January 13th - June 24th 2018


If you have been on the path of yoga, and have a desire to deepen your knowledge or share this practice with others, we are offering a teacher training program in a series of 12 weekend immersions to give you a sound foundation to grow from. We will be joined by talented guest teachers as well as our own qualified and dedicated team. This program is certified by the Yoga Alliance and prepares prospective teachers by covering everything from anatomy, alignment, and intelligent sequencing to history, philosophy, ethics and business of Yoga.

Subjects and Texts

TEACHING METHODOLOGY: Techniques & Practicum

Students will . . .

•          understand the key postures and alignment of the five categories of asana

•          understand the benefits and contraindications of asanas for varied populations

•          learn the art of safe, intelligent sequencing for a balanced class

•          learn the art of using language, voice, and silence while teaching to people with different learning styles

•          learn the art of knowing when, why and how to assist

•          learn about chanting, mantra and meditation and their physical and emotional benefits

•          learn pranayama and kriya practices - when, how, and why to use them

•           observe, assist, create lesson plans, and practice teaching yoga to each other and to a group class

•           establish daily asana, meditation, and journal practices

HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY & LINEAGES

Students will gain an understanding of . . .

•          the history, philosophy, and branches of yoga

•          the lineage and styles of yoga

•          the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

•          the Eight Limbs of Yoga

•          the Bhagavad Gita

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

Students will gain an understanding of . . .

•          anatomy for yoga teachers

•          the systems of the body and the effect yoga has on them

•          ayurvedic teachings for overall wellness

•          the subtle anatomy of the energy body through study of the chakras

ETHICS & THE BUSINESS OF YOGA

Students will . . .

•          Learn how to market yourself as a yoga teacher

•          Understand the ethical guidelines and boundaries for yoga teachers

•          Learn to read the population you are teaching to and know appropriate words and poses to use

REQUIRED READING (books offered at a discount through Art of Balance Yoga)

Yamas & Niyamas by Deborah Adele

Bhagavad Gita by Stephen Mitchell

Yogabody, Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Asana by Judith Hanson Lasater

Pilgrimage through Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, by Maryam Ovissi and Jafar Alexander

Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing by Dr. Vasant Lad

RECOMMENDED ADDITIONAL READING

Self-Awakening Yoga by Don Stapleton

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