MBY has been guiding classes and spreading her practice for over 13 years now. She began practicing the art of yoga 19 years ago. Her dedication to her self practice has made her teaching life rich with encounters from students & teachers that ride on the same wave, whether they’re just beginning or are further along on their journey.
MichelleBartoloYoga’s semi private (maximum 8 students) 200hr Teacher Training course provides you with an in depth training to connect to the teacher in you.
Through our union we dive into self discovery with soul, heart & play where you’ll find your inner mystic and then share that with others that come for your message.
MBY will lead you into your own self practice through her teacher training which is where you’re authentic voice will shine through to bring you all the students who need what you are practicing.
MBY’s teacher training will teach you more than how to teach yoga. With a strong intention on personal improvement, psychological flexibility, opening up to allow energy to move through you this course is designed not only to provide students with tools to share the wisdom of yoga with others, yet also to look at their own lives from a spiritual perspective. Each training holds a unique energy, created from like minded souls who join from all over the world.
As we train & embody this approach, we open up to the wisdom and the teacher that is already within us all. We dance, we chant, we sing. We find community with like-minded people and we embrace the stillness within ourselves. We call on our intuition for the answers and we speak from spirit to spirit. We dive deep into the experience, free from unnecessary distractions and allow our authentic connection to emerge.
Each day carries an intention, a spiritual lesson of the day, that we each set for ourselves along with the efforts that need to be made to achieve it. We begin each morning with a meditation, followed by a 90 minute kriyaasana practice followed by a nourishing yogic breakfast. The days are spent learning yogic theory, yogic practice & healing through workshops, classes and group discussions. During this time we cover the fundamentals of yogic living, including yogic diet, anatomy, meditation, cleansing practices, pranayama, Ayurveda and the ancient wisdom of the Yoga Sutras. Our trainings also open up to include other methods of healing, calling on not just the physical and mental elements but also the more subtle forms such as energy healing.
We share the Art of Teaching and the Art of Touch, during which students learn to teach a segment of a class in every class we share. We will include Kundalini Kriyas to unravel any blockages in our roots so our serpent energy can rise; a Slow Flow which is a slow, meditative, practice followed by Vinyasa Flow, a more intense, breath-synchronized flow. We also share the fundamentals of intelligent sequencing and explore alignment and adjustment of poses in depth. Each class will end with meditation, kirtan chanting or sacred ceremony.
What you will receive:
Daily Yoga Practice
In-Depth Meditation Techniques and Practice
Art of Teaching
Art of Touch
Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
Kriya Yogic Cleansing
Energetic Healing Practices
Cacao & Fire Ceremonies
Chakras & Energy Work
Communal & Sustainable Living
Ethics for Yoga Teachers
MBY Training Includes:
- MBY’s Teacher Training Manual
- Work through a process of self-inquiry and personal transformation
- Learn to teach, guide & create your own unique sequences
- Live the yogic lifestyle, improve your personal practice and develop your Sadhana, your own spiritual practice
- Incorporate daily Meditation, Kriyas, Pranayama and Asana
- Explore the Art of Teaching through interactive daily workshops and learn through regular peer-teaching starting day one & everyday of the training
- Participate and learn traditional Kirtan chants that are all heart based
- Participate in traditional ceremony, including Full- and New-Moon Ceremonies
- Study Yoga Anatomy & Physiology and incorporate these principles into your own teaching and practice
- Study select Yoga Sutras
- Learn the foundation and historical background of yoga philosophy
- Explore Chakras, Bandhas & energetic anatomy in your personal practice and your teaching
- Study Ayurvedic Philosophy and live the Yogic Diet
- Practice Advanced Pranayama
- Experience Kriyas on a deep level which are yogic cleansing techniques
- Focus on integrating Yoga into your life
- Discuss ways to bring your Yoga to the marketplace
- Learn and integrate holistic health modalities such as massage, energy healing, nutrition and other forms
Monday – Friday
August 6 – September 15th
10am – 3pm
(includes 15 min break)
This course is open to people of all yoga abilities. We simply ask that participants set an intention to devote their time and energy to the process of being present and open to becoming. We also suggest, that you work to establish your own personal yoga practice, through attending classes or workshops, or on your own. Set intention, with an open heart and mind, to fully embrace and experience the yogic lifestyle during your training and beyond.
Prior to the training, MBY recommends that students do a regular practice whether that is on their own or attend classes and choose a flow to practice regularly before our training begins. We will cover these flows in detail during the course, and it is great to be familiar with them.
MBY’s intention is to guide students through their own healing journey in order to better prepare them for healing others, letting go of anything that holds them back from what their hearts are truly called to. Together we unveil the essence, learning to taste the sweet nectar of life while flowing in the world with strength and grace.
Open yourself to what is there, leave all expectations behind and enter the enlightened perspective and sacred landscape of your training with an open heart – whatever comes will be exactly what you need.
Yoga Anatomy: https://www.amazon.com/Yoga-Anatomy-2nd-Leslie-Kaminoff/dp/1450400248/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1525983516&sr=8-1&keywords=leslie+kaminoff+yoga+anatomy
Yoga Sutras: https://www.amazon.com/Yoga-Sutras-Liberation-Dennis- Hill/dp/142514764X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1525983559&sr=1- 1&keywords=dennis+hill+yoga+sutras
Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice by Deborah Adele https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_9?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=yama+and+niyamas+by+deborah+adele&sprefix=yama+and+%2Cstripbooks%2C339&crid=GXQG30M8LIM9
Ayampe, Ecuador @ Wild Child Village Eco Retreat Center
Wild Child Village is Ayampe’s first and only boutique eco-retreat center grounded in sustainability + community.
We are a conscious collective rooted deeply in traditional and modern spiritual practice, permaculture, artistic expression, movement, and a commitment to co-create new understandings of self and tribe. Through transformational wellness retreats, educational programs, and adventure, we seek to empower people to explore their passions, find their purpose and help create bold actions to bring forth a sustainable future that works for all.
Wild / adjective: Living or growing in the natural environment; not domesticated or cultivated. Untamed by society, corporations, or religion. Child / noun: A son or daughter of the universe. One who looks upon the world with wonder, amazement, and an open heart.
We’re so excited to welcome you to Wild Child Village! Welcome to the Tribe.
See more on Wild Child Village here:
Fly to Quito then to Guayaquil
From Guayaquil you take a coach bus for approx 3 hours to Montanita and then grab a taxi from there (15 min drive approx $15 USD)
$2000 USD for MBY’s Teacher Training ONLY
Wild Child Village Accommodation Offers:
$1200 USD, shared dorm (3 people) single beds and
$1400 USD private double suite for 1 person
$1200 USD additional for a second person in private double suite
Wild Child's Package Includes:
3 Plant Based Meals / day with locally sourced, organic produce
Free flowing coffee, tea & treats
Shuttle rides to and from the local town & beach
Feel free to write MBY with any further inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
I chose to study for my 200-hour yoga training with Michelle one on one and I have to say I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Since it was just the two of us we could really focus on my particular strengths and weaknesses both as a student and as a teacher-to-be. She went over all the curriculum to give me a broad understanding of the physical as well as spiritual aspects of the practice and then was able to pay particular attention to the areas that I was most interested in or that I needed to develop more. She’s kind, caring and encouraging with also having the strength a teacher needs to discipline her students to help shape them into well rounded teachers themselves. It was hard work that was also joyful. I loved every minute of my training with her – Amber DiGiorgio / Kirtan Artist & Yoga Teacher
I was incredibly lucky to train to be a yoga teacher in a one on one course with Michelle. She guided me through the exploration of aspects of the yoga lifestyle which I had only touched upon before. She recognised the areas of potential for growth and I truly feel like I can integrate what I learned into my practice, teaching and life. I often think back to our sessions and would do it the same way again today. – Anne Soffeken / Osteopath