After teaching in yoga trainings all over the United States, April is extremely honored and so excited to bring you this special opportunity - the first Beyond OM 200 hour destination training… in Cuba at Mhai Yoga! It is sure to be a transforming and unique experience! Mhai Yoga is an extremely special place, and April could not be more thrilled to be able to bring you this opportunity. Whether you want to teach or deepen your practice, this is going to be an amazing format that will offer more than just the (185) Yoga Alliance contact hours.
Since the announcement rolling back policies in travel to Cuba April worked with Mhai Yoga and Cuba Candela, a licensed tour company to Cuba, to make sure this training happens, and to ensure the group is following new policy. They both worked many hours on this with April to make this happen so the group runs the same 200 hour training while complying with new policy. You will be sure to have an authentic cultural experience with Cuban people including Cuban yoga students and teachers!
*This yoga training workshop which is open for attendance by the Cuban public, and participation by the Cuban people with the group will be facilitated.
ISHTA Teacher Training
This training will be grounded in the Yoga Alliance approved and esteemed Ishta yoga teacher training. The Ishta Teacher Training program provides a comprehensive foundation for all aspects of yoga: a uniquely modern, individualized, and integrated approach to this ancient science. Ishta is a Tantric school rooted in lineage and tradition that offers us ways to bring inspiration into our every day modern life. We will be using the ISHTA 200 TRAINIING MANUAL – which is such an invaluable resource people ask how to purchase it. (You can only acquire it through the training.) It is the training April completed, and the techniques to which April returns on a daily basis for her own practice and teaching. As Senior Ishta Teacher April is honored to be able to offer this.
Anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff + Amy Matthews
For the anatomy component of your training, April is partnering with world-renowned yoga educators and best-selling authors of Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews. Using what they learned in their combined (50) years of experience training yoga teachers, they created a unique online + in-person course that is exclusively available through YogaAnatomy.net Fundamentals. This is not your average anatomy training. You will have in class/live joining Amy and Leslie at home via your computer for (20) hours of guided lesson content, reflection, personal exploration, and teaching preparation. They will lead you through movement experiments that will help you apply anatomy ideas to your own practice, and give you tools you will be able to access as a teacher. You will have time to soak up the material and try it out it in your own asana practice. This means that each time we come together as a group, you will already have a strong foundation in each unit's content and we will be able to dive even deeper into the material, rather than spend valuable group time on basic concepts and memorization... For many people, anatomy is a challenging part of the training. You’ll have access to these videos with Leslie and Amy for (1) full year.
Intention of BeyondOM
April is dedicated to delving deeper with you and empowering you in your practice, teaching and life... Because of this special format we are going beyond what is YA required. After teaching for over (15) years April wants to share some secrets with you and go deeper into what she believe is important to you as a teacher, your practice and your students. She wants to share with you how she stays inspired and sees what inspires you. Because we are limited to (12) students you will have the individual attention you deserve. Teaching is April's passion and she am committed to you in this process… and when we return home!
We will explore:
Mhai Yoga's property consists of beautiful, secluded villas situated steps from the beach east of Havana. Surrounded by lush, tropical gardens native to the land, Mhai Yoga offers spacious accommodations. All rooms include air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. The villas are partially sustained with solar panels, as all water is naturally heated.
We will be working closely with Mhai Yoga and Cuba Candela to ensure authentic cultural exchanges with Cuban artists, business people, yoga teachers and students. We'll learn about the history of yoga in Cuba as well! More details to come... Please contact April for more info.
*Any excursions/extra workshops will be an extra cost and not necessary to complete the training.
Cuba Candela is a very experienced and sought after tour company which was just recently mentioned in the Huffington Post article, 6 Wanderlusting Companies That Are Changing the World through Travel. While this training takes place, Cuba Candela will:
*(1) Internet card per guest for (1) hour. More hours at additional cost.
**Not Included is travel insurance, airfare, transport to and from airport, off-site excursions, extra workshops and activities, and alcohol.
Please note our schedule will differ day to day and week to week to allow for excursions, journaling and also some reflective time. You will practice most days. There will be at least (1) day off a week. Some days will be shorter and most likely no longer than below.
6:00 - 8:00 | Morning yoga and meditation open to the Cuban yoga community
8:00 - 9:00 | Breakfast
9:00 - 11:00 | Lecture + Discussion
11:00 - 1:00 | Posture Lab
1:00 - 3:00 | Lunch
3:00 - 5:00 | Sutra Study
5:00 - 6:00 | Evening yoga + Teaching lab
7:00 | Dinner
Early bird pricing until October 1, 2017:
Triple Room (Can match roommates) : $4900
Double Room (Can match roommates): $5200
After October 1, 2017:
Triple Room (Can match roommates) : $5350
Double Room (Can match roommates): $5550
A non-refundable deposit $500 alongside the registration form reserved space. Second payment of $3000 due October 1, 2017. Final payment due February 1, 2018. No refunds will be given after February 1, 2018.
Creativity and self-expression are part of the human experience. When we are children we cannot help but build, color, pick up a musical instrument, or write. However, as we get older many of us don't tap into that side of ourselves or make an active practice out of harnessing that energy - even though we are discovering more and more how important it is to our work, play, health and even recovery.
Yoga can be a truly integral part of tuning into and focusing that creative energy. This program is designed especially for teachers wanting to experience and cultivate this energy it in their own practice - on and off the mat. When you are more inspired in your life you cannot help but bring this to your classes and students. By cultivating your creative energy you will also be more attuned to the universe, your intuition, and those around you.
This program will include all layers of our being from the physical body to the bliss body. We will use the Shariras as a framework for this training. We will discuss what lies in each one and how to work within it – one not being more or less important in our experience. We will explore how the layers connect and affect each other.
Electronic materials/manual included. CEU’s available after completion of assignment and both modules.
So what happens when the creative ideas start coming? We need to be able to put them in action so we can share in a clear, accessible and authentic way.
After the first module you will be given some time to explore, connect and experiment. You will be given a brief assignment to bring for the second module where you will receive valuable feedback in a safe environment. We will inspire one another and also discuss real ways to develop your ideas. We will also delve deeper and discuss:
Location | TBA
Dates | November 4 - 5th 2018 & March 2nd - 3rd 2019
Times | 12:00p - 8:00p
Investment | Module I $475 & Module II $950
Registration opens in the coming weeks, bookmark this page to sign up soon!