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About

A collaboration between Cherryl Duncan and Dale Guthrie of Holism Health https://www.holism.health/

With Cherryl’s extensive experience and knowledge in the philosophies of Yoga, modern day psychology, Western philosophy and mysticism,  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:

 

o   Teach quality group yoga classes with confidence

o   Deliver meaningful dharma talks where you get to find and share your unique voice

o   Understand your own body

o   Advance your own practice

o   Develop a personal sense of connection with your energetic/subtle body

o   Securely provide hand on assists

o   Gain insight into the private yoga student

o   Adapt classes for students with specific injuries and disabilities

o   Learn the business of what it takes to really make it as a financially independent yoga teacher


 

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 neurological disorders. She completed her masters in neurosciences in 2018. After four 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 in January 2018 and opened the first adaptive yoga studio in South Africa – situated in Randburg Johannesburg – branded Holism Health from where she teachers both traditional and adaptive yoga. In 2019, she will be returning to the US to advance her adaptive yoga training as she is dedicated to not only offering adaptive yoga but to effectively equip yoga teachers with the skill of opening yoga to everyone.

 

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 analyse themselves but instead, to open up to pure experience. This results in a gradual letting go of old patterned behaviours 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.


 

About the Teacher Training: Greece 2019

The training runs over a three-month period (September to November 2019) and follows the format of a blended learning course, which includes:

1.     a ten-day (nine-night) intensive practical workshop in Kythnos, Greece with Cherryl Duncan & Dale Guthrie, covering the following topics:

o   asana clinic (How to perform, the benefits and contraindications of asana)

o   teaching clinic

o   hands on assists

o   sequencing and structuring of a class

o   pranayama

o   the energy body

o   magnificently real seminar (training in authentic expression)

o   asana practice

o   meditation practice

 

Dates: 21 September 2019 to 30 September 2019

 

2.     twenty hours of PHILOSOPHY with Cherryl Duncan via online webinars (live). The following topics will be covered:

o   yoga nidra and the power of intention

o   mindfulness meditation

o   the power of positive psychology and the importance of sleep

o   yoga Philosophy (Yoga Sutras)

o   Buddhism 101

o   the five anchors and five elements of dharmaKaya® yoga

o   the role of creativity and play in yoga and spirituality and what it means to b in the now

o   the role of sexuality in yoga and spirituality

o   healthy relationships, healthy boundaries and ethical practices

o   how to give a good dharma talk

o   the dharmaKaya® drama-free diet

o   the business of yoga

Please note that the webinars will be recorded and made available for you to refer to.

 

3.     ten hours of ANATOMY for yoga teachers with Dale Guthrie via online webinars (live)

This ten hours of anatomy fundamentals for yoga teachers  is designed to cover the essential parts of our anatomy in a methodical manor while emphasises continuity or wholeness of the body. This course covers the basic arrangement of bones, muscles, joints and fascia and takes a deeper look at our nervous and respiratory system. Not only will you gain a basic structural understanding of each system but understand how these systems effect yoga and how yoga effects these systems.

4.     Fifty hours of yoga asana practice either in person or online with Dale Guthrie or with Cherryl Duncan over the 3-month period.

Establishing a strong self-practice is essential as it forms the foundation from which you grow and teach. These fifty hours should be time on your mat to develop physically and mentally while implementing new knowledge gained.

5.     Students will be required to complete all the above (1-4) plus 20 hours of homework and assignments and pass the written and teaching practical exams at the end of the course to receive their certificate.

  

Investment:

New dharmakaya Yoga Teachers

Three month 200 hour Yoga teacher training, including Greece Retreat

€ 3430 per person (shared accommodation in Greece)

€ 3700 per person (single room accommodation in Greece)

*There are only 12 spaces available (6 South African and 6 German)

The price includes:

o   Access to 30 hours of live webinars

o   All Course material (2x manuals and access to the dharmakaya online resources)

o   9 nights’ accommodation and two meals daily in Greece at K4 Kastellas, Kythnos

o   filter water and a selection of teas

o   round trip from Athens airport to Kastellas resort including ferry tickets

o   200-hour yoga teacher training certification

o   A copy of Magnificently Real: Cherryl Duncan

o   option to register with Yoga Alliance International

Excludes: recommended text books, travel, private transfers, lunch and all other beverages

 

Special offer for dharmakaya yoga teachers who want to upskill?

100 hour certificate - Greece 21-30 September – only 4 spaces (2 South African and 2 German)

€1950 per person (shared accommodation in Greece)

€ 2450 per person (single accommodation in Greece)

 

The price includes:

o   100-hour dharmakaya certificate

o   9 nights’ accommodation and two meals a day at K4 Kastellas, Kythnos

o   filter water and a selection of teas

o   round trip from Athens airport to Kastellas resort including ferry tickets

Excludes: recommended text books, travel, private transfers, lunch and all other beverages

 

Pre-requisites and Required Reading:

Before your arrival at the course you need to:

1.     Have or establish a daily asana practice

2.     Submit a letter of intention (not longer than a page, the student will need to submit via email the reason for doing the training. (what her/his goals, desires, hopes are). Email submissions to cherryl@cherrylduncan.com AND  info@holism.health

3.     Paid a 50% deposit by the 15th June 2019 to secure your spot

4.     Submit full payment by no later than 1st August 2019

5.     Have read Magnificently Real: Cherryl Duncan (included in the course price)

6.     Familiarised yourself with the recommended text books:

a.     Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha- Swami Satchidananda

b.     Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – Swami Satchidananda

 

 

 

Terms & Conditions

 

o   A 50% deposit must be paid by 15 June 2019 to confirm your spot

o   Full payment must be made by 01 August 2019

o   In the unlikely event that the training is cancelled we will refund 100% of your payment

o   dharmaKaya® or Holism Health are not liable for travel expenses or any other expenses not stated above during the course

o   if a student withdraws from the course 1 month prior to the commencement of the course, 75% refund of the total amount with be granted

o   if the student withdraws from the course before two weeks prior to the commencement of the course, a 50% refund of the total amount with be granted

o   If a student withdraws from the course two weeks or less before the commencement of the course, the payment will no longer be transferable.

o   If a student withdraws from the course in the middle, no refund will be awarded.

 

Payment Details

Please make payment to:

Cherryl Duncan

Hypovereinsbank

DE80700202700015114114

Please email proof of payment to cherryl@cherrylduncan.com

About K4 Kastelas

 

 K4Kastelas is a resort consisting of 4 villas that overlook the secluded Kastellas beach and its crystal clear waters. The resort is located at the South-west side of the cycladic island of Kythnos, a short Ferry trip from Athens. The remnants of the ancient Acropolis that used to be on the top of the hill (Kastelas) add a sacred sense and mystical energy in the wilderness of the surroundings. The large outdoor area with its bespoke handcrafted furniture sets the tone and the purpose off the hotel with stunning Aegean views. The yoga teacher training clinics/ workshops will be held at their Yoga Shala which is the real gem of the resort.