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18 Days 200-Hour Meditation and Yoga Teacher Training in California

California Yoga Teacher Training

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Shivakali Yoga is offering this 200-hour teacher training immersed in the ancient spiritual, philosophical, and meditative traditions of yoga, while maintaining a firm ground in modern anatomical training, sequencing, and approaches to practice. This yoga certification offers you the lived experience of the teachings. In addition to practice and study, you will participate in meditation, ceremony, and council and explore what these practices and teachings mean to you as an individual and to your community as a whole.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Professional yoga instructors
  • Saltwater pool, hot tub and steam sauna
  • Daily meditation and Pranayama sessions
  • Yoga Alliance certification by completion of the course
  • Learn the vast history and philosophy of yoga
  • Daily healthy meals with snacks
  • 17 nights accommodation

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17 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

Accommodations are rustic but vibrant and full of charm. There is a bathing deck with jacuzzi, steam sauna, outdoor showers and tub, and a 25-foot saltwater pool with sun deck. Surrounding the land are meditation huts, sacred caves, streams, endless rocks to climb and trails to hike, and dozens of quiet places to meditate and turn inward.

Shivakali Yoga Teacher Training California Program

This yoga teacher training in California progresses over 18 days by a map of the chakras, starting at the root and ending with the crown. During the root segment, you will ground your intentions for teaching and practice and learn the vast history of yoga from the Vedas through the Upanishads, Buddhism, yoga sutras, Bhakti traditions, Tantric lineages, and contemporary yoga schools.

In the sacral chakra, you will uncover the countless layers of the subtle body, learn the principles of Ayurveda, gain an overview of classical Tantra, and practice yoga Nidra. As you progress through the navel chakra, you will explore yoga's connection with power and fire and learn Lakshmi practice and the business of yoga.

You will encounter the path of Bhakti, known as devotional yoga, ceremony, prayer, and healing. Moving upwards into the throat chakra, you will learn about Kashmir Shaivism and the Sanskrit language, pronunciation, principles of chanting, and a wealth of mantra and deity practices.

Progressing to the third eye, the training becomes increasingly more subtle, as you encounter an array of yogic meditations, explore yogic Buddhism, and turn inward in silence. Culminating in the crown, you will receive Kundalini awakening practices, learn Shakti mantra, yogic ritual, and receive an initiation into the practice.

Each of the 18 days will also include a thorough overview of the anatomy and physiology of yoga asanas or postures, a comprehensive outlook on teaching methodology, an intensive dissection of every major and minor pose, workshops on adjustments and alignment, and plenty of time for practice teaching.

There will be performances and classes with incredible live musicians and DJ's during the training as well as special guest teachers and food and drink offerings from local artisans. You'll have time to be alone in nature and to reflect, hike, swim, stargaze, and relax in quietude.

What style is Shivakali Yoga?

Shivakali Yoga teaches an alignment-based Vinyasa flow practice, culminating in restorative postures, meditation, and pranayama. Their practice serves first to awaken the body, break up stuck energy, and then soften the mind and nurture the inner being. Uniting the masculine and feminine aspects of practice, you will find freedom in movement, draw awareness from the mind to the heart, and allow insight to arise naturally.

Sample schedule

  • 06:00 - 08:15 Morning yoga sadhana with yoga, meditation, chanting, and arati
  • 08:15 - 09:45 Breakfast break and seva
  • 09:45 - 11:30 First class: anatomy, methodology, and philosophy
  • 11:30 - 13:30 Posture clinic
  • 13:30 - 16:00 Lunch break
  • 16:00 - 17:15 Second class, discussion based: anatomy, methodology, and philosophy
  • 17:15 - 18:30 Practice teaching exercises
  • 18:30 - 20:00 Dinner break
  • 20:00 Evening program: yoga Nidra, meditation, song circle, and more

Sample schedule for break-day on the second Sunday

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Walking meditation
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Two-hour heart circle
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Restorative meditation and pranayama
  • 19:00 - 21:00 Dinner and spiritual movie

Instructors

Serge Berliawsky
Serge has been practicing the yogic arts of India and Tibet since his youth ​and teaching yoga since 2001. His approach evolves out of a deep transmission from younger years living in Kula, a yogic community, engaging in lengthy daily practice before dawn, and undergoing rigorous study with his teachers. In classes, he blends his knowledge of traditional yogic practice and philosophy with thousands of hours of training in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin, Rudra, Kundalini Tantra, and Tibetan Buddhism.
Gloria Baraquio
Gloria discovered yoga in 2003 and realized that the breath, body awareness, and mindfulness could relieve so much of human suffering, disease, and disorder. After years of dedicated self-study and independent practice, she completed her formal yoga teacher training at Yoga Hawaii with master teachers Rupali Embry and Tania Jo Ingrahm. Gloria began teaching Vinyasa yoga in 2006 at schools, colleges, gyms, and studios. Since then, she has taught thousands of classes in Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Aerial, and kids yoga, as well as meditation to various populations all over the country.

Location

The retreat is located in Campo, California, next to Jacumba hot springs. You will discover the retreat center in a secluded patch of desert mountains, just a three-hour drive from Los Angeles and next to the border of Mexico. Situated in the desert, on 165 acres of private mountainous land, the retreat center sits on an aquifer supplying fresh well-water, and offers gorgeous natural views.

Nearby places

  • Los Angeles - 3-hour drive
  • San Diego - 1-hour drive

Food

During this retreat, breakfast, lunch, and dinner will consist of delicious 100% organic vegetarian meals with vegan options, fresh juices, unique desserts, and healthy snacks and teas.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

In your free time, you may choose to do activities like hiking, rock climbing, swimming, stargazing, or relaxing in quietude.

Spa treatments

Massage and healing sessions are offered by skilled practitioners at an additional cost.

What's included

  • 3 daily organic and vegetarian meals
  • 17 nights accommodation
  • 200-hour teacher training certificate
  • All yoga sessions
  • Anatomy, methodology, and philosophy classes
  • Daily chanting and arati
  • Daily meditation
  • Daily posture clinic
  • Daily teaching exercises
  • Introduction to the Ayurveda principles
  • Walking, Kundalini, and Restorative meditation

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Massages and healing treatments
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfers to and from the airport

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at San Diego International Airport (SAN).

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 45 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 45 days before arrival.
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Arrival: Thursday May 31, 2018
Departure: Sunday June 17, 2018

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