Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide 300 hr Teacher Training

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This 300 hr training will guide you in deepening your practice and teaching skills. It is geared towards experienced practitioners and yoga professionals and has an eye towards standards that support the forward growth of yoga as a profession. The training focuses on a student centered approach to Ashtanga Yoga.  As a teacher trainee you can expect a depth of experience that will give you confidence to pursue a specialization in ashtanga yoga.

You will learn:

Ashtanga Yoga Techniques and Practice

Pranayama

Chanting

Somatic Movement

APAF Practice and Teaching Methodology

Equity, Consent, and Power Dynamics for Yoga Teachers

Yogic Models of Wellness as an Assessment tool

Ayurveda

Yoga subtle Anatomy

Foundational Yoga Cikitsa

Understanding asana through Physiology and Biomechanics

The Practitioners Guide to the History of Yoga Philosophy

Yoganatomy 300 hr Anatomy of Yoga Course

This training will also have a significant focus on yoga philosophy. We will present a historical and cultural survey of the development of yogic thought and practice through various ages. By showing a clear evolution of yoga, we intend to ground teachers in tradition while empowering them to innovate and support the future growth of yoga.

The Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide 300 hr Teacher Training is:

Compatible with the Amāyu learning pathway “Experienced Practitioners Course”

Application for Yoga Alliance 300 hr certification is currently pending

Find out more about Amāyu Yoga


The course runs for 8 months and will include 16 weekends of live meetings  in a hybrid online/in-person format.  (All sessions will be available online for those who can’t be physically present) plus approx 3 hours of video to watch in your own time to prepare for the online meetings. The first weekend meeting will be June 12/13, 2021 and meet on alternating weekends. The weekend Live online meetings will be recorded for those who can’t attend live. You will have access to your very own course dashboard to track your progress and access all course materials.

The cost of the program is $3700.

Early Bird registration before 5/15/21 is $3500

After you submit your application, you will be contacted to set up a phone interview. When you are accepted into the program a $500 dollar deposit will hold your spot. The full amount is due in order to begin your course work.

The application process will favor those who plan to become yoga professionals and there will be writing assignements and competency assessments throughout the training process.


Sample Schedule:

Saturday
8-10 am pranayama and asana practice 
10 – 10:30 ambreak
10:30 – 11:45amWhat is Yoga? Defining Yoga theories, methods, and tools 
11:45am – 12pmbreak
12pm – 1 pmIntro to yoga philosophy 
1-2:30pmlunch
2:30-3:45sanskrit pronunciation, asana names and numbers 
3:45 – 4pmbreak
4-5:30pm counting surya namaskar A – break out groups of 3-4.  1 counts, 1 or 2 practice, 1 holds space 
Sunday
8-10ampranayama and asana practice 
10 – 10:30am break
10:30am – 1pmcounting surya namaskar B

Faculty:

Trainees will be provided support from teachers who are knowledgeable and recognized for their expertise. All trainees can expect support from staff in meeting the course requirements. We will also provide forums for peer to peer support.

The lead trainer is Greg Nardi, 500 E-RYT who spent 23 years specializing in the Ashtanga yoga system and spent more than 15 years studying annually in Mysore, India. He was formerly an authorized level 2 teacher at the KPJAYI, but resigned his authorization to work with Amāyu on developing a practitioner centered approach to teaching asthanga yoga. The approach of this training is grounded in the traditional system of ashtanga yoga, but introduces a new teaching methodology that centers on the student experience. It is a departure from traditional pedagogy while still aligning with the techniques of the ashtanga vinyasa system.

Helen McCabe, Somatic Movement Specialist

Anisha Durve, Ayurveda specialist

Kim Colletti, E-RYT 500, Asana technique and fitness specialist

Wambui Njuguna, BIPOC Wellness Advocate

Shanna Small, E-RYT 200, YACEP Yoga and Restorative Justice specialist

Nzingah Oniwosan, Nutrition and Lifestyle Specialist

Amanda Palermo, E-RYT 200 and co-owner of Grassroots Yoga, Pranayama specialist

Elaine Gallagher, E-RYT 500, YACEP, Teaching Methodology and Leadership specialist