Yoga of Joy Training in China Completed!
We trust you’re remaining cool in the fire of Summer!
We’re happy to announce the completion of the second Level 1 training of Yoga of Joy, taught by teacher Miao & Liao Liao. The Phoenix is flying high in Mainland China with 78 certified Yoga of Joy teachers in our midst! The Wisdom of Joy is spreading like wildfire, providing food for Phoenixes in the East. Because of these teachers, Yoga of Joy classes are now available weekly at 24 centers throughout Asia!
This June, teacher Miao & the Phoenix Team returned to the sacred site of Wutai Mountain to partake in a new, in-depth workshop on Meditation & Liberation. Wutai Mountain has long been revered by Buddhists and Taoists and is considered a home to the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, Manjushri.
Though the weather forecast was gloomy, predicting clouds and rain, the participants were met with a sparkling, golden sun, pure white clouds and empty, blue skies. Wutai Mountain was clearly celebrating everyone’s arrival and the coming Wisdom of Joy immersion.
During the 3-day workshop, teacher Miao elaborated on the lineage and dharma of Wisdom of Joy. She invited and guided all participants to return to the primordial Source and connect with her ancient Dakini lineage.
One student’s testimonial:
…I felt a strong and warm energy on my back and a strong vibration from the ground…I felt I was brought to this world followed by anxiety, hurries, worries, and tiredness …Afterwards, various kinds of laughter resonated from everywhere, which felt very familiar. It seemed that “they” were laughing at my obsession, attachment and egotism…Then I experienced a big bang, and the whole world fell suddenly silent…Shortly thereafter, a gentle breeze lifted me far, far away — it got brighter and brighter…after getting rid of all restrictions, it felt as if I was returning to my home beyond the white clouds…In a flash, my heart was filled with joy, warmth and anticipation…Later on, I felt my feet touch the ground. Although I still couldn’t see or talk, I could feel each vow everyone had made in class rising from my heart one after another: some prayed for their children’s health; some prayed to reunite with loved ones; others prayed for happiness despite pain…At that moment, I shed spontaneous tears and felt overcome by the compassion of Gods, Buddhas and Divine Beings. I learned that when our vows are embedded in us strongly, they can be felt by all the Gods; they become omnipresent. In that moment, I realized that our bright nature can never be extinguished, nor will it ever leave us; this is the eternity we must wholeheartedly cherish.
Christo Pellani, an accomplished musician, renowned sound healer and member of Miao’s Phoenix Rising Mantric Sound Healing Team, joined forces with teacher Miao to deliver subtle body sound healing through an array of instruments: bells, singing bowls, chimes, and drums of all shapes and sizes. Despite the language barrier, Christo was extremely grateful for and deeply touched by the potent energy of the workshop. He repeatedly expressed that despite having worked with numerous spiritual leaders around the world, that he was moved by teacher Miao’s essence, profound teachings and the collective devotion of the participants.