WITH BERNIE CLARK & NATHALIE KEILLER
This is a recorded meditation course that will examine what meditation is, why we do it and how to do it from various viewpoints: From Eastern Yogic and Buddhist views to Western Philosophy and Psychotherapy. In addition, the course includes training in Deep Meditation to give the student an experiential basis for the practice of meditation. Students are expected to meditate twice daily during the training and hopefully after that.
Knowing why meditation works and the range of benefits we can receive from meditation helps to motivate us to establish and keep a regular daily practice. Understanding the obstacles that may arise during the training will allow us to be more vigilant and take things as they come. This course will balance theory and praxis, helping you establish a solid meditation practice. The system will also delve deeply into the context of both yoga and meditation. What do “yoga” and “meditation” mean, and why would we want to do them. Understanding the historical context of these practices will help you adapt and adopt meditation to what you need for our modern times.
The course is open to all students regardless of whether they have never meditated before or already have a regular practice, even if it is not in the Deep Meditation tradition. However, we do request that everyone, even experienced meditators, use the Deep Meditation technique for the duration of the course so that everyone can share in the everyday experience. You will learn various styles of meditation; however, we will only practice this one style of deep meditation.
This course is considered to be the second level of
the Yin Yoga Teacher Training (YYTT) offered by Bernie Clark.
The final section of the YYTT was the Mind/Body, but it was only an
introduction to the topic. Meditation Revealed is a deeper dive into
the relationship of the mind to the body, uncovering what we mean by mind, the practices of mindfulness and meditation.
Remember, each Yin Yoga posture is an opportunity to develop mindfulness. And, for all yoga students and teachers, Meditation Revealed will put the styles of yoga into their historical and philosophical contexts. In others words, there will be a lot more stories!
THE 40-HOUR ONLINE MEDITATION REVEALED COURSE INCLUDES:
- 35 Hours of instruction by Bernie Clark and Nathalie Keiller by video recordings
- 5 Hours of self-study and practice
- Instruction in Deep Meditation
- A taste of some other styles of meditation
- A historical overview of meditation and yoga
- Understanding the role of meditation in various styles of yoga
- The differences in intention of different styles of yoga and meditation
- The anatomy of the mind and soul: Eastern, Western and historical views
- The benefits of meditation – physically, psychologically and spiritually
- Creating sacred spaces and the time to meditate
- Dealing with obstacles
- The importance of praxis
- Permanent access to the video recordings
- A digital manual containing the presentation material and a list of resources/references
- A certificate of completion
- 40 Hours YACEP with Yoga alliance
HOURS OF INSTRUCTION
The course will consist of 35 hours of presentations, which include talks and discussions by Nathalie and Bernie. There is 5 hours of self-study that will include your own meditation sessions and assigned readings.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
There are no prerequisites for this course! Attendees do not need to be yoga teachers or have taken our Yin Yoga Teacher Training. While this is consider a level two follow on to the Yin Yoga Teacher Training, it is stand-alone and does not require that training. Nor do you need to be an experience meditator, however, that is certainly not a problem if you are.
Yes. The entire training, including the recordings of the live sessions, will be permanently available to students who attended the live training and completed it. (Permanently, that is, as long as our host, Asana at Home, exists.
Yes! If you cannot attend any or all of the live sessions (perhaps you are in a time zone where the live sessions don’t work for you), you will be able to access the recordings after.
The main book for the course is Shiva Dancing at King Arthur’s Court. You will need to get a copy before the course begins (it is available through Amazon and as an eBook). This book was previously published as a hard back book under the title From the Gita to the Grail. Either edition is suitable.
This course will not include any asanas so you will not need any special materials like a yoga mat or props. Just find a comfortable position to watch the presentations.
While the training is structured to run from June 13 – 19, it’s not required that you complete the training in this time frame. You can take as long as you’d like to watch all of the prerecorded videos and live session recordings. There is no deadline for completing this training. It is strongly recommended that you watch Nathalie’s presentations for Day 2, 3 and 4 on consecutive days. This will help to develop your meditation practice. You do not have to watch Bernie’s presentations on consecutive days. Once you have watched all the videos and taken the final test you will receive your certificate of completion.
The only thing you will need is an Internet browser. When the training begins, you will log into your Asana at Home course page and click on the first day’s live video feed.
There is a facility via the Zoom app for you to ask questions in real-time. If you are not watching via Zoom there will be no ability to ask live questions. However, you can still ask questions via email and the Facebook group for non-real-time questions, which is especially useful for students watching the replay of the videos.
You can use either a credit card or a debit card. Just enter your debit card number in the spot for the credit card number
Yes 40 Hours – 35 Contact and 5 Non Contact