Our 300/500 RYT Teacher Training and Yoga Lifestyle Immersion course which is designed to root you into the heart of your yoga practice so that you can most graciously spread the love!
Send an email titled "RYT 300" to firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or concerns.
Note to those of you "on the fence."
I do not write this note to offer any excessive nudging into the training if you are not yet ready. My experience shows me that the best immersion & training groups are the one's that are full of people that really want to be there! I do however want you to know that when I look ahead in the next few years I really am not sure that I will be offering this training in this way again. I realize that I likely give the impression that I will always be teaching yoga and trainings, but there is a little voice inside that begs me not to over-commit.
I am VERY excited about this year! I don't know how many times I've said in the 200 hour trainings, "This is just the tip of the iceberg of Yoga." I really can not wait to take this year's group into that deeper dive into the ocean and fly up high for the aerial views of the field of Yoga! I am making the commitment to all those who sign up for this year's FULL program to get you through to your 300>500 designation. I will also be opening some modules to the public. The modules will count for CECs for YA but I cannot guarantee that I will be able to group your module classes into the 300/500 status at a later date.
It is guaranteed to be a grand adventure. I cannot wait to see who will be journeying with me.
* If you have not yet read "The Yoga Sutras" by Patanjali or a copy of "The Bhagavad Gita," please read through them before the training begins. I realize they may be challenging to understand without prior context but having read them will help us all find some common ground to stand on in our early philosophical conversations. No doubt they will make more sense by the end of training! >>> Please note: We will be using "The Heart of Yoga" by TKV Desikachar later in our training. It does include a copy of "The Yoga Sutras" so those of you who have not yet read The Yoga Sutras may wish to purchase that book early.
In addition to having the following books by the start of of our course, please have a journal that you can use throughout our immersion.
** Light on Life, by BKS Iyengar
** Yoga: The Greater Tradition, by David Frawley
** Meditate: Happiness Lies Within You, by Swami Muktananda
** Yoga Body, by Judith Hanson Lasater
Books needed later in the training:
* The Heart of Meditation, by Swami Durgananda (Sally Kempton)
* Any copy of "The Upanishads," (I use Easwaran's version but it's nice to experience different viewpoints in our philosophical discussions.
* Yoga & Ayurveda, by David Frawley
* The Heart of Yoga, by Desikachar
Other Helpful Resources
Though we will not have assigned reading from the following titles, they may help your understanding of the material offered in this course.
- Light on Yoga, by BKS Iyengar
- Light on Pranayama, by BKS Iyengar
- The Wheels of Life, by Anodea Judith
- The Deeper Dimensions of Yoga, by Georg Feurstein
Kate Noble will be the lead trainer and will be accompanied by other guest teachers throughout this training to help open the field of Yoga, Wellness, and Teaching to our trainees. The unwritten theme of our Foundational 200 HR Training always seemed to be, "this is just the tip of the iceburg." With the 300/500 hour training "it is time to dive in deep and swim out far." It's going to be a grand adventure. We can't wait to enjoy your company in this joyful journey of personal growth and transformation that will allow you to guide others to a state of comfort, freedom, and empowerment through Yoga.
The specifics of the training of the course is still in progress and waiting for approval from YA but this will give you an idea of what you can look forward to learning and exploring with us!
Ancient Wisdom ~ Modern Mojo
300 Hour Teacher Training Courses and Yoga Lifestyle Development Course
What’s Your Mojo? (Teaching Methodology)
– creating a heart vision to guide your Yoga Teaching Evolution
Ancient Wisdom - Different Lenses – Different Perspectives
(Philosophy & Yoga History)
A comparative analysis of dual and non-dual philosophy will help teachers understand from which viewpoint yogic literature is written in order to better assimilate the material. Knowing from which viewpoint literature is written and teachings are offered can help teachers be more clear with the information they share with their students and how best to apply the teachings to an individuals own particular spiritual practices.
- History Review, Study of Yogic Texts & Teachings, Philosophy Discussions
Embodying Your Personal Yogic Vision for Personal Well-being and Vocational Effectiveness (Yoga Lifestyle & Practice)
Tapping into the divine source of inner wisdom & creativity. Bolstering your home meditation & asana practices in order to maintain personal well-being, to cultivate clarity and inner balance, and tap into the light of inner awareness that will support your lifestyle and vocation as yoga teacher. Application of the 8 limbs of classical yoga, developing clarity and confidence of your heart vision, application of ayurvedic principles to your individual yogic practices and everyday lifestyle.
Functional Anatomy & Application of Functional Anatomy to Asana & Vinyasa (Anatomy, Methodology & Practice)
Teachers will learn and apply the basics of functional anatomy and alignment to asana & vinyasa. Trainees will learn how to use asana to cultivate a healthy dynamic balance of stability and mobility through the kinetic chain that will promote health and freedom for their students. Specifically we will explore: proper joint alignment, proper musculo-skeletal balance around the major joints, how the muscles move the joints and how connective tissue creates stability. Trainees will learn to properly apply stability & mobility exercises to encourage optimal dynamic balance in the human kinetic chain. We will also touch on myo-fascial trains and neuromuscular activation and relaxation.
Asana Variations for Your Mixed-level Classes (Practice)
Trainees will explore a wide variety of the most common yoga postures in order to create classes that feel custom-fit for each particular student even in open and mixed-level public classes. WE will explore the full range of gentle to advanced options of many common yoga postures.
Application of Functional Anatomy & Alignment to Intermediate & Advanced Postures* (Methodolgy & Practice)
*Trainees do not need to practice these postures in order to be able to guide more posturally advanced students in to them.
Yoga for Special Populations (Methodology & Practice)
Trainees will learn the basics of the following "specialties" and will learn to create helpful themes, conscienscious sequences, and practice appropriate assists & cues for the following special classes: Gentle Yoga, Restorative, Yin, Senior / Chair, PreNatal, Kids, Injury Prevention & supporting students who are rehabbing injury, Advanced postures.
Teaching Private Sessions (Practice)
Using posture evaluations to discern a students current state of musculo-skeletal balance in order to inform the application of yoga training. Create custom programs based on clients needs and goals.
Refine Teaching Skills
Class planning, intention setting, creating & holding sanctuary, making clear & supportive connections with your students, using boundaries to protect the sanctity of personal practice in a communal space, observations, effective cueing, giving positive feedback, demonstrations, assisting as is helpful, balancing the energy of individuals practicing in a communal environment, creating balanced classes that nurture the body, calm the mind, and empower spirit.
Active Listening for Public Classes & Private Sessions (Methodology)
Learn to see where you can do the greatest good and with sensitivity share your passion & knowledge from a place of receptivity and service.
Adjustments: Verbal Cues & Manual Assists (Practice)
We will learn and practice a wide variety of cues and assists to support a wide range of students.
Creating Inspiring & Empowering Classes with Meaningful Themes and Creative Sequences (Practice)
Infusing the Deeper Dimensions of Yoga with Themes
Incorporate readings & teachings from the ancient texts in a format that feels modern and accesible to today's practitioner.
Weaving Yoga philosophy into your asana classes…. Myth, mantra & mudra.
Building Your Yoga Philosophy Vocabulary with Scriptural Analytics (Philosophy)
Yoga & Ayurveda
Learn to apply ayurvedic principles of cultivating doshic balance to both asana classes and personal lifestyle choices.
The Energy Body
Deepen your understanding and experience of the energy body and learn to incorporate subtle energy body work in to your modern asana classes. Chakras & More, Clear & supportive energetic boundaries & connections.
Sharing Your Message and Skills
Finding your tribe and sharing your vision – marketing and promotions that empower you, your work, and your ability to comfort & uplift others. Executive Coaching.
Business & Ethics for Yoga Teachers - Sharing Your Message and Skills
Find your tribe and confidently share your vision for yoga practice.
Marketing and promotions that empower you, your work, and your ability to comfort & uplift others. Executive Coaching.
Ethics via YA Code of Conduct
Cultivate vocational Longevity, Sustain the Student Within, Continue to Grow as Teacher.
Develop your specialties: special populations, privates, retreats, corporate, volunteer, etc.
Confidence in Seat of the Teacher - Create sanctuary, lead ceremony, support community.
Cultivating a Yogic Lifestyle that empowers you and inspires yoga in your world.
Apply the teachings of the masters - Practical application of the 8 limbs of Yoga, Ayurveda & Modern Science of Health & Happiness to achieve Living Samadhi.
Yoga as service: service project. Teacher Practicum - practice all teaching skills in class / private session format.
Course Begins Fri. Oct. 20, 2017
Registration is Now Open!
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Yoga Alliance requires 270 contact hours and 30 non-contact hours for the 300/500 ryt designations.
This course consists of 15 weekend sessions placed throughout the course of one year with a handful of solitary dates and a few potential yet unscheduled and optional opportunities. You can expect 1 - 2 sessions per month. We have scheduled several individual traing sessions and will need to schedule an additional 5 hours of individual practicum & service hours with each student.
Unless otherwise noted our weekend sessions will incorporate the following schedule:
Fridays 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Saturdays 10:00 - 6:30
$350 non-refundable deposit
+ $3330 early bird registration.
Late registration and monthly payment plans will be available with a small financing charge. Cost of training includes 5 free classes at Shine per month.
Course begins Fri. 10/20/17
October 20 - 22 (17 contact hours)
November 3 - 5 (17 > 34)
Fri. Nov. 17th 5:30 - 8:30 (3 > 37)
December 1 - 3 (17 > 54)
Fri. Dec. 15th 5:30 - 8:30 (3 > 57)
January 5 - 7 (17 > 74)
January 19 - 21 (17 > 91)
February 9 - 11 (17 > 108)
March 9 - 11 (17 > 125)
Fri. March 23rd 5:30 - 8:30 (3 > 128)
April 13 - 15 (17 > 145)
May 11 - 13 (17 > 162)
June 8 - 10 (17 > 179)
July 13 - 15 (17 > 196)
August 3 - 5 (17 > 213)
September 7 - 9 (17 > 230)
September 28 - 30 (17 > 247)
October 12 - 14 (17 > 264)
Trainees must also complete a 6-hour practicum and 30 hours home study before certificate may be granted. Trainees have 6 months to complete this.
Along with our Training / Mentorship program we are offering a Student Immersion. Students who wish to expand their study of yoga but who do not wish to earn a teaching certificate will be invited to join us for portions of this program. More details to come!