Residental 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Training, Upper Wilson’s Creek, Byron Bay Shire
July 15th – August 7th, 2020
Honoring the wisdom of the body & embracing the depth of life
A 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training bridging the ancient science of Hatha yoga and the longevity practices of Shaolin energetic arts. This 24 day journey is an empowering process designed to awaken vitality, to clarify your vision, to challenge habit and discover deep connection. The training process is unique because it merges the path of yoga with ancient designs and teachings of the elements and the earth.
This is an intensive transformative experience that allows one to embrace the path of yoga as a life walk, far beyond the asana and deep into the embodiment of the philosophy. This training is open for those who are passionate about yoga and want to dive deeper into the essence of this path, or those who are aspiring to teach.
This unique and intimate training takes place on powerful pristine land, surrounded by fresh water springs, deeply immersed in nature, and teeming with wildlife.
Key Points of Study
It is a time that requires our full attention, a time that calls us to widen the capacity to contain energy and walk with kindness, clarity, and sovereignty.
We believe in this work, in the wisdom of the body, in healing ourselves, in shedding layers of self as a doorway to a new paradigm. As we merge traditions and powerful spiritual practices we align with balance, community, and radiant vitality.
We believe in the power of the ancient art forms of yoga woven with native earth practices as a platform to ground and remember the connection to source.
In an urgent time of need on the planet, there is a deep calling for global leaders standing in truth, transparency, clarity and connection to the earth. As teachers and leaders on the path of Yoga we have the opportunity to impact peoples lives, supporting the journey of healing and empowerment.
Why this training is unique
- Shaolin Secrets of Longevity
- Deep connection to the spirit of the land
- Refined Embodied Philosophy
- Intimate community building
- Drinking from spring water source
- Earth Ritual
- Raw and truthful self inquiry
- Personal solitude and refuge
- Daily 2 hour Asana practice- Hatha and Shaolin Arts
- Pranayama for health, radiance, longevity and relaxation
- Dance exploration as “soul retrieval”
- Discover you authentic style, strengths and gifts as a teacher and space holder
- Cutting edge understanding of Anatomy, organs and meridian health, fascia and the science of connection
- Yoga Philosophy as a guide for personal spiritual evolution
- Clear understanding of unique and intuitive balanced sequencing
- Initiation rites of passage
- Chakra study as a blueprint for transformation
- Anchoring daily practice through inspiration and commitment
- Reclaiming the fragmented self through meditation and stillness
We are International teachers who live, love and teach together, and have held a bi-annual Yoga Teacher Trainings in Costa Rica for the last 7 years. Our teachings not only arise from the path of yoga, but we are deeply inspired by a life walk of the Earth ways and working with indigenous elders of various traditions.
Half of the year we live in Costa Rica at Pachamama, a transformational eco community working deeply with silence, the earth ways of the red road, and sacred designs of the Amazon and the North Americas. This year we became custodians of sacred land in Australia and have just run our first YTT there.
Through 20 years of study and passionate exploration of various forms of yoga and energy work, Adya has experienced a deep meeting with the vast realms of the inner body, revealing a profound path of healing and mystery. She was first certified as a Yoga teacher in 1999 and she now shares a unique expression of Ha-tha yoga that awakens deep embodiment, clarity and profound transformation. Adya creates a safe space for people to journey into the temple of the body and she bridges the yoga philosophy into an embodied life experience. Through her own journey of moving into the shadow places, Adya is passionate about supporting others to embrace the depth of living and rise into peace and empowerment.
Velan is a movement devotee, passionate about ancient internal energetic arts and exploring the limits, edges and boundaries of the human experience. Velan is deeply influenced by Master Zhen Hua Yang a Shaolin monk, the longevity practices of the Shaolin lineage and a range of indigenous elders from Ecuador to Mexico through his work with the Vision Quest and the Sun Dance. Velan shares a 4 dimensional form of yoga based on the ancient teachings of the Shaolin temples. He has been deeply influenced by the cutting edge approach to the body through “movement culture” and Yoga therapy with Simon Borg Olivier.
Food & Accommodation
We will be supported with 3 nourishing organic meals a day, including fresh medicinal herb teas, tonics, fruits and snacks throughout the day.
We incorporate superfoods and herbs and organic vegetarian produce that grow on this land.
Each participant will be lodging in beautiful and comfortable Bell tents spread throughout the land.
Each tent is double occupancy equipped with 2 cosy beds, sweet decor and provides deep connection to this sacred land.
Dates & Daily Schedule
Dates: Arriving the afternoon of July 15th 2020,
and completing the journey at 2 pm August 7th, 2020
- 5.30am: Optional cold plug
- 6am – 7.30am: Morning practice (Asana, Pranayama)
- 8am-9 am: Breakfast
- 9am-12.30pm: Morning sessions (Asana, Philosophy, Anatomy and Beyond)
- 12.30pm – 2.30pm: Lunch and break
- 2.30pm-5pm: Afternoon lectures (Breaking Down postures, Teaching Methodology)
- 6.30pm: Dinner
- 7.30pm – 8.15pm: Silent Meditation
- 8.15pm-10pm: Night Sessions (Dance, Group Initiations, Rituals.)
Investment (Food & Tuition w/ accommodation options below)
$4499 – Early bird w/ Bell Tent Accomodation:(must be paid in full by March 30th, 2020)
$3850 Early bird w/ Private camping, bring your own tent or commute (for locals)
$4999 Standard pricing w/ Bell Tent Accomodation (must be paid in full by September 1st, 2020)
$4350 Standard pricing w/ Private camping Bring your own tent or commute
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An AUD$500 deposit is due upon application to the teacher training. The deposit is non-refundable or transferable with your application.
The amounts listed above INCLUDE your $500 deposit.
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I walked into Adya and Velan’s yoga teacher training expecting to become a yoga teacher, and I walked out healed. It is a wildly transformative experience that will not only teach you the fundamentals of yoga and teaching, but will also help you find your voice, your connection to spirit, and the truth of who you really are. The training draws on the wisdom of ancient traditions and fuses them with modern science for a powerfully holistic experience that has deep implications beyond the practice of yoga asana.
With each footstep these beautiful and loving humans walk in truth, living their prayers and offering nourishing spiritual support. Sharing simple but profound practices that are life changing. Exploring all dimensions of the mind, body and spirit, awakening the ancient wisdom dancing in our blood.
They have inspired me to live my prayer, aligning more with truth, harmony and selflessness. Diving deep into the pool of the heart, Igniting the inner flame and embracing clarity of insight.
This course enables you to take yoga into your life, and yet you will gain so much more than knowledge and understanding of yoga and asanas.