To enhance and deepen our passion and commitment to the practice of yoga. May our hearts be uplifted, our mind cleared of illusions and our actions be for the good of all beings everywhere.
MODULE I - Friday night Asana Practice (52 hours)
This is an active practice focusing on reading and observing bodies.
26 total sessions from 5:30 – 7:30pm
1st and 3rd Fridays of the month - starting August 17, 2018.
MODULE II – Online “ZOOM” lecture series (75 hours)
This is a weekly lecture and discussion series held over www.zoom.us
50 sessions every Monday night from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
MODULE III – Four (4) weekend workshops (32 hours)
The Saturday of each workshop will coincide with Downtown Yoga’s “Teacher Development Workshop Series and the Sunday of each weekend will be a continuation of the theme from the previous day.
Saturday’s and Sunday’s 1:30-5:30pm both days.
DATES: August 25 & 26, 2018, October 27 & 28, 2018, January 26 & 27, 2019, April 27 & 28, 2019
MODULE IV – General Weekly Class with Kate (75 hours)
MODULE V – Assisting with Kate (25 hours)
TOTAL CONTACT Hours 259
*NON - CONTACT MODULES*
MODULE VI - Self-study videos of Kate (26 hours)
Self-study videos of Kate – watch and practice 2-3x’s
MODULE VII – Self Study (20 hours)
Any “Self-study” or other workshops approved by Kate
Total NON CONTACT Hours 46
TOTAL HOURS AVAILABLE: 305 hours
PROGRAM COST AND TERMS
Total Program Cost is $3,275.
A $500 discount if paid in full by 8/17/18 making the discounted paid in full price of $2,775.
A minimum deposit of $500 is due by 7/17/18 to reserve your place in the program.
Payment plan is $500 deposit and 5 monthly payments of $555.00
Download the Program Overview HERE.
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 September 8, 2018 and ends on January 10, 2019.
The SPRING session begins on February 9, 2019 and ends on May 30, 2019.
This will be our 14th year of the Advanced Studies Program at Downtown Yoga.
The FALL SESSION (16 weeks) begins on Saturday – September 8, 2018 and ends on Thursday – January 10, 2019.
WEEKEND SCHEDULE - (Saturday & Sunday):
Saturdays & Sundays
1:30PM – 6:00PM (includes ½ hour break)
September 8th & 9th
Developing a Home Practice
Learn how to safely and appropriately structure and support a daily home yoga practice. This weekend focuses on how to create a space and design a program to make yoga an integral part of your daily life.
October 13th & 14th
Using Props to Support and Inform
The use of Props can support and inform the yoga practitioner in many ways. Props help access proper alignment and action in each pose. The Props actually become a "teacher" for the beginning, intermediate and advanced student. During these two days we will explore various uses of the 5 main props in the Iyengar Yoga Tradition - Blocks, Blankets, Bolsters, Belts and Chairs. Even poses easily accessed without props will be explored with various propping methods to insure that the practitioner feels and receives the full benefit of every pose.
November 10th & 11th
Hips Workshop (Saturday)
Shoulders Workshop (Sunday)
The Hips and Shoulders are the support structures. Find release, freedom, support and greater range of motion and expression. This weekend will focus on poses to release binding in the hips and shoulders – and create a greater sense of ease and grace.
December 8th & 9th
Spirals and Twists – The evolving-revolving pose
Asanas (poses) utilize spirals and twisting to lengthen, extend and expand not only the body, but the mind as well. This weekend will focus on twisting poses and the spirals that exist within the body. Evolve and revolve.
Tuesdays & Thursdays
7:15PM - 9:15PM
Tuesday – Session I (8 weeks)
September 11 – October 30, 2018
The Anatomy of Yoga – Part I
Learn Anatomy from a yogic perspective. The first 8-week session will focus on the spine, the entire torso and the shoulder girdle. Each class will include asana practice with a focus on the anatomical area discussed.
Tuesday – Session II (8 weeks)
November 6, 2018 – January 8, 2019 (no class on 12/25/18 or 1/1/19)
The Anatomy of Yoga – Part II
Learn Anatomy from a yogic perspective. The second 8-week session will continue on the human form extending to the arms & hands, the pelvic bowl, legs, and feet. Each class will include asana practice with a focus on the anatomical area discussed.
Thursday – Session I (8 weeks)
September 13 – November 1, 2018
Introduction to Standing Poses, Forward Folds and Inversions
Learn the foundations and principles behind the basic standing poses, forward folds and inversions including headstand (Sirsasana) and shoulderstand (Sarvangasana).
Thursday – Session II (8 weeks)
November 8, 2018 – January 10, 2019 (no class on 11/22/18 or 12/27/18)
Introduction to Backbends, Twists and Restorative Poses
Learn the foundations and principles behind 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 (24hours)
Note: Class must be taught by the Director of Downtown Yoga
Total “Contact Hours” in the presence of Instructor = 126 hours
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 – it’s 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 & REGISTRATON
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 August 8, 2018. Minimum deposit is $300.00 due no later than July 31, 2018.
Early Tuition Discount
Tuition paid in full on or before July 8, 2018 there is a $150 discount - $1,350.00
Downtown Yoga accepts personal checks or cash for tuition payment.
Cancellation before August 8, 2018 - A full refund of all tuitions paid (less $100.00 administration fee) will be given if student cancels before August 8, 2018.
Cancellation on or after August 8, 2018 - A 50% refund of all tuitions paid will be refunded if we are unable to re-fill your attendance with another qualified student. If we are able to re-fill your space with another qualified student after August 10, 2016, you will receive a full refund of all tuitions paid (less a $100 administration fee).
Kate Coughlin – 500hr –ERYT - is the Director of Downtown Yoga. Kate received her B.S. degree in Dance from Evergreen State University in Washington in 1972. Kate spent much of the 70’s traveling between Hawaii, Alaska, Seattle and Europe. She completed her first “in-depth” yoga studies (320 hours) in Hawaii in 1974. Kate continued her practice in traditional yoga forms, and Vinyasa style as well as performed and taught modern dance in Seattle prior to moving to California in 1985.
In 1989, Kate developed the Yoga Program for the Athletics Department of Stanford University. She taught hundreds of students at Stanford from 1989 until spring of 2000 when she moved to Pleasanton, California with her husband and twin daughters. Kate founded Downtown Yoga in March of 2002. She is a graduate of Erich Schiffman’s Teacher Training program. Kate continues to develop her practice by taking pranayama and asana classes Donald Moyer at the Yoga Room in Berkeley, California.
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