Cherryl Duncan and Dale Guthrie collaborate to bring you the ultimate in Yoga teacher training
With Cherryl’s extensive experience and knowledge in the philosophies of Yoga and Buddhism and Dale’s experience and knowledge in the field of health, anatomy, physiology, neuroscience and adaptive yoga, they are a team that brings a unique and extensive training that equips you to:
- Teach quality group yoga classes with confidence
- Deliver meaningful dharma talks where you get to share your unique voice with the world
- Understand your own body
- Advance your own practice
- Develop a personal sense of connection with your energetic/subtle body
- Securely provide hand on assists
- Gain insight into the private yoga student
- Adapt classes for students with specific injuries and disabilities
- Learn the business of what it takes to really make it as a financially independent yoga teacher
The training will take place over 10 weeks and will follow the format of a blended learning course.
1. Seven intensive practical weekends with Dale Guthrie held at Holism Health as follows:
19th and 20th Jan
26th and 27th Jan
8th, 9th and 10th Feb
23rd and 24th Feb
2nd & 3rd March
23rd & 24th March
30th and 31st march
2. Ten, two-hour live webinars with Cherryl Duncan - Every Monday (starting 21st January 2018) from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Weekends will cover
- Asana Clinic (How to perform, the benefits and contraindications of asana)
- Teaching Clinic
- Hands on Assists
- Sequencing and structuring of a class
- Cleansing techniques
- The Energy Body
- The Anatomical Body
- An introduction to adaptive/accessible yoga
- Magnificently Real Seminar (Training in authentic expression) with facilitation by Cherryl Duncan in person
- The dharmaKaya® drama-free diet
Webinars will cover
- Yoga Philosophy (Sutra’s of Master Patanjali and the different paths of yoga)
- Buddhism 101
- 5 anchors and 5 elements of dharmaKaya® yoga
- Yoga Nidra
- How to give a good dharma talk
- How to hold and create space
- Mindfulness Meditation
- The power of Positive Pyschology and the importance of sleep
- How to deal with Negative emotions
- The role of Sexuality in Yoga and Spirituality
- The business of Teaching Yoga
What is dharmaKaya® Yoga?
dharmaKaya® Yoga is an intensely physical and spiritually focused practice. The practice is best described as deep, slow and sensual. Sensual in that the student is encouraged to focus intensely on the different sensations that arise throughout the practice. It is in this way, that the practice goes from being a regular form of exercise, to a deeply intimate and personal transformative experience.
There is a strong focus on breath as it is through the breath that we are able to feel. The practice challenges students to stay present with all sensation, with all thought and with all feeling. The student learns how to not judge, criticize, or analyze themselves but instead, to open up to pure experience. This results in a gradual letting go of old patterned behaviors that may be holding the student back. dharmaKaya® Yoga builds confidence, willpower and concentration. The student learns how to practice in a way that is deeply introspective and authentic, leading to a life more authentically expressed.
What is Holism Health?
Holism Health is an integrative approach to health and wellbeing, that merges contemporary rehabilitative treatment techniques with the philosophy of yoga. Holism Health emphasises that yoga does not discriminate, yoga poses do. Yoga is much more than the physical being or one’s ability to move into ‘advanced’ poses such as handstand or flow through challenging sequences. Yoga is the connection to the inner body; the realisation of the subtle changes within us; the sensual experience within us; the appreciation of the knowledge which the body holds – our indestructible reality. When we accept, and implement all the principles of yoga and move beyond the physical being we realise that yoga is accessible to all, including persons with chronic injuries and physical disability. Holism Health is the first adaptive yoga studio in South Africa and aims to make yoga accessible to persons of all abilities by making accessible studios and equipping teachers with the skills to confidently guide and facilitate the yoga process to persons with disability or injury.
Who is Cherryl?
Cherryl is committed, no wait, insanely passionate about making the spiritual side of yoga accessible, achievable and practical.
The spiritual aspect of yoga, is extremely powerful and has the ability to truly transform our thinking and the way we perceive our lives. Cherryl offers a doorway into that without you having to take on a religion or travel to India necessarily. Why? Because she already did that and found out that this ancient wisdom exists within us. There’s no dogma and cult joining. She takes the ancient wisdom of yoga and meditation and makes it very practical resulting in a complete body and mind makeover.
After years of teaching as an 800 hour Advanced certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher all over the world, she created her own style of yoga to include the 12 years of study in other fields such as Tibetan Buddhism, Western Philosophy, Eastern mysticism as well as the close and brutal study of her own psyche.
Original founder and creator of Living yoga Johannesburg, Cherryl moved to Germany in 2012 where dharmaKaya® yoga was born.
There she teaches a regular class schedule, runs teacher training programs. personal coaching programs and generally has a good time traveling around central Europe and, when she can, going home to visit her family in South Africa.
Who is Dale?
Dale Guthrie (formally van der Veen) is an energetic, passionate and enthusiastic Durbanite who moved to Joburg in 2013 to pursue a career in health. She is a passionate yoga practitioner and committed to ongoing learning and development in both health and yoga.
Dale is an occupational therapist with a special interest in spinal cord injury and neurological disorders. She completed her masters in neurology at the university of Witwatersrand in 2018. After 5 years in acute rehabilitation, she moved into private practice so that she could pursue both her love of OT and Yoga.
Dale travelled to India to become a yoga teacher in 2015 and this is where she conceptualised the idea of merging OT and yoga to offer yoga to persons with physical disability in South Africa – an emergent concept worldwide. She travelled to Minnesota, USA to train as an adaptive yoga teacher with Matthew Sanford, the pioneer of adaptive yoga. Subsequently she advanced her studies with Cherryl Duncan in Munich, Germany and opened the first adaptive yoga studio in South Africa in 2018 – situated in Randburg Johannesburg – branded Holism Health from where she teaches both traditional and adaptive yoga. She is dedicated to not only offering adaptive yoga but to equipping yoga teachers with the skill of opening yoga to everyone.