Ashiyana Yoga Teacher Training
6 Oct 2013 - 3 Nov 2013
"Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." - Rumi
6th Ocotber - 3rd November
This training has been insprired by, and is dedicated to, a spiritual Master called Satyananda. It has been created in response to the very particular time in which we live. On the one hand mankind is, in the main, not flowing harmoniously with nature, we are impacting quite dreadfully on our earthly biosphere, and most people clearly lack a sense of wellbeing and inner peace. Yet on the other hand, all is somehow just as it is meant to be, since life has no one and no thing to answer to - it just is.
How do we reconcile this apparent paradox? We live at a time when we are being called to wake-up and address our human plight, so that we may remember that we are infact, deeply at peace within. When we realize this, our peace affects positively all that is around us, and outer peace begins to manifest. So it is, that "inner ecology must precede outer ecology".
Life has always been characterized by the call for human's to wake-up, yet this present call is perhaps more urgent since there somehow seems to be more at stake. Because of this there is a need to see yoga in the context of the world today, so that it may best be presented and practiced according to the current challenges and possibilities of life. In recent years man has realized incredible achievements outwardly, though in the main he is painfully unaware of the pressing call to journey inwards. We are all seeking to love and be loved - though for most this is a distant dream.
Who is this training for -
Anyone who has an earnest desire for self-knowledge and for whom the words on this page resonate. You may be a yoga practitioner, a teacher who is lacking direction and clarity, or you may be new to yoga, whatever the case may be it is not important since ideas of beginner and advanced are just that - ideas.
It is not necessary that you go on to teach yoga after the course, since our intention is to inspire you to be more of yourself - authentic, confident, loving, clear, and flowing with life. In this way you will discover ever more about your divine purpose here on earth.
Our Vision -
We visualize a yoga teacher, and indeed all humans, as having the possibility to experience their inner peace of being and thence invite others towards the same. Our course is far more about you within, than it is about you the body. For if you know yourself more fully, then you grow to love yourself and hence flow with life rather than against her. As this realization expands then if you choose to teach, you are increasingly able to teach from your 'centre' and therefore 'become the teaching', rather than simply teach a class.
The course -
The course will be framed around the four main paths of yoga - Jnana, Raja, Karma and Bakhti. There will be an examination of the traditional and most common interpretation of yoga according to Patanjali's eight limbs of Raja yoga. However, this will be set against a varied backdrop of alternative perspectives on yoga and life, such that you may realize your own vision of what yoga means for you in today's world. We intend to inspire, provoke and challenge you.
The course will be presented by a group of teachers who come from different backgrounds and sets of conditioning, yet share a similar vision that yoga offers a path to liberation, not in some theoretical future possibility, but in the realization of our own inner peace of being here and now. The course is based on eight realizations:
* Acknowledge the existence of suffering
* Look beyond the body and sense the essence of your being
* We are all one - nature, humans, animals and all of life
* Be well and vibrate this message
* Develop the divine qualities which evoke surrender
* We are here on earth to learn to love and be loved in return
* Awaken to your inner Guru
* Flow with Life
"Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation" - Rumi
There will be periods of silence throughout the training, which allow a deep immersion into your inner being. These periods will be in the morning until 10:30am and in the first two weeks also from 8:00pm.
After the training, you will receive either a Teaching or an Attendance certificate, depending on your overall performance throughout the 4-week's training. Your experience before the training and your intention after you have completed the training influences the result at the end…
Ashiyana Yoga Teacher Training Price -
2450 EUR (if booked within 1 month of inquiry date)
2700 EUR (bookings after 1 month of inquiry date)
Our prices are fully inclusive of tuition, accommodation (shared in Palm Grove, or single in beach huts), food, all of the facilities at Ashiyana, and a comprehensive course manual.
We do have Luxury accommodation at Ashiyana (see Accommodation), if this is of interest for your stay during the training please let us know.
We are always interested in our students staying connected with us, and in deed perhaps coming back to teach or work as a therapist in the future at one of our centres, once they have adequate experience.
We have recently created a short video about Ashiyana and the Yoga Teacher Training, which is available to view. Click here to see some of the photos from recent teacher trainings.
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