Kula” style of training, where the students live closely and study with their teacher. This gives the benefit of experiencing the “yogic” lifestyle of an Ashram. The training will be held in the beautiful coastal area of Dahab, Egypt at the Coral Coast Hotel.



The Venue

Coral Coast Hotel in Dahab is a charming boutique style hotel renowned for its quality of service and caring staff. Set on it’s own private beach, overlooking the Gulf of Aqaba, the shoreline is fringed with a stunning coral reef. Dramatic mountain views of the Sinai & Saudi Arabia make this hotel an idyllic location for nature and offers diving, desert, local tours and locally produced art and jewelry. Sustainability is a main ethos in how they work at Coral Coast and they are proud to be involved in a local NGO association supporting the needs of the local community. We support local initiatives and have created conservation projects together with many associations including the National Parks of Egypt.

Hotel Facilities include:

  • 24 hours Security Service
  • Beach Bar & Restaurant
  • Swimming pool with sea view
  • Private Beach (reef) Fantasea Dive Center
  • Excursions & Safari Center
  • Yoga Studio
  • Massage Studio
  • Wi-Fi connection


  • Rooms Facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • En suite shower room
  • Private balcony or terrace
  • Safe deposit box
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities and fridge in superior rooms
  • Superior rooms have sea view


  • Course outline
    Course 1: History and Philosophy of yoga
    Yoga practice is an evolutionary experience. Whether one can chart its history clearly and how far back will it remain relevant are the very questions our studies will explore. So many traditions with so many more claims!
    Course 2: Meditation
    A daily meditation practice is deeply important and equal to all aspects of our yoga practice. During this training our meditation practices will include active, breath, silent, mantra and visual. We will explore the varieties every day. The trainee will be supported to discover the form that is most meaningful to their practice.
    Course 3: Daily Asana Practice
    The very heart of our intelligent vinyasa training, asana, will be thoroughly practiced, examined and explored. How many poses are there? Countless! How much will be performed? All of them!
    Course 4: Sanskrit
    To hold the practice is to understand its language. To speak clearly from a basic knowledge will draw your voice and presence more skillfully into the room. Ground your education in the art of Sanskrit and enjoy the potency of yoga both physically as well as vibrationally.
    Course 5: Alignment and postural modifications
    Over the course of one’s yoga life, alignment and the power to modify will make a radical difference to the depth of practice and to the subtleties of personal awareness and insight. Two questions at its root: What difference does a difference make? Now, what are you prepared to do? Be self assured in answering them.
    Course 6: Anatomy
    Being in a yoga vinyasa training we will no doubt examine our anatomy from head to toe. That being said, we will also explore the anatomy of our breath as well as the anatomy of our prana. Throughout a vinyasa experience, these three anatomies triangulate naturally. To understand how to develop our awareness of them and how to co-participate in them is at the very heart of this yoga vinyasa training.
    Course 7: Pranayama
    Literally means to extend the prana. To explore its intimate passage of our breath to our body, and through both, to ourselves. Prana translates as “life-force” and working skillfully with pranayama means to expand our life’s vital energy. We will hold a daily practice of varied pranayama.
    Course 8: Sequencing and Planning your class
    The very tools to create the body of a shared yoga experience. To open the space, to understand how to open the body, to work in the postures in order to arrive at the summit of the sequence, to safely and successfully come down from said summit, to close the body and why. To offer a theme in practice. To deepen the intimacies of yoga.
    Course 9: Hands on assisting
    A powerful tool for the teacher. To support and administer the right touch for the maximum potential shift. That of the very greatest outcome of transformation, to the basic understanding to hold space to perhaps the endless possibilities of subtle difference. How to assist without getting in the way of the student’s experience or making it about yourself.
    Schedule overview
    (may change according to needs)

    6am - 7am Pranayama and Meditation
    7am - 9am Asana Practice
    9am - 10am Breakfast
    10am - 11am Break
    11am - 1pm Lesson
    1pm - 4pm Break
    4pm - 7pm Teaching Methodology / Practice
    7pm - 8pm Dinner
    8pm - 9pm Evening program
    Registration, Investment and Dates

    Schedule of training in Egypt: July 27 - August 24, 2019

    Venue
    Coral Coast hotel, Dahab, Egypt, www.coralcoasthotel.com

    Investment per person
    Local Residents
  • Early Bird shared Double room: $1100 by May 1st, 2019
  • Full Payment Double room: $1200
  • Early bird Single room: $1300 by May 1, 2019
  • Full Payment Single room: $1400

  • International Guests:
  • Early Bird Double room: $2000 by May 1st, 2019
  • Full Payment double room: $2200
  • Early Bird Single room: $2300 by May 1st, 2019
  • Full Payment Single room: $2500


  • ** All prices are in US dollars

    Payment Due Dates
    * A non-refundable deposit of $ 500 is required to reserve your room. Full Payment is due upon arrival or before.

    Tuition includes
  • Full training
  • Accommodation
  • Two vegetarian meals per day including days off provided by a professional Chef. Dinner will be served on arrival day and breakfast upon leaving.
  • * This does not include: airfare to/from Egypt and books required for the course
    Faculty Bios
    Jonni-Lyn Friel

    Jonni-Lyn Friel has been teaching Yoga since 2006 and is a Jivamukti teacher. She has recently moved to Victoria,Canada from Athens ,Greece. In 2016 she founded Namaha Yoga School, a collective of teachers from around the world from different traditions who share the common belief that teaching Yoga is a path of Seva, or service. She first was exposed to Yoga as a small child in Canada through her first teachers, her parents, and joined in their practice by watching and following along. Yoga was always a self practice that took her through years of competitive swimming, University and backpacking around the world.

    In 1999, she stepped into her first Yoga class and discovered the joys of having a teacher and being taught from another's experience and knowledge. In 2006 she completed her first teacher training in Athens, Greece. With a strong background in alignment and Anusara, she began to explore the world of Vinyasa and philosophy, chanting and the devotional aspects of yoga. She has started discovering the world of Ayurveda and is back in school to become an Ayurvedic Counsellor, a perfect addition to her yoga teaching knowledge.

    A 500 hour RYT, she has taught numerous teacher trainings internationally, where her love is to share the Bhagavad Gita and to teach service and compassion as a way to happiness and self realization. Jonni-Lyn knows Yoga to be sacred, healing and powerful. This is how it has affected her life and spirit. Her greatest joy is to share her knowledge and pass on the teachings of her beloved teachers to others, in hope that it serves them in their lives.

    www.shineyouryoga.com
    www.namahayogaschool.com

    Melina Schetakis

    Melina Schetakis B.A., CNHP, FIS, RYT-200, is a holistic health practitioner and yoga instructor currently based in Canada. Her journey into holistic healing began with the onset of her own health challenges in 2008 while in university. Turning first to yoga, meditation, and dietary changes to cope, her path eventually led her to study holistic health at the Transformational Arts College.

    With training in a number of modalities including aromatherapy, reflexology, crystal healing, Reiki, sound energetics, medical intuition, hypnosis, color therapy, bach flower therapies, chakra studies, nutrition as well as other physical and energetic healing modalities, she takes an integrative approach to healing sessions. She offers individual sessions as well as classes in a variety of holistic health modalities.

    Her path has also led her to studies in Kundalini and Ashtanga yoga and she is an experienced yoga teacher with a deep love and respect for the practice. Melina assisted the 200 hour TT in 2018 with Namaha Yoga School in Egypt and is pleased to be returning to this beautiful country in 2019 to assist in both the 200 and 500-hour training. She specializes in anatomy and subtle energetics and teaches alignment-based yoga in a fun accessible way.

    Subscribe for the newsletter

    Sign up here to receive the newsletter and lots of love!

    Powered by ConvertKit