Why is the Yoga Sutra just as relevant now as 2000 years ago?

 

ADVANCED YOGA STUDIES - 300 HOUR PROGRAM


This training will be offered in-person and virtually!


Yoga is ultimately a journey of Self discovery. The science of Yoga is uniquely designed to pave the pathway to the inner world and give us the tools for Self-knowing and Self-realization. Through this Advanced Yoga Studies program, you will be taught the practices and self awareness necessary to experience the true teachings of yoga as they have been preserved and passed down for thousands of years. The curriculum is designed to take your practice and your teaching to the next level and immerse you more deeply in the philosophy and techniques of this ancient tradition.

Advanced Yoga Studies courses are open to yoga teachers and experienced students who wish to expand their knowledge and personal practice, acquire training in specialized areas of yoga instruction, and develop their teaching and professional skills. These courses may be taken for personal enrichment or teaching enhancement and may be used to fulfill continuing education requirements by Yoga Alliance. 


YOGA SUTRA: THE PATH OF MIND (75 hours)


Written over 2000 years ago, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra is the singular text that illumines the path of Yoga more clearly and systematically than anything before or after. The word ‘Sutra’ means “thread” and the text is thus called because it threads together all the diverse teachings of Yoga into a single body of knowledge. It is considered the most precise and scientific text ever written on Yoga. By illuminating the practices, challenges, purpose, and potential of Yoga as a spiritual journey, the Sutras map the path to realizing life’s ultimate goals. 


These timeless teachings are just as relevant today (maybe more so) as they were thousands of years ago. While the world may have been very different in terms of the physical, what has not changed is the state of the human mind. And since the Sutras are really a manual for the mind, they remain as relevant as ever.

Topics covered include:

  • The Samkhya System of Philosophy
  • Practices for Self-Reflection and Self-Inquiry
  • The Mastery of Asana According to Patanjali
  • Pranayama and the Light of Consciousness
  • Bhakti Yoga, the Path of Devotion
  • Kriya Yoga, the Path of Action
  • Ashtanga Yoga, the Path of Purification
  • Samadhi, the Path to Liberation

Students are required to complete a 30-day home practice, a self-reflection exercise, and assigned homework.

Required reading: Four Chapters on Freedom by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

November 7-8 and December 5-6
1-6pm

$300


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PRENATAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING & CERTIFICATION


This is a rare opportunity, as Yoga Alliance usually requires in-person training for certifications and CEUs. Through December 31, 2020 they are allowing virtual trainings.


Prenatal Yoga is a great way for moms-to-be to stay physically healthy and emotionally grounded during pregnancy. It addresses challenges inherent to pregnancy and childbirth while nourishing the spirit to set the stage for confident parenting. Teaching yoga for pregnant women is a wonderfully fulfilling way to help women experience a more comfortable pregnancy and prepare for the demands of birth and beyond.


This comprehensive teacher training will provide you with a rich framework and effective tools to:


EXPAND your teaching and learn the benefits of yoga for pregnancy, birth, and beyond.

GAIN an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy.

LEARN sequencing and the essential components of a prenatal yoga class.
UNDERSTAND the energetics of pregnancy and how to use energetic yoga practices during and after pregnancy.

ADDRESS the common discomforts of pregnancy with specific yoga postures, breathing, and sequences.

ADAPT and modify group classes to accommodate pregnant women.
HELP women prepare for birth, physically, emotionally, and energetically.
FACILITATE a woman’s capacity to access her own inner wisdom and strength and empower her birthing experience.


A certificate of completion will be awarded upon completion of this 20-hour training and successful completion of the take home exam. This training qualifies as continuing education if you are registered through Yoga Alliance.


Required reading: The Female Pelvis by Blandine Calais-Germain


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