MeditationLearn about your Mind
Are you ready to meet yourself?
These Meditation classes, every two weeks, are designed for anyone wanting to discover meditation or have already experienced the benefits of meditation with our Practical Awakening Course. It is an opportunity to relax into yourself with effortlessness! Meditation gives you tools to connect with your natural self in a friendly and nourishing way. It will help you balance your inner and outer world so you can move through daily stresses and manage your life in a balanced way with a simple approach and effective approach to meditation.
Sunday, January 13 & January 27
“Meditation opens the heart, bringing your “heart essence” forward.”
Childrens Yoga Teacher TrainingInterested in teaching kids?
This certified children’s yoga training program was founded by spiritual teacher, Berdhanya Swami Tierra, in 2003 using a unique educational approach: creative, multidimensional, alive and very transformative. Our trained yoga teachers can attest to the uniqueness and richness of this uplifting training for parents and educators or anyone wanting to teach yoga to children and families. The training will give you new tools for holistic education, enrich your life and transform your inner growth. It has a strong creative, interactive approach that will require you to jump into the experience of the moment, experiencing your own unique voice and just like children, going deeper into your own innocent, natural self. We offer a 3-day training once a year and a second training over 6 weeks on Monday evenings at Berdhanya Teaching Center in Ottawa to give flexibility with varying needs of students. We also have “wheels” and can bring the training to your location and do training with special groups e.g. yoga studios, pre-school teachers, educators, etc. We can give out of town students suggestions for very reasonable accommodation close to the training center.
- Registration/waiver form
- 18 hours of training.
- Develop one class outline individually or in a group.
- Teach one Club Yoga class to the other student-teachers with satisfactory performance.
- The feeling of accomplishment and joy!
“As a teacher, use your own unique voice and essence to engage children in yoga and meditation.”
Be Me Be HereGreat for kids between 5-10 years of age.
This is a beginner yoga and meditation practice to build your child’s identity, to discover “Who Am I”. This practice is for children 5-10 years of age and it supports healthy emotional development, reduces stress and increases focus and gives a general sense of well-being and balance. Children whose five senses are bombarded in this hectic, stressful world discover their inner world, through their subtle nervous system, with this daily practice. They begin defining the way that they see their outer world and what skills to develop to deal with school, family and life challenges.
It does take some commitment for families to do a regular practice. However, the benefits far outweigh any time given to doing this 15-minute practice. If yoga is new to you and your family, try a couple of our yoga classes first and then consider this training. It brings amazing results for the whole family! With this empowering 6-hour course, you can support your children by establishing a daily routine using yoga, breath and meditation. The course is based on the book “Be Me Be Here” with a beautiful story along with visuals to inspire children. Berdhanya Swami Tierra wrote this book to help children understand where they are coming from and to understand their true nature. Parents are encouraged to do this practice with the child, until the child can do independently and consistently. Then, the next step is to build up to a consecutive 40-day practice. The first class is an orientation to the parents and the other five classes are with both children and parents.
Small Group1-4 families
- Book will be an additional $25. Dates: September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17 Time: 6-7 p.m. Location: 3-143 Granville St (off of Montreal Rd, West of St. Laurent Blvd). Come with a yoga mat and warm loose clothing.
Private Family Course
- Book is an additional $25. Dates: September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17 Time: 6-7 p.m. Location: 3-143 Granville St, Vanier (off of Montreal Rd, west of St. Laurent Blvd) Bring you mat and wear warm loose comfortable clothing.
Interested in getting the book only?
- Fortifies the Identity of Child 70% 70%
- Connects Parent and Child in Mindful Activity 60% 60%
- Strengthens the child’s concentration, attention and self-commitment 60% 60%
- Balances the child’s moods, anxiety, depression and a scattered mind 75% 75%
- Strengthens the child’s relationship with self 100% 100%
- Teaches the child to relax and to trust their own world 45% 45%
Practical AwakeningGreat for all
This life-changing and empowering 12-hour course combines yoga, breath work, mediation, self- inquiry and mystical knowledge. It will free you from an over-active mind, excess emotions, personal doubts or with a major transition in your life and will bring you increased vitality, happiness and direction in your life. This course is also a wonderful tool for parents, educators and yoga teachers who are role models for this new generation of children who carry special abilities that need supporting. Did you know that most people live 99% in their mind and emotions that is just a projection of life, and not the real life? All you need to do is commit to learning new tools for personal empowerment. It is tailored to your individual needs, your constitution and willingness to explore your true nature. It will give wonderful results in your life – increased vitality, clarity, balance and peace.
What you will learn through a friendly, interactive approach.
- A simple meditation practice to commit to each day
- Natural Ways to manage your emotions and mind
- Introduction to Ayurvedic principles of nutrition to balance your health.
See the benefits of this breath to manage stress or any changes, transition in your life.
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