Limited Spaces Left - Raw Chef Training and Yoga Teacher Training, this Sept 25 - Oct 23.
More info below!
IN THIS ISSUE
Raw Chef Certification Program
Sept 25-Oct 23 Level I Training
Level II Training
Drama of Dharma
Opportunity for Skilled Kitchen Assistants
Raw Recipe: Sayuri's Rocking Lasagna
Raw Chef Training and Certification Program
Sept 25 - Oct 23, 2011
Level I Yoga Teacher Training 300 Hours
Sept 25 - Oct 23, 2011
Level II Yoga Teacher Training 500 Hour Module
"Yoga and Story"
Oct 28 - Nov 11, 2011
Special Opportunity for Skilled Kitchen Assistants for Sept-Oct/Oct-Nov 2011
Interested in taking your passion and experience with raw food to the next level?
Limited spaces available for kitchen assistants to the brilliant Sayuri (see below) for the upcoming Level I and/or Level II trainings.
Immerse yourself in Bali, creating exquisite raw foods in a tropical retreat setting in for a group of passionate yogis. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
The Best Raw Lasagna Ever (really!)
The illustrious Sayuri Tanaka will be gifting us with her incredible organic, raw food culinary creations during the upcoming Vibrant Living Yoga Teacher Trainings. One of her specialties (below) is one of our favorites!
6-7 zucchini thinly sliced
3 packages of mushrooms sliced, lightly marinated with soy sauce, extra virgin olive oil
1 ½ cup soaked walnuts, blend with food processor until crumbly, lightly tossed w/soy sauce, oregano
2 bunches spinach, chopped small with knife or food processor, squeezed, drained of the liquid then tossed with lemon juice
Slice zucchini thin (use a mandoline if you have one), marinate with salt for about 30 minutes. Rinse the ‘noodles’ and remove from water.
Layer your lasagna as follows: zucchini, cashew cheese (see below), walnut mixture, tomato sauce (below), then zucchini to cover the top. Cover with tomato sauce and cashew cheese. Sprinkle parmesan cheese (below) on serving. Optional: warm in the dehydrator for 1~ 2 hours.
Quick Marinara Sauce
1 cup sundried tomato, soak 30m
2 tomatoes cut into chunk
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 Tbs dried basil
1/4 Tbs dried oregano
1/4 Tbs thyme
3 dates, deseeded, chopped small
Mix in the food processor until desired chunkiness.
Cashew Cheese Sauce
2 cups cashew nuts, soaked
1 tsp salt
2 Tbs lemon juice
2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbs white miso
8 Tbs water
Blend all until smooth.
1 cup Brazilian nut
1 tsp sea salt
2 Cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional)
Pulse in the food processor into crumbly.
We were not sent into this world to do anything into which we cannot put our heart. - John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)
We’re right in the midst of the summer, the peak season for Hollywood blockbusters – mostly epic adventures, fantasies, and big battles between good and evil. Here in Bali, the local culture celebrates it’s own victory of dharma
(virtue, right action; represented in astrology by Saturn) over adharma
(evil, chaos) with the biannual holiday of Galungan.
The Bhagavad Gita
, probably the yogi’s favorite blockbuster adventure, describes the epic tale of the great warrior Arjuna and his moral dilemma. The story begins with Arjuna, prepared to lead a battle against those who have done him wrong, those who threaten the survival of his kingdom. Yet when Arjuna surveys the enemy, and sees that they are people he knows, his teacher and extended family, he falls into a crisis of faith, and refuses to battle against them.
His charioteer, who conveniently happens to be Krishna, a manifestation of God, freezes time to lecture Arjuna on the nature of life and dharma.
Similarly, most of Bali comes to a standstill during the holy days of Galungan, giving us all an opportunity to reflect on our values and what we believe it, the forces we wish to energize. Continue reading below...
In love and service,
So you want to be a Raw Chef? Sept 25 - Oct 23
Calling all raw food enthuasiasts! Limited spaces available for our upcoming Raw Chef Training and Certification led by Lucy Aujeska. Join us for the unique opportunity to immerse yourself into a four week intensive learning the art of creating exquisite raw food using the freshest organic produce and world's best superfoods, set on site at the Radiantly Alive yoga teacher training in the tropics of Bali!
Lucy discovered the profound and magical, life-changing synergy of raw living foods and yoga years ago. Her zeal to share what she's learned - how we can fully experience beauty in each moment - and her passion and ability to communicate a contagious love, enthusiasm and zest for living joyfully and consciously, exceeds more than the intricacies of creating amazing raw food... she inspires others how to embody a fuller and happier life, free from unhealthy obstacles and connected to your true nature through a raw food diet.
For more information, hear what David Wolfe, health, nutrition and eco expert, author, raw food pioneer, friend, has to say about the Radiantly Alive Raw Chef Program and diving into Living cuisine in Bali his video clip here.
Your education combines the best of all elements – Lucy’s expertise and training, the practical and rewarding experience of preparing food for yogis, the opportunity to participate in portions of the yoga training, a dynamic and enthusiastic educational staff guiding the apprentices, plentiful and incredible all-organic local fruits, vegetables and superfoods (coconuts, cacao, cashews and more) - and all set in the beauty of spiritual Bali.
For more information and application details, visit our site or contact us at email@example.com or +62 821 44 8983 40 (UTC/GMT +8 hrs).
Level I 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Sept 25 - Oct 23 2011 - Nearly Sold Out
Limited spaces left for our upcoming Level I teacher training. We're excited to have some incredible faculty returning - including Edward Clark (Tripsichore), Simon Borg Olivier (Yoga Anatomy) and Dave Stringer (Kirtan). New to us this year are Chris Chavez (Anusara) and Kathy Cooper (Ashtanga) - plus other special guests are in the works.
NOTE - Many students' teaching and yoga experience move to incredible levels by attending both Level I and Level II together (see our Videos page to hear from students directly). Contact us if you're interested a six-week intensive.
To hear what David Wolfe had to say about the four week experience of transformative yoga and incredibly powerful raw food, check out the video here.
To experience our Yoga classes or see video clips of student testimonials, visit our Podcast and Video page. More details, including registration information, are on our site. Contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org or +62 821 44 8983 40 (UTC/GMT +8 hrs) to apply.
Advanced Level 500 Hour Teacher Training Module - Yoga and Story, Oct 28 - Nov 11, 2011
"The Universe is made of stories, not atoms." - Muriel Rukeyser.
Story is our essence, the source and expression of every dream, dread, vision, death, birth and discovery. Our humanity and inhumanity is rooted in it, tangled in the mystery of "why?" and the suspense of "what next?" Story is Nature's way of becoming conscious of itself, and as storytellers we work with it in order to become conscious of ourselves.
Our upcoming Level II 500 hour module - a two week immersion into the physical, philosophical and teaching aspects of yoga - focuses on how story-telling and the construction of story is relevant to our yogic journey, the way in which we share yoga classes, and how to employ this metaphor in creating an experience well beyond the physical practice. Prerequisites include Joseph Campbell's Power of Myth.
This October, train in an intimate setting with some of the top masters in the yoga world - Edward Clark (Tripsichore), Alanna Kaivalya (Bhakti Vinyasa), Dave Stringer (Kirtan) and Daniel Aaron - on an intensive designed for the practicioner or teacher seeking to take their yoga experience, and others', to a deeper level.
NOTE: Many students' teaching and yoga experience move to incredible levels by attending both Level I and Level II together (see our Videos page to hear from students directly). Contact us if you're interested.
To see video clips of student testimonials and learn more about the Level II Teacher Training experience, see our Podcast and Video page. More details, including registration information, are on our website. Contact Heather at email@example.com or +62 821 44 8983 40 (UTC/GMT +8 hrs) to apply for a space.
The Drama of Dharma: Yogic Training of Duty, Action and Freedom (Continued)
In astrology, Saturn represents what we 'should' do - discipline, effort, work, dharma. In the body it's the skeleton. Not the sexiest energy on the planet, yet it's incredibly important. In 2011, Uranus is literally opposite from Saturn in the sky – in contrast to Saturn’s forces, Uranus stands for freedom. Uranus cajoles us to shake things up. It likes to disrupt where we've become settled into stagnation. It's a rebel, a questioner of authority.
In astrology, an opposition indicates an apparent contradiction – where it appears that two energies cannot co-exist, let alone work together. Yet life is neither black nor white – so, our job as yogis is to be conscious and find a way through the apparent contradiction, to discover how the two energies are actually mutually supportive.
Easy to assume that what we should do (Saturn) may be in conflict with what one wants to do (Uranus). Certainly Arjuna does not want to do battle with the people he knows. He believes it would be better to be defeated and killed than to take arms against them. Yet the deeper we inquire into life, the more we find that what we must do, what the world is crying out for us to do, is actually exactly what we want to do.
On one of the main intersections in Ubud village in Bali, a huge statue of Arjuna, bow-drawn and poised on the battlefield, reminds motorists of Arjuna’s lessons. Krishna tells Arjuna “Better one’s own duty (dharma) though deficient, than the duty of another well performed. Better is death in one’s own duty, the duty of another invites trouble.” (3:35)
The statue towers over a busy intersection where people hurry by on motorbikes and in cars. Even as Arjuna looms, times have changed. No one goes to war with a bow and arrow. In fact, it could well be argued that we’ve evolved to the point that the mere idea of war, of killing, seems archaic (the fact that wars continue notwithstanding). The modern yogi’s dharma is not to go to battle in the way Arjuna did, yet the same challenge, of doing one’s true duty, despite all obstacles, remains just as important.
"Misfortunes occur only when a person is false to his genius"
- Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)
The English word ‘disaster,’ means “to go against the stars.” When one reads the map of their life and decodes what it is they 'should' do, they free themselves. The yogi, like Arjuna, gets to choose how to invest his energy. Astrology is not necessary to do this (though it could well help). We so often think of what we should do as ‘discipline,’ as what we don’t want to do, something that’s restricting, yet Krishna’s teaching to Arjuna is that ultimately it’s freeing.
Everyone knows inside ourselves what is their dharma. And if our dharma has not yet been realized or actualized, our dharma is to discover our dharma. When action accords with it, not only are we more free, we free the world. Yoga and astrology reveal to us that when we are doing what we really want, and what we must do, the world sings with freedom and joy.