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2028b 33rd Ave SW

Calgary, AB T2T 1Z4

403-251-YOGA (9642)

info@yogamcc.com

© 2019 by YogaMCC.

50 Hour Yogic, Sound and Movement Module

 

This training provides an overview and exploration of meditation as presented in various yogic practices including Classical Yoga, Tantra Yoga, Hatha Yoga, and Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. A deepening of meditation will be experienced through mantra, japa mantra, and sound, which have been an important aspect of yoga practice since Vedic times. Yogic meditation explores the state of unity or oneness that one seeks when one follows the yogic path towards liberation or union with the Divine.

This training will also explore how to find better posture in your body through movement using simple poses to help prepare the body for meditation as well as mindful movement to help warm up the tissues & focus the mind. During sitting meditation, discomfort can be felt in the body caused by both physical & emotional tension. Yoga can be helpful to prepare the body & focus the mind to make sitting more pleasant. This immersion will give you the tools to help your students find more comfort in their bodies so they choose to come back to sitting more often & for longer periods of time.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • A brief history of the beginnings of yoga

  • Patanjali and the 8 Limbed Path

  • Yoga philosophy and the Yoga Sutras

  • The benefits of yogic meditation

  • How to develop a personal sadhana 

  • Understand the path to Self-Mastery from a yogic perspective

  • The Gunas and the nature of the mind 

  • The 3 Minds (Positive, Negative and Neutral)

  • The Tattvas

  • Mantra and kriya for meditation

  • Bandhas, mudras and yoga asana

  • Most common places a person holds tension that would impede seated meditation practice neck, upper back, low back, hips & feet

  • How to read body language to understand where the body is holding tensions & stresses. look at the spine, extreme curves or lack of curves, tilt of the head, tilt of the pelvis, 

  • Simple poses to do for hips, shoulders, neck & spine to help prepare the body for meditation 

  • Use of props to help find more comfort in the body & encourage grounding 

  • Mindful movement to help warm up the tissues & focus the mind 

WHAT TO EXPECT

This module is designed for all levels, from the seasoned practitioner to the curious beginner looking to deepen their practice, experience and understanding of meditation from a yogic perspective, as well as incorporating movement and sound as they relate to meditation. This module includes both discussion, practice and teaching opportunities. You will be given plenty of support and mentorship as you gain the confidence to share your unique voice, style and passion for the practice.

To help deepen the practice the following will be offered:

  • A YogaMCC Teacher Training Manual

  • Recommended readings and a reading assignment

  • Homework including a 28 day dedicated personal practice

  • Personal Practice Journal

  • Group process web calls with teachers

BOOKS

The Secret Power of Yoga - Nischala Joy Devi 

Light on Life - BKS Iyengar

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Mukunda Stiles 

CERTIFICATION

A Certificate of Completion for the 50 Hr Yogic Sound and Movement Module

This course will count toward your 200 Hr or 300 Hr YogaMCC Meditation Teacher Training.

TEACHERS

Kristen Stuart

With 15 years of experience sharing the teachings of yoga, Kristen Stuart's dedication, intention, and commitment has proven to be a constant source of strength and illumination, supporting others to awaken to their own radiant selves. Energized from the wild and dynamic surroundings of the Great Canadian Rockies, Kristen draws inspiration from reverence and play with Mama Earth and her own deep studentship. Her gift is guiding others towards their passion, purpose, and powerful presence in life. While infusing the ancient wisdom and time-tested practices of yoga, Kristen challenges students and clients towards a higher consciousness and connection on the mat, in their lives, and in their hearts.​ Kristen focuses on artful alignment, creative sequencing, nervous system support and endocrine system balance. Her studies in yoga have explored various disciplines over the past 15 years that flavor her teaching from the tradition and flow of Ashtanga, the alignment intelligence of Anusara, to the fascial release and energy medicine science of Yin. She is also certified in Yoga Nidra with the School of Sankalpa and as a KRI Level One Kundalini Teacher. As she expands her offerings with Yoga Nidra and Kundalini Yoga, Kristen aims to open others to the depth and vastness of subtle body study, neural re-programming and a rich multi-faceted yoga journey. The past few years have been fertile ground for enriching her awareness of the human experience and expanding her studies in yoga psychology, meditation, and shamanic medicine, to support the embodiment of these ancient teachings and their capacity for profound healing.

Tiffany Sparrow, BMT, MTA

Tiffany Sparrow is an accredited music therapist, singer-songwriter, kirtan artist and yogi.  She currently specializes in music therapy at bedside in medical settings, weaving the power of music with breath, movement and meditation to facilitate pain reduction, emotional balance, relaxation and wellness. Sparrow studied yoga and mantra in India, obtaining her 500hr yoga teaching certificate in Akhanda Yoga through Yogrishi Vishvketu as well as recording two mantra/kirtan albums with local traditional musicians.  She has traveled extensively around the world and brings her awareness of global music and holistic spiritual and health practices to her work as a clinician and educator.

Anne Cox

Anne is the manager of YogaMCC. She began her yoga journey in 1997 to manage back pain and chronic headaches. Starting with restorative yoga classes, she found that the simplest poses could be the most profound. Anne certified herself as a yoga teacher in 2004 with the Southern Okanagan Yoga Association and RYT 500 hour with Yoga Alliance. Her speciality is yoga therapy, working with physical and emotional stress caused by illness, injury, and the pressures of everyday life.

SCHEDULE

Friday, January 10, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday, January 11, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday, January 12, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Friday, February 7, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturday, February 8, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Sunday, February 9, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

PRICING

50 Hour Module: $800

EARLY BIRD: $700

PAYMENT PLAN: Pay a $300 deposit, then pay the remainder before or on the first day of class.

Register for the entire 300 Hour YogaMCC Meditation Teacher Training for the best value.

CLICK HERE for more information on the YogaMCC Meditation Teacher Training.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds (minus a $300 Administration Fee) are available up to 14 days before the starting date. Send your written cancellation notification to info@yogamcc.com. No refunds on or after the course begins. Deposits are non-refundable.