Mindfulness Yoga Training
This 40-hour training provides instruction and guidance to those wishing to integrate mindfulness practice into their yoga practice or teaching, and cultivates a deeper, broader approach to yoga.
This training is open to yoga teachers (from any tradition, lineage or style) and yoga practitioners who have been practicing at least two years. The training assumes knowledge of the basic traditional yoga postures and competency in body awareness, including proper alignment.
The format of the training emphasizes integration of philosophy and practice. An exploration of the Buddha's own yogic education and discoveries (later formulated as the Four Noble Truths and The Noble Eightfold Path) will be undertaken. We will discuss what mindfulness is, and equally important, what it is not. The similarities of Patanjali's approach to mindfulness will be examined.
Following this, an in-depth exploration of the Four Establishments (or Foundations) of Mindfulness will be presented. The importance the Buddha placed on body awareness will provide the groundwork for our study of the more subtle aspects of our experience. This will include learning how to deal with the obstacles to practice.
We will learn ways to integrate the teachings with practice, both sitting meditation and asana practice. Attention will be paid to languaging, typical questions that come up during practice, common difficulties (the hindrances) that students often confront, and the strategies to deal with them.
Sangha Building will also be explored, an essential component in cultivating the culture of mindfulness with your students and creating "communities of mindfulness."
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The Extended Learning Component is offered at an additional cost of $375 payable directly to Frank Jude. This includes an additional six months of home study, with monthly assignments and interviews with the instructor.