ASANA TRAINING INTENSIVE
with Mas Vidal
and special guest teachers
~ Ojai, Ca: June 13th - 19th 2016
Experience Mas Vidals complete certification intensive and asana enhancement series. This seven-day training combines the best of yoga asana as per the Paramahansa Yogananda lineage of Bengali Yoga masters, including Bishnu Gosh and Buddha Bose. It covers the classic 32 sacred postures described in the Hatha Yoga scriptures as well as other asana's that are part of the 84 mystical postures codified by Yogananda. This practicum breaks down each posture to provide insight into alignment according to Ayurvedic principles, therapeutic value on the anatomy and physiology and the historical and spiritual intentions of each position. Mas's teachings also provide rarely taught forms of pranayama techniques that can be integrated into dynamic asana combinations to transcend the senses. One of the central themes to Mas's teachings is the transcendental experience of Kumbhaka (suspension of prana), to purify the senses and make direct contact with the sublime qualities of your Soul.
This deep immersion provides students an opportunity to study with Mas Vidal and experience his over 20 years of deep study, research and insight on the deeper perspectives of using asana beyond the fitness forms of yoga that we see today. Commercially, Yoga is known from an external perspective and is rarely understood from its higher inner-intentions and how it can be used as a powerful tool for spiritual advancement and therapeutic healing.
This intensive serves to fine-tune the “student” into the role of a Yoga & Ayurveda Hatha Yoga teacher and it is a great opportunity for enhancing your sadhana (practice), enjoying great sangha (community) and priceless moments in the beauty of the Ojai Valley.
Note: This program is not necessarily a separate program but is considered an integral part of our 200 Hour Yoga & Ayurveda Program. It is separated and made optional for those who want to emphasize being a hatha yoga teacher. The hours in this particular training are focused on becoming a "teacher" of asana yoga as we have found over the years that many people taking our programs were interested in various fields (counselor, cooking, body therapist etc...) of Yoga and Ayurveda and therefore did not want to be restricted to a teachers training program. So there you have it, the option is yours :)
• Hours of personal daily practice for physical conditioning and mental discipline.
• Asana alignment, therapeutic value and spiritual purpose.
• The art of adjustments.
• Breath-work integration
• Seasonal modifications
• Practice teaching others
• Meditation, visualization and prayer
• Certification given: Hatha Yoga Teacher (YAT) 50 Hours
(The training integrates the main principles of Ayurveda into a holistic approach to practice).
~ Completion of the Dancing Shiva 200 Hour Yoga & Ayurveda program
~ Completion of any 200 Hour Teacher Training Program
~ Minimum 1 year of Asana-Hatha Yoga experience.
DATES: June 13th - 19th, 2016
TOTAL PROGRAM COST: $1,200
TWO PAYMENT OPTIONS: (The second payment will charge on the same day of the following month)
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $1008
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DETAILS: The intensive includes certification, accommodations and meals.
TIME: 9am – 6pm
REQUIREMENTS: Participants are note required to stay on site of the training if they live in the area.
If you are interested please let us know as this helps us get an idea of how many people will be attending.
Mas Vidals / Dancing Shiva Intensive teacher training take place in the magical and mystical Ojai valley. Known for its fragrant orchards, silky and majestic mountains and abundant spiritual community, Ojai has been a type of pilgrimage place for many truth seekers for the last 100 years. Yogi's like Mas spend much time in Ojai, writing, meditating and enjoying a natural lifestyle. Its truly a special place to support study, reflection and community in a very abundant natural setting.