Thailand Yoga Teacher Training

Thailand Yoga Teacher Training

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Exotic Thailand Awaits!  Welcome to your 16 Day Intensive Immersion ~ Thailand Yoga Teacher Training at the eco-resort, 
Spa Koh Chang surrounded by the natural scenery of Salak Kok Bay.

Accredited with Yoga Alliancethe Thailand Yoga Teacher Training program certifies  graduates as  200 Hour Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga Teachers.

 

Your Thailand Yoga Teacher Training Program Guide

Location | Spa Koh Chang Resort

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Your Thailand Yoga Teacher Training takes place at the beautiful Spa Koh Chang Eco-Resort. Designated as the leading health retreat and climate friendly destination on Koh Chang!

Please note that Spa Koh Chang is a Holistic Centre and offers detox options. We ask that students NOT partake in those until after the training (if they choose). Too many changes too quickly will affect you adversely.

This lush and green area located at the serene lower Salak Kok Bay; the most abundant mangrove forest on Koh Chang. The Resort is extremely conscious carbon footprints and feels responsible to contribute to  conservation. 

Together our commitment combined makes the the world a better place!

Daily Schedule

Your Thailand Yoga Teacher Training will be filled with exciting challenges each day.

Please be prepared to focus your energy on the training. Ensure you are well rested each evening in preparation for the early morning start time.

Remember, this is an Intensive Immersion ~ it’s hard work, but wonderful work!

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“On Day 1 of the Thailand Yoga Teacher Training, what time will I be expected to arrive?”

thailand yogaStudents must be on-site by 4:00pm. Please ensure that your flight arrives (in TRAT) no later than 2pm on Day 1 of the program. The shuttle takes approximately 1 hour from the airport, so please ensure you have ample time.

Students often opt to arrive a night earlier, or take an overnight flight to ensure they are in Thailand with ample time to spare .

Program Fees | Payment Dates | Refund Policy

$125 US Dollars
due & payable upon submission of Application

Program Fees
$4,175 US Dollars
Program Fees Include: double|shared accommodation with shared bath, meals, program tuition, program manual, asana manual, journal, tote bag, certificate & documentation administration for graduation (due to space limitations, there is no Single Occupancy option)
(
Textbooks are purchased directly by the Students as Ebooks or Printed Books)

Payment Dates
$1,800 US Dollars
due & payable 3 days after official acceptance issued via email

$2,375 US Dollars
due & payable 35 days prior to start date of 
program (processed to credit card on file)

* airfare & land transport are not included in Fees

* all Fees are INCLUSIVE of Tax

* all Fees are QUOTED in US Dollars Convert Your Currency

 

Refund & Payment Policy

Please review the full policy to ensure you understand our commitment as well as yours.  We don’t believe in “fine print”!

 

“What will the Thailand Yoga Teacher Training cost?”

Thailand yoga teacher trainingThe total amount charged is $4,300 US Dollars – this includes fees (as listed above) & taxes.

The additional expenses you will incur will be for Airfare & Land Transport.

You will also incur the cost of purchasing your Textbooks (printed or ebooks) 8 weeks before the program start ~ this investment is approximately $100 USD.

“Do I have to stay on-site and utilize the accommodations and meals?”

This is an Intensive, Immersion program, and the very nature of it requires that all students are fully immersed. Students are required to “live” on-site for the duration of the Thailand Yoga Teacher Training.

“Why do you request a Deposit for the Thailand Yoga Teacher Training?”

The Deposit is required by accepted students who are prepared to commit to the program. Once received, and long before the full fees are paid, we immediately plan, prepare and incur costs associated for that student, in full anticipation of them attending the program. 

Currency Conversion ~ IMPORTANT

Currency Conversion ~ IMPORTANT 

All prices QUOTED in US Dollars.

Prices are converted, then CHARGED in Canadian Dollar equivalency.  Your email receipts will indicate the Canadian Dollar equivalent of the charge.

Items are converted based on the exchange rates of Global Currency Rates on the date the transaction is processed.

Curriculum | Course Materials | Admission Requirements

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Our Need to Know section goes through each of these items in detail as they relate to your Thailand Yoga Teacher Training.  It is important that each prospective student review the details.

Pre-Program Requirements (Homework)

8 weeks prior to your program, we will send you details on Homework that must be completed. This will include reading, review of videos and attending 4 public classes.

These are part of your curriculum hours and are mandatory ~ at the end of each assignment we will ask you to verify completion via our on-line tool.

We expect that the average Student will take 15-20 hours to complete: Reading, Viewing Videos, Attending 4 Classes. If for some unforeseen reason you are unable to complete all items before the start of the program, these will need to be completed post-program and before official Certificates are issued.

Please Don’t Stress ~ the work is meant to be enjoyable. It will give you a bit of a feel for what lies ahead.  We will re-visit the items you have read in your homework during the program.  For those of you who have English as a Second Language, this will be helpful in getting some of the more challenging reading done.

Number of Students Per Session

Your Thailand Yoga Teacher Training program will be capped at 16 Students!  

It is small enough to ensure an intimate environment and large enough to ensure a dynamic, holistic experience.  

Unique Benefits

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Your Thailand Yoga Teacher Training is more than simply “learning to teach yoga.” The program is designed to show our COMMITMENT to you as you entrust us with your journey.

View the Unique Benefits of our programming.

Are you Ready for an Intensive?

When considering our Intensive Immersion program it is really important to ask yourself ~ Am I Ready for the Intensity?  

We want to ensure that Students are prepared.  This program is living, eating, practicing, learning and breathing Yoga from the moment you arrive, until the moment you leave.

You have to be prepared mentally and physically as the days are long and a well-rested evening is important.  Even though we share this with all Students in advance, sometimes Students can be overwhelmed by the amount of learning and focus that is required.  It is hard work, hard play, but most importantly, it is a life changing experience.  If you read Reviews of graduates, you will sense a consistent theme… “So much learning, so much community, great Teachers, so wonderful… but be ready.”

Although we are practicing and learning in beautiful places around the world, during your training there is no allotted time to explore the area. Your training days are devoted to helping you become the very best Yoga Teacher you can be.

While we do provide periods of downtime in which you can catch your breath and process what has been taking place physically and mentally, these times of reflection will take place on-site.

Please plan to explore and discover the country you are visiting before or after your teacher training.

Meet Your Teachers

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Your Thailand Yoga Teacher Training Teachers are committed to Your Success, Your Experience and helping You to learn to Live Your Yoga!

Learn More About Your Teachers ~ View Bios

Common Questions

thailand yoga teacher trainingReview the most Common Questions we receive about our Thailand Yoga Teacher Training. They will likely answer many questions you may have.

 

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Are my Accommodations & Meals included?

Yes, your accommodations & meals are included in your Program Fees.

 

Are there official Evaluations & Examinations?

YES | All students will complete 1 Practicum (teaching a full class), 2 Multiple Choice Quizzes, 1 Final Written Exam ~ totalling 150 Marks.

 

Do I Automatically Graduate if I Attend?

No. | In order to successfully graduate from any Training program we offer, you must successfully meet the graduation criteria. Unfortunately, it serves no purpose for us to simply pass students who are not ready or able to teach. It is unfair to you, to the public you may teach and to the integrity of our programming.

At the beginning of reach program (during Orientation) the criteria will be clearly laid out as to the requirements for successful graduation.

It is our aim & commitment to ensure Students leave our programs ready. If the rare case this does not happen, the Student will not be certified to teach.

 

Are Tips or Gratuities required from Students?

The policy for Tipping & Gratuities is listed on this page below the Packing List.  Please Review.

 

Why are Breakfasts (& some other meals) in Silence?

Your entire day of programming contributes to your hours for the Training.  The meals that are in Silence specifically contribute to your meditation practice and the hours we allot.  

It is part of your programming to understand how Silence “Speaks”.  It is one of the most challenging , yet most rewarding things one can learn.  Silence as a Teaching Tool is a key component of our program.

 

Is any Preparation or Homework required BEFORE I arrive?

FOR 200 HOUR PROGRAMS ONLY ~ 8 weeks prior to your program, we will send you details on Homework that must be completed. This will include reading, review of videos and attending 4 public classes.

These are part of your curriculum hours and are mandatory ~ at the end of each assignment we will ask you to verify completion via our on-line tool.

We expect that the average Student will take 15-20 hours to complete the 3 items: Reading, Viewing Videos, Attending 4 Classes. If for some unforeseen reason you are unable to complete all items before the start of the program, these will need to be completed post-program and before official Certificates are issued.

Students will need Textbooks in advance of their start date in order to complete their Pre-Program Homework Requirements.

** this component will only apply to Programs starting after October 1, 2015 ~ before then, this will all occur while on-site

 

How can you cover 200 Hours in 16 days?

We address this in Orientation, so that our Intention is clear and Students understand how important each moment of the program is.  Here is what we share:

In 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training 180 Hours must be contact hours ~ where you have access to 1 or both Lead Teachers.

Every hour you are in programming, starting on Day 1 and with the exception of lunch and dinner, is allocated to this total.

Silent meals are inclusive in your hours as they are teaching periods. During meals that are not silent, but require Karma Service, the time is also accounted for. This also applies if Karma Service happens outside of meal times.

Yoga is about an entire experience. How you carry yourself at ALL times, from the time you arrive in the Practice Studio in the morning until the final session of the evening, is part of the entire experience of Yoga and every one of its elements.

Focus on the present, every hour of every day. Let everything else go and be fully immersed. We ask that during this program you Live Your Yoga and that is much more than simply learning postures.

Additional non-contact hours are part of your pre-program requirements before you start the program. These are in addition to the 180 and are also accounted for and why they must be successfully completed.

 

Why do I need to purchase my own Textbooks or Ebooks?

Students come to our programs from every corner of the Globe.  The shipment of everyone’s Textbooks can be a large, logistical challenge. We have done this in the past and found that there were numerous issues in doing so.

It is best that Student’s purchase the Textbooks and bring them along to the program (we do not charge Student’s for these in our fees) ~ this simply works best.  

In the rare instance that a Student is in an extremely remote geographical area and cannot receive or place their own order for delivery, we will work with the Student to ensure they have everything they need.  This will be at a cost of $200 USD.  

Students will need Textbooks in advance of their start date in order to complete their Pre-Program Homework Requirements.

 

What is an Intensive Immersion?

We want to ensure that students are prepared for the intensity of the program. It is hard work, hard play, but most importantly, it is a life changing experience.

Although we are practicing and learning in beautiful places around the world, during your training there is no allotted time to explore the area. Your training days are devoted to helping you become the very best yoga teacher you can be.

While we do provide periods of downtime in which you can catch your breath and process what has been taking place physically and mentally, these times of reflection will take place on-site.

Please plan to explore and discover the country you are visiting before or after your teacher training.

 

Why is my receipt in Canadian Dollars & not US Dollars?

All Program Fees are QUOTED in US Dollars.  The Canadian Equivalency of the US Dollar amount quoted is processed to your Credit Card.  

On your email receipt you will see exactly what the US Dollar amount is and what the actual Canadian amount processed was.

Why do we do this?  Our Venues all charge un US Dollars, and by quoting US Dollars for our Program Fees, it ensures that the correct cost is applied for each program.  The conversion should not affect you, as the end result will be the same.  You will simply see it processed as Canadian Dollars for the equivalent amount of the US Dollar Charge.

For Example:  

  • John is ready to process his $1,800 USD Deposit for a 200 Hour Program 
  • Yogacara we will convert that to Canadian Dollars based on the day of processing exchange rate  (for this example let’s assume the conversion today is equal to $2,105.25 Canadian Dollars)  
  • Yogacara will process the payment of $2,105.25 Canadian Dollars to John’s Credit Card (John will have received notice that this will happen in advance) 
  • Once processed, John will automatically receive an email receipt indicating the US Dollar amount of $1,800 and the detail of the receipt will clearly show that $2,105.25 Canadian was charged 
  • John’s Credit Card provider will make the adjustment accordingly  
  • John will have paid $1,800 USD in Canadian Dollars  

 

How can I view my Ebooks if Electronic Devices are not allowed in the Yoga Classroom?

EReaders and Viewing Tablets are welcome in the space for the sole purpose of viewing your ETextbooks.

No data should be active on these devices while in the Yoga Classroom. This is the only exception regarding Electronic Devices.

 

I would like to bring along a family member or friend to my training ~ Is that an option?

The ONLY location that has space & allows for this is the Kalani (Hawaii) Training, as they have a large facility, & your family/friends can stay on-site in a different area from you. There is NO reduction in cost if you opt to stay in their room. The full price applies to you as the student as we book our set area based on specific numbers. You can be in touch with Kalani directly to book these additions if you choose.

At all other locations there is no allowance for this due to space limitations. If you truly want them to come along, they would have to pay the full amount of a registered student or join the program as they would be taking up that space that another could attend.

We suggest that this is a time for YOU! It is intensive program and there is little or no time to spend with people outside your peer group.

 

Is there time for other activities during my stay?

We suggest that you extend your stay, or arrive early if you would like to take part in other activities. During Yoga Teacher Training there is no allotted time to experience the local area.

 

Closest Bank Machine?

We suggest that everyone arrive with ample funds upon arrival or withdraw funds at the airport on arrival.  Often times the Bank Machines in local areas are not easily accessible, and there is no guarantee that if you are in urgent need you will be able to get to one quickly. 

Come prepared!

 

Are special dietary needs accommodated?

Yes, with advance notice at the time of registration, we will try to arrange to have appropriate meals prepared for you.

The Chef on-site will advise what they are able to do and will try their best to accommodate requests. We cannot guarantee all requests, but we always try our best.

When applying, please provide detailed information about your specific dietary needs (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free) when registering. Dietary requests around medical issues are always priority.

 

Do I need Vaccinations?

Vaccinations are not mandatory, but some students do opt to have the following vaccinations a minimum of 6 weeks before the training. It is your choice and we have not experienced any issues with contamination in the past. It is best to speak to your doctor about what is best for you.

Hepatitis A
CDC recommends this vaccine because you can get hepatitis A through contaminated food or water, regardless of where you are eating or staying.

Typhoid
You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water. CDC recommends this vaccine for most travelers, especially if you are staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or if you are an adventurous eater.

 

Is laundry service available?

Laundry is available ~ this is an additional cost to the student & is not included in fees.

I have problems sleeping. How will this work with shared sleeping arrangements?

All students are required to indicate sleeping behaviours or irregular patterns (example: restless sleepers, snoring etc.) when completing the application form.

We do our best to accommodate sleeping behaviours that match or compliment one other in order to ensure you have a good nights sleep, every night. We ask that all students bring along earplugs and eye patches for sleeping.  

If your venue is a dormitory style arrangement, this can be a larger challenge.  Come prepared with earplugs, eye patches etc.

 

Wi-Fi & Cellular Service?

Wi-Fi access is available & complimentary, but limited to certain areas and the connection tends to be slow – any connection that is utilized is meant solely for quick email checks, and not live streaming or downloads. Skype will not be accessible with these connections.

Cellular Service is available depending on your service provider.

During the training sessions NO electronic devices will be allowed for use.   There is little time to use services outside of the program, so be mindful of what you really need to bring along.  When in classes, we want you to “let go” and be present!  :-)

We ask that you ensure you have a data or calling plan on your phone if you need to be in touch with family and friends.  

 

Do I need my Yoga Mat?

Yes, please bring along your yoga mat.

 

Is this just for people wanting to teach Yoga?

No, absolutely not! Anyone wishing to delve deeper into their practice is welcome to join us. The skills and tools we learn in the program can be applied to many aspects of life… Yoga does not just happen on the mat – it happens in every moment!

 

Do I pay additional Tax?

No.  The pricing you see is already inclusive of all tax.

 

Is the water safe to drink?

Absolutely! The water is filtered and safe to consume. Water is available to you all-day and we suggest you bring along a re-usable (NOT GLASS, and preferably not plastic) water bottle to re-fill through-out the day.

Coffee is available to everyone at breakfast. Water and tea is available throughout the balance of the day.

 

Will Coffee be available?

Coffee is served every morning at breakfast. After breakfast, both water and tea are available throughout the day.

 

Are the Program Fees truly all inclusive?

Yes!  Our Program Fees are posted by Destination and include EVERYTHING LISTED on every each page, under the tab Program Fees | Payment Dates | Refund Policy. 

Taxes are INCLUSIVE in all of our pricing.

Outside of transportation, the only additional items Students will have to purchase and invest in are the Textbooks for the program.  The cost is approximately $100 USD.  Please visit our Need To Know section to see the what current Textbook listing includes.   We make this clear on every Destination’s page so Students understand their full financial commitment. 

Please do NOT purchase any items before we issue the official notice 8 weeks before the start of your program.

Currency Conversion ~ IMPORTANT 

All prices QUOTED in US Dollars.

Prices are converted, then CHARGED in Canadian Dollar equivalency.  Your email receipts will indicate the Canadian Dollar equivalent of the charge.

Items are converted based on the exchange rates of Global Currency Rates on the date the transaction is processed.

 

Will I need an electrical adaptor?

All the locations of our abroad program (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF EUROPE & ASIA) have the same power as the United States: 110 volt, 60 cycle electricity. Plugs are typically the 2 pronged flat type outside of North America, so American or Canadian travelers will not typically need a converter or adaptor, however many outlets may only be 2 pronged so you may need an adaptor for any 3 pronged items you are bringing, particularly laptops.

If you are uncertain, please check with this Global Listing.

 

Is this the initial training for Yoga Teachers?

Yes, this is first program that all prospective teachers attend. There are opportunities for teachers to continue on with advanced programming thereafter.

When you complete our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program you will be certified to teach Hatha & Vinyasa Classes.  Specific programs such as Yin or Restorative are continuing education programs that you will take after this initial training, if you choose to do so.

 

Is Age an issue?

Yoga knows no age and it is never too late or too early to start. All students must be a minimum of 18 Years of age to take the program, but from there on everyone is welcome in our program.

If it is any inspiration, our oldest graduate (Khatun, December 2012) was in her late 70’s!

 

What if I am new to Yoga?

Everyone is new to Yoga each and everyday. There is no perfection in Yoga, so everyone is welcome at the level they are at. In the program, we all start from the beginning, together!

 

When I leave the program, will I be able to teach public classes?

Absolutely! Rest-assured that our program is not just a cookie-cutter program designed to get students in & out the door as quickly as we can. Our focus is you, the student, and the student becoming the teacher. Your teaching will be a direct reflection of our program and our intention is based on providing you with all the tools you need to succeed. We will have failed our students if we have provided them with anything less.

 

Do I need to be fluent in English?

We welcome students from all backgrounds and ethnicities. Due to the intensity of the program, we require all students be fluent in the English language (reading, writing & speaking).

 

I am Canadian, will I receive a T2202?

No.  When payments are made, we will automatically email you an official receipt. However, you will not receive a T2202 slip at the end of the year ~ our programming does not fulfill the criteria for T2202.  

Please retain all email copies of receipts your receive.

The official payment receipts we provide can be used for income tax purposes against Yoga Teaching income earned.

Please discuss this further with your accountant or tax provider as every Country allows for different self-employment allowances.

 

Policy on alcohol, smoking & drug use?

We ask that all students do their best to refrain from alcohol and drug use during the program. Prescription medication is acceptable assuming it is not being used recreationally.  

Smoking is acceptable, but only in the designated areas.  If you are a smoker, please ensure you list it on the application.  

NOTE:  Some of our Locations are NON-SMOKING Facilities.  Suncokret, Croatia & Te Moata, New Zealand are NON-SMOKING facilities.

All that being said, when possible, we will provide some local wine during your graduation celebration for students who would like to enjoy a glass!

 

Arrival Logistics

thailand yoga teacher trainingStudents fly into Trat Airport. From the airport you will need to pre-arrange a shuttle for yourself to the Center. Email Guest Services directly to organize your transport.

All Students are expected to be on site by 4pm on Day 1, and all Students depart the Centre after Breakfast on Day 16.

Please review the suggestions by Spa Koh Chang on how best to arrive to the Centre, once you have landed. There are options for every budget.

Once we are within 8 weeks of the program start, we will ask you to confirm your flight details. All Students are required to be on-site by 4pm of Day 1 of the Program.

When considering flight options, please ensure your flight does not arrive later than 2:00pm on Day 1 of Program. Your departing flight should be scheduled for after 1:00pm on Departure Day.

Please DO NOT book flights for your Thailand Yoga Teacher Training until you receive the travel confirmation notice from our Group Leader.

Ready To Apply?

When you are ready to join us for the Thailand Yoga Teacher Training, please follow these steps:

STEP 1:  Apply On-Line

STEP 2:  Await Confirmation of Acceptance (via email within 3 days)

STEP 3:  Our Team Leader will Guide You Through the Balance

 

Ready to Apply?  Apply for Your Thailand Yoga Teacher Training

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Thailand Yoga Teacher Training | Practical Items

Now that you have reviewed the administrative details, here is some specific information on practical matters when travelling for your Thailand Yoga Teacher Training.

What To Bring

When you travel for your Thailand Yoga Teacher Training, pack smart! You don’t need much to enjoy this amazing part of the world.

Thailand Packing List

* laundry service is available at an additional costthailand yoga teacher training

* comfortable, loose clothing for teacher training sessions (nothing fancy required)

* yoga mat

* toiletries

* small, thin blanket for meditation

* bug spray | after-bite solution

* good walking shoes | sandals

* beach towel

* travel adapter

* swimsuit

* sleeping eye patch

* earplugs (highly suggested – we cannot cure a snoring room-mate)

* lightweight rain poncho (just in case)

* sunscreen

* alarm clock

* camera

* copy of travel insurance  (optional ~ if you choose to purchase insurance)

* passport & visa (if required based on your citizenship)

* flashlight & batteries (mandatory – you will need this in the evenings)thailand yoga teacher training

* 1 book reading light that you can attach to reading materials in the evening (see sample image) NOTE: this is DIFFERENT from the flashlight requirement

* long sleeve shirts for evenings | short sleeve for day-time

* long & short pants

* money (Thai Bhat)

* water bottle

* travel, first aid kit

* sun glasses

* sweatshirt or light coat for colder evenings

* writing instruments & notepad (please have at least 3 or 4 writing instruments as you are writing each and every day)

* electronic devices BUT these are not allowed for use during teacher training sessions at any time

* energy or protein bars (optional, but suggested)

* hand towel for your yoga mat (optional, but suggested, especially in warmer climates)

* Vitamin C, Zinc & Electrolytes (optional, but suggested when travelling long distances via air ~ it also helps when alcohol is not consumed during travel, and you stay hydrated along the way)

Tipping | Gratuity

Tipping or Gratuities are not expected from Students attending a program at the Spa Koh Chang. If you wish to provide an additional amount for exceptional service from a staff member, it is at your discretion.  A suggested amount is $3 USD per day.

Exotic Thailand

thailand yoga teacher trainingThailand is a wondrous kingdom, featuring Buddhist temples, exotic wildlife, and spectacular islands.

Along with a fascinating history and a unique culture that includes delectable Thai food, Thailand features modern cities, a pastoral countryside, and friendly people who epitomize Thailand’s “land of smiles” reputation.

Thailand’s history dates back thousands of years, though the modern history of Thailand began with the founding of the Kingdom of Sukhothai.

Located in the center of Southeast Asia, Thailand is truly at the heart of the region.

Fun Fact:  looking over a map of Thailand will reveal a country whose borders form the rough shape of an elephant’s head.

Be Inspired to Inspire in Thailand!

How Can We Help?

Still Have Questions about the Thailand Yoga Teacher Training? Our Teacher Training Centre is here to assist as you consider joining us for the Thailand Yoga Teacher Training.  We are available 7 days a week, so please connect thailand yoga teacher trainingwith us and let us know how we can help!

We want to ensure that the Thailand Yoga Teacher Training program is truly the program that reflects what you are seeking!

Connect With Us!

 
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Training Dates

 

EARLIER DATES ARE NOW FULL

January 31 – February 15, 2016
Co-Lead Teachers
Alison Boons & Heidi Kornik

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