UPCOMING EVENTS

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Blue Sun Yoga (RYS) Teacher Trainings & Practice Intensives:

300 hour Modules : Spring and Summer 2017

200 hour : Fall - Spring 2017/18 in Glenview and Grayslake

200 hour : Costa Rica - Osa Peninsula Intensive! January/February 2018

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Workshops:

The Heart of Resilience ~ While falling down is part of life, getting back up is living! -

September 22nd & 23rd

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Retreats:

Do Mar para as Montagnes Eco-Adventure in Brasil 2018!!

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Practices:

Check out Daily Meds and News for on-going practice!

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"The highest art is the art of living an ordinary life in an extraordinary way."

- Tibetan Saying

Upcoming Events

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Blue Sun Yoga Teacher Trainings and Practice Intensives:

Next session is September - December 2014! 

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Workshops:

Intro to Meditation and Mindfulness: July 26th

Ananta Yoga Training - Teaching to Special Populations: August 9th

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Summer Mini Eco-Retreat!

Brazil for Carnival!

Alaska Summer 2015!

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For more details visit the Training and Workshop/Retreats pages.

Check out our Class Schedule for on-going classes!
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The highest art is the art of living an ordinary life in an extraordinary wayTibetan saying

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Love knows no hesitationYogi Bhajan

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Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony. Mahatma Gandhi

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Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.  Maya Angelou

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Love like your life depends on it…because it does.  Michael Franti

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Only from your heart can you touch the sky.  Rumi

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We don't take a trip... a trip takes us.  John Steinbeck

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It is in giving that we receive.  Francis of Assisi

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Blue Sun Yoga (RYS)

200-hour 

Yoga Teacher Training and Practice Intensive

The BSY Teacher Training Program is all about you. We will travel down this path together, not to mold you into something you are not, but to support you in becoming more fully yourself. The training will offer you multiple hands-on opportunities to practice and affirm the 8-limbed path. We are whole-heartedly committed to assisting you on your journey of self-exploration and discovery, as well as guiding you to develop a disciplined and healing personal practice. Come be a part of the most authentic, heart orientated, skillful and knowledgeable instructors in the world!!!

September 2017 - May 2018 at Samadhi Yoga, Glenview, IL 

September 2017 - February 2018 at Lovelight Healing Center, Grayslake IL

January 20th - February 4th, 2018 - Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica 

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Costa Rica 200 Hour Teacher Training Program and Practice Intensive

with Wendy Dahl of Blue Sun Yoga and Leigh Lubin of Yoga Currents, Alaska

Join us in Costa Rica on a 5 acre nature reserve for a unique experience of yoga practice, ecology, community and healing.

Brochure: BlueSunYogaCurrentsCostaRica.

 

Yoga Intensive & Teacher Training at Samadhi Yoga

Training Dates: 

September 15-17, October 6-8 and  27-29, November 10-12, December 1-3, January 5-7 and 26-28, February 16-18, March 9-11, April 6-8 and 27-29, May 18-20

$3000 on payment plan, $2800 if paid in full.  A 20-class pack at Samadhi is included in the cost!

Brochure: Printable PDF of brochure for Samadhi Yoga Intensive and Teacher Training is available by clicking here

Yoga Intensive & Teacher Training at Lovelight Healing Center

Training Dates: 

September 21 – 23, October 12 – 14, November 2 – 4 & 16 – 18, November 30 – December 2, January 5-7, February 8 – 10 & 22 – 24.

The Thursday & Friday sessions meet from 4 – 9 pm. 

The Saturday session meets from 8 – 6 pm.

$3000 on payment plan, $2800 if paid in full.  Free classes at Lovelight during the training are included in the cost!

Information for all 200-hour Teacher Training Programs

Required Readings:

  • Refining the Breath – The Yogic Practice of Pranayama, Doug Keller (www.doyoga.com)
  • The Heart of Yoga, TKV Desikachar
  • Hatha Yoga Illustrated, Martin Kirk, Brooke Boon, Daniel DiTuro
  • Light on Yoga, BKS Iyengar
  • Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff
  • MetaAnatomy, Kristin Leal
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Satchidananda
  • The Secret Power of Yoga, Nischala Joy Devi
  • A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, Eckhart Tolle
  • Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence, Matthew W. Sanford
  • How Yoga Works, Geshe Michael Roach

 

Recommended Reading (not required):

  • Wherever you go there you are, Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Relax and Renew, Judith Lasater
  • Ashtanga Yoga “The Practice Manual”, David Swenson
  • The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga, Srivatsa Ramaswami
  • The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness, Erich Schiffmann
  • Anusara Yoga – Hatha Yoga in the Anusara Style, Doug Keller
  • The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga - Ray Long
  • Anatomy of Movement, Blandine Calais-Germain
  • Anatomy of Hatha Yoga, Coulter
  • The Bhagavad Gita
  • Tao Te Ching
  • Moola Bandha, The Master Key, Swami Buddhananda
  • The Anatomy Coloring Book, Wynn Kapit/Lawrence M. Elson

What Makes This Training Unique?

The BSY Teacher Training Program is all about you. We will travel down this path together, not to mold you into something you are not, but to support you in becoming more fully yourself. The training will offer you multiple hands-on opportunities to practice and affirm the 8-limbed path. We are whole-heartedly committed to assisting you on your journey of self-exploration and discovery, as well as guiding you to develop a disciplined and healing personal practice. 

Yoga is one of the few physical practices that honors our bodies unique and dynamic needs through all of the stages in our lives. In this training we will address the entire spectrum of embodiment so that you can make yoga a life long practice and share the gifts of yoga with everyone, regardless of age or physicality. You will learn how to integrate yoga into your daily life in order to find clarity, balance and true healing. 

Together, our teachers bring over 100 years of experience. They teach all ages from children to seniors, and all populations including those with severe mental and physical challenges. They specialize in making this practice accessible to everyone with the belief that if you can breathe you can do yoga!

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Curriculum

The Blue Sun Yoga (BSY) Teaching Training Program is aligned with the original teachings of yoga where the practice transcends the mat by viewing our daily life as a laboratory in which to embody and affirm the 8-limbed path. The training will begin with an in-depth study of the history and philosophies of yoga. You will immediately be inspired and supported to develop a yogic lifestyle represented in every pose of your life. You will begin sharing, offering and teaching from the first step. Through this program you will build the courage to ask the questions of your heart, develop the receptivity to listen, grow the strength to speak your truth and feel well versed in complimenting a variety of teaching methodologies with your authentic offering of vinyasa flow yoga.

A deeper commitment to the study of your self and to the path of yoga will be cultivated through the exploration of: 

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The program will include comprehensive mentorship and support by Wendy Dahl and other instructors to assist you in your personal journey. This training will encourage you to discover, remember and celebrate your personal blessings and all that you have to offer. It is appropriate for yoga teachers, those preparing to teach yoga and those wanting to make a deeper commitment to self-exploration and discovery. We all have something to offer, allow the BSY Teacher Training Program to support you in remembering and sharing your gifts!

 

Blue Sun Yoga is a Registered Yoga School (RYS). Successful completion of this program qualifies students for the RYT 200 Registration.

To register contact Wendy Dahl, M.Ed., E-RYT 500 at

Wendy@BlueSunYoga.com or 847-971-9835