May 11, 2019 –
Jan. 17, 2020
House of AUM is wildly ecstatic to announce its first 300 hour yoga teacher training program with author & yogini Danielle Dulsky, E-RYT 500!
Jan. 5, 2020
This experiential training will encompass all of the elements required by Yoga Alliance to become a certified yoga instructor.
“Living Mandala Yoga” 300 hr Teacher Training
May 11th, 2019 – January 17th, 2020
The 300-Hour Program is broken down into four seasonal modules and will run each season from May 2019 to January 2020.
From a Tantric perspective, all women are embodiments of feminine power or Shakti. The 300-hour program uses Goddess archetypes to garner a deeper understanding of the sacred self, the teacher, Circle-Craft, and the global community. Learning in this program occurs through deep discussion, communal practices, some serious soul-work, and creative alchemy.This program is sourced from the belief that the global community is being marked by increasing gender equity, human rights awareness, environmental consciousness, and social responsibility, with the role of yogins in these positive changes being absolutely paramount. This training is a journey of authentic, goddess-awakening, through which all students discover their unique soul-work, live their goddess-based archetypes, and cultivate authentic connection through feminine communication and co-creation.
Your wild soul designed this life for you before you were born, and your deepest wounds and darkest shadows are as essential to your nature as your perfect passions and sacred gifts. The Living Mandala Yoga teacher training programs are called “soul-based” in order to distinguish them from more “spirit” driven programs which focus on ego-transcendence, the “light-worker” mentality, and “higher consciousness.” Our programs are grounded in descending the ego as much as ascending the ego; we believe emotions are holy gateways to self transformation, enjoyment in life (bhukti) is just as essential as spiritual liberation (mukti), and that every yoga teacher must uniquely craft her philosophy based on the components of their life’s purpose (The LIGHT: Passions, Gifts, Spiritual Beliefs AND the DARK: Wounds, Regrets, and all that softens your Ego and shifts your Identity). The practical components of our program are based on the student as a whole being, body, mind, and spirit, and we integrate movement alchemy, magick, body-prayer, energy-work, spell-craft, deep creative dives, circle-craft, and ritual into learning. More specifically, the teaching methods applied include, but are not limited to, the following:
Council and Circles: Counseling each other is a key part of Vidya (clear-seeing) and enhances feminine communication skills. The future is circular, and time is a spiral.
Altar-Building: We are constantly building and co-creating altars as symbolic action and to honor ancestors, elements, and, less often, Goddess archetypes.
Spell-Craft and Ritual: We frame spell-work as the conversation you are having with the world about the kind of future you want for the world’s children, and we frame yoga as a moving ritual.
Communal Creative Work: We frequently paint/collage together to channel the prana-shakti energy, bolster third-eye balance, and generally take us out of our left-brain/logical thinking.
Divination: Every day, we have a morning and evening oracle; this is a check-in circle of sorts, during which we draw cards, work with pendulums, or other “wilder” forms of divination in order to gain clarity on the present moment, on the work we have done, and on whatever cosmic guidance we are receiving.
Pathworking: We do quite a bit of guided meditation in order to work with ancestral, animal, and spirit guides.
Personal Mythwork: This is a method of sense-making and story-telling. We use personal myth work quite a lot during our movement practices in order to gain clarity on where we have been and where we are.
Psychodrama: We frame yoga broadly as “seeking out obstacles to freedom and removing them,” and we engage in several group practices for removing these “obstacles” within our psyche in order to manifest our sacred work.
Wildfire Teaching Practices: These are communal teaching practices through which all students become the teacher for a portion of the class. These are beautiful, organic rituals of co-created movement, intention-setting, and power-raising.
Project Portfolio: Over the course of the training, there are several “projects” we complete during the immersion; these are all aimed at integrating your yoga with your sacred work and include workshop design, circle design, mini retreat design, and private class offerings.
Integration Plan: We conclude the immersion with a plan for integrating the knowledge learned into your “real life.” In many ways, this is the most important piece of the curriculum, as it is your channel for manifesting what you have learned.
Synthesis: Each immersion concludes with a synthesis, or final, cumulative assessment. I do collect these and keep them on file as evidence of your participation.
Rasa Project: The Rasa Project is the final project for the 300-hour program, and it is an amplified version of the Heart Project (200 hr program project) through which you are creating as many “ripples” as possible in the global fabric through your sacred work.
The 300-hour program is grounded firmly in nature’s rhythms as they affect the human body, psyche, and divine feminine spiritual practice. There are four immersions, one per season, in the 300-hour program, and each 7-day immersion is one-quarter of the entire program. The seasonal “Rasas” may be taken out of order, and you have two years to complete the entire program. Each immersion can be taken for personal development purposes, without pursuit of registry with the Yoga Alliance. However, if you are looking for certification, you MUST have a 200-hour certificate from a
“Registered Yoga School” (RYS). You do not need to have taken the Living Mandala Yoga 200-hour training in order to enroll in the advanced program.
You do have the option to take immersion weeks in Phoenixville, Pa at Danielle’s home studio. She will be offering a seasonal immersion in her words, “until the day she dies.” 🙂 We mention this for those of you that feel called to the teachings of this program & Danielle specifically but cannot take off the time it takes to finish the program at House of AUM. You could train between Yellow Springs & Phoenixsville. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding this.
Rasa of Fertile Ground: Spring Immersion
(May 11th – 17th, 2019 )
Required Text: Aphrodite’s Daughters by Jamela Bonheim
The Spring Rasa’s curriculum honors the inner Maiden, with a strong emphasis on creative work, sensuality, the new moon phase of dawning manifestation, and embodied experience. We discuss ancestral knowledge, feminine wounds, and conscious creativity, working with the Goddess archetypes of Achtland, Rhiannon, and Macha.
Rasa of Fruition: Summer Immersion
(August 24th – 30th)
Required Text: Weaving the Visions by Judith Plaskow and Carol Christ
The Summer Rasa is ambitious, as we honor the roles of enjoyment and play in our Craft. We move through significant spell-work for manifestation, healing, and gratitude, and we frame the teacher as an accessible source of inspiration for students. In working with honoring the full moon phase as well as the Goddesses Aine, Danu, and Madb, we discuss feminine spirituality, declaring and invoking our hopes for the world of the future.
Rasa of the Abundant Harvest: Autumn Immersion
(Sept 28th – Oct 4th, 2019)
Required Text: Mysteries of the Dark Moon by Demetri
The Autumn Rasa is quite intense, and this is the only of the four Rasas that we do not recommend starting with. There is substantial shadow and wound-work, and we work with the darker Goddess archetypes of the Cailleach, Cerridwyn, and the Morrigan. We discuss death ritual, the waning moon, the Great Exhale in the wheel of the year, and the importance of honoring our ancestors in our practice.
Rasa of Resting in Darkness: Winter Immersion
(Jan 11th-17th, 2020)
These dates are tentative and could change based on Danielle’s tentative book tour. We will confirm these Winter Rasa dates as soon as we can.
Required Text: The Mist-Filled Path by Frank McKeowen
The Winter Rasa works with the Celtic Goddess archetypes of Badb, Sheila-Na-Gig, and Brighid as we midwife the Crone-to-Maiden transition during the season of Imbolc. We work with the void between the dark to new moon phase, honoring movement as ritual, teacher as space-holder, and the feminine as flame-tender and change-agent.
“All of my work is rooted in what I call the “wild feminine,” or the aspects of the human psyche which I believe are the most socially denigrated; these are our connection to the natural world, our right to feel and be sensuous, our knowledge of holistic relationship and the spiral dance of time, our psychic power and intuitive wisdom, and our body-spirit union. I translate the wild feminine into writing, multimedia art, yoga teaching, motherhood, Witchcraft, and energy-work, but I aim to have my core message constant: It is the birthright of a woman to resurrect embodied spirituality, a unique holiness that is lived out and experienced in the body. I am the author of Woman Most Wild: Three Keys to Liberating the Witch Within and The Holy Wild: A Heathen Bible for the Untamed Woman (New World Library 2017 and 2018), and an E-RYT 500 and YACEP through Yoga Alliance. I am a lover of Irish Paganism, a Celtic free-style Witch, and I long for the mists. May we all find what we seek.”
Tuition and Payments
Total tuition for the 300-hour program is $3600 ($200 discount when paid in full). Each of the four immersions is $950 each, with full payment due six weeks before the immersion start date. You may put down a deposit of $500 for each Rasa with the remainder $450 due six weeks prior. If you require a payment plan to further break down the $950, please set up an appointment with Melissa to set up contractual payments.
This excludes books which are approximately $50 for the entire training. If you need help with accommodations, please let us know and we can guide you towards some great Air B&Bs in town.
In an effort to keep this training potent, intimate and sacred, we will be accepting only 12 students.
Melissa met Danielle at the Wild Woman Festival in August 2017 and was deeply inspired by her work, ultimately inviting Danielle to hold AUM’s first 300 hour program (began May ’18) She is currently Danielle’s student of the first 300 hr program here at AUM (ending January ’19).
Refunds: Program deposits, tuition, and application fees are not refundable unless the program is canceled by House of AUM or Living Mandala Yoga, LLC. However, you are able to reallocate moneys paid toward a certain immersion to another immersion within the same program within the same year, providing there has been as least six weeks notice given before the immersion start date. For example, if have paid $950 for the Spring Rasa in the 300-hour program but find you cannot attend, you can move the $900 to the Summer Rasa payment in the same year as long as you let us know six weeks or longer before the Spring Rasa was scheduled to begin.
Scheduling and Cancellations: We never anticipate any cancellation, and it is extremely unlikely that we would cancel an entire immersion. Inclement weather may lead to a late-start or, less often, an entire day’s cancellation, but it is not likely to lead us to a whole-event cancellation. In the event of a cancellation by House of AUM or Living Mandala Yoga LLC, 100% of the tuition and deposit will be refunded. House of AUM and Living Mandala Yoga LLC does reserve the right to move the program to an alternate location within ten miles of Yellow Springs. We fully reserve the right to change our schedule without prior notice or cancel programs due to low registration; while this is extremely unlikely and without precedent, we will, of course, refund any money to participants who cannot attend events due to last-minute schedule changes or low-registration cancellations.
Please direct all questions to Melissa by
emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 937-532-5467.
A Training For Practicing & Preparing To Teach a Kundalini Yoga Kriya w/ Hsin-ya Chow
Module 1: Saturday, January 26th 3:30-8:30 pm
This is module one in a four part Kundalini Training
Jan-April 2019 (4 Saturdays) 3:30-8:30 PM
January 26th- 1st module (The Process: A Training for Practicing & Preparing to Teach a Kundalini Yoga Kriya)
February 23rd- 2nd module (The 10 Bodies & the Anatomy of Sadhana) (with Kundalini cake 🎂)
March 23rd- 3rd module (The Master’s Touch: Mechanics of the Meditative Mind)
April 27th module (The Science of Sound & the 11th Embodiment)
Why do this training?
The majority of what you learn is through personally practicing the Kundalini Yoga kriyas on their own. Once you have established a relationship on how to practice a kriya properly and you practice it, you can teach it. “If you only know one kriya, then share that. Just be humble, teach it. Every student is a teacher.”Yogi Bhajan
MODULE ONE: The Process: A training for practicing & preparing to teach a Kundalini yoga kriya Saturday, January 26th, 2018 3:30 – 8:30 PM
In this condensed 5-hour training module, some fundamentals will be covered:
Which kriya do I do? How do I choose from thousands of available kriyas?
Timing & talking on the teachings
How do I begin & end exercises?
Music & mantra
We’ll be practicing two well-known Kundalini kriyas passed down through tradition, and an original mini-book explaining this material will be provided. There will be a light vegan meal served with dandelion tea where participants’ questions are addressed. In the final portion of the training, we’ll collectively practice a meditation that calls upon the formative essence of Kundalini.
This training is part of a greater 4-module training (The Process, The 10 Bodies & the Anatomy of Sadhana, The Master’s Touch: Mechanics of the Meditative Mind, and The Science of Sound & the 11th Embodiment). Each module counts as 5 contact hours, and is available for Continuing Education credits with Yoga Alliance. Upon completion of all 4 modules, a verifying 20-hour-completion certificate will be sent to each participant. (Note: this training is not part of the requirements for KRI’s Level One program to become a certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga, and does not provide eligibility for IKYTA membership.)
5 hrs training + mini-book + light vegan meal = $150
Register by December 31st, Early-birdie: $125
About Hsin-ya Chow
Hsin-ya Chow is a writer and Kundalini Yoga teacher. She has worked for Harper’s Bazaar, Lucky, Money, TimeOut New York, and Baby. In 2012, she received an Artist Grant for her proposal to share Kundalini with highly creative, yet underserved communities. She has taught to artists, yogis, a Home for the Mentally Challenged in South Africa, foster kids and teens, and the elderly. Her workshops are focused on elevating the soul through Kundalini’s ancient physical and meditative mechanisms. She practices private intuitive bodywork using sound-healing mantra music, and offers Kundalini workshops to yoga studios, non-profits, businesses, and friends.
“Awaken The Guide Within” 200 hr Yoga Instructor Training
This training begins Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 & ends January 5th, 2020.
DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS
March 2nd & 3rd
April 6th & 7th
May 4th & 5th
June 1st & 2nd
August 3rd & 4th
September 7th & 8th
October 5th & 6th
November 2nd & 3rd
December 7th & 8th
January 4th & 5th
We meet each day 8 am – 6 pm
We will only be accepting 8 students in an effort to keep this experience potent. Small group training is extremely powerful and we absolutely love the intimacy that it brings. Here at House of AUM, we are highly invested in developing students who desire to awaken their own inner guide through in-depth self study, hard work and a commitment to healing. We believe that there are many of us being called to this work of deep healing, helping others on the path. It’s ultra important to note that you must be fully willing and/or fully engaged in the process of examining your own wounds while actively working towards healing them, in an effort to hold the light for others. We can only serve others if we ourselves are doing the “work”. This experiential training will encompass all of the elements required by Yoga Alliance to become a certified yoga instructor although many students take this course to deepen their understanding of the practice and the Self.
Led by House of AUM Creatrix Melissa Herzog, E RYT 200 & student of the 300 hr program with Danielle Dulsky to be completed by January ’19. Note: If you do not have a regular practice at House of AUM there will be an interview process.
Total Self Investment is $2999 ($200 savings when paid in full) or four payments of $800 (payment dates set once deposit is received). All students will have an unlimited membership to attend classes while training.
You can place a $600 deposit down to secure your space.
Payment must be received by January 15th, 2019 if you paying in full.
Please make sure you can attend all dates before signing up. There is a fee to make up time missed. There is a minimum of five people enrolled in order to run this program.
You will learn:
Vinyasa & Hatha Yoga- learn how to effectively sequence a class in a multitude of ways, creating a balanced and empowering experience for others
Deep Stretch Yoga- learn how to guide others in creating supported poses within their bodies in an effort to reduce stress, increasing their ability to relax, revive and relieve tension
The History of Yoga- honoring those that came before us to create and pass down this sacred work, we’ll explore where yoga came from and how it has evolved over time
Yoga Philosophy- We’ll engage in lectures that connect us to the lineage and history of yoga and it’s many expressions
Meditation Technique- You’ll be guided into meditation in a multitude of ways, through movement, through verbal guidance, on walks, through art, etc. We’ll learn techniques to guide others in meditation as well as deepen our own personal meditation practice
Creative Artistic Expression- We’ll make art together, vision boards, malas and more
Business of Yoga- we’ll talk about what it means to be an independent contractor, plan your own studio, writing your bio, teacher branding and more.
Crystals- we’ll learn how to enhance our spiritual practice using crystals
Aromatherapy- we’ll learn how oils can support your practice and everyday life
Wisdom Quest- We’ll take to the woods on a quest to more fully align with who we are. These are spiritual treks for the soul and one of our favorite parts of the training.
Core desires- We’ll uncover what it is that we truly desire for ourselves and for the students we’ll be guiding and how we can best be in service to ourselves and others.
Physical adjustments- We’ll learn how to safely give hands on adjustments to enhance a student’s experience on their mat
Anatomy & Physiology- we’ll learn the basics of both in an effort to understand what is taking place in one’s body while practicing yoga
An Intro to the Chakra system- what are the chakras, where are they located and how can we use this system to facilitate healing and a deeper understanding of our bodies and journeys
Aligning w/ the Moon Cycle- what does the moon cycle have to do with yoga or a spiritual practice and how can we align with it and use this ancient ritual for self study and healing
Circle Work & Council- a group of eight is a perfect amount of people for small group conversations that will facilitate deeper understandings of each other and ultimately work to provide clarity and perspective for each other’s journey through daily life.
It is important to note that spirituality & nature is a major component of this training. We will be spending time outdoors immersing ourselves in the elements.
Melissa found the practice of yoga in her twenties and was immediately drawn to the interconnection that she felt when she was on her mat simply breathing. She learned to listen from within, move her body, un-tether her soul, she learned how to love, how to speak better words, how healing herself from early childhood traumas would in turn aid in her ability to help, guide and serve others. With her teachers’ guidance, deep listening, and unwavering practice, she was ultimately led to take a huge leap towards BIG MAGIC and with a fire lit inside her that would fuel her BIG dream she conceived and opened House of AUM in June of 2015.
Melissa is deeply influenced by the Divine Feminine rising and infuses Her essence in everything she does. As House of AUM’s creatrix and lead visionary she is committed to seeking out and holding space for those sharing & living their truth, those that are on a path that will ultimately serve in raising the vibration of the collective consciousness. She openly engages in and is influenced by multiple spiritual paths including Wild Feminine Spirituality, Paganism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity. She believes in co-creation and that House of AUM is a manifestation of many, belonging to a community of amazing people that support each other and live within a similar set of values. She holds in high regard, authenticity and selfless service. She welcomes you to create a sacred space within her home.
There will be no refund given once the training has begun. If you need to cancel your registration, there will be a full refund given if you provide a 90 day notice. If after 90 days, a refund will be given less 20% of the total paid.
For additional information or to ask a questions or set up an interview, please email email@example.com or call 937-532-5467.