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15 Days 100-Hour Sound Ceremony Yoga Teacher Training in San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala

The Yoga Forest, San Marcos La Laguna, Sololá, Guatemala

Healing Yoga Teacher Training Guatemala

Are you interested in sacred sound and all of its mystical components? In this training, you will learn how to journey into a deep meditative inquiry on the source of all sound and from there, find many tools to assist in shifting frequencies, healing emotional and psychological scars, and opening parts of the heart and mind which you never knew existed. Come to traverse the sphere of your consciousness as you create the space for transformation!

Meet the instructors

Saraswati & Jayananda
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Highlights

  • Yoga practice and theory
  • Sound and therapeutic healing power application
  • Voice medicine including tuning, toning, and chanting
  • Introduction and use of sacred instruments
  • 13 nights' accommodation
  • Delicious meals

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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Laundry

Your accommodation will be at The Yoga Forest. The Yoga Forest was founded as a sustainable living experiment, through a desire for living simply, greenly, and in communion with the surroundings. The Yoga Forest is a young dynamic earth-based spirit community, which officially opened in November 2013 with an inaugural PDC course. The community is still in the process of evolving social, ecological, and economic structures and recognize that this journey will be ever unfolding. Together, with the help of work stayers, interns, staff, and a crew of local Mayans, many beautiful things have been created there and there is still much to be done.

The Yoga Forest loves to connect with mutually supportive souls and to expand the evolution of humanity toward a communitarian way of life; a way of life that harmonizes nature with spirit. You will stay in a shared cabana which is a part of The Yoga Forest retreat center in Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. The shared cabanas accommodate four people in large single beds. Using natural building techniques, the cabanas are constructed with either bamboo or cypress, palm roof, and natural adobe walls or traditional bahareque (wattle and daub) of the area. The beds are comfortable, with warm feather duvets and pillows, and decorated with Peruvian Shipibo fabrics and Guatemalan cushions.

Program

Program

Kula Collective is very excited to announce this unique course pioneering the modern application of sound work. Kula Collective welcomes you to be a part of the first ever 100-Hour Sound Ceremony Training, running twice yearly at The Yoga Forest.

The very ancient art of healing with sound is quickly growing in popularity throughout the world as many are feeling the call to quiet down the mind, pull the reigns on their routines to listen, and inquire into a deeper rhythm of life.

You all certainly know that music affects you on many levels. It is as simple as remembering your teenage years or the way your eyes glaze as if seeing a long lost lover as a sweet and nostalgic piece is played.

Two and a half thousands of years ago, the famous Greek philosopher Pythagoras utilized sound as a form of medicine treating a variety of ailments and you can trace this idea back further and outward across continents, cultures, and ages right into something you know in your hearts yet cannot find the sufficient words to speak its truth.

As cutting edge as this modality might seem, there is nothing new about sound healing and its power to pierce the veil of thoughts and allow you to perceive the source of where all sound is springing from.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who has been moved by the power of sound - musicians, healers, therapists, yogis, meditators, mystics, psychologists, philosophers, teachers, medical workers, medicine workers, and song carriers people who are ready to shift and lift; to open and ignite and to listen to the subtleties of stillness and silence.

What are the benefits of this application of sound for health and healing?

Some benefits may include the following:

  • Reduced stress and relief from fatigue, pain, addiction, compulsive thinking, insomnia through deep relaxation, and endorphin release
  • Accelerating the healing process
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Increased circulation
  • Increased sleep quality
  • Increased sense of calm
  • Alleviation of anxiety
  • Reduced symptoms of depression
  • Liberated emotional traumas stored within the body / mind complexes
  • Deconstructed negative patterns
  • Enhanced homeostasis
  • Bringing release to emotional imbalance
  • Removing blockages and facilitating free flow of energy channels - meridians, nerves, and blood vessels
  • Promoting creative potential
  • Expanding the capacity for love, peacefulness, and happiness within oneself
  • Increased concentration, focus, and attention

What will you learn?

  • The art and practices from the contemplative east to the wisdom of the shamanic south
  • An introduction to yoga philosophy
  • Theory and practice of Nada, Bhakti, and Mantra yoga
  • The healing power of sound and therapeutic application for yourself and others
  • How to shake off your shackles as well as unbridle and face your fears
  • How to locate and sound for yourself and others the energetic centers (chakras) of the body
  • How to incorporate sound into classes
  • How to hold space for transformation
  • How to facilitate sound and singing circles and ceremonies
  • Introduction and use of sacred instruments
  • Voice medicine - tuning, toning, and chanting
  • How to work with a mesa

Objectives and outcomes

  • Demonstrate, understand, and share the philosophies of sound yoga and its potential for self-realization
  • Develop an effective practice for working with sound
  • Deepen your meditation and awareness on Nad
  • Feel comfortable sharing sound with groups
  • Learn traditional Vedic mantras and their meanings
  • Explore song traditions for singing circles and kirtans
  • Ability to give one-on-one and group sound healing sessions
  • Explore the range and possibilities of your voice
  • Instruction on the proper use of sacred instruments such as bowls, tingshas, chimes, and bells
  • Artful application of breath, circular breathing, and didgeridoo
  • The development of the inner ear and subtle listening
  • Explore the connection between sound and silence
  • To grow through processes of self-transformation

Nada yoga

Nada yoga is an ancient Indian metaphysical system, which is equally a philosophical system, a medicine, and a form of yoga. The system's theoretical and practical aspects are based on the premise that the entire cosmos and all which exists in the cosmos, including human beings, consists of sound vibrations, called nada.

Bhakti yoga

Bhakti comes from the root bhaj, which means "to adore, to devote, or worship God". Bhakti yoga has been called "love for love's sake" and "union through love and devotion". Bhakti is uniting of the individualized consciousness with the universal through active surrender.

Mantra yoga

Mantra yoga is coming from the root man or manas, meaning mind and instinct and tra, a tool or instrument to transcend or liberate the mind from itself. Mantras are used to awaken the self and deepen the meditative aspects of a physical yoga practice.

Mantra yoga is a meditation tool meant to engage the mind through focusing on sound, duration, and a number of repetitions (japa) as a means to getting closer to the divinity within, creating positive vibrations which benefit both the one who chants and the one who listens.

Instructors

Saraswati Hayley Tennyson

Jayananda James Roland

Location

This retreat will take place in San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala. San Marcos La Laguna is a small Mayan village on Lake Atitlán in the western highlands of Guatemala. It has become a mecca for international travelers attracted by its beauty, tranquility, and diverse options for spiritual exploration and therapy.

Features

Activities

  • Spa

General

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden

What's included

  • Yoga practice and theory
  • Meditation session
  • Certificate of completion
  • 13 nights' accommodation
  • Meals

How to get there

Arrival by shuttle

Private shuttles are recommended and can be arranged for a direct service from Antigua or Guatemala city to San Marcos La Laguna for a cost of 800 GTQ (110 USD) between 08:00-10:00 only.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 90 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.

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15 days / 14 nights
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Early bird discount

The prices below for March, 2020, include an early bird discount of 200 USD per person. To benefit, book or reserve before October 28, 2019, for the March date.

Saturday February 1, 2020
(15 days / 14 nights)

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