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History of Yoga and the Art of Teaching Meditation Training

Mar 3, 2017

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History of Yoga and the Art of Teaching Meditation

March 3rd-5th 2017

This module is designed for teachers who have already completed a 200-Hr yoga teacher training, and wish to accumulate 300 credits toward their 500-Hr certification. Or for the curious practitioner who simply wishes to deepen his or her knowledge of yoga.

You will learn a detailed history of yoga from Indus Valley Civilization till Modern times:

  • Indus Valley Civilizations – their art history, agricultural and architectural achievements. Possible religiosity of Indus Valley civilization.
  • Rigveda, including the Upanishads. How parts of the Rigveda fit into the timeline of history.
  • Development of classic period. The Gita and its historical context. The Yoga Sutras (8 limbs of yoga )and their historical context. Who was Patanjali and where he obtained his sources.
  • Introducing the time of Buddha. How and why Buddhism, Jainism and Tantric ideology developed.
  • The birth of non-dualism.
  • Expanding on Tantric times and literature.
  • Modern yoga. British times. Assimilation in the west. Swami Vivekananda and Gandhi. Historical background and theological development of the modern concept of yoga. (This is really a “reformation” of Hinduism, a reformulation of old ideas into progressive 20th century ideal.)
  • Yogananda: The origins of ‘Oneness’ spirituality. Advocating cultural and philosophical understanding between East and West.
  • Krishnamacharya’s lineage. Origins of modern asanas. Development of further asanas and opening the practice to more people other than Brahman boys through Desikachar.
  • Iyengar and Pattabhi Jois, and the development of two major asana ideologies
  • The goal of meditation in its historical concept, and how to re-interpret ancient text to fit modern needs.
  • Practice using your voice as a vehicle to mindfully guide the intellectual, emotional and spiritual spaces.
  • How to handle emotional responses and releases during practice.

Price of this module: $335

This module is designed for teachers who have already completed a 200-Hr yoga teacher training, and wish to accumulate 300 credits toward their 500-Hr certification OR for the curious practitioner who simply wishes to deepen his or her knowledge of yoga.

To receive your 300-Hr diploma from Spira you must complete all 15 modules within 4 years and pass the final exam and presentation.

Family and Work Friendly Schedule for Weekend Modules:

Fridays, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturdays, 11:30am – 4:00pm
Sundays, 11:30am – 3:30pm


Details

Date:
Mar 3, 2017
Cost:
$335
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Organizer

Spira Power Yoga
Phone:
(206) 687-7055
Email:
info@spirapoweryoga.com

Venue

Spira Power Yoga West Seattle
2332 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116 United States
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Phone:
(206) 687-7055
Website:
www.spirapoweryoga.com
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