Mandala Vinyasa & The Elements

A journey into the Mandala Vinyasa Classes Laboratory, learn to move 360 degrees around our mats, breathing and flowing through poses, inversions and introspection having each day a particular Element as our intention.

  • Certification: 30 hours Certification by The Yoga People / Yoga Alliance
  • Applies to The Yoga People 500 Hour Teacher Training Program – Yoga Alliance
  • Teachers: Dulce Aguilar & Jamie Clarke
  • Dates: 1st - 4th September 2018
  • Venue: IslaVerde Resort | Santa Cruz la Laguna, Atitlan, Guatemala

Investment:
  • Regular price $480 USD
  • EARLY BIRD $380 USD by securing your place before 01/June/2018
  • To secure your place a $250 USD GBP registration fee is required; this is part of the tuition cost. Full payment is required 1 month before the course begins.

What is included:
  • Tuition
  • Materials
  • Yoga Alliance Certification
Please Note: Accommodation and meals are not included, for more information please have a look below.

Bookings: Click here to fill out your Application Form.

Course intention: assisting getting into yourself.


The course is a gateway to at least 3 doors, from there we hope you find a portal that assists you remembering a connection that brings you peace in this plane.


  • 9:00 -- 9:30          Pranayama / Meditation
  • 9:30 -- 11:30          Mandala Practice based on an Element
  • 11:30 – 13:00          Mandala Methodology
  • 14:00 -- 15:30        Practicum / YINtegration
  • 15:30 -- 17:00         Second Practice / Meditation


  • Mandala Yoga – Vinyasa Flow
  • The practice will work towards a firm intention, in this case a specific chakra following the main structure of Ashtanga Vinyasa.

    • Sun Salutes / Warm Up: done in a spiralling way around the mat. This is a preparation of the group of the muscles which open the gates of the energy centres to work.
    • Standing / Seated: vinyasas set of poses that continue to massage the specific group of muscles chosen. Deeper meditation will be reached in this stage.
    • Closing Sequences: maximum contemplation and the sealing of energy through different methods.

    • Mandala Methodology

    During this session, you will learn how to sequence a class in a Mandala Format. The 4 vignettes of the practice (Sun Salutes, Standing, Seated & Closing) will be explained through lectures and group exercises.


    • Practicum

    This is the coming together of each day, the moment to feel what we learned. As a group we will practice the class that we have designed in the previous "Mandala Methodology" session.



    Dulce Clarke Yoga
    Dulce  (Blue Rhytmic Storm) has been following a path of yoga, self-inquiry and shamanic tradition since she was 23 years old. Her path includes Mayan Astronomy, Chakra Theory, Reiki as well as influences from Rocket, Mandala & Tripsichore in Vinyasa flow as well as Yin Yoga. Her intention is to create a more balanced version of herself, where she is able to recognize her own shadows in order to have a freer experience in life. Her teachings are guided to encourage a road of self-responsibility where you are able to follow the guru that resides inside your heart.

    Yin Yoga & The Elements

    Join us in a 4 day intensive honoring Nature and the role that it plays inside of us. We will explore the introspective practice of Yin Yoga on a journey through the elements and the group of muscles that help us activate them.

    • Certification: 30 hours Certification by The Yoga People / Yoga Alliance
    • Applies to The Yoga People 500 Hour Teacher Training Program – Yoga Alliance
    • Teachers: Jamie Clarke (Magnetic Eagle) & Dulce Aguilar
    • Dates: 6th - 9th September 2018
    • Venue: IslaVerde Resort | Santa Cruz la Laguna, Atitlan, Guatemala

    Investment:
    • Regular price $480 USD
    • EARLY BIRD $380 USD by securing your place before 01/June/2018
    • To secure your place a $250 USD GBP registration fee is required; this is part of the tuition cost. Full payment is required 1 month before the course begins.

    What is included:
    • Tuition
    • Materials
    • Yoga Alliance Certification
    Please Note: Accommodation and meals are not included, for more information please have a look below.

    Bookings: Click here to fill out your Application Form.

    The intention of this journey is to honor Nature and the role that it plays inside of us. We will explore the introspective practice of Yin Yoga on a journey through the elements and the group of muscles that help us activate each one of them.
    The course will begin developing the awareness on the element that influences our specific constitution, from this knowledge each day we will incorporate routines based on that element/group of muscles, helping us balance this characteristic of our personality.
    The connection between the Yin Yoga and the Elemental Type will be the myofascial system, specifically we will organize the leg anatomy into 4 groups of muscles. Through the stimulation of our physical bodies we will access our inner world and their corresponding emotions. We will develop awareness, freedom and understanding of the way we and our relationships behave, creating the ultimate sense of acceptance and letting go.


    Schedule


    • 6 September: Personality Types Conversation and the Earth Element
    • 7 September : The Water Element
    • 8 September: The Fire Element
    • 9 September: The Air Element and Closing of the Energy

    Jamie Clarke Yoga

    Jamie Clarke has been a student, teacher and scholar of Yoga since 2001 and is particularly inspired by Yoga as a process of therapy, personal development and spiritual growth. He is a E-RYT 500 teacher and has been directly trained by yoga masters, Larry Shultz- Ashtanga Vinyasa & Rocket, Lino Miele- Traditional Ashtanga, Paul Grilley- Yin Yoga and Edward Clark- Tripsichore.
    Jamie's asana practice and teaching style is drawn predominantly from these disciplines, and takes further inspiration from his special interest in yoga anatomy and how it inextricably influences the functional approach to teaching and practicing asana. His own practice and teaching is further rooted in a deep interest all meditation techniques, in particular ancient Tantric Chakra meditation and Buddhist Vipassana practices.


    Book the 2 Courses for $700 USD applies until 01/June/2018

    Hotel Villa Sumaya

    Please Note: Accomodation is to be booked and paid separately from the tuition cost.


    Rates are per person, and include accommodation, 3 vegetarian meals per day, ongoing tea, coffee, filtered water, and full use of facilities.

    Villa Sumaya Retreat Center is situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Atitlan in the heart of the Guatemalan highlands. Featured in Yoga Journal and Taschen´s Great Yoga Retreats, they offer a uniquely inviting destination. Their exotic, thatch-roofed complexes feature 20 comfortable, elegantly-decorated rooms with patios, as well as two stunning studios. Sumaya´s lush grounds contain hammocks, tropical flora, medicinal herbs and organic vegetable gardens. They also have cafe, juice bar, healing spa, hot tub, sauna, boutique and plenty of cozy common areas.

    Lake Atitlán, renowned as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, lies in Guatemalan Highlands of the Sierra Madre Mountain. Bordered by three volcanoes (Volcán Atitlán, San Pedro, and Tolimán), surrounded by many villages where the Mayan culture is still prevalent.

    For assistance on traveling to Guatemala, booking accommodation, and transfer from airport to Lake Atitlan you can Contact Alani – lifeasayogi.gt@gmail.com)

    The accommodation options Villa Sumaya offers are:

    • Option 1: Skyline Bungalows (a bit of a climb to get to this private rooms at the top of the mountain with stunning views and amazing areas).
    • Option 2: Lotus House (spacious with private baths, balconies and beautiful views of the lake, volcanoes and gardens).
    • Option 3: Ginger Suites (deluxe suites with patio, and amazing views).

    Mandala Course: suggested Check in 31/Aug/18 – Check out 05/Sept/18

    Single Occupancy:

    • Option 1: $800
    • Option 2: $850
    • Option 3: $925

    Double Occupancy:

    • Option 1: $575
    • Option 2: $625 – Option 2, triple occupancy: $550
    • Option 3: $700


    Yin Course: suggested Check in 05/Sept/18 – Check out 10/Sept/18

    Single Occupancy:

    • Option 1: $800
    • Option 2: $850
    • Option 3: $925

    Double Occupancy:

    • Option 1: $575
    • Option 2: $625 – Option 2, triple occupancy: $550
    • Option 3: $700


    Mandala + Yin: suggested Check in 31/Aug/18 – Check out 10/Sept/18

    Single Occupancy:

    • Option 1: $1600
    • Option 2: $1700
    • Option 3: $1850

    Double Occupancy:

    • Option 1: $1150
    • Option 2: $1250 – Option 2, triple occupancy: $1100
    • Option 3: $1400


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