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Spirit Rock Dharma & Yoga Training Program - 2020 (DYP3)

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This immersive training program addresses body, mind, and heart through the study of mindful asana, pranayama, anatomy, mindfulness principles, meditation, and the wisdom teachings of Yoga and Buddhism. Students will develop both their personal practice, as well as the ability to guide and lead others. The heart of the practices will include the Brahma Viharas, with a focus on Metta, providing both refuge and support for kindness and compassion towards ourselves and others.

Testimonials from DYP2- 2019:

"The Yoga & Dharma Teacher Training at Spirit Rock greatly exceeded expectations across the board. The teaching team was all veteran practitioners with decades of experience and human beings who embodied the dharma with heart and integrity. The group of students included diverse ages and backgrounds and immediately felt a deep connection and bond which was a blessing for all of us. We all left the program feeling equipped and inspired to share these beautiful and powerful practices with others." - VA

"Spirit Rock’s DYP program has been transformational for incorporating the Buddhist and Yoga Dharma more fully into my life. While I’ve had a basic understanding of the foundations and lived by them, they hadn’t been a daily breathing fluid part of my life." -KB

 

PROGRAM DETAILS:

  • A five-month training program for meditation and mindfulness practitioners & aspiring yoga teachers.
  • Fulfills the requirements for the Yoga Alliance 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification.
  • Emphasis on the integration of meditation and mindfulness with movement.
  • Incorporates non-residential silent retreat practice and the joy & support of building community together.
  • Minimum of a two-year yoga and mindfulness practice required.

TEACHING TEAM:

LEAD TEACHER-

Djuna Mascall (E-RYT500) gracefully integrates her extensive knowledge of anatomy, alignment, and the wisdom of yoga and the Dharma. She combines meditative practice and wisdom study with the power of asana training to cultivate sensitivity and vitality, while supporting the body's capacity to heal. In addition to holding Spirit Rock as her spiritual home, Djuna offers workshops and teacher trainings internationally, and is a certified yoga therapist in private practice.


SUPPORTING TEACHING FACULTY-

Leslie Booker, Mark ColemanAnne CushmanTias Little, Sean Feit Oakes

SCHEDULE:

  • Foundational Buddhist Teachings Online Course —
    with Mark Coleman, available beginning December 2, 2019
  • Foundations of Body, Mind, and Heart —
    with Djuna Mascall, 1/27 - 1/31, 9am - 5pm
  • Embodied Dharma —
    with Tias Little and Djuna Mascall, 1/31 - 2/2, Friday: 6pm - 9pm; Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 5:30pm
  • Mindfulness of the Breath —
    with Djuna Mascall, 2/24 - 2/28, 9am - 5pm
  • Energy, Embodiment, and Inquiry: Buddhist Approaches to Yoga and Breathwork —
    with Sean Feit Oakes: 2/29, 10am - 5pm
  • Opening Space: Mindful Yoga & Embodied Meditation Commuter Retreat —
    3-day commuter silent retreat with Anne Cushman & Leslie Booker: 3/26-3/28, 7am - 6pm
  • Embodied Awakening: Trauma, Healing & Collective Liberation —
    with Sean Feit Oakes: 3/29, 10am- 5pm
  • The Wisdom Body —
    with Djuna Mascall: 4/27-5/1, 9am - 5pm
  • Integrating the Teachings —
    with Djuna Mascall: 5/2 - 5/3, 9am - 5pm 

TRAINING PROGRAM FEE:

  • $3500

WORK EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITY:

Two spaces will be reserved for work exchange participants.  These positions will be awarded on a needs basis for participants who would otherwise be unable to participate in the training program.  The work exchange program fee is $2500.  If you are interested in applying, please write to Trainings@spiritrock.org, and include your intention for the training program, your economic conditions, and any other details that may be relevant.  All applicants will be reviewed and participants will be notified by December 1.

RECOMMENDED READING LIST:

This list of books is recommended to deepen your understanding of the practices offered in this training.  Though they are not required, they will be relevant and discussed during the training. Please find at the Spirit Rock bookstore, an independent bookseller of your choice, or through the links below.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

Meals: Please bring a lunch and snacks, meals are not available on site.  

Accommodations: Accommodations are not available at Spirit Rock for this training program.  As a courtesy to our out-of-town participants, we suggest you check out these nearby accommodations, though Spirit Rock staff have not personally viewed or vetted them  All sessions in the training program will be held in the Community Medication Center at Spirit Rock.

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More Questions? If you have any questions, please email the Trainings Program Coordinator.

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