Daily Meditation & Asana Practice - with practice videos of asana with mantra, plus guided concentration and energybody practices posted throughout the program, you will dive into the potency of a well rounded daily practice with veteran teachers.
Yogic Lifestyle- thoughtfully incorporate supportive habits from Ayurveda and modern wellness into your daily routine, replacing less supportive habits. Explore how syncing your practice and lifestyle to natural cycles promotes health and wellbeing. We also include a guided seasonal 10 day dietary reset.
Practice with Deities - we open this period with Navaratri (The 9 Nights of the Goddess), then turn to Shiva and Ganesha to ground. Learn devotional practices, approach, and why Deity practice and sacred art is a part of the Yoga Tradition.
Community- explore in the palpable "bump" you get from practicing in synchrony with a cohort through a well crafted arc of practice and positive change. Plus, optional (but highly encouraged) forum prompts will help you connect, express, and share.
Virtual Classroom- this streamlined virtual experience will have you logging in most days, to move through a crafted daily lesson plan in-sync with the rest of the group. We will have 5 Zoom calls to connect live to the teachers for special content and discussion.
Not your typical Online Program- we start together, we complete together. This program provides support, guidance, and positive accountability structures the entire way through, to help you for your greatest and highest, and the benefit of all.
Plus options to deepen your experience:
In person Community Gatherings for Bay Area locals that will include satsang, kirtan, and an ayurvedic-inspired potluck (no additional charge)
One-on-one sessions with Erika or Cristina (online or North Bay in-person) for a personalized attunement of the practices or teachings (See FAQ for deets)
Energy and/or Body Work with Erika
Erika is a skilled healer and can provide supportive hands-on support to ease the tensions brought to the surface by deeper practice periods.
- 40 days of devoted practice
- within 8 weeks of structured programming
- amounting to a 100 hour Immersion
Virtual Classroom Opens on the Equinox (9/22)
With all introductory orienting material to help you feel fully prepared to dive into a daily practice beginning on the New Moon 9/25. You will be visiting the virtual classroom daily for lessons and guided practices until 11/6.
Live Zoom Calls every other weekend + opening & closing @ 12:30pm Pacific Time
- 9/24 Opening Call 90 min Saturday
- 10/2, 10/16, & 10/30 60 min Sundays
- 11/5 Closing Call 90 min Saturday
*All virtual meetings will be recorded and available to review for the duration of the course.
Virtual Classroom closes November 14th
4 (Optional) In Person Gatherings:
@Cloudbreak Yoga, Sausalito
- September 25
- October 9 & 23
- November 6 )
This program is 40 days supported practice, teachings, dietary reset, worksheets, guided meditations, guest teachers, and more within 8 weeks of virtual classroom access. 100 hours of curriculum.
- Program Tuition $777
- Mentorship Tier $925
- Course + Healing with Erika $1025
Payment plans are available at any level broken into 3 months.
Financial Need Scholarships always available. Apply HERE.
Dana (Giving/Donating) is an essential Niyama. We pledge to support value-aligned organizations by donating 10% of total proceeds to Guria India, to support sex-trafficking victims.
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Are the live calls recorded?
Yes! If you cannot attend the time of the call, the recordings will be posted shortly thereafter for review at anytime up to the closing of the virtual classroom on 11/12. Also, you can write in ahead with a question if you would like us to address something in particular. All the rest of the content is available for you to fit into your daily routine as best serves you, and we offer suggestions and tips for how to do that best, because that is part of the program!
How much time do I need to devote each day to this program?
You will be committing to no less than a 25 minute seated meditation practice and a 60 minute asana practice each day. Additionally there will be 10-30 minutes of content on the course site to engage with: videos, reading, worksheets, or posts. Days with live calls will add another 90 minutes. When we get deeper into the program, the dietary shifts will take some upfront strategy time and some cooking time. These things can be intimidating if you approach them as though they are more tasks on your list. However, when we engage with the practices and gain the focus and clarity they provide, and cut out wasteful habits in support of positive change, they make time for themselves, and then some. Ultimately, the time you put into these practices compounds to create more spaciousness in everything you do, once you get into a groove. This we can promise. Also, you are the architect of your own practice and get to choose what you do everyday, always.
Is this structured with daily lessons or is it on demand choose your own adventure?
This program is highly structured and intentionally crafted to guide you through this seasonal deepening of your practice. That means we provide explicit guidence every step of the way, including ways for you to hone in on your own specific needs at this time. The curriculum is broken into six phases, devoted to orienting to the practice, Navaratri, Fall Dietary Reset "cleanse", Shiva Practice, Ganesha Practice, and Integration. There will be provided a clear path for you to engage with the material, changing daily. Be prepared to login everyday and practice with videos, guided recordings, inquiry worksheets, engage with the forum, or all of these!
What does the Mentorship include exactly?
You will have two options to choose from here, depending on if you are local. PRIVATE IN PERSON: You can have a full private practice in person with Erika or Cristina. The teacher will provide specific honing of techniques and adjustments to attune your practice. VIRTUAL: You may also choose to have 3x30 minute virtual calls throughout the program to discuss your practice and your goals, and how you can align the two with specifics to your circumstances, as they change.
Are the local in person gatherings also teachings, and will they be recorded?
These in person events will be mostly kirtan, satya and potluck! We will have a group meditation practice and possibly a satsang, if inspiration strikes. There will be no recordings of these.
If I get way behind can I take this program on my own later?
Nope. This is a limited time program where we all are in it together with a hard stop at 11/12. That being said, before 11/12, all the materials are available for review, or catching up. Some guided practices and worksheets you will be able to download. This time constraint creates a potent container that motivates everyone to show up and keep pace, like in person programs (remember those?). Within this program, you get to engage with the material at your level of comfort, to meet your practice and life where you are. You can toggle it depending on how much time/space you have. But we do NOT offer lifetime access or expect you to entirely self-motivate. We are in this together.
Is this Yoga Alliance Certified 100 Hours?
Not at this time. TRU Education is not a Yoga Alliance registered Yoga School, however we will provide a certificate of completion upon satisfactory completion and participation in all elements of the program. Registered yoga teachers have used certificates from TRU programming in the past to apply for CEU's with Yoga Alliance. We totally respect all yoga teachers (we are they!) and also like to create programs where the primary motive for participating is deepening the practice, not adding hours.
I am pretty experienced practitioner, is this mainly for beginners?
The only thing you need to get the most out of this program is beginners mind. At the beginning of the program you will determine the outline of your own practice period on a spectrum based on your experience and current circumstances, and this can be adjusted to almost any level. Unless you already have a 2 hour a day disciplined asana and sitting practice, a practice community, include deity work and seasonal ayurvedic cleansing diets, this will provide you with something new and nurturing. You know how dedicated practice time supports you, and how you work to support others. Let us support you with that.
I don't have much experience with yoga or meditation but want to, is this course for me?
It is so great you are ready to dive into daily meditation and yoga! But there are other programs out there more suited for introducing you to these practices. This program is for "intermediate" and experienced practitioners. Diving in the deep end can be destabilizing. For recommendations: Headspace is a great app to start a daily meditation practice. Start going to classes at your local Hatha Yoga studio, and stick to teachers that feel really authentic. We will see you next year once you have a solid foundation! Go get em!