Discover the Depth of Soma Yoga Education
Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey that will not only enrich your personal practice but also empower you to become a knowledgeable and compassionate yoga educator? Soma Yoga Educator training offers a comprehensive foundation in teaching yoga from a somatic approach. It’s a journey into the fascinating world of the human body and movement, weaving together living anatomy, physiology, somatic education, with the traditional practice of yoga.
Beyond Yoga Styles: A Deeper Connection with the Body
Soma Yoga is not merely another yoga style; it’s a profound way of relating to your body, fostering a heightened awareness of the symbiotic relationships we share, both within ourselves and with the world around us. Our training equips you with a robust toolkit to teach in a way that resonates with you as a yoga and movement educator, as well as with your students.
Guided by Three Pillars
Our certification is anchored in three core pillars:
At the heart of our training is the desire for you to leave with valuable resources, allowing you to feel secure and authentic in sharing your wisdom. This program is not alignment-focused, meaning it doesn’t fixate on contorting bodies into postures. Instead, it empowers individuals to discover their unique sense of alignment, where they experience more space, control, and stability from within, rather than attempting to conform to external postural ideals. You’ll possess the tools to guide your students into this realm of curiosity and exploration within their own bodies, offering knowledge about the body’s diverse relationships within its systems.
A Holistic Journey
Our program delves into the living traditions of yoga, exploring how this ancient wisdom remains relevant in our modern world. While you will certainly explore the physical asanas, you’ll also gain insight into other layers of your being, including the energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects. This program is an invitation to dive into the depths of who you are, providing tools for finding greater inner peace, love, and freedom.
- What You Will Learn
Throughout this transformative journey, you will gain knowledge in:
- • Living and Experiential Anatomy and Physiology
- • Embodied Breath and Cellular Respiration
- • Embodied Mastery: A Journey Through Presence, Listening, Speech, and Teaching in Soma Yoga
- • Embodied Touch: A Journey into Conscious Connection
- • Trauma-Informed Yoga: Navigating Transformation Through Trauma and the Body. Nervous System Education
- • Yoga Philosophy
- • Embodied Anti-Oppression Work
- • Master the Art of Crafting Sequences that Nurture Well-Being, Inspire Creativity, and Cultivate Mindful Movement.
- • Embodied Endocrine Glands and The Energetic Centers: The Chakras
- • Somatic Awareness: Bridging the Body-Mind Connection
- • Embodied Permaculture and Sustainable Living
- • Nurturing Gut Health, Cultivating Earth Health: The Holobiont Microbiome Connection
Living and Experiential Anatomy and Physiology: A Journey of Self-Discovery}
Imagine learning about your own body in a way that transforms it from a mechanical structure into a living, breathing, and deeply interconnected system. Living and experiential anatomy and physiology, approached from a somatic education perspective, offers a truly transformative journey of self-discovery. It’s an invitation to explore the intricate workings of your body, not as isolated parts, but as a dynamic, integrated whole. In this unique approach to anatomy and physiology, you won’t find dry, memorization-based lectures or charts with disconnected body parts. Instead, you’ll embark on a journey of embodied learning, where you’ll engage with your own body in a deeply experiential way. You’ll touch, feel, and sense the various systems and structures within you, allowing the knowledge to come alive.
Embodied Breath and Cellular Respiration
Our somatic exploration of anatomy and physiology of breathing transcends textbook knowledge. It is an immersive experience where you will not only understand but physically sense the breath as it interweaves with your cells. Through somatic practices, you will touch upon the inner rhythms of breath and cellular respiration, forging a profound connection.
Embodied Mastery: A Journey Through Presence, Listening, Speech, and Teaching in Soma Yoga
Teaching in Soma Yoga is a holistic embodiment of wisdom and knowledge. It’s about guiding others from a place of deep somatic understanding and presence. You’ll learn to lead with authenticity, holding space for individual exploration, curiosity, and growth. It’s a journey of empowerment, where you become a facilitator of self-discovery for your students.
Embodied Touch: A Journey into Conscious Connection
Embodied touch is rooted in the power of presence. You’ll learn how to touch with intention, mindfulness, and deep awareness, creating a sacred space where profound connections can flourish. Through the cultivation of presence, touch becomes a vehicle for understanding, empathy, and healing.
Trauma-Informed Yoga: Navigating Transformation Through Trauma and the Body and Nervous System Education
Trauma-informed Soma Yoga offers an exploration of the intricate connection between trauma and the body. As you deepen your understanding, you’ll cultivate heightened awareness of your nervous system’s role in the healing process, all guided by the profound insights of neurobiology.
Building safe, nurturing environments is an essential aspect of trauma-informed yoga. You’ll master the art of crafting secure containers that allow for profound self-exploration and transformation, utilizing trauma-informed language that aligns with nervous system education.
Yoga Philosophy: Awakening the Sense of Oneness
Yoga philosophy is a guiding light that beckons us to rediscover our true nature as interconnected beings, not fractured by divisions but woven into the rich tapestry of existence. It extends an invitation to recognize the profound unity that permeates both within and beyond us, transcending the boundaries that often fragment our understanding.
Embodied Anti-Oppression Work: Transforming from Within
Embarking on the path of embodied anti-oppression work is more than a mere acknowledgment of societal injustices—it’s a profound journey of inner transformation. It challenges us to confront the biases, prejudices, and blind spots that reside within us, beckoning us to become conscious of how we may inadvertently perpetuate oppressive structures.
Master the Art of Crafting Sequences that Nurture Well-Being, Inspire Creativity, and Cultivate Mindful Movement.
In our transformative program, you’ll not just learn but truly master the profound art of crafting sequences that go beyond physical movements. You’ll discover the magic of designing sequences that are a symphony of well-being, a canvas for creativity, and a pathway to mindful movement.
Sequencing isn’t just about following a script; it’s about becoming a choreographer of mindful movement. You’ll explore how to inspire creative thinking and expression through your sequences, empowering your students to connect with their inner self.
Embodied Endocrine Glands and The Energetic Centers: The Chakras
We don’t just teach you about glands; we guide you in truly embodying their wisdom. You’ll learn to connect with these vital components of your endocrine system, tapping into their profound influence on your health and vitality. Explore the intricate relationship between your glands, chakras, and your mind-body connection. You’ll discover how the energy centers influence your thoughts, emotions, and physical health, opening doors to profound self-awareness.
Somatic Awareness: Bridging the Body-Mind Connection
Explore the deep connection between your mind and body through the felt sense. Gain insights into how your thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations are interwoven, allowing for transformative self-awareness. You’ll learn to establish a profound felt sense connection with your body, allowing you to listen and respond to its messages, fostering deep self-awareness and transformation.
Embodied Permaculture and Sustainable Living
Explore the intricate relationship between ecology and embodiment. Gain insights into how your physical practices, lifestyle choices, and ecological awareness intersect, paving the way for a more harmonious existence.Discover the interconnectedness of yoga and permaculture, recognizing that we are all part of a vast web of existence. Explore how these two disciplines align, offering a holistic approach to caring for the Earth and your body.
Nurturing Gut Health, Cultivating Earth Health: The Holobiont Microbiome Connection
Dive into the fascinating realm of the human microbiome. You’ll discover the complex communities of microorganisms that inhabit your body and the profound impact they have on your health, vitality, and overall well-being. Embrace the concept of holobionts, where humans and the Earth are holistically intertwined ecosystems. Explore how our well-being is inseparably connected to the health of the planet and the intricate balance of microbial life.
The 2024 dates are as follows:
- • April 8th – May 1st
- • June 5th – 28th
- • November 28th – December 21st
Your journey includes:
- • A printed manual for reference.
- • Refreshing, clean water, and garden-fresh tea.
- • 23 nights of accommodation in a private tent, complete with a tent, mattress, linens, and blankets.
- • Wholesome vegan/vegetarian, locally sourced homemade meals.
- • A Certificate of Completion (Yoga Alliance).
- • 2 enlightening Temazcal ceremonies.
- • A Kiekari welcome kit.
- • An opportunity to engage in Permaculture work at KiekariTerra.
- • Round transportation from Xalapa Bus Central to Kiekari Terra Institute.
What’s Not Included
Please note that the following are not included:
- • Airfare.
- • Lunch and dinner on days off (Saturdays).
- • Personal snacks.
- • Laundry service.
Reservations require a deposit of 30% of the total price, which is non-refundable if the booking is canceled, but can be used for future trainings. The remaining payment should be made 30 days before arrival.
Meet Our Facilitators
You’ll be guided by experienced facilitators:
- Lead Trainer: María Kiekari
- Alan Monroy
Invest in Your Journey
Secure your spot with an Early Bird rate of $52,900.00 MXN (booking 45 days before the arrival date) or the Regular Price of $55,900.00 MXN.
Join us in this transformative journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Embrace Soma Yoga and unlock your potential to teach, guide, and heal through the profound wisdom of yoga and somatic education. Your journey towards inner peace, love, and freedom begins here.