School Yoga Institute: Mystical Yoga Teacher Training

Dec 3rd – Dec 23rd 200hr YTT
Feb 5, 2018 to Feb 25, 2018 200hr YTT
Apr 25, 2018 to May 15, 2018 200hr YTT
Jun 10, 2018 to Jun 30, 2018 200hr YTT
July 1-26, 2018 300hr advanced course
Sep 2, 2018 to Sep 22, 2018 200hr YTT
Dec 1, 2018 to Dec 21, 2018 200hr YTT
 
School Yoga Institute/Sacred Lotus 200 and 300 hr certified Yoga Alliance Teacher trainings hold a strong intention for personal transformation. In this way, the courses are designed not only to provide students with tools to share the wisdom of yoga with others, but also to look at their own lives from a spiritual perspective.
 
To guide the process of personal transformation we draw on the ancient wisdom of the East as well as on the Shamanic Medicine Wheel of Peru. Our trainings are arranged in four cycles, following the four cardinal directions, asking the guardian spirits to guide a cycle of release, understanding, growth and empowerment. Together we create a space that reveals our wisdom within and accelerates the realization of our life purpose.

We share the Art of Teaching and Art of Touch, during which students learn to teach two asana sequences, the Mystical Hatha Flow, a slow, meditative, Sivananda-based practice, and the Mystical Vinyasa Flow, a more intense, breath-synchronized flow. We also share the fundamentals of intelligent sequencing and explore alignment and adjustment of poses in depth. Each evening we close with Satsang, our evening gathering, which may be meditation, kirtan chanting or sacred ceremony.

Please visit School Yoga’s Yoga Teacher Training Peru for more info

Yoga, Service, & Machu Picchu Adventure with Karina Ayn Mirsky 

January 27 – February 4, 2018
 
Take a sabbatical from daily life to join Karina Ayn Mirsky and friends for an epic adventure in the highlands of Peru. We’ll stay at a lovely retreat center in the Sacred Valley of Peru, about 50 miles from the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu. Come experience the colorful Peruvian culture and commune with the glorious Andes mountains, plants, and nearby waterfalls.
 
During our time at the retreat center, we will be nourished by daily meals, guided meditations, yoga asana classes, satsangs (spiritual gatherings), and time for rest and relaxation. Spa services are also available for optional additional self-care.
 
Three Very Special Highlights Of This Retreat:
1. Participation in a sacred Despacho ceremony with a local shaman
2. A day of service; participation in a humanitarian project in the local community
3. A two-day hiking tour of the wondrous Machu Picchu, which has been recorded as one of the most important archeological sites in the world
 

Exploring the Essence of Yoga with Amanda Harding and Bobbie Marchand 

March 2-10, 2018
 
Join Amanda and Bobbie for an inspiring journey immersed in the beauty of Peru’s Sacred Valley. Aligning with nature’s rhythm, each day begins with vibrant, challenging Vinyasa Yoga in preparation for the day ahead. Cultural excursions are planned to delight and soothe our urbanized senses, reconnecting us back to the power of the elements with renewed reverence. Throughout the retreat, opportunities to serve the local community in meaningful ways will foster the qualities of compassion and selflessness deep within, taking the yoga practice truly off-the-mat. Evening practices of Yin, Restorative, Kirtan and/or Meditation will allow time for absorption and reflection promoting a restful night’s sleep to wake up and emerge anew.
 

Yoga and Your Higher Self – Peru Retreat with Andrea Dyer of Mind|Body|Fitness Yoga 

March 10-18, 2018
 
Retreat to the Andes mountains for an adventure that will take you toward your higher self through yoga, meditation, and volunteerism. The trip includes a daily yoga and meditation practice aligned with the altitude and attitude of the Andes culture. Imagine daily silent walking meditations, mindful asana, deeply relaxing yoga nidra, yin yoga rebalancing, and pranayama practices in the cradle of the ancient Inca culture. The trip offers options for local volunteerism and an overnight trip to Machu Picchu to watch the sunrise and explore the ruins. The schedule is designed to move mindfully with the altitude and terrain. There will be time built in for exploration of the local culture.
 
The retreat will be held at a beautiful retreat center in the Sacred Valley of Peru, surrounded by the twelve mountains known as “apus”—“luminous beings” who are said to intercede on behalf of people. The retreat center offers rooms with views of the mountains, locally-sourced food, and services supporting personal healing and reflection.
 

Soul Quest in the Sacred Valley with Jessica Riley-Norton

March 10-18, 2019
 
Soul Quest is a pause from routine, our daily tasks, roles, and societal identity.  It is an opportunity to boldly step in to a sacred environment and go within, with a community of people seeking to commune with the divine.
 
Peru is a sacred environment, of lush rainforest, tall zen mountains, and home to ancient people who live in harmony with their environment.  The Sacred Valley is an ideal place for our group to attend retreat, re-acclimating to our inner light and our Earth mother as we practice asana, peruvian rituals, meditate, hike, and nourish our bodies with wholesome foods.
 
This retreat will denote elements of Yoga philosophy as we experience ritual, people, and environment in Peru.
 
 

Sacred Paths Yoga 200hr Teacher Training: Save $520 on tuition if registered by Jan. 5 2018

 Mar 18-Apr 7  2018| Nov 4-24, 2018

The Sacred Paths 21 day 200hr Yoga Teacher Training programs blend traditional yogic teachings and spirituality with earth medicine to provide a holistic, synergistic and applicable approach to living this yogic practice. This program is designed for those souls with an interest in yoga, spirituality and meditation and an interest in deepening that connection to live your life with intention and more fully aligned with your truth. Our YTTs offer an opportunity for self growth, personal development and transformation while providing the tools necessary to develop your own personal practice or to step into your calling as teacher and guide. We will explore yoga history and philosophy, anatomy, alignment, yogic diet, Ayurveda, healing arts and more while tapping into the expansiveness of this practice. The experience will be richly informative, empowering and inspiring. Awaken to your heart’s calling as you embark upon this sacred path. For more info please visit here

 

Living Authentically: Sacred Valley, Peru Yoga Retreat with Kerry and Kelly

May 5-12, 2018
 
Rejuvenate and connect with your authentic self during this one-week retreat so that you can find exciting new places to grow. Through twice-daily focused yoga classes, meditation, and workshops that will help you explore your true nature, you will walk away from the retreat feeling inspired to live authentically.
 
Aligning with nature, each day begins with a group meditation walk followed by a flowing series of asanas (vinyasa) linked by the breath, designed to build strength and stamina in the body and tranquility in the mind. This class will be a sweet mindful flow that is suitable for all levels and will prepare you for the day ahead.
 
Karma yoga will include a cultural opportunity to serve the local community that will foster the qualities of compassion and selflessness deep within, taking the yoga practice truly off the mat.
 
The retreat will include workshops on discovering your personal Ayurvedic nature and finding purpose so you can lead authentically. Evening practices will include yoga nidra/meditation, yin with joyful sounds and vibrations, and daily reflection that will allow time to let all your good day’s work crystallize so that it becomes permanent and real.
 
 

Journey into Self Acceptance with Christina Prokos

May 5-12, 2018

 Join us on a journey into Peru’s Sacred Valley, a spiritual center of the Inca Empire in the Andes Mountains. Nestled in an oasis of native plants and fruit trees, nourished by a magnificent waterfall. This land is said to be one of the most powerful energetic centers of the world.

 This retreat will include: Room and board (shared accommodation), 3 daily meals, made from local organic ingredients, Christina’s intense healing workshops focused on working through self-rejection, journeying into the heart of self-acceptance, and working through the shadows of emotional abuse and emotional blocks, Yoga classes, Hikes, nature walks, visits to waterfall, healing ceremonies, Cusco and Sacred Valley tour (transportation, local guides, and entry to sacred sites included).

Christina is devoted to helping others and blessed with a deep understanding of the spiritual world, Christina utilizes her gifts as a Spiritual Intuitive working with different modalities such as Belvaspata, Reiki, Life Coaching and Psychic Readings to help her clients align with their higher self and heal areas of their life, including emotional, physical and spiritual health, career, abundance, and relationships. Her goal is to inspire those around her to awaken to their true potential, by focusing on shadow work and working with the unconscious mind. Please click here for more info or  email ivana.musich@gmail.com for more info.

 

The Yoga of Chocolate with Jyl Marie

May 26 – June 2 2018

In the practice of yoga, pratyahara is often defined simply as a “withdrawal of the senses”. In this day & age where it can be so easy to experience both sensory overwhelm and/or dullness, a more accurate practice would be to re-awaken the senses…but without attachment or preferences or likes & dislikes.

Scholars of yoga philosophy often regard pratyahara as the ‘forgotten limb’ of yoga, it’s importance being gravely undervalued and ignored. Pratyahara is intimately related to ALL the limbs of yoga, as they all – from asana to samadhi—contain aspects of pratyahara; It is the basis for meditation and provides the gateway towards the higher practices of yoga: dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation), and samadhi (absorption/oneness).

In this 8 day/7 night retreat, we will turn the spotlight on this forgotten limb, weaving together asana, meditation, breathwork, somatic movement, sacred ritual and ceremony, indigenous healing practices, and (drum roll)… CHOCOLATE as the vehicles with which we will use to recover, revitalize, and deepen our sensory awareness. For more info and register please visit here

200hr Yoga Teacher Training & Lifestyle Immersion – Our Hearts Are Sacred

June 13 – July 13 2018

Paramatma Yoga Collective is a tribe of six empowered women offering heart and healing-centered immersion courses for the mystics, the wanderers, the seekers, and the healers of the world. Our intimate 200-hour program guides you on a journey through the triple Goddess archetypes: exploring the maiden with intuitive movement and deep inner-child meditation, embodying the mother through space-holding, circle craft and sound healing, and stepping into the divine rites of the crone as healing stewardess of the planet. We teach from a unique combination of Kundalini & Trauma Informed Yoga methodology. To us, yoga is about so much more than asana. We aim to provide a well-rounded education to those who are interested in yoga as a lifestyle practice and healing modality, those who aspire to go on and empower others on their healing journey.

Our all-inclusive program offers many electives for those interested in growing themselves as a healer. In addition to obtaining or expanding your certification as a yoga teacher, you will receive Reiki Practitioner training & certification, your Andean Munay-ki rites (energetic activations), experiential instruction in sound healing with gongs and singing bowls, practice Ayurvedic fire ceremony for purification, master a repertoire of Sanskrit mantras for both japa meditation and kirtan, learn to facilitate sharing circles and councils, participate in cacao ceremony, sacred water blessings & soul retrievals, discover and commune with your spirit animal, and develop a personalized daily sadhana that extends far beyond the yoga mat.Our training also features additional opportunities to work with local healers in the Sacred Valley. You will have the option to attend a Family Constellation session, sweat lodge ceremony, shamanic drum journey, receive tarot readings and/or dream analysis, shiatsu massage, study astrology, and so much more! Our Lead Teacher Trainer lived in the Valley and only recommends healers she has personally worked in-depth with. We do not include Ayahuasca or San Pedro ceremony as part of our training, but if you are interested in participating in one – we will send you to trust-worthy local curanderos.

This course is accredited with the Yoga Alliance as a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training. We welcome everyone – all gender identifications (male, female, trans, neutral), yoga teachers and newbies, the spiritually hungry and the curious. Each module may be taken separately for those interested in continuing education hours only. Please sign up for our newsletter to get the course catalog and learn more! paramatmayoga.com If you have any questions, please feel free to email us directly at info@paramatmayoga.com. Thanks for checking us out! We hope to see you this summer.

 

108 Hours Meditation & Ceremony Teacher Training

1 June – 16 July 2018

Begin Within Meditations and Ceremonies are a fusion from two cultures sharing a profound wisdom and practices to achieve a state of bliss. Buddhists from the Himalayas with their deep and ancient practice and way to understand the process of meditation as a pathway to enlightenment. And the Q’eros, from the Peruvian Andes with their magical connection with the elements and the power of rituals to access to the subtle energies.

By using this two lineages Kani Causay envisions a powerful and unique way to access to the conscious and the unconscious mind, getting into a place of unity, of recognition and understanding, for then experience self realization to create you own reality, light path of consciousness evolution  that in the Andes we call JHAPAQ ÑAN.

Our Meditation & Ceremony Teacher Training is been specially design for people who is already on service or answering the call to it, all yoga teachers, philosophy lovers, spiritual seekers, wisdom carriers, light workers, healers, teachers of all kinds and you! who through the synchronism of life is reading this, so if you are feeling curious and excited already, this might be your call.

www.nowbeginwithin.com

 

Sacred Soul Journey with the Claires

July 18 – 26 2018

 
Join Claire Santos and Claire Zovko for a transformational journey to sacred lands and a homecoming to a deeper awareness of your true nature.  This is a calling to explore with reverent intention the elemental beauty of the world around and within you, to awaken all layers of your being, and to experience the magnificence that is always present, even if sometimes hidden by the forest of life. Click here for more information and to register.
 
 
 

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Kula Collective – Shamanic Awakening

August 1 – 31 2018  / July 31 – August 30 2019

As we explore the fusion of the ancient and mystical traditions of Yoga, Shamanism and Ayurveda, we step into the Wisdom of Self (Vidya). Yoga (union with the Divine), Shamanism (interaction with the spirit world) and Ayurveda (the Hindu science of health and medicine) are all practices designed to grant us access to the infinite wisdom we carry within ourselves. 

In addition to meeting the Yoga Alliance standards for teaching methodology, anatomy, yogic theory and special education, Kula Collective’s RYT-300 hour YTT Courses focus on the expansion of our own sacred consciousness. 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 of Light and Oneness.

Once we have connected to the essence of the true teacher within, we are able to integrate the wisdom of our own yoga with the deep wisdom of Native American earth medicine, shamanic practices, subtle energy systems and other healing practices of the world. The ancient knowledge of these teachings provide the tools and understandings for us as teachers to weave together authentically inspired intentions and themes into our practice and into our classes. Please visit here for more info

 
 
 

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Kula Collective – Spirit Journey

August 7 – 31 2018 / August 6 – 30 2019

Here, in the heart of the Sacred Valley, we find a powerful space for opening and moving our own hearts. 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. Moving through various creative modalities of expression, we identify and connect with our root creative selves, our passions, and our dharma (our life path). Accompanied by two local Peruvian shamans, our journey here will guide us to the deepest parts of ourselves.
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.

The Sacred Valley of Peru has long been sought out as one of the most powerful energetic centers in the world.  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.  We will share the medicine of Peru and other lands through cleansing plant baths, temazcal, cacao ceremony, traditional coca leaf reading, sound and energetic healing, with optional medicine ceremonies (not part of the training) on days off.

​This training carries a unique focus of creative empowerment; in other words, new and unique ways of living, asking the question: How can we live in a way that is more true to ourselves? Facilitators Jiya and Cheralee share a passion for movement, using bodily expression to align the physical with the mental and spiritual, as well as drawing on skills of energy work and healing touch.  This holistic approach is complimented by a focus on creativity as a sacred practice, making this training ideal for those going through transition or seeking a deeper sense of general alignment. 

Lead facilitator Jiya has a passion for personal transformation, healing and empowerment, using techniques and exercises from across the world to inspire and energize her students. Through exploring our own movement and natural creative expression, we uncover our passions… and in doing so, our deeper purpose here on this Earth. Through diving deep within to heal our own selves, we radiate the change and peace we wish to share in this world. Please visit here for more info

 
 

Into the Heart of Light  – A Yoga and Plant Medicine Immersion

August 7 – 17 2018

Within a warm cocoon in the foothills of the Andes, Our journey and transformation takes place… East meets West as we experience a unique synergy: the shamanic practices of the Americas and the ancient art and science of Yoga Renew and deepen your relationship with yourself, your life, and Pachamama (Mother Earth) Open to all, this immersion counts as a 100-hour module for those moving towards an advanced 500-hour certification. $1795 all-inclusive price includes medicine ceremonies, facilitation, guided hikes, organic, chef-prepared meals, and accommodation. Click here for more information and to register.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Kula Collective Facilitation Intensive

Sep 3 – 8 2018 / Sep 1 – 6 2019

This 6-day course will give you the basis for building tools for creative facilitation design, spiritual leadership, active and participatory learning techniques, and pedagogical tips to maximize and measure group experiential learning.

We will gather for a 6-day Conscious Facilitator training. The course is designed to deepen and expand group facilitation skills. You will be given the building tools for creative facilitation design, spiritual leadership, active and participatory learning techniques, and pedagogical tips to maximize and measure group experiential learning. If you are interested in facilitating group processing, this is an amazing opportunity to deepen your skill set.

The Facilitation Intensive is directed toward honing our personal facilitation skills in a group spiritual setting. We will discuss concepts of spiritual space holding, group trust, community & the concept of oneness, holistic teaching design, ethics & dharma, artistic expression & creativity, and compassionate communication. A special emphasis will be placed on the art of giving and receiving Feedback. We have outlined this training to be an experiential training which we all co-create as facilitators together. You will have several chances to facilitate during the course in both group and individual settings. As a group we will take time and space to debrief and share reflections, wisdom, and new perspectives.

In addition to the Art of Facilitation, the Facilitator Intensive offers an experiential component for those who are interested in pursuing the Kula Path. The intention of this experiential aspect of the training is to provide a solid foundation for upcoming Kula facilitators to prepare for the roles of apprenticing and co-facilitating 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with The Kula Collective. This training does not guarantee a role as a Kula Facilitator, but is an important and required step on the path.

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Shamanic Cleanse: Sacred Valley

September 8th – 17th​, 2018 / September 6th – 15th, 2019

It is our greatest honor to help facilitate this profound and transformational cleansing retreat. While many ask us to explain what will happen, we cannot truly answer because Plant Medicine takes us to a realm beyond concepts and words. And while we will provide you some tools to prepare for the cleanse, there is nothing that can truly prepare you for this journey to the Soul. So, we ask that you trust us completely and surrender to the process and know that you are guided and protected by the light you carry within.

We have watched our friends and family transform before our eyes, we have watched their skin clear and their eyes brighten as years of age pour off their bodies. While the process is at times difficult and at times spectacular, when you finish you will know that every moment, no matter how challenging, was in complete perfection.  Our teachers will be the Master Plants of Sacred Cacao, Mama Coca, Tobacco, Washuma, and Ayahuasca. There is absolutely nothing to fear… all those that we work with have life-changing and healing experiences.

Fear can always find an excuse for why you can’t… but you can.  And we will be there to help, every step of the way. Trust, release, surrender… you are guided, you are protected, you are divine light, We are all One… We are We!.

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Shamanic Yoga and Plant Medicine Retreat w/ Sacred Paths Yoga

November 26 – December 2 2018

Located in the heart of The Sacred Valley, Peru, this program offers a powerful place to tap into the wisdom of the land, the ancient culture and the deep inner knowing of our own hearts. This land is said to be one of the most powerful energetic centers of the world. We feel its strength and we witness this deep connection to spirit in the land, the people and the ancient way of living. In this retreat experience, we find a harmonious and symbiotic blend of ancient indigenous wisdom and yogic teachings to guide us on this path of awakening.
We will find a deep connection to nature as we explore the healing modalities of Peru. We experience the medicine of this land with daily yoga and meditation and through Despacho ceremony, cleansing plant baths, purifying temescal ceremony, heart-opening cacao ceremony, traditional coca leaf reading and sound and shamanic healings throughout, with optional shamanic ceremonies offered with trusted local guides. These rituals facilitate personal transformation and healing and will leave you feeling cleansed and empowered.
 
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