House of Ascend presents "Awakening Your Inner Teacher", a virtual 10-hour intensive on creating a meditation practice, under the guidance of our co-creator, Suraya Sam. Done over the course of one weekend, this intensive creates the foundation for you to cultivate a mindful practice as you connect with your inner teacher.


Meditation helps to bring about harmony in the body, peace of mind, and connection with the Self. A meditation practice requires a lot of time, discipline and patience, but it is ultimately rewarding. Some of the benefits of a regular meditation practice include promoting relaxation, easing fear and anxiety and bringing clarity of mind.

You will learn:

  • Breath-work as a foundation to your meditation practice, to help you release attachment to mental clutter and ground into the present moment.

  • Postures that will most benefit each participant, regardless if you have never meditated before, or if you already have years of practice.

  • Aromatherapy to bring all the elements of nature back in the body into balance. (New Topic)

  • Mantras to support mental clarity.

  • Mudras that can enhance your meditation experience through the regulation of energy throughout your physical body.

  • Koshas, Vayus & the Chakra system to learn their role in establishing greater harmony in the body, mind and spirit.

  • Writing your own meditation script using the above elements.

Upon conclusion, participants will receive a Yoga Alliance continuing education certificate of completion for 10 hours.

Regardless of your past experience, merely showing up for yourself is an important step towards understanding your inner landscape - a vital practice in an increasingly disconnected world. HOA invites you to take this step with our weekend intensive.  


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10-hour Awakening Your Inner Teacher Intensive




09:00 - Introduction

09:30 - Meditation

10:00 - Lecture & Discussion

12:00 - Light Lunch

12:30 - Meditation

13:00 - Lecture & Discussion

14:00 - End


09:00 - Meditation

09:30 - Lecture & Discussion

12:00 - Light Lunch

12:30 - Meditation

13:00 - Lecture & Discussion

14:00 - Closing


"This course literally awaken the inner teacher in me. From this course, I learn to tap into the inner wisdom that I already have through meditation. Many of the methods and teachings from Sue are simple, yet profound and powerful. This is a lifetime skill that EVERYONE should acquire. BIG THANK YOU SUE!" - Meerly

"Sue is super detailed and knowledgeable on breath work. From methods and mantras to encouraging you to use aromatherapy and experimental methods of postures whilst you meditate. The experience is yours. It was a great course that will help facilitate my personal meditation for years to come, but furnished me with how to support others in their meditation too. Thank you!?" - Annie

"I have wanted to explore more about meditation and the many aspects involved for a while, this course was exactly what I hoped it would be. Suraya has so much experience and knowledge to share. I really enjoyed the information on Pranayama, Mudras and Bandhas. The homework exercises are enjoyable and I’m looking forward to incorporating everything I have learned on the course into my practice and to use these insights to assist others in their journey." - Rebecca

"Sue is an amazing facilitator. Her way of instructing the course is very structured which makes it easy to follow and understand how the different elements build upon each other and connect. The course is also very practical - we experience a method/concept, then Sue explains it. The course culminates with a weekly "meditation plan" to ensure application follows the intensive... which is so critical to create new habits and keep the practice on. I also loved that we were a very intimate group, so we got to know each other better, share, ask questions, and feel comfortable to share our experiences. Sue is such an authentic teacher, sharing about her own journey and experience. Thank you for making space for us. Sat Nam" - Laura

"I recommend that you commit fully to this intensive if you choose to do it. The content is broad, insightful and detailed, the guided meditations are some of the most beautiful I have experienced. At the end of ten hours I was excited and slightly overwhelmed: I had so much new knowledge I didn't know where to start. I have taken my simple practice and dived deep beneath the surface to understand some of its inner workings and theory. It's given me the confidence to grow further and guide others, to the point where I have been doing guided meditations for groups of up to 100 in the workplace. This intensive really is a gift to yourself: make the time, you deserve it." - James

"The topics that I find most relevant and interesting are firstly, the incorporation of essential oils to the practice and understanding the effect of aromas to emotions and therefore in enhancing the practice. I love essential oils and it was great to see how I could do this and understand the ‘why’ as well. Secondly, the knowledge on chakras and energies related to it with key things related postures particularly the why and how on keeping the spine straight. The guidebook is great as a reference document and it’s segmented topically into each element. Lastly, the guide’s (Suraya's) deep experience and passion as well as strong articulation in this subject/area was also a key takeaway." - Anushkar

"Suraya is a trusted gatekeeper of ancient wisdom and knowledge. She shares this knowledge openly and willingly in an incredible accessible, easy-to-understand way. She is humble, full of integrity and embodies all that she teaches. She lives her life according to her own Inner Teacher, the source of all. Awakening Your Inner Teacher is a course that provides a key to unlocking your own innate wisdom, your intuition, enabling you to find the true North Star for your life. Through incorporating revered Vedic knowledge about the Vayus, Koshas, Chakras and Mantras – students discover how to work with the physical body, emotional body and tap deeper into their spiritual layers. We have everything we need inside us. We always have. This course teaches us how to slow down, carve out time and space to hear it. In turn, we discover how to holisitically honour ourselves and access this sacred wisdom – our inner teacher – who was there all along. Sat nam!


P.S. This course is accessible for EVERYONE. This course is ideal for beginners, who are new to meditation, those who are more intermediate who meditate anywhere from occasionally to consistently and finally it's incredible for meditation teachers! I also recommend it as a form of self-care – a digital retreat to nourish your soul." - Christina


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