“Bliss” is described in many wisdom traditions as total happiness. Yoga calls it “Samadhi” and tells us clearly and simply how to attain its “enlightenment”. A complete bodymind-spirit practice of yoga show us how to integrate this bliss into everyday living.

An understanding of bliss as non-duality is necessary for yoga teachers and practitioners to develop skills, on and off the mat, to tap into bliss, amidst the polarised duality reality.

Yoga Course Intensive Johann Kotze

At the 7 day Course Intensive

At Johann Kotze Music & Yoga Studio, Muizenberg.
9 – 15 September 2018 details here. 7 AM – 5 PM. Single day(s) optional.

Please contact me with your enquiries, or to book to ensure your place.

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Develop the skills for your journey of evolution of consciousness with invigorating and restorative, healing and meditative yoga. Participant level is of moderate yoga ability. The small group allows for therapeutic personal healing, and imparting of skills and insights that may be applied personally or professionally. Opportunity for self-reflection, participant presentation and feedback is provided to learn and evaluate the learning. Chill-out drinks, snacks and lunch breaks help integrate the learning.

Every day recaps previous days learning, to embody and contextualise the learning. The final day includes integration of topics of each days, and a collective future vision of how to rewire self and pay the Bliss forward.

We develop a Yoga practice to rewire the bodymind 

To experience bliss we have to break our bondage to the illusions of our life patterns (programmed behaviour) and surroundings (the consciousness field of the world). We develop skills to turn on the bliss, and by following our own bliss, in commitment to freedom or liberation from the ordinary limitation reality, we transfer it to the ordinary. To install everyday Bliss it has to become a conscious way of being. This helps us drop out of adverse or conflict causing thoughts, emotions and actions more easily.

This journey to samadhi combines philosophical understanding of who and what we are, in the world, and help know ourselves as Human Beings. We practice to adjust our reality perceptions, and yoga, to operate from a healthy inner place to invoke and maintain Bliss. Our intensive is a quest to learn how to rewire the bodymind with the Yoga of Understanding Union and Self-realisation.

Big Topics, Day by Day 

Each topic/day of the course is a whole practice or system in its own right, and may incorporated into any yoga practice, or other modalities. The collective provide a general understanding of the Yoga of Understanding for a life journey of self-realisation.

While the basic idea of Bliss is simplistically duality and non-duality awareness, there is plenty good reasons why samadhi is not a condition a complex human being, wrapped in layers of perception-illusion, attain. Holistic healing requires skilful rewiring of every aspect of being, all of which is addressed by the extraordinary yoga system. Release or transformation of anger, trauma, frustration, stress and other blockages, make way for new, healthier ways of being. encouraging self to realise who and what “Self” is.

Fortunately yoga teachers and practitioners may experience a great joy by just becoming aware of the magnificent blueprint of bliss-consciousness wired into the bodymind. Bliss is in that realisation of Self, and in the growing of Yoga as Union. The transformation of that consciousness evolves, day by day, on every level.

Day 1
Understanding the Chakra System/Subtle Body

The chakras are a bridge between the material and unseen energetic worlds. In yogic physiology this system of vortexes interact with the endocrine system and organs, to influence personality, true self and soul expression. Healing of trauma and delusion in the chakra system balances the physical, mental and emotional bodies, to manifest divine Bliss consciousness.

Day 2
Metaphysics of energy, matter and logic, duality and non-duality

To activate a next level yoga and life practice insights from Adveita Yoga is integrated on, and off the mat. A blend of mysticism and physics helps the practitioner to become conscious in awareness of non-duality. With an objective cause and effect awareness physical, mental and emotional integration occurs and the bodymind drops out of ordinary fragmented reality, to discover an inner. holistic reality. The 1 minute video provides insights into the laws of holistic healing.

Day 3
Shiva & Shakti, Ida & Pingala, Brain & Nadi, Spine, Left & Right Sides, Masculine & Feminine

Simple knowledge of the chakras and nadi, and conceptual understanding of non-duality is the difference between exercise and yoga, and yoga practitioner and yogi. Wisdom of how the subtle body interacts so magnificently with the bodymind and the universe within, opens up a deeper grasp of Patanjali’s principles. The left and right “halves” important for physical symmetry and symbolic alignment, on multiple levels. Balance and kundalini See my blog.

Day 4
Patanjali’s Sutras for a complete yoga practice

The 8 limbs theory and practice of yoga is an insightful summary of traditions, up to 400 CE when it was compiled. This is the basis of much what is currently taught in modern yoga teachers training. Considerate, holistic integration of yoga knowledge along these lines surely but slowly matures into yoga life wisdom.

Day 5
Five Key Essentials of Effective Yoga – posture, breathing, mobility, stress release and mindfulness/life-style

Detailed understanding of the tremendous impact of posture on breath, and both on mobility, and such combinations on stress release for comprehensive appreciation of the value of yoga basics for any level practitioner, of any modality, is as vital as advanced practices are. This also increases absorption of the benefits of advanced practices, to make the Five Keys to Well-being a pre-requisite to any effective yoga and sustainable Bliss.

Day 6
Advanced, beginner friendly mantra, mudra, bandha and meditation abilities

Bliss is a vibrational reality, a frequency. The yogi attempts, in an inwardness state of pratyahara, the highest yoga, to dissolve all conflict or separation in a bodymind state of Universal One-ness non-duality. Mudra and bandha, with knowledge of the chakra system and meridians, and connection to All That Is, as experienced in the OM Mantra, channels the Life Force within to realise the bliss frequency.

Day 7
Surrender to Spirit Guidance, rewire the bodymind to Overself, and operate as Universal Being

Self-realisation is a personal, individual quest to loosen the binds of karma, and transcend the limitations of old ways of being – but it cannot be achieved alone, or without social responsibility. By enlightening the inner world, the outer world gains light. Turn on the Bliss to co-create with Higher (OverSelf), the local Spirit world and the Universe for a sustainable reality that is futuristic and ancient – now! When the limited self is rewired to higher states of Self, and self will surrendered to Divine Will, higher states of Self begins to form, and the illuminated bodymind acknowledges and honours Prana as the Life Force that drives the mystery that is Creation.

The Bliss Module part of my 4 Module, 200 Hour Teacher Training

Course certification 

Participants who attend the full course receives a certificate of attendance; please note that I am not RYT registered – for certification considerations please see this link for more info, and why my course is what it is.

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Advanced Yoga Training or Teacher Training
Cape Town,
15 April, 2018.

Cape Town Advanced Intensive Course





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