100-Hour Yoga Studies Program
January to May 2014, 6 Weekend Modules
The 100-hour Yoga Studies program takes you on a journey into the heart of yoga through asana, philosophy, pranayama, meditation, anatomy and physiology. This program is perfect for exploring the mysteries 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.
Through the Yoga Studies series you will become a better student of yoga. Each of the six weekend modules will introduce topics integral to a well-rounded understanding of the purposes and practices of yoga.
These modules are designed for you to be able to pick and choose! Feel free to dive into all 6 sessions while getting a great deal – 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 Skills program. This hands-on series will provide you with the skills you need to plan and sequence classes, offer hands-on adjustments, teach good alignment practices, demonstrate poses effectively and weave meaningful themes into your classes.
Yoga Studies Curriculum
With the exception of the Anatomy Module, each weekend will explore a topic related to the history and philosophy of yoga. Each Module will also include alignment-based asana theory and practice, pranayama and meditation. There will be an essay assigned with each module. Completion of these papers is required if you are enrolling in the teacher training program.
Module 1 – Foundations: Groundwork for understanding the origins, history and scope of yoga and its philosophical roots
Module 2 - History: Historical perspective on the philosophies at the root of modern yoga.
Module 3 – Sutras of Patanjali: Study of the Sutras and other foundational texts that will deepen your appreciation for the philosophies of yoga.
Module 4 – Subtle Anatomy: explore the subtle energies at work in our bodies; pull together all the asana and alignment work of the previous sessions to focus on developing a home practice.
Module 5 – Anatomy & Physiology: This weekend is all about the body! Because of the amount of material to cover, the weekend will follow a lecture format with some experiential components.
Module 6 – Bhagavad Gita: Overview of the most beloved Hindu text, the Bhagavad Gita. Its historical significance and the metaphorical meaning of the characters will be explored.
2014 Program Dates:
Weekend 1: January 10-12
Weekend 2: February 7-9
Weekend 3: February 28-March 2
Weekend 4: March 21-23
Weekend 5: April 4-6
Weekend 6: May 2-4
Fridays 5:00-9:00 pm
Saturdays 12:00-6:00 pm
Sundays 12:00-6:00 pm
$1800 + GST for all 6 weekends ($1890 – payable before the first session)
Installments: $325 + GST per weekend ($341.25)