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"Yoga Extras:" Resources for : Fri 3/22-Tue 3/26, 2024

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I am creating these "Yoga Extras" blog posts for those of you resonating with the public yoga classes & Yoga Teacher Trainings I am leading. Inside of these blog posts you will find extra resources that support our weekly class theme. The weekly classes I guide are themed according to the season & collective energetic "weather"--This is of course influenced by many things; for instance, not only national and global events but how masses of people are feeling about and reacting to those events. It is also influenced by space weather (see spaceweather.com) & the current movement/placement of celestial bodies ie: the sun, moon, planets, nodes, stars, etc. You can find me teaching currently at Black Swan Yoga (North-Anderson) in Austin, TX. I am on the schedule as "Erika K." Mention this webpage for a free class.

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Ya'll!


I have been SO RESISTANT to getting this one thing off the ground. It has been in the works for YEARS, going through re-write after re-write. The Tibetan Book of the Dead would call this "Active Laziness." Steven Pressfield, or probably ANYONE with eyes would call this plain old procrastination. Procrastination is simply a tricky wingman to the energy of RESISTANCE. And should we resist the calling that is nagging at our hearts long enough, we become sick in body, mind & spirit. And I simply can't have that. Am I in school? Yes. Am I pushing other projects forward? Yes. But this one....this one nags at my heart. It's high time I let this thing fly. Funny enough (or is it just our quantum reality at play) but several of you have asked me about this before I even advertised it (connected much?!)


So here we go. I am taking an early poll as to who is interested in joining us for a deeper dive into a Quantum Yoga Teacher Training (with an emphasis on Consciousness & Energetics). I am aiming to launch this at the earliest mid-July, or Fall. I am considering a 12-week, Tuesday/Thursday evening schedule to accommodate work schedules. But I cannot do this alone. I need to hear from you. Text my business number with interest: 561-703-9150. See directly below for more. Beyond that you will find more finely researched info on the thickly theivish brothers: Resistance & Procrastination! (Beyond that are your writing prompts!)


Onward & Upward!


ek






Quantum Yoga Teacher Training: Exploring Energetics and Consciousness

Duration: 200-hour program


Overview:

This training program merges the ancient wisdom of yoga with modern understandings from quantum physics and energetic principles. Participants will delve into the subtle realms of consciousness, exploring how energy flows within the body and how it interacts with the quantum field. Through a blend of theory, practice, and experiential learning, participants will gain a deeper understanding of yoga beyond just the physical postures. Most importantly, this training is about you. One of the highest “spiritual summits” we climb in our lifetimes is to “Know Thyself.” And in turn, “To thine own self be true.” This is where your power lies. This is where your immaculate, total health lies. This is where the source of your most potent teaching & service to the world lies. This is where your satisfaction, internal sense of peace & abundant life lies. I can think of no better place to spend our time and attention. I am greatly looking forward to this consciousness-expanding adventure with you.


Course Curriculum:


1. Introduction to Quantum Physics and Energetics:

- Overview of quantum mechanics and its relevance to consciousness.

- Exploring the nature of energy and its manifestations in the body.

- Understanding the subtle energy systems (chakras, nadis, prana).

2. Yogic Philosophy and Quantum Consciousness:

- Study of key yogic texts (such as Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita) through the lens of quantum consciousness.

- Discussion on the interconnectedness of all things and the concept of oneness.

- Exploring the role of intention and manifestation in yoga practice.

3. Energetic Anatomy:

- Detailed exploration of chakras, their characteristics, and corresponding physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects.

- Understanding the nadis (energy channels) and their role in pranic flow.

- Techniques for balancing and harmonizing energy centers.

4. Quantum Yoga Asana Practice:

- Alignment-based yoga practice integrating awareness of subtle energy.

- Incorporating breathwork (pranayama) to enhance energetic flow.

- Exploring asanas that stimulate specific energy centers.

5. Meditation and Mindfulness:

- Introduction to various meditation techniques aimed at accessing deeper states of consciousness.

- Practice of mindfulness in movement and stillness.

- Understanding the quantum nature of the mind and its relationship to reality.

6. Energy Healing and Quantum Touch:

- Introduction to energy healing modalities (Reiki, Quantum Touch, etc.).

- Techniques for sensing and directing energy flow within the body.

- Ethical considerations and practitioner self-care.

7. Teaching Methodology:

- Principles of teaching yoga from an energetic and quantum perspective.

- Developing sequences that balance physical, emotional, and energetic aspects.

- Cultivating presence and authenticity as a teacher.

8. Integration and Application:

- Group discussions and reflections on personal experiences and insights.

- Integration of quantum principles into daily life and teaching.

- Planning and leading a Quantum Yoga class.

9. Practicum and Evaluation:

- Teaching practicum sessions with constructive feedback.

- Final assessment of understanding and integration of course material.

10. Graduation and Beyond:

- Ceremony to honor participants' completion of the training.

- Resources and guidance for continued study and exploration.


Throughout the training, emphasis will be placed on personal exploration and integration of the material, as well as fostering a supportive community of practitioners dedicated to the intersection of yoga, energetics, and quantum physics.



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Click the image below for the music from this week's class:






For this week's reading(s), see below:









I am reading S Pressfield's, The War of Art. I thought it felt familiar and then I realized I had heard him talk with Op a couple of years ago. As an Integrative Medicine Practitioner I feel that what he has to say is both life-giving and life-saving. The world of Western Medicine, as vital and important as it is, is emergency medicine/lifestyle extension. It does not primarily seek root-cause/healing of underlying issues. Pressfield goes there and gets it. See the podcast below for a taste of what he has to say.




Writing prompts to integrate this theme into your actual life. Choose the one that resonates most. & I love hearing back from you all that are doing this. xo


1. Write a story where the main character battles against an inner force of resistance that manifests as a physical entity, hindering their progress towards achieving their deepest desires.

2. Explore the concept of procrastination through the eyes of a time-traveling protagonist who must confront their tendency to delay important tasks while navigating through historical events that are crucial to their mission.

3. Craft a poem that delves into the subtle yet powerful ways in which resistance whispers doubts and distractions into the minds of individuals, thwarting their creative endeavors and ambitions.

4. Develop a screenplay centered around a group of characters who form a support group specifically designed to combat resistance and procrastination, only to find that their collective efforts are constantly tested by external and internal obstacles.

5. Write a personal essay reflecting on moments in your life where resistance and procrastination have influenced your decisions and actions, and explore how recognizing and overcoming these tendencies has shaped your growth and development.

6. Create a series of journal prompts aimed at helping individuals identify the specific triggers and patterns of resistance and procrastination in their lives, and brainstorm strategies for overcoming these challenges to achieve their goals.

7. Construct a dystopian world where a totalitarian regime systematically enforces procrastination as a means of controlling the populace, and follow the journey of a rebel who seeks to ignite a revolution by inspiring others to break free from the shackles of lethargy and complacency.

8. Develop a podcast episode featuring interviews with artists, entrepreneurs, and innovators who share their personal experiences with resistance and procrastination, offering insights into how they have managed to stay resilient and productive in the face of adversity.

9. Write a series of motivational posters or affirmations designed to inspire individuals to confront their fears and doubts head-on, reminding them that every small step taken towards their goals is a victory against resistance and procrastination.

10. Imagine a future society where advanced technology has eradicated physical labor, leaving humanity to grapple with the existential challenge of overcoming mental inertia and finding purpose in a world devoid of external pressures. Write a short story exploring how individuals navigate this new paradigm and confront the insidious allure of procrastination in pursuit of self-actualization.















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