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300-Hour Course

Posted on November 27th, 2015 in Classes by Karen

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. 

 Our Embodyoga® 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 the embodied-inquiry practices of Embodyoga® and share the depth of this experience with your students through Precision Alignment and Vinyasa Yoga. 

 Program leader, Karen Miscall-Bannon, brings 32 years of practice and over 13 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! 

 Our Embodyoga® 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®.

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. 

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION 

 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. 

 Included: 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

Advanced pranayama 1

Embodied-inquiry meditation 1

Philosophy: Georg Feuerstein's Philopsphy manual for 300-hour students --woven throughout the entire training

Sanskrit pronunciation

 

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 and sequencing for organs

Learn modalities and sequencing for glands

Deepen understanding and practice of bandhas

Pranayama

Meditation

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga of Sound

 

 

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

Vinyasa Yoga

Pranayama

Meditation

 

MODULE 4—INTEGRATION 

 

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

Pranayama

Meditation

Final Assessment

 

COST 

 

The cost for the 500 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. Payment is due 1 month prior to the start of the Level. (Scholarship opportunities may be available by application). 

 

REFUND POLICY 

Deposits are nonrefundable after your acceptance in the course has been confirmed. No other refunds will be given after the start of the course. 

 

PREREQUISITES 

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. 

 

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS 

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

Presentation and documentation of therapeutics project

 

***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.