1280 Centaur Village Dr. #7 | Lafayette, CO
These 4 incredible immersions make up 180 hours of our Core Curriculum towards obtaining your 500 hour Yoga Certification.
Each of these modules will gather Thursday – Monday 8:30a-5:30p.
In this advanced training, we are asked to look at what the true force is in our authentic practice of yoga as a life path, and how does it propel us to listen, learn and share from the heart and soul? Our time together will pivot around a central question; What’s My WHY?
We will step out of our comfort zones to gain a clear knowing of our personal message and how we will translate that into a truthful and viable dharma as a spiritual being and a yoga teacher.
We will explore advanced practices and techniques, well beyond the 200 level, which speak to the WHOLE being; physical, energetic, mental-emotional, intuitive and soul.
Our training will help us to expand our offerings beyond studio group classes, so we may best meet the needs of our students today and reflect the infinite possibility of co-creating a more peaceful, inclusive, and harmonized world for all.
Guest teachers include Dawn Thie, Jafar Alexander, Asha Wolf & Janine D’anniballe.
Additional Required Hours:
12 hours Online Philosophy Gatherings with Jafar Alexander & Sherry Sidoti, first Mondays of the month 5:30-7:30 MST 2/3, 3/2, 5/4, 6/1, 8/3, 9/7
10 hours Mentor Apprenticeship. Work one on one with a senior teacher. This time might include hours assisting the teacher in preparation for classes/workshops, outreach programs, assisting public classes and mentor meetings to support your growth. It is uniquely designed based on your goals.
Sherry is a true learner and sharer, a leader and a mirror into fearlessness, moving people to move- out of their comfort zones and into the fire for healing. She does so with the heart of a warrior, and the touch of the mother.
Her vision is to provide a warm and welcoming environment for the ancient teachings of yoga to find us in our everyday lives, to support a stronger and inclusive community, where we learn to honor and heal ourselves and our beautiful natural world around us.
Sherry believes that within each of us lives a fierce and compassionate warrior of the heart, with great purpose for being here on earth; that each of us wants to do more than just simply exist in the day to day. She trusts our human capacity to heal, sharing that well-being is for everyone to experience in this time of Now. She helps us realize this by exercising the yoga teachings within our physical, mental, emotional, intuitive and spiritual bodies in every practice.
Sherry weaves in the spirit, magic, context and integrity of the yoga teachings and the practice of self-awareness for self-actualization without taking it all too seriously. Each practice is a celebration of life itself.
Sherry is the lead teacher and director of FLY Yoga School on Martha’s Vineyard, a 200 hour YTT Program, and FLY Outreach, a non-profit offering Yoga and Meditation for Addiction Recovery, Pain Management & in Dukes County House of Corrections. She has been teaching since 2002 and has over 2500 hours of training in Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Atma Holistic, Svaroopa, Trauma, Forrest, Philosophy, Somatic Anatomy, Mayan Mysticism, PreNatal and PostNatal yoga. She is a certified Labor Doula with DONA international and a certified Recovery Coach with CCAR Recovery Coach Academy. She was the 2017 recipient of Yoga Alliance’s 2017 Advanced Yoga Scholarship, as well as serving on the Teacher Trainers Committee of their Standards Review Project since 2018.
She lives on Marthas Vineyard with her greatest teacher, her son Miles Asher, who illuminates her path with sensitivity, humor, and perspective. sherrysidoti.com
Scheduled Electives To Meet Your CEU Requirements:
200 hr Yoga Alliance accredited certification, 40+ teaching hours, a willingness to go deep and a devotion to your life’s practice. Must have read the following books before training begins: 1. The Bhagavad Gita, 2nd Edition by Eknath Easwaran. 2. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchitdananda
*A minimum of 12 students required to hold the training, max of 18.
Are there books to purchase that we will study during this training?
Light on Pranayama by BKS Iyengar
The Upanishads: A New Translation by Vernon Katz and Thomas Egenes.
Additional books may be added.
Can I attend 1 of the modules without committing to the entire training?
Yes, each module will be available on its’ own for 45 hours of Continuing Education for $699.
What if I cannot make one of the modules?
We understand that you may have other engagements that conflict with a module or 2. You are welcome to still register for the Advanced YTT and make up the modules you missed in 2021.
We do find a sweetness in diving deep with one group and witnessing one anothers’ gifts unfold. So if possible, we encourage you to attend all 4 modules in the same year.
How long will it take to complete the training?
Depending upon how much time you have to work on your hours and projects, the full certification can take you anywhere from 10 months to 24 months.
68 hours of emphasis electives are needed to fulfill a 300 hr training to obtain your RYT 500. (Electives are offered 1-3x/year and each hour is approximately $9-$20 per hour depending on the training offered) 10% off elective weekends for all YTT’s!
*You may potentially include qualified electives taken within 8 months prior to the training, and up to 30 hours. Please submit hours for approval.
A more in-depth look at what each Immersion will cover:
Each Immersion will incorporate group practice, self-practice and practice teaching that will all embody layering: asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, mudra, bandhas & dharma/philosophy, Pancha Maya, “taking the seat of the teacher” etc…
Winter Grounding: What are the essentials?
w/ Guest Teacher, Asha Wolf DPT, CMA, E-RYT
Lets start with where we are. What is our foundational understanding of yoga, how are we currently sharing it, and what are we missing? Can we zoom out and refocus our dharma so it includes an honest and holistic representation of the sacred science of yoga? Let’s share and learn from one another’s experiences thus far and together feel into where each of us has the potential to grow. Emphasis on Hatha (poses & breath work) and Raja (meditation) yoga.
Spring Growing; What we are creating
w/ Guest Teacher, Jafar Alexander ERYT 500, IAYT
Every beautiful flower in the garden starts with a seed. That seed germinates, sprouts and blossoms when nourished by fertile soil, warmth of the sun, and plenty of water. Each flower with its own shape, scent and color is a meaningful contribution to the collective garden. Through the focus of Bhakti yoga, or the yoga of devotion, lets plant the seed of our spiritual hearts in the soil of our shared practice, water it with yogic wisdom and watch it grow into our unique sharing with the world.
Summer Maturing: What we are mastering?
w/ Guest Teacher, Dr. Janine D’Anniballe E-RYT
Right attitude. Right motive. Do your duty. Do your best. Surrender attachment to the outcome of your efforts. These five pillars of Karma yoga will support our maturing as we go deeper into the fire of our own healing to transmute and transform, hear the messages of our lives, so we may facilitate this for others. We work on ourselves as a service to the planet. We serve others as a healing to ourselves.
Fall Furling: What we are restoring?
Self care at the soul level is an essential for our work in the world. How may we stay nourished while giving to others? The answer is simple: Lean In to grow out. Be still to travel further. Practice silence to speak louder. Root down to rise up. Ask for in order to give. Listen to be heard. Give to receive. Earth peace through self peace. As the song says, “and we gotta have faith, faith, faith”.