Buddhi Vana at Zenbarn 2018-2019 Schedule

[headline_border]Training Modules: Weekend Workshop Schedule[/headline_border]

Weekend schedules are the same for every study intensive:

Friday Evenings 6:00 to 8:30 pm

at Zenbarn

Saturday Morning 9:00 to 11:00 am

We will spend two-hours outdoors or at an alternative location that is to be announced.

Saturday Afternoon 11:00 to 5:30 pm

at Zenbarn
(Please bring a light lunch that doesn’t require refrigeration or to be heated/cooked.)

Sunday Morning 9:00 to 11:00 am

We will spend two-hours outdoors or at an alternative location that is to be announced.

Sunday Afternoon 11:00 to 4:00 pm

at Zenbarn
(Please bring a light lunch that doesn’t require refrigeration or to be heated/cooked.)

Weekend Study Intensives 2018-2019

September 14-16: Introduction to Tibetan Subtle Body Anatomy
  • Introduction to “The Matrika” and working with the Matrika in practice
  • Introduction to Walking Meditation techniques
  • Metta Meditation instruction and guided practice
  • Reading, Discussion, and Practice of the Anapanasati Sutta (Sutra on the Mindfulness of Breathing)
October 12-14: Establishment of Mindfulness
  • Tibetan Sound Healing
  • Walking Meditation
  • Tonglen Meditation instruction and guided practice
  • Sutta Pitaka: Sutra on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness
October 26-28: Working with the Elements and Nature in Practice
  • Mudras, mantras, and how to use mala beads
  • Jewel Tree Meditation
  • Embodied Anatomy
  • Working with the Elements and Nature in Practice
November 2-4: The Heart of Practice
  • Heart Sutra
  • Embodied Anatomy
  • Ethics of Yoga and Introduction to Patanjali Yoga Sutras
  • Visualization and the Three Energetic Diaphragms
November 16-18: Rainbow Body
  • Chinese yoga and working with meridians in asana
  • Rainbow Body: working with color and light in asana and meditation
  • Advanced Pranayama: practice and teaching methods
  • Asana and Anatomy: how to modify and adjust for level and comfort
April 5-7, 2019: Luminous Mind
  • Luminous Mind: techniques for teaching meditation and working with obstacles and challenges in practice
  • Safety in yoga and meditation practice and teaching
  • Class planning, working with themes, and adjusting to student level and ability
  • Tibetan yoga techniques, philosophy, and practices
April 26-28, 2019: Radiance and Bliss
  • Radiance Sutras as inspiration for asana practice
  • Chanting and sounding
  • Sense and perception: using sound and scent in yoga and meditation , what is happening in the brain during practice
  • Embodied anatomy of the fluids, endocrine system and anatomy of practice
  • Practicum for yoga instructors: hands on physical adjustments practice
    (For non-yoga instructors participating in the weekend, we hope you will volunteer for us to practice hands-on adjustments with you.  There is no obligation to receive adjustments.)
May 17-19, 2019: Sacred Body and Eco-Spirituality
    • Embodied Anatomy: Organs and Elements of Earth
    • Mudra, Mantra, and Asana
    • Discourse on Happiness
    • Sacred Body and Eco-Spirituality

[headline_border]Training Syllabus[/headline_border]


Techniques, Training, Practice
Contact w/Lead Trainer Non-Contact Hours Total Hours
1.5 hrs. Yoga Class with Sharon per/wk. for 30-weeks 45 0 45
Private Sessions with Sharon (Three are required) 4.5 0 4.5
Professional  Events x5 for 3 hrs. each 5 10 15
Tibetan Yoga Workshops x 4

For 4-hours each

16 0 16
Meditation Workshops x 3

(Metta, Tonglen, Jewel Tree)

At 3-hours each

9 0 9
Walking Meditation x 13

Outdoor Hikes are 2 hours Long

26 0 26
10 Non-Contact 115.5 Total Hours
Teaching Methodology
Lesson Planning and Business of Yoga for Teachers 4 3 7
Verbal Cues and Physical Adjustments Workshop
4 0 4
Adjusting for Level and Modifications for Students
Workshop 4-hours
4 0 4
Assigned Readings, Discussion Groups 0 20 20
23 Non-Contact Hours 35 Hours Total
Embodied Anatomy
3 x 2-hour Workshops
6 0 6
Subtle Body Anatomy

5×4-hour workshops

20 0 20
Assigned Readings, Discussion Groups 2 2
2 Non-Contact 28 Hours Total



Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, Ethics
Assigned Readings, Discussion Groups 10 10
Buddhist Sutra Workshops

5 x 3 hours

15 0 15
Patanjali Yoga Sutras Workshops

3 x 2 hours

6 0 6
10 Non-Contact 31 Hours Total
Teaching Practice Classes 5 5
Observations 3 3
Assisting in Classes 3 3
3 Non-Contact Hours 11 Hours Total



Total Number of Contact Hours with Lead Trainer: 172.5

Total Number of Non-Contact Hours: 48

Total Hours of Training: 220.5

  • Registered Yoga Teachers who graduate will earn a 100-hour CEU credit certificate with a specialization in meditation.  They will also receive a graduation certificate from the Buddhi Vana program and will be listed as graduates on the website.
  • Buddhi Vana is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance (RYS™) and graduates who meet all the requirements may be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as 200-hour Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT™).  The cost of registering with Yoga Alliance is NOT included in tuition and it is entirely up to the trainee whether or not they choose to become a member of this professional organization.