Yoga Training Retreat Requirement (200/300)

Cloud Nine Yoga requires all our Yoga Training Certification students to attend a minimum of three days (200 hr) or five days (300 hr) on retreat with the Cloud Nine Yoga Trainers. We have several options to chose from each year and create local and out of state training retreats that can be attended by all schools, all students, involving our brightest and best grads and trainers to blend with the Cloud Nine Yoga 200/300 Programs and courses.

One of the original offerings of Cloud Nine Yoga, and a tradition we continue to carry on today, is the Yoga Training Retreat Immersion. Participants in our program step out beyond the classroom, studio, and home life and partake in an ‘edu-vacation’ retreat over the course of 3 – 5 days. (PS: if you take an Immersion Program, this requirement is fulfilled within the course.)

Getting away from our everyday responsibilities with work/family/home and placing ourselves with other yoga students and teachers provide a special integration of our practice into community life. These weekends offer all food, board, outdoor activities, classes and specialty workshops in a peaceful and restorative atmosphere. Networking, sharing experiences, adventuring (such as beach, hiking, and/or outdoor activities) and continuing to learn yoga together become a highlight of this weekend.

Traditionally, Yoga aspirants went to an Ashram to study yoga in-depth and retreat from the everyday distractions to fully focus on the spiritual path. An ashram is often a hermitage in nature, providing a natural setting for all types of meditation, self-study/discovery, seva (service), and sangha (congregation for spiritual upliftment and learning). To encourage our training participants to take time away from daily life, we maintain this requirement to offer a taste a yogic lifestyle: daily Yoga practice, vegan diet, and communing with the earth and all her creatures. Cloud Nine Yoga Schools often provide a celebratory, festival atmosphere on retreat, as well as peaceful reflective time to enjoy the quiet of sacred spiritual and personal space.

50-hr Yoga Training Retreat Immersions are open to all students of Yoga, even those not enrolled in our courses. Fees range according to location, venue, and duration. Prices listed do not include costs related to traveling to and from your place to the retreat destination.