Begins January 19, 2018
in Asheville, NC
Join us! Are you interested in learning to teach lots of different people, with different needs and abilities? We'll show you how! You will learn to teach safe, sustainable yoga classes and help your students reduce pain and stress, gain strength, flexibility, and resilience, and feel nurtured and cared for. Whether you are an experienced or aspiring yoga teacher, a health professional, therapist or educator looking to integrate yoga into your work, or simply someone who is looking for a framework for personal growth, the Subtle® Yoga approach to training will provide you with a unique structure in which to experience and learn to teach, great yoga.
Weekend Dates 2018
- January 19-21
- February 9-11
- March 16-18
- April 13-15
- May 18-20
- June 8-10
- July 13-15
- August 10-12
- September 14-16
- October 19-21
What We'll Cover:
Weekend 1 - January 19-21
- Intro to Program
- How to breathe in Asanas
- The Yoga System of Personal Transformation
- Intro to Meditation
Weekend 2 - February 9-11
- Intro to Sequencing
- Teaching Forward Bends and Axial Extensions
- Introduction to Langhana Principles
- History of Yoga
- Yoga Cosmology
- Sample Standard Subtle Yoga Class
Weekend 3 - March 16-18
- Introduction to Yoga Ethics
- Introduction to Brmhana Principles
- Teaching Extensions/Backbends
- Introduction to the Yoga Sutras Part 1
- Principles of Ayurveda
- Yoga Anatomy 1
Weekend 4 - April 13-15
- Exploring Meditation
- Intro to Samana Principles
- Intro to Assisting
- Theme-ing Classes
- Teaching Restorative Yoga
- Teaching Forward bends and Back bends
Weekend 5 - May 18-20
- Exploring Brmhana and Langhana principles
- Ethics of Teaching Yoga
- Teaching Trauma-informed yoga
- Teaching Lateral bends
Weekend 6 - June 8-10
- An Intro to Subtle Anatomy
- Chakra informed practices
- Business of Yoga
- Group Seva Project
Weekend 7 – July 13-15
- Anatomy 2 and 3
- Teaching Balance Poses
- Teaching Surya Namaskar and Vinyasa
- Lower Back Care Class
Weekend 8 - August 10-12
- Anatomy 4-5
- Introduction to Yoga Therapeutics
- Teaching Chair Classes
- The Bhagavad Gita
- Subtle Art of Teaching
Weekend 9 - September 14-16
- Teaching Twists and Inversions
- Pose review
- Preparation for final practicum
Weekend 10 - October 19-21
- Final project presentations
- Practicum presentations
Tuition, Refunds, and Cancellations:
$2,245-Early Bird ($500 +$1745 before December 15, 2017)
$2,495-Price in Full ($500 + $1995 after December 15, 2017 and before January 19, 2018)
To participate in payment plan: In order to participate in the payment plan, you must have an authorized credit card on file with us which you have authorized to debit your card for a monthly payment at the first of each month for the entire length of the payment plan, or you may make automated payments through PayPal. Monthly payment are made on a case-by-case basis. A $500 deposit is necessary to start the plan. We do charge an additional admin fee of $150 for your plan as well as a 3% credit card fee. If there are any changes to the credit card we have on file for you, it will be your responsibility to notify us of those changes. If you choose to do a payment plan, you will also be required to submit your social security number.
Please contact Stacey MacDonough: [email protected] more information about payment plans.
The Subtle® Yoga Training and Personal Transformation Program is a unique opportunity for sustained immersion in the ancient art-science of yoga which will lead you to a deeper awareness of yourself and your world. You will gain the ability to teach safe, effective yoga classes which offer students the experience of the tremendously expansive power of yoga.
Whether you are an experienced or aspiring yoga teacher, a health professional, therapist or educator looking to integrate yoga into your work, or simply looking for a framework for personal growth, the Subtle® Yoga approach to training will provide you with a unique structure in which to experience the vast benefits of yoga.
Yoga is for everyone and anyone can benefit from it. You do not need to be an athlete or a dancer to do, teach or enjoy yoga. Yoga is a complete human potential technology integrating yoga postures and meditation with lifestyle suggestions and practices for emotional healing and spiritual expansion. Because it is a preventative practice which integrates spirituality and health, yoga has become widely practiced and utilized – the need for qualified instructors is expanding rapidly.
In the diverse field of yoga training and education, Subtle® Yoga is situated between less accessible but important systems such as Viniyoga, and human service programs that have been identified as needing enhancement through more holistic approaches.
The Subtle® Yoga system is distinguished by:
- A unique conceptual framework
- Explicit values and principles
- A community development approach
- A public health orientation
- An on-going reference to research and new knowledge development
- A continuous Quality Improvement process
Traditionally, revered yoga instructors were those who taught by example – their lives were an embodiment of the principles of yoga – wisdom, clarity, intuition, serenity, courage and a commitment to service. They often worked individually with students. They came from all walks of life and careers. The Subtle® Yoga Training and Personal Transformation Program offers you the opportunity to become this kind of teacher, formally or informally – to exemplify and to learn to share yoga with others from the deepest part of your being. The program will help you balance knowing and being, balance external and internal learning, and develop an explicit understanding of a learning process which you can use for the rest of your life.
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.
REGISTRATION WITH YOGA ALLIANCE
This program fulfills the Yoga Alliance standards for becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) at the 200 hour level. This is the basic level of training required by Yoga Alliance and garners an RYT200 qualification. Many employers are now requiring yoga instructors to meet this standard.
This program is incredibly beneficial and I feel I can flourish with its knowledge. I now have a comprehensive understanding of both the subtle and physical ways that yoga therapy works holistically. I am deeply grateful.
I loved all the different aspects of yoga that were covered. I felt that this program really went in depth in areas that were not covered in my basic trainings – specifically the chakra weekend, the philosophy and theories, ayurveda, special conditions and mental health – I loved all the information on addiction, mental health and public health.
I am very comfortable with what I have to offer -- whether in a class setting or working with individuals. While I will continue to deepen my understanding and my education,knowledge, I am more confident that the ways in which I do what I do will help heal those who are interested.
Over the time spent in the classroom environment, in homework, personal practice, or teaching students, I have become more physically fit, and also more mentally fit. I have also learned that my prior yoga experience since 1998 was solely focused on the asana aspect of Yoga, with very little attention to or even knowledge of the larger body that is Yoga. My own knowledge of the broader aspects of Yoga has grown considerably. I now understand that Mind/Body connections can be strengthened, or built with the more subtle parts of Yoga, in particular, meditation and visualization.
Overall, I am a very body-oriented teacher. I geek out on anatomy and physiology, and so I love to help people find the version of the physical pose that works best for them. But now I can do this with so much more knowledge than just some anatomy. And I honestly feel like they leave feeling more confident than when they arrived. It's like the trust in their own bodies grows, and I can see it happening, and they come to me and are so excited to tell me how they've taken their practice off the mat and into the garden, or the grocery store. This part makes me so incredibly happy. Hearing a student tell me that they are less afraid, less timid, more confident, more trusting in themselves - that's the part that keeps me teaching and wanting to learn.
The way I see yoga, as a lifestyle, has been transformative. The changes I have made as a result of what I have learned through SY have been subtle (no pun intended) and cumulative over time. This means the changes are lasting. Ayurvedic concepts have helped me understand my physical and energetic needs and expressions in a way that made me a truer expert on myself. When you own that kind of personal knowledge you can facilitate others’ quest for the same understanding of self.