Please click on the headings below for more information about the Subtle Yoga RYT500 Chattanooga 2013-2015 training.
Welcome! Want to become a yoga therapist? This is your year! Check out our fantastic faculty and groundbreaking curriculum. We are your avenue for understanding how to practice yoga therapy effectively, understanding how yoga therapy can fit in to public policy, public health and evidence based practice, and also learning how to talk convincingly to health care professionals about the benefits of yoga.
The Subtle Yoga RYT500 Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training Program offers you the opportunity to learn how to direct a transformational process with your students/clients. Our RYT200 Training provides you with the basics to teach safe, effective classes. This RYT500 training is an additional 300 hour training for those who want to understand how to work with groups or individuals with therapeutic needs. You may apply for this training if you have attended the Subtle Yoga RYT200 Training or another RYT200 training. This training is modeled on Yoga Alliance and the International Association of Yoga Therapy guidelines.
Please click here to download an application:
To ensure a space in the program, please apply as soon as possible, space is limited (application includes payment plan contract).
Why this program is unique
The Subtle Yoga RYT500 Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training Program is a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding of the ancient art-science of yoga. The values, principles, teaching techniques and knowledge base have been discerned from a critical analysis of the yoga tradition and frontier sciences. They constitute an integral whole and have a veracity that is essential in the field of health care.
The Subtle Yoga RYT500 Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training Program weaves the knowledge base of public and behavioral health and other professions into yoga philosophy and practice thereby creating a transdisciplinary and holistic health framework. This weaving involves learning from a continuum of vantage points – instinctual, intellectual, intuitional, and ultimately, inspirational – the knowing which comes from the compassionate openness and surrender of the heart.
This program is for anyone who has already completed 200 hours of yoga teacher training (Subtle Yoga Training or another) and wishes to pursue RYT500 status.
Course description and curriculum
In this time of uncertainty, it has become increasingly clear that the world needs yoga teachers who possess a deep self-knowledge and radiate a commitment to service. During this program you will unveil the depths of your spirit in order to authentically hold and transmit this ancient wisdom tradition and help your community learn to use yoga to better their lives.
The Subtle Yoga RYT500 Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training Program is also a co-creative project of scientific inquiry that posits and develops models of transformation for students/clients and for you personally. This project is the mapping of the journey towards “union” and it involves progressive integration of transformational learning from a continuum of vantage points – instinctual, intellectual, intuitional and devotional.
Subtle Yoga™ is registered with the Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga School (RYS) and upon completion you will be eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher at the RYT500 level.
- Introduction to Yoga Therapeutics
- Defining Yoga and Yoga therapy
- Yoga research
- Yoga Epistemology – ways of knowing about the therapeutic process
- Yoga Ontology – deconstructing Western and Eastern understandings of being
- Yoga-centered structure and process of personal transformation
- Introduction to meditation, chanting and principles of practice
- Yoga Physiology
- Effect of yoga on physiologic systems
- The unique role of the neuro-endocrine system and how yoga can balance and benefit the system
- How to conduct Yoga research
- Subtle Anatomy
- Subtle Anatomy
- The Chakra System
- Yoga psychology
- Yoga therapeutics
- Diagnostics and practical application
- Structural Conditions
- Yogic approaches to lower back, hip and leg issues
- Working with postures and pranayama
- Yogic approaches to neck, shoulder and upper back issues
- Working with postures and pranayamas
- Yoga to Ameliorate Conditions
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Heart Disease
- Palliative care and hospice
- Introduction to Ayurveda
- Ayurveda as it relates Yoga therapeutics
- Gunas, Doshas, Tattvas
- Diagnostics and practical application
- Boundaries and priorities
- The therapeutic relationship
- History, Texts and Traditional Yoga Therapy
- Traditional yogic approaches to detoxifying and wellness
- Yogic Dietary suggestions
- Kriyas and cleansing (sun bathing, mud packs, steam baths, etc.)
- Yoga history and relevant texts
- Prana: Using the Life Force to Heal
- Pranayama basics
- Healing Pranayamas
- Pranayama and asanas
- Yoga and Mental Health
- Restorative Yoga
- Yoga and Substance Abuse Treatment
- Substance use disorders
- Eating disorders
- Other addictive behaviors
- Mindfulness and Prevention
- Mindfulness strategies and practices
- Yoga as a prevention system
- Yoga as a public health strategy
- Prenatal yoga
- Kids yoga
- Yoga Ethics
- Ethics as a foundation for mental health and wellbeing
- Yoga ethics, inner peace and expansion into bhakti
- Devotion and human flourishing
- Considerations from Heart Math to “The Biology of Belief” and other science
- Heart centered meditation, kirtan and other practices
- Developing the Therapeutic Yoga Market
- Yoga Nidra
- Understanding the dynamics of the evolving yoga therapeutics market
- Your role in local market development
- Assessing the best business framework for achieving your personal career goals
- Research Project Presentations and Practicum
- Practicum presentations
- Research presentations
- Strategies for support and continuing the group process
Download the application for faculty, payment information and a required reading list:
Dates, times, and location
The Training will be held at:
Clear Spring Yoga
17 Market St
Chattanooga, TN 37405
|1. Nov. 15-17, 2013|
|2. Jan. 10-12, 2014|
|3. February 7-9|
|4. March 14-16|
|5. April 11-13|
|6. May 16-18|
|7. June 6-8|
|8. July 11-13|
|9. August 8-10|
|10. August 29-31|
|11. Sept. 26-28|
|12. Oct. 24-26|
|13. Nov. 14-16|
|14. Dec. 5-7|
|15. Jan 9-11, 2015|
To facilitate a successful group process, a maximum of 18 students will be accepted into the program. Therefore you are advised to register as early as possible.
Founder – Kristine Kaoverii Weber, MA, eRYT500 took her first yoga course from her sixth grade hippy social studies teacher in Pennsylvania and has been hooked since. She began sharing yoga with others in 1995 and training yoga teachers in 2003. Kaoverii presents workshops and trainings to yoga practitioners and healthcare professionals across the United States and Canada.Kaoverii has trained extensively in a wide variety of yoga styles and in Chinese bodywork and homeopathy. She is the co-director of Sarva Health, LLC, which provides holistic yoga based trainings, education and services to enhance community health infrastructure. She is deeply committed to the adoption of yoga as a strategy for public health and believes that the future of healthcare is integrative, with patient-centered care focusing on healing the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – in the context of community.Her book, Healing Self Massage, Sterling (2005) is a great complement to yoga practice and offers help for a variety of ailments including stress, neck and back pain, insomnia and anxiety. She has also published articles for the International Association of Yoga Therapist’s journal, Yoga Therapy in Practice as well as various health related publications, and has been featured in Redbook, BodySense, Women’s World, and Natural Health magazine and Lifetime TV’s on-line magazine. She is also teaches for www.yogaUonline.com and www.yogateachertelesummit.com.
Letters from our grads
“This program is a journey that opens the heart and empowers the spirit, appealing to our highest good. My understanding of myself has deepened and my sensibilities of what it means to be human on this planet at this time in history have taken on new perspectives. I have felt so inspired by the joy, wisdom, love and integrity Kaoverii has brought to this program, and my hope is to share yoga’s many benefits with others in the same compassionate, wise, fearless manner.”
“…what really sets the Subtle Yoga program apart is the people. Kaoverii Weber and Sam Noto are the lifeblood of the Subtle Yoga program; they bring with them many years of experience and hearts big enough to always fill the room with love. They have laid out the program in such a way that it was never overwhelming and yet as each weekend drew to a close I would suddenly realize how much of their knowledge was transferred in our seemingly short time together. They were always available to meet with each of us to work through any difficulties that arose with the material or our lives. They truly and deeply care for their students. As I mentioned the people made the difference and that did not stop with the program directors. The students drawn to this program are as great a group of people as you could find anywhere. I loved the way that Kaoverii and Sam used graduates from last year’s program throughout the training which benefited them giving extra opportunities to expand their skills and benefited us as role models of what we would become. I must also mention that my fellow students were also my teachers as I was able to learn much from the varied backgrounds and ideas they brought to our group. In the end, we left as members of a family, a spiritual family, a sanga, if you will.
If you are reading this you may be seeking a program that will offer you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others; I can say with all certainty you have found a home. I hope to see you soon.”
Tuition and payment
|Early Payment||$3,295||October 1, 2013|
|Full Payment||$3,595||November 15, 2013|
|Payment Plans||$3,595 plus fees||Deposit due November 1, 2013|
*Please note that your space in the program is secured by your deposit.
Deposit: $300 due at the time of registration for all applicants. Applied to your tuition or refunded if the program is full or eligibility requirements are unmet.
Payment Plan: We have several payment plan options, please see below.
Scholarships: We offer three $500 income-based scholarships for applicants who have financial limitations. You will be required to contribute $3,095. No discounts are given in this case. Please submit a 1-2 page essay with your application. Decisions will be made on or before October 1, 2013.
Tuition Plans: We offer two excellent tuition plans with minimal fees (see application). We are committed to making the program work for those who are sincerely interested in participating.
Contract: Please submit your deposit with your application to hold your spot. You can pay by cash, check or credit card. Regardless of how you pay for the program, you are still required to fill out and sign the “Payment Contract” part of the application. After we receive your application, you will be contacted for a phone interview.
Missed hours policy
Make-up class policy
If you miss:
Between 0-6 hours: Make up requirements are waived. You may miss up to 6 hours out of 270 contact hours from the entire course.
Between 6-18 hours: One 4 hour make-up class at the end of the program. Date and time to be announced. The fee is $75.
Between 18 and 40: Two 4 hour make-up classes at the end of the program. Date and time to be announced. The fee is $150.
More than 40 hours: Re-take the entire training. Please note that you must pay the full tuition to retake the training.
Requirements for certification
Please be sure that you can attend all sessions. You will be able to miss some hours and still graduate (see Requirements for Certification on the application). As in all Subtle Yoga Trainings, you will be asked to commit to a daily meditation and asana practice. There will also be reading, homework and a case study. There will be several opportunities for you to participate in a supervised clinic. It is important to consider the amount of time you have to dedicate to this program; the deeper the commitment the more you will learn and achieve.
To apply, please download an application here:
To ensure a space in the program, please apply as soon as possible, space is limited.
URGENT: IAYT Update
In order to be eligible for grand-parenting at a Yoga Therapist with IAYT you must begin a yoga therapy training program before December 31st, 2013.
Those who miss the Dec 31, 2013 deadline for grand-parenting will be required to attend an advanced/upgrade program.