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200 hour Aruna Yoga Teacher Training
Aruna yoga is a yoga practice which encompasses all forms of yoga, including hatha, vinyasa and Kundalini inspired practices and technologies. It is a practice based on being present on all levels: to what is here and to be still with what arises. No matter what that is. It teaches to welcome the present moment and suspend judgment. It offers a way of stilling the fluctuation of the mind through becoming a witness or observer.
It is born of the transmutational potency of the sacred Mountain Arunachala in Tiruvanamallai in India. Aruna Yoga is premised on the teachings of self enquiry born of Arunachala itself, and espoused by Ramana Maharshi. Its premise is Advaita Vedanta, or the philosophy of there being only one reality, this that may be called Truth, God, Divinity, Creation, OM, nature. All the rest is illusion or separation from this one. Our aim is to realign with this One which is our real identity as Truth or Sat Nam (Sat = Truth, Nam = Identity).
There is no need to be flexible or even physically able to practice to do Aruna Yoga. Its aim is to open up to emotional blocks that are released using the technology of the various lineages of yoga, pranayama and meditation. Of course if practiced vigilantly it has a strong physical asana (posture) practice with a palpable flavour of Kundalini Yoga. Yet it is a bodiless yoga too and even just being present in sessions, without participating in the physical activity will open you up to its healing capacity.
Aruna Yoga is a healing practice which aim is to awaken the practitioner to their true nature, to the freedom, peace and truth that is within us all! From this space of the Infinite Self, all healing, transformation and awakening is available. The practice cultivates this inner connection. Music, sound, emotional catharsis are part of its characteristics. We use yoga asana (posture), pranayama (breathing exercises), concentration and meditation to still the mind. We interweave the singular enquiry of ‘Who am I?’ to dissolve identification and separation from our true nature as freedom. In answering the question of self enquiry we self realize the state of sat nam.
Aruna Yoga is a hybrid of diverse yogic lineage, echoing a language of Truth, one that speaks through the instrument of the form, into the pervasiveness of the formless. This training is intended to help develop your personal practice of yoga and leads to self awareness and personal transformation. It is also an accredited Yoga Alliance Teacher Training for those who wish to become yoga teachers, to share the technologies of yoga and meditation and is intended as a tool for healing. It may be incorporated into your existing healing therapies or simply used for personal transformation and awakening.
Join me on this divine experiment through yoga into Yoga (which means union). May Aruna Yoga yoke together the shards of separation into an envelopment into this that is One. One consciousness, One Union, the ‘I am’ that speaks soundlessly and remains untouched. The invitation is to really meet the Self, and to abide here as it. From this space, the miraculous is accessible, peace is here, now.
Requirements & Content:
This Teacher Training consists of 20 days of attendance, spread out across 5 weekends. You need to be present all of these days to receive a certificate. If for some unexpected reason you have to miss a day, there are 4 ‘make up days’ available during the period from August 2018 until May 2019 where you can make up for the day(s) you missed.
The following topics will be covered over the duration of the course:
During the training you are expected to journal, to cultivate your intention. As a large part of the training is about cultivating a personal practice, you will choose and commit to a meditation practice. You’ll receive details about the journalling and meditation during the first weekend.
Thursday 23 - Friday 24 - Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 August 2018
Thursday 11 - Friday 12 - Saturday 13 - Sunday 14 October 2018
Thursday 17 - Friday 18 - Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 January 2019
Thursday 28 - Friday 29 - Saturday 30 - Sunday 31 March 2019
Thursday 23 - Friday 24 - Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 May 2019
Make up days to be planned in.
Time: 9.00 - 17.00
Cost: The total costs for this training are 2800 euros (so 140 euros per day). This includes a manual, vegetarian/vegan soup for lunch and tea & water during the training days.
If you just want to be there on certain days, for the deepening of your own practice, that's possible too. Single days are 150 euros per day, including soup and tea, not including the manual.
If you pay the whole amount in advance, you'll get a discount of 10%. In this case, the total costs are 2520 euros.
With a background as a both a lawyer and an academic, Nicki’s discovery of yoga was epiphanic. She moved from South Africa where she was born and raised, to Antwerp, Belgium at a moment where the local practice of yoga was in its infancy. Her life’s path shifted profoundly as Nicki began to explore yoga through intense practice and theoretical study. Her passion for the practice of yoga grew exponentially and led to the creation of Yoga Form (now Radiant Light Yoga), a yoga centre and community that encompassed various forms of yoga. Yoga Form was the first to offer Kundalini Yoga and Meditation in Antwerp. She now lives in Israel where she teaches regular Yoga and Meditation locally and internationally.
Nicki has been fortunate to learn and practice under various teachers and masters and continues to draw her inspiration from diverse yogic schools and traditions. Nicki is also deeply immersed in Journey work as initiated and guided by Brandon Bays. She is a registered yoga teacher (RYT) of the Yoga Alliance and a certified Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Teacher through Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) as well as a prenatal yoga teacher trained in the Khalsa Way. Nicki founded the practice of Aruna Yoga, which incorporates the various lineages of yoga, has a focus on yoga psychology and emotional release and healing.
Dorinda Farver, the founder of Yogasite in Breda, is a native of USA, born and raised in Pennsylvania. With a passion for life and humour she has found both a challenge and wonderful peace from Yoga. Dorinda has lived in NL since 1992 and discovered her love for Yoga in the late 90’s. Specialising in Power Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga Flow and Ashtanga.
Her first teacher training with Tonnie Goes was followed by many others with David Swenson (Ashtanga) Shiva Rea, Neva Ingalls and Robert Boustany, as well as many other workshops David Williams, Manju Jois and Brian Kest to name a few. Dorinda completed a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Kundalini Teacher Training with Grumukh, and a 500 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training with Robert Boustany and Neva Ingalls.
Learning from every experience, growing the most from the things that challenge us and taking with you what touches your heart.
Nicki will be leading the training, Dorinda will be supporting it. The make-up days will be taught by Dorinda.