Cycles & Rhythms: Nature Embodied Advanced Yoga teacher training

  • Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
  • Oct 17 - 27, 2020 (11 days)

Event Highlights

  • Flow state: Flow with grace through Natural cycles and the constant transition of Yoga & Life. Immerse yourself in change (without resistance!) and learn to work with energised focus, full involvement, and enjoyment at the peak of any given cycle, while cultivating the ability to surrender with ease. Embrace the commonalities of expansion and contraction, how this relates to our own lives, our work, relationships and creative projects
  • Medicine Wheel teachings & Life cycles: We have been gifted with an incredible wealth of guidance that lays buried within the land, plants, stories and guardians of wisdom around the world. Often these run contrary to the dominant globalised way of living. A great deal of power comes when we question what is really valuable in our lives. We will share ancient teachings from across different cultures that provide cycles of finding balance, healing and understanding the true nature of existence
  • Birth (birth – death – rebirth life cycles): Excursion to Bumi Sehat Birthing Clinic
  • A Yogic and wisdom based approach to Death and Dying: Free yourself from abhinivesha (fear of death) and resistance to change to find your awakened Self for a new way of truly Living
  • Seasons of breath & sustainable pranayama
  • Authentic relating and leadership tools & exploration
  • Guidance on setting personal and professional boundaries
  • Sacred Menstruality consciousness & Womb Yoga: A radical reeducation and reclamation of personal and social power. Learn how to listen to and work with the wisdom within, energetic cycles and body intelligence and how this holds keys of understanding for both men and women. This innate cycle is a direct feed-back loop for our health and creativity
  • Rest as the revolution that powers your life: Deep Rest and insight with expertly guided Yoga Nidra
  • Dream work, visioning and trusting inner guidance
  • The Art of Stillness & Lunar Rhythms: how to create Lunar flows incorporating Restorative / Yin and short Yoga Nidra practices (shavasana) into yoga classes
  • Daily movement and breath led yoga practises to strength resilience and support the vital energy within and to hold a wonderful depth of feeling
  • Develop lasting self care practices
  • Krama sequencing with the Seasons: How to draw inspiration from nature in creative lesson planning and developing nature based yoga practices
  • Working with personal, monthly, seasonal cycles within your practice
  • Rhythmic, energising and sustainable Vinyasa and meditative Yin, Restorative and Yoga Nidra

Schedule

06:30 – 09:30am Morning pranayama, mantra, meditation and asana practice

09:30 – 11:00am Breakfast

11:00 – 1:30pm Workshop / Outing

1:30 – 2:30pm Lunch

2:30 – 6:30pm Afternoon session / Lunar unwind with Yin, Restorative, embodied flow and Yoga Nidra

Opening circle: We will start at approx 3pm on October 17th

Closing ceremony: We will close by approx 8pm on October 27th

About This Event

Somah Journeys offers a radically transformative yet simple approach to an embodied practice. This program offers a unique, non-dogmatic, post-lineage lens to breath and movement practices, and a deep yearning to really teach a yoga which is relevant to daily lives. Our aim is to humbly explore some of the timeless practices drawn from yoga, medicine wheel teachings and other wisdom principles together with modern day mindfulness practices and advancements in neuroscience.

We will remember how to move in accordance with the natural rhythms of expansion and contraction which permeates the entire universe; from the cycles of breath, to the rhythmic pulse in our bodies, brainwaves and oceans, to the phases of the moon, transitions of the seasons, spiralling of the planets and, of course, to the human life cycles.

This advanced yoga teacher training moves beyond the limited binaries of feminine and masculine and of yin and yang, in the belief that life is not meant to be lived in opposition but in a constantly flowing and cyclical sacred balance. Simone and Bex’s years of experience in the yoga world has led them to understand a spiritual practice as one that supports a deeply human experience. They work to liberate and return yoga from a set and straight line (lineage), or physical postures and restore it to its original purpose of being a highly personal and radical social tool that responds to the inherent intelligence of body and Earth, and allows for the cultivation of prana (life force) or source energy and lasting connection and balance.

This is much more than an advanced yoga teacher training, it is a much needed rite of passage that restores soulful and meaningful connection to yoga and modern day living. Emma Lowe

What's Included

  • In depth expert guidance in range of topics listed in event highlights including daily yoga, yoga nidra workshops and excursions, manual and certification

What's Not Included

Food and housing is not provided as Ubud has such a great range we like to leave this up to students own preference and budget. We do have recommendations we can make so feel free to ask and we're happy to help

Venue Highlights

We will be hosted at Ubud's The Yoga Barn which is the highest calibre yoga studio, restaurant and spa facilities in Bali

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio
  • Ceremony Space

Directions

The Yoga Barn is located in central Ubud in Bali. Further directions can be requested upon booking.

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