300-hour Professional Yoga Teacher Training
This comprehensive trauma-informed, neurobiologically-grounded training is open to both yoga teachers and allied health professionals and consists of:
Part One, 160hrs: Promoting Vibrant Healthy) and
Part Two, 142hrs: Spiritual, Psychological, + Interpersonal Vitality.
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
Part One: 160 hours
October 23 – 26
November 27 – 30
February 5 – 8, 2018
March 5 – 8, 2018
Part Two: 142 hours
March - December 2018
Part One: Tools for Promoting Vibrant Health
Vibrant Health: learn to facilitate vibrant health through the physical tools of yoga which addresses structural health, musculo-skeletal health, pre-op and post-op health and conditioning, and yoga to restore the vital body via reducing adrenal overload, soothing an over-activated nervous system, and re-wiring chronic activation of the catabolic system.
Four 30-hour modules, Monday – Thursday:
Yoga and Strength Conditioning
Ayurvedic Restorative Yoga
Two research projects
Each module will increase the knowledge base and application skill of the trainees in areas such as:
Assessment and Observation skills
Anatomy, Kinesiology, Reciprocal muscle inhibition
Anterior, posterior, and contra-lateral slings
Breathing tools and pranayama
Mindfulness, Brain Science, Trauma-Informed Principles
Teaching according to the students’ doshas and their dosha imbalances
Incorporating Ayurvedic lifestyle suggestions
Develop short/long term protocols and relationships with clients
Self-care techniques and self-regulation skills that allow provide consistent therapeutic presence for clients/students
Throughout the training, trainees will learn how to apply the techniques and information in these modules to either private yoga therapy sessions or group yoga classes.
Part Two: Yoga for Vitality & Wholeness, Mental, Psychological & Spiritual Vitality
Co-taught by Sarahjoy Marsh, MA, E-RYT 500, and Jay Gregory, PhD
Learn to facilitate psychological, mental, and spiritual vitality, incorporate the lifestyle tools of yoga, which address our emotional, psychological, spiritual, intrapersonal and interpersonal vitality, integration, and spiritual development.
Part Two incorporates the teachings of the psychology and philosophy of yoga and prepares yoga teachers to more deeply address mental well-being, anxiety, depression, ptsd, addiction, and the spiritual journey of yoga. Throughout the training, teachers will learn the therapeutic techniques specifically appropriate for private yoga practice or small group yoga programs, such as yoga for addiction or depression.
Trauma-informed, neurobiologically-grounded, and compassionately delivered, trainees learn how to apply the teachings of yoga that aim to reduce suffering, increase equanimity, overcome trauma, develop well-being, and cultivate a life of vibrancy and clarity. Teachers are trained in both the therapeutic tools as well as the self-care and self-development practices that make them better yoga teachers with a range of students. Therapeutic tools include: mindfulness, asana, pranayama, meditation, mindfulness, Ayurveda, and chanting; and the application of the psychology of yoga for individual and small group mental health yoga programs.
Training will include development of empathic resonance, attunement and attachment overviews, body-centered sensory interventions, and teaching self-processes as a resource. Yoga Psychology are drawn from the Yoga Sutras, Upanishads, and the Bhagavad Gita and include teachings such as the psychology of the five mind states, five ways of knowing, five core attitudes, brahmaviharas, kleshas, koshas, gunas, doshas, samskaras, and the four paths of yoga: karma, bhakti, raja, and jnana. Western psychology tools are drawn from attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, neuroscience, and mental health counseling.