The Power of Practice
June 2017

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The Power of Practice

Classical Yoga Training for Teachers & Practitioners

June 23, 2017 – June 30, 2017
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
Course:
SM17-2307-787
Teacher:
Beryl Bender Birch
Tuition:
$750
Plus accommodations
SM17-2307-787Beryl Bender Birch,
Description

While many yoga instructors teach asana (postures), very few are teaching a comprehensive vision of the complete eight-limbed path of classical (raja) yoga. Many students are longing to go beyond asana and dive deeper into meditation and pranayama. Yoga teachers today have the capacity to provide the spiritual guidance for a global shift in consciousness. You can change the world and help others develop kindness, compassion, and joyfulness, the encoded teachings of the Yoga Sutra.

In this yoga training for teachers and passionate practitioners, yoga pioneer Beryl Bender Birch leads you daily in her Present Power yoga practice, and in meditation and pranayama practices as well. Strengthen not only your body and mind, but also your ability to share this methodology with your students and friends. Through discussion and meditation uncover new realms of classical yoga’s inner limbs hidden in the Yoga Sutra. Birch’s teaching helps you catapult your own practice beyond asana to the outer edges of your spiritual potential, moving you from self-centeredness and simple survival to the joyful and enlightened yoga experience of connectedness with all things.

Continuing Education
  • YA - Yoga Teachers +$50
More Information

This 7-day training is open to all practitioners and can be taken as a stand-alone course for disciplined practice and deeper study, a retreat from the hectic pace of life, or as one segment (51.5 hours) of ongoing 200/500-hour teacher training programs at Omega. Participants are required to attend ALL sessions in order to receive credit for the 51.5 hours of training. Participants will only be credited with the number of hours they actually attend.

Things to Bring:

Please keep in mind before you come:
It is so important to make sure that all your yoga-wear has been washed in unscented laundry detergent. Many students are allergic to or sickened by the smell of synthetic fragrance in commercial detergents. Also, no synthetic scents in class - includes lotion, shampoo, deodorant, etc.
Clean has no smell!

Things to remember to take with you:

  • Mala beads – if you have them, take them – if not, don’t worry, not necessary
  • Rattles, drums, tambourines or other percussion instruments
  • Favorite translation of the Yoga Sutra
  • Colorful wrap, shawl, or robe for meditation and rituals
  • Festive wear for closing fire ceremony
  • Personal totem or talisman-type item, with special meaning for you but one that you would be willing to burn or give way for the Celebrate Impermanence ceremony
  • Small amount of unscented laundry detergent to wash out clothes during the week (if you want to travel light)
  • Yoga mat (mats available if you are flying in and don’t want to carry)
  • Flashlight and raincoat or umbrella – afternoon thunderstorms!
  • A couple small towels for practice – extra bath towel (optional)
  • Wash cloth – Omega doesn’t supply them
  • Non-toxic bug repellant – from natural sources
Schedule

Please note that there is a special schedule for this course. Participants are required to attend ALL sessions in order to receive credit for 51.5 hours of the training.  Participants will only be credited with the number of hours they actually attend:

FRIDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Workshop
 
SATURDAY
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Workshop
 
SUNDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
MONDAY
6:30 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Workshop
 
TUESDAY
6:30 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Workshop
 
WEDNESDAY
6:30 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
THURSDAY
6:30 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Workshop
 
FRIDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program will not be available during the 6:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m. sessions of this workshop and is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Teachers

Beryl Bender Birch, a dedicated student of yoga and the study of consciousness since 1971, has been training yoga teachers as “spiritual revolutionaries” for nearly 30 years. Author of Yoga for Warriors, Power Yoga, and Boomer Yoga, she is the director and founder of The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute and a founder of the Give Back Yoga Foundation. power-yoga.com