After several years of development, we’re proud to release our training program which, we feel, is one of the most comprehensive of its kind in the world . . . .

PROGRAM PURPOSE


The purpose of this program is to provide training and certification for women eager to lead the new paradigms of healing, relating, and living that the future is calling for. This inaugural training is specifically for women who are seeking not only to develop their facilitation skills, but importantly, a tribe to move mountains with… and birth the bigger vision of NaiAsa with to serve as many communities as we possibly can. See the bigger vision and purpose here.

If you’re not willing to learn how to lead some dance, shimmy and play, at the end of a “neuroscience of transformation” presentation,
then this program is probably not for you.

“Sister Circle”   Artist: Karen MacKenzie

“Sister Circle”

Artist: Karen MacKenzie



PRINCIPLES


At NaiAsa Institute, we recognize and operate from the following:

  • Virtually all of the “problems” that show up in a person’s life (physical, emotional, mental, social, professional, romantic, financial) result from the same core imbalance and core beliefs.

  • When harmony is restored at the root, healing will happen naturally in the periphery.

  • The most common “root” imbalance in the modern world is energetic with yang energies dominating yin energies, resulting in a disharmonious flow of Sacred Feminine & Masculine.

We believe that the balancing of these energies that people, coupled with clear vision, purpose & commitment inside of a loving community, thrive with joy, ease & flow.


To be a NaiAsa Institute-certified coach, you must be able to demonstrate knowledge, presentation skills, mastery of flow foundations, applications of learned theories, facilitation skills, and the ability to create accountability and trust.

As a result of investing time, energy, and resources into this comprehensive program, women will not just be coaches . . . . they will be NaiAsa Institute Coaches which means they:

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  • Are Healers, Spiritual Counselors, Priestesses, Educators, Soultrepreneurs, Leaders, and Stewards of Global Change

  • Are certified yoga teachers and lovers of dance and creative movement

  • Have mastered theoretical AND experiential concepts of neuroscience & flow psychology

  • Have the equivalent of a Masters Degree that rivals the best of any programs out there

  • Have transcended the illusion of separateness that pervades society today

  • Are focused more on how people FEEL as opposed to how much they KNOW

  • See how the unlocking of the Sacred Feminine within each is a path to heal the planet

  • Cultivate harmony between science and spirituality, technology and nature, and yin and yang principles



PROGRAM DETAILS*


The program, after the inaugural one mentioned above, will consist of 4 tracks starting with a Foundations layer which is the primary prerequisite for each:

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Foundations (Core Competency)

ENRICH your personal or professional practice with new, cutting-edge, somatic life coaching skills. Expand your knowledge on the neuroscience of dance, yoga, and "flow", all while forming meaningful bonds with inspiring souls that will last a lifetime. The Beauty that Transforms retreat and program combines the measurable & powerful benefits of Somatic Coaching and Movement (Flow Arts, Yoga, & Dance) to help restore the nervous system, release old trauma, and reclaim precious, priceless, joyful BLISS.

Foundations is not a pre-requisite but a requirement for certification and can be fulfilled by one of the following:

1) attendance of a full (7-10 day) Beauty That Transforms retreat (next retreat in Bali, March 21 - 31, 2020)
2) participation in a 9-month, Women’s Group Coaching Journey (a journey recently finished October 2019)
3) participation in a 9-month, 1-on-1 Private Coaching Journey


NeuroSomatic Life and Soul Coach™ Training and Certification

What is a NeuroSomatic Life and Soul Coach?

To answer this question, let us begin with the root word, soma. According to ancient Vedic texts, Soma was originally a plant worshipped as a Vedic deity of the moon, flowing waters, ecstasy, and inspiration. Soma also means the living body of an organism in its wholeness. Somatic life coaches support clients in optimizing their lives by resourcing the innate intelligence of the body. In a world that has become dominated by mental processes, the rapidly growing field of somatics (which includes yoga and other movement meditations) is helping to bring people back into their bodies and restore a much needed balance between the mind and the body.  

NeuroSomatic Soul Coaches are somatic life coaches who focus not only on reclaiming the wisdom of the body, but also on creating new ways of being through new ways of moving that re-wire the brain and nervous system while simultaneously releasing limiting beliefs and trauma in a joyful way. Embodied play, word play, ritual, dance, flow arts, yoga, and breathwork, are a few of the transformational practices that set NaiAsa coaches apart from most classical life coaches. Above all, however, is the paradigm shift from the more linear, rigid, ways of facilitating transformation to being more balanced, circular, flowing, intuitive styles of coaching, that powerfully guide their clients home, not just to their bodies, but equally importantly, to living a life aligned with their hearts, their bliss, and clarity on what ignites their soul.

(What’s the difference between a Life Coach and a Therapist? Get the research here.)

NeuroSomatic Flow Practitioners™ (Therapeutic Flow Arts Track)

Studies have shown that just five minutes a day of “juggling” or “dance” movement will increase brain mass, synaptic connectivity, reduce anxiety, and help overcome depression. The “flow arts” is a rapidly emerging field proving to be one of the most powerful transformative and healing somatic practices. Please click here to learn more about the rising number of studies revealing therapeutic benefits, including neuro-protective effects, especially in the aging population.

For professionals in therapy, health science, corporate coaching, movement arts, fitness, and yoga, this program allows them to expand their practice to include flow movement specifically designed to unlock areas in the brain where traditional therapies don’t focus. Our NaiAsa Flow Practitioners are trained and skilled to work in any environment, from clinical to corporate. Combined with modalities that nurture the inner child, the Therapeutic Flow Arts track offers professionals a powerful addition to their current practice.


NaiAsana™ Yoga Teacher Training

This yoga practice is a way for women to come home - to the heart, the body, and the soul. Female practitioners all over the world have felt disconnected to today’s popular flows which are too “masculine” -  rigid, asana-based, linear, and rigorous. (It’s interesting to note that the most popular, asana-based practices today were created by men, primarily for men.) For those practitioners looking for something to awaken the essence of the Sacred Feminine, then NaiAsana™ is the answer. With its cross-cultural, somatic practice weaving asana, dance, flow arts, and PLAY both on and off the mat, this tantric vinyasa of spiral, rhythmic and cross-body movement patterns, often incorporating props such as poi, the hula hoop, or even Fire, powerfully restores and re-patterns the nervous system.

(The combined hours for all of these tracks is 300 hours. With one of the pre-requisites being the completion of a 200 YTT, you’ll have earned 500 hours total.)

* ALL DATES, PROGRAMS, CURRICULAE, PRICING, AND REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE REFER TO THIS PAGE OR CONTACT US HERE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION.


We are either going to have a future where women lead the way to make peace with the Earth or we are not going to have a human future at all.
— Vandana Shiva


CURRICULUM

The curriculum of each program covers 5 essential elements:

AIR (Science) - This element invites theoretical study and curious exploration to cultivate wisdom, inspiration, knowledge, intention, and clear vision. Candidates will devote scholarly study of and within the realms of neuroscience, cosmology, language & ancient philosophies (Koshas, Indigenous Medicine Wheel, etc.)

EARTH (Soma) -  The Earth element roots the formless into form, and honors physical experience through all sensory systems as a crucial way of “knowing” and “discerning.” Candidates will learn how to create safe and strong containers for healing and embodied transformation to occur for themselves and for their clients. Before completing certification through this program, candidates are required to immerse into the experiential aspects of NaiAsa Institute principles by attending the full Beauty that Transforms retreat or the virtual Sacred Feminine Fire program. The next retreat will be held in Bali on March 21 - 31th, 2020. The next virtual women’s program began in March of 2019 & recently completed October 2019 (22-Week journey).

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WATER (Sacred FeminYinity) - According to many cultures, water is considered the most feminine/yin and the most powerful of all the elements. Water rules the realm of emotionality, sensuality, relationships, and the art of flow. Research has confirmed that relationship is more important for the healing journey than any techniques used by a therapist, psychologist, physician, counselor, and beyond. This is also the component that seems to get the least attention in most Western-based, health professional training programs. Because NaiAsa Coaches are also healers, candidates will cultivate those essential qualities of presence, playfulness, compassion, and beyond to cultivate nurturing relationships that naturally propel clients forward in a balanced, and organic, way.

FIRE (Soul Expression) -  Fire is the element that ignites action and transformation. NaiAsa Coaches will be skilled in and committed to having their clients take action that is, most importantly, aligned with purpose at the soul level. Candidates will have ample practice in mock coaching scenarios and will demonstrate their skills through various practicums throughout the training program. And yes, for those wondering, fire-dancing definitely plays a significant part in setting this program apart from any and all others.

SPIRIT (Seva) - Seva is the sanskrit word for “selfless service.” Seva is also an important key to sustainability in the new world. Conscious surrender and REST are the final vital parts of every learning cycle and necessary for integration and restoration. NaiAsa Institute has designed this training program (and all programs) to include both Seva and relaxed integration time as essential elements of not only the training, but also the bigger vision of NaiAsa.

Each phase, conference, or retreat mentioned below will have a mix of these elements contained within.



The future of the world depends on the full restoration of the sacred feminine in all its tenderness, passion, divine ferocity, and surrendered persistence.
— Andrew Harvey

HIGH LEVEL Breakdown of the 300/500 Hours & Certification Process:

While we do not require a particular order of completion of the following, we do require that all of the following are completed to become CERTIFIED.

NaiAsa Foundations (100 Hr) requirements:

  • 50 Hr Experiential & Theoretical - BEAUTY THAT TRANSFORMS Retreat & Foundations Course (upcoming retreat in Bali, 2020)

  • 25 Hr Theoretical 12 - Week Virtual Study of the Neuroscience of Transformational Learning (not yet offered separate from the NaiAsa Coach training program)

  • 25 Hr Learning and Mastery of basic Flow Principles, moves, & concepts


NaiAsa NeuroSomatic Life and Soul Coach Program (300 Hr) requirements:

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  • 100 Hr Experiential & Theoretical - Virtual 9 month Women’s Inner Fire Coaching Journey: AWAKENING SACRED FEMININE FIRE & BIRTHING BLISS (upcoming in Spring, 2020)

  • 100 Hr Virtual Classes and Coursework

  • 75 Hr In-Person Trainings/Conferences

  • 25 HR Practicums, Practice Coaching & Private Mentoring

    • 5 HR Small (3-5) Group Facilitation/Coaching

    • 2 HR Large (6 +) Group Facilitation/Teaching - 2 classes/workshops (one or both will generate income! and yes, you will be mentored/supported in the “business” of giving your gifts and allowing your gifts to give back to you)

    • 8 HR Individual Practice Coaching/Facilitation (2 observed)

    • 8 HR 1-on-1 Coaching/Mentorship with Dr. Jinju or Qualified Mentor

    • <1 HR Presentation on NeuroSomatics

    • <1 HR Demonstration (video presentation of basic flow principles, moves & concepts)

    • 1 -3  HR Grand Finale! Facilitation of YOUR unique offering!


NaiAsa Facilitator & Faculty Requirements:

  • Mar 7 - 16, 2021 (50 Hrs*), Attend the next BTT Retreat as Facilitator & NaiAsa Coach Graduation


NaiAsa coaches are also required to graduate from a 200 HR YTT to complete certification (not a pre-requisite). We are currently moving toward becoming a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance so it’s possible that we may offer this in the future. For yoga teachers who already have your 200 HR, you can satisfy your YA Continuing Education requirement using both contact and non-contact hours of this training as we are a registered Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider.  

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LOGISTICAL ELEMENTS & DATES (sample)

Summary

3 Virtual Phases
2 In-Person Conferences (attendance required)
1 BTT Retreat as a Participant (required)
1 BTT Retreat as a Facilitator OR host your own workshop and let us observe recording (either one required)

Pre-requisites

  • Mar. 1 - 11, 2019 (50 Hrs), BTT Retreat

  • Apr - May, 2019 (25 Hrs), Virtual Sacred Feminine Fire Coaching Journey

OR

  • previous participation in a:

    • 9-Month, Inner Fire Group Coaching Journey

    • week-long, BTT retreat

Training (300 HR)

  • Jan 22 -26, 2020 (25 Hrs), Conference 1

  • Feb 4 - Apr 28, 2020 (50 Hrs), Virtual Phase 1

  • May 19 - Dec 16, 2020 (Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 7 pm, MST, 100 Hrs), Virtual Phase 2

  • Feb 24 - 28, 2021 (Full Moon, 50 Hrs) Conference 2*, NaiAsana & Therapeutic Flow Arts

  • Jan - Mar 2021 (Tuesdays, 7 pm MST, 25 Hrs), Virtual Phase 3

  • Mar 7 - 2021 (14 days, 50 Hrs*), Facilitator Training & NaiAsa Coach Graduation

*Conference 2 may turn into the NaiAsana 200-Hr YTT. If that happens, then we’ll likely open the training up to the public. Women in the inaugural class will be invited to attend the full training; however, you will not have to pay the additional tuition costs for the full training.

Please click here for a PDF of the DETAILED training journey timeline (sample).

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Graduates of this program will demonstrate:

  • Presenter Level of Understanding of NeuroSomatics

  • Thorough understanding of basic neurophysiology

  • Ability to facilitate Mind-Body Re-Programming/Re-patterning of Behavior and Beliefs

  • Mastery of basic NaiAsana™ vinyasas

  • Sacred Scholarship Research Paper with evidence-based research & presentation

Certified Graduates are:

  • Ready to excel in not only the art and practice of coaching, but also a healthy start to generating income immediately (It’s fair to note that most coaching programs do not include this business component.)

  • Continually supported (Another unusual perk of this program are built-in post-graduation mentorship/coaching sessions)

  • Invited to facilitate or simply help hold space at future NaiAsa Institute trainings, programs, and retreats.



Every woman is an ageless Goddess, an expression of the Sacred Feminine physical form.
— Dr. Christiane Northrup


WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT THIS INAUGURAL TRAINING?


In addition to your training and graduating as a certified coach in one of the most unique and comprehensive training programs in the world, you also (upon graduation) get a rare opportunity to be:

  • Invited to be part of the core faculty, team of trainers for future trainings, and/or team of facilitators for future retreats.

  • A founding member of the only educational institute of its kind founded by WOMEN, and in the greater service of the Sacred and Divine Feminine within and all around, supported by and in harmony with the Sacred and Divine Masculine energies within and all around.


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This is not your typical coach training program.


What makes the NaiAsa coach training program & model unique is the incorporation & utilization of:

  • Harmonious Approach to Coaching balanced in the Masculine & Feminine Energies (Especially for women to remember the power of NOT forcing, but rather ALLOWING their dreams to manifest & unfold. Our 9-month coaching journey is a case in point of what’s possible without the masculine pressures & linear

  • Healing arts such as flow arts, yoga, and dance

  • Highly integrative model based in Spiral Flow Dynamics, Indigenous Wisdom and Modern Science

  • Cross-cultural approach to understanding the human condition

  • The curriculum was designed and is directed by a woman who is also a doctor of neuroscience

  • Divine and Sacred Feminine principles & teachings

  • Moon Cycles & Hormones

  • All coaches are required to complete 200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training of their choice.

  • Yogic Philosophy (Kosha System & Tantra)

  • SEVA (Sanskrit word for selfless service) - All NaiAsa coaches are required to fulfill 6 months of voluntary mentorship (1 hr/week) for under-resourced women and/or their families in the NaiAsa nonprofit outreach program within.

  • Radical Business Growth Support. From the start of the program, we will begin to promote you to the world through the website, retreats, virtual programs.

  • For women only

  • Tribe for Life

Vision sketch of NaiAsa Institute Retreat Center &amp; Eco-Village  Artist: Jinju Dasalla

Vision sketch of NaiAsa Institute Retreat Center & Eco-Village

Artist: Jinju Dasalla


TUITION & REGISTRATION

The full tuition for the inaugural NaiAsa Institute Training program will include: Foundations, NeuroSomatic Soul Coach™ Training and Certification, Therapeutic Flow Arts, and NaiAsana™ Yoga Teacher Training.*

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(There will be a discount off the full tuition for those who have attended a one-week, Beauty that Transforms retreat. Additional tuition discount for those who have attended more than one retreat and/or have participated in past Beauty that Transforms/Inner Fire programs, please inqure.)


We hope you’ll join us in changing the world . . . . one woman at a time!


Coming to know the hidden and forgotten Mother and the marvelous wisdom of the sacred feminine as revealed from every side and angle by the different mystical traditions is not luxury; it is, I believe, a necessity for our survival as a species.
— Andrew Harvey

Dr. Jinju &amp; Sekai (at 2 years old)  Honaunau Bay, Hawai’i  Photo: Cadencia Photography

Dr. Jinju & Sekai (at 2 years old)

Honaunau Bay, Hawai’i

Photo: Cadencia Photography