Empower Your Instincts

130hr Meditation Immersion and Teacher Training

 

I am delighted to annouce the Innate Being Meditation Immersion and Teacher Training for 2021 and hosted by Inna Bliss Yoga. Following the successful launch of this program last year, the course is being enhanced and expanded in response to feedback from the inaugural student cohort.

This unique course offers an inspiring and informed exploration of a natural, relevant and life-affirming approach to inner practice and meditation in its broadest sense.

While it aims to develop teachers, coaches and other practitioners in facilitating healthy inner practices in their students and clients across a wide range of contexts, the training also provides a wonderful immersive experience for those focused solely on developing their own personal journey.

I have developed this course based on my experience with clients over several years and in response to requests to provide a deeper, immersive experience in meditation.

The course focuses on contact hours, personal and teaching practice, group study and discussion and is enriched by the inclusion of gifted, experienced guest presenters offering areas of specialist focus.

Held at the beautiful, light-filled Inna Bliss Yoga studio in Camp Hill, the course runs from August until November 2020.

Apply Now (Note: all applications are processed via the Inna Bliss Yoga website).

 

About Innate Meditation

The gift of meditation is that it allows us to enter more deeply into the thrill and wonder of being alive. Everyone has access to meditation – it is innate, it is built-in, it is our birthright. It is a universal phenomenon. Meditative experiences arise spontaneously whenever we are paying attention in a loving way.

Instinctive meditation is a flexible, natural and individuality-honouring approach to inner practice which recognises that there are skills we can cultivate to enter our inner space and open up the currents of our instinctive wisdom and inner healing. It celebrates experiential learning and draws also from neuroscience, psychology and spiritual life in the broadest sense. It recognises the strong traditions of instinctive meditation that have developed since the beginning of time.

Instinctive meditation favours the path of feeling and embodiment to initiate healing and strengthen our engagement with life. The practice recognizes that individuals’ private inner lives are unique and sacred and encourages teaching approaches which hold space for that and which facilitate freedom rather than impose restriction. It is an accessible, healthy and rewarding approach to inner practice and can be accessed by everyone in every possible context.

What are the Benefits of Instinctive Meditation and Where Can It Be Taught?

Meditation is an essential deeply rewarding tool for self-care, wellbeing and personal growth. Facilitated in healthy ways, it can be used to strengthen our individuality, self-relationship and connection to others. It increases our sense of pleasure, thrill and wonder at being alive. It has impact on our emotional, physical and spiritual thriving.

It is possible to learn and cultivate healthy and thrilling ways of tuning into the intuitive wisdom of our body, heart and spirit as well as developing the vital art of healing anything that is getting in the way of our self-love, self-worth and individual expression.

Some examples where meditation can be used include:

  • In yoga classes and workshops
  • In workplaces, schools and universities
  • In alternative and mainstream health and wellness settings
  • To support treatment of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, addiction and eating disorders
  • With children, parents and parents-to-be, in aged care, palliative care, prison, schools and in supporting those with disabilities and chronic illness
  • Within a personal coaching context, in both private and work place settings

Facilitated in this approach meditation can be taught in schools and universities, psychology practices, alternative and mainstream health, yoga classes, retreats, a range of therapeutic environments and in individual coaching.

Who Is this Training For?

This training has been specifically created from a desire to propagate the practice and facilitation of healthy meditation far and wide so that as many people as possible can reap the mental, emotional and spiritual benefits that can result from a thriving inner life.

The training is therefore intended for three broad categories of participant:

  • Those with an interest in inner practices who wish to deepen their understanding and experience
  • Those who wish to specialise in teaching meditation
  • Teachers, clinical practitioners and coaches of all kinds who wish to learn how to incorporate meditation in enhancing the service they deliver to their students, patients and clients

What Will I learn from the Training?

The overall vision for the course is that participants:

  • will leave feeling they are in a rich, regular and developing personal meditation practice
  • are confident they can facilitate meditation for others and have a developing sense of their own style and approach
  • will understand the precepts of instinctive meditation and the values of a sensitive use of language that promotes engagement and embodiment rather than detachment and witnessing
  • will develop an understanding of personal gateways, cherishing instincts and individuality and a repertoire of different styles and ideas for facilitating meditation in a range of contexts
  • will learn how to facilitate healthy meditation that allows each student to have their own unique experience

 

Course Curriculum

  • The Principles of Instinctive Meditation & Key Skills of a Meditation Teacher

  • Meditation History and Philosophy. Pitfalls and Problems Within the Meditation Teaching Arena

  • Making Meditation Healthy: The importance and benefits of inner practice and self-care tools; the science of meditation

  • Creating an Inner Sanctuary and Full Mind-Body Welcome, understanding the Stress-Relaxation Response in humans

  • A Dynamic Approach – embracing the path of feeling and experience.

  • Cherishing Individuality, Instincts, Inner Guide and Sacred Inner Space

  • Developing Personal Gateways to Meditation

  • Healthy and transforming ways of being with thoughts, feelings, instincts and embodiment in Inner Practice

  • Enlivening our senses & Falling in love with breathing

  • Meditation off the Mat – micro practices; making meditation and ally of life and vice versa; living meditation 24-7

  • Meditation for Mental Health & Trauma-Sensitive Approaches

  • Active and Restorative Yoga and Meditation, Mantra, Mudra, organic movement and sound

  • Teaching Skills: tuning in, facilitating healthy inner practice, creating freedom for individuality, respecting the validity of personal experience, using sensitive language and cues, creating space for inner experience, teaching from the heart, class planning, theming and methods of inspiration, continuing personal development and inner work

  • Teaching in a range of contexts – classes, workshops and private mentoring; facilitating to special communities, supporting workplace, health and educational needs and setting up your business.

  • Key Attributes of an Instinctive Meditation Facilitator and Taking the Seat of Teacher –Empowering your personal self-care and abilities, being confident, genuine and living and loving what you teach!

Teaching Faculty

Alison Potts

Principal Teacher

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Alison Sykes

Guest Teacher

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Emma Baker

Guest Teacher

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Tabatha Smith

Guest Teacher

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Dates of Training

2021 Course commences in July. Applications are now open!

6 Day intensive : Tuesday July 13th – Sunday July 18th

Weekend 1 : July 31st – August 1st

Weekend 2: August 14th – 15th

Weekend 3: September 4th – 5th

Weekend 4: September 18th – 19th

Weekend 5: October 9th – 10th

Weekend 6: October 30th – 31st

Final weekend: November 6th – 7th

* All class-based training will take place at the Inna Bliss Yoga studio in Camp Hill.

Weekday Times: 8.30am – 4.30pm. Weekend Times: Saturdays: 10.30am – 5.30pm and Sundays: 9.30am – 3.00pm

A 90% attendance rate is required by all participants for full completion and certification of the course.

 

Contact Hours & Accreditation

The above mentioned schedule will provide 122 hours of direct contact time with an additional 8 hours allocated for personal work.

In addition to these formal learning activities, participants will be expected to develop their personal meditation practices in their own time and will be offered “homework prompts” for each area covered. While there is no prescription for this, daily practice is advised.

Every attendee who completes the full training will receive a certificate of completion. Yoga teachers who have completed a recognised 200hr training will also be eligible for Continuing Education points with Yoga Alliance.

 

Pricing

Full course cost : $2999

A $600 (non-refundable) deposit is due by all applicants upon successful acceptance into the course

Full balance of the course fees are due by April 30th, 2021

For further details about course fees, payment options and payment plans please refer to the Inna Bliss Yoga website.

 

Submit Your Application

Eligibility and acceptance into this course is determined via the application form accessed via the “Apply Now” button below.

Applications and course payment and administration is via the Inna Bliss Yoga website.

Apply Now

Testimonials

“A truly life-affirming experience!  Alison’s generosity and content delivery was beyond words. A combination of academic finesse and lived experience were abundant. It is clear that this is her heart and soul – her absolute purpose here on Earth. Never have I felt more permission to be who I truly am. I cannot recommend this training highly enough. I so look forward to sharing and building upon this.”

Erin, Graduate 2020

“This course is a life changing, life -enhancing training. Whether you are looking for a course that offers personal life supporting, self -healing practice or a course that offers a professional practice pathway, this training provides both. Alison has a gift, that she generously shares through this course.”

Janine, Graduate 2020

“This course does not just give you a template and some rules and send you on your way. This course fully equips you with an extensive range of tools to fully engage with life and all of life’s experiences – no rules! It has empowered me to be my own ally, nurturer, protector, and mischief maker. It has changed my life in more ways than I ever expected and am so grateful to Alison and to Inna Bliss for this incredible gift and opportunity “

Lisa , Graduate 2020

“This beautiful offering has been a shining light in what has been a challenging 2020 I am just gobsmacked by Alison’s incredible ability to create such a beautiful learning space. Her training has shown me how much I have inside me and that I have so much to give to others. I have so many ideas in my head of what is next for me and I am excited. I haven’t felt this alive in a long time.”

Christina, Graduate 2020

“Alison is one of the most passionate, intuitive and elegantly expressive people I have ever met, and a truly remarkable teacher” I will.be forever grateful to have been her student and will continue to practice and share the techniques of Innate Meditation to all those who wish to be guided.”

Catherine, Graduate 2020

“This training provides a space for profound transformation. Putting into words how life changing these months have been is proving a hard task. I feel like I have undertaken a profound metamorphosis during this course and I am excited to see where the journey will take me.”

Rebekah, Graduate 2020

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