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Starts in November 2019

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LAI's 2019 2-year program is now enrolling!
Starts November 2019

We are FULL!
Join the Wait List to be notified if spots open up.

Want to know more about the program?

Schedule an information call...

Already done the 2-year program? Check out our Advanced options!

Join the Wait List!

Join the wait list to be notified if openings occur. Things do shift as we near the start date so a few spots will likely open.

A training like no other

Together we accelerate our collective and individual awakening.
Become a part of the next activated evolutionary cohort.

This program is for you if...

You have had a taste of something extraordinary and you are yearning for more.

 

 

You've had moments of deep peace, profound aliveness, and unparalleled intimacy that touches into your deepest experience of life.  When you get a glimpse beyond your ordinary awareness, beyond the flattened and muted reality of your limited consciousness, you realize that there is a more vibrant, joyful and fullfilling life possible. You have had a taste of something extraordinary and now yearn to reopen that awareness and live from it in your everyday life.

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You have had tastes of something extraordinary and are yearning for more.

You've had moments of deep peace, profound aliveness, and unparalleled intimacy that touches into your deepest experience of life.  When you get a glimpse beyond your ordinary awareness, beyond the flattened and muted reality of your limited consciousness, you realize that there is a more vibrant, joyful and fullfilling life possible. You have had a taste of something extraordinary and now yearn to reopen that awareness and live from it in your everyday life.

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You want a path of personal transformation with awakening as the destination.

 

 

Luminous Awareness Institute is a training ground, the awareness dojo, that many of you have been searching for, integrating profound teachings from ancient wisdom traditions, modern day science, and transformative technologies. It’s like when Morpheus offers you the red pill...finally in your hand is the choice to wake up from the dull delusion you have been living and see clearly for the first time.

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You want a path of personal transformation with awakening as the destination.

Luminous Awareness Institute is a training ground, the awareness dojo, that many of you have been searching for, integrating profound teachings from ancient wisdom traditions, modern day science, and transformative technologies. It’s like when Morpheus offers you the red pill...finally in your hand is the choice to wake up from the dull delusion you have been living and see clearly for the first time.

Energy

 

You want to know what your energetic “superpowers” are.

 At LAI  we help you discover and cultivate the energetic gifts that are unique to you.

Energy

 

You want to know what your energetic “superpowers” are.

 At LAI  we help you discover and cultivate the energetic gifts that are unique to you.

You want to change people's lives for the better.

You are dedicated to the healing, awakening and evolution of consciousness.  

Become certified as a Luminous practitioner or coach and gain a system of techniques to take your work in the world to a new level as well as set you apart from others in your field.

You want to be part of a community of change makers that are dedicated to a collective and personal awakening and committed to deep relating.

 

Luminous is a place to find a community of like-minded peers perched at their next level of spiritual and personal development, dedicated to creating a better life and a better world. It's a place where your greatest gifts will be reflected and cultivated and you'll experience some of your deepest healings.

You want to be part of a community of change makers that are dedicated to a collective and personal awakening and committed to deep relating.

 

Luminous is a place to find a community of like-minded peers perched at their next level of spiritual and personal development, dedicated to creating a better life and a better world. It's a place where your greatest gifts will be reflected and cultivated and you'll experience some of your deepest healings.

What makes us different?
How do we uniquely light the path?

 

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Awaken together

Awakening in relationship and in life. Not just on the pillow, but practices that are also deeply engaged with each other and in the world. Through working in group fields with relational practices we accelerate our collective awakening.                                                                                         

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Integral synthesis

Address not only one aspect of development but experience an integrated path of waking-up and growing-up. Gain a comprehensive tool kit from multiple disciplines that span spiritual traditions, energetic practices, neuroscience, and psychological systems.

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Transform yourself and others

Not only personal transformation, but training the capacity to work with others. Become a certified Luminous practitioner or coach while you heal yourself and cultivate your gifts.

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3 levels of being

Transform your ordinary consciousness, emotions, behaviors and beliefs, cultivate your Subtle energy IQ, and practice a meditative path for awakening. Luminous provides training and facilitates integration of all 3 levels of being.

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Incomparable level of support

Beyond a single perspective or teacher, we have a team of 6 teachers who each share from their unique perspectives and mastery. With a two year transformative container, a deeply supportive community, and 3 to 1 student-facilitator ratio, Luminous has a depth and breadth like no other.

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Not a temporary state change but a level change

Unlike retreats that give you a temporary state change and then you are back in your “real life," LAI trains your awareness and energy system so you don't just shift states but change the baseline from which you experience reality. 

Change forever the way you experience life and engage in the world

Over the course of 2 years together, we’re going to teach you a path and give you tools for true liberation.

We will guide you to shift your awareness beyond an everyday ordinary awareness to subtle energy levels and the extraordinary awareness levels of the sages.

You will learn to master the invisible forces that shape your consciousness and experience of life.

Through expanded awareness you will gain the ability to to connect to other people on a whole other level, see people and situations in a new light, develop new resources, and be liberated from contracted limited ways of being.  

You will discover the roots of and heal deeply anchored unconscious patterns and connect more clearly to who you really are, beyond your stories, beliefs and conditioning. 

You will play in the magical and the sacred, find true clarity and purpose, and experience a new level of freedom.

You can become a certified Luminous Practitioner or Coach and be proficient at healing and coaching others.

Using expanded awareness,with deep emotional presence and a unique form of energy counseling, you will become proficient at helping others to heal. Add this to an existing career or become a practitioner or coach.

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Over the course of 2 years together, we’re going to teach you a path and give you tools for true liberation.

We will guide you to shift your awareness beyond an everyday ordinary awareness to subtle energy levels and the extraordinary awareness levels of the sages.

You will learn to master the invisible forces that shape your consciousness and experience of life.

Through expanded awareness you will gain the ability to to connect to other people on a whole other level, see people and situations in a new light, develop new resources, and be liberated from contracted limited ways of being.  

You will discover the roots of and heal deeply anchored unconscious patterns and connect more clearly to who you really are, beyond your stories, beliefs and conditioning. 

You will play in the magical and the sacred, find true clarity and purpose, and experience a new level of freedom.

You can become a certified Luminous Practitioner or Coach and be proficient at healing and coaching others.

Using expanded awareness,with deep emotional presence and a unique form of energy counseling, you will become proficient at helping others to heal. Add this to an existing career or become a practitioner or coach.

Reach beyond the ordinary. Live the extraordinary.

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We will help you recognize and uncover your personal energetic gifts or "superpowers" ...

You will be given guidance to develop your own energtic gifts and learn to optimize your way of being according to your unique energetic nature.

We are also going to teach you to live in alignment so that you can be capable, powerful and free.

You wil learn to be centered in your purpose and rest in a spacious stability that will enable you to be non-reactive to the drama and emotional intensity of others and life.

We will teach you to access a profound inner resource that enables you to navigate your life with power and grace.

As you learn to shift your identity and awareness to subtle and unity levels your personal compass will be magnetized by what serves the greatest good.

You will feel lighter and appear brighter and have the ability to magnetize good things.

People will feel more open with you and be compelled by your presence.

You will begin to access extraordinary awareness-energy and experience, seamlessness, joy, synchronous flow, and fullness.

As you learn to rest effortlessly in this extraordinary self you will feel a profound aliveness, connectedness, love, clarity, and knowing confidence.  

 

Our Curriculum

Details for the 2019-2021 program.

Taught by the founders of the Luminous technique and supported by adjunct faculty, interns, assistants, and guest teachers, the Luminous Awareness Institute's 2-Year program occurs over approximately 18 months, with eight immersive 4-day modules (Thursday - Sunday) every 9-11 weeks and two 2-day meditation weekends in 2020 and 2021 (dates to be determined).

Our modules are hosted in retreat centers in Northern California. Our time together usually begins around noon on Thursday and concludes about 6:30pm on Sunday evening. Modules are a mix of teaching lectures, experiential practice, group and individual opportunities to deepen into the material, and rich community connection with others of like mind.

Meditation weekends are held in the Bay Area. Lodging is not provided.

Optional practice labs (some with advanced students or teaching assistants facilitating), pods (small group session experiences), exercises and homework to practice and refine the skills and growth being taught, and a private Facebook community for connection with other students, are available to enhance our time between modules and help integrate the work into our personal and professional lives.

Read about Luminous Teachers >>

Advanced Opportunities in the 2-Year Program

You've been through the 2-year program and you want more? Everything you got a taste of is a tiny sip of a huge well.  Come back to drink from the well. Check out our Advanced programs!

Application process:

  1. Payment of the $850 deposit to hold your spot.
  2. Completion and submission of an in-depth application.
    Access to the application submission form will be provided after receipt of your deposit. You can also download an editable document of the application to explore at your leisure (Google Document - you must download or save to your own Google Drive to edit). Please complete your application within 2 weeks of paying your deposit.
  3. Scheduling of an interview with the LAI Master Teachers, if you have not already met them. Will be scheduled after review of your application.

2019-2021
2-Year Program Dates

EIGHT MODULES
(4-days - from Thursday at 12:30pm

to Sunday at apx. 6pm)

At IONS / Earthrise:
November 14-17, 2019

At Expanding Light:
January 16-19, 2020
March 26-29, 2020
June 18-21, 2020
August 20-23, 2020
October 22-25, 2020
January 14-17, 2021
March 25-28, 2021

TWO MEDITATION WEEKENDS
(Note: room and board NOT arranged)

Neyborly - Poet's Corner
in Berkeley, CA
December 7 & 8, 2019
(10am - 5pm both days)

LOCATION TBD
Late 2020 or early 2021 - TBD

Visit our Calendar page to add these dates to your own calendar.

Module 1

Module 1 - INTRO - Introduction to Luminous Principles and Levels of Mind

The first module will provide an overview of and introduction to the principles of awakening and healing as taught through Luminous maps and models. You will also meet your community and begin to establish the connections with fellow students and Luminous staff that will support you through this journey.

You will receive both a conceptual and experiential orientation to core practices and perspectives that are foundational to everything we do throughout the 2-year program, including:

  • Meditation Practice
  • Levels of Mind
  • Layers of the Field
  • Minis & Sessions
  • Overview of Personality Patterns and Benders
  • Open and Closed System
  • Alignment
  • And more...

This foundation will prepare you for the deep healing, learning, and awakening that will follow!

Module 2
Module 3
Module 4
Module 5
Module 6
Module 7
Module 8

Choose from Two Graduation Tracks

LAI STUDENT COMPLETION

Personal healing sessions are not a requirement of this track, although they are highly recommended. A small amount of homework is required for completion and to get the full benefit of participation in the program.

LEVEL 1 LUMINOUS PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE

Additional homework and personal healing sessions are required for this track, which will add to the overall price of the program. Successful completion of this track allows you to offer Luminous sessions as a private practitioner or to weave Luminous practices into other modalities or contexts in your personal or professional life.

Additional Requirements for Practitioner Certification
at a Glance

If you wish to be certified as a Level 1 Luminous Practitioner, there are specific requirements beyond those expected of all students. Meeting some of these requirements entails additional time and cost. Each of these requirements will be fully explained.

  • 21 personal healing sessions from an official Luminous Practitioner with 3 received between each module  (these sessions are NOT included in your tuition unless you are on the Accelerate Path - see below).
  • 10 practice sessions given to people in your community between each module (for a total of 70 sessions), with practitioner forms filled out and submitted. May be done with other students.
  • 12 minis traded with fellow students between each module (minis are 5-10 minute presence sessions).
  • Minimum practice of Chi Gong and Meditation 3+ times per week, with daily practice recommended.
  • Custom exercises assigned by instructors as the program develops.

Please note: Level 1 Practitioner certification entitles you to offer sessions in the Luminous framework in private practice or to weave these skills into other modalities. It does not guarantee you a job as an official Luminous Practitioner, which requires additional training and assessment and is by invitation only.

Program Costs

Our 2-year program is a profound investment in your growth and transformation. Immersive group work, meditation practices, healing assessments, and online materials, are the foundation of our Basic Package. Our Accelerate Package includes a selection of individualized sessions and small group pods that deepen the work in your tuition. For those interested in becoming practitioners, the Accelerate Package builds in  some of the requirements. You can also do sessions and pods a la carte with either Package.

There is limited enrollment for this program. Your enrollment will be considered on a first come first served basis. You need to complete and submit all application materials, in addition to your deposit, in order to be considered for enrollment. Below you can see what is included in our Basic and Accelerate Package.

Basic Package

$10,850 + room and board $5,000 per year (after deposit), financed payment plans available
  • Eight Modules
    Attend eight 4-day immersive trainings at a beautiful California retreat center every 9-11 weeks.
  • Meditation Retreats
    Two 2-day meditation retreats with a master meditation teacher to deepen your practice.
  • Personalized Meditation Practice
    Receive clear instructions and support to help you know if you are on track with your personal meditation practice between modules. Learn step by step awareness practices to be able to gauge your progress on an awakening path.
  • Luminous Awareness Online Materials
    Open your energetic body and shift your level of awareness through a synthesis of meditation practices, Chi Gong and self awareness exercises and educational materials posted in our Student Portal.
  • Luminous Facilitated Labs
    Receive ongoing training and support as well as community connection between modules with labs facilitated by advanced interns or teaching assistants. These are a powerful opportunity to practice the skills learned with fellow students and to explore the material in greater depth.
  • Decisive Discounts and Bring A Friend Discounts
    Commit to the program at one of our pre-course events by paying in full or paying your deposit and setting up your payment plan to save $500! Or, bring a friend and receive $250 as a referral bonus to apply to you or your friend's tuition cost.
  • Add Sessions & Pods (small group healing experiences) A La Carte
    You can pay for a session or join a pod on an a la carte basis.
  • NOTE: Practitioner Track is available regardless of whether you choose the Basic or Accelerate Package.

Accelerate Package

$13,400 + room and board $6,275 per year (after deposit), financed payment plans available
  • Everything included in the Basic Package!
    - Eight Immersive Modules
    - Two Meditation Retreats
    - Meditation Practice Support
    - Online Materials
    - Decisive Discounts and Bring a Friend Bonuses
    - Plus the additional benefits below!
  • Three Master Healing Sessions
    Receive three (3) one hour sessions with Master Healers. These sessions will uncover the energetic root to your primary issues, release and re-pattern these issues and shift you into higher levels of consciousness.
  • Nine Healing Sessions with Luminous Practitioners
    Receive nine healing sessions spread out over the course of the program with official Luminous Practitioners to expand and deepen the transformation initiated in the modules. Practitioners will be assigned to you based on best fit for your healing process.
  • Nine Group Pod Sessions
    Participate in nine pods where you gain extra practice while receiving private instruction and guidance on healing and awareness skills from a skilled practitioner in a small group format. During each Pod, several students receive a session from an official Luminous practitioner with the support of the other students.
  • Fulfills Healing Session Practitioner Track Requirements
    Students who wish to be certified as Level 1 Luminous Practitioners are required to receive 21 healing sessions or pods with official Luminous Practitioners over the course of the program. The Accelerate Package builds these into your payment plan and you can add sessions and pods a la carte with either package.
  • Sessions & Pods Rolled into Payment Plan
    Accelerate simply rolls the cost of a set number of sessions and pods into your payment plan. Additional sessions or pods can be added a la carte.
  • NOTE: Practitioner Track is available regardless of whether you choose the Basic or Accelerate Package. Accelerate Package may be more difficult to take advantage of for those who live outside the larger Bay Area. Please contact us to discuss.

Payment Information

  • Hold your spot with a deposit:
    • $850 deposit holds your place in the program and is applied to your tuition. Before September 1, $600 of this deposit is refundable. Before November 1, $300 of this deposit is refundable. After November 1, the entire deposit is non-refundable.
  • Payment options: 
    • Payment in full - save $250! (Can apply with Decisive or Early Bird discounts.)
    • Two Yearly Payments (after deposit)
      • Basic Package: Pay $5000 a year for 2 years
      • Accelerate Package: Pay $6275 a year for 2 years
    • Recurring Payments (after deposit):
      • Basic Package: $440* a month for 24 months
      • Accelerate Package: $550* a month for 24 months
        *Includes a fee for managing credit card payments.
    • First payment is due by October 1, 2019
  • Discounts & Bring a Friend Bonus: 
    • Early Bird Discount: Pay by July 1, 2019 and save $250
    • Commit to the program at one of our pre-course events and save $500! Discount is applied to your tuition, not your deposit. To get the discount, you must pay the deposit within 48 hours of the event to lock in this discount.
    • Bring a friend and receive $250 as a referral bonus.*
      *Both you and your friend must pay for and attend the full program for you to receive this bonus. Payout will occur halfway through the program.

NOTE: These prices do NOT include food & lodging, travel costs, or the cost of extra offerings between modules such as pods and private healing sessions (except for those included with the Accelerate Package). Also, only one discount applies per person (choose Decisive or Early Bird discounts).

Food and lodging for the 2-day meditation retreats are the responsibility of the student and are not arranged by LAI.

Accommodation

Luminous Modules are immersive. The first module is held near San Francisco at the IONS / Earthrise Retreat Center. Direct travel time from the Oakland International Airport (OAK) is approximately an hour and a quarter, and from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is approximately an hour and a half, depending on traffic.

The other seven modules are held at the Expanding Light retreat center in Northern California. The closest airport is in Sacramento and it is just over a 90 minute drive to Expanding Light, depending on traffic.

Lodging covers three nights each module with a choice of options usually ranging from camping to dorm rooms to shared rooms to private rooms. Nine meals are included, from Thursday dinner to Sunday lunch. Rough prices for food and lodging vary at the two different retreat centers. The first module will cost a bit more, from about $470 - $605. All other modules will run from $300-$700 depending on your lodging choices (with around $400 being the average).

Details of lodging and the retreat centers will be provided after enrollment and closer to the start of the program.

NOTE: room and board are not provided for the 2-day Meditation Weekends held in Berkeley, CA as most students live in the Bay Area. Out-of-town students may be able to stay with local students or in the many Airbnb options in Berkeley.

Please read our Terms and Conditions for important details about payment terms, refund deadlines, and other information!

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