Date: 11 November 2019 - 7 June 2020
Location: Lund, Sverige
Instructor: Sarah Finger, Mona Anand, Katrina Repka, Hillevi Borga
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We’re incredibly happy to announce an ISHTA 300H teacher training, set in a modular format, starting November 2019, finishing in June 2020. Teaching during the training will amongst others be Sarah Platt Finger and Mona Anand, co-owners of ISHTA Yoga in New York City.
Module 1: The Physical Body From a Tantric perspective, the physical body is made up of different densities of energy, which lead back to pure consciousness. In this module, we will explore advanced yoga postures, sequencing, anatomy and physiology through an ISHTA lens. Learn how to teach to the individual in an intelligent, inclusive, and authentic way. Topics of study include but are not limited to:
Module 2: The Art of Touch In this 7-day immersion, we will explore the nuanced practice of giving hands-on adjustments to all body types. The art of touch requires mastery and sensitivity, and the ISHTA approach is one that integrates constant practice, feedback, and intuition.
Physiologically, our hands occupy about 30% of the sensory cortex in the brain. From an energetic perspective, they are the transmitters of Shakti, which is the mother-nature force the governs us. The hands also relate to the heart and throat chakras, so how we touch relates to both how we feel and how we communicate. Learn how to apply the principles of ISHTA yoga and the seven segments of alignment to hands-on adjustments, enhancing both your teaching and your connection to your students.
Module 3: Philosophy and Subtle Body In this 7 day immersion, we will provide you with the timeless wisdom of yoga philosophy and the subtle body in an accessible and modern-day approach. Learn ancient and authentic pranayama and meditation techniques to help you gain clarity, reduce stress, and open up to an expanded vision of your true self and your life’s purpose. Topics of study include, but are not limited to:
Each lecture is taught by a Master teacher with over 15 years’ experience in teaching yoga. Learn how to embody ancient wisdom in modern day life.
Each module consists of 60 hours of contact learning (180 hours total), categorized by three different areas of study: The Physical Body, Art of Touch, and Philosophy and The Subtle Body. The additional, required 120 hours of assisting, mentor meetings, class requirements and teaching practices will be completed either with a Senior ISHTA Teacher in your hometown or in retreats, workshops, or at ISHTA Headquarters in NYC. Mentor meetings will be held digitally in between the modules.
During the time of the training all participants will have the possibility of practicing unlimited at Raja Yoga Lund.
Ishta immersion program
For anyone who’s completed a non-ISHTA 200H TT and would like to participate in the 300H TT, you need to complete the ISHTA Immersion Program. This will be available through audio file.
Sarah Finger is the co-founder of ISHTA Yoga, LLC and the private yoga teacher of Dr. Deepak Chopra. She recently co-created an online course, “Finding Connection Through Yoga,” with Dr. Chopra in partnership with Yoga Journal and The Chopra Center. She teaches trainings, workshops, and retreats internationally with her husband, Yoga Master Alan Finger, and is a featured expert on Jiyo, a revolutionary new digital platform that brings health and wellness to online communities all over the world. She is a legacy ambassador for Lululemon, a Satya Jewelry Soul Sister, and a Zenfluencer for Rituals USA. Her values of self-empowerment and authenticity led her to join the Board of Directors for Exhale to Inhale, a non-profit organization that teaches yoga to survivors of domestic violence. Her daughter, Satya, inspires her every day to live a life based on love and unbound potential.
Mona Anand is a Yogiraj in the ISHTA lineage and the co-owner of ISHTA Yoga. She is a Senior trainer in ISHTA’s 500 hour trainings and is the co-Founder of Mona Anand’s ISHTA Yoga Nidra, a 9-step system of Yoga Nidra that she developed with Kavi Yogiraj Alan Finger and has proceeded to develop into her own Yoga Nidra trainings. Mona has been a key contributor in the development of ISHTA content including the Ayurveda and Asana, Koshas, Chakras and Restorative Yoga material. Her classes, workshops, and trainings have been transformational to both new and seasoned students alike on an international level. She has created numerous Yoga Nidra recordings available at ISHTA Yoga, Itunes, Insight Timer, Yogobe and studios around the world. Mona’s teachings offer a blend of wisdom, joy, humor, physical precision, and profound relaxation.
"I have been studying yoga since 1990 and teaching since 2001. My early training was in Ashtanga yoga, but I have been primarily influenced by the unique blend of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda—ISHTA Yoga—that is the creation of Yogiraj Alan Finger, with whom I study and work closely. In 2009, Alan conferred on me the title of Yogiraj. This means that I maintain the highest standard of yoga knowledge and teaching in the ISHTA yoga lineage, and it is a very great honour. My hope and aim in teaching yoga is to facilitate personal transformation, inside and out. Correct alignment through asana is the key to creating harmony and balance in the body, whilst pranayama and meditation are essential for inner peace and connection to spirit. Blending the ancient and contemporary sciences of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda, ISHTA teaching caters to the individual student’s needs with intelligence and authenticity."
Alongside more ISHTA teachers.