Ibiza wellness: Top Ibiza yoga teachers – Nora Belton
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TRAINING: Going Deeper
A SIGN OF THE TIMES
We live in a rapidly
changing world. On so many levels, everything that constitutes
life as we know it is shifting and fluctuating. We are asked
to go with the flow, to ride the wave
and to go inside to find and maintain that place
of inner permanence and peace. I have also heard that physical
balance is an imperative to surviving this upheaval and that
even our DNA needs to change or reboot in order to be in sync
with the atmospheric shifts.
More and more people
are turning to Yoga as a practice to help them find or maintain
harmony in their personal reality. Yoga is attracting people
from many walks of life, different religions and every imaginable
type of profession. It has become popular as an effective remedy
for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and is even used
by war veterans in the United States. Many Yoga teachers are
diversifying by exploring different aspects and angles of Yoga.
Yoga Therapy, Yoga Nidra, Chanting Kirtan, studying Sanskrit
scriptures and Ayurveda. Actually, Hatha Yoga is originally only
one part of Classical Yoga, the ancient holistic,
medicinal and therapeutic Ayurveda! It is evident that the Yoga
Kula, the community of Yoga, has become an accepted reality all
over the world, with no limitation of language, culture or time
WHAT DRAWS PEOPLE
In my 2007 Yoga article in IbiCASA magazine, I stated that Hatha Yoga is
a form that leads to the formless. I would say now that we as
humans embody the formless, eternal light of life and our Yoga
practice is one way that we honour that light and keep it alive
and glowing. In return, that flame nourishes our spirit, our
body, and every aspect of our being. We literally shine
from the inside out.
WHY WOULD YOU WANT
TO TAKE A YOGA TEACHER TRAINING?
If you are drawn to an
intensive Yoga retreat experience, any of these factors may be
You are drawn to the
movement and the mystery of energy.
You are looking for healing.
You want to improve your self-esteem
You want to exercise your instinct and power of choice through
You love your Yoga practice, the balance and the comfort it brings
and you want more.
You want to express yourself more fully and with a purpose.
You want to share/transmit your experience of Yoga.
You want to continue improving your physical fitness.
You want to know yourself better.
You feel a spiritual calling.
If you are considering
becoming a Yoga Teacher, it is worthwhile to look at the concept
The whole foundation
of teaching is service, or as it is called in Yoga communities,
SEVA which comes from the root to serve
or typically called KARMA YOGA. At the core of Yoga
philosophy, Karma meaning action is one of the four
paths to realization. Karma Yoga is selfless or righteous action.
For me, teaching is how I serve others. I am fulfilled through
service, because I feel it is my purpose and my calling.
PURPOSE OF YTTC
The TTC is designed to
root you, the Yogi, in the practice and help you achieve the
confidence you need to transmit your knowledge and love of Yoga
to others. But the TTC is not the end of the road for a Yoga
practitioner; ongoing challenges inherent in teaching and your
choice to continue nourishing your practice and to use self-enquiry,
together with life experience itself, are the living process
that enables your teaching and yourself to evolve.
THE FOUNDATIONS OF
In the Yoga Sutras of
Patanjali, the philosophical basis of Yoga and instructions for
Self-realization, he stresses the importance of Asana
which is broadly translated as comfortable posture.
Some Yoga schools interpret this to mean Hatha Yoga postures.
It also refers to a posture for meditation. Maybe we can also
interpret Asana to include a mental or
psychological posture or attitude!
ASANA = "COMFORTABLE
POSTURE or ATTITUDE"
Clearly, a good Yoga practice goes way beyond physical fitness.
Yoga philosophy maintains
that we are already inherently perfect, being part of a perfect
universe; but it is our understanding of ourselves and the world
we live in that needs purification. We need to transcend the
layers, called KOSHAS, that cloud our vision and
seem to hold us captive.
Finally the goal is to
move beyond all these layers, into SAMADHI, the final stage of
Patanjalis 8 limbs of Yoga where the mind becomes still.
There is something pure
and beautiful that flows like a river through the complexity
of human life on Earth, and the intensely complex reality of
inhabiting a human body. Through the practice and teaching of
Yoga we aim to perceive this something and embody
it, to reach our true human potential.
So what is Yoga for you?
And is Teacher Training something on your Yoga path? Yoga may
be for you a step on the ladder of your Self Realization, or
it may be a resting place. Teaching might be a way to find your
voice or a way for you to contribute to the global shift in consciousness.
A seeker asked a Guru in India, Which is the right path
for me to follow? The Guru said, WHICH path
you choose is not as important as WHY you choose
it. Then he went on to say, QUESTIONS are more
important than ANSWERS. For me, at this time, Yoga
is a way of life, a loving guide, and a loyal friend. I imagine
that the roots of my Yoga practice go much deeper and the purpose
is more far-reaching than I can conceive. Spirit Body Yoga Teacher
Training aims to inspire you to find the right questions that
help you evolve, and satisfy the needs of the Soul in being of
service to others.
I consider Training Yoga
Teachers to be both the pinnacle of my achievements and at the
same time an obvious path that I somehow managed to avoid until
I was mature enough to accept it. I love nothing more. There
is a prayer we chant in Sanskrit at the beginning of Yoga sessions
that goes like this: May we, teacher and student, be nourished
together. May we be protected together. May we work together
and our work bear fruit. May our knowledge be transformed into
light. May we never lose patience with each other. OM. Peace.