What you can expect from
Yoga Pura's Yoga Teacher Training & Life Mastery Program
FIVE MINUTE READ • BY YOGACHARYA ERIC WALRABENSTEIN
on't expect a mere course in how to teach yoga; expect a yogic exploration of your very existence—and your path to best, happiest, and most fulfilled life.
When you join us at Yoga Pura for our Teacher Training & Life Mastery Program, that's what you'll get and more. Here's some of what you can expect:
CHAPTER 1: WHO AM I?
The first stop on our journey is to explore our truest essence. Some may call it soul or spirit or the eternal Self, or even our divine nature, but whatever name you give it, we will be looking at what this most fundamental aspect of our beingness is, how we can use the tools of yoga to experience it, and how the cultivation of a regular and conscious connection to it can revolutionize every aspect of our lives.
You'll be learning things like...
-Who or what are we at our most fundamental essence before this body and mind.
-How modern life disconnects us from the experience of our Eternal Self.
-How to use yoga technology to re-establish our connection to our Eternal Self.
CHAPTER 2: THE IMPLEMENTS OF EVOLUTION
Next, we will look at the science behind the techniques of yoga and meditation. We’ll survey the wide range of tools that yoga offers us (spoiler alert: the postures are only one small part of yoga’s vast toolkit) and explore how each tool is designed to accomplish a particular result affecting body, mind, or spirit.
You'll be exploring things like...
-Yoga’s theory, philosophy, and tools for personal evolution.
-Optimizing the effect of yoga techniques to achieve our goals (no matter what they are).
-Avoiding the most common mistakes that rob yoga of its transformative power.
CHAPTER 3: NAVIGATING THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
Here we will explore yoga in its original context as a set of practices designed to bring about the ultimate spiritual state: enlightenment (also known by different names in other traditions; from spiritual liberation to Self-realization to God-realization). We’ll survey the most common challenges and roadblocks on the road to enlightenment and engage in a personal practice that will enable us to re-connect to our own spiritual experience.
Here you'll dive deep into topics like...
-The mechanics of spiritual awakening (a.k.a. enlightenment, God-realization, or liberation).
-Wisdom of the ancients: using yoga scriptures to guide our spiritual evolution.
-Application of yoga-based techniques for spiritual development.
-Using yoga techniques to deepen our connection within other religions or traditions.
CHAPTER 4: LIVING THE LIFE YOU DESERVE
This portion of the program is devoted to arming us with the tools we need to create a life of meaning, happiness, and fulfillment—even in the midst of our increasingly busy and distracted world. The tools and practices offered here will help us to rise above the challenges and difficulties posed by daily life with special emphasis placed on neutralizing the most common habits that sap energy, diminish well-being, and obstruct potential.
You'll be mastering...
-The hidden mechanics of happiness and fulfillment.
-Wisdom of the ancients: how to use yoga scriptures to find meaning and happiness in daily life.
-Application of yoga-based techniques at home, at work, in relationships, and beyond.
CHAPTER 5: THE USUAL STUFF
While the topics found in this chapter are unarguably important, they’re also not unique to Yoga Pura’s approach. In other words, it's here that you'll find the standard teacher training fare you’ll find in most other yoga teacher training programs.
-Gentle and restorative yoga
-The Language of Teaching
-Working with Beginners
-Yoga for Special Needs
-The practice of yoga asana (postures)
-Pranayama and the energy of life
-Posture alignment and modifications
-Anatomy and physiology for yoga
Of course, there's much more too. To view our complete curriculum download our Teacher Training Information packet here.
As you might already know, at Yoga Pura, our mission is to improve our world by helping people to awaken their very best version of themselves. If this sounds like a journey you'd like to take, we’d love to tell you more.
To learn more about our unique approach, click below to visit our Yoga Teacher Training & Life Mastery website or call us at (602) 843-7872 to schedule your free consultation.