Begins August 4th-5th
Requirement for this training is that you are a yoga teacher or willing to be one on a regular basis and to take 20 other classes not your own and write summary of the class.
The Upanishads: Easwaran (unless you have another copy) (Sri Aurobindo has a nice version)
The Mirror of Yoga-Richard Freeman
Ayurveda Natures Medicine: David Frawley
Ayurveda and the mind: David Frawley
Healing Yoga-Loren Fishman, MD
Sacred Therapies: Shannahoff
Overcoming Trauma through Yoga-David Emerson
The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care: Khalsa
Weekend 1- Vedas, Upanishads, Yoga Sutras, using yogic philosophy for self
We will start with this training by reading the ancient text to see how we can use the writings to serve us today and how they are the foundation of not only this training but all yoga and are fingers pointing to the Atman within. Using vedic way of knowledge of discernment, and self-inquiry.Home work will be to write a paper on an Upanishad using at least two reference commentates to show how ancient writings is relevant for today.
Weekend 2-Ayurveda of body
We will look into such topics as the subdoshas, seven Dhatus or tissues, The seven Kalas, Srotas or the channel systems and organs of the body, the disease process, the six taste, foods for dosha health and herbs. We will consider in more depth which yoga asana is best for each dosha so that you can teach yoga to a class addresses the doshas in the class.
Weekend 3- Ayurveda of mind
We will continue our discussion of Ayurveda only the focus will be on the mind, the nature of the mind, the four levels of the mind, the gunas, energetics of Consciousness, the chakra system, Treatment for anxiety treatment for depression, treatment for ADHD. We will look at the 5 koshas and the three bodies and how they work with one another. Examining techniques to heal the mind. Also we will talk some about the addictive mind with obsessions and compulsions.
Weekend 4- Yoga Anatomy and Healing, Energy lines and what they tell us, Marma Points, Anatomy Organs, Muscles, and Endocrine System/ Tantra yoga
This weekend will be dedicated to the anatomy and how the body works together, and how we can use yoga when the goes out of alignment. We ill also have a talk about the nadis and energy lines as they relate with the 5 elements. The marma points or bindus which are pathways to the inner pathways for of the body. Then we will talk about how yoga works on and to the internal organs and their functions along with the Endocrine system and how yoga effects it’s functioning. We will also explore and examine tantra yoga, the goddesses and shakti energy.
Weekend 4- Yoga for those with disabilities /understanding dharma and karma Uncovering and sorting through maya. Giving adjustments /yoga teacher skills
We will learn the art of working with people with disabilities and the challenges and deep healing that brings. Showing the elements of safety that must be met before true yoga can begin. Will we go deeper into the art of speaking adjustments, and physical adjustments so that our students can go deeper in their pose and work with their own inner guide.
Weekend 5- Trauma and Recovery
They say addiction is about trauma. Trauma before addiction trauma afterward. In this session we will look at our own trauma, ways to be ourselves. Working out our own trauma and the roots to that trauma. We will do self care through yoga postures and meditation.
Weekend 6- Trauma and Recovery, Stress management through yoga and meditation, yoga nidra, and pranayama, Restorative yoga, Kryas to promote wellbeing.
This weekend we will work on healing others trauma using methods such as I-rest, pranayama, yoga postures, and spiritual companioning.
Weekend 7- Modifications for asana, pregnancy yoga, kids yoga, different body types- workshop and retreats , Theme Classes, Influences and perception
This weekend we will explore how to teach and set up classes for special needs of some sort or another and also how to develop and have a workshop. Homework for this weekend will be a challenge to develop a workshop, advertise for it and put it on.
Weekend 8- Private sessions/ Yoga for One
In this weekend we will have volunteers come in and we will work with them on a private session to better find out how to bring harmony and balance in their lives. We will use our deep listening skills to understand the blockages that they are facing and show them what course of action they could use to find wholeness which may include diet, mantra, pranayama, asana. Setting up a practice to where you work on people in a one on one situation and how to set up an individual practice compared with a group setting.
Weekend 9- Yoga in health Care/Teaching those with disabilities/Age restrictions/ Corporate yoga
This weekend will be dedicated to the many ways that yoga is used for particular issues such as back problems, diabetes, immune conditions, musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. Cancer and other serious diseases. We will not learn diagnostic skills but when someone comes to us with these issues, we will have the ability to give recommendations and suggestions. We will have a long discussion of limits to what a yoga teacher can do ethically. We will also go over and outline how to do yoga in the corporate world.
Weekend 10- Yoga of art and music
This weekend will be for the creative energy of art and music and how they can be used to connect the mind and body experience like any yoga. We will use our prakriti energy to create a life mandala, and move and connect with music through dance, and drum work
Weekend 11- Whole weekend mindfulness Teaching and practicing meditation
We will spend the weekend with each other watching yoga movies at night and practicing yoga at night and wake up with pranayama, meditation, and yoga we will learn the art of teaching meditation and we will have our final exam, Then on Sunday we will graduate and take our light into the world.