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A Journey Through the Yoga Traditions – A 200-hour Advanced Training

The search for meaning has a long and rich history in the wisdom traditions coming from the Indian sub-continent. In this training, we follow the development of these teachings from initial traces in the ancient Vedic teachings to more recent interactions between the Hindu and Buddhist tantric traditions as well as modern postural Yoga, thereby spanning a period of study roughly covering 3000 years of spiritual traditions.

This advanced training is directed towards yogis looking for a comprehensive and sophisticated overview emphasizing the essential vision and practices of the most prominent spiritual traditions originating from the Indian subcontinent. 
The course is constructed around 3 axis, a conceptual module, which includes yoga philosophy and theory - a practice module, which includes the knowledge pertaining to body practice and meditation - and an integration model, which focuses on applying the teachings into daily life.

Conceptual module 
•  Classical Yoga
•  Buddhism
•  Advaita Vedanta
•  Hatha Yoga
•  Tantra

Practice module
•  Asana (focus on intelligent sequencing, alignment, Yoga Therapy)
•  Breathwork
•  Kriyas
•  Meditation
•  Mudras 

Integration Model
•  Contemplation exercises
•  Group Discussion
•  Journaling
•  Inquiry


Dates and locations
September 14, to 20, 2020: Retreat week at Karunahaus
October 9, to 11, 2020: Module 1 at AIRYOGA Studio Oberdorfstrasse
October 30, to November 1, 2020: Module 2 at AIRYOGA Studio Oberdorfstrasse
December 11, to 13, 2020: Module 3 at AIRYOGA Studio Oberdorfstrasse
February 12, to 14, 2021: Module 4 at AIRYOGA Studio Oberdorfstrasse
March 5, to 7, 2021: Module 5 at AIRYOGA Studio Oberdorfstrasse
March 18, to 21, 2021: Module 6 (Training with Doug Keller) at AIRYOGA Studio Fabrikstrasse
April 9, to 11, 2021: Module 7 at AIRYOGA Studio Oberdorfstrasse


Teachers
Michael Hamilton (Director): Philosophy, Asana, Meditation
Doug Keller: Yoga Therapy
Sascha Delberg: Asana, Pranayama, Kriyas
Sabine Glück: Meditation, Integration 
All teachers teach in English.


Prerequisites for attending / Application
This intensive course is intended for sincere practitioners with at least two years of daily yoga practice. 

To apply for the course a short letter is required outlining one’s intention and motivation for wanting to participate in the course, followed by a short interview to establish if participants can start enrollment. 

Please send your motivation letter to Michael and contact him for any additional information: michaelhamiltonyoga@gmail.com

Application deadline is July 4, 2020.
Participation is limited to 18 students.


For people interested in applying, an info meeting will be held at AIRYOGA, Oberdorfstrasse 2, 8001 Zurich, on Saturday, June 6, 2020, at 3:00 pm.
Please sign up for the info meeting in advance via michaelhamiltonyoga@gmail.com



Cost
The cost for the full 200-hour training amounts to CHF 4190.- 
A non-refundable deposit of CHF 500.- will be required upon registration.

The course fee includes a comprehensive manual. 
Not included are the costs for travel, accommodation and food during the retreat week at Karunahaus. Accommodation and food are calculated on types of occupancy and are payable directly to the retreat center.
Karunahaus room prices:
Single room: CHF 840.-
Double room: CHF 714.-
Dorm room: CHF 588.-


The teachers

Michael Hamilton is a long-time student of eastern philosophy and spiritual practice. He currently studies yoga with Richard Freeman and Doug Keller and regularly goes on long term meditation retreats in the Buddhist traditions. Meditation studies and deep contemplative practice forms the foundation of his teachings on yoga and its integration into our daily lives. 
With an eye for detail and alignment he conducts workshops throughout the world emphasizing the internal practice of yoga through mindfulness. 
Michael teaches in English.
For more information please see www.michaelhamiltonyoga.com

Doug Keller has been teaching workshops and trainings in the therapeutic applications of yoga for more than a decade, and is known not only for his effectiveness in communicating this ever-evolving approach in these trainings, but also for his extensive writing on the topic in magazines, journals and his two-volume work on ‘Yoga As Therapy.’ He is also, in addition to his traveling and teaching, a Distinguished Professor at the Maryland University of Integrative Health in their Master’s Degree program in Yoga Therapy. This program is state-approved and accredited for granting a Master’s degree in this field, and is fully accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. 
Doug teaches in English.
For more information please also check out Doug’s website www.doyoga.com

Sascha Delberg is a long-time yoga practitioner and has studied with respected teachers, such as Paul Dallaghan, Sri O.P. Tiwari and Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor. He has been teaching yoga in Vienna since 2004 in various studios until he founded the Yogawerkstatt together with his wife Romana in 2007. In their teacher trainings, which they have been offering since 2011, Sascha is a lead teacher covering Asana, Applied Anatomy and Pranayama. From early on in his life he was interested in and fascinated by the human body, which played a big role in his choice for this path. Pranayama in particular has fascinated him with its ability to nourish and soothe him with very little physical effort. 
In Sascha’s classes you find a blend of accuracy, depth and humour, the latter being on the dry side. One of the sweetest joys for him as a teacher, is to see when students connect to something greater than their thoughts. 
Sascha teaches in English and can also answer questions in German.

Sabine Glück is a certified MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction) teacher at the Center for Mindfulness in Zurich as well as a Yoga teacher. She holds a Master degree in Psychology and completed several teacher trainings under the guidance of Richard Freeman and Doug Keller. She is an avid student of the Mahasi method of vipassana as taught by her teacher Sayadaw U Vivekananda, with whom she is regularly studying attending long-term retreats. 
Sabine teaches in in English and can also answer questions in German.