THE FEMININE ART OF YOGA TRAINING
THE FEMININE ART OF YOGA TRAINING
Begins Feb. 9 Completes March 9, 2020
Location Rishikesh India, The City of Yoga !
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THE FEMININE ART OF YOGA TRAINING
In the Golden Era of India there were Yogini’s who gathered and practiced the esoteric’s of Yoga and Goddess worship in ways that enhanced and amplified their feminine potencies, rather than adjusting their systems to a masculine model of yoga.
In this special course you will learn the feminine art of yoga, incorporating classical practices, mantra, mudra, meditation, ritual worship, self care, womb care, expression of Divine Love through dance and more…….
SANANDA TRAINING PROGRAMS
Sananda training program are unique amongst the programs offered in Yoga. Our course is designed to support the spiritual unfolding of the students. The numbers are kept to a minimum welcoming only 15 students per year. Our tuition is kept reasonable to make the course accessible and all of our instructors have at least 20-30 years experience in their fields of expertise. It is a life experience that you will never forget and that will bring you endless inspiration for the years to come.
You will love it !
AWAKEN YOUR PATH OF ASPIRATION
To be a Yoga Teacher or a Spiritual Aspirant is walking a unique path in life, full of many delights and choices that fall outside of conditioned experience. In this Yoga training course you will be guided into the Feminine Art of Yoga as a deepened yogic lifestyle by the expert hands of woman who have devoted decades of their lives to the path of yoga
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to embrace the Feminine Art of Yoga while be held in love in the light.
With all our hearts we welcome you to awaken within yourself Feminine Art of Yoga. This is a gift to your own soul and to the planet who dearly needs and feminine touch.
Sananda is a Yoga Alliance 500hr advanced registered school
Live the experience of Yoga for Self Transformation and Spiritual Awakening, while learning how to become a Yoga Instructor, under careful and insightful guidance . Enhance your peace of mind, body and soul while exploring the deeper meanings of life, and learning guidelines and techniques that will keep you on this path of the Feminine Art of Yoga. Sananda Yoga training will increase your vitality and support your daily practice, which is key to the success of yoga.
You will learn Classical yoga postures in a Kriya Flow style to encourage a dynamic awakening of life force energy in a feminine way. Asana practice is exploration of the physical postures in yoga. By moving the body in specific positions combined with deep breathing, you are able to realign the energy flow in your body and mind. This new movement of energy can heal health conditions and change ways of thinking, (i.e. belief systems) increase your life force energy in all ways and bring you into harmony with Self, Nature and the Mysteries of Life. This teaching includes Classical Yoga postures to restore vibrant health and vitality to body, mind and spirit and induce states of deep relaxation and inner connection to the Universal Goddess energy of Creation and Love.
Pranayama, Mudras and Bandhas
Pranayama is the science of breath and the direction of life force energy. You will explore the science of breath as life and learn how to use the breathing exercises of Yoga as a tool for change. Mudras are hand and eye gestures that open subtle energy circuits to restore devotion, higher love perception, health and spiritual awareness. Bandhas are muscular contractions that seal life force energy in so that it may be used for healing and to stimulate higher awareness.
Meditation is the culmination of all Yogic practices, it is the ability to be one-pointed, which brings great peace and will allow you to access your innate inner wisdom. You will be guided to increase length of sits and to deepen your ability to keep focused awareness, therefore opening the psychic eye.
The study and exploration of some ancient Yogic texts glorifying the feminine, whose perennial wisdoms continue to be a map for understanding life in its wholeness.
This is the study of the metaphysical body and how to access its wisdom to enhance the practice of yoga and your life. In this practice we will explore the esoteric practice of generating divine nectar using the petals and mantras of the chakras. We will explore the chakras, the nadis, the five koshas, and the pranas and how to use these subtle aspects of your anatomy for Self Tranformation.
Mantra, Chanting and Sanskrit
Mantra is sacred sound. It has been passed down by the Visionaries of Yoga as a method to realign our Ego (small sense of self) to its Divine Nature. All trauma is stored in the body as sound. By repetition of sacred sound you can heal and transform your limited understanding of the Nature of Self. Sanskrit is an energetic language of Yoga and ancient India whose purpose is Self Realization. Chanting Sanskrit is like “yoga” for the tongue with all the benefits of stress release, healing, opening the heart and the mind.
Yoga is a living art form. The geometry of a yoga pose if a living mandala designed for the transformation of body, mind, and soul. From the view point of yoga the body is your temple and this unique exploration of the physical functioning of the body during the practices of yoga will offer an invitation to move deeper into your temple, into the poses, and into the essence of love in the Soul. This study will also Includes some Healing Movement Yoga teachings.
Structure of the Training
Your days will be 10 hours long paced consciously to assist you in the deepest unfolding of yourself and absorption of the teachings. There will breaks throughout the day for rest, or exploration of the sacred lands of Rishikesh and study. Each morning will begin with meditation to capture the mood of Self that resides within and let it carry you through your day. And each day will end with a spiritual teaching or experience to take you into your rest and integration time consciously. You will have single accommodation to ensure you have privacy for rest and integration while engaged in a deep process, like a yoga training course.
You will have one day of a week free, where you may join an excursion or take time to your self. There will be ayurvedic treatments available a the PDI Ayurvedic Center at a very reasonable rate if you wish to book some for yourself. There will be a break in the middle of the training from Feb.20-24 where you can arrange day excursions, have a deeper program of daily ayurvedic treatments that would be suggested by the doctor at the center who is simply wonderful …or take an adventure, for those looking for a big adventure, some of the teachers will be travelling to Varanasi the, City of Lights, for the massive celebration of Shiva Ratri and the famous Drupad Mela a festival of classical Indian Music that begins at sundown and goes to till sunrise on the Holy Ghats of Varanasi. It will be very busy place but very wonderful, if you don’t mind crowds. The cost of the trip is approx $500 for flights and hotels. If you are interested we can book your ticket and hotel for you so we can all stick together. We will need to know by December, if you would like to take this journey, as the hotel etc. get booked up very quickly for this event.
Our Training Locations
Rishikesh is the City of Yoga. It was create for the yogis to live in and meet and share wisdom. The vibration in the atmosphere is to rare, unlike any other place, You can feel the presence of the great masters of yoga that have lived and visited there and incredible life force energy from the Himalayan mountains and the blessed pristine Ganges River who runs through the centre of the city with great force. It a blessing to travel to Rishikesh and an even greater blessing to practice and study the teaching of yoga there. The environment creates a Cosmic Flow that makes all the practice richer, and easier to attain.
We will begin our training at the PDI Ayruvedic and Yoga Training Centre Rishikesh. It is a wonderful centre for the healing arts located on the backside of a simple village in Indian. You will witness the lifestyle of village people, the agriculture, the foods, and habits, and it possible to see the wild elephants wandering through the jungle this village is located in . The River Ganges is close by in Her less dynamic form as a tributary and is very easy to take a Holy Bath in and there are wonderful temples and Ashrams to explore, where saint have left there bodies yet continue to bless the pilgrims who visit. You can read and see more about PDI at http://pdiayuryoga.com
The second half of the training will be at Yoga Niketan Akram Rishikesh which is one of the oldest Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh. It is situated on a gentle hill by the bank of the holy river Ganga in all Her glory, .Yoga Niketan is in the hub and heart of Rishikesh. It was established with the sole purpose of spreading yogvidya and spirituality in the world. It is a very special place to be preforming yoga studies and its location being less remote will allows you to travel easily for sight seeing walks,to visit other ashrams, spiritual shopping, and Ganga Arti’s performed each day a sunset and much more. Rishkesh is a vibrant spiritual community that never stops inspiring. You can read and see more about Yoga Niketan at www.yoganiketanashram.org
This is the sister medicine to yoga and that uses the principles of nature to create life path of healing and balance. Ayurveda emphasis deep individual awareness which lends light to all yogic practice.
Dance of Devi
Dance is one of the greatest tools for awakening and transforming energy. In this course we will be studying and expressing different auspicious expressions of consciousness through study and expression of the Indian goddesses through dance. There is no dance experience necessary just the joy of exploration of your wonder and beauty.Through a sacred synthesis of temple dance traditions, eastern movement modality, embodied yogic philosophy and divine dance expression we will vitalize and empower ourselves, tuning our bodies to be the profound alchemical instruments they are.
Shakti’s jeweled abode lies within the womb space of woman. It is a pre-requisite to awakening her within that we create right relationship with our creative life-force energy known as Jing in the Taoist system and Ojas in the Yogic. Through ancient practices of the Tao we can learn to purify our womb space, ovaries and the life-force energy therein. From this space we then begin to cultivate and then amplify this great source of energy for health, well-being and spiritual awakening. In this workshop we will become intimate with the womb space. We will clarify the energy there with the practice of womb and ovarian clearing. Once the cauldron of the womb is purified we will go to the source of our essential energy, the ovaries and learn to tap into this energy and circulate it throughout the body. We will introduce the time-rested practice of the Jade Egg to amplify this energy even further and create a powerful container for this energy allowing us a deep relationship with the power and potency of the Shakti that lives within us.
Choose Love Karmic Readings
To enhance you awareness of karmic patterns rising Ananda Shakti will receive for you a written transmission giving you insight into karmic patterns that will be ready for transformation during the training.
You can read more about this at this link: Karmic Readings.
Learn oral presentation skills, how to effectively demonstrate techniques in a class situation, how to structure a balanced class, and sequence postures. Learn how to teach privately and acquire special skills for assisting the client’s specific needs.
Learn how to read bodies and adjust postures sensitively and safely to enhance the student’s awareness and comfort with their practice.
Jyotish is the Eastern form of Astrology. The practice of Yoga from a classical perspective is considered incomplete without the addition of conscious guidance of the planets. This class will deepen your awareness effects of the planets, in your daily atmosphere of mind. body and emotion.
MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS
Ananda Shakti (Xenia Splawinski)
Ananda Shakti’s life has been dedicated to discovering how to become Bliss to live in authentic service and devotion to the Divine and to know without a doubt Only Love Is Real. Her great delight is to share her experience of awakening with others who are aspiring to know Love. She has had the immense honour of receiving spiritual initiations and blessings by many great masters in the Americas and in her Beloved India. She is a devotee of the Divine Feminine, Goddess, or Shakti principle and strives to act in Her service and inspiration.
Ananda Shakti is the founder of Sananda Yoga which teaches a classical style of yoga that brings ancient wisdom to modern life making them relevant for our times and lifestyles. She is also the Founder of Sananda Choose Love Karmic Readings , and healings, which offers cellular enlightenment by revealing and transforming life/karmic patterns.
Ananda Shakti is gifted and highly skilled yoga teacher, askashic record karmic reader, intuitive healer, and musician who is dedicated to a genre of music she calls “Soul Songs”, music and words, intuitively received that support deep healing and inspires a greater love and devotion to higher consciousness.
She embodies the spirit and energy of a life committed to wholeness and enlightenment. She has devoted her life to the study, training, teaching and living of the timeless wisdoms of creation from ancient times to their new expressions in our modern psyche. She counts many of the great masters, both in India and North America as her mentors and guides.
Since attending her first yoga class in 1978, Anandashakti has had a passion for self exploration and the facilitation of others on their path to wholeness. She took her first initiation in a Vedic Lineage in 1980 and has been honoured to receive many blessings, initiations, and teachings from numerous masterful teachers over time. The richness of these opportunities has brought a depth to her approach to life and “something extra” that people comment on after attending a class taught by her, or after a healing session. The energy that she embodies inspires one to remember their true nature that is beyond duality.
Sananda Yoga is the culmination of her life experiences, bringing together various teachings while remaining firmly rooted in classical yogic foundation. Ananda Shakti’s focus in life is to assist in healing the split between Self and Self, Self and Other, Self and the Divine. The Sanskrit phrase: Bhuktimuktikaranaka, which means Liberation and Enlightenment through Experience, sums up her approach. Her playful, light-hearted spirit infuses the energy of her classes, readings and healings, allowing her students to experience the joy of their self discoveries.
Since 2003 Ananda Shakti has been the director of the Sananda Yoga Teacher Training which has been graduating teachers who become recognized as unique gifts to their Yoga communities. A Sananda Yoga trained instructor is trained not only in the physical teachings of yoga but also in the metaphysical aspects of yoga. Their classes offer the jewels of yoga that inspire the deeper meaning of life that so many hunger for.
She also teaches a couple of specialized forms of yoga The Feminine Art of Yoga, the practice of the esoteric’s of Yoga and Goddess worship in ways that enhanced and amplified their feminine potencies, and Kriya Prayer Flows, which open the body/mind to moods or states that are the foundational pillars of spiritual awakening, Devotion, Faith and Inspiration. The flows are named Bhakti Shakti, Shraddha Shakti, and Divya Shakti
A certified yoga instructor since 1991 she is proficient in several styles of yoga; enlightening Sananda Yoga, dynamic Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, deep healing Yoga Nidra, and Ayurvedic Yoga, an individual practice which helps re-align lifestyle to one of personal harmony. She integrates her extensive knowledge of meditation, pranayama and chakra awareness into her teaching and healing and her certification as an Ayurvedic self-care practitioner contributes to her well-rounded, holistic style.
In her over 30 years experience in yogic and western esoteric spiritual paths Ananda Shakti has received numerous initiations and attunments including the Kalachakra initiation with the Dali Lama, and the Metatron initiation into mediumship of the akashic records. She acts as a conduit for communication between the Higher Realms’ Beings and our day to day selves and provides healing information and energy about Core karmic Patterns as well offering oracle readings and Life Coaching through the medium of Choose Love Karmic Readings.
One of her great teaching joys is to lead Sublime Shakti Tours to India teaching yogic practice to participants while guiding them to the powerful temple of the Goddess.
Ananda Shakti is an active member of the yoga community and has been invited to teach and perform at the Yoga Conference of Toronto and the Yoga Festival numerous times. She formally sat on the board of directors of the Federation of Ontario Yoga Teachers for 4 year, serving as Vice President and Chair of the Education and Standards Committee and helped to develop safe standards for Yoga Teachers in Ontario by overseeing and designing written and practical examinations leading to yoga teacher certification. She was also in charge of organizing educational retreats for yoga teachers led by international yoga experts.
A certified yoga instructor since 1991 she is proficient in several styles of yoga; enlightening Sananda Yoga, dynamic Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, deep healing Yoga Nidra, and Ayurvedic Yoga, an individual practice which helps re-align lifestyle to one of personal harmony. She integrates her extensive knowledge of meditation, pranayama and chakra awareness into her teaching and healing and her certification as an Ayurvedic self-care practitioner contributes to her well-rounded, holistic style. Ananda Shakti is also a practitioner of Art of Life, a new form of intuitive healing that creates the pathway for liberation from our Core Patterning belief systems. She is honoured to be a forerunner in the Canadian scene in her chosen styles of expertise.
In her over 30 years experience in yogic and western esoteric spiritual paths Ananda Shakti has received numerous initiations and attunments including the Kalachakra initiation with the Dali Lama, and the Metatron initiation into mediumship of the akashic records. She acts as a conduit for communication between the Higher Realms’ Beings and our day to day selves and provides healing information and energy about Core karmic Patterns as well offering oracle readings and Life Coaching. She leads Sublime Shakti Tours to India teaching yogic practice to participants while guiding them to the powerful temple of the Goddess.
Ananda Shakti is an active member of the yoga community and has been invited to teach and perform at the Yoga Conference of Toronto and the Yoga Festival numerous times. She formally sat on the board of directors of the Federation of Ontario Yoga Teachers for 4 year. She served as Vice President and Chair of the Education and Standards Committee and helped to develop safe standards for Yoga Teachers in Ontario by overseeing and designing written and practical examinations leading to yoga teacher certification. She was also in charge of organizing educational retreats for yoga teachers led by international yoga experts.
Karusia Wroblewski (Nirmala)
Living Anatomy and Physiology
Karusia Nirmala Wroblewski Karusia teaches anatomy for yoga in a unique experiential style that is infused with her lifelong studies in yoga, dance and the healing arts.
Karusia Nirmala has been on faculty with Sananda Devi YTT since its inception and has been delighted to collaborate in a a number of sacred music, poetry and dance offerings with Anandashakti over the many years of their friendship. Over the last 16 years, Karusia has been invited to teach philosophy, therapy, pranayama and experiential anatomy in a number of Yoga Teacher training programs in Canada. She sees patients privately for healing work, and is the founder of ShaktiFlow, a blend of dance, yoga, self-expression and healing for women. She has recently created workshops in Loving Touch QiGong (a simple and direct form of hands-on self healing) and Yoga for Sleep.
Karusia is an experienced and intuitive teacher with a gift for inspiring her students about the wonders of the human body. In this program, she is delighted to offer teachings that are especially designed to awaken the understanding of our unique feminine bodies in relation to the practices of Yoga. All sessions will combine lecture and movement; please come prepared to explore the delicious flow of shakti in both mind and body!
Dance of Devi
Ever since she was a young girl, dancing has been Sedona’s purest and most authentic expression. After spending her youth years immersed in classical western dance and theatrical performance arts study she turned her focus towards the Dances of the Silk Road. Deeply moved by the sacred history, rich cultural essence, and transformative power of Eastern Dance and Yoga lineages, she has spent the last 16 years in extensive training, travel and research. She has studied Women’s Womb Dance (bellydance) across the globe as well as Odissi Temple Dance and Vinyasa Krama Yoga at the Shakti School of Dance in Rajasthan, India, Charya Nritya Nepalese Temple Dance out of the Dance Mandal Temple in Portland Oregon and has received her Yoga Teacher Training Certification through the Integral Yoga Institute and Tantra Yoga TT through Satya Loka.
This lifetime of study has culminated into a vibrant life of teaching and performing sacred embodiment both nationally and internationally. In addition to her sacred dance facilitation and performance, she is also an ordained minister, ritualist and present day priestess. She has received initiatory priestess training with Marguerite Rigoglioso of the 7 Sisters Mystery School and is a Initiated 13 Moon Priestess through Ariel Spilsbury’s 13 Moon Mystery School
When she is not abroad you will find her in Portland Oregon, where she produces conscious sacred art events, leads women’s wellness circles, teaches weekly sacred embodiment classes and facilitates community ceremonial celebrations . She is here to support one and all in experiencing and expressing their sacred selves to the FULLEST, in the HIGHEST as embodied, empowered Earth God/desses! She dedicates all her work towards the awakening of human consciousness and the realization of the Divinity within. “
Halo Seronko is the founder of Shakti Temple Arts, an international and online school of Temple Dance, Tantra and Taoist Arts.
She is deeply devoted to a life of cultivation and beauty through the feminine arts and radiance practices of Sacred Dance, Tantra, Taoism, and Priestessing. She is devoted to the universal forces of existence; the feminine, Yin, and the masculine, Yang. She dedicates her life and work to the recognition, balance, harmony, respect and compassion in the dance of these Divine forces, specifically the re-awakening of the Divine Feminine principle.
Raised by a Taoist father, her roots in tradition, lineage and spiritual practice stretch back to childhood. She considers Taoism to be the root of her spirituality, the system from where she began her spiritual and energetic quest studying Tai Chi and Qigong with her father in her early teens. She has since studied multiple lineages in the Taoist traditions of health and well-being, healing arts and sexual energy cultivation. Combining many threads from her father, as well as Mantak Chia and other teachers from the Healing Tao Lineage over the last decade, her practice of Taoist Female Sexual Energy Cultivation has flourished and opened up new awareness and embodied experiences that have transformed Halo’s life and way of being in profound and beautiful ways. From the depths of her own experiences and her passion for these teachings, Halo has been teaching for 6 years online and internationally.
Her mission with Shakti Temple Arts is to offer keys to unlocking the soul’s yearning for expression of it’s innate divinity and wholeness in THIS life, and in THIS body through these time tested lineages of embodiment, consciousness, health and beauty practices.
Halo has taught and performed these arts in India, Guatemala, Australia and along the West Coast of the USA
Location: Rishikesh India
Cost: $3,000 USD + hst
The tuition includes, all teachings, single room occupancy, all meals while at our centres, some excursions to local spiritual sites
$500 deposit due when registration is approved (non refundable)
Remainder due by Jan 9, 2020
Payment plans are available upon request and are subject to a 2% surcharge for admin
Method of payment Cash, Bank or e -transfer, Credit Card,Transfer Wise or Paypal (3% paypal charge applies).
Does not include transit to India.