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FAQ -- – Crystal Lotus Healing

Frequently Asked Questions

Review our frequently asked questions section for more guidance and instructions before joining our Crystal Lotus Yin/Yang Shamanic Yoga TTC.

If after reading this, you are still having difficulties finding an answer to your problem or some part of the website just doesn’t make sense to you, please let us know by filling in the question box on the right. We are here to help!

What are the Prerequisites for program?

Aspiring Teacher:  If you are taking this course to be a Teacher, then you must have a good level of body awareness, strength and flexibility.  Usually one or more years experience or be involved with one of the following: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, Martial Arts, Gymnastic, Dance Movement,  Sports, Massage or any body related activity.

Self Development:
If you are taking the course for self development and do not have any experience we recommend that you start one of the recommended activity above for aspiring teachers and start cultivating opened mindset for diving deep into self-discovery during the course.

Passion:  Deep and sincere desire for learning and be committed to transformation and healing. Understand that course can be challenging, requires self-discipline and be ready to live by the motto:  When the going gets tough, the tough gets going. If there is a will, there’s a way.

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”  – Pele

“Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted” – David Bly

I don’t have enough flexibility can I still join?

The main goal of the course is transformation, healing and raising self-awareness and it happens to be that one of the most effective way to improve those qualities is by activating the body through the various methodologies (Yoga, Qigong, Tai Chi, Mitakara etc.) which do not necessarily require high level of flexibility.  So the course it’s not about flexibility, rather how we use our bodies in a way that is most beneficial for our well being.

Can I really teach after the course?

The honest answer is: YES and NO. Our program will teach you everything you need to know about how to structure your own classes, how to safely instruct classes, how to give verbal instruction and demonstrations, but the key elements for success are still self-discipline, dedication and self-motivation.

Our responsibility:  We designed the program in such a way that if you successfully complete the course: attending all daily activities, meditations, lectures and asana classes,  then you will have enough knowledge and confidence to share gained experience with others.

Your responsibility:  If you so much desire to be a teacher and willing to put in the hard work, perseverance and determination then the answer is a resounding YES.  If there’s a will, there’s a way. We are the creators of our reality.  

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

I am already a yoga teacher, can this course benefit me?

Our program is unique in that it less about the business of yoga and more focus on the original essence of Yoga (Union with the divine).  

“Then the Seer abides in Itself, resting in its own True Nature, which is called Self-Realization.” – Yoga Sutras

We are not saying that business and making a living from teaching yoga is not a good thing.  We believe that the everything we do is about intention. If our intention and commitment is for self-development and to be in service for others then we believe the universe will conspire to help us in any kind way needed to fulfill all of our requirements for success.  If our intention is only about the business aspect, then we would have missed the true value of the Yoga teachings. In order to be service to others, you must be in service to yourself. So to answer this question: The course is beneficial if you feel a calling to deepen the technical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspect of your yoga practice and teachings.

Do we need to buy books or other course materials?

We have our Crystal Lotus course booklet that will be provided to you. Most reference materials for additional reading and learning before, during and after the course will be available on our Students’ Platform. Information concerning accessing to the online information platform will be provided once you register.  In addition, you will need to keep a journal during the entire course. We will work with the subconscious via self-inquiry, dreams and symbology.

When in the course does Learning how to teach begins?

For aspiring teachers, you will be learning and practicing on the third week.

How many students in the program?

As we are dedicated to build sense of community during the training then we’ll keep the groups small for this kind of intimacy to occur. So the maximum number of participant for the training is 20. The average is 15 students.

Average age of students?

Between 20-50.

How can I reserve my place?

To reserve your place in the program requires a deposit.  The rest of the payment is due when you arrive and before the beginning date of the course.

Missing classes?

We honour and respect your needs for taking time for yourself when things get too overwhelming.  However, the course requires strong commitment and the path for evolution is for those who are determined. 

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward” – Martin Luther King.    

Through adversity, we tap into the hidden superpowers that we all have.  Our job is to make sure that you are supported on your path and missing classes is only for only when you are really sick or having to do a visa run.  In all other cases, we expect nothing but the best from you. So please do not think about missing class. Think about all of the amazing experiences you will be missing if you don’t come to class.

Are there examinations or quizzes?

Our aim is to support you as much as we can in your learning process and to help you achieve your goals.  We believe that learning is very much like life: fun, serious, exciting, challenging, etc. Not necessarily in that order.  It can be anything at anytime. The point is that we recognize that learning doesn’t have a fixed idea of teaching and then testing.  It is an ongoing process. Having said this, our job is creating a safe and supportive container to help you put into practice the following principles: “I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand” – Confucius.

In addition to our ongoing practical work, we will have one on one and group discussions and sharing on various topics of studies to check your dedication and understanding of the program.

If there’s no Quizzes and Exams, how do I pass the program?

The first and foremost step to passing the program is your firm commitment to give 110% to succeeding. You already see yourself successfully completing the program. We see this course as a strong foundation for transformation which helps you to share your gained knowledge with confidence to others and it can be a beautiful beginning of your teaching yoga journey. We don’t have regular quizzes and tests but we are constantly gauging your level of commitment, dedication and determination for transformation.

What equipment do I need for yoga and do I need something more?

You need a good quality non-slip yoga mat for a comfortable daily practice,  Iyengar belts and ropes. For yoga equipment will provide more detailed information once you register. In addition, we will working with Biofeedback HRV (heart rate variability) devices.  So you will need a mobile device (Android or IOS) or a laptop.

Other needed items for course?

You will need your yoga clothing, swimwear and something warm for the evenings.  Most ordinary things and clothes can be bought locally (shampoo, toiletries, etc.).