Full 100 hour program: February to May 2015
Individual weekends: 18 hours/module
Do you want to deepen your practice and learn more about yoga philosophy without the ‘teacher training’ part of a teacher training?
This Yoga Studies program is perfect for exploring the traditions and profound practices of yoga in a comprehensive way. There is no pressure to teach yoga or any instruction on how to teach, only the pleasure and challenge of learning more about yoga.
These modules are designed for you to be able to pick and choose. Feel free to dive into all 5 sessions OR start with one or two weekends that particularly interest you. There is no prerequisite, and everyone with an interest in yoga is welcome!
If this program awakens your desire to teach yoga, you are invited to follow up the 100-hour Yoga Studies series with the 100-hour teaching program to earn a 200 hour teaching certificate.
Yoga Studies Curriculum
Each Module will also include philosophy, discussion, alignment-based asana theory and practice, pranayama and meditation. There will be take home inquiries and assignments with each module. Completion of these assignments is required if you are enrolling in the teacher training program.
History & Foundations of Yoga: Provides groundwork for understanding the origins, history and scope of yoga and its philosophical roots that form the basis of modern-day yoga. Patanjali’s 8 limbs and the key Gods and Goddesses will also be explored.
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Uncover and demystify some of the the potent teachings of yoga. The sutras is a foundational yogic text, comprised of 196 terse statements containing ancient wisdom that holds relevance for our modern-day life. We will study the sutras through the lens of both classical and tantric yoga traditions with discussion and personal inquiry. Deepen your appreciation for the depth of yogic practice!
Bhagavad Gita: Explore one of yoga’s most beloved texts, the Bhagavad Gita. This is an epic tale of a young warrior prince in the face of a big dilemma. This story forms the underpinning of many yoga philosophies and journeys through the ‘big questions’ of life of which concepts such as karma, dharma, devotion and service are explored.
Anatomy & Physiology for Yoga: This module is all about the body. Learn about the anatomy behind yoga asanas and tools to find optimal alignment in your body. Understand how to work with common injuries and other health concerns. Because of the amount of material to cover, the weekend will follow a lecture format with some experiential components.
Subtle Anatomy: The Yogis have mapped out the human body in its subtle form – that which we cannot see. This weekend we explore the subtle energies at work in our bodies including the koshas (sheaths), chakras (energetic centres), kundalini and pranas. You will also be introduced to Ayurveda, the ‘sister science of yoga’.
2015 Program Dates:
History & Foundations of Yoga: February 6-8
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: March 6-8
Bhagavad Gita: April 10-12
Anatomy & Physiology for Yoga: May 15-17
Subtle Anatomy: June 12-14
2015 Class Times:
Fridays 5:00-9:00 pm
Saturdays 11:00-6:00 pm
Sundays 10:00-6:00 pm
$1800 + GST for all 5 weekends ($1890 – payable before the first session)
Installments: $390 + GST per weekend ($409.50)