Philosophy for the Modern Day Yogi

A philosophy and meditation weekend


February 8-10, 2019

Fri 5-8PM • Sat 9-4:30PM • Sun 9-4:30PM

Location: Journey Yoga, Calgary AB

Learn more about this 5000-year-old practice and the ancient teachings that remain relevant in our modern-day context. Explore yoga through the lenses of Classical philosophy, Tantra philosophy, Jnana (knowledge), Raja (meditation), Karma (right action) and Bhakti (devotion).
Philosophy for the Modern-Day Yogi provides the metaphysical foundation for your teachings and another layer to engage your students in a meaningful yoga practice. In this workshop, you will gain a better understanding of where yoga comes from including the various traditions and lineages and how these venerated practices are shared today.

Key Concepts

The exploration of yoga philosophy has brought great benefits to enhancing your yoga teacher training. This weekend course is also available as a one off workshop as well. You will also learn about:
• Traditional Yoga, Modern Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Tantra Yoga
• Basic pronunciation of Sanskrit words, how they are translated to English, and how Sanskrit is arranged
• Mythological stories of the Goddesses: Kali, Saraswati, Lakshmi
• Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga, including the ethics of yoga, postures, breathwork and meditation. **Enlightenment not guaranteed**
• The main paths of Yoga: Hatha, Jnana, Raja, Karma, Bhakti
• How the Universe came to be: Yoga’s story of Creation, Tattvas
• The dance of masculine & feminine energies: Shiva, Shakti and Kundalini
• Introduction to Pranayama or breath work

What Will You Gain From This Workshop

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With this Philosophy for the Modern-Day Yogi workshop, you will gain the understanding of where yoga comes from and how it has evolved to modern times. Gain the confidence to carry forward the rich teachings of an ancient practice that is meaningful and applicable to students today. You will also accumulate:
• 18 classroom hours, including daily asana practice
• Course notes
• Continued Education (CE) credits with Yoga Alliance
• Knowledge of central concepts of Philosophy for the Modern-Day Yogi
• Pronunciation of key Sanskrit words
• Daily asana practice, pranayama and meditation
• Enquiry and insight into your personal journey
A community of like-minded seekers to share your path with
• Access to a shared drive with literature and multimedia for further studies

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Course Information

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Location: Journey Yoga, 811 1st Ave NE, Calgary
Dates: February 8 – 10, 2019
Class Times: Friday 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Saturday & 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Faculty: Alice Hong, Nora Maskey
Tuition Options:
• Full weekend immersion $365
• Sign up for all 5 Yoga Studies weekends for $1799
• Philosophy mornings only: Sat & Sun 9am-12:30pm $149
• Asana Studies afternoons only: Sat & Sun 1:30-4:30pm $129
*This program is a part of our 200HR Yoga Teacher Training and can be taken on its own or towards a certification.

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Secure your place

  • $365

    Full Weekend

    Fri 5-8pm, Sat & Sun 9am-4:30pm
  • This immersion can be taken on its own for continuing education credits, or as part of our 200hr training.
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  • $149

    Philosophy Studies

    9am-12:30pm Sat & Sun
  • Learn more about the rich history & traditions of yoga.
  • Purchase
  • $129

    Asana Studies

    1:30pm-4:30pm Sat & Sun
  • Practice and unpack key yoga poses, including alignment and variations.
  • Purchase


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