March 4 – April 04, 2018, Goa, India
This 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training takes you on a personal journey through the unseen chakra system to transform and deepen your knowledge of the philosophical world of yoga. This course emphasizes more on the subtle bodies than the advancing of asana poses because truth be told, anyone can learn to perform asana poses through flexibility and strength training. The spiritual, physical and theory behind yoga take a lifetime to master.
The teachings are a combination of theory and practical exercises, which are designed to assist your understanding with the physiological and psychological connection of the mind, body, and spirit connection. These personal tools can help build a healthy, respectful, and loving relationship with yourself and the world as well as serve as a teacher who inspires your students.
Your beliefs, conditioning and programming are like the hard wiring of a computer. Within each of us, we have our own personal software. In each of the chakra centers is where our program is written. For most people, there is little to no awareness of these limited programs, unless they take time out of society and invest into self-reflection into the subconscious of these beliefs and programs. Your personal program is formed in your upbringing, culture, and experiences. Some aspects of your programs held within you might like and other aspects you may desire to alter.
At our 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training you will learn to explore the depths of these programs. We are not here to provide you with the answers to what is “right” or “wrong”, but only to help give you the tools needed to go on an effective journey of self-discovery. Once you learn to serve yourself then you can truly begin to mentor others on their journey of growth through the practice of yoga.
In a combination of theory and practical application, we study one major chakra every three days, reflected each specific element, asana, pranayama, kriyas, mudras, sound, mantras and meditation that influences the conscious awareness associated with each specific chakra.
In this subtle realm of existence, there is a lot of unexplored territory for even the most experienced yogic scholar. When we delve into these topics we discover which chakras contain blocked energy and suppressed emotions along with learning techniques to find balance and peace. We invite our shadow side to be revealed, healed and transformed. It is in the deeper programming of our subconscious of the inner psychological mind.
The content and depth of this training require a sense of personal responsibility and a willingness to be vulnerable and open for change.
When we are ready and give ourselves permission to become vulnerable and look at the freedom of self-transformation, limited programs and release stuck emotions, it is in the depth of this space where transformation happens and consciousness awakens. The process of transformation is not always comfortable, yet we provide a sacred and supportive space for transformation to occur. If you are ready to make a change and learn tools for self-transformation, healing, empowerment and want to understand the subtle bodies then this training is for you.
– The asana style offered is a mix of Hatha and Yin
– What meridians influence different Yin poses
– What chakras influence specific poses
– Redefine your alignment and understand the benefits through a study of the 5 various poses, standing, seated, twists, inversions and backbends.
– Teaching practice to a group and one to one.
Assessments There will be various assessments given through out the course to confirm your understanding the theory of the chakras.
Final Practicum is a choice of teaching a 2-hour asana class including meditation, mantras, and pranayama or a 2-hour workshop on the chakras.
– Facilitate an asana class connected with a chakra or meridian theme.
– Refine teaching skills and voice projection
– Demonstrate centeredness and balance
– The art of mirroring
– How to read subtle energy of the group and teach from what is needed.
– How to structure and sequence an asana class with a chakra or meridian theme
– Create and teach specific chakra related classes
– How to create and hold sacred space
– Teach and design your own Yoga Nidra class
The study of the subtle bodies includes: in-depth understanding of the 6 main Chakras and how they influence our emotions, mind and physical body
The 5 koshas
10 kinds of prana vayus
The 3 grunties- the inner locks within the bodies.
The nervous system and its intimate connection with the spine and emotions
The influence the vagus nerve has on our bodies
In-depth connection of the 3 gunas
How to release fascia in long held poses
Understand how the endocrine system is connected to each chakra. The functioning of the endocrine system.
Deepening your connection to each Element of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether
Practical exercises to transform energy blocks.
– Bhagavad Gita: explore the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita
– Yoga Sutras: more in-depth study of the teachings of the Yoga Sutras
We give precedence to the practice of Pranayama in this course. During the two weeks of the course, we have two, one-hour pranayama classes per day.
– Introduction to seven various pranayama practices and some not so commonly practised pranayama techniques.
Daily complementary practices of:
Bandhas: inner locks which help to redirect the pranic flow within the bodies
Mudras: preserving and redirecting the
Kriyas: daily internal cleansing for the removal of impurities within the bodies
These kriyas are powerful ways to connect and move and redirect inner prana. These practices are subtle awareness of consciousness which move through our bodies and the chakra system.
Preliminary practices are important, so these teachings will be shared accordingly based upon the experience and background of the students.
Daily meditation practices are offered throughout the course, which vary in duration of time from 30 – 60 minutes. Includes chakra meditations, breath and sound meditation.
The practice of rotating conscious awareness throughout the body to relax the mind and body while reprogramming beliefs held in your subconscious.
* Each student will learn how to teach and write his or her script for Yoga Nidra
– Daily Mantra Practice
– Bhajans (devotional songs)
– Freedom of voice through vocal play
– Sing– remove conditioning thoughts about our voices, and allow the heart to guide each song
– Free The Voice – allow sounds to organically move through you, to awaken presence
– Fine Tune Your Awareness – develop a deeper level of concentration and ability to listen
– Sound Healing Journeys
– Blindfold Exploration – cultivating pratyahara
– Conscious Connected Breathwork– a powerful way to transform stuck emotions
– Yantra Yoga, discover the frequency you hold in your life’s number with numerology.
How to upkeep and build upon a positive vibration through:
– Conscious words
– Looking the investment of your energy in relationship
Sequoia has been teaching for over a decade and studying yoga and spiritual practices for over 20 years. She embodies the yoga teachings and this shines through when she teaches. Her passions are pranayama, mantras, yoga nidra, meditation, philosophy and nada yoga.
Gosia Orlicz started to practice yoga in 2004 and explored many different styles. Practice on the mat is just a small part of her way of understanding yoga. Gosia works as a yoga teacher and yoga therapist, pharmacist, health coach and ayurvedic health consultant in Switzerland and in Bali.
Music has been Shir’s main passion and occupation since childhood, playing the recorder and violin. Now, he shares his love of music and the divine consciousness through leading Kirtan sessions (chanting mantras).Shir is inspired by the healing power of magical sounds and uses this inspiration regularly in his teachings.
I knew my asana. I knew my pranayama. I’d had amazing meditations My prana was accessible, but I lacked the tools to understand it. Sequoia provided the parameters, gave me the perspective. It’s been almost four years since then and the benefits continue to surface. Life presents precious few opportunities to study with un-corrupted masters. This course was amazing.
I am forever grateful to have met Sequoia. She has such incredible knowledge, teachings, and energy. Sequoia was one of my teachers on a one month yoga teacher training course in India, and from the very first pranayama class we had with her, I felt I had encountered a very unique and powerful teacher. During my time in India I was lucky to experience Sequoia’s yoga classes, sound healings, and ceremonies. Her understanding and insight into yoga and spiritual exploration are matched by her passion for sharing them with others. And her sense of humour is infectious! I have not stopped telling people about the “things I learned from Sequoia”, and I look forward to the day I can see this incredible teacher again.
“I have learnt more about my self, more confidence , staying centered, to find more confidence with myself. I have deepened my practice, and realize how deeper the yoga philosophy really is”
The standard rooms are situated in the centre of the resort, which is opposite the salt water pool with views of the tropical gardens.
Chakra Rooms Suites
They are the biggest rooms with a specifically designed theme, based on the chakras. Each room is painted and designed reflecting this specific chakra.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
Salads – a variety of fresh veggies and lettuce for those who prefer to have raw options
Porridge –various kinds of porridge are served each day
Yogurt & Muesli – each day you can fill your fruit bowl with fresh yogurt and muesli
Seeds & Dry fruit – give a bit more flavour and nourishment with your yogurt is the option of various seeds and dry fruit.
Potatoes – some days will include roasted, fried potatoes
Indian Items – since your in India, some local traditional foods will be served which change each day
Vegan Options included in each meal
Buffet Lunch (simple menu with fewer choices)
Soup, salad, dhal, roti, vegetable curry, dips roasted vegetables
There is a two-week rotation of international vegetarian cuisine that includes a full course meal that is themed on the different country of origin.
HOW TO GET TO THE DEVARYAWELLNESS
Morjim is around 50 km’s from the Goa International Airport in Dabolim, from where you can take a taxi. The nearest railway station is the Pernem Station, which is less than 20 km’s away. There are frequent buses from the capital city of Panaji and the city of Mapusa to Morjim. Taxis can be arranged through Devaryawellness for $30
Accommodations Options are shown in U.S.D
Standard Shared $2850
Standard Single $4075
What is NOT included.
The Method of Payment: International Bank Transfer, Paypal or Cash.
Applicants are responsible for all bank and extra Pay Pal fees. If your choice is to pay through Pay Pal add an extra 4 percent to the full payments. If you do not have a PayPal account you can simply use your credit card, send an international bank transfer or pay the remaining payment with cash on arrival.
To apply and reserve a space in our training send $500 US with your application. The booking amount is non-refundable. If you are not accepted your money will be fully refunded. It will be adjusted towards your total fee.