At Stone Wave we are dedicated to providing workshops, events, and teacher trainings for personal development and community connection.
Meditation Teacher Certificate Course with Michael LaFemina E-RYT® 200
Friday September 20th - Sunday September 22nd, 2019
Schedule (18 hours)
Friday: 6p-8:30pm, Saturday: 9a-5p, Sunday: 8a-4p
What will be covered?
This 18-hour Meditation Teachers Certificate Course is designed to provide foundational skills for those who wish to guide students on the path of self cultivation through the practice of meditation.
We will focus on three pillars of meditation teaching: understanding of the meditation theory and concepts, personal practice and experience, and teaching methodology.
You will leave with a deeper sense of understanding of the mind, how meditation helps people experience more peace in their lives, and a curriculum to teach meditation courses of your own.
This course will share teaching materials, methodology, and best practices so that participants will be ready to design a meditation course of their own upon completion. We will discuss how to ‘meet students where they’re at’ and help make learning relatable for all ages, backgrounds, and even religious faiths.
We will survey the eight limbs of Raja Yoga, basics of Karma, Bhakti, and Jnana Yoga, and identify places and resources for deeper study into texts and teachings. We will introduce the concept of Mindfulness from a Buddhist perspective and basics of Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine, to help provide transformational vocabulary and concepts.
Safe space: We will discuss what it means to hold space, hold safe space, and ethics of inviting transformational experiences.
Additional Info About the Instructor
Michael LaFemina, E-RYT-200 holds two Masters degrees - one in Education and another in Acupuncture - and has years of experience living the yogic life and sharing these teachings with hundreds of students. After completing his 200-hour Teacher Training Course with Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers, he spent two years living in Ashrams as a full-time volunteer, practicing, teaching, and serving.
Michael teaches Meditation to adults and children of all ages, in private, professional, and academic settings - having taught yoga and meditation at Columbia University Medical Center, Hofstra University Honors College, Tri-State College of Acupuncture, as the founder of Meditation for Families, and as the resident meditation teacher at Stone Wave Yoga.
Intuitive Sound Immersion
October 26th - 27th 2019
Sat 9am-5pm / Sun 9am-5pm (ending with Sacred Sound Ritual sound bath 6-8pm)
$375 for Stone Wave Yoga Students
$325 for Registered Yoga Instructors + Body Workers
Sound is the primal force, literally the seed of creation. When we learn to work with, explore, and harness the power of vibration, we empower ourselves with tools for our own wellbeing and for the good of others. We become ‘sound’ in mind and body, finely tuned instruments resonating in harmony with our environment and with all beings. In this weekend workshop, we will deep dive into the power of sound as healing modality, weaving together theory and history with hands-on experiential learning. We will begin by activating our capacities for deep listening, cultivating a heightened awareness of our inner and outer sonic landscape. The sacred art of listening opens a portal to our highest selves, and to our innate capacity for self- healing. We’ll connect with our first instrument, the voice, as a tool for transformation, manifestation and awakening our intuition, experience sound as energy, and learn how to play traditional sound healing instruments, such as Himalayan and crystal bowls, shruti box, tuning forks, and more. Among the topics explored will be resonance, cymatics, entrainment, the therapeutics of rhythm and drone, vocal toning, and the anatomy of a sound bath. Participants will leave the training with inspiration and tools to create their own personal sound practice, and where applicable, to use sound within their own healing work. Teachers, bodyworkers, yoga instructors, musicians, therapists, healers, and absolutely anyone curious about the power of sound and deep listening are welcome. No musical experience necessary.
Jessica Caplan is a certified sound practitioner, vocalist and yoga teacher. She is passionate about creating heart-centered experiences that weave together music, movement, self-connection and deep listening, with community. A yoga teacher since 2006, and a singer all her life, Jessica’s love of music and the healing arts merged several years ago when she began to study sound healing. She graduated from the Open Center’s year-long training at the Sound and Music Institute in 2013, and since then has facilitated sound baths, workshops, retreats, and trainings in voice and the art of therapeutic sound. Jessica has offered her work in voice and sound at CUNY Graduate Center, the Rubin Museum, the Jewish Theological Seminary, ABC Carpet & Home, Pioneer Works, Unifier Festival, Envision Festival, Montessori schools, and many yoga studios, and for populations as diverse as young children, the elderly, and spiritual caregivers. As a vocal guide, Jessica provides her students an embodied, loving approach to reawakening the connection to the voice, and through that, with themselves. She is a Reiki practitioner, and continues her studies of sound healing, yoga, Native traditions, shamanic practices, and classical Indian music. Jessica is also the co-creatrix of SoundMind (www.soundmind.space), an audio meditation series combining guided meditation with therapeutic sound. Her work has been covered in the New York Times Magazine, the Observer, and on CBS news. She is currently based in the Hudson Valley.
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