300 hour teacher training | modules
This 300 hour advanced Bhakti Yoga Teacher Training covers the therapeutic healing arts of yoga, sequencing, Ayurveda, pranayama, mantra, ritual, philosophy and lifestyle empowerment. Learn how to bring the ancient traditions of yoga alive for the modern urban yogi. The 300 hours are divided into modules, each with a certain number of Yoga Alliance credit hours, that will be taught over the course of a year. If you are unable to attend one of the weekends or module dates, you can continue to build your 300 credit hours over a period of 5 years. The modules will be offered annually and you can begin anywhere during the year.
ADVANCED YOGA SEQUENCING IMMERSION 2020: 100 Hrs.
Sep 11th-13th, Oct 2nd-4th, Oct 23rd-25th, Nov 20th-22nd. Begin Friday evening 6pm-9.30pm. Saturday and Sunday 8-6pm
Advanced Sequencing and Mandala Formation
Building an advanced class that unfolds towards a peak yoga posture
“Families” of asanas that gradually take a student deeper
Creating circular Mandala sequences that flow organically, break down preconceived ideas and stimulate prana
Using hands-on assists to deepen the desired effect
The Art of Adaptation for Therapeutic Needs
How adaptations create different objectives and results
Working one-on-one to address an individual’s physical, mental and emotional needs
Composing short practices or sequences to achieve maximum recovery
Yoga as a preventive method, rather than a fitness practice
How to deepen a desired effect and change using hands-on assists and therapeutic props
How to use chairs, blocks, straps and other props for various adaptive purpose
RestorativeYoga: Modifying poses so they calm the nervous system and allow students to relax
Working with the breath to slow down and deepen the practice
$1100 for the 4 weekends immersions
yoga for depression and anxiety With Gopi: 25 hrs
Dec 6th-8th 2019 (Fri.7.30-9.30 pm, Sat. and Sun. 9 am-6 pm) $325.
Depression and anxiety manifest differently in individuals when they are placed under extreme stress or faced with trauma. A person's response is often based on the Ayurvedic constitution, so learning to treat the symptoms will vary based on the body type and other factors. We will look at depression and anxiety from a holistic approach, using postures, pranayama, meditation, mantra and affirmations as tools to treat symptoms of anxiety and depression and eventually access the root causes of the problems.
Breath beyond the pose with brAJA: 50 HRS
With Braja. dates TBT
Yoga is a tool for transformation and at the heart of the practice is the breath. It is through the breath that we connect with and learn to influence our prana, or life power. Using pranayama techniques, you can learn how to balance and harness this greater power within to prevent illnesses, regain confidence and clarity, and find emotional and mental stability.
This series covers both pranayama techniques and how to practice and teach breath adaptation in asana. You will learn: cleansing breaths (kriyas), energizing breath techniques, how to increase lung capacity; as well as modalities to ease anxiety, balance the nervous system, promote digestion, cool an overheated body, and more. As a bonus, you will learn about adding sacred sound (mantra) to our breath work as a means to deepen our focus and intention.
This course will give you tools for both your personal understanding and growth within this powerful practice, as well as how to integrate it into your yoga classes, workshops and retreats. The course is perfect for yoga teachers, therapist, energy workers, or anyone interested in practicing and learning in depth about the power of the breath for physical well-being and spiritual progress.
You will study:
Anatomy of Subtle Body (pranas, nadīs, koshas, chakras)
Anatomy of Breathing for improvement of breathing patterns
Subtle Anatomy of Pranayama ( ancient model as taught by Sri Krishnamacharya)
Anatomy of Bandhas
Pranayama techniques for physical benefits
Pranayama techniques for personal growth
Breath Adaptation in asana
Pranayama in a philosophical context
Pranayama in a historical context
You will receive all corresponding manual and 50 HR of continuing education through Yoga Alliance.
ayurveda and healing: 50 hrs
With Gopi and Kirsten Ahern : Two weekend immersion $700.
Ayurveda is a fast-growing holistic wellness system that originates in ancient practices from India that look at the whole self--mind, body and soul--to create balance and wellbeing. This two-part workshop, led by BYDC founder Gopi Kinnicutt and Ayurvedic consultant Kirsten Ahern, introduces the foundations of Ayurveda, and how to use diet, herbs, yoga and conscious lifestyle practices to achieve optimum balance according to your own personality and constitution.
1st Weekend: Ayurveda, Food and Nutrients. (Fri. Oct 25th-27th. Friday 6:30-9 pm, Sat. and Sun. 9 am-6 pm)
This weekend immersion focuses on achieving balance through diet and nutrients. We’ll discuss the three main “doshas,” or types of constitutions, what they look like in optimal and imbalanced states, and the crucial role nutrition plays in wellness. Topics covered include:
The fundamentals of Ayurveda, including the doshas
How diets affect each dosha in positive and negative ways
How diets should change according to the seasons
The role agni, or “digestive fire,” plays in restoring balance, and how to to improve it
Yoga, movement and digestion
Gopi will also present two Ayurvedic cooking classes, introducing principles of vegetarian cooking and how to customize ingredients and preparations to benefit individual doshas and conditions. To register for the single weekend please click here
2nd Weekend: Ayurveda and Lifestyle Practices. Dec13th-15th. Fir. 6-9 pm, Sat. and Sun. 11/17-18 9 am-6 pm
This weekend immersion focuses on developing habits and practices that create optimal balance in both mind and body, using Ayurvedic tools including yoga, pranayama, herbs and oils. Topics covered include:
The fundamentals of Ayurveda, including the doshas
The Ayurvedic daily routine known as dinacharya, and how to customize it for your own dosha
Using yoga sequences and pranayama (breathing exercises) to balance your dosha
Essential oils and ayurveda
"bhakti boot camp" with Gaura vani: 25 hrs
Music and singing workshop . Kirtan Basics Date TBT Spring 2020
Harmonium, Singing & Rhythm - Two full days of harmonium practice, singing and music study. Strengthen your voice. Learn to trust your voice and your ear. What does it take to lead a kirtan/chant? How do you play with other people? How do you start? How do you end? Walk away with some harmonium songs you can do right away. Learn the foundational rhythms of kirtan first by clapping to the traditional rhythms and then using kartals (metal cymbals/bells). Jump start your kirtan practice with this practical weekend. Open up your mouth and sing!
Yin Immersion and Yin Energetics
Yin Immersion March 20-22nd Part 1- Fridays 7-9:30pm, Saturday 10-6pm, Sunday 10-6pm
This immersive workshop is a comprehensive, 40-hour training on the core aspects of Yin Yoga practice. It is designed to provide an enthusiastic students and teachers with in-depth knowledge and understanding of Yin yoga, how to practice and teach it. Content will include Core principles of Yin yoga, Learning and practicing Yin postures and sequencing, Yin anatomy, history of the practice and its distinction from other styles. This module is suitable for both those interested in teaching Yin Yoga and those who simply wish to deepen their own understanding of Yin practice. Students must have had a regular yoga practice for at least one full year to participate.
Yin Energetics April 24-26th Part 2- Fridays 7-9:30pm, Saturday 10-6pm, Sunday 10-6pm
This immersive workshop is a comprehensive, 40-hour training on the energetics of Yin Yoga practice. It is designed to provide advanced students and teachers with in-depth knowledge and understanding of yin yoga from the perspective of our energetic or subtle body and the influence of poses on our energy meridians. Content will include: modern meridian theory and subtle body anatomy including the koshas, practicing and sequencing in the context of influencing the meridians. This module is suitable for both those interested in teaching Yin Yoga and those who simply wish to deepen their own understanding of Yin yoga in the context of meridians. Students must have had a regular yoga practice for at least one full year to participate. Participants will receive a certificate of training which is eligible for 40 hours of Continuing Education Credit with Yoga Alliance.
Price $ 475 (Register before January 15 for $395)
Participants will receive a certificate of training which is eligible for 40 hours of Continuing Education Credit with Yoga Alliance.