Intensives/CPD

The following four Modules (part of the Aditya Yoga School 300/500 hrs Teacher training course)  can be taken individually and are valid as CPD with Yoga Alliance UK.

Dates for 2017 Modules are below. These four Intensives are open to all the teachers / students of Yoga with a keen interest in deepening their understanding of a specific topic.

To book please email me at

alessandra@adityayogaschool.co.uk

Here find the dates for the 2016/ 2017 Intensives, description below:

Wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda – 2017

6th to 10th  February 2017 – £ 495

9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Aditya Yoga School, West Hampstead London NW2

Wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda
Wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda

In this five days intensive Course we will begin by briefly exploring the Philosophical Roots, Ancient Texts and Foundation of Ayurveda.

We will understand how the three Doshas and the seven tissues are affected by the choices we make in our everyday life. In particular we will delve into:

Dinacharya: Routines and Lifestyle Choices for Health and Vitality. Ayurveda helps and supports the art of living a balanced and harmonious life. How to choose daily routines/practices that support a life of balance and longevity.

Ritucharia: Living in Harmony with the Seasons of Nature. Learn how honour the four major cycles of the seasons for optimal health and vitality. We will examine and alter our Yoga practices to activate and maximise the benefits according to the rhythms of Mother Nature.

After this intensive you will understand how to create a plan for seasonal living that dances in sync with the cycles of the Moon, the Sun and the Earth!

Each day you will learn new routines that include Lifestyle, asana, pranayama, mudras, bandhas, mantras, chants, meditations and other techniques that are tailored on the time of the day, day and month of the year, cycle of the moon and your personal Dosha.

The Art of Teaching Vinyasa I. Corfu’, Greece 2017

 Open to all

Can be taken as Yoga Holiday or Teacher Training option available
1st to 7th May May included  More info will follow. Please enquiry via email

Advanced Chakra Flow: pathways of transformation 

19th June to 23rd June 2017 , £ 495

9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Aditya Yoga School, West Hampstead London NW2

Chakra Mandalas
Chakra Mandalas

Chakras are transducers of energy that connect the body of light/electricity (that has its roots in the Nervous system) with the physical body through the Endocrine glands. They are the intersecting points between Spirit and Matter. Each Chakras carries a specific frequency of vibration and a sacred lesson that we seek to integrate in our life as we journey along the spiritual channel/ Sushumna  from the base to the crown. This sacred journey will be the theme of this five days intensive course includes lecture material on  the Nervous System and Endocrine System, written by anatomy teacher Paola Ceccarelli.

Chakras are related to the five elements and the five layers/Koshas. They are maps that help us navigate from the subtle to the physical body.

We will study the Chakras, their location and properties as described in the ancient Texts of the Vedic tradition; we will learn about the principal Nadis and the Meridian System, the subtle channels that carry Prana/ the Life Force through the main and secondary system of the body .

After this intensive you will understand how to create a class plan to activate, calm or balance each Chakra.

Each day you will learn new routines and sequences that include Lifestyle choices, asana, pranayama, mudras, bandhas, mantras, chants, meditations and other techniques that are designed around a specific Chakra, organ and Meridian.

This course can be taken as part of the Advanced Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training with Aditya Yoga School or on its own and is valid as Continued Professional Development

Mythic Flow: The path of Shiva and Shakti – 2016

25th to 29th September 2017,  £ 495

9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Aditya Yoga School, West Hampstead London NW2

Shiva and Devi Shakti
Shiva and Devi Shakti

Myths are stories based on a tradition, which has a symbolic meaning; a myth conveys a truth without necessarily recording a true event. IN this Intensive we will study and become familiar with the Myths of Shiva and Shakti.

We will begin by studying the Historical and philosophical context of two of the main traditions of Hindu belief: the Shaivas and the Shaktas, the worshippers of Shiva and Shakti. We will also briefly touch  the four different paths of yoga ( margas) and understand how the traditions associate with each of them.

Our journey through the myths will begin with the three main goddesses , Kali/ Durga/ Parvati , Lakshmi and Saraswati the consorts of the Trimurti, and then will culminate with Shiva.

Each day you will learn new Sadhanas and sequences that include reading from the Source texts, asana, pranayama, mudras, bandhas, mantras, chants, meditations and other techniques that are designed around a specific aspect and quality of Shiva or Shakti.

This course can be taken as part of the Advanced Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training with Aditya Yoga School or on its own and is valid as Continued Professional Development

Love Flow: the path of Bhakti – 2016

4th to 8th  December 2017

9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Aditya Yoga School, West Hampstead London NW2

Bhakti

Bhakti

 

In this Intensive week-long specialist Module, we will explore the historical and philosophical roots of Bhakti, through the wisdom of the Upanishads, Ramayana and Bhagavata Purana. Bhakti developed in the middle age in India around the writings of mystics who extracted the devotional essence from the Vedas, de-emphasizing the particular formalities of ritual or caste.

Bhakti is presented as a path of yoga, or “union with the divine”. While classical yoga attempts to shut down the mind and senses, Bhakti Yoga teaches that the focus of the mind is transformed by filling the mind with thoughts of one personal deity “Istha Devata” and by surrendering the fruit of all actions to the divine. The ultimate goal of Bhakti is to attain liberation “moksha”, the merging of the individual “Jiva” with the universal “Param” soul “ atma”.

We will understand the importance and focus of worship “upasana” and in particular we will study the meaning of “guru” spiritual preceptor, “Puja” ritual, “Arati” offering ceremony, “Bhajans and Kirtans” devotional chants.

Our daily Vinyasa Flow Sadhana (expect a session of asana, pranayama, kriyas, mudras, meditation, bandhas, mantras and devotional chants) will take us on a devotional journey to honour Ganesha, Surya and Hanuman; then finally we will expound the “Dashavatars” Ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu Narayana, in particular through the stories of Rama and Krishna.

 

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