Teacher Training with Gregor Maehle and Monica Gauci in Bulgaria
август 30 @ 8:00 - септември 5 @ 17:00
We are happy and proud to participate in one of the best Teacher Trainings in the world – the one of Gregor Maehle and Monica Gauci. If you want to become a yoga teacher, the certification of Gregor and Monica can open the door of any yoga studios in the world for you.
This training consists of four individual week-long modules with each providing 45 hours of tuition.
You can participate in each module without completing the whole training. Students who wish to gain deeper knowledge about a particular subject rather than wanting to teach are welcome.
This module, Meditation, Sutra and Asana with Gregor and Monica, will take place on the 30th August– 5th September 2020 in Bulgaria at Santa Marina Holiday Village in Sozopol/ Bulgaria. Sozopol is an ancient seaside town at the Black Sea. While it was settled already in the Bronze Age, it’s fortifications date back to the 7th century BC. You can get there by flying to Burgas (daily flights from all European capitals) and then take the 30 minute bus ride to Sozopol. Santa Marina Resort has its own bus service which costs around Euro30 (you will need to inform Santa Marina of your flight details).
Different to Vedantic or Buddhist meditation, yogic meditation contains the same structural elements as yogic postures and breathing and was designed to form together with those an integrated whole. Meditation is the method of bringing your mind into a receptive state so that you can receive higher knowledge that is already there. Yogic meditation is a collection of scientific methods to bring about such awareness. To accelerate spiritual evolution yogic meditation employs many means amongst which the prime ones are mantra, mudra, bandha, chakra-visualization and Kundalini-raising techniques. The yogic chakras are representations of evolutionary brain circuitry with the lower three chakras representing our reptilian, mammalian and primate ancestry respectively. By understanding the chakras and skillfully meditating on them yoga offers the opportunity to activate higher brain centres and propel the evolution not only of the individual but of society as a whole. Kundalini-raising techniques consist of a combination of all other yogic means to raise the life force (prana) to a level where meditation is easy and spiritual insight becomes spontaneous.
Yoga Sutra, and Sanskrit chanting
“The Yoga Sutra entered my life 39 years ago and since then it’s been a constant companion. It took me a long time to completely understand it but once this had happened it ended all confusion I had about yoga. Understanding the Sutra gave me complete confidence in how to apply my practices diligently and that I would succeed in due time. The Sutra changed yoga for me from a faith and hope-based system to a science with predictable and repeatable outcomes. It is exactly this confidence and certainty that I would like to pass on to my students. The workshop will be interactive, with ample time for participants to ask questions.”
The Yoga Sutra is the operating manual of yoga. It is only when we understand the why’s and how’s of yoga that we will practice with confidence and beyond doubt. In this class we will chant selected stanzas in Sanskrit and a detailed commentary based on Gregor’s four decades of practice and study will be given. The commentary will retain the depth of the ancient treatises but will be fun, relatable and applicable to modern urban life.
Asana classes will be taught in the Led and Mysore-style format.
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