TEACHER TRAINING

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Expert Instructors. Our Yoga Alliance certified faculty are knowledgeable, experienced and inspiring. They teach all over the world, but call Boise their home.

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Small group setting. Immerse yourself in a community of like-minded and inspired yogis dedicated to daily practice and learning.

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Interest Free Payment Plans. Nothing should get in the way of your dreams. Talk to us about our payment options.

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Flexible schedule. Our schedule options make it possible for you to study while honoring your work and family commitments. Most modules are over long weekends or a week night series.

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Discounted membership. All 200 & 300 HR students receive 50% off yoga class passes and memberships at Sage Yoga & Wellness.

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Single module immersion. All modules are open for the anyone who would like to study yoga or meditation for their individual life journey. 

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The 8 Fold path

Jan 5 - 7, 2018

With
Naomi Jones, RYT

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20 HR YTT Module

Moving beyond the yoga postures and off the mat into the world, this workshop will allow for in-depth study of relationship with others, environment and Self. Set up your foundation for living a Yogic Lifestyle with knowledge of these ancient buildings blocks for awareness and finding dharma (true purpose). Patanjali lays it out in the Yoga Sutras, as a path that takes the mind from a state of constant movement and disturbance to a state of rest and harmony, and it begins with the practice of the yamas and niyamas.

Topics to be covered:

  • 5 Yamas
  • 5 Niyamas
  • History of the Yoga Sutras and study of Raja Yoga
  • Creating and teaching classes themed on yoga philosophy which creates reflection, learning and retention
  • Introduction to Meditation and how to bring stillness into your classes in a practical and accessible manner
  • Learn Pranayama application and teaching techniques to transform your practice and teaching
  • Subtle Body analysis into the Ida nadi. Accessing and balancing Ida nadi for creativity and expression through lecture, creative writing and pranayama.
  • Yoga Nidra tutorial and practice

Benefits:

  • Embody yoga philosophy tenants and find your life evolving in a positive way
  • Gain practical teaching skills for incorporating the yamas and niyamas into your classes
  • Learn to further educate your students on yoga philosophy
  • Use the yamas and niyamas as tools to find the light within so that you can teach (or live) a vibrant existence that transforms your active and inherited Karma
  • Create a mindset and environment that corresponds with your Dharma
  • Break through negative habitual self defeating patterns
  • Develop more Trust in your ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Live a more harmonious, balanced and happy life
Required text: Exploring the Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele.

Hands On Yoga

Nov 3 - 5

With
Marisa Weppner, ERYT500

Marisa Weppner Yoga Idaho

20 HR YTT Module

This module will cover the art of giving noninvasive assists and adjustments in a yoga class, providing you with the confidence to freely move about the room. In addition to the when and why of giving hands on assists we will dedicate ample time to practicing giving assists in order to refine our touch and technique. You’ll complete this training feeling newly inspired to give more touch in your yoga classes as well as how to work one-on-one with clients.

Topics to be covered:

  • Adjustments vs assists
  • Why we touch
  • Correct body positions for giving assists and adjustments
  • Tips for knowing when to give assists and adjustments
  • How to move into and out of a student’s space
  • How to give assists and adjustments in fundamental yoga postures: Sun salutations, standing poses, foward bends, twists, backbends and savasana
  • Partner assisting for advanced asanas
  • How to gracefully handle difficult situations
  • How to spot an unsafe position or alignment
  • Verbal cueing and energetic assists
  • Prana
  • Working with private clients
  • The importance of professionalism while giving hands-on touch
  • Ethics
  • Practice giving hands on assists and adjustments
  • Recommended reading list and handouts provided

Benefits:

  • Gain confidence in getting off your mat and into the room!
  • Learn to safely provide your students with hands on cueing
  • Learn how to keep your own body safe and comfortable while working hands on with students
  • Learn when Not to assist
  • Help students gain an awareness of their body and breath
  • Learn primary cautions or contraindications for yoga poses
  • Learn how to adapt poses for different bodies
  • Learn how to create clear energetic boundaries and safe space

20 HR YTT Module

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training offers Yoga Teachers, Healthcare Providers, Social Workers, Counselors, Yoga Students, and athletes a deeper understanding of the many benefits of a slow mind/body practice. Restorative Yoga can be implemented into your office, studio, home, and outside life.

As people discover the mind/body connection for healing, Restorative Yoga will open the door to change. Whether it’s improving immunity, chronic disease, mental health, stress reduction, or enhancing athletic performance, Restorative Yoga has a multitude of health benefits. Join us as we spend two weekends learning about this fascinating field of mind/body connection.

 

Topics to be covered:
  • Yoga History and Philosophy
  • Evolution of Restorative Yoga
  • B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga lineage
  • Use of Restorative Yoga for health and healing
  • Dr. Bo Forbes: research and technique of melding psychotherapy and yoga
  • The Nervous System and the “Relaxation Response”
  • The Endocrine System and the body’s response to stress
  • How restorative yoga contributes to the balance of the hormone system
  • Subtle Anatomy and how it relates to the mind/body connection and moving prana
  • Practical restorative pranayama and breath awareness
  • The vayus, koshas and bandhas
  • The bodily impact of sports and how Restorative Yoga can improve athletic performance
  • Restorative Yoga postures and sequencing of restorative routines
  • Practice teaching with one-on-one help from Restorative teachers
  • The use of blocks, blankets, straps, and sandbags for support and comfort in positioning
  • Integration of Restorative Yoga in a general yoga classes
  • Strategies to create and deliver Restorative Yoga workshops
  • Daily meditation, group discussion on psychology of human behavior and Self inquiry
Benefits:
  • Learn to teach Restorative Yoga classes and postures with confidence
  • Gain the ability to adapt yoga postures for a variety of abilities and bodies
  • Understand the mind-body-energy connection and the power of rest

Required text: Yoga for Emotional Balance, Dr. Bo Forbes.

This modules if over 2 consecutive 20 HR weekends.
20 HR YTT Module
 

Weekly classes are where the mundane and sacred meet, where yoga truly becomes a practice; and a dedicated practice is what sustains student, teacher and studio in so many ways. In this training we explore and practice the key elements that make up a yoga class from building sequences, playlists to living yoga off the mat.

Topics to be covered:

  • Embodied practices to learn what makes a “good” yoga class
  • Sankalpa. Intention is everything
  • Bhavana
  • Sequencing
  • Vinyasa krama, modifications for all levels, all people
  • Creating the space for yoga
  • “Holding space” as teacher
  • Teaching methods
  • Weaving story, metaphor and/or yoga philosophy into class
  • Voice and language
  • Practice teaching
  • Building playlists
  • Yamas and Niyamas
  • Self-care

Benefits:

  • Gain clarity and efficiency in preparations for teaching
  • Learn tools to ground and center self to be a guide for others
  • Build confidence as a teacher
  • Receive a template for planning classes.
  • Connect with your love for teaching yoga!

40 HR YTT Module

During this training you will gain a better understand about the origins of Yin Yoga and how it compares to Hatha Yoga. We will discuss modern yoga history and philosophy behind various forms of yoga. Enjoy learning about the fascinating evolution of this ancient practice. Attend the training to learn more about your self, education on eastern philosophy and practice with lots of relaxation! We will also experience three distinct Yin Yoga Master Classes: Yin Yoga, Aromatherapy and The Chakras; 2 hour Yin Yoga Immersion in the lower body; 60 minute Yin Yoga class for the upper body.

Topics to be covered:

• Yin vs Yang
• History of Yin Yoga
• Connective Tissue
• The relaxation response
• Pranayamas, including Nadi Shodhana, and Bharmari
• The bandhas
• The nadis (energy pathways in the body)
• The chakras
• The endocrine and nervous system
• The mind/body relationship on a glandular level
• Current data on yoga’s effect on chronic disease states caused by stress.
• Seqencing yin yoga classes
• How to give hands of modifications
• Use of props
• Breakdown of 20 most common Yin Yoga postures
• Practice teaching a Yin Yoga class with feedback and assistance by faculty
• Meditation and it’s clinical benefits

• Traditional Chinese Medicine

Benefits:

• Learn advanced sequencing for Yin Yoga and how to building an intelligent flow
• Leave with the knowledge of how to apply Yin Yoga to your business, studio or home practice
• Learn how to quickly identify students who needs assistance by observing subtle cues in their body

• Practice yin postures within your own body for greater understanding with corrections from the faculty<

This module is over 2 consecutive weekends.

Anatomy & Physiology

April 14 - 16

With
Dr. Jen Dorn, RYT

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20 HR YTT Module

During the teacher training you will learn anatomy and physiology as it pertains to practicing yoga, teaching yoga and its health benefits. Being extremely knowledgable about how the body works and knowing how yoga works helps one to perform postures more skillfully, this will advance your offering as a teacher and create a safe space for exploration. We will dive into the workings of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems, joint movement or lack there of, and ways to access the sacred vessel of the nervous system (our spine,) learn about common injuries and medical conditions. We will cover how to prevent injuries from happening in class, as well as go over posture modifications for students with injuries or medical conditions. May also include energy anatomy chakras and nadis, if time allows.

Topics to be covered:

  • General Human Anatomy and Physiology in-depth
  • Dynamics of Breathing (integrating breath, posture and movement)
  • Yoga and the spine
  • Nervous System (sympathetic vs parasympathetic)
  • Musculoskeletal system (structure vs function)
  • Anatomy Trains
  • Anatomy and Physiology and how it relates to Asana
  • Anatomy of the Chakras and Nadis
  • How to speak and translate anatomy to students confidently
  • Understand how to get the most out of a posture for every type of body safely

Benefits:

  • A living “lab” to explore the body and how our physicality relates to yoga and its postures, science and philosophy
  • Gain confidence in your knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology and how that relates to yoga
  • Honoring the physical body while practicing yoga
  • Moving beyond the myth of “flexibility” and engaging all of our anatomy in every pose
  • Understand starting positions and bases of support
  • Learn how to keep your own body safe and comfortable while working hands on with students
  • Learn when Not to assist
  • Help students gain an awareness of their body and breath
  • Learn primary cautions or contraindications for yoga poses
  • Learn how to adapt poses for different bodies
  • Learn how to treat the temple well

**Understanding anatomy as a yoga teacher is crucial for a students safety, you may often encounter several Injuries, surgeries, falls, repetitive stress syndromes, sprained ankles, frozen shoulders in one class. A yoga teacher must be confident in guiding a student, in order to facilitate healing and repair. Injury can easily occur if not guided correctly and confidently.

20 HR YTT Module

In this training we will explore an in-depth education in each of these different branches of yoga. Students will learn the history, body/mind/spirit specifics, benefits, and modern application of each style.

Kundalini Yoga is a blend of Bhakti, Raja, Tantra and Shakti Yoga. Bhakti being the yoga of devotion and chanting in service to ones personal god/goddess(s), Raja being the yoga of meditation and mental and physical control, Tantra being the yoga of weaving and connection to all aspects of life and Shakti yoga being the expression of feminine power and energy through a disciplined practice.

Kundalini Yoga is often called the yoga of awareness and aims to cultivate the creative spiritual potential of a human to uphold values, speak truth, and focus on the compassion and consciousness needed to serve and heal others.

Topics to be covered:

  • Roots and origins
  • Classical mantra and chants
  • Classical kriyas
  • Classical pranayama
  • Classical meditation
  • Hand and body mudra
  • Astronomy and body connection
  • Body specifics in relation to each classical series taught
  • Recommended reading list and handouts provided

Kriya Yoga is the yoga of the sound and light of your being, often called “god’s yoga”. The Kriya yoga system consists of a number of levels of pranayama, mantra, and mudra based on techniques intended to rapidly accelerate spiritual development and engender a profound state of tranquility and God-communion. Often considered as the most esoteric of all the yoga lineages.

Students will learn how to build and cultivate their individual bodies of light and sound vibration.

Topics to be covered:

  • Roots and origins
  • Mantra
  • Meditation
  • Pranayama
  • Mudra
  • Inner light and sound exercises
  • Health benefits
  • Recommended reading list and handouts provided

Bhakti Yoga as previously mentioned is the yoga of devotion and chanting in service to ones own god(s) or goddess(s). Said to be yoga for the common man or woman, it is the simplest way to connect to the divine. The practice is designed to just show pure devotion for the love of the divine with nothing expected in return through sharing in song and mantra.

Students will explore various traditional chants, mantras, kirtans, and bhajans along with learning the classic seed sound syllables.

Topics to be covered:

  • Roots and origins
  • Seed syllables
  • Mantras
  • Bhajan vs Kirtan
  • Classical instruments used
  • Classic chants to a few of the main East Indian deities
  • Recommended reading list and handouts provided

Benefits of the overall course:

  • Deeper connections to and understandings of the energetic, esoteric and spiritual aspects of yoga
  • More devotion in ones own life
  • Build, cultivate, and strengthen owns own light body
  • Learn to hear and explore the inner sounds
  • Maintain a clear state of mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well being
  • Understand the value of keeping the lineages alive in the modern world
  • Have more tools to infuse into your individual teaching and personal yoga practices!!
  • LEARN MORE ABOUT THE VAST MULTIVERSE OF YOGA AND WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU IN THE 21st CENTURY!!

20 HR YTT Module

Learn more than just the basics and take your practice and teaching to the next level! This module will include daily practices with Marcy and Marisa where we will hold poses longer to explore the body-mind-breath connection at a deeper level. Through the study of prana as lifeforce energy you will learn to control, cleanse, and enhance your prana to successfully balance your energy.

Topics to be covered:

  • Learn how to teach and practice advanced asanas safely, and their variations and modifications
  • How physical effort affects mental and emotional states
  • The mind-body-breath connection
  • How to work with multilevel groups
  • Using physical adjustments to help students with alignment and progress in asanas
  • Prana and pranayamas, including Anuloma Viloma and Kapalabhati
  • The nadis
  • The bandhas
  • The mechanics of breathing
  • Khumbaka – breath retention
  • Exploration of namaskars
  • Elements of flow
  • Advanced poses
  • Vayus: five movements of prana
  • Multi-dimensional sequencing (integration of koshas)
  • Vinyasa Krama, modifications for all levels
  • Mantra
  • Mudra

Benefits:

  • Empower and deepen your personal practice
  • Gain the ability to teach and sequence advanced postures
  • Master basic pranayamas and learn to effectively practice and teach advanced pranayamas
  • Deepen your understanding of subtle energy for health and healing
  • Learn several variations of surya namaskar
  • Discover the roots of modern day vinyasa

20 HR YTT Module

As awareness awakens to realize itself, we experience true homecoming. This is our primordial nature: tender, boundless and clear presence. Intensive training in mindfulness meditation and its integration with the adventures of being alive is the central focus of the course. For old beginners and new beginners alike, this course centers on (re)discovery of the innate capacity for awakening awareness. Experiential understanding is prioritized over cognitive understanding in this module.

Topics to covered and practiced:

  • Awareness/consciousness in context
  • Nonduality and nature of reality
  • States of consciousness
  • Meditation as systematic cultivation of awakening awareness
  • Neuroscience of stress and meditation
  • Philosophy and refinement of attention
  • The yoga and mindfulness relationship
  • Role of breath
  • Compassion, including self-compassion, as both foundation and spontaneous outcome of practice
  • Universal applicability of mindfulness meditation
  • Relationship between meditation, emotional intelligence and well-being

Benefits:

  • Gain stability and momentum in your personal meditation practice, the foundation of teaching meditation
  • Learn adaptive coping skills
  • Improve relationship with stress: greater ability to find coherence and effective action even under significant stress
  • Greater emotion regulation, interpersonal and intrapersonal application
  • Decreased reactivity and increased response flexibility
  • Improved well-being and immune functioning
  • Decreased anxiety and psychological distress
  • Improved sleep patterns

Yoga and Social Justice

June 2 - 4

With Dr. Michael Sapiro, ERYT
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20 HR YTT Module

In order for us to serve oppressed people, we must know what part of ourselves oppresses others. Here introspection plays a major role in the psycho-spiriutal process of turning deep practice into compassionate social action. Introspection and cultural competency training help us discover our unconscious biases, prejudices, and beliefs that obstruct relating to and working with marginalized populations.

Without appropriate socio-cultural self-knowledge, i.e., understanding how our history and worldview become the lens through which we see ourselves and others in the world, there is the chance that we end up oppressing the very people we hope to serve. And so here, in this intersection between spirituality, social justice, and psychology, one’s own insights and revelations about one’s self and the world become bound inextricably to others’ well-being.

This workshop is geared toward people who are interested in teaching yoga in settings that serve marginalized and oppressed people (prisons, rehab, shelters, etc.). This workshop will be very active and engaging. We will look closely at our own beliefs through a variety of activities and then learn to apply social justice principles within our yoga teaching practices.

Topic to be covered:

  • Cultural introspection and cultural positions
  • Health disparities caused by racism and poverty
  • Cultural competency as it relates to teaching yoga and meditation in a variety of settings
  • Social justice as a spiritual practice
  • Benefits and cautions of teaching yoga and meditation with various marginalized populations
  • Teaching practices for various settings: prisons, homeless and domestic violence shelters, rehab clinics, youth homes, churches, etc.
  • Yoga and social justice resources in the US.
  • Karma yoga
  • Oops and Ouch Training
  • Consensus desicion making
  • The Work That Reconnects
  • Colonization vs. Decolonization
  • World of seperation(dualism) vs. world of non seperation or oneness (non dualism)
  • Either/or vs. both/and awareness training
  • Sacred activism
  • Environmental justice
  • Systems theory/deep ecology

Benefits:

  • Gain confidence teaching yoga and meditation to a variety of populations in various settings
  • Learn to own your privileges without shame, with a new sense of purpose for serving others
  • Cultivate a deep awareness of how cultural positions impact health and wellbeing
  • Be able to speak confidently about the importance of service with your spiritual practice
  • Market yourself as a social justice oriented yoga teacher
  • Most importantly, be able to relate to and serve people who are different than yourself from a place of integrity and authenticity

Yoga Philosophy, Psychology & Nonduality

July 14 - 16

With
Marisa Weppner, ERYT500
Dr. Michael Sapiro, ERYT

Marisa Weppner Yoga Idaho
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20 HR YTT  Module

The yoga practice we know in the West is generally understood to be physical, movements and postures that target muscles, bone, organs, etc. However, yoga itself is ultimately the practice of stilling the mind, and living an ethical life of value and service. Traditionally, ayurveda is the science of balance and healing, while yoga is the way to deeper realization of our nature and purpose. This module will cover the history and varying philosophies of traditional Yoga, including the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita.

This module is designed for yoga teachers, clinicians and individuals who wish to learn more about the eastern practices of self-awakening and how they can be applied to everyday life for and mind, body, spirit healing.

Since the shift brought about by the introduction of mindfulness into mainstream culture, Americans have become more interested in meditation and self-exploration specifically for purposes of reducing stress and increasing health. However, there are deeper aspects of meditation that allows access to the already whole and unbroken self, which is neither marred by disease and disorder nor dependent upon the mind for its existence. Nondual meditation, brought forward through Advaita Vedanta, kasmir shaivism, and other philosophical schools, submerges its practitioners in the well-spring of being from which our consciousness arises. Yoga Nidra is one of the practices for which this state of wholeness is accessed.

Topics to be covered:

  • Yoga Sutras and 8-fold path
  • The Bhagavad Gita
  • Timeline of yoga’s evolution from it’s roots to modern day
  • Eastern psychology, with an emphasis on Buddhism
  • The kleshas and samskaras
  • The addiction cycle
  • Karma
  • The chakras as a path of developmental psychology
  • Practices for overcoming our suffering
  • Integrating the shadow
  • Transpersonal psychology
  • Mindfulness practices
  • How yoga poses can affect our psychological healing
  • The mysteries of nondualism: Exploring the spaciousness of life beyond mind
  • Experiential learning of the Nondual state
  • Nondual states across traditions
  • Philosophy and history of Nondual practices
  • The art of self-inquiry
  • Witness consciousness
  • What is Yoga Nidra and how does it work?
  • The Koshas, or sheaths, of yoga
  • Practice leading Yoga Nidra
  • Creating sacred space
  • Physiological benefits of relaxation

Benefits:

  • Gain confidence in weaving philosophy, psychology, and wisdom traditions into your teaching
  • Experience a renewed passion for your yoga teaching and practice
  • Direct experience of yoga as a holistic approach to self-healing and spiritual awakening
  • Learn how imbalances in the body and mind can occur and how they can be transformed
  • Discover the causes of suffering and explore the yogic paths to freedom
  • Cultivate a deep awareness of body and mind
  • Learn meditation techniques from different traditions
  • Gain confidence in leading students into meditative states and using Yoga Nidra in your classes

Ayurveda

Aug 18 - 20
Aug 25 - 27

With
Paul Graham, ERYT

Paul Graham Yoga Boise

40 HR YTT Module

An opportunity to understand yourself, others and live in harmony Ayurveda, Yoga’s sister science, is the planet’s oldest nature based medical system. It recognizes and respects that each individual is born with a unique physical, mental, emotional and spiritual constitution. In order to create health the whole person is addressed, taking into account, daily habits, lifestyle, relationships and environment.

Ayurveda’s goal is to educate and empower each person to achieve abundant health and vitality. Recognize and understand how our daily habits can have positive or negative effects on our health and wellbeing. Ayurveda teaches us to accept responsibility for our health, by stepping into our power. When we do we become self aware and connected to the things that keep us healthy and joyful.

Topics to be covered: 

  • The History of Ayurveda
    Common Roots of Yoga and Ayurveda
  • Samkhya Philosophy
  • The elements and nature
  • Health and Disease from an Ayurvedic standpoint
  • Doshas (Constitutions)
  • Doshic Tides in the body, mind and environment
  • Prakriti and Vikruti
  • Sub Doshas and the Body
  • Digestion and Imbalance
  • Foods to balance your constitution
  • The sadhana of eating
  • Yoga asanas for your dosha
  • Ayurveda and the Chakras
  • Sensory therapies

Benefits:

  • A better understanding off your unique constitution
  • Understand how to balance your body-mind for optimum health and vitality
  • Incorporate Ayurvedic shatkarmas and practices into your daily routine
  • Become better informed about the source of imbalance in your students
  • Incorporate Ayurvedic teaching into your yoga classes
  • Learn how to plan and deliver a yoga class for different constitutions
This module will be over 2 consecutive weekends.

Prenatal Yoga

Sept 29 - Oct 1

With
Dr. Jen Dorn, RYT
Marcy Midnight, RYT

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 20 HR YTT Module

Includes yoga techniques specialized to the needs of the pregnant woman, including practice and teaching skills for trimester-specific yoga techniques. Techniques include: alignment for the expectant mother, appropriate yoga techniques for each trimester, how to practice yoga techniques safely and relaxation and stress management techniques.

Topics to be covered:

  • Embryological development
  • Bodily changes
  • Adaptations to standard asana during each trimester (contraindications)
  • Breath and pregnancy
  • How to build and maintain muscle tone during pregnancy safely
  • Yoga solutions to common pregnancy aches and pains
  • Yoga for child birth and preparation
  • Mother-Baby connection time on the mat
  • Natural physiological birth and how to honor it on the mat

Benefits:

  • Learn how to create a safe supportive environment for Mother and baby
  • Guide mothers and babies to connect both energetically and physically
  • Keep mom and baby safe while on the mat
  • Relieve common pregnancy complaints
  • Healthier pregnancy, labor and birth
  • Be confident in supporting mom and baby on an incredible journey
Recommended: basketball and ace bandage

20 HR YTT Module

Learn the history, philosophy and evolution of Tantra Yoga and its individual application in the modern world. Movement, meditation and breathwork included in this inquiry-based module. Debunk popular myths and misconceptions of the sacred art of Tantra and learn how it’s philosophies and practices can enhance not only your teachings and you as a teacher, but it’s implications for global consciousness.

Topics to be covered:

  • The shamanic roots of Tantra
  • Parusha and Prakriti
  • Dualism vs Nondualism
  • Types of Tantra – Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Neo
  • Kundalini
  • Shiva/Shakti
  • The Micro Cosmic Orbit
  • The historical evolution of Tantra
  • Tantra in the modern world
  • Nature as Tantra
  • Individual practices
  • Sacred, not sexual, partner practices
  • Oneness practices
  • The Radiance Sutras
  • Tantra as service
  • The subtle body
  • Co-listening/non violent communication

Benefits:

  • Discover the emotional, psychological and energetic healing of Tantric practices
  • Probe the mysteries of life through the yogic lens of nonduality
  • Learn skills to stay present and completely aware at all times
  • Explore tools to master your own energy
  • Deepen your connection to yourself, within your intimate relationships and in turn the world around you.

Meditation Immersion

Oct 20 - 22

With
Dana Menlove, ERYT

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20 HR YTT Module

As awareness awakens to realize itself, we experience true homecoming. This is our primordial nature: tender, boundless and clear presence. Intensive training in mindfulness meditation and its integration with the adventures of being alive is the central focus of the course. For old beginners and new beginners alike, this course centers on (re)discovery of the innate capacity for awakening awareness. Experiential understanding is prioritized over cognitive understanding in this module.

Topics to covered and practiced:

  • Awareness/consciousness in context
  • Nonduality and nature of reality
  • States of consciousness
  • Meditation as systematic cultivation of awakening awareness
  • Neuroscience of stress and meditation
  • Philosophy and refinement of attention
  • The yoga and mindfulness relationship
  • Role of breath
  • Compassion, including self-compassion, as both foundation and spontaneous outcome of practice
  • Universal applicability of mindfulness meditation
  • Relationship between meditation, emotional intelligence and well-being

Benefits:

  • Gain stability and momentum in your personal meditation practice, the foundation of teaching meditation
  • Learn adaptive coping skills
  • Improve relationship with stress: greater ability to find coherence and effective action even under significant stress
  • Greater emotion regulation, interpersonal and intrapersonal application
  • Decreased reactivity and increased response flexibility
  • Improved well-being and immune functioning
  • Decreased anxiety and psychological distress
  • Improved sleep patterns

Advanced Vinyasa
April 13 - 15

With
Marcy Midnight

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20 HR YTT Module
With Marcy Midnight
 

This training will explore the roots and evolution of vinyasa, in particular namaskar, from tantric origins to modern day practices. We will learn the framework and guiding principles for developing intelligent and creative vinyasa sequences that serve to activate, balance and nourish the flow of yoga on and off the mat. We will learn solar and lunar vinyasas, elemental vinyasa and chakra vinyasa; integration of mantras in the flow and using the movements of prana (vayus) to align within the flow.

Topics Covered:

  • Tantric roots of hatha and vinyasa yoga
  • Exploration of namaskars
  • Chakra Vinyasa
  • Solar and Lunar Vinyasas
  • Elemental Vinyasa
  • Vayus: five movements of prana
  • Multi-dimensional sequencing (integration of koshas)
  • Vinyasa Krama, modifications for all levels, all people.
  • Mantra
  • Living Vinyasa: integration of ayurvedic principles

Benefits:

  • Learn several variations of surya namaskar
  • Discover the roots of modern day vinyasa
  • Learn how to sequence for advanced asanas
  • Take your own yoga asana practice to the next level!

Recommended Reading:

Light on Life, by B.K.S. Iyengar
Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith
Tending the Heart Fire, by Shiva Rea

Yoga as a Life Path

Jan 19 - 21

With
Marisa Weppner, ERYT500

Marisa Weppner Yoga Idaho

20 HR YTT Module

As a yoga teacher, yoga is a life path chosen for its healing benefits – body, mind and spirit. Becoming a thriving and successful teacher involves much more than having a love for teaching yoga, and often new teachers are lacking the business experience necessary to thrive in a full-time yoga career.

In this module you will learn the entrepreneurial skills necessary to maximize your impact as a yoga teacher and achieve your career goals.  This module is lead by Marisa Weppner, who has created two successful yoga studio, beginning in 2003, leads international yoga retreats, is invited to teach at yoga festivals, has authored the book Vinyasa Yoga Made Simple: A 27 day journey of self-discovery, has online yoga classes at udaya.com, and is the co-creator of Yogafort, a local yoga and music festival.

Feel empowered as you step into your role as teacher and guide in offering the journey of yoga for health and healing.

Topics to be covered:

  • Finding your authentic voice
  • Discovering your niche/branding
  • The Yoga of money
  • Getting the most out of Social Media and how to use effectively Facebook, Instagram, youtube, blogs, Twitter, etc
  • Designing a website
  • Tips for best photos
  • How to conduct private classes
  • Hosting workshops, special series and retreats
  • Good business practices/professionalism
  • How to run a successful yoga studio
  • Marketing and networking 101
  • Writing a bio (for webpage, studio webpage & events flyers)
  • Creating and writing a clear vision/mission
  • Earning potential and what to charge
  • The need for contracts
  • Public relations/customer service
  • Special Promotions: Groupon and other discounts
  • Newsletters and email promotion
  • What it means to be an Independent Contractor/Self-Employed
  • Continuing education
  • Creating your own products

Benefits:

  • Clarity of purpose and direction
  • Take your professional yoga career to the next level
  • Overcome self-doubt and blocks around money and abundanceLearn the basic of social media and creating an online presence
  • Learn how to build a following
  • Make informed choices and have a healthy transition from your current career to a full-time yoga teacher

200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training

Our first biannual group begins January 2017!

Space is limited to 10 students.

Typical Hours of Modules:

  • Friday 1 – 4 pm and 7-10 pm (6 hrs)
  • Saturday 1 – 8 pm, or 11 am – 6 pm (7 hrs)
  • Sunday 8 am – 3 pm, or 10:30 – 5:30 pm (7 hrs)

$2700, plus $100 registration fee.

Registration deposit is $500.

Immerse yourself in the deeply transformative practices and philosophy of yoga. Our Yoga Alliance certified program helps future yoga instructors and those simply looking to deepen their practice to grow their confidence and expand their knowledge of yoga through an in-depth study of the physical, spiritual, emotional and psychological aspects of yoga.

With the guidance of experienced teachers and mentors, students will learn how to teach intelligently sequenced, safe, and well-rounded classes to a variety of students within the hatha and vinyasa tradition, with an emphasis on self-inquiry. Immerse yourself in a community of like-minded and inspired yogis dedicated to daily practice and learning.

Gain the skills, knowledge and experience to be an amazing yoga teacher. Sage will provide the supportive environment and expert, dedicated instructors to guide your journey. Six modules are required for the YTT, plus 2 additional modules of your choice.

The Modules Required to complete in the 200 Hr YTT:

  • Jan 20 – 22Yama and Niyama, 20 Hour Module with Naomi Jones
  • Feb 17 – 19Hands on Yoga,  20 Hour Module with Marisa Weppner
  • March 17 – 19Creating a Yoga Class, 20 Hour Module with Marcy Midnight
  • April 14 – 16Anatomy and Physiology, 20 Hour Module with Dr. Jen Dorn
  • May 12 – 14, Advanced Asana & Pranayama, 20 Hour Module with Marcy Midnight & Marisa Weppner
  • May 19 – 21, Meditation Immersion, 20 Hour Module with Dana Menlove
  • July 14 – 16Yoga Philosophy, Psychology, & Nonduality, 20 Hour Module with Marisa Weppner & Dr. Michael Sapiro

Info Nights Dec 13 & Jan 3

Join us at SYW from 7 – 7:30 pm to meet the instructors, learn all the details of the programs and get your questions answered.

See you there!

300 Hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

Begins January 2017! Enroll anytime. 

$3500, plus $100 registration fee. Registration deposit is $500.

This training is for those with a RYT 200 hour certification and seeking to complete their 500 hr RYT training, or individuals wishing to immerse themselves in the breadth of teachings of yoga.

The mission of this training is to provide the highest quality in-depth instruction on advanced yoga topics, such as meditation, yoga philosophy, yin yoga, restorative yoga, ayurveda, the chakras and subtle body, tantra yoga, pranayama, kundalini yoga, kriya yoga, eastern healing arts, the science of yoga, yoga as a life path, and more.  Our program provides a unique opportunity for you to create an advanced teacher training that is specific to your desires and interests as a yoga teacher and practitioner, as well as one that fits their schedule. Sage will provide the supportive environment and expert, dedicated instructors to guide your journey.

  •  Enroll anytime!
  •  Flexible payment plans
  • Study at own pace
  • Convenient weekend modules

Info Night! Dec 13 & Jan 3

Join us at SYW from 7 – 7:30 pm to meet the instructors, learn all the details of the programs and get your questions answered.

See you there!

For More Information
Please contact our Teacher Training Coordinator

We would be happy to schedule a time to meet with you via phone or in person.

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All Sage Yoga & Wellness Yoga Teacher Training Programs are registered with the Yoga Alliance, the largest professional association for yoga teachers and schools. The mission of the Yoga Alliance is to lead the yoga community, set standards, foster integrity, provide resources, and uphold the teachings of yoga. All graduates of Sage Yoga & Wellness Yoga Teacher Training are automatically eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance as a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher).