Modules for 300 Hr Training
Module: The 5 Koshas, Utilizing the Prana of the Subtle Bodies in Your Teaching and Practice including Yogic Anatomy and Physiology (Jeff Migdow & … to sit in)
October 17-18, 2020
We will discuss and experience our 5 Kosha (yogic bodies) and their impact on our teaching, practice and look into the impact that yoga practice has on the various systems of the physical and prana bodies.
Module: Teaching from Your Core, Accessing The Teacher Within (Jeff Migdow)
November 7-8, 2020
We will explore our connection to our intuitive self/ ajna chakra and ways to access our inner wisdom more clearly in teaching and life.
Module: Yoga Anatomy- The Female Form (Adrienne Jamiel)
December 5-6, 2020
Adrienne’s teaching method integrates kinesthetic body sensing and hands-on experience with a solid understanding of gender specific skeletal joint structure and movement pattern differences. Join Adrienne in our 300-hour program and explore the misunderstanding that male-form based traditional pose alignment is “sacred and safe“ for the female form. Understand the differences in female and male joint movement patterns that affect pose practice. Learn anatomically appropriate gender specific teaching instructions for a variety of poses. Recognize when and why a traditional yoga pose instruction may not be working for a particular student. Gain confidence that you can create anatomically sound pose instructions and teach the person not the pose.
Module: Yoga for Mental Health (Cindy Beers)
January 16-17, 2021
Yoga for Mental Health program teaches a mind-body practice that combines physical poses, controlled breathing, meditation, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT/Tapping), Daily Energy Routine and relaxation to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and lower your heart rate specific for individuals who suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD, and stress. Learn how anxiety, depression, PTSD, and stress affect the body, what are triggers for teens and adults, the definitions of anxiety, PTSD, stress, and depression, and holistic ways of working with individuals with these conditions.
Module: Restorative Yoga (Rachel May Morgan)
February 20-21, 2021
In this portion of our 300hr training, we will discover the immense benefit that restorative yoga practice gives: from the nourishment of the nervous system to the boost to the immune system. We will cover 15+ common restorative asanas and preparatory postures. We will discuss variations for different physical challenges that we ourselves, and our students might encounter. Each pose will be experienced using a wide variation of props and assisting; as well as appropriate sequencing and timing for restorative classes. We will get to practice supporting one another and guiding one another in restorative poses; and will learn how to stabilize our own centeredness and ease so as to support others in finding theirs. We will also work through some common mudras to incorporate in your restorative practices. Included in this section is a manual of the asanas; as well as access to a community Dropbox that includes photos of all variations of poses.
Module: Yoga Philosophy and Scriptures for Day-to-Day Life (Jeff Migdow)
March 13-14, 2021
We will explore in depth the Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita and yogic philosophy in general uncovering their practical aspects and how to share this wisdom with your students.
Module: Chair Yoga (Michelle Carlino)
April 10-11, 2021
A chair practice can provide benefits for anyone. This course is designed for teachers who want to learn to adapt yoga poses for the chair. Students will learn how to structure and plan a yoga session for students including: seniors, those with limitations, restricted mobility, recovering from illnesses, living with pain, work at a desk, or new to yoga. Variations will be taught using one chair, 2 chairs, and use as a support in standing or sitting. Benefits include : improved strength, flexibility, balance, focus and stability. Props will be incorporated to enhance the quality of the physical practice. Detail will be given to increasing awareness, proper alignment, sequencing, pranayama, and communication skills.
The training will include a practice teach to support incorporation of skills taught.
Hours: Contact: 20 // Non-Contact: 5
Module: Prana Yoga, Integrating the Bij Mantras into Your Teaching and Practice (Jeff Migdow)
May 1-2, 2021
In this module we will experience and explore the chakras, their bij mantras and release sounds and integrate this into a yoga practice.
Module: Yoga Nidra, a path to the Present (Deborah Ketter)
June 5-6, 2021
Beyond the physical body, mental chatter, and emotional turmoil there is a soft calming presence that is your true nature. Yoga Nidra is a road to this still point. In this workshop you will learn the history of Yoga Nidra and how it has changed over time to suit the conditions of modern life. You will learn the benefits of Yoga Nidra and how to effectively share them with your students so they understand the importance of a regular practice. You will learn how to prepare students for the practice and confidently deliver a 30 minute Yoga Nidra session.
Module: Yoga and Purification (Michelle Carlino)
July 10-11, 2021
Yoga is a powerful science incorporating asana, pranayama, meditation and relaxation to build health, vitality and balance on all levels. This is a fun weekend of asanas and breath work to cleanse and purify the body. Specific postures will be sequenced to maximize opening and releasing toxins from the tissues of the body. Energizing breath work, yogic techniques to increase metabolism, and support cellular restoration will be guided. Kryias from the Kundalini and Classical Hatha traditions will be included. Ayurvedic practices and sounding from Tai Chi Chih will also be covered.
A practice teach will be incorporated within the course.
Hours: Contact :20 // Non-Contact: 5
Module: Learning and Teaching Advanced Pranayama (Jeff Migdow)
August 7-8, 2021
The focus will be on the practice of basic and esoteric pranayama and learning to teach these to your students.
Module: Yoga and Ayurveda (Rachel May Morgan)
September 11-12, 2021
In this portion of our 300hr training, we will discover the history and basic understanding of Ayurveda; the sister science to yoga. We will learn about the Samkhya philosophy system, as well as the doshas; agni, soma and prana; and many other complex elemental functions of this science. We will take an extensive constitution test to discover how the elements present themselves in our beings; and we will discover how our yoga practice & lifestyles support or hinder the balance of these elements. We will learn how to adjust to balance ourselves in life and in our yoga practice; going over a wide variety of shifts in asana, pranayama, meditation and more. We will learn how to shift our teaching to support keeping this balance; which will inevitably help us orient more to our strengths and gifts as teachers. And we will learn how to utilize these lessons to develop a new depth and understanding to our teaching; so that we may support our students in a new dynamic way based on how the elements present themselves in their bodies.
Module: Learning and Teaching Meditation Techniques (Jeff Migdow)
October 2-3, 2021
We will explore the various concentration techniques which may lead to a meditation experience for your own practice and teaching.
Module: Ethics and Marketing (Cindy Beers)
November 6-7, 2021
In this course you’ll learn the different philosophical approaches to ethics along with the different types of belief systems in ethics. You’ll understand the ethical philosophies and how the pertain to yoga and apply them to different situations. The business of yoga is vast! You will learn how to define and see all aspects of the business of yoga in every aspect from being a yoga teacher to a studio owner along with the legal perspective.
Final Practicum GRADUATION (Jeff Migdow and others)
December 4-5, 2021