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 & conversations, a love for yoga and movement and a desire to level-up the yoga teachers everywhere.
Stay Tuned for the 2021 Program! Our to Covid, we are postponing our 2020/2021 training. We hope to launch it again in May 2021 during a week-long immersion in Puerto Morelos, Mexico May 1st – 8th, 2021. See below for the previous year schedule as a sample.
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), inquiry and exploration. You will learn principles of seeing people and bodies and develop your skills to respond and adapt to what you see and hear from your students & clients. 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. It will also include strategies for teaching with cultural awareness, social justice and trauma & nervous system regulation.
All Saturday’s & Sunday’s meet from 1230pm-630pm
Due to Covid, we will postpone the 2020/2021 300hr Teacher Training. Right now we hope to launch the program with our Mexico Retreat May 1-8. See below for a sample syllabys from 2019/2020 300hr Teacher Training.
Sat Oct 10 Bryn Chrisman – Biomechanics Basics Sun Oct 11 Bryn Chrisman – The Nervous System, Pain Science & “Cueing”
Sat Oct 24 Tejal Patel & Jesal Parikh – The Culturally Aware Mindset Sun Oct 25 Bryn Chrisman – Muscle Movements & How We Move
Sat & Sun Nov 13/14 Laurel Beversdorf – Kinesiology (the study of the mechanics of body movements) & Seeing Bodies
Sat & Sun Nov 20/21 Dawn Ross – Yoga Therapy: What To Do With What You See
Sat Dec 12 Amber Karnes – Body Positivity, Trauma & Accessibility Training Sun Dec 13 Bryn Chrisman – Integrating Loading, Variability & Somatics into Sequencing
Sat & Sun Jan 15/16 Francesca Cervero – The Science of the Private Lesson & Business Skills
Sat & Sun Feb 19/20 Jules Mitchell – Biomechanics Meets Energetics
One Awesome Weekend in March 2021 (Details Coming SOON!)
May 1-8 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
Guest Teachers Bio’s – Scroll All the Way Down
Early Bird by March 1st
$4500 – Paid in Full
Payment Plan $2800 Deposit + $2000 balance by November 1st
After March 1st
$4800 – Paid in Full
*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 help organize.
*All rooms in Mexico are double occupancy. If available or required, 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.
Aimee Meredith Cox is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies at Yale University. Her research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of Anthropology, Black Studies, and Performance Studies.
Cox’s first monograph, Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship (Duke 2015), won the 2017 book award from the Society for the Anthropology of North America, a 2016 Victor Turner Book Prize in Ethnographic Writing, and Honorable Mention from the 2016 Gloria E. Anzaldúa Book Prize.
She is also the editor of the volume, Gender: Space (MacMillan, 2018). Aimee is a dancer and choreographer. She performed and toured internationally with Ailey II and the Dance Theatre of Harlem and has choreographed performances as interventions in public and private space in Newark, Philadelphia, and Brooklyn.
Her most recent work, based on interviews with long time activists in Cincinnati, engaged hundreds of residents in a performance ritual as part of her research for her second book on Black liberation, Living Past Slow Death.
An accomplished yogi who teaches master classes internationally, Aimee has led several yoga retreats and teacher trainings. Her experience in this realm is the basis for an ethnographic exploration of the intersection of race, what she calls, ‘spiritual theater’, and performances of healing and recovery within the context of rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn.
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.
Jesal (she/her/hers) is a yoga teacher, movement educator, podcaster, author, and disrupter working on creative solutions for equity in yoga. She is one of the co-hosts of the Yoga is Dead podcast and is the Co-Director of Yoga Teachers of Color. Jesal's mission is to uplift those of us who are feeling isolated and marginalized by the yoga industry.
Tejal Rajanikant Patel is a first-generation Indian American yoga teacher, social justice educator, podcaster, and community organizer. She aims to educate and empower individuals and communities around the world through her social justice focused yoga offerings.
She is an active yoga teacher, coach to South Asian and other BIPOC yoga teachers, and offers mindfulness and community building workshops for BIPOC. She is the creator of the abcdyogi village, where South Asian / desi / brown teachers reclaim the yoga and mindfulness space by sharing their personal stories and practices and she is co-creator of the revolutionary Yoga is Dead Podcast jumpstarting critical conversations on race, privilege, power, and more.
Yoga Therapist, Dawn Ross is a brilliant IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist with exceptional ability to link curiosity and intuition with biomechanics and neuroscience. She teaches her clients and other movement teachers how to truly meet themselves, and those in the room where they are.
Yoga Teacher, creator of popular training The Science of the Private Lesson™, host of the podcast "The Mentor Sessions: Support & Strategy for Yoga Teachers"
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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.
2020 200 Hour
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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)