What to Expect
Through a daily immersion into the depths of Movement, Philosophy, Pranayama and Meditation, Anatomy, Chanting, Sacred Dance and more you will unfold as a practitioner, a teacher, and a yogi.
Julie Martin and Emil Wendel are forerunners in the world of modern yoga. Both are advocates of examining what the practice of Yoga really means at present. What really makes sense for us in the Yogic Philosophies and how do we utilise it. What we have learned about human movement and importance of natural movement and exploration within an asana practice. Not only do we focus on practice, but we place importance on interaction and feedback of information. You will be presenting and voicing your own experiences, telling your own stories throughout the programme. Participants will learn to integrate skills and knowledge beneficial not only for teaching but also for an advanced understanding of yoga.
This course equals a total of 27 days. Please come prepared for 8 to 9 hours of work per day. The programme contains 262 contact hours (including evening sessions) and there is a minimum of 50 hours of pre-course homework.
This residential course includes accommodation and a daily yogic diet prepared by Ayurvedic chef.
Sample Daily Schedule
06:00 - 07:30 Pranayama & Meditation with Emil
08:00 - 10:30 Asana Practice & chanting with Julie
10:30 - 14:00 Brunch/break
14:00 - 16:00 Session with Emil
16:00 - 16:30 Break
16:30 - 18:30 Sessions with Julie
18:30 - 20:00 Dinner/break
20:00 - 21:00 Evening Programme (Kirtan, Yoga Nidra, group work etc)
Please bear in mind that the individual sessions vary in content from day to day. Rys Beynon (anatomy teacher) will come in for a 10 day period so teachers will rotates sessions. The above schedule is a sample only.
December 3rd - 30th 2017
Satsanga Retreat, Goa, India
Julie Martin, Emil Wendel
Fees include all tuition, shared accommodation at Satsanga and daily Ayurveda-inspired meals, transfer to Satsanga from Goa airport or train station. Does not include flights or costs of books for pre-homework.
This non-refundable deposit is payable once you have been accepted in order to reserve your space. The balance for the course is by before the 30 September 2017.
Due 60 days prior to the beginning of the program or once the program is full, whichever comes first, unless otherwise stated above.
Refund And Cancellation Policy
In extenuating circumstances, such as bereavement or serious illness, the course can be deferred to a later date, subject to availability and deferral fee. No refunds, credits or transfers are available on cancellation prior to, during or after the start date of any teacher
From both Emil and Julie you will receive teaching and guidance that take you further in your own practice and be taught skills to share with your students.
You Will Learn
Vinyasa Flow sequencing Brahmani-style
Enhancing communication skills
Useful tools to work with beginners and those with limited ability
Sacred Dance - improvisational movement, looking at therapeutic quailities of non verbal communication
Understanding natural movement, anatomy and fascia in our own bodies and how that affects our practice
Daily Pranayama and Dhyana to enhance your home practice
Putting together and teaching workshops
How to teach basic Pranayama
Daily chanting of Mantras
Study of ethics in Yoga
Yoga as a business/career
Bhakti and Kirtan chanting
Understanding Yogic Rituals
Making good sense of Yoga's history
Tools to enhance your ability to be an authentic teacher and inspire others.
You will also learn to bring living philosophy into the Asana class and the importance of improvisation and creativity in teaching. Part of our curriculum will be participating in, or understanding, Puja, ritual, Seva and Bhakti in a yogic context.
About Your Teachers
Emil was born in Switzerland and has been living in Asia since the mid-seventies, studying first Chinese Classics and Taoism in Taiwan, and then Sanskrit and Indian Thought on the Subcontinent. While continuing his studies and occasionally retreating in East Asia, India and Nepal, Emil had the privilege to come into contact with several remarkable human beings and teachings. Among them were adepts, representing different branches of Yoga.
Emil remains deeply passionate about philosophy and especially its application in Yoga. He practices and teaches Hatha-Yoga, using a method of merging physical postures, breathing techniques and meditation with discussions on liberating knowledge, to deepen a Yoga practice beyond the mere physical experience. The many years of residency in Nepal and India have allowed Emil an exceptional insight into the depth of Indian Civilization and its underlying currents. One of his mentors was the late Professor Saraswati Prasad Ghimire. The affiliation with him and other Pandits covered research in Hindu and Buddhist literature, as well as thought and ritual, in their original context... Learn More
Dr Rhys Beynon, RYT 500
Rhys has worked as a medical doctor since 2002 and currently works as a consultant in Emergency Medicine with a specialist interest in Children’s Emergency Medicine in a major trauma centre in London. He is also a certified yoga teacher since 2011 (RYT500).
Rhys is fascinated by the possibilities that arise with the integration of his medical knowledge with his yoga practice. The structured anatomical and physiological knowledge that he learnt in medical school has been transformed since he has been practicing yoga. His own playful practice has allowed him to develop a deeper awareness and understanding of the body, which he is passionate to share with others.
He is also fascinated by new research involving the body and its relationship to movement. His aim during this level 2 teacher training course will be to interweave this knowledge into the programme in an interactive way so that it will feel relevant and practical to you as a yoga teacher.
Julie Martin wants you to think outside the box, get off your mat, shake up the old dogmas and find freedom to unfold into the beauty of a yoga practice that emerges from the inside. With over 25 years of experience and an international following of students and teachers alike, Julie’s greatest aim is to inspire. Her particular passion for human movement means continual investigation of new anatomical approaches, working with natural movement, range of motion, integrated stability and letting go of some of the old asana myths in order to move with the body and not against it. The practice is always an enquiry, a somatic exploration of sensation, movement and stillness.
15 years ago Julie set up Brahmani Yoga in Goa, India after teaching in Brighton, UK for over 8 years. The largest motivation for the yoga centre was to create a community that could join together each winter season and practice without judgment, learn to let everything evolve and be totally inclusive to all yogis. What grew out of that is an international reputation especially in training teachers to challenge the “norms” of the yoga world when they no longer work for us.....
Please note: If you do not meet all the requirnments please don't rule yourself out. These are just a guideline. Reach out and ask!
From the very beginning, Brahmani yoga teacher training programmes have gone beyond the industry standards and created courses that make a difference. Yoga practices are in evolution, life is in evolution, and understanding how yoga meets the modern world has been the driving force behind refining and developing the structures and content of each programme.
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