$500 Scholarship – Alchemy of Yoga Napa Valley Teacher Training, Dec. 6 – 15, 2015

Namaste Dearest Lovers of Flow and Alchemists,

Something magical & mystical happens when a group of high-intentioned individuals make the decision to gather together with the purpose of uplifting their lives and expanding consciousness into radical authenticity

Alchemy of Yoga is offering a $500 Yoga School Scholarship for our upcoming Napa Valley Immersion Teacher Training, December 6 – 15th, 2015.  This program takes place at the beautiful Mayacamas Ranch in Calistoga Wine Country.

E-mail sarah@alchemytours.com if interested!

Self-Investment: Manzanita Dorm: $1,899 / Manzanita Double: $2,650 / Manzanita Single: $3,100

What’s Included In Your Investment 

  • RYT-100 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Training (Module 1 of 200-Hour Program)
  • 200-Page Training Manual
  • On-going mentoring & teacher tools
  • Vision Board
  • 10 days + 9 nights accommodation
  • 3 healthful, delicious meals per day with vegan, gluten-free, and other options available
  • Organic juices, Coffee, Herbal blends, Tea
  • Daily meditation
  • Basic Spanish language class
  • Excursions to Pacific Ocean Sandy Beaches
  • Time for Exploration and Relaxation
  • 1 social hour on select evening
  • Yoga mats and props
  • Free WiFi
  • A special eco friendly goodie bag with loving gifts
  • Water and fire rituals aligned with the Moon cycles
  • Taxes

Mayacamas Ranch 100 hour Teacher Training Immersion December 6-15 2015!

mayacamas-poolAlchemy of Yoga Immersion at Mayacamas Ranch

Hello and Super Namaste!

How does the Alchemy of Yoga work?
It transforms us on three levels: Physical Alchemy, Spiritual Alchemy, and Mental Alchemy. For us as Alchemist Yogis our laboratory is our mat and the ingredients are our bodies, poses, breath, thoughts and the mixing it all together changes your life. You are transformed into a Peace Leader, leading a Happiness Revolution and changing the world!

Mission

Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training is wholeheartedly dedicated to the art of self-exploration through SELF-study. Consider this the ultimate adventure! A Hero’s Journey that will both challenge and encourage you to embrace your potential and awaken your inner power. This training will transform your doubts, ignite your passion whereby happiness again becomes your natural alchemy.

Upon completion, you will be prepared to design and confidently lead intelligent alignment driven Vinyasa, Hatha and Restorative classes, all with your own signature style. You’ll also have the skill to adapt to varied fitness and experience levels of your students. You will graduate as a Happiness Ambassador ready to authentically and effectively inspire others!

earth-elementEARTH:

Foundation – Initiation, Rooting into Self, Tapping into Your Potential, Living in Possibility

fire-elementFIRE:

Physical Alchemy – Tapas, Discovering Your Optimal Performance, Finding Your True Voice

air-elementAIR:

Mental Alchemy – Svadhyaya, Unlearning the Obstacles to Your Happiness

water-elementWATER:

Spiritual Alchemy – Ishvara Pranidhana, Transformation into the Infinite, Graduation

I know picking a Yoga School is hard. If my philosophy and approach resonates with you then apply today and let’s talk more to know for sure. I’d love the opportunity to be part of your soul journey!

With peace in all ways,
~Silvia~ Alchemy of Yoga

With deep respect and honor: This program is enriched by many ancient teachings, not just yoga, it also draws from Joseph Campbell, Brene Brown, Thich Nhat Hahn, Pema Chodron, Jack Kornfield, Wayne Dyer, Shamanism, Ayurvedic studies, Mythology, and energy systems like the Chakras.

Your Investment

MODULE 1:
Manzanita Dorm: $1,799
Cottage Double: $2,550
Cottage Single: $2,900

What’s Included:

  • RYT 100 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Training
  • 200 Page Training Manual
  • On-going mentoring & teacher tools
  • Vision Board
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • 3 healthful, delicious meals per day
  • Vegan, gluten-free, and other options available
  • Organic juices, Coffees, Herbal blends, Tea
  • Delicious, quadruple filtered drinking water
  • Beautiful accommodations
  • Daily meditation
  • Spanish language basics class
  • Excursions to Pacific Ocean Sandy Beaches
  • Time for Exploration and Relaxation
  • 1 social hours on select evening
  • Yoga mats and all props
  • Free wi-fi
  • A special eco friendly goodie bag with loving gifts
  • Costa Rican Taxes (13%)

NOT INCLUDED:

Airfare to and from the trip, transfers and spa services.

PAYMENT PLAN:

$500 Deposit saves your space!
Payment plan available.
Final Balance due before training (by July 30, 2016)

2 OPTIONS FOR SELF-STUDY:

1. Immersion for serious students looking to deepen their practice and knowledge of yoga asana, meditation, philosophy and spirit but don’t want to teach yoga.
2. RYT 200 Yoga Alliance Certification program designed for those who are interested in teaching.

STEP 1 – APPLY NOW:

Complete application and e-mail it to silvia@alchemytours.com

STEP 2 – PHONE INTERVIEW:

Arrangements will be made to talk more by phone.

Download the brochure here!

TO REGISTER:

Deposit: A $500 dollar deposit will reserve your space. You can pay with check, direct bank deposit, or credit card or Paypal on line but we most prefer checks. Please send checks to Alchemy Tours | 2227 11th Ave W | Seattle, WA 98119 .

Reservations:

To make payment please go to book now page to put down deposit. If you have questions please email silvia@alchemytours.com or call 872-228-9642 (2AT-YOGA)

10 Things I've Learned About Yoga From 20 Years Of Teaching by Silvia Mordini

silviateachingcr2014 credit DDAfter 20 years of teaching yoga, I know that there are certain challenges that any new yoga teacher will face. I only wish I’d known this when I started teaching! I might have worried a little less and enjoyed the process a little more. Here are 10 things I wish I’d known when I was a newbie.

Read the full article by Silvia Mordini on MindBodyGreen

Silvia’s Upcoming Teacher Training:

 

Yes, You Can Succeed As A Yoga Teacher. Here's How. by Silvia Mordini

“We’ve all seen them: Power Yoga Teacher, Vinyasa Teacher, Iyengar teacher, Hot Yoga Teacher, Bootylicious teacher, Hard Teacher, Sexy Teacher, etc. Drop them all. You are way more than any one label. Don’t get caught fitting yourself into a title just to make others feel more comfortable.

What all of these ideas have in common is that they feed into the always famished “Am I good enough?” machine that is your inner critic, always undermining your peace of mind. Listen to your heart. Move through the fear of failure, avoid these common pitfalls and simply do your best.” – Silvia Mordini, Life Inspired Happiness Coach

Read the full article by Silvia Mordini on MindBodyGreen

Should I Go to Yoga School?

 

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This time of year, with many annual Yoga Teacher Training Programs about to start in September or October, I am asked over and over again, “Should I go to Yoga School?” Honestly, if you are really asking, well… the answer is an unequivocal YES!

The first chapter, and the first verse of the Yoga Sutras presents this opportunity “AND NOW BEGINS THE STUDY OF YOGA.” This implies that only once you are ready to be a dedicated student of Yoga, only then will you actually begin your studies. No one else can decide that for you.

Click here for the full article on DoYouYoga.com

Silvia’s 2015 Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Trainings:

Shefa Yoga Roosevelt – Seattle, WA: November 2nd, 2014-May 18, 2015 (module program)

Haute Yoga Queen Anne  – Seattle, WA: October 24, 2015-February 11th, 2016

Blue Spirit – Nosara, Costa Rica: August 1-22, 2015

2014 Destination Yoga Teacher Training

Ciao & Kind Namaste!

Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training is Jedi training for the Superhero inside all of us! It is wholeheartedly dedicated to the art of self-discovery. Think of this as Happiness Training.

Who am I to you? My teaching intention is to serve you as a compassionate mentor who inspires honest self-inquiry and ultimate transformation. This goes way beyond just teaching, mentoring means I have the opportunity to hold space for your growth now and forever. This is an intimate experience where I want you to feel understood (for some of us for the very first time).

“It is not enlightenment we need; it is intimacy. It is not positive thinking or awareness we need, but intimacy. Intimacy gives us these.” – Mark Whitwell

In our intimate Kula, community of the heart – an extended family, of no more than 18 students we can delve into the deepest study of who we are so we can live our happiness in a big way. This is the ultimate adventure. A Hero’s Journey.

This is the part where you find out who you are.

This will be an adventure that will both challenge and encourage you to embrace your potential and playfully make your super hero powers come alive. More than having you master some yoga poses, I want to see you become more self-aware and self-confident.

Joseph Campbell found that there was one CRUCIAL part of every Hero’s Journey – and that is the “Call to Adventure”. That moment when the hero is living his or her normal life and something changes, there is an opportunity to go on a journey. I want to see you say YES to your greatest potential!

Yoga inspires us to aspire to our greatness! The practice tells us that not only do we already possess our greatness, we have a responsibility to share it with the world.

So, consider this in-depth self-study program as a YES to one of the ultimate adventures of your life! Join me to feel more empowered to love your life!

With peace in all ways,

~Silvia~ Alchemy of Yoga

With deep respect and honor: This program is enriched by many ancient teachings, not just yoga, it also draws from Joseph Campbell, Brene Brown, Thich Nhat Hahn, Pema Chodron, Jack Kornfield, Shamanism, Ayurvedic studies, Mythology, and energy systems like the Chakras.

“Yoga believes in transforming the individual before transforming the world. Whatever change we want to happen outside should happen within.” – Sri Swami Satchidananda

OVERVIEW OF YOUR ADVENTURE
1. 1st Chakra: Alchemy of Yoga: Tapping into Your Potential and living in Possibility
2. 2nd Chakra: Flow: Discovering Your Optimal Performance
3. 3rd Chakra: Unlearning the Obstacles to Your Happiness
4. 4th Chakra: Express yourself! Self-love, Tapas and Healthy Habits
5. 5th Chakra: Relationship Yoga: Communication
6. 6th Chakra: 5 Elements Alchemy of Yoga
7. 7th Chakra: Awareness of Awareness: Transformation into the infinite

INVESTMENT:
$3,650 Double, Triple (email us), $4350 Single

INCLUDED:
RYT200 Alchemy of Yoga Training
300 Page Training Manual
50 Exercise Booklet
E-Vision Board
On-going mentoring
Three Delicious Gourmet Meals Daily
Beautiful accommodations
Daily meditation
Pool
Free Internet Access
Time for Exploration and Relaxation
Eco-Friendly Goodie Bags

NOT INCLUDED:
Airfare to and from the trip, transfers and spa services.

APPLY NOW: Email silvia@alchemytours.com

PAYMENT POLICIES:
Deposit: A $500 dollar deposit will reserve your space.

TO REGISTER AND SAVE YOUR SPOT:
You can pay with check, direct bank deposit, or credit card or Paypal on line but we most prefer checks. Please send checks to Alchemy Tours | 2227 11th Ave W | Seattle, WA 98119 .

TEACHER TRAINING SYLLABUS:
*Provided via email

2 OPTIONS:
1. Immersion for serious students looking to deepen their practice and knowledge of yoga asana, meditation, philosophy and spirit but don’t want to teach yoga.
2. RYT200 Yoga Alliance Certification program designed for those who are interested in teaching.

MORE DETAILS: http://www.alchemytours.com/?p=7438

ABOUT ALCHEMY OF YOGA:
This 200 hour program is recognized by Yoga Alliance as a REGISTERED 200 HOUR YOGA SCHOOL and offers you a unique opportunity to make a deep commitment to learning more about yourself. The Sanctuary at Two Rivers is a safe haven: a nurturing place to engage in open minded self-exploration. I am devoted to offering you an atmosphere in which freedom of expression, fun, creativity and passion for life are “totally” encouraged! My program covers the foundations of the 8 limbed path of Yoga and believes in yoga as a life-long truthful celebration of ourselves and our world.

WHY THIS PROGRAM CHANGES YOUR LIFE:

Something magical and mystical happens when a group of high-intentioned individuals make the decision to gather together for 200 hours with the purpose of uplifting their lives & expanding their consciousness into radical authenticity. The result is something beyond words. It is, as best as I can explain it, the Alchemy of Yoga at its best. Chapter 2 verse 1 of the Yoga Sutras sets forth how the Alchemy of Yoga actually works. “Tapas svadhyaya ishvara pranidhana kriya yoga.” Translated to mean that yoga helps us transform ourselves on three levels:

1. Physical Alchemy – Tapas helps us ignite the changes we want to make in our lives. It is about the getting fired up and passionate. Literally it means heating the body through moving and breathing in the vinyasa

2. Mental Alchemy – Svadhaya. While we are following the discipline of tapas and engaging in physical practice to help move our stuck energy we are watching ourselves. In yoga we study the self to learn about the self. Here the mental alchemy is through self-observation. We witness what is going on in our thoughts, what are we thinking.

3. Spiritual Alchemy – ishvara pranidahana. As we are doing and watching we let go of the ego of judgment. We move beyond wanting life to be different and begin to feel the surrender that allows what is being offered to mix together. We practice ishvara pranidhana as we trust the universal intelligence that hugs us from all directions to know what it’s doing. And once we find this trust we begin to believe that beauty and goodness are within us flowing nonstop and there is no reason to stop this flow for its natural current is to align with the current of grace that is everywhere outisde us. Beauty becomes our way of life. Happiness becomes our natural alchemy.

You see when you get together in a Teacher Training Tribe (aka Alchemy of Yoga) we are all like the Alchemist in his/her laboratory mixing ingredients. For us as yogis our laboratory is our mat and the ingredients are our bodies, our poses, our breath, our thoughts and the mixing it all together creates a different result every time. A Teacher Training Program changes your life. You wake up to the power you have to go into the laboratory of your life experience and mix the potions you want to create your best life going forward!

I believe that the Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training Program sparks the fire of transformation in everyone. Apply today! Namaskaram!

SYLLABUS INCLUDES:
• Techniques 100 Contact Hours/15 Non Contact Hours: Includes asanas, pranayamas and meditation. These hours include both training in the techniques and the practice of them.
• Teaching Methodology 25 Contact Hours/6 Non Contact Hours: Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, and the student’s process of learning.
• Anatomy and Physiology 14 Contact Hours/6 Non Contact Hours: We will incorporate awareness of physical and subtle anatomy throughout training.
• Philosophy, Ethics, & Lifestyle 20 Contact Hours/10 Non Contact Hours: Study of Yoga Philosophy (Yamas, Niyamas), Yoga Scriptures (Yoga Sutras), ethics for yoga teachers, ‘living the life of the yogi’.
• Practicum 10 Contact Hours: Includes observing and assisting in classes taught by others. Hours may be a combination of supervised and unsupervised. (5 hours of assistant teaching, 5 hours of observing classes.
• Electives/Independent Study 10 Contact Hours/5 Non Contact Hours: these hours will include assigned reading or other homework like book reports, unsupervised study/meditation groups, classes, workshops, community service (mandatory element, 5 hours of Karma Yoga Student Teaching).

YOGA ALLIANCE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS RYT200

PRACTICUM
1. Observations: Email me on the exact dates/name of teacher/location where you have completed your 5 observations. To get credit for these observations you will be required to complete a brief report (a paragraph or two but please no more for each).
2. Assistant Teaching: Email me on the exact dates/name of teacher you assisted/location where you have completed your 5 assists. To get credit for assisting you are required to submit a paragraph report for each.
3. Student Teaching: Email me the exact dates/location where you have teach 5 complete classes. To get credit you must submit a paragraph report for each.
4. Karma Yoga: Email me the exact dates/location where you have taught 5 hours for FREE. To get credit you must submit a paragraph report for each.

OTHER:
5. Asana Sheets: Email me the completed Asana sheets or print out 1 copy and submit.
6. Final open book exam. Email me your final or print out 1 copy and submit
7. Attendance: 180 contact hours
8. Attitude
9: Alignment
10: Action: Conscious relationships and ethics in line with Yoga Alliance

For each teacher trainee it takes a different amount of time to “complete” the program post classroom sessions. Everybody has their own yoga and we respect that. I honor this and namaste you! And I want you to LIVE your namaste as you do what you feel is best for you.

REQUIRED BOOKS:
1. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali,Swami Satchitananda or Secret Power of Yoga, Nichala Joy Devi Practice:
2. Yoga The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness, Eric Schiffman
3. Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith
4. The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies by Vasant Lad
5. Yoga for Wellness, Gary Kraftsow, Penquin, 1999
6. Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship, Donna Farhi
7. Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life, Judith Lasater
8. The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga by Dr Ray Loong
9. The Heart of Yoga: Developing A Personal Practice, Desikachar

Recommended Books: Yogi Bare by Philip Self The Language of Yoga by Nicolai Bachman Yoga from the Inside Out by Christina Sell A Path With Heart: A Guide through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life & Wherever You Go There You Are by Jack Kornfield Anatomy of Movement, Blandine Calais-Germain

RYT200 2014 Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training

Ciao & Kind Namaste!

Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training is Jedi training for the Superhero inside all of us! It is wholeheartedly dedicated to the art of self-discovery. Think of this as Happiness Training.

Who am I to you? My teaching intention is to serve you as a compassionate mentor who inspires honest self-inquiry and ultimate transformation. This goes way beyond just teaching, mentoring means I have the opportunity to hold space for your growth now and forever. This is an intimate experience where I want you to feel understood (for some of us for the very first time).

“It is not enlightenment we need; it is intimacy. It is not positive thinking or awareness we need, but intimacy. Intimacy gives us these.” – Mark Whitwell

In our intimate Kula, community of the heart – an extended family, of no more than 18 students we can delve into the deepest study of who we are so we can live our happiness in a big way. This is the ultimate adventure. A Hero’s Journey.

This is the part where you find out who you are.

This will be an adventure that will both challenge and encourage you to embrace your potential and playfully make your super hero powers come alive. More than having you master some yoga poses, I want to see you become more self-aware and self-confident.

Joseph Campbell found that there was one CRUCIAL part of every Hero’s Journey – and that is the “Call to Adventure”. That moment when the hero is living his or her normal life and something changes, there is an opportunity to go on a journey. I want to see you say YES to your greatest potential!

Yoga inspires us to aspire to our greatness! The practice tells us that not only do we already possess our greatness, we have a responsibility to share it with the world.

So, consider this in-depth self-study program as a YES to one of the ultimate adventures of your life! Join me to feel more empowered to love your life!

With peace in all ways,

~Silvia~ Alchemy of Yoga

With deep respect and honor: This program is enriched by many ancient teachings, not just yoga, it also draws from Joseph Campbell, Brene Brown, Thich Nhat Hahn, Pema Chodron, Jack Kornfield, Shamanism, Ayurvedic studies, Mythology, and energy systems like the Chakras.

“Yoga believes in transforming the individual before transforming the world. Whatever change we want to happen outside should happen within.” – Sri Swami Satchidananda

OVERVIEW OF YOUR ADVENTURE
1. 1st Chakra: Alchemy of Yoga: Tapping into Your Potential and living in Possibility
2. 2nd Chakra: Flow: Discovering Your Optimal Performance
3. 3rd Chakra: Unlearning the Obstacles to Your Happiness
4. 4th Chakra: Express yourself! Self-love, Tapas and Healthy Habits
5. 5th Chakra: Relationship Yoga: Communication
6. 6th Chakra: 5 Elements Alchemy of Yoga
7. 7th Chakra: Awareness of Awareness: Transformation into the infinite

INVESTMENT:
$3,650 Double, Triple (email us), $4350 Single

INCLUDED:
RYT200 Alchemy of Yoga Training
300 Page Training Manual
50 Exercise Booklet
E-Vision Board
On-going mentoring
Three Delicious Gourmet Meals Daily
Beautiful accommodations
Daily meditation
Pool
Free Internet Access
Time for Exploration and Relaxation
Eco-Friendly Goodie Bags

NOT INCLUDED:
Airfare to and from the trip, transfers and spa services.

APPLY NOW: Email silvia@alchemytours.com

PAYMENT POLICIES:
Deposit: A $500 dollar deposit will reserve your space.

TO REGISTER AND SAVE YOUR SPOT:
You can pay with check, direct bank deposit, or credit card or Paypal on line but we most prefer checks. Please send checks to Alchemy Tours | 2227 11th Ave W | Seattle, WA 98119 .

TEACHER TRAINING SYLLABUS:
*Provided via email

2 OPTIONS:
1. Immersion for serious students looking to deepen their practice and knowledge of yoga asana, meditation, philosophy and spirit but don’t want to teach yoga.
2. RYT200 Yoga Alliance Certification program designed for those who are interested in teaching.

MORE DETAILS: http://www.alchemytours.com/?p=7438

ABOUT ALCHEMY OF YOGA:
This 200 hour program is recognized by Yoga Alliance as a REGISTERED 200 HOUR YOGA SCHOOL and offers you a unique opportunity to make a deep commitment to learning more about yourself. The Sanctuary at Two Rivers is a safe haven: a nurturing place to engage in open minded self-exploration. I am devoted to offering you an atmosphere in which freedom of expression, fun, creativity and passion for life are “totally” encouraged! My program covers the foundations of the 8 limbed path of Yoga and believes in yoga as a life-long truthful celebration of ourselves and our world.

WHY THIS PROGRAM CHANGES YOUR LIFE:

Something magical and mystical happens when a group of high-intentioned individuals make the decision to gather together for 200 hours with the purpose of uplifting their lives & expanding their consciousness into radical authenticity. The result is something beyond words. It is, as best as I can explain it, the Alchemy of Yoga at its best. Chapter 2 verse 1 of the Yoga Sutras sets forth how the Alchemy of Yoga actually works. “Tapas svadhyaya ishvara pranidhana kriya yoga.” Translated to mean that yoga helps us transform ourselves on three levels:

1. Physical Alchemy – Tapas helps us ignite the changes we want to make in our lives. It is about the getting fired up and passionate. Literally it means heating the body through moving and breathing in the vinyasa

2. Mental Alchemy – Svadhaya. While we are following the discipline of tapas and engaging in physical practice to help move our stuck energy we are watching ourselves. In yoga we study the self to learn about the self. Here the mental alchemy is through self-observation. We witness what is going on in our thoughts, what are we thinking.

3. Spiritual Alchemy – ishvara pranidahana. As we are doing and watching we let go of the ego of judgment. We move beyond wanting life to be different and begin to feel the surrender that allows what is being offered to mix together. We practice ishvara pranidhana as we trust the universal intelligence that hugs us from all directions to know what it’s doing. And once we find this trust we begin to believe that beauty and goodness are within us flowing nonstop and there is no reason to stop this flow for its natural current is to align with the current of grace that is everywhere outisde us. Beauty becomes our way of life. Happiness becomes our natural alchemy.

You see when you get together in a Teacher Training Tribe (aka Alchemy of Yoga) we are all like the Alchemist in his/her laboratory mixing ingredients. For us as yogis our laboratory is our mat and the ingredients are our bodies, our poses, our breath, our thoughts and the mixing it all together creates a different result every time. A Teacher Training Program changes your life. You wake up to the power you have to go into the laboratory of your life experience and mix the potions you want to create your best life going forward!

I believe that the Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training Program sparks the fire of transformation in everyone. Apply today! Namaskaram!

SYLLABUS INCLUDES:
• Techniques 100 Contact Hours/15 Non Contact Hours: Includes asanas, pranayamas and meditation. These hours include both training in the techniques and the practice of them.
• Teaching Methodology 25 Contact Hours/6 Non Contact Hours: Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, and the student’s process of learning.
• Anatomy and Physiology 14 Contact Hours/6 Non Contact Hours: We will incorporate awareness of physical and subtle anatomy throughout training.
• Philosophy, Ethics, & Lifestyle 20 Contact Hours/10 Non Contact Hours: Study of Yoga Philosophy (Yamas, Niyamas), Yoga Scriptures (Yoga Sutras), ethics for yoga teachers, ‘living the life of the yogi’.
• Practicum 10 Contact Hours: Includes observing and assisting in classes taught by others. Hours may be a combination of supervised and unsupervised. (5 hours of assistant teaching, 5 hours of observing classes.
• Electives/Independent Study 10 Contact Hours/5 Non Contact Hours: these hours will include assigned reading or other homework like book reports, unsupervised study/meditation groups, classes, workshops, community service (mandatory element, 5 hours of Karma Yoga Student Teaching).

YOGA ALLIANCE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS RYT200

PRACTICUM
1. Observations: Email me on the exact dates/name of teacher/location where you have completed your 5 observations. To get credit for these observations you will be required to complete a brief report (a paragraph or two but please no more for each).
2. Assistant Teaching: Email me on the exact dates/name of teacher you assisted/location where you have completed your 5 assists. To get credit for assisting you are required to submit a paragraph report for each.
3. Student Teaching: Email me the exact dates/location where you have teach 5 complete classes. To get credit you must submit a paragraph report for each.
4. Karma Yoga: Email me the exact dates/location where you have taught 5 hours for FREE. To get credit you must submit a paragraph report for each.

OTHER:
5. Asana Sheets: Email me the completed Asana sheets or print out 1 copy and submit.
6. Final open book exam. Email me your final or print out 1 copy and submit
7. Attendance: 180 contact hours
8. Attitude
9: Alignment
10: Action: Conscious relationships and ethics in line with Yoga Alliance

For each teacher trainee it takes a different amount of time to “complete” the program post classroom sessions. Everybody has their own yoga and we respect that. I honor this and namaste you! And I want you to LIVE your namaste as you do what you feel is best for you.

REQUIRED BOOKS:
1. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali,Swami Satchitananda or Secret Power of Yoga, Nichala Joy Devi Practice:
2. Yoga The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness, Eric Schiffman
3. Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith
4. The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies by Vasant Lad
5. Yoga for Wellness, Gary Kraftsow, Penquin, 1999
6. Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship, Donna Farhi
7. Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life, Judith Lasater
8. The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga by Dr Ray Loong
9. The Heart of Yoga: Developing A Personal Practice, Desikachar

Recommended Books: Yogi Bare by Philip Self The Language of Yoga by Nicolai Bachman Yoga from the Inside Out by Christina Sell A Path With Heart: A Guide through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life & Wherever You Go There You Are by Jack Kornfield Anatomy of Movement, Blandine Calais-Germain