This is a unique and intensely transformative 300 hours Progressive Yoga Training combining yogic practices and meditation based therapy. The training is a deep journey of self-discovery, as the foundation to support others always lies with understanding yourself. You will learn how to hold themed classes and courses as well as tailored personal yoga sessions.The training is held in modules over 8 months, including a residential off-site immersion, and a residential retreat, Door Opener 2, held at Baravara Center for Personal Growth in Dalarna, Sweden. This education is a foundation and pre-requisite to attend and graduate as a IAYT Yoga Therapist. Our faculty are selected and assembled because of their unique skills and expertise.
Urban OM’s Progressive Yoga Training is for you who have:
✓ A longing to develop your teaching skills and take it to the next level of working with people
And have completed:
✓ Your 200 H Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from a Yoga-Alliance certified school
✓ Baravara’s Door Opener 1 (www.baravara.se)
If you already know that you are curious and want to know more you can apply and book an interview slot, application is non-binding.
We envision a world where people are ‘being human again’. Where deep healing happens from meeting others with compassion. We believe yoga teachers can lead this transformation of ‘re-humanization’ when given the right yoga therapy training and tools.
More than ever we are suffering from ‘urban overload’ – being constantly bombarded by stimuli, toxins and demands on our attention and energy. This can fuel stress, even leading to the feelings of isolation and disconnection. We are fed with ideas of impossible perfection, that we should look, behave and be a certain way. We have an opportunity – one could say and obligation – to question and see through the illusion of all the shoulds and have-to’s, to move past the impossible ideas of perfection.
We experience life through our body – our emotions, memories, traumas, and thoughts are all felt and held in the body. So it is quite logical that when you start connecting to the body, which happens naturally through the practice of yoga, you also begin accessing and addressing some of these experiences again.
Yoga then becomes a natural starting point for deeper healing. Urban OM’s Yoga Therapy Training embraces this natural opening and continues further by safely allowing emotional release and welcoming deep personal insight.
The foundation is Being in the Body, which means to start befriending all the different aspects of being human. We believe that there is no real transformation unless you access both body and feeling. Being in the Body is an antidote to cure the modern phenomena of ‘disembodiment’ caused by urban overload. In our Yoga Therapy Training we emphasize cultivating sensitivity of both the physical as well as the subtle body by training stress reduction and interoceptive awareness. We’ll utilise evidence-based yogic practices which apply the therapeutic qualities of postures, breathing and relaxation, thus allowing the body-mind to strengthen and heal. These practices are inspired mainly from the Krishnamacharya yoga lineage with elements of Tantric and Kundalini Yoga and the bioenergtic methods of Alexander Lowen and Wilhelm Reich.
Being Real then enables development of a sense of self nourishing the connection to truth that can cut through the illusion, dream and deception from the mind. Self-inquiry, or honest introspection, is an ancient practice found in every spiritual tradition. We’ll train our yoga therapists in aspects of humanistic and transpersonal psychology in order to offer trauma-informed counseling sessions and group structures.
Being Together is the final key. Our focus here is how to create safe spaces which merge body and mind, and to explore the magic of letting go into ‘something more’. Active and contemplative meditative practices inspired by the contemporary and ancient esoteric wisdom of Vedanta, Mantra and Osho will help participants transcend the fixation with individual self, ultimately cultivating a deeper sense of inner-connectedness.
MODULE 1: STARTING UP THE PROCESS
24 Mar 2022 Urban OM
25-27 Mar 2022 Residential
WHO: Isa Khalwati, Petra Parvati Kalla, Neo Moreton & Satyadev Barman
MODULE 2: PHILOSOPHY & MANTRA
WHEN: Wednesdays 17.30-19.30 via ZOOM once a month x 12 times
WHO: Satyadev Barman
MODULE 3: BEING REVEALED
WHEN: Wednesdays 17.30-19.30 once a month x 6 times
WHO: Isa Khalwati
MODULE 4: EMBODIED ANATOMY
WHEN: 27 Apr-1 May
WHO: Petra Parvati Kalla
MODULE 5: TEACHING ASANA in 3 parts
PART 1: THEMED CLASSES
WHEN: 28-29 May
WHO: Anna Gordh Humlesjö
PART 2: IMPROFLOW
WHEN: 17-18 Sept
WHO: Neo Moreton
PART 3: ONE-ON-ONE
WHEN: 4-6 Nov
WHO: Petra Parvati Kalla, Trishul Littler & Isa Khalwati
MODULE 6: YOGA NIDRA
WHEN: 19-21 Aug
WHO: Trishul Littler
MODULE 7: BREATH & BIOENERGETICS
WHEN: 31 Aug – 4 Sep
WHO: Agni Thalgott & Iskaan Graahl
MODULE 8: YOGA OF BREATH & ENERGY
WHEN: 12-16 Oct
WHO: Sophia Göth
MODULE 9: DOOR OPENER 2
WHEN: For dates & booking visit Baravara website, www.baravara.se
WHO: Isa Khalwat & Praful Saracino
WHEN: 26-27 Nov
WHO: Neo Moreton, Isa Khalwati, Petra Parvati Kalla, Trishul Littler
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