Maha Vidya Yoga and Ayurveda 100hr St. Croix, USVI

  • Maha Vidya Yoga and Ayurveda Maha Vidya Yoga and Ayurveda
  • Christiansted STX
  • Mar 1 - 11, 2019 (11 days)
  • $1,250.00 - 100 Hour Program Price $850.00 - USVI Local SPECIAL $250.00 - Weekend Workshop (March 2-3) $250.00 - Weekend Workshop (March 9-10) $3,250.00 - Program with Accommodations and Airport Transfer (Feb 28-March 12)

Event Highlights

  • This 100 Hour segment of our 200 Hour Training offers a comprehensive in-depth study of Yoga and Ayurvedic theory for students and teachers interested in gaining proficiency in the subtle awareness of practice while exploring through asana, pranayama and meditation techniques. Located on the beautiful and quiet island of St. Croix, USVI (no passport needed), this program will maintain an exclusive and intimate setting, reaching capacity at 6-8 practitioners to ensure the effective reception and integration of information.
  • What will you gain from this program?
  • Knowledge of yogic lifestyle approach
  • Historical overview of Maha Yoga
  • Individualized self-practices
  • Sequencing for yogic goals
  • Asana clinics (arm/leg/spine intensive interrogations)
  • Traditional and Modern asana and pranayama methodology
  • Applied integration of vayus and greater/lesser bandhas
  • Greater understanding of Maha Yoga (Hatha/Raja/Tantra etc)
  • This segment of our 200-hour 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, as well as nurturing the profound love and appreciation for the pursuit of self-knowledge through selfless service and unconditional love, from one’s interior terrain branching outward into our relationships with the world and interaction with the Nature of others and Life itself.
  • 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.
  • Topics Include:
  • Traditional Himalayan Yoga
  • Hatha/Ashtanga/ Raja/ Tantra
  • Yogic Anatomy
  • Advanced Theory of Pranayama and the simplicity of practice
  • Ayurveda: Prana, Tejas and Ojas
  • Bandhas through the Body
  • Concentration Techniques
  • Mantrayana and Yantrayana
  • Understanding the Samadhis
  • Creative Asana Exploration
  • The Maha Gunas in Life and Practice
  • Marmas in Asana
  • Anatomy of Kundalini
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Bhakti- Guru and Dattatreya

Schedule

Program includes daily asana class, theory, movement intensives and possible an excursion.
Class runs from 8:00-6:00 daily with a lunch break included.

About This Event

 

  

 

This 100 Hour segment of our 200 Hour Training offers a comprehensive in-depth study of Yoga and Ayurvedic theory for students and teachers interested in gaining proficiency in the subtle awareness of practice while exploring through asana, pranayama and meditation techniques. Located on the beautiful and quiet island of St. Croix, USVI (no passport needed), this program will maintain an exclusive and intimate setting, reaching capacity at 6-8 practitioners to ensure the effective reception and integration of information.

What will you gain from this program?

Knowledge of yogic lifestyle approach

Historical overview of Maha Yoga

Individualized self-practices

Sequencing for yogic goals

Asana clinics (arm/leg/spine intensive interrogations)

Traditional and Modern asana and pranayama methodology

Applied integration of vayus and greater/lesser bandhas

Greater understanding of Maha Yoga (Hatha/Raja/Tantra etc)

This segment of our 200-hour 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, as well as nurturing the profound love and appreciation for the pursuit of self-knowledge through selfless service and unconditional love, from one’s interior terrain branching outward into our relationships with the world and interaction with the Nature of others and Life itself.

Interested in joining us for the entire program? Check out our schedule for our program offerings in Maine, St. Croix, Hawaii and China. Individualized programs available by application online. Please inquire.

    

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.

 

Topics Include:

Traditional Himalayan Yoga

Hatha/Ashtanga/ Raja/ Tantra

Yogic Anatomy

Advanced Theory of Pranayama and the simplicity of practice

Ayurveda: Prana, Tejas and Ojas

Bandhas through the Body

Concentration Techniques

Mantrayana and Yantrayana 

Understanding the Samadhis

Creative Asana Exploration

The Maha Gunas in Life and Practice

Marmas in Asana

Anatomy of Kundalini

Yoga Nidra

Bhakti-  Guru and Dattatreya

 

St. Croix, USVI

  

 

     

St. Croix, the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, offers a tranquil tropical destination for vacationers. Rich in cultural diversity, St. Croix has a past filled with a fascinating history. The small island is known as the Garden Isle with a rich agricultural influence, beautiful remote beaches, a quaint downtown area, snorkeling, hiking and more!

*Cancellation Policy*

Upon deposit, payment or registration of this program you agree to attend. In the event of cancellation by the student party the deposit/tuition will be held by Maha Vidya Yoga and can be applied to any equal program within the next 12 months of scheduled training. Cancellations made within forty-five (45) days of program are subject to no return of total funds. If cancellation arises as a determination of program directors, Maha Vidya Yoga will provide a full refund of tuition including deposit.

Meeting Carlisle and Zap has been a life changing experience for us. The two of them have so much knowledge, and a genuine passion in their teaching. They balance each other beautifully in all aspects and their teachings are so complete and rich. We feel every yogic experience we have with them, whether being asanas, theory lessons, meditation etc makes us open our eyes more, increases our understanding and makes all our daily experiences fuller and more meaningful. Having teachers like C&Z is a gift we wish everyone could have the chance to experience.

Venue Highlights

St. Croix, the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, offers a tranquil tropical destination for vacationers. Rich in cultural diversity, St. Croix has a past filled with a fascinating history. The small island is known as the Garden Isle with a rich agricultural influence, beautiful remote beaches, a quaint downtown area, snorkeling, hiking and more!

The program is located at Chenay Bay Beach Resort on the Northeast End of the island. With pool and beach side practice space and accommodations available the program offers plenty of time in nature amidst the beauty of the Caribbean Sea.

Accommodations

Private and Shared cottages are available on sight with house cleaning included, towels and linens and a small kitchenette for your convenience.
All accommodations are walking distance to the beach and pool with spectacular sunsets to watch from your own private porch.

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

Students have a kitchen in their rooms to comfortably make meals for themselves.
For those interested in meal delivery vegan chefs on island will be available to drop meals to you daily.Inquire for more information.

Directions

Flights to St Croix's Henry Rohlenson airport are easily found from most US cities (most connecting flights are through Miami or San Juan Puerto Rico)
Passports are NOT required for US Citizens.

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Reviews  
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  • Shera Elvins   April 23, 2019

      Panche Karma Bliss

    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

      Personal, real teachers that guide you to your path

    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

      Incredible 200hr Yoga Teacher Training

    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

      Pancha Karma

    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

      Pancha Karma with Maha Vidya Yoga and Ayurveda

    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

      An Absolute Jewel of a Find!

    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

      Absolutely amazing.

    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

      Review Maha Vidya Yoga and Ayurveda

    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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