Date: 5 - 29 November 2019
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Instructor: Brooke Elliston & Lara Zilibowitz
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'The core of our existence is so easy to overlook because it’s not noisy or clamouring for our attention like all the other aspects of the human mind. And yet, there is so often a feeling of something other than, deeper than, more real than…'
Embark with us on our Back2Roots Teacher Training - a 25-day immersive journey tracing the threads of Self, the sutras of the body, all the way back to our roots.
With an attitude born of awe and curiosity as our guiding force, we will map our inner topography through the transformative lens of Yoga to reveal the wild ecology of our essential nature, and in turn, share the gifts that are ours alone to give. Following this potent path, we remember that our true nature is creativity, that when nourished and fertilised flourishes us into beings that are life-giving and life-enriching, both to ourselves and the world around us.
This is a process of reciprocity and relentless re-discovery. As we become more intimate with our untamed internal wilderness, so too can we then foster attitudes that allow a lively and respectful dialogue between body and earth and other.
The art and arc of the training have been curated to coax you layer by layer into the deepest embodiment of the yogic and tantric approach possible, empowering you with practical skills of self-awareness to make lasting changes in your own health and wellbeing, and of all who you’re blessed to meet moving forwards.
We will focus on the powerful foundations of the practice - first clearing and purifying our physical sheaths that are blocked and stagnant, before delving into the more subtle energetics of the practice. As a family, we will illuminate the myriad of ways for one another to weave and expand our consciousness and potential through every threshold of the body map - from finite to infinite.
Born of the belief that our essence is Liberated, Creative and Joyful in nature, this training is an invitation into the empirical science ~ self experimentation and empowerment, not only for those who wish to become teachers, but also those who want to expand their inner wisdom and take their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual practice to new richness and depth.
Brooke Elliston is an internationally travelling yoga teacher and co-founder of Back2Roots Retreats, hosting transformative yoga and meditation retreats around the world. Forever a student, she revels in the opportunity to connect with new communities and share the rich alchemy of the practice that has opened infinite doorways of growth in her own life.
Brooke’s teachings are deeply rooted in the ancient teachings of Yoga and Tantra and the potent transmissions of the esoteric mystics - using poetry, music and sensual movement to offer a glimpse and gateway into expanded states and experiences otherwise indescribable.
Her classes are intentionally slow, honouring the need for time, space and deep listening to savour the full spectrum of pleasure to pain, as a gateway to understanding the most intimate wisdom of what it means to be alive.
Lara Zilibowitz is an internationally touring yoga teacher and artist, and co-founder of Back2Roots Retreats, hosting transformative immersions around the world spreading her passion for movement and creative expression through the body. She has become renowned for her fluid and dynamic teaching style, delivered with heartfelt poetic prose, inviting students to savour the texture of every sensation as a portal into revelation and dynamic moving meditation.
A class with Lara is raw, playful and powerful as we journey from the outside in. Inspired deeply by the teachings inherent in nature, each practice is a call for a conscious connection with ourselves and the world around us.
Lara spreads this vital energy around the globe leading workshops and retreats and is faculty on numerous international yoga festivals, conferences and teacher trainings, including an assistant to global movement alchemist Shiva Rea. She is a key influencer and ambassador for yoga & lifestyle brands such as Lululemon Athletica, Wanderlust festivals and Aveda hair and skin care, and has graced the cover of Yoga Journal. When she isn’t teaching, globe-trotting, and empowering others, you’ll likely find Lara making her signature ceramics and artwork out of Byron Bay, Australia.