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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.
“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
This is not your average teacher training: Mark teaches Yoga from the Great Tradition, as brought forth by the “teacher of the teachers,” Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, rather than any ‘style’ of Yoga. 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.
In the exquisite surroundings of Taveuni, the ‘Garden Island,’ 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, me, and everything else. Mark’s teachings give us the practical tools that allow us to feel our own intrinsic joy, freedom, and authority, and share this.
With Mark’s expert guidance, you will receive:
Opportunity to deeply explore the practice of Asana, including appropriate inversions, twists, forward bends, and backbends, designed specifically for you and your students;
Experiential knowledge of Asana, Pranayama, Meditation and Life as a seamless process;
Krishnamacharya’s Five Principles of Practice, restoring receptivity and sensitivity to asana (and life);
Exploration of Bandha in Asana and Pranayama;
Exploration of the Yoga Sutras, Vedic chanting, and how to incorporate mantra in practice;
Understanding of Vinyasa Krama, the art of appropriate sequencing;
Yoga philosophy, but in the deepest, practically embodied sense of “loving wisdom,” rather than as dry theory;
The essential principle of “strength receiving” and how Yoga enables a person to feel and enjoy the union of all opposites;
Two weeks with a Master Teacher in a tropical paradise!
Delicious, fresh meals prepared with love from local ingredients;
Optional adventures to Taveuni’s famous sacred waterfalls, Bouma Falls, to local snorkelling sites, and to the incredible local natural rock waterslide;
Sublime classical Indian sitar and sarod music from master musicians Joanna Mack and Bruce Hamm;
Understanding of the “social dynamic of disempowerment” that can arise in teaching situations, and knowledge of how to care and teach as a friend and equal;
Connection with other genuine practitioners from around the world who want something more than a cookie-cutter teacher training;
The skills through Yoga to get your life right for you, and to help others do the same;
Deep, profound relaxation, and the experience of feeling the intrinsic beauty of our own nature, as nature.
Holistic treatmentsThere is a spa facility, but extra fee
What’s includedAccommodation, meals and training material.
What’s not includedAirfare, Airport transfers, Travel Insurence, All services not listed above.
Meeting pointThe retreat location, Garden Island Resort
Airport transfersAirport transfers are not included in this yoga retreat
Mark is interested in developing an authentic yoga practice for the individual, based on the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar, with whom he enjoyed a relationship for more than twenty years. Mark’s teachings clarify the profound passion and relevance of ancient wisdom to contemporary life. Mark has taught yoga for over twenty years throughout the US, Asia, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, and was the editor and contributor to TKV Desikachar’s book The Heart of Yoga.
Period : July 30th to Auguts 12th, 2018
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Period : July 30th to Auguts 12th, 2018