Yoga Teacher Training SPRING Intake 2021

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW! NEXT COURSE STARTS MARCH 10TH 2021!

The world is facing global revolutions. Are you ready for your inner evolution?

Urban OM’s 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training is a conduit and channel for self- transformation, self-empowerment, and community building.

During the course, you will dive into the powerful tools of yoga, meditation, pranayama, mantra, philosophy, anatomy, and physiology. This training will propel you up towards your Highest Self as you find your authentic voice. Begin your journey into the heart of yoga, service, and the path of leadership.

Regardless of how long you’ve been practicing or intend to teach upon graduation, we ask for YOU to :

  • Come wide awake
  • Move beyond your comfort zone with inspiration, challenge, and support
  • Shift your perception through embodied experience
  • Bravely follow your hunger and curiosity into your personal truth
  • Join the global movement of human transformation and empowerment

 

At Urban OM we are here as your guides to help you BE MORE, as you listen to and trust your intuition. Our team has been assembled with care, invited to share their unique wisdom and expertise, and hold an open, receptive space for your journey.

The seeds have been planted. We’re here to help water and nourish them. Wouldn’t you like to see what flowers blossom, what the fruits bare?

Find the courage to BE REAL.

During this training, you will learn:

  • Authentic, ancient Hatha yoga teachings translated for the realities of modern life
  • Adaptive asanas, modifications and variations for your personal practice and to share with others
  • Functional anatomy and physiology for a lifetime of safe and sustainable asana practice
  • Sequencing and teaching skills for all levels of practitioners
  • Self-inquiry techniques and meditation practices
  • Pranayama and meditation for self-care, well-being and stress management
  • Deep listening and access to your authentic voice as a teacher
  • Hands-on Assists and Ethics in Teaching
  • The business of teaching yoga as a medium for personal transformation and community impact

 

After this teacher training, you will be able to:

  • Register as a 200-hour yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance
  • Practice and teach safe and accessible yoga for all levels of practitioners in multiple settings
  • Integrate asana, pranayama, and meditation into your current healing, helping and service work
  • Confidently transition into a Professional 800H Yoga Therapy Education (YTE) Program or 300 H Advanced Yoga Teacher Training (ATT)

 

Urban OM Teacher Training offers 3 unique formats so you can integrate your transformation into your existing family and work obligations. Each format contains the same learning outcomes, it is simply scheduled to meet you where you are on your journey.

200-hour Teacher Training courses start each Spring, Summer and Fall.

Each format includes a 5-day off-site Residential Immersion to deeply integrate the teachings and practices.

FALL: ONCE A WEEK

After a kick-off Residential Immersion, you will gather weekly at Urban OM on Mondays from 5:30-9:30 pm, with every 4th Monday off for integration. This format is perfect for those who need their weekends free for family or social obligations or those who desire a program that meets after work.

A 9-month commitment, this format is perfect for those who desire shorter meetings over a longer period of time, allowing you time to assimilate the teachings into your daily practice and everyday life.

SPRING: EVERY OTHER SUNDAY

This format includes 2 5-day Immersions, the first is an off-site Residential Immersion  to begin the program, with  an additional non-residential Immersion at Urban OM half-way through the course. Classes meet every other Sunday, from  08.30 – 17.30 at Urban OM.

The combination of 2 5-day immersions with all-day Sunday meetings covers the same content in a slightly shorter time commitment, for those who are comfortable with a more intensive format.

SUMMER: INTENSIVE

For those seeking a deep-dive and accelerated inner journey, the Summer Intensive takes you there. This course includes 5-weeks of immersive learning over the summer holiday, from mid-July to mid-August.

This format is perfect for teachers, students, those looking for a career or lifestyle pivot as well as those wanting to create an unforgettable summer  of learning, community and deep inner work.

Want to know more?

Book yourself a free 30 minute info call today.

FREE INFO TALK

Keen to find out more and meet some of our fabulous faculty?
Click below to register for our next Zoom Info Talk, on Monday 2 Nov, from 5:30-6.30 PM

APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. Read our FAQs below
  2. Watch our prerecorded Info Talk here:
  1. Submit application form via www.urbanom.se
  2. Book a Calendly one on one meeting here:
  1. Decision on acceptance made on call or via email
  2. Sign digital Terms & Conditions sent via email
  3. Membership begins from the date you sign Terms & Conditions
  4. Invoice will be sent to you for your payment choice
  5. You receive your welcome letter, reading list and pre-course preparations closer to course start

FACULTY

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TRISHUL

Meet Trishul. IAYT certified yoga therapist and yoga teacher, warmhearted yogini with a gentle touch and a sparkle of wisdom. Trishul’s practice spans over 30 years. Trishul is passionate about the tools yoga has to offer for daily life, especially Yoga Nidra. Trishul is on the faculty and mentors on The Urban OM Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training.

Trishul shares her speciality of how to use props and create a safe atmosphere as she is known for in her regular classes at Urban OM - Relax Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Prenatal Yoga and Mamma and Baby Yoga.

Hometown: Australia

Teacher Training: 1000 hours +, with speciality trainings in Prenatal, postnatal, Well Women Yoga Therapy.
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SATYADEV BARMAN

Meet Satyadev musician from Kolkata, India, raised in an environment of rich Indian spiritual tradition, Satyadev’s mission is to revive and spread awareness of the ancient Sanskrit mantras. Satyadev carries in his heart a deep understanding of the Vedic and Yogic traditions and through joyful satsangs & kirtans he shares the key to integrating the sacred mantras and Vedic teachings in everyday life.
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PARVATI PETRA KALLA

Meet Parvati. Certified physiotherapist and with experience of working with stress-related illness and long term pain. Her yoga therapy work also focuses on musculoskeletal related pains. Guides creative, therapeutic Hatha influenced yoga with a humble aspiration to inspire self acceptance, self love and true health. Loves seeing yogic empiricism meeting modern science.

Trainings: 1000+ hours of Yoga teacher trainings and studies Advaita Vedanta in the Swami Dayananda Saraswati lineage. Certified Yoga Therapist with IAYT.

Parvati also offers Yoga Therapy one-on-one sessions. Visit sacredspine.se for bookings and more information.
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ACHARYA RATHEESH MANI

Meet Ratheesh, yoga teacher, healer, above all, always in service. Indian by birth. Steeped in Ayurveda from day one. Frequents Himalaya to hang out with the elders, receiving countless wisdom spoken and more often silently transmitted.

Ratheesh’s teaching and profound way of assisting student with kindness and respect touches people deeply.

Ratheesh says of himself that he is just a servant of the great customs and rituals who follows in the footprints of millions of yogis, and healers who walked upon the face of India.
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GISELLE MARI

Meet Giselle an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher and E-RYT 500, introduced to yoga in the early 90’s, featured on yogaglo.com, Giselle offers tools to comfortably lead Jivamukti inspired Strong Flow Yoga classes, focusing on guiding asana and pranayama teaching techniques, teaching methodology, hands on assisting and practicum as well as the study and chanting of yogic scriptures.
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MARTINA CEDERQVIST

Meet Martina. Old dancer. Devoted yogi. Lover of alignment and sequencing. Body awareness and tantra. Hip Hop fan. Playlist maker, 2nd home - California. Singer and writer. Massage Therapist.

Hometown: Visby, Sweden

Trainings: Yogaworks 500h RYT, Restorative 25 h, Adjustments 25 h, Mentorship Training- Caroline Westling 100 h, Studies with Maty Ezraty, Chuck Miller, Carrie Owerko etc 100 h+.
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MABE

Meet Magdalena or 'Mabe' as we call her. Polish by blood, Aussie at heart. A bird of passage, having lived in Sydney, Warsaw, Berlin, London, Palma, and now Stockholm. Movement addict. Vinyasa flow and Let Go enthusiast. Fascinated by the human psyche and experience. Into the biz of transforming people's lives. Lover of the Arts. If she's not sitting in a dark theatre auditorium, strolling a gallery or in a yoga class you'll find her dancing to deep electronic music, running, cycling or wrangling her two energetic boys.

Hometown: Sydney, Australia

Teacher Trainings: 200h Yoga Alliance Certification + currently doing 800h Yoga Therapy Education through Urban Om.
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GARY

Meet Gary Fabbri meditating, Chakra Breathing, coffee drinking, artist, illustrator and yoga teacher. When he’s not at the end of a pencil, you can find G trying to keep up with his 2 boys on the football pitch, jogging in the countryside around Stockholm or sticking his leg up the side of a tree and calling it Yoga. He loves the outdoors and any excuse to move. His meditation, breath work, daily asana and kundalini practice started about the same time ABBA invaded the US. And he’s still dancing.

Hometown: Boston, London and now Stockholm!
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VIKTOR FRIH

Viktor started his spiritual journey diving in to the world of the Indian mystic Osho.

Yoga became the melting pot between his background as a personal-trainer and meditation. He also is very passionate about his work as a sports masseur.
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ISA

Urban hippie. Baby mama. Therapist & group leader. Creator of LET GO and life long music mix maker. Picky coffee drinker. Wannabe writer. Image maker and space creator. Passionate about supporting people to step out of the personality and find the courage to be real.

Isa holds a degree in psychology from the University of Stockholm as well as a degree from Swedish Acadamy for Psychoterapist Education (SAPU). Part of creating Baravara and Urban OM. Leads groups at Baravara (baravara.se) and workshops at Urban OM as well as giving private sessions.
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NEO MORETON

Meet Neo amateur gardener, father of Bhumi Alaya & former teepee owner. Wannabe artist, ex businessman and current creative entrepreneur. Passionate to evoke and inspire people to live an authentic, creative and purposeful life. Loves chopping wood and making fires in the open air.

Founder of Urban OM. Trained as a Yoga Therapist (IAYT), Osho Therapist (Osho Risk Denmark), Yoga Teacher Trainer (E-RYT 500) and NLP Practitioner (London). Holds a Law degree (London) and studied business at Columbia Business School (NY) & IE Business School (Madrid) & THNK School for Creative Leadership (Amsterdam).
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ERIN SULLIVAN

Meet Erin. Curious about the human experience, passionate about healing the inner journey. She carries the warmth of her home state of California in her sociable nature and approachable smile.

By day, she focuses on bringing a better employee experience to the corporate world (with a PhD in Organisational Psychology) and when she's happily stepping away from that you can find her out in nature walking her pup, freezing moments through photography, moving her body and freeing her mind (through Yoga and other physical exercise), traveling the world (when COVID isn't stopping her) and spending time with her Swedish romance and friends.

URBAN OM YOGA TEACHER TRAINING FAQs

The training runs over the course of 9 months.

Starts with a residential retreat (10 – 14 Mar, 2021), then a commitment of two Sundays per month plus a second residential retreat  (Sep 15-19, 2021) ending with a weekend finale (23-24 Oct Sat-Sun).

All the sessions are at Urban OM with the exception of the Residential Immersion.
All sessions are in person except for Philosophy lectures and some others sessions which are delivered live via Zoom. The sessions are recorded so as to give you the opportunity to listen again.

08.30 – 17.30 including practice, theory and a short break.

7:00 – 9:00 Pranayama and practice
9:00 – 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 – 12:00 Morning session/ skills based/ theory
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00- 18:00 Afternoon session/ practicum
18:00 – 19:30 Dinner
19:30 – 21:00 Evening session/ meditation

49,000 SEK, payable in instalments over the course of the training
* Early Bird discounts available for early sign ups who pay the full amount upfront. See next question below.

Registration Fee
5.000 SEK upon booking
* Place not secure until the non-refundable registration deposit is paid

Payment Plan
11 000 SEK every other month throughout the training

We offer the service of freezing your currently active membership or clip card for the duration of the training. Following graduation, you are able to return to your previous contract.

  • All Tuition
  • The 350 page Urban OM Teacher Training manual
  • Mentoring – in groups and one-on-one
  • Internationally recognized yoga teacher certification with Yoga Alliance
  • Urban OM BASIC membership
    *option to upgrade to a FULL ON membership for an additional fee

 

Food is not provided during your weekly weekday evening sessions, though Urban OM has meals, snacks and beverages available for sale in the cafe.
Accommodation at the residential is a separate fee, normally 2400-3600 SEK per person for 4 nights, depending on the chosen room option. This fee is given directly to the location; Urban OM receives no profit.

100 % attendance is required, and we understand that life happens. If one or two sessions are missed, coordinate with your buddy and mentor, and answer the required reflection questions relating to the missed evenings. If more than two sessions are unattended, please speak with your mentor to determine how best to move forward.

It’s simple. You are ready if you have a regular yoga practice (home or studio), you love yoga and you wish to dedicate more time to deepen your knowledge and experience of yoga. It is not about level, it’s about passion. This is a transformative journey – it’s natural that one part of you might feel ready and another voice might say something different. Yoga is a mystical path, the reason you are on this journey will make more sense as you continue along the road!

In having the training every week at the same time, same place, a routine can more easily be established within your daily life.
Additionally, with this being spread out over time you have the possibility to apply the learnings directly into your lifestyle.. Even more, with Urban OM being in your own city, you are more able to continue your transformational journey beyond graduation – by attending classes, events, courses and continued educations; by maintaining a relationship with your fellow students, mentors and teachers; and by having a deeply rooted connection to the sacred space that carried you through your experiences and knowledge… This training and Urban OM can become a part of your daily life, rather a separate experience.

This is a hatha yoga teacher training where the asana and pranayama are coming mainly from the Krishnamacharya lineage and philosophy mainly from Swami Dayananda’s commentary on the Vedas. Our faculty are highly skilled yoga practitioners and trainers with roots in Ashtanga and Iyengar style yoga.

The training is scheduled around the school vacation times, allowing for time with the family. This means that training dates are not scheduled during school holidays.

Many students begin their yoga teacher training journey simply to deepen their personal practice. On average, approximately 70% of the students begin to understand their bodies and yoga’s benefits in a more experiential or intellectual way, and 30% want to become teachers; by graduation, the numbers have switched! During the training you will attend the Business of Yoga sessions which cover possible professional avenues to pursue after the training eg. live steam teaching, setting up your own business, offering workshops & retreats, teaching classes at studios, corporate yoga, giving 1:1s, continued & advanced yoga training e.g. yoga therapy education.

The training follows a set curriculum and whilst we encourage you to find your own way, we will guide you to extract common and core teaching gems to give you the tools, skills and resources to shine. Every teacher brings their own voice, perspective and expertise into their sessions. As a faculty we are committed to broadening your knowledge of yoga, and we encourage you to find what resonates most for you by sharing what resonates with us.

As they say, you get out what you put in. But roughly speaking, 1-2 hours per week should be dedicated to embodying your practices and learnings, by working with assigned challenges, reflections, suggested reading and karma yoga. Think of it this way: simply exchange 1 movie or a few episodes of Netflix for your yoga evolution! Memorization of text or sequences is not required or even encouraged – explore finding your own authentic voice!

In digestible blocks the training covers traditional yoga techniques and methodology including and not limited to Asana, Pranayama, mantra and meditation. Philosophy and how it relates to teaching yoga and daily life. Anatomy and physiology with relationship to asana and stress management. Leadership and personal development, The business of yoga. What it means to be a teacher, voice, class management, sequencing and much more. The training is set up in a way to encourage you finding your way to share the tools of yoga.

It is our goal that by the end of the training you will be able to confidently teach a safe, anatomically informed class with variations to support students.

YTT Info Talk - 12 Aug 2020

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