Beryl Bender Birch, Director of The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute and Amy Webb, Director of Sruti Yoga Center, are excited to announce the launch of our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program at Sruti Yoga Center in Great Barrington, MA. The program will consist of 8 weekends, held monthly, and run from September 2014 through May 2015. The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance offering both 200 and 500 Hour Certification Programs. This training is one of the most comprehensive and highly respected programs in the country, which makes it an excellent choice for those just starting out, as well as for established teachers working toward their 500 hour certification.
Beryl is the author of four books on yoga, including the best selling, Power Yoga, and her most recent book soon to be released by Sounds True (Oct 2014), Yoga for Warriors. She has been teaching yoga and meditation for 40 years. She is also the Director/Founder of the Give Back Yoga Foundation, which supports yoga teachers in developing service projects in under-served areas of their communities. For the past two years she has focused on developing resources for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Our teacher training program offers a unique opportunity to study with, not only Beryl and Amy, director of Sruti, but with a variety of our senior faculty members, all of whom are outstanding 500 or 1000-hour graduates of The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute. Many of our staff teachers have been teaching and practicing yoga for over 20 years and all have a strong foundation in the study of classical yoga (with Beryl) and are renowned in their respective fields. As all of us here at Sruti Yoga Center and The Hard & The Soft, they continue to grow and study individually and bring to every session, a wide diversity of specialized knowledge and skills.
The program offers an extraordinary opportunity for complete immersion into yoga and all it’s dimensions, as well as the yoga lifestyle. Surround yourself with like-minded individuals and follow your dream to become an accomplished yoga practitioner and teacher. This program will provide you with the skill, knowledge and confidence to begin teaching yoga, and the weekend format makes it easy to participate. The course is also appropriate for those who may not be interested in teaching but simply wish to advance their training in the study of yoga.
Practice and observation of yoga techniques and methodology
Training in a variety of rajasic (active) asana styles such as Vinyasa flow, Power, Astanga, and more
Safe, experienced, and appropriate hands on assistance and adjustments
Posture modifications and variations
Pranayama and meditation– daily practices and benefits
General Philosophy and lifestyle
Study of the 8 limbs and the Yoga Sutras
Anatomy, physiology, and correct posture alignment
Yoga Therapy & Energy Medicine
Nutrition, Ayurveda, and Wellness
Shamanic Ritual and Ceremony
Pay in Full: $3000
$500 deposit due at registration with balance due in full by September 1
Payment Plans are available. Please contact us and see below for details.
Additional expenses include weekly yoga classes and books for required reading.
$500 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. Lodging recommendations available upon request.
For registration form and details please do not hesitate to contact Amy at email@example.com or 413.717.5058
We accept checks made out to Sruti Yoga Center for your deposit or payment in full. We are also able to accept your credit card securely on line.
Pay in full by September 19: $3,000.
$500 deposit paid at time of registration (non refundable)
$2,500 balance paid in full by September 19, 2014.
Purchases may be made online, by cash or by check.
PAYMENT PLAN DETAILS:
Multiple Payment Option: $3,300.
$500 deposit paid at registration.(non refundable)
$933 due by September 19, 2014.
$933 due by January 16, 2015.
$933 due by April 17, 2015.
Other payment plans must be discussed with Amy.
Your $500.deposit is nonrefundable after your acceptance into the program is confirmed.
No other refunds will be given after the start of the course.
A registration form must be filled out and sent in at the time you mail us your deposit or when you make your payment on line.
To secure your space mail your deposit ($500.) to:
SRUTI Yoga Center
33 Railroad Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230
We look forward to meeting you!
Join us in celebration of this special day!
Cacao Circle with Moses and Ambe at 6:00 pm.
Kirtan with Carrie Grossman, Charlie Braun (guitar), and Justin Green (percussion/keyboard) at 7:30pm.
$10 cacao / $15-$20 sliding for kirtan.
All are welcome and no one will be turned away for lack of funds!
Cacao Circle with Moses & Ambe of Heartblood Cacao, Amy Webb
Kirtan with Carrie Grossman, Charlie Braun, Justin Green, and visiting musicians
Scents by Skanda with Justin Kaye
Sunday, September 21, 2014
10:30am – 12:00pm
Join Moses the morning after the SRUTI Equinox Celebration for a time of integration, sharing and continuing to work with whatever unfolded through the cacao journey and kirtan. In a safe and supportive space, allow the experience to deepen more fully. This is a time to simply be yourself and honor whatever is happening within. Integration and focused support after experiences like the Equinox Celebration is often an invaluable tool in supporting the healing process and allowing whatever happened to settle into our systems.
The group will involve meditation, sharing and guided facilitation.
The integration group will be guided by Moses who brings a compassionate understanding to the inner journey and how it works through us. His background includes body-based therapy, meditation, expressive arts & ceremony and nature-connected rites of passage.
Moses is the Co-Owner of Heartblood Cacao – www.heartbloodcacao.com
His private practice, Art of Nothing – www.artofnothing.org
Cost: Sliding Scale, $10-$20/person
Wednesday, September 24, 6-7:30pm
Suggested Donation $15
Join us for Guided Visualization, Conscious Conversation, Creative Intention Setting for the month ahead and Sisterhood.
Each time we step into circle we support each other in the practice of Radical Courage, Deep Faith & Living WILDly. This circle is part of a growing movement of circles happening all over North America known as The WILD Woman Project. The Aim: to create the world of our WILDest Dreams.
Chris Maddox is the founder of The WILD Woman Project and is over the moon to be a new resident of the Berkshires. Visit TheWILDWomanProject.com to learn about her and this movement of WILD Wild Women.
You’ve asked, and we’re listening! This fall, Mary Campbell and Sarah Nicholson will offer a once-a-month Women’s Sensual Awakening and Jade Egg workshop series. Celebrate your sensual self as you reawaken your intuitive erotic within through Jade Egg practice, led body meditations, journaling, dyad and small group conversation, and qi kung exercises. We request a commitment to the full series to create an intimate container within which to explore this work. This continuity will support you in deepening your connection to body, soul, and sisterhood.
Sink into a deepened connection as we ground ourselves through this autumn season.
$95 by September 17. Please register through the Divining Beauty website, or reach out to Mary with questions.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
We start on time so please arrive at 7:15 to register.
Cost to attend is $10.
How often do we get an opportunity to be real with each other? It can feel unsafe, inappropriate, or unwelcome by those around us. Instead, imagine meeting new people in an environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. That’s what we’ve created! It’s a refreshing change from the typical networking or sports bar conversation. You get the opportunity to examine yourself. Through other people putting quality attention on you, asking questions with genuine curiosity, and then listening – really listening – to your responses. What comes up might surprise you!
We play three communication games that will challenge you to consider questions like ‘What are your relationships like?’ ‘What does Orgasm mean to you?’ and ‘What’s one secret desire you have? Questions like these encourage vulnerability. And, what happens when you get vulnerable? It creates intimacy, which is what we’re all searching for! It’s amazing how connected we can end up feeling – even in a room full of strangers – when we are willing to say what’s real.
OneTaste as an organization teaches a practice called Orgasmic Meditation, otherwise known as OM. The games we play at TurnON are designed to create the visceral sensation of Orgasm/OM in your body, without having to actually do the practice (or remove any clothing!) – sort of like having the feeling of an incredible dessert without having consumed any of the calories. You can play at whatever level feels comfortable to you. You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to, or answer any questions you don’t want to answer. It’s a friendly invitation to play and push your edges in a way that feels good. This allows you to stretch yourself and inspires self-discovery!
with Amy Webb
This is an all-levels exploration of the mysterious and often misunderstood or unnoticed vital aspect of integrated yoga postures. From an introduction to bandhas to their application in breathwork, standing forms, seated forms, rotations, and backbends, you will walk away with a comprehensive and experiential understanding of their critical roll in deepening, centering, and strengthening your form on and off the mat.
Walking Our Talk
A group-coaching intensive for women to support creating your future…
Fall Semester beginning October 14
Sunday, September 28, 6-8pm
A Women’s Creation Circle
Walking Our Talk goes beyond making things happen in your life…
It’s about being the One making your life happen.
Whether it’s a new or old project, an area in your life you’ve been resisting, or something you want to move forward with speed…this intensive will provide structure, accountability, and INSPIRATION to up-level your engagement with your projects and your life.
We’ve discovered that it’s in community with other women that we discover our own authentic power and freedom to create. In coming together we exponentially liberate our potential.
Under the skilled facilitation of Mary Campbell and Maia Conty we’ll choose projects, set intentions, track weekly progress, use the power of group synergy…all with our eye out for the surprising and unexpected results that come when we grow our life. Join us!
Register now for Fall 2014 enrollment
Sliding Scale Fee $250-$350
To register please visit: http://diviningbeauty.com/offerings/walking-our-talk-3/
You are invited to come into circle with us. There are now more than 90 local women who have or are currently gathering in these intentional circles.
We call these Walking Our Talk Creation Circles.
This is because in the circle we create many things… our own self-directed projects and intentions, a spiritual practice of building community and interdependence among one another as community members, and an extraordinary inner confidence, self-acceptance and self-love that comes from practicing authentic, vulnerable connection with other women.
Twice a year Maia Conty and I launch new Walking Our Talk circles of approximately 12-15 women. We gather to make real change in our lives…. moving toward the call we’ve heard for years or the tug that’s just begun to entice us into the kind of life we know we’re meant to live. We go for an 8-week run, then take a break. For the Fall ’14 round there will be at least two larger Circles of experienced ‘Circle Sisters’.
You are invited to come to the Sunday Intro evening — September 28th 6-8pm at Sruti Yoga Center – to hear and feel what Circle is about, to see if you want to join the new Circle that will be forming, and to find out why all these Circle Sisters are such a joyful part of the Berkshire landscape.
You’ll notice that sometimes women bring very purposeful desires to these Creation Circles… finishing a book, creating an organization or business, launching a web site, taking a major step in career.
For other women the intention is more amorphous. They know a change needs to happen, that there’s something that wants to be born in them or some shift that needs to happen to be fully alive. We women can feel when something needs to be birthed. Some breath of a newness begins to grow… a little excitement that flits in and out of our days.
Usually there’s a gestation period once an idea’s been conceived. The vision needs time to mature. It’s quiet for days or even weeks, and then there’s that flutter in the belly again. And it becomes more insistent. We start to feel the discomfort of clothes that don’t fit anymore. What’s coming is expanding our current container and the old just won’t do. There’s discontent. Frustration. Annoyance. We get grumpy.
These are REALLY GOOD SIGNALS that it’s time… time to let this next creation come to life.
So when the time is right, we dive in. We make the commitment to themselves. We invest in this potential, this joy, this future.
It can be a little threatening to leave behind what’s known, just as it is in birth. But the transformation that wants to happen when we trust our bodies and our intuition — when we relax into the caring presence of guiding midwives, when we go beyond our fear into the immense possibility of what wants to come — that birthing is monumental. It’s what makes life an adventure worth living!
This is the purpose of the Walking Our Talk Creation Circles. And why we hope you’ll join us.
“Mary Campbell is the embodiment of a divine beauty. She is, therefore, an expert at what it takes to develop the wisdom of your own soul. Mary is offering the call of the Feminine through the creation of this work. Please trust me ~ Mary will lead you home to the very center of your own creation.”
— Caroline Muir, Founder, The Divine Feminine ~ Awakened Masculine Institute, Co-Author, Tantra, The Art of Conscious Loving
Qoya, Women’s Movement & Dance with Ditte
Resumes Fall 2014
Qoya is based on the idea that through movement, we remember. We remember our essence is wise, wild and free. Wise, wild and free also draw reference to the movement forms that we practice. Wise- the wisdom of yoga. Wild- the creative expression in dance. Free- expanding our capacity to enjoy being in our bodies through sensualnmovement. To learn more visit loveqoya.com
Ditte has always loved to move and especially dance. She is a movement therapist, Qoya teacher and a student of Master Yun Lin’s school of Feng Shui. Ditte has travel extensively and taught internationally, she is a writer, singer, multi-lingual, dancer, teacher and is excited to bring Qoya to Sruti in the beautiful Berkshires.
We’re pausing our movie offerings in August & September
PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPCOMING MOVIES STARTING AGAIN OCTOBER 2014
PAST MOVIE NIGHTS at SRUTI:
The Sacred Science
The Tibetan Book of the Dead
The Human Experience
Ayurveda, The Art of Being
The Dhamma Brothers
Each time we stand up for one woman, we stand up for all women!
Each time we stand against the oppression of one human being,we stand up for justice for all humanity! Coming together is the most powerful way that we can make a difference in our community and around the world.
Please join us for an evening of hope and inspiration as we unite in generosity for our brothers and sisters.
The evening will feature inspiring individuals and organizations that we can support as well as specific actions that we can take right now – to be part of the solution! Be part of a powerful movement for change.
Circle Lead by:
To Learn More About this Event and More Sisters For Peace Projects
Please Contact Caroline at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413.205.6442
Learn more at www.sistersforpeace.org
MUNAY KI: Receiving and Sharing Andean Transmissions
with Amy Webb
FOUNDATION RITES & LINEAGE RITES
Amy is available to share these transmissions privately or to small groups upon request. To learn more please contact her directly at: email@example.com or 413.717.5058
Laura Spucches is available for private consultation and will be scheduling workshops seasonally at SRUTI.
Please contact her directly for more information or to schedule a private consultation: 413.429.6736
Laura Spucches, native Shire resident is a recognized Ayurvedic Practitioner & Pancha Karma therapist by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and Kerala Ayurveda Academy. Laura weaves her passion of Ayurvedic medicine, positive psychology and zest for being alive into her lectures and clinical practice throughout the world.
Details on Workshop Sunday, June 29, 2014:
Ayurveda and the Science of Being
Tools for living life to it’s fullest potential
Come join us as we dive deep into the ancient he‘art’ of Ayurveda, a holistic system of medicine from India that has been practiced for over 5,000 years. Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga helps us realize our truest nature by understanding our connection to our natural environment. In this workshop you will learn how to understand your personal constitution and how to utilize a multi-dimensional approach to “foods” as “medicine” that offer insights into how we can live healthier, happier, more balanced lives.
Please wear comfortable clothing
$30-50 Sliding scale includes oil & food for the senses
We look forward to our 5th annual event at Sruti reaching our hands, hearts, and donations out to Odanadi for their unrelenting fight against our humanity’s greatest atrocity and exploitation (and 3rd largest criminal “enterprise”) – human trafficking. The founders of Odanadi routinely risk their lives rescuing women and children, giving them a safe place to recover and rintegrate, with Ashtanga yoga as part of their healing therapy.
THANK YOU for participating. We look forward to next year’s event and keeping the flame of awareness alive and well.
Please support Odanadi any time of the year:
We look forward to John’s return to Sruti for an intensive study and practice period summer 2015.
John Campbell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. A translator of Sanskrit and Tibetan texts, his main areas of research are practice systems of Yoga and Tantra in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and Hinduism. He is currently writing a book on the commentarial literature of Tantric Buddhist practice systems in late first millennium India. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the theory and practice of yoga (both contemporary and pre-modern), Buddhist philosophy in India and Tibet, and surveys of culture and religion in South, East, and Himalayan Asia. He also advises the research of advanced graduate students in UVA’s renowned Buddhist Studies doctoral program.
In 2012 John founded the Contemplative Sciences Center at UVA (uvacontemplation.org), an interdisciplinary center for the advancement of knowledge about contemplation and contemplative practices, the world’s first such initiative at a major research university. Stepping down as the Director to become a full-time professor in Religion in 2013, he remains part of the Center’s Executive Directorate and is the Coordinating Director of Yoga Programs.
John has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga for over twenty years, seventeen of which were under the direct guidance of Shri K. Pattabhi Jois. In 2003 Jois presented John with the Certificate of his Mysore-based Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Jois’s highest (and at the time, the only) formal recognition of accomplishment, thus including John among a handful of senior teachers and practitioners of Ashtanga Yoga worldwide.
For almost as long, John has been a student of Tibetan Buddhism. His extraordinary, master teachers include His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Denma Lochoe Rinpoche, and Robert Thurman.
A lifelong New Yorker, John recently moved with his wife and three children to Charlottesville, VA.
October 1, 2014
|8:00-10amam||Mysore||Tom & Amy|
|10:30-11:45am||Sheng Zhen QiGong||Roz|
|11:00-12:15pm||Restorative & Yoga Basics||Amy|
|6:00pm/Canceled||Ashtanga Led 1/2 Series||Canceled tonight|
|7:30-9:00pm||The Berkshire's First TurnON Event||Marie-Elizabeth Mali|
View full schedule here.
Sunday – Friday 8-10am Beginners Welcome
Led 1/2 Primary Series
Saturday 9-10:30am (moderate level)
Tuesday, April 15 – Full
Tuesday, April 29 – New
Wednesday, May 14 – Full
Wednesday, May 28 – New
Friday, June 13 – Full
Friday, June 27 – New
Saturday, July 12 – Full
Saturday, July 26 – New
Sunday, August 10 – Full
Monday, August 25 – New
Monday, September 8 – Full
Wednesday, September 24 – New
Wednesday, October 8 – Full
Thursday, October 23 – New
Thursday, November 6 – Full
Saturday, November 22 – New
Saturday, December 6 – Full
Sunday, December 21 – New
Full and new moon days are observed as a time for rest and contemplation. No Ashtanga classes are held on these days worldwide. Observing, tuning in, and exploring the moon cycles can assist in understanding and connecting to the rhythmic and ever-changing nature of life.