Artist Ana Pollak’s ‘No-where to go.’
Sadhana/Teacher Mentoring 2021
How to explain this word? I see it as a path, needing and wanting a path which will provide a structure for on-going learning- to develop, grow and find one’s particular way.
It is a ‘Yes,’ to only what you know that you are seeking, without necessarily knowing what it is as you begin.
It is the response to the longing of the soul looking for a place to rest, to come home. It is a ‘Yes’ to take seriously your life and what calls you. That you, the keeper of your life you will honour this.
It is a commitment you make with yourself, to be part of a structure so that learning listening and self observation, growing the capacity for decision making.
Sadhana is not implying we start a fresh page, though we may wish we were. It is a response to the desire to move forward, to look at our experiences freshly, with an open mind. We often act blindly, not knowing why we do things, what is leading us, often a reaction to our past stories. Our past is in the present, colouring and obfuscating what we see and hear, our past must be seen freshly, so we can live in the present.
Yoga, like Buddhism, is a practice, we learn by doing. It is not a religion, yet in religion too, we require a way of exploring.
This is Sadhana.
Teacher Student Relationship
Working with a teacher is an important component of learning. It is important that you feel comfortable with your teacher and ready to embark of a deeper learning relationship with her. The teacher then gets to know you and what you are working with. It is a learning that is not done alone. You become part of this lineage through your relationship with a senior teacher, who has walked on similar path.
- You will be part of a learning community, and this is a great and necessary supportive structure.
- You will be able to access study material from Slack for your reading, practising and collaborative research.
How to Apply
Please contact Caroline to express your interest.
2021 program will commence in February with the Lennox retreat. There are a number of weekends already posted which can be done online or in the studio.
If you have any queries prior to submitting your application please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program will officially start with a retreat at Lennox. February 12th to 19th. These days will each be 4 hours from 8am to 12 each day, and be composed of meditation, pranayama, and asana practice.
Lennox will be followed by a series of weekends. They are suitable for all streams on the advanced learning program. There are some weekends with dedicated afternoons for teachers who are being mentored and for certified teachers only. .
March 19th: Friday 6pm to 8pm, Saturday 20th: 7am to 11am Sunday 21st: 7am to 10am
Saturday 3-5pm mentoring for training teachers only and certified teachers $50
April 16th Friday: 6 to 8pm, Saturday 17th: 7am to 11am Sunday 18th: 7am to 10am
May 14//15th /16th Friday 6pm to 8pm, Saturday 7am to 11am, Sunday 7am to 10am Saturday 3-5pm is mentoring for training teachers and certified teachers.
June 18th/19/20th Friday 6pm 8pm Sat 7am to 11am Sunday 7am to 10am
The schedule will continue in the second part of the year, with the dates posted in April
There is a limit to the number of students in the room due to ongoing Covid concerns. You will need to book early. Booking early requires you contact me and I will give you bank details.
If you are interested in embarking on any component of the advanced learning pathway please contact me email@example.com
One regret dear world, that I am determined not to have when I am lying on my death bed is that I did not kiss you enough”
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Please write to Caroline Coggins at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join.
Practice’s and reading to support your learning.