In this Yoga Illumination Series, Sumukhi (Kristina Lanuza) and Zoe Mantarakis will guide you into a deeper understanding of Yoga and its practices that enlighten and free the mind and the heart. You will learn the 8-limb system (Ashtanga) as taught by Patanjali – which includes guidelines for strengthening the physical body (Asana/Hatha Yoga) and Meditation to help you embody the most expanded state of enlightenment (Samadhi). You will also learn how to speak from your true Voice in every aspect of your life and as a Yoga Teacher.
The Yoga Illumination Series includes a series of 9 Weekend Intensives which include Meditation, Hatha Yoga, Discussion and Yoga Teaching Practice. Students will be given Home Study Guide Books to guide them in their practice privately and with others.
2013 Yoga Illumined Schedule
April 20 and 21 (8:00-5:00, Saturday/ 8:00-3:00 Sunday)
Patanjali's 8-limbs of Yoga – Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi
May 18 and 19 (8:00-5:00, Saturday/ 8:00-3:00 Sunday)
Yoga Meditation – Build an "asana," a seat for meditation.
June 22 and 23(8:00-5:00, Saturday/ 8:00-3:00 Sunday))
Sanskrit and the Language of Yoga – Learn the basics of Sanskrit,and its power to open up your Voice and speech.
July 27 and 28 (8:00-5:00, Saturday/ 8:00-3:00 Sunday)
Yoga Nidra, Pranayama and Pratyahara – Explore the Yoga of Relaxation, Sleep and surrender. We will also dive into the Pranas, "Vayus" (Airs) in the body and how to work with them on and off the Yoga mat.
August 17 and 18(8:00-5:00, Saturday/ 8:00-3:00 Sunday)
The Yoga of Money – How to work with the energies of money, abundance and power.
September 28 and 29((8:00-5:00, Saturday/ 8:00-3:00 Sunday)
The Yoga of Health: Ayurveda – Integrate one of the oldest schools of Medicine and its prescriptions for health into your daily life.
October 26 and 27 (8:00-5:00, Saturday/ 8:00-3:00 Sunday)
Kriya Yoga – Understand the "nature, methods and means of transformation of individual 'I-AM' into the universal 'I-AM.'" – Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati, translation of Chapter 2 of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras.
November 16 and 17 (8:00-5:00, Saturday/ 8:00-3:00 Sunday)
Siddha Yoga – Explore the supernatural powers of Yoga, Chapter 3 of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras
December 7 and 8 (8:00-5:00, Saturday/ 8:00-3:00 Sunday)
Kaivalyam – "Self-analysis, Self-knowledge, Enlightenment and the Path of 'I-AM, '" Chapter 4 of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras
The Yoga of Voice – Hone your speaking, singing and silent Voice of the Witness.
Those who complete all nine weekends and 30 additional contact hours over the course of the program earn a Yoga Teaching Certificate of Completion at the 200-Hour level.
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Sign up for all nine Yoga Illumined Weekends for $3000 by April 1, 2013 OR provide a non-refundable $500 deposit and pay $333.33 monthly (the last payment costing $333.34)- to register for the payment plan please contact Kerry at Kerry@castlehillfitness.com. Drop-in rate is $350 per weekend (drop-ins do not qualify for full program certification). Some partial-scholarships are available ($1000 off the entire program, $2000 paid in full by April 1, 2013 OR provide a non-refundable $500 deposit and pay $222.22 monthly & final payment $222.24) for those who can display need and dedication to Yoga by providing an essay to email@example.com. Credit cards and checks are accepted. All funds will be collected by Castle Hill Fitness.
Brian Henderson said:
What a great program! Anyone from a beginner yogi to an experienced yoga teacher can gain from this unique and wonderful teacher training. Challenging and fun.
Ginger Averritt said:
Yoga Illumined is one of the best things I have ever done for myself. Zoe & Sumukhi have much to offer, including expertise on alignment in asanas and an insight into yoga philosophy and real-world, practical applications of the Yoga Sutras. I highly recommend Yoga Illumined if you are seeking more spiritual depth and understanding in your yoga practice! The weekend sessions are a joy, and the homework and guidebooks are invaluable tools that I will refer back to for years to come. If you are considering a yoga teacher training, this one is a golden opportunity that is well worth the monetary investment and personal commitment.
Shelli Lopes-Barnes said:
I have made lifelong friends in Yoga Illumined and my life has forever changed. I highly recommend this gift for yourself. Zoe and Sumukhi have years of experience guiding students on a journey through yoga philosophy and Asanas. We dive into the beautiful deep waters of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras and are supported lovingly into our own spiritual selves. Zoe and Sumukhi guide us with amazing detail through alignment and anatomy as we learn to tune into our selves, our breath, each asana and our own voice.
Cherylyn Murray said:
I highly recommend Yoga Illumined teacher training with Zoe and Sumukhi! You will delve into the spiritual aspect of Yoga as well as the physical. Zoe and Sumukhi have teaching styles that compliment one another perfectly! Yoga is an ongoing self examination process and Yoga Illumined has enriched that process for me beyond measure. OM Shanti Shanti Shanti
Kristin Sundberg said:
Yoga Illumined Teacher Training is an amazing opportunity to LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE with the practice of yoga. Sumukhi and Zoe guide you deeply inward and hold a beautiful container for reflection, realization and transformation. Whether you are planning to teach or not, this experience is rich and deliciously nourishing to your whole being. Somewhere in the midst of chanting sutras with Sumukhi and refining alignment with Zoe, your heart will be opened and softened, your will power strengthened and your curiosity and joy renewed.
Andrea Sykes said:
Kristina (Sumukhi) Lanuza and Zoe Mantarakis are two awesome Yoga instructors and trainers! I just started getting into Yoga in February 2012 and already I know an abundance of valuable information on Yoga and have acquired the knowledge needed in order to successfully teach myself Yoga as well as others. Highly recommend taking this teacher training!