Join me on this divine experiment through yoga into Yoga (which means union). May Aruna Yoga yoke together the shards of separation into an envelopment into this that is One. One consciousness, One Union, the ‘I am’ that speaks soundlessly and remains untouched. The invitation is to really meet the Self, and to abide here as it. From this space, the miraculous is accessible, peace is here, now.
About Aruna Yoga
Aruna yoga is a yoga practice which encompasses all forms of yoga, including hatha, vinyasa and Kundalini inspired practices and technologies. It is a practice based on being present on all levels: to what is here and to be still with what arises. No matter what that is. It teaches to welcome the present moment and suspend judgment.
It offers a way of stilling the fluctuation of the mind through becoming a witness or observer. It is born of the transmutational potency of the sacred Mountain Arunachala in Tiruvanamallai in India. Aruna Yoga is premised on the teachings of self enquiry born of Arunachala itself, and espoused by Ramana Maharshi. Its premise is Advaita Vedanta, or the philosophy of there being only one reality, this that may be called Truth, God, Divinity, Creation, OM, nature. All the rest is illusion or separation from this one. Our aim is to realign with this One which is our real identity as Truth or Sat Nam (Sat = Truth, Nam = Identity).
There is no need to be flexible or even physically able to practice to do Aruna Yoga. Its aim is to open up to emotional blocks that are released using the technology of the various lineages of yoga, pranayama and meditation.
Of course if practiced vigilantly it has a strong physical asana (posture) practice with a palpable flavour of Kundalini Yoga. Yet it is a bodiless yoga too and even just being present in sessions, without participating in the physical activity will open you up to its healing capacity.
Aruna Yoga is a healing practice which aim is to awaken the practitioner to their true nature, to the freedom, peace and truth that is within us all. From this space of the Infinite Self, all healing, transformation and awakening is available. The practice cultivates this inner connection. Music, sound, emotional catharsis are part of its characteristics. We use yoga asana (posture), pranayama (breathing exercises), concentration and meditation to still the mind. We interweave the singular enquiry of ‘Who am I?’ to dissolve identification and separation from our true nature as freedom.
In answering the question of self enquiry we self realize the state of sat nam.
Aruna Yoga is a hybrid of diverse yogic lineage, echoing a language of Truth, one that speaks through the instrument of the form, into the pervasiveness of the formless. This training is intended to help develop your personal practice of yoga and leads to self awareness and personal transformation. It is also an accredited Yoga Alliance Teacher Training for those who wish to become yoga teachers, to share the technologies of yoga and meditation and is intended as a tool for healing. It may be incorporated into your existing healing therapies or simply used for personal transformation and awakening.
Requirements & Content
This Teacher Training consists of 20 days of attendance, spread out across 5 weekends.
You need to be present all of these days to receive a certificate. If for some unexpected reason you have to miss a day, there are 4 ‘make up days’ available during the period from August 2018 until May 2019 where you can make up for the day(s) you missed. Every weekend (4 days), be two topics will be addressed. The topics are:
- weekend 1: What is Yoga? & The energetics of Yoga and Yoga psychology
- weekend 2: Movement, posture and sacred geometry of the body & Vayus, Pranayama and the breath into stillness
- weekend 3: Mudra’s & Meditation
- weekend 4: Mantra’s & Developing a personal sadhana
- weekend 5: Teaching a class & Theoretical test
During the training you are expected to journal, to cultivate your intention. And you’ll receive or choose a meditation practice.
You’ll receive details about the journalling and meditation during the first weekend. Dates:
- Thursday 23, Friday 24, Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 August 2018
- Thursday 11, Friday 12, Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 October 2018
- Thursday 17, Friday 18, Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 January 2019
- Thursday 28, Friday 29, Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 March 2019
- Thursday 23, Friday 24, Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 May 2019
Make up days are not planned in yet.
The total costs for this training are 2800 euros (so 140 euros per day). This includes a manual, vegetarian/vegan soup for lunch and tea & water during the training days. If you just want to be there on certain days, for the deepening of your own practice, that’s possible too. Single days are 150 euros per day, including soup and tea, not including the manual.