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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.



DAYA Foundation
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5210 SW Corbett Ave, Portland OR, US 97239
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  • Teacher Training

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Oct 23 to
Dec 13
2017 - 2018
10:00 amto16:00 pm

Part One: 160 hours
October 23 – 26
November 27 – 30
February 5 – 8, 2018
March 5 – 8, 2018

Part Two: 142 hours
8 weekends
March - December 2018



Full Description

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:

Adaptive Yoga

Yoga and Strength Conditioning

Ayurvedic Restorative Yoga

Mindfulness-based 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

Therapeutic sequencing

Breathing tools and pranayama

Mindfulness, Brain Science, Trauma-Informed Principles

Myofascial release

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.