100 Hours Teacher Training Course
Goa & Darjeeling
A Song of Your Inner DIVINE FEMININE
Discover Your Power
“One of the most potent methods of yoga is the yoga of Gayatri mantra.” – Ramana Maharshi
Gayatri is a 100-hour teacher training program on divine femininity for aspiring women to help start a journey into their undiscovered powerful female spirit and tap into the wonders of being a woman. Gayatri is a powerful vibrational sound erupting from the womb of the universe and taking various forms and shapes as she manifests herself in this earth.
This 10-day course explores the various archetypes of goddesses from the ancient Indian tradition and their significance in our modern lives. We cover subjects related to self-acceptance, body issues, sexuality, societal stereotyping and emotional intelligence. This is a journey into the intricate network of topics that comprises the fabric of our society; from the womb and fertility to myth, rituals, tradition and past traumas, we explore and investigate to reach a better understanding and coherence.
Myth, Scriptures & Ancient Traditions
The Indian culture offers us a unique window into the worship of goddesses such as Devi, Shakti, Maa and Mata, all serving as names of the Divine Mother, an ancient tradition addressing cosmic energy in our world. She is known as the source of creation and the combined energy of the three forces of nature creation, preservation and destruction, also known as Trinity. For thousands of years various sacred texts, shlokas, mantras, meditation, chants and stories have been written to describe the beauty, power and purity of this divine force.
These traits represent the various roles women have played since time immemorial as mother, daughter, wife, sister, friend, lover that are mentioned in some of the greatest epics of India. Such ancient practices hold a practical meaning that describes the importance of energy, sounds and vibration as part of our physical, mental and spiritual existence in this world.
Divine Feminine Story
The Divine Feminine course is designed uniquely by the founder of Himalayan Yoga Bliss, Yogini Sonam. The course is the product of a rich and intricate life journey that brought Sonam to craft a program serving women who seek to rediscover their potential and empower their lives further.
Growing up in the heart of the Himalayas, Sonam lived near a big Durga Shakti temple and participated in annual rituals and celebration of the goddesses, formative experiences that served as a stepping stone towards her understanding of Bhakti Yoga. Her mother, a devotee of the goddesses and a dedicated Bhakti Yogi herself, introduced her to the importance of daily mantras, chants, and worship of the Divine Feminine. Early on, these celebrations mostly served as a ritual for Sonam, until she fully comprehended the importance of these practices along with the metaphorical value of the various facets of the Divine Feminine, existing within every woman and its significance in the betterment of society today.
A mature, stable feminine will help balance family issues related to identity, role, power, cultural conditioning, perceptions, repressed sexuality and gender resistance that’s prevalent within every culture, therefore leading to a collective change in the modern world.
As a dedicated devotee and explorer of the goddess energy, as well as a meditator and a rigorous student of yoga, Sonam has decided to bring these ancient practices in a simple, practical form. Through its powerful meditative techniques, this course comes to serve women seeking to rediscover their inner strength, ignite their feminine energy and its potential, and ultimately, lead a peaceful and purposeful life.
What Can You Expect?
The course syllabus covers a wide variety of topics and includes the study of ancient archetypes of Indian goddesses, the ten Mahavidayas of tantric goddesses and the importance of the divine Shakti in yoga and meditation. The teaching focuses on the morals and lessons of mythological stories that have impacted generations of women throughout history.
The course investigates thoroughly the cosmic duality of Shiva and Shakti along with the balance of the masculine & Feminine forces. These subjects will be theoretical foundation on which the study and practice of meditation, mantras, Shlokas and chants will follow. Sonam invites the participants to learn and explore the importance and significance of Kundalini Shakti and its role in our practice.
With the help of the course’s teaching you’ll be equipped with new and powerful tools to identify with your divine goddess qualities and tap into the powers of the Shakti within you. The teaching will assist you in shedding light on conditioned patterns of thought and behavior as well as recover from past wounds, shadow and emotional pain.
By completing the course you’ll be able to:
– Lead Divine Feminine meditation workshops
– Organize women circles and teach classes on Divine Feminine subjects
– Advance your practice by deepening your knowledge of yoga and its applications in our lives
Accommodation & Food
At our Goa training, we provide newly built, fully furnished cottages with a balcony overlooking nature. They are uniquely built, wooden throughout and have been carefully crafted with Eco friendly materials furnished with love. Accommodation is on a sharing basis with two people in each room and a private bathroom for each room. If desired, private rooms are available at an extra cost.
We have teamed up with our local partner, the Blue Planet organic health cafe, a beautiful and innovative health food restaurant that has been at the forefront of the organic and vegan food movement in this area for many years. Blue Planet café provides daily vegetarian food to our trainees. Our yoga teacher training menu caters freshly prepared food with almost all ingredients made from scratch by a loving teams of chefs who love what they do. This includes a variety of smoothies, juices, salads, soups, delicious organic vegetarian food and healthy desserts in a Sattvic inspired diet.
At Himalayan Yoga Bliss Darjeeling, we provide stunning rooms in our newly built and refurbished accommodation. Accommodation is on a sharing basis with two people in each room and a private bathroom for each room. If desired, private rooms are available at an extra cost. The rooms are walking distance from the main Shala and overlook the beautiful Himalayan range of Kanchenjunga, considered to be the tallest mountain in the world until the turn of the 19th Century.
Our residential chef freshly prepares daily 3 meals catered with lots of love and attention. The menu is designed to be pure vegetarian, Ayurvedic and Satvik with a focus on using locally produced, organic where possible produce and ingredients. This is a new way to look at our food and develop an appreciation for the natural flavors nature has provided us in its complete simplicity and totality. Request for any gluten-free or with allergic problems related to a specific diet can be taken care of by the chef on arrival.
In Yogic philosophy, food is one of the primary sources through which we get the cosmic Prana or energy into our system. Our physical body is made of five elements; it’s the imbalance of these elements that causes disease in our body. Hence we carefully select what our trainees eat during the course, making every meal a delightful experience.
6th – 15th JANUARY ‘ 2020 (GOA)
1st – 10th JULY ‘ 2020 ( DARJEELING)
FOOD & ACCOMMODATION INCLUDED / TWIN SHARING
100 Hours Divine Feminine course in Darjeeling or Goa.
Accommodation and Food included.
Certified by Yoga Alliance
Book your seat for € 250