YOGA TEACHER TRAINING: CALIFORNIA DESERT RETREAT!
200-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Yoga Alliance Certified I May 28 - June 14th 2020
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Shivakali Yoga offers a 200-hr teacher training immersed in the ancient spiritual, philosophical and meditative traditions of Yoga & tantra, while maintaining a firm ground in modern anatomical training, sequencing, and approaches to practice.
This 18-day retreat offers students the lived experience of the teachings. In addition to practice and study, we will participate in meditation, ceremony, council, and explore what these practices & teachings mean for ourselves as individuals, and for our community as a whole.
Whether you are interested in teaching your loved ones, earning an income as a Yoga instructor, or solely being called to deepen your practice, we welcome you to join us on this journey.
ORGANIC FARM-TO-TABLE CUISINE
SALTWATER POOL, JACUZZI & STEAM SAUNA
165 PRIVATE ACRES IN A SACRED DESERT LOCATION
MEDITATION CAVES, SECRET TRAILS, AND COUNTLESS STARS.
COURSE OF TRAINING
Our training progresses over 18 days by a map of the chakras, starting at the root and ending with the crown. During the root segment, students will ground their intentions for teaching/practice, and learn the vast history of Yoga from the Vedas through the Upanishads, Buddhism, Yoga Sutras, Bhakti traditions, Tantric Lineages and contemporary Yoga Schools. In the sacral chakra we will uncover the countless layers of the subtle body, learn the principles of Ayurveda, and gain an overview of classical Tantra. As we progress through the navel chakra we will explore Yoga's connection with power, fire, and introduce Lakshmi practice & the business of Yoga.
In the heart we encounter the devotional path of Bhakti Yoga, as well as ceremony, prayer and healing. We will connect in nature, and receiving teachings on the heart of our practice. We share in men's and women's circles as a step in our process of uniting energies, where we honor identifying with a group other than your assigned-at-birth gender and exploring the group you feel called to.
Moving upwards into the throat chakra students will learn about Kashmir Shaivism and the Sanskrit language, pronunciation, principles of chanting, and a wealth of mantra & deity practices. Progressing to the third eye the training becomes increasingly more subtle, as we encounter an array of Yogic meditations, explore Yogic Buddhism, and turn inward in silence. Culminating in the crown, trainees will receive kundalini awakening practices, learn Shakti mantra, Yogic ritual, and receive an initiation into the practice.
Each of our 18 days will also include a thorough overview in the alignment/physiology of Yoga-Asana (postures), a comprehensive outlook on teaching methodology, an intensive dissection of major and minor poses, workshops on adjustments, and daily time for practice teaching. There will be surprise performances & classes with incredible live musicians and Dj's during the training, as well as special guest teachers & food and drink offerings from local artisans. Not to mention time for students to be alone in nature, reflect, hike, swim, stargaze, and relax in quietude.
*THIS 200-HR PROGRAM IS FULLY-ACCREDITED BY THE YOGA ALLIANCE.
Situated in the desert on 165 acres of private mountainous land, the retreat center we utilize sits on an aquifer supplying fresh well-water, and offers gorgeous natural views. In addition to the 1000 sq. foot practice space, there is a bathing deck with jacuzzi, steam sauna, outdoor showers/tub, and a 25-ft saltwater pool with sun deck. Surrounding the land are meditation huts, sacred caves, streams, endless rocks to climb and trails to hike, and dozens of quiet places to meditate and turn inward.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will consist of delicious 100% organic vegetarian meals with vegan options, fresh juices, unique deserts, and healthy snacks/teas. Accommodations are rustic but vibrant and full of charm. Massage and Healing sessions will be offered daily during free time, for additional cost by skilled practitioners. The retreat is located in Campo, CA (next to Jacumba Hot Springs). You'll find us in a secluded patch of desert mountains, just a 3-hr drive from Los Angeles and next to the border of Mexico.
For those looking to Teach, this training will provide a vast, comprehensive tool-kit for teaching physical postures, breathing techniques, alignment, adjustments, as well as pranayama, mantra, meditation, and more. The principles we instruct can be applied to any style of yoga you feel compelled to offer. For students looking to deepen their understanding, this will be a dynamic expansion of both knowledge and practice. A sincere exploration of what it means to truly practice YOGA.
LEAD TEACHERS: SERGE BANDURA & GLORIA BARAQUIO
+ SPECIAL GUEST TEACHERS, HEALERS & MUSICIANS!
What style is Shivakali Yoga?
We teach an alignment-based 'Vinyasa Flow' practice, culminating in restorative postures, meditation and pranayama. Our practice serves to awaken the body and break-up stuck energy through a more challenging flow sequence, and then to soften the mind and nurture our inner being with calming poses, deep breathing, and silent meditation or chanting. Uniting the masculine + feminine aspects of practice we find freedom in movement, draw awareness from the mind to the heart, and allow insight to arise naturally.
Reserve your space by making your first of 3 payments, or pay in full now.
Payment plans available, inquire for details.
PAYMENT TERMS: $200 registration fee is non refundable.
Remaining balance is refundable up to 45 days before the event. If canceling 30-45 Days before the event begins, 50% is non-refundable and the remaining 50% is transferrable to a future Shivakali Yoga event. With cancellation within 30 days of start of program payments are non-refundable.
GROUP DORM / TENT CAMPING: $3495
Stay in our group dorm (most preferred option), shared accommodation on simple futons in an ashram-style setting! Or, bring your own tent and camp under the stars.
PRIVATE ROOM: $4450
Stay in style with one of our four private rooms. Relax with AC, fan and cozy bed. Please note, private rooms still use the communal bathrooms :)
PAYMENT SCHEDULE FOR INSTALLMENTS:
Payment #1: Collected Now
Payment #2: April 1st
Payment #3: May 1st
Questions about our California Yoga Teacher Training retreat?
Payment plans available. EMAIL or CALL US!
CALL US DIRECTLY: 310.341.0004
6:00-8:15am: Morning Yoga Sadhana (Yoga, Meditation, Chanting, Arati)
8:15-9:30am: Breakfast Break & Silent Seva
9:30-11:00am: Class 1 (anatomy, methodology, philosophy)
11:00-1:00pm: Posture Clinic
1:00-3:00pm: Lunch Break
3:00-4:30pm: Class 2 (anatomy, methodology, philsophy - discussion based)
4:30-6:00: Practice Teaching Exercises
6:00-7:15pm: Dinner Break
7:15pm: Evening Program (Satsang, Meditations, Chanting, Kirtan, etc.)
Sample Schedule (Break-day, 2nd Sunday):
9:00-10:00am: Walking Meditation
10:00-12:00pm: Heart Circle
6:00-7:00pm: Restorative Meditation & Pranayama
7:00-9:00pm: Dinner & Spiritual Movie
***We will have other short days as well to rejuvenate***
COME JOIN US IN THE DESERT.
MAY ALL BEINGS HAVE PEACE. OM TAT SAT.
SHIVAKALI YOGA I 951 MICHELTORENA ST. LOS ANGELES, CA 90026 I T:310.341.0004
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