Dates: February 15th-17th & February 22nd-24th 2019
Start Time: Friday 6-9pm
Saturday 8 – 5pm
Sunday 8 – 2pm
Dive deeper into the heart yoga, explore Philosophy of Yoga and learn to weave the teachings into your everyday life and themes into your classes to make your teaching more inspiring, connected and vibrant.

In this training you will draw from from two classical texts: Explore the main themes of the Bhagavad Gita (dharma, compassion, etc) discuss how to weave it into your daily life on and off the yoga mat. You will learn, chant and discuss some of the most important Yoga Sutras, and unpack major themes of the epic Bhagavad Gita. Exploring their relevance and application as a teacher and student in the modern world.

Also, you’ll practice and learn more about the key aspects of tantric teachings which are at the very root of what we now call Hatha yoga.

Embrace the importance of this philosophical school and come to understand the key aspect of Tantra; that our embodiment is the vehicle for our awakening.

These teachings will bring a deeper understanding of yourself and your practice. Get confident about weaving this very powerful philosophy into classes, inspiring students to practice yoga on and off the mat.

“The mark of such a yogi is joy filled amazement” – The Shiva Sutra

Gain a broad context of classical texts- Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra and the Bhagavad Gita- and understand where they sit in terms of classical philosophy and our understanding of yoga today.

1.Bhagavad Gita – main themes, ideas of dharma + karma, bhakti, mental clarity, compassion

2. Yoga Sutras
going through each chapter, chanting to learn traditional way
Incorporating + bringing into teaching (themes)
Bringing into Lives (in a modern way)

3. Tantra Yoga
The philosophy of the Tantric Teachings, namely Tantric Shivism, is largely misunderstood and misrepresented in the world today. But these teachings give us a powerful access point to the understanding and development of our modern yoga practice. In fact, the tantric teachings are at the very root of what we now call Hatha yoga.
These teachings are profoundly accessible to the modern yogi as we each have the same technology the ancients used to uncover their true nature and their profound connection to all of life; the human form.
We will explore the key teachings of the Shiva Sutra and The Nataraj (the dancing Shiva) to reveal how we, as human beings, are a contracted form (or expression of), the one infinite and divine consciousness.

4. Theming Philosophy in classes

Homework: Journal – keep notes of what’s coming up when they’re thinking about it

Compulsory Texts: Tantra Illuminated – Christopher Wallis
The Essential Yoga Sutra- Geshe Michael Roche and Christie McNally
Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation- Stephen Mitchell

Recommended Reading: George Feuerstein translation of the Gita

Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali- B.K.S. Iyengar

The Bhagavad Gita – Eknath Easwaran
Lakshmanjoo – Version of the Shiva Sutras


Rachael Coopes
Teacher Trainer, Yoga Teacher

As a mother, writer, performer and Yoga teacher, Rachael is passionate about story telling and creating. She lives by the mantra ‘Do your practice and all is coming’ by Shri Pattabhi Jois and lives and breathes the yoga sutras on and off the mat.

Rachael’s background in movement spans 25 years, firstly as a rhythmic gymnast and later studying French physical theatre in Paris at L’Ecole Philippe Gaulier. She has completed over 800 hours of certification under the guidance of Jessica Stickler as well as the 300 hour Jivamukti, 200 hour Samadhi and 30 hour Samadhi Prenatal Teacher Trainings. Her classes are a creative exploration into the philosophy and psychology of yoga. Rachael is eternally grateful to all her teachers, especially Sharon Gannon, David Life, Yogeswari, Katie Manitsas, Jessica Stickler, Eileen Hall, Bianca Machliss and Katie Agnew.

Aimee Pedersen
Aimee Pedersen is a yoga teacher, actress and writer. She has found a deeper and more authentic relationship with movement and ultimately herself, through the practice of yoga. Her practice and…

Embodying Philosophy & Theming February 2019

BodyMindLife Surry Hills

February 15th-17th & February 22nd-24th 2019
Friday 6-9pm
Saturday 8 – 5pm
Sunday 8 – 2pm

$895.00 Embodying and Theming February 2019

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