100 Hour | Yoga Mind & Spirit Teacher Training
withThe NalandaInstitute at Pure West
Next held on Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Jan 18, 2019 - Sun Jun 2, 2019
Would you like your yoga practice and teaching to take you and your students far beyond the physical dimension yoga?
Are you hungry to learn—and teach—how cutting-edge neuroscience explains yoga’s power to transform our nervous systems, and how positive psychology understands its proven ability to build mental and spiritual well-being?
Are you ready to dive into the timeless textual and meditative sources of yoga’s full potential for psychological and spiritual integration?
This 100 Hour Teacher Training features:
Six Friday Evening Talks
Six Saturday Science Intensives
Six Sunday Practice Intensives
All six weekends bring together an exceptional team of yoga and psychology pioneers to give you the grounding you need to take your teaching and practice to the next level.
The big picture of yoga’s enduring relevance to human well-being
The unique impact of Hatha Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, and Tantric Yoga
The main textual sources and themes of all three Yoga vehicles
The neurophysiological benefits and mechanisms of meditation and yoga
The meditative methods of the three great Yoga vehicles
How to integrate textual insights into your posture and breath practice/teaching
How to integrate neuroscience into your teaching
Refined and advanced arts of breath control
Guiding and inspiring transformation in your students’ lives
Fridays | 6pm - 8pm
Saturday & Sundays | 1:30pm - 6:30pm
January 18th, 19th, 20th
February 8th, 9th, 10th
March 8th, 9th, 10th
April 12th, 13th, 14th
May 3rd, 4th, 5th
May 31st, June 1st, 2nd
Pure Members | $1500
Non Members | $1850
*A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your space.
**Payment plans are available.
ABOUT THE TEACHERS
Mary Reilly Nichols
Mary Reilly Nichols, Director of Nalanda Institute's Yoga Mind & Spirit Training, holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Harvard University and completed five years of residency in meditation ashrams in India and the US. A devoted student of Muktananda, she has taught yoga and meditation in New York City for over thirty years. She teaches Yoga technique within the context of the wisdom and experience of non-duality offered in the Upanishads, Advaita Vedanta, Kundalini Yoga and in the Tantric methods of Kashmiri Shaivism. Ms. Nichols teaches stress management in psychiatric settings and is involved in ongoing research on the mind/body benefits of Yoga and meditation.
Dr. Joseph (Joe) Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Joseph is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and Columbia-trained Buddhist scholar with over thirty years' experience studying the beneficial effects of meditation on healing and learning. He is is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in Integrative Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, where he researches and teaches mind/body health. He has taught science and religion, the scientific study of religious experience, and the Indo-Tibetan mind sciences at Columbia University, where he currently is adjunct Assistant Professor of Religion at the Columbia Center for Buddhist Studies. In 1998, Dr. Loizzo opened the Center for Meditation and Healing at Columbia University's Presbyterian Hospital, the first mind/body center in the U.S. to offer programs in stress-reduction, self-healing and lifestyle change based on the Tibetan health and mind sciences. In 2003, the Center for Meditation and Healing joined the Center for Integrative Medicine at Weill Cornell College of Medicine, to better test and refine the effectiveness of its programs. Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science opened in 2005 to make these programs available to the public at large.
Jacob Kyle, MSc, MA, is a yoga asana teacher, writer, philosophy educator and the Founder of Embodied Philosophy, an online educational platform for Eastern philosophies and practices. Kyle holds two Masters Degrees in Philosophy: an MSc in Political Philosophy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an MA in the History of Philosophy from the New School for Social Research. He studied Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis at the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research in London. His ongoing studies in Western and Eastern philosophies have included the study of the Yoga Sutras with Edwin Bryant and Tantrik philosophy with Christopher Wallis. He was initiated into Neelakhanta Meditation and has since then been enrolled in Blue Throat Yoga programs under the tutelage of esteemed Kashmir Shaivism scholar Paul Muller-Ortega, studying the texts and practices of the Trika Kula lineage of Kashmir Shaivism. To augment his yoga teaching practice, Kyle has completed over seven hundred hours of training and workshops with many master teachers.
Sonia Sequeira, PhD, is a neuroscientist, yoga instructor, and manager of the Drug Development Program for Clinical Trials at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She has been teaching yoga since 1997 and is a certified instructor in Hatha, Kundalini, and Naam yoga. Dr. Sequeira is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Meditation Sciences and also spearheads the Advances in Meditation Research conference series. Her work revolves around the use of scientific methodologies to study how meditation can be applied to improve health in diverse populations.