200 HOUR NON-TRADITIONAL YTT 2021
ON YOUR OWN SCHEDULE
HERE'S WHY LISA COMPLETED ANGIE'S 200 & 300 HOUR YTT'S
200 HOUR NON-TRADITIONAL YTT
WE CREATE A SCHEDULE THAT WORKS FOR YOU
Are you feeling drawn to deepen your practice and expand your knowledge of yoga, but your schedule doesn't allow time for a traditional weekly YTT? I'm currently offering flexible programs where we meet on our own time, and in small groups, when schedules permit. The schedule of this YTT is in the flow and can be creatively crafted to meet your scheduling needs.
My Yoga Teacher Trainings are not only offered to those who are ready to become a yoga teacher, but also to those who are purely interested in taking their knowledge to a deeper level.
In this training, you will become well versed in the 8 limbs of yoga, yoga will experience great reverence for the rich history and sacredness of the teachings, and you will receive a deep understanding for body alignment allowing you to practice, and teach, safely and intuitively.
My Yoga Teacher Trainings provide a space for deep healing, allowing time for reflection, contemplation, and rejuvenation. If you're feeling ready to change the way you move through the world, and the way you experience life, maybe this is the right experience for you!
WHY MY YTT'S ARE UNIQUE
My trainings are rooted in the sacred history that I’ve learned during my studies in India. The Intention behind my Yoga Teacher Trainings is not only to honor the sacredness of yoga, but to also bring to life the ancient teachings in a modern, relevant way. These teachings have withstood the test of time for thousands of years, so it’s very important to me to unveil these teachings from a deep place of reverence. I have several guest teachers who I’m very proud to have as part of my curriculum.
In my training:
You’ll learn the Sattva 5 step meditation
You’ll learn about neuroplasticity and the brains brillant capacity to heal, change, and evolve.
You’ll deepen your knowledge of Sanskrit (names of poses and counting)
You’ll understand the fundamental ideas from Patanjalis Yoga Sutras, and using the 8-Limb path of yoga as our moral compass
You’ll learn the appropriate, safe, and anatomical alignment of the body in the foundational yoga postures to give you the knowledge to teach (and practice) in a safe manner
You’ll learn sacred rituals to help enhance the devotional aspects of your practice
It’s very important to me as a teacher and a leader in the community to offer a safe place for people to come together and heal. Community is an important aspect of of my trainings. There is great healing that comes through having a safe place to share, heal and grow without judgment
WHAT IS SATTVA YOGA
Sattva Yoga is unlike any other style of yoga out there, and is rooted in the rich Vedantic and Tantric traditions of the Himalayas, and the teachings integrate radical wisdom from the Kundalini and Kriya Yoga traditions. Creating and experiencing a deeper experience of Love, is truly the foundation underlying ALL of the Sattva teachings and wisdom. The Sattva teachings are a practical, systematic science that creates an experience that is meant to take the practitioner on an expansive journey inward. A journey meant to bring the body, mind, and spirit into a balanced and aligned state of equanimity, which allows the practitioner to experience a glimpse of their individual truth. The teachings are about being fierce and fearless, while being completely vulnerable and present to bliss. Each Sattva journey offers the experience of both stillness and movement, by blending and weaving together the techniques of Mantra, Pranayama, Kriya, Movement, Ecstatic Dance, Partner Work, and Meditation. The practice feels so healing (and feels so different from a regular vinyasa class) because it’s actually creating a shift not only on a cellular level (changing cellular memory), but also re-wiring deep, conditioned grooves in the brain, creating neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is the phenomenon when the brain creates new neural pathways, changes shape, and heals itself. All of the elements of the class (breath, sound, kriya, movement) have a specific & desired outcome of healing of all the energetic layers of the body.
Anand Mehrotra, the creator and Master Himalayan Yogi, has said that "Sattva" in Sanskrit,
means "those Souls longing to belong to the Truth." If what you've read is enlivening something in your soul, maybe the Sattva teachings are for you.
WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
'SATTVA HIMALAYAN KUNDALINI' & 'KUNDALINI YOGA'
In these times when there is a great emphasis on the physical practices of Yoga, it's easy to forget that Yoga is an ancient science of Self-Mastery, connection and evolution. Yoga is the spiritual inheritance of humanity as we all continue to ask the timeless question:
"Why are we here?"
- Anand Mehrotra
Both traditions use Pranayama (breath practices), Kriya techniques, and the chanting of Mantra to create an expansion of energy, and that expansion of energy has also been called Kundalini.
In Sanskrit, the term Kundalini means "coiled one." It's believed to be our divine Shakti energy located at the base of the spine, and the upward movement of that energy along the spine awakens and enlivens inherent wisdom and energy in the body.
The "movement" of Kundalini energy has been referred to in the sacred yogic texts for thousands of years, but most people only know the term "Kundalini" as a style or form of yoga. Yogi Bhajan created Kundalini yoga, and in 1969 he brought it to the West, and founded the Happy, Healthy Holy Organization (3HO). Yogi Bhajan, and his Kundalini practitioners, follow many traditions and technologies from the Sikh religion, and they chant in Gurmukhi, which is the language of the Sikh holy book The Guru Granth Sahib. Kundalini practitioners often wear white clothing and white Turbans, also from the Sikh tradition. Kriya is used only in specific Kriya sets, and Hatha practice isn't an important aspect for the Kundalini practitioners.
In Sattva yoga, we study Kriya Yoga from the Himalayan Yoga Vedantic Tradition from the Babaji lineage of Paramahansa Yogananda, and Anand Mehrotra. Kriya yoga is evolutionary action that leads us to liberation, expansion, and evolution. Each Kriya practice uses different techniques that are targeting specific areas of the brain and body. We practice certain Kriya techniques for a designated amount of time, which is designed to offer a specific desired outcome of healing. We use Kriyas to strengthen the intuition, for balancing the brain, for healing and releasing trauma, to calm the nervous system, and to activate and move Kundalini energy through the body. We use the Kriya techniques as part of a journey, where we intuitively blend and weave together kriya, mantra, pranayama, ecstatic dance, partner work, meditative movement & hatha movement. Even though Kriya techniques are an important aspect of our experience, meditation is the foundational yoga practice in the Sattva tradition. We practice a five wave meditation, which allows the practitioner to drop-in to a deeper state of Shunya (silence).
Anand Mehrotra, the creator, and Master Himalayan Yogi, has said that
"Sattva" in Sanskrit,
"Those Souls longing to belong to the Truth."