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Align with the wisdom of Mother Nature and step into your feminine power by embodying the energies of the great goddesses of yoga –– the energies that are already within you. Set in the foothills of Reno, Nevada, this immersive training works with the powerful goddess archetypes of Durga, Saraswati and Bhuvaneshwari. By immersing yourself in their wisdom, you will gain a deep understanding of the forces that influence and shape who you are as a conscious teacher, leader and student.
Join us for a transformative 3 days of empowerment, contemplation, and connection. Based on the teachings of a non-dual Tantric tradition, these tools will help you to understand how the goddess energies appear in the natural world, your personality and the ways in which you can step into your own authentic, personal power.
Together as we move into greater roles of leadership and accountability we must first humbly bow to the maha-shakti—the great wisdom and presence that flows through us and into the world. As divine beings, we are never separate from the maha-shakti, and yet we are ultimately not in charge.
By bowing to the shakti we realize we are not alone. By invoking her presence we are filled with wisdom, insight and creativity.
THE GODDESS WITHIN
This training is inspired by the teachings of Sally Kempton, author of "Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga." Your guide, Ashleigh Sergeant, has studied this non-dual Tantric tradition of goddess energy for over a decade with Sally. If you have ever wondered how to access your innate goddess power, this training is for you.
DURGA - Warrior Goddess of Protection and Inner Strength
Goddess Durga symbolizes the divine forces (positive energy) known as divine shakti (feminine energy/ power) that is used against the negative forces of evil and wickedness. She protects her devotees from evil powers and safeguards them. In practice, Durga helps us step into our personal power of fiercely loving leadership.
SARASWATI - Goddess Who Flows as Language, Insight and Sound
Goddess Saraswati embodies the creative flow through language, speech and sound. When Saraswati is in charge, you're operating from a deeper center than usual. You get your deepest satisfaction from being in touch with the source of inspiration and creativity, and you increase your capacity for creative self-expression.
BHUVANESHWARI - Goddess of Infinite Space, She Whose Body Is The World
Goddess Bhuvaneshwari has the capacity to hold space for transformation. She is ananda – infinite, creative wisdom and love. She's the matrix and "she who's body is the world." By embodying her, you can take on and hold space for anyone and anything that comes your way. You are deeply rooted and connected to your personal strength and divine power.
THIS TRAINING EXPLORES:
- One full day dedicated to each of the archetypal energies of yogic goddesses Durga, Saraswati and Bhuvaneshwari
- Mudra, Mantra, Meditation and Pranayama practices to invoke, embody and utilize the energies of each goddess as your guide
- Ways to discern which goddess to invoke as your ally and when
- Address both shadow and light sides of each archetype and gain tools to cultivate balance within your life as both a teacher and student
- Acquire practices to help create a safe space for your students to heal painful physical, energetic and emotional patterns
- Meditations and practices to avoid "leaking" your energy or compromising your divine feminine power
About the Experience
We are thrilled to host this training at the River School Farm, in Northwest Reno, Nevada. Tucked away along the banks of the iconic Truckee River, this property brings a holistic approach to sustainable living, bioregional design, and creative expression. At this time of year, we'll have amazing opportunities to commune with Mother Nature, enjoy spring flowers, and bask in the sun in the outdoor amphitheater.
If you are coming from out of town, we are here to help you find affordable and convenient housing. There are many wonderful AirBnb options nearby, as well as hotels in downtown Reno (about a 10-minute drive). We also have a large local network with options for inexpensive or free housing. Contact our Student Liason after you register to learn more.
Depending on where you find lodging, you may have an easier time moving around by renting a car at RNO airport. Our students can also arrange carpool options once they are registered. Reach out to our Student Liason to learn more.
This training is part of The Alaya Yoga School 300-HR Advanced Teacher Training Program. You may combine this module with other 100, 50 and 25-HR trainings to acquire your 500-HR Yoga Alliance Certification. If you are not part of the Alaya Yoga School Advanced Training Program, no problem! You will earn 25 Yoga Alliance Approved CEUs for Registered Teachers.
Each day is dedicated to one goddess. You will learn how to connect deeply with each and the practical ways in which these energies show up in your daily life. We will explore philosophy, myth, contemplation, journaling, movement and time in nature. Class is from 9 am - 6 pm each day and will include a ~1.5-hour lunch break, where you are welcome to leave the property or enjoy the many seating options outside.
WHO THIS IS FOR
This training is for women and men who would like to deepen their connection to their divine feminine power. It is for yoga teachers, wellness practitioners, community leaders, parents and those dedicated to their personal spiritual journey.
For yoga teachers, this will be a training to develop new tools to create unique educational material that stands out and draws a crowd.
E-RYT 500 Co-Founder, Alaya Yoga School
Meg is passionate about sharing the full, rich teachings of yoga and meditation in a truly experiential way that helps us to positively transform and enrich our lives. Having worked as a yoga therapist for over a decade, she is continually inspired by the vitality of the human spirit and the power of yoga to help us tap into a source deep inner-peace and well-being.
She been sharing the yoga life with all kinds of seekers for over 18 years and is the Co-Founder of the Alaya Yoga School; a Wanderlust Presenter and Teacher Trainer; featured teacher on Gaia; and the original founder of Simple Yoga and Wellness Studio. She is a passionate community builder and gives talks, leads teacher trainings, satsangs, workshops and retreats all over the world.
Ashleigh is a powerful, dynamic and insightful teacher, who beautifully holds the subtle essence of strength, beauty and wisdom—the spirit of the sacred feminine-- in all her offerings."Sally Kempton, spiritual teacher and author of Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga
From Our Students & Colleagues
"Through the Lens of the Goddess retreat showed me how to use allegory as a theme in my teaching. Inspiring different ways to approach building a class or workshop.
Beyond the technical methodology of teaching that is provided. The tribe I get to be a part of and the depth of friendships created are irreplaceable. " - Lindsay Smith
"It was during my time immersed in “Through the Lens of the Goddess” that I truly felt the potency of the ancient feminine. Through meditation, mantra, and finely crafted practice, we embodied the Goddess in many different forms which allowed me to see myself through her eyes. I left feeling authentic, brave, and most of all, supported by the Alaya community." - Emelie Rose
Deposit: a $100 NON-REFUNDABLE Deposit will reserve your place.
All payments are due by April 15th
Early Bird Rate: $325 by February 15th or for the first 10 people to pay-in-full
Regular Rate: $375 (all final payments are due by April 15th)
Add-On - Experience Alaya Advanced Teaching Tract: $50 (in addition to your Regular Registration Tuition) For those who are on, or interested in joining the Experience Alaya Advanced Studies program to earn 25 Hours towards your 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teaching Certification (approved with Yoga Alliance). To sign up for this tract, in addition to your regular registration, please choose the $50 Add-On option from the same registration page.
All payments are due by April 15th, 2020 otherwise you will forfeit your spot in the training.
Space is limited.
- All deposits are non-refundable.
- If canceled in writing 60 days prior to the training, a full refund (less the $100 deposit) will be issued.
- If canceled in writing between 31 and 59 days prior to the training, and 80% refund (less the $100 deposit) will be issued.
- If canceled 30 days or less prior to the training, no refund will be issued.
Experience Alaya reserves the right to cancel any program up to 30 days from the start of the program. In the unlikely event that EA must cancel, all monies paid (including deposits) will be fully refunded.
IF YOU DO NOT MAKE YOUR FINAL PAYMENTS BY APRIL 15th YOUR SPOT WILL BE OPENED TO THE NEXT PERSON ON THE WAITING LIST AND YOU WILL FORFEIT YOUR DEPOSIT
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