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.
2014 Yoga Illumined ScheduleApril 19 and 20 (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 3 and 4 (8:00-5:00, Saturday/ 8:00-3:00 Sunday)
Yoga Meditation – Build an "asana," a seat for meditation.
May 31 and June 1 (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.
June 14 and 15 (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.
July 19 and 20 (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.
August 23 and 24 (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.
September 27 and 28 (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.
October 25 and 26 (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
November 15 and 16 (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 10, 2014 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 Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 10, 2014 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
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