The teacher training is two 100-hour modules. Upon completion of both modules, you will be certified by the Yoga Alliance as a Teacher of Hatha Yoga.
*If you are already a yoga teacher, you may register for one of the modules and will receive a certificate of completion.
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Please see daily schedule below. Exact times are subject to change. Both weeks will follow the same format, with full (approx 10 hours/day) on weekdays, and half days on weekends.
Module ONE: Yoga history, philosophy, meditation and asana.
Monday June 10 – Thursday June 20, 2019
Module TWO: Yoga therapy, yoga anatomy, teaching methodology, meditation, asana and the business of yoga.
Tuesday July 2 – Friday July 12, 2019
6 – 9am morning asana and meditation
Wake up bright and early and meet me on the yoga mat for 6am! We’ll practice the Ashtanga Primary Series, we’ll practice variations of standing and seated postures and we’ll practice some restorative postures. We’ll also practice meditation, increasing the time spent sitting each day. Why does it have to start so early? Because yoga demands discipline. I want to train teachers who are committed to their practice and who have the heart to commit to a challenging daily regime. It’s not easy to start practicing yoga at 6am, but why wouldn’t you want to challenge yourself? Step into the fire. See what’s there.
930 – 1130am practice teaching, discussion, instruction
After a thirty-minute break to hydrate, relax and eat, we’ll get back into the studio for a relaxed two-hour learning session. Each day will be a bit different, and will include practice teaching, instruction on the day’s topic, and collaborative discussion about yoga theory.
115 – 430pm philosophy
After a long lunch break, we’ll get back to the studio with a more formal instruction session. This might be a guest lecture on anatomy, an invigorating introduction to yoga and sound meditation or a hands-on workshop of acroyoga and thai massage.
7 – 845pm evening satsang
The evening sessions will be spent in satsang. Satsang translates to “sitting with true people,” and refers to time spent sharing ideas or music in an environment of mutual respect. Nobody is “in charge” of Satsang, and it’s an opportunity to express yourself in an open and candid way. Come to Satsang with an open mind and an open heart and know that it’s a setting of compassion.
*Note – Wednesday evening will follow a different format. We will break for dinner at 4pm, and reconvene from 5-7 for Seva (community service).
6-9am meditation + mantra + asana
Similar to weekday morning session, but with the inclusion of mantra (sound meditation).
followed by questions, planning for Sunday
Questions and logistic planning for Sunday’s outing and picnic.
Sunday outdoor session + local food picnic potluck
Either a hike or a canoe outing with time for quiet reflection in nature. We will meet at 9am and get into nature for quiet reflection, unstructured contemplation and relaxation. We’ll decide on venue based on weather forecast.
comfortable shoes, water bottle, contribution to the picnic potluck, sunscreen/bug spray, hat, jacket.
You’ll be back in town by 2pm and free to spend the rest of the day as you like!