EMBODYOGA®PRECISION ALIGNMENT & VINYASA YOGA
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, 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 Yoga, Mantra, Mudra, Meditation, and Pranayama practices
Program leader, Karen Miscall-Bannon, brings 33 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 the Embodyoga® teacher training, as well as extensive study of anatomy from her over 15 years as a bodyworker and educator. Karen is a passionate student of yoga and yoga philosophy, and enthusiastically shares her love of the practices with her students in an easily – accessible way!
My 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.
Our Embodyoga® 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-body. Harmonious whole-body movement encourages us to drop our "fragmentary-sense-of-self" and invites us into the experience of wholeness that is the state of yoga.
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
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. Recognize the expression of organ and glandular support and intelligence in yourself and others. Learn to facilitate healing through these systems utilizing touch, asana, 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
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 vision of Unity. We are whole, we begin whole, and we end whole. 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 Yoga form.
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
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. Harmonious whole-body movement encourages us to drop our “fragmentary-sense-of-self” and invites us into the experience of wholeness that is the state of yoga.
Module 4 is the culmination of the 500-Hr. Training. Successful completion of Modules 1-3 is required for attendance in this module. Material includes:
Weaving Embodyoga® Principles into Fluid and Satisfying Classes
Resonating Through Presence, Voice and Touch
Beyond Seeing: Perception with all of your Senses
Advanced Sequencing and Teaching Clinics
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. No other refunds will be given after the start of the course.
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.