Evolve with us.  Become a better teacher, person and practitioner of yoga. 

As an accredited educational institute with the Yoga Alliance since 2009, Sol Yoga offers a wide range of high quality educational programs to improve your life and prepare you to become a professional yoga teacher or wellness professional. 

NOW ENROLLING!!

ADVANCED 300 HOUR YOGA & AYURVEDA PROGRAM
FOR RYT-500

Beyond an advanced teaching certificate (RYT 500), this program delivers transformational results through high quality content, world class facilitators and a phenomenal community. 

DATES & cOST

10 Weekends. Oct 14-16, Nov 11-13, Jan 27-29, Feb 17-19, March 24 -26, April 14 -16, May 12 –14, June 9 –11, July 14-16, Aug 18-20.  Additionally, there are monthly 'teaching circles; on Friday from 630-930pm. Dates TBD. Early bird pricing $3200

highlights 

  • Over 80 hours of Ayurveda training with esteemed teachers including Dr. Rosy Mann.
  • Integrated scientific and energetic A & P with Anatomy Specialist Grace Jull
  • An Integrated, holistic approach to postures & sequencing that promotes wellbeing and healing
  • Over 35 hours of training in pranayama & meditation
  • Critical feedback, mentorship and guidance about your teaching from insightful senior teachers
  • 20 hour Bonus sections on Yoga for Stress, Anxiety & Trauma, Yin Yoga and Hands on Assisting
300 Hour Advanced Yoga & Ayurveda Training

300 Hour Advanced Yoga & Ayurveda Training


It was a life changing experience for me.
— Recent SYTT Graduate
I had so much fun (and) made such good friends.
— ytt graduate

200 Hour Foundational Yoga Teacher Training

200 Hour Foundational Yoga Teacher Training

currently IN SESSION

200 HOUR FOUNDATIONAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
FOR RYT-200

Love yoga? Feel inspired to learn more, take your practice deeper or become a teacher?  Our established, foundational program will provide just what you need to expand your experience of yoga, inspire you, and for many, change your life.  

DAtes & Cost

8 weekends. 2017 dates will be released in October. Generally training runs april - october.  Additionally, there are 4 'teaching circles; on Friday's from 630-930pm. Dates TBD.  Only 22 spaces available.  Training usually fills by December.  Early bird pricing $2800

HIGHLIghts

  • Learn teaching methodology and tools to structure and teach 'gentle' non flow yoga & flow yoga to all levels. 
  • Learn alignment, benefits, safety and variations for asana (postures)
  • Study yoga philosophy, history & sanskrit
  • Study pranayama & meditation
  • Receive an in depth introduction to Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga. 
  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Ethics & Business of Yoga

CURRICULUM details - link


RETREAT WITHIN

WEEKEND TRAININGS.  our programs work with your life.  Divided into 8 or 10 weekends, our training programs can be integrated into your life with ease allowing you to retreat for a weekend of inquiry, education and inspiration. We meet Friday nights from 630-930pm, Sat & Sun 8-430pm


FAQ’S

Many of these questions have come directly from inquires about our program. Please feel free to email us with other questions (and you might see them added to the list!).

How much training do you have to have before starting the program? 
We require at least 1 year of regular yoga practice. On average, our past SYTT graduates practiced 3 times per week for at least 1 year prior to the start of this program. But you may qualify with less, if you have recently fallen in love with Yoga and have been practicing VERY frequently. 


What is a typical training weekend like?
With about 20 hours of training each weekend, they are jam packed and schedule oriented.  We vary the learning environment to include lecture, hands on experience, yoga practice, group activities, etc. Sometimes we sit for long periods of time, other weekends we practice a lot, it just depends on the nature of the topic we are covering (meditation vs. Vinyasa yoga!). Most of the time, we snack during training or have a ‘working’ lunch, so you should come prepared for a full 8.5 hr day.


How many books were required and are there tests related to reading these books? 
There are about 10 required books.  There are informal and formal tests and much of the information does come from the books, but we usually discuss it as well.


How much time is required for studying?
That is really up to you.  The people that get the most out of this program maximize the required books, complete all assignments and make a considerable out of class effort to learn about yoga. For most weekends, there are homework assignments ranging from reading, short papers, class planning, creative projects, etc. There is ample time to complete these assignments between weekends.


What do I do with my certification once I have completed the program? Will you work with Sol Yoga?
Many people choose to start teaching immediately and for those people, Sol Yoga offers many opportunities including mentoring & hands on assisting programs as well as opportunities to be on our regular class schedule.  Others choose not to teach at all or wait to start teaching, which we also support!


Am I fit enough and do I have an advanced enough practice to handle YTT?  
The perception that teacher training is largely a physical training is a myth.  Rather, one of the biggest complaints is that it’s really hard to sit on the floor and pay attention to all the information being presented. There will certainly be periods of intense physical practice and advanced posture clinics, but as always, in any yoga class at Sol Yoga, you must adjust to care for yourself.  You will learn to embody this concept so you can teach it to your students.


Did we have to learn a lot of Sanskrit?
Sanskrit names will be offered, and there is a suggested book to help with memorization and pronunciation, but there is not a strong emphasis or requirement that you must master it. 


I don’t think I could ever stand in front of a class and teach.  
On the first night of training, you can never imagine the growth you will experience.  We don’t throw you into the fire immediately! You slowly begin teaching, with partners, in small groups, and in teams. You create classes on paper and get written feedback and over the course of 8 months, you slowly build your abilities and confidence.


I LOVE yoga but honestly don't know If I want to teach, therefore I'm not sure if I should spend the money.    
If you read the testimonials of actual participants in the program, you begin to see how the benefits of the program extend well beyond teaching yoga.  In fact, the intention of YTT is to benefit your personal practice, which influences your teaching. Many start out doing it for themselves and then realize they are good at teaching and become teachers in the end. And if not, you always have the certification should you change your mind. It’s well worth the investment.


Don't you have to be an advanced yoga student to be a good yoga teacher? 
No. Not in the sense that you can do tricky poses and flashy sequences. If you teach from the heart and care for your students, you have the greatest potential as a teacher.


What kind of yoga will I be qualified to teach when I graduate from this program?
This program prepares you to teach gentle, non-flow, Hatha yoga as well as Vinyasa Flow Yoga.  You will learn to teach yoga to all levels and abilities as well as some specialty groups.


Is it a big deal if I miss one of the weekends?

Yes, it is. It is difficult to make up weekends as massive amounts of material are covered. Additionally, you lose the continuity of the program, which is crucial to the experience. We have made exceptions for things like weddings and births and in these special cases; there is a makeup policy in place


more than just yoga.  study with us. 

Offering some of the industry's most well educated, inspired and respected teachers, facilitators, faculty and trainers, Sol Yoga attracts depth and offers authenticity.

Beyond yoga, Sol provides education for the anyone from the curious practitioner to the seasoned wellness professional. 

our esteemed faculty

Larissa Hall Carlson

Larissa Hall Carlson

Dr. Joyhti Bhatt

Dr. Joyhti Bhatt

Dr. Satyanarayana Das

Dr. Satyanarayana Das

Kristina Molinari, E-RYT 500

Kristina Molinari, E-RYT 500

RYT-300 CONTENT DETAILS

Dorcas Quynn McWilliams, E-RYT 500

Dorcas Quynn McWilliams, E-RYT 500

Carla McAdams, E-RYT 500

Carla McAdams, E-RYT 500

Alicia Barmon

Alicia Barmon

Dr. Kimberlyn Cahill, E-RYT

Dr. Kimberlyn Cahill, E-RYT

Grace Jull - Holistic Anatomy & Phisiology

Grace Jull - Holistic Anatomy & Phisiology

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Natural Childbirth Education

Natural Childbirth Education

This comprehensive, expansive, ten month program dives deep into the subtleties and advanced stages of teaching yoga & the science of Ayurveda. Led by our amazing team of experienced and inspired local teachers plus world class teachers and leaders from the esteemed institution at Kriplau, this program builds on our established and respected 200 hour foundational program and exceeds the requirements of Yoga Alliance. Upon completion you will be eligible for your 500 Hour Yoga Teaching Certification.  

Prerequisites

dates begins october 14

Dates: (10 - 20 hr weekends + 10 - 3 hr teaching circles)

Oct 14-16, Nov 11-13, Jan 27-29, Feb 17-19, March 24 -26, April 14 -16, May 12 –14, June 9 –11, July 14-16, Aug 18-20

Additional Monthly Friday night Teaching Circles – dates TBD

Costs - $3500 (payment plan available)

 

 

Our Mission

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Ayurveda for Yoga Teachers

Integrating Ayurveda into Yoga Teaching - An additional 20-30 hours will be spent with an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist to deepen your understanding of the relationship between modern yoga & Ayurveda. Learn to integrate Ayurveda into a yoga class, give students a deeper understanding of their body type as well as how the basic concepts of Ayurveda relate to yoga asana, pranayama, nutrition and lifestyle. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Create general yoga classes for balancing doshas relative to time of day and season.
  • Apply Ayurvedic principles to teach individualized 1:1 private ayurvedic yoga sessions.
  • Learn to use asana, meditation and pranayama to address imbalances and balance constitution. 

Ayurveda

With over 50 hours of training with a traditional Ayurvedic Vaidya (physician), you will gain a comprehensive understanding of Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga. Understand theory and master practical applications of Ayurveda for everyday life.  Topics include, but are not limited to: 

  • Dosha’s vayus, nadi’s, guna’s, etc – Ayurvedic essential maps, terms & concepts
  • Dinacharya & Ritucharya – daily & seasonal routines for optimal health and wellness
  • Basics of Ayurvedic nutrition – digestion, cooking and eating well
  • Ayurvedic history & Introductory Sanskrit
  • Yogic & Ayurvedic psychology – the role of the mind in creating balance and health

Eastern & Western Anatomy & Physiology

With over 40 hours dedicated to A & P, you will gain a holistic view of the intersection of traditional western anatomical structure with the eastern anatomical maps of the chakras, marmas, koshas and Ayurvedic phycology.  Guided by special guest teacher, Grace Jull, the anatomy specialist for over a decade with the Kripalu Yoga Teacher training and Massage school, you will be guided through the exquisite terrain of the body, breath and being. Grace profoundly integrates the frontiers of science and modern anatomical structure with esoteric insight from the ancient maps of the Chakras.  Her inspiring lecture and rich experiential exercises will allow you to inhabit yourselves with more clarity and creativity and support your students in realizing their full creative potential.  

  • Review of physical anatomy & koshas and the intersection of mind and matter
  • Grounded and illuminating anatomy instruction about systems associated with the Chakras, particularly fascia, the glands and nervous system
  • Introduction to evolution and the formation of the fascial chains, sensory organs and embryological layers 
  • Lecture and practice about how asana, pranayama and bhanda intersect with fascia, muscle, bone.
  • Context about the psycho spiritual essence of each Chakra and how psyche and structure meet
  • Experiential exercises and yoga practices that will energize and expand your awareness
  • Sequencing and fascial chains
  • Postures and bhandas for accessing different regions of the body
  • Cultivating language to convey and activate the chakras
  • Practice applying knowledge to yoga teaching

 

Eastern & Western Anatomy & Physiology

With over 40 hours dedicated to A & P, you will gain a holistic view of the intersection of traditional western anatomical structure with the eastern anatomical maps of the chakras, marmas, koshas and Ayurvedic phycology.  Guided by special guest teacher, Grace Jull, the anatomy specialist for over a decade with the Kripalu Yoga Teacher training and Massage school, you will be guided through the exquisite terrain of the body, breath and being. Grace profoundly integrates the frontiers of science and modern anatomical structure with esoteric insight from the ancient maps of the Chakras.  Her inspiring lecture and rich experiential exercises will allow you to inhabit yourselves with more clarity and creativity and support your students in realizing their full creative potential.  

  • Review of physical anatomy & koshas and the intersection of mind and matter
  • Grounded and illuminating anatomy instruction about systems associated with the Chakras, particularly fascia, the glands and nervous system
  • Introduction to evolution and the formation of the fascial chains, sensory organs and embryological layers 
  • Lecture and practice about how asana, pranayama and bhanda intersect with fascia, muscle, bone.
  • Context about the psycho spiritual essence of each Chakra and how psyche and structure meet
  • Experiential exercises and yoga practices that will energize and expand your awareness
  • Sequencing and fascial chains
  • Postures and bhandas for accessing different regions of the body
  • Cultivating language to convey and activate the chakras
  • Practice applying knowledge to yoga teaching

Meditation & Pranayama

Led by inspired senior teachers in the field of Pranayama and Meditation, immerse into deep states of stillness and learn core techniques and ways to integrate the practice of postures, pranayama & meditation.   In over 35+ hours of training in meditation, learn: 

  • An exploration of the broad range of meditation approaches and the various benefits
  • Discussion and lecture on how yoga and meditation influence healing and well-being.
  • Meditation techniques & practice with expert guidance.
  • How to integrate meditation into an asana and pranayama practice to enhance meditation.
  • Teaching tools to bring these powerful practices to all levels of students.

Asana

As the main component of most yoga classes, we will explore a range of asanas and sequences from a holistic, integrated perspective. 

Learn the physical and energetic anatomy of each posture. (alignment, bones, muscles, fascia, chackra, vayus, etc)

  • Understand the Ayurvedic impact of the posture and how to modify it for different dosha’s or imbalances.
  • Learn a wide range of modifications and variations to make postures accessible to students of all levels.
  • Understand contraindications and ways to work safely with students. 
  • Advanced class planning, sequencing & delivery
  • Flow Yoga – using meditation in motion as a gateway to stillness. 

 

Yoga Philosophy

Integrating your yoga practice off the mat and into your life is a hallmark undertone of this program.  The exploration of yoga philosophy will come in many contexts and from a broad range of skilled teachers.  Beyond lecture, Sol Yoga Advanced Yoga & Ayurveda training will study yoga’s foundational philosophical texts, with a focus on making ancient wisdom relevant to modern life.

  • Learn about the six schools of Indian history & philosophy, with a deep focus on Samkhya yoga (including sutras, yamas/niyamas, etc)
  • Tools to infuse yoga philosophy into your teaching
  • Discussion and support from fellow trainees, mentors and teachers about what it means to ‘practice what you preach.’ 

Teaching Yoga

Becoming a better, or ‘advanced’ teacher is three fold – becoming a deeper practitioner, gaining experience and continuing your education and mentorship.  This training will develop all of these areas.

  • How to teach asana, pranayama and meditation at an ‘advanced’ level for gentle or vigorous yoga classes, workshops, private lessons and beyond.
  • Advanced class planning, sequencing & delivery
  • Critical feedback and evaluated practice teaches from experienced and qualified yoga teachers about your teaching and understanding of yoga
  • Tips and techniques for planning special classes, events, workshops, privates, etc
  • Business & Ethics of Yoga – how to make yourself marketable, attract students and make money teaching yoga.
  • Powerful tools for personal transformation
  • Invaluable community support to grow and transform

Special Sections

1. Yoga for Stress, Anxiety & Trauma – this bonus material (15-20 hours) will be integrated throughout to help shed light on how yoga applies to and can help treat the modern epidemic of overwhelm, stress & anxiety. 

  •  The anatomy of ‘overwhelm’ and the nervous system response
  • Restorative and Yin Yoga practices
  • How to teach ‘Trauma sensitive’ yoga to groups and individuals

2. Hands on Assisting Methodology & Training – this bonus material will be integrated throughout to help you enhance the experience of your students as well as connect you to your teaching.

  • Assist/adjust/enhance – the differences
  • Developing the art of touch – tools for cultivating ‘seeing’ through your hands.
  • Specific hands on assists/adjustments & enhancements for common and advanced yoga postures.
  • Exploration of partner and ‘Acro’ Yoga
  • Introduction to ‘energy’ work. (Reiki, Healing Touch, etc)

 

 

 

Equip yourself with the tools required to become a transformational gentle or vinyasa flow yoga teacher in this six month, 200 hour Yoga Alliance approved program. This program will require you to dig deep and work hard as you examine your own personal practice and explore the vast tradition of yoga from many perspectives.  Sol Yoga Teacher Training (SYTT) is an established, comprehensive program offering a wealth of knowledge from esteemed local and international teachers.   Areas of study include asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, history, teaching methodology, anatomy, physiology, Ayurveda and much more.  The SYTT covers all 8 limbs of the yogic path in addition to an in-depth exposure to the study of Ayurveda (sister science of yoga) and inspires trainees to practice and teach yoga to support holistic health, wellness and life balance to all levels of students.

Together with fellow trainees you will learn, practice, teach, play and have fun while creating lifetime relationships.  Upon completion of this program, your teaching style will embody the wisdom of the sages and the uniqueness of you. Whether you ultimately decide to teach yoga or not, your personal practice will be transformed for the better.  This program sells out each year.  Register early. Upon completion of all requirements, you are eligible for your 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) status.  Additionally, you can apply to any 500 hour yoga teacher training program for continued education.  

200 HR CONTENT

The focus of training will include: 

  • Yoga Asana, alignment, benefits, safety, Sanskrit
  • Modifications, variations, prop usage & teaching yoga to various levels
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques)
  • Meditation
  • Yoga philosophy & history – 8 limbs of yoga, Sutras, Bhagvagita, Koshas, etc
  • Ayurveda – sister science of yoga
  • Yoga anatomy & physiology
  • Teaching methodology: structuring & sequencing a well rounded class
  • Chanting & Bhakti Yoga
  • Chakra System & energy
  • Ethics & Business of Yoga


This program is Yoga Alliance Approved. 

 


REQUIREMENTS

  • Complete participation in all required sessions.
  • 4 Wed Night Teaching Circles 6:30p-9:30p: Dates to be determined.
  • 35 Yoga Classes (30 at Sol Yoga, 5 from other studios)
  • *this is less than 2 classes per week & you may begin this requirement upon registration.
  • Additional assignments will be given throughout the course of the training


COST

$2800 if you register by December 31, 2015
$3000 after Dec 31
Plus books & 35 yoga classes
Application & deposit deadline Feb 15, 2016 (or until program is full) 

$700 (or $750 after Dec 31) deposit due with application
2nd payment of $700 (or $750 if late) due by Feb 15, 2016.
Remainder due by April 15, 2016
***if suffering financial difficulty, extended payment or scholarships plan may be available at a higher rate. email us. 

 

REGISTER

Possibility 1: register for our full 8 weekend teacher training program. The 2016 program is now open for registration. For full program registration,  email ytt@solyoga.org for application & mail with deposit of $700 to Sol Yoga, 256 West Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701*Note - there are minimum requirements for participation listed on application). 

To register online, email ytt@solyoga.org for application and click here for online deposit link. 

Possibility 2: develop your yoga practice on the specific topics that interest you. Join us for part day sessions, workshop style, with no requirements or application. See workshops descriptions & rates listed separately.  Visit our 'workshops' tab on our full schedule. 

Ayurveda

With over 50 hours of training with a traditional Ayurvedic Vaidya (physician), you will gain a comprehensive understanding of Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga. Understand theory and master practical applications of Ayurveda for everyday life.  Topics include, but are not limited to:

 

·       Dosha’s vayus, nadi’s, guna’s, etc – Ayurvedic essential maps, terms & concepts

·       Dinacharya & Ritucharya – daily & seasonal routines for optimal health and wellness.

·       Basics of Ayurvedic nutrition – digestion, cooking and eating well

·       Ayurvedic history & Introductory Sanskrit

·       Yogic & Ayurvedic psychology – the role of the mind in creating balance and health

 

Ayurveda for Yoga Teachers

Integrating Ayurveda into Yoga Teaching - An additional 20-30 hours will be spent with an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist to deepen your understanding of the relationship between modern yoga & Ayurveda. Learn to integrate Ayurveda into a yoga class, give students a deeper understanding of their body type as well as how the basic concepts of Ayurveda relate to yoga asana, pranayama, nutrition and lifestyle. Topics include, but are not limited to:

·       Create general yoga classes for balancing doshas relative to time of day and season.

·       Apply Ayurvedic principles to teach individualized 1:1 private ayurvedic yoga sessions.

·       Learn to use asana, meditation and pranayama to address imbalances and balance constitution.

Eastern & Western Anatomy & Physiology

With over 40 hours dedicated to A & P, you will gain a holistic view of the intersection of traditional western anatomical structure with the eastern anatomical maps of the chakras, marmas, koshas and Ayurvedic phycology.  Guided by special guest teacher, Grace Jull, the anatomy specialist for over a decade with the Kripalu Yoga Teacher training and Massage school, you will be guided through the exquisite terrain of the body, breath and being. Grace profoundly integrates the frontiers of science and modern anatomical structure with esoteric insight from the ancient maps of the Chakras.  Her inspiring lecture and rich experiential exercises will allow you to inhabit yourselves with more clarity and creativity and support your students in realizing their full creative potential.  

  • Review of physical anatomy & koshas and the intersection of mind and matter
  • Grounded and illuminating anatomy instruction about systems associated with the Chakras, particularly fascia, the glands and nervous system
  • Introduction to evolution and the formation of the fascial chains, sensory organs and embryological layers 
  • Lecture and practice about how asana, pranayama and bhanda intersect with fascia, muscle, bone.
  • Context about the psycho spiritual essence of each Chakra and how psyche and structure meet
  • Experiential exercises and yoga practices that will energize and expand your awareness
  • Sequencing and fascial chains
  • Postures and bhandas for accessing different regions of the body
  • Cultivating language to convey and activate the chakras
  • Practice applying knowledge to yoga teaching

 

Meditation & Pranayama

Led by inspired senior teachers in the field of Pranayama and Meditation, immerse into deep states of stillness and learn core techniques and ways to integrate the practice of postures, pranayama & meditation.   In over 35+ hours of training in meditation, learn:

 

·       An exploration of the broad range of meditation approaches and the various benefits.

·       Discussion and lecture on how yoga and meditation influence healing and well-being.

·       Meditation techniques & practice with expert guidance.

·       How to integrate meditation into an asana and pranayama practice to enhance meditation.

·       Teaching tools to bring these powerful practices to all levels of students.

 

Asana

As the main component of most yoga classes, we will explore a range of asanas and sequences from a holistic, integrated perspective.

·       Learn the physical and energetic anatomy of each posture. (alignment, bones, muscles, fascia, chackra, vayus, etc)

·       Understand the Ayurvedic impact of the posture and how to modify it for different dosha’s or imbalances.

·       Learn a wide range of modifications and variations to make postures accessible to students of all levels.

·       Understand contraindications and ways to work safely with students.

·       Advanced class planning, sequencing & delivery

·       Flow Yoga – using meditation in motion as a gateway to stillness.

 

Yoga Philosophy

Integrating your yoga practice off the mat and into your life is a hallmark undertone of this program.  The exploration of yoga philosophy will come in many contexts and from a broad range of skilled teachers.  Beyond lecture, Sol Yoga Advanced Yoga & Ayurveda training will study yoga’s foundational philosophical texts, with a focus on making ancient wisdom relevant to modern life.

·       Learn about the six schools of Indian history & philosophy, with a deep focus on Samkhya yoga (including sutras, yamas/niyamas, etc)

·       Tools to infuse yoga philosophy into your teaching

·       Discussion and support from fellow trainees, mentors and teachers about what it means to ‘practice what you preach.’

 

Teaching Yoga

Becoming a better, or ‘advanced’ teacher is three fold – becoming a deeper practitioner, gaining experience and continuing your education and mentorship.  This training will develop all of these areas.

·       How to teach asana, pranayama and meditation at an ‘advanced’ level for gentle or vigorous yoga classes, workshops, private lessons and beyond.

·       Advanced class planning, sequencing & delivery

·       Critical feedback and evaluated practice teaches from experienced and qualified yoga teachers about your teaching and understanding of yoga

·       Tips and techniques for planning special classes, events, workshops, privates, etc

·       Business & Ethics of Yoga – how to make yourself marketable, attract students and make money teaching yoga.

·       Powerful tools for personal transformation

·       Invaluable community support to grow and transform

 

Special Sections

1. Yoga for Stress, Anxiety & Trauma – this bonus material (15-20 hours) will be integrated throughout to help shed light on how yoga applies to and can help treat the modern epidemic of overwhelm, stress & anxiety. 

·       The anatomy of ‘overwhelm’ and the nervous system response

·       Restorative and Yin Yoga practices

·       How to teach ‘Trauma sensitive’ yoga to groups and individuals

 

2. Hands on Assisting Methodology & Training – this bonus material will be integrated throughout to help you enhance the experience of your students as well as connect you to your teaching.

·       Assist/adjust/enhance – the differences

·       Developing the art of touch – tools for cultivating ‘seeing’ through your hands.

·       Specific hands on assists/adjustments & enhancements for common and advanced yoga postures.

·       Exploration of partner and ‘Acro’ Yoga

·       Introduction to ‘energy’ work. (Reiki, Healing Touch, etc)

Ayurveda

With over 50 hours of training with a traditional Ayurvedic Vaidya (physician), you will gain a comprehensive understanding of Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga. Understand theory and master practical applications of Ayurveda for everyday life.  Topics include, but are not limited to:

 

·       Dosha’s vayus, nadi’s, guna’s, etc – Ayurvedic essential maps, terms & concepts

·       Dinacharya & Ritucharya – daily & seasonal routines for optimal health and wellness.

·       Basics of Ayurvedic nutrition – digestion, cooking and eating well

·       Ayurvedic history & Introductory Sanskrit

·       Yogic & Ayurvedic psychology – the role of the mind in creating balance and health

 

Ayurveda for Yoga Teachers

Integrating Ayurveda into Yoga Teaching - An additional 20-30 hours will be spent with an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist to deepen your understanding of the relationship between modern yoga & Ayurveda. Learn to integrate Ayurveda into a yoga class, give students a deeper understanding of their body type as well as how the basic concepts of Ayurveda relate to yoga asana, pranayama, nutrition and lifestyle. Topics include, but are not limited to:

·       Create general yoga classes for balancing doshas relative to time of day and season.

·       Apply Ayurvedic principles to teach individualized 1:1 private ayurvedic yoga sessions.

·       Learn to use asana, meditation and pranayama to address imbalances and balance constitution.

Eastern & Western Anatomy & Physiology

With over 40 hours dedicated to A & P, you will gain a holistic view of the intersection of traditional western anatomical structure with the eastern anatomical maps of the chakras, marmas, koshas and Ayurvedic phycology.  Guided by special guest teacher, Grace Jull, the anatomy specialist for over a decade with the Kripalu Yoga Teacher training and Massage school, you will be guided through the exquisite terrain of the body, breath and being. Grace profoundly integrates the frontiers of science and modern anatomical structure with esoteric insight from the ancient maps of the Chakras.  Her inspiring lecture and rich experiential exercises will allow you to inhabit yourselves with more clarity and creativity and support your students in realizing their full creative potential.  

  • Review of physical anatomy & koshas and the intersection of mind and matter
  • Grounded and illuminating anatomy instruction about systems associated with the Chakras, particularly fascia, the glands and nervous system
  • Introduction to evolution and the formation of the fascial chains, sensory organs and embryological layers
  • Lecture and practice about how asana, pranayama and bhanda intersect with fascia, muscle, bone.
  • Context about the psycho spiritual essence of each Chakra and how psyche and structure meet
  • Experiential exercises and yoga practices that will energize and expand your awareness
  • Sequencing and fascial chains
  • Postures and bhandas for accessing different regions of the body
  • Cultivating language to convey and activate the chakras
  • Practice applying knowledge to yoga teaching

 

Meditation & Pranayama

Led by inspired senior teachers in the field of Pranayama and Meditation, immerse into deep states of stillness and learn core techniques and ways to integrate the practice of postures, pranayama & meditation.   In over 35+ hours of training in meditation, learn:

 

·       An exploration of the broad range of meditation approaches and the various benefits.

·       Discussion and lecture on how yoga and meditation influence healing and well-being.

·       Meditation techniques & practice with expert guidance.

·       How to integrate meditation into an asana and pranayama practice to enhance meditation.

·       Teaching tools to bring these powerful practices to all levels of students.

 

Asana

As the main component of most yoga classes, we will explore a range of asanas and sequences from a holistic, integrated perspective.

·       Learn the physical and energetic anatomy of each posture. (alignment, bones, muscles, fascia, chackra, vayus, etc)

·       Understand the Ayurvedic impact of the posture and how to modify it for different dosha’s or imbalances.

·       Learn a wide range of modifications and variations to make postures accessible to students of all levels.

·       Understand contraindications and ways to work safely with students.

·       Advanced class planning, sequencing & delivery

·       Flow Yoga – using meditation in motion as a gateway to stillness.

 

Yoga Philosophy

Integrating your yoga practice off the mat and into your life is a hallmark undertone of this program.  The exploration of yoga philosophy will come in many contexts and from a broad range of skilled teachers.  Beyond lecture, Sol Yoga Advanced Yoga & Ayurveda training will study yoga’s foundational philosophical texts, with a focus on making ancient wisdom relevant to modern life.

·       Learn about the six schools of Indian history & philosophy, with a deep focus on Samkhya yoga (including sutras, yamas/niyamas, etc)

·       Tools to infuse yoga philosophy into your teaching

·       Discussion and support from fellow trainees, mentors and teachers about what it means to ‘practice what you preach.’

 

Teaching Yoga

Becoming a better, or ‘advanced’ teacher is three fold – becoming a deeper practitioner, gaining experience and continuing your education and mentorship.  This training will develop all of these areas.

·       How to teach asana, pranayama and meditation at an ‘advanced’ level for gentle or vigorous yoga classes, workshops, private lessons and beyond.

·       Advanced class planning, sequencing & delivery

·       Critical feedback and evaluated practice teaches from experienced and qualified yoga teachers about your teaching and understanding of yoga

·       Tips and techniques for planning special classes, events, workshops, privates, etc

·       Business & Ethics of Yoga – how to make yourself marketable, attract students and make money teaching yoga.

·       Powerful tools for personal transformation

·       Invaluable community support to grow and transform

 

Special Sections

1. Yoga for Stress, Anxiety & Trauma – this bonus material (15-20 hours) will be integrated throughout to help shed light on how yoga applies to and can help treat the modern epidemic of overwhelm, stress & anxiety. 

·       The anatomy of ‘overwhelm’ and the nervous system response

·       Restorative and Yin Yoga practices

·       How to teach ‘Trauma sensitive’ yoga to groups and individuals

 

2. Hands on Assisting Methodology & Training – this bonus material will be integrated throughout to help you enhance the experience of your students as well as connect you to your teaching.

·       Assist/adjust/enhance – the differences

·       Developing the art of touch – tools for cultivating ‘seeing’ through your hands.

·       Specific hands on assists/adjustments & enhancements for common and advanced yoga postures.

·       Exploration of partner and ‘Acro’ Yoga

 

·       Introduction to ‘energy’ work. (Reiki, Healing Touch, etc)

 

 

TESTIMONIALS


“The training deepened my practice tremendously in ways I had never anticipated and
it enriched my life philosophy.” 

“I found a part of myself and that is the key to becoming a good teacher.”  

“I could never have foreseen the growth I would have as an individual.”  

“I loved the Ayurveda portion!” 

“I’ve discovered many aspects of yoga that I hadn’t been exposed to and it inspires me…”  

“My passion for teaching, yoga, mind, body, spirit and life have all been enhanced through this training.”  

“ I had so much fun (and) made such good friends.”  

“It was a life changing experience for me.” 
Sol Yoga Teacher Training Graduates
 

 

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