300hr Advanced Studies 2016-2017
Here is schedule of the required and scheduled “contact” hours for the 300-hour program for 2016-2017.
Module I: Wednesday nights 80 – 90 hours
Module II: Saturdays 40 hours
Module III: Retreat 13 hours
Module IV: Assisting 40 hours
Module V: Non-contact 117 hours
Totals: 300 hours
will start June 15 and will continue for one year
Saturday classes meet once a month for 6 months starting the 3rd week in June: (6/18/16), (7/16/16), (8/20/16), (9/17/16), (10/15/15), (11/19), (12/17/16)
12:30 – 2:30: Two-hour yoga class
3:00- 6:00: Three-hour workshop
The focus of the Saturday yoga class and workshop will cover a deepening of studies of Anatomy, advancing one’s practice and studies of Asana, the art of seeing and understanding bodies for practice in observations skills, Pranayama and Meditation.
Retreat at the beautiful Land of Medicine Buddha Retreat Center (Soquel, Ca)
October 14-16, 2016
The Assisting Program
This program consists of 40 hours of assisting Kate Coughlin in one of the regular scheduled classes at Downtown Yoga. This also includes follow up discussions and questions that arise from the practice.
The remaining hours are referred to as "non-contact" hours and are filled by attending workshops, journaling, recording your home practice hours, reading material, and by writing a thesis paper on a topic of your choice.
Cost of the Program
The total price of the program is $3225
*(The Retreat is not included in this price and is paid for separately)
-Discount price of $2995 if paid in full by May 15, 2016
-5 Installments $645 beginning June 1, 2016
The approved workshops include: Arun, Jason Crandell, selected teachers from the Yoga Journal Conference, Carrie Owerko, (any workshops held at Downtown Yoga, including the 200 hour program workshops, as we update these every year and frequently change the focus). You can also submit workshops from different places for approval. These and inspirations from the 5 modules will be the material that you can use to write your thesis paper.
The Thesis is an opportunity to pull all the information and experiences you have received in the past year and bring it together with the focus of your choice. You may present in the form of an extensive paper, an event, a new class, or a plan for a yoga project for this final part of the program.
Some good questions to pose at this point are
-How are my present yoga practices, meditations and breathing awareness practices bringing integration to my life?
-How so I think this program may assist in deepening my understanding of yoga?
-What is the area of most interest for me right now?
-Through research, reading and practicing, what area of yoga do I want to explore more fully? (Teaching, working with seniors or kids, developing workshops for working with props, yoga therapy, etc)
I will set up office times with each of you, to offer guidance and support during the time you are writing your thesis and or at the conclusion of the program.
We are open to offering some workshops this summer that can address any areas of study that you are interested in.
This will help you meet the required hours for the extra workshops and support you in your thesis:
-"Teaching to the beginning student"
-"Variations for Asanas"
-What other ideas would you like?
Director of Downtown Yoga
300hr Advanced Studies 2016-2017
with Kate Coughlin
Next held on Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Wed Jun 15, 2016 - Thu Jun 15, 2017