Aug 30, 2016

Yoga SOUL 12-Week Course starting 12/13 September 2016

Our 3rd module is about to start. This is a great stand alone course for anyone that has ever wanted to know more about meditation, energy centers, kundalini, etc. And it is an essential component to our teacher training. 

There is an option for a Tuesday evening class, or a Wednesday morning class. Contact me and we'll discuss what is available. 

May 20, 2016

HYTA term 2

Our second term has started, but we will still be accepting late entries for a week or 2. Although I am befallen with jitters every time a term is about to start, thus far we have had wonderful starts and amazing students. 

Jan 22, 2016

the start of a dream ...

HYTA Discipline and Orientation Course

The aim of this course is to provide students with a firm grasp of the Yogic Philosophy and all its relative components, as well as its history. The course will also assist students to adapt and use these components as a daily part of their life in order to facilitate their own spiritual growth.

The course is divided into 3 sections (terms) each lasting 3 months. Those students that whish to accredited themselves as Yoga Teachers will attend a 4th term. It is our aim to turn out students that comprehend the formation of Yoga, how the various aspects of the philosophy relate to their life and spiritual growth now, and how to use the components daily.

During this course students will learn the history and philosophy of yoga, the physical practices including (but not limited to) the asanas, meditation methods, mantras, and the energy system of the body. Although not a school, students are expected to commit to this course with the same diligence. Knowledge will be tested throughout the course to ensure that the students are on track and that no one is left behind.

Those students that wish to acquire a Yoga Teacher’s Diploma, will be required to attend a 4th term. During this term they will start practicing their teaching skills before a final exam is taken. The 4th term takes place at the same time as the 1st term so that future teachers can start practicing their teaching skills through teaching new students. During this term, future teachers will also be given guidance on the nuts and bolts of running a studio, or teaching yoga for a living.

Once the course has been completed, we aim for students of 3 terms to have detailed knowledge of how the components of will assist and support their life spiritually, physically and mentally.

Once a student has been accredited as a teacher, we will have ensured that he/she is fully equipped to translate this knowledge to a yoga asana class and provide any students of their own with both physical and spiritual guidance in yoga.

Sep 6, 2015

yoga basics

As we all move to make yoga a part of our lives, let's just quickly touchdown on what yoga is exactly:
The term yoga can be derived from either of two roots, yujir yoga (to yoke) or yuj samādhau (to concentrate). The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali defines yoga as "the stilling of the changing states of the mind". Yoga has also been popularly defined as "union with the divine" in other contexts and traditions.

Various books and philosophies will expand on this theme at length. The core that I wish to share with you is that yoga boils down to anything that is done with one-pointed concentration. As simple as this seems, as humans we tend to think of a gazillion things all at once and find it extremely difficult to focus. If it were easy, we would all meditate for 3hours a day. Concentration is something that comes with practice though, and as much as yoga benefits our bodies, it also benefits our minds, bringing it to stillness as we focus on breath and body.

When you enter a class then, do your best to release your day, knowing that you can't do anything until class is done anyway. Focus on your body and your practice, honouring where you are and knowing you will get where you aim to be soon enough. Progress in yoga comes in steps.