An inward journey into the psychology of the chakra system, through theory, self study and experiential practice.
Jan 05-31, 2014, Northern Thailand
The course is designed to take you on a personal journey through the Chakra system in combination of theory and practical experience. Deepen ones relationship to self, personal practice, and have comprehensive understanding of the Chakras. We deepen our understanding to our elemental, physiological and psychological connection in relationship to the chakras in theory and practice.
Our intention is to share our knowledge from what we have collectively shared, experienced and continue to study. Take what resonates with you and develop it in through your own teaching style in personal preference of asana, meditation or educational workshop of both theory and practice. Students completing the course will be empowered to having more self awareness, knowledge of the chakra system, and tools for making changes.
Unlike the majority of teacher trainings, our focus will not rest only on deepening the practice of asana, we journey into the unseen bodies that are felt in pranayama, nada yoga, and deepening our understanding to our elemental, physiological and psychological connection in relationship to the chakras from theory and practice.
When we journey into the unseen world of the chakras, we go with in and become venerable to see what is held within us and this starts a journey of healing and transformation. You can think of it metaphorically like cleaning your closet. Looking at what you have kept inside you, which no longer serves a purpose. It could be a belief or a habitual patterning that created a belief or personal program. This inward journey takes courage, and inner strength yet the gifts are beyond words, it allows one to find clarity and with perseverance self acceptance and love for your being.
This advanced chakra based Yoga Teacher Training is designed for those inspiring yogi/inis who have either a year minimum in regular practice of meditation, asana, pranayama or mantra practice or has completed a 200 hour YTT certificate or equivalent to a one month training. We are open to further discuss your interests in joining if you do not meet the suggested qualifications.
This one-month training is held in an intimate village setting and the healing space of shambalandthailand living close to Nature. Situated about 45 min from North of Chiang mai.
The Program Includes:
For the first three weeks we will work specifically with one Chakra every three days, integrating a variety of practices to explore the relationship at each level. Using appropriate asana, meditation and other relevant exercises, we will experience the associations of each chakra before releasing and transforming energy blockages.
The final week will be focused on integrating the study, healing and transformation. During this time students will teach their own compositional class based on the curriculum studied throughout the previous weeks. There will also be an informal written examination on subtle anatomy.
Anatomy of Body and Spirit: We will learn how the body’s physiology responds to the energy within the Chakras, specifically exploring the endocrine system and its influence on our overall physical wellbeing.
Asana: The style of asana taught is a combination of Hatha yoga and Vinyasa Flow. There will be an emphasis on which asanas influence corresponding Chakras.
Meditation: This word can be intimidating to those who have never created time to still the body and mind. The word Meditation covers a huge amount of territory with many definitions. In this training we will offer three different techniques with the option on the last week to focus on the style that works best for you and strengthen it with constant practice. We will explore the difference of meditation in movement and stillness. There is not one single way that works best for everybody. It is through direct experience that we can discover our own most effective technique.
Kriyas: We will use ancient cleansing techniques to connect to the subtle body and balance the flow of energy, cleaning our self’s from the inside out.
Pranayama: Learn to teach basic Pranayama, as you build a daily practice of various Pranayama exercises including some uncommon ones.
Prana Vayus: Prana manifests within the body as five major vayus (air). We will study where they are and how they work within our physical and subtle bodies.
Sun Gazing: Learn how to tap into the first source of prana from the sun. This powerful ancient technique helps one to connect with the universal solar energies and connect it within your own solar center.
Healing: Learn different healing modalities through touch, basic shiatsu and sound.
Group Healing: We will share techniques from different healing modalities, through sound, touch and group intention. Each person will receive a healing session from the group during the course.
Silence: A space for silence will be created most mornings until the first lecture. We will be in silence one day per week during the course which will allow for deeper inner reflection and rest from interaction.
Yoga Nidra: We will tap into unconscious programming with guided deep relaxation. Learn how to sequence a journey through the koshas (subtle bodies) for energy rebalancing.
Nada Yoga: Using mantra, songs , sound journeys, freedom with voice work, we will connect to the vibration of sound and experience how it can take us within and free energy blockages.
This training is NOT accredited with Yoga Alliance yet we do offer certification upon completion with our school.
10:00-11:00 Breakfast (silence)
11:00-1:00 Chakra theory and exercises
1:30-3:30 Free time
3:30-4:30 Group time
4:30-6:00 Various practices including Nada Yoga, Yoga Nidra and teaching practice
6:30-7:00 Light dinner
7:00-8:30 Evening Program
There will be an evening program two nights per week, which may include a talk, video or other activity. The morning schedule is subject to change.
Interested participants are suggested they have completed a 200hr Teacher Training course so the basic knowledge of yoga asana yet not mandatory if the student has years of personal experience and practice of Asana
If your application has been selected then there are suggested practices one can prepare for. The specifications will be sent after you have been notified of acceptance.
Accommodations are based on double occupancy.
To assist in selecting only serious applicants a $200 deposit is required at the time of application. This fee will go towards the payment of the course. If you are not selected, your money will be fully refunded. The full payment is required three months before the course. If you have an emergency and are unable to make the training we will apply the funds toward future trainings.
We are currently not certified with Yoga Alliance. The training is equal to a 200 hr training and we certify our students through after completion of the course through our school.
We have chosen a location where we are supported by nature, free of distractions, situated in the hills of Northern Thailand approximately a 45 min drive from Chiang Mai. Please visit the website for more details: