300-hr Advanced Teacher Training Leading to 500-hr Certification
2020 - 2021
During the pandemic Diane is shifting live modules to an online livestream and pre-recorded format.
This training is presented in module format: pay-as-you-go with modules accumulating for a total of 300 hours of advanced training. Modules range from 5 hours - 25 hours and one-on-one mentoring with Diane is also available for program hours.. A homework assignment will be required for each module and will be turned in as one running document at the culmination of all necessary contact hours for certification requirements. There is no time limit for program completion - it is pay-as-you-go, at your pace.
Upon completion of the training, teachers will have the skills to teach group classes, privates, workshops, and trainings that are artfully sequenced, full of expertise on the body and healing, and that move people to find their optimal state of wellness in body, mind, and spirit.
WHY SADHANA ADVANCED TEACHER TRAINING?
Anatomical Connections: in-depth anatomy content and its direct applicability to the yoga practice
Psychological Underpinnings: studies of psychology and mind-body connection as it relates to well-being
Teacher as Leader: advanced teaching methods to extend the sphere of influence as community leaders
Philosophical Depth: an authentic understanding of yoga philosophy through in-depth study and practice of meditation, pranayama, and yoga texts
WHO IS IT FOR?
This training is for graduates of a 200-hr yoga teacher training program pursuing the 300-hr track of advanced training. It is also for 200-hr yoga teachers, specialists in their field, and serious students wanting to continue their education.
Modules are offered throughout the year and there is a library of pre-recorded content available for purchase (see below). Each year, new modules will be added to the curriculum so that participants can be up-to-date on the latest in the practice and service of teaching yoga. This format is intended for participants to create their own course of study on their own timeframe. To be eligible for certification, participants must successfully complete 300 hours of course offerings and associated homework (each module has a number of hours associated with it). For participants who would like to repeat a module, online modules can be purchased at a discounted price (an additional homework assignment on the topic will be due for certification credit). A module can be repeated once for certification hour eligibility. Up to 3 modules can be repeated toward certification.
Since modules range in number of hours offered, participants will be responsible for keeping track of module enrollment (Diane also keeps a spreadsheet). To be eligible for certification, participants must complete 300 hours of module content. See each module description for the number of hours associated with it. Each module also has a homework assignment that is worth a number of hours. The combination of contact hours and non-contact hours make up the total number of hours that particular module is worth. For example, the Yin Teacher Training module is 17 contact hours and 3 hours of homework adding up to a 20-hr module. All homework assignments are due once the participant has accumulated 300 hours (as one long running document). Upon receiving the certificate, participants will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a 500-hr Registered Yoga Teacher, Feel free to reach out to Diane if you have further questions.
Pre-Recorded Modules Available for Purchase:
20-hr module. Explore the history of the practice, physiology, benefits, and tools for guiding students
20-hr Module Self Myofascial Release is becoming a complement to yoga as its an effective tool for reducing pain and enhancing range of motion.
20-hr Module Therapeutic tenets will also be addressed to empower yoga teachers to approach students experiencing trauma with sensitivity and confidence.
25-hr Module An in-depth examination of the anatomy and biomechanics of the hip joint will serve as a foundation for understanding healthy movement and patterns of dysfunction.
20-hr Module Koshas, chakras, vayus, bandhas,and nadis will be examined in depth with their associated relationships to health and consciousness.
15-hr Module Lead by Dr. Danielle Stern + Guest Teachers. Racism, systemic anti-Blackness, white privilege, and other necessary topics in the interest of manifesting equity and justice in our yoga communities
5-hr Module. Lead by Dr. Jessica Johnson. Evidence-based medicine as it applies to the yoga practice and an identification of the potential for yoga as a tool for health
25-hr Module. An in-depth examination of the anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder joint will serve as a foundation for understanding healthy movement and patterns of dysfunction