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.
/ Pratyabhijñā-hṛdaya by Rājānaka Kṣemerāja, 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. Both modules can be taken separately or together for a 200hr certification.
EMBODIMENT 100hr IMMERSION
12 NIGHTS | BEACH
Embodiment facilitates: self awareness, boundaries, self-esteem, emotional regulation, empathy, cognitive processing, decision making, self-confidence and a greater sense of self-control. Inspired by the philosophical View of Tantra and the school of Embodied Flow™, we will explore embodied liberation 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.
For yoga students, this is a way to make yoga more central to your life. To practice for hours every day, integrate a daily practice and go further along the path 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.
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 into the afterglow.
The venue is at 700m in remote central Bali on the extinct volcano of Mt Batukaru. A picturesque wonderland it has its own yoga deck, gardens, dining lodge, traditional massage bale and private waterfall with natural pools..
There will be no schedule or classes so you have time, space and freedom to rest, roam or explore. It’s an opportunity to integrate your daily practice, process your experience, journal, trek or maybe take a half day tour.
The retreat is open to anyone who has signed up for one or both of the 100hr modules.
EXPRESSION 100hr TRAINING
14 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 and alignment.
Each day will include a consistent structure of sādhana, modules and labs. Mornings begin with a 3.5hour practice of mantra, kriya, pranayama, meditation, journalling, āsana and embodiment. Three hour modules cover the curriculum and afternoon labs make space for additional teaching practice, embodiment exercises and alignment breakdown.
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 both modules with Rikke taking a more central role in Expression.
RESTORATIVE practices are offered on Embodiment. 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 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
Prānāyāma, mantra, kriya, meditation and journaling
8:30 - 10:30am
A dynamic moving meditation
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
Time out to pause and process
4:30 - 6:30pm
LABS or RESTORATIVE
Alignment, teaching practice or restorative practices for Embodiment students