Yoga Teacher Training on St. Thomas!
Robin Buck of Jane’s House returns to St. Thomas to offer a three part yoga teacher training in the Dynamic Yoga Method
This training is not only appropriate for those who wish to become yoga teachers, but rather, is an opportunity for any practicing yogi or yogini to deepen his or her yoga practice and to delve deeper into the inquiry into the nature of self, its relationships with the totality of being, and surrender.
The 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training will be provided over the course of four modules, with final testing upon the conclusion of the final module. Each attendee will also receive a beautifully produced 200+ page training manual containing illustrations and professionally photographed Asanas.
Module #1 April 22-28
Module #2 July 8-13
Module #3 September 23-28
Module #4 December 2-8 (includes test-out)
Each module will take place Monday through Saturday, 8am-5pm, for a total of 40 hours. (These dates may be adjusted depending on whether the minimum number of students is obtained. We will confirm these
dates as soon as possible).
CERTIFICATION BY THE NATIONAL YOGA ALLIANCE:
Successful participation in all training modules, passing a comprehensive final exam, and an assessment by the teacher training instructors that the trainee is able to competently and compassionately a basic yoga class will result in a 200-Hour certification by the National Yoga Alliance.
SPACE AND PAYMENT:
• Space is limited to 10 participants.
• Payment and a signed agreement are required to reserve your space.
• Payment options
One payment of $3,000
Two payments of $1575 (for a total of $3150); First payment to reserve your spot in program and second payment due by the end of second module.
Three payments of $1100 (for a total of $3300); First payment to reserve your spot in program, second payment due by the end of second module, and third payment due by the end of the third module.
*Please contact Jennie Alvarez at (340) 643-7758 or Laura Nagi at (808) 728-2800 to register.
For the last decade, Jane’s House has had the privilege of developing teachers who are seen as the most competent of teachers in their markets and have evolved a program over the course of that time that is equaled by none: there is a difference between training someone to be a teacher, and training someone to be an instructor. To be a teacher of Yoga is to be an example of the process of personal transformation, and a carrier of the ancient wisdom of self-inquiry, compassion and devotion: Jane’s House trains teachers.
Much of the technical curriculum is derived from the work of Godfrey Devereux. Mr. Devereux teaches something called the Dynamic Yoga Method. The Dynamic Yoga Method is not to be understood as a new “style” of Hatha yoga. It is essentially a way to organize and experience the actions one takes within practice, a basic set of principles that can be taught to students in the beginning of their training to give them a way to gain autonomy in their investigation of Yoga. Within the realm of technique, trainees are taught to organize the many possible actions that the body can take within the rubric of three main areas: expanding actions (broadening actions), extending actions (lengthening actions), and spiraling actions (the basic medial and lateral rotations of the major joints).
The training is structured around several key elements:
• Technical training: in asana, meditation, and pranayama.
• Teaching skills: how to language and teach actions rather than guiding a class via practicing together; sequencing classes based on a deep understanding of the techniques and postures as actions rather than forms; hands-on adjustments, holding the space, and adapting to the needs of students spontaneously.
• History and philosophy: The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, the Baghavad Gita, and the Gospels.
• Anatomy and physiology: Joint mechanics, the reflexes, and the respiratory system as applied to the actions of practice.
• The psychology of teaching: The training curriculum takes advantage of adult learning methods and places tremendous focus on character development. Yoga is a transformational practice and as such
requires teachers who can anticipate situations in which boundary or ethical issues may arise. Other topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Pregnancy and other special populations.
See www.dynamicyoga.com for more information on Godfrey Devereux and the Dynamic Yoga Method.