Teacher Training

UPCOMING PROGRAMS 

200 RYT Summer 10 Day Intensive

Dates: June 14th-23rd

200 RYT NOVEMBER 2018-MARCH 2019 

Dates:
November 9-11th
November 30-December 2nd
January 18-20th (immersion weekend)
February 1-3rd
March 1-3rd

Times:
Friday-Sunday; Friday 6:00-9:30pm; Saturday 8:30-8:30pm; Sunday 9-7:30pm
Immersion Weekend Friday 8:00am-Sunday 11:00am

200 RYT TEEN TEACHER TRAINING/LEADERSHIP PROGRAM  2019-2020 TBA

300 RYT SEPTEMBER 2018-SEPTEMBER 2019

Module 1A- Trauma Sensitive: Clarify & Facilitate
September 28-30th 2018, Friday 6:30-9:00; Saturday 12:30-6:00pm; Sunday 11:30-5:30pm

Module 1B - Trauma Sensitive Course: Facilitate 2 
October 28-29th 2018, Saturday 12:30-6:00pm; Sunday 11:30-5:30pm

Module 2 - Leadership Immersion
November 2-4th 2018, Friday 6-9:30; Saturday 12:30-6:300pm; Sunday 11-5:30pm

Module 3 - Advanced Yoga Philosophy and History 
December 8-9th 2018,  Saturday 12:30-6:300pm; Sunday 11-5:30pm

Module 4 - Anatomy 101 & 102 
January 12-13th 2019, Saturday 12:30-6:30pm; Sunday 11-5:30pm

Module 5 - Creating Community 
January 19-21th 2019, 8:00am Friday January 18th-Sunday January 20th 11:30am

Module 6 - The Art of Sequencing and Transitioning 
February 23-24th 2019, Saturday 12:30-6:30pm; Sunday 12:00-5:30pm

Module 7 - Meditation and Prayamana 
March 9-10th 2019, Saturday 12:30-6:30pm; Sunday 12:00-5:30pm

Module 8 - Facilitation 
April 27-28th 2019, Saturday 12:30-6:30pm; Sunday 12:00-5:30pm

Module 9 - Subtle Body and Reiki Level 1 Training 
May 4-5th 2019,Saturday 12:30-6:30pm; Sunday 12:00-5:30pm 

Module 10 - Yin As Medicine and Restorative Yoga
July 27-28th, Saturday 12:30-5:30pm; Sunday 11:30-5:30pm

Module 11 - Advanced Assisting and Essential Cueing 
August 24-25th 2019, Saturday 12:30-6:30pm; Sunday 12:00-5:30pm

Module 12 - Graduation 
September 28-29th 2019,Saturday 12:30-6:30pm; Sunday 12:00-5:30pm

Refund Policy: Simply Power Yoga does not issue refunds on trainings, programs or continuing education courses once payment is received. A studio credit will be issued for the amount received to date.

YOGA ALLIANCE REGISTERED TEACHER (RYT) AND SCHOOLS (RYS)

What is Yoga Alliance? Yoga Alliance® is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Their mission is to promote and support the integrity and diversity of the teaching of yoga. 

What are the benefits of being a RYS? Being part of Yoga Alliance and supported by a body of professionals who are constantly updating and discovering new things about the world of yoga continues to expand the depth and wisdom of programs and trainings.  Updating with the newest techniques and practices keeps you accountable and on the cutting edge of what is new in the global community of yoga.  

What are the benefits of being a RYT?  Lead classes and programs that will be recognized as quality programs by many organizations. RYT also leads into offering Continuing Education Credits for yoga practitioners and people outside of the yoga world. Many organizations are looking for individuals who are RYT Certified to come into corporations, schools and other professional settings to lead trainings.

What is the cost associated with becoming 200RYT? The first year is a $105, every year after is $55. Every three years you are required to have 35 CEUs to maintain your certification.

WEEKEND WARRIOR 200 RYT TEACHER/LEADER PROGRAM 

NOVEMBER 2018 - APRIL 2019

APPLICATION - EMAIL APPLICATION TO JULI@SIMPLYPOWERYOGA.COM

PROGRAM DATES AND TIMES: NOVEMBER 2018- MARCH 2019 

  • 5 Weekend Sessions - November 9-11th; November 30-December 2nd; January 18-20th (immersion weekend); February 1-3rd; March 1-3rd
  • Friday-Sunday; Friday 6:00-9:30pm; Saturday 8:30-8:30pm; Sunday 9:0-7:30pm
  • Immersion Weekend Friday 8:00am-Sunday 11:00am

TUITION FOR WEEKEND WARRIORS:

  • Cost $2,600; Early Bird Special $2,400 if paid in full by October 31th.  
  • A deposit of $550 is due within 15 days of acceptance
  • Payment Plans Available for full cost of program
  • Unlimited Yoga during Teacher Training
  • 100% attendance is required.

This program is for every body. You will gain an understanding of the physical practice as well as the foundation of who you are through an in depth study of yoga history/philosophy and how it relates to your present day life. You will learn tools to become a more effective leader and discover how the practice of yoga can support the wholeness of human beings both on and off their mats. If you are interested in becoming a teacher, this program will give you the tools to create and lead classes/programs. On a personal level, you will discover tools to transform your physical practice and create a more balanced life. 

PROGRAM RESULTS:

  • Tools to lead, sequence and create a 45, 60 & 75 minute of all levels of yoga classes
  • Understanding of Yoga Philosophies and History
  • Anatomy for the physical body in relation to yoga postures
  • The Subtle Body - Energetic Anatomy
  • Pranayama Training
  • Yin and restorative training 
  • Meditation Training
  • Understanding hands on teaching with physical assists
  • Learning Business of Yoga

PRACTICE SESSIONS:

  • All practice teaching/discussion sessions are non-heated.
  • You will attend one heated class Friday evening; Saturday and Sunday morning

REQUIRED READING:

  • Heart of Yoga by T. K. V. Desikachar
  • Bhagavad Gita Paperback 2007 by Eknath Easwaran
  • Yoga Anatomy 2nd Edition by Leslie Kaminoff

TEACHERS AND GUEST SPEAKERS:

  • Heidi Fricke, Lead Facilitator - Primary E-RYT, 500 E-RYT
  • Juli Heemer, Co-Facilitator; Lead Asana Teacher, ERYT 200
  • Herman Ranpuria, Yoga History and Philosophy
  • Linda Furlong, Yin and Restorative Training
  • Dennis Fox, Breath Practices

200 RYT TEEN TEACHER/LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM 
10TH-12TH GRADE

Winter 2019 Program Dates: January - March 2019

To request an application, please email Kelly Ross at fryross@gmail.com.

Weekend Immersions
January 11-12th: Friday 5-9:00pm; Saturday 10-6:30pm
January 25-26th: Friday 5-9:00pm; Saturday 10-6:30pm
February 8-9th: Friday 5-8:00pm; Saturday 10-6:30pm
February 22-23rd: Friday 5-8:00pm; Saturday 10-6:30pm
March 3rd: Saturday 10-6:30pm
March 22-23rd: Friday 5-9:00pm; Saturday 10-7:00pm

Wednesday Practices 4:45-5:30pm:
January 16th; January 30th; February 6th; February 13th; February 20th; February 27th

Program Description

The 200 RYT Teacher Training Program for Teens is a path of Leadership and Service.  The teenage years should be about expansion into new things and new possibilities. The expectations of our youth are more demanding than ever before. There is never a moment of pause.  In this program you will discover your voice through the exploration of yoga philosophies, meditation and the physical practice. You will develop the tools to collaborate with your peers in an atmosphere of excellence and honesty. You will learn life skills and self care that you can put into action as you move forward into adult life.   

Students will be leading live classes at SPY and assisting Teachers.   No previous yoga experience required. The program is by acceptance only. 

Certification Requirements

  • Certification will be issued once program and community service hours are complete, all essays are turned in and presentations and live class evaluations are complete.
  • Students have up to 4 months after last weekend of program to complete missed assignments, practice hours and program hours. If attending from out of town, documented practice and community service hours are required.

Tuition for Program

  • Details for tuition and payment plans email fryross@gmail.com
  • Unlimited Yoga during Teacher Training
  • Payment plans available 

Teachers and Guest Speakers:

Applications and requirements:

  • Applications are due December 15th, 2017 

200 RYT SUMMER INTENSIVE YOGA TEACHER/LEADERSHIP PROGRAM  

June 14th-23rd, 2019

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION

For information regarding your application, please email juli@simplypoweryoga.com.

PROGRAM DATES AND TIMES:

10 DAY ON-SITE TRAINING June 2019

  • Pre-work: Completion of reading and essays 
  • Program begins Friday  at 6:00pm and ends Sunday  at 9:00pm. 

TUITION:

  • Cost $2,600; Early Bird Special $2,400 if paid in full by May 31st, 2019.  
  • A deposit of $500 is due within 15 days of acceptance
  • Payment Plans Available for full cost of program
  • Unlimited Yoga during Teacher Training
  • 100% attendance is required.

This program is for every body.  You will gain an understanding of the physical practice as well as the foundation of who you are through an in depth study of yoga history/philosophy and how it relates to your present day life. You will learn tools to become a more effective leader and discover how the practice of yoga can support the wholeness of human beings both on and off their mats.  If you are interested in becoming a teacher, this program will give you the tools to create and lead classes/programs. On a personal level, you will discover tools to transform your physical practice and create a more balanced life. 

PROGRAM RESULTS:

  • Tools to lead, sequence and create a 60 & 75 minutes of all levels of yoga classes
  • Understanding of Yoga Philosophies and History
  • Anatomy and physiology for yoga postures
  • The Subtle Body (Chakras)
  • Prayanama Workshop and Training
  • Yin and restorative training 
  • Skills for guided Meditation classes
  • Understanding hands on teaching with physical assists
  • Learning the Business of Yoga

PRACTICE SESSIONS:

  • All practice teaching/discussion sessions are non-heated.
  • You will attend one heated class per day
  • Certification will be issued upon completion of program requirements. Students have up to 4 months after the last weekend to complete outstanding items.

TEACHERS AND GUEST SPEAKERS:

  • Heidi Fricke, Lead Facilitator - Primary E-RYT, 500 E-RYT
  • Juli Heemer, Co-Facilitator; Lead Asana Teacher, ERYT 200
  • Herman Ranpuria, Yoga History and Philosophy
  • Linda Furlong - Yin and Restorative Practices

MENTORING PROGRAM 

What is the Mentoring Program

  • The Mentoring program is a 8-10 week specialized program created for each individual.
    • Mentoring is available for all Flow Classes, Yin/Restorative, Barre Classes and Personal Practice
    • The trainee and mentor will create a personalized schedule to fit their life. 
  • For 200RYT teachers, you will learn and discover new things about your teaching, anatomy and sequencing.
  • For students, you will transform your personal practice with a deeper understanding of physical alignment, breathing techniques and more.    

Who is eligible for this program

This program is for EVERYONE, both teachers and students 
Teachers interested in

  • updating their teaching 
  • working towards being part of the Simply Power Yoga or Barre team

OR students

  • wanting to learn more about their own personal practice

How do you begin this amazing journey? 

  • If you are interested in participating in the Mentoring Program, email juli@simplypoweryoga.com for details on cost and interview process. 

TRAUMA SENSITIVE YOGA TRAINING

Facilitator:  Becky Morrissey, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, ERYT500
Location: SPY North
CEUs: 60
Required Reading:

  •  Mary NurrieStearns, Yoga for Emotional Trauma (for weekend 1)
  • David Emerson’s Overcoming Trauma with Yoga and Trauma Sensitive Yoga: Bringing the Body into Treatment (weekend 2)

Dates:

  • Course 1: Clarify & Facilitate 1- October 4th-6th 2019
  • Course 2, Part B: Facilitate 2 - November 16th-17th 2019

Becky Morrissey is a yoga therapist and licensed mental health and addictions clinician. This course is a training experience focused on working with and creating trauma-sensitive yoga practices. Join Becky for an engaging, accessible, theoretically grounded teaching and practice skill series, for the safe and effective use of yoga to heal from Trauma.

What is trauma sensitive yoga? TSY is body oriented and spiritually nourishing. It is instructive and emphasizes choices. TSY provides structure to help foster our internal sense of safety, personal agency and choice in cultivating our capacity for self-awareness and self-regulation.

This 50 hour yoga therapy training has two courses which is held over two weekend trainings. 

Course 1: Clarify & Facilitate 1

In order to be of help to others, understanding our own experiences as preparation and base for compassionate insight will be the focus of this course. Practical, applicable skills will also be used to begin the journey of healing for ourselves and others. Community will be created to support individual growth and practice on and off the mat during and between courses.

Course II: Facilitate 2

This part of the course will provide a detailed framework for conceptualizing why and implementing how to incorporate trauma-sensitive yoga into teaching practices

Program Price & requirements for Trauma Sensitive Training

  • Program price $550 
  • In order to participate in Training you have to be a 200RYT.
  • No refunds once payment is received.
  • To register CLICK HERE

ANATOMY 101 & 102 

Facilitator: Facilitators Bridget Henson
Location: SPY Central
Date:  TBD - (Last Offering January 12-13th 2019)
Cost: $190

Module Description

Anatomy 101: Bones, Muscles & Movement

This module is about understanding our physical bodies on a more dynamic level, by understanding more clearly what makes up the body via bones & muscles and what their related movements are. Through hands-on learning, discussion and group work the following key elements will be covered:

  • The body's framework (the bones)
  • What moves the framework (the muscles)
  • What those movements look like (yoga, sitting all day, standing at work, etc.) 
  • Emphasis and Break down of Shoulder/Pelvis Girdle, The Spine and Feet.

Practice clothes, journal and pen required 

Anatomy 102: Moving with Our Bodies: Connective Tissue and Facial Trains of the Body

This module is about moving our bodies and taking a look at what and how our bodies are able to do just that, MOVE. You will leave with a new way of looking at your own bodies and more importantly how to understand and regard yours as a contextual, fascinating thing. For instance instead of just saying "my foot hurts" we want to ask "How? Where? When? In what state? Moving? While in Extension? Flexion? What's going on above your foot and your toes?"

Through hands on learning, discussion and group work you will gain a clear understanding of the connective tissues and facial trains of the body.  We will do this via yoga postures, seated postures and other common postural forms the body my take, in order to explore, and understand just what the body takes to get us through each day. 

Practice clothes, journal and pen required 

 

Session open to public
CEUs 10

THE ART OF SEQUENCING &TRANSITIONING CEU COURSE

Facilitator: Juli Heemer & Annette Richey
Location: SPY North
Date: February 23-24th, 2019
Time: Saturday 12:30-5:3 & Sunday 12:30-5:30
Cost: $190
CEUs: 10 for 200 RYT

Module Description:

  • Learn how to create a powerful flow that is creative, fun and purposeful.  The focus will be sequences for heart openers, hip openers and accessing the enery systems (chakras) of the body.
  • Learn how to sequence a class to make the whole body feel complete through integration, awareness and breath.   Understand movement, expansion and extension in each sequence without losing the integrity of the body.
  • Understand safe transitions which will link each sequence together to make the flow powerful, fun and purposeful. Understand the why behind what you are creating. 

GUIDING THE QUIET REVOLUTION: YIN YOGA IMMERSION WITH RICHARD GARTNER

Who Should Attend
Everyone should attend this immersion. You do  not have to be a teacher to participate in this weekend. This training is for anyone who is looking to quiet their minds and practice. 

About Richard Gartner
Through his workshops, classes and individual sessions, Richard Gartner reaches 100 yogis a week in Pittsburgh and beyond. He fosters a non-dogmatic and compassionate attitude about students’ abilities and circumstances.

Richard’s style is paradoxically both unique and universal. His instructions allow for any student to approach the practice, embracing all levels of experience and ability. This allows for anybody to explore their own unique structure and make every practice their own.

This philosophy is carried over to Onward Facing Yoga, an app Richard released in September 2015.

The eleven sequences on Onward Facing Yoga playfully explore various aspects of yoga philosophy, anatomy and breathwork, at various levels of challenge. This results in a robust yoga curriculum that allows anybody to listen inward and choose a practice that’s right for them.

Richard’s approach is influenced by his primary teacher, Tias Little. Tias developed Prajna Yoga, which means ‘the yoga of deep insight.’ Tias describes Prajna Yoga as a ‘style-less style’, where the yoga should fit the student and not the other way around.

For Richard, this ‘style-less style’ means a yoga practice should be vibrant, in-the-moment and multi-disciplinary. His teachings fuse traditional posture and breathwork with contemporary anatomy and bodywork. He draws from many forms of yoga, fascial release, mindfulness techniques, and common sense.

Guiding the Quiet Revolution: Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Yin Yoga is the art of insightful relaxation, personal acceptance and contemplative awareness. Those who have experienced it are rejuvenated and transformed. The practice consists of long relaxed holds with an emphasis on the connective tissue and joints of the hips, pelvis and lower spine. It allows students to focus deeper into the body.

This specialized 12 hour immersion examines the following:

—Yin Yoga and Daoist philosophy

—Techniques to enhance meditation practice

—Anatomical considerations in poses

—Prop and non-prop modifications

—The role of language to enhance the Yin experience

—Techniques on incorporating Yin into a general class

The training includes a manual for continued reference. Students will appreciate your addition of Yin Yoga to their practice, and this training will enhance your own yoga sadhana.

Often yoga’s physical practice is marketed as “more, hotter, faster”, but more and more students are getting wise to this unattainable acceleration. Yin Yoga’s philosophy of stillness and independence counters this frenzied rush. Empower your students!

Date:  TBA
CEUs: 12 for 200 RYT 
Cost: Early Bird Price $225 paid by TBA; Full Cost $250

ASSISTING 101

Learn how to teach without words and empower every student on their mat.  Take your practice and teaching to another level of understanding.  During this program you will gain a better understanding how to support each posture and student with your hands vs words. You will also put your learning into action by applying your skills to a live classroom setting.

In this course you will learn:

  • What is assisting and why it is important to be able to connect with your students without words
  • Shoulder and Pelvis Integration
  • Break down of the 3 parts of the spine and impact on assisting
  • The difference between directional, supportative and stabilizing assists 
  • Assists for direct and stabilize standing postures, twists and binds
  • Assists to stabilize, lengthen and ground seated postures

Investment: $75
CEU: 6
Date: 2019 TBA
Time: 11:30-5:30pm
Facilitators: Juli Heemer

ASSISTING COURSE 102

This course will take you beyond the directional and supportative hands on assists of standing and seated postures. Not only will you learn how to guide students to deepen their physical practice, you will also gain a deeper knowledge of your own physical body.  

In this course you will learn:

  • How to deepen a student's body in basic and advanced postures with hands on assists 
  • Review of pelvis and shoulder integration
  • Safe and effective assists for deepening twists and binds in both standing and seated postures
  • Tools to assist heart opener postures 
  • Tools to assist inversions
  • Theraputic and deepening assists for lower back, hips  and hamstrings

Cost: $75
CEU: 6
Date: 2019 TBA
Time: 12:30-5:30pm
Facilitators: Heidi Fricke and Juli Heemer

Simply Power Yoga Teacher Training Program Testimonials

Simply Power Yoga offers professional Teacher Trainings, Leadership Programs and Continuing Education Courses.  The programs utilize different points of views from professional organizations and world known teachers/leaders to ensure the materials being presented are of the highest quality. Through various service opportunites and facilitation techniques you will gain knowledge and wisdom to apply yoga to real life experiences.

300 RYT TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM 
SEPTEMBER 2018-SEPTEMBER 2019 

FOR APPLICATION EMAIL JULI@SIMPLYPOWERYOGA.COM

TIMES & DATES FOR 2018-2019 Program
Dates for 2019-2020 program will be available March 1st 2019

Module 1A- Trauma Sensitive: Course 1 Clarify & Facilitate
September 28-30th 2018
Module 1B - Trauma Sensitive Course: Facilitate 2
October 28-29th, 2018
Module 2 - Beyond the Role of Teacher and into World of Leader
November 3-4th 2018 
Module 3 - Advanced Yoga Philosophy and History
December 8-9th 2018
Module 4 - Anatomy 101 & 102
January 12-13th 2019
Module 5 - Creating Community
January 18-20th 2019
Module 6 - The Art of Sequencing and Transitioning
February 23-24th 2019 
Module 7 - Meditation and Prayamana
March 9-10th 2019
Module 8 - Facilitation
April 28-9th 2019;
Module 9 - Subtle Body and Reiki Level 1 Training
May 4-5th 2019
Module 10 - Advanced Assisting and Essential Cueing
August 24-25th 2019
Module 11 - Yin As Medicine and Restorative Training
June 28-29th 2019
Module 12 - Graduation
September 14-15th 2019

TIMES
Saturday 12:30-5:30pm; Sunday 12:30-5:30pm*
Weekend Immersion: Begins at 8:00am Friday January 18th and ends Sunday January 20th 11:30am 
* Module 1 and Module 2A( Course 1) will include Friday evenings 6:00-9:30

PROGRAM PRICE FOR 300 RYT 

Program Price $3,650 All Inclusive

  • Program Deposit:  $1,000 required within 30 days of acceptance. 
  • Trauma Sensitive Training: $450 September 1st, 2019
  • Nemacolin Woodlands Immersion: $500-$650 November 1st, 2019(depending on lodging)
  • Leadership and Facilitation Weekend: $200
  • 9 Monthly Program Modules: $150 (due Wednesday of training weekend)

The next level 300 hour teaching intensive will give you tools to put your yoga into action. This program is about discovering how to live with intention and then using that intention to make a difference in your community. This program is designed for you to gain a clear understanding of the application of the physical practice, meditation  and self inquiry to serve every human being possible. Through advanced alignment, therapeutics, breath training, yin training, and facilitation techniques you will discovery leadership skills needed to serve others both on and off the mat. 

  • The Art of Leadership and Facilitatiion
  • Uncovering the Intention of the yoga practice
  • Development and Facilitation of Programs:  Knowledge and wisdom to create special classes, day programs, workshops and Continuing Education Programs for all populations within the community.
  • Advanced Anatomy: including physical anatomy, bio-mechanics, and energetic anatomy.
  • Yoga Sequences and Intentions: including but not limited to yin, restorative, power flow, vinyasa flow, gentle and prenatal which are safe and effective for all levels.
  • Meditation and Pranayama: Pranayama and various forms of meditation 
  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga: Working with special populations to help develop safe and effective classes.
  • Advanced Assisting Techniques for deepening postures and inversions
  • Advanced Yoga Philosophy and History: Studying and discussing the holy books of yoga and other beliefe systems to better understand yoga as a whole. 

How the program works:

The 300 hour program is broken into 11 in house weekends modules plus weekend immersion. If you are unable to attend one of the modules during your 12 month commitment, you are able to make-up the weekend during the next program offered. 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND THIS PROGRAM:

This program is for anyone who has successfully completed a 200 RYT Program.  The program is by acceptance only. Upon successful completion of the 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training program, graduates will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance at the RYT-500 level.

*Certification will not be given until program is paid in full, program hours and course work are complete.  

Module 1: Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher Training

Facilitator:  Becky Morrissey, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, ERYT500
Location: SPY North
Required Reading:

  •  Mary NurrieStearns, Yoga for Emotional Trauma 
  • David Emerson’s Overcoming Trauma with Yoga and Trauma Sensitive Yoga: Bringing the Body into Treatment 

Dates for 2018:

  • Course 1: Clarify & Facilitate 1- Friday September 28th-Sunday September 30th
  • Course 2, Part B: Facilitate 2 - Saturday October 27th-Sunday October 29th

Becky Morrissey is a yoga therapist and licensed mental health and addictions clinician. This course is a training experience focused on working with and creating trauma-sensitive yoga practices. Join Becky for an engaging, accessible, theoretically grounded teaching and practice skill series, for the safe and effective use of yoga to heal from Trauma.

What is trauma sensitive yoga? TSY is body oriented and spiritually nourishing. It is instructive and emphasizes choices. TSY provides structure to help foster our internal sense of safety, personal agency and choice in cultivating our capacity for self-awareness and self-regulation.

This 50 hour yoga therapy training has two courses which is held over three weekend trainings. 

Course 1: Clarify & Facilitate 1

In order to be of help to others, understanding our own experiences as preparation and base for compassionate insight will be the focus of this course. Practical, applicable skills will also be used to begin the journey of healing for ourselves and others. Community will be created to support individual growth and practice on and off the mat during and between courses.

Course II: Facilitate 2

This part of the course will provide a detailed framework for conceptualizing why and implementing how to incorporate trauma-sensitive yoga into teaching practices

 Session open to public, must be 200RYT 
60 CEUs

PROGRAM TOPICS

Module 2 - Beyond Role of Teacher and into world of Leader 

  • Beyond the role of a Teacher and into the world of a Leader
  • Yoga Methodology and Principles

Facilitator: Heidi Fricke; Co-facilitator Juli Heemer
Location: SPY North
Date:
November 3th-5th  2018 (Friday 6:00-10:00; Saturday 12:30-6:30pm & Sunday 12:30-5:30pm)

Module Description:

  • You will learn the tools needed to transition from a classroom teachers into a Leader who is willing to put themselves in the world of others through yoga and meditation. 
  • This weekend is about going behind the physical flow and understanding the intention of the methodology which has been developed to create yoga sequences and the why behind what makes a flow accessible to all levels. 

Module 3 - Advanced Yoga Philosophy and History

Facilitator: Herman Ranpuria; Co-Facilitator Dennis Fox and Annette Richey
Location: SPY North
Date: December 8th-9th 2018
Date: June 8th-9th 2019

Required Reading: 

  • The Bhagavad Gita Paperback 2007 by Eknath Easwaran
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Paperback by Sri Swami Satchidananda 
  • Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice by Deborah Adele
  • The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
    Book by Don Miguel Ruiz

Module Description:

A two page paper has to be written on each of the required readings prior to the start of the weekend. 

Develop a well-rounded knowledge of yoga philosophy, ethics, history and lifestyle practices. Learn how yoga can make everyone's life better, regardless of age or condition. Program hours will include written essays and comparisons on the required readings. Open discussions will include real life conversations relating to the history and philosophy of yogic traditions and beliefs. 

Module 4 - 
Anatomy 101: Muscles, Bones & Movement
Anatomy 102: Moving with our Bodies

Facilitators: Facilitators Bridget Henson and Kelly Ross
Location: SPY North
Date:  
January 12-13th 2019 
April 27-28th 2019

Recommended Reading:

  • Functional Anatomy

Module Description

Anatomy 101: Muscles, Bones & Movement

This module is about understanding our physical bodies on a more dynamic level, by understanding more clearly what makes up the body via bones & muscles and what their related movements are. Through hands-on learning, discussion and group work the following key elements will be covered:

  • The body's framework (the bones)
  • What moves the framework (the muscles)
  • What those movements look like (yoga, sitting all day, standing at work, etc.) 
  • Emphasis and Break down of Shoulder/Pelvis Girdle, The Spine and Feet.

Practice clothes, journal and pen required 

Anatomy 102: Moving with Our Bodies: Connective Tissue and Facial Trains of the Body

This module is about moving our bodies and taking a look at what and how our bodies are able to do just that, MOVE. You will leave with a new way of looking at your own bodies and more importantly how to understand and regard yours as a contextual, fascinating thing. For instance instead of just saying "my foot hurts" we want to ask "How? Where? When? In what state? Moving? While in Extension? Flexion? What's going on above your foot and your toes?"

Through hands on learning, discussion and group work you will gain a clear understanding of the connective tissues and facial trains of the body.  We will do this via yoga postures, seated postures and other common postural forms the body my take, in order to explore, and understand just what the body takes to get us through each day. 

Practice clothes, journal and pen required 

Session open to public
CEUs 12

Module 5 - Creating Community

Facilitator: Heidi Fricke
Location: Nemacolin Woodlands Yoga Retreat
Dates: January 18th- 20th 2019; January 17-19th 2020

Module Description:

You will participate in Simply Power Yoga's Retreat with other members of the community developing new relationships through yoga, meditation and conversation. This is the heart and soul of the yoga practice your willingness to be with others and support their journey. Everyone has somewhere in their life they need to begin again. 

Session open to public. CEU Credits are available for 200 RYT

Module 6 - The Art of Sequencing &Transitioning

Facilitator: Juli Heemer and Annette Richey
Location: SPY North
Date: February 23-24 th 2019 
         

Module Description:

  • Learn how to create a powerful flow that is intentional based on the foundation of simple yoga postures.  Learn how to sequence a class to make the whole body feel complete through integration, awareness and breath.   
  • Understand alignment based postures and sequences that move the body forward
  • Understand safe transitions which will link each sequence together to make the flow powerful, fun and purposeful. Understand the why behind what you are creating. 
  • Understand how to sequence classes for multi-dimensional populations. Trainings will be held on pre/post natal classes, senior citizens, at risk youth, gentle yoga, therapeutics and modified bodies. 

Session open to public
CEUs 12

Module 7 - Meditation and Prayamana 

Facilitator: Facilitators Dennis Fox and Kelly Ross
Location: SPY North
Date:
March 9th-10th 2019
October 5th-6th 2019 

Meditation & Pranayama will combine both practices throughout the weekend with each practice enhancing the exploration of the other practice. Meditation will explore different techniques to find focus and presence. Techniques will include guided mediation, breath-focused mediation, silent mediation, and a walking meditation. Our exploration of mediation will include breathing techniques from the pranayama program.

Pranayama will cover breathing anatomy and physiology, breathing practices and techniques, a breath-focused restorative practice, and a breath-focused exploration through movement of a teacher-led yoga practice. The promise of this weekend is teachers will have experience leading meditation practices and will have the knowledge to lead students in a breath-focused yoga practice.

Module 8 - Facilitation

Facilitator: Heidi Fricke
Location: SPY North
Date: April Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th 2019

 

Module 9 - The Subtle Body and Reiki Level 1 

Facilitator: Heidi Fricke and  Dennis Fox
Location: SPY North
Dates:
May 4-5th 2019

Anatomy 103: The Subtle Body - Chakras

  • Understand the major nervous systems of the body and how they relate to the emotional body
  • Defining and breaking down the Chakras
  • Anatomy of Subtle Body

Reiki Level 1 Training

Reiki Level 1 is a practitioner's initiation into Reiki. What is Reiki?  "A healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being."  The focus during Level 1 is on opening the energy channels on a physical level, allowing the practitioner to connect to the universal life force energy.  At the end of Reiki Level 1 Training, you will be certified to give Reiki to yourself and others.

Module 10 - Yin as Medicine and Restorative Yoga

Restorative Training: 
Becky Morrissey -  Saturday July 27th, 2019 12:30-5:30pm

Yin as Medicine:
Bridget Henson - Sunday July 28th, 2019 11:30-5:30pm

 

Open to Public:
CEUs 11

Module 11: Advanced Assisting and Cueing

Facilitator: Heidi Fricke; Co-Facilitator Kelly Ross
Location: SPY North
Date:  August 24-25th 2019; February 2020 TBA

This course is broken down into two segments that will take your teaching and awareness of physical body to the next level. The course is designed to give you tools to use both your words and your hands to guide a students body. 

Day 1 - Guiding with Words: Will focus on the spacial elements of the body in relation to physical cues in support of the physical alignment of the students body. 

Day 2 - Guiding without Words: Will take you beyond the directional and supportative hands on assists of standing and seated postures. Not only will you learn how to guide students to deepen their physical practice, you will also gain a deeper knowledge of your own physical body.  

In this course you will learn:

  • Essential cues techniques and tools in relation to the spacial elements of the physical body
  • To deepen a student's body in basic and advanced postures with hands on assists 
  • Review of pelvis and shoulder integration
  • Safe and effective assists for deepening twists and binds in both standing and seated postures
  • Tools to assist heart opener postures 
  • Tools to assist inversions
  • Theraputic and deepening assists for lower back, hips  and hamstrings

Session open to public
CEUs 10

Module 12 - You as a Servant Leader

Facilitator: Heidi Fricke
Location: SPY North
Date: 
September 28-29th 2019
February 2020 TBA

Module Description:

  • Real time application of yoga practice and principles
  • Presentation of Created Program
  • What is a Servant Leader