Sacred Heart Yoga
200 Hour Yoga Foundations & Teacher Training Immersions
with Greg Kaps
with Greg Kaps
|Sacred Heart Yoga
A strong foundation is the root system which allows the great tree of yoga and its fruits to grow over time.
The daily morning practice will consist of:
Total of 2.5 hours daily Purna (complete) Sadhana
My revered heart teacher, Yogrishi Vishvketu
At least for the duration of the course, we ask that students follow the principles of Ahimsa (non-violence). This will be expressed in non-violent conduct (non-judgemental, non-competitive, non-aggressive) towards ourselves and one another, being mindful about not consuming violent/aggressive media, and the recommended observation of a vegetarian diet. This creates a peaceful, supportive and safe atmosphere, both physically and mentally, which is conducive to real growth on our path.
The overall goal is to cultivate a lasting attitude of peacefulness, compassion, gratitude and humility on our mat, and hopefully extending that attitude into life.
Studentship vs Bendiness
Some students feel that they are not ready as they have the idea that they need to be able to do advanced Asana in order to take part in a teacher training. This could not be further from the truth. Greg has taught and studied with students with great physical limitations who have ended up becoming some of the most inspiring teachers. Our bodies will change throughout life; it is our Spirit, our attitude towards life that lasts. If your heart is in it, if you are humble and sincere about meeting yourself just as you are and going deeper on your yogic journey, then you are ready.
Group Alchemy and Support
The unique group energy that forms throughout the month is truly magical. It allows for an environment of safety, non-judgement and camaraderie that enables each individual to experience personal breakthroughs. We allow ourselves to be vulnerable, and through our shared vulnerability find a deep sense of connection and shared humanness….. This develops lifelong connections and true compassion.
Attitude of Receptivity and Acceptance
We invite all participants to be open and willing to surrender to this timeless process of self-discovery that so many have undertaken before, and that ultimately leads us to peace, harmony and contentment with our authentic selves.
Above all know that although the course may challenge you with new experiences, you are fully supported and accepted wherever you are, and that wherever you are is perfect.
Greg has been studying, practicing, and teaching Yoga full time since 2003. His deep passion for yoga was fueled in his early twenties due to its ability to bring health, lightness and peace of mind in a time of deep personal suffering. Originally drawn to the physical aspects of the practice, Greg went very deep into the exploration of Hatha Yoga, taking certified teacher trainings in various styles and becoming very proficient in advanced Asana. He developed his practice through advanced and deepening courses, ever refining his personal practice and the art of teaching.
It is said that yoga expedites one’s Karma, and as fate would have it, through an unquenchable thirst for ever more advanced Asana, deeper experiences and an underlying attitude of “not enough”, Greg’s practice led him to a debilitating back injury in 2011. What seemed to be the end of the world, at the time, was actually the beginning of a whole new chapter of compassion, humility and understanding of suffering. Greg began to listen to his body rather than push it. He practiced acceptance and compassion with himself and it slowly spread outwards into his actions and attitudes towards others and the world. Gently gently, slowly slowly, he reestablished his personal practice, integrating through direct experience the philosophies he’d been reading for years, but not applying.
Id's journey in Yoga began in 2014, when she stepped onto the mat for her first class. From that moment on, she knew that yoga was more than just a physical practice; it was a way of life. Despite juggling work and study, she dedicated herself to exploring and deepening her practice, knowing that this was her true passion.
As her love for Yoga grew, Id made the bold decision to leave her job and focus on teaching full-time. In 2015, she completed her first 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at The Yoga Barn. Since then, she has continued to expand her knowledge, studying Yin Yoga, Kashmir Shaivism, Mantra, and Assisting on Yoga Teacher Trainings.
For Id, teaching Yoga is not just a job, but a lifelong journey of learning and growth. As she shares her knowledge with her students, she continues to learn and evolve her own practice. Her teaching philosophy can be summed up in her own words: "My teaching is my learning, my learning is my teaching."
Id's inherent Bhakti nature, passion for Yoga and dedication to her students have made her a highly respected and sought-after teacher. She inspires her students to explore their own practice and to embrace yoga as a way of life. Whether she's leading a class or practicing on her own, Id is always eager to learn and grow - and she brings that same spirit of curiosity and exploration to her teaching.
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