"The way of the ancient shamanic warrior; the yoga marital artist."△∞ —

Persistence Academy is a cooperative of consciousness studying the ways of yoga, martial arts and meditation. Pioneered by its founders, the Academy is grounded in the interdisciplinary study of the ancient shamanic warrior; the YOGA MARTIAL ARTIST. All classes, programs and workshops are to embody the origin of movement and exemplify the perennial wisdom of sacred texts.

 
 
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PHILOSOPHY

From the ascetic monks of Shaolin, to the ancient yogis of India, leading up to the noble monks of Thailand, and onto the resolute samurai of Japan, yoga and martial arts have always gone hand in hand not two, but one, coming from the same source. Each leading the practitioner from 'Outer To Inner World'.

More than just a means of strengthening and preserving one's outer world, yoga and martial arts serve as a looking glass for the self to pursue a truth that lies within. Affected in perfect harmony, each of our actions, through a web of interconnectedness; the external being directly influenced by what is held inside.

Learning to master the outer to ultimately go within.

 
 
 


"As best we can, we show others what we have seen up to now. It's at best a progress report, a map of our experiences, by no means the absolute truth... We are all on [this mountain] together. And we need each other's help."
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go There You Are.

 
 
 
 

DEMYstifying the mystical in order to realize the true mystic.

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INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDY

 

NO BELT, NO UNIFORM
A true white belt is pure of heart, requiring no belt or uniform, for their accolade is the accomplishment of the practice itself.

The consciousness and conscientiousness of showing up for others first begins by showing up for ourselves; and so, through the daily rigour of loving practice, one aims to practice what they preach by being the change they seek. The quintessential component of interdisciplinary studies, one aims to embody the authenticity, health, and wellbeing set forth by daily practice. Exploring the essence of what real yoga truly is.

 

EARTH
ANAMAYAKOSHA
technical

Encompassing the essence of earth, this rank is given out to those beginning the journey towards becoming a yoga martial artist.

WATER
PRANAMAYAKOSHA
tactical

Encompassing the essence of water, this rank is given out to those who have mastered the fundamental movements and are now ready to explore the fluidity of these techniques.

FIRE
MONOMAYAKOSHA
PRACTICAL

Encompassing the essence of fire, this rank is given out to those who have mastered the transformation of technique into substance and are now beginning to explore the practical application of these techniques and their relationship to another.

AIR
VIJNANAMAYAKOSHA
TIMELESS

Encompassing the essence of air, this rank is given out to those who have creatively mastered themselves in relation to all other movements.

SPIRIT
ANANDAMAYAKOSHA
TEACHER

Encompassing the essence of spirit, this stripe is awarded to all practitioners who have successfully completed the Life Cosmic RYT 200 Yoga Teacher Training program.

SPIRAL
ATMAMAYAKOSHA
MASTER

Going beyond the loop, this second stripe is awarded to all practitioners who have successfully completed the Life Cosmic RYT 500 Yoga Teacher Training program.