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Carrboro, NC, USA

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About Veda Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

This course is a deep investigation into yoga and the Self. Along the way you will learn the necessary tools for teaching or deepening your ability to lead a yoga asana class that is aligned with your personality, intentions and the ancient philosophical and fundamental...

This course is a deep investigation into yoga and the Self. Along the way you will learn the necessary tools for teaching or deepening your ability to lead a yoga asana class that is aligned with your personality, intentions and the ancient philosophical and fundamental teachings of yoga. One of the main components to the 200 and 300 hour course is to help you to develop a daily practice of yoga, which for many of us means a home practice. You will be asked to practice yoga (non-obsessively) with body and breath for at least 7 minutes every day. You will also learn yoga philosophy from the traditional texts: Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, The Upanishads, The Bhagavad Gita, and more. The intention is to help you find YOUR yoga so that you can access it easily and teach it authentically.

First Registered December 2010

300 Hour Details

300 Hour

May 08 - Apr 03, 2016
Veda Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training at HoYS

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Educational Categories

Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP)

This material shall foster an enhanced understanding and experience as compared to the content of your school's RYS 200 or foundational Techniques, Training and Practice sessions. Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to: asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours must be a mix between: 1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques and 2) guided practice of the techniques themselves. Both areas must receive substantial emphasis.

Teaching Methodology (TM)

Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to: Communication skills such as group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries; How to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations, to the degree possible in a group setting; Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting; Teaching styles; Qualities of a teacher; The student learning process; Business aspects of teaching yoga (including marketing and legal).

Anatomy & Physiology (AP)

Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to: human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and may also include energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.).

Yoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)

Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to: Further and deeper study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts (such as the Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika or Bhagavad Gita) than what was included in your school's RYS 200 syllabus content; Yoga lifestyle, such as the precept of non-violence (ahimsa), and the concepts of dharma and karma; Ethics for yoga teachers, such as those involving teacher – student relationships and community; Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others through yoga (seva).

Practicum

Topics in this category include: Practice teaching (does not include assisting, observing or giving feedback); Receiving and giving feedback; Observing others teaching; Assisting students while someone else is teaching.

TitleEducational CategoryContact HoursContact Hours With Lead TrainerNon-Contact Hours 
Sanskrit with ManoramaTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)4.000.000.00

Sanskrit with Manorama

Start of with a bang by getting to learn from world famous Sanskrit scholar Manorama D'Alvia. We'll dive into the Sanskrit alphabet, how to pronounce the sounds, and hear stories that will likely change your perception of the world forever!
Introduce the Course, Texts, and LineagesTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)2.002.000.00

Introduce the Course, Texts, and Lineages

The course will be introduced, along with the texts and lineages we are studying from. We'll begin to learn each other as well as we each dive deep into our aspirations and intentions for taking this course.
Asanas - Patanjali SutrasTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.501.500.00

Asanas - Patanjali Sutras

A movement and meditation class that will incorporate a teaching from Patanjali's Sutras. Focus will be on Ch. 1 Sutras 2-4.
Patanajli Yoga SutrasYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)2.002.000.00

Patanajli Yoga Sutras

An exploration into the practical and theoretical aspects of this text. Focus on sutras 5-12; vritti's, abhyasa and vairagya.
Sanskrit with Manorama Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP)4.000.000.00

Sanskrit with Manorama

Start of with a bang by getting to learn from world famous Sanskrit scholar Manorama D'Alvia. We'll dive into the Sanskrit alphabet, how to pronounce the sounds, and hear stories that will likely change your perception of the world forever!
Hatha Yoga Pradipika IntroYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.501.500.00

Hatha Yoga Pradipika Intro

An exploration into the practical and theoretical aspects of this text. We'll start from the beginning of the text and move our way through to the end.
Bhagavad Gita IntroYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.501.500.00

Bhagavad Gita Intro

Setting the stage for the story. We'll go back to the Mahabharata (the large epic from which the Bhagavad Gita is a chapter from) and the lead up to where the story of the Bhagavad Gita begins.
Asana - Krishnamacharya's Six PrinciplesTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.251.250.00

Asana - Krishnamacharya's Six Principles

We'll learn the six principles of yoga given by the Grandfather of Yoga in the West himself, Krishnamacharya. Krishnamacharya was the teacher of both Pattabhi Jois and B.K.S. Iyengar, so most derivatives of asana that we know in the west come directly from this brilliant man and Source scholar.
Non-Violent CommunicationTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)4.750.000.00

Non-Violent Communication

We'll elarn the basics of a technique called Non-Violent Communication developed by Marshall Rosenberg. These skills are invaluable for your ability to communicate with students.
Vedanta IntroYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.751.750.00

Vedanta Intro

An introduction to Vedanta. Terms discussed will be jiva, avidya, atman and many others to help us begin to understand this philosophy.
Asana - Who Am ITechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.251.250.00

Asana - Who Am I

Through movement and meditation we'll investigate the big question in Vedanta, who am I? This experiential class will move us into the vedantic meditation practice of neti neti.
KirtanTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.001.000.00

Kirtan

Deepening our exploration of opening the heart by way of opening the voice. We'll incorporate Sanskrit pronunciation principles and focus on Om trayambakam and sarve bhavantu.
The UpanishadsYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.001.000.00

The Upanishads

Jumping right into the teachings of the Upanishads. Ancient wisdom that supports our busy and complicated lives generally rests as refreshing and inspiring. We'll focus on Isha, Mandukya, and the Om cycle.
Pranayama and MeditationTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.001.000.00

Pranayama and Meditation

We'll practice ujjai with bandhas and learn nadi shodhana. Retention will be emphasized. Meditation will focus on awareness of the breath.
Asana - Patanjali SutrasTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.501.500.00

Asana - Patanjali Sutras

Through movement we'll explore some teachings from the sutras. Focusing on a deeper look at abhyasa and vairagya.
Patanjali SutrasYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)2.002.000.00

Patanjali Sutras

Continuing our discussion of the sutras. Focusing on samadhi and ishwara.
Nada Yoga & Satsang with K. SridharTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)5.500.000.00

Nada Yoga & Satsang with K. Sridhar

An afternoon with world famous sarod player K. Sridhar. Sridhar learned yoga in the traditional way, in a cave in the Himalayas for 12 years! He will teach us about Nada yoga, the yoga of sound vibration.
Bhagavad GitaYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.501.500.00

Bhagavad Gita

Focus on Arjuna's Grief and The Way of Reality. Questions and discussion around the more relevant verses from chapters 1 and 2.
Asana - Hatha Yoga Pradipika Secret TeachingsTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.251.250.00

Asana - Hatha Yoga Pradipika Secret Teachings

Through movement we'll dive into some secret teachings from the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Secret in that they are extremely practical and relevant teachings that seem to get skimmed by and go unnoticed.
Hatha Yoga Pradipika Yoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)2.002.000.00

Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Jumping right into the text. We'll go into the shiva/shakti principle.
Harmonium 101Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.501.500.00

Harmonium 101

Learn the basics of how to play the harmonium. You'll learn how to lead an Om and possibly a chant or two as well.
Power of MythYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.251.250.00

Power of Myth

An introduction to the work of Joseph Campbell and his insight around ancient Hindu Mythology. We'll reference other mythologies as well so that our understanding goes deep in the subconcious of culture in general.
Vedanta with Prem SadasivanandaYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.750.000.00

Vedanta with Prem Sadasivananda

Prem Sadasivananda spent 26 years as a monk in the Sivananda Yoga Organization. He will deepen our understanding and enlighten us on topics not widely discussed in yoga teacher trainings. A rare opportunity!
Asana - Hatha Yoga PradipikaTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.251.250.00

Asana - Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Through movement we'll investigate the concept of udara vritti. We'll also chant some peace chants for love and freedom for all.
Satsang with PremYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)2.000.000.00

Satsang with Prem

Prem will tell us about his journey as a monk and be available for questions. He'll also teach about keeping a spiritual diary.
Asana - Hatha Yoga PradipikaTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.501.500.00

Asana - Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Through movement and meditation we'll go into what the Hatha Yoga Pradipika has to say about authenticity. We'll also do some practices given to cultivate more ease with reality as it's given.
Alchemy of Spiritual LifeYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)2.000.000.00

Alchemy of Spiritual Life

Prem will talk about how to develop intimacy with our weaknesses and limitations so that we might actually have them on board as ally's. This transformation of consciousness is deeply embedded in Vedanta.
Anatomy and PhysiologyAnatomy & Physiology (AP)4.000.000.00

Anatomy and Physiology

Asana based study of bones, muscles, connective tissue, alignment, injury, movement and pathology. The Self Study A&P project will also be discussed.
Nature of IllusionYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.500.000.00

Nature of Illusion

A Vedanta lecture with Prem Sadasivananda. Prem will teach us what Vedanta has to say about illusion and reality. He'll use the story of the snake and the rope.
Bhagavad Gita and MythYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)2.002.000.00

Bhagavad Gita and Myth

Focusing on Chapters 3 and 4 of the Gita to dive into some journalling about how dharma and the paths of action and knowledge. How to let go of doubt and when to restrain the senses will be part of our discussion.
Asana - Katha UpanishadTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.251.250.00

Asana - Katha Upanishad

Through movement and meditation the story of the Katha will be told, and hidden teachings will be revealed. A special Savasana will include chanting from the text.
VedantaYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.751.750.00

Vedanta

Continuing our study of the bhoomikas. We'll also go into the 4 Vedas, 4 parts of the Vedas, and 4 Ashramas.
Asana - Four GoalsTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.251.250.00

Asana - Four Goals

Vedanta gives us four goals for human life. Through movement and meditation we'll reflect and contemplate on where we are and what is most important to us.
KirtanTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.001.000.00

Kirtan

Continuing our exploration of opening the heart by way of opening the voice. Focus on soham and the Devi mantras and chants.
The UpanishadsYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.001.000.00

The Upanishads

Through part lecture and part meditation we'll explore the essence of the Upanishads. Focusing on Brihadaranyaka and Prashna.
Pranayama and MeditationTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.001.000.00

Pranayama and Meditation

Practicing ujjai with bandha and nadi shodhana with retention. Meditation focus will be on the Chakras.
Asana - Patanjali SutrasTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.501.500.00

Asana - Patanjali Sutras

Through movement we'll investigate what Patanjali has to say about how to calm the mind. In particular we'll focus on the four locks and the four keys.
Patanjali SutrasYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)2.002.000.00

Patanjali Sutras

We'll continue our in depth look at Patanjali's sutras from the perspective of Veda Vyasa. This talk will be theoretical and will explain the different levels of samadhi.
Anatomy and PhysiologyAnatomy & Physiology (AP)3.000.000.00

Anatomy and Physiology

We'll learn about the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. We'll also learn extremely valuable information about the autonomic nervous system and how it relates to our yoga practice.
Introduction to Assisting Asana and Vinyasa KramaTeaching Methodology (TM)1.001.000.00

Introduction to Assisting Asana and Vinyasa Krama

We'll discuss the principles of both and talk about some important intentions around touch. You'll also receive a specific sequence assignment to begin working on.
Assisting PracticumTeaching Methodology (TM)2.002.000.00

Assisting Practicum

Volunteers will come so that we can practice the art of assisting asana as Allison teaches the specific assists. We'll focus on assisting standing poses and the sun salutation.
Bhagavad GitaYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.501.500.00

Bhagavad Gita

Focusing on renunciation and meditation in Chapetrs 5 and 6. We'll go into what Krishna says about the 3rd eye and the heart center, and also connect with his emphasis on surrendering the fruit of actions.

 

 

 

First Registered December 2010

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Jun 23, 2018

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E-RYT® 200

Katie Breen

RYT® 200

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RYT® 200

Ginger Clark

RYT® 200

Rosalind Schwartz

RYT® 500

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