Nurture Self-Love 

A Yoga Teacher Training Course 

 

Heart- based Tantra - fulfill the desire to be you. Has self-realization as its ultimate goal, be guided on a journey through authenticity and self-love to unlock the full potential of your being, moving beyond emotional blockages and harmonize relationships. 

 

Yoga is awareness. With acceptance, it is possible to reduce anxiety. After having an awareness practice for some time, I realized that the low-grade anxiety that had been my shadow diminished. An intimate, deeper connection with the self blossomed.

 

Postures and movement are a small percentage of all that is yoga. Enrich your posture with mudra and mantra to increase self-love. Other practices for self-care are meditation, deep relaxation and breathing exercises. 

Uniqueness of origins

 

Yoga as a system of transformation has a code of conduct. Standards of behaviour prevail in one form or another throughout societies.  

 

From where do the ethics you embrace originate? 

What ancestry do you claim and how do you acknowledge that lineage? 

Why does acknowledging your roots matter?  

 

Such questions for self-reflection boost harmony on planet earth. 

 

As I write here in Ghana, West Africa, I am more aware of the values that come from this continent. How do the values you hold influence your family and lifestyle? What values are most important to you?

The uniqueness of needs and Interest

 

During this course, an environment is fostered that honours the uniqueness of each learner.  Your needs and interests are different from those of the person next to you, and that’s okay.

 

I have practiced yoga through the various phases of life starting from a young adult. Each stage required a different quality of practice. In the end, the techniques that are essential for transformation are the ones that are simple. When approached in a step-by-step manner, the self-love and wellness techniques of yoga are doable.

 

The recommendation is your practice progress in a step-by-step manner. Teaching or sharing clarifies what you know and do not know. Humility, honesty and self-acceptance grow. With the intention to share comes responsibility. Share with clarity about the message you will impart. Both you and the learner will be engaged.

For wellness, think harmony and balance while living in the body. Mind-body practices like Tai Chi and Yoga help us to live well in the body. Many of us live in our heads. A multitude of thoughts drives us in circles and downhill. Many are grateful for the techniques that leave you feeling comfortable in your skin.

 

A movement practise does not guarantee a healthy connection to the physical body. In fact, the boost of endorphins translates to good feelings. That might be satisfying enough yet there is more to living in the body. rather than the head is a gift you will give yourself and then pass on to others.

For wellness, think harmony and balance while living in the body. Mind-body practices like Tai Chi and Yoga help us to live well in the body. Many of us live in our heads. A multitude of thoughts drives us in circles and downhill. Many are grateful for the techniques that leave you feeling comfortable in your skin.

 

A movement practise does not guarantee a healthy connection to the physical body. In fact, the boost of endorphins translates to good feelings. That might be satisfying enough yet there is more to living in the body. rather than the head is a gift you will give yourself and then pass on to others.

Consider diverse abilities

Uniqueness includes abilities. As a student of yoga, it is wise to accept your starting point. Are you able to stand now? What must you avoid? Which areas of your body are strong? How does the size of your body affect what your posture looks like? What is your body is capable of doing today?

 

Because of a condition, what must you emphasize and what must you avoid? The answers to some questions are obvious. Other answers come through research. Both teacher and practitioner make modifications to suit the individual’s strengths and limitations.

 

Wellness programs take these factors into consideration. First, you as the learner must acknowledge your starting point. The second step is to accept where you are. This is difficult when you are experiencing a loss. Loss can be physical, like the loss of a toe; or emotional, like the loss of a loved one.

 

When there is a loss, restorative practices are useful for soothing the heart and soul. The physical stillness and go-slow required can challenge the person who prefers a go-fast lifestyle. Subtle practices like breathing exercises, meditation, and prayer draw the mind inward.

 

Self-reflection reveals realities. Yoga invites us to check our intentions and actions. For example, how do we transform a way of speaking that caused sorrow for generations? An accurate effort will transform speech to be kinder and more gentle.

 

As you learn to teach yoga,  you will become familiar with the language that is less likely to hurt old wounds. You will use a language that empowers.  More and more the yoga teacher values authenticity.

 

Certificate

 

Body Therapies Yoga Training will issue a certificate for this training. Here is a list of requirements. 


 

To receive your certificate, you must:

  • Complete assigned home study questions.

  • Teach a 4-week series in your community.

  • Conduct one individual session that focuses on Yoga Nidra and share your experience.

  • Participate in or assist at 3 yoga classes and share your observations

  • Standard First Aid and CPR certification

  • Complete the course within two years from your date of enrollment.

Heather Greaves is certified as a Professional Yoga Therapist at the 1000-hour level with Integrative Yoga Therapy - 2005. In 1998 she received her certification as a Hatha Yoga teacher from the Esther Myers Yoga Studio. She is also certified as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher.

 Heather started her journey with yoga in 1969 and has trained yoga teachers in a Yoga Alliance certified program from 2005 until 2019. Her practice and teaching are also influenced by her studies in Polarity Therapy, Somatics, and Ayurveda. Heather successfully completed a Mindfulness Foundation and Mindfulness for Educators course.