Trika Mahasiddha Yoga is the original form of yoga developed by the legendary 84 Mahasiddhas who are the widely revered “Masters of Great Attainment” from India and Tibet.
These master yogins worked with the human body and its energies to produce tangible and profound self-development. They disposed of their culture’s religious and sexist limitations to create a powerful comprehensive body-path that leads ultimately to full realization and the Rainbow Body. The Path uses bandhas, pranayama, kriya, mantra, inner visualization, postures and meditations of Hatha Yoga in a synergistic way not seen in modern exercise-styled yoga that emphasizes physical postures.
If you want radiant health PLUS a Path of practice that gives you profound spiritual realization, Trika Mahasiddha Yoga will take you there.
1. Comfortably hold the breath for one minute,…
2. Have a doctor’s certificate clearing you of any cardiac and respiratory disease, diabetes, potential stroke, and hypertension
3. Sign a release form stating that you have no known mental disorders and are not currently on any psycho-active medication, either prescription or recreational.
Acarya is the Sanskrit word for master of a spiritual tradition. An acarya has learned all of the knowledge and techniques of the path, plus they are grounded in the reified experience of the esoteric subtleties that the path is supposed to deliver, such as the attainment of virtues such as compassion and wisdom. An acarya is a “lineage holder” who receives formal authorization from an acarya of the previous generation. Trika Mahasiddha Yoga Acaryas are the only people authorized to teach all levels of Trika Mahasiddha Yoga, edit the curriculum, train and authorize new Trika Mahasiddha Yoga Acaryas.
Level I: Meditation with Form
This is a practical foundational level course in learning to teach meditation with form as presented in the Central Asian meditation and philosophy traditions.
There are numerous benefits that come from regular practice of meditation. These benefits have long been known within the meditation and yoga tradition of Central Asia, and now modern research by scientists from the fields of neuro-consciousness and neuro-immunology also confirm the amazing benefits of having a regular meditation practice.
You will learn to perform and instruct 10 important foundation techniques of meditation from the Central Asian meditation & philosophy traditions.
The supporting philosophy taught in this course will aid the practitioner in better understanding and contextualizing meditation practice with their life. This will ensure a seamless integration of the positive states of meditation during daily activity, and this is the most important result that can be achieved.
The 12 stage view teachings give an overview of the entire journey of human realization from ignorance to enlightenment. Stage 1-3 will be explored in the context of meditation practice and the life of a meditator. This will help set the appropriate level of expectation for the practitioner.
This teaching gives the practitioner a way to identify the relevant content of their mind and its conditioning to work with in order to be free of any mental-emotional limitations.
You will study a selection of relevant verses from meditation texts of the Central Asian meditation tradition. These texts will broaden and deepen your understanding of the practice of meditation, your mind and the potentials inherent within it.
Synergy of Trika Mahasiddha Yoga
*For maximum effectiveness as a practitioner and instructor of level one meditation we recommend you also complete Trika Mahasiddha Yoga levels one and two.
This is a comprehensive program designed to give you the capability to successfully guide client’s through Trika Method’s 3 Core Journeys of Body, Mind, & Spirit, in one-one and group formats. Graduating the entry level training program qualifies you to work professionally as a Trika Method Mentor, and to be listed in the Instructor and Mentor Directory on the Trika method website.
Note: It is essential to complete the three Core Journeys yourself, in advance of the start date of the Mentor training you wish to attend. This will give you the necessary familiarity with the system and a foundation from which to learn how to mentor clients, especially pertaining to troubleshooting.
Essential knowledge sessions followed by application drills and quizzing, plus plenty of role-play and creative problem solving exercises are important to gain the skill of working effectively in the moment with clients to create dynamic solutions to their blockages and issues.
Trika Method Mentors will benefit from having a deeper understanding of the scientific knowledge and research that informs Trika Method, therefore the training will provide a more comprehensive understanding of the system as a whole and of its specific techniques and guiding principles. This will prepare Mentors to draw on a wider base of knowledge for the advice and programs they will devise for their clients.