Jun
8
to Jun 11

THE FOUR DESIRES

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THE YOGA OF FULFILLMENT - A 3-DAY PARAYOGA® IMMERSION
in Bend, Oregon, sponsored by THE STUDIO

January 13-15
9:30am-6:00pm daily + Follow-up Session (TBA)

  • Fully accredited towards ParaYoga ® certification

  • Follow-up Session via Skype or E-Mail

  • Local organic vegetarian lunch included daily

  • Four Desires workbook included

  • Recordings of meditations and yoga will be made available to students after the training

  • Counts as 24 CTE hours

  • Cost: $395, $355 Early Bird / for returning students: $245, $195 Early Bird (EB December 31)

TRAINING DESCRIPTION

"The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet." — Frederick Buechner

THE FOUR DESIRES is a modern rendition of an ancient approach to self-transformation. It is a game-changer. This is not a traditional book group, but is process-oriented and draws from ancient Vedic teachings around self-reflection. With the guidance of a teacher to introduce and lead these practices, this FOUR DESIRES course will offer supportive tools intended to unfold our highest purpose, our soul's calling, and lead us onto a path of courage and joy. 

The Four Desires process helps us identify Dharma - our soul's unique purpose, and that which brings the deepest joy.  We then uncover Vikalpa - the very hidden and insidious obstacles that sabotage and prevent us from manifesting our highest purpose. Finally, we establish Sankalpa - an intention that aligns with Dharma to move us forward along our path. Ultimately, we will learn a process of dissolving our obstacles as we simultaneously empower our desires.  

Our lives have a trajectory, largely determined by unconscious thought patterns that are driving us in one direction, while blocking us from our highest potential. Once we identify these thought patterns. they loosen their hold on us. We use the yogic practices of self-reflection, meditation, and yoga nidra to bypass the intellect and access the unconscious mind as well as the Buddhi - our inner guide of wisdom. By cultivating our intuitive wisdom and planting seeds of intention directly into the unconscious mind, we completely transform the trajectory of our lives. We begin to answer the calling of the soul.
 
Each session will include lecture / discussion followed by guided meditation, and journaling that grows out of meditation. Be prepared for simple asana before we meditate. Guided meditations and yoga nidra will be recorded and available for all students to take home.
 

Key topics we will cover:

  • Understand the role of desire in the spiritual life

  • Clarify your missions of need, pleasure, purpose, and spirit

  • Access intuition, self-awareness, and omniscience

  • Undo the beliefs and tendencies that sabotage fulfillment

  • Learn the spiritual principles of shaping personal destiny

  • Transform through deep relaxation and new life-affirming intentions

  • Release the bondage of negative thinking as self-fulfilling prophecy

  • Use any and all life-experiences as leverage to greater freedom

Pre-Requisite: No previous yoga experience needed to attend the Four Desires Workshop

Required Reading: The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity and Freedom by Rod Stryker. We strongly recommend you read the Introduction and Parts I – III prior to the start of the course. We also strongly recommend getting The Four Desires CD that has accompanying meditations. Both book and CD are available here.

CEs for RYTs: 24

Registration & Cancellation Policies:

  • The $100 non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration. When you register, you may pay in full or only pay the deposit; the option to pay only the deposit appears at the final payment screen. Any remaining balance is due by the start date.
  • Early bird rate requires all tuition costs to be paid in full no later than the Early Bird date above. If total costs are not paid in full by this date, participant is no longer eligible for the early bird discount, and course fees will revert to the regular (higher) cost.
  • Any cancellations done 30 days or more prior to event start: The deposit of $100.00 is non-refundable and non-transferable. The balance (total cost minus the deposit) is not refundable, but it is transferable to future Devanadi events.
  • Any cancellations done 30 days or less prior to event start: All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

To Register or if you have any questions:

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Jun
8
to Dec 2

340 HOUR TT MODULE 2

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MODULE 2

  • FOUR DESIRES: June 9-11 open, June 8-11 certification*
  • ADJUSTING CLINIC: July 7-9 open, July 5-9 certification*
  • THE POWER OF PRANA: August 11-13 open, August 10-13 certification*
  • KOSHAS I: September 8-10 open, 7-10 certification*
  • KOSHAS II: October 4-8 open, 5-8 certification*
  • YOGA OF TRANSFORMATION: November 3-5 open, 2-5 certification*
  • SEAT OF THE TEACHER: November 30-December 2 certification only
    • *Fridays 3:00-6:00 - only for certification students
    • Saturdays / Sundays / Mondays 9:00-5:30 
  • Additional hours TBA for mentor sessions and assisting

TUITION   

  • MODULE 2:  $3,010 - Paid in full by start of program / $2,710  Early Bird - Paid in full by April 5th
  • Repeat students from previous 300 hour will receive a 30% discount for any modulE

 

 

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May
18
to May 20

THE FOUR DESIRES in BEND OREGON

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THE YOGA OF FULFILLMENT - A 3-DAY PARAYOGA® IMMERSION
in Bend, Oregon, sponsored by THE STUDIO

May 18-20
9:30am-6:00pm daily + Follow-up Session (TBA)

  • Fully accredited towards ParaYoga ® certification

  • Follow-up Session via Skype or E-Mail

  • Local organic vegetarian lunch included daily

  • Four Desires workbook included

  • Recordings of meditations and yoga will be made available to students after the training

  • Counts as 24 CTE hours

  • Cost: $395, $355 Early Bird / for returning students: $245, $195 Early Bird (EB December 31)

TRAINING DESCRIPTION

"The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet." — Frederick Buechner

THE FOUR DESIRES is a modern rendition of an ancient approach to self-transformation. It is a game-changer. This is not a traditional book group, but is process-oriented and draws from ancient Vedic teachings around self-reflection. With the guidance of a teacher to introduce and lead these practices, this FOUR DESIRES course will offer supportive tools intended to unfold our highest purpose, our soul's calling, and lead us onto a path of courage and joy. 

The Four Desires process helps us identify Dharma - our soul's unique purpose, and that which brings the deepest joy.  We then uncover Vikalpa - the very hidden and insidious obstacles that sabotage and prevent us from manifesting our highest purpose. Finally, we establish Sankalpa - an intention that aligns with Dharma to move us forward along our path. Ultimately, we will learn a process of dissolving our obstacles as we simultaneously empower our desires.  

Our lives have a trajectory, largely determined by unconscious thought patterns that are driving us in one direction, while blocking us from our highest potential. Once we identify these thought patterns. they loosen their hold on us. We use the yogic practices of self-reflection, meditation, and yoga nidra to bypass the intellect and access the unconscious mind as well as the Buddhi - our inner guide of wisdom. By cultivating our intuitive wisdom and planting seeds of intention directly into the unconscious mind, we completely transform the trajectory of our lives. We begin to answer the calling of the soul.
 
Each session will include lecture / discussion followed by guided meditation, and journaling that grows out of meditation. Be prepared for simple asana before we meditate. Guided meditations and yoga nidra will be recorded and available for all students to take home.
 

Key topics we will cover:

  • Understand the role of desire in the spiritual life

  • Clarify your missions of need, pleasure, purpose, and spirit

  • Access intuition, self-awareness, and omniscience

  • Undo the beliefs and tendencies that sabotage fulfillment

  • Learn the spiritual principles of shaping personal destiny

  • Transform through deep relaxation and new life-affirming intentions

  • Release the bondage of negative thinking as self-fulfilling prophecy

  • Use any and all life-experiences as leverage to greater freedom

Pre-Requisite: No previous yoga experience needed to attend the Four Desires Workshop

Required Reading: The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity and Freedom by Rod Stryker. We strongly recommend you read the Introduction and Parts I – III prior to the start of the course. We also strongly recommend getting The Four Desires CD that has accompanying meditations. Both book and CD are available here.

CEs for RYTs: 24

Registration & Cancellation Policies:

  • The $100 non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration. When you register, you may pay in full or only pay the deposit; the option to pay only the deposit appears at the final payment screen. Any remaining balance is due by the start date.
  • Early bird rate requires all tuition costs to be paid in full no later than the Early Bird date above. If total costs are not paid in full by this date, participant is no longer eligible for the early bird discount, and course fees will revert to the regular (higher) cost.
  • Any cancellations done 30 days or more prior to event start: The deposit of $100.00 is non-refundable and non-transferable. The balance (total cost minus the deposit) is not refundable, but it is transferable to future Devanadi events.
  • Any cancellations done 30 days or less prior to event start: All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

To Register or if you have any questions:

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Apr
6
to May 6

TANTRA SHAKTI - The Power and Radiant Soul of Yoga - A Five Day ParaYoga® Master Training

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  • Fridays 2:00pm - 6:00pm, Saturdays / Sundays 9:00am - 6:00pm
    April 6-8
    May 4-6
    Fee $795 / Early Bird $745 / Repeat Students 35% discount

At least 5,000 years ago tantric visionaries, inspired by the deepest reverence and passion for unveiling the sacred beauty and mysteries of life, developed what we know as the practice of Hatha Yoga. It includes the following practices: asana, pranayama, bandha, kriya, mudra, mantra, meditation as well as practices pertaining to kundalini awakening, along with a seemingly endless array of other techniques and knowledge.

Tantra, by providing infinite ways to expand the reach and power yoga, is its most complete and sublime approach. Incorporating the wisdom of ayurveda and the whole of brahma vidya (“supreme science”) or knowledge of the underlying reality, tantra provides a direct and accelerated path to achieving life’s ultimate aims. Tantra’s core principle asserts that through self-knowledge and the cultivation of our innate power, we can unfold our fullest potential and thus achieve both worldly and spiritual prosperity.

This Master Training is open to practitioners and teachers of all levels. ParaYoga® Level III Master teacher and guide, Mary Johnston-Coursey, will lead students on a journey of self-empowerment and discovery. The training will demystify the tantric approach to yoga and explore its key touchstones of practice and wisdom that open the doorway to thriving: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Using the traditional tools of Hatha as our foundation we explore, through practice and theory, Tantra as the full flowering of yoga, as well as its uniquely profound approaches to meditation.

Practices will weave together dynamic vinyasa flow, asana, bandhas, and mudra in combination with breath work, meditation, and visualization techniques.

Topics covered include:

  • The Prana of Asana

  • Yoga and the Meridian System

  • Spirituality and the Subtle Body

  • Pranayama – The Bridge to Clear Perception

  • Awakening the Spirit (Shakti) of Practice

  • Ayurveda and Yoga

  • Kundalini – the Power of Evolution

  • Meditation in the Tantric tradition

  • The Science and Application of Mantra

  • Awakening the Spirit (Shakti) of Practice

  • Laya Yoga––the science of the chakras

  • Meditation in the Tantric tradition

  • Yoga Nidra

  • The Meaning and Purpose of Life according to Tantra

Recommended ReadingTANTRA UNVEILED by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

CEs for RYTs: 40

Registration & Cancellation Policies:

  • The $100 non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration. When you register, you may pay in full or only pay the deposit; the option to pay only the deposit appears at the final payment screen. Any remaining balance is due by the start date.
  • Early bird rate requires all tuition costs to be paid in full no later than the Early Bird date above. If total costs are not paid in full by this date, participant is no longer eligible for the early bird discount, and course fees will revert to the regular (higher) cost.
  • Any cancellations done 30 days or more prior to event start: The deposit of $100.00 is non-refundable and non-transferable. The balance (total cost minus the deposit) is not refundable, but it is transferable to future Devanadi events.
  • Any cancellations done 30 days or less prior to event start: All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

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Feb
2
to Mar 4

VINYASA KRAMA - a Five Day ParaYoga® Master Training

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VINYASA KRAMA

THE ENERGETICS OF SEQUENCING – A 5-DAY PARAYOGA® MASTER TRAINING

Fridays 2:00pm-6:00pm Saturdays / Sundays 9:00am-6:00pm
February 2-4
March 2-4
Fee $795 / Early Bird $745 / Repeat Students 35% discount

TRAINING DESCRIPTION

Vinyasa Krama means “wise progression.” It refers to the ancient and time tested principles of sequencing which are the foundation for the high art of truly skilled, compelling and powerful asana teaching. It is the essential piece that separates great yoga teachers from the rest. In this training with renowned ParaYoga® Level III teacher Mary Johnston-Coursey, you’ll learn how the intersection of yoga, ayurveda and Tantra is the basis for knowing how to create a sequence that achieves any one of an array of desired outcomes. Explore the principles for radical efficiency and effectiveness in your teaching, how to address specific physical/mental needs of your students, how to use asana holistically, maximizing the bio-mechanics of your classes and maximize the benefits of every class you teach and/or your personal practice.

The Vinyasa Krama training focuses on various methodologies to create a complete practice that embodies a theme and creates an intentional result. 

Subjects covered during the training include:

  • The physical/bio-mechanic considerations of safe and affective sequencing

  • The energetic effect of all major asanas

  • Orchestrating the arc of a class at the levels of mind, body, and energy

  • Heightening the accessibility to more challenging poses

  • The asanas and pranayama practices that support particular meditation techniques

  • Practice and the gunas (the three attributes of the natural world)

  • Sequencing for your ayurvedic type

  • Practice and its affect on the Three Essences

  • Designing a practice to suit your life and aspirations

  • The art of efficiency and effectiveness

  • An entirely rewritten and redesigned 150-plus page manual for Vinyasa Krama that follows the newly formatted and organized lectures point by point

Recommended Reading:
THE HEART OF YOGA by TKV Desikachar

CEs for RYTs: 40

Registration & Cancellation Policies:

  • The $100 non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration. When you register, you may pay in full or only pay the deposit; the option to pay only the deposit appears at the final payment screen. Any remaining balance is due by the start date.
  • Early bird rate requires all tuition costs to be paid in full no later than the Early Bird date above. If total costs are not paid in full by this date, participant is no longer eligible for the early bird discount, and course fees will revert to the regular (higher) cost.
  • Any cancellations done 30 days or more prior to event start: The deposit of $100.00 is non-refundable and non-transferable. The balance (total cost minus the deposit) is not refundable, but it is transferable to future Devanadi events.
  • Any cancellations done 30 days or less prior to event start: All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

For any questions or comments, please fill out the form below:

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Feb
2
to Apr 8

340 HOUR TT - MODULE 1

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MODULE 1

  • VINYASA KRAMA: The Energetics of Sequencing - a 5-day ParaYoga® Master Training: February 2-4: March 2-4
  • TANTRA SHAKTI: The Power and Radiant Soul of Yoga - a 5-day ParaYoga® Master Training: April 6-8; May 1-4

    Fridays 2:00-6:00, Saturdays / Sundays 9:00-5:30 

TUITION

  • MODULE 1:  $1,590 - Paid in full by start of program / $1,490  Early Bird - Paid in Full by January 5th
  • Repeat students from previous 300 hour will receive a 30% discount for any module
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Oct
14
to Oct 16

Four Desires Intensive

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FOUR DESIRES BOOK GROUP AND INTENSIVE
based on the book by Rod Stryker

A THREE DAY PARA YOGA® IMMERSION

counts as credit towards ParaYoga ® certification

counts as 24 CTE hours

Saturday: 10/14 - 9:30-7:00
Sunday: 10/15 - 9:30-6:00
Monday: 10/16 - 9:30-6:00

FOLLOW-UP SESSION (included)

To Be Arranged / Skype or E-mail

"The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet."

— Frederick Buechner

THE FOUR DESIRES is a modern rendition of an ancient approach to self-transformation. It is a game-changer. This is not a traditional book group, but is process-oriented and draws from ancient Vedic teachings around self-reflection. With the guidance of a teacher to introduce and lead these practices, this FOUR DESIRES course will offer supportive tools intended to unfold our highest purpose, our soul's calling, and lead us onto a path of courage and joy. 

The Four Desires process helps us identify Dharma - our soul's unique purpose, and that which brings the deepest joy.  We then uncover Vikalpa - the very hidden and insidious obstacles that sabotage and prevent us from manifesting our highest purpose. Finally, we establish Sankalpa - an intention that aligns with Dharma to move us forward along our path. Ultimately, we will learn a process of dissolving our obstacles as we simultaneously empower our desires.  

Our lives have a trajectory, largely determined by unconscious thought patterns that are driving us in one direction while blocking us from our highest potential. Once we identify these thought patterns. they loosen their hold on us. We use the yogic practices of self-reflection, meditation, and yoga nidra to bypass the intellect and access the unconscious mind as well as the Buddhi - our inner guide of wisdom. By cultivating our intuitive wisdom and planting seeds of intention directly into the unconscious mind, we completely transform the trajectory of our lives. We begin to answer the calling of the soul.
 
Each session will include lecture/discussion followed by guided meditation, and journaling that grows out of meditation. Be prepared for simple asana before we meditate. Guided meditations and yoga nidra will be recorded and available for all students to take home.

Cost: $350; $200 for returning students
To Register: contact mary@maryjohnstoncoursey.com

TESTIMONIALS

"Mary’s skillful / masterful teaching of 4 Desires has fundamentally changed my life.  Mary has a unique gift for this profound and sensitive work. She dives deep with respect and compassion fostering a community with boundless support.  A vast set of practical tools are employed first to discover, verbalize, and feel the root cause of obstacles and habits and then to create lifelong change.  I had been grappling with a desire for deep change for years. This course was quite challenging, but it has paid off well beyond my expectations.  I am continually astonished by the power of this work."  ~ Julie

"I have taken The Four Desires course from Mary Johnston-Coursey twice and I just can’t get enough!  The things I have learned in this course have been so valuable to me.  I have discovered and re-discovered things about myself that I never imagined were hiding behind the veils of my ego and mind.  I can’t imagine doing this potent work without Mary there to support me.  She offers a humble and sincere approach to guiding individuals into discovering their Dharma, or purpose.  Mary provides a safe environment to let go of our attachments and discover our souls.  Mary is extremely patient.  She offers so much help but also encourages us to discover our truths on our own, and it is hard work!!  Mary has so much knowledge to share and she does it so eloquently and beautifully.  Her amazing guided meditations are the icing on the cake!  Anyone could benefit from this course and would be lucky to have Mary as a teacher.  Thank you Mary, I am forever grateful."  ~ Mary

 

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ADVANCE PRACTICE SERIES
Oct
8
3:00 PM15:00

ADVANCE PRACTICE SERIES

This is an opportunity to dive into some of the deeper Tantric practices that are less accessible in public classes. This will be the start of an ongoing opportunity for you to expand or adjust your own practice periodically. And of course, we'll get to see each other and socialize and keep our community strong. 

This session is by invite or permission only.

Location shared via invite.

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