SANANDA YOGA

 

THE FEMININE ART OF YOGA TRAINING

 

THE FEMININE ART OF YOGA TRAINING

Begins June 1st, Completes: July 22nd (7 weekends)

no classes the weekend of June 22,23,24

Toronto, Canada

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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 North America. 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.

OUR CURRICULUM

Asana
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.

Anatomy for Yoga
This is the exploration of the physical functioning of the body during the practices as a invitation to move deeper into the poses. Includes some Healing Movement Yoga teachings.

Esoteric Anatomy
This is the study of the metaphysical body and how to access its wisdom to enhance the practice of yoga. In this practice we will explore the esoteric practice of generating divine nectar using the petals and mantras of the chakras.

Meditation
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 t your ability to keep focused awareness, therefore opening the psychic eye.

Philosophy
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.

Mantra and Chanting
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
Sanskrit is an energetic language 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.

Teaching Skills
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.

Adjustments
Learn how to read bodies and adjust postures sensitively and safely to enhance the student’s awareness and comfort with their practice.

Jyotish
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.

Ayurveda
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.

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.

MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

Ananda Shakti (Xenia Splawinski)

Primary Instructor

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)

Primary Instructor (Anatomy and Physiology)


Karusia teaches anatomy in a unique style that is infused with her lifelong studies in yoga, dance and the healing arts. She has been inspired by many wonderful teachers who showed her that the physical body is a multidimensional instrument that includes bones, muscles, breath, emotions, memories and spirit. It is a temple and companion as we grow to know ourselves in all our gross and subtle realms.

In brief, her dance training is through York University (Toronto), her yoga therapy is through RMIYA (Boulder, CO) and her healing work is through Therapeutic Touch and Healing Touch (Toronto) as well as recent intensive study in QiGong (Daisy Lee and Nadia Linda Hole). Karusia has been practicing asana for 45 years and holds a special spot in her heart for Baba Hari Dass who initiated her into the beauty and value of the inner practices of classical Yoga in 1999.

Karusia 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. Karusia has been invited to teach philosophy, therapy and experiential anatomy in a number of Yoga Teacher training programs in Toronto and surrounding areas. 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 is a wise and experienced teacher with a gift to inspire her students about the wonders of our human body and how this knowing enhances every limb of yoga.

In the fall of 2011, Karusia’s studies and teaching experience were recognized by the Yoga Alliance through E-RYT 500 standing.

www.shaktiflow.com

Andrea Olivera

Ayurveda and Jyotish

Andrea’s educational accomplishments in India as well as North and South America highlight her great commitment to excellence. Her studies abroad with Doctors of Ayurveda, such as Dr.Upadiya and Dr. Gupta, as well as many Spiritual Teachers, have been integrated into the unique services and products she provides today.

Andrea’s commitment to serving humanity is unwavering and includes a keen interest in overall health promotion. Andrea’s experience speaks for itself and continues to expand into new dimensions of the global market and humanitarian projects. Andrea Olivera, highly respected as a multidisciplinary specialist, as well as being prominent as a revolutionary within the spa industry, continues to act as a guide toward Ayurveda awareness and best practices in the spa and beauty industries. As improved health for individuals is supported and healthier communities abound, Andrea’s success is everyone’s success

Many progressive yoga studios, like Toronto’s Sananda Devi Yoga Studio, Downward Dog YogaStudio, JivaMukti Yoga Studio, The Yoga Sanctuary, Balance Yoga Studio, Bliss Yoga Studio and Calgary’s DownDog Yoga Studio, have incorporated training components provided by Andrea Olivera Centre for Ayurveda.

Andrea Olivera is a proactive, highly trained leader in the revolution of the spa industry. Her excellence is demonstrated clearly by a successful career expanding over twenty years as a Spa Specialist and Educator, Ayurveda Specialist and Educator, Aveda Educator, Aromacologist,Advocate for Ayurveda Awareness and Director of Ayurveda Expos. Andrea Olivera Centre for Ayurveda is well founded on integrity, endurance and purity in practice.Serving prominent spas such as Civello Salon & Spa and Aveda as well as an extensive list of other Canadian and U.S. spas, Andrea has provided comprehensive Ayurvedic training that is second to none.

www.ayurvedictouch.com

Marla Meenakshee Joy

Sanskrit


Meenakshi (Marla Joy), Co-owner/Co-director of Downward Dog Yoga Centre, first traveled to India in 1988 to study meditation and the philosophy of the Vedas with Swami Shyam, as well as other learned scholars in the Himalayas. She is a Certified Meditation and Yoga Philosophy teacher from the International Meditation Institute in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, Himalayas.

She has been an international teacher trainer teaching since 1999 across Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia, as both a teacher of Philosophy and Sanskrit, Chanting and Meditation, Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga, and Restorative Yoga.

A practicing Shiatsu Therapist since 1993, and teaching Mysore (Self-Practice) around the globe, Meenakshi has a healing and informative touch.
As a celebrated song-stress, she also leads Kirtan (call-and-response chanting) with her band SWAHA, with inspired musical compositions with her partner/keyboardist, Ron Reid. She has produced four CD’s of Sanskrit chanting entitled “Prayer’s”, “Salutations”, “Vishnu’s Dream”, “Bolo!”, “Shanti Pulse, and their newest CD “Gone Beyond”, and more. Meenakshi endeavours to bring a deep heart-beat to the sacred Bhakti path.

www.swaha.ca
www.downwarddog.com

Halo Seronko

Womb Teachings

Halo Seronko is the creatrix of Shakti Temple Arts where she serves as a Temple Dancer, Priestess and Tantric Yogini guiding women deeper into their innate radiance and power as the living Goddess, Shakti.

Living between the holy land of India and the USA for the past 6 years, Halo has been bridging the worlds by bringing ancient traditions of Shakti embodiment to the West. While in India she studies Classical Indian Temple Dance and Tantra, and goes on extensive pilgrimages to sacred sites of the Goddess. The mysteries of the feminine and of the womb have been her guiding lights upon her quest for deeper and deeper embodied understanding of the Goddess, and thus she has been diving deep into ancient practices of Shakti cultivation from various traditions for the past decade.

Shakti Temple Arts is Halo’s offering to the rise of the Divine Feminine. Through time tested lineages of embodiment, consciousness, health and beauty practices, Shakti Temple Arts offers keys to unlocking the soul’s yearning for expression of it’s innate divinity in THIS life, and in THIS body.

Halo believes that Temple is a vessel for God/Goddess, be it an ancient architectural structure, or our very bodies, breath and consciousness. It is a way of life that acknowledges the Sacred in all that is, and offers reverence and awe in the form of beauty, and the cultivation of embodied awareness.

Halo has taught and performed these arts in India, Guatemala, Australia and along the West Coast of the USA

http://shaktitemplearts.com

 

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Course also includes:

Opening Night Puja and Vedic ritual to remove obstacles, open the mind for learning and bring blessing to our training together.

Graduation Ceremony: An evening of celebration for friends and family, where you will receive your Certification as a Yoga Instructor and includes a Closing Puja during which students will receive blessings for their new direction in life and during which they may receive Spiritual Names if they wish. The spiritual name has a frequency that will continue guiding the aspirant on their path.

Begins June 1st, Completes: July 20th (7 weekends)

no classes the weekend of June 22nd

Class Schedule:

Fridays 6-9pm
Sat. 9am-6pm
Sun. 9am-6pm

Location: Central Toronto TBA

Cost: $2,500 + hst
$500 deposit due when registration is approved (non refundable)
Remainder due at the begging of the session
Or two payments Plus admin fee of 2%
Method of payment cheque, cash, paypal (3% paypal charge applies).

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