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Teacher Training

300-Hour Program

The Decision to Teach

Students of the 300-hour teacher training program refine their practice of asana while continuing the process of becoming teachers. More subtle movement and energy concepts are presented and integrated. New skills are introduced that are unique to teaching. The 300-hour segment begins with a brief review of the information from the 200-hour course. The 300-hour course will also expand on communication skills, class sequences, adjustments, therapeutic applications, and philosophy, and qualify the practitioner for the 500-hour registration with Yoga Alliance.

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Current 300-hour training is in session until September 3, 2017. Inquire about our next 300-hour training.


Areas of Study

Yoga Practice

  • Review and integrate the 200-hour lessons into practice
  • Yoga for special needs: therapeutic, restorative
  • How asana, pranayama, and awareness affect and are affected by the psychology and physiology of the practitioner

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Further exploration of the effect of asanas on the organs and of the organs on asana
  • Yoga as a diagnostic and therapeutic medium
  • Subtle anatomy: chakras, nadis, bandhas, and prana
  • Primary pranayama

Philosophy & Ethics

  • In-depth study of precepts and concepts covered in the 200-hour training
  • Ethics and concerns of teaching and running a studio

Teaching Skills

  • Learn criteria to assess a student’s practice
  • Cultivate and apply verbal skills in instruction
  • Continue to develop hands-on skills and assists
  • Theory and practice of class structure for various levels of students and for various effects, i.e. energizing, cleansing, meditative, calming
  • Effective use of the voice
  • Deeper exploration into the path of becoming a successful yoga teacher

Practicum

  • Continue class participation
  • Observe, critique, and analyze various classes
  • Theory and practice in sequencing yoga classes
  • Practice adjustments, assists, and corrections
  • Student teaching
  • Attend biweekly study group

Meditation

  • Deepen meditative skills of concentration and awareness
  • Further study of methods to release the mind from fixated thinking, balance what is reactive, open the heart and mind, and work with one’s emotions and rationalizations

Teacher Training Special Workshops

  1. Lifestyle: Ayurveda, Part II
  2. Subtle Anatomy: Asana, Chakras, Nadis and Bandhas
  3. Practicum: Restorative Yoga and the Chakras
  4. Practicum: Meditation
  5. Anatomy and Therapeutics: Yoga Therapeutics