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YTTC 300h

Dharma Yoga Inspired, Kundalini Tantra and Sound Energy Healing 300 hours YTTC with Shir Shemesh, and Lola Lhamo. Satlaya Yoga Journey. 

3-12 January, 13-22 March, 22-31s May 2020

At Lhamo Yoga & Sound Art Studio, Palazzo Altieri, Rome, 00186

The Programme

This programme is designed for yoga teachers who wish to deepen there knowledge and practice towards more subtle aspects of the yogic practices, as well as to get new inspiration and support for there own teachings. The program can fit also for experienced yoga practitioners, who wish to explore other type of practices apart from Asana.

We will focus in this program on Dharma Yoga, Kundalini Tantra, Sound Energy Healing, Mantras and Bhakti Yoga, Subtle Anatomy, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Hands on Adjustment and Yoga Philosophy (Classic and in the view of Neuroscience & Epigenetics).

Dharma yoga, the main inspiration of this program is a heart opening and mind-expanding yoga practice following the teachings of Sri Dharma Mittra, who has been teaching yoga since 50 years.

The Asana practice during the course will be in the mornings Dharma Yoga, which is a Hatha-Vinyasa mixed style, and in the afternoons Yin Yoga or Yoga Nidra with Sound Bath with Himalayan Singing Bowls.

There is a limit of 12 students in this training. This way, we can make sure that we give individual attention and support that each student needs during this very special time.

The course language is English.

Course Curriculum and Yoga Alliance

After completion of this 300h YTTC (Satlaya Yoga school) you will receive Yoga Alliance certification upon successful completion of the contact hours, as well as home-works and given self-practice between the modules. These 300 hours can be added to any basic TTC (200 hours) to register as a RYT 500 hours Yoga Alliance teacher.

As part of the program there will be pre-reading and home-works, and given Sadhana in-between the modules. The pre-reading and home works are specified below the program.

These following topics will be covered during the course in theory and practice:

Kundalini Tantra:

Kundalini Yoga is part of the Tantric tradition.  Tantra and Kundalini are dealing with transformation of matter and energy, using the Chakra system (energy centers) to transcend our consciousness, by activating the dormant potential of our body, called Kundalini. The seat of Kundalini is in the base of the spinal cord.  Yogis have found systematic ways to awaken this potential power and let it flow freely up along the spine.

In this field we will explore:

+ Subtle anatomy: The Chakra System, The main Nadis (energy tubes) and their function, The 5 different Pranas and the Psychic passages.

+ Meditations/Concentrations: the old Tantras offer various dynamic meditations to activate different Chakras and Nadis.

+ Advanced Pranayamas: Nadi Shodhana (Alternated nostrils), Bandhas (energy locks), Mudars, Khumbaka (breathe retentions), Sheetali (cooling pranayama), and much more.

Hand On Adjustment and Yoga Asana:

+ How to perform a posture in a correct alignment.

+ How to analyze a yoga pose, according to 5 basic key points.

+ What are the different ways we can Adjust a student.

+ How to perform hands on Adjustment. We will share a few important guidelines for this art, and will have lots of practice.

+ How to create successful and balanced sequences, which serve different goals.

+ Exploring what one can do with Variations of Poses.

+ Exploring Advanced Yoga Asana.

+ Teaching practice and Practicum.

Sound Energy Healing, Bhakti yoga and Nada Yoga:

+ Sound Energy Medicine, sound healing with singing bowls. (Level I course with certification as a sound therapist by Sound Energy Medicine Association is part of this 300h YTTC – you can work also as a sound therapist). Full programme of this integrated course taught by Lola Lhamo: http://www.lolalhamo.com/tibetan-bowls/sound-energy-medicine-nada-yoga-tibetan-singing-bowls-london-lola-lhamo/

+ Chanting overtones and Mantras – Indian & Tibetan traditions.

+ Sound Bath with Himalayan singing bowls and gongs.

+ What is Nada yoga, the yoga of inner sound. Laya yoga, the yoga of absorption of the mind into the inner sounds

+ What is Bhakti yoga, the yoga of the heart.

+ How to transcend our emotions through chanting.

+ Power of Sanskrit, What are Mantras, their meaning and use.

Yoga Nidra:

+ We will practice 2-3 times a week Yoga Nidra.

+ Learn how to build our own script of Yoga Nidra.

+ Practice on your own as part of your Sadhana.

+ Teaching Practice of Yoga Nidra.

+ Theory of Yoga Nidra: what is its goal and origin. What are the most important ingredients of this practice. How to guide and support your students before and after the practice Yoga Nidra.

Yoga Philosophy in the eyes of Neuroscience, Epigenetics and Quantum physics:

+ We will read together from the following scriptures and discus different ways to interpret their meanings; The Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and Gheranda Samhita.

+ During the readings we will focus how these scriptures can be applied in our daily lives.

+ How neuroscience, epigenetics and quantum physics scintists hold a similar point of view as some Yogic scriptures. 

+ Other topics to be covered are Yamas and Niyamas, Advaita Vedanta, Karma and Karma Yoga, and different definitions, paths and goals of yoga.

Yogic cleansing (Kriyas):

+ Learn in theory about the different cleansing yogic techniques called Shatkarmas.

+ Will practice daily tongue scraping, nasal cavity cleansing (Jala Neti and Neti Sutra), and will explore cleansing of the stomach (Vamana Dhauti, Agni Sara, Nauli). That will be optional!

Daily schedule: 

On some days optional 6h-6h30 yogic cleanses 

6h30-8h00: Kundalini Tantra practice

Tea break

8h15-10h15: Dharma Yoga

10h15-10h45: Breakfast 

11h00-12h00: Class

12h00-14h00: lunch break

14h00-15h15: Class

15h15-16h45: Class

17h00-18h30: Yin yoga/Yoga Nidra/hands-on adjustment 

18h30-19h15 Light Dinner

19h30-20h30 Satsang: Meditation, Chanting, Sound Bath and spiritual discourse.

Course fees:

Super early birds – 1800 Euro (before 3rd July)

Early birds – 2000 Euro (Before 3rd August)

Regular registration – 2300 Euro (After 3rd August)

Registration fee – 250 Euro (non refundable, but will be reduced from the total fee) need to be paid in order to keep your spot. Also one should fill up an application form, which you can ask for in the following mail.

For registration contact: shirsh644@gmail.com

The course fees include the teachings, course manual (in English), snacks and tea, and Shatkarma (yogic cleansing) tools.

Course fees don’t include: traveling costs to/in Rome, accommodation and food.

Location of the course: Lhamo Yoga & Sound Art Studio, located at Palazzo Altieri, Rome, 00186, in the heart of Rome near Pantheon & Piazza Venezia

For more information about Shir Shemesh check:

yogmantram.com

For more information about Lola Lhamo check:

www.lolalhamo.com

Home-works and practice before the course:

+ Reading Hatha Yoga Pradipika (recommended translation by Brian Dana Akers), the Yoga Sutras (recommended translation by Sri Swami Satchidananda), and  from Kundalini Tantra of the Bihar School of yoga: read the first section “Kundalini”

+ There will be questions assignment on these reading send to you, one month prior to the beginning of the training.

+ Watching the videos for the Pranayama practice.

Looking forward to see you on the training!

With the best wishes of health and inner peace

Om Namah Sivaya

Shir Shemesh, Mariella Matic and Lola Lhamo