THE 500HR ADVANCED VINYASA TEACHER TRAINING
July 2013-July 2014 - EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT: Apply by March 15th 2013, DEPOSIT ONLY
I am honored and grateful to extend an invitation to you to join me for this Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training. The purpose of this intensive training is to give those who have chosen to be teachers the opportunity to realize the fullness of that intention. In order to accomplish this goal we will come together around the three primary intentions of the Teacher:
1. To develop a holistic vision of how Yoga acts as a transformational catalyst enabling the practioner to align her life with her higher purpose.
2. To develop a therapeutic vision for her classes, so that her classes are a dynamic fusion of the best practices in yoga, offering her students optimal access to health and well being.
3. To cultivate the habit of personal growth. To participate in a community of her peers dedicated to personal growth as a means for effective leadership and effective living.
We will address the three intentions of the teacher holistically. You will combine personal study with group practice, you will attend lectures and seminars and lead them, you will study at the crossroads of modern science, psycho-dynamic theory, and traditional yoga theory; you will become a teacher by becoming a student. Together we will travel across nine weekends and the space between who we are now and who we will become! See you there!
"Through yoga, we learn to bring our attention to a particular area in our bodies, or in our lives, and keep it there - and the results are nothing short of miraculous. The only thing that seems certain is that we cannot imagine the power of a mind, a will, and a body refined by yoga. We must experience such transformation for ourselves."
– Rolf Gates
This Advanced Level Teacher Training is open to those who have completed a 200hr Certification program and consists of 300hrs of training. The training provides over a year of on-going instruction in the Art of Teaching and the study of Yoga as a vehicle for transformation. It also offers an experiential training in the leading of intensives and workshops preparing participants for their own next level of offerings to students.
Program Description: VISION + COMMITMENT
The aim of this training is to aid in the development of truly impactful Yoga Teachers: Teachers who are leaders. In order to accomplish this aim, we will study in depth the space within which the teacher learns, grows, teaches and leads: The mirror of everyday life. We will refine our vision and commitment to our role in the classroom to achieve a level of mastery as a teacher and leader in our community.
We will explore the dynamics of karma, principle, awareness, freedom and choice. We will come to a holistic understanding of the human experience we share, the purpose of spiritual practice and the role of the teacher. To that end, teachers engaged in the Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training will study and be able to teach classes and workshops that address:
The Yoga Sutras as a context for understanding and transformation
The Mechanics of Karma as the foundation of spiritual growth
The Three Aspects of Practice: Sila, Samahdi and Wisdom
The Powerful Intersection of Western Science and Yoga
Non-violence in action
The Art of Sadhana: The Development and Refinement of a Home Practice
A Refined Vision of the Yoga Teacher’s Tools: Asana, Pranyama and Meditation.
A Refined Vision of the yoga teacher: The use of Self in a transformational environment.
The experiential workshop/retreat component of this training offers an exceptional opportunity. This module will prepare the teacher to conduct workshops and retreats at the 1-7 day levels. There will be an emphasis on the design and leading of these types of offerings for students.
If you have been through Rolf's 200hr TT - Please begin by reading Anatomy of the Spirit: Caroline Myss
If you completed a different 200hr TT- Please begin by reading Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: Deepak Chopra + How Yoga Works: Geshe Michael Roach & Christie McNally
Bhagavad Gita: New Translation
(trans. Stephen Mitchell)
The Yoga-Sutra of Patañjali: A New Translation with Commentary
How Yoga Works
Geshe Michael Roach & Christie McNally
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga
Yoga Body: Anatomy, Kinesiology and Asana
Judith Hanson Lasater
Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing
Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
Rick Hanson Ph.D. and with Richard Mendius MD
The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miracles
Bruce H. Lipton
Course Fee: $3700*
This includes the 500hr Advanced Vinyasa Training Manual, Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, Meditations from the Mat: Teachers’ Index (New)
OPTION I: $3350: Pay in full $3350 ($350 discount)
OPTION II: $3500: Early Registration Discount Rate. ($200 discount). Pay the $500 deposit only by April 15th 2013, with a payment plan of $300/month for 10 consecutive months (DEPOSIT ONLY--PAYMENT PLAN BEGINS MARCH 2013)
OPTION III: $3700: Pay the $500 deposit, with a payment plan of 10 consecutive monthly installments of $300 + 1 final payment of $200
Dates: July 2013-July 2014 (Two 5 day sessions + 8 weekends)
July 10th - July 14th, 2013 (5 day session)
September 20th-22nd, 2013
October 18th-20th, 2013
November 15th-17th, 2013
January 24th-26th, 2014
March 14th-16th, 2014
April 11th-13th, 2014
May 2nd-4th, 2014
June 13th-15th, 2014
July 9th-13th, 2014 (5 day session) - Graduation!
5 Day Sessions
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