FIRE & LIGHT
ADVANCED TEACHING MODULE & INTRODUCTION TO KUNDALINI KRIYA YOGA
28 OCTOBER – 8 DECEMBER 2018
In the first verse of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, author Swatmarama states that Hatha Yoga is the ultimate stairway for those who wish to climb to the highest stage of Practice, which goes by many names, one of which is KUNDALINI KRIYA YOGA. This ancient text claims that when practiced correctly and with the right attitude, Kriya Yoga results in the awakening of Kundalini Shakti at the base of the spine and the absorption of the individual self into the Infinite.
Level one training was the stairway, focusing on purifying and fortifying the HA and the THA, the Solar and Lunar channels within the body in the same way that the Gayatri Mantra is used to burn up old karma and worn-out ways of being. The level two training then, is that higher stage of practice and marks the evolution of the Yoga practitioner into the Yogi.
During this training we will move deeper into Tantric philosophy and Yogis will learn advanced lineage-based Kriya practices for Kundalini arousal, Mudras for the sublimation of sexual energy and practices for the rapid regeneration of the higher mind power, Ojas. Although throughout this training we will continue to utilize Lunar and Solar methods, the focus will be primarily on Agni Sadhana (Fire Practice), and in the spirit of the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra, amplifying our light and bringing forward our unique soul-force into the world.
From the teaching perspective, come ready to go from day one. This 6 week teaching intensive and teacher development program is geared towards those already teaching who are seeking to deepen their teaching repertoire and bring the full power of Tantric Hatha Yoga to life in their classes.
Yogis will learn how to effectively apply and teach:
- BANDHAS AND MUDRAS
- KRIYA MEDITATION
- KUMBHAKA AND ADVANCED PRANAYAMA PRACTICES
- MANTRA AND YANTRA
- YOGA NIDRA
Furthermore, specialised training will be given in Tantric Ayurveda, The Business of Yoga and Advanced Anatomy (Structural Integration), which is a form of manual therapy that works on the soft tissues (fascia) of the body. Yogis will learn how to read, and align, students’ bodies both verbally and through touch, with an in-depth appreciation of the mental and emotional impacts of doing so in a yoga setting.
The level two training will include a 3-night silent meditation retreat at the commencement of the course to ensure that the Moon is well and truly steady for this powerful journey into the heart of Yoga and into the heart of the luminous teacher within.
Our intention for running these level 2 trainings, which we will only run once every two years, is to develop good teachers into great ones, capable of changing both the modern world of Yoga and the modern world itself.
300 Hour Application Form
Ram Ram, Yogis!
Thank you for your interest in coming back to train with us and further your reach both as practitioners and teachers of this incredible and ancient science of Spirit. This training is a significant gear shift upwards in comparison to the 200hr syllabus. The 300hr training is more like the Yoga version of the Agoge – the rigorous training and education system of the Spartan warriors. Because the Yoga world needs warriors right now; It needs deeply committed Yogis that burn for the tradition and are willing to stand up and fight for it. Clearly no one else is going to lead the way, so it must be us – teachers willing to offer students what they truly need, rather than what they want. Time to put aside childish desires such as being popular or being the face of some useless Yoga brand. The reason we teach is to change the world, nothing short of that, and we do it one mind at a time, starting with our own. So come ready to practice, ready to evolve and ready to serve. That is the motto.
PRACTICE. EVOLVE. SERVE.
Carve it in your brain.
For this training we will select only the best of the best.
27 Yogi-warriors who we feel have what it takes to lead the battle and usher in a new era of Yoga. Only apply for this training if you are genuinely ready to do the work, ready to step into the highest version of yourself and hold the seat of a true teacher amongst the lineage greats.
To apply, here are your prerequisites: YOU MUST….
- Have completed a 200hr YTT through The Practice
- Have a committed daily practice.
- Be already teaching.
- Be proficient in chanting the Mantra Laya (Video assessment required).
- Be proficient in reciting the Gayatri Mantra (Video assessment required).
- Be able to hold Headstand and Viparita Karani steady and calm for 60 seconds without the aid of props or a wall (Video assessment required).
- Must have completed one solo round of Eka Dasi Kriya since 200hr YTT
- Submit a Yearly/Monthly/Daily Yantra Cycle for the month of November 2018.
- Submit a self-assessment assignment and complete 40 days of personal practice.
- Upon successful completion of this course you will be registered as a PRACTICE SENIOR TEACHER on our website and we will back you and support you in creating the best way possible for you to serve and share this knowledge. That is our commitment to you.
Current Teaching Situation.
Where and what are you teaching?
Compile a single video clip (phone camera ok) of yourself holding headstand for 1 minute, returning to a seat and with eyes closed repeating 3 rounds of the Gayatri Mantra and then 3 rounds of the Mantra Laya. I repeat, eyes must be closed, no reading from a page. This video should be no longer than 5 minutes in length. If you have a medical reason for not being able to hold headstand, please advise.
Yantra Cycle Calculation.
- Answer the following questions.
- What is your date of birth?
- What is your dominant Chakra and your current secondary Chakra influence?
- What cycle year is 2018 for you?
- What cycle month will November 2018 be for you? (Please note that some of you will have to calculate backwards from 2019.
- What cycle day is Nov 1st 2018 for you?
Personal Practice – 40 days
Based on your current circumstances, both internal and external and considering the teachings of Moon, Sun, Fire, choose one of these 3 orientations that would be most helpful for you to focus on over the next 40 days.
Please list the symptoms and goals (physical, emotional and spiritual) that you wish to address that led you to your conclusion.
Design a 60 minute daily practice, one that you will commit to for 40 days with no excuses. Select:
- 1 Asana category
- 2 different Pranayama techniques to alternate day by day
- 2 different Kriya Meditations to alternate day by day
- 1 Mantra (See additional notes on Mantra)
Prior to commencing your 40 day practice, please receive confirmation back from The Practice team in regards to your class proposal.
Additional Notes On Mantra.
Select one of the following Mantras to rest in and be transformed by at the end of your practice.
- Rama or Ram
- So Ham
- Hang Sa
- Maha Mrityunjaya
After your Pranayama and Kriya Meditation is complete, place, sense, feel or internally hear your Mantra vibrating and resounding in one of the 3 Meditation gates (Navel, Heart or Third Eye). After a few minutes allow all effort to dissolve and the pure experience of the Mantra to spontaneously come forward without any attachment to how it shows up. Rest here in complete effortless absorption for 5 – 10 minutes.
PLEASE EMAIL YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO: email@example.com
Ok, Yogis, its over to you! Keep practicing as if your life depends on it, because it does!
EVOLVE YOUR PRACTICE. EVOLVE YOUR LIFE.
Early Bird paid by Sept 16 Price $4950*
FULL Price $5400*
DEPOSIT = $540
BOTH COURSES = PAY IN FULL FOR 10% DISCOUNT**
*We strongly encourage you to register by 28 July 2018.
This will enable us to process a visa for you, which allows you to teach a free class at The Practice, as part of the 300HR training. If you register after 28 July 2018, you may miss out on this opportunity, however you can still apply to join the 300HR YTT.
**Once application is approved.