Yoga Alliance Certified
February 23 – March 18, 2016
July 4 – 28, 2016
with Adya and Velan
The PachaMama (Costa Rica) yoga teacher training embraces a holistic approach to the path of Yoga. Combining the wisdom of traditional yoga lineage with contemporary understanding of the body, emotional system, and spiritual practices, this training serves as a platform for self-inquiry and ignites a process of genuine transformation.
The union of contemporary healing modalities woven within this ancient form, deepens the experience of what yoga truly is – an art of living, with the clear intention to know oneself and align with truth.
Various forms of healing practices are used in this training to awaken authentic expression and connect us to our inner landscape. This exploratory work includes free form movement, breath work, and a subtle body practice called primal pulse which initiates a personal movement exploration that reveals the body’s mysteries. These profound tools activate a deeper understanding of the body’s innate wisdom, allowing one to become more embodied within the yoga practice.
This in-depth training experience supports the shift towards embracing life with awareness, acceptance of oneself, the recognition of oneness and reverence for the earth.
One unique aspect of this training is that it is held in PachaMama.
This 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified residential training will be supported by the unique expression of village life, and the inspiration of a vibrant spiritual community where people meet life in an authentic and sacred way.
In addition to techniques and training of asana, pranayama,
anatomy / physiology, teaching methodology, and yoga philosophy other
tools of the training will include
– Ayurvedic asessement
– Pranic healing breathwork
– Healing sounds and toning, chanting, mantra
– Tantra exploration
– Earth prayer/ sweatlodges
– Conscious communication
– The art of mindful touch and holding space
– Various forms of meditation.
Download the complete program of the training here:
Yoga Teacher Syllabus (PDF)
Adya’s graceful meditative style draws on a diverse range of influences and forms. She first trained as a teacher in the Vinyasa flow style at the White Lotus Foundation in California. Here she began a period of seven years of study and training while teaching at various yoga studios in California and Seattle.
While the flowing form of graceful Vinyasa is very present in her style, the soft restorative form of yin yoga brings a meditative aspect with gentle opening and melting into the asana. Here it is about surrender and breath, witnessing presence. While she has also trained extensively in pre-natal yoga, her most formative training took place at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Madras, India where she studied yoga therapy.
This work with Adya provides a sacred container to rest in presence and meet whatever arises, shedding layers of contraction and attachment, and embracing the simplicity of the moment. Witnessing presence unveils a natural movement towards wholeness, where thought, sensation and emotion are met equally in the field of awareness, and the awake presence beneath the movement of life shines with beauty.
Velan is deeply influenced by the discipline of Master Zhen Hua Yang, a Shaolin monk trained and guided in the temples of China. This lineage holds the energy of over 400 years, through the people who served as guardians of the Chinese Emperor. Velan shares layers of this lineage as a 3 dimensional form fusing Tai Chi, Qi Gong and traditional Hatha yoga to awaken internal power, vitality and stillness in motion. This form reveals a dynamic synergy between internal power and deep integrative moments of stillness. Connecting to the body’s innate wisdom, its desire to move and heal is the foundation of his teaching.
Unifying various styles into a creative flow of movement, he has been influenced through the study of Vinyasa Flow, Sivananda Yoga, and Yoga therapy With Simon Borg Oliver. He studied Ayurvedic Medicine in Kerala India, functional movement training in Sydney Australia and has anchored a deeper understanding of the body through the study of various forms of healing work.
In Pachamama YTT Velan shares his passion of Calligraphy Yoga, Ayurvedic principles of health and assessment, functional movement, energetic cultivation, healing and free form movement.