Level 2 Training Applied Yoga Therapy
Our 100-hour Level 2 Applied Yoga Therapy course is designed to build upon the knowledge and understanding you gained from our Level 1 Foundations in Yoga Therapy course. Our aim is to help you deepen your expertise on your journey to becoming a skilled yoga therapist. The focus, however, is on YOU, the sincere seeker on this path who aims to do the sacred work of Yoga Therapy in the world. There are 2 main themes to this training:
- Building Prāna Shakti: A practice of Devotion with Chinnamasta Stiles
- Applied Ayurvedic Studies: Live in your Practice of Yoga and Ayurveda with Indu Arora
We’ve carefully crafted this training to be a retreat-style experience, providing you with a profound exploration of personal Spiritual practice within a supportive community.
More details on each of the topics are below. Students can choose to attend one or both modules in person. For students who opt for just one module, the second module can be completed at a later date either in person or virtually in 2025 or beyond.
September 12-21, 2024. Sept 12-16, 2024 with Chinnamasta Stiles and September 17-21, 2024 with Indu Arora. Students will arrive mid-day on Sept 12, we will begin on the eve of Sept 12. We will finish by noon on Sept 21 for an afternoon departure.
Drala Mountain Center (formerly known as Shambhala) in Red Feather Lakes, CO. For students flying in, the closest airport is Denver International. We will be coordinating transportation shuttles to/from DIA at an additional cost.
Chinnamasta Stiles & Indu Arora
$1500. Tuition does not include accommodations or meals. (See below for pricing and options.)
To register for the 2024 in-person program, sign up here. Tuition payment will be established as follows: $500 due upon registration, $500 due June 1, 2024; final $500 due September 1, 2024. (In the event of cancellation, students must withdraw by June 1 in order to receive refund.) Room and board will be invoiced separately, by Inner Peace Yoga Therapy, with payments due by August 1, 2024. See below for pricing and options.
Room/Board per person for in-person training (includes 3 meals per day):
- Dorm @ $139 per person x 9 nights = $1,251
- Double with private bath @ $186 per person x 9 nights = $1,674
- Single with private baths @ $259 per person x 9 nights = $2,331
- Single with shared bath (monk) @ $199 per person x 9 nights = $1,791
- Commuter rate is $65 per day for anyone staying offsite. This includes three meals a day.
When you register, please indicate your room choice. We will invoice you for your accommodations to be paid in full by August 1, 2024.
More details on the course content:
Building Prāna Shakti: A practice of Devotion with Chinnamasta Stiles | September 12 – 16, 2024. During our time together, Chinnamasta warmly welcomes participants to delve into the heart of yoga and fully experience the vibrant energy of prāna shakti as a lived embodiment. At the core of your yoga sādhanā (spiritual practice) lies the profound connection with prāna. Building prāna shakti becomes a devotional practice that encompasses the body, mind, and heart. As you learn to follow, cultivate, and contain prāna, you naturally transcend a state of depletion and establish healthy boundaries in your sensual, sexual, and spiritual realms. These boundaries are essential to foster and nurture a dharmic lifestyle from within. In this transformative sādhanā, the harmonious integration of yoga, āyurveda, and tantra forms a cohesive whole, providing comprehensive support for your entire being. Drawing from the foundations of structural and āyurvedic yoga therapy, these practices promote physical and mental stability, creating a sturdy foundation to invite the blessings of tantra into your life. Join us in this profound journey of self-discovery, where the building blocks of yoga, āyurveda, and tantra converge to awaken your inner potential and embrace the blessings that await.
Applied Ayurvedic Studies: Live in your Practice of Yoga and Ayurveda with Indu Arora | September 17-21, 2024. How much Ayurveda does a Yoga practitioner need to know? Conversely, how much Yoga does an Ayurveda counselor/practitioner need to know? Let’s ponder this for a moment. Just like seeing through both eyes provides a richer perspective, Ayurveda and Yoga complement each other beautifully. They are like different facets of the same precious coin. While it’s easy for modern Yoga practitioners and therapists to focus solely on asana, or for Ayurveda counselors to get caught up in doshas, herbs, and panchakarma, it’s time to move beyond that. There is immense empowerment in understanding both disciplines in the light of each other. Imagine being able to view all Yoga practices through the lens of doshas, prana, agni, and diet. Envision using the concepts of marma, Samkhya Dharshan, and gunas to live and embrace your Yoga. This possibility is at the heart of our training. We aim to empower you to embody and integrate both Yoga and Ayurveda, making them accessible and alive in your daily life. Join us on this transformative journey, where you’ll learn to truly live and practice your Yoga and Ayurveda in harmony. Discover the synergistic relationship between these ancient wisdom traditions, and unlock the potential for profound healing and self-realization.
Pre-requisites for entry into the program include: Completion of the Level 1 Foundations in Yoga Therapy Course
Each day is divided into segments, including: meditation asana practice, lecture, application, practice, discussion and observation. Students are expected to participate. Additionally, during our time together you will be asked to unplug and carve out time to be with yourself.
- Tantra Yoga Secrets by Mukunda Stiles (edited by Chinnamasta Stiles)
- Yoga – Ancient Heritage, Tomorrow’s Vision by Indu Arora (required)
- SOMA 100 Heritage Recipes for Self-Care by Indu Arora (required)
- Mudra: The Sacred Secret by Indu Arora (recommended)
Indu’s books are available for purchase here.
During the three months preceding the training you will receive an online live sādhanā instruction from Chinnamasta, including preparatory reading material from the book Tantra Yoga Secrets.
Students must attend each day of the training, arrive on time for each class, and stay until the course ends. Absence may result in the student being required to make up the class.
During the month following the training, students will be asked to continue their daily practices and submit a 1-3 page written summary of their experiences.