EMBODYOGA®-inspired Hatha Yoga Teacher Training
300 hour teacher training & advanced study program
4 MODULES OF STUDY / 4 WEEKENDS PER MODULE:
16 2-day weekends or 8 4-day long weekends formats available
Increase self-knowledge, acceptance and love through advanced studies in "embodied-inquiry", asana, mantra, pranayama, meditation and philosophy.
My Embodyoga®-inspired programs are well-rounded, in-depth studies of yoga with an emphasis on deepening personal embodiment as the basis for developing depth and power as a teacher. Learn to teach embodied-inquiry practices and share the depth of this experience with your students through Precision Alignment and Vinyasa Hatha Yoga, Mantra, Mudra, Meditation, and Pranayama practices
Program leader, Karen Miscall-Bannon, brings 34 years of practice and over 14 years of teaching and training teachers to this incredible program of study. She worked with Patty Townsend, the owner and creator of Embodyoga® , for 13 years in Amherst, MA studying, teaching, and teaching in Embodyoga® teacher trainings. She brings a strong tradition of Iyengar Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa to her teacher trainings, as well as extensive study of anatomy from her over 15 years as a bodyworker and educator. Karen is a passionate student of asana, yoga philosophy, mantra, and meditation, and enthusiastically shares her love of the practices with her students in an easily – accessible way! She is passionate about bringing the healing practices of yoga to underserved populations, with a special love for bringing yoga practice to incarcerated people and veterans suffering from PTS. She is a senior faculty member and program co-director of Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans.
Karen's Embodyoga®-inspired programs provide a deep knowledge of alignment, profoundly influenced by the innovative approach to full embodiment and consciousness presented by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen of the School for Body–Mind Centering® and Patty Townsend of Embodyoga®. I've also been inspired by the Iyengar and Ashtanga Vinyasa schools of yoga.
ADVANCED STUDIES PROGRAM
Serious yoga students are invited to attend individual modules of this training for the purposes of advanced study.
300-HOUR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
This program builds on the foundation of the 200-Hour Teacher Training Program providing an additional 300 hours of study. All 4 Modules constitute a complete 500-Hour Certificate Program. The Certificate Program is open to yoga teachers with a 200-Hour Certificate from any Nationally Registered Yoga School. This is a highly rewarding study for serious yoga practitioners and teachers alike.
The program is divided into four distinct Modules. Each module has its own focus. Yoga philosophy is woven into the fabric of the program.
MODULE 1 — EMBODYING EARTH — MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM
Define and clarify the principles for healthy support and movement of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. Create ease and integrate the forces of movement and support throughout your whole bod-mind. Learning to support ourselves with the whole body encourages the experience of Unity at all levels of being.
Including: advanced practices in standing postures, arm balances, inversions, pranayama and meditation.
Embodying the vertebral column
Integrated patterns of movement through the lower limbs, upper limbs and core
Sequencing for stress free, injury free practice
Therapeutic approaches for musculo-skeletal injuries & limitations
Introduction to Fascia and the fascial meridians
Bandhas and breath mechanics
Philosophy: Georg Feuerstein's Philopsphy manual for 300-hour students --woven throughout the entire training
Yoga of Sound/Mantra
MODULE 2 — EMBODYING WATER & FIRE — ORGANS & GLANDS
Learn to feel your own organs and glands. Discover how to initiate movement from them. Learn to access these systems through asana, mantra, pranayama and meditation.
Included: advanced practices in forward bending, twisting, arm-balances, vinyasa, pranayama and meditation.
Experience postural alignment from organs & glands
Integrate glands through the skeletal structure
Learn modalities for organs
Learn modalities for glands
Deepen understanding and practice of bandhas/diaphragms
MODULE 3 — EMBODYING OPTIMAL MOVEMENT
DEVELOPMENTAL PATTERNS AND NEUROLOGICAL INTEGRATION OF BODY-MIND-SPIRIT: EXPLORING THE FASCIAL WEB
Yoga is a developmental process of growth toward the experience of Unity. In this module we explore the movement patterns that support our experience of wholeness and connection to source. We integrate these patterns into our asana practice, and gain a deeper understanding of the various practices of Yoga.
Included: advanced practices in standing postures, arm balances, inversions, pranayama and meditation.
Cellular Breathing and Whole-Body-Ujjayi
Levels of Core: Navel, Soft Spine and Spine
Integration of Autonomic Nervous System
Integration of all systems through the fascial web
Restorative Yoga/Yin Yoga
EMBODYING AIR, SPACE AND CONSCIOUSNESS: CORE—LOVE—UNITY
Define and clarify the principles for healthy support and movement of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. Create ease and integrate the forces of movement and support throughout your whole-body. Fascia as communication organ and supports via the fascia meridians.
Module 4 is the culmination of the 300-Hr. Training. Successful completion of Modules 1-3 is required for attendance in this module. Material includes:
Weaving Movement and support principles into Classes
Resonating Through Presence, Voice and Touch
Beyond Seeing: Perception with all of your Senses
Advanced Sequencing and Teaching Clinics/Assisting
Teaching Trauma Sensitive Yoga
The cost for the 300 Hour Teacher Training program (4 Levels) is $4000; $3500 if paid in full before the first weekend. A $1000.00 deposit secures this price and your enrollment in all 4 Levels. Payment in full is due prior to the start of the first Level. It is highly recommended that you take this program in its entirety. However, Levels may be taken independently. Levels 1 – 3 must be completed before attending Level 4. Your deposit is credited as payment for the fourth Level. The cost per Level is $1060.00 if taken separately. Payment is due 1 month prior to the start of the Level. (Scholarship opportunities may be available by application).
Deposits are non-refundable after your acceptance in the course. If you are not accepted into the program, you will receive a full refund.
This program builds on the foundation of the 200 hour Teacher Training Program, providing an additional 300 hours of study. You may enter this program if you have successfully completed a 200 hour training at this, or another national Yoga Alliance recognized school.
Attendance: it is permissible to miss a total of 1 weekend out of the whole program. You are responsible for the information that you miss. Any further missed weekends must be made up in private session with faculty or by other special arrangement.
Consistent classroom participation and successful completion of assigned reading.
Demonstration of understanding, incorporation & competence in principles presented in the program.
Demonstration of ability to present principles to students of varying levels and abilities.
Documentation of 100 hours of teaching experience – utilizing concepts and principles presented in this program
***Since most people entering the 300-hour program are already teachers, it is expected that you find substitutes for any classes you have that fall on training weekends! Otherwise, the time missed will need to be made up with Karen at an additional cost of $100/hour.