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GENERAL PROGRAM INFO
If you have completed any 200-hour or more teacher training program that meets the Yoga Alliance RYT-200 standards and would like to continue your education and practice, YCM offers 6 Advanced Modules that can be taken as stand-alone trainings or taken together for your 500-hour Certification (and Yoga Alliance Registration- RYT500). Complete your advanced certification in 18 months or take the modules piecemeal (and complete within 3 years). Don't have your 200-hour level certification yet? Check out the 230-hour Program.
All modules (A-F) can be taken as stand-alone trainings, or together in any order to complete your 500-hour level training. You must have 200 hours training to register (or be within a month of completion). Modules can be taken in any order, so no need to start with Module A. You may make-up any missed weekends or hours in the next round of that module (module rotation starts over in Oct & April). Required reading and report assignments due at the end of each module, and a certificate is awarded upon completion of module. Students can register for RYT500 upon completion of all 6 modules and with
documentation of 100 teaching hours since graduating from a 200-hour
ADVANCED TEACHER TRAINING MODULES
(Curriculum includes but is not limited to the following:)
•Module A - Working with Special Populations
Teachers: Jennifer Gray, Coleen Elwood, Tara Sherman, Michelle Piertzak-Wegner
Anatomy, Teaching Pre-natal, Big A#%!, Chair Yoga, Senior Students, Cardiac Disease and Cancer affected students, students with Scoliosis, practicum.
•Module B - Yoga Therapeutics for the Physical Body
Teachers: Kevin Kortan, Michelle and Chris Pietrzak-Wagner and Tara Cindy Sherman
How well do you know the body? When you encounter a student with an injury or limitation, how confident do you feel about teaching them safely? Dive into an in-depth, eight-week intensive of Yoga Therapeutics for the Physical Body and gain deeper insight into your students' (and your own) anatomical uniqueness. Build confidence with anatomical variations, understand and learn to work with physical limitations, and develop the skills and confidence that will take your teaching to a new level.
Participants will deepen their understanding of human anatomy and its role in teaching yoga, learn how fascia and individual bone and joint structures affect asana, and gain an in-depth understanding of breath anatomy and its role in pranayama.
Take away therapeutic yoga sequences addressing the major joints of the body that can be implemented in the classroom and deepen your understanding of of the mind-body connection through advanced exploration of energetic anatomy including chakras, nadis, and meridians. The training addresses both temporary physical injuries and healing (sports injuries, accidents, recovering from illness), as well as permanent injury or disability (arthritis, carpal tunnel, individuals with replacements, etc.), and includes practicum.
•Module C - Yoga Therapeutics for the Emotional Body
Teachers: Jennifer Gray, Tara Sherman, Michelle PW, additional TBA
Think back to the most powerful yoga teachers in your life. These teachers were likely skilled at guiding you through yoga practices that moved you to a deeper place, beyond just physical well-being.
As practitioners we know that yoga is a powerful tool for healing because it guides a person's emotional, psychological, & spiritual health, as well as physical. Supporting your students' journey on the mat from their starting point to a place of wholeness and balance requires an understanding of yoga that is deeper than simply knowing how to sequence a hatha class. Is a pranayama technique that is helpful to someone with depression contraindicated for someone with anxiety? What about a student that suffers with both?
In this module learn tools for working with emotional health and healing. Learn to guide students through practices that reduce general anxiety and fear. Learn how to work with students experiencing deeper emotional disability such as depression, anxiety, anorexia, OCD, and ADHD. Build your creative problem-solving, intuitive, and listening skills through guided practicum.
•Module D- Advanced Alignment, Cueing, Adjusting, & Sequencing
Teachers: Jennifer Gray, Tara Sherman, Amber Huttner
Teaching the above topics to beginners, intermediate and advanced students, sequencing notation, physical and verbal cuing and adjusting, practicum.
•Module E - The Philosophy, Science and Mystics of Yoga
Teachers: Tara Cindy Sherman, Coleen Elwood, Michelle Pietrzak-Wagner and Betsy Weiner
- Special Guest Teacher for Fall 2013 Module*: James Bailey!
Dive deep into yoga... above and beyond the asana practice. This three-weekend experiential journey will take a closer look at the philosophical side of yoga. Discover a deeper and more spiritual approach to your practice and your teaching and develop the techniques for folding into your current classroom an exploration of the subtle energy body. This series is particularly helpful to those who may be looking to grow and expand their physical approach to teaching into teaching from a more spiritual and mystical place that allows for personal transformation. Participants will explore the many facets of Ayurvedic Science, take an in-depth look at the koshas and the chakras, experience techniques in Energetic Movement and Transformative Yoga, and begin to understand the power and use of tantra, mudras, mantra and bijas. Training includes practicum.
•Module F - Working with Pranayama, Meditation, & Teaching Practices
Teachers: Jennifer Gray, Tara Sherman
Yoga Nidra, Various Pranayama practices, Upper Level Meditations, practicum.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more about the curriculum for specific modules.
WEEKEND & DAYTIME PROGRAM OPTIONS:
*For those looking for a condensed track for 500HR Certification, it is possible to take the weekend and weekday programs at the same time!
Option 1 - WEEKENDS (MPLS Studio)
Meets Friday 6-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 12-6:45pm for ONE weekend each month for 3 months
Module B - Jan 10-12, Feb 7-9, Mar 7-9 (2014)
Module C - April 11-13, May 16-18, June 13-15 (2014)
Module D - July 11-13, Aug 8-10, Sept 12-14 (2014)
Module E - October 10-12, Nov 7-9, Dec 12-14 (2014)
Option 2 - MONDAYS (SLP Studio)
Meet 8 consecutive Mondays, 9am-3:30pm per module (exception: Module F is 5 Mondays)
Module F - Jan 6 - Feb 3, 2014 (Only 5 Weeks, meets 9am-4pm)
Module A - Feb 24 - April 14, 2014
Module B - April 21 - June 16 2014 (no class 5/26)
Module C - June 23 - August 18 2014 (no class 7/7)
Module D - September 8 - October 27, 2014 (no class 7/7)
Module E - November 3 - December 22, 2014
Click to download 500-Hour Advanced Module application. Please complete and email to email@example.com or mail to 212 3rd Ave N. #205, Minneapolis, MN 55401.
Payment in Full:
- A la Carte: Modules(A-E) - $700 each; Module (F) - $475
- 500-Hour Program paid in full (all 6 modules to be taken within 3 years) - $3,800
- Module (A-E) - $250 deposit and $159 per month during each month of training.
- Module (F) - $250 deposit and $125 during each month of training.
- All six modules paid on a 1-year payment plan: $500 deposit and $292/month for 12 months after deposit.
Once you register for any module you will be able to purchase class passes and tech sessions for $12 per class (our lowest rate), and attend Technique sessions (not required), open only to Yoga Center teacher trainees and alumni.
For more information please email Info@yogacentermpls.com.
To register, call 612.436.4700.
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