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TANTRIC MEDITATION I

Mondays 6:00-8:00 pm
April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, June 3, 10
(For students interested in learning to teach meditation, there will be additional days scheduled - dates TBD)
Location: Inbody Academy, 597 South, 1100 east, Sugarhouse UT

Tantra has many definitions - "technique", "to weave", and "to be touched" are among them. Tantric Meditation, then, refers to "the techniques we weave together that allow us to be touched by something greater". The Tantric approach to meditation offers numerous tools and techniques to support seekers in their meditation journey. Specific breathwork, kriyas that involve visualization linked to the breath, dropping into various energy centers for different effects - these are all examples of Tantric meditation. The beauty of this course is that we will introduce a progression of meditations designed to support students' optimal growth in practice. Once we have outlined an overall progression, students can find the sweet spot for their own practice, as well as identify how to adjust their practice when they are ready to move on. Teachers will learn to assess where their students are within this progression and more skillfully design practices for them.

The ultimate goal of this course is to support a deepening of each student's meditation practice. Within each session, there will be a new concept presented, with opportunity for discussion. Students will learn new supporting pranayamas each class. An abbreviated asana practice will be used to prepare for the final meditation. Each meditation will address a new Tantric technique, and a recording will be made available to students. 

This course is also intended to provide a roadmap for teaching meditation teach. For those interested in learning to guide students in meditation, and/or working towards certification, there will be offered a practicum section, dates TBD.

CONCEPTS COVERED

  • The power and magic of breath

  • Finding the perfect seat

  • Working with the mind, not for the mind

  • Basic pranayamas for different effects

  • Prana Dharana - Creating a relationship to prana

  • Stability as the foundation for building prana

  • The role of asana in preparing for meditation

  • Balance your energy to quiet your mind

  • Open the third eye to access the energy channels

  • Open the heart to build stability

  • Vayu Meditations

  • Mantra

  • Designing your ideal practice

CEs for RYTs: 16-24

Registration & Cancellation Policies:

  • When you register, you may pay in full or pay a $50 deposit to reserve your space; to pay a deposit only, please contact Mary at mary@maryjohnstoncoursey.com. 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. 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 $50.00 is non-refundable but can be transferred to a future event. The balance (total cost minus the deposit) is fully refundable.

  • Any cancellations done 29 days or less prior to event start: The deposit of $50.00 is non-refundable and non-transferrable. The balance (total cost minus the deposit) is not refundable, but it is transferable to future events.

Registration and Fee: $210 (Fee includes recordings of meditations)
Early Bird: $180 paid by April 1 (Payment by check or Venmo, or online use code: YOGA14 at checkout)

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