LEVEL 1 ~ Teacher Training Program
This Training Program culminates in the certification as an Instructor of Shakti Dance® Classes or workshops of 1-3 hours. The training consists of 24 days of 180 classroom hours, plus another 30 hours of early morning practice (sadhana) and 40 hours of personal study (reading and practicing the techniques at home) – a total of 250 hours. Depending on whether the modules are in a more or less intensive format, the duration of the training is over a period of between six months to a year. Sara Avtar generally teaches on all Level 1 Teacher Trainings in collaboration with other Shakti Dance Teacher Trainers who have been trained by her.
About the Level 1 Teacher Training Program:
Vitality • Radiance • Awakening • Soul Expression
An academically extensive, while deep, and beautifully transformative training awaits you. The program has been developed to directly embody all theory experientially. You will learn to practice and teach a unique entwinement of yoga and dance. Embodying the teachings, you will be energised, your mind awakened and spirit elevated, as you merge with the life force and give expression to your soul impulse…
You will learn different yogic techniques and dance-styles and how they are interwoven and sequenced, according to their qualities and energy levels - as ‘tools’ to stimulate and rebalance the pranic flow in mind and body.
The system of Shakti Dance® illumines a delicate synergy of practice with mindfulness, synchronised to mantra:
- rhythmic breath,
- cyclic flowing movement,
- free dance
- movement meditation, and
The resultant tapestry induces a unique space of consciousness - a relaxed atmosphere of ‘harmonious attunement’, characteristic to Shakti Dance®. This subtle space releases blockages and deep conditioning, inducing inner healing and awakening. It opens us up to our core vibration, cascading into free dance and the expressive fullness of aware Being.
Learning to practice and teach Shakti Dance® opens up a vibrant source of creativity, lending form and expression to each teacher's unique gifts. Regular practice expands horizons for clarity of purpose, facilitating the realisation of soul potential. As a Shakti Dance® Teacher, in elevating you are elevated!
Shakti Dance®, the 'Yoga of Dance' is rooted in the technology of Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan. The discipline was developed by Sara Avtar, with the blessing of Yogi Bhajan, in 2001. Shakti Dance® shares the common goal with Kundalini Yoga of expanding consciousness to unfold and express our soul potential in daily life.
The Curriculum of the Shakti Dance® Level 1 Teacher Training includes:
Physical Body ~ Lakshmi: Radiant Embodiment
Principles of Harmonious Movement ~ Bandhas ~ 5 Elements & Postural Alignment ~ Rhythmic Breath ~ Dynamic Cyclic Asanas ~ Sequencing Movement & Graceful Flow
Energy Body ~ Kali: Transformational Release
Systems of Yogic Anatomy: Vayus, Chakras, Nadis, Meridians, Rasas ~ Frequency & Electromagnetism ~ Pranayama in Motion ~ Different Qualities of Dance
Mental Body ~ Saraswati: Creative Consciousness & Geometry of Mergence
Aspects of Mind ~ Meditation ~ Focus & Mindfulness in Motion ~ Influence of Mantras, Mudras, Musical Rhythm and Sacred Geometry ~ Celestial Communications ~ Mantric Choreographies
Patanjali ~ Vedanta ~ Samkhya ~ Bhakti Tradition
Shiva & Shakti ~ Three Principle Gods & Goddesses
Dynamic Structure of the 8 Phases of a Class
Development & Growth as a Teacher
Acquistion of Techniques ~ Integration of Effects of Practice ~ Role & Expression of a Teacher
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