300-hour Anusara Advanced Teacher Training module: Philosophy: Yoga Philosophy and Anusara Yoga An Inspiring Dive into the Most Influential Yoga Traditions With Carlos Pomeda
October 2, 2019 - October 6, 2019
October 2-6, 2019 Retreat at Bosoord Conference Center, the Netherlands
What do Anusara Yoga teachers need to know in order to speak clearly and confidently about the yoga tradition and non-dual Tantra? Carlos is helping Anusara yoga clarify this, and in this 5-day retreat, he will guide us in an exploration of the main yoga traditions that impact modern yoga, including the non-dual Tantra that is the foundation of Anusara yoga philosophy.
Originally from Madrid, Spain, Carlos has been steeped in all aspects of the yoga tradition during more than 40 years of practice and study. He spent 18 of those years as a monk of the Saraswati order, under the name Swami Gitananda, including 9 years of traditional training and practice in India.
During this time he learned the various systems of Indian Philosophy and immersed himself in the practice of yoga, becoming one of the senior monks of the tradition and teaching meditation and philosophy to tens of thousands of students around the world. He combines this experience and traditional training with his academic background, which includes two Masters Degrees: one in Sanskrit from U.C. Berkeley (where he has taught), and another one in Religious Studies from U.C. Santa Barbara. He is currently working on a book on the topic of “Karma and the Journey of the Soul”, as well as an updated History of Yoga and a new translation of the Śivasūtra, an important Tantric text of the Kashmiri tradition.
Carlos currently lives in the US, and travels extensively around the world conducting a variety of retreats, courses, seminars, workshops and lectures on the Wisdom of Yoga and related subjects.
As a teacher, Carlos is renowned for the breadth of his knowledge and the clarity with which he conveys it. His great love of the Indian yoga traditions, his insight, his humor and his deep connection with his audiences give him the ability to transmit the deepest scriptural teachings in a way that is clear, meaningful and applicable. Studying with Carlos is an enjoyable and transformative experience.
For information on his DVD series “The Wisdom of Yoga” and other forthcoming titles, visit www.pomeda.com
“Here’s a man who can be trusted to cut through the usual window- dressing of yoga and give me the real goods… a heavyweight… without being heavy, he has a jaw-dropping range of knowledge.”
Richard Rosen, Senior Reviewer, Yoga Journal
“What impresses me as much as his clarity and depth of knowledge is his embodiment of the teachings. He teaches with a contagious humility and graciousness that encourages learning and draws you into your own process of discovery and love of the tradition.”
Leela Miller, Director of Yoga at Triyoga (London)
Asana Sessions with Jayendra Hanley
Jayendra is a long-time Certified Anusara Teacher Trainer, who has taught many 200-Hour Teacher Trainings in the Netherlands, where he lives, and in other countries around Europe. He is co-coordinator of the Anusara Curriculum Team and helped write our 300-Hour Teacher Training curriculum. Other Anusara teachers are inviting him to teach in their 200-Hour and 300-Hour Trainings. Students love the clarity of his instructions and his light-hearted style.
Retreat Site: Bosoord Conference Center: www.bosoord.nl
Registration: 395 Euros, 360 if register by September 1
Conference Center cost (all meals and accommodations): about 350 Euros/To be determined
Begin Wednesday 10 AM; Conclude Sunday at 4 PM
Prerequisites: None, though it helps to have some knowledge of Non-Dual Tantra and Anusara Yoga