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What Is Elemental Yoga

Elemental Yoga is a natural therapy of the practice of harmonising the energies which collaborate, and at times of imbalance also collide, to provide the landscapes of our Human Nature. This program will teach you how to balance and dissolve the 5 Great Elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Spirit 

Along with Hatha Yoga, many ancient natural medicines also work with harmonizing the Five Elements. Beyond just the balancing of the Chakras, we can contact and work with the Elements within our whole being, creating a more authentic expression through our personality, our habits, and how we feel and connect to our physical experience.

 

Simply, our oldest spiritual Sciences and Medicines, which provide the base for many of the successful ideas of modern Holistic Health, suggest to us that the balance of life is all about the Elements.
 

Elemental Yoga is an artful philosophy which is not based in any single style of Asana practice, but more in the foundation of Tantric Yoga principles, so it maintains the ability to encompass all the styles of modern ‘postural’ yoga that are currently being taught around the world, without becoming just another Asana based style. 

Exploring the paradoxes and differences in the core Yoga philosophies, the Elemental approach to yoga allows us to experience our own genuine relationships to all the popular modern dicsiplines such as Kundalini, Kriya, Bhakti, Yin, Vinyasa Astanga, and  Iyengar Yoga. This training has engrossed its’ students with a truly embracing modern world yoga philosophy that brings the Spirit of our practices towards creating a common good: to create teachers who can positively influence the mental and physical health of their Communities through teaching Yoga as a form of natural therapy. 

 

 As Elemental Yoga is the practice of balancing the 5 Elements, we discover a way of observing our deeper Nature, because the path of tantric Yoga is the process of revealing our Self to ourself. Once we understand the simplicity that Yoga works through, we can quickly begin to restore balance to our inner life, and begin the fundamental learning into developing energetic harmony with the world we live in.


This course is a unique and intelligent kinesthetic learning opportunity that uses multiple holistic platforms with complimentary philosophies, set together within a cycle of energy of seasonal changes, to align our health with the Earths deep natural rhythms. It works on Lunar rhythms and rotates within the natural order that the elements use to nourish each other. It is a deeply sincere yoga experience.
  
Elemental Yoga studies are set to be inclusive or our modern approach, and the shortcuts we take within the Traditional Path, and so is strengthened by the supportive philosophies of proven Holistic  modalities of  Yoga Therapy, Zen Shiatsu, Acupuncture, Holistic Kinesiology, Shamanism, Macrobiotic and Ayurvedic Nutrition, Holistic Counseling and the not so modern Bhuddist Vipassana Meditation. 


Along with Hatha Yoga, many ancient natural medicines also work with harmonizing the Elements. So beyond just the balancing of the Chakras, we can contact and work with the Elements within our whole being, from our personality habits to physical structures, within philosophical leanings and spiritual preferences.
 

Simply, our oldest spiritual Sciences and Medicines, which provide the base for many of the successful ideas of modern Holistic Health suggest to us that the Balance of Life is all about the Elements.
 

Elemental Yoga is an artful philosophy which is not based in any single style of Asana practice, but more in the foundation of Tantric Yoga principles, so it maintains the ability to encompass all the modern styles of Modern Postural Yoga that are currently being taught around the world, without becoming another Asana based style. 

Exploring Yoga philosophies as polarised as Hatha and Raja Yoga, the Elemental approach to yoga allows us to experience our own genuine relationships to all the popular modern dicsiplines such as Kundalini, Kriya, Bhakti, Yin, Vinyasa Astanga, and  Iyengar Yoga. This training has engrossed it's students with a truly embracing modern world yoga philosophy that brings the Spirit of our practices towards creating a common good: to create teachers who can positively influence the mental and physical health of their Communities through teaching Yoga as a form of natural therapy. 

 

As it is the practice of balancing the 5 Elements, the result is gaining awareness and understanding of our deeper Nature, because the path of tantric Yoga is the process of revealing our Self to ourselves. Once we understand the simplicity that Yoga works through, we can quickly begin to restore balance to our inner life, and begin the great journey into developing energetic harmony with the world we live in.


This course is a unique and intelligent kinesthetic learning opportunity that uses multiple holistic platforms with complimentary philosophies, set together within the Cycle of Energy of Seasonal Changes, to align our health with the Earths deep natural rhythms.
  
Elemental Yoga accounts for our modern approach and the shortcuts and losses we take within the Traditional Path, and so is strengthened by the supportive ideas of proven Holistic  modalities of  Yoga Therapy, Zen Shiatsu, Holistic Kinesiology, Shamanism, MIndfulness, Macrobiotic and Ayurvedic Nutrition, Holistic Counseling and the not so modern Vipassana Meditation. 

It has long been known that as we shift through the Environmental changes, both seasonal and global, then so must the way we approach Balance:  Aligning our subtle energies to earths many cycles is the simplest and strongest way ensure a developed and deeply rewarding Yoga path.


The teachings aim to enrich our energies through practices which create self-made "Internal Climates" that inspire creative confidence, relaxed perspectives, regenerative lifestyle choices and reconnect us to the inspirational teachings of Nature herself. 

 

The 5 Element philosophy can be lived and embodied through this experience of the natural yoga of movement, meditation and nutrition, creating a platform for its students to learn how to truly harness the Medicine of the energetics of Hatha Yoga. Using the environment to nourish our imbalances and desires is a timeless practice, and this course is aimed at keeping that tradition enlightened. 



Elemental Yoga allows to us to access all the qualities of Nature that are in operation within our life experience. It allows us to alter the way these forces are balanced, and actively guide ourselves in evolving through patterns and blockages that are simply "energetic" environments. It is a wonderful philosophy that provides maps and insights into the intuitive navigation of life in the modern climate.


Elemental Yoga Therapy embraces the holistic philosophy that we are all created uniquely and therefore we each have our own imbalances, which require individual and personal attention. Yoga can become our own inner medicine, when we know how to listen to what the body is asking for. 

The wisdom of natural healing reminds us that balance and imbalance are ever changing, inviting us to learn how to observe how the Elemental forces are moving within, and to choose from all aspects of yoga, those practices which restore inappropriate patterns to a state of natural rhythm and flow. 

It is a gentle awakening through contemplating and listening and ultimately dancing with the forces of Nature. 

The transparency of the system is what makes it so potent. We can easily feel the difference between the 5 forces of nature in the form of easch element, and once we know where are they working within us, we can become our own alchemist, bringing the wise medicine of Nature´s  5 elements into the spirit of daily living

 

The Elemental Yoga Therapy Course Content:

The Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Course is an intensive immersion created for yoga teachers and yoga practitioners. It demonstrates, through interactive lectures and practices, how we can use an understanding of the Nature of the Elements to make yoga practices beneficial for personal and community health issues, and is delivered with a language that plugs us back into to observing, respecting and worshiping the Nature both around and within us. 

The Elemental Yoga Therapy training course is designed teach you how to become a yoga therapist, by learning how to choose the asana sequences, pranayamas, diet, meditations, mudras and mantras that help their students engage directly with whatever combination of the 5 forces is causing them obstacles.


As a student of Elemental Yoga  you will be encouraged to explore your own Elemental balances, and to enter into a series of daily practices to fully feel the way the elements are moving through you. For this reason, experienced yogis who are not yoga teachers can also benefit from the yoga therapy training course. It is a self-development program as much as it is an integral educational opportunity. 

An emphasis is placed on holistic counseling, and through the different systems of diagnostics and the skills of elemental based communication, you will learn how to hear the dynamic state of being that is at the root of many common symptoms. It is from this process that you can confidently create practices to control and support the way the Elements are balanced. 

The full course curriculum includes lectures and guidance on:

  • 5 Element Theory
  • Elemental Counseling
  • Diagnosis and Sequencing
  • Modern Health Conditions
  • Holistic Food as Medicine
  • Subtle Anatomy
  • Alchemical Meditations
  • Learning through The Indriyas (Senses)
  • Ritual
  • Internal Climates 


Naturally we will be covering the basics of:

  • Western Anatomy and Physiology
  • Yoga Bio-mechanics

If you have any enquiries about the course content please Contact Us

Our hosts in Bali are the in the lineage of the traditional Shamanic family in their area and we will be joining in some local ceremonies and rituals. This is a rare treat and will add much energy to the already vibrant process of working with Nature through Yoga.

Find out what our past students say about the this course by reading the Testimonials page.

The Elemental Yoga Therapy Training course is a unique way to look at yoga and its history shows it to be a very successful system. We will ensure it is taught in an environment that is appropriate to your level personal or professional inquiry. 

Who can benefit from this yoga therapy training course?

Any good yoga teacher who maybe wanting to move from basic level teaching to more spirited, creative or medicinal levels. 

Anyone with enough yoga experience who wishes to take yoga back to its roots in Elemental practices, through a system that is clear, simple and creative. 

Anyone who wants to work with the increasingly common health issues, either in themselves or in their community. 

Anyone who has sufficient yoga experience who wants to know more about the Nature of the Elements within. 

Anyone you is looking to unlock their creative energies and has a desire to reconnect with Nature as a teacher.

We will be working with the following conditions

  • Anorexia
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Bulimia
  • Back Pain
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Dysmenorrhoea
  • Fibromalgia
  • High Cholesterol
  • Heart Disease
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Jaundice
  • Migraine
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Sinusitis
  • Stress
  • Tendinitis
  • Urinary Tract Infection


Energetic Management for Addiction to:

  • Sugar
  • Alcohol
  • Nicotine
  • Illicit Drugs
  • Sex


Emotional Management for:

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bi Polar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Menopause
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Mid Life Crisis
  • Panic Attack


Chronic Disease Management for:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke


What will you get from the yoga therapy training course? 
An immersion in your own personal state of being, with the chance to change or enhance the qualities or patterns you chose to focus on. 

The ability to create simple spiritual and medicinal themes for either personal practice or community yoga classes, and to teach simple enjoyable practices that are transformative and healing in nature. 

The ability to reach your students as individuals, creating a space where self-development is the goal with results that will make your work ultimately satisfying. 

Timetable 
With the daily focus on Elemental Yoga practices, we also will explore Free Movement sessions in the form of Ecstatic Dance, and we will be winding down with walks,  swims, and the entertainment of film nights and Kirtan ceremony. 

6:30 - 8.30

Elemental Asana Practice

9.00 - 10.00

Breakfast Break

10.00 - 12.30

Lectures

12.30 - 15.00

Lunch Break

15.00 - 17.00

Diagnosis / Sequencing / Practices

17.30 - 19.00

Elemental Energy Practice

19.00 - ...

Dinner and Free Time



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