Multidisciplinary Yoga Training ©

In some traditions, when you sit in meditation you are called a yogi. The basic practice – to be with your mind, body and breath – is the yoga aka ‘integration.’ It is a practice that is practical, accessible and portable. Sitting still in a yoga asana, using pranayama, pratyahara and dharana, you enter dhyana. Anything that arises mentally, emotionally or physically in dhyana… you give space. Here, you ‘bare witness’ to likes and dislikes, worrying, wondering, wandering, wishing etc. You observe your moods, feelings, emotions and variations of these things. You sense body signals and sensations in the skin, muscle, bones, joints, viscera, body fluids etc. Here you breathe and watch . . .

The MYT (Online) In Session – January 1 – December 10, 2022

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Cost: $2000.00

☛ BIPOC Reduced Tuition

☛ Artist / Educator Reduced Tuition

☛ Military & Veteran Reduced Tuition

Contact: danielofthesun@gmail.com


Study yoga, meditation and spiritual life! Learn how you can cultivate and utilize it, both on and off the mat and zafu. Whether to deepen and refine your own practice, or if you want to teach and share, the MYT is open to all.



The Multidisciplinary Yoga Training is for you to learn and apply theories and techniques found in yoga & sitting meditation (sadhanas). This knowledge, and how it relates to modern life, is yours to develop. You can use curiosity, creativity and critical thinking to cultivate your mind, body & spirit (yoga practice). You can gain ‘know how’ through direct experience. This includes your relationship to your ‘self,’ others, community and the environment. You can apply these arts & sciences with group support to refine your voice + personal style.


2014 trainees at the Center for Mindful Living in Washington, DC.

The foundation of the MYT includes ancient traditions, customs and practices of yoga sadhana, buddhadhamma and tao te ching. Your personal sadhanas, study of psychology, humanism, diversity, 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.

Jenny and Sarah prepare for teaching their yoga with the group.

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 your nervous system) ties it all together. Learn to ride the winds of change. Learn to swim the waves of hardship. Learn that nature is the strongest and that you are nature, too. This is the way.

Nutrition = food affects mood! Super salad of sweet potato, arugula from the garden, red bell pepper, pickled artichokes, canned corn, red onion, kalamata olives, virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Curriculum

anatomy, physiology, movement/mobility, strength & flexibility (asana)・ respiration cultivation (pranayama)・sitting meditation (dhyana)・skilled speech (samma-vaca)・ literature study (dhamma)・human behavior & psychology・cross-culturalism, inter-generationality, ethnicity, race, justice, equity, diversity & inclusion・ecology & environmental awareness・three 60 day sadhanas = create & apply personal disciplines (self guided practices)


Anna Maria practicing in her apartment.

Movement is beneficial for your lymphatic system. When you move your body, it will increase lymphatic flow. This in turn, supports a boost in your immune function.

Daniel in Virgin Gorda, British West Indies.

Stillness is an access for meditation. Creating an asana (seat or position) that is comfortable allows you to sustain your ‘sit.’ Any asana where you can sit still, to practice compassionate observation, is the most important.

Trisha in sitting meditation on Old Rag Mountain, VA.

Intentional breathing (pranayama) is excellent for your entire being. Long and relaxed breathing affects your nervous system to bring more calm to your mind and body.


US Military Veteran in relaxation.

Savasana for nidra is an excellent way to self-regulate.


What makes the MYT unique?

The uniqueness comes from those who are already in the midst of the ‘search.’ It comes from the training community of people learning, processing and practicing. We encourage you to trust your instinct, work with all of your parts/layers, and to tap into your inner resources. We are community centric and not teacher focused.

The MYT has a multitude of subject matter and different tools 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 together, you will discover, refine and build your own yoga.

MYT4 (2014)

All Are Welcome


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