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Self-Awakening Yoga® Therapeutic Essentials

100-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Self-Awakening Yoga Therapeutic Essentials will restore your faith in your ability to be in communication with your body. It’s yoga you do with yourself: it comes from inside you. The basic sequence begins with the movements you made when you first encountered gravity. As you continue to follow your inner impulses in a relaxed, effortless way, the unfolding process resembles how you developed in relationship to the downward gravitational pull. The therapeutic reeducation invites you to explore what your body needs to restore its optimal alignment and enjoy the freedom of unrestricted expression.

With master yoga teachers Don Stapleton, PhD, and Amba Stapleton, you will gain a greater repertoire of movements (beyond the regular yoga postures) and numerous creative transitions between postures. You will experience how natural it is for the body to guide itself into postures that fulfill the archetypes of movement that are encoded in the nervous system. All of this is effortlessly accessible, not because you are trying, but because you are letting go into the experience of personal evolution. Through this experience, you will notice that you rediscover postures you’ve been taught before, as well as new forms that arise from within, opening you up to the understanding that we are all part of human evolution—and never are we finished products.

During this training, you will:

  • Invite postures to unfold from the inside out, rather than imposing stereotyped movements from the outside in
  • Free yourself to access your inner source of intuitive guidance, bringing new depth of insight into your personal practice as well as your work with others—whether you are a seasoned practitioner, teacher, or healing professional
  • Come to understand your body’s messages through sensation, rather than intellectually trying to guess what the body requires based on outside information
  • Gain a deeper, more natural connection to your intuitive knowing—a power greater than the intellect.
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Don Stapleton, PhD | Amba Stapleton

March 25 - April 6, 2018
Sunday-Friday , 12 nights

CE Credits available

$1850 Tuition

Plus 12 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Self-Awakening Yoga Therapeutic Essentials will restore your faith in your ability to be in communication with your body. It’s yoga you do with yourself: it comes from inside you. The basic sequence begins with the movements you made when you first encountered gravity. As you continue to follow your inner impulses in a relaxed, effortless way, the unfolding process resembles how you developed in relationship to the downward gravitational pull. The therapeutic reeducation invites you to explore what your body needs to restore its optimal alignment and enjoy the freedom of unrestricted expression.

With master yoga teachers Don Stapleton, PhD, and Amba Stapleton, you will gain a greater repertoire of movements (beyond the regular yoga postures) and numerous creative transitions between postures. You will experience how natural it is for the body to guide itself into postures that fulfill the archetypes of movement that are encoded in the nervous system. All of this is effortlessly accessible, not because you are trying, but because you are letting go into the experience of personal evolution. Through this experience, you will notice that you rediscover postures you’ve been taught before, as well as new forms that arise from within, opening you up to the understanding that we are all part of human evolution—and never are we finished products.

During this training, you will:

  • Invite postures to unfold from the inside out, rather than imposing stereotyped movements from the outside in
  • Free yourself to access your inner source of intuitive guidance, bringing new depth of insight into your personal practice as well as your work with others—whether you are a seasoned practitioner, teacher, or healing professional
  • Come to understand your body’s messages through sensation, rather than intellectually trying to guess what the body requires based on outside information
  • Gain a deeper, more natural connection to your intuitive knowing—a power greater than the intellect.

Faculty Bio

Don Stapleton, PhD

Don Stapleton has been designing and leading professional yoga trainings for more than 40 years. As a teacher and director at Kripalu Center for almost two decades, Don shaped Kripalu Yoga and the renowned Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training program, teaching and inspiring thousands of practitioners and teachers.

Trained in several styles of yoga‰, including Kripalu, Iyengar, and Ashtanga‰, Don is the director of 200-, 500-, and 1,000-hour yoga teacher trainings, and cofounder and codirector of the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica with his wife, Amba Stapleton.

His book Self-Awakening Yoga: The Expansion of Consciousness through the Body‰’s Own Wisdom, synthesizes Don‰’s extensive experience learning about the body from the inside out, while embracing the practice of yoga as a creative, conscious-expanding process.

Amba Stapleton

Amba Stapleton has been a yoga practitioner and yoga educator for more than 30 years. Passionate about finding the links between science and mysticism, she is an avid researcher of the latest studies in neuroscience, neurobiology, neurochemistry, and exercise physiology.

With her extensive knowledge of physical alignment, and her connection to the unseen forces at play in her own life, Amba guides her students and teachers-in-training toward a grounded connection with the body as the foundation for engaging all of the dimensions of the Self‰’s multidimensional experience.

Amba is the cofounder and codirector, with her husband Don Stapleton, of the Nosara Yoga Institute, where they lead 200-, 500-, and 1,000-hour teacher-training programs. She is the creator of the DVD Where Rhythm and Gravity Meet.

Why Attend

  • Break free from being stuck in past patterns of the body and mind by allowing the natural wisdom within to creatively guide you.

  • Access new parts of yourself on physical, emotional, psychological, and evolutionary levels.

  • Reach deeper into your intuitive knowing and naturally strengthen your trust in the power that is higher than intellect, leading you to know that things in your life are going to work out.

Things to Know & Schedule

  • Program Schedule

    Download a 1440 Standard sample schedule.

    Extended hours

    Monday , Wednesday, Friday  

    7pm to 8:30pm

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday, Friday and Saturday

    6:30am – 8am Early Morning 

    All days 3 hours in the afternoon

     

  • Prerequisites

    If taking this training for Yoga Alliance advanced credit, the prerequisite is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance-approved teacher training.

  • Experience Level

    Teachers, seasoned practitioners, or healing professionals

  • What to Wear

    Layers of comfortable exercise clothing

  • CEs Available

    Yes with Yoga Alliance

  • Recommended Reading

    Self-Awakening Yoga: Awakening Consciousness Through the Body’s Own Wisdom, by Don Stapleton, PhD

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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