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Mindfulness Facilitator Training

Be the change you want to see in the world !

Do you envision a more spacious, quiet and authentic atmosphere in the environments that you move in?                                                     Do you want to be the agent of that transformation?

The first part of this new millennium has brought sweeping changes to the pace, way, rhythm and quality of our lives. As we have gained a new network of communication through the internet, cell phones and social media we have lost mental space, quiet time and introspection.To rebalance our lifestyle in  this new context we have to make clear decisions on where to invest our time and energy.

In this training we come together and question and explore some of the ways we organize our lives and become familiar with mindfulness  tools that support our intention and presence and learn a set pf practices on how to bring mindfulness to our environments.

As we gradually learn how to quiet our minds we may find that we are longing for different environments and start to hear that the story of the dominant culture of speed, constant availability and consumerism does not have to be necessarily “ our story.” As we start to move away of the pressure to achieve a “ better, skinnier and more efficient “body we may find that when slowing down we find ways to move that are respectful of our needs, histories and age and may choose that way of working with our body over “a six pack”  and instead cultivate ways to be fluid and open and strong. Letting go of the pressure of always being “ positive “ we may find a voice that acknowledges suffering without shame, guilt or victimhood and therefore sounds more authentic. As we learn deep listening we may find that we hear things from a different place and our responses become more compassionate…

In this training we will explore  wisdom traditions, mindfulness meditation, Yoga postures, breathing techniques and create a unique and effective recipe on how to infuse our lives and that of others with more pauses, reflection, deep breathing, embodiment and mindfulness practices. You will learn a set of 12 practices both for your personal development and to facilitate for others.

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Training duration: 4 weekends over 4 months, with monthly mentor meetings in between training weekends.

Faculty: Felicitas Kusch-Lango, Craig Zink, Niki Gernold.
FALL 2018 DATES: 9/21-23;  10/19-21;  11/16-18;  12/7-9; 
SPRING 2019 TRAINING DATES: 2/1-3; 3/1-3; 4/5-7; 5/3-5
FALL 2019 TRAINING DATES : 9/20-22; 10/25-27;11/22-24; 12/12-13;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Typical Training weekend schedule:  Fridays 6.30 – 8.30pm; Saturdays 9.00am- 5.00pm; Sundays 10.00am – 4.30pm                                                                                                                                                           

Once a  month meetings with  mentor and study group will be arranged during  the first training weekend.

Cost :$1200 total. Location: Event Space on Soldiers Place, Elmwood village, Buffalo NY ( address will be provided on registration)

Limited Spaces are  available for each training. Please request more information and/or application at mala8now@gmail.com Prerequisites: a strong interest in contemplative practices. The 8 week  ” Alchemy of contemplative living ” course is recommended,     but not a requirement.

This training can count as Yoga Alliance Continuing Education CE Credits for certified Yoga Teachers.

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What participants said about the 2017 Mindfulness Facilitator Course:

“The Mindfulness Facilitator Training was a very powerful and life changing program”

” This training has helped me so very much in my personal and professional life”

” Has brought more balance and openness into my life”

“Thank you so much for offering this training and this safe and welcoming space. I have found out so much about myself and have learnt tangible tools to bring mindfulness to my environments.”