ancient wisdom yoga teacher training

Ancient Wisdom 300 HR Yoga Teacher Training

The Yoga Forest
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala


November 8th - December 8th, 2019

Early Bird Discount: $300 Off Tuition!

 

Breathe the clean air

Feed your soul

Let your highest self expand into the magic of Lake Atitlan

Immerse yourself in the magic of the forest, realize your inner stillness and access the wisdom that resides deep in your heart and soul.  Feel embraced by incredible natural beauty and the power of the elements, as we uncover the true teacher within.

Our Guatemala 300-hr YTT explores a fusion of the practice and philosophy of the mystical traditions of Yoga, Shamanism, Ancient Wisdom, Tantra and Sound Healing. Step into the ancient Wisdom of Self (Vidya), as we journey through the Shamanic Worlds, experiencing Yoga as union with the Divine.

Come join us and awaken the power of your spirit while living in a conscious living community overlooking the incredible Lake Atitlan, in the western highlands of Guatemala. Majestic mountain scenery and mystical lake serenity create a profound transformative energy deep within the soul.  The simple living and permaculture principles of the Yoga Forest complement our studies, as we learn how to take our yoga off the mat and into our lives.

What you’ll love about the Yoga Forest...

The Yoga Forest was founded as a sustainable living experiment, through a desire for living simply, greenly and in communion with everything surrounding us.

In yoga practice, we clear the body and mind making space for wisdom and deeper understanding to flow freely and openly. In making space, we allow ourselves to experience our fullness and connection to everything around us. Yoga is therefore about cultivating flow through the body and mind and opening up to optimal experience - union.

Permaculture follows the same principles. In Permaculture, we are essentially making space for the wisdom of the entire system to fully flow, to become a more open and thriving container for life. Permaculture teaches us to observe the natural environment and work with rather than against the natural order of flow. Thus, in Permaculture we are also cultivating union. Through the Yoga of Permaculture, we are facilitating the experience of Yoga as deep ecology – by allowing the ecosystem, and ourselves within that system, to demonstrate their own evolution.

Immerse yourself in an eco-friendly conscious community for a month of transformation. Enjoy the perfect sub-tropical climate in the western highlands of Guatemala, with stunning views through the Yoga Forest taking in Lake Atitlan and its magnificent volcanoes. Let your body and mind come into a tranquil balance among mystical scenery and powerful energies.

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Highlights of the Ancient Wisdom 300 HR Yoga Teacher Training...

  • Focus on the expansion of your own sacred consciousness as you dive deep into Shamanic Healing, Holistic Cleansing and Ancient Wisdom.

  • Co-create holistic classes from a variety of lineages, artistically woven together with themes, intentions, and therapeutically based sequencing, encouraging advanced levels of awareness throughout the program.

  • Uncover your heart’s true voice through ancient and modern practices of Bhakti (the Yoga of devotion) with ceremonies of sacred song, Kirtan, Bhajan and Mantra practice.

  • Refresh your understanding of consciousness and meditation in the lessons of Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep)

  • Discover the science and philosophy of Nada Yoga —the Yoga of inner and outer Sound, learning how to integrate your unique creative expression into your classes using sound, mantra and mystical poetry.

  • Hold ceremony in an awe-inspiring and ancient cave-like fire circle, a space kept sacred and used for this purpose for many ages

  • Explore the beautiful forest gardens, waterfalls and natural abundance

  • Experience the powerful heart-medicine, cacao, in its home land.

  • Live in sustainably built eco-cabins and experience conscious off-the-grid living in a Permaculture Food Forest, with delicious vegetarian meals and fresh teas sourced from our own organic gardens and local producers

  • Help local charitable organizations with their work in our Kula Karma program

  • Swim, SUP or kayak in the beautiful Lake Atitlan

  • Shop for beautiful textiles and handicrafts in local indigenous villages

  • Professional Massage & Wellness Counseling and various therapies available


Meet your Facilitator…

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Randi Schiffman

Randi is the founder of SuryaFlow: The Art of Sacred Movement, a philosophy that unites ancient practices with breath awareness to bring about joyful living. Randi has the power to make authentic connections with others and is inspired to bring union of mind, body, and heart to all who are ready to heal wholesomely and holistically. She continues to be a witness to her own transformation and is inspired to help facilitate this healing for others. She is playful and light hearted, yet grounded in discipline. 

Randi, E-RYT 500 is influenced by many traditions such as Ashtanga, Sivananda, Iyengar, Yin, and Restorative. She has facilitated over 25 International 200/500hr Yoga Teacher Trainings since 2010 and has helped to establish an experiential permaculture and yoga retreat center on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. 


Foundation of Yoga - Anatomy & Physiology - Ayurveda - Pranayama - Meditation - 8 Limbs of Ashtanga - Asana Analysis & Assisting  - creative sequencing - Teaching Methodology - Advanced Pranayama - Cleansing - Philosophy - Shamanism - Chakras - Satsang - Kirtan & Ceremony

 

Conscious Exploration Through The Four Arts...

Our curriculum is split into four teaching tracks, woven through each of the three cycles.  The Four Arts recognize and develop our studies in yoga in a thoroughly holistic manner, stimulating our students to become inspired, knowledgeable and intuitive teachers, expressing and modelling all aspects of this ancient lifestyle practice.

Art of Practice: Asana, Pranayama and Meditation infused with related themes, creative sequencing and personal practice design


Art of Living: Meditation, Yoga Philosophy of sacred texts and personal exploration and transformational developmental work


Art of Teaching: Theory and Methodology, Pranayama, Adjustments, Alignment, Sequencing, Transitions, Workshopping and Asana Analysis, Anatomy and unique therapeutic focus on various areas of the body


Art of Healing: Sacred Ceremony, Therapeutic Yoga for mental health, Ayurveda, Chakras and Shamanism and other energetic and holistic healing practices

 

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Pricing

 
 

1. Tuition
$3550 USD

2. Room & Board

+ Shared Cabana - $1400
+ Private Room - $1800

 

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Our intention in all we offer is to create a world wide conscious community of space holders and healers who go on to share their own version of this work with others. We honor our sacred sites and give back to the communities who host us. We celebrate with ceremony and music, honoring the teachers who have come before us, our ancestors, at the same time trusting in the power we all have to heal ourselves and be our own greatest Guru. We invite you to come and be a part of our greater mission and vision of global spiritual awakening... and help us spread the Kula spirit!