Apprenticeship and Courses

Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide is offering a series of courses that give a rare, in-depth opportunity to refine your practice and skills as a student and teacher.  In order to truly integrate the experience it will take place over the course of a full year of study with two breaks from the classroom for self study.   We offer options for different students with varying levels of experience and interest.  We will determine the start date and schedule for meetings once all applications have been accepted.  The program will begin in the beginning of December.

 


Apprenticeship Program

The program is built upon daily practice and time spent assisting in the classroom.  Additionally, you will have reading and writing assignments and discussions, workshop sessions to work on teaching skills in a workshop format, and mentoring sessions.  As with a traditional apprenticeship, the curriculum will be adjusted as necessary to meet the individual needs of each student.   This program is best suited for those who have completed a 200 hr training or have some teaching experience and want to refine their skills and understanding of the practice and theory of the Ashtanga Yoga method.  This program accepts a maximum of 4 apprentices to help assure adequate attention to each apprentices development.

 

Requirements:

2 years of Ashtanga yoga practice

Proficiency in primary series

Preference for people with teaching experience

Must complete application and interview

The apprenticeship program curriculum will consist of the following:

 

Weekly meetings on teaching theory, assists, practicum, and/or philosophy

Ashtanga Therapeutics (tailoring the sequence for specific conditions)

Chanting

Breathwork

Assisting in the classroom 3x/week

Apprentice clinic

Working with beginners/Teaching intro courses

Periodic teaching skills assessments

1 weekend intensive

1 week long intensive

Homework

Mentor meetings

Anatomy (online)

Practice membership included and daily practice requirement

Cost

$4800 paid in full by start of apprenticeship

2 payments of $2500 each ($5000) 2nd payment due Mar 1st

3 payments of $1750 each ($5250) 2nd payment due Mar 1st, 3rd payment due Jun 1st.

Maximum of 4 students accepted

cost does not include text books

Required texts

“A Student’s Guide to the History and Philosophy of Yoga” – Peter Connolly

“Upanishads” – Eknath Easwaran
“Bhagavad Gita” – Eknath Easwaran
“Yoga Sutras” – Edwin Bryant

 


Ashtanga University 

A special course for Ashtanga practitioners who are interested in deepening their knowledge of practical skills and theory.  You will work in the classroom with the apprentices.  A maximum of 10 students, including apprentices will be accepted into this program.  Maximum of 10 students accepted (including apprentices)

 

 

 

The Ashtanga University course curriculum will consist of the following:

Weekly meetings on teaching theory, assists, practicum, and/or philosophy

Ashtanga Therapeutics (tailoring the sequence for specific conditions)

Chanting

Breathwork

Working with beginners

1 weekend intensives

1 weeklong intensive

Homework

Anatomy (online)

Practice membership included

 

Cost

$3000 paid in full by start of course

2 payments of $1600 each ($3200) 2nd payment due Mar 1st

3 payments of $1125 each ($3375) 2nd payment due Mar 1st, 3rd payment due Jun 1st

cost does not include text books

Required texts

“A Student’s Guide to the History and Philosophy of Yoga” – Peter Connolly

“Upanishads” – Eknath Easwaran
“Bhagavad Gita” – Eknath Easwaran
“Yoga Sutras” – Edwin Bryant

Click HERE to submit your application


Philosophy Course

This course will follow the development of Yogic thought through the ages with a special emphasis on how it informs Yoga as practice in a modern context.  This course will help you contemplate and evaluate your relationship to your practice, and the context and theories from which practice arises.   We will be attempting to discover our own biases as well as the cultural and historical biases implicit in Yoga theory.  This course is for students interested in a critical review of the history and literature associated with modern yoga practice.

Cost

 

$750 paid in full by start of course

2 payments of $400 ($800) 2nd payment due Mar 1st

cost does not include text books

Required texts

“A Student’s Guide to the History and Philosophy of Yoga” – Peter Connolly

“Upanishads” – Eknath Easwaran
“Bhagavad Gita” – Eknath Easwaran
“Yoga Sutras” – Edwin Bryant

Maximum of 10 students accepted (including apprentices and Ashtanga University)

This course requires in depth reading, lecture and discussion, critical thinking, writing assignments.  Class participation in discussions is strongly encouraged.

Click HERE to submit your application