This Program is Guided by Four Pillars
Pillar One: Practice
“Practice and all is coming.”
~Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
This program lays a strong foundation in the methods and techniques of yogic practices. We believe an effective and inspiring Yoga teacher teaches from their heart drawing on knowledge of lineage as well as personal and direct experiences. As we are all students of Yoga, first and foremost, we joyously share with others the potent and transformative teachings we ourselves have received. A student's personal practice fuels their teachings and inspires their lives. We will steep ourselves in the art, science and psychology of the time-tested Yogic teachings. Taking on the methods and lifestyle for ourselves. Our teachings are an outgrowth of our personal practices, as we can not take a student any further than we have chosen to go within ourselves. This program is rooted in practice. Ample time will be spent exploring the 8-limbed path of Yoga through embodiment.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Inspired
Set a strong foundation in a linage based approach. Learn the heart of this system, how to use this system to teach an effective and powerful class. Additionally, use the system as a foundation to build and creatively sequence from.
Purposeful Prop Use
Our mission is to educate and empower students to practice all eight limbs of Yoga through all of life's chapters. Students will leave with tools to teach each posture with a variety of props, creatively present postures and sequence themes through purposeful prop use. Students will understand the foundation, intention and primary actions in each posture and use Yogic props as tools to deepen and embody these lessons. Come learn the Yoga ropes (literally, take on Yoga kurunta) and teach to students who are in any of life's many chapters.
There is great power in rest. Students will learn the foundational teachings to embody and share the art of Restorative Yoga. Learn the background, benefits, posture and breath work for a practice, sequences and more.
The Art of Sequencing
Students will gain a strong foundation in the art and science of sequencing. Learn how to build an arc structure sequence, sequence through families of asanas, design classes for all levels and backgrounds, weave themes through a practice, gain the skills to ask for requests from students and more.
Learn the art of listening and witnessing in sacred silence. Pranayama (breath-work), mantra, meditation and sacred ritual will all be shared and embodied.
Pillar Two: Let Yoga Live Through You
“Yoga is a light, which once lit will never dim.
The better your practice, the brighter your flame.”
Yoga is not something we do, but a way of being. Yoga is a mindset, a consciousness, a psychology, a science, and an art. It's how we relate, show up, regulate and how we respond. We will use The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali as our guide to understanding the heart of Yoga and how to live a Yogic lifestyle. Each 100 hour term will take on 10+ Yoga Sutras to unpack and integrate. This ancient text will serve as our roadmap for understanding the psychology of the Self through the lens of Yoga. Learn the Sanskrit of these potent teachings and use these teachings to weave themes in your classes and with your clients. Become confident in sharing Yoga, beyond Asana, in whatever way you choose.
Pillar Three: Share the Love of Yoga
“If you want to learn something, read about it.
If you want to understand something, write about it.
If you want to master something, teach it.”
We encourage students to teach from their hearts while drawing on learnings of the art and science of Yoga. Students will walk away from this course feeling empowered to uniquely and authentically share Yoga with diverse populations. Gain both hard and soft skills in entrepreneurship, business, Yoga as a profession and Yoga teaching. These fundamental business lessons will not only serve you if you choose to share Yoga, but in whatever work or profession you share with the world. Our mission is to facilitate a program that guides you into your authentic, empowered self and provides you with everything you will need to share the love and wisdom of this practice.
Pillar Four: Become a Facilitator of
"Yoga does not just change the way we see things.
It transforms the person who sees."
Transformation is all around us. Students will learn the theoretical background and science behind human transformation, witness their own embodied transformation and learn to foster the transformation process in others.
The word transformation is used often in today's modern culture. But what does it really mean? There is a science to creating true personal transformation. This program is rooted in the science of transformative learning and transformative change, both through the lens of the ancient methods of Yoga and modern research. These topics woven in, taught and embodied throughout the course.
Come ready to align into more of you. This lineage and evidence-based transformational program is designed to provide you with the tools you need to step into your power, find your unique voice, follow your inner compass, and confidently, safely and effectively share Yoga.