Sept 10-30, 2023
The Yoga Barn – Ubud, Bali
Welcome to our 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training on Sex, Death, and Wealth, where we delve into the fascinating intersection of yoga, science, and culture. This training invites you to embark on a transformative journey of exploration and understanding, shedding light on taboo topics that hold immense potential for growth, healing, and liberation.
Throughout this program, we will navigate the depths of these areas of life, recognizing their inherent connection to our human experience. By embracing the ancient wisdom of yoga and merging it with contemporary scientific knowledge, we create a holistic approach that allows us to delve into these profound aspects of existence.
Sexuality, a fundamental aspect of human nature, often carries layers of societal conditioning, shame, and confusion. Through carefully curated discussions, workshops, and practices, we will examine the role of sexuality in our lives, exploring how it can become a source of empowerment, self-expression, and connection. By understanding the nuances of our own sexuality and cultivating a compassionate understanding of others, we can tap into the transformative power of this vital aspect of our being.
Death, an inevitable part of life, often evokes fear, grief, and uncertainty. In this training, we will confront our own mortality and develop a deepened awareness and acceptance of the impermanence of life. Through philosophical reflections, contemplative practices, and rituals, we will explore death as a teacher, transforming our relationship with it and uncovering a profound appreciation for the present moment. By embracing the wisdom of impermanence, we can infuse our lives with greater meaning, purpose, and gratitude.
Wealth, often accompanied by complex emotions and societal conditioning, holds the potential for both abundance and limitation. Through introspective exercises, discussions, and practical tools, we will investigate our beliefs, attitudes, and relationship with wealth. By understanding the interconnectedness of material and spiritual abundance, we can cultivate a healthy and balanced approach to wealth, unlocking our full potential and aligning our actions with our deepest values.
This 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training offers a safe, supportive, and inclusive space for exploration and growth. Led by experienced facilitators who blend traditional yogic teachings with modern insights, you will engage in interactive lectures, experiential exercises, group discussions, and practical teaching opportunities.
Prepare to embark on a profound journey of self-discovery, expanding your knowledge and understanding of the intricate connections between yoga, science, and culture. By exploring the transformative potential within the realms of sex, death, and wealth, you will emerge as a skilled and compassionate yoga teacher, capable of guiding others on their own paths of growth, healing, and liberation.
Join us on this transformative adventure, and discover how embracing these taboo topics can unlock the true essence of your being and enhance your capacity to live a fulfilled and purposeful life.
Each day includes daily Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Mantra, Yoga Nidra, Satsang, Meditation & Self-inquiry.
What if I don’t want to teach or haven’t taken a previous yoga teacher training?
This training is also intended for you! This course can be taken as a personal retreat and/or as a certified professional training. The emphasis is on self-care, new discoveries and gaining the benefits of daily Yoga practices.
Attending the High Vibe Yoga Teacher Training felt like spending a month at “life school” … in the best way possible. Emily lives her Yoga – her offering is rigorous and of the highest quality, but also playful and refreshingly authentic. In other words, it’s a lot of fun! I learned so much about all aspects of Yoga and, in the process, about myself. I now feel empowered and excited to apply what I have learned to my daily life, and share it with the world!” ~ Jane, New Zealand
MODULE I: SEX (100 Hours)
Discover the intricate connection between yoga and sexuality in a safe and inclusive learning environment. This module delves into various aspects of sex and sexual health, providing a comprehensive understanding of this fundamental aspect of human experience. Topics covered include:
- Yoga practices for enhancing women’s and men’s sexual health
- Exploring the anatomy of female and male sexuality
- Understanding the influence of epigenetics on our sexual behaviors and experiences
- Nurturing healthy human sexual development
- Yoga for sexual healing and empowerment
- Cultivating conscious and intimate relationships through yoga
MODULE II: DEATH (100 Hours)
Embark on a profound exploration of death, dying, and the art of letting go. This module offers a compassionate and introspective journey into the transformative power of confronting mortality. Topics covered include:
- Embracing the contemplation of our divine nature and mortality
- Establishing a deep connection with our inner being to alleviate fear of death
- Unveiling the illusions of self-worth, separation, and egoic identification
- Understanding the three stages of karma and working with karmic patterns
- Examining and transforming samskaras (mental imprints) that shape our lives and deaths
- Meditation practices for embracing death and dying consciously
- Yoga for forgiveness, acceptance, and releasing attachments
- Preparing for the death of loved ones with compassion and presence
- Exploring cultural beliefs and rituals surrounding death and dying
MODULE III: WEALTH (100 Hours)
Delve into a spiritually informed exploration of wealth, abundance, and our relationship with money. This module delves into the deeper dimensions of prosperity, offering insights into cultivating a holistic approach to wealth. Topics covered include:
- Examining cultural beliefs and behaviors related to wealth and self-worth
- Exploring the four purusharthas (desires) – dharma, artha, kama, and moksha
- Aligning spiritual values with financial abundance
- Yoga practices for attracting and embracing wealth and abundance
- Understanding the energetic aspects of money and its flow
- Cultivating philanthropy, ethical practices, and social well-being
- Exploring the spiritual and scientific aspects of sankalpa (intention)
- Unveiling the interplay between wealth and personal transformation
- Embracing the principles of spiritual economics
Please note that attendance in all three modules is required for certification. Additional online assignments are included to enhance the learning experience and ensure a comprehensive understanding of the course material.
Each module includes daily:
Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Mantra, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Satsang, Self-inquiry
Emily Kuser – Founder of High Vibe Yoga
Meet Emily Kuser, the founder of High Vibe Yoga. Since 2010, High Vibe Yoga has been empowering students worldwide, with over 600 graduates across 40 countries. Emily is a passionate and innovative educator, holding certification for both E-RYT 500 and RYS 500. Throughout her journey, Emily has had the privilege of teaching and certifying students in various styles and modalities of yoga, including Hatha, Yoga Nidra, Anusara, Yin, Embodied Flow, Vinyasa, and Yoga Therapy. Her diverse background and extensive experience allow her to offer a well-rounded and comprehensive approach to yoga. With a gift for creating warm and welcoming learning spaces, Emily’s courses in Hatha & Nidra, Women’s SelfCare, and topics like Sex, Death & Wealth offer transformative experiences. Her teachings have been deeply influenced by renowned mentors such as Sally Kempton, Andrea Boni, Tara Judelle, and Kamini Desai. Based in Bali for 16 years, Emily’s teachings have a global reach. Join her and experience inspiration and upliftment as you embark on a journey of self-discovery with High Vibe Yoga. Get ready to explore new dimensions of yoga practice and unlock the power within you.
Soma Temple — Satsang, Puja, Meditation
Over the past six decades, I have explored the depths of yoga and the spiritual path to awakening. It all began when I attended my first yoga class at the age of 18 in 1972. It was then that I realized the stark difference between societal teachings and my own experiences. This revelation propelled me into a life outside the mainstream, where I delved into the various facets of the new age movement, attended workshops, explored psychic phenomena, and dedicated myself to sustainability and living in harmony with nature. Embracing an alternative lifestyle, I even raised my three sons in teepees, a symbol of our deep connection to a different way of living.
In 1992, my life took an extraordinary turn when I had the privilege of meeting Papaji (H.W.L. Poonja), a revered spiritual master. Through his guidance, I experienced a profound awakening to the truth of freedom, surrender, and devotion. For six years, I sat in Satsang with him, absorbing his wisdom and presence until he departed from this earthly realm in 1997. During this time, I also had the profound opportunity to witness sacred rituals and the cremation of an enlightened master’s body, deepening my understanding of the spiritual journey.
Papaji, in his infinite wisdom, once shared a significant prophecy with me. He revealed that the time would come when I would accompany important individuals from Bali to India. It was in 2008 that I saw the signs align, and I embarked on my first trip to India, leading a group of devoted followers and the High Priest to the sacred site of Arunachala—a manifestation of the divine Shiva.
Guided by an insatiable thirst for spiritual knowledge, I became a dedicated student of Pedanda Made Gunung, the head of the Hindu Religion in Indonesia. For eleven profound years, I immersed myself in the teachings of mantra, meditation, Balinese rituals, and prayers under his wise tutelage. However, in May 2016, Pedanda Made Gunung left this mortal plane, leaving me with a deep understanding that we are so much more than just our physical bodies.
In a pivotal moment, I found myself intimately involved in organizing ceremonies for 6,000 people during the passing of a high-level Pedanda in Bali. This profound experience shook me to my core, unveiling a profound realization that transcended the limitations of the physical realm.
In 2000, inspired by Papaji’s guidance in 1996, I founded Aum Rudraksha Designs. This endeavor was born out of a calling to spread the significance of rudraksha beads worldwide. Recognizing that I resided close to the finest rudraksha beads on our planet, I wholeheartedly believed that if everyone wore these sacred beads, peace could prevail even amidst the chaos of the world. Aum Rudraksha Designs was not simply a business venture for me, but a mission to bring about global harmony.
Today, with a wealth of experiences and knowledge accumulated over my journey, I continue to share what I’ve received with others. Through sharing I aim to illuminate the path of freedom and devotion for all who seek it.
Bex Tyrer – Yoga Philosophy, Social Justice & Hatha Yoga
Bex has dedicated her life’s work to yoga and women’s health and focuses on inclusivity, trauma work and social and environmental justice. Bex has been a full time yoga teacher at the Yoga Barn, since 2009 where she teaches hatha, vinyasa, yin/restorative and women’s balance yoga classes. Originally from Scotland, she has a love for the wilderness and with an MPhil graduate degree in Development Studies from Oxford University she has an insatiable curiosity for exploring life in all its dimensions; including the study of Yogic thought and history. Her personal journey with menstrual health, stress and anxiety has led her to birth workshops and trainings designed to support women’s holistic health. Her work is born from lived experience and dedicated research. With her commitment to social and environmental justice as well as commitment to yoga studies, research and mythology means that her classes offer fresh new insights and spins on “Yoga” that are beneficial to the modern practitioner and teacher.
Mark Whitwell – Ethics, Lifestyle, Philosophy, Satsang
Mark Whitwell is interested in developing an authentic yoga practice for the individual, based on the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya and his son T.K.V. Desikachar, with whom he enjoyed a relationship for more than twenty years. Mark’s teachings clarify the profound passion and relevance of ancient wisdom to contemporary life. Mark has taught yoga for over three decades throughout the Americas, Asia, Europe, Australia, Fiji and Aotearoa-New Zealand, and is the editor and contributor to T.K.V. Desikachar’s book, The Heart of Yoga.
First ‘dropping out’ of New Zealand society and travelling to India in his teens, this was the beginning of a lifelong love affair that took him into the orbits of many of the great masters of our time, known and unknown, culminating in discovering the Yoga of Krishnamacharya and the wisdom of him and his son, along with their two good friends, J. And UG Krishnamurti. Mark Whitwell has dedicated his life to sharing the useful insights of these extraordinary, ordinary people.
Technique & Practice – 50 hours
Asanas, pranayama, meditation/yoga nidra, mudra & mantra —analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques and guided practice of the techniques themselves.
Teaching Methodology – 5 hours
Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student’s process of learning and business aspects of teaching yoga.
Anatomy & Physiology – 15 hours
Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc).
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics for Yoga Teachers – 30 hours
Includes the study of yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers.
Practicum – 30 hours
Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing and giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching.
Electives – 170 hours
Elective hours apply to the educational categories above based on the advanced training’s specialty.
This training exceeds daily Yoga Alliance requirements in: Anatomy, philosophy, lifestyle, asana, meditation, pranayama, practicum and ethics.
This 300-hour yoga teacher training is designed for individuals who have a genuine interest in exploring the profound dimensions of the Yoga of Sex, Death & Wealth. Whether you wish to deepen your personal practice or pursue professional certification, this training welcomes you with open arms. While completing a 200-hour yoga teacher training is not a prerequisite for joining this program, please note the following requirements:
- Previous 200HR Certification (Yoga Alliance): To be eligible for a Yoga Alliance certification number, which is granted by a separate institution from High Vibe Yoga, you must have successfully completed a 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered teacher training. However, all participants in this training will receive a certificate of completion from High Vibe Yoga, independent of Yoga Alliance.
- Online Education: Engage in 75 hours of online education, which will be accessible four weeks prior to the start of the training. These online assignments are an integral part of the certification process. Full certification requires completion of the online education by December 15, 2023. If you are attending the course as a retreat participant without seeking certification, you are welcome to join the online education hours, but it is not mandatory.
Upon your arrival, you will receive our comprehensive Teacher Training Manual, which will serve as a valuable resource throughout the training.
RECOMMENDED READING (not required):
- Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
- The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche
- The Energy of Money: A Spiritual Guide to Financial and Personal Fulfillment by Ph.D. Maria Nemeth
- God and Sex by Mark Whitwell
- The Promise of Love, Sex & Intimacy by Mark Whitwell
- The Heart of Yoga by T. K. V. Desikachar
- Yoga Nidra: The Art of Transformational Sleep by Kamini
7:30-10am Morning Yoga Practice
10am–10:30am Light Breakfast
10:30–12:30pm Methodology, Technique,
Anatomy & Philosophy
1:30-3:30pm Methodology, Technique, Lifestyle & Practicum
3:45-6pm Afternoon Yoga Practice
*Training begins Sunday, Sept 10th at 8:30AM
*Training ends: Saturday, Sept 30th at 5PM
September 10-30, 2023 | The Yoga Barn | Ubud, Bali
$3,650.00 USD Early Bird Rate, for a limited time | $3,950.00 USD Standard Rate
A $500 USD deposit is included in the total rate and is required to reserve your space on the training.
- Teacher Training Manual
- 300 Hours includes 225 hours in person + 75 hours of online education
- Certification is for 300 Hour Advanced High Vibe Yoga Teacher Training & International Yoga Alliance
- Certifies all 200hr RYT certified yoga teachers with a 500hr RYT YA Accreditation
- Valid for teaching internationally; EU, USA, CA, Asia, AU, NZ, South America, Central America
- This is a non-residential training.
Training Deposit saves your space in the training.
Full Payment secures your space in the training.
WHAT STYLE OF YOGA IS IN THE 300HR YOGA TRAINING?
Yoga Therapy: Hatha Yoga, Meditation / Yoga Nidra, Pranayama, Mudra, Mantra, Sound Healing
Satsang (being with the truth)
This training will also include non-traditional modalities complimentary to the tradition of Yoga. You will be able to apply these principles to any style or level of Yoga you wish to practice or teach, to make all Yoga individualized, effective, enjoyable, and safe. All bodies and backgrounds are welcome.
CAN I TAKE THIS TRAINING AS A RETREAT?
Yes, this unique course is recommended as a retreat or as certified professional development. Our 300-hour training is ideal for those who want to learn about and support their communities in the subjects of sex, death and wealth. As well as gain the amazing benefits of 21 days of Hatha Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Sound Healing, Self Inquiry and Pranayama.
WILL WE LEARN YOGA ANATOMY?
Yes. In a unique way. We will learn the similarities and differences between male and female sexual anatomy, explore the science and spirituality of the nervous system and nervous system regulation around taboo topics and discover the anatomy of aging, death and dying.
WILL WE LEARN HOW TO TEACH ASANA?
During this training, you will have the opportunity to deepen your understanding of asana sequencing, themes, verbal and hands-on adjustments, precautions, alignment, and the benefits of various yoga poses. These aspects will be explored through direct experience in the morning and evening classes. However, it’s important to note that the primary focus of this training is not solely on the technical aspects of teaching asana. Instead, the asana classes will serve as a supportive foundation for exploring the profound themes of sex, death, and wealth in the context of yoga.
HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE ENROLLED IN EACH TEACHER TRAINING AT ONE TIME?
We typically have 25-30 individuals in our trainings.
WHAT IS THE YOGA ALLIANCE?
Yoga Alliance is an organization that was started in 1999 as a way to create nationally recognized standards for yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainings in the US. More and more yoga studios across the country are requiring their teachers to register with the Yoga Alliance, either at the 200-Hour or 500-Hour level. Yoga Alliance registration, however, is not a legal requirement for teaching yoga. Currently, there are no legal certification requirements to be a yoga teacher.
I HAVE AN INJURY/SPECIAL CONDITION – CAN I TAKE THIS COURSE?
We recommend that you check with your physician first and must sign a waiver stating that you are able to take the class. With your doctor’s permission and release, minor physical limitations can also serve as helpful demonstrations to learn to work with students with similar limitations.
IS THE HIGH VIBE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING QUALIFICATION RECOGNIZED AROUND THE WORLD?
Yes! The High Vibe Yoga Teacher Training is globally recognized however, it is always smart to check in your country if there are any specific requirements.
“Yoga is so much more than asanas – and this training offers an opportunity for exploring various aspects of yoga in a very supportive environment with inspiring, loving and wise teachers. Not only has it taken my practice to a new level, it has also allowed me to reconnect with a part of myself that I have neglected for years. It has been an amazing roller coaster ride and I would do it all over again.” ~Louisa, Denmark