200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in 4 unique 50 hour modules. Modules must be taken sequentially.
5 Main Learning Objectives: of the 200 hour Immersion Training
- Trainees will learn to embody the Ethical Guidelines of Yoga and to transmit this awareness:
- On the mat in their practice
- In the class room as the teacher
- In their daily lives and interactions with nature and all beings
- Trainees will gain the skills and knowledge to develop and evolve a home asana and meditation practice
- Students will be skilled and feel confident to teach hatha yoga sequences for students at beginner and intermediate levels
- Trainees will integrate heart themes, that are inspired from their life experience and the guidance they have received from studying yoga scripture, as in the Bhagavad Gita, Shiva Sutras, Bhakti Sutras, Yoga Sutras and other ancient and modern texts, in designing asana classes
- Trainees will learn the skills to teach basic therapeutic principles in private one and one situations and in a group class.
What is it and why and how do we do it?
Open to Life Yoga is the art and science of attuning to spirit, so that all beings may find enduring happiness. It is a DAILY PRACTICE! Open to Life Yoga is a synthesis of ancient and modern awareness and strengthening methods. We Integrate artistic Forms of breathing, meditation, somatic studies, hatha yoga, therapeutic functional movement, moral imagination, emotional intelligence, dance,sports/athletics, nutrition, literature, and music to create a daily practice that will offer you the tools you need to Live fully, Love Deeply and Play Passionately.
“But already my desire and my will were being turned like a wheel, all at one speed, by the Love which moves the sun and the other stars.” Dante, The Divine Comedy
“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” Albert Einstein
As we begin to Soften our habitual ways of reacting in the world, a cool thing happens and we just naturally find ourselves Open to new Possibilities and this is enjoyable, pleasurable, FUN! When we are truly happy we gravitate towards behaviors that are life sustaining and enhancing. We find ourselves Balanced, centered, smiling, even in the face of Life’s Challenges and adversity. Open to Life Yoga is a practice that honors the shadow side of life, and understands how much suffering there is in the world. It is not a practice of denying or turning away from the realities of life’s hardships, rather a method where we can learn to hold the Light, and deepen our compassion for others suffering, even if it is just a tiny flicker of remembrance of love, it is that awareness and recognition of the beauty of life that can see us through the darkest hours. How do we learn to do this? How do we learn to maintain the changes that are life enhancing and let go of the old paradigms, dogmas, patterns that bind us and keep us from truly experiencing Freedom? It is as simple as waking up each day and asking ourselves, what kind of Miracle is present in my life today? and what kind of magic/miracle can I co-create with spirit? Practice waking up each morning, observing your breath as if it is the very first breath you have taken, get curious about your own amazing embodiment. When we allow ourselves the freedom to change, to grow, to embrace an unencumbered imagination of life’s fullest potential, breath to breath, we begin to Love Life, understanding and accepting its temporal nature. Learning to experience absolute sustainable love in our day to day lives is the Path of Open to Life Yoga. Breath to breath, slowly, slowly, one small step at a time we all may choose to open, to surrender, to receive the gift of Life. Learning to soften and stretch our boundaries to greet the very source of Life itself we become co- creators of new and ever evolving traditions and paradigms, that honor the potential inherent in all of life.
Open to Life Yoga is an invitation to wake up each day with beginners mind, while honoring the past, enjoying the present and being responsible for the future. All are WELCOME, ALOHA!
“Come again, please, come again, Whoever you are. Religious, infidel, heretic or pagan. Even if you promised a hundred times And a hundred times you broke your promise, This door is not the door Of hopelessness and frustration. This door is open for everybody. Come, come as you are.” Rumi