“Yoga is the art work of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul.”
― Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style
We invite you to join a group of sincere, like-minded students for a life-changing experience:
- Explore the deeper meaning of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras on the level of personal experience
- Develop a basis for unfolding your own innate uniqueness.
- Give and receive loving support in a circle of people who are committed to personal growth.
- Build a well-rounded foundation of knowledge and experience of asana, pranayama, meditation, and yoga philosophy.
- Learn how to work as a yoga teacher in different settings.
- Gain experiential "learn-by-doing" confidence that you are ready to teach.
This popular course generally fills up.
Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis...
KEY ELEMENTS OF BODHA YOGA TT EDUCATION
Your “Inner Teacher” will gradually unfold through a combination of intensive group practice and guidance, discussion, and teaching experiences.
Together, we will create a safe environment for you to explore answers and receive guidance and support in voice, touch, body alignment, learning hands-on adjustments, sequencing, and staying present.
We will study human anatomy to gain a deeper understanding of the practice of yoga asana and pranayama. Visual and hands-on techniques will allow you to discover the amazing functions of the body you live in every day. We are happy to announce that we have our skeleton "Willow/Willy" to help with Visual learning. Focus on postural alignment, a basic knowledge of human anatomy will deepen your physical practice and add clarity to your teaching, as well as making modifications to cater to existing injuries you may encounter.
In posture focus, we demonstrate a particular yoga pose, including alignment guidelines, verbal guidance, modifications, hands-on assists, benefits and contraindications, and then, to stabilize our learning, we practice teaching what we just learned. “Learn by doing” is a common theme you will experience throughout the course.
The chakras, vital junction points between body and consciousness, will be explored. You will understand the role of each chakra, its effect on life, and its relation to other chakras, and the use of the chakras as doorways to integration of life. With this understanding we will identify specific asanas, pranayama (breathing techniques), and bandhas (energy locks), and guided imagery for awakening, strengthening, and harmonizing the flow of shakti (energy, or life force) and awareness in and through the chakras.
You will also be introduced to a one-on-one “therapy” modality that combines knowledge of asana, pranayama, and the chakras with the gift of being deeply present in a way that supports your client in gaining inner and outer fulfillment.
The vast amount of information on Yoga Philosophy is enormous. We can’t teach it all in this course. But we can provide the knowledge that can facilitate the natural unfolding of your being. There is a verse from the Mundaka Upanishad that reads, “Know That, by knowing which, all things are known.” About 2,000 years ago, the sage Patanjali wrote in the Yoga Sutra that when the mind settles into stillness, we learn our true nature, which is unbounded. We will dive into that unboundedness. And we will explore principles that support a powerful and transformative practice.
The Yamas & Niyamas will be emphasized as the foundation of the practice.
Becoming a Yoga Teacher is a commitment you make to yourself, a commitment to integration of life – mind, body, the nervous system, humanity and nature. It is a commitment to an ever-deepening communion with the underlying Basis of all creation.
Throughout the training, you will receive personal guidance and support, as well as peer support.
This 200-hour certification program qualifies students to become a registered Yoga Teacher with the national Yoga Alliance.
LOCATION, FORMAT AND SCHEDULE
Training will be held at Southern Soul Yoga Studio in Chattanooga, TN.
Training activities will be in full groups and practicum dyads and triads. Training consists of nine non-consecutive weekends.
You will be asked to have a home practice and to practice in group at different locations and with different teachers. Those living in the Chattanooga area will attend Southern Soul Yoga for classes at your convenience which is included in your tuition. You may take as many classes a week at no charge. Those living 40 miles out of town can attend at any approved yoga center. If you do not live within 40 miles of an approved yoga class, it may be possible for you to fulfill much of this requirement using a nearby Yoga Alliance approved studio and/or yoga videos.
Registration is a two-step process to assure you and that BODHA YOGA TEACHER Training is appropriate for you.
You do not need to be an advanced yoga student to take the training. We are more interested in motivation, commitment and vision. Step One is to respond to the application questions and pay the deposit. Step Two consists of a brief personal interview to be scheduled once your application has been received.
YOUR INVESTMENT IN TRANSFORMATION
The cost, including tuition, is $2850. If full payment is received by "early bird" date, you can receive $200 off full tuition. A Payment Plan is also available. A deposit of $300, payable to “Bodha Yoga Teacher Training”, will reserve your space. This deposit is only refundable if the Program Director determines that the training is not appropriate for you at this time.
Otherwise, it is non-refundable. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are acceptable for payment, as well as personal checks.
- Practicum – hands-on learning by doing, throughout the course.
- Leadership Development – safe place to grow.
- Reproducible Handouts – pages you can use in your teaching and presentation.
- Dyads & Triads – for personal sharing and teamwork.