Yoga Teacher Training Programs
200 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Sadhana Yoga Teacher Training is the program developed by Diane. Sadhana means the discipline undertaken in pursuit of a goal with the aim of progressing toward the ultimate expression of life - it is what we do, how we do it, and with spiritual intention.
The 200 Hour Teacher Training is comprehensive and includes study in the 8 Limbed practice of yoga, with emphasis on skilled teaching (poses & sequencing), anatomical alignment & injury prevention, philosophy, meditation & pranayama, inclusivity & accessibility for all who practice yoga, service to the community, the energetic body, ayurveda, business aspects, and values and lifestyle practices of the yogi.
500 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
The Sadhana 300-hr Advanced Teacher Training explores the depths of the 8-limbs of the philosophy & practice of yoga and develops the skills of a teacher as a leader in the community. It is designed to take your practice and teaching to new levels of effectiveness and power. The Sadhana 300-hr Advanced Teacher Training is an integrative and innovative program that combines the latest research on anatomy and physiology as it relates to yoga interventions, teaching methodology, eastern philosophy, and in-depth training in yoga styles beyond vinyasa flow. The training is designed for teachers to emerge as more confident leaders; knowledgeable, compassionate, and connected to service in the field of teaching yoga. Combined with a foundational 200 hour yoga teacher training, the 300 hour certification allows participants eligibility to register with Yoga Alliance as a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT).
The program is led and developed by Diane Malaspina, Ph.D. psychologist and senior teacher with Yoga Medicine. Additional faculty members and guest presenters will be woven into select modules over the course of the program.
Each module is experiential, hands-on, in-depth, and emphasizes new techniques to add to your teaching repertoire. Modern science in biomechanics and somatic studies will be blended with the ancient wisdom and practices of yoga. Students will gain direct experience with the material and explore the deeper dimensions of what it means to be a teacher and to serve as leaders and teachers of teachers in the community.
This training is presented in module format: pay-as-you-go with modules accumulating for a total of 300 hours of advanced training. For 200-hr yoga teachers and serious students wanting to continue their education, modules can be attended a la carte. A Continuing Education certificate will be issued after the completion of each module for those wanting CEUs which can be submitted to the National Yoga Alliance for credit. For those pursuing 300 hour certification, an additional homework assignment will be required to be turned in at the culmination of all necessary contact hours for certification requirements.
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.