Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide 300 hr Teacher Training
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.
We’ll be hosting an Open House via Zoom for faculty to introduce themselves and present the training. There will be ample time for Q&A
When: May 22, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
You will learn:
Ashtanga Yoga Techniques and Practice
APAF Practice and Teaching Methodology
Equity, Consent, and Power Dynamics for Yoga Teachers
Yogic Models of Wellness as an Assessment tool
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
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.
|8-10 am||pranayama and asana practice|
|10 – 10:30 am||break|
|10:30 – 11:45am||What is Yoga? Defining Yoga theories, methods, and tools|
|11:45am – 12pm||break|
|12pm – 1 pm||Intro to yoga philosophy|
|2:30-3:45||sanskrit pronunciation, asana names and numbers|
|3:45 – 4pm||break|
|4-5:30pm||counting surya namaskar A – break out groups of 3-4. 1 counts, 1 or 2 practice, 1 holds space|
|8-10am||pranayama and asana practice|
|10 – 10:30am||break|
|10:30am – 1pm||counting surya namaskar B|
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