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When you awaken and align your body’s underlying energy, you activate your innate process of healing and transformation. In this training we will demystify how energy affects everything you do and feel—and show you how to work with your body and your mind. You will learn simple principles, tools, and practices that balance your subtle body—which is how physical, emotional and spiritual healing begins—so you can build vitality, unravel energetic blockages, and boost your immunity.
We will practice yin yoga sequences according to physical or emotional issues where the alternative medicine aspect of Daoism offers the opportunity to deep healing and profound transformation.
In Yin yoga as well as in Yoga Nidra and Reiki we are exploring the concepts of surrender and release while we are opening up to guidance from beyond. Making our way through layer upon layer of habitual holding patterns of emotional history deep inside our tissues, muscles and cells. Releasing emotional tension, freeing stagnant or blocked energy.
We take the time out to listen to our body closely, to understand the transformative possibilities of being present, and to experience mindfulness principles on a physical level. To let the body guide the mind to the ultimate experience of peace. To cultivate a loving-kindness attitude to ourselves, and from this place of abundance offering it to the world.
There is so much more to Yin yoga than only the physical stretching and rejuvenation.
Allow Yin yoga to be an art, a philosophy and a way of live.
If you’re up for exploring some more of this with us, this is your course.
Bay Vista welcomes you to the East coast of the tropical island of Sri Lanka with a sunny warmth and promises you lasting experiences. Ensconced amidst rustling coconut palms, located in the heart of the small costal village Arugam Bay, our stunning beach front venue Bay Vista is just a stroll away from one of the world’s top ten surfing spots.
Each day at Bay Vista lures you towards different adventures; from cresting the most challenging waves to strolls on the beach at sunrise and breathtaking scenery, from experiencing local cuisine and beach life in Arugam Bay to connecting to the surrounding abundant nature. Bay Vista invites you to discover the way of life of the locals and lose yourself in the rustic charm that surrounds Arugam Bay.
The rooftop opens to the cobalt sky is the ideal spot for our yoga practice. Breathtaking ocean views, a sun-rise witnessed here will, undoubtedly, leave an everlasting impression. The rooftop is also a nice place to chill, watch the action on the beach and check out the healthy bar whenever you get the munchies.
After a day of yoga and exploring, you’ll enjoy relaxing in the comfortable rooms. Choose a double, triple or family room, all with a sea view on one side and land view on the other. The rooms come complete with all amenities such as AC, hot water, ceiling fan and private balcony.
In this program we look deep into the healing wisdom of the Daoist elements and the Chi flow as well as the Mindfulness aspects of Yin. You will also learn all about the Art of Yoga Nidra and you will receive a Reiki Initiation if you wish.
In Yin Yoga as well as in Yoga Nidra and Reiki we are exploring the concept of surrender and release while we are opening up to guidance from beyond. Making our way through layer upon layer of habitual holding patterns of emotional history deep inside our tissues, muscles, and cells. Releasing emotional tension, freeing stagnant or blocked energy. When you awaken and align your body’s underlying energy, you activate your innate process of healing and transformation. We will demystify how energy affects everything you do and feel—and show you how to work with your body and your mind.
We practice sequences according to physical or emotional issues where the alternative medicine aspect of Daoism offers the opportunity to deep healing and profound transformation. You will learn simple principles, tools, and practices that balance your subtle body—which is how physical, emotional and spiritual healing begins—so you can build vitality, unravel energetic blockages, and boost your immunity.
We take the time out to listen to our body closely, to understand the transformative possibilities of being present with sensation means to experience mindfulness principles on a physical level. To let the body guide the mind to the ultimate experience of peace. To cultivate a loving-kindness attitude to ourselves, and from this place of abundance offering it to the world.
In addition to the Yin Yoga foundation you will also learn all about Yoga Nidra’s background information. You will be introduced to explanations of the Yoga Nidra theory in both yogic and scientific terms. Experience the effects and applications of Yoga Nidra, as well as an introduction to possible sequential arrangements and a in-depth exploration of how to practically prepare Yoga Nidra scripts stepwise for various different applications.
You will receive Reiki healing sessions and the Reiki Initiation and Certification inclusive all theoretical background information, Reiki symbols, and practical guidance on how to use them. You will hands-on explore how to give Reiki sessions to others (theory and real-time practice) and how to perform Reiki distant healing (theory and real-time practice).
If you’re up for exploring some more of this with us this is your course.
Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep as it is commonly known, is a beautiful and powerful meditation technique that is becoming increasingly popular as a strong and effective antidote for our modern stressful lifestyles. It is one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain. While the practitioner rests comfortably in savasana (corpse pose), this ancient systematic meditation technique takes you through the pancha maya kosha (five layers of self), leaving you with a sense of wholeness, rejuvenation and deep relaxation.
In Yoga Nidra, the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions. The practitioner is guided into a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping that is conducive to deep emotional and physical healing, rewiring of the brain and deep self-exploration. Yoga Nidra is an effective and efficient way to access the “rest and digest” parasympathetic state of the nervous system and has been found very successful in reducing stress, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety.
Yoga Nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation, while still maintaining the full consciousness. It helps to rest, restore, de-stress, increase awareness, undo bad habits and bring awareness to deep-rooted conditioned behavioral patterns, it helps bring insight into our true calling and will help with bringing our life into alignment with our truth. Thirty minutes of Yoga Nidra practice is said to be equivalent to three to four hours of deep sleep.
The health benefits of Yoga Nidra include:
Reiki is an energy healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word ‘Rei’ which means “Universal Life” and ‘Ki’ which means “Energy”. Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice. It is not a massage nor is it based on belief or suggestion. It is a subtle and effective form of energy work using guided life force energy. Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things. Reiki practitioners understand that everyone has the ability to connect with their own healing energy and use it to strengthen the energy in themselves and help others.
It is believed that a person’s Ki or energy should be strong and free-flowing. When this is true a person’s body and mind are in a positive state of health. When the energy becomes weak or blocked it could lead to symptoms of physical or emotional imbalance. A Reiki session can help remove energetic blockages, ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional. A Reiki session is usually a very pleasant and deeply relaxing experience and is often utilized for one’s personal general wellbeing or for healing specific mental, emotional or physical conditions.
Reiki can be conducted either hands-on, in which several parts of the body are lightly touched by the practitioner’s hands to direct the energy there, or hands-off, where the hands are held slightly above the body. In addition, as Ki is not limited by distance or time, distant or remote Reiki healing is also possible without the client being physically present.
We see teaching yoga as an art fuelled by authenticity and creativity. A student's personal practice and the understanding that follows spark the inner teacher and sharing with others will come naturally and spontaneously.
In a Taoist / Zen way, we emphasize the value of breath, meditation, and intuition rather than ritual worship or rigorous following of old scriptures and perfect alignments. It matters how it feels much more than how it is supposed to look.
We acknowledge that every student and teacher has his or her own unique presence, energy, and teaching style. The Body-Mind-Soul Centre provides an ideal environment for learning and a practice process, where yoga teacher training courses are presented and practiced in depth.
With successful completion of the training students will receive a Reiki Certificate from Eva Lisanne Brower, a Yoga Alliance affiliated Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from The Body-Mind-Soul Centre (registered school with Yoga Alliance) and a Yin Yoga Therapy Training Diploma as a component of Alexandra Denkinger M.D.(ACU) physical therapy practice, licensed and registered as Doctor of Medicine in Acupuncture M.D.(ACU) by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine, affiliated with Yoga Alliance as a registered yoga teacher (RYT 500) and owner of The Body-Mind-Soul Centre (RYS 200).
Alexandra Denkinger is an acupuncture therapist (M.D.Acu), yoga teacher (RYT500), Yin yoga expert, and founder of The Body-Mind-Soul Centre (registered school with Yoga Alliance). She likes to see herself Body-Mind-Soul Bio-Hacker, an "urban shaman", dedicated to helping people empower themselves to live the most authentic, healthy life possible. As an all-time seeker on a soul-searching journey, she came across many different yoga styles and healing systems. In her Yin yoga teachings, she integrates the ancient wisdom of acupuncture meridians and chi flow in meditative yoga practice.
Sri Lanka is the new darling on the world’s top travel destinations map. Unspoiled and undiscovered, this tear-drop island in the Indian Ocean is a treasure cove of culture and natural stunning beauty. Her coastlines will astound you and her mountains mesmerize you as her lush, wild jungles welcome you in to lose yourself and find your soul. With Buddhists making up 70% of the population, this land and its people resounds with deeply restorative energy.
Arugam Bay, a lovely moon-shaped curl of soft sand and known as one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka. It is one of those areas in the world you have to visit at least once in a lifetime. Pristine sandy beach, stunning natural beauty and with a population of just a few hundred, everything is dotted along a single road that parallels the coast.
Home to a famed point break that many regards as the best surf spot in the country, Arugam Bay is considered one of the top 10 surf points in the world. With the world-famous Yala National Park as its neighbor, Arugam Bay is also lucky to be surrounded by loads of wildlife like monkeys, elephants, and crocodiles. The bay is simply an amazing place to be.
Bandaranaike International Airport
Transfer not provided
We are happy to provide you with all the information on how to make your way to Arugam Bay and to arrange for airport transfers (taxi, bus or shuttle on your own cost). Also, consider a first overnight stay in Colombo if you choose to have a rest first before taking on the taxi journey across the beautiful island to the East coast. Our teacher Eva is already in Sri Lanka to help you arrange your arrival and to welcome you.
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