200-Hour Mantra Teacher Training & Study Immersion (in the lineage of Namadeva Acharya, Thomas Ashley-Farrand)

with Rajeshwari Gretchen Carmel

July 1-22, 2017

Join Rajeshwari Gretchen Carmel and guest teachers….An extraordinary opportunity to immerse in the ancient sound of Sanskrit mantra. Explore the transformative power of chant, ceremony, yoga and meditation amongst the primal beauty of Nosara; the healing waters, pristine jungle coastline and eco-green lifestyle - a sanctuary for spiritual exploration and renewal. Blue Spirit is one of the foremost world-class yoga and meditation retreat centers. Perched on a peninsula overlooking the Pacific Ocean and a three-mile long white sand beach that is protected as a turtle refuge - Blue Spirit Retreat offers an extraordinarily beautiful and natural setting on one of Costa Rica's finest beaches. We'll honor the rhythm of nature with practices during sunrise and sunset, bathe in the healing elements and immerse in sacred rituals oceanside. 

This Yoga Alliance certified, 200-Hour Mantra Teacher Training & Study Immersion provides you with the opportunity to: 
~Deepen your knowledge of Sanskrit mantra, 
~Learn the healing and transformative powers of applying Sanskrit mantras to common problems in everyday life,
~Facilitate others and prescribe mantra formulas for their use,
~Teach and apply mantra in yoga classes, body-mind related therapies, as well as to many diverse populations/venues, 
~Tap into the power of mantra as a personal study immersion for self-awareness, healing, personal transformation and freedom. 

Guided with care by our expert faculty, our immersive curricula will prepare you to teach mantra related practices with confidence and depth of knowledge, cultivating your unique style and fullest potential. Tap into the collective wisdom of the ancient language of Sanskrit, deepen your own practice and share your gifts. 

Course Outline and Content includes: 
~History of Mantra, Scriptural Background, Lineage of Namadeva Acharya 
~Overview of Yogic Philosophy; Patanjali’s 8-fold Path, Yoga Sutras, Teacher Ethics 
~Introduction to Seed Sounds, Classical Mantras, Sanskrit Hymns 
~Mantra Japa Meditation: Various Disciplines (both verbal & written), Steps for Practice, Mala Use, Altar Practices 
~Mantra Applications; In-depth Study, Meaning & Use 
~Participation in group mantra disciplines ~Anatomy and Physiology, Physical/Energetic; Chakras, Prana, Nadis, Koshas, Karma 
~Energetics of Mantra; Sanskrit Alphabet, Pronunciation, Power of Sound; how mantras work directly on our energetic bodies for deep transformation ~Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation ~Basics of Ayurveda; Doshas, Gunas, Healthy Lifestyle & Daily Self-Care 
~Gods & Goddesses; Principles, Symbology, Application 
~Transformation through Sacred Art & Vedic Ceremony 
~Kirtan; Devotional Music, Song & Mantra ~Mantra Teachings; Class, Workshop, Retreat Design ~The Art of Teaching; General Principles ~Mantra as a Business; Key Elements, Vision & Marketing 
~Practice Teach Sessions, Graduation Ceremony

Teacher Bio

Rajeshwari Gretchen Carmel is the Founder/Training Director of the 200-Hour Mantra Teacher Training & Study Immersion, E-RYT 500, Yoga Teacher/Yoga Therapist, Dancer, Traditional/Usui Reiki Master, Senior Sanskrit Mantra Teacher in the lineage of Namadeva Acharya (Thomas Ashley-Farrand) and ordained Pujari/Vedic Priest. Gretchen is the studio owner/director of The Yoga Space in Keene, NH. She has been teaching yoga classes, workshops and retreats for over 20 years presenting at yoga studios, conferences, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as other retreat centers.

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