Advanced Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training
 
 

Training Overview

Who are you as a Vinyasa Yoga teacher?  Where are you headed in your career?  Do you want take your teaching to the next level?  To go deeper?  To broaden your range?  To learn among an inspired community of other teachers, creatives, and seekers who crave more?

Artful teaching demands a willingness to reach into the depths of your heart to find the words, the trust, and the courage to offer experiences that move, enrich and transform people’s lives.

This 300 hour heart-centered and non-dogmatic training is designed with the full time yoga teacher in mind.  We understand your time is scarce, money may be tight, but your heart burns to know more about this discipline that has shaped so much of who you are today.

Whether you choose to delve into the entire program or pick among the six speciality content based modules, this training will have you walk away feeling more confident in your ability to share what you love in your own organic way.  Plus, you'll leave with life long tools to accelerate your vision for work and life, and you'll have ongoing support to elevate your teaching and build a creative life that is healthy and thriving.

This training combines inquiry (personal development and reflection) with investigation (exploration of new concepts, modalities and resources) so that you come away:

  • ROOTED in what you know
  • EXPRESSIVE of who you are
  • DIVERSIFIED in what you offer
  • EMPOWERED to share your gifts
  • SOULFUL in holding space
  • and ever EVOLVING

If you choose to accept this invitation, your year long journey begins October 2017.  Keep scrolling for more information on each module including curriculum, dates, times and investment.

 
 
 

 

Module 1 | Rooted

 
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ROOTED | October 23-27, 2017 | Zen Yoga Garage, Chicago, IL

As Vinyasa Yoga teachers, we have agreed to serve the community with a non-lineage of yoga, an approach that empowers students to move and explore in a variety of ways so that we encourage freedom in body, mind and heart.  With freedom comes responsibility.  

We, the teachers, have the responsibility to be ROOTED in who we are, what we offer and why we share the things we do

 

Areas of study

  • Origins of Yoga and History of Vinyasa Yoga
  • Philosophical History of Yoga
  • Authoritative Texts of Yoga (Bhagavad Gita + Yoga Sutras)
  • Physical and Energetic Anatomy
  • Asana Clinics
  • Vision/Sankalpa
 
 

 

module 2 | expressive

 
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expressive | January 8-12, 2018 | Zen Yoga Garage, Chicago, IL

As teachers, we have the opportunity to transform our students’ experience through our words, our ability to hold a safe and sacred space and our intentional themes and sequences.  When we tap into the rhythm of silence and conversation, we are honoring language as creative power and harness the complementary skill of deep listening.  Speaking from our heart depends on our willingness to trust in our word, to mean what we say, to walk our talk.  When we are able to speak from an authentic and grounded place, the more technical aspects of teaching flow more seamlessly.

EXPRESSIVE celebrates our ability to trust in the ways we use verbal and nonverbal communication to make indelible connections with our students and community.

 

AREas of study

  • The Power of Language
  • Finding Inspiration through Texts, Mythology + Poetry
  • The Art of Holding Space
  • Sanskrit, Mantra + Mudra
  • Theme Weaving
  • Sustainable + Sophisticated Sequencing Strategies
  • Uncovering Your Authentic Voice 
 
 

 

Module 3 | DIVERSIFIED

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diversified | march 12-16, 2018 | Zen Yoga Garage, Chicago, IL

Throughout the ages, Yogis were innovators.  Yoga is a rich and complex lineage of teachings, practices and dialogues which are reflected in modern Vinyasa Yoga.  While we may gravitate toward specific practices that speak to our bodies and minds, learning about the many innovations, technologies and systems of yoga can help us develop appreciation, respect and understanding for all the diverse possibilities that exist to diversify our practice, teaching and lives.

To be DIVERSIFIED is to value tolerance, spaciousness, and acceptance of all preferences.  To be DIVERSIFIED, we must explore and study Yoga, other modalities and life in a non-dogmatic way.  To be DIVERSIFIED, we must learn to safely and respectfully share the knowledge we acquire with our students.

 

Areas of study

  • Yoga Style Study
  • Outside Modalities - Martial Arts, Ayurveda, Daoism
  • Reiki Level 1 Training + Attunement
  • Restorative Yoga Teaching Certificate
  • New Techniques - Aromatherapy, Myofascial Release, Self Massage
  • Creative Prop Usage 
 
 

 

Module 4 | EMPOWERED

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empowered | may 13-18, 2018 | Zen Yoga Garage, Chicago, IL

By choosing to teach, we have chosen to be of service.  To show up, let go of our own agenda, listen to the needs of our students and offer a safe and sacred space for healing.  When we teach, we have the opportunity to encourage students to listen, not to us, but to their own inner wisdom, to move and breathe in a way that assists them in finding strength, acceptance and balance.  We say what needs to be said and hold space for what needs to be felt.  We support students to respond with calm, kindness and reverence to their bodies.  When we teach from an EMPOWERED place, we create a space where true healing can occur.

 

areas of study

  • Empowered Teaching
  • Common Injuries + Conditions
  • Prenatal + Postnatal Yoga Certificate
  • Yoga for Stress Relief, Anxiety + Depression
  • Trauma Informed Yoga
  • Hands on Assists
  • Individualized (Private) Yoga
 
 

 

Module 5 | soulful

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soulful | july 23-27, 2018 | Zen Yoga Garage, Chicago, IL

One of the great values of teaching is to support people to feel their most whole and happy with the ability to skillfully navigate the demands of everyday life.  When we can include the more subtle practices of yoga (Pranayama, Relaxation and Meditation) as part of our teaching, we can enrich the experience for our students and empower them to live better off the mat as well.  

In SOULFUL, we dive deep into the study of Pranayama, Relaxation and Meditation leading up to a certification in teaching these mindfulness practices.  

 

areas of study

  • Pranayama
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Savasana
  • Mindfulness Practices
  • Meditation Teaching Certificate
 
 

 

Module 6 | evolving

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Evoloving | september 24-29, 2018 | Zen Yoga Garage, Chicago, IL

As teachers, our most important contribution to our work is that we stay committed students.  We must seek out teachers, resources and communities that feed our work, our vision, our sense of integrity in all we do.  We must set time aside to study, observe, and create.  And, the reality is, that's sometimes hard to do.  In order to keep EVOLVING as teachers, we have to figure out our own unique way to juggle our home life, our social life, our work life and our creative life.  

In EVOLVING we get honest with where we're at right now, where we want to be in the future and we devise a clear path to get there.  This module is designed to help generate creative momentum, create accountability and solidify a sustainable work/life balance.  

 

Areas of Study

  • Business of Yoga
  • Marketing Yourself
  • Money Management
  • Diversifying Your Income
  • Planning Workshops, Events + Retreats
  • Self Study + Self Care
  • Remembering Your Truth
  • Business Plan Writing