Join Ian for this foundational intensive intended to familiarize students with the basic theory and practice of mantra as a personal, spiritual path.
The following is a general outline of the topics which will be covered in each session of the Level 1 Mantra Chant Intensive:
Basic definitions of mantra and sacred language. An introduction to Sanskrit pronunciation. Mantras for Gaeśa and Sarasvatī.
Mantras for Lakmī, Durgā, Śiva and Viu. Explanation of mālās (counting beads) and how they are used. Preparatory practices and an explanation of daily sādhana. Understanding deity vibrations and the nature of conscious energy. How to interact with deities on a personal level. The role of mythology and storytelling in spiritual practice.
Lectures on the underlying theory behind mantra, using information gained from texts of the yoga tradition as well as practical experience. Major topics include the nature of śakti (divine energy), prāna (life force) and kundalinī(evolutionary energy), a detailed examination of the cakra system and the relationship between that system and the Sanskrit language. Discussion and practice with bīja mantras (seed sounds) that encapsulate the basic vibrations of reality.
Advanced topics in mantra practice. The gāyatrī and mtyunjaya mantras (it will probably require 2 hours just to go over these 2 mantras, and even then we will only touch the surface!). How to develop a specific mantra sādhana to achieve a particular goal. The structure of deeper practices. Discussions about the students' personal practices with a Q & A session.
(This weekend counts as one elective for the RYS300 hour Teacher Training Progam but is not limited to Trainees. All are welcome)
Total Cost: $144
Early bird (before May 17) $108
• Breaking through Karma
• The 8 Limbs (first 5 in depth)
• Witnessing Thoughts
• Practice and Non-Attachment
• Types of Concentration
• Effort and Commitment
• Direct route through the sound of OM
• Obstacles and Solutions
• Stabilizing the Mind
- A historical perspective of Yin Yoga and its roots in Taoism
- Yoga anatomy for a yin perspective
- The Dualism of body and mind
- Meridian Theory and the use of yin yoga for targeted results
- Yin for athletes
Course will be 50% lecture and 50% practice
Friday: 6-9 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 9:30-4:30
Full Price for weekend $300
*Counts for 15 CE hours:
Yoga Nidra, or “dynamic sleep,” is a unique approach to deep relaxation, meditation and transformative dreamwork that can be practiced with little or no yogic experience, yet it encompasses the full breadth of yoga psychology and meditative insight. Yoga Nidra is typically administered to a group by a trained instructor, though it may also be employed in a one-on-one setting (e.g., in place of or as an adjunct to counseling, psychotherapy, energy work, etc.) and, ultimately, may become the foundation of your yoga practice and journey of self-discovery.
Level I of Evolutionary Education’s Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Certification Course is a comprehensive and nourishing, 12-hour teacher training and retreat-style experience featuring gentle movement, breathwork, and several opportunities to both receive and guide the immensely restorative, deep relaxation of Yoga Nidra. The training will also feature integrative discussion/Q&A on the philosophy and evidenced-based research supporting the practice, including how it relates to waking, dreaming (e.g., lucid dreaming) and consciousness, healing trauma, releasing anxiety, alleviating insomnia, overcoming nightmares, etc. Among our learning objectives are for you to: • Receive a succinct yet adaptable method for delivering Yoga Nidra to diverse audiences. • Explore ways to incorporate Yoga Nidra into yoga classes, schools, health care clinics,
private practice, home/family life, etc. • Examine the theoretical and philosophical foundations of Yoga Nidra, including how it
relates to counseling theory, psychology, yoga, mindfulness, Buddhism, etc., as well as
evidenced-based research, trauma-sensitive approaches and ethical concerns. • Practice how to connect with yourself and others, foster empathy and develop clear
boundaries, while instilling additional strategies for self-care, wellness and prevention. • Develop tools for deepening your own practice, finding your voice, and speaking
authentically from your heart. • Learn to relax more deeply into the present moment, let go of your fears, revitalize yourself
and tap into vast creative resources.
This program is open to all levels and no experience is needed. All participants will receive a training manual and, upon fulfillment of all course requirements, a certificate of completion for Level I. Yoga Alliance members are eligible to receive 12 hours of CE credit.
About the presenter:
Nick Atlas, PhD, E-RYT 500 is the Director of Evolutionary Education® and the author of The Light Travelers, which tells the story of his decade-long, mystical journey, a generation “waking up,” and what happens when waking and dreaming merge into one. An adjunct professor of Transpersonal Psychology at Atlantic University and pioneering lucid dream researcher, he has been practicing and teaching various forms of yoga, qigong, meditation, healing and expressive arts since 1998. For more info, visit evolutionaryeducation.org.
Full Price for weekend $300
*Counts for 12 CE hours
Origin stories are at the spiritual and philosophical hearts of cultures around the world. They help us relate to the magnificent universe around us (and within us) through human context and experience. Where do spiritualism (the Yogi), science (the Professor), and the primal mover (the Monkey) meet?
In this special workshop we will widen our perspective to look at yoga, science, and conscious movement to alchemize an inspirational, motivational world-view-infusion that just might lift your bright practice to a whole new level. Discover the Quantum Pelvis and liberate your inner Conscious Monkey.
Sean Tebor inspires intuitive, primal movement through an evolving adaptation of Yoga as a path for integration and conscious embodiment. His teaching is supported by years of exploration in the art and science of core-oriented movement, expression, and physio-energetic integration in a practice that invokes a personal relationship with Source.
Full Weekend: $350 (Early Bird Discount: $275 until October 1)
6-7:30pm Practice: | $35
7:30-9pm Discussion | $50
Saturday Oct 27th ($140/day)
10am-1pm Practice:| $75
2-5pm Study:| $75
Sunday Oct 28th ($140/day)
10am-1pm Practice: | $75
2-5pm Study:| $75
Suggested Reading: Anatomy Trains by Thomas
Counts for 15 CEUs Towards your Johns Creek Yoga 300 RYT
Open to teachers and practitioners of all levels.
Artfully weaving a theme into asana classes can take them from ordinary to extraordinary, facilitating introspection, contemplation and transformation by encouraging “Svadhyaya” and nobody does this better than Tami Roberts. Learn how to use languagin and sequencing skillfully to create full body, mind, and soul experiences in your classes.
Topics covered will include:
Sequencing for Peak Pose
Elements of Theme Based Classes
Theme Weaving and the Power of Language
$350 Course will include practice, lecture, student teaching and collaboration
Saturday and Sunday 10AM-5PM
This training is part of our 300YTT, but is open to all. Required text: Nourishing the Teacher, 2nd Edition by Danny Arguetty