Shamanic Awakening 300 HR Yoga Teacher Training
Sacred Valley, Peru
August 1st - 31st, 2018
Cleanse your spirit
Reveal your true voice
Let your spirit soar in the majesty of the Sacred Valley
Surrounded by the wisdom of the Sacred Apus (ancient mountains) and cleansing rivers, we peel away the layers of our shadows, understanding our passions to reveal our true authentic purpose. Here, in the heart of the Sacred Valley, we find a powerful space for opening and moving our hearts, supported by local healers and the deep wisdom of this earth. Moving through the three worlds of the Chakana in its homeland, we identify and connect with our root creative selves, our passions, and our dharma (our life path).
Our Peru 300-hr YTT explores a fusion of the practice and philosophy of the mystical traditions of Yoga, Shamanism, Ancient Wisdom and Ayurveda. Step into the ancient Wisdom of Self (Vidya), as we journey through the Shamanic Worlds, experiencing Yoga as union with the Divine. Wake with the mountain sun, taking time to absorb the magnificence of the surroundings, breathe deeply, move slowly... and connect to the ancient wisdom of this land. Through exploring and healing our own selves and uncovering the whispers of our spirit, we empower ourselves to share our yoga from the truth of our own essence.
The wisdom of this land runs in the people, the way of life and in the plants themselves, and this training calls on this ancient knowledge as a symbiotic guide through the path of Yoga. With ancient monuments and sacred sites marking vortices of energy in the land, this ancient knowledge flows here as a symbiotic guide through the path of Yoga.
Our location in the high Andes provides a unique opportunity to be in nature, amongst people who have lived in much the same way for thousands of years. The Sacred Valley of Peru has long been sought out as one of the most powerful energetic centers in the world. With many hikes in the surrounding area, ancient sacred sites, as well as traditional towns such as Urubamba and Pisac accessible nearby, visitors will find it easy to connect with the spirit of Peru. Through diving deep within to heal our own selves, we radiate the change and peace we wish to share in this world.
Highlights of the Shamanic Awakening 300 HR Yoga Teacher Training:
- Experience the fusion of Shamanism and Yoga, two ancient practices from different corners of the world united by one common thread
- Become intimate with sacred ceremony, integrating through experience and learning to incorporate it into your own offerings
- Dive deep into your own healing with the medicine of Peru, with cleansing plant baths, temezcal, sound and energetic healing, with optional traditional coca leaf reading and medicine ceremonies (not part of the training) on days off.
- Develop an understanding of energy medicine and symbolic sight through self-inquiry and a powerful holistic approach to teaching.
- Visit sacred sites, waterfalls, rivers, hot springs and breathtaking views within the Sacred Valley of the Incas
- Experience the silence and inner contemplation of a day-long Vision Quest in the high Andes
- Have the opportunity to commune directly with the "apus" - sacred mountains or "luminous beings" who are said to intercede on behalf of people, as well as with the local curanderos and pacos (healers), who engage with us for ritual and ceremony.
- Help local charitable organizations with their work in our Kula Karma program
- Explore the Incan cultural center of Cusco and the incredible UNESCO site of Machu Picchu in your spare time
- Feel the powerful Andean sun in the day and warm yourself by log fire at night
- Feel yourself recharge as you come alive in the powerful, ancient and wise energy of the Sacred Valley.
Meet your Facilitators:
Lead Facilitator: CJ Ananda
Ananda facilitates 200 hour and 300 hour Yoga Teacher Trainings, Shamanic Cleanses and Transformational Retreats giving each person the heartfelt attention and direct facilitation that cultivates ecstatic, healing and magical experiences. As a teacher, she sees each of her classes as an opportunity to hold sacred ceremonial space.
Integrating her teachings and passions, Ananda has developed a system of intentional-based healing that draws on the philosophy that we are all a part of a collective life force that is driving us towards greater consciousness. By exploring our gifts and expanding our relationship with higher Self, we come into alignment with our inner purpose of Awakening. Through our collaborative efforts and unified intentions, we magnify the richness of this life's experience.
Co-Facilitator: Randi Schiffman
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. Randi continues to teach and practice wherever she is in the world. She currently offers 200/500hr Yoga Teacher Training courses and retreats in Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, and Thailand. She is also a certified Thai Masseuse. She teaches with a strong energy and passion for the practice which supports her compassionate, graceful and intuitive nature.
Co-Facilitator: Jiya Randall
Jiya is a deeply connected leader who roots her teaching in the healing energy of nature. Her teaching invites students to explore their own, unique unfolding, through profound awareness and trust in the wisdom of the Self. Through her studies with teachers and shamans across the world, Jiya has developed a powerful sense of energetic connection and a strong set of philosophical and intuitive teachings, which she shares through creative hatha and yin yoga, sacred fire and medicine ceremonies, and healing therapies. Jiya is also a talented musician and sound healer, who seeks out native chants and medicine songs from around the world to complement her work.
Jiya is YA-certified at the ERYT-300 level and has facilitated both intensive and module-format teacher trainings at RYT-200 and RYT-300 levels for several years, through Kula Collective, Holistic Yoga School, International and SchoolYoga Institute. Following her degree in Physics at Imperial College, London, Julia worked as an Energy Consultant and part time writer in London, UK, before moving to Central America in 2009 to pursue a life centered on yoga and holistic health. British by birth, Jiya is now based in Guatemala and teaches in Thailand, Australia, Mexico, Greece, USA, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Peru.
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What you'll love about Sach'a Munay...
Sach'a Munay, which translates as "love from the ancient forest", is a yoga retreat center nestled in an oasis of native plants and fruit trees, nourished by a magnificent waterfall. Accommodations are in beautiful shared bungalows surrounded by lush flower gardens, each guest room a reflection of the Peruvian culture of the Sacred Valley. We are served delicious meals with locally-grown and lovingly prepared ingredients, including local quinoa and unusual varieties the infamous potato. The experience of Sach'a Munay is a mix of Andean culture, Peruvian roots, and natural elegance; a place to connect to the incredible depth and beauty of what nature in the Sacred Valley offers.
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
Room & Board Package
Shared space: US $2075 US
Private space: US $3425 US
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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!