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 over 250 total hours of instruction in training, teaching methodology, yoga techniques, yogic philosophy and anatomy.
The FALL session begins February 13, 2016 and ends on June 3, 2016
This will be our 11th year of the Advanced Studies Program at Downtown Yoga.
Saturdays & Sundays
1:30PM – 6:00PM (includes ½ hour break)
February 13th & 14th
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 charkas – the wheels of energy within the body.
March 12th & 13th
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 9th & 10th
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.
Mar 14th & 15th
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
Tuesdays – Session I (8 weeks)
February 16th - April 5th, 2016
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.
Tuesdays – Session II (8 weeks)
April 12th – May 31st, 2016
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.
Thursdays – Session I (8 weeks)
February 18th – April 7th, 2016
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 (7 weeks)
April 14th – June 3rd, 2016
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 SCHEUDLE
Students who intend to complete the full course must take one other 1.5-hour class every week (24hours)
*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.
ELIGIBILITY & APPLICATION PROCESS
Downtown Yoga’s Advanced Studies Program is offered to those students who wish to gain a deeper understanding of Yoga – its philosophy, it’s principles and the practice. Minimum eligibility is at least one-year of dedicated yoga practice, a completed application (see attached), and personal interview and approval by the Director of Downtown Yoga. Downtown Yoga reserves sole right to accept or reject any application for the program.
TUITION & REGISTRATION
Tuition for the entire 16-week FALL 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 15,2016. Minimum deposit is $300.00 due no later than January 1, 2016.
Early Tuition Discount: Tuition paid in full on or before December 31st, 2016 there is a $150 discount - 1,350. Downtown Yoga accepts personal checks or cash for tuition payment.
Use this URL to download the curriculum in a PDF format: http://96bda424cfcc34d9dd1a-0a7f10f87519dba22d2dbc6233a731e5.r41.cf2.rackcdn.com/DowntownYoga/documents/2016-SPRINGASP.pdf