300hrs Advanced Training

300hrs Advanced Training

 

Our 300 hrs program is an in-depth, transforming teacher training laid out in different modules, that can be completed in up to 3 years.

This course builds up and deepens the trainee’s understanding of the fundamental concepts of teaching yoga that are generally taught at the 200-hour level. This 300-hour advanced training will prepare you to teach principles and techniques of yoga that are more advanced, more detailed, and/or subtler.

As per Yoga Alliance requirements, the training covers the following categories:

  • Techniques, Training and Practice Pranayama, asanas and kriyas
  • Teaching Methodology Sequencing
  • Use of Cues and Verbal instructions
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Yoga Philosophy/Ethics/Lifestyle
  • Practicum

300 hrs Teacher Training Modules

Three of these modules are required, for a total of 225 hours, while the rest of the curriculum can be built choosing among the optative courses, to reach a total of 270 contact hours, as per Yoga Alliance requirements. The remaining 30 hours are collected submitting the homework for the required modules.

 

Required modules:

  1. “Living Yoga” : History and Philosophy with Daniela Bevilacqua (80 CEUs).
  2. “Awakening Somatic Intelligence”: Applied Anatomy, Somatics and Art of Instructing Vinyasa Flow. (40 CEUs)
  3. “Yoga Alchemy”: Sequencing and Mandala Flow (80 CEUs).

Elective modules :

4. The Art of Hands on Assists (70 hrs)
5. Online Coaching & Marketing with Teresa Budetta (30 CEUs)
6. Online Yin Yoga (40 CEUs)

Daily Schedule

Schedule may vary slightly depending on the location of the training and time of the year.

8.00 – 10.00 Bhakti Prema Vinyasa Flow
11.00 – 12.30 Lecture
16.30 – 18.00 Practice Teaching, Bhakti, Svadhyaya
18.00 – 19.30 Specialty Workshop

Please note: on arrival day there is an opening circle, and on leaving day there is a closing circle. Please plan to reach the location of the training by 3 pm on the first day, and leave after 11 am on the last day.

Module 1

Awakening Somatic Intelligence

Online self-paced

The focus of this module is on understanding the bio-mechanics involved in yoga poses and how to access a Somatic experience through our bodies. In this module we also discuss how to guide our students into embodied experiences through our verbal guidance.

This module focuses on:

  • In-depth study of the musculoskeletal system. In this course we cover anatomy and skeletal variations for the following joints:
  • Hips
  • Shoulders
  • Spine
  • Skeletal variations and how they apply to families of asanas and yoga poses.
  • Understanding the difference between compression and tension.
  • Guiding a class: verbal cues and somatic experiences.
  • Teaching asanas as  an embodied form of spirituality: leading a vinyasa class as a somatic movement practice.
  • Asana Labs: in-depth study of postures, that address their functions, and hence ways to modify, offer hands-on adjustments, prop use and kramas by level.
  • Practice teachings focuses on refining one’s cues and direction of the class.

This course can be started anytime online in self-paced modality.

Module 2

Yoga Alchemy

Dates: September 10-19, 2021

The focus of this training is on sequencing intelligent vinyasa flow classes. After looking at the origins of modern Vinyasa Flow yoga and its roots into the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, we will delve into contemporary cross-fertilization of asana with New Age spirituality, somatic studies, dance, and philosophy.

Among the topics covered :

  • Creating transformative vinyasa sequences that intelligently prepare the body to explore peak poses at all levels.
  • Functional anatomy: how to work with the 10 main myofascial tissues of the body.
  • Foundations of Vinyasa flow yoga.
  • Understanding the energetic curve of a class: wave sequencing.
  • Phases of a yoga class.
  • Elements in the flow.
  • Sequencing styles: all-around and peak pose sequencing.
  • Functional anatomy applied to sequencing for peak poses.
  • Creative sequencing, modifications, hands-on adjustments, and prop use.
  • Mandala Sequencing.
  • Kramas: use of stages when teaching mixed level classes.
  • Bhakti Yoga, through Vedic Chanting and chanting kirtan with harmonium.
  • Daily Vinyasa class and asana workshops.

Module 3

Living Yoga

Dates: August 20-28, 2021

The focus of this module is on the History of yoga and other Indian darshan, the study of the Philosophies underlying our practice, how to live a yogic way of life, and how to incorporate yoga philosophy in the teachings we deliver in our asana classes.

Among the topics we will cover:

  • Indus Valley Religion: what we do not know about ancient yoga.
  • Vedic period: the 4 Vedas.
  • Second Urbanization and Shramana Orders: the Upanishads.
  • Bhagavad Gita and the rise of devotional yoga.
  • Yoga Sutras.
  • The Tantras: scriptures and subtle body physiology (chakras, nadis etc.).
  • The rise and development of Hatha Yoga.
  • Swami Vivekananda, T. Krishnamacharya and modern postural yoga.
  • Pranayama and Yogic meditation (pratyahara): theory and practice. The classes place emphasis on strengthening one’s self-practice. Several kriyas are explained and practiced.

In the 80 hrs format this module also includes:

•Bhakti Yoga, through Vedic Chanting and chanting kirtan with harmonium.

•How to bring yoga philosophy in our yoga classes: creating powerful themes, weaving them into the classes, sharing difficult concepts in an accessible way. Practice teaching themes for yoga classes.

•Daily Vinyasa class and workshops.

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