A few words about our training from Radiantly Alive founder, Daniel Aaron.
Knowledge versus action
“To know and not do is really not to know.”
– Steven Covey
Part of what makes yoga incredible is that it’s not just mental masturbation, its not just in the realm in idle philosophy alone – that it also has a powerful, practical side to it as well.
While traditional Patanjali yoga was largely a mental abstraction, focusing on the internal, on mind, meditation and the structure of the ego, later yogis shifted this focus to action. They eschewed the focus on ethics, behaviour and mind into action, movement, into the physical realm of kris, mudra, pranayama and asana.
We are the new generation of yogis. It is up us to decide how yoga unfolds, how to answer the big question of: how does it serve our lives? And, more importantly for those investing in a level II training, how does it serve the world?
Prakriti without Parusha is empty and meaningless.
Parusha without prakriti is impotent.
In this Level II Yoga Teacher Training, Radiantly Alive has created a three week intensive, customer designed for yogis and teachers who are ready to take their practice and their service to another level. Whether you are a long term practitioner, or still new, this training is about committing to going deeper, not only to overhaul and upgrade your teaching but firmly set and dedicate yourself to living yoga to your own standards and definition.
“We must at all times, be ready to give up who we are, to become who we may be”
Our training relies on self-examination and work with the practical heart of yoga – what happens
when we are on the mat. The proof of our learning takes shape through the grit required to strip away who we have been, to discover who we can be – a leader of bodies and souls in the shala and beyond. The magic and the power of this training expands and takes flight in the marriage of the philosophic with the solidity of the world.
Svadyaya and tapas are two of Patanjali’s essentials for a reason. From Arjuna to Ghandi, from Vishvamitra to Martin Luther King, from Hanuman to you – myth, story and scripture. Now is the time to write and live the story of who really are and to create the world that can be. Why are our Level II trainings so potent?
Devoted to growth and learning, Radiantly Alive has innovated a new approach to the timeless power of yoga. Our Level II teacher training immersions are geared toward evolving the understanding, practice and teaching of yoga; and are specifically designed to benefit those for whom yoga is already a way of life.
Our immersions are a carefully crafted synthesis of potent components – master teachers; focused, effective, and cutting-edge teaching methodologies; and a transformative learning environment – which combine to create a magical gestalt of experience. Each Level II training immersion also features a specific theme, which is relevant to the modern yogi aspiring to greater joy in a contemporary world. We explore the theme for each immersion through philosophical study, physical practice, and learning how to inspire those who come to us. Trainees can artfully put together their own intermediate yoga education by selecting which themes they are interested in exploring. Each one of Radiantly Alive’s Level II immersions has a unique, never-to-be-repeated theme.
Themes and faculty schedules are included below. Each Level II immersion stands alone as a complete experience (100 CEUs), and any three of them may be combined to meet the requirements for the Yoga Alliance 500RYT training (prerequisites apply). Daniel Aaron, E-RYT 500, guides each immersion and orchestrates the curriculum, along with guest gurus in the styles of Astanga, Iyengar, Jivamukti and more.
The island of Gods, Bali, is a rich and vibrant culture described by Yoga International Magazine as a place of ‘Living Yoga.’ Spirituality, harmony with nature, peaceful existence – these elements embody the Balinese way of life. Ubud is an artist, healer and yogi Mecca, considered to be the cultural heart and spiritual hub of this captivating Island. Embedded in rice terraces, temples and lush, green jungle, Ubud’s cooler climate (at a slight elevation) and powerful energy lends itself as the perfect yogic destination of discovery.
The faculty is just one of the stand out aspects of a Radiantly Alive Level I training. Instead of the industry norm of one or two different teachers, we fly in eight or more internationally acclaimed teachers from multiple different disciplines. As a result you will receive the highest level of teaching as well as a broad range of knowledge and understanding of the whole yoga spectrum.
Keep glued to this page to see the exciting range of faculty as we confirm them for 2017!
Note: Some faculty may be virtual.
Daniel Aaron – Program Creator, Lead Facilitator
Yoga teacher, writer and human potential coach, Daniel leads trainings, workshops, classes and guides people to live their potential for happiness, health and success. Creator of the world recognized Radiantly Alive Teacher Trainings in 2005, Daniel also founded the Radiantly Alive Yoga studio in Bud, Bali in 2012. His own obsession with leaning and living radiantly brought him to learning from many of the modern masters, traveling the world with enlightened teachers and to delving into radically nutrition and cleansing. Blending what he has learned into a unique system of self-enquiry, movement and breath work, Daniel reaches people with compassion and evokes a space of understanding to inspire people to see their full range of possibilities. An unquenchable motivation to awaken himself and spark enlightenment in others has resulted in a profound awareness of human potential, the obstacles to living awake and a methodology to reaching it.
Edward Clark – Guest Faculty (UK), Tripsichore Yoga
The creator of Tripsichore Yoga, Edward began studying yoga in 1979. Notable among his teachers are Narayani and Giris Rabinovitch, and he also admires Ashtanga vinyasa, Sivananda, Iyengar, and Viniyoga practices. The Tripsichore group has practiced daily for the past 16 years, devising and refining its techniques for asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, and dhyana. Edward fuses his keen artistic vision with a deep understanding of the essential pursuit of yoga practice. His classes are entertaining, demanding, and exhilarating.
Chris Kummer – Guest Faculty, Anatomy
N.D. BHS, Adv.Dip.Nat., Adv.Dip.Herb.Med., Adv.Dip.Nutr., Dip.Hom., Cert.Yoga. Chris is an experienced registered yoga teacher (E-RYT) who specializes in applied anatomy and physiology of yoga practices.Since 2000 Chris has been teaching yoga and the ‘Yoga Anatomy Show’ on over 70 accredited Yoga Teacher Trainings in many countries around the world and has conducted numerous workshops on yoga, breath, health and well-being.
Alanna Kaivalya, Ph.D. – Guest Faculty, Asana
Alanna believes Yoga is for everyone and each student can develop the self-empowerment needed to embark on a personal journey to meaningful transformation. On this principle she founded The Kaivalya Yoga Method, a fresh take on yoga emphasizing the individual path while honoring tradition. Teaching students since 2001, teachers since 2003, Alanna has written and developed teacher trainings worldwide for top studios and independently. In January she debuted a comprehensive 200hr-online teacher training with YogaDownload. She holds a Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, has authored numerous articles and two books: Myths of the Asanas, an accessible practitioner’s guide to stories behind beloved poses; Sacred Sound, a yoga “hymnal,” illustrating the role of chant and mantra in modern practice. Look for her third book, Yoga Beyond the Mat, in Autumn 2016. She lives in New York City with Roxy the Wonderdog.
Bucky O’Neill – Personal Transformation
Bucky O’Neil is driven, organized and a detail-oriented event leader with over 20 years of professional experience in planning and executing successful personal development, team building, leadership, communications and learning and life skills programs and events.
Bucky facilitates lessons related to multiple topics of personal development including: integrity, failure as learning, using the power of our words, living in the moment, commitment, ownership, flexibility, time management, personal responsibility, personal power, life balance, goal setting, team building, team dynamics, communication, goal setting, personal growth and transformation, self-reflection, self-expression, emotional and spiritual awareness.
“My deep comprehension of the transformational industry and accelerated learning allows me to hack the classical models to create a new, improved version of personal growth content that will empower you to deeply integrate the tools you need to shift into the version of yourself you’ve been yearning for. This is your time! Let your journey begin!”
Udo Erasmus – Guest Faculty
Udo earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia, followed by graduate studies in biochemistry and genetics.
1980 was a major turning point, when he was poisoned by pesticides. To heal himself, he turned his attention to the field of nutrition. Several years of research culminated in his first book Fats and Oils(1986), which established Udo as a sought-after expert on the subject.
In 1983, he began to pioneer technology for pressing and packaging edible, fresh oils ‘made with health in mind’, by excluding three main factors that can damage nutritious EFAs-rich oils and turn them into toxic ones – light, heat and oxygen.
Udo published his best-seller Fats That Heal Fats That Kill (1993), which became recognized as the ‘bible on fats’, then authored a condensed version called Choosing the Right Fats (2001). He co-authored Omega-3 Cuisine (2008), which includes original recipes by celebrity chef Alan Roettinger.
To set new standards for food oils and other health-supporting consumer products, Udo partnered with Flora Manufacturing and Distributing Ltd. in 1994 to create the Udo’s Choice® health product linewhich includes EFA-rich oil blends, probiotic blends, digestive enzyme blends, a fiber (prebiotic) blend, a greens blend with fermented greens, and pet supplements.
In 2005, Udo was inducted into the CHFA Hall of Fame for his tireless efforts educating the public about the difference between good oils and bad oils and for pioneering higher production standards of unrefined flax and other oils, methods which are still used today.
Since 1986, Udo has completed more than 5,000 live presentations and 3,000 media interviews in over 30 countries, and has written hundreds of articles. He is the father of three grown children, resides in Vancouver, B.C., and is currently working on his latest books, including two on fats and oils, due out in 2017.
Will Bowen – Author
Will Bowen is the World Authority on Complaining, a multiple #1 International Bestselling author, an award-winning trainer and speaker and the founder of A Complaint Free World. His books have sold more than three million copies worldwide and every year Will leads dozens of powerful and life-changing training events for businesses and organizations around the world. Will has been featured on Oprah, The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, ABC’s World News Tonight, Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, Newsweek and Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Sonja Eberhard – Head Chef
Being passionate about nutrition, yoga and health was the beginning of a culinary journey for Sonja when she returned to Australia in 1996 from living in Europe. Working in various Award wining wineries and cafes in west Australia, she opened her own cafe “Sonja’s Healthy & Tasty Foods” which gave her the starting point in building a great foundation and as the locals call it the reputation as ‘the local food queen’.
The opening of West Australia’s southwest first yoga retreat centre and raw cafe, was the beginning of a whole new journey for her. Leading the kitchen and working with like-minded raw talents like Giles Hohnen, Matt Samuelson, Nwenna Kai, Sayuri Tanaka and Felix Schoener, was not only a great learning experience but also opened the door door to the raw food and high vibe world. Wanting a new challenge and a preference for being ‘behind the scenes’ she continued to redefine her skills by running a production kitchen, researching and developing new recipes for the kitchen leading her to launch her signature brand, Biolive.
After being involved with retreats and workshops and catering for functions such as David Wolfe’s Australian Longevity Tour, Sonja discovered a new passion in teaching at yoga retreats. She started working for Radiantly Alive’s rawfood training in Bali 2012, and now heads their biannual one-month Living Food Chef Certification Course. Throughout the year Sonja runs workshops, classes and retreats spreading her knowledge to people eager to learn new ways and techniques in improving their health and lifestyle.
Her own personal health challenges was what originally led her to the world of raw vegan food, discovering how to listen to her body and live a balanced lifestyle she is now impassioned with sharing this knowledge and gift with the world.
To see Sonja’s magical creations find her on Instagram @sonjaeberhard
The majority of our curriculum is dedicated to these areas. Most days will begin with a morning meditation and pranayama practice, followed by a 90 minute Vinyassa asana class. During these morning Sadhana sessions, you will be guided though and taught various yogic techniques to improve breathing, aid calmness of mind and increase energy levels.
One of the true and notable differences of a Radiant Life Training is the philosophy of personal transformation. While we delve into the origins of yoga and the traditional yogic philosophy, we will spend a great deal of time on what is applicable, practical and inspiring for you right now; the core aspects of your being which are yet to manifest, and the possibilities of what you could achieve in your life. Through the Radiant Life Core Curriculum, which involves group and one-on-one discussions, sharing, introspective practices, expansion exercises and more, your learning experience will be comprehensively affecting beyond what you can imagine from a training experience.
This is where you find your voice. How to hold space for a room of people and how to guide people in an experience that enhances your life. Speaking in front of a group is a fear for many people and this is where you learn to not only overcome this barrier, but excel as a teacher and a leader as you step into your power.
In these sessions you will find Radiantly Alive’s basics of Asana, correct alignment, sequencing and flow.
In a contemporary, non-traditional approach, learn the directly applicable and dynamic practical anatomy for your personal and professional practice and teaching. Think less school-book ‘turn to page 37’ and more ‘alive, open, organic and functional’ movement, where discussions and practical lessons delve into the depths of how your body works and how to optimize your practice whilst preventing injury and creating range of movement.
Our schedule is a product of love and constant improvement. Every training, over tens years worth, we refine, upgrade and improve the way we do things. This means the best is kept and refined, while new additions are constantly added. This freshness for each Level I we run, is perhaps we have so many Alumni who have completed the training come back to take it again.
Each day is a little different and during the training we maintain fluidity to best serve the needs of those in the training. A normal day at a Radiantly Alive Teacher Training will look something like this (though be anything but normal!)
There’s life as you know it. And there’s life as you know in your heart it could be. What if you had the power to shape every aspect of your life into full delight, full alignment with your highest vision? Imagine family, relationships, business, health, sexuality, creativity, finances, spirituality and whatever is important for you brought to a level of wholeness, pleasure, fulfillment.
What if you could access that power in 4 days? This is what we do at the start of each teacher training. We set the base of the training, the mood, the vibe, on an energetic super-high so you get the absolute best training experience possible.
Daniel James and the team at Radiant Life Trainings will guide you through 3 days that will empower you to create your life in ways that you’ve never thought possible. Through a combination of discourse, individual coaching, exercises, humor, movement, and love, the Radiant Life Activation will bring into focus the success you have been wishing for and more.
These four days, included in the price of your training, will set you up with a base of openness and lightness, of clarity and understanding that will give you tools that you will be able to directly apply to yoga, the training and your life.
What you get:
– Three amazing, nutritious and delicious gourmet Living Food meals a day.
– Access to all classes in the Radiantly Alive Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training (200 hour YA certified).
– Instruction and interaction with world-renowned guest faculty from across the globe.
– Radiantly Alive Yoga Training Manual.
–Inclusion in the Radiantly Alive Alumni Network.
–Daily support by the Radiantly Alive team of leaders, mentors and staff.
–Ongoing post-training support.
–Alumni discounts on trainings, classes and products from Radiantly Alive.
–Plenty more than this (but we want to leave something as a surprise!)
–Does not include accommodation
All inclusive of the above:
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This training is open to everyone with a true willingness to learn and commit to living a life of inspired purpose. Though we don’t officially come together until the start of the training, your journey starts as soon as you sign up; as soon as the first step is taken.
Take some time to make sure we’re on the same page before you join us at the training. These are some required readings to get you up to speed:
‘Jivamukti Yoga’, by Sharon Gannon and David Life.
‘The Heart Of Yoga, Developing A Personal Practice’, by T.K.V. Desiccator.
‘Loving What Is’, by Byron Katie (audio book recommended).
‘A Complaint Free World’, by Will Bowen.
For each book:
a) Write 300 words on your insights, thoughts and anything else you found valuable
b) Submit these reports two weeks prior to the start date of the training
These book summaries are a requirement for certification, and can be found at your local book store or amazon. They are purchased at trainees expense.
You have the ability to be extraordinary in every aspect of your life. You can recreate yourself, live the life of you dreams – an outstanding leader, friend, partner, parent, business person – whatever it is, no matter how far away it seems, it’s within your reach. Harnessing that power, unleashing potential is not just what we do. Its what we live for.
The Radiantly Alive Teacher Training team, led by Daniel Aaron, enhanced with faculty around the world is about making your potential your reality. We’ve been doing it for more than 10 years now. The results, a radiant, powerful you – are guaranteed; we know it works.
Yoga Alliance Certified, Radiantly Alive Yoga is a fusion of great forms with a heavy vinyasa influence, which includes philosophy, pranayama, meditation, chanting and asana.
"Quite simply, this training changed my life. Transformation doesn’t really feel like a big enough word for whats happened inside (and outside) of me. I came to Bali believing I would have some insights, what I did not, could not begin to understand is that my life would be made new again. That I would be cracked open and made whole all at the same time. That I would be shown the perfect, radiant beauty inside of me and all those around me. That I would see the world as a vibrant pasture of possibility, goodness, and beauty. That I would be so humbled and overwhelmed by gratitude for how wonderful life could be, will be, that it would bring me to my knees. It might be a cult. There is a lot of raw kool aid to be drunk. But in the end I was rewarded with a life rich with love, strength, courage, humor, and possibility. So yeah, if you’re not ready to confront yourself, go deep within, and work your ass off, then this training isn’t for you. But if you are, I can promise you a reward, and experience, a life beyond your wildest dreams. Bring on the kool aid!"
"For anyone wanting to test the boundaries of the resistence of their past patterns not serving them, this is the training for you. Besides deepening my practice and creating a foundation as a teacher, it is a blessing to be in this immersion, eating live foods and learning from the best teachers who come with love to teach what they believe in."
"I loved every moment of this training. It’s given me so much valuable things, insights, tools that it feels like the training had the duration of a year. What appeals most to me is the gift Radiantly Alive creates with a caring, loving environment where it feels safe to grow. I’ve fallen in love with yoga and even though it wasn’t my intention to become a teacher I definitely feel strong and skilled enough to practice being a teacher because of this training. This training serves everybody best if they open themselves up to look within. And the food is absolutely phenomenal"