YTT Curious? A Must Read to Choose a Yoga Teacher Training that is Right for You!

YTT Curious? A Must Read to Choose a Yoga Teacher Training that is Right for You!

The first step to changing this world for the better starts within. Committing to a Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) can be one of the most powerful decision that you make on your spiritual journey but with 1000s of programs available, how to choose? Clearly we are biased, however, this bias exists because we believe that this path is a transformative and powerful approach to individual and social change.

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My Journey into Awakened Spirit's Sacred Earth 200 Hour YTT

My Journey into Awakened Spirit's Sacred Earth 200 Hour YTT

Embarking on such a journey with the unique and genuine souls I was surrounded by was such a pleasure amongst these teachings. As one of the most wholesome periods of my life thus far, it set me up on a path to places I can envision with so much clarity in the future. One of my intentions was to find more direction and I now know I'm becoming ever closer to my calling as I seek to maintain that inner peace we're all so fond of.

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Yogic Permaculture - Thriving Inside & Out

Yogic Permaculture - Thriving Inside & Out

In which ways do Yoga and Permaculture intersect?

Whilst on Awakened Spirit’s Sacred Earth Yoga Teacher Training, the Principles of Permaculture were passed along to us. Permaculture is the sustainable merging of people with nature that creates an ecosystem for all to thrive in. The ideals of this concept were coined by the duo David Holmgren and Bill Mollison and have since inspired many conscious humans (including myself!) to live by their values. This echos beautifully what yogic philosophy teaches us: when we embody these ancient principles, we are forging and creating a more harmonious existence with the world within and around us.

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Exploring Our Edge

In today’s world of Yoga, exploring our edge is something heard often - but what exactly does that mean? It involves leaving that much loved zone of comfort in order to find real area for growth, having the bravery to peer into into the uncertainty of not knowing yet wanting to discover, whilst testing the limits.

In the legendary ancient Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali, Sutra 2.46 mentions Sthira Sukham Asanam’, ‘Sthira’ meaning unwavering/stability and ‘Sukham’ being comfortable/sweetness. In regards to postures and edge exploration, this can be seen as applying a subtle effort to find that sweet spot right between the ease and the challenge. (On a cliff edge, you would have the perfect view of below without being blown off the top).

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Samvega: A Personal Reflection on Waking Up

Samvega: A Personal Reflection on Waking Up

Can you think of the precise moment when you knew that things would never be the same? When you decided that it was time to shed, to expand, to grow, to harmonize, to heal, to activate, to step up, to surrender? 

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YTT Part II: Learning how to live your Yoga.

YTT Part II: Learning how to live your Yoga.

I had embarked on this journey expecting to deepen my practice so that I can support others to discover the benefits of Yoga. Yet what I learnt and experienced over the four week program progressed above and beyond my initial expectations.

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