Advanced Teacher Training

Fire 1:
June 7th – June 15th, 2014
Fire 2:
Oct 18th – Oct 26th, 2014
Stacey Brass + Bryn Chrisman + Deb Bagg + Jonathan Fitzgordon
Monday-Friday 8am-5:15pm, Saturdays 1-9pm, Sundays 1-7:30pm
$1000 per module – Payment Plan Possible

Teachers completing a full 300 Hour Certification will receive their 4th module for $500

Since opening in 2010 we have offered our FIRE, STUDY & DEVOTION Advanced Teacher Training 3 times. It is our experience that the amount of working teachers who are able to commit the time and money to attend a full program in the course of one calendar year is extremely limited. In an attempt to make the program more accessible and keep the integrity of the hours, we are changing our format to 4 75-Hour modules as intensives (instead of 3 100-Hour modules on lots of weekends). We are going to offer 2 modules in 2014 and then we will offer 2 (and most likely more) modules in 2015.

The 2 modules for 2014 are going to be FIRE 1 & 2 which are advanced teaching/sequencing/asana modules primarily taught by Stacey and Bryn. Over the years we have seen that this is the primary need of teachers who have only done a 200 Hour Training. The modules will cover high level sequencing concepts, class construction and structure, how to break down and teach more complex asanas, the use of props for advanced practice, etc.

Our modules in 2015 will include our STUDY Module of Restoratives, self-care and complementary therapies and DEVOTION which will include Bhagavad Gita, Harmonium lessons, chanting and Bhakti.

ALL of our modules have emphasis on how to continue to develop and improve one’s teaching skills and how to bring the information in the training into the classroom successfully.

Our philosophy is that certifications are not meant to be racked up in rapid succession and should have some sort of meaning and pedigree. In an attempt to slow down any sense of urgency or rushing to complete a 300 Hour Training, we feel this is a way that we can offer the high caliber trainings that we are known for and to give teachers the space and time to get the most of them.

Each module can stand alone as 75-Hours of Continuing Education or 4 different modules taken over whatever period of time works for the individual can be accrued to obtain a 300 Hour Certification from Yogamaya. Modules are made up of 60 in class hours and 15 hours of additional assigned work depending on the module. This may be in the form of assisting, case-studies, written assignments and meeting with mentors.

In FIRE 1 & 2 teachers will learn the signature Yogamaya method of DISSECTING THE POSE, how to teach ALIGNMENT for specific poses, how to choose TALKING POINTS/FOCUSES for classes, SEQUENCING for more advanced asanas, using PROPS for advanced teaching, and more.  Built in to the time is lively discussion about the role of the teacher, relationships, how to handle individual issues, the passion of teaching and how to share the philosophy and practice of Yoga in a way that is authentic and tailored to specific classroom environments.

Our 2015 Modules of STUDY and DEVOTION will be announced soon.

If you are interested in attending the Advanced Teacher Training, please contact for all inquires.