Vajra Yoga & Yoga Alliance Teacher Training: Creative Art of Re-envisioning Mind & Body – Mandala as Empowering Space of Practice
December 3 - December 13
Join us for this totally unique yoga teacher training, exploring the philosophical and experiential interface between Hatha Yoga and Indo-Tibetan Vajra Yoga traditions in the pristine hidden mountain valley of Menla—a Medicine Buddha land.
This will be an intensive immersion designed for students and teachers of Indian and Tibetan yogas wishing to take their practice and teaching to a deeper level. A principal of the approach is to move the context of the yogas into the domain of the mahāsiddhas—their trans-denominational Indic spiritual sciences (adhyātmavidyā–nangi rigpa).Daily practice of yoga asana (harmonizing Hatha Yoga, Vajrayana yogas–especially Kalachakra and Tibetan Trulkhor yogas), meditation, pranayama, chanting, instruction, contemplation, discussion, sleep and dream yogas, such as yoga nidra, will be offered to create a deeply transformational journey of self-discovery.
We will also gain a strong foundation in yoga teaching methodology, practicum, & technique as well as applied anatomy and physiology that will empower those aiming to teach yoga in a universalist and science-based setting to do so with confidence and poise. The course is for those who wish to advance their knowledge and experience of yoga, whether they choose to teach or not. All serious students are welcome to participate.
This is a rare opportunity to study intimately and extensively, in the context of a yoga training, with Professor Emeritus, Padma Shri Robert “Tenzin” Thurman – Vajracharya in the lineage of H. H. the Dalai Lama, world renowned scholar & authority on Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Science, Indic spirituality, and world philosophy. He will elucidate the Buddha’s teachings and offer inner scientific, philosophical, and spiritual inspiration for our yoga practices.
Michele Loew—in the Hatha yoga lineage of Krishnamacharya and Richard Freeman and also Kalachakra and Tibetan Trulkhor yoga practitioner—has trained thousands of yoga teachers in her long-established Yoga Alliance certification courses and will utilize the deep investigation of yoga from a classical lineage perspective to build an intelligent foundation that can be applied to any style of yoga.
The yoga practices will be built mindfully and progressively from the ground up with deep attention to physical and subtle body alignment.This training is a Yoga Alliance certified training through Michele Loew and her longtime program through The Yoga Space in Portland, Oregon.
This intensive-studies program is taught in three 10 day 100 hr. immersion modules. For those seeking a 300 hr. certification, all 3 modules must be completed. Each 10 day immersion is a unique and complete course, so they do not need to be taken in order. Course completion could take place the following year or two. Students wishing to just take one or two of the modules are welcome to do so.
Module 2: The Creative Art of Re-envisioning Mind and Body – Mandala as Empowering Space of Practice
Visualizations; Mantras; Prānāyāma; Yoga Asana Mirroring Subtle Body Fluency—Back Bends, Hip Joint/ spine Twists; Yin Yoga; Tantric Trulkhor Yogas/ Kalachakra Yoga
Module 3: Expansion into Perfection Stages
Moving Inner Energies within the Subtle Body; Inner Fire; Sleep and Dream Yogas Intensified; Prāṇāyāma Practices deepened; Yoga Asana—Inversions, Shoulders/ head/ neck; Kalachakra YogaYoga Asana: Standing Poses/Core/ Forward Folds; Tibetan NeJang Yoga; Introducing the philosophies of yoga, dualist and nondualist, Shiva and Kalachakra Yogas
***Please note: This is an on-going in-person and online program, attendance of Module 1 is not required and access to the online portion is provided to all physical attendees.
Access to the online “Module 1: Foundations in Mind and Body Yogic Practice – The Bliss-Void Womb of Compassion” course will be made available to all registrants. Please note that this is an accommodations only registration.
To learn more about the on-going online teacher training, please visit this link.
To apply and reserve your space in this program please visit micheleloew.com