This Teacher Training will be based on my own evolution in both acquired knowledge and observations gained during the past 25 - 30 years of teaching.
Yoga is a never-ending journey when you remain open to the energies around you: when you listen: when you look and when you remain faithful to the roots. It can take many different forms and none is better or worse than another when these edicts are observed. Staying honest with yourself, eschewing ambition and never imposing your way on others is to me the humble approach of a Yogi.
I do not believe in limiting anyone from learning more, so the workshops and retreats will be open to both aspiring teachers and those who just wish to gain a greater insight into their own developmental progress. This inclusion is sometimes of value to those who wish to become teachers, to see how one can incorporate different levels onto a common ground. It also realistically shows where to draw the line, or how much information one can pour into a person at any one time. For those more advanced the slower approach is at times a moment to gain a deeper insight into something one thought one already knew quite well. At no time though will the work regress to a purely beginners level. These levels need to be known and observed, but the work will always take all the participators to another level personally.
Each retreat or workshop will be a composite of the material, which being as extensive as it is has many variations on a theme. I am therefore proposing for those seriously interested, that they should expect to participate in at least:
One long retreat (2-3 weeks)
Two to three short Intensive retreats (3-5 days)
Within a 1 year to 18 months period.
(This is not restricted to a calendar year but within that specific time-frame.)
These stipulations are an approximation, and assuming that there will be some consistency in training in-between these retreats as well. In the absence of being able to attend class regularly, the requirements will be more extensive and subject to closer observation.
I will be conducting these shorter courses, in both East and West Coast locations in North America, and in Europe. The longer retreats will be at present:
Costa Rica or Puerto Rico - Winter
Morocco or Italy - Summer
Other locations also planned for the future.
My intention is at all times to keep costs as reasonable as possible, but the location and ambience are important for a good and healthy energy.
Taking the retreats, and fulfilling the above requirements will not necessarily ensure the right to teach under the heading of “Yoga Narada™” as it is very important to me that the essence of the work as I believe in it, is understood and conveyed correctly. I look at the training as an old fashioned and generally slow apprenticeship, whereby the final graduation comes as a demonstration of understanding and absorption of the material, and the ability to articulate it, as well as structure a class at any level. The greater the participation the greater the level of understanding.
No one owns Yoga, and we cannot force our beliefs on others. I do nevertheless, want to preserve a consistency in this particular form of Yoga. My endevour will be to encourage each individual to explore their own path in the process - making mistakes as we all do - bringing their own experiences and personality to the work, but always coming back to the spirit of the path chosen initially.
I look forward to welcoming anyone who is truly interested to embark on this journey, as long as they acknowledge what the process involves, and what I expect from the heart and soul of a teacher.
For more information on how to register for for Teacher Trainings, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I think with teaching the important thing is to always see the movement as a whole. One tends sometimes to focus and detail on one section or part of a movement more than another, because it is the bit one either knows the most, or struggled with the most! Rather like a surgeon who knows his specialty really well but then forgets that that one area has to be related and connected to the whole. Also remembering that encouraging relaxation, rather than more effort, usually has the greater effect and rewards.”