Welcome to the first day of the rest of your life. My first training was nothing like I expected, I just thought i would get super fit and flexible! It is so much more than learning how to teach a yoga pose, or just getting 'good' at yoga. Whether you are looking to teach yoga or not, this will change your life.
We will take an in depth look at the yoga postures and learn different ways to teach, assist and dive deeper into each pose physically, mentally, and spiritually; create a deeper understanding of anatomy and body mechanics; look at fun interactive tools to incorporate not only into your teaching, but into your personal practice. But more than that, we will take a look at all the facets of living a yoga lifestyle, and the 8 limb path to incorporate YOUR deeper, truer path into a reality.
I have been truly blessed to see huge transformations in our trainees, from shedding unwanted careers, unhealthy relationships, or just clearing space in the mind and body to allow for the next step to come in with grace and acceptance. Not to mention, your fellow yogis in just 200 hours, will feel like lifelong friends. ;)
I am so happy to be here on your next step, where body, breath and mind are connected in order to live your best life!
Welcome to the first day of the rest of your life. My first training was nothing like I expected, I just thought i would get super fit and flexible! It is so much more than learning how to teach a yoga pose, or just getting ‘good’ at yoga. Whether you are looking to teach yoga or not, this will change your life. Read More
The practice of yoga will shift your life, as it did mine. Without even knowing, little by little you’ll begin the process of letting go. Therein lives freedom, spiritual connection - being heard on the deepest level.
Pantanjali’s 8 Limb Path is an inspiring, systematic approach to coming to know yourself intimately. Through asana (the physical postures) you begin to purify the body. Through pranayama (breath control), you’ll witness the shifting of the external to the internal. Learning to control the physical body and mind through breathing techniques, sets the foundation for the deeper inner work of concentration (dharana) and meditation (dhyana). Continuing to peel back the layers until we come home to that place of purity that exists within each of us.
For me, asana has helped me redefine my relationship with my body. The asana limb of the practice, asks us to view our body as a temple. We learn to embrace reality as it is, not as we think it should be. As we learn to remain present to all experiences through asana - discomfort, pleasure, heat, cold, contraction and expansion, we learn to tap into that place within, that is perfect, whole and complete. So we can begin to witness ourselves with sacredness, love, and compassion.
Being conscious of these changes will speed your awareness, which is liberating. I love Foundations, because it gives us the time to discuss how all 8 limbs of yoga are interconnected. You’ll see how you, most likely, have already begun to explore the limbs of yoga in your practice. Along with how knowing more about yoga, in its entirety, can deepen your experience of life.
Hot 8 Foundations class with Rebekah Rivera in Santa Monica- 4 week series starting 8/1/15
The practice of yoga will shift your life, as it did mine. Without even knowing, little by little you’ll begin the process of letting go. Therein lives freedom, spiritual connection – being heard on the deepest level. Read More