The Meditation, Myths & Mantras online course covers the power of sacred sound and the profound practice of meditation. This course not only teaches you how to develop your own meditation practice, but also how to teach a variety of meditations to others. You learn the significance of Sanskrit, mantra and chanting while going through their corresponding myth and meaning. A required element of this module are two of Alanna’s books: Sacred Sound: Discovering the Myth and Meaning Behind Mantra and Kirtan, and Myths of the Asanas: Stories at the Heart of the Yoga TraditionMyths of the Asanas: Stories at the Heart of the Yoga Tradition.
In this module, you learn:
- The power of Sanskrit, its history and basic pronunciation techniques
- The history and potency of mantra practice and its impact on the mind, body and spirit
- Select sacred mantras and chants, and how to say them and teach them to students
- Why myth is important and how to share enlivening stories in class in an accessible way
- The importance of meditation, how to develop your own meditation practice and how to teach it to others
This comprehensive continuing education course features video and written content covering meditation techniques, the most potent mantras and chants, as well as the power of mythology, on an in-depth level so that you can bring it to your teaching practice, and up-level your skills.
Upon successful completion, you receive a certificate saying you have
demonstrated proficiency in the skills learned throughout this module.
This course counts as 20 continuing education credits for The Kaivalya Yoga Method.
This course is for continuing education purposes only. To be eligible for certification in The Kaivalya Yoga Method at the 500+ hour level and be entered in our online registry of approved teachers, you must enroll in the full program.
Often referred to as the "Yoga Doctor," Alanna Kaivalya, Ph.D., helps yoga teachers embody their knowledge, up-level their skills and create more impact in the world. She gives you clear pathways to earning a living with your spiritual practice and help others with your gift.
On this principle she founded The Kaivalya Yoga Method®, a fresh take on yoga emphasizing the individual path while honoring tradition. Teaching students since 2001 and teachers since 2003, Alanna has written and developed teacher trainings worldwide for top studios and independently. In 2015, she debuted a comprehensive 500hr-online teacher training.
She holds a Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, has authored numerous articles and three books: Myths of the Asanas, an accessible practitioner’s guide to stories behind beloved poses, and Sacred Sound, a yoga “hymnal,” illustrating the role of chant and mantra in modern practice. Her third book, Yoga Beyond the Mat, teaches modern day people how to build a personal spiritual practice through yoga.
She lives in New York City with Roxy the Wonderdog. Find out more at alannak.com.
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