Yoga Immersion/Teacher Training

Maha Vidya Yoga & Ayurveda 100-hour Teacher Training, Morocco

21.-30. September 2017

with Zaplin Vermie and Carlisle Amlak (USA)

The Maha Vidya School of Yoga and Ayurveda invites you to a unique opportunity to immerse yourself into the full scope of the practice of Yoga within the unique color and beauty of Morocco. This 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training offers a comprehensive in depth study of Yoga and Ayurvedic theory for students and teachers interested in gaining proficiency in the subtle awareness of practice while exploring through asana, pranayama and meditation technique.
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This program is designed for the serious student of Yoga seeking the time and space to integrate their experiential knowledge with clear methodics, develop upon and dive into personal practice, while maintaining a suitable container for the florid blossoming of a sustainable path of yoga for life.

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Students can attend both Level 1 in September (100-hour) and Level 2 (100-hour) in January 2018 for the full 200-hours YOGA TEACHER TRAINING, or partake in only the first part of the program. Discounts are available upon registration for both programs.

Daily schedule & content: 

7:30 Breakfast

8:30 am Asana

11:30 am Lunchbreak & pool time 

1:30 pm Lecture

4:30 pm Practice Teaching

6:00 pm Closing Meditation

7:30 pm Dinner


Yoga is a path of self-mastery; a science and art of truly understanding what lies between each layer of creation (mayakosha) through the process of directly experiencing and observing (dhyana) the channels of energy (nadis) composing and transforming (tamas and rajas) the outer layers of the essential fundament sustaining our being (atman). Yoga is a direct path of knowledge (jnana), culminating in the vasts yet certain realizations of the Self (samadhi) as our collective heritage (Prakriti) and birth right (Purusha).

Throughout this training, together we will hold space for the realization of yoga (satsang). We will move through each layer of the Self (mayakosha) from the microcosm to the macrocosm so that we may confidently connect with the essence of yogic knowledge (satchitananda), harnessing the inner energy of our Creation (kundalini), abiding in a state of Yoga as a lifestyle (sadhana) and a rite of passsage sustaining our mutual heritage (Prakriti) as transcribed by ancient rishis (mahasiddhas) around the world.

Topics included within the 200 hour Program

* Traditional Himalayan Yoga

* Hatha/Ashtanga/ Raja/ Tantra

* Advanced Theory of Pranayama and the simplicity of practice

* Ayurveda: Prana, Tejas and Ojas

* Bandhas 

* Concentration Techniques

* Understanding the Samadhis

* Creative Asana Exploration

* The Maha Gunas in Life and Practice

* Marmas in Asana

* Anatomy of Kundalini

* Bhakti-  Guru and Dattatreya


Zaplin Vermie

Zaplin Vermie (ERYT-500) has been intimately engaged with the healing arts since childhood and a dedicated student of yoga for over ten years. Through years of endeavoring his own spiritual and scholastic self-study, this Iowa native has encountered many teachers and teachings from cultures around the world who helped challenge, develop and balance his intellect with compassionate discernment.

An ardent student of life, between continuing studies with Andrey Lappa he actively pursues and maintains qualifications in anatomy, physiology, nutrition, comparative religious philosophy and music while teaching yoga and meditation classes daily as his studio the Blissful Willow Yoga Center in Iowa City.

Carlisle Amlak

Carlisle Amlak is Ayurvedic Practitioner, Pancha Karma Specialist, certified Ayurvedic Educator, Ayurvedic Body Healing Therapist, Certified Herbalist, Sai Shakti healer, Reiki Master and Yoga teacher. Carlisle has studied these ancient practices for over 17 years. Receiving training from the California College of Ayurveda, the East West School of Herbology, as well as teachers trainings with the Himalayan Institute and Pranakriya Yoga, she is well versed in the Vedic tradition and is dedicated to upholding the true teachings of the yogic philosophy and application in the modern world. She also facilitates teacher trainings with Universal Yoga creator Andrey Lappa.

She feels blessed in this lifetime to have the eyes to see the greatness of the masters on this grand path and to be able to share the teachings of the Yogis to help humanity open their hearts and their minds to the greatness that each individual holds.


Hyatt Place Taghazout Bay is the beautiful venue for our immersion. The five stars hotel is located just 45 min from Agadir airport and 20 min from Agadir city. From our outdoor practice place we can overview the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, from our indoor practice place we can see the mountains. The hotel is between two villages, located on a calm hill. The hotel shuttle can bring us during breaks to the reserved area on the beach of Taghazout or to Agadir on the souk.

The hotel offers a breathtaking views, delicious buffets, two pools with bar and sunbeds for relaxing, an in-house spa with massage and hamam (ambient steam bath), library, ping-pong table and petanque (game) area.

Accommodation: You have the choice between a double or singleroom. All rooms are 32 square meters. They offer the latest amenities and facilities, catering to the needs of todays business and leisure travelers. Minimalistic décor and modern furnishings mix with contemporary design including natural wood finishing and textured glass, a king-size or twin bed, HDTV, wifi, coffee/tea maker, alarm clock, separate work space, remote printing, hairdryer, a comfortable Cozy Corner sofa-sleeper and tastefully designed bathroom. All Hyatt Place hotels are smoke-free.

Food: Included in the immersion price is a vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet with a daily fresh juice (excluding other beverages) at the Hyatt.


  • $2,200.00 – Level 1 Program with Shared Room and Full Board Meals
  • $2,500.00 – Level 1 Program with Private Room and Full Board Meals
  • $3,800.00 – Level 1 & 2 Program with Shared Room and Full Board Meals
  • $3,950.00 – Level 1 & 2 Program with Private Room and Full Board Meals
  • $1,650.00 – Level 1 Program for Locals (including Lunch, not accommodation)
  • $2,750.00 – Level 1 & 2 Program for Locals (including Lunch, not accommodation)
  • Discounts: We are happy to offer discounts to Moroccan yogis who would love to be part of the training, but for who the price is an issue. Contact us ❤

DATE & TIME DETAILS: Program starts the morning of Sept. 21, 2017 and ends the evening of Sept. 30, 2017. We recommend arriving and departing with a day to spare to become comfortable with the accommodations.