Diamond Mind, Unbarred Heart Outline

Thursdays

6:30 - 7:30pm CT

18 March - 8 July

Join Karuna each week to tap into your diamond body, diamond speech, and diamond mind.  Using poetry, music, and Buddhist philosophy, she will help to bring your spiritual studies alive.  You'll be encouraged to explore your relationship to your Truth and the universe through inspirations and ancient practices designed to awaken an unbar your heart. 

We'll tap into what we want to pick up and what we want to lay down on day one and we'll check in all along the way. Find your heart felt desire with diamond clarity and see what lands on the doorstep of your life!

Along the way, we'll be reading The Garden by Geshe Michael Roach, a parable about a mystical garden and the search for Truth. 

You can just enroll in this module, or you can be a part of our first annual Mind Oasis Yoga Immersion and/or Teacher Training! Details follow. 

Tired of Speaking Sweetly (by Hafiz)

Love wants to reach out and manhandle us,
Break all our teacup talk of God.

If you had the courage and
Could give the Beloved His choice, some nights,
He would just drag you around the room
By your hair,
Ripping from your grip all those toys in the world
That bring you no joy.

Love sometimes gets tired of speaking sweetly
And wants to rip to shreds
All your erroneous notions of truth

That make you fight within yourself, dear one,
And with others,

Causing the world to weep
On too many fine days.

God wants to manhandle us,
Lock us inside of a tiny room with Himself
And practice His dropkick.

The Beloved sometimes wants
To do us a great favor:

Hold us upside down
And shake all the nonsense out.

But when we hear
He is in such a “playful drunken mood”
Most everyone I know
Quickly packs their bags and hightails it
Out of town.

About Karuna

Leaning on the stellar instruction she has received from her teachers -- Hector Marcel, Kelly Lindsey, Denise Deniger, Michael Hewett, and Keith Kachtick, and Life Itself, Karuna designs her classes to create the type of reflection from which you can find a meaningful and enriching life. 

Sassy, fun, and knowledgeable, class with Karuna is sure to inspire.  You can expect to learn exactly what you need to create a joyful and curious life.  Expect your paradigm to shift in playful and potent ways. 

Karuna has studied Tibetan Buddhism extensively. She has taught and guided hundreds of hours of meditation sessions.  It is her greatest desire that all beings be happy and free.

When she isn't guiding meditation, working on writing a book, teaching a Dharma class, or trail running, you will find Karuna hiking with her husband Joseph and two dogs, Ruby Rose and Stella Bean in the mountains of ColoRocky. 

Tiered-Pricing Options

Supporter pays for your registration plus scholarships. Sustainer pays for your registration. Community is the scholarship rate.

Interested in joining the Immersion or Teacher Training?

Immersion Outline

Join yogini, Allison Joy, movement specialist, Joseph Schwartz, MO Founder, Karuna, and many guest teachers for the first annual Mind Oasis Yoga Immersion and Teacher Training: Union!  Allison Joy will direct the yoga teacher training, Joseph will provide foundational support for exceptional movement integration, and Karuna will teach Buddhist philosophy to complement the yogic principles brought to life via various guest teachers. 


With two tracks available, you can design your own MOgi experience!


Track One: An immersion experience.  If you have an interest in yoga asana, yogic and Buddhist philosophy, and connecting your body and mind to spirit, this track is for you!  You’ll be a certified MOgi upon completion of the program.


Track Two: A teacher training program. If you would like to learn how to not just teach others guided asana and yogic philosophy, but would also like to become a part of the Mind Oasis yoga team in 2021 and beyond, this track is for you! We are looking to expand our offerings into the yogic realm and graduates (MOgis) will be the first considered! You’ll be a certified MOgi Yoga Teacher (200 hour) upon completion of the program.


SAMPLE CURRICULUM: History of yoga; basic Sanskrit; foundational asana; intelligent sequencing; basics of bandhas + Pranayama; applied anatomy; yoga sutra study; Buddhism study; mantra; Restorative yoga and therapeutic applications; the business of yoga; and social justice.


SAMPLE SCHEDULE:

15 March - 11 July, 16 weeks


Teacher Training with Allison Joy

Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm CT


Immersive Studies with Various Guest Teachers

Saturday mornings, 9:00am - Noon CT


Buddhist Philosophy with Karuna

Thursday evenings, 6:30 - 7:30pm CT


This program is for anyone with a desire to go deep into the teachings of yoga asana, yogic philosophy, and to better understand the union of Buddhism and yoga.  All levels are welcome. Previous yoga asana practice is recommended if engaging the MO Yoga Teacher Training.


TUITION INCLUDES

Immersion: 80 hours of practice and study (MO Yoga Intensive) with 4-month unlimited pass for classes/courses on MO

Teacher Training: 200 hours teacher training (MO YTT); digital MO Yoga manual; and a 4-month unlimited pass to use for all yoga classes and courses on MO.


Immersion - 80 hour MOgi

Intensive - 200 hour MOgi TT certification


Breakdown of Hours:

Immersion

16 weeks x 3 = 48

Buddhist Philosophy, 16 weeks x 1 = 16

Personal Practice = 16 hours


Teacher Training

16 weeks x 4 = 64

TT Practicum = 6

(8 sessions x 30 mins; plus 4 sessions with their fellow students)

TT Svadyaya = 16 hours of reading/journaling/discussion; 50 hours of practice


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: In order to receive a MO Yoga Teacher Training certificate of graduation, you will be required to attend all weekly sessions (70% must be live online, 30% may be from recorded videos when you miss), complete all out of classroom assignments, pass 2 written tests (one midterm and one final exam), and teach a MO Yoga class where you are able to demonstrate sufficient comprehension of the material covered in the training. 


Graduation is not guaranteed unless all requirements are met in full. 


TUITION DETAILS:

$1200 Yoga Intensive only (join with a friend and each save $200)

$2800 Yoga Intensive + Teacher Training 

Previous MO Meditation Immersion (formerly called the Intensive) graduates get a 50% discount off either track. 


DATES/TIMES:This training will be held FULLY ONLINE for 8 hours/week (2 week night sessions for 2 hours each and one weekend day session for 3 hours plus Buddhism with Karuna on Thursday nights 1 hour/week).


Note, some Teacher Training sessions may be broken out into smaller mentoring sessions.  


REQUIRED opening and closing ceremonies (live online): 

Monday, 15 March (6:30 - 8:30pm CT)

Sunday, 11 July (9:00am - Noon CT)

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