Weesp - Amsterdam, Netherlands
13 April - 19 May 2024
In this training we will explore how ancient concepts like chakras, karma, samskaras, vrittis and vasanas can be relevant to our development and well being, especially in this modern world. The training is based on the philosophical teachings of Paramahansa Yoganandya, Dr. Horoshi Motoyama and Paul Grilley.
During this course we will practice different chakra meditation techniques, yin (and some yang) asana sequences, and investigate the physical, emotional and mental characteristics of each of the chakras. We will go through a brief review of the main anatomical and philosophical principles behind yin yoga. The training is led by Ehud Neuhaus.
All of the TFY Trainings are structured around three pillars: Anatomy, Philosophy and Practice.
Understanding the body is understanding the poses
Anatomy study is much more than learning the names of bones and muscles. By understanding how bodies can and cannot move we become able to practice and teach the poses safely and efficiently.
We teach functional anatomy, scientifically proving that bodies are unique in their structure and constitution, which means that poses may look different on different people because of this uniqueness. When you know what a pose should be doing for you – the function of a pose – you will be able to adapt and adjust it to suit your body and the bodies of your students. This leads to a practice that is safe, creative and delicious for everybody.
Observing your mind is the only way towards real change
Yoga philosophy is not a purely intellectual exercise, nor the study of ancient and stuffy texts that bear no relevance to our modern lives. In fact, it is quite the opposite: yoga philosophy brings inspiration, guidance, insight, understanding, comfort, support and freedom to our lives. It touches our heart and soul, reminding us of truths we already know but have forgotten.
Fundamental to this process is the practice of meditation, which has a place of honour in our own personal practice and in our teachings; regularly taking some silent time within ourselves is the key to becoming aware of ancient patterns of behaviour that hold us back from being who we actually want to be. That’s why it is said that yoga is the science of Self-realization: realizing who you truly are will melt away sorrow and suffering.
All theories can sound great on paper but they are only valuable when they are practiced. Our teacher Paul Grilley says it well “if a theory inspires you to practice, it is a good theory. If it doesn’t, it is not”.
That’s why our trainings are a mix of both; we study anatomy and then test the premises in our own bodies and on our colleagues’; we study philosophy and then observe our own minds during asana practice and meditation.
Then we take what we have observed in practice and study it. What can we learn from our experience? In this way, yoga is always alive, meaningful and true. Both to ourselves and to our students.
This training offers an intense program of functional anatomy, technique and analysis of the yin yoga poses, theory of the chakras and their relevance in our lives, meditation techniques, exploration of yoga philosophical concepts and lots of practice.
This 50-hour training will span over 4 weekends in 2024:
- 13-14 April
- 20-21 April
- 11-12 May
- 18-19 May
What you will learn
- Chakra theory
- Chakra meditation
- The cycle of samsara
- The concepts of karma, samskaras, vrittis and vasanas
- Pranayama and bandhas
- Bija mantras
- Review of the yin poses archetypes
- Anatomy review
- Skeletal segments
- Target areas
The price for the 50-hours Yin yoga & Chakra Studies is € 960,- incl. tax.
The price includes a 3 month membership TheFatYogis.com
A Yogi’s Guide to Chakra Meditation – Paul grilley
We are very happy to offer trainings in the beautiful space of YogaToday studio, in the newly renovated Sint-Laurentius Church in Weesp.
Weesp is a 15 min train ride from Amsterdam Central Station, and the studio is a 5 min walk from the station. Overlooking the water and the beautiful village, this is the perfect place for study and joy.