300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training
with Patrick Beach & Carling Harps
September 29 - October 16th 2018 part. 1 // March 9 - 26th 2019 part. 2
Los Angeles, CA at Commune Yoga Studio
Early Bird Price $4,400 for registration by July 15th.
Standard Pricing $4,800
Who is this for?
This training is for yoga teachers and students who are dedicated to the yoga practice. We cover advanced asana, teaching methodology required to grow into potent teachers, and dive deep the philosophical and historical underpinnings of this vast practice. This is exciting stuff!
Students will be expected to have a baseline level of knowledge when it comes to both yoga practice and teaching experience. While it is not required to have a 200 Hour teaching certification, it is recommended. A consistent yoga practice for a number of years is also recommended to ensure you will have the proper level of conditioning and experiential knowledge to keep up the the physical and mental effort required to be a full participant in this training. We want to help you grow into a powerful person of purpose through the yoga practice and the process of self realization, and that requires experience, discipline, inquiry, and passion.
Daily Practice :: We believe in helping all students build a ritualistic yoga practice. This intensive teacher training style allows us to focus on creating strong connected habits through yoga asana at the start of training each day. These practices will be based in the Awakening Yoga Solar, Lunar, and Restorative class styles. This is a chance to explore your practice in a way you have never done before. A thorough examination of the self through asana and movement.
In depth Anatomical study in how it relates to Asana principles of movement :: Every one of us has a unique body and often times we try to jam our physical frames into poses instead of finding ways to help the poses fit our bodies. In this training we will explore your own natural predispositions for movement to create an stronger understanding of the spectrum of opportunities and limitations your students show up to class with each day. You will learn to examine the alignment of yoga poses with a new keen eye trained to help facilitate strong, mobile, and integrated asana.
Inversion Training as a teacher and a student :: Taking your practice upside-down is a common piece of the Awakening Yoga system. We want to help you find balance in your own practice and learn proper techniques to share with your students. You will have the opportunity each day to find your way into variations of handstand, forearm balance, and headstand as well as the supplemental strength, flexibility, and coordination work to support these postures. Building these patterns through the Awakening Yoga style of ritual and awareness will help you create a sustainable home practice essential to keeping inversions in your practice for years to come.
Sequencing Methodology :: There is always a method to the madness and each day we examine the morning's practice and detailed teaching methodology. Breaking down sequencing approaches and unique teaching styles necessary to cultivate trust and depth as a teacher. You will learn how to apply the founding principles of the Awakening Yoga practice into your own teaching in public, private, and workshop settings.
Practical Teaching Mentorship :: Each student will be expected to teach and present throughout the course of this training. Teaching is a hands on job that requires us to dive in with an open mind. There will be many opportunities to teach and share in both small and large groups to develop evolved teaching skills. Mentorship and feedback will be provided to help all students find unique presence and voice as a teacher.
Adjustments & Hands-on Assists :: As teachers, we have the opportunity to impact a students practice in many ways. Offering intelligent, consented hands-on adjustments is one way we can communicate with students and guide them towards their own strongest sense of body awareness and proprioception. With guidance from seasoned teachers and expert Thai Massage professionals, students learn the mental and physical requirements for in-depth adjustments appropriate for large group sessions as well as unique one-on-one adjustments fitting for private teaching sessions.
Philosophy and Subtle Body Practices :: With assistance & guidance from faculty scholar Rob Zabel, we delve into (and beyond) the foundations of yoga studies, history, philosophy, sanskrit, pranayama, chakras, kirtan, and kriya in both physical practice and deep discussion. Exploration throughout this program gives students the tools and knowledge to expand their practice and teaching with purpose and curiosity.
Meditation and Pranayama - The breath is the life-force of our practice but it is often forgotten, left behind for the complexity of each outward posture and transition. A deep awareness is brought back to breath control through many pranayama techniques creating an expansive and pointed practice experience. Linking the power of the breath and mind can open up new potential for inspiration and purpose. These breathing practices will be part of our daily pranayama meditation sessions and require intentional practice & guidance prior to sharing with others.
Business of Yoga :: Learn the ins and out of the yoga business during open discussions where we share our experiences from the beginning teaching yoga out of the kitchen in our small apartment to sharing Awakening Yoga on a global scale. We offer detailed insight into studio operations, yoga & wellness retreats, teaching workshops, leading training programs, and how to find comfort in your individual place among it all. These sessions are designed to help you create offerings that will grow your own yoga-centric business in a unique way that creates a new sense of freedom in your life.
Yoga and the Internet :: Building your online presence requires more than just a cookie cutter strategy, in this training we share our personal experiences building a social presence on Instagram, Youtube, Facebook, Podcasting, and Blogging providing insight on how to find the path to authentic content creation that represents YOU. Creating an online presence is an important way to share your offerings as a teacher, expand your community, and to meet new students. It is possible to be more than just another generic instagram yoga photo account and we are here to help you find a way to express your own voice in an honest, insightful, enjoyable way.
Mentorship from Patrick and Carling - You will have many opportunities to sit down with Patrick and Carling in a one-on-one private setting to discuss your practice, teaching, and ideas on how to bring the mindfulness of yoga into your daily life.
Sample Weekday Daily Schedule
11:15am - 1:15pm: Daily Asana Practice
1:15pm-2:00pm: Lunch Break
2:00pm - 4:00pm: Sequencing & Teaching Methodology
4:00pm - 5:00pm : Asana Clinic & Hands-on Adjustments
5:45pm - 8:00pm : (Optional) public class evening practice
8:15pm - 9:30pm : Occasional discussion, sound meditations or restorative practice
Sample Weekend Daily Schedule
1:00pm - 2:15pm: Daily Asana Practice
2:30pm - 4:30pm: Philosophy & Yoga Studies
4:30pm - 5:00pm: Afternoon Break
5:00pm - 7:00pm : Language, Voice, & Practical Teaching
7:00pm -8:00pm: Occasional Lectures, Meditation, & Journaling
OTHER COURSE INCLUSIONS
- Awakening Yoga Advanced Training Printed Manual
- One-on-one support
- Unique Guest Workshops
- Unlimited classes at studio for the months October and March
- Use of all studio props & mats
What about accommodation and food?
This is a non-residential and non-catered training - students are responsible for their own accommodation (lots of Airbnb choices in the neighborhood!) and food.
What are the hours of the training?
This training is spread across into two separate 150 hour modules. Each module is intensive and near full time commitment, requiring approximately 6-8 hours daily + required class observations &. practical teaching. The group will have designated days off during the training and the detailed schedule is released 1 month prior to each module start.
Where will the training be held?
In sunny Los Angeles, California! We will be practicing in our studio, Commune Yoga, in the popular Highland Park neighborhood of Northeast LA.
What is the Payment Policy? What if I have to cancel last minute?
Early Bird Pricing must be paid in full by July 15th, 2018
Standard rate applies thereafter, final payment in full is due by September 1, 2018
There is a non refundable deposit of $500 required at the time of application. This deposit is non refundable unless your application is not accepted for any reason. All other monetary payment is fully refundable up until 60 days before the first day of training. All money is due in full buy September 1, 2018.
Any balance not paid by September 1st, 2018, moves you to the waitlist and your place in the training may potentially be forfeited. This is an intimate group of 25 students and unfortunately we cannot accommodate late cancellations as this takes the spot from another committed student.
*Payment plans are available, details are included in the acceptance letter sent out 5-7 days after applications have been received*