March 15-17, 2019
This training is open to both teachers and students.
This course is taught through the lens of ISHTA Yoga, my lineage, my home. ISHTA is the Integrated Science of Hatha Tantra and Ayurveda. It means "that which resonates with the individual spirit" and it is a beautiful system of ancient techniques and modern understanding that allows for the individual to find their own unique way into a balanced state.
Kavi Yogiraj Alan Finger, founder of ISHTA, has been my teacher for over 10yrs now and I have experienced a profound shift in my life through the practices that I have learned from him and his amazing family of teachers. I love that there is a system, but that it is completely fluid and adaptable. My nidra teacher, Yogiraj Mona Anand has been working with Al for many years now. She grew up in India, where she learned nidra, and when she met Al they applied ISHTA's principles to the practice. They created these 9 steps of yoga nidra that I will share with you. When you understand what is happening within each step it becomes clear how to create practices with purpose.
We will look at how to develop or deepen your own practice so that you can be better able to help others discover what they need to support their practice. It is through time, guidance, and personal experience that we can begin to own these teachings and see the transformative powers we hold within ourselves. Once we see and understand our own potential and how to tap into it, it becomes far easier to see the potential in others and help them to find it for themselves. By going on this journey for yourself, you will naturally enhance your student's experience because you will be guiding them from an authentic place. We will share a weekend of devoted study, practice and conversation.
If you aren't planning on teaching, no worries! You will dive deeper into what is behind the practice and it will be an opportunity for self study and more learning.
You will leave with:
*The ability to prepare the body and mind for practice using pranayama, visualization, and other techniques
*An understanding of how to create practices to ground, inspire and bring balance
*A better understanding of how Nidra relates to the koshas, releases tension and connects us to a higher consciousness
*An ability to create nidra practices for group classes, privates and children
*An understanding of the 9 steps, as created by Yogiraj Alan Finger and Yogiraj Mona Anand, so you can adjust the practice to suit who and what you are teaching