Dharma & Yoga Training ProgramDates: January 2020 - May 2020Year Around Event (2019) Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Djuna Mascall, Leslie Booker, Anne Cushman, Mark Coleman, Tias Little, Sean Feit Oakes No prerequisiteOpen
Dates: Begins January 2020. See below for details. Fee: $3500. Code DY3T20. RYT200 This five-month immersive training addresses body, mind, and heart through the study of mindful asana, pranayama, anatomy, mindfulness
Dates: Begins January 2020. See below for details.
Fee: $3500. Code DY3T20.
This five-month immersive training addresses body, mind, and heart through the study of mindful asana, pranayama, anatomy, mindfulness principles, meditation, and the wisdom teachings of Yoga and Buddhism. Students will develop both their personal practice, as well as the ability to guide and lead others. The heart of the practices will include the Brahma Viharas, with a focus on Metta, providing both refuge and support for kindness and compassion towards ourselves and others.
• A five-month training program for meditation and mindfulness practitioners & aspiring yoga teachers
• Fulfills the requirements for the Yoga Alliance 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification
• Led by certified yoga therapist to promote healing and strengthening the body for easeful movement, rather than idealized poses.
• Emphasis on the integration of meditation and mindfulness with movement
• Accessible for a wide range of physical abilities, and suitable for adults of all ages.
• Incorporates non-residential silent retreat practice and the joy & support of building community together
• Minimum of a two-year yoga and mindfulness practice required
• Foundational Buddhist Teachings Online Course — Mark Coleman, available beginning December 2, 2019
• Foundations of Body, Mind, and Heart — Djuna Mascall: 1/27 – 1/31, 9am – 5pm
• Wisdom of the Subtle Body — Tias Little and Djuna Mascall: 1/31 – 2/2, Friday: 6pm – 9pm; Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 5:30pm
• Mindfulness of the Breath — Djuna Mascall: 2/24 – 2/28, 9am – 5pm
• Energy, Embodiment, and Inquiry: Buddhist Approaches to Yoga and Breathwork — Sean Feit Oakes: 2/29, 10am – 5pm
• Online Conference for Foundational Buddhist Teachings — Mark Coleman: 3/18, 6pm – 7pm
• Finding Your Ground: Mindful Yoga & Embodied Meditation – 3-day commuter silent retreat with Anne Cushman & Leslie Booker: 3/26-3/28, 7am – 6pm
• Embodied Awakening: Trauma, Healing, and Collective Liberation — Sean Feit Oakes: 3/29, 10am- 5pm
• Online Conference for Foundational Buddhist Teachings — Mark Coleman: 4/15, 6pm – 7pm
• The Wisdom Body — Djuna Mascall: 4/27 – 5/1, 9am – 5pm
• Integrating the Teachings — Djuna Mascall: 5/2 – 5/3, 9am – 5pm
Leslie Booker, Mark Coleman, Anne Cushman, Tias Little, Sean Feit Oakes
SCHOLARSHIP AND WORK EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITY:
Two spaces will be reserved for work exchange participants. These positions will be awarded on a needs basis for participants who would otherwise be unable to participate in the training program. The work exchange program fee is $2500. If you are interested in applying, please write to Trainings@spiritrock.org, and include your intention for the training program, your economic conditions, and any other details that may be relevant. All applicants will be reviewed and participants will be notified by December 2.
Five spaces will be reserved for partial scholarship participants. These positions will be awarded on a needs basis for participants who would otherwise be unable to participate in the training, and are not participating as a work exchange participants. The partial scholarship fee is $3000. If you are interested in applying, please write to Trainings@spiritrock.org, and include your intention for the training program, your economic conditions, and any other details that may be relevant. All applicants will be reviewed and participants will be notified by December 16.
ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: Absences of up to two days will be permitted for all programs except for Finding Your Ground: Mindful Yoga and Embodied Yoga (Commuter Retreat), and the Integrating the Teachings weekend. Written make-up assignments, submitted within 30 days of the missed class, will be required to receive the certificate of completion. Participants who miss more than two days, for whatever reason, will not be eligible for the certificate of completion, or a refund.
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Booker brings her heart and wisdom to the intersection of Dharma, embodied practice, and activism. She began working with system-involved populations in 2005 and was a senior teacher and Director of Trainings with Lineage Project for 10 years, and facilitated an intervention on Riker's Island from 2009-2011 through NYU. Booker shares her expertise nationally on creating culturally responsive environments and changing the paradigm of self and community care. She has spoken at Mind&Life Institute’s International Symposium, Contemplative Minds in Higher Education, and Mindfulness in Education conferences, as well as at universities across the country. She is a co-founder of the Yoga Service Council at Omega Institute, and the Meditation Working Group of Occupy Wall Street. Booker is a co-author of Best Practices for Yoga in a Criminal Justice Setting, a contributor to Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality’s report on Gender & Trauma, YOGA: The Secret of Life, and Sharon Salzberg's book Happiness at Work. Booker is on faculty with the Engaged Mindfulness Institute and Off the Mat Into the World. She is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Mindful Yoga and Meditation training (2012), Community Dharma Leaders’ Training (2017), and will complete Spirit Rock’s Teacher Training in 2020. View Booker's upcoming programs.
Mark Coleman, MA
Sean Feit Oakes, PhD, SEP