YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Yoga Alliance certified
April 3 - May 1, 2013
with Adya and Raaji
The PachaMama (Costa Rica) yoga teacher training embraces a holistic approach to
the path of Yoga. Combining the wisdom of traditional yoga lineage
with contemporary understanding of the body, emotional system, and
spiritual practices, this training serves as a platform for
self-inquiry and ignites a process of genuine transformation.
The union of contemporary healing modalities woven within this ancient form, deepens the experience of what yoga truly is – an art of living, with the clear intention to know oneself and align with truth.
One of the healing practices used in this training is Body Flow, "medicine in motion." It is a technique that awakens authentic expression and connects us to our fluid body, initiating a personal movement exploration that reveals the body's mysteries. This profound tool activates a deeper understanding of the body's innate wisdom, allowing one to become more embodied within the yoga practice.
This in-depth training experience supports the shift towards embracing life with awareness, acceptance of oneself, the recognition of oneness and reverence for the earth.
Adya's graceful meditative style draws on a diverse range of influences and forms. She first trained as a teacher in the Vinyasa flow style at the White Lotus Foundation in California. Here she began a period of seven years of study and training while teaching at various yoga studios in California and Seattle.
While the flowing form of graceful Vinyasa is very present in her style, the soft restorative form of yin yoga brings a meditative aspect with gentle opening and melting into the asana. Here it is about surrender and breath, witnessing presence. While she has also trained extensively in pre-natal yoga, her most formative training took place at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Madras, India where she studied yoga therapy.
This work with Adya provides a sacred container to rest in presence and meet whatever arises, shedding layers of contraction and attachment, and embracing the simplicity of the moment. Witnessing presence unveils a natural movement towards wholeness, where thought, sensation and emotion are met equally in the field of awareness, and the awake presence beneath the movement of life shines with beauty.
is a trained body worker and has been healing with touch for the past twenty years. She has studied several different physical therapy modalities such as Shiatsu, Cranio Sacral Balancing, and Massage. In recent years she received training in Somatic Experience (Trauma healing) and Continuum which have become a strong foundation for her healing practice and her personal evolution. Raaji is also a Reiki master, a dance- and gymnastics teacher and has a long history of passionate study of yoga, music and meditation. Over the past 20 years Raaji has explored various ways to work with the body and spirit: with movement and stillness, sound and silence, energy and matter.
In the PachaMama yoga teacher training, Raaji shares her in-depth
experience of the body, and her passion for healing, meditation, and creative expression.
This 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified residential training will be supported by the unique expression of village life, and the inspiration of a vibrant spiritual community where people meet life in an authentic and sacred way.
In addition to techniques and training of asana, pranayama,
anatomy / physiology, teaching methodology, and yoga philosophy other
tools of the training will include
- Somatic experiencing (healing trauma through yoga)
- Continuum movement practice
- Healing sounds and toning, chanting, mantra
- Tantra exploration
- Earth prayer/ sweatlodges
- Conscious communication
- The art of mindful touch and holding space
- Various forms of meditation.
Download the complete program of the training here:
Yoga Teacher Syllabus (PDF)
Casita package: $2.870
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Cottage package: $3.540
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The package includes the training fee and 32 nights accommodation
(April 1 - May 3).
Meals are not included.
To reserve a place in the training a non-refundable deposit of $ 300 must be paid.
*Prices include the 13 % sales tax on accommodation.