What is Vedanta?
Vedanta is literally translated as "the end of the vedas"—the final, or highest teachings. Vedanta includes expanded teachings of humanity’s most ancient texts including Brahma Sutras, Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita are offered to students. It is said, all yogic practices are to prepare one to receive these final teachings that guide one to self knowledge, therefore to freedom.
In out teacher training we are supremely graced with teachings from Swami Vagishananda, Tanya’s most revered teacher . To sit with Swamiji is to bathe in truth. For those with a spiritually sincere heart and mind, Swamiji’s teachings offer a rare and precious opportunity to gain clarity, context and orientation on our spiritual journey.
What is Classical Yoga?
Classical Yoga of Patanjali, also called Raja Yoga also called Ashtanga ( 8 limbs) Yoga. Through a successive process of interiorization, via regular sustained practice, the practicioner learns to meditate and bring the mind to nirvikalpa samadhi (not thoughts).
The 8 limbs include ethical practices, inner observances, asana, pranayama, sense withdrawal, concentration, meditation, samadhi.
What is Nonduality?
Nonduality literally means 'not- two'. Nondual teachings, often called direct teachings, guide us towards self knowledge, recognition of oneness, which is freedom. We are continually pointed us back to our essential nature, which is and has always been whole, divine, free. When this recognition is established, seeking and suffering stops, we rest, naturally as we are.
What is Transpersonal Psychology?
Sometimes referred to as spiritual psychology, transpersonal psychology looks at the development beyond conventional, personal or individual levels of a mature adult; self development extends beyond (trans) the individual or personal to encompass wider aspects of humankind, life, psyche or cosmos including spiritual and transcendent.
What is Integral Theory?
Integral Theory is a theory of ‘how everything fits together’, and ‘how everything evolves overtime’. It draws together an already existing number of separate paradigms (ontological, epistemological and methodological; eastern and western; premodern, modern and postmodern) into an interrelated network of approaches that are mutually enriching.
What is Cognitive Psychology?
Cognitive psychology looks at the psychology of mental processes such as belief systems, attention, language use, memory, perception, problem solving, creativity and thinking.
What is Spiral Dynamics?
A predictable framework for tracking the evolution of individuals groups and societies over time. One gains a deeper understanding of how the influences and patterns of how humans evolved as a species overtime, as well as how individuals/ groups/ societies are evolving now.