The famly of Buddha Yoga Schools offer RYT200 Yoga Teacher Training May - October, in 8 weekend sessions. The curriculum inspires candidates with knowledge of ancient yoga wisdom; physiology & fascia and skills to create engaging class plans in Hatha Yoga styles from gentle to energetic.
The online and in person format lets professionals, students and family caretakers fit Yoga Teacher Training & Certification into their busy lives - while enjoying a vacation in one of the world's top visitor cities. Certification programs can be structured for a " personal retreat option" to restore & renew inner peace and physical balance - without testing (nor credential). Other retreats, workshops, CEUs and excursions are available at our Santa Fe, New Mexico Yoga Institute.
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION ($1200 reduction in tuition)
HOW WE TEACH
Our philosophy is rooted in true ancient principles detailed in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. We study direct ancient teachings of traditional yoga asanas, pranayama, chakras, kundalini, bandhas, nāḍīs and mudrās. We believe the modern purpose of yoga is re-establishment and refinement of integrated physical, mental and spiritual well-being - at any age and experience level. From these foundations we train aspiring teachers to develop their inner guidance, body wisdom, asana fluency and understanding of the bio-mechanics of yoga poses, adapting them to a broad audience for wellness benefits. We practice kindness and respect toward students, we discourage a dogmatic or competitive attitude regarding achievement or ability.
Our goal is to create an enjoyable retreat environment and provide immersive, time-effective training enabling yoga teachers to graduate with confidence and the knowledge to provide insightful, safe, yoga classroom instruction to a broad range of potential students seeking the wellness benefits of yoga. To make the program affordable to everyone, tuition may subsidized through available scholarship.
Lead Instructor is an E-RYT 200 Teacher Trainer with over 40 years experience in yogic study, practice and teaching. Her lineage (and subsequently each graduating student's) is traced in 3 generations to Krishnamacharya the "father of yoga in America". She received Bodhisattva vows directly from the Dalai Lama and became dedicated to the enlightenment of all sentient beings. After her own painful experience of "yoga bullying", she formed the New Mexico Buddha Yoga School of Yogic Arts - dedicated to liberated teacher training.
Trainer Bill Dutweiler is a graduate of both the Buddha Yoga MASTERSyoga Teacher Training and the RYT 200 Yoga Teacher Training Program at the 250 hour level. He earned distinguishment from his graduating class and instructor for his achievement in technical knowledge which he shares with students as trainer in current RYT 200 YTT programs.
MARIANNE MOHR CREDENTIALS
CLASSIC YOGA TEACHING FOUNDATIONS
THE HATHA YOGA PRADIPIKA
Written in 1500 CE, it is the oldest surviving text on hatha yoga and details: asana (physical postures), pranayama (subtle energy control), chakras (centers of energy), kundalini (instinct), bandhas (muscle force), kriyas (techniques; manifestations of kundalini), shakti (sacred force), nadis (channels), and mudras (symbolic gestures).
"It is said that there areas many asanas as there are living species: 840,000. That means the muscles and joints can flex and rotate in several thousand ways. The Pradipika, however, describes only 15-16 asanas. Yogis were in constant contact with nature and they were searching for natural remedies to combat afflictions. In their search, they discovered hundreds of asanas to increase the life−giving force and restore it to its optimum level. Asanas are not just physical exercises: they have biochemical, physiological and spiritual effects. The cells of the body have their own intelligence and memory. Through practice of different asanas blood circulation is improved, the hormone system is balanced, the nervous system is stimulated, and toxins are eliminated, so that the cells, sinews and nerves are kept at their peak level. Physical, mental, and spiritual health and harmony are attained."
As "The Father of Modern Yoga," Krishnamacharya is regarded as one of the most influential yoga teachers of the 20th century and is credited with the revival of hatha yoga. Krishnamacharya held degrees in all the six Vedic darśanas, or Indian philosophies. He is considered the architect of vinyasa, the sense of combining breathing with movement. His students included Jois (Ashtanga), and Iyengar. Underlying all of Krishnamacharya’s teachings was the principle "Teach what is appropriate for an individual".
Paramahansa Yogananda founded Self-Realization Fellowship in 1920 to make available the universal teachings of Kriya Yoga, a sacred spiritual science originating millenniums ago in India. "We come to know our oneness with the Infinite Intelligence, Power, and Joy which gives life to all and which is the essence of our own Self." His meditative style of yoga influenced your primary teacher's early yoga study and practice.
MODERN YOGA TEACHING FOUNDATIONS
In 1972, David began learning Ashtanga Yoga from K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India, and became the first non-Indian to be taught the Ashtanga Yoga system of asanas and pranayama directly from Jois. He is your primary instructor's early teacher.
"... the best Yogi is not the one who is most flexible, but the one who is the most focused on what he or she is doing .. I have observed people "competing with their Yoga practice." I have also observed others who are discouraged in their practice because they feel this competition and worry that they will never be able to do their practice with the flexibility and skill of others more advanced in the series. My goal is to convey the idea that the greatest Yogi is the one who enjoys his or her Yoga practice the most, not the one who can achieve the ultimate pretzel position. It is my belief, that in your practice of this moving meditation, what is important, is within each of you. I believe that anyone who has the desire can do Ashtanga practice, perhaps with personal modifications, in a way that is pleasant."
RAY LONG MD ORTHOPEDIST BANDHA YOGA
Key poses and muscles activated through the ancient art of Yoga - from an orthopedic and anatomical perspective - influenced by Iyengar.
SADIE NARDINI E-RYT 500 CORE STRENGTH VINYASA
Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga's physical and energetic alignment principles, core postures & philosophies maximize asanas for more stretch and strength from each posture. Study and teaching practice of Deep Core Line muscle activation; outer body muscle meridians engagement; abdominal-strengthening poses and deep belly breathing. Focus on ‘core’ strength to release tension from the outer superficial body, and re-activate the inner body muscles to support the spine and joints from the inside out, instead of pressurizing them from the outside.
THOMAS W. MYERS
ANATOMY TRAINS - Myofascial Meridians for Movement Practioners
Holistic strategies to improve stability, coordination, and resolve long-standing compensations in postural and movement patterns to create lasting changes in body structure and movement through improved body regulation of biomechanics. Teach whole-body patterning in posture and function through yoga asana and improved fascial mobilitiy, pliability and connection.
DR KIRSTIE BENDER SEGARRA PhD, E-RYT 500
Myofascial Yoga, and Yoga with techniques to guide Fascial Stretch in asana and practices to engage and establish improved patterning along myofascial meridians. Fascia (elastic connective tissue that wraps most structures within the human body including muscle) and can become restricted due to injury, overuse, trauma, infectious agents, inactivity. These conditions may result in pain, muscle tension, diminished blood flow and reduced ability to recover. Myofascial release and stretch yoga aims to improve the whole body experience, deepen yoga practice and stimulate self-healing.