Meditation and Yoga
This event is a 500hr RYA Teacher Training module. Read more about modules here. They are open to all, though you will get the most out of them if you have some yoga experience. We consider these advanced yoga studies. You do not need to be working on 500 hour certification to take one.
Do you have questions, comments or concerns? Please contact us.
Meditation Modules Currently Being Offered:
November 15 - 17, 2013 Mindfulness Practices with Shala Worsley Asheville -, NC
One of the most difficult things we can do in life is to live it fully - to be fully present - for ourselves and for the people we love and care about. So many times, at the end of the day, we say, "Where did the time go?" Years can go by in this manner. Your precious life is worth fully inhabiting. Learn how to become present for your life through the art of meditation. In this three day intensive you will learn specific techniques that will help you slow down, embrace mindfulness, and enter the gentle bliss of the present moment.
You don’t have to be a teacher, nor even desire to become a teacher to attend this course. Your Yoga practice will reach new heights as you become more grounded and peaceful through this ancient practice.
Come prepared to learn:
~ How to sit more comfortably for seated meditation
~ How to achieve a state of the deep calm through mindful breathing
~ How to work with thoughts as they arise while meditating
~ How to access greater peace and joy throughout your day
~ How to be more compassionate with yourself and others
~ How to integrate specific meditation techniques into your daily life that help you live from a place of intention
~ How to meditate meditate while seated, in motion, and in yin yoga postures
~ How to teach these three styles of meditation (seated, in motion, in yin postures)
~ Expand and deepen your meditation practice
~ Review and renew your definition of meditation
~ Compare yoga meditation vs. other practices
~ Practice seated meditation, walking meditation, meditation in motion, yin postures & meditation
~ Get inspired by new and various methods of obtaining one-pointed focus
~ Focus on yoga postures which prepare the body for sitting
~ Explore various traditional and non-traditional meditation postures
~ Dress comfortably for sitting, some asana, and a short walk outside
According to ancient Indian mythology, there have been four ages before now, each one characterized and then destroyed by one of the four elements: Earth, Fire, Water, and Air. The same mythology suggests that we are currently in the age of Motion, appropriately labeling this era of technology which encourages up to live faster and busier lives. There is the possibility that, like the four ages before us, we could allow ourselves to be destroyed by this Motion, this Busy-ness. OR, we can slow down and learn to surf the Motion with Mindfulness, allowing us to live fully present, awake, and aware lives in these modern times.
Friday 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am- 12:00 pm, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Sunday 9:30 am - 12:00pm
Optional: Sunday, 1:00 - 3:30 Shala Seasonal Flow - Pay and Register
Miracle of Mindfulness, by Thich Nhat Hanh
An optional purchase is the comprehensive teacher training manual: The Yoga Handbook, by Stephanie Keach. $35 + $6 s/h Buy it now!
$265 Pay and Register
Sign up by October 15, 2013 and save $50
Cancellation Fee: $50
You will receive credit for the Asheville Yoga Center's 500 hr. program after attending this weekend.
you will receive confirmation, lodging, directions, etc...
No Prerequisites Required.