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Tennessee 300 Module 1: EXPLORE

Seven Springs Retreats
Smoky Mountains, Tennessee


April 12 - 21, 2020

Early Bird Discount: $100 off tuition!

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Grow into Yourself

Live Your Dharma

 

In the foothills of the oldest mountains in the world lies time and space for connection. Our module-based 300hr yoga teacher training program allows you to advance your teachings when it suits you, beginning with the first step: Explore. 

This springtime intensive is designed to give you a wide range of tangible tools that can be incorporated into your teaching right away.  Alongside advanced yogic wisdom, you will receive the opportunity to dive deep into your personal practice of meditation, pranayama and bhakti as well as creative, holistic asana. As summer begins to blossom in the mountains, rivers, and forests, it is a perfect time to deepen your knowledge and reveal the wisdom to follow your passion and your purpose. 

In addition to the core curriculum of yoga philosophy, energetic principles, and yoga asana (alignment, anatomy, and teaching), we will explore spiritual traditions from the South American Andean Quechua, Central American Mayan, and North American Cherokee and Lakota traditions. To connect with the land surrounding Seven Springs, we will collaborate with local healers from the Cherokee nation and traditional Appalachian naturopathy for offerings that include a traditional sweat lodge ceremony. The sacred stillness of this ancient mountain range is a deeply nurturing place to become aware of the divine reflection within yourself. 

In the process of co-creating and expertly facilitating the group space, we support open sharing of passions and tools and encourage participants to grow into their role as facilitators and space holders. Drawing on the natural serenity of this idyllic valley, cleansed by the seven sacred springs of the property, and nourished by the abundance that surrounds, this training offers a space for deep and purposeful growth. With such creative freedom, our 300hr graduates leave with a strong momentum to incorporate advanced yogic principles in all aspects of daily life, feeling deeply inspired and clear in how to share their essence and live their dharma.

 
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About the Kula's Modular program...

The Kula Collective 300-hour Module-Based YTT (yoga teacher training) program is a fusion of the ancient and mystical traditions of Yoga, Shamanism and the healing arts, offered in shorter, retreat-style intensive courses that you are free to style in your own way. 

These practices, designed to grant us access to the infinite wisdom we carry within ourselves, are smoothly blended together to form an offering rooted in the principal of yoga as union, a channel for connection to the divine. 

This training is designed to advance the teaching and personal practice of 200hr graduates, although some elective modules may also be available for those who wish to deepen their study without the foundational course in teaching. All of our 300hr programs offer a deeper exploration of yoga as a therapeutic healing practice. Our modules are grounded into the very foundation of yoga: the exploration of personal practice, yogic philosophy and meditation practices. These are complemented with a focus on holistic health, through shamanic healing, ayurveda and self-inquiry.

In addition to meeting the Yoga Alliance standards for teaching methodology, anatomy, yogic theory and special education, all of Kula Collective's 300hr programs focus on the expansion of our own sacred consciousness, so that we can fully embody our practice and radiate the teachings in our own presence. 

Throughout the modules we engage in self-inquiry to clear space for the true teacher within to shine, sharing prayer, ceremony and Bhakti Yoga, as well as Karma Yoga - selfless service to gracefully and mindfully help the whole. By releasing the stories and holdings that no longer serve us, we create more space to see our gifts, our passions and the essence of who we are as teachers and beings on this path.

 

How the Module System Works…

All students on our module-based 300hr program complete the following:

Explore - Empower - Expand

Step 1
Explore: 100hr Module 1

(required) 

  • Daily creative asana, mantra, pranayama, conscious movement, and meditation practices

  • Advanced yogic philosophy: Yoga Sutras in Depth and Yoga History

  • Theory and practice of Meditation

  • Pranayama, Foundations and Practices

  • Chakras in Depth

  • Ayurveda: Theory and personal practice

  • A Therapeutic Approach to Yoga, including holistic yoga sequencing, yoga anatomy, advanced alignment and assists

  • Yin and/or restorative asana

  • Personal and co-creation based Practicums and professional feedback

  • Shamanism and sacred ceremony

  • Guidance in personal development, self-inquiry and clarification of unique steps towards living your dharma

Step 2
Empower: 100hr Module 2
(required)

  • Daily creative asana, mantra, pranayama, conscious movement, and meditation practices

  • Advanced yogic philosophy: Bhagavad Gita, Tantra and Radiance Sutras, Upanishads and more

  • Energetic anatomy, mantra/bhakti, dance, somatics, martial arts, reiki, shamanism/ceremony, nidra, breathwork, thai massage, Chakras & Ayurveda

  • Shamanism and sacred ceremony

  • A Therapeutic Approach to Yoga, including holistic yoga sequencing, yoga anatomy, advanced alignment and assists, following the model of the Koshas to unite the mental, emotional and spiritual with the physical aspects of a holistic practice and its therapeutic benefits

  • Yin and/or restorative

  • Personal and co-creation based Practicums and professional feedback, including the creation of a unique therapeutic sequence following a certain scenario

  • Guidance in personal development, self-inquiry and clarification of unique steps towards living your dharma

 

Step 3
Expand: 25 - 100hr Electives

(participant’s choice)

Choose from Kula Collective’s diverse selection of YACEP approved programs!

 

Highlights of the Explore Module 1 300-hr Yoga Teacher Training…

  • Receive regular, professional feedback on your teaching style

  • Solidify your knowledge of yogic foundations and widen your range of advanced teaching tools

  • Enjoy glimpses of the first light of sunrise in the open-air yoga pavilion with a breathtaking view of the Chillhowee mountains.

  • Enjoy nightly gathering and special ceremonies around the power of the fire.

  • Relax in our open-air massage pavilion with a massage by one of our resident therapists.

  • Learn from local Cherokee and Lakota traditions and teachers

  • Learn about local medicinal plants and prepare remedies and products

  • Enjoy a sacred cleansing with pure mountain spring water that originates on the property.

  • Experience outdoor living in unique yurt accommodation

  • Explore this fascinating region before or after the course, with attractions such as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited National Park in the U.S.!

 

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

 

Photography By: Kate Ybarra - katemichellephotography.com

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

 

 

Pricing:

 
 

1. Tuition
$1295 USD

2. Room & Board

BYOG Camping - $650 USD

Shared Yurt - $750 USD

private glamping - $850 USD

Private yurt - $1050 USD

 

Registration:

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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!

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