Om gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhisvaha
(Go, go beyond go ever beyond into enlightenment) The Heart Sutra
Part of yoga practice is the practice of postures but that is not all yoga is. Some of the most highly realized yogis put very little emphasis on posture.
Yoga poses are for moving the energy of the body. It is about opening spaces in your body and letting stuck energy in the form of emotions, thoughts, even disease to flow through
Asana is used primarily for removing energy blockages and letting the energy flow through the nadis and chakras.
Pranayama or breathing techniques help you manage energy and state of mind.
Yoga is not acrobatics or gymnastics or a performance. It is sometimes a dance but it’s a dance of life, you let the energy move you. Sometimes you hold the poses to go deeper into the soul. Once you get to know the soul deeply, you let go of it completely, then you arrive at yoga.
“The stopping of the thoughts in the mind is yoga.” Yoga Sutra, Patanjali first chapter second verse.
Meditation is raja yoga. Raja means “king” which represents that it is the highest form of yoga.
Meditation begins with awareness of the body (sensations), awareness of the mind, your thoughts and feelings then your energy. But meditation is not simply mindfulness practice or relaxation or hypnosis or trance.
First recognize you have a body but you are not your body, you have thoughts but you are not your thoughts, you have feelings but you are not your feelings. Then meditation becomes a tool for you to discover who you really are. This is not creating a new identity or a new story but the opposite. It is the falling away of identities and letting go of the story. You are a divine magical creation.
The yoga teacher training provided by Awake Space uses the Ross Method which primarily treats yoga as a spiritual practice and uses a combination of hatha, vinyasa, ashtanga and kundalini to train future yoga teachers. It also uses various relaxation techniques, mantra and meditation techniques as well as simply meditating with Presence.
Respect and knowledge of ancient traditions combined with modern methods and knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics are very important to the school. Its objective is to train holistic and multidimensional teachers.
First Week of Training : Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics
Key information : What are the factors that affect flexibility? How can we avoid injury during yoga practice? What are the benefits of yoga and meditation on the nervous system, digestive system, cardiovascular system and health and fitness in general?
Second Week of Training : Teaching Methodology and Creating a Professional Practice
Key information : Keep students safe, learn to modify postures and adapt them to different students; Be able create class sequences; Effectively plan yoga classes for different levels and utilise different styles; Learn how to effectively communicate with potential and existing clients, start and retain a professional practice.
Third Week of Training : Yoga History and Philosophy
Key information : What are the main ancient texts of yoga and what do they tell us about yoga? How has the practice of yoga changed through the years? What were the goals of the ancient yogis and how did they live and think differently from the modern practitioner?
Sunshine is a practitioner of VortexHealing® (Jewel Level) during the yoga retreat you will receive healing, clearing, strengthening and optimising for your
We recreate your grounding cord and clear and harmonise the chakras and nadi system. We will clear “karma knots” and their issues from the karmic body and release emotional and mental imprinting from the emotional and mental bodies.
VortexHealing® is designed to evolve your energy system and consciousness. It is a powerful, holistic system of energetic healing from the Merlin lineage that bridges in Divine Energy & Consciousness to transform emotional issues and all aspects of the body's energy system, including the physical body. VortexHealing® releases one layer of egoic identity at a time facilitating awakening.
The Philosophy and Goals of VortexHealing® The view of VortexHealing is that all of life is One (One Source, One Consciousness, One Divinity), expressing Itself as this amazing experience of creation. But our basic experience of life is that of being separate from everything else, which creates all kinds of issues and false identities that, over time(and lives), imprint or condition every level of our human system, and generate suffering. This web of this conditioning is almost unimaginably deep, completely distorting our experience of being human. It creates all kinds of emotional issues, mental attitudes, and blockages in our human energy system,which ultimately generates weakness and physical disease. The intent of VortexHealing is to release this conditioning on every level it is found, returning the person to emotional balance and energetic strength, so that health prevails. But the goal of VortexHealing is also much larger than this. It is designed to create enough inner space from the webs of personal conditioning and enough self-awareness so that we can begin to awaken out of our conditioned web of reality to the freedom and Oneness that is our true nature. Although the tools of VortexHealing are designed to generate physical and emotional health (and they do so fantastically), on a deeper level they are designed to facilitate the deepest movement of healing that is possible, which is this kind of inner awakening to our true nature.
“VortexHealing®" is a registered service mark of the R. Weinman VH Trust. All rights reserved. Used here with permission. For more information on VortexHealing visit www.vortexhealing.org
Disclaimer: VortexHealing® is a complementary energetic healing tool. It is not a replacement for medical treatment. Please consult your physician for medical issues in addition to any complementary healing you receive.
As part of your own personal and spiritual evolution, we will be offering art therapy sessions (starting 2024 at Chateau de Montcuquet). This gives you another avenue of expression that can enable you to release deep and emotional charge without having to use words. Art therapy can help you get in touch with the deepest parts of you for release and to facilitate further freedom.