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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"Happiness is when what you think, what you say & what you do are in harmony."

- Mahatma Gandhi 

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)

300 hour 

Advanced Training

 The Blue Sun Yoga Advanced Training goes deeper into the subtle layers of yoga through our unique life experiences, starting from a deep connection to our authentic self.  The module format is designed so that each trainee can co-create a program designed to honor and satisify their dharma.  

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 The 300-hour certification is fulfilled by choosing 3 modules.  The Heart of the Student is required.  2 additional modules must be chosen for certification and are selected based on your interests.  Additional classes and work vary with each module and can be completed at your own pace.  

Each module will be offered at least once per year.  Investment is approximately $4000 total depending on the modules chosen.  

Discounts are given for BSY graduates.   

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The Heart of the Student

with Wendy Dahl

Therapeutic Applications and Process: Posture, Feet, Hips and Shoulders

November 6th - 10th 

Therapeutic Applications: Knees, Elbows, Wrists, Neck, Case Studies

December 4th - 8th

Non-residental retreat format from 9-5 pm on selected days, snacks included.  

Lovelight Healing Center, Grayslake 

This module takes your 200-hour training to the next level.  Subjects are similar, but content is much more comprehensive and includes an emphasis on:

applied anatomy and physiology, adjustments, asana therapeutics, working with specific conditions, teaching methodology, sequencing, staying true to our dharma, the business of yoga, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, lifestyle and ethics.

The best teachers are really the best students.

The Heart of the Resilience 

with Wendy Dahl and Margot Andersen

September 22nd & 23rd

Friday 5-9 pm & Saturday 1-6 pm

Weekends can be attended separately, or hours can count towards the 300 hour certification (additional homework applies). 

$150 per weekend. $20 discount if registered 10 days in advance.   Weekend home activities encouraged.

Adversity and challenge are a given in life; all of us experience illness, loss, as well as parenting and relationship struggles.  While falling down is part of life, getting back up is living!  Resilience is the ability to bounce back after life's inevitable challenges.  The good news is that the research in neuroscience demonstrates that resilience skills can be taught and learned.  Learn resilience skills to help yourself and others survive and thrive during adversity.  Please join us for these informative learning and experiential workshops where you learn about and practice various elements of resilience each weekend.

September Weekend: This session will focus on various meditation techniques and yoga practices with relationship to working with chronic pain.  Discussions will include the Brain Pain Matrix, common chronic pain conditions, and pain processing.  Enjoy a weekend of learning meditation practices, gentle yoga, restorative yoga and yoga nidra to support forgiveness and loving kindness of the body and mind. 

Dates TBD:  This session will focus on the neuroscience supporting mindfulness and meditation.  We will expand our understanding of anxiety, depression, PTSD, shame, and the impact of therapeutic yoga.  Learn how yoga and mindfulness can create distance from being fused with thoughts and emotions by practicing self acceptance, self compassion, & loving kindness on and off our mats.

Dates TBD:  This session will focus on learning and practicing skills of mindfulness, resilience, post traumatic growth, listening and radical self acceptance.  We will explore how to train your brain from conditioned knee jerk responses to higher-level choices as well as understanding the neuroscience behind how mindfulness and meditation de-stressing practices create resilience. 

*** See Margot's bio for more information! 

 

The Heart of the Spirit

 with Wendy Dahl and Bette Plass

Septebmer 11th - September 15th, 2018

Grayslake & Lake Zurich, IL

Yoga is a life long connection that can be practiced with each breath through mindfulness and sustainable movements. This learning module is a celebration of the aging process, which starts in your 20’s!  Because our bodies are always changing, awareness is paramount in the aging and healing process. We will restore the view of aging as a challenge, the importance of our relationship to our bodies, and tap into the wisdom gained from our body through time.  Redefine the aging process by empowering yourself with options, awareness and grace.

 

Content includes:

 ~   anatomy and physiology of aging   ~   meditation   ~   restorative, gentle and chair yoga

~   methods for nurturing yourself   ~   coping with pain   ~   self massage      

~  developing a sustainable home practice  ~  learning and teaching how to successfully modify yoga poses

 

This program is designed as a non-residential retreat.  Snacks will be provided, and home practices are encouraged.

The hours count towards continuing education credits (CEU’s) and the Blue Sun Yoga 300-hour Teacher Training Program.  

Days can be attended individually if space permits.  Just ask!

 

The Heart of the Teacher

 Spring, 2017

 This module is a yoga and meditation retreat experience focusing on reflection, connection, fellowship, networking, collaboration and healing.  Yoga invites us not to become something or someone else, but to connect more fully to ourselves.  This retreat addresses how we can skillfully navigate comtempory yoga while staying true to ourselves by unifying our dharma and authentic teachings.  Self actualized beings must be what they can be.  This is a reflective experience designed to hold space and support you in getting back to your center, refining your intentions of practice and teaching, and moving forward with clearer vision.   Practice for your students, teach for yourself.

The Heart of the Family

with Wendy Dahl and Maryanna Gibbs

Fall 2017

 

September 22nd - 25th, October 20th - 23rd, November 17th - 20th, January 12th - 15th

Fridays and Saturdays 1 - 7 pm, Sundays 12 - 4 pm, Mondays 12 - 3 pm.

Pre and post-natal yoga, including couples, family, kids and mom and baby yoga.

***Additional hours and fee for Pre-natal certification

 

The Heart of Community

Mentorship program with Wendy and others…..

~ongoing~ 

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Brochure:Lovelight Healing Center 

 

Required Readings: Dependant on module chosen.

Application: Personal interview to establish the path unique to you! 

Blue Sun Yoga is a Registered Yoga School (RYS). Successful completion of this program qualifies students for the RYT 300 Registration.

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

Wendy@BlueSunYoga.com or 847-971-9835