This advanced training is unique in it’s offerings to explore your heart and soul as a teacher! In this advanced training, we are asked to look at what the 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 Manoj Chalom, Lindsey DePeri-Franz, Asha Wolf, Melissa Carey, Lisa Fierer, Dawn Thie and many more special electives throughout the year from gifted teachers!
Yoga Philosophy: You’ll delve deeper into the philosophical underpinnings of yoga, including the study of ancient texts like the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, and Hatha Yoga Pradipika. You’ll explore the spiritual and ethical aspects of yoga.
Anatomy and Physiology: Advanced training will provide a more in-depth understanding of the human body, including the musculoskeletal and physiological aspects related to yoga practice. This knowledge is crucial for injury prevention and alignment.
Teaching Methodology: You’ll refine your teaching skills, including how to sequence classes effectively, adjust postures, and adapt to different student needs. This program may also include workshops on teaching specialized populations, such as prenatal or senior students.
Meditation and Pranayama: You’ll learn advanced meditation and breathwork techniques and how to incorporate them into your classes. This can help you and your students experience a deeper connection to the practice.
Yogic Lifestyle and Ethics: You’ll explore the principles of a yogic lifestyle, including diet, daily routines, and ethical considerations. This knowledge can enhance your personal practice and guide your students in making more holistic choices.
Teaching Practicum: You’ll have opportunities to lead classes and receive feedback from experienced instructors and peers. This helps you gain confidence as a teacher.
Business and Marketing Skills: Some programs offer guidance on building a successful yoga teaching career, including branding, marketing, and studio management.
Sanskrit and Mantra: You may study the basics of Sanskrit, the language of yoga, and learn to chant and use mantras in your practice and teaching.
Final Assessment: Typically, there will be a final assessment, which may include a written exam, a teaching demonstration, and perhaps even a research project.
Certification: Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a 300-hour Yoga Alliance certification, which is a recognized standard in the yoga industry.
Keep in mind that the specifics of a 300-hour advanced teacher training program can vary from one school or studio to another. It’s essential to research different programs, their curriculum, and the qualifications of the instructors to find the one that best aligns with your goals and interests.
The teacher lineup for your 300-hour Yoga Alliance accredited advanced yoga teacher training program includes highly qualified and gifted guides. The expertise and teaching abilities of the instructors are crucial to the quality of your training and the depth of knowledge you’ll gain. Here are some factors to consider when evaluating the qualifications and qualities of your teachers:
Experience: Consider the years of experience each teacher has in practicing and teaching yoga. Experienced instructors often bring a wealth of knowledge and insights to the training.
Credentials: Look at their certifications and qualifications. Ensure that they have the necessary certifications to teach yoga and that they are registered with Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour level or higher.
Teaching Style: Each instructor may have a unique teaching style. It’s beneficial if the instructors’ teaching styles align with your learning preferences and personal goals.
Specializations: Some teachers may have specialized knowledge in areas such as anatomy, philosophy, meditation, or specific yoga traditions. It can be beneficial to have a diverse set of skills among the instructors.
Reputation: Research the reputation of the instructors in the yoga community. Feedback from previous students and peers can provide valuable insights into their teaching abilities.
Communication Skills: Effective communication is essential for teaching yoga. Consider the instructors’ ability to convey complex concepts in a clear and understandable manner.
Supportive and Empathetic: A good instructor should be supportive and empathetic, creating a safe and nurturing learning environment. They should be able to connect with and understand the needs of their students.
Continuing Education: In the field of yoga, it’s important for instructors to continue their own education and personal practice. Instructors who are committed to lifelong learning often bring fresh perspectives and insights to their teaching.
Diversity and Inclusivity: Consider whether the instructors promote diversity and inclusivity in their teaching. Yoga is for everyone, and instructors who value and respect all students create a more welcoming environment.
Passion and Dedication: Passionate and dedicated instructors often inspire their students to deepen their own practice and commitment to yoga.
The presence of highly qualified and gifted guides is a significant asset to your teacher training program. They can provide you with a more enriching and transformative experience, helping you develop not only as a yoga teacher but as a practitioner and individual as well. Don’t hesitate to ask questions and engage with your instructors to make the most of this learning opportunity.
Along with your lead teacher, Sarah Woods, we welcome Manoj Chalom, Asha Wolf, Melissa Carey, Lisa Fierer, Lindsey DePeri Franz, Dawn Thie, Shanin Weisberg…stay tuned for more!!
(Includes all required hours, live sessions & mentor apprenticeship, 10 class punch card, & 10% discount on Soul Tree workshops. Does not include extra hours outside your 300 hours achieved).
Tuition: $3700 (minus your $500 non-refundable deposit due to hold your spot…**Payment plans available: 6-24 month plans based on individual training…payment plans add $350 in interest to total cost)
(10% off for previous Soul Tree graduates & Soul Tree teaching staff – no combining discounts)
Her classes offer her students a space to FEEL through the challenges and the flow, Staying present with the breath in a space of connection and healing. Her Restorative and Gentle Yin guidance is compassionate and healing.
A dedicated Mom of 3, she loves to PLAY and spend time with friends and family. When not at home or teaching, she enjoys practicing/learning/studying Yoga, reading, running, hiking, cooking, traveling, dancing, scuba diving and LIVE MUSIC!
Read more about Sarah here: http://voyagedenver.com/interview/exploring-life-business-with-sarah-woods-of-soul-tree-studio-llc/
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.
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.
Each Immersion/weekend 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…
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.
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.
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.
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”.
Guest Teacher Bios: More to come!!
Manoj Chalom…Awakening Shakti, Dealing with Karmic Whack-a-mole with Hindu/Buddhist Deities and Hanuman’s Heroes Journey
Lindsey DePeri-Franz RYT 500…Meditation, Philosophy, Astrology and Bhakti Specialist
Dawn Thie, ERYT 500 completed her RYT200 under the Sivananda Lineage from the Yoga Center for Healthy Living in MI and her RYT500 at Soul Tree Yoga, CO. Dawn carefully designs classes to clear the energetic channels within the body to create more space and open the path to inner peace. Incorporating the 8 Limb Path of Yoga, she invites students to explore something deeper within themselves using asana, breath work, intention and focus, in a way that meets students where they are. Feeling into the energy present in the room, Dawn uses her authentic voice offering clear and concise guidance, while weaving in yoga philosophy and heartfelt intention for both a physical and spiritual experience. She has over 25 years of marketing experience in the corporate world and uses her knowledge to expand her yoga offerings for both students and teachers. Dawn also has over 2000 teaching and training hours in her yoga profession and has made it her mission to help others find more peace and balance both on and off the mat.
Dr. Janine D’Anniballe, PhD, RYT, completed her 200-hr yoga teaching training at Soul Tree Yoga in April 2013. Besides teaching Vinyasa Flow and Yin at Soul Tree, Janine works as the Director of Trauma Services and Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) at Mental Health Partners in Boulder, Colorado. She is a licensed Psychologist and a nationally recognized expert in sexual assault, neurobiology of trauma, secondary traumatic stress, and treatment for survivors.
Asha Wolf specializes in one-on-one custom tailored physical rehabilitation and life enhancing fitness programs. Serving a wide range of clientele, Asha has worked with professional athletes, advanced yoga practitioners, sedentary adults, and individuals with chronic and challenging diagnoses. Her keen eye and attention to whole body alignment make her individualized sessions transforming and empowering. Asha’s teaching style is direct, clear, and accessible with a nurturing hands-on approach.
Lisa Fierer is a dynamic speaker, an accredited “Master” yoga teacher and a Forgiveness Educator. In 15 years of speaking and teaching everywhere from Lululemon to Harley Davidson to Glide, she has inspired over 20,000 people to embrace the power of forgiveness.
With over 1000 hours of training, Lisa strives to guide students towards the divine wisdom that lies within each and every one of us.
Through the doorway of yoga, Lisa began to study Sanskrit. In 2009, Lisa completed an 18 month immersion utilizing Sanskrit in teaching Yoga. She continued her Sanskrit studies with Manorama, the founder of Luminous Shabda. Hosted by YogaPod, CorePower, Full Circle, FigureYoga and numerous studios, Lisa leads Sanskrit Teacher Trainings and Workshops.
She has also trained with Matthew Sanford in Adaptive Yoga, which makes yoga accessible to people who are differently-abled. Lisa has taught yoga at Detox Centers, through Phoenix Multisport, bringing the practice to people recovering from substance abuse, and supporting the recovery of body, mind, and spirit.
In 2011, Lisa discovered StandUp Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga and earned certifications through Paddle Into Fitness to teach SUP Yoga & Fitness. As a Master Trainer, she now leads StandUp Paddleboard, SUP Yoga, & Fitness Teacher Trainings throughout Colorado, the United States, and Internationally.