Spirit Journey 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training
Sacha Munay - Sacred Valley, Peru
August 7 - 31st, 2018
Ignite your Passion
Reveal your truth
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).
At our Peru RYT-200 Yoga Teacher Training, we 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 our own selves and uncovering the whispers of our spirit, we empower ourselves to live our passions and our deeper purpose here on this Earth.
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 Spirit Journey 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training:
- Share the medicine of Peru through 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.
- Visit sacred sites, waterfalls, rivers and breathtaking views within the Sacred Valley of the Incas
- 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.
- Explore the Incan cultural center of Cusco and the incredible UNESCO site of Machu Picchu in your spare time
- Enter a process of guided self-inquiry, exploring creative ways of living more closely to your true purpose
- Feel the powerful Andean sun in the day and warm yourself by the log fire at night
- Help local charitable organizations with their work in our Kula Karma program
- Develop an understanding of energy medicine and symbolic sight through self-inquiry and a powerful holistic approach to teaching.
- Feel yourself recharge as you come alive in the powerful, ancient and wise energy of the Sacred Valley
Meet your Facilitators:
Co-Lead Facilitator: Gaiatri Good
Gaiatri is a passionate teacher, a channel of wisdom that seeds deep understanding, trust and enthusiasm. The holistic nature with which she approaches life imbibes her students with a full spectrum of teachings and skills. Gaiatri lives the philosophy of yoga both in her self practice as well as off the mat.
Just as she allows Asana to ground her spirit into her body through deep meditation guided by prana, Gaiatri also brings the unconditional love and union found in deep presence into each breath of her life. Viewing every gifted moment as an opportunity to deepen her connection with universal consciousness through ritual, ceremony, music, dancing, prayer and laughter.
Gaiatri is ERYT 500 certified, has a honours degree in Psychology, is a talented Musician, a Reiki master, Breath work practitioner, Energy healer, Sound Healer, Curandera holding ceremonies with various shamanic master plants, Channel for the Angelic realms, Shamanic Astrologer and Initiate into the Hermetic Qabalah.
Co-Lead Facilitator: Kylie Roswell
Kylie began practicing yoga over 15 years ago while living in Colorado. Teaching from her heart-center, she connects the origins of love and spontaneous flow to refined dedication to a structured practice. She is dedicated to cultivate yoga as a tool for students to empower their journey inwards and embrace the present moment. She studied in the yoga capital of the world, Rishikesh, India for 5 months training with an Iyengar certified teacher and began stepping into the role of a facilitator.
Her instruction includes close attention to proper alignment with props and hands-on adjustments, and deepening the pose in order to reach ‘ah-ha’ moments. With breath based movement, her classes are taught to provoke mental and physical challenges to enable students to reach a blissful integrated awareness, acceptance and ability. Kylie is known to weave intentional Mantra music with her well-traveled ukulele. She hopes to inspire and share all the amazing gifts she has learned along her transformative yogic journey!
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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. Sach'a Munay serves 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.
What you'll love about the Kula Collective 200-hour Training…
The Kula Collective 200-hour training provides a deep immersion into the practice of yoga - living, learning and embracing all aspects of a yogic lifestyle and deepening the connection to oneself and the earth through the wisdom of shamanic healing practices. These traditions, designed to grant us access to the infinite wisdom we carry within, are smoothly blended together to form a holistic offering rooted in the Indian philosophy of yoga.
Kula Collective's 200hr YTT focuses on the expansion of our own sacred consciousness, so that we can fully embody our practice and radiate the teachings of yoga by united in mind, body and spirit. All of our programs meet Yoga Alliance standards for teaching methodology, anatomy, yogic theory and special education. This course will provide a solid foundation of yoga history, the four traditional paths, 8 limbs of ashtanga yoga, meditation and exploration of asana through our signature Kula Flow and its asana analysis.
After learning the Kula Flow we deepen our understanding of Self through study of yoga philosophy, cleansing, Bhakti Yoga and ceremony. We share creative teaching methodology for designing balanced and holistic classes, using the Kula Signature Sequences as building blocks and providing support for new teachers to creatively sequence their own classes. The course will give multiple opportunities for participants to teach and receive feedback, so that they leave with not only a fully prepared sequence, but multiple shorter sequences and a plethora of inspiration ready to create from the heart.
The Kula Collective 200-hour YTT provides you with concrete tools and clear strategies to live your life with passion and purpose. Perhaps you’re wondering if it’s really worth your time, money and effort to become Yoga Alliance certified as a 200-hour registered yoga teacher (RYT). We understand how you feel; this path is not an easy one, yet we’ve found that even those who have no plans of actually teaching Yoga have come away deeply transformed by this experience, with crystal clarity on steps they can take to manifest their dreams into reality.
Throughout our time together we engage in self-inquiry to clear space for the true teacher within to shine. By releasing the stories and holdings that no longer serve us, we create more space in our bodies and mind to see our gifts, our passions and the essence of who we are as beings on a path to holistic, connected living.
This training will provide a strong foundation in yogic practice and philosophy, and a fresh perspective on life. Its an opportunity to cultivate a practice if you do not have one and to deepen your existing practice if you do. Through the unique experience of uncovering and discovering our true nature, we empower our students to become inspired leaders in their communities and wherever they go in the world. Step away from the rush and come closer to your calling, through connecting to your heart and embracing the oneness within all.
Foundation of Yoga - Anatomy & Physiology - Ayurveda - Pranayama - Meditation - Asana Analysis & Assisting - Kula Flow & Creative Sequencing - Teaching Methodology - Cleansing - Philosophy - Shamanism - Chakras - Satsang - Kirtan & Ceremony
Journey Through the Three Worlds of the Chakana...
Each of our training programs have been carefully designed to incorporate 200 intensive hours, as detailed by the Yoga Alliance, using the Kula Collective signature structure of the Chakana. The Andean Cross allows a transformative journey through the lower, middle and upper worlds of this ancient tradition, allowing us to explore the many levels of our being.
Beginning with the Lower World, we Explore our unconscious and physical abilities and limitations, recognizing and breaking through self-created boundaries and limiting beliefs. By releasing what no longer serves us, we create more space in the body and mind through the cultivation of awareness and the understanding of the roots of yoga, anatomy, foundational practices and selfless service. Throughout this cycle we will practice and learn in depth the poses and sequencing of our Kula Basic Flow, with daily opportunity to teach to peers and receive feedback.
In the Middle World, we Empower discovering more of who we are, through experiencing elemental awareness and self inquiry, allowing us to embody the teachings and live to our full potential. After teaching their first full yoga class, participants dive deeper into the work of Patanjali's Ashtanga (8 limbs) philosophy, applied anatomy, philosophy, pranayama, ayurveda and chakras, deepening understanding of our true nature and evoking a strong love for the self and each other.
From our work in the Lower and Middle worlds, we experience a sense of freedom in the Upper World as we Expand, shifting from gross to more subtle realms of consciousness, letting us step into our radiant power. With topics such as complementary holistic health practices, yoga sutras in depth, and the profession of yoga, we close our training with a clear personal practice and teaching plan, fueled with inspiration to grow our gifts and manifest our dreams into reality.
6:15 - 8:30 am Art of Practice
Meditation, Pranayama, and Asana
8:30 - 10 AM Breakfast
10- 1 pm Art of Living/Teaching
Yoga Anatomy, Philosophy, Daily Intentions & Special topics
1 - 3 pm Lunch & Self-Study
3 - 5:30 pm Art of Teaching
Kula Flow, Asana Analysis, Adjustments & Creative Sequencing
5:30 - 7 pm Dinner
7 - 8:30 pm Art of Healing
Ceremony, Kirtan or Satsang sacred gathering (*every other evening)
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: US$1795 US
PrivatE: US$2895 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!