In This Issue
• Nov Level II Recap •
• Upcoming 2011 Level II •
• Level I Recap•
• Raw Chef Apprenticeship Program •
• Education of Life•
• Ongoing Events •
• Upcoming Events •
• Launching the Essential Oil Site! •
• NEW on the Radiantly Alive Blog •
• Japanese Nori Rolls •
On Going Events
NEW Classes with Daniel and Vibrant Living Yoga Graduates!
Vibrant Living Yoga Weekly Classes with Daniel,
Sunday and Friday,8-9:30am
Honeymoon, Ubud, Bali
Vibrant Living Yoga Weekly Classes with Oksana
Honeymoon, Ubud, Bali
Vibrant Living Yoga Weekly Classes with Heather
Honeymoon, Ubud, Bali
• May 8 - June 5, 2011•
Vibrant Living Yoga
Level I Teacher Training
Ubud - Bali
• June 10 - June 24, 2011 •
Vibrant Living Yoga
Level II Module,
Ubud - Bali
Launching Radiantly Alive Essential Alchemy!
We're excited about the launch of one of the many latest projects...the Essential Alchemy line, created by Daniel. Many of you have already enjoyed some of his special creations - Muscle Moksha and Spirit of Savasana - during yoga class. Visit the site to learn more about the oils.
Words From Our Level II Teacher Trainees on the Radiantly Alive Blog
We're adding a new element to our blog
. In addition to Daniel's regular postings, we'll also be featuring postings from some of our current Vibrant Living Yoga Teachers
who are in the midst of their Level II training. Their articles will be in response to a question or invitation for inquiry, posted by Daniel each month.
Check out the new discussion
(focused on, of course, Yoga as Art) already posted on our blog here
Raw Nori Roll with Japanese "Tuna" Pate and Tahini Ginger Dipping Sauce
6 raw Nori sheets
3 c shredded cabbage/spinach
1/2 c sprout of any kind
1 1/2 avocado, sliced
2 bell pepper , julienned
2 cucumbers, julienned
1 1/2 carrot, spiralized or julienned
…..or any sort of vegetable in the fridge!!
1 1/2 c Japanese “tuna” pate
Ginger dipping sauce
Japanese “tuna” pate
(Yield: 1 1/2 cup)
2 c sunflower seed, soaked
1/2 cup water (or more)
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped spring onion
1 tsp black pepper
3 tbsp grated ginger
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp dried wakame, soaked in 4 tbsp soy sauce, 4 tbsp roasted sesame oil, 2 tbsp lemon juice
Sesame ginger dipping sauce
1 tbsp roasted sesame oil
2 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar
2 tbsp Rapadura
1 tbsp ginger juice
1 tbsp white sesame, ground
For Japanese" tuna", blend and pulse all except from celery and spring onion in the food processer until you get “tuna” texture. Add celery and spring onion, then mix by hand.
For sauce, mix all in a bowl until rapadura is dissolved.
To assemble, place all the ingredients on a nori sheet and roll; place a bit of water on the edges to seal the nori, then bite like a burrito! Or, cut into 6 pieces like a proper sushi roll. Serve with ginger dipping sauce on the side.
|Radiantly Alive December 2010 Newsletter
There is nothing training cannot do. Nothing is above its reach. It can turn bad morals to good; it can destroy bad principles and recreate good ones; it can lift men to angelship. - Mark Twain
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. - Angela Schwindt
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well. - Aristotle
The last two months have been a blissful, if challenging, educational extravaganza. Our yoga teacher trainings - levels I and II - grew to a new heights of effectiveness, fun and success. And every time we dive into it, I learn and grow enormously.
For me personally, it also meant that Zaida, my daughter, was off from school, so we took an overnight trip to the beaches of East Bali.
The more I learn about children and development the more I see how closely related the natural principles of education are to happiness - and to leadership, yoga and business.
Bagwaan Rajneesh said that the purpose of all education is to learn to love, that we can measure our success in education by how loving we are. Yet isn't it amazing how few of us receive education into how to relate to others, and how to develop a healthy relationship with ourselves.
Continue reading below....
|November Level II Module Recap: Yoga as Art
|B.K.S. Iyengar writes "if as an artist you also practice yoga - if you are in touch with the internal levels of your being - you will develop a vast range of expression and your art will become what is known as 'satyam, sivam, sundaram', true, auspicious and beautiful. Art then becomes divine."
In The Tree Of Yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar writes that “if as an artist you also practice yoga – if you are in touch with the internal levels of your being – you will develop a vast range of expression and your art will become what is known as ‘satyam, sivam, sundaram’, true, auspicious and beautiful. Art then becomes divine.”
Under the guidance and creative collaboration with modern masters of yoga and art, together we explored the relationship between yoga and music, performance and creation, with Edward Clark (Tripsichore, performance), Dave Stringer (kirtan), and Ron and Meenakshi (Ashtanga, and music), who shared their specific expertise in the context of advanced practice, study and teaching of yoga.
Check out our latest photo albums from our Level II training on our Facebook page here and here.
NEW! We've just posted a video clip from one of our 'Yoga as Art' performances by the Level II trainees on YouTube - be sure to check it out by clicking here.
Also, to see more video student testimonials and learn more about the Level II Teacher Training experience, see our Podcast and Video page.
More information on the next module is below, or at our website. Contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org, to apply for a space.
|Upcoming Level II Modules: June & November 2011
|The depth of training and experience in the 500 hour Level II Teacher Training modules continue to grow and inspire us to continually take the program to higher levels. Fantastic to see so many returning graduates – and trainees new to Radiantly Alive - committed to uplifting themselves and the world around them.
Special congratulations to our first 500 hour Vibrant Living Yoga Teacher Training graduates: Heather Bonker, Lea Solter and Gabrielle White Wolf. They’ll be scattered all over the world, spreading the good word.
Our 500 hour program consists of two week modules, each which feature a yogic theme illustrated by master faculty with specific expertise. Three modules can be applied towards certification, and each is a unique, stand-alone experiences.
Announcing Themes and Dates for 2011 Level II Modules:
June 10 - 24: Integrating Philosophy into Asana, with Edward Clark, Nicki Doane, Alanna Kaivalya, and Joshua Michaell.
October 28 - November 11: Yoga and Story, with Edward Clark, Dave Stringer and Alanna Kaivalya.
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 to apply for a space.
||Level I Trainings: Recap and Looking Ahead
|It's official - our Level I Trainings have jumped to a new and higher level. More students, a more diverse set of faculty, an expanded staff and the launch of our Mentorship Program – these elements synergized for amazing results. Thanks once again, to those trainees who ventured to Bali, whose commitment, hard work and positivity were incredibly inspiring, as well as the expanding family of support staff. Check out photos from the training on our Facebook page, here and here.
We're already confirming trainee applications for 2011: May 8 - June 5, and Sept 25-Oct 23. For more information about the 300 hour Teacher Trainings in Bali, or to apply, please see our site.
|Raw Chef Apprenticeship Program 2011
|Also new to us in October 2010 - the launch of our Raw Food Apprenticeship Program: an opportunity for those interested in learning and training in raw food technique, preparation, catering and more to study with world renowned chefs in beautiful Bali.
Combining the best of many elements - skilled senior chefs, an enthusiastic and dynamic educational staff guiding the apprentices, plentiful and incredible all-organic local vegetables, fruits and superfoods (coconuts, cacao, cashews and more), the practical and rewarding experience of preparing food for yogis, the opportunity to participate in portions of our yoga training - and all set in the beauty of spiritual Bali - we now take the apprenticeship program to another level.
The apprentices' education involve a mixture of practical and classroom experience, with a curriculum featuring raw food preparation, nutrition, kitchen technique, superfoods, cleansing/fasting, personalized nutrition, kitchen management, catering for retreats and more.
Dates for the 2011 trainings are May 8 - June 5 and Sept 25 - October 23. More information and application details, can be found on our raw chef apprenticeship site. Contact Heather to apply.
|Education of Life
|Zaida said to a friend of ours "I've got chocolate smoothie and you don't have any." If you have children, or remember being a child, you can probably insert the belittling, sing-song tune to her statement. |
It was the first time I'd heard her engage in that familiar school-age taunting. Not only did it remind me of the common phenomena of children being mean, it shocked me to see it coming from 'my' child.
While many would undoubtedly say 'that's just how kids are,' I hope we can do better for our children. We can upgrade our definition of discipline to include ‘education’. We are blessed with the opportunity in educating our children in how to live. Of course, if we look around at the world these days, it's clear that the older generations are not (yet) doing a great job of taking care of each other or the planet. Yet, shifts in consciousness seem to be arising in communities all over the world, and we have reason to hope.
I have great optimism in our power and ability to improve our world. Not only can we inspire and empower children to find the joy and happiness in treating each other well, children are beautiful mirrors for our own behavior. The greatest motivation for me to 'work on myself' stems from seeing how I respond to Zaida - especially in moments of stress. I ask myself, who I want to be with her, who I want her to learn from, how do I want her to experience me.
I make mistakes and learn. I find missed opportunities and plan how to take better advantage of them the next time. I do my best to avoid the downward spiral of putting myself down for what I didn't do, and instead I focus on what I can do better - for her and for me.
Our collective dharma in this phase of human development may be for us to cultivate the art of relating to each other and to ourselves to the same incredible degree we're developing technology.
Yogis are especially tuned to the art of self-development - learning what our true nature is. We might say that teachers of children are charged with the incredible task of helping our future leaders learn how to love one another. And whether we work with children directly or not, whether we're parents or not, we are all affecting each other all the time. Investing in dharma or adharma. May we all aim toward angelship - and whether we become saints or not, we'll create more kindness along the way.
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