Cassandra Bright, E- RYT 500
Lead Trainer dove into yoga in 1998, her teacher a student of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, founder of the Ashtanga vinyasa tradition.
In her first class she experienced a profound sense of 'coming home'. As her physical body became stronger, her mind became more peaceful, and her soul stirred with a deep yearning for Truth.
She gained her first 200-hr certificate in Raja Yoga in the year 2000, and in 2006 attended a second 200-hr training (Nithya Yoga) under a self-realized master in South India, where she was ordained as a Yogacharya and Ananda Spiritual Healer.
During an early morning sadhana at the ashram in India, through an act of Grace, she had a life altering realization, a recognition of non-duality, of her Being as Divine Light . Overflowing with gratitude and bliss, she devoted herself to her guru's non-profit mission for 3 years.
Over the years she has enjoyed learning and teaching many forms of yoga: Ashtanga, Anusara, Power, Restorative, Yin, Viniyoga, Nithya Yoga, Hot yoga, Kids yoga and more. Currently she manages Gilbert Yoga, sings in her beloved's bhakti yoga ensemble, The Band of Now, and continues to facilitate yoga teacher trainings - twenty (20) of them over the past 9 years.
Happy Heavenly Oasis, RYT 200
Assistant Instructor is the author of Bliss Conscious Communication, the book that inspired Blissology University, and uncivilized ecstasies, ecstatic, nomadic international
Heather Promise, E-RYT 500
Lead Trainer is a perpetual student whose commitment to Yoga is the guiding force in her personal, professional, and academic growth. Her dedication to Yoga has spanned the last 2 decades, and she has been teaching to a diverse community of students since 2006. An extensive post-graduate education together with a concentrated pursuit of knowledge in the field of Yoga makes her uncommonly skilled at building comprehensive Yoga curricula for any population of students.
Heather brings human authenticity and a love of Yoga into each class, inviting students to build healthy relationships with their own unique and beautiful Selves. She draws from the ancient wisdom of Tantra and from the lineage of Sri Swami Rama and Yogi Bhajan to teach principles of alignment, timing, flow, and stillness. Her greatest joy is in giving from the heart.
Happy Oasis continued...
adventure poetry about the joys of living beyond civilization.
While enjoying an audacious, diversified, life, Happy has served as an adventure anthropologist, succulent strategist, ethical advisor, environmental advocate, community solutions leader, eco-entrepreneur, monastic meditation program director, inventor, architectural designer, non-profit festival producer, poet, performer, editor, volunteer at orphanages, refugee camps & tribal farms, show time naturalist & choreographer on the Princess Cruises Alaska Inside Passage routes, health and happiness consultant, mentor, international wild edible plants teacher and wilderness trekking guide.
The inspiring story of Happy’s name was featured on Oprah Winfrey. A nomadic ecstatic for 30+ years, Happy travels as a featured guest speaker including her Heaven on Earth Retreat & Wildlife Sanctuary situated in a luxuriant little known desert rainforest in a labyrinth of canyons in Northern Arizona.
Earn your RYT 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Registration from September 2 - 20, 2020 or May 13 - 31, 2021 at Heaven on Earth Retreat™ & Wildlife Sanctuary, a hidden Shangri-La in AZ's gorgeous Granite Dells. Plus, excursions to Sacred Sedona, Lake Magnificent and Granite Basin Lake. Learn with soulful yogis and yogis as well as wise, adept, celebrated teachers.
• 5 Beautiful Locations
• 9 Musicians
• 11 Brilliant Teachers
Start your day in a sacred way with Mountaintop Meditations, Incantations, Sunrise Salutations into the Sun and,Yoga Along the Trail amidst clifftops with panoramic views surrounding Arizona's secret paradise.
Deepen into asanas with Bare Feet on Organic Lawns beneath Tall Trees, on sun-viewy Yoga Decks, inside the Yogi's Cave Castle on warm floors and inside the Golden Clifftop Yoga Dome. Relax in the Hot Tub, Swimming Pool, Treehouse and on the Beach.
Adventure Yoga Teachers Training offers:
• A astounding, heartfelt array of Living Yoga Traditions, Techniques and Sacred Ceremonies
• Learn Asanas, Alignment and Flow Sequencing while developing your own unique Teaching Style
• Immerse yourself in Hatha, Vinyasa Krama, Tantra, Yin, Restorative & Bikram Yoga
• Dive into Meditation, Pranayama, Mudras, Mantras, Gunas, Chakras, Yoga Nidra and Chanting
• Absorb the 8 Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga, Philosophies of Perennial Sages and the Ecstasy of Ethics
• Contemplate and share profound readings from The Radiant Sutras and Pantajali's Yoga Sutras
• Experience SUP Yoga, Yoga Along the Trail, on a Beach and at Secret Canyon Swimming Pools
• Explore Invocations, BlissAnatomy, Raja Yoga, the ecstasy of ethics & the philosophies of perennial sages
• Experience Yoga along the trail, on a beach & at secret canyon swimming pools
• Explore Invocations, Bliss Conscious Communication, the Poetry of Yoga and Yoga Entrepreneurship
• Join Evening Concerts, Kirtan, Satsang, Bhajans, Silence and Singing Circles with Inspiring Musicians
Cassandra Bright, E-RYT 500
Heather Promise, E-RYT 500
Happy Heavenly Oasis, RYT 200
Emily Killeen, RYT 200
Harmony Fonseca, RYT 200
Gretchen Bickert, RYT 200
Sule Greg Wilson, RYT 200
Kristen Battafarano, RYT 200
Stella Diamond, Bikram
Deborah Heron, SUP
The Band of Now with Prem Vidu
Chad Wilkins, Heart Songs
Mia Margaret, Angelic Nada
Daniel Posney, Soul Nada
Willyum, 1-Man Kirtan Band
The Love Troubadours with Happy Oasis & Johnny Free
A profound yet playful, transformative and soul-enriching 19-Day experience!
All Inclusive: $3,595 - $4,495
Off-Site Discounts (2)
Private Indoor Accommodations (2)
Private Outdoor Accommodations (8)
Includes Outstanding Training, Accommodations, Sumptuous Organic, Vibrant Vegan/Vegetarian Cuisine and Excursions
Intimate 12 Student Class
YOGA BEYOND THE PHYSICAL
"Cassandra Bright is an excellent yoga instructor. I could not have asked for a more professional, compassionate human being to introduce me to the world of yoga. As a beginner, I feel that she did an amazing job at making sure her students were
comfortable and capable of accomplishing the poses. If we were not successful at a pose or two, she reassured us that that was okay. Additionally, she takes yoga well beyond just the physical aspect." ~ Unknown Student
TOWARD EXPANDED, BLISS-RADIATING AWARENESS
“Happy Oasis is a vortex of delight whose years of meditation immersion has naturally led her toward expanded, bliss-radiating awareness...the ground-breaking Bliss Conscious Communication invited humanity to glimpse into Blissology...to deeply explore blissful living and how to share it with others."
~ Sarah McLean, McLean Meditation Institute
COMPETENT, DEDICATED &
“Our teachers were well-versed, more than competent, dedicated, and open-hearted. The caliber of guest/specialty teachers and artists they provided was exemplary, providing priceless first-hand exposure. The program was both broad, and deep. Exercises were effective for learning, and the practicum prepared us for teaching. Integrity and honesty abounded. And...the location is fantastic!”
~ Sule Greg Wilson, AzAYTT Graduate & Yoga Alliance RYT 200
KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK
“As I land back in Phoenix and pick up where life left off, I’m feeling so much gratitude for these two beloveds. With a million and one obstacles in their way, Happy and Free persevered to host their inaugural Adventure Yoga Teachers Training in Prescott and they knocked it out of the park.
To say it was life-changing for all eight of us is an understatement and I miss my new and dear friends already.
To our astounding lead teacher, Cassandra Bright of Gilbert Yoga, thank you for gracing us with your deep wisdom and exquisite presence. A deep bow of gratitude to you all for holding this sweet space for us to fulfill our dreams. Jai Ganesha!”
~ Hava Mixtress, AzAYTT Graduate & Yoga Alliance RYT 200
HEART IS FILLED WITH GRATITUDE; DEEPER HEALING & SELF-REALIZATION
“Thank you so much for holding this sacred space for Adventure Yoga Teachers Training! All the yoga and healing modalities and Love and Light shared by you and our group, has really helped me open my heart to deeper healing and self realization; to reach a higher level of awareness. Since leaving the Heaven on Earth Retreat, everything seems more vibrant! The flowers and mountains and nature everywhere seems more colorful! Sounds, more sacred and smells, more luscious!
My heart is filled with so much gratitude! Thank you for helping me cleanse, strengthen, and renew myself through eating organic (mostly vegan) high vibrational foods and being immersed in the yogic lifestyle, surrounded by so many truly authentic and loving human beings. Like diving deep into an ocean of pure Love and Light. WOW!
May I take the sacred living practices that I have learned over the last 20 days and firmly plant and nurture this seed deep within my heart, so I may share this divine love wherever I go.!”
~ Kristen Battafarrano, AzAYTT Graduate & Yoga Alliance RYT 200