The Tantrik yogi, who has attained immersion into the centre, in the post-meditative state as well, swaying blissfully - as if drunk - with the afterglow of the sweet taste of Samādhi, sees the mass of existent things, beings, feelings and mental states dissolving into the Sky of Awareness like wisps of autumn cloud.
/ Pratyabhijña Hṛdaya by Rajanaika Ksemeraja, 11th Century /
Translated by Christopher Wallis
AN INSPIRED 100hr YOGA IMMERSION
& 200hr TEACHER TRAINING IN BALI
Split over two 100hr modules, Embodiment is a journey to the Self, while Expression offers the tools to facilitate that journey for others.
EMBODIMENT 100hr IMMERSION | 12 NIGHTS | BEACH
What is embodiment?
Embodiment facilitates: self awareness, boundaries, self-esteem, emotional regulation, empathy, cognitive processing, decision making, self-confidence, ease and a greater sense of self-control.
Inspired by teachings of Kashmir Shaivism and the school of Embodied Flow™, we will explore what embodied liberation feels like through meditation in action. Enlivening the layers of consciousness, we use movement, āsana, meditation, visualization, breath, subtle body practices, philosophy and psychology to strengthen the emotional body and elicit the experience of stepping into flow. Again and again, we are invited into a more intimate relationship with reality as we learn to widen our awareness to more fully inhabit the present moment and allow more of its contents to move through us.
For yoga students, this is a way to make yoga more central to your life. To practice for hours every day and awaken to the intelligence of your body, without the pressure of a teacher training.
For yoga teachers, it will be a time to retreat, refresh and reignite your curiosity. The 100hr immersion is a potent reconfiguring of how we practice, embody and transmit the wisdom of yoga.
INTEGRATION RETREAT | 4 NIGHTS | MOUNTAIN
Between modules, students have the option to rest and integrate at a magical venue in the heart of the island. Coming into community and collectively building a strong container is part of the joy of immersing but it can be difficult to transition. This offering is set-up to support students in their process, allowing them to retreat and relax into the afterglow. The venue is a picturesque wonderland in the mountain village of Tabanan and has it’s own yoga deck, permaculture gardens, private waterfall and dining lodge.
EXPRESSION 100hr TRAINING | 13 NIGHTS | JUNGLE
Powerful yoga classes facilitate a group mind of moving meditations, through the embodiment and transmission of ancient wisdom and teachings. Inspired by the yoga schools of Anusara™ and Embodied Flow™ this 100hr module explores the art of teaching, the curation of the classroom and the skillful holding of a safe space. A strong emphasis is placed on theme, philosophy, language, voice, sequencing, ritual and transmission with additional focus on anatomy, alignment and expression.
DAILY YOGA PRACTICE AND STUDY
Each day begins with a morning sādhana, followed by a two hour yoga practice. You’ll have a long brunch and time to rest before we analyse the class, share our approach and give you chance to share your experience. The rest of the day is dedicated to study modules and teaching labs for Expression, or restorative practices for Embodiment.
SĀDHANA is the bedrock of spiritual growth and facilitates discipline. The crucible of awakening, it acts as a laboratory for exploring the Self through meditation, mantra, mudra, pranayama, kriya, visualization, contemplation and inquiry.
MODULES are three-hour study periods where we go deep into philosophy, anatomy, alignment, embodiment, movement, lifestyle and teaching methodology, supported by our world-class faculty. Hareesh Wallis will lead three Philosophy modules on Embodiment and 2 modules on Expression. Rachel Ellery will lead two anatomy modules on Embodiment and three on Expression. Collette Davis and Rikke Brodin will co-facilitate Embodiment and Expression, with Rikke taking a more central role in the Teacher Training.
RESTORATIVE practices are offered on the Embodiment 100hr module. To support your integration and deepen your sādhana, the end of the day will be sealed with slow, meditative and contemplative practices.
TEACHING LABS are vital aspects of the Expression 100hr module. Whether the focus is alignment, embodiment, language, voice, transmission, sequencing or theming, the labs are where you will develop skill in action.
*The schedule is not set in stone and we may make changes, depending on the flow and needs of the group.
7:00 - 8:15am
Pranayama, mantra, kriya, meditation and journaling
8:30 - 10:30am
A dynamic flow, inspired by the school of Embodied Flow™
10:30am - 12:00pm
Eat, rest, nap, read, journal, process
12:00 - 12:30pm
Class breakdown and an opportunity to share
12:30 - 3:30
Philosophy, history, anatomy, boundaries, embodiment, yogic lifestyle, self-care, ethics.
3:30 - 4:30pm
Swim in the pool, retreat to your room, hang out with your new friends
4:30 - 6:30pm
LABS or RESTORATIVE
Alignment, safe sequencing, the art of theming, developing a home practice
Onsite or visit one of the nearby cafes and restaurants