Session One SEPT 27 - OCT 6
Session Two NOV 29 - DEC 8
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Sacred Energy Arts is a unique, integrated system of health and self-development drawing from the teachings of yoga, gigong and martial arts. Sifu Matthew Cohen developed this method after discovering that even though each of these practices stand alone as beneficial health systems, something powerful and transformative emerges when the practices are joined. This SEA fusion creates a truly complete practice.
In this SEA Yoga Teacher Training you will learn to build a solid practice from the ground up. You will learn what makes the Sacred Energy Arts method so efficient, effective, unique, and fun! This course is designed to quickly bring you to the next level of ability in your personal practice—and become a 200hr Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher.
Through the SEA practice you will learn and explore the animating force behind all things. Every culture has a name for it: Qi, Ki, Prana, Elan Vital, etc. This precious energy is the very thing that keeps us alive. You will learn what it is and how to develop, regulate and utilize your life energy. Cultivating energy and awareness is at the heart of all SEA teachings.
By the end of the training you will be confident in teaching a SEA Signature Yoga Flow Class. This class will become your foundation as you begin your journey as a new teacher! This is where the path to Mastery really begins.
FULL TRAINING DESCRIPTION & TEACHERS
Sifu Matthew Cohen is the founder and creator of Sacred Energy Arts: a unique, integrated system of health and self development drawing from the teachings of yoga, qigong, and martial arts. Matthew developed this method after discovering that even though yoga, qigong, and the internal martial arts each stand alone as great health systems, that something powerful and transformative emerges as the practices join. Together they compliment each other to create a complete practice.
Matthew has been fully immersed in the study and application of Martial, Yogic and Healing Arts for over 30 years. He is based in Malibu, California and travels internationally teaching workshops, intensives, and teacher trainings.
Christopher Chapple - The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
In less than 200 short statements, the Yoga Sutra conveys an analysis of reality, prescribes healthy behavior, suggests dozens of meditation techniques, and describes what it takes to be competent, beautiful, and free. Over the course of three mornings, we will chant, explore, and discuss Patanjali's masterwork, which serves as the roadmap for spiritual practice in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Sufism, and, increasingly, for seekers worldwide.
Christopher Key Chapple is Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology and Director of the Master of Arts in Yoga Studies at Loyola Marymount University. A specialist in the religions of India, he has published more than 20 books and 150 scholarly articles. He and his wife Maureen trained in classical Yoga at Yoga Ananda Ashram in Amityville, New York, from 1972 until 1985, when they moved to Los Angeles. Chris is registered as a 500 Hour E-RYT with Yoga Alliance and has trained Yoga teachers at the Hill Street Center in Santa Monica as well as through the M.A. program at LMU.
Dr. Eden Goldman - Yoga Anatomy
Using powerpoint, photographs, drawings, x-rays, live demonstrations, body observation techniques, muscle testing, hands-on interactive anatomy clinics, and therapeutic Yoga asana practice, we will explore the anatomy, biomechanics, and movementology of our joints and muscles while providing both Eastern and Western perspectives on harnessing our bodies’ innate potential through Yoga.
Dr. Eden Goldman, D.C., C.Y.T., E-RYT500, is the Director of Yoga and Mindfulness at the Waldorf Astoria La Quinta Resort in the Palm Springs area and Director of Loyola Marymount University’s acclaimed Yoga and the Healing Sciences Program in Los Angeles, CA. A wellness-based chiropractor, certified Yoga therapist, and physical rehabilitation specialist by trade, he is also co-author of Yoga Therapy and Integrative Medicine: Where Ancient Science Meets Modern Medicine and author of the upcoming book, The Secret Art of Adjusting Yoga Poses. His current healing work integrates classical Eastern Yoga therapeutics, Thai massage, and myofascial release bodywork with Western advancements in movement-based mind-body medicine, sports science, anatomy, athletic training, prevention, and chiropractic. Professionally, Dr. Goldman can be found at www.YogaDoctors.com and he has been featured on/in ABC News, AM Northwest, Yoga Journal, LA Yoga Magazine, YOGA Mind Body Spirit, and the best-selling book, Yoga for Dummies.
Stefan Storace - Kirtan Music
Stefan is a professional musician and certified yoga teacher. His teacher trainings have included Erich Schiffmann, Matthew Cohen and Cheri Clampett. He is currently recording and producing several musical projects as well as teaching yoga on a full-time basis. We will learn to play simple chords on the harmonium and sing from our hearts in a fun- filled expression session.
Diane Storace - Prenatal Yoga
Diana received her teachers training from Erich Schiffmann and continues her education through workshops and advance trainings such as pregnancy yoga with Gurmukh. Most recently she has been studying pranayama, tantra, bandha, asana and philosophy in depth with Rod Stryker of Para Yoga. While her teaching style is always evolving and growing, one thing will always remain a constant-she is always teaching from the heart.
200hr Sacred Energy Arts Teacher Training with Sifu Matthew Cohen
Yoga Alliance Certified
Location:Kinetic Center (Malibu Healing Center) 21355 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu, Ca 90265
Cost: Early Bird $3,200 (before August 1, 2019) Regular: $3,600 (after August 1, 2019)
Modules 1 & 2 August 18-27, 2019
Modules 3 & 4 October 6-15, 2019
Sacred Energy Arts is a unique, integrated system of health and self-development drawing from the teachings of yoga, gigong and martial arts. Sifu Matthew Cohen developed this method after discovering that even though each of these practices stand alone as beneficial health systems, something powerful and transformative emerges when the practices are joined. This SEA fusion co-creates a truly complete practice.
In the Foundations module, you will learn to build a solid practice from the ground up. You will learn what makes this method so efficient, effective, unique, and fun! This course is designed to quickly bring you to the next level of ability in your practice and in your teaching.
» SEA Philosophy
» Yoga Philosophy
» Understanding the central components of SEA (Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, Healing, Meditation)
» How to practice and teach the materials presented
» The essential asanas
» Asana Adjustments, Energetics, and Alignments: Props, modifications, proper hand placement when adjusting, and more
» The essentials of Qi gong for health of body, mind and spirit
» How to develop functional strength, power and flexibility
» SEA warm ups (Learn Matthew’s unique warm ups!)
» The Healer’s Approach: Thought, vision, touch
In this module, you will go deeper in all aspects of Sacred Energy Arts. This introspective, meditative approach applies to all dimensions of learning—visual, cognitive, physical, emotional, spiritual, intuitive, and energetic. This module will develop and heighten your skills in all these areas of learning and teaching. Students will be focused on poses, adjustments, and body reading.
» Breath Inside the Breath: Advanced breathing techniques
» Asanas 2: Poses to challenge the body and mind
» Mastering the Art of Adjusting: Adjustments, energetics and alignments of Yoga asanas
» Qi gong 2: Going Deeper — Qigong for balancing emotions
» SEA Subsets: Linking together poses from various disciplines for powerful results
» Sequencing: How to develop seamless flows
» Cultivating Voice
» Cultivating Intention
» Using Music
» The Power of Ritual
In this module, you will learn more about the animating force. Every culture has a name for it: Qi, Ki, Prana, Elan Vital. This precious substance is the very thing that keeps us alive. You will learn what it is and how to develop, regulate, and utilize life energy for yourself and others. Cultivating energy and awareness is at the heart of the teachings. It’s not only about cultivating energy, it’s about cultivating a high degree of energy, compassion, and love! This is the essence of the practice. In this training, the focus is on deepening our connections — connections to ourselves, to each other, to nature, spirit, and the planet. At this point in the training, students will begin to teach on their own being guided by Sifu.
» Healing Modalities
» Introduction to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
» Subtle Anatomy
» Chakras: Energy centers
» Meridians: Energy pathways
» Doshas: Constitutional makeup
» Gunas: Cosmology
» Tapas: Acts of passion
» Hands-on healing
» Energetic healing
» Developing intuition
» The Many Faces of Qi gong
» Principles from Somato-Emotional Release, Gestalt Therapy, emotional tracking
» Self-diagnosis and healing
In this module, you will learn the alchemy of fusion—how to bring all the separate pieces of the practice into one complete expression. This is when you get to co-create a Sacred Energy Arts class for your peers. Sifu will also teach you one entirely complete foundational flow class that will give you the launching pad and confidence to begin your journey as a new teacher. This is where the path to mastery really begins.
» Yoga injuries
» First aid
» The business of Yoga
» The role of a teacher
» How to be an assistant
» Special Populations: Teaching seniors & children » Yoga for athletes
» Prenatal Yoga
» Teaching one-on-one
» Teaching a group
This training will prepare and certify participants to:
Be a Sacred Energy Arts and Yoga Alliance Certified teacher
Teach Sacred Energy Arts Yoga classes with authentic, intelligent, and fluid sequencing
Teach & Adjust from a healer’s perspective implementing Tai Chi & Qigong principles and
Experience and teach select Qigong methods to cultivate & manage life energy
Develop and teach a personal mediation practice
Build a foundational understanding of yogic & taoist philosophy.
Be to able to use hands-on healing techniques drawn from bodywork and massage
Have a complete understanding of yoga poses and their corresponding medicinal benefits
Apply Anatomy & Physiology to yoga and movement.
Have a comprehensive understanding of Pranayama and Qigong breathing techniques
Who is this for:
This training is for you if you simply want to deepen your yoga practice, aspire to teach, or are already teaching.
I feel very lucky to have taken Sifu Matthew Cohen’s teacher training and have had the privilege to assist his teacher training many times since. Matthew's teaching draws from multiple methods and wisdom, delivering rich knowledge. His teacher training offers a full range of teaching skills, and I consider his training to be one of the "must take" trainings if you want to become an excellent yoga teacher! ~ Sean Ren, Yoga Teacher, China
Matthew is a master teacher who has a rare capacity to reach people exactly where they are, whether they are beginners or long time practitioners. He brings a wealth of lived experience to his teaching that is palpable and offers this wholeheartedly to his students, each and every time he teaches in a way that is clear, direct, and authentic. Quite frankly, you can’t fake the funk, and Matthew is without a doubt, the real deal. ~ Celeste Young
Mathew Cohen is one of the most original, authentic, and truly spiritual teachers I have trained with. Matthew has touched my life profoundly with his spirit, dedication to teaching, knowledge and talent. I have been truly blessed to have taken classes and courses with him. ~ Anat Yifrah
When I began practicing yoga with Matthew eight years ago, as a dancer, I believed that I was fairly in-tune with my body. However, after my first two weeks of classes with Matthew, I felt like a completely different person. I’ve never before seen such a drastic shift—both physical and mental. The Sacred Energy Arts method has been revolutionary for me. ~ Jesse Holcomb
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Below is a sample of a day at your Teacher Training.
08:00 – 10:00 - Practice
10:00 – 10:15 - Break
10:15 – 12:30 – Lecture
12:30 – 13:45 – Lunch
13:45 – 15:45 – Students Practice Teaching
15:45 – 16:00 – Break
16:00 – 17:30 – Review, Q+A + Meditation
7 hours 45 minutes per day