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Compassion in Action: A Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in the Siskiyou Mts, Oregon
Friday, March 21, 2003


COMPASSION in ACTION: LEVEL TWO YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

A 7-day Rejuvenating Retreat & Anusara Yoga Intermediate Intensive in the Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon
with Hanneli Francis & Special Guests

June 28 - July 5, 2003

The key to being a great teacher is the constant remembrance of the source of your knowledge and power...
By staying centered in your heart, you will, by your presence, guide your students to find the currents of Grace that flow in their own hearts. - John Friend

Increase your knowledge and dive in deep - live the path of yoga for seven days. We will combine the joy of retreat with the intensive study of a teacher training. Participants will gain both strong technical knowledge of the art and science of teaching Anusara yoga, and a heart-full of yogic community in a gorgeous retreat setting. We will learn from each other and share on topics close to our hearts. We will strengthen our yogic community and create space to reaffirm our individual values, intentions and gifts.

Our daily rhythm will include sessions of meditation and pranayama, advanced asana practice, and late-afternoon methodology training. We will also have open time to soak up the healing energy of Nature, go on a forest walk or rest by the babbling creek. Evenings will round out our days with dance, songs, a hot cleansing sauna, and sharing stories and laughter together. We will delight in sharing delicious meals, and silent mornings.

Join us in a week of community building and celebrate of the path of yoga!

50 credit hours of training. These hours are applicable towards accreditation with the National Yoga Alliance as well as Anusara Yoga Teacher certification.

Topics Include:

  • Practice and teaching of advanced asanas
  • Therapeutics & Special Populations
  • Pranayama & Meditation
  • Individual Evaluation of Teaching
  • The Subtleties of hands-on adjusting
  • Energetic Anatomy - the chakra system, kundalini, koshas
  • Effective Language & More on Metaphor
  • Philosophy: the Mahabharata and the Lore of Asanas
  • And more!

LOCATION
Our course will take place on beautiful, sacred land in the Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon. Participants will be able to camp along a forested stream, and facilities include a large round yoga room, kitchen, outdoor picnic tables, a large meadow for outdoor practice, wood-fired showers, outdoor outhouses, a beautiful stream and hiking trails. This is sacred land and we will be encouraged to live on it as such.

COST
$750 by 5/15/03. $850 after. (Graduates of the Fundamental Teacher Training course receive a 10% discount if they register by 5/15/03.) This is a residential course - cost includes three delicious (organic and locally grown!) meals a day, camping sites, all instruction and use of facilities (see above).. Course limited to 14 participants - please register early!

Who can attend?
This course is designed for teachers and teacher trainees who have completed the Fundamental Yoga Teacher Training with Hanneli, or other Level One Anusara Yoga Teacher Training. Teachers  and other traineers who have not done a formal Anusara teacher training, but have a working grasp of the Anusara Yoga Universal Principles of Alignment, may also apply. Written applications will be followed up with individual interviews to determine whether this is the appropriate course for you.

TO APPLY
Call Hanneli at 541.472.4044 or email hannfran@wildpeace.com and leave your mailing address to receive an application. You can also check on the web at http://www.wildpeace.com/ for further details, photos and updates..

FACULTY

HANNELI FRANCIS, a devoted student of yoga since 1989, is a Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher, Nuat Thai yoga therapist and joyful student of Life. Hanneli's teaching is fueled by her love of Nature, her practice of Anusara yoga and Insight meditation, and her studies of the mystic traditions of the world. She produced the yoga video: Stand Strong: Easy Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back. Hanneli lives in southern Oregon and teaches workshops and retreats internationally. Hanneli delights in sharing yoga with others dedicated to the path of awakening, and has been offering the Fundamental Yoga Teachers Training in Ashland, OR for the past two years.

SPECIAL GUESTS

VANESSA SCOTT is one of the founding partners of the Ashland Yoga Center and an Affiliated Anusara Yoga Instructor. She also holds an Instructor's Certification from the Iyengar Institute of San Francisco. She has studied with John Friend for the past 5 years, and teaches from a passion for the values of alignment in asana and the integration of heart-felt intention into the physical practice. Vanessa has been co-teaching the Fundamental Yoga Teacher's Training course with Hanneli in Ashland for the past two years.

CAROLYN BOND is a graduate of the three-year program in Sanskrit and Vedanta Studies at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam in PA. She also has an M.A. in Sanskrit and Indian philosophy from the University of PA and has spent over a year and a haf in India.  A practitioner of yoga herself, she is excited about bringing the precision and heartfulness of Sanskrit to the teaching of yoga. We are honored to have Carolyn joining us again, after her enthusiastic reception at the Teacher's Training this year.

"Remember magic.... Believe you are part of a groundswell, a resistance, a seemingly small but actually very, very large impending karmic overhaul, a great shift, the beginning of something important and potent and unstoppable."  
Mark Morford





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