October 8 - December 14, 2016
Fridays 6:00p ~ 9:00p Saturdays 2:00 ~ 6:30p Sundays 1:30 ~ 6:00p
*break Thanksgiving week* **special Yin Yoga weekend workshop with Paul Grilley October 28 - 30**
At YoYoYogi, we believe that the TRUE TEACHER lies inside each and every one of us. Our life experiences give each of us a distinctive perspective and the ability to offer others a unique voice of guidance. To teach is to give others the opportunity to find their own inner teacher along this incredible journey that we call “yoga.”
During this dynamic course, you will be given the tools to uncover and release your voice with poise and confidence.
YoYoYogi’s comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training will teach you how to break down postures and effectively communicate. You will learn how to seamlessly weave together the essential elements of movement, breath, philosophy, environment, and meditation to create inspired classes that take students on a physical and energetic pilgrimage. Set a rich foundation for the journey of your life through the Advanced Studies of:
The 8 Limbs of Yoga, Yoga Asana, Sequencing, Pranayama, Meditation, Anatomy & Physiology, Chakras, Nadis, Koshas, and Bandhas, and the Relationship of Yin Yoga to the Energetic Body
Together we will work hard, study hard, laugh out loud and even shed a few tears. Be Ready to Change Your Life!
HERE'S WHAT TO EXPECT
EXPLORATION OF ASANA
In these important courses, we will analyze; learn to teach, cue, assist and correct, learn proper alignment. understand benefits and contraindications.
You will give and receive constructive feedback in the practice of asana. In depth, we will explore:
Sun Salutation “A”
Sun Salutation “B”
Beginning arm balances
ADVANCED STUDIES IN
Each week, we will explore the Yamas and Niyamas, the first two limbs of Patanjali’s 8 Limbs of Yoga. These foundations of Yoga Philosophy will create your moral compass through a unique and deeply interactive discussion of what these ancient principals relate to today’s world and to your life.
Pranayama is a key component of a yoga practice. In this course, we will introduce and practice various preparatory and traditional breathing techniques. We will discuss breath as a primary vehicle of prana and the relationship of breath to the mind and body.
POWER OF THE VOICE
Your voice is an essential tool when you teach. How you use your voice, the timber, tone, rhythm, and inflection all combine to create an auditory experience. Learn to use your vocal instrument to guide your students through their practice.
ART OF SEQUENCING
Understanding the best way to sequence a class is an essential element of creating a complete yoga experience in every class you teach.
It is crucial for teachers to be aware of the workings of the physical body and its systems. This course will provide an introduction to anatomy with emphasis on the muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems.
We will build off what we learn and explore the connection between Physical Anatomy and the practice of asana, as well as the musculoskeletal system.
THE SUBTLE BODY; THE KOSHAS, CHAKRAS, NADIS:
Real transformation lies in the more subtle aspects of our being. In this illuminating course we will explore the relationship between the various bodies (koshas) and begin the investigation of the chakras and nadis.
YIN & ENERGETIC ANATOMY
This Fall Paul Grilley, the creator of YIN Yoga will lead a weekend intensive. Yin Yoga will be explored as it applies to the energetic anatomy. We will discuss how the practice of Yin Yoga releases energy trapped in the lower chakras and encourages energy flow.
HISTORY OF YOGA
Thousands of years old and perhaps more pertinent to our lives today than ever, the History of Yoga is rich in tradition, mystery and intrigue. Discover the root and myriad branches of this practice of mind, body, breath and soul.
BUILDING A UNIQUE YOGA EXPERIENCE
Weaving together all the elements of a yoga class requires time, patience and practice. In this compelling course, we will discuss all the elements: a beautifully sequenced flow, creating an environment, incorporating philosophy, and utilizing a well-thought out music mix (if desired) to create an inspired class that take students on a physical and energetic journey.
ETHICS OF YOGA
As a yoga teacher, you hold important responsibilities to your students and the yoga community. This course will cover right behavior and discuss how to hold reputable relationships at the center of every interaction.
BUSINESS OF YOGA
It is imperative that you know how to market your services. In this important course, you will learn how to successfully promote yourself and understand the qualities of what various establishments and studio owners look for in their teaching staff.
BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER: FINAL
Here’s your chance to shine! Our final days will be devoted to you, your creativity, and your Inner Teacher. Building on what you have learned from the previous courses, you will bring YOUR class to life. Your peers will become your students.
Congratulations… you have earned it! It just wouldn’t be YoYoYogi without a celebration. Here we celebrate YOU and all the effort you have put forth in your journey. We will dine, laugh and cry together!
Join us for this exhilarating ride… one that you will never forget!
While we understand that students will arrive with a unique set of abilities and may be in various stages of their yoga journey, we do require that all students devote themselves earnestly to their studies. As with any yoga class, this time is yours… we ask that you show up in each and every moment.
All students must have maintained a minimum of a one year - three times per week practice.
Students are required to attend every session
Attend a minimum of five classes per week at YoYoYogi during teacher training (Unlimited Yoga included with Tuition)
Elective reading of a Yoga relation text to further your personal exploration of this dynamic practice.
Weekly Study from; “The Key Muscles of Yoga” by Ray Long
Journaling - “The palest ink is better than the best memory” Jim RohnMemorialize your journey in your words.
ELECTIVE READING LIST
The Bhagavad Gita
Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Inyegar
Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith, Ph.D.
The Yoga of Breath - A Step by Step Guide to Pranayama by Richard Rosen
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda
Yin Yoga- Outline of a Quiet Practice by Paul Grilley
Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques by Mark Stephens
Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates
The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo
The Four Desires by Rod Stryker
Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers
The Web That Has No Weaver by Ted Kaptchuk
Yoga - The Path to Holistic Health by B.K.S. Iyengar
The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga, Volume 1 by Ray Long
Vinyasa Flow and Standing Poses by Ray Long
Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
Core Awareness by Liz Koch
Yoga as Therapy by Doug Keller
The Anatomy Coloring Book by Wynn Kapit & Lawrence Elson
8 Limbs of Yoga - A pathway to liberation by Bhava Ram
TUITION & APPLICATION
Tuition: $2,995 - includes
Unlimited Yoga at YoYoYogi during Training
“The Key Muscles of Yoga” by Ray Long
YoYoYogi Teacher Training Manual
Weekend Intensive with Paul Grilley - Yin Yoga
$500 non-refundable deposit required at time of acceptance to program.
Tuition may be Paid in Full at acceptance of application, or payments may be arranged.