Yogamaya’s Advanced 300hr Training program brings you on board to the movement and yoga revolution by gathering subject matter experts who share a common philosophy grounded in decades of teaching experience, the latest movement research, a love for yoga and movement and a desire to level-up the yoga teachers everywhere.
We meet 8 weekends at Yogamaya in NYC and integrate and round out the program with a week immersion in Puerto Morelos, Mexico May 2 – 9th, 2020.
This training is comprehensive and cohesive and will hold a through-line of movement optimism (and why), movement variability (why and how), pose adaptations (because we’re all different and kind of also very similar in some ways), inquiry and exploration. Upon completion, you will be able to register as a 500-hr RYT with Yoga Alliance. FAQS >
This is a complete 300hr Teacher Training and limited to 24 students and is designed to level-up your skills in a meaningful way. The program is open to all 200hr Trained Teachers from any background of study who wants to grow as a teacher and join the yoga & movement revolution (and likes to geek out a little).
The content is grounded in helping you become excellent, effective, confident and open-minded teachers for both groups and individuals by developing your ability to see, experience, articulate and adapt movement and poses for your students and in your own practice.
(All Saturday’s & Sunday’s meet from 1230pm-630pm with the exception of Feb 22/23 weekend which ends at 7pm)
Sat Oct 12 Bryn Chrisman – Biomechanics Basics (TERMS)
Sun Oct 13 Bryn Chrisman – Biomechanics Basics (CONCEPTS)
Sat Oct 26 Giulia Pline – Resistance Bands in Yoga
Sun Oct 27 Bryn Chrisman – Loading, Variability & Somatics
Sat Nov 2 Gina Benson – Ayurveda & Working w/ Groups/Individuals
Sun Nov 3 Amber Karnes – Body Positivity, Trauma & Accessibility Training
Sat Nov 16 Bryn Chrisman – Dissecting the Poses, Muscle Movements & Anatomical Language
Sun Nov 17 Bryn Chrisman – Integrating Loading, Variability & Somatics into Sequencing
Sat Dec 14 Allison Ray Jaceri – The Art of Accessible Arm Balancing
Sun Dec 15 Laurel Beversdorf – Kinesology & Sharpen Your Eyes to See Bodies
Sat Jan 18 Francesca Cervero – The Science of the Private Lesson / Business Skills
Sun Jan 19 Francesca Cervero – The Science of the Private Lesson / Biz Skills and 2nd half of the day Bryn Chrisman – Skills Integration
Sat / Sun Feb 22/23 Jules Mitchell – “Biomechanics Meets Energetics” (NOTE: timing of the day is 1230pm – 7pm)
Sat / Sun Mar 28/29 Professor Edwin Bryant – Sacred Text Study “Srimad Bhagavatam”
Date TBD: one 3 hour gathering or webinar between March and May
May 2-9 Mexico w/ Bryn TRAINING IMMERSION: Case Studies, Reading/Comprehending Research Papers, Critical Thinking, Total Integration
In this training expect to:
– Learn cutting edge biomechanic fundamentals that open your mind to deeper and more critical thinking about yoga, bodies and movement
– Understand the poses in a new light and discover the skills we can learn from them (and how to teach these skills in any class format)
– Learn to see bodies beyond the traditional postural alignment paradigm
– Learn to “find the work” in the poses and help others do the same
– Learn and practice how to deliver skillful instruction that:
*provides direction and still gives the student agency over their own body,
*is responsive to what you are seeing in the moment,
*provides insight and inspiration,
*may lead to several “AHA” moments
– Develop confidence in yourself and your teaching
– Develop your personal process to create deliberate and purposeful sequencing
– Engage in powerful peer to peer discussion and Q&A with expert instructors who want to help you learn and discuss topics like body positivity, trauma sensitivity, post-Guru yoga culture and inclusion
– Expand your “Yoga Toolbox” with additional skills such as using a variety of props and special techniques to make poses accessible to different levels and bodies, developing familiarity with reading & making sense of research papers, defining personal boundaries and applying business skills in teaching privately and in groups.
– Learn to work with people through the lens of Ayurvedic principals
– Uncover deeper meaning in the sacred texts and how that applies to your modern life and how you show up as a teacher in the classroom
Professor Edwin Bryant, Head of Religious Studies at Rutgers and author of several books including translations of the Yoga Sutras and “Bhakti Yoga, Tales & Teachings from the Bhagavata Purana” www.edwinbryant.org
Francesca Cervero, Yoga Teacher, Creator of popular courses & trainings for “Teaching Better Private Yoga Sessions” creator of the Podcast “Support & Strategy for Yoga Teachers” www.francescacervero.com
Amber Karnes, Amber Karnes is the founder of Body Positive Yoga. She’s a ruckus maker, yoga teacher, social justice advocate, and a lifelong student of her body. Amber trains yoga teachers and studio owners how to create accessible and equitable spaces for wellness and liberation. She also coaches with human beings who want to build unshakable confidence and learn to live without shame or apology in the bodies they have today. She’s the co-creator of Yoga For All Teacher Training, an Accessible Yoga trainer, and a sought-after expert on the topics of accessibility, authentic marketing, culture-shifting, and community-building. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with her husband Jimmy. You can find her at . www.bodypositiveyoga.com.com
Allison Ray Jeraci, Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainer, Contributing writer for Yoga International Magazine www.allisonrayjeraci.com
Early Bird by September 15
$4200 – Paid in Full
Payment Plan $2300 Deposit + $2000 balance by November 1st
After September 15
$4500 – Paid in Full
Payment Plan $2600 Deposit + $2000 balance by November 1st
*The Training Course includes a 20-class card. (Additional classes can be purchased at our Grad Rate)
*Tuition includes Room & Board, Brunch & Dinners in Mexico (early am food is on your own and each room has a kitchen, one dinner out will be your responsibility at minimal cost)
*The Tuition does not include your flight to Cancun or airport transfers in Puerto Morelos, Mexico (should be about $300-500 for a flight and less than $50-ish for airport transfers which we can organize for you.
*All rooms in Mexico are double occupancy. If available, you may upgrade to a single room for an additional $450.
We have worked very hard to gather the best subject matter experts, create a cohesive & meaningful syllabus, and make the schedule and cost as doable as possible! We hope you will join us.
Student since 2000, teaching since 2003 and leading trainings since 2006.
A forever learner, I still have the hunger for information and guidance on how to serve better as a teacher. We hope to be your thoughtful guides in this worthy endeavor.
My Teachers: Carrie Owerko, Jules Mitchell, Kevin Gardiner & Dana Flynn
Certifications: E-RYT 500 and YACEP & Yogamaya Studio Founder / Owner since 2009
Laurel Beversdorf is the creator of Yoga with Resistance Bands classes and trainings and Body of Knowledge anatomy and biomechanics workshops. A Yoga Tune Up® and Roll Model® trainer, Laurel regularly presents trainings and workshops around the world. Laurel has written for Yoga Journal, Shut Up & Yoga, and the Tune Up Fitness blog.
You can learn more about her online Yoga with Resistance Bands and Body of Knowledge workshops at www.laurelbeversdorf.com
Amber Karnes is the founder of Body Positive Yoga. She’s a ruckus maker, yoga teacher, social justice advocate, and a lifelong student of her body. Amber trains yoga teachers and studio owners how to create accessible and equitable spaces for wellness and liberation.
She also coaches with human beings who want to build unshakable confidence and learn to live without shame or apology in the bodies they have today. She’s the co-creator of Yoga For All Teacher Training, an Accessible Yoga trainer, and a sought-after expert on the topics of accessibility, authentic marketing, culture-shifting, and community-building.
Amber lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with her husband Jimmy. You can find her at www.bodypositiveyoga.com.
Owner of Yogaveda Health & Healing and creator of earth&water skincare. A full-time Ayurveda Practitioner, Integrative Nutritionist and Yoga Teacher at Yogamaya www.yogavedahealth.com , www.earthandwatersincare.com
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I DID MY 200HR SOMEWHERE ELSE, CAN I STILL DO THIS TRAINING?
Yes, this training is not about tell you one way to teach, it is about giving you the tools to teach how you already teach from a more informed place. We would love to welcome you into Yogamaya.
CAN I TEACH AT YOGAMAYA IF I COMPLETE YOUR 300HR
We hope so. We always love to add more amazing teachers who are dedicated and teach in our style of open-minded, informed and dynamic vinyasa yoga.
DO I NEED TO BE A TEACHER TO TAKE THIS PROGRAM?
Our 300hr is designed for yoga teachers who have completed from a 200hr Training.
HOW DO I COMPLETE MY 300HR WITH YOU?
Simple, you register for this program and attend all of the 8 weekend trainings and the week-long immersion in Mexico.
WHAT IS THE TRAINING SCHEDULE
Saturday & Sunday 12:30-6:30pm. (Feb 22/23 Weekend ends at 7pm)
Oct 12/13, Oct 26/27
Nov 2/3, Nov 16/17
Mexico May 2-9
I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO YOGAMAYA, DO I NEED TO TAKE CLASSES BEFORE APPLYING?
WHAT IF I NEED TO MISS A DAY OF TRAINING?
Attendance is required for all scheduled dates and times in order to receive a certification. There are limited exceptions with prior approval and for last second emergencies. Note that some missed hours might need to be made up with approved teachers and at your own expense in order to receive certification. We handle all requests on an individual basis.
ARE THERE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS TO THE TIMES LISTED ON THE CALENDAR?
Yes, some relevant reading and group work will also be assigned to support your studies.
IS THERE A PAYMENT PLAN?
Yes, you can pay a deposit now and your balance is due by November 1st. See the MORE INFO to get tuition info.
CAN I PAY FOR MY TUITION IN FULL?
Yes, you may choose to submit the full payment and save $100.
IS THERE AN APPLICATION?
No, we strongly believe that if you are genuinely curious and attracted to this work, you will be a wonderful addition to our 300hr training program.
CAN I ONLY DO ONE PART OF THE TRAINING?
No, this training is comprehensive and each weekends builds on the next.
ARE CLASSES INCLUDED IN MY TUITION?
A 20 class card is included in your training. Additional classes are are your own cost and we will offer a special rate to you. There are always opportunities for seva at the studio for yoga.
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THIS THING IS LEFT OVER FROM THE ORIGINAL DESIGN
Do You Love Yoga?
This is where is all begins. Yogamaya’s 200hr Program goes beyond teaching you more. It is an Illuminated Journey that will change the way you see yourself and the world forever. The 10-weekends are a deep investigation into 40 yoga postures, an experiential journey into ancient yogic techniques, a study of sacred texts, and substantial practice teaching time.
Whether you want to teach, deepen your practice or both, you will be immersed in a supportive and interactive environment that encourages self-expression and discovery with a crucial link to the ancient teachings.
The heart of yoga is truly about relationship, and you will become an integral part of the studio environment during the training months, and hopefully for many years beyond.
Focus of Study
Asana Alignment, Sequencing, Hands-On Assisting, Anatomy for Yoga Other Yogic Techniques Meditation, Ayurveda, Pranayama, Sanskrit, Restorative Yoga, Chakras, Chanting, and Mantras Spirituality Every aspectof the training is rootes int he teachings and wisdom of the Yoga Sutras and Bhakti Yoga. You link all areas of study together by practice teaching almost every weekend.
Bryn Chrisman, Stacey Brass, Anna Greenberg
Jan 12-14, 26-28
Feb 9-11, 23-25
Mar 9-11, 23-25
Apr 6-8, 20-22
May 5-7, 18-20
Saturday & Sundays 1030am-530pm
Earlybird: Before 12/8
$3175 – Paid in Full
Or $1000 Deposit + $435/mo.
For 5 months (Total $3175)
$3375 – Paid in Full
Or $1000 Deposit + $475/mo.
For 5 months (Total $3375)