Next Level Theming: Teaching that Awakens the Heart
with Barrie Risman
Friday, May 8 to Sunday, May 10, 2020

Take your teaching to the next level of impact and depth by learning how to
share the wisdom teachings of yoga with authenticity and clarity.

We’ll embark on a process of guided inquiry into the sublime teachings of Non-dual Tantra through interactive lectures, discussion, and personal contemplation. This is a school of yoga philosophy that offers an expansive and liberating perspective on the journey of yoga that’s exceedingly relevant not only for our practice but for our lives as well.

Course Outline

You’ll explore the meaning these teachings hold for you and how you experience them in your practice and in your life. Out of the fruits of your own contemplative inquiry, you’ll learn how to weave your understanding into your teaching to create and present teaching themes that are down-to-earth and accessible as well as uplifting and inspiring.

The training will include a template and a process for incorporating teaching themes into your classes, practical and experiential exercises, and tools for continuing to work with the concepts and methods presented.

Learning Objectives

  • Learned, reflected on, and discussed the foundational teachings of Nondual Tantra and how they apply to Hatha yoga practice
  • Practiced a process of contemplative inquiry into the teachings of yoga and articulated their insights and learning.
  • Learned and practiced methods for effectively incorporating yogic wisdom into their teaching and received tools to continue to expand their skills in this regard.

Dates and Timings

May 8-10, 2020

  • Friday 6 pm to 9 pm.
  • Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm each day.

Pre-requisite Reading: A section of Tantra Illuminated by Christopher Wallis.

Assignment: There will be a written assignment that will include a written reflection and a class plan based on a teaching theme of their choosing.

Cost and Registration

$425.00 per person before February 29, 2020, $495.00 per person thereafter.

Please review the Course Outline and complete any requirements listed before the start of the course.

This course is open to the general public. 6 months to 1 year of regular yoga practice is recommended for participation.

For 200 Hour certified Yoga Teachers this course provides CEUs with Yoga Alliance. This course is also part of our Yoga Alliance 300 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training.

300 Hour Program Elective Module: 20 Hours

In the event you are unable to attend the course after registration, please refer to our Refund Policy.

About Your Teacher

Barrie Risman is widely regarded as one of Canada’s most highly skilled yoga educators, teacher–trainers and mentors. She is well known for her ability to convey the essence of the awakened teachings of yoga with exceptional clarity, insight, and relevance to students of all levels and from all walks of life.

Barrie teaches with a remarkable combination of rigor and challenge balanced with sensitivity, humor, and compassion. Her events weave together the technical precision of refined alignment-based practice with an ever-present awareness of the great wisdom of yoga philosophy distilled from decades of intensive study and practice.

Teaching for close to 2 decades, Barrie shares the depth of her experience and knowledge to reveal a uniquely accessible, authentic and integrated approach to yoga. She empowers students with tools to deepen their understanding and inspires them to embrace asana as a path for expansive self-discovery and inner growth. <read more>