Yoga teacher training isn’t just an opportunity to learn to teach yoga, it’s where you refine all levels of your yoga practice. The yoga teacher trainings I have participated in always felt like stepping into a cocoon to emerge at the end with glistening wings of knowledge and love.
Yoga changes your life, yoga teacher training is the acceleration of your evolution into the best version of yourself.
Join me for an unforgettable 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at the Institute of Beauty and Wellness (IBW)
Yoga brings the body, mind, and spirit together into one harmonious existence. This 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification program is centered on both the physical and meditative properties of the practice. You will graduate with a strong understanding of:
Asana and how to sequence and instruct it
Patanjali’s Ashtanga (Eight Limbs of) Yoga
Role of the Yoga Teacher
Working with specialty populations such as elderly & pregnant
We will meet for 9 modules either the 2nd or 3rd weekend per month.
This program begins April 13, apply and reserve your spot at IBW.
At Yama Yoga (231 E. Buffalo St.)
March 23, 2018 7:00-8:30PM
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
The Spring Equinox is a time of balance between light and dark hours of the day. Times of darkness are times to dream up intentions, and times of light are the times in which we work to manifest these intentions into reality. Spring is a time of planting seeds, metaphorical and literal, and of nourishing the soil for these seeds to grow. This equinox yoga nidra practice will provide the opportunity to ceremoniously plant your intention seed and gather and focus your conscious and subconscious powers to nourish this intention seed into its maturity. This hour-long Yoga Nidra, similar to a guided meditation practiced in savasana, will be deeply relaxing and will allow you to access all of the layers of the Self to heal and grow.
Sign up in advance at http://yamayogastudio.com/workshops
Japa meditation, or the chanting of mantra has changed my life. I have stuck with it for 7 years, because it has been stable ground to stand on to endure an emotionally and physically abusive relationship in 2009-2010, then gave me the strength to leave that situation. Japa combined with asana practice enabled healing from that trauma in a way that I feel safe to say I don’t experience the samskaras from that period.
Japa is the ground from which I offer my teaching. It can be more transformative than silent meditation because we are replacing the observation of endless wandering thoughts with a meditation that is intentional thoughts and vibrations on the Super Soul.
My handmade mala beads are at Yama Yoga, so you can charge up your meditation practice with 108 reputations of transcendental sound. Pick one up or private message me if you’d like me to shop you one! These handmade beauties are $70 a piece.
According to the Bhagavad Gita, translated by Swami Prabhupada, in the Age of Kali, there is no process that allows one to realize the Supreme other than chanting ‘Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.’
Madhu and I, (above), are offering horse-meditation come springtime! I can also come and share a horse yoga or horse meditation practice with you and your horse! (Book with me on the Contact page).
I used to use certain crystals to heal my energy for different energy misalignments I have experienced in the past. A horse is like a 1000-pound, living version of a crystal. When I complete a session with Madhu, I feel a deep state of bliss and connection, in yoga, this is called samadhi.
Horses are intrinsically compassionate, empathetic, 1000+ pound biofeedback creatures. They read our emotions like open books, which is a skill they’ve evolved to have to thrive in herds. Horses reflect our thoughts and emotions; bringing them to the surface, we become aware of what’s happening in our subconscious and can then process and heal it.
If you ride, you know how your energy affects your horse’s energy. When you show up in the saddle carrying the day’s stress, the ride usually just continues in that mood. With horse yoga or horse meditation, you will learn breathing and mindfulness techniques to center before you ride and stay relaxed and responsive when your horse tests you.
Here is an article about how healing horses are: https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/8710698
Look at the parts of you that hide in the shadows, the parts that you’ve tried to ignore. The darkness is there to teach you to love more fully.
Horses have a lot to teach meditation practioners. Main take-away lesson is to live simply, you get further with less. All you need is the ground beneath you, clean air to breathe, the remembrance that each one of us is taken care of, and the will to practice consistently.