In some traditions one who practices sitting meditation is called a yogi. The practice is to synchronize the mind, body and breath. This is the yoga. This is the integration. It is a reality based practice. It is practical, accessible and very ordinary. Sitting in a yoga asana, sitting still, using pranayama, pratyahara and dharana, the yogi enters dhyana. In dhyana, the yogi is not striving toward or avoiding anything that arises mentally, emotionally or physically. The yogi ‘bares witness’ to likes and dislikes, to worrying, wondering, wandering, etc. in the mind. The yogi observes moods, feelings, emotions and variations of sentiments from the heart. The yogi senses body signals and layers sensations in the skin, muscle, bones, joints, viscera, the hara, body fluids etc.
The 200hr MYTT Year Online ・January 2022
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Cost: USD $2500.00 early registration ・USD $2800.00 regular registration ・Scholarships Available
Have you been thinking about learning yoga, sitting meditation and spiritual life? Do you know that the knowledge and techniques of these ways are inherently yours? Learn how it can show up in your life, both on and off the mat, whether aiming to deepen and refine your own practice or teach and share.
The 200hr Multidisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training is for you to study and apply theories and techniques found in yoga practices & sitting meditation (sadhanas). This knowledge, and how it relates to modern life, both as a yogi and as a teacher, is yours to cultivate. Curiosity, creativity and critical thinking are some of the tools you will exercise to develop your mind, body & spirit. You will gain ‘know how’ through direct experience. This includes your relationship to your ‘self,’ others, community and the environment. Then you apply these arts & sciences with group support to develop your voice + personal style.
The foundation of the 200hr MYTT includes ancient traditions, customs and practices of yoga sadhana, buddhadhamma and tao te ching. Your personal sadhanas, study of psychology, humanism, multiculturalism, ethnicity, race, geography, communities etc, are part of it. These all assist in the work of self realization or self actualization aka liberation from the self.
The backbone of the program relies on skillful communication. This includes sharing and deep listening to each other’s experience(s) without interruption, without fixing, without reactivity or response. Ecology is one of the mainstays. Nutrition is another. Meditation is the throughline. Specific use of pranayama and asana (to help condition the yogi’s nervous system for sitting meditation) ties it all together. This is the way. Learn to ride with the winds of change. Learn to swim the waves of hardship. Learn that nature is the strongest and that you are nature, too.
・mobility & flexibility training・sitting meditation (dhyana) ・ respiration cultivation (pranayama)・ skilled speech (samma-vaca)・classic & contemporary literature (dhamma) study・postures aka exercises (asanas)・anatomy, physiology & movement investigation・human behavior, psychology & ecology・multiculturalism, inter-generationality, ethnicity, race, justice, equity, diversity, inclusion・journaling & drawing・visits to cultural centers・guest speakers・weekly asana, pranayama & dhyana classes・60 day sadhana = create & apply personal disciplines・and more…
Movement is beneficial for your lymphatic system. Your body is designed to move in order to increase lymphatic flow. Any simple, non strenuous moves will support a boost in your immune function.
Stillness is an access point for sitting meditation. Creating an asana (seat or position) that is comfortable will allow for a more sustained sit. Any asana where the yogi can sit in stillness, to practice compassionate observation for self-awakening, is the most important of all.
Breathing with intention is excellent for your entire being. Any long and relaxed breathing will affect your nervous system. This helps bring more calm to your mind, mood and flesh.
What makes the 200hr MYTT unique?
The uniqueness comes from the community of trainees who naturally gravitate towards an experiential, exploratory and expansive way of learning, processing and practicing. It comes from those who are already in the midst of the search. We are community centric and not teacher focused. We encourage & trust you to rely on your instinct, work with all of your parts/layers, and realize that there is more in you than you might know.
The 200hr MYYT has a multitude of subject matter and different practices for each trainee to choose and express. We believe that there is no ‘set way’ to practice one’s yoga. There are many ways to practice, and many ways to teach from your own direct experience. Through the year long of training & practicing together, you will discover, refine and share your yoga, in a teaching style that suits your uniqueness.
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