• Meditation Facilitator Training Programs

    Deepen your practice and share the magic with others

  • Become an authentic, skilled and certified Meditation Facilitator in the practice of Naturality, or living according to your true nature.

     

    There are many approaches to understand the art and science of meditation. Our approach is through Naturality, meaning to live according to your true nature. The Naturality approach is neither religious nor spiritual but natural; meaning that after learning the basics of meditation techniques and practices, you are encouraged to discover your unique way of meditating according to your natural personality. It is the easiest way to practice meditation. The goal is to become free from fear and guilt and live with peace, passion and bliss.

     

    From the Naturality point of view, meditation is relaxation, awareness and expansion of awareness. The practice of meditation promotes emotional healing and can be helpful for those suffering from a variety of acute and chronic health problems including stress-related disorders, chronic pain, anxiety and depression. As the practice deepens, we discover our natural self and inner guru and eventually experience mind expansion and stillness.

     

    Whether you are a practitioner of meditation or a beginner, this program will deepen your own meditation practice and will also enable you to teach meditation to individuals and groups.

     

    These comprehensive and unique programs are offered by Jivasu, founder of the Path of Naturality, several of his fellow teachers and Lara Wharton of Listen Lightly, in association with the Canadian Yoga Alliance.

     

    Read more about Jivasu and the Path of Naturality, or living according to our nature, by clicking HERE.

     

  • Upcoming Dates

    100-hr Meditation Facilitator Training Program

    Spring 2019

    May 12, 26, June 2, 9, 23, July 7, Retreat July 20-21

    100-hr Kundalini & Chakra Facilitator Training Program

    September 14-22 2019 Intensive

     

  • 100-hr Meditation Facilitator Training Program

    Whether you are a practitioner of meditation or a beginner, this program will deepen your own meditation practice and will also enable you to teach meditation to individuals and groups.


     

    What you will learn


    In this 100-hour training course, we will be focusing on both theory and practical, so that you can achieve mastery in the practice of mindfulness and various other meditation methods to become a meditation facilitator.


    Naturality: Naturality is an open, flexible and ever-evolving system of teachings that help us to understand the root cause of life’s problems as well as find the solutions within us. Guided by certain core learning and practices, individuals can begin the adventure of self-exploration. By walking on Naturality path, we build a healthy identity and discover our Inner Guru to guide us through a complex world. We eventually discover our natural self and are able to live fully.

     

    Understand and become skillful in the art and science of a variety of meditation techniques to experience peace in daily living and the discovery of your true self.


    The following meditations will be explored and experienced:

    • Expansive
    • Mindfulness
    • Self-love
    • Who Am I?
    • Dream and sleep
    • Chakra
    • Visualization and guided imagery
    • Sound (chants)
    • Self meditation

    Special Emphasis on:

    • Role of meditation in treating mental health problems including fear and anxiety.
    • Role of meditation in helping the people suffering from chronic stress and pain.
    • Role of meditation in preventing and delaying brain aging to help in Dementia and Alzheimer Disease

    Complimented by:

    • Body Movements Breath Work

    Synthesize:

    • Spirituality and Sciences: combine meditation and yoga with the latest research in neuroscience.
    • Mind-Body Medicine: Explore the mind-body connection to experience the feeling of well-being through your body's relaxation response as well as deal with stress, anxiety, PTSD, sleep problems and other chronic illnesses.

    Develop tools for self-knowing through:

    • Determining your natural personality and changing your lifestyle accordingly: connecting personality and body types to the brain and nervous system.
    • Identity, Subconscious and Natural Self: connect in-depth knowledge of self with the meditative journey.
    • Centres of evolution and involution, chakras and their connection with the brain and the world: exploring their evolutionary significance and connection to the brain.
    • Energy points, Energy channels and Energy Healing: connect them to the nervous system.

     
    Practice

    Meditations: You will learn the theory and practice a variety of meditations, and will also explore the effects of meditation on body, emotions, thoughts and how various mind-body health problems can be relieved by meditation practice. Meditation can become holistic medicine without any side-effects.


    Breathing exercises: Breathing exercises are techniques to regulate your breath. ‎The different types of breathing techniques you will practice will include: Naturality breathing (breath of dissolution), Alternate nostril breathing, Chakra, Ujjayi, ‎Kapalabhati, ‎Bhastrika or bellow breathing, breath of dissolution.


    Kriyas: Kriyas are the harmonious combination of movements and chants specific to chakras
     

    Beside the above, you will also learn about how to become an effective and confident teacher and how to teach students with different medical physical and mental conditions.

     

    Teaching Methods
     

    Experience based education – Experiencing and also finding the source of experience.
    Problem based learning – Exploring the problem of fear, meaning in life, love, relationship, fulfillment, work and education.
    Dialectical dialogue – Exploring two poles of an experience or knowledge.
    Self-inquiry – Who am I? Enquiring into the origin of knowledge, beliefs and motives.
    Healthy competition and co-operation – It helps in realizing and expressing our potential and brings unique creativity to teachings without being isolated. We have fear of our own greatness known as Jonah’s complex which we have to overcome to experience best in us.


    We become big by becoming bigger, not by making others small, and then helping others to grow.
     

    Course Material


    Manual – comprehensive manual containing the theory and practice of Naturality meditation
    Meditation – The art, science and methods of meditations by Jivasu (book)
    Naturality by Jivasu (book)
    CD digital copy of meditations and chants
    Handouts


    Dates


    May 12, 26, June 2, 9, 23, July 7

    10.30 am to 5.30 pm

    Overnight retreat July 20-21 at Bliss Haven Retreat Centre
    (www.blisshaven.net)

     

    Cost

     

    $1150 + HST (includes retreat and course material)

    $250 deposit by cheque or email transfer

     

    Registration

     

    For more information and to register, contact Lara at lara@listenlightly.com or 416-909-3290.

  • 100-hr Kundalini and Chakra Facilitator Training Program

    There are many approaches to understand and experience the Yoga of Kundalini and Chakras. Our approach is through Naturality. Naturality is to live according to our nature. Naturality approach is neither religious nor spiritual but natural; means find your way and door to enter into the world of Kundalini and Chakra. It’s the easiest way. The goal is to become free from fear and guilt and live with peace, passion and bliss.


    From Naturality point of view Kundalini and Chakras is supreme Yoga and contains the essence of all other Yogas, religions and spiritual paths. It is ancient yet contemporary as it can be explained through spirituality and philosophy and also in terms of science without bringing any religion to define it. Through its philosophy and practice we can understand and realize the non-dual consciousness as well as ourselves and the world around us with all its chaos, politics, economy, joy, sufferings and cultural conflicts. To know the Kundalini and Chakras is to understand and realize what could be understood and realized at all levels of life.


    Naturality Kundalini and Chakra Facilitator Program is offered in association with Canadian Yoga Alliance.
     

    What you will learn


    In this 100-hour training course, we will be focusing on both theory and practical, so that you can achieve mastery in the practice of Kundalini and Chakra methods to become a Kundalini and Chakra facilitator.


    Theory


    Naturality: Naturality is an open, flexible and ever-evolving system of teachings that help us to understand the root cause of life’s problems as well as find the solutions within us. Guided by certain core learning and practices, individuals can begin the adventure of self-exploration. By walking on Naturality path, we build a healthy identity and discover our Inner Guru to guide us through a complex world. We eventually discover our natural self and are able to live fully.
     

    Kundalini and Chakra Philosophy: Kundalini and Chakra philosophy is the study Kundalini and Chakras and also its relationship with various types of yogas including Bhakti, Karma and Jnana Yoga and other spiritual paths.
     

    Kundalini Meditations: Meditation is the art and science of relaxation, awareness and expansion of awareness. It is the tool to transcend thoughts and restless mind resulting in Samadhi or enlightenment. In this program we will be specifically focusing on those meditations which facilitate the awakening of Kundalini and the Chakras.
     

    Kundalini and Chakra Anatomy & Physiology: Learn about the biology of the body and brain and how they are connected to yoga poses, breathing techniques or Pranayama, Kundalini and the Chakras. This will give you a scientific understanding of Kundalini and Chakras.
     

    Kundalini, Chakra and Mental Health and Addictions: The awakening of Kundalini and the Chakras has a direct effect on mental health and addictions and can aid in their effective management. Participants will learn how they can empower people with mental health problems and addictions for better management of these problems.
     
    Practice
    Learn poses, movements, locks, mudras (gestures), seed mantras for Chakras, breathing exercises and meditations.


    Meditations: You will learn the theory and practice a variety of meditations, including the Naturality, Kundalini and Chakras meditations. You will also explore the effects of meditation on body, emotions, thoughts and how various mind-body health problems can be relieved by meditation practice. Meditation can become holistic medicine without the side-effects.


    Breathing exercises: Breathing exercises are techniques to regulate your breath. ‎The different types of breathing techniques you will practice will include: Naturality breathing (breath of dissolution), Alternate nostril breathing, Chakra, Ujjayi, ‎Kapalabhati, ‎Bhastrika or bellow breathing, breath of dissolution.
     

    Chanting: Chanting will focus on seed, tantric and Naturality sounds and mantras which help in Kundalini and Chakra awakening.


    Kriyas: Kriyas are the harmonious combination of movements and chants specific to chakras
     

    Mudras or gestures: Mudras are hand and limb gestures that facilitate the flow of the energy.
     

    Bandhas or locks: Bandhas are specific body poses, movement along with breathing exercise that pool energy in our body and direct its flow into specific chakras and channels.
     

    Affirmations: Affirmations are movements and sound that bring out the core message of a chakra.
     

    Knowledge of basic Marma or acupuncture points for healing: Knowledge of Marma points will add into your knowledge of energy channels and their connection with the Chakras and Nadis or meridians. Specific Sujun movements will be practiced to stimulate the Marma points.
     

    Beside the above, you will also learn about how to become an effective and confident teacher and how to teach students with different medical physical and mental conditions including those one which are induced by spontaneous Kundalini awakening.

     

    Teaching Methods
     

    Experience based education – Experiencing and also finding the source of experience.
    Problem based learning – Exploring the problem of fear, meaning in life, love, relationship, fulfillment, work and education.
    Dialectical dialogue – Exploring two poles of an experience or knowledge.
    Self-inquiry – Who am I? Enquiring into the origin of knowledge, beliefs and motives.
    Healthy competition and co-operation – It helps in realizing and expressing our potential and brings unique creativity to teachings without being isolated. We have fear of our own greatness known as Jonah’s complex which we have to overcome to experience best in us.


    We become big by becoming bigger, not by making others small, and then helping others to grow.
     

    Course Material


    Manual – A 150-page comprehensive manual containing the theory and practice of Chakra and Kundalini
    Meditation – The art, science and methods of meditations by Jivasu (book)
    Naturality by Jivasu (book)
    Recorded meditation and chants
    Handouts


    Dates


    September 14-19

    10.30 am to 5.30 pm

    Overnight retreat September 21-22 at Bliss Haven Retreat Centre
    (www.blisshaven.net)

     

    Cost

     

    $1150 + HST (includes retreat and course material)

    $250 deposit by cheque or email transfer

     

    Registration

     

    For more information and to register, contact Lara at lara@listenlightly.com or 416-909-3290.

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