300-HR. ADVANCED/500 HR. YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

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September 22, 2017 – September 30, 2018

Fridays 5:45-10:45 pm                      Saturdays 8-5 pm                             Sundays 1-7 pm


Indiana Yoga Studio’s nationally certified 300-Hours Advanced Teacher Training goes deeper into the rich vastness of the traditions of yogic philosophy. While the 200-hours teacher training focuses on Hatha yoga and the practice, the 300-hours advanced course integrates and supports the foundations of Hatha yoga by learning important elements of Vendanta and Mimasa darshans. These disciplines rely on the teachings of hermeneutics, ritual and metaphysics. The Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads are an integral part of this advanced course.

This extensive course includes 12-weekend intensives over the course of 1 year, allowing students to dedicate 1 weekend per month for complete immersion, while allowing the remaining month to fully digest and integrate the teachings experienced. Staff remain available throughout the month for online or in-person support. Group video conferencing will also be used during some months and as needed. Each weekend intensive includes an asana clinic which incorporates creatively and safely cueing students in and out of the asana while practicing pace and duration. Emphasis is placed on fine-tuning the teaching experience. Students review proper alignment, hands-on demonstration for both correcting and deepening the pose,  practical and creative uses of props, risks and benefits involved, muscles used and the art of demonstration. Knowing how to effectively cue the students’ movement of subtle energy is emphasized throughout in addition to techniques used for weaving the profound knowledge shared by the ancients into our everyday yoga classes. Our advanced teacher trainees will feel more comfortable and confidant with teaching a wider variety of asanas, as well as teaching more from the heart.


Student Expectations:

You will enjoy a clear and concise reading list given at the beginning of the course outlining each weekend assignments. This allows students the ability to integrate all that they have learned through practice and personal experience one intensive at a time. Below is a list of assignments due at the beginning of each weekend intensive:

    • Testing on the previous weekend intensive’s topics
    • 1-2 page paper on an asana’s allegorical theme/s (theme-focused asana given in class prior to each paper assigned).
    • Monthly outline of workshop development
    • Written verbal sequencing of prior month’s sequence covered
    • Daily Meditation Journal
    • Hours log for out-of-class projects and classes taken (Includes 40 hours of free classes at Indiana Yoga Studio).
    • Final paper on Karma Yoga Project
    • Final Test: Student Workshop Presentation

Yin Yoga
Specialized Yoga Sequences: Students will experience and learn the fundamentals of safely and effectively sequencing and taking turns teaching 10 different styles of yoga sequences including: Ashtanga’s primary series, Iyengar, Restorative/Stress Reduction, Yin, Power, Kriya/Kundalini, Parnter/Acro, Pre-/Post-natal, Children’s, and Chair Yoga.

 Investment
Tuition:  $3,500  Payment plan available upon request.
Early Bird Special:  $3,300 (Paid in full by July 22, 2017)
Reserve your space:  $300 deposit before July 22nd saves your space in this course. (Space is quickly filling)!
$500 deposit after July 22nd
(Both deposits apply toward the total tuition).

Indiana Yoga Studio 300-Hours TT Application


Bhagavad Gita book
Books and Materials:  Books and materials are additional and approximately $150. Some books will be available for purchase at Indiana Yoga Studio at 116 N. Lebanon Street.
  • Indiana Yoga Studio’s Teacher Training Manual
  • The Bhagavad Gita, Stephen Mitchell
  • The Upanishads, Eknath Easwaran
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali,commentary by Satchidananda
  • The Power of Now
  • The Naked Now: Seeing How the Mystics See, Richard Rohr
  • Autobiography of a Yogi, Sri Paramahansa Yogananda
  • How Yoga Works, Geneshe Michael Roach
  • Seven Systems of Indian Philosophy, by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait PH.D.
  • Teaching Yoga, Mark Stephens
  • Yoga Body, Judith Lasater, PH.D., P.T.
  • Yoga for Wellness, Gary Kraftsow
  • The Flexible Vegetarian, YTT-4

Karma Yoga

Karma Yoga is just one of the many aspects of the Indiana Yoga Studio Training that is distinctive from other programs. The concept of Karma Yoga is defined in the ancient yogic text, the Bhagavad Gita, as acts of selfless service: “Therefore, without being attached to the fruits of activities, one should act as a matter of duty, for by working without attachment one attains the Supreme.” (Ch. 3, Text 19 as translated in Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Bhagavad-Gita, a New Translation and Commentary, Chapter 1-6. Penguin Books, 1969 ). In today’s modern world, this text is interpreted as selfless action. Our Karma Yoga Project for Indiana Yoga Studio’s teacher training students is in support of the girls at our school in Costa Rica, Lebanon’s United Children’s Methodist Home and assisting with the Y12SR program.
Our mission is to make an impact through transformational yoga and service. Indiana Yoga Studio helps fulfill its mission through its International Center for Girls in the Costa Rican rainforest in the rural area of Carbón I and providing the Y12SR program to assist with addiction issues in the surrounding Indiana community. We at Indiana Yoga Studio have faith in humanity’s hope for excellence and are committed to the empowerment of young and old alike here and abroad, reminding others of their divinity one beautiful person at a time.

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Students will be expected to present a final by presenting a workshop on a yoga topic of their own choosing. Indiana Yoga’s staff will provide monthly support by assisting students with workshop content, delivery and special considerations depending on the topic they choose. Asana clinics are also given during each class of all weekend intensives, refining the skills associated with teaching at least 9 asanas over from different categories over the course of the weekend.

September (22,23,24), 2017:  Dawning of the Pre-Vedic Age and The Harrapan Civilization

  • Haprrapan Civilization
  • Rig Veda: The Significance of Ritual
  • Sanskrit 101: A Review
  • The Multi-Dimensional Self
  • Ashtanga Primary Series
  • Pranayama/Bandhas: The Fundamentals
  • Teaching Methods
  • Kleshas & Kriyas
  • Bhakti Yoga- The Kirtan: Celebrating the Heart
  • Workshop development
  • Karma Yoga Project
  • The Power of Now: Eckart Tolle
  • Ethics: Teacher / Student Boundaries and Expectations
  • Anatomical & Kinesthetic considerations
  • Working with Kleshas, Koshas & Vayus
  • Fundamentals of Hands-On Adjustments
  • Asana clinic: Backbends, ‘Stretching the East’ as we look into Yoga’s Ancient Roots. Sequence: Ashtanga Yoga A series
  • Hindu Mythology During the Pre-Vedic Age
  • Mantra & Meditation

October (20, 21, 22): Emergence of the Pre-Classical and Classical Eras

  • The Yoga Sutras I
  • Hindu Mythology: Discovering Life’s Lessons through Story During the Pre-Classical Era
  • Light on Yoga: B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Deepening Meditation: The Personal Practice
  • Workshop development/Karma Yoga Project
  • Anatomy & Kinesiology: The Vertebral Column
  • The Art of Intention
  • Deepening Meditation
  • Iyngar & Ashtanga Primary Series
  • Fundamentals of Sanskrit: Vowels, Consonants & Asana Roots
  • Pranayama/Bandhas/Mudras: Elements of Practice
  • The Many Paths of Yoga: Jnana Yoga, Karma & Raja Yoga
  • Asana Intensive: Supine & Inversions. Sequence: An Iyengar Practice
  • Mantra & Meditation

November (17, 18, 19) : The Sutra Period (500-200 AD) & Renaissance Age (1869-1886)

  • Light on Yoga Sutras : B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Yoga Sutras II: Satchidananda
  • Teaching Iyengar Yoga
  • Asana Lab
  • Leading Meditation
  • Romanticism and the Dawning of Yoga in the West
  • The Pelvis, Hip Joint, Femur / Knee Joint & Leg
  • Workshop Development
  • Hatha Yoga & Vendanta Philosophy
  • Workshop development
  • A&P: Pelvis, Hip Joint & Femur
  • A&P: Knee Joint & Leg
  • Karma Yoga Project
  • Mythology and the Arch-types
  • Asana Lab
  • Pranayama & The Five Aspects of the Subtle Body
  • Intro. To Anusara Yoga
  • Altar Discussion
  • Mantra & Meditation

 December (8, 9, 10): Skeletal and Muscular Structures and the Planes of Movement

  • Foundations of Yogic Philosophy and Physical Body: A Comparative Analysis
  • Skeletal System: Working from the Foundation
  • Elements of Power Yoga
  • Musculature System: Muscles Typically used in The Yoga Pose
  • Elements of Kinesiology in the Yogasana
  • Yoga Sutras III
  • Asana Lab
  • The 4 Phases of Concentration & The Vayus
  • Pranayama for Moving the Vayus
  • Hindu Mythology’s parables & metaphors: The Art of Storytelling
  • A&P: The 8 Major Joints / Compression vs. Tension
  • Yoga & Spirituality: Discussion on the Archtypes
  • Teaching Meditation Part II
  • Workshop development/Karma Yoga Project
  • Reviewing the 8 Major Joints: Compression vs. Tension / A Comparative Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Teaching Yin Yoga
  • Asana Intensive: Hip Openers, Seated Twists and Standing
  • Altar Discussion
  • Mantra & Meditation

 January (19, 20, 21): The Movement of Energy & The Art of Intention

  • Yoga Sutras IV
  • A&P: The Upper Extremities (Shoulder Gridle & Arms)
  • Teaching Pranayama/Bhandhas
  • Patikriyasana: Sequencing with a Purpose
  • Chakras / Nadis / Vayus: Accupressure
  • The Oneness Blessing ©
  • Distinguishing Varying Levels of the Asana Class
  • Power Yoga
  • Psychic Anatomy: Putting it All Together (Chakras, Vayus & Accupressure)
  • Mythology & Meaning
  • Tapas: Power Yoga & Arm Balance
  • Teaching Vinyasa II/III
  • Understanding the Classifications / Levels of the Yoga Class
  • Asana Lab
  • Mantra & Meditation

February (16, 17, 18): Ayurveda & The Movement of Energy

o Mythology & Meaning

o Yoga Chikitsa & Certification

o Asana Lab

o Dosha. Gunas & Chakras Testing: Discovering the Correlations

  • Ayurveda & The Mind
  • Elements of Pulse Diagnosis
  • Pancha Karma: Accessible Techniques, Treatments & Recipes
  • Herbology 101
  • Cooking Demonstration

o Ayurvedic Principles: Yoga & the Mind. Psychological implications.

o Digestive System: The Highway to Health

o Vinni Yoga: Desikachar Lineage

o Prakriti & Dieties: The Balance of Shakti and Shiva

o Koshas and Vayus: Directing the Winds

o Student Starter Kit: Basic healing herbs for cooking 

o Blessed Herbs– 5-day cleanse (optional)

o Asana Intensive: Seated Twists, Forward Folds, Warm-ups. Sequencing for Dosha Balancing, Stress Reduction and PTSD

o Mantra & Meditation

 

March (23, 24, 25): Vinysasa Krama and Theming in The Sequence

o Vinyasa Krama: Understanding the Elements of Patrikriasana

o Mythology & Meaning

o Yoga Chikitsa

o Sequencing for Chronic Disease

o A&P: Nervous, Endocrine & Lymphatic Systems

o A&P: Digestive, Circulatory & Lymphatic Systems

o Asana Lab

o Living Your Yoga, Judith Lassiter, Ph.d.

o Static vs. Dynamic Movements

o Elements of Vinyasa Krama

o Sequencing the Vinyasa Class

o Transitioning/Theme Development

o Stress Reduction / PTSD Revisited

o Chakra Balancing Class

o Altar Discussion

o Mantra & Meditation

 

 

April (20, 21, 22): Specialized Yoga (Kundalini) and Autobiography of a Yogi

o   Kriya Yoga © and Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yoganananda.

o   Kriya Yoga’s Energization Exercises©

o   Teaching Methods: Creating Sacred Space

o   Esoteric Yoga & The Tantra Tradition (Camp Chesterfield)

o   Asana Lab

o   Kundalini: Practicing kriyas and looking at its roots in the ancient Tantra tradition.

o   The Business of Yoga: Settings, Marketing, Branding, Accounting & Certifications

o   Student workshop

o   Mimasa and The Nature of Dharma

o   Altar & Discussion

o   Pranayama Practice

o   Student Workshop Presentation

o   Mantra & Meditation

May (18, 19, 20):  Pre & Post Natal Yoga – Student Workshop

o   Teaching Pranayama & Meditation

o   Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda continued

o   The World of Mudras

o   The 5 Tibetans

o   Pre- and Post- Natal Yoga

o   Student workshop

o   Altar Discussion

o   Asana Lab

o   Discussion on How Yoga Works: by Geshe Roche

o   Mantra & Meditation

 

 

June (22, 23, 24):  Yoga for Kids / Nada Yoga – Student Workshop

o   Beginner’s Yogasana

o   The Upanishads: by Eknath Easwaren

o   Creating your own Biography/CV

o   The Yoga Profession: How to Balance the Head & the Heart

o   Manomaya Kosha

o   Elements of Nada Yoga

o   Elements of Kids Yoga

o   Svadyaya: Understanding the Self through Numerology

o   The Kleshas: Things that Darken the Heart

o   Mask Making Project: What is the Soul?

o   Asana Lab

o   Student workshop

o   Altar Discussion- What is the Soul?

o   Mantra & Meditation

 

July (20, 21, 22): Paddleboard Yoga & Partner/Acro Yoga – Student Workshop

o   Student Workshop

o   Practicing Kids & Nada Yoga

o   Reviewing and memorizing Sanskrit slokas will be the main focus for this weekend.

o   Upanishads, continued

o   Vijanamaya Kosha: Refining the Personality

o   H ow Yoga Works: Geshe Michael Roach

o   Mask Making project: What is the Soul?

o   Integrating heart’s intention into mantras from the heart

o    Creating a Bhakti lifestyle: Creating a Life of Love

o    Sequencing and teaching Chair Yoga

o    Student workshop

o   Meditative Techniques with use of Pranayama

o   Mantra & Meditation

 

August (17, 18, 19) : Bikram Yoga – Student Workshop
o   Student Workshop

o   The Seven Systems of Yoga Philosophy Reviewed

o   The Bhagavad Gita: by Swami Satchidananda

o   Bikram Yoga: Hot Yoga on 86th street

o   Teaching Partner & Acro Yoga

o    Meditation will be the focus during this weekend. Students will be lead through several styles of Meditative techniques. Experiences over the course of the program in relation to meditation will be shared per students’ discretion.

o   Each student demonstrates their favorite peak asana that they will have worked on throughout the course. (Must be an asana they could not do prior to the courses’ beginning.

o   Present Paper on Karma Yoga Project

o   Altar Discussion

o   Mantra & Meditation

 

September (21, 22, 23): Pilgrimage to Yogaville – Graduation!

(Comfortable accommodations and vegetarian meals offered at an affordable price for the weekend.)

o   Elements of Integral Yoga ©: Weekend retreat to Yogaville

o   Yin Yoga & The Science Behind the Benefits

o   The Naked Now: Learning to See as The Mystics See, by Richard Rohr discussion.

o    Vision Board Workshop.

o   Asana Clinic: Typical Yin Poses

o   The Bhagavad Gita: continued

o   The Naked Now: Learning to See as The Mystics See– by Richard Rohr

o   The Art of Intention: Ritual & Elements with Fire

o   Kirtan: A Celebration of the Soul!

o   Student workshop (If needed)

o   Mantra & Meditation

Graduation: Graduation will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2018 .  Friends and family are invited to this joyous occasion as we celebrate our amazing 300-Hrs. Advanced Yoga Teacher Training graduates!