Your tuition for the Radiant Heart Workshop Series Includes:
- Five-workshops at Mookshi Wellness Center facilitated by Sharon Fennimore
- Access to an online course with video lectures, audio guided meditation, handouts and notes
- Online discussion boards for all sutras and topics
- BONUS section in online course on Metta Meditation (Loving-kindness)
- $25 Discount on a package of three private sessions with Sharon
- 15 CEU credits available to Yoga Instructors for Yoga Alliance ($25 application fee)
Series Topics & Dates
Finding the Breath of the Heart
First Sutra: The Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing (Pali of the Anapanasati Sutta)
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2015
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
The Heart’s Intelligence
Second Sutra: The Sutra on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness ( Satipatthana Sutta)
Date: Sunday, October 25, 2015
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Mindful Heart Practices
Third Sutra: The Heart Sutra (Prajnaparamita Hrdaya Sutra)
Date: Sunday, November 22, 2015
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Fourth Sutra: The Radiance Sutras (Vijnana Bhairava Tantra)
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2016
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Cultivating Joy and Abundance
Fifth Sutra: The Sutra on Happiness ( Mangala Sutta)
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Need a Payment Plan?
A payment plan of three monthly-payments of $70 each is available. Your first payment will hold your space in the entire series and you will be sent an invitation to enroll in the online course when it becomes available on September 1, 2015. If you make your first payment after September 1, 2015, you will receive an invitation to the online course within 24-hours of making your initial payment.
Radiant Heart: Classical Buddhist Texts in Translation
(15 CEU Credits Available for Yoga Alliance/Yoga Teachers)
Facilitated by Sharon Fennimore, MA, E-RYT, RPYT
This is a course designed for adults who are seeking an intellectual, physical and energetic approach to yoga and meditation for health and well-being. For yoga instructors, this is an opportunity to explore five Classical Buddhist texts and learn an approach to meditation and the practice of asana that will enhance their teaching, regardless of style or level of experience.
This course combines five-workshops supplemented by an online course module including lectures, audio guided meditation, handouts, a reading list and discussion boards. Curriculum includes:
· Reading and discussion of five Classical Buddhist texts in translation
· Hatha Yoga: gentle physical yoga practices for heart health, stress reduction and happiness
· Guided meditation instruction
· Poetry and inspirational readings
· Energetic and embodied anatomy of the heart
· Heart Chakra activation techniques
· Stress, anxiety and panic management and reduction techniques
Interaction and Communication
The online course offers discussion boards that are monitored by Sharon on a daily basis during the course. Participants are encouraged to use these discussion boards to ask questions, to make comments and to reflect on the readings and their experiences of the practices.
Private Sessions and Personal Communication with Sharon
Sharon offers a discounted package of three private sessions for course participants to discuss practices that would be of specific help to you individually, to answer more personal questions or to provide individualized instruction or mentoring in yoga, meditation or visualization. Usually $300, these packages are discounted $25 for course participants who purchase their package after enrolling in the course and prior to the conclusion of the workshops on January 28, 2016. Private session packages include unlimited e-mail support during the course. Without a package, Sharon regrets that she is not able to answer individual e-mail inquiries regarding the course materials. Discounted packages are available for purchase in the online course.
CEU Credits for Yoga Instructors/Yoga Alliance
There are 15 CEU credits available for yoga instructors who enroll in this course, complete an application (available in the student resource section of the online course), submit evidence of participation as requested on the application and pay $25 for application review and CEU credit certificate. Signed certificates for use with Yoga Alliance are provided as PDF files only. If you wish to have a hard copy of your certificate you can print it out from the PDF file. Yoga Alliance requires the digital PDF file only. Yoga instructors who are interested in CEU credits are encouraged to view the application immediately upon enrollment so that they are aware of the evidence of participation required for CEU credits.
Schedule of Required Readings
Sutra One: Full Awareness of Breathing
Awakening of the Heart: 9-55
Sutra Two: Mindfulness
Awakening of the Heart: 99-216
Sutra Three: Heart Sutra
Awakening the Heart: 407-442
Sutra Four: Radiant Heart
The Radiance Sutras (entire book)
Sutra Five: Sutra of Happiness
Awakening of the Heart: 493-510
Student Safety and Course Policies
Yoga and meditation are generally safe practices. If you are under a physician or therapist’s care or have any questions about whether or not yoga or meditation are safe for you personally, you are encouraged to inform them of your intention to take this course and ask if there are any movements or meditation practices that you should avoid. This course is not designed to offer diagnosis or be a treatment for any illness or disorder. Please seek appropriate medical care from a qualified provider if you need it. If you are not entirely comfortable, physically, emotionally or spiritually with any of the practices suggested or offered, please stop practicing immediately. Only participate in yoga, breathing and meditation practices that are completely comfortable and safe for you personally.
Anything that you post on the discussion boards or during a webinar or teleconference should be considered public. If you have a private session package with Sharon, the sessions and all e-mail communication are completely confidential and will not be shared without your explicit permission.
This course is intended for adults 18-years of age or older. No experience with yoga or meditation or Eastern philosophy is required or assumed. Younger participants who are taking the course with an adult will be considered after personal consultation with the instructor. Please discuss with Sharon prior to enrolling (412) 855-5692.
No refunds for any reason.
Participants who choose a payment plan must make all payments regardless of actual participation.
Graduation and CEU credit certificates are not guaranteed and participants must meet all requirements before certificates are provided.
All communication on discussion boards, in webinars and teleseminars is to be conducted with the highest level of kindness and respect. Participants who engage in disrespectful, argumentative or aggressive communication will be removed from the course without refund. Every participant should feel comfortable expressing their individual and unique ideas, experiences, questions and opinions without risk. We all benefit from diversity and a dynamic learning community. If you read something that upsets you, please contact the instructor personally and do not post a public response so we can decide together how best to move forward.
All worksheets, course curriculum and recordings are for the use of the registered participant only. This course is the unique creation of Sharon Fennimore and if you allow someone else to use your course enrollment login, distribute worksheets or use these ideas as your own, it is stealing from your instructor. I am honored and delighted when you feel that the course content and curriculum is so exciting and relevant that you wish to share it with your friends, family and clients! Please contact me and ask for permission before distribution: firstname.lastname@example.org. And, it goes without saying, your referrals to my online courses and services mean everything to me!
Please download all course materials (videos, audio and handouts) before the end of the course. At the end of the course you will be removed from the enrollment roster and your login and password will no longer work.
Your enrollment in the course is your agreement with all course policies and procedures.
Facilitator Contact Information
Cell Phone/iMessage: 412-855-5692