300 Hour Interdisciplinary ADVANCED YOGA Teacher Training
Students must already hold a Yoga Alliance recognized 200-hour certification in order to qualify for this course. Completion of this course will give you a 500-hour credential. By honouring the lineages and teachings of each student’s 200-hour certification we build on the 200 hours within the parameters of the history, traditions and safe alignment principals of the lineages of INTERDISCIPLINARY Yoga.
Modules of in-class study, combined with home study, studio teaching, seva and mentorSHIP designed to incorporate a 300 Hour education into an already busy work schedule. One full Saturday and Sunday class with homework each module will make up a 25-hour credit. Choose from our elective modules in addition to the mandatory core modules to design the training of your liking! This is a boutique style training with a cap of 10 students per session.
Mandatory Core Curriculum Modules (175 Hours): 7 X 25 Hour Core Curriculum
Independent Study (25 hours): Independent Study by Sadhana, Practice + Reading
A – LA – Carte Modules (100 Hours): Choose 4 X 25 Hour Specialized Training
Module Based Learning:
One weekend a month October to April (200 Hours) + Electives (100 Hours)
BEGINS FALL 2022
The Weekend Modules Include:
Techniques, Training and Practice 50 Hours
Advanced Asana Lab
Dive into Yoga’s Roots with a study on Krishnamacharya and Pattabhi Jois. Along with contemporary teachers: David Life, Sharon Gannon, Shiva Rea and Baron Baptiste. Students will learn and be able to articulate to their students the History of Yoga. We will explore how to prepare to warm up and Sequencing to Advanced Poses. Students will learn sequencing principles in Kramas, allowing the student to offer the preliminary poses as options as you advance in stages to the full expression of the pose. The Module is largely experiential. Learning objectives include advancing your own practice to a new level but also understanding how to accommodate physical limitations within the advanced offering.
Cue Clinic / Hands-On Adjustments
This Module takes your teaching to another level by enhancing your skill in assisting with confidence. A large portion of the learning objective is to fine tune your observation skills to read the room. Further learning objectives are to help you refine your language to suit your teaching style as well as expand your repertoire in order to create a shared experience for your students. Your students will have a variety of learning capacities and while those with strong auditory learning capacities are at a great advantage Visual and Kinetic Learners have different strengths. The objectives include the use of props and how to make your Visual Demos safe and effective. An essential part of this learning objective is to understand and apply the Ethics of Touch.
Skillful and Integrated Themes
Have you ever been in a Yoga Class and you feel like the Instructor is theming her class just for you? This module is designed to develop the Art of Skillful Theming and to cultivate authenticity. The Learning Objective of this module is for you to bring your theme from the Universal to the Personal and from the Personal to the Universal. You will develop the mastery of articulating your theme throughout the practice with language that will keep your student’s feet on the ground and also carry a profound impact. Broaden your knowledge of Hindu and Buddhism and the connection of those concepts to yoga. Learn how to weave stories and traditions into your teaching while relating the analogies to the “householder.”
Art of Teaching: 5 Hours
- Communication skills such as group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries.
- How to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations, to the degree possible in a group setting.
- Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting.
- Teaching styles.
- Qualities of a teacher.
- The student learning process.
- Business aspects of teaching yoga (including marketing and legal
Practicum: 30 Hours
- Practice teaching (does not include assisting, observing or giving feedback).
- Receiving and giving feedback.
- Observing others teaching.**
- Assisting students while someone else is teaching.
*Special Requirement: Each trainee must spend a minimum of 5 Contact Hours actively practice teaching as the lead instructor. These hours may include the time during which the trainee is receiving feedback on his/her teaching. Time spent assisting, observing others teaching, or giving feedback to others is excluded from these hours.
Yoga Anatomy – 15 Hours
Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to: human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and may also include energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of anatomy and physiology along with its application to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.). This module will apply knowledge and learning from the page to the pose. The Learning objectives are to advance and apply your working knowledge of anatomy as it relates to yoga.
Philosophy – 25 Hours
- Further and deeper study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts (such as the Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika or Bhagavad Gita) than what was included in your school’s RYS 200 syllabus content.
- Yoga lifestyle, such as the precept of non-violence (ahimsa), and the concepts of dharma and karma.
- Ethics for yoga teachers, such as those involving teacher – student relationships and community.
- Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others through yoga (seva).
- Our 6 part Philosophy Series – includes 6 X 3-hour practice sessions with various “GUEST Philosophers and lead by texts and include meditation, pranayama and of course deep discussions in philosophy of yoga! Topics: The Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali’s Sutras, The Myth of Freedom by Chogyam Trungpa, Yoga for the World Out of Balance by Michael Stone, The Deeper Dimension of Yoga by George Feurstein and Self- Unfordment by Swami Chinmayananda
Functional Anatomy of the Yogi
- Possess a sincere desire to learn, study, grow, be supportive of others.
- Be prepared in mind, heart, and body to participate fully in the 300-hour curriculum.
- Maintain a good attitude and be open to feedback throughout the training period.
- Proof of Age + Identity (Must be 19 Years of Age + Over)
- A copy of your 200-hour certification from a Yoga Alliance Affiliated School
- Signed Copy of Enrolment Contract + Mothership Code of Ethics.
- A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 is payable by cash or email transfer on your commitment and acceptance to enroll in the course.
To Complete Certification:
- Full attendance at all modules in your course selection must be complete.
- Successful completion of all coursework + at-home study within the 3-year time limit.
- Pay all outstanding balances.
- In order to obtain your 500 RYT status with Yoga Alliance, you will need to document 100 hours of teaching experience since the end of your 200-hour RYT.
Payment Plans for London 300 Hour Core Modules:
Option One: $3100.00 – Full Payment at Time of Registration
Option Two: $3100.00 – Non-Refundable Deposit of $500.00 at the time of registration. The balance of $2600.00 due on the 1st day of Module One.
Option Three: $3300.00 – Non-Refundable $500.00 deposit at time of registration plus 4 equal payments of $700.00 due October 1, November 1, January 1, February 1.
To Complete the Remaining 100 hours – choose from our A-La- Carte Electives
A student may be entitled to a refund less $500 deposit:
The student provides written notice 30 DAYS prior to the start date.
If the written notice of withdrawal is received once 10% of the modules have begun Mothership retains 30% + $500.00 Non – Refundable Deposit.
If Mothership receives a written notice of withdrawal after 10% or before 40% of modules has elapsed, Mothership retains 50% +$500. Non -Refundable Deposit.
In the event of circumstances beyond the control of the client becoming a reason for withdrawal, Mothership Yoga will apply the monies toward a placement in the next course should the client request this. If the client does not return the above rules apply.
POLICY ON MISSED MODULES OR SEGMENTS OF MODULES:
We adhere to a STRICT attendance policy. ALL hours must be accounted for to fulfill the 200 Hour training. Should a student fall sick or have a family emergency and cannot attend any portion of the training module we offer a few combinations of options to make up the contact hours. We do our very best to make this as accessible as possible.
- Attend our public classes to accumulate contact hours.
- Take the module the next time it is offered (which will delay your graduation date.)
- Make arrangements for us to complete an appropriate make-up assignment to bring you up to date.