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Applied Philosophy & Theming Integration with Amy Ippoliti & Douglas Brooks, Ph.D. (27hrs)

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Date(s) - November 01, 2018 - November 04, 2018
9:00 am

90 Monkeys Studio


Applied Philosophy & Theming Integration
with Amy Ippoliti & Douglas Brooks, Ph.D.

Have you noticed that yoga classes around the world have become more and more physical with an emphasis on sweating and acrobatics?

Does it seem like the total depth and breadth of what yoga offers is lacking in most classes?

And how about your teaching? When you’ve tried to share something philosophical, could you sense the “inner eye rolling” from your students?

That may be because student expectations have changed as well.  Yoga teachers report feeling increasingly less confident sharing aspects of yoga such as philosophy, self-transformation, or yoga history with their students in the current climate.

At 90 Monkeys we believe we can make a difference and change this, one student at a time!  

But it takes skills and knowledge!

We believe you’ll need the following tools to convey yoga’s full potential with your students:

  1. Be steeped in the teachings, philosophy, and history of yoga so you can be an authentic and motivating educator
  2. Have a system for keeping your teachings concise, brief, and clear so when you share them, they are well received
  3. Learn to teach from a place of authority and confidence, so students are open to “less common” approaches to yoga

Whether you are a student of yoga or a teacher, this module has something for each of you. Join Tantric scholar, Douglas Brooks, Ph.D. for captivating and life changing lectures on yoga philosophy (see topic below). And if you teach yoga, work with Amy Ippoliti on discovering fun, accessible ways to share these profound teachings with your students without being overbearing, boring, or freaking anyone out!

You will:

  • Experience daily lectures with Douglas Brooks on the Shiva Myths (see topic below)
  • Learn a system for class planning when you’re working with a theme
  • Explore a system to distill yoga philosophy teachings into practical, relevant, and relatable themes for the modern yoga student.
  • Practice asana to help integrate the Shiva Myth teachings

Douglas’s Topic for the Module:

Shiva Myths:
The Untellable Stories of the Great God of Yoga
The Mythologies of Shiva and the Archetype of Power

It is said that great Lord Shiva is so outrageous, so dangerous and beyond that pale that his stories are “untellable.”  This is precisely why we must tell them. For in these stories we find the deepest truths about ourselves, about our hopes and fears, our most tender sensibilities and our most violent nature.

We discover the unsavory facts we cannot deny and all the goodness that we might hope to be. Shiva is called by many names including Yogesvara, Lord of Yoga, and Mahadeva, the Great God. Long before he appears in familiar forms like the meditative Shankara or the dancing Nataraja, he appears as the Fury, the Tears, and the Blood known in the Veda as Rudra.

Rudra is the strangest and most powerful of the ancient Vedic gods and in these early stories and songs we begin to see Shiva’s character taking shape and form. As Shiva assumes further guises we begin to recognize his mythic purpose: he reveals to us how the most primal and archaic forces of the universe manifest as nature, in our fundamental relationships with one another, and in our own bodies and minds.

Shiva is the unrestricted and elemental power that causes the world to shape itself, persist through torrents of being, and dissolve into change. In this seminar we will learn some these untellable tales of Shiva. We will explore how these myths reveal to us the primal secrets of the unconscious and the mysterious depths of human awareness. Shiva is nothing less than our own self and to study his stories is to explore deeply the depths of one’s own heart. No previous knowledge or experience is expected or required. Bring an open mind, a willing heart, and be ready to laugh, to cry, and, perhaps too, to learn.No previous familiarity or practice is expected or required. You need only bring a rich sense of curiosity, a willingness to learn, and a desire in your heart to plumb more deeply the depths of yoga’s possibilities.

Tuition Includes:

  • Full Training
  • Healthy Snacks
  • 27 Contact Hours

This training is part of 90 Monkeys’ Advanced 500 hour Teacher Training Curriculum.

Daily Schedule:
Thursday – Saturday
9:00am – 11:00am – Advanced Philosophy Teacher Training & Asana with Amy
11:15am – 1:15pm – Lecture with Douglas Brooks
2:15pm – 5:30 pm – Lecture with Douglas Brooks

9:00 am – 10:30am – Advanced Philosophy Teacher Training & Asana with Amy
10:45am – 1:30 pm – Lecture with Douglas Brooks

Great for Yoga Teachers, 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training graduates, and any students interested in deepening their knowledge of Yoga.

$495 – Early Registration before midnight, September 30th
$545 – Full Tuition


SAVE on Tuition with Our Package Pricing!

We expect this intensive to fill quickly, so please register at your earliest to save your spot.


AM Lecture $68  – PM Lecture $68Both Lectures $108

AM Lecture $68  – PM Lecture $68Both Lectures $108

AM Lecture $68 PM Lecture $68Both Lectures $108

AM Lecture $68

Due to space constraints we ask that you make sure your schedule is clear and have reviewed the Refund & Cancellations Policy before enrolling.

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