500 Hour Certification

One Weekend a Month Format
15 Weekends between March 2017 and July 2018

Attention: Program is full for 2017-2018

New Program Begins Fall 2018

YTT Class of 2018

 

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Topics Include:

  • Advanced Teaching Methods: Exploring the Heart of Yoga Teaching and Philosophy
  • Awakening Vital Energy: Chakras, Pranayama, and Sacred Yogic Texts
  • Yoga as a Healing Art: Physical and Psychological Strategies for Cultivating Peace and Health

As an experienced yoga teacher, you desire a trusted space to turn for further training, inspiration, and the next step in your professional journey and personal practice. Our 500-hour teacher certification program offers yoga teachers from all traditions an avenue to further deepen their personal practice and teaching. This program includes studies in advanced teaching methods, sequencing, verbal and hands-on assists, subtle body anatomy, pranayama, mantra meditation, therapeutic applications of yoga, and the study of sacred yoga texts. This is a fully integrated program designed to help students explore yoga in depth, and to address the individual needs of participants.

This program is offered in a 15 weekend format between March 2017 – July 2018. Over the 15 weekends the following topics will be covered Advanced Teaching Methods, Awakening Vital Energy, and Yoga as a Healing Art. In order to receive certification, participants must complete the 15 weekend course hours, and submit a teaching log of 100 hours taught from the time of their 200-hour certification.

Program Timeframe: March 31, 2017 – July 22, 2018 (one weekend per month)

Weekend Schedule: Friday 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Saturday 9am – 6pm, Sunday 9am – 5pm

Prerequisite: 200-hour teacher certification from a YA accredited yoga school

Early Bird Tuition (Receive a $300 discount if you register by January 15, 2017): $4,199
Regular Tuition (Register between January 16, 2017 – March 31, 2017: $4,499

Payment Plan Details:
Initial Deposit Early Bird Tuition: $489 (reserves your seat and covers the tuition for Weekend 1)
Initial Deposit Regular Tuition: $789 (reserves your seat and covers the tuition for Weekend 1)
14 Monthly Payments due at the beginning of Weekends 2-15: $265

Advanced Teaching Methods: Exploring the Heart of Yoga Technique and Philosophy
Weekends 1-5:
March 31- April 2, 2017
April 28-30, 2017
May 12-14 2017
June 16-18 2017
July 21-23, 2017
Advanced Teaching Methods Topics Covered:
The Art of Observing and Assisting
Refining Your Teaching Skills
Breathing, Relaxation, and Meditation Techniques and Teaching
In-depth Study of the Yoga Sutra
Sanskrit, Prayers, and Chants

Awakening Vital Energy: Chakras, Pranayama, and Sacred Yogic Texts
Weekends 6-10:
Sept 8-10, 2017
October 6-8 2017
November 3-5 2017
December 1-3 2017
January 26-28, 2018
Awakening Vital Energy Topics Covered:
Asana and Chakras
Pranayama and Subtle Body Anatomy
The Art of Sequencing
The Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, and other Yogic Texts
Advanced Meditation Techniques
Sanskrit, Prayers, and Chants

Yoga as a Healing Art: Physical and Psychological Strategies for Cultivating Peace and Health
Weekends 11-15:
March 23-25, 2018
April 20-22, 2018
May 18-20, 2018
June 15-17, 2018
July 20-22, 2018
Yoga as a Healing Art Topics Covered:
The Role of Breath and Pranic Energy in Healing
Yoga Psychology and Philosophy to Support Mental Health
Mental Strategies for Coping with Pain and Suffering
Yoga for Common Structural Complaints
Physiology and Therapeutic Approach to Specific Illnesses
Therapeutic Teaching Skills

 

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