Yantra Wisdom: Portals of Mystical Medicine
Sep
18
to Oct 30

Yantra Wisdom: Portals of Mystical Medicine

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A 40 day Practice to Blossom Your Relationship


When I discovered the Yantra world, It changed my life forever; I am grateful for the insight they continue to offer.  Inspired to share more about yantras as a source of wisdom, I have created a course designed to support a personal practice with the Yantras in the Yantra Wisdom deck. Immerse yourself in the beauty and sanctity of the yantras.

This course will focus on: 

  • The breakdown of the Yantra Wisdom Deck: Planets, Chakras, Gods and Goddesses

  • Learn the names and pronunciation of each of the Yantras 

  • Learn how to chant the mantra of each yantra

  • Discover the shapes of the yantras and their meanings 

  • Develop creative-intuitive rituals for each of the cards

  • Start a 40-day Sadhana with the Yantra Wisdom Deck

  • Rituals to invoke a deeper relationship with each yantra 

Required supplies: 

Yantra Wisdom Deck & Guidebook. 
If you do not already own the deck and book, receive 25% off your purchase when you register for the course. Your promo code to purchase will come in your confirmation email.  (limited supplies available)

Dedicated Journal

Creative supplies (paper, crayons, colored pencils, markers or pastels-your choice)



Registration is by donation; offer what you can

With your registration you will receive: 

  • 25% off your purchase towards Yantra Wisdom deck and guidebook. 

  • 4 Zoom calls 

  • Creative tutorials

  • Course Craft Temple Classroom, where recordings, tutorials will be stored as well as a space to  connect with other participants, share your experience and engage in self-inquiry discussions. 

By Donation Register Here

Join us in community for a dedicated 40+ day Sadhana with 4 supportive Zoom meetings, every other week. 
Meeting Dates:  September 18, October 2, 16 &30
Times: 8:30am Pacific/ 10:30am Central (Approximate meeting time 1 hour) If you are unable to attend the live classes, you will be able to watch the Zoom recording in the Course Craft Classroom.

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Advanced Restorative:  The Wisdom of Nurturance  | Honolulu, HI
Nov
11
to Nov 17

Advanced Restorative: The Wisdom of Nurturance | Honolulu, HI

  • Open Space Yoga | Honolulu, HI (map)
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In this advanced Restorative teacher training, we will focus on the body as the temple for healing and the art of relaxation in more complex postures. Students will learn new restorative postures, as well as deepen their skills to support clients, in the group class model as well as individually. Participants are required to complete a project to receive a certificate for this course. 

Restorative yoga offers the assistance of props to hold the body; when the body feels supported, it learns to release and rest, making room for healing. This training is for teachers and practitioners currently practicing and teaching restorative yoga. 

Focus of Training:
The body as a temple for healing— share with the group, what you do for self-healing, support for your body and mind. Please include meditation, mindfulness and any other practice you may be doing. You are not healing anyone you are first and foremost leading by example, and supporting others on their quest to heal. 

  • Advanced use of props— restorative chair, eye wrap, sandbags. 

  • Ayurveda & the Doshas as it relates to the physical postures — use the vrikruti as a starting point to creating a relationship with the client. Start with this, taking each others' vikruti, test, and seeing where they are at. Take a client history with each other. 

  • Guided relaxation techniques

  • Observations of different bodies in restorative poses 

  • Trusting your intuition

  • Inversions, deep backbends & forward bends

  • The importance of your Restorative practice

  • Active listening and working with students individually

Dates: Nov 11-17
Times: Monday Wed Friday 5:30-8:30
Saturday 9:30-4:30 (1 hr lunch) 
Sunday 9:30-3:30 (1 hr lunch) 
Investment : $375

Prerequisite: Restorative Level 1 with Chanti Tacoronte-Perez

Required Reading: Restore & Rebalance by Judith Lasater

The Heart Speaks: A Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healing by Mimi Guarneri M.D. FACC

“Restorative yoga slowed down my thoughts and helped me connect with my heart.”
~Janet Brito

CEs: 20
Limited to 15 students - please reserve your space in advance.

Props to bring - Please purchase in advance to make sure you have them in time!: 4-6 blankets, 1 bolster, 2 blocks, 1 strap, 1 eye pillow, 1 mat (we recommend Sunshineyoga.com) + optional restorative head wrap available at: https://iynaus.org/store/props/pune-headwrap 

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The Myths & Mysteries of the Daśa Mahāvidyās: Yantra, Mantra, Tantra | Honolulu, HI
Nov
18
to Nov 23

The Myths & Mysteries of the Daśa Mahāvidyās: Yantra, Mantra, Tantra | Honolulu, HI

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The Daśa Mahāvidyās, Ten Wisdom Goddess were ancient women whose powers and stories “represent what is hidden, secret, subtle and sensitive, what has to be searched out and discovered” David Frawley. Through the process of discovering the subtleties of the Goddess, she becomes alive within us. It is by way of the creative practices of mantra, yantra, storytelling, movement, ritual, meditation and self-inquiry, we humbly petition her to be our guide as we further our self-study.

To engage in a relationship with a wisdom Goddess is to collaborate with the parts of ourselves that are still a mystery. Unveiling those mysteries elicits an everlasting bond with our psyche, and with the powers the Goddesses reveal.

Dates: Nov 18-24

Times: Monday Wed Friday 5:30-8:30  
Saturday 9:30-3:30 ( 1 hr lunch) 
Sunday 9:30-2:30 (1 hr lunch) 

Investment: $300

Required Reading: Yantra Wisdom Book & Divination Deck by Chanti Tacoronte-Perez; Tantric Yoga & The Wisdom Goddesses by David Frawley

Recommended Reading: Yoni Shakti by Uma Dinsmore Tuli

The Daśa Mahāvidyās are clear guides to illuminate the unfolding cycles of śakti in action in our lives because they represent, in feminine form, different aspects of consciousness, wisdom and power.” Uma Dinsmore-Tuli 

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Yantra Painting | Tara: The Guiding Star
Jan
11
to Jan 12

Yantra Painting | Tara: The Guiding Star

  • Mela Yoga | San Mateo, CA (map)
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Tara takes us across the deep, dark, turbulent waters, that never have been crossed; navigating the stars, to be guided along the creative path. These waters often correspond to the mind. Tara evokes the Siddhi (power) of Trust. Trusting to be carried though difficulties of transformation and change, especially when one does not anticipate or know what awaits.

Yantra painting is a meditative practice. Using the left and right side of the brain simultaneously, by chanting and drawing/painting, harmony arises. These ancient symbols also hold archetypal energy, the shapes and colors (depending on the yantra/chakra) help us to remember our primal self, and our divine nature. The chant is the link to the sacred sounds, they help to focus our inner chatter to just one thing at a time. Slowing down our minds, and shifting our perspective,  we naturally feel better.

We will learn the symbology and meaning of the different parts of the Tara Yantra and how she relates to our own lives, as well a The construction (drawing and painting) of the yantra will take us deeper into the feeling of devotion, meditation and sacredness.

Date: Jan 11-12; 12-4:30
Location: Mela Yoga, San Mateo, CA
$149- 9 hour workshop includes materials.

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The Art of Rest: Restorative Teacher Training (Level 1) | Atlanta, GA
Jun
5
to Jun 7

The Art of Rest: Restorative Teacher Training (Level 1) | Atlanta, GA

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Learn the art of observation and support thru the practices of restorative yoga. This teacher training will give you the skills necessary to incorporate restorative yoga into your practice and classes. Restorative yoga offers the assistance of props to hold the body; when the body is held it learns to release and rest, making room for healing. This training is for teachers and dedicated students alike. 

Focus of Training:

  • What is restorative yoga: the restorative environment and the restorative yoga gems.

  • Sympathetic & Parasympathetic: creating the space and mind set for parasympathetic unfoldment.

  • Breath awareness: how to breathe in restorative postures, and how you can use the breath, to appease apprehensive or anxious students.

  • Guided Relaxation Techniques: learn specific tools to support an active mind, and those students that are not used to being still, or new to restorative yoga.

  • Observations in different bodies: learning to look at the student first, adaptation of various postures.

  • Trusting your Self: sensation of your own body, to make or not make adjustments.

  • Postural adaptations for pregnancy: learning poses that you add to any of your regular yoga classes to support expecting mothers.

  • Private students- How to work individually with a student, taking a basic “student history“ (physical, medical and emotional) and using it to decide which postures will be more effective.

  • Your own Restorative practice: knowledge is best from the source. Learn to create a personal restorative practice, to be a better teacher, and to retain ojas!

  • Savasana: The importance of full relaxation in each yoga class.

Dates: Fri-Sun, June 5-7

Times: Friday June 5- 8:00-4:00pm
Saturday June 6- 11:30-6:30pm
Sunday June 7 8:00-4:00pm

Investment
$425/$350 early bird price through May 5, 2020.

One scholarship available.  Application deadline January 31, 2020.

Link to apply for scholarship:
https://forms.gle/ffKBXDYTdJgHY1Gu5

Payments may be split into two equal payments if not paid in full. Email info@sacredchillwest.com for payment plan. No Refunds

Required text: Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times By Judith Lasater

Prop Wish List:
Please bring the props you have at home, or purchase in advance. Ideally you would bring
4-6 blankets (Mexican blankets or the link), 1 bolster, 2 blocks, 1 strap, 1 eye pillow, 1 mat.

If you plan on teaching and doing restorative yoga as a continued practice these are the minimum props needed. Sacred Chill West has some props available for use during our training, however, we would like you to bring some of your own as well.

 

Continuing Education: This course can be used towards your Yoga Alliance Continuing Education requirements.

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Uniting Our Powers Through the 64 Yoginis | VIRTUAL TEMPLE
Jul
31
to Aug 21

Uniting Our Powers Through the 64 Yoginis | VIRTUAL TEMPLE

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Mystery surrounds the 64 Yoginis; believed to be living women who were then deified. we ignite their names through mantra to remember the yoginis, our forgotten ancestors, great grandmothers, and each other. 

In this course, we will chant and learn the names of one group of 64 Yoginis as remembered by the Himalayan Tradition. Vocalizing their names, we unite our powers of imagination and inner wisdom to remember the many facets of her precious gem.

To remember this circle of names we greatly benefit from the support of others on the same path. For many of us, the learning process can be linear and lonely; while alone time to immerse ourselves in practice is necessary. The nature of chanting her names creates a great mandala to remember all of her and in turn all of our ourselves. 

Within Indian culture no line is drawn between the human and divine female; both embody shakti. Any women can declare herself divine or be named as a goddess.
— Elinor W. Gadon
By Donation Register Here

Join us in community for a dedicated 4 week practice. 
Meeting Dates:  July 31, Aug 7, 14, 21
Times: 8:30am Pacific/ 10:30am Central |  Approximate meeting time 1hour.
Hosted and supported by Stephanie Chee Barea & Chanti Tacoronte-Perez

Our meetings will consist of learning chant, embody and pronounce the Names of the 64 Yoginis, creative practices to support your learning and time for questions and insight.  Each week you will receive a link to our Zoom call. After the call is done we will send you the recording and any additional creative practices. 



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Empowered  Wisdom Yoga Nidra Teacher Training | Sacred Chill | Atlanta, GA
Jul
11
to Jul 14

Empowered Wisdom Yoga Nidra Teacher Training | Sacred Chill | Atlanta, GA

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Empowered Wisdom Yoga Nidra Teacher Training & Certification Retreat
Atlanta, GA

Immerse yourself in the profound state of Yoga Nidra and embody the teachings that allow you to transmit powerful and transformative yoga nidra experiences. Yoga Nidra is not about reading a script in a relaxed voice. It is the art of guiding yourself or another into the deepest state of consciousness where deep rest and union with Presence is experienced.

This training is for teachers and seekers who want to explore Yoga Nidra beyond a technique–as a state of consciousness. Our emphasis will be on Sacred Self Care, Creativity, Intuition, Healing, Ritual and Sankalpa Shakti

Learn:

  • History, mythology and traditions

  • Brain Science and sleep hygiene

  • Understanding the difference between Yoga Nidra and deep relaxation

  • States of consciousness

  • When & why to use specific techniques leading towards yoga nidra

  • The importance of a daily sadhana

  • Mantra to Goddess Yoga Nidra

  • Necessity of devotion and bhakti

  • How to invoke the space of Hiranyagarbha

  • Contra indications for certain ailments

  • Koshas and how they relate to Yoga Nidra

  • The relationship of the Prana Vayus in yoga nidra

Practice:

  • Creating your Yoga Nidra Nest

  • Learn restorative poses to support the body for Yoga Nidra practice for pregnancy, trauma, exhaustion etc.

  • Perfect Sankalpa and Sankalpa Shakti

  • How to lead yourself towards the state of Yoga Nidra & deepen your relationship to Nidra Shakti.

  • Ritual practices including mantra, yantra, likita japa and Sankalpa rituals

  • Preparatory and post practices: pranayama, joints and glands, point to point, moon bath

  • Creative exploration as a means to process the experience of yoga nidra practice

  • Self Healing and the Healing Image

  • Self inquiry techniques

  • Creating your sacred sanctuary


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What’s Included:
-Yoga Nidra Practice Recordings and Resources (video and mp3)
-Online Homework and Study materials
-Online Monthly Mentorship
-Yoga Nidra Initiation Kit

27 Training
13 hours Omwork

20 Hours on retreat (separate tuition+ room and board. Registration link will be sent once accepted.
Total
: 60 Yoga Alliance CEU’s

Location: Sacred Chill West
2030 Bolton Rd Suite 400 | Atlanta, GA 30318

Tuition $895 if paid in full by May 1, 2019, After May 1- $995
Payment plans available with at least $250 nonrefundable down payment.

Daily schedule as follows:
Thursday July 11- 8:45-11:45, Lunch from 11:45-1:15, 1:15-5:45pm
Friday July 12 – 8:45-11:45, Lunch from 11:45-1:15, 1:15-6:15pm
Saturday July 13 1:30-7:30 snack break 4:00-4:30pm
Sunday July 14- 8:30-3:30 lunch 11:30-12:30

Please first apply, upon acceptance you will be directed to a payment portal with at Sacred Chill West

By application only. Copy link to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSccR4ca3X1qou0N3E7-dRzXI0yTCO3_pBAiYdRc7tupxv9FvA/viewform

 

Certification Retreat

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Dates:
Monday September 23rd 3pm- Wednesday September 25, 2019 3pm at Elohee Bald Mountain Center. Separate Tuition + Room and Board applies.

Direct registration for retreat: https://www.elohee.org/retreat/1616/empowered-wisdom-certification-retreat/

Our certification retreat is designed for students who have completed the Empowered Wisdom Teacher Training and are ready to take the seat of the teacher. Learn the process of creating your own Yoga Nidra scripts. Deepen your skills as a facilitator and your relationship with Nidra Shakti. This unique program offers you personal feedback on your yoga nidra teaching and how to hold a sacred and safe environment. This where you learn to translate the power that you have cultivated throughout the training.

  • Embodying Yoga Nidra and Taking the Seat of the Teacher

  • Honoring Safety and Trauma in Sacred Space
    Voice and pacing

  • Creating Personalized Scripts

  • One-to-one feed back on your yoga nidra teaching

  • Translate the power of your own practice into embodied transmission.

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Matangi Medicine: The Portal of Creative Shakti | Madison, WI
May
25
to May 26

Matangi Medicine: The Portal of Creative Shakti | Madison, WI

In this intimate workshop explore the Wisdom Goddess of creativity and speech. Matangi’s power is to access our authentic voice and to speak from the “deepest expression of our hearts” (Frawley).

Creativity is a balancing act of complete surrender coupled with discipline. Matangi  being an “outcast” is free to play in the waters of the unconscious, where the bounty of creativity can be accessed. In this workshop we will identify our own creative power or explore the possibility of introducing creativity to our practice and life.   

We will begin with meditation and contemplation of Matangi and our own creative shakti. Then we will construct (drawing and painting) the Matangi yantra which when completed can be used for meditation. Slowing down our minds, and shifting our perspective, we naturally feel better; she is sure to keep us in conversation with our creative Self.

Date: Sat & Sun; May 25 & 26
Time: Sat: 2:30-6:30pm | Sun. 12:30-4:30pm
Location: TANTRA YOGA MADISON 
 402 E .Wilson St. Madison, wi 53703
Register:
https://www.tantramadison.com/workshops-retreats
Cost: $125 includes all materials 

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March New Moon Creativity Ritual | Virtual | Free
Mar
1
to Mar 31

March New Moon Creativity Ritual | Virtual | Free

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Enter the creative temple where you will find monthly new moon rituals to support your creative inspiration:

To enter:
1. Follow the link below to Course Craft
2. Create free login and password
3. Cut and paste the code below to enter the portal: https://coursecraft.net/courses/z9XjX/seat/ZWNZ8V

For the past two years, part of my morning ritual ends with the question “who are you?” It is how I connect to the ever-changing mystic which can’t be rationally understood—what I feel is divine presence. Time in that creative void brings forward these images which have connected me to my femininity, informed me of my doubt and continue to support my dialogue with what remains unknown.

She Wisdom is about connecting to the Divine within yourself—a journey to start your own conversation or prayer with Source.

March's New Moon creativity ritual will focus on the Runes and contemplating a continuous pattern. 

All previous creativity rituals are available and always free! You need minimal supplies, no "art" skills at all, just an openness to play. Donations are welcome. 

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Yantra Painting: Gayatri | Grateful Yoga, Evenston IL
Feb
23
to Feb 24

Yantra Painting: Gayatri | Grateful Yoga, Evenston IL

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Our practice of Sacred Art painting will start with a short meditation. Then you will be led into the creative process of Yantra drawing & painting. We will learn the meaning of the different parts that make up the Gayatri Yantra. The construction (drawing and painting) of the yantra will take us deeper into the feeling of devotion, meditation and sacredness. 

Do I have to be an artist to take this class?
You definitely do not need to define yourself as an artist to attend this workshop. Chanti is familiar with welcoming students of all artistic abilities into her classes. She will show you how to create a yantra using accessible methods and tools. The creation process itself is a meditation.

Why Gayatri?
Gayatri is seen and experienced during sunrise and sunset, a sacred time of ambiguity and power when her mantra is sung. Gayatri is the Goddess of collective wisdom and is honored as the light of learning. She protects us as we aspire towards deep inquiry for Self-realization. Creating the Gayatri Yantra illuminates our path on that inner journey.  


Hosted by Grateful Yoga in Evenston IL

Cost: $149 for 9 hours. Additional materials fee of $10 to be paid directly to Chanti on the day of the workshop. Grateful Yoga members receive 15% off. Some partial scholarships are available for those in financial need- just ask!

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  • Friday, Feb 22 Kirtan with Yoli, Chanti & Lela by donation (optional)
    We will discuss and chant Gayatri Mantra and more. 

  • Saturday, Feb 23, 2-6:30p Gayatri Yantra Mythology & Construction

  • Sunday, Feb 24, 2-6:30p Gayatri Yantra Painting & Closing circle

The yantra construction will take place over the course of two days interspersed with time for chanting and meditation practices. Snacks and tea will be provided.

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Dreaming the Soul Awake | Devanadi Yoga | Minneapolis, MN
Feb
14
to Apr 25

Dreaming the Soul Awake | Devanadi Yoga | Minneapolis, MN

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Immerse yourself in the power of the symbolic imaginal world by discovering personal imagery through the exploration of dreaming. We will honor the Goddess Swapneshwari to open the portal of Dreaming; Goddess Yoga Nidra for awakening, and Psyche to integrate the soul.This course will combine movement/ stillness practices, with mythology, ritual creativity and Jungian depth psychology.

Learn & discover:
- Sleep & dream rituals
- Creative dream journaling
- Archetypes
- Yoga Nidra practices
- Active imagination & amplification
- Dream council

Swapneshwari:
Week 1 Dream Practices & Journal
Week 2: Dream rituals: Symbols, Associations, Amplifications

Yoga Nidra
Week 3:Dream Imagery & Archetypes
Week 4: Active Imagination & Image exploration

Psyche
Week 5: Dream Council & Naming Ritual
Week 6: Synchronicities


DATES: Feb 14, 28 | March 14, 28 | April 11, 25
TIME: 9:30am-11:30am

COST - full 6 weeks: $150 ($130 for Devanadi TTs) - choose either "IN PERSON" or "VIRTUAL" in the cart
COST - drop in: $30 ($25 for Devanadi TTs)

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Womens Circle: Exploring Ritual | Prema Yoga, Northfield, MN
Jan
27
11:00 AM11:00

Womens Circle: Exploring Ritual | Prema Yoga, Northfield, MN

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Traditional rituals are often performed by lineage holders with “power” and “authority,” leaving those who identify with more than one tradition or none at all, feeling left out. Carl Jung believed that myths could express and shape the psyche; ritual allows for a collective to experience that myth, and the individual to encounter the Self. 

Participating and practicing ritual amplifies our current necessity to remember our true nature and share our discoveries. In this gathering we will look at the architecture and alchemy of ritual and together create something that moves us towards a greater presence. With presence and reverence discover the power of ritual and learn to weave it into your every day. 

Welcome women, sisters, anyone who identifies as female, to Prema’s first 2019 monthly women’s circle. Join Chanti Tacoronte-Perez as we explore, contemplate and collaborate the importance and meaning of ritual. 


Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: PREMA YOGA  
          220 Division St S.
          Northfield, Minnesota

Cost: By donation, give what you can. Not sure what to offer: suggested donation $20.
Space is limited. Please click the link below to reserve your space. It will send an email to us, and you can make your donation day of event.

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Empowered Wisdom Yoga Nidra Teacher Training | TOPANGA, CA
Jan
18
to Jan 20

Empowered Wisdom Yoga Nidra Teacher Training | TOPANGA, CA

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Immerse yourself in the profound state of Yoga Nidra and embody the teachings that allow you to transmit powerful and transformative yoga nidra experiences.  Yoga Nidra is not about reading a script in a relaxed voice. It is the art of guiding yourself or another into the deepest state of consciousness where  deep rest and union with Presence is experienced.

 Are you ready to up-level your teaching, creativity, personal healing, memory, ability to manifest?


Dates:
Session one: Jan 18-20
Session Two: April 12-14
Investment: $795 (session 1 & 2)
Times: Friday 6-9pm; Sat & Sun 10-5pm
Location: Topanga, CA
Limited to 15 participants

What's included in price: 
Yoga Nidra training
Yoga Nidra practice recordings
Empowered Wisdom Initiation Kit
Yoga Nidra Jounral
40 Hours Yoga Alliance CEU's

To register please follow the link below and complete your application. Upon acceptance into our program you will receive a link to make your deposit. 

Focus of Training

  • Understanding the difference between Yoga Nidra and Deep Relaxation

  • Creating your Yoga Nidra Nest

  • Learn restorative poses to support the body for Yoga Nidra practice

  • Perfect Sankalpa and Sankalpa Shakti

  • How to lead yourself towards the state of Yoga Nidra

  • Ritual practices including mantra, yantra, likita japa, vichara and ritual

  • Preparatory and Post Practices: Pranayama, Joints and Glands, Point to Point, Moon Bath

  • Creative exploration as a means to process the experience of yoga nidra practice

  • Vichara

This training is for teachers and seekers who want to explore Yoga Nidra beyond a technique--as a state of consciousness. Our emphasis will be on creativity, intuition, healing and Sankalpa.


Mentorship & Certification Retreat
 

Empowered Wisdom Yoga Nidra Retreat and Certification Program with Tracee Stanley and Chanti Tacoronte- Perez.

Designed for students who have completed the Empowered Wisdom Teacher Training Intensive and are ready to take the seat of the teacher. Learn the process of creating your own Yoga Nidra scripts. Deepen your skills as a facilitator and your relationship with Nidra Shakti. This where you learn to translate the power that you have cultivated throughout the training and mentorship. 

Pre-requisite: Empowered Wisdom Training Intensive 

Dates: March 1-3, 2019 / Oct 25-27
Investment: $795
Times: Friday starts @ 2pm;  All Day Saturday & Sunday until 11:30am
Location: Just Outside of Los Angeles

What's Included: 

  • Certification Retreat

  • 6 Month Yoga Nidra Mentorship Program

  • 30 Hours Yoga Alliance CEU's

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Shiva Sankalpa Sukta Support + Study Group | VIRTUAL TEMPLE
Jan
16
to Feb 13

Shiva Sankalpa Sukta Support + Study Group | VIRTUAL TEMPLE

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NEW DATES: Our new dates are Jan 16, 23, 30 and Feb 13th, (we will skip the first week in Feb).

The practice of Shiva Sankalpa Suktam can be the necessary support we need to literally sit, and become still--enabling our Self to be heard.  The learning and recitation of this mantra can also be a support for those who desire to learn longer more complex mantras.

"The six sacred verses of the Siva Sankalpa Suktam are a hymn in praise of the Truth which illuminates the mind and also sings the great glory of the mind. They are a continuous prayer for the mind and also a heartfelt desire to fill it with auspicious thoughts." Swami Tejomayananda

To learn and bring to practice this hymn by heart, we greatly benefit when we know there are others on the same path. For many of us the learning process can be linear and lonely. While alone time to immerse ourselves in practice is necessary, it’s also beneficial to engage with a community willing to support. 

Join us in community for a dedicated 4 week practice. 
Meeting Dates: Our new dates are Jan 16, 23, 30 and Feb 13th, (we will skip the first week in Feb).
Times: 8:30am Pacific/ 10:30am Central |  Approximate meeting time 1hour.
Hosted and supported by Stephanie Chee Barea & Chanti Tacoronte-Perez

Our meetings will consist of learning to pronounce the Shiva Sankalpa Sukta verse by verse, creative practices to support your learning and time for questions and insight.  Each week you will receive a link to our Zoom call.
After the call is done we will send you the recording and any additional creative practices. 

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Divine Spark: Exploring The Chakras Creatively | San Mateo, CA
Dec
7
to Dec 9

Divine Spark: Exploring The Chakras Creatively | San Mateo, CA

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Embark on a discovery of your Self through the architecture of subtle anatomy. The chakras are a system of unfolding awareness that can be experienced creatively by way of mantra, yantra and meditation to facilitate the tantric wisdom each chakra holds. 

The architecture of each Chakra, as yantra will be learned via the creative practice of yantra painting. The combined effects of the workshop will give students a whole education on various ways to incorporate the wisdom of the chakras in their individual practice as well as in their current teaching.

Students will learn & Explore: 

  • How to draw and / or paint a chakra.

  • Become familiar with the tools used for yantra painting: compass, ruler, paint, brushes, simple painting techniques and basic color mixing.

  • The sanskrit alphabet and the sacred lotus: learning the sanskrit alphabet and it's relationship to the chakras.

  • Archetype of each chakras as life cycle.

  • Laya Yoga: Meditation to dissolve the chakras

  • To create a set of chakra cards for use as a study/ practice tool.

  • The creative part of yourself, that's yearning to be remembered


December 7-9, 2018
Mela Yoga, San Mateo, CA
Early bird Nov 1 2018: $295;  $349 thereafter

Includes: 

  • Includes:

  • All supplies paints, paper,

  • Audio recording: Journey Through the Chakras Yoga Nidra

  • Audio recording: Meditation to dissolve the chakras

  • A Chakra Coloring Journal to use during class and as you continue to explore these subtle energies.


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The Yoga of Intuition Retreat in BALI
Oct
20
to Oct 27

The Yoga of Intuition Retreat in BALI

  • Soul Shine Retreat Center | Ubud, Bali (map)
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The Yoga of Intuition
Sourcing the Technology of Freedom

Oct 20-27, 2018|  Ubud, Bali |  Soul Shine Retreat Center  |  With Tracee Stanley & Chanti
KNOW & KNOW THAT YOU KNOW

Terrence Villas
Sunset Suite: SOLD OUT
Garden Room: SOLD OUT
Koi Room: SOLD OUT
Sound of Sunshine: SOLD OUT

Lotus Villas 6 Rooms Left
$1795 Double Occupancy
$2235 Single Occupancy


All rooms have shared bathrooms

Non-refundable Deposit $600
Registration limit to 20 participants 

Retreat Includes: 

  • 7 nights eco-luxury accommodation
  • 2 daily meals (breakfast + dinner)
  • Daily Morning yoga and meditation
  • The Yoga of Intuition Journal
  • Creative + intuitive activation workshops
  • Evening restorative yoga & nidra
  • Kirtan, drumming & Vedic chanting 
  • Excursion to White Sands beach 
  • Balinese Water purification ceremony
  • Agni Fire Ceremony Balinese Priest

Prices do not include:
Airfare, lunch, personal travel within Ubud, airport transfers, treatments and tips. 

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GODDESS COLLECTIVE: Discovering Her Through the 9 Emotions | Minneapolis, MN
Sep
13
to Jan 24

GODDESS COLLECTIVE: Discovering Her Through the 9 Emotions | Minneapolis, MN

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The Goddess is revered, adored and worshipped all around the world. In this 9 week course, we summon various embodiments of the Goddess—through the different emotions (love, anger, joy, disgust, wonder, sadness, peace, fear, courage) we invite her to touch us.

Participants will learn about their individual mythologies, iconography and discover how to strengthen ourselves as women and collaborators of a greater circle of divinity.

When we explore our bodies with movement, our voice through song, our hearts though yoga nidra, our hands with creativity and our sleep with dreams, we enrich our connection to the Goddess and each other.

 

 

Time: 9:30-11:30am
Dates & Pricing:

Fall Series 1 (4 weeks): Sept 13, Sept 27, Oct 11, Nov 1
$100 ($90 for Devanadi TTs/Seniors 60+)

Fall Series 2 (5 weeks): Nov 15, Nov 29, Dec 13, Jan 10, Jan 24
$120 ($110 for Devanadi TTs/Seniors 60+)

DISCOUNT for 9 week Full Series (9 weeks):  Sept 13-Jan 24
$200 ($180 for Devanadi TTs/Seniors 60+)

Sorry no drop-ins for this series
This course is also available digitally for those that can’t make the live classes. All recorded classes and supportive material will be available for all participants


Digital Option: Class recordings (MP3s) are available for those who do not live in the area, and still want to be part of our group. You will have the option to sign up for DIGITAL ONLY at the checkout.
Please bring: A notebook and pen to take notes. Weekly assignments for personal growth and practice will be given out.
Cancellation & Refund Policy: No refunds.

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Learn to Chant the Rudra Sukta & Invoke Creativity | Online Course
Sep
5
to Oct 10

Learn to Chant the Rudra Sukta & Invoke Creativity | Online Course

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Heart of the Rudra Sukta: Sixteen Mantras of Shata Rudriya
A Practice to Free Us From All Fears


Join us in community for a dedicated 6 week practice. 
Meeting Dates: Sept 5, 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10
Times: 8:30am Pacific/ 10:30am Central |  Approximate meeting time 1 hour.
Hosted and supported by Stephanie Chee Barea & Chanti Tacoronte-Perez

By Donation offer what you can

“Rudra is prana shakti,the vibrant life force.  Rudra shakti and prana shakti are identical.” ~ Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

Recitation of these mantras allows us to enter the field of life with complete enthusiasm, radiance and confidence.  They represent the masculine complement to the sixteen mantras of the Sri Suktam.

Originating from the 16th chapter of the Yajur Veda, these essential mantras work to awaken the energies of inner protection – to free us from fear and uncertainty and to move us towards that which is eternal, the life force itself.

Our meetings will consist of learning to pronounce the Rudram verse by verse, creative practices to support your learning and time for questions and insight.  Each week you will receive a link to our Zoom call. After the call is done we will send you the recording and any additional creative practices. 


 

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MATANGI: A Creative Pilgrimage into the Forest
May
24
to May 27

MATANGI: A Creative Pilgrimage into the Forest

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May 24-27
With Stephanie & Chanti
The Chataukee, Rangeley, Maine
Price: Early Bird $350/ $450 after April 1
Registration Opening Soon

What you get:

  • Creative exploration to discover MATANGI.
  • MATANGI Yantra painting & meditation
  • Learn to Chant the MATANGI Dhyanam (poem that describes and invokes Matangi)
  • Daily yoga asana, meditation, pranayama and yoga Nidra classes with Stephanie & Chanti
  • Exclusive use of The Chataukee (3-acre property, lakefront, canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, sun deck)
  • Connection with land, nature and night
  • Preparation and participation in agni hotra (fire ritual)
  • Locally prepared, homemade vegetarian meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners included)

Matangi leads us into nature so that we may reclaim our ability to listen carefully to our needs, desires and to Source. She encourages us to connect with the wildness of our self-expression through the creative arts, poetry, chanting, community and the forest.  And as we steep ourselves Her –  the support and nurturance of the natural world – we find the courage to tap into the limitless power and potential that resides within.

This pilgrimage will support you in moving away from all that is familiar to discover yourself in Matangi—the creative goddess whose untamed nature allows for the fearless and authentic expression of Self.

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WHERE TO STAY (near retreat site) 
Loon Lodge (log cabin-feel, on the lake) http://www.loonlodgeme.com/
Rangeley Inn (cozy hotel in town)https://www.therangeleyinn.com/
Town & Lake Motel & Cottages (motel rooms and efficiency cottages, on the lake) http://rangeleytownandlake.com/
Lake Cupsuptic Glamping/Camping (tents, campsites, RV hook-ups just outside of town) http://www.cupsupticcampground.com/rangeley-maine-cabin-tent-rentals.asp
Morton Furbish Rentals (cabins, homes for rent) https://rangeleyrentals.com/

WHICH AIRPORT TO FLY INTO
Portland, Maine (PWM) (aprox 2.5 hour drive to retreat site )
Manchester, NH, United States (MHT) (aprox 4 hour drive to retreat site) 
Boston, MA (BOS) (aprox 4.5 hour drive to retreat site)

SCHEDULE & MEALS
Thursday 4:00pm-8:30 (Dinner included) Arrivals introductions and welcome dinner
Friday 7:30 am-5pm (breakfast, lunch included)
Saturday 7:30 am-10:00pm (breakfast, lunch & dinner included)
Sunday 7:30 am-4pm (breakfast and lunch included) 



 

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Sri Sukta Support + Study Group
Apr
18
to May 9

Sri Sukta Support + Study Group

The practice of Sri Sukta is a pathway to “transformation that affects our personal and your interpersonal relationships…our mind and heart, our mind and soul, our individual self and our BIG self” PRT

To learn and bring to practice a 16 verse hymn by heart, we greatly benefit when we know there are others on the same path. For many of us the learning process can be linear and lonely. While alone time to immerse ourselves in practice is necessary, it’s also beneficial to engage with a community willing to support. 

Join us in community for a dedicated 4 week practice. 
Meeting Dates: April 18, 25, May 2, & 9
Times: 8:30am Pacific/ 10:30am Central |  Approximate meeting time 1 hour + 30min.
Hosted and supported by Stephanie Chee Barea & Chanti Tacoronte-Perez

Register by Donation

Our meetings will consist of learning to pronounce the Sri Sukta verse by verse, creative practices to support your learning and time for questions and insight.  Each week you will receive a link to our Zoom call.
After the call is done we will send you the recording and any additional creative practices. 

Purchase the Himalayan Institutes Sri Sukta Booklet

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Yantra Painting-Durga: Invincible Courage | Honolulu, HI
Mar
30
to Apr 1

Yantra Painting-Durga: Invincible Courage | Honolulu, HI

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March 30- April 1, 2018
Fri. 5:30-8:30pm Saturday 9:30-2:30 Sunday 12:30-4:30.
$200

OPEN SPACE YOGA, Diamond Head
Honolulu, HI

Durga challenges us on the battlefield of life. She leads us through our difficulties to establish harmony in our mind and hearts. However we must be willing to look at the darkness we to often turn away from. 

In this course we will learn the meaning of the different parts that make up the Durga Yantra. The construction (drawing and painting) of the yantra will take us deeper into the feeling of devotion, meditation and sacredness. The ancient stories told in Devi Mahatmyam: The Glory of the Goddess Durga will provide support as we identify our own dark-demons and learn the sacred tools to confront them.

To seal in the energy of Durga and our intentions we will close with a ritual to honor our process and the goddess!

Do I have to be an artist to take this class?

You definitely do not need to define yourself as an artist to attend this workshop. Chanti is familiar with welcoming students of all artistic abilities into her classes. She will show you how to create a yantra using accessible methods and tools. Think of the creation process itself more as a meditation.

 

 

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The Art of Rest: 
Restorative Teacher Training (Level 1) | Honolulu, HI
Mar
19
to Mar 28

The Art of Rest: 
Restorative Teacher Training (Level 1) | Honolulu, HI

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March 19-28
Mon, wed, fri. 5:30-8:30pm Saturday 9:30-2:30 Sunday 12:30-4:30.
$400 for bronze members
Open Space Yoga, Diamond Head
Honolulu, HI

Required text: Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times By Judith Lasater

Continuing Education: This course can be used towards your Yoga Alliance Continuing Education requirements.

Learn the art of observation and support thru the practices of restorative yoga. This teacher training will give you the skills necessary to incorporate restorative yoga into your practice and classes. Restorative yoga offers the assistance of props to hold the body; when the body is held it learns to release and rest, making room for healing. This training is for teachers and dedicated students alike. 

FOCUS OF TRAINING:

  • What is restorative yoga: the restorative environment and the restorative yoga gems. 
  • Sympathetic & Parasympathetic: creating the space and mind set for parasympathetic unfoldment. 
  • Breath awareness: how to breathe in restorative postures, and how you can use the breath, to appease apprehensive or anxious students.
  • Guided Relaxation Techniques: learn specific tools to support an active mind, and those students that are not used to being still, or new to restorative yoga. 
  • Observations in different bodies: learning to look at the student first, adaptation of various postures. 
  • Trusting your Self:sensation of your own body, to make or not make adjustments. 
  • Postural adaptations for pregnancy: learning poses that you add to any of your regular yoga classes to support expecting mothers. 
  • Private students- How to work individually with a student, taking a basic “student history“ (physical, medical and emotional) and using it to decide which postures will be more effective. 
  • Your own Restorative practice: knowledge is best from the source. Learn to create a personal restorative practice, to be a better teacher, and to retain ojas! 
  • Savasana: The importance of full relaxation in each yoga class.
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Yantra Painting: Root Chakra | Prema Yoga | Northfield, MN
Mar
4
9:00 AM09:00

Yantra Painting: Root Chakra | Prema Yoga | Northfield, MN

NEW DATE: MARCH 4, 2018
Muladhara Chakra

Meaning: Root, Foundation
Mul-base, adhara-support. First Chakra 

Description: Survival center. Plain of judgment. Security. The seat of Kundalini Shakti, the basis from which the possibility if higher realization arises. It is the root of all growth and awareness of human divinity.

Our practice of Sacred Art painting will start  with a short meditation to set our practice intention for the time we have. Then we will engage in our creative process of chakra drawing & painting.

Learn the qualities and colors of the first chakra and use vedic mathematics to create your own unique mandala pattern around the first chakra.

 

Date: Sunday, Feb 25, 2018
Time: 9:00am-3:30pm
Location:PREMA YOGA  
      220 Division St S.
      Northfield, Minnesota
Register: (651) 343-4932                       www.PremaStudio.com
Cost: $65 + $10 materials fee (paid day of at workshop) 
$50 if you have taken it before! 

** we take a lunch break next door at an Inidan resturant! 

 

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The Myth & Mystery of the Tantric Wisdom Goddesses
Mar
1
to Apr 12

The Myth & Mystery of the Tantric Wisdom Goddesses

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In this in-depth workshop we will invoke  the wisdom Goddess and accept the challenge to look deeper within ourselves. It is via the process of discovering the subtleties of the Goddess that she begins to work on us. Through the creative practices of mantra, yantra, storytelling, asana, ritual, meditation and self inquiry, we humbly petition her to be our guide as we further our self-study. To engage in a relationship with a wisdom Goddess, is to collaborate with the parts of ourselves that are still a mystery. Unveiling those mysteries elicits an everlasting bond with our psyche, and with the powers the Goddesses reveal.

Each class will begin with the retelling of the Goddesses’ myth, where students will learn about her symbolic nature. There will be creative take-home practices, to continue on the path of Self discovery.

 

Time: 9:30-11:30am
Dates: 5 Thursdays –  March 1, 8, 15 + April 5 & 12
Full Series: $108
Digital Only Option: Class recordings (MP3s) are available for those who do not live in the area, and still want to be part of our group.

Recommended Reading: Tantric Yoga & The Wisdom Goddesses by David Frawley
Please bring: A notebook and pen to take notes. Weekly assignments for personal growth and practice will be given out.

CEs*: 10 for RYTs for full course by request – must be present to earn CE certificate

Make-Ups: If enrolled for the entire series, we will send you the MP3 of the class if you are absent.

 

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The Art of Rest: Restorative Teacher Training (level 1) | Iowa City, IA
Jan
26
to Jan 28

The Art of Rest: Restorative Teacher Training (level 1) | Iowa City, IA

Dates: Fri – Sun, Jan 26-28, 2018
Times: Friday 9-5PM; Saturday 10:30-6:30; Sunday 8-4
Investment (Regular Students): $365 ($395 after Dec 1);
 

Required text: Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times By Judith Lasater

Continuing Education: This course can be used towards your Yoga Alliance Continuing Education requirements.

Learn the art of observation and support thru the practices of restorative yoga. This teacher training will give you the skills necessary to incorporate restorative yoga into your practice and classes. Restorative yoga offers the assistance of props to hold the body; when the body is held it learns to release and rest, making room for healing. This training is for teachers and dedicated students alike. 

FOCUS OF TRAINING:

  • What is restorative yoga: the restorative environment and the restorative yoga gems. 
  • Sympathetic & Parasympathetic: creating the space and mind set for parasympathetic unfoldment. 
  • Breath awareness: how to breathe in restorative postures, and how you can use the breath, to appease apprehensive or anxious students.
  • Guided Relaxation Techniques: learn specific tools to support an active mind, and those students that are not used to being still, or new to restorative yoga. 
  • Observations in different bodies: learning to look at the student first, adaptation of various postures. 
  • Trusting your Self:sensation of your own body, to make or not make adjustments. 
  • Postural adaptations for pregnancy: learning poses that you add to any of your regular yoga classes to support expecting mothers. 
  • Private students- How to work individually with a student, taking a basic “student history“ (physical, medical and emotional) and using it to decide which postures will be more effective. 
  • Your own Restorative practice: knowledge is best from the source. Learn to create a personal restorative practice, to be a better teacher, and to retain ojas! 
  • Savasana: The importance of full relaxation in each yoga class.
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Monthly Restorative Yoga | Minneapolis, MN
Jan
5
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Restorative Yoga | Minneapolis, MN

Join certified Restorative Yoga teacher and trainer, Chanti Tacoronte-Perez in a yummy, nourishing practice to help you recover lost energy. Restorative Yoga uses blankets, bolsters and blocks to completely support the body in restful postures which encourage the body to relax, open, renew and heal. As the body releases deeply, the mind grows quiet and reflective, bringing you into a more balanced state.

Treat yourself to a restorative afternoon and refresh your body, mind and soul. You’ll leave this workshop feeling renewed and rejuvenated!

Register now as space is limited to 16 people. No yoga experience necessary for this workshop and is open to people of all ages.

Dates: Friday Night Jan 5
Times: 6-8pm
Cost per person: $25 ($20 for Devanadi TTs/grads)
Couples Cost: $45 per couple

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New Years Full Moon Retreat | Minneapolis, MN
Jan
1
12:00 PM12:00

New Years Full Moon Retreat | Minneapolis, MN

Welcome in 2018 with Tanya & Chanti in this half-day retreat designed to set your heart's desires into motion for the coming year. Let go of the patterns you DON'T want to repeat from 2017 and get Shakti-fied to manifest your 2018 intentions. All are welcome!

Retreat events include:

  • New Year's Full Moon Yoga Practice
  • Full Moon Yoga Nidra Practice
  • Sankalpa Workshop for 2018 - set your intention for the year!
  • Manifestation Collage Creation
  • Fire Ceremony for Actualization

Cost: $108


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Props Lab for Yoga Teachers | Minneapolis, MN
Dec
17
1:00 PM13:00

Props Lab for Yoga Teachers | Minneapolis, MN

Yoga props are often left in a corner of the room, unused and frowned upon if needed. In this workshop learn how to safely use props as a way to move more deeply, feel extra support and surrender in the postures. Props can also be used as a tool to create a more inclusive environment in your yoga classroom, teach self acceptance and explore poses in a new and creative way. 

This course was created for those of you who: 

  • want to know more about using the basic props found in a yoga classroom.
    know they have limitations and want to explore postures with props safely. 
  • are looking to create a more inclusive yoga classroom. 
  • have the desire to teach/ practice poses in a new and creative way.
  • want to find more surrender in your yoga practice. 

Date: Saturday, Dec 17, 2017
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Devanadi Yoga
4401 Upton Ave S. Minneapolis, MN
Cost: $55
CEU's: 3

 

 

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Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program: Confidence Module | Minneapolis, MN
Nov
11
to Jan 20

Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program: Confidence Module | Minneapolis, MN

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Prajña is a knowledge that does not come from what we read or take in with our senses; it’s the possibility of another higher knowledge capable of confirming the teachings through direct experience. 

We seek for wisdom not in sense experience at all, but in that other way of knowing whatever called, in which the mind is alone and engaged in being. -Plato.

This monitorship program aims to support teachers synthesize the knowledge they attained in prior training by developing a greater commitment to svadyaya or self study. 

Our goal is to guide teachers to expand and cultivate their own self knowledge, to be better practitioners and teachers. After a 200 or 500 hour program, we tend to lose the sangha community we built during our training. When we loose our support at times we become less stimulated or uninspired or, we are just un sure how to digest all the information and bring into our lives. 

When we stop learning as an educator, we are missing something, when we create community and begin to intelligently discuss our role as a teacher, we not only fulfill our purpose. This program was developed to keep teachers learning, and when we learn and are inspired, our students, also learn are inspired and thrive. 

The mentorship program is committed to developing your skills as a student which in turn make you a better more qualified and refined teacher. We should remember that the goal of yoga and our responsibility as yoga teachers is to lead students to living a more healthy, joyful life, not only with how we conduct our classes but how we lead our own lives.

Pre-requisite: Enrolled in or graduated from a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training program from ANY school. NON-Devanadi teacher are encouraged to enroll!

Dates: 5 Saturdays: Nov 11, Dec 2 & 9, 2017 + Jan 6 & 20, 2018
Time: 1-5pm (1-4pm on Jan 13) + 1 hour yoga private with Chanti
Investment per module: $300; can be paid in monthly installments of $100 with a deposit of $100 | Space is limited to 10 students per module
CEs: 25 hours (20 Contact Hours / 5 Non-Contact Hours of home practices, reading, etc)


Understanding and defining your role as a teacher
• Your daily Home Practice
• Developing a personal practice that informs, inspires your teaching
• Asking questions that come from your teaching experience
• Creating and keeping healthy boundaries

Observing the students in your class
• Observation “Lab”
• Assistance to the teacher, in class hands on learning
• Adjustment, corrections and teaching modalities from observation first

Developing your voice
• Speaking for experience rather than queues
• Confidence
• The use of creative insight for class theming & intentions Theming, class intentions and higher purpose
• Inspiring yourself

Variations, props, modifications and kramas
• Safety in the classroom
• How and when to use props

Sequencing in the classroom
• appropriate poses/ sequencing in the basic class (pranayama, meditation, asana)
• appropriate poses/ sequencing in all levels (pranayama, meditation, asana)

ONE-ON-ONE: For Module 1 only, each student will receive a 1 hour one-to-one session with Chanti to discuss personal practice. The student is responsible for scheduling the one-to-one session with Chanti within the 3 months of the mentorship program.

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Yantra Painting Intensive: The Chakras | Minneapolis, MN
Oct
27
to Oct 29

Yantra Painting Intensive: The Chakras | Minneapolis, MN

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Embark on a discovery of your Self through the architecture of subtle anatomy. The chakras are a system of unfolding awareness that can be experienced creatively by way of mantra, yantra, meditation, and movement to facilitate the tantric wisdom each chakra holds. 

In this training students will discover the elemental aspects as well as the physical placement of each of the chakras through the movement, mantra, meditation, contemplation and journaling of the experience.

The architecture of each Chakra, as yantra will be learned via the creative practice of yantra painting. The combined effects of the workshop will give students a whole education on various ways to incorporate the wisdom of the chakras in their individual practice as well as in their current teaching.

Students will learn & Explore: 

  • How to draw and paint each chakra.
  • The tools used for yantra painting: compass, ruler, paint, brushes, simple painting techniques, and basic color mixing.
  • The sanskrit alphabet and the sacred lotus: learning the sanskrit alphabet and it's relationship to the chakras.
  • Archetype  of each chakra as life cycle.  
  • Meditation to dissolve the chakras
  • To create a set of chakra cards for use as a study/ practice tool.
  • The creative part of yourself, that's yearning to be remembered!

 

Dates: Oct 27-29 2017
Times: 9-5pm daily
Location:  Devanadi Yoga | Minneapolis, MN
Price: $195 Early Bird ($185 Devanadi TT grads)
$245 After Sept 27 ($235 Devanadi TT grads)

This is part of a 3-part Workshop to become a Yantra painting teacher over time. We recommend that you take your time to infuse yourself with the techniques and sadhana that will support your creative growth, as many people discover their own healing via the process of using ancient creative medicine.

To facilitate a more educational learning environment, students will have one initial (optional) virtual tutorial, and creative OMwork to familiarize themselves with the basic yantra painting tools prior to the training.

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Fiercely Awake: A Four Desires Workshop | Northfiled, MN
Oct
21
to Oct 22

Fiercely Awake: A Four Desires Workshop | Northfiled, MN

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This workshop will use Rod Stryker's Four Desires process to journey deep within the psyche. We will learn the tools of resiliency, necessary to empower ourselves to live the truth of our heart’s desire.

Students will be guided through a step by step process to uncover their soul’s unique-individual purpose. When we decide to make each intention, choice and life decision from a place of dharma or duty rather than dysfunction, life truly is joyful, expansive and sacred. 

You will: 

  • Explore the 4 desies of the soul: Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha.
  • Understand what gets in the way of living your life fully.
  • Discover your unique Purpose Image and Dharma Code. 
  • Learn the tools necessary to empower your purpose. 
  • Embark on a creative ritual to exprience the deepest parts of yourself that are waiting to be known.

This immersion includes: 
2 day workshop
Yoga nidra recording
20 & 40 day virtual checkin
4 Creative projects (delivered weekly) to strengthen your connection with the 4 Desires process.  

Date: Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 21-22, 2017
Time: 9:00am-6:00pm
Location: PREMA YOGA  
        220 Division St S.
        Northfield, Minnesota
Register: (651) 343-4932   |   www.PremaStudio.com
Cost: $225 Early Bird |  $275 after Sept 1, 2017

Suggested Reading: The Four Desires by Rod Stryker
Required Text: The Four Desires Workbook by Rod Stryker

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Moon Ritual Practices | Minneapolis, MN
Sep
20
to Jan 17

Moon Ritual Practices | Minneapolis, MN

Ritual allows for us to step into the wisdom of what is being ritualized. These full and new moon rituals will give us the opportunity to honor a part of our natural world which represents ever-changing-stability. As we honor the new moon amavasya, we make space to restart. The full moon purnima nourishes, as it leads us to a heightened sense of energy. We can learn the wisdom of the moon, by being ever-present, yet knowing that change is inevitable. Each unique moon ritual will incorporate an asana yoga practice, meditation, chanting, creative exploration and community. Within this safe space we can surrender to the emptiness of the dark moon as well as the wildness we may feel during the full moon.


Location: Devanadi Yoga
Price: By Donation ($20 suggested) 
Time: 6-8:00om
Register Here
All seekers welcome!

 

MOON DATES
🌑Sept 20 (Wed) 
🌑 Oct 19th (Thurs) 
🌕 Nov 4th (Sat) 
🌑 Nov 18th (Sat) 
🌕 Dec 3 (Sun) 
🌑 Dec 18th (Mon)

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Support Sangha | Minneapolis, MN
Sep
5
10:00 AM10:00

Support Sangha | Minneapolis, MN

Sangha, is the Sanskrit word that means community, tribe, collective—these are the people that support you when you need it, listen and hold space for you to thrive and to equally, fail. This monthly gathering will help you to refine your Dharma Codes, look at the resistance while your striving to become or embody your intentions/ sankalpas, and continue to be inspired in your own self exploration. 

The Support Sangha aims to hold space for: 

  • Provide clarification for individual sankalpas
  • Support for the resistance that is revealed. 
  • Provide creative growth work for the in-between time to keep us engaged. 
  • Keep you accountable, and in direction of your resolve.

*Open to all seekers who have done The Four Desires program or have worked with intention setting and Dharma work privately. If you are looking to start this process, or just curious, contact me. 

Date: Sept 5 & Oct 31
Time: 10-1:00pm
Price: $64 (limited to 8)
Location: Yantra Wisdom, Private Residence in Minneapolis

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The Art of Rest: 
Restorative Teacher Training Level 1 | Minneapolis, MN
Aug
25
to Aug 27

The Art of Rest: 
Restorative Teacher Training Level 1 | Minneapolis, MN

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“Restorative yoga slowed down my thoughts and helped me connect with my heart.” ~Janet Brito

“Restorative yoga slowed down my thoughts and helped me connect with my heart.” ~Janet Brito

Dates: Fri – Sun, Jan 27-29, 2017
Times: 9am-5pm daily (lunch 12:00 – 1:30pm daily)
Investment (Regular Students): $365 ($395 after July 25);
Investment (Devanadi TTs/Grads): $325 ($350 after July 25)

Required text: Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times By Judith Lasater

Props to bring: 4-6 blankets, 1 bolster, 2 blocks, 1 strap, 1 eye pillow, 1 mat and optional restorative head wrap available at: https://iynaus.org/store/props/pune-headwrap

Continuing Education: This course can be used towards your Yoga Alliance Continuing Education requirements.

Learn the art of observation and support thru the practices of restorative yoga. This teacher training will give you the skills necessary to incorporate restorative yoga into your practice and classes. Restorative yoga offers the assistance of props to hold the body; when the body is held it learns to release and rest, making room for healing. This training is for teachers and dedicated students alike. 

Focus of Training:

  • What is restorative yoga: the restorative environment and the restorative yoga gems. 
  • Sympathetic & Parasympathetic: creating the space and mind set for parasympathetic unfoldment. 
  • Breath awareness: how to breathe in restorative postures, and how you can use the breath, to appease apprehensive or anxious students.
  • Guided Relaxation Techniques: learn specific tools to support an active mind, and those students that are not used to being still, or new to restorative yoga. 
  • Observations in different bodies: learning to look at the student first, adaptation of various postures. 
  • Trusting your Self: sensation of your own body, to make or not make adjustments. 
  • Postural adaptations for pregnancy: learning poses that you add to any of your regular yoga classes to support expecting mothers. 
  • Private students- How to work individually with a student, taking a basic “student history“ (physical, medical and emotional) and using it to decide which postures will be more effective. 
  • Your own Restorative practice: knowledge is best from the source. Learn to create a personal restorative practice, to be a better teacher, and to retain ojas! 
  • Savasana: The importance of full relaxation in each yoga class.
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