March 17th - 23rd: YTT module 2: Teaching Yoga as you have Experienced It
*can also be taken as an immersion unto itself (with restrictions)
(Note that Bali Spirit Festival begins on the 24th March)
Accreditation: This is a Yoga Alliance-accredited 200 hour teacher training
"The only reason we choose to do yoga is for the pleasure — the literal pleasure — of our systems relaxing and filling with energy. It is not some struggle to enjoy a future result." — Mark Whitwell
In a world full of commodified "yoga" and the proliferation of brands and styles, how do we make sure we keep the heart in Yoga? How do we practice and teach in ways that respect and recognize each individual as the unique expression of life that they are? What are the practical tools that can help us feel our own intrinsic joy, freedom, and authority, and share this?
Investigate these questions in this second part of our two-part training. In the exquisite surroundings of Yoga Barn, located in the heart of Ubud, Bali, we will explore how Yoga is not just a physical workout, a collection of information, or a "spiritual" workout towards a future, better version of ourselves. It is each person's direct participation in the nurturing force of reality, as it is appearing as you and everything else. These immersions are not in any particular "style" of Yoga: it is the essential principles of the Great Tradition, as brought forth from the Indian tradition by the "teacher of the teachers," Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, and made uniquely relevant to us as modern people by Mark. You will therefore be able to apply these principles to any style or level of Yoga you wish to practice or teach, to make all Yoga individualized, effective, enjoyable, and safe. All bodies are welcome.
This module can be taken seperately if you are an existing teacher or by application - email email@example.com for more info.
See Bali 2019 under the progammes tab for more info.
a three day workshop at soul of yoga, Encinitas
Your Yoga is direct intimacy with nurturing source. Learn the principles of personal practice to make Yoga entirely your own: efficient, powerful and safe.
Breath, asana and bandha integrate as a seamless design; breath and bandha become the central feature and purpose of the asana.
Come as a perfect beginner, or add these core principles as taught by 'the teacher of the teachers,' T. Krishnamacharya, to the Yoga you already know and love. Either way, you'll receive a yoga education that gives you a powerful personal practice that is right for you.
This workshop/immersion is suitable for all levels of experience.
Experience abundance, nurturing simplicity and Mark Whitwell's most thorough teachings during two weeks in Fiji's primordial haven. We encourage participants to stay for the full two weeks, but if you can only come for one-week, don’t worry! One week provides deep rejuvenation as a retreat and can be used toward your Teacher Training certification to be completed anywhere in the world with Mark.
Masterclass Series at the Yoga Barn, Ubud, Bali
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, May 4–June 8
The ancient wisdom of yoga teaches that Life is already given to you, you are completely loved, you are here now. We hope to transform individual awareness of this interconnection, and thus human consciousness and the societies we have created.