Open Your Heart
Discover Your True Nature
Your spiritual path beckons. The veil is beginning to lift. Behind it, a deeper connection awaits.
You’re on the edge of a metamorphosis, and your Yoga journey has forever altered the way you look at and interact with yourself and the world.
What if there was more to discover? What if you could plunge into the chasmic space of your inner being and meet your Higher Self?
That’s what Hridaya Meditation, Yoga of the Spiritual Heart, is all about. Akasha Yoga Academy invites you to further your Yoga journey through our 100-hour Meditation & Self-Inquiry Teacher Training course.
This is a rare opportunity to dive deep into the silence of your own nature and experience profound presence, inner growth & transformation within a loving and supportive environment.
Akasha’s uniquely designed course in a rare integration of various practices and traditions, including Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta, Tantrism, Kashmir Shaivism, and Sufism.
"This place shows you how to slow down, how to open up, and how to love yourself."
Anna Kotaba – Poland
WHO ARE YOU AT THE VERY CORE?
You’ve come a long way, too far to stop now. A lifetime of lucid days and discoveries have brought you to this point––the very ground you’re standing upon right now.
Darkness has also paved your path, and you wouldn’t be who you are today without those past storms and heavy stones.
Inside your personal evolution is the flickering light of a sacred and spiritual awakening. You can feel it. You’re beginning to see it. Ignoring the call to Grace would mean relinquishing all you’ve learned and discovered.
Now is the time to delve into the immeasurable essence of who you really are.
At Akasha, we want to help you discover your way. Our 100-hour Spiritual Heart Meditation & Self-Inquiry Teacher Training Program offers a guided space in which to experience the supreme reality and connect to the very core of your existence.
Don’t stop now. Your Higher Self is calling you home.
"The lessons were very genuine they came from a real heartfelt place. I was absolutely delighted to meet all the teachers during the classes, if we had any questions the support was amazing.
Luis From New Zealand
Develop A Fully Integrated Yoga Practice.
Every part of this course is designed to support the development of an authentic meditative practice. You’ll learn a variety of lineages, styles, and meditative practices, including Yoga Asanas, breath awareness, mantras and the traditional perspectives of Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta, Tantrism, Kashmir Shaivism, and Sufism.
Explore Spiritual Heart Meditation.
The non-dual wisdom of Advaita Vedanta is the cornerstone of our heart-centering and breath-based approach to meditation. Practicing Yoga of the Spiritual Heart (Hridaya) allows us to connect to the heartbeat of life and become intimate with the eternal present moment. We’ll explore a variety of meditative practices that deepen your understanding of Self-Inquiry and translate to daily life.
Study & Practice Relevant Mantras.
A mantra acts as an anchor for focusing your awareness. It’s not only useful, it also inspires a deeper connection to yourself and the Divine. We explore a range of verbalized mantras, repeated chanting, and silent mantra meditation, using long mantras and short bija mantras as methods for diving into silence and stillness.
Lead A Heart-Opening Meditation Session.
The confidence to guide and hold space for others emerges from experience and self-compassion. Throughout this course, you’ll have the opportunity to explore various meditation styles, hand mudras, and dive deep into fascinating topics about brainwaves, altered states of consciousness & much more. These experiences will prepare you for guiding and holding space for others.
"The akasha family were so welcoming and supportive, They create such a save space and they enable me to slowly go beyond my self-limiting belief"
Sharon From Australia
WE’RE HERE TO GUIDE YOU HOME
During every journey, you’ll reach a point at which you need to seek deeper guidance.
There’s a voice inside you. Call it a teacher, a guru, or a spiritual guide, it speaks YOUR truth and nudges you in the right direction.
What is that voice saying now?
This is what we’ve learned throughout our journey: Yoga isn’t something you do. It’s who you ARE, the inexhaustible force that walks your path with you.
Yoga IS that voice, and meditation is at the heart of Yoga.
Without meditation, Yoga is just a series of poses and theoretical concepts. We want to take you well beyond the “packaged” Yoga courses to discover a space in which time ceases, the layers fall away, and your radiant inner being emerges.
Hridaya Meditation can be quite confronting, and a loving, compassionate guide & environment is a vital support as you encounter the depths of your own nature.
Together we’ll explore both the practical and spiritual aspects of meditation and Self-Inquiry that will support your genuine transformation and enable you to hold space for others.
With the Akasha family, you’ll discover your own true wisdom.
“To find teachers with so much depth, passion & dedication is quite unique.”
Valerie, Curaçao – Online Graduate 2020
STUDY WITH THE BEST
Join our trusted & time-proven training to deepen your practice and get empowered as a competent & confident Yoga Teacher. Evolve in our educational programs that deliver a superb level of quality, expertise & excellence.
At Akasha, we put our heart & soul into creating a nurturing & loving family atmosphere. You will be guided by passionate & dedicated senior teachers, who are Experienced Registered Yoga Teachers at the highest level (E-RYT-500).
WE KNOW THIS IS A BIG STEP FOR YOU
So we do everything to make this the best investment of your life
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Over the past decade, we empowered more than 600 awesome Yoga Instructors
– who are now successfully teaching on all 6 continents.
Countless genuine reviews speak for themselves.
“A fantastic experience. Connecting on a daily basis with instructors & participants from around the world was amazing.”
Sayla, UK – Online Graduate 2020
MEET YOUR TEACHERS
“The depth of his practice is brilliant. He really holds the space well, and opens from the Heart consistently.”
Zoran from Canada
“Kirsten is super clear & precise. She is motherly, but not patronizing, kind & compassionate.”
Anastasia from Germany
“The way Devdas holds space is amazing. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to learn from him.”
Rebecca from the US
"You will learn so much more than just Yoga. I truly wish that EVERY person could experience this deep dive of self-discovery."
Chandise Dasher – United States
3 STEPS TO GET STARTED:
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Sign up for a life-changing journey, and dive deep into the Heart of authentic Yoga.
BEGIN THE JOURNEY THAT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE
Experience how Yoga can benefit all areas of life & share your passion with others.
“I love Akasha Yoga Academy.
Their programs are extremely comprehensive & truly get to the essence of Yoga.”
Anu Anj – United Kingdom
“For me the course was not only inspiring, but transformative! I first got into yoga for the asana practice, but I soon realized that there was more to it. I have found so much meaning in the teachings of yoga and I am ready to apply them to my life. Moving forward, I know that I can trust in myself and in the universe. For the first time in my life, I feel connected.”
Arianne from Canada
“This course has inspired me more than I could have ever imagined! The training has not only given me the tools to make the transformation from yoga student to yoga teacher, but also the tools to connect with my heart, relax and be present, and it has shown me the joy and passion I have for teaching.”
Clarissa from the US
“I came to deepen my own practice, with no intention to teach, but I am leaving with a passion to share this energy and the lessons I have learned here. The support from the teachers and students made me abandon my fears that I held on to and gain the confidence in all areas of my life that I was lacking. I really feel like a new person ready to shine and to share what I have learned!”
Coral from the US
“The course content is incredible! Easy to digest. It's been a fantastic experience that I will encourage anyone to sign up for”
100-Hour Meditation & Self-Inquiry Teacher Training: Spiritual Heart & Mantra Meditation
6 WEEKS TO A FULLY REALIZED YOGA PRACTICE
You’ll grow the confidence and compassion vital to leading a heart-opening meditation class & holding space for those around you, both in formal Yoga classes and in your personal relationships.
Through Akasha’s fully immersive program, you’ll explore the depth of Yoga with a passion and devotion not fully realized until now. Enjoy the infinite and boundless capacities that spring up within you.
Together, we’ll dive into various meditation styles, traditions, and techniques, as well as mantras, hand mudras, and common sitting postures for all body types. We’ll also enter the world of brainwaves and altered states of consciousness.
Your transformation throughout this program will naturally enable you to live with a higher purpose and hold space for the people around you.
HOW IT WORKS
As a member of the Akasha Yoga Family, you’ll engage in 14 hours of intensive, guided practice and instruction during each of the 6 weeks.
Live introductory kick-off weekend
6-week weekend intensive course
5 + 5 hours every weekend (mostly live)
4 additional weekday hours (recorded)
Regular short practices for daily life integration
“It's amazing with how much love & authenticity you get prepared to be a Yoga Teacher, just AWESOME and not describable in words.”
Pierre Mayer – lustaufgesund.com
Explore Spiritual Heart Meditation
Deepen your understanding of Self-Inquiry
Explore different lineages of meditation
Experience various meditation styles
Contemplate the non-dual wisdom of Advaita Vedanta
Learn a variety of mantras
Explore Yoga scriptures with Burkhard
Integrate meditation in Yoga practice & daily life
Develop a unique heart-opening meditation session
“It’s amazing how they share their resources & knowledge with you to find your own calling. This itself is proof they are providing all this from their hearts.”
Mohit Jain – India / Dubai
THE AKASHA ADVANTAGE
Rich and interactive curriculum that meets and exceeds official requirements
Professional teachings based on decades of committed research, study & practice
A mix of recorded and live classes to suit your time zone and individual rhythm
Immediate access to recorded live classes
1-hour private call with a senior teacher
Interactive connection with a worldwide community of Yoga practitioners & teachers
Lifetime access to all videos, manuals & training materials
Live Bhajans with the Akasha Family
Loving support and expert guidance from seasoned teachers
“They have taught me how to step into my own authority, how to teach what I love, and how to keep growing.”
Nici Kellerman - yogawithnici.com
Breath & Bandhas
Breath-work & Bandha cultivate a deep relationship with yourself & others, and they deepen your connection to your body & the present moment. You’ll learn to skillfully integrate your breath in Asana practice, prioritizing the breath and aligning it with movement. As your self-practice develops, you’ll learn to teach this practice to others, inspiring students to enjoy these surprisingly transformative tricks.
Arm balances inspire subtle internal lifting & toning. You’ll develop the critical foundation of arm balances, discover the benefits of thorough preparation, and understand the related anatomy. Specifically, we’ll warm up with core strength and wrist flexibility, practice basics like crow & crane, stabilize headstand variations, and investigate possibilities for handstand training.
The transformative practice of Pranayama is a critical component of a holistic & integrated Yoga practice. You’ll learn two basic ways to practice Pranayama: while moving in asana, and in a stable sitting pose. Advanced practices will incorporate powerful Bandhas from the Kundalini Yoga tradition - taking your practice to the next level. You’ll also learn the art of holding space during these intense practices and heart-centered meditations.
We’ll dive into the history of Yoga, specifically exploring the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, one of the fundamental scriptures that systematically outlines the practices of Asana & Pranayama. We’ll investigate the lineages of modern Yoga, shedding some inspiring light on what’s what and who’s who.
“They have taught me how to step into my own authority, how to teach what I love, and how to keep growing.”
Nici Kellerman - yogawithnici.com
FREQUENTLY ASK QUESTIONS
APPLICATION & PAYMENT
How do I book and register for the course?
Which payment options do I have?
To reserve your space, you may choose between PayPal and a credit card via our BOOK NOW / SIGN UP NOW links to our secure payment site (Transaction fees may apply).
What if I cannot make it to the course after registration?
Compared to most other Yoga schools, we do offer a very fair refund policy. We provide a complete description of the registration process and the cancellation policy.
OFFER & COSTS
What is the price of the training?
Akasha Yoga Academy aspires to keep the regular tuition for the Yoga Alliance certified Teacher Training stable and affordable. Please find the complete list of the current dates & prices on the respective overview page.
What is included in the tuition?
Our all-inclusive offer covers:
Other courses are cheaper. What makes this training so special?
How much Yoga experience do I need?
How can I prepare myself for the training?
STYLE & CONTENT
What kind of Yoga do I get to learn and to teach?
What is the actual content of the ON SITE YTT course?
Is there a specific code of conduct I should know about?
The students who gather in our life-changing courses come from all around the world, and are contributing to an inspiring and vivid community. The family-like setting provides a protected space that welcomes all expressions of life. Experience shows that a certain commitment of all participants opens a safe atmosphere in which everybody can go deeper. Over the years, we have developed a code of conduct which ensures a smooth flow during this intense shared period. Students therefore agree to the principles outlined on our etiquette page.
ETIQUETTE & PARTICIPATION TERMS
What terms am I agreeing to by joining the course?
Who is teaching the course?
Is this training Yoga Alliance registered & recognized?
Will the certificate be acknowledged in my country?
What kind of certificate do I get?
Upon successful graduation you will receive an officially recognized Yoga Instructor Certificate. With this degree the Akasha Yoga Academy authorizes you to become a Registered Yoga Teacher and a member of the renowned Yoga Alliance (RYT-200). Additionally, we provide a personal letter of recommendation, and offer continuing assistance in our long-term support program.
BECOMING A TEACHER
Does this course prepare me to teach right away?
Can I find a job as a Yoga teacher?
Can I join if I only want to deepen my own practice & understanding?
Where can I find reviews & testimonials?
ONLINE TEACHER TRAINING
Is the online certificate the same as on-site?
What about the timing of the course?
You are free to take the course at your own pace – while being fully supported by the momentum of a global group of Yoginis.
I am a beginner. Are there any pre-requisites?
Experience shows that our foundation program is suitable for beginners with some basic practical experience. There are no specific formal pre-requisites to join this intensive course, although practical experience is of course of advantage. The key is your openness and your sincere enthusiasm!
How do you check my poses online, making sure I’m doing it correctly?
I am worried about adjustments. How will you teach them?
All of our participants will be working with practice models (friends or family that they are in quarantine with) and that is how they will practice the hands-on adjustments, this included with intensive teachings as well as inter-active live sessions and direct feedback from the teachers will provide a strong foundation for your development.
What is the maximum group size?
In the online format you have our full personal attention. You will receive plenty of personalized guidance and individual feedback about your alignment and teaching skills in supervised practicum assignments.
What language will the instruction be in?
What happens if I have questions?
What timezone are you in?
What if I have Internet connection issues?
Are there any assessments/examinations?
Online partipation tools?
Live session timings?
We group all of our participants by time zone and then schedule a live zoom session at a reasonable time.
In order to gain certification we require: dedicated full-hearted participation, completion of all practicum assignments, demonstration of an understanding of the training content in a final exam, as well as acting in a respectful manner.
Is full payment expected upfront?
What are the implications of dropping out?
Non-certification and no refund.