Maha Vidya 200-Hour Teacher Training
About This Event
Join the next generation of wisdom keepers with internationally recognized guides Zaplin Vermie and Carlisle Amlak for a comprehensive in-depth study of consciousness and self-healing through Yoga and Ayurvedic theory. This program is for students and teachers interested in gaining skillful proficiency in applying the methods and understanding the many manners of practice, exploring and investigating subtle awareness through asana, pranayama and meditation techniques alongside the traditional preliminary prerequisites to practice such as the yamas, niyamas, kryias, sankalpa, etc. Located in Durham,New Hampshire this program is easily accessible in the seacoast area with parking on-sight, nearby accommodations and easy access from the Boston Logan International Airport. This program is certified with Yoga Alliance.
What will you gain from this program?
Knowledge and experience of an applied yogic lifestyle
Sequencing for yogic goals
Teaching multi-level classes
Asana clinics (arm/leg/spine intensive interrogations)
Creative asana/vinyasa/pranayama variations
Applied integration of vayus and greater/lesser bandhas
Greater understanding of Maha Yoga (Hatha/Raja/Tantra etc)
This 200-Hour Teachers Training offers a comprehensive in-depth study of Yoga and Ayurvedic theory for aspiring students and seasoned teachers looking to gain proficient and tangible knowledge in the foundational subtleties of practice through an advanced exploration of asana, pranayama and meditation techniques. The foundation of this program will be rooted in understanding and developing approaches to a safe and sustainable self-practice that once mastered will be naturally and easefully shared with future students as the practitioner blossoms beyond the personal stages of self-transformation into knowledgeable guides who hold space for others to realize their own inner evolutionary potential. This approach leads to confidence and accountability in self-development for the aspiring or seasoned yogin, maintaining the bedrock of the yogic approach to life while nurturing profound love and appreciation for the pursuit of self-knowledge through service and unconditional love, resonating from the essence of one’s being outward, transcending personal, familial, and social spheres to embrace unity of our mutual heritage in the forces of Nature and the luminous light of consciousness itself.
Monday- Wednesday- Friday 8:00am-6:00pm
Yoga is a path of self-mastery; a science and art of truly understanding what lies between each layer of creation (mayakosha) through the process of directly experiencing and observing (dhyana) the channels of energy (nadis) composing and transforming (tamas and rajas) the outer layers of the essential fundament sustaining our being (atman). Yoga is a direct path of knowledge (jnana), culminating in the vasts yet certain realizations of the Self (samadhi) as our collective heritage (Prakriti) and birth right (Purusha).
Throughout this training, together we will hold space for the realization of yoga (satsang). We will move through each layer of the Self (mayakosha) from the microcosm to the macrocosm so that we may confidently connect with the essence of yogic knowledge (satchitananda), harnessing the inner energy of our Creation (kundalini), abiding in a state of Yoga as a lifestyle (sadhana) and a rite of passsage sustaining our mutual heritage (Prakriti) as transcribed by ancient rishis (mahasiddhas) around the world.
Traditional Himalayan Yoga
Hatha/Ashtanga/ Raja/ Tantra
Individualized Self Practice Techniques
Advanced Theory of Pranayama and the simplicity of practice
Ayurveda: Prana, Tejas and Ojas
Bandhas through the Body
Understanding the Samadhis
Creative Asana Exploration
The Maha Gunas in Life and Practice
Marmas in Asana
Anatomy of Kundalini
Bhakti- Guru and Dattatreya
Venue HighlightsMaha Vidya is located in the beautiful and quaint town of South Berwick, Maine. Located on 3 mile of historic farmland the center is 10 miles from the ocean and an hour from Boston Logan Airport sharing a serene expression of Maine's beauty and history. The farmhouse location is along the Great Works River and a short walk to wooded trails.
A private living space is offered to guests which will either be private or shared during the stay depending on program outline.
AccommodationsPrivate and Shared rooms are available at our farmhouse location. Private and shared bathrooms are available. Guest quarters include private entrance and entry as well as a guest living room for private space and rest.
Linens and Towels are provided. Laundry service is available for an additional fee for personal items.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Tour Assistance
- Yoga Studio
- House Keeping
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
Hot and Cold Cereal Bar with fresh fruits, nuts and seeds
Coffee and Herbal teas
Plant based meal of salads, soups or grains
Optional fresh vegetable juice
Plant based meal of salads, soups or grains
Optional fresh vegetable juice
*NOTE Pancha Karma clients will be on cleansing menu outline*
*NOTE fresh juices are provided for an additional $10/day add on*
DirectionsLocated in South Berwick, Maine we recommend flights to Boston Logan International Airport or Manchester NH Airport. Shuttle buses to Dover NH are available upon arrival.
Our staff will schedule pickup from Dover, NH for $25 per shuttle.
For programs outside of Maine flight information will be provided at registration time or inquire.
ReviewsWrite a review - tell others about your experience.
Jules Burrill August 07, 2019
Carlie and Zaplin are incredible teachers. They have helped me heal in body and mind through yoga and ayurveda. I came into a teacher training wanting to get better at yoga, and left a completely different person. Through all the teaching and training, I gained a way to care and treat myself. Their program truly changed my life and I can’t recommend them enough. The teacher training was more than I could have expected and was so special to be taught by Carlie and Zaplin specifically. They compliment each other so well and are truly there to support you. Their philosophy and way of teaching is so tender and has allowed me to progress physically in my yoga practice by bounds, mentally in my life, and emotionally to be a more whole, happy, complete person.
Shera Elvins April 23, 2019
Carlisle and Zaplin are passionate about everything they touch. I have worked with/been a student of Carlisle and have enjoyed watching her growth and empowerment over the years. Zaplin seems a perfect compliment to her. This is The Team that greets you on the mat, wherever you are, without judgement, with compassion and enduring love. I completed the 200hr & taken part in several successive Yoga Trainings, each time deepening my awareness, knowledge and ability to share. This past Spring I was blessed to have a guided panche karma with them. Through their vast wisdom, insightful and attentive care I was guided through a complete purge of old samscaras and emotions that were continuing to hold me back. I have experienced a surge of creativity, boost in my yoga business and a drive to help others, all whilst feeling balanced, keeping my heart and mind free, open to possibilities. They individualize your experience and inspire you to be sensitive to your own daily changes/needs. I look forward to each time our paths cross and the continued knowledge and love they impart.
Ashley Domers April 19, 2019
I've worked with Carlisle and Zaplin across various retreats for Yoga/Ayurveda as well as for Panchakarma. The style in which they share their cumulative knowledge has been inspiring and transformative for me on so many levels. I have always had an interest in Yoga (asana) and Meditation but it took studying with them for me to truly understand the purpose of practicing. Something was missing for me when it came to Yoga, until I met them. Because of their teachings, I understand Yoga as a way of life, and in my experience, there are no two better guides in the process. They have studied for years and years and continue to. They live and breathe their practice. Their extensive knowledge and understanding allows them to help students find balance and health through Ayurveda, which is much needed in truly practicing Yoga. They are able to meet each student where they're at to help them prepare to practice Yoga from the ground up. They help students find their own practice and work with them so that it's sustainable, personal and safe. Carlisle and Zaplin deeply honor the traditions of Yoga and Ayurveda and it comes through in everything they do. Their teachings are authentic, traditional and effective. Whether studying Yoga and Ayurveda or undergoing Panchakarma, working with them requires discipline, dedication and hard work. And for me, it's been life changing.
Emily King April 17, 2019
I received my 200 hour yoga teacher training with Maha Vidya two years ago and my experience was 100% positive. The course material was presented clearly and the training gave me the confidence and experience needed to deepen my personal practice and lead asana classes. Carlisle and Zaplin are passionate and devoted teachers of Yoga and Ayurveda and are highly attuned to individual and group needs. They effectively create a safe and nurturing container for deep self study. I greatly look forward to the opportunity to study with Maha Vidya again.
Vicky Sparks April 17, 2019
Just went for a long weekend to complete Pancha Karma. It was amazing. Both of my hosts were very attentive and catered the program to my unique needs. It was a wholesome and incredible experience. They were knowledgeable and took the time to discuss any concerns and questions!
Michael Fensom April 11, 2019
I've done three Pancha Karma processes with Carlie and Zaplin over the past year and have found each to be uniquely transformative. Collectively, the experience of each Pancha Karma has helped to dramatically shape me as a person. I have cultivated deepened awareness, positivity and a new sense of being through the Pancha Karma processes that has illuminated my life. And have let go of elements in my life that were no longer serving me. Personal growth has accelerated as a result. While each Pancha Karma experience is different, a consistent is the careful guidance of Carlie and Zaplin. They are attentive, deeply knowledgable and insightful throughout the process, and care about my experience and wellbeing conscientiously. They strike the ideal balance of making sure I am secure in the details of the process while also allowing my experience to unfold individually. I can say confidently that my personal experiences during these Pancha Karma processes are enhanced significantly by Carlie and Zaplin's devotion throughout. My appreciation for Pancha Karma — and my yoga practice as a whole — is tied to my appreciation of Carlie and Zaplin's mindful instruction.
Fran Weinstein April 11, 2019
I have been a student/client of Carlisle and Zaplin for more than 5 years. With expert guidance, gentle nurturing and highly skilled treatments, they have steered me toward a practical and individualized path to health and wellness. I have been inspired by them to rekindle a long-lost light of daily meditation. It’s been a major game-changer for me. One of their most powerful strengths is an uncanny ability to accurately pinpoint areas of my mind and body that might require attention. I can honestly say I’ve experienced deep transformational healing every single time! Nutritious meals, nature-bathing, daily meditation and movement practices are among the many experiences served up with so much warmth, love and authenticity on their glorious farm in Maine!
Kimberly Towsley November 19, 2018
I couldn't have asked for more thoughtful, kind, and respectful teachers who were willing to share all their information with me. All I had to do was pay attention and ask. I absolutely love these two, and will be back to train with them many times over. Thank you both for all your kind words and your thoughtful lessons. I can't wait to see what the future holds in my practice.
Elisa Camille Santana Rios November 16, 2018
My Experience on this retreat was life changing. Every resource, knowledgeable information, assessments in practices and more provided by the Teachers was profound, beautiful and most importantly precious to apply in my life. I am very grateful to have invested time of my life in this retreat, I now feel that my life has multiplied and my interest in Yoga and well being is pure. Thanks So Much!
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