Are you ready to take your teaching to the next level? Integrate new anatomical movement information? Take philosophy out of the book and make it useful in modern daily life?

Evolve your practice and teachings
Move from a shape based practice to a felt sense practice
Let go of old dogmas and linear rules to embrace an embodied practice
Incorporate modern movement principles that encourages individual exploration
Learn the history of yoga philosophy and it’s importance in the modern yoga world
Immerse yourself into the depths of Movement, Philosophy, Pranayama and Meditation, Anatomy, Chanting, Sacred Dance and more you will unfold as a practitioner, a teacher, and a yogi.

An invitation to evolve your yoga practice
In our teacher trainings we invite you to embrace a new way of thinking, practicing and teaching. Through a daily immersion into the depths of Movement, Philosophy, Pranayama and Meditation, Anatomy, Chanting, Sacred Dance and more you will unfold as a practitioner, a teacher, and a yogi.

This training is all about practicing and teaching an embodied yoga practice. The call is to move away from a shape based practice and from the gymnastics that is often on offer. The world of yoga is evolving and in the 25 years that Julie has been practicing and teaching she has seen so much change that it’s easy to become confused by “What is yoga now?” and “what isn’t yoga?”.

The fact is, Yoga is a practice that has been evolving for thousands of years and it continues to evolve! We need to keep in mind that we are not looking for a ‘right’ or wrong way. As true practitioners we remain curious to the process, not only in what we are learning but also in what we are experiencing within ourselves. We are looking for freedom in movement, to explore beyond previous boundaries and translate that into useful teaching tools. By embracing this philosophy we can have a practice that is true to ourselves. An embodied, modern yoga practice that moves from the inside out – not the outside. in. Bringing the practice back to the essence of what is important for us as beings, using movement that allows us to explore without the dogma that intimidates.

Cultivating a somatic embodied practice that is constantly unfolding and enriched with personal growth. Your practice will be different every day! We can nurture our ability to expand beyond the asana, off the mat and live our practice.

About our program
From the very beginning, Brahmani yoga teacher training programs have gone beyond the industry standards and created courses that make a difference. Yoga practices are in evolution, life is in evolution, and understanding how yoga meets the modern world has been the driving force behind refining and developing the structures and content of each program.

As well as deepening your personal understanding, we hold great importance on interaction and feedback of information. You will be presenting and voicing your own experiences, telling your own stories and learning from them throughout the program. Participants will learn to integrate skills and knowledge and make it applicable for teaching and personal growth.

Julie and all the Brahmani team will provide skills to equip you for the creative process as a teacher. Our ‘philosophical unfolding’ and ‘anatomical myth busting’ classes stand in equal measure with the movement work. Yoga is about bringing wholeness to life – to be lived and to be present and to share that with others in a professional and open way.

Pardon the pun, but there are no “sacred cows” in the Brahmani school. Our motto is “Question everything”. Remain curious and know that there are no ultimate rights or wrongs. Everyone is different, each body is different, every story is different. The true Tantric lineage of yoga should be embraced and enhanced instead of asked to conform to something that isn’t suitable. Our students are encouraged to remain in dialogue with the information. Julie and the team will not preach but will encourage and inform without bias. We’re also interested in the evolution of our trainings. Many students return to attend courses a few times to remain updated and gain new inspiration.
Above all we bring you quality. Each aspect is thought through to ensure that when you finish the training not only will you have new information and new tools to draw from, you’ll be excited and inspired to teach, to practice, to move into life with an open mind and heart.

What to expect
This course is a total of 30 days separated into 3 – 10 day modules throughout 12 months.
It will include all the elements needed to become an informed and inspiring teacher. Through daily immersions into the depths of Movement, Philosophy, Pranayama and Meditation, Anatomy, Sacred Dance and more you will unfold as a practitioner and learn skills to teach what you experience.

Support Between Modules
We will organize “Work groups” for this course once we get started. You will be requested to check in with your group (3-4 people) at least once a month to support each other in any of the tasks set for the periods between modules. Also to be sounding boards for each other as you begin to integrate your new skills and information.
We will set up a private Facebook group where you can post questions or comments. We will post a live video to answer questions or review something that perhaps you want clarification with. We have found this to work really well for everyone in the group and we can use it to also check in with each other, share ideas or notify the group if you have an event coming up in your area that you’d like to invite your fellow students to.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

1 Brahmani Style Vinyasa Sequencing
Brahmani-style uses repetition, layering of movement, working with the subtle and gross energies of the body to create flows that can be appropriate for any level, age and ability. Through repetition and layering we are able to gently guide students in an embodied practice full of exploration, negotiation and freedom.

2 The History of Yoga Philosophy and it’s importance on the Modern Yoga World
A large aspect of this course will be looking at how yoga has evolved through the millennia as lineages morphed into each other and how we arrive at a current understanding of what that means to us a modern yoga practitioners.

3 Communication skills
As we transition from a shape based practice to an embodied one we need new language skills and you will learn the how and why to implement this into your daily teaching.

4 Working with beginners and students with limited mobility
There is still a large part of the population that won’t walk into a regular yoga class due to feeling incapable. We will focus on how to reach this large demographic and how to approach an embodied practice that suits them.

5 Understanding natural movement, movement anatomy and fascia
Understanding natural movement, anatomy and fascia in our own bodies and how that affects our practice is an essential part of evolving how we move and teach. When we let go of the old anatomical ideas and embrace current principles of movement and stillness we can begin to embody the practice and move with freedom.

6 Daily Pranayama and Dhyana
Having a daily Pranayama and Dhyana will enhance your home practice. Every morning during this course we start with pranayama and dhyana (meditation) as this is one of the most valuable tools we have in order to embody our yoga

7 Workshop creation and presentation
An important part of the course is gathering information on a subject and being guided through to creating and then presenting a workshop at the end of the training. You can find your ability to specialize or just dive into some aspect of yoga that you would love to study intensely.

8 Daily chanting of Mantras
As part of our daily practice during the course we will go through Vedic and Upanishadic mantras to learn and chant as part of our understanding of the Bhakti element of the practices.

9 Sacred Dance
Sacred Dance is an improvisational movement, looking at therapeutic qualities of non verbal communication. This part of the course will include how to dive into the layers of emotion once we remove our need to create shapes and have set structures.

10 Study of ethics in Yoga
We look into our concepts of ethics in practice and presentation. What are we offering as yoga and where are our boundaries within that.

11 The ‘business’ of Yoga
It’s a fine line trying to maintain our integrity in a yoga world that is growing fast and furious with all sorts of commercialization. We learn how to maintain our personal authenticity while still letting people know what we are doing and why.

12 Understanding Yogic rituals
An important element that often gets lost in modern society we will participate a few Yogic Rituals allowing you to experience how the philosophy, energy and ceremony come together in Puja, Siva and Bhakti context.

13 Leadership
You will learn tools to enhance your ability to be an authentic teacher and inspire others. We will dive into the deeper questioning of why we practice, and why we teach and ensuring we are following on the right path, meeting our Dharma and how to bring that into our teaching.

Embody the teachings
The emphasis throughout this course will be to ensure that all information becomes applicable for you as a practitioner and a teacher. The beauty of separating this course into 3 separate modules is that it gives you time to digest and experiment with the information gathered from each session. Julie offers tools so that you can work directly with the sequencing, philosophy, anatomical understanding and examine all the “why’s” and “why not’s”.

Refund And Cancellation Policy
In extenuating circumstances, such as bereavement or serious illness, the course can be deferred to a later date, subject to availability and deferral fee. No refunds, credits or transfers are available on cancellation prior to, during or after the start date of any teacher. Please make sure to review your schedule before committing to this course.

REQUIREMENTS:
You must have completed a 200 hour level 1 teacher training and be teaching regular classes for at least 18 months.
You have had a regular daily practice for at least 4-5 years.
Please apply for this course with a willingness to go through the processes of understanding classic Yoga history as well as being open to new ideas regarding the process of yoga.

Please note: If you do not meet all the requirements please don’t rule yourself out. These are just a guideline. Reach out and ask!

Schedule:

The program contains 265 contact hours and there is a minimum of 60 hours of pre-course homework. 325 Hours Total.

MODULE 1: April 5-14
MODULE 2: Nov 22- Dec 1
MODULE 3: Jan 10-19 2021

Sunday- Thursday 10.00-17.00
Fridays/Saturdays – 13.30-21.00

Price:

Early Bird (payment by Feb 1 2020) AED 17,000
Regular AED18,500

Installment plan : 4 payments of 4856.25/ last payment must be made by Mar 1, 2020 to avoid late charges

To inquire, please email info@zoga.ae to inquire.

ABOUT YOUR TEACHERS:
JULIE MARTIN
Julie Martin wants you to think outside the box, get off your mat, shake up the old dogmas and find freedom to unfold into the beauty of a yoga practice that emerges from the inside. With over 25 years of experience and an international following of students and teachers alike, Julie’s greatest aim is to inspire. Her particular passion for human movement means continual investigation of new anatomical approaches, working with natural movement, range of motion, integrated stability and letting go of some of the old asana myths in order to move with the body and not against it. The practice is always an enquiry, a somatic exploration of sensation, movement and stillness.

EMIL WENDEL
Emil was born in Switzerland and has been living in Asia since the mid-seventies, studying first Chinese Classics and Taoism in Taiwan, and then Sanskrit and Indian Thought on the Subcontinent. While continuing his studies and occasionally retreating tin East Asia, India and Nepal, Emil had the privilege to come into contact with several remarkable human beings and teachings. Among them were adepts, representing different branches of Yoga. Emil remains deeply passionate about philosophy and especially it’s application in Yoga. He practices and teaches Hatha Yoga, using a method of merging physical postures, breathing techniques and meditation with discussions on liberating knowledge to deepen a yoga practice beyond the mere physical experience.

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