Upcoming Courses & Workshops
Downtown Yoga is a Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Training School. The Advanced Studies program has been specifically designed to exceed the 200-hour Teacher Training program standards for registration with the Yoga Alliance (www.YogaAlliance.org).
The total program, which includes both a Fall and a Spring sessions, comprises 240 total hours of instruction in training, teaching methodology, yoga techniques, yogic philosophy and anatomy.
This will be our 10th year of the Advanced Studies Program at Downtown Yoga.
Saturdays & Sundays
1:30PM - 6:00PM (includes 1/2 hour break)
February 14th & 15th
Saturday – Partner’s Yoga Practices
Sunday – Exploring the Chakras
Saturday’s focus will be on working with partners in supportive and complimentary poses. Use each other’s body weight and support as grounding and leverage. Sunday’s focus is on exploring the chakras – the wheels of energy within the body.
March 14th & 15th
The Art of Sequencing
This weekend will focus on the art and science of sequencing poses for maximum benefit – both energizing and restorative practices. Learn when to use specific poses as counter and complimentary poses in a practice
April 11th & 12th
Exploring the Core
Delve deep into the core of your body and the center of every aspect of your self to find balance, power and energy. This weekend workshop will focus on how to stabilize, strengthen and activate the center core in every pose. Special attention will be directed toward prevention of common injuries and imbalances as the result of an instable and unbalanced center.
May 16th, & 17th
Arms and Inversions
Handstands, Arm balances and inversions can be some of the most challenging poses and yet the most rewarding when practiced. These poses build confidence, strength, stamina and build concentration. This weekend will focus on making arm balance and inversions accessible even to the beginner.
Tuesdays & Thursdays
7:15PM - 9:15PM
Tuesday – Session I (8 weeks)
February 17th – April 7th, 2015
Philosophy, Ethics and Meditation
Learn the roots of yoga from selected texts; explore ethics and foundations of yogic principles. Practice asanas with yoga history in mind and heart, and then practice meditation for up to 30 minutes each class.
Tuesday – Session II (8 weeks)
April 14th – June 2nd, 2015
Sequencing, Adjustments and Pranayama
This class is critical for those intending to become yoga teachers. Learn various methods for offering both verbal and hands-on adjustments to enhance the effectiveness and ease of the pose. Explore breath awareness and basic Pranayama techniques and practices.
Thursday – Session I (8 weeks)
February 19th – April 9th, 2015
Teaching of Standing Poses, Forward Folds and Inversions
Learn how to teach the basic standing poses, forward folds and inversions including headstand (Sirsasana) and shoulderstand (Sarvangasana). Develop your inner teacher and the skills to teach others.
Thursday – Session II (8 weeks)
April 16th – June 4th, 2015
Teaching of Backbends, Twists and Restorative poses
Learn how to teach all backbends and twists. We will also cover restorative poses during this session.
ADDITIONAL CLASS SCHEDULE
Students who intend to complete the full course must take one other 1.5-hour class every week (24 hours)
*Note: Class must be taught by the Director of Downtown Yoga
Students must complete a minimum of 100 hours of FALL session, and complete a minimum of 100 hours of SPRING session to be eligible for full course completion.
TUITION & REGISTRATION
Tuition for the entire 16-week SPRING Program is - $1,500.00. Tuition includes all classes on the schedule (including the one 1.5 hour class per week from the Director).
Entire tuition is due no later than January 17th, 2015. Minimum deposit is $300.00 due no later than January 1, 2015.
Early Tuition Discount: Tuition paid in full on or before December 31st, 2014 there is a $150 discount - $1,350.00. Downtown Yoga accepts personal checks or cash for tuition payment.
500-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher
This is a yearlong training for students who have completed the 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered program (200-hr RYT). Students who have graduated from Downtown Yoga’s 200-hour program automatically are qualified for this program. Graduates from other Registered Yoga Schools (RYS) will be considered by evaluation and interview. These two programs unite to qualify to register as a 500-RYT with Yoga Alliance.
MODULE I - Practice Asana
Focusing on alignment, sequencing
Thursday evenings 7:15-9:15
April 17, 2014 through May 21, 2015
(No classes on 6/19/14, 10/23/14 & 10/30/14, 11/6/14, 11/27/14, 12/25/14, 1/1/15 & 4/23/15)
60 hours by Kate Coughlin, 40 hours by Jim Coughlin = 100 hours total
MODULE II - Anatomy and Kinesiology
Advanced Asana practice 1-3pm
Anatomy class 3:30-6:30pm (Kate other qualified faculty TBA)
April 19, May 17, June 28, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18, November 15
Every 3rd Saturday of the month (except June 28, which is the last Saturday of the month). Eight Saturdays total - 40 hours.
MODULE III - Retreat at Land of Medicine Buddha – Soquel, CA
March 28,29 and 30 - OR - August 29, 30 & 31, 2014
Meditation and Mindful movement
Teachers: Kate Coughlin and Shauna Lay (March) or Teacher TBD (August)
4 practice classes (2 hours each)
Morning meditation 2 classes (one hour)
3 hours meditation and philosophy class Saturday 1-4pm
Price - $435.00
MODULE IV - Assisting Program
Students will observe and assist a class with Kate for 20 weeks. Kate will provide one-on-one review & discussion totaling 10 hours (40 hours of assisting).
Price - $250.00
MODULE V - Non-Contact hours
Homework and approved workshops* (price separately - see below) will make up the remaining 150 hours. Homework will consist of creating a home practice curriculum, journaling, reading required books and essays. Kate will review all non-contact hours in one final two-hour session.
Price for Kate’s review of Non-contact hours: $250.00
Total price for all 5 MODULES (price separately: $3,225.00
DISCOUNT: If paid in full on or before March 28, 2014 $2,950.00
Minimum deposit of $725.00 due on or before March 28, 2014
Balance due in five (5) monthly installments of $500 beginning on June 1, 2014
(Payment schedule is: 6/1, 7/1, 8/1, 9/1 & 10/1/14)
Students who have paid in full ($2,950.00) may cancel at any time and all un-earned fees will be returned less $250.00 non-refundable deposit.
Workshops offered by Downtown Yoga that may be used towards “Non-Contact” hours include:
2-day Iyengar Yoga Prop Clinic with Roberta McCarty Dell’Anno
July 26 & 27, 2014
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
(6 hours total)
Jason Crandell Workshop
September 27, 2014
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
(3 hours total)
H.S. Arun Workshop
TBD for 2014
Any other workshops outside of Downtown Yoga must be pre-approved by Kate Coughlin to qualify for eligibility for non-contact hours.
For further information or questions, please contact Kate Coughlin at: 925-819-9983 or email at email@example.com
Module I - Practice Asana with Kate Coughlin Next held on Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Kids will learn yoga poses, breath awareness, and simple meditative and relaxation exercises through music, games, stories, play, and fun. Friendliness, teamwork, and kindness will be emphasized to develop a sense of community within the class and confidence for each child. Yoga can help children develop body awareness and learn the joy of movement as well as nourish the imagination, reduce anxiety, teach active relaxation, and plant the seeds for a practice that can develop in maturity as they do.
The following series meet on the specified Mondays from 4:00pm-4:45pm:
3-week Kid's Yoga:
February 2, 9, 23, 2015
No Class February 16
4-week Kid's Yoga:
March 2, 9, 23, 30, 2015
No Class March 16
New students are welcome on the first class of a new series only.
Class size maximum is 12 kids. Priority will be given to the first 12 students who purchase a series and then drop-ins will be allowed if space is available.
Please contact Kids Teacher Judy Brennan to inquire if space is available at 925-785-6652 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Two (2) morning silent meditation practices
*2-nights accommodations (double-occupancy)
*Six (6) lovingly prepared vegetarian meals
*Walking amidst incredibly tall redwoods
*Fabulous retreat attendees
*Lots of quiet time and stillness
*Peace of mind (optional at your choice)
*Time to go inward and explore yourself
*Meditation class with Buddhist monks
Depart Sunday at 1:00 p.m. (after lunch)
Check-out at 11:00 a.m.
April 18 – April 25, 2015
Sunday, April 26: 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Monday, April 27: 6:00 - 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 28: 6:00 - 7:30 a.m.
Wednesday, April 29: 6:00 - 7:30 a.m
Yoga Master H.S. Arun April Yoga Intensive with HS Arun Sun, Apr 26, 2015 at 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday, May 12: 6:00 - 7:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 13: 6:00 - 7:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 14: 6:00 - 7:30 a.m
Yoga Master H.S. Arun May Yoga Intensive with HS Arun Tue, May 12, 2015 at 6:00 am - 7:30 am