Monday, July 8, 2013

Yoga Teacher Training in Limerick Ireland - Transformation Begins

Monday July 8th, marked the first day of the 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training in Ireland.  It was also the auspicious New Moon in Cancer which was all about releasing emotions and change, as well Monday is the day for Lord Shiva, the beloved deity of change and transformation.  This lovely group of goddesses enjoyed a introductory day to their transformational journey. 
Hosted at the new Sun and Moon Yoga & Healing Centre which is a gorgeous space and massive.  The space has two floors, with a cafe lounge area in the first floor, and the studio on the second.  The energy is very special, and upon entering I knew that this would be a beautiful experience.  We began with a lovely puja ceremony, invocation, tilak (similar to a bindi, which I adorned them each with), and some chanting.  We explored the 8 Limbs of Yoga, with emphasis on the the Yamas & Niyamas, light yoga asana, the gunas, and Surya Namaskar. 

समाधि सिद्धिःीश्वरप्रणिधानात् ॥४५॥
samādhi siddhiḥ-īśvarapraṇidhānāt ||45||

By accepting your fate (ishvarapranidhana), you achieve self knowledge (samadhi) and supernatural power (siddhi). ||45|| 

We also had the honor to take Mia's Kundalini Yoga Class, and participate in a lovely Satsang in the evening for the famous Hugging Saint, Amma from Southern India (Kerla where my family is from).  It truly was a magical day. 
Since the weather is so glorious and apparently uncommon to Ireland, we will be having many outdoor classes in the beautiful landscape of Ireland.  Looking forward to a month of purification, transformation, and Love with these brave Goddesses that signed up for this experience.  So much gratitude to share the journey.  Later this month we will be having another Ayurveda Wellness Workshop, and Kids Yoga Teacher Training for anyone interested please visit the website for details.

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