Familiar practices rooted in less explored areas of yoga philosophy
Yoga shows us how to feel great and thrive, not in opposition to anything, but as a holistic way of being, to enrich one’s life, and share the riches with others – as a human being or formally as instructor.
Immersion in a Yoga of Union is through direct experience of practice of asana, pranayama and meditation, with philosophical understanding and theoretical knowledge or Self-realisation. This helps us discover and amplify our soul purpose, and ground and direct our lives and practices in a philosophical and esoteric yoga of understanding. This course is my contribution to address the absence of such a yoga as taught in mainstream yoga. The recent predominance of the doing of yoga as asana practice, at best garnished and flavoured with references to the roots lineage of ancient yoga, has grown as fast as the commercial world is paced.
In our courses we slowly work our way through an understanding of yoga, and doing yoga. The intensives are like one long yoga class that shows us how to share or teach the practices in deep appreciation of our own practice.
The course is informed by my training in the Sivananda Yoga lineage, and understanding of the essentials of a simple but holistic yoga, and a wide ranging, lifelong interest in varied spiritual traditions and modern human potential self-development. All learning is based in direct perception of practices from mudra to mantra, to understanding chakras and duality, and the non-duality of Self-realisation – Bliss.
Four 50 Hour Modules/ 7 Day Intensives
The 200 Hour Course is divided up into four modules, each module is a valid, free-standing entity, that adds up to a 200 hour course. Each course contains practical application and teaching of the skills of the specific module. Because there is an underlaying integration to the whole of the greater yoga system, the training for those who would like to teach what they learn is possible after completion of any module.
Advantages of a modular learning includes time for digestion and integration of the learning, and does not require a big month chunk out of life in once go.
● Module 1. Turn on your Bliss with Advanced Yoga
The main topics of how to “realise self” can only be approached on a metaphysical level. To keep the knowledge real and practical is as important as acknowledging that the wisdom of the Universal Mind of All That Is begins with deep understanding the greater yoga. This greater goal of yoga is self-realisation, its bottom-line, and how to rewire the bodymind to Overself, and operate as Universal Being of Bliss is, naturally, a process, a path of personal growth. This module and the 200 hour course intensive plant the seeds, and provide the means for particpants to practice and surrender in Yoga, surrender and practice, to Yoga. More details at link.
All the modules overlap with another, based on a holistic Yoga of Understanding and self-realisation of module 1. Theory is applied in direct perception of the module topic, in practice of asana and mediation.
● Module 2. Anatomy and physiology
● Module 3. Mainstream Yoga & Vinyassa Flow
● Module 4. Healing Yoga
Please contact me with your enquiries, or to book to ensure your place.
Is this course for me? Considerations of interests, certification and costing
This course is not of the run-of-the-mill mainstream yoga variety, although by no means anti-commercial.
We gain understanding of why and how we practice yoga asana, pranayama, meditation and other practices through experience, informed by theoretical knowledge and philosophical understanding of Being Human, in context of Yoga of Union or self-realisation.
Particpants of receive a certificate of attendance. Read more about the certification and value of certification here.
Current module fee is R 3 750 and R 15 000 total.
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2 July 2018.