Dec 9 - 29, 2018 | Lakshmi Rising 200 hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Certification with Dr Liz Lindh
Lakshmi is the Goddess of love, good fortune, beauty and prosperity. She blesses those with clear focus, goals and direction; especially on the spiritual path.
Rising means to advance, grow or ascend.
Vinyasa is the sacred dance of breath and movement.
Yoga is integration.
Lakshmi Rising Vinyasa Yoga is an awareness-based practice that includes fluid, dynamic asana, kriya, pranayama, mantra, meditation, dance, wellness, self-care and ritual for health and awakening.
Investing in yourself with a Yoga Teacher Training Certification program is a life enriching experience even if you have no intention of teaching. Our 200 hour teacher training immersion in Costa Rica’s lush Blue Zone gives you three weeks to focus on your yoga practice with other curious, interesting people from around the world. It is a time for you to enjoy life while learning about the timeless tradition of yoga, it is an opportunity to cultivate true health and happiness while making new, like minded friends.
Lakshmi Rising Yoga Instructor Certification Program draws from many traditions and emphasizes more than the physical practice of Yoga. We will explore and experience classical Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, the importance of ritual, the magic of mantra, philosophy from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, awareness of the subtle energies within and around us, and a deep connection to Nature as our teacher.
Our asana practice is Hatha Vinyasa, Vinyasa meaning the fluid and purposeful integration of breath and movement. You will gain an understanding of proper alignment for over 108 asana, sun salutations for all levels, creative and smart sequencing, core based strength exercises, enhancing postures with hands-on adjustments, how to incorporate music into a class, how to use props and how to work with special populations.
MONDAY-FRIDAY SAMPLE SCHEDULE:
6-9am Morning Sadhana: Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama and discussion of the practice
9-10am Organic Breakfast
11am-2pm Training Session
2-3pm Organic Lunch
4-7pm Training Session
7pm Organic Dinner
We have created our three week schedule to allow for some unstructured free time over the weekends so we can explore the nearby beaches, waterfalls and hiking trails or simply relax in a hammock or by the pool while catching up on reading and writing.
Techniques and Training
Sadhana- includes meditation, pranayama, yoga, Bhakti Dance and dhuni
Posture Clinic- break down of each Asana & how to teach it
Sequencing- intelligent & creative
Pranayama- benefits, contraindications & teaching techniques
Mantra & Chanting
Effective Assisting, Enhancing the Asana
Dynamic Use of Language
Intention Setting & Themes
Voice as an Instrument- tone & tempo
Yoga in the World Today - styles and lineage
Qualities of a Good Teacher
Business of Yoga, Marketing & Social Media
Options for Certified Yoga Instructors
Anatomy & Physiology
Physical Body A&P
Subtle Body including Chakra System, Nadis, Koshas, Granthis
Getting out of the Head & into the Body, Awakening Intuition- Thinking v/s Sensing
Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics
8 limbs of Yoga
Yamas & Niyamas
Yoga v/s Hinduism
Art of Ritual
Dhuni Fire Ceremony
Diet & Nutrition
Intro to Ayurveda & the 5 Elements
The 3 Gunas
Karma Yoga- being of service, giving back and making the world a better place
YA Code of Ethics
Posture Clinic & Practice Teaching- students will be teaching Asana,Pranayama and chanting with partners and in groups, openly giving & receiving feedback
Each student must create & teach a 30 minute class to be critiqued by instructors and peers
REQUIRED TEXT BOOKS:
Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens
Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff (second edition)
The Heart of Yoga by TKV Desikachar
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchitananda
$4100 (early registration discounts apply) which includes the Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program with over 217 contact classroom hours, training manual, double-occupancy lodging in a tropical modern zen luxury jungle loft, daily house-keeping, weekly laundry service, three organic gourmet vegetarian meals served to you each day, unlimited organic shade-grown Costa Rican coffee, an assortment of teas, organic fruits for snacking, super filtered high vibration pristine mountain spring water for drinking and bathing, full access to The Sanctuary at Two Rivers 40 acre tropical paradise with swimming pool, waterfalls and rivers, hidden hammocks, gardens, and hiking trails, group excursions to Montezuma and Santa Teresa for beach relaxation, Waterfall Wellness ritual using indigenous flowers, herbs, minerals and oils, concierge services and 13% tax. We have priced this training in such a way to make it affordable with out sacrificing quality. There are no hidden costs and all payments are non-refundable.