School of Yoga The Foundations of a Fluid Practice
Harnessing Power & Refining Light
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Find out more about the 200 & 300 hour Teacher Training Programmes
“True power arises from an inner feminine force”
from Shakti Sally Kempton
Why this Teacher Training?
“When I was in my teacher training with the Sivananda Vedanta International Yoga School in 2002 I received a spiritual name from Swami Kailasanada. She asked for my chosen mantra (which was based on Saraswati…. creativity, knowledge, music… ), we both entered into a meditation and after about 20 minutes she said “Shakti”. I was a little naïve at the time and didn’t really know what that meant – “universal manifestation of energy, it is the life-force and powerful energy…..it is a very powerful name”… WOW. Honestly, I did not feel equipped to have this name but I had it…. a few years later I searched on the internet using my name – Shakti yoga – Shiva Rea’s Shakti Rythmns appeared on the screen. I bought the DVD, my yoga path diverted, my personal and professional life was on a very new and exciting tangent. The flow of prana, the fluidity & femininity I could finally manifest started to fill my yoga practice & teaching.
Now, 15 years later, I am starting to manifest the creative energy of Saraswati & the rising of Kundalini and the universal energy of Shakti. I needed time, experience and practice to create a stable and rooted base to my life, my yoga path, my practice. I needed space and time to feel I could unite abilities & passions to further share this incredible discipline. ShivaShakti is born of many years of personal experience, work on my own mind, body, spiritual journey. The creative juices, study, presence and desire are now present….. ShivaShakti School of Yoga…. The foundations of a fluid practice is born!”
Yoga started fo me as a physical journey – powerful Ashtanga sequences, very masculine, solar, energy that I loved but that I found over time my personality & body didn’t need to encourage. The slower, Yin, fluid lunar sequences I learnt to love over time – through my pregnancies, as life treated me to intense times, made me appreciate that the practice of yoga is an evolutionary path and that as we tune into our bodies needs we can find inner and outer harmony in our modern routines through these ancient practices. Just as the sun, or Suyra, pushes a masculine energy so does the moon (Chandra) energy particularly the arrival of the full moon time, lends itself towards the more female energy. We need both energies in our lives to push forwards dynamically and stimulate the intellect (Buddhi) but we also need the down time for the mind – the Soma of the moon’s beautiful liquid nectar Both are needed in our lives, in our days, but we shouldn’t over stimulate one or other. Our yoga practice can and should reflect these qualities as we tune in a listen to what the body & mind requires….a box of tools for your daily life.
Yoga is very popular now-a-days and as trends go this one at the moment seems to be pretty far removed from the ancient traditions. Lycra- (or eco versions of this) clad perfect tanned bodies on beaches or other incredible locations performing amazing poses seems a far cry from the Vedantic philosophy…. As a modern Yogini I try and make sense of the many yoga traditions I have been exposed to & try to incarnate some of the sacred feminine forces that I feel are part of my own existence. The goddesses of Indian mythology (Lakshmi, Saraswati, Bhumi, Parvati, Durga, Kali) represent the many faces of what women embody – the passionate, the creative, the nurturing, capable of giving birth, of juggling tasks, of adapting to the energy required. I came to yoga from a very physical premiss. I had a very religious and I suppose spiritual path in my childhood that I had chosen to bury for sometime so this was not my starting point when I cam to yoga. The challenge over the years has been how to marry the physical practice to the spiritual and how to mirror my life’s, my body’s needs whilst still living in a modern world and feeding the needs of my family. I have also over those years used my yoga practice & meditation – amongst other techniques – to find myself, to sit in my true essence, to live my own dharma and not one that others expect of me, to truly relish in my true feminine essence.
It is all about Harnessing Power & Refining Light & taking ancient practices into the modern day
“My life & the rich experiences I have been lucky enough to enjoy my children, my friends, my family, my battles with my body, my many & varied yoga classes, teachers & training courses as well as 15 years of teaching experience have led me to fully appreciate how much yoga is an amazing “tool box” – spiritual, physical & mental. My own balance & harmony within the very busy life I lead of a working mother, partner, business women, friend often lead me away from time with myself. My yoga practice is a sacred moment when I find my place & space on the mat, in my body, in my mind…”
About the Foundations of a Fluid Practice
200hrs Vinyasa Flow Yoga Course
The Foundation 200hrs Vinyasa flow yoga course, runs over 8 months from October each year to June. This teacher training flows from Autumn to Summer & is based on two decades of my personal experience of living Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda.
The program will consist of 7 non residential weekends in Paris & a residential retreat in Hossegor to complete the training
During the Program we will cover:
- Show you that yoga is an evolution – both personally & universally
- Create an easy access to understanding the Vedic texts, Vedantic philosophy, Ayurvéda, the Sutras, and the path of yoga
- Make these ancient practices modern & accessible
- Seeking harmony between the solar & lunar forces between masculine & feminine.
- Learn the Shiva Shakti methodology which integrates :
- Nature and the 5 elements
- The Chakras and their influence
- Movements of energy in the body
- Ayurvéda and doshic types (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) in the practice of yoga
- Understanding the Gunas
- The phases of life
- How to nourish your inner voice
- The inner voice of the Goddess – how to integrate the diverse traits of the Goddesses into your yoga practice
- Learn which path or paths to take to nourish the body, mind and soul through
- Integrate a notion of non duality & create inner harmony
This course is intensive & needs commitment! Spaces are limited to 18 so if you are interested in applying please contact me on [email protected]
You will experience teaching from the very first module and build up your confidence and skills gradually and with the supervision of me and Mentors and you will be continuously able to assess your progress as you go along.
The course will be structured as practice time, theory time and teaching time. This way you will progressively become familiar with sequencing that is a bit like playing with the building blocks that make a class.
My aim is to offer you a methodology that you can clearly refer to and offer you the tools that you can use to shape your own teaching whilst staying fun learning how to practice and teach so that we maximise the learning curve in a stimulating environment.
You will be expected to read and prepare work as well as practice in between the 7 weekend modules so as to progress and integrate the curriculum fully. The final exam will be a combination of the 7 weekend module’s work, some written and filmed material as well as a final teacher exam prior to & during the course of the 5 day retreat held in June.
Modules Themes for the training course in 2018/19…
Pour 2018/19 les formations du 200h seront à une heure de Lyon
Foundations of a Fluid Practice 5th – 7th October 2018 Charlotte Saint Jean
Ayurveda & Yoga, Doshic Alignment 16th – 18th November 2018 Charlotte Saint Jean
Elements & Energies 14h – 16th December 2018 – Charlotte Saint Jean
Anatomy 19th – 21st January 2019 Anne-Gaelle Guillot
The Pillars of Femininity 1st – 3rd March 2019 Charlotte Saint Jean
Inner Alignment & Restorative Lunar Practice 12th – 14th April 2019 Charlotte Saint Jean
Foundations of a Yin Practice 10th – 12th May 2019 Cécile Roubaud
Retreat & Final Exam 28th June – 2nd July 2019 Hossegor @ La Ferme d’Audine, Yoga Searcher
For more information & to apply
please contact Charlotte – she will be interviewing individually each student before accepting them into the programme. The 2017 cours is full Charlotte is currently interviewing for the 200h TTC for October 2018 & the 300 hour TTC course starting in JUNE 2018
The course will be taught in French & English if necessary