BodyAwake® Yoga Teacher Training
9 Online Video Modules and 5-Day Live Retreat
We are honored to offer BodyAwake Yoga Teacher Training - a holistic Yoga Training course, brought to you by the Morter Institute and Blooming Life Yoga. This online program will guide you in learning, embodying, and understanding traditional yogic concepts in relationship to today’s world. The program is structured to integrate ancient philosophies of yoga and Dr. Sue Morter’s The Energy Codes®, a system of techniques for conscious embodiment that will be utilized during the yoga training.
BodyAwake Yoga Teacher Training integrates the physical, philosophical, and spiritual practices of yoga within your daily life. On this journey, you will be guided through breath-work, postures, meditation, and philosophy. Additionally, you will learn how to structure and teach a yoga class, as well as how to do and how to teach the details of each posture. This will establish a foundation for incorporating BodyAwake Yoga Teacher Training’s teachings while providing the tools and means necessary for you to deepen your personal practice and bring this knowledge into your community.
We understand that every person approaches yoga uniquely. Regardless of background and experience, or your intention to utilize this work either personally or professionally, you have the opportunity to explore your Authentic Self. With deep dedication and playful self-inquiry, you honor the Practice by being a living torchbearer of this timeless yogic tradition.
Dr. Sue and Lily
Module 1 - THE GREAT EMBODIMENT: ASANA, PRANAYAMA SACRED SPACE
Module 2 - THE ROOTS OF YOGA: POTENTIAL OF SELF
Module 3 - THE WORLD IS A SAMKHYA STAGE: PERCEPTION REALITY
Module 4 - UPANISHADS: UNION OF THE SEEKER THE SOUGHT
Module 5 - BHAKTI: CLAIMING YOUR STORY LEANING INTO THE VOID
Module 6 - BUDDHISM: DANCING ALONG THE MIDDLE PATH
Module 7 - CLASSICAL YOGA: SACRED SUTRAS, SACRED PROMISES
Module 8 - TANTRIC LAYERS OF THE SELF: HIP, HOLY HUGE
Module 9 - THE ARRIVAL: HATHA YOGA, MODERN ASANA NEW INTERPRETATIONS
Retreat Week - INTO THE GREAT WIDE OPEN: NOURISHING A WALL-LESS COMMUNITY
A retreat based on the teachings of BodyAwake Yoga Teacher Training with an emphasis on embodiment practices to enhance your yoga benefit. Five full days of hands-on and on-the-mat practice, with instructions for proper setup and execution of each asana. 36+ hours of coursework and practice combined in these five abundant days of BodyAwake yoga. Taught in tandem by Dr. Sue Morter and Lily Kessler.
Lily Kessler, RYT-500, founder of Blooming Life Yoga Studio + School
Lily is fascinated by the facets of the ancient, living Yoga Lineage. She sees how this vast Lineage supports authentic manifestation of each person’s potential. It is Lily’s life’s calling to make Yoga’s vast and tangled roots accessible and recognizable in everyday life. Her book, Story of Yoga: Humanity’s Quest for Nourishment© is an empowering, holistic exploration into the history of yoga and into the inquiry of Self. Blooming Life Yoga is a community rooted, multi-style yoga house dedicated to making yoga accessible to all. Additionally, it is a certified school through Yoga Alliance. Lily believes each moment is pregnant with grace; grace to claim vitality, a new perspective, and embrace a blooming life.
Dr. Sue Morter, founder of Morter Institute
Dr. Sue’s interest in yoga is profoundly interwoven into every aspect of her work in the world. The fundamental components of The Energy Codes® Coursework reveal contemporary expressions of the ancient and foundational Yogic principles themselves. In this course, Dr. Sue is inspired to bring a deeper conversation to the details that comprise the uniqueness of her approach to personal development and transformation. Within this course she will offer a detailed tour of the interior experience of consciousness during asana practice. Putting the body into the sacred geometrical positions that comprise the yoga practice generates the perfect opportunity for energy to flow in the patterns that awaken us to our true magnificence. Dr. Sue guides us through that process one detail at a time within each module. Life is yoga, on and off the mat. BodyAwake Yoga Teacher Training brings consciousness to that as we set our lives into motion with a deeper look how Heaven on Earth moves in the world. Morter Institute is completely devoted to bridging ancient spiritual wisdom with modern western science and the beauty of the infinite human potential.
Dr. Sue's national bestselling book, The Energy Codes: The 7-Step System to Awaken Your Spirit, Heal Your Body, and Live Your Best Life, (Atria; 978-1501-16930-4; March 2019; $27.00) provides a set of practices to help you activate untapped energy and neurocircuitry in your body, empower your hidden potential, and become one with your true, essential self.