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SAFE Academy

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El-Shaikh El-Shaarawy, Ezbet Fahmy

El Basatin, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

Types of Yoga Taught

Flow Yoga

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Spiritually-Oriented Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Specialty Yoga

Trainings Formats

Full-time
usually intensive/immersion

Part-time
spread out over time

Weekends only

Modules
several, shorter immersions

Residential
trainees stay on-site

Non-residential
trainees commute to the program

Destination / retreat

Languages

English, French, Arabic, some Spanish

About SAFE Academy

Launching in 2005, SAFE® Academy was the first International Fitness Education Academy to be launched in the Middle-East, offering the highest quality of education to fitness professionals. Through the years, SAFE® Academy has certified hundreds of fitness professionals...

Launching in 2005, SAFE® Academy was the first International Fitness Education Academy to be launched in the Middle-East, offering the highest quality of education to fitness professionals. Through the years, SAFE® Academy has certified hundreds of fitness professionals who are now working in various fitness facilities in Egypt, the Middle-East, Europe and the United States.

At SAFE® Academy, we have made it our mission to take fitness education in Egypt and the Middle-East to the international level. In order to do so, we have taken it upon ourselves to revolutionize fitness education in the region through the creation of very comprehensive courses, continuing education workshops and lectures as well as the organization of international conventions and conferences, bringing the best and the latest that the fitness industry has to offer to Egypt.

In September 2005, SAFE® Academy organized the SAFE Convention™, the first International Fitness Convention in the history of the Middle-East, under the slogan of “Global Wellness”. The Convention featured some of the biggest names in the fitness industry in the world.

Since then, SAFE® Academy has organized a series of international fitness and mind-and-body conferences that revolutionized the fitness industry in Egypt and the Middle-East and set a new standard for fitness professionals in the region.

While surfing through our wide array of courses and workshops, you can see that we offer a very comprehensive and diversified curriculum to suit the various needs of fitness professionals, each in their field of specialization.

First Registered November 2017

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  • 5 out of 5
    By: Mohammed soliman May 22, 2021
    Training Program held on Mar 19, 2021—May 22, 2021

    The philosophy segment of the TTC was very surprising for me. When I started, I knew nothing about Yoga philosophy and now it has become a very important part of my life and of my practice. Physically, the course has taught me how to practice Yoga safely for myself but, more importantly, it has taught me how to be a responsible and knowledgeable Yoga teacher. This course gave me a strong methodology to help me build and teach a class. After this course, I feel completely different as a human being. It was a life-changing experience.

    • General Comments

      The philosophy segment of the TTC was very surprising for me. When I started, I knew nothing about Yoga philosophy and now it has become a very important part of my life and of my practice. Physically, the course has taught me how to practice Yoga safely for myself but, more importantly, it has taught me how to be a responsible and knowledgeable Yoga teacher. This course gave me a strong methodology to help me build and teach a class. After this course, I feel completely different as a human being. It was a life-changing experience.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Elsie Hostein Mar 25, 2021
    Training Program held on Nov 20, 2020—Feb 06, 2021

    Moving across all the phases of the certificate was a wonderful experience with a great teacher who has a solid background. He was very friendly and welcoming. He was patient and didn’t mind repeating anything that was not clear. His methodology was inspiring and it helped me to connect and to understand easily. This experience changed my life to the best and I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a valuable certification.

    • General Comments

      Moving across all the phases of the certificate was a wonderful experience with a great teacher who has a solid background. He was very friendly and welcoming. He was patient and didn’t mind repeating anything that was not clear. His methodology was inspiring and it helped me to connect and to understand easily. This experience changed my life to the best and I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a valuable certification.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Hala Abdel Fattah Aug 10, 2020
    Training Program held on Jan 17, 2020—Mar 14, 2020

    SAFE Academy is the best place to learn how to create a Yoga class and how to be a creative teacher by giving you the proper tools to create your own class without having to copy or imitate anyone else. You can genuinely find your own style and teach in a way that reflects your personality. The philosophy portion of the course changed my personality a lot as a person, a mother and a human being in general. It helped me become a more consciously ethical person with a lot more awareness.

    • General Comments

      SAFE Academy is the best place to learn how to create a Yoga class and how to be a creative teacher by giving you the proper tools to create your own class without having to copy or imitate anyone else. You can genuinely find your own style and teach in a way that reflects your personality. The philosophy portion of the course changed my personality a lot as a person, a mother and a human being in general. It helped me become a more consciously ethical person with a lot more awareness.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Ayman Gomaa Jun 11, 2020
    Training Program held on Jan 17, 2020—Mar 14, 2020

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Sophie von Gebhardi Mar 05, 2020
    Training Program held on Sep 27, 2019—Nov 23, 2019

    The Teacher Training at SAFE Academy with Karim Strougo I can highly recommend. The program is perfectly structured and lovely prepared. Karim's knowledge goes far beyond the classic yoga Manuel in all ways of side topics of yoga in a very scientific way. He traveled serval times to India and does his own course with a much better structure and detailed as you can find it in India so that you learn how to teach yoga properly. His classes are a lovely experience. After the course your are well educated and prepared to be a very good yogi and perfect yoga teacher. Im very grateful to have met him.

    • Syllabus Reflection

      To what extent do you feel this program met the following learning objective; The student will become confident with human anatomy within the context of teaching yoga

      Entirely

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      SAFE Academy’s 200-hour teacher training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.

      Entirely

    • General Comments

      The Teacher Training at SAFE Academy with Karim Strougo I can highly recommend. The program is perfectly structured and lovely prepared. Karim's knowledge goes far beyond the classic yoga Manuel in all ways of side topics of yoga in a very scientific way. He traveled serval times to India and does his own course with a much better structure and detailed as you can find it in India so that you learn how to teach yoga properly. His classes are a lovely experience. After the course your are well educated and prepared to be a very good yogi and perfect yoga teacher. Im very grateful to have met him.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Hanan Kholoussy Dec 10, 2019
    Training Program held on Sep 27, 2019—Nov 23, 2019

    I highly recommend this yoga training program. Karim Strougo has a wealth of knowledge about the 8 limbs of yogas as well as extensive experience, training, and education in yoga and a variety of physical fitness programs. His knowledge of the human body -- anatomically and metaphysically -- is unrivaled in Egypt. He is a very organized and dedicated instructor so it is easy to follow his teachings even if the amount of information is overwhelming and intense at times. It should be pointed out that he is a tough instructor with high expectations. The program is not just 200 hours of training with Karim. Students should expect to study and practice the same number of hours during their own time over the course of the 10 weeks. He also has the highest of expectations of his students, but he gives his most to his students as well. I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised to find a yoga training of this caliber outside the US and India.

    • Syllabus Reflection

      To what extent do you feel this program met the following learning objective; The student will become confident with human anatomy within the context of teaching yoga

      Entirely

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      SAFE Academy’s 200-hour teacher training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.

      Entirely

    • General Comments

      I highly recommend this yoga training program. Karim Strougo has a wealth of knowledge about the 8 limbs of yogas as well as extensive experience, training, and education in yoga and a variety of physical fitness programs. His knowledge of the human body -- anatomically and metaphysically -- is unrivaled in Egypt. He is a very organized and dedicated instructor so it is easy to follow his teachings even if the amount of information is overwhelming and intense at times. It should be pointed out that he is a tough instructor with high expectations. The program is not just 200 hours of training with Karim. Students should expect to study and practice the same number of hours during their own time over the course of the 10 weeks. He also has the highest of expectations of his students, but he gives his most to his students as well. I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised to find a yoga training of this caliber outside the US and India.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Steve Double May 06, 2019
    Training Program held on Feb 15, 2019—Apr 07, 2019

    Karim knows, understands and LOVES yoga and teaches from this place. Thank you!

    • Syllabus Reflection

      To what extent do you feel this program met the following learning objective; The student will become confident with human anatomy within the context of teaching yoga

      Entirely

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      SAFE Academy’s 200-hour teacher training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.

      Entirely

    • General Comments

      Karim knows, understands and LOVES yoga and teaches from this place. Thank you!
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Abeer El Baddini Oct 27, 2018
    Training Program held on Jan 11, 2018—Feb 23, 2018

    • Syllabus Reflection

      To what extent do you feel this program met the following learning objective; The student will become confident with human anatomy within the context of teaching yoga

      Entirely

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      SAFE Academy’s 200-hour teacher training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.

      Entirely

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Amal Afifi Jun 25, 2018
    Training Program held on Jan 11, 2018—Feb 23, 2018

    This course changed my whole life and If i describe this experience in one word it would be "Incredible!"and really "Amazing " I am so grateful for what i have learned in SAFE Academy it was a journey of life for me that helped me discovering my self more deeper. Karim has a huge experience in fitness field , he is extremely knowledgeable and he was soo generous to share all his knowledge with us he knows the meaning of how to teach the future teachers to be great ones and to teach safely and smartly. -In his teachings you can feel his love for Yoga and for each posture. He focuses on alignment and paying attention to every detail and encourages us to do the same.he helped us to be a real yogis and know how to perfectly meditate and how to help our students too. Yoga philosophy was my favorite part and the material was amazing..i really was soo lucky to be one of your student karim strougo ..Namaste 🙏

    • Syllabus Reflection

      To what extent do you feel this program met the following learning objective; The student will become confident with human anatomy within the context of teaching yoga

      Entirely

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      SAFE Academy’s 200-hour teacher training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.

      Entirely

    • General Comments

      This course changed my whole life and If i describe this experience in one word it would be "Incredible!"and really "Amazing " I am so grateful for what i have learned in SAFE Academy it was a journey of life for me that helped me discovering my self more deeper. Karim has a huge experience in fitness field , he is extremely knowledgeable and he was soo generous to share all his knowledge with us he knows the meaning of how to teach the future teachers to be great ones and to teach safely and smartly. -In his teachings you can feel his love for Yoga and for each posture. He focuses on alignment and paying attention to every detail and encourages us to do the same.he helped us to be a real yogis and know how to perfectly meditate and how to help our students too. Yoga philosophy was my favorite part and the material was amazing..i really was soo lucky to be one of your student karim strougo ..Namaste 🙏
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Magda Amer May 16, 2018
    Training Program held on Jan 11, 2018—Feb 23, 2018

    I want to thank Karim Strougo for his support and for providing us with a great course! This is my first time ever learning yoga at my age (67). I really appreciate this very enriching experience in my life. It was very challenging but the fact that all aspects of teaching were covered as well as the practical part including Dynamic tension, Alignment, manual adjustments prepared us to guide us as Yoga Instructors. The training was very informative and helpful to develop my yoga teaching skills as well as my personal practice. You can notice a huge difference in my posture, my gait, my fitness, my flexibility, my muscle tone and even my weight. This course was a life-changing experience on every level, mental, emotional and physical!

    • Syllabus Reflection

      To what extent do you feel this program met the following learning objective; The student will become confident with human anatomy within the context of teaching yoga

      Entirely

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      SAFE Academy’s 200-hour teacher training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.

      Entirely

    • General Comments

      I want to thank Karim Strougo for his support and for providing us with a great course! This is my first time ever learning yoga at my age (67). I really appreciate this very enriching experience in my life. It was very challenging but the fact that all aspects of teaching were covered as well as the practical part including Dynamic tension, Alignment, manual adjustments prepared us to guide us as Yoga Instructors. The training was very informative and helpful to develop my yoga teaching skills as well as my personal practice. You can notice a huge difference in my posture, my gait, my fitness, my flexibility, my muscle tone and even my weight. This course was a life-changing experience on every level, mental, emotional and physical!
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Yoga Alliance Registry’s Yoga Therapy Policy in its directory was announced on Jan 25, 2016. Prior to that date, reviews may have contained such references to yoga therapy. Yoga Alliance Registry will not alter the content of preexisting reviews to bring them into compliance with its new policy. Any use of "yoga therapy" terms in a review, however, does not imply that Yoga Alliance Registry sets standards for instruction in yoga therapy techniques or other methods of diagnosing or treating a mental or physical injury or illness, nor that the RYS or RYT designation may be relied on as a qualification for working as a "yoga therapist" or for training others in "yoga therapy" methods.

First Registered November 2017

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 10

By Mohammed soliman RYT® 200

May 22, 2021

The philosophy segment of the TTC was very surprising for me. When I started, I knew nothing about Yoga philosophy and now it has become a very important part of my life and of my practice. Physically, the course has taught me how to practice Yoga safely for myself but, more importantly, it has taught me how to be a responsible and knowledgeable Yoga teacher. This course gave me a strong methodology to help me build and teach a class. After this course, I feel completely different as a human being. It was a life-changing experience. Full Review

By Elsie Hostein RYT® 200

Mar 25, 2021

Moving across all the phases of the certificate was a wonderful experience with a great teacher who has a solid background. He was very friendly and welcoming. He was patient and didn’t mind repeating anything that was not clear. His methodology was inspiring and it helped me to connect and to understand easily. This experience changed my life to the best and I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a valuable certification. Full Review

All Reviews (10)

Teaching Staff

Karim Strougo

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Shahira El Maghallawy

E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP®

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