"As a participant in Shanon's in-depth studies, I am amazed at the depth of knowledge and personal transformation that she is able to include in a weekend class. Shanon is a teacher who leads by example and encourages her students to learn and grow throughout their studies. I believe the attributes of a good teacher are as follows: commitment to student learning, a deep knowledge of the material, and passion. Shanon portrays all of these and more. You will learn, you will grow, and you will experience during these courses"- Brandi Waits, RYT, Denton
"I have such a deep sense of gratitude to Shanon for how she has helped change and shape my understanding, my personal practice and my ability to teach yoga. She is a master teacher who brings an incredible depth and richness to the study and practice of yoga. Her personal dedication and commitment, the quality and depth of the materials, the extent of her knowledge and focus make her In-Depth Studies program a life-changing experience. With her level of kindness, compassion, love of and for sharing yoga, Shanon empowers each student to grow and truly find themselves within the practice and study of yoga. I highly recommend her program for every new and advanced practitioner." - Cathy John, RYT, Carrollton
"I am continually amazed at the in-depth information I have obtained just within the several months I have been with Shanon. This was my first time going through the entire process of teacher training. I can truly say I'm not the same person I was just a few months ago when I started teacher training in the fall of 2009. In fact I am now more connected to God from studying under Shanon. The in-depth knowledge obtained from her was more than I could have ever imagined. I am lighter in my spirit, increased in my knowledge and stronger in my personal Yoga practice. I'm now moving with the flow despite all of the many, many things that need to be taken care of in my life. I am a changed, freer, and better person since meeting her! THANK YOU Shanon for all of your teaching, compassion, support and last, but definitely, not least, the love you have for your students that surpasses anything I have seen thus far in the Yoga community. Taking this program from Shanon will help you grow and prosper in all areas of your life!" - Joseph B. Stingley, Carrollton
As a Yoga Alliance Registered School, course hours are recognized as continuing education through the Yoga Alliance, or can be used towards a Yoga Alliance Teacher Registration at the 200 hour level (RYT200). YogaAlliance is a non-profit organization that maintains education standards and a national registry of Registered Yoga Teachers. For more information on Yoga Alliance, visit www.yogalliance.org.
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
Gain an understanding of the respiratory, nervous, muscular, and skeletal systems and how to apply this knowledge to yoga practice. Learn efficient and safe applications of anatomy and movement, including modifications and contraindications as well as effective hands-on adjustments.
Introduction to Yoga, Introduction to Anatomy, Basic Anatomy of the Muscular and Skeletal System, Physiology of Stretching
Anatomy and Asana: Forward Bends and Extensions
Anatomy and Asana: Backbends and Laterals
Anatomy and Asana: Twists and Inversions
Discover the energetics of sequencing, how to structure an effective practice, and wise preparation (vinyasa krama) for the most beneficial practice. These sessions cover the energies of the chakras, prana vayus, the primary doshas and gunas, and bandhas.
Vinyasa Krama/Energetics I: Sequencing, Preparation, Counterposing, Relaxation, and the Nervous System
Vinyasa Krama/Energetics II: Chakras, Prana Vayus, Doshas, and Gunas.
Learn basic pranayama techniques, their proper use and benefits, anatomy & physiology of the breath, and how to practice pranayama effectively. This session also covers the energies and practices of mudras and bandhas
Vinyasa Krama/Energetics III: Bandhas, Mudras, and Pranayama
MANTRA, THE SCIENCE OF SOUND
An introduction to the Sanskrit language, the use and benefits of mantra practice, and the science of sound.
MEDITATION, THEORY & PRACTICE
Learn the importance of meditation, its role as a part of yoga and how to create and lead a practice.
Sanskrit, Mantra, and Meditation
Study the psychology, philosophy and history of yoga. Explore the literary and cultural heritage of yoga, and how to practically and effectively integrate these teachings into your practices and life.
Yoga History and Philosophy
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Learn how to effectively adapt yoga to special populations, including, pregnant women, seniors and children. Learn how to modify yoga for those with limitations and disabilities.