Yoga is a vast subject. No 200-hour or even 300-hour can contain the full scope of Yoga. It will take a lifetime of study to scratch the surface, and I think that’s incredibly exciting. At the same time, Yoga is very popular now, and the more popular something gets the more we tend to simplify the message, to make it more digestible and easily broadcast.
I love the popularity of Yoga, but I’m interested in preserving the depth of it as well. Until fairly recently, Yoga was transmitted directly from teacher to student. Within the past 150 years the ideas of Yoga have gone through a broad dissemination, and transformation. Now we have big group class formats, and there’s a trade off in how deeply we can explore with each student in that setting. Our teacher trainings may even be with a large group as well. When we lay a foundation of understanding in a 200hr training, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. But when we want to dive deeper, truly make a study of Yoga, I strongly feel we need to look back to the way Yoga has been taught for thousands of years.
This program is essentially an in-depth mentorship. It is highly individualized. We will meet to explore what aspects of the practice interest you. We’ll identify key areas you want to study, and set attainable but lofty goals. I will help design a curriculum that is adaptive to your learning style and your schedule. And we will continue to meet and work regularly to re-assess those goals and areas of interest. The beautiful thing about working under a mentorship like this is that you also have the opportunity to change your mind, follow your heart, let what you dig your hands into dictate where you go next.
What you get with this program is my 110% dedication to your growth, and fostering that any way it needs to take shape. And you will still be invited into the community of Yoga San Kalpa teachers. You’ll be welcome to sit in on 200-hour sessions for a refresher, and connect with the other 300-hour teachers as well.
You do not have to have a specific area of interest picked out ahead of time, but some common areas of development are:
· Teaching Technique (Sequencing, themes, voice)
· Anatomy and Biomechanics in Yoga
· The Psychology of Meditation and Mindfulness
· Yoga and Modern Medicine
· Creating a Successful Yoga Business
· Teaching to Specific Populations
· Yoga for Social Change
Not all of the hours will be in-person, and the amount of hours you do in-person will be worked out by both of us depending on your schedule and learning-style.
As this is a highly individualized program, I can only take on a handful of students at one time. If you are interested in pursuing this path, please email me for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org