100 Hour Sound Ceremony Training Certification
Explore a fusion of the practice and philosophy of the mystical traditions of Yoga, Meditation, Ancient Wisdom, Tantra and Sound Healing. Step into the Wisdom of Self (Vidya), as we journey through the Shamanic Worlds, experiencing Yoga as union with the Divine.
UPCOMING TRAINING DATES
november 2 - december 2, 2018
In addition to meeting the Yoga Alliance standards for teaching methodology, philosophy, 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 earth medicine and shamanism, subtle energy systems and sound healing practices. 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.
The Four Arts - Art of Practice, Art of Living, Art of Teaching & Art of Healing
Kula Collective teaches four Arts within each training program, dividing each day into a holistic exploration of Yoga and Ancient Wisdom. Each day begins with Art of Practice, first lead by facilitators, and later by student teachers. After breakfast together we begin Meditation and Art of Living as we explore the mind within each day and review Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, and different philosophical systems presented through the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads and various Tantras. After a refreshing lunch break, we dive into teaching methodology and practice in the Art of Teaching exploring advanced theme weaving, sequencing, alignment, adjustments, styles of yoga and yoga for special populations. Our late afternoon and evening sessions are guided by Art of Healing topics, journeying through the three worlds of the chakana as we spend each cycle focused in a different area;
Lower World Work & Service - Advanced Teaching Methodology & Therapeutic Yoga
Middle World - Knowledge & Wisdom - Ayurveda & Holistic Cleansing, Ancient Earth Wisdom & Yogic Philosophy
Upper World - Love & Beauty - Yoga of Sound; Nada Yoga, Mantra & Deep Listening, Bhakti Bliss & Yoga Nidra
Journey Through the Worlds of the Andean Chakana
Lower World - Advanced Teaching Methodology & Therapeutic Yoga
Deepen your personal practice and teaching of yoga throughout this cycle with advanced asana analysis and adjustment techniques. We will explore the art of teaching methodology in detail and creative sequencing.
Incorporating approaches to yoga teaching for special populations such as Pre-Natal and older populations, and we will learn how to diagnose and treat dis-ease in the body through therapeutic applications to yoga asana.
Together we co-create holistic classes from a variety of lineages, artistically weaved together with themes and intentions, encouraging advanced levels of awareness throughout the program.
Middle World - Ayurveda & Holistic Cleansing, Ancient Earth Wisdom & Yogic Philosophy
Focus on the expansion of our own sacred consciousness in the context of Ayurveda, Holistic Cleansing and Ancient Wisdom. Through understanding and releasing the stories and holdings that no longer serve us, we create more space to see our gifts, and the essence of who we are as teachers and beings on this path of Light and Oneness.
Connecting to the essence of the true teacher within, we are able to integrate the wisdom of our own yoga with the deep wisdom of Ayurveda, Native American earth medicine,, subtle energy systems and other healing practices of the world. Exploring Ancient Wisdom traditions and deepening our understanding of the timeline of Yoga as we study the philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and Tantra providing us the tools and understandings for us as teachers to weave together authentically inspired intentions and themes into our practice and into our classes.
Upper World - Yoga of Sound; Nada Yoga, Mantra & Deep Listening, Bhakti Bliss & Yoga Nidra
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.
Learn to introduce musical themes to classes and invigorate your own understanding with the science and philosophy of Nada Yoga —the Yoga of inner and outer Sound. Through the art of deep listening we come to awaken a profound presence.
Refresh your understanding of consciousness and meditation in the lessons of Nidra—the Yoga of sleep and deep relaxation as we equip our tool-bags with a therapeutic and healing gem.
In this cycle we will encourage you to find your unique creative expression using sound, mantra and mystical poetry, the power of our word and creative process as you enhance your teaching and offerings with the wisdom and freedom of expression and emotional integrity to better serve yourself and your community.
Every day our teachings flow through each of the 4 following arts
ART OF TEACHING
Sharing yoga is a process of intimacy; one that asks for deep movement within both giver and receiver: through love, authenticity, attention and connection. There are many ways in which yoga can be shared, but here at Kula Collective we believe that the fundamental principle that links all of our yoga teaching is Connection; the concept that in order to truly help another being to find oneness, we must ourselves be a channel to that oneness for our students.
As sharers of yoga, we must eventually be able to abandon ourselves to the infinite creative flow that comes through us. This of course, takes time, patience and a lot of learning. The question is, how do we become comfortable enough with ourselves and with what we are sharing to be able to fully let go to this connection as we are teaching? One way is to ensure we have a solid foundation of knowledge and understanding to give us the tools we need for our Art to be boundaryless.
At our RYT-200 level training, our focus is on giving you the best foundational understanding of yoga possible in the time available. In asana, this means emphasis on correct alignment, muscular engagement and breathing. We will share with you our Kula Flow, a dynamic, slow Vinyasa sequence that is highly adaptable and contains many of the building blocks you will need to make your own sequences, as well our our Kula Signature Sequences, as you begin to understand balanced sequencing. Students in your class will benefit from our extra focus on anatomical alignment within asana, as well as our step-by-step guide to physical and energetic Thai massage-based adjustments.
When we share yoga we are sharing an experience that is largely personal and internal, so it’s important to us that all our participants understand what it is to hold sacred space, how to empower through our communication, and how to allow space for all experiences to unfold within the safe, energetic container you will learn how to create.
Not only will you leave the training with many new sequences under your belt, but also the tools and the confidence you need to creatively expand into something new and personal to you, and the empowerment you need to trust in the connection that is already present within.
art of healing
When we step into the role of Yoga Teacher, we are not simply sharing a physical practice to keep people fit - we are sharing a holistic practice that helps people to heal physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically. And through sharing yoga as a holistic practice of living, we are allowing ourselves as a whole to connect to our true nature, as spiritual beings.
As yoga teachers and practitioners we must know what it means to ‘hold space’, know what it is to give ourselves in ceremony, to surrender to a higher power. As yoga teachers we must understand the subtleties of the body and how it interacts with the mind through our energetic anatomy, and we have an opportunity to share our yoga in a way that truly can heal, from the inside out.
The Kula Yoga Collective RYT-200 Yoga Teacher Training gives the opportunity for deep self-healing through personal discovery practices, group exercises, intentional discussion and Sacred Ceremony. Our training also offers a wide selection of teachings on complementary health practices, including but not limited to: Ayurveda, nutrition, massage, Thai massage, energetic healing, Tai Chi, Chakra cleansing, herbal healing, and the Yogic diet.
As Yoga Teachers we are living examples of unity - of true, whole vitality. Through experiencing the transformation firsthand we are better able to share it with others. Through clearing away the parts of us that are no longer in alignment with our true nature, we create space for the truth to be channelled through us. Thus the Art of Healing component of our curriculum allows us to reveal our wisest Self, and to unveil our true calling as healing practitioners and as sharers of an ancient wellness practice.
ART OF LIVING
How can I live better, slower, with more authenticity? How can we live more deeply in nature, and more connected to spirit. Why do we do what we do? What are the thoughts that I think? How much more deeply can we inhabit our experience? And, underneath all of the thoughts and questions and memories, Who Am I?
There is an art to living well… to living fully, as fully as we can. Philosophers through the ages have speculated on the big questions, and Yoga is just one of infinite pathways to the truth. If you have come to Yoga, chances are you will have asked yourself these questions. As we come together in our group training, we explore these and many more, through examining both our own understanding of the Art of Living and that of the ancient sages.
Through study of the Yoga Sutras, modern yoga’s foundational text, as well as the Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads, we better come to understand the true nature of the self and our place in the world. And through our discussion as a group, we together uncover what it is to make an art out of living.
How can we share our Yoga with the world? Through living it, of course...
ART OF PRACTICE
The Art of Practice is the true Yoga - for no matter how much we study, “an ounce of practice is worth a ton of theory” Swami Sivananda Saraswati - Sadhana Tattwa (Spiritual Instructions)
It is through the experience of yoga that we understand the infinite nature of our being, where we reach beyond the boundaries of our individual lives and individual experience and touch the unity that is Yoga.
The Kula Collective RYT-200 Yoga Teacher Training places emphasis on the experiential face of yoga by living our practice as a group - beginning and ending each day with a form of meditation and daily connection to our asana and pranayama.
Each morning we wake in silence to meditate as the sun rises, flowing into our internal experience of pranayama and the Kula Flow - our unique sequence. As we continue to expand through our teaching, we creatively work with this flow and feel what it is to open up our boundaries, as we guide you into deepening your personal practice through Meditation, Pranayama and Asana.
Outside of the studio we follow the yogic, vegetarian diet, which purifies our practice from the inside out. We eat our meals with reverence and we open and close our space with Om, the Universal Sound. We meditate as we breathe, walk, dance and laugh our way through our experience and we allow our practice to be a ceremony each time.
We live this practice. And in doing so we do not just learn to share yoga.. we embody yoga.
RYT-300 30 night
Tuition is paid directly to Kula Collective using the register button below. A $400 deposit is required to register for each program.
$200 discount if paid in full within 10 days registration
$300 early bird discount offered for registration 3 months in advance
Please review Kula Collective's Cancellation Policy for tuition payments
ROOM & BOARD
Shared Cabana $1400
Private Circus Tent $1550
Private Room $1700
Room & Board is to be paid separately to The Kula Collective. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to pay for room and board.
The Yoga Forest is unable to offer work trades for room and board subsidies. During these intensive programs it is not possible to complete a work trade with us, as your attention must be devoted to the course program. However, if you would like to join our community afterwards, Work Trade Opportunities are a possibility for the right candidates to commence upon completion of our YTT programs.
Postponement/ Transfer to another Yoga Forest YTT course, 100% credit for R&B to another program
Full cancellation of Yoga Forest training more than 90 days of course commencement, 100% refund on R&B
Full cancellation of Yoga Forest training within 30-90 days of course commencement, 75% refund on R&B
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Full cancellation of Yoga Forest training within 7 days of course commencement, no refund applies