Anne Cushman and Phillip Moffitt
Meditation, Retreats, Yoga Philosophy
Integrating mindfulness, asana and pranayama;
Developing a meditation practice that's grounded in your body;
Cultivating physical, energetic, emotional and interpersonal awakening;
Studying with nationally renowned teachers of mindfulness and yoga;
Exploring the philosophical, historical, and practical intersection of the yoga and Buddhist traditions;
Learning to practice and teach yoga in its true context--as a path to liberation.
Coming in the Fall of 2014, Spirit Rock's Mindful Yoga and Meditation Training (MYMT3) will be an intensive 12-month training in the integration of Buddhist mindfulness practice with yoga asana and pranayama and classic yoga philosophy. Consisting of three silent residential retreats (and an in-between curriculum of study, practice and teleconferences), the training is designed for yoga teachers who want to deepen their practice and teaching to embody, include and support mindfulness meditation. Experienced yoga practitioners who are not teachers may be admitted at the discretion of the directors.An optional, additional one-week certification retreat will enable yoga teachers who already have their 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification to receive their 500-hour Yoga Alliance certification in Mindful Yoga and Meditation, assuming they have also completed all three other retreats of the MYMT.
Led by both yoga and Buddhism (Anne Cushman, Will Kabat-Zinn, Phillip Moffitt, Spring Washam, Pascal Auclair, Janice Gates, Chip Hartranft, Jill Satterfield, Leslie Booker), this training weaves together into one seamless practice yoga asana and pranayama, Insight Meditation, the wisdom teachings of the Buddha, and the wisdom teachings of Patanjali's Yoga Sutra and other classic texts from the yoga tradition.
The core of the training is the cultivation of mindfulness, the capacity to meet life moment to moment with kind awareness. In the deep inner and outer silence of the retreat environment, participants cultivate an integrated body-mind practice that encourages awakening on every level of being, including the physical, energetic, emotional, and interpersonal dimensions.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2013-08-21 to 2014-04-30