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.
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.
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
- 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
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
Schedule of training in Egypt: July 27 - August 24, 2019
Coral Coast hotel, Dahab, Egypt, www.coralcoasthotel.com
Investment per person
- 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
- 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
- Full training
- 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
** 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.
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.
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.
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