GROW YOUR INNER TEACHER – TRAINING INTENSIVE (CEU) – AUG 2018
Yin Yoga, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, The Business of Yoga & More!

Led by: Alicia Collier, E-RYT 200, RYT 500
with special guests Leah Turner, JD, M.AC., L.A.C & Catherine Wood, MBA, PCC

This program is crafted for registered yoga teachers seeking to enhance their teaching skills and personal practice. We’ll meet one Saturday each week and one full weekend immersion during the month of August 2018: 4th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 19th, & 25th. You’ll receive a Yin Yoga certificate, Yoga Alliance continuing education credits (CEU), and a supportive community!

Pricing*
Full Mentorship Program: $650 (sessions included: Cultivate Your Skills, Yin Yoga, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, The Business of Yoga)
Yin Yoga course only: $450 (August 17-19) —> sign up Yin only (scroll down)
The Business of Yoga course only: $85 (Aug 25)
*Please contact if alicia@extendYoga.com if you would like to sign up for just the Trauma Sensitive Yoga portion ($50) and/or just the Cultivate Your Skills portion ($65).  Al la carte sign up is available via email. 

 

Schedule
Cultivate Your Skills  (7 CEU): Saturday, August 4th: 1pm – 5pm
Trauma Sensitive Yoga (4 CEU): Saturday, August 11th: 1pm – 5pm
Yin Yoga (weekend immersion, 24 CEU): Fri-Sun, August 17th, 18th, 19th
The Business of Yoga (5 CEU): Saturday, August 25th: 1pm – 5pm

Completion of the program includes homework assignments, required readings, class observations, practice teach backs and one-on-one mentorship sessions. The program is designed to be both professionally and personally transformative.

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Course Details

CULTIVATE YOUR SKILLS (7 CEU)

Saturday, August 4th: 1pm – 5pm
7 hours (4 contact hours & 3 non-contact hours)

Led by Alicia Collier, E-RYT 200, RYT 500

This course is included in the Growing Your Inner Teacher program and counts towards Yoga Alliance continuing education credits. Learn how to work with private clients, craft workshops, and receive sadhana guidance within the support of community!
Private Clients
Explore the lens of the Pancha Maya model in working with private clients
Learn the formalities of a private yoga session (intake form, interview questions, takeaways)
Practice with your fellow sangha members and support each other through case study reviews
Learn how to create a sacred space in a home or office setting.

Workshops
Learn the formality of crafting a workshop and receive creative ideas for workshops from your fellow sangha members.

Sadhana
Learn simple practice techniques to bring the nourishment of yoga back into your daily life. There is a misconception that in order to practice yoga you need to be in a yoga studio or on your yoga mat.

Upon completion of assigned homework, you will receive a certificate for Yoga Alliance continuing education credits.

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TRAUMA SENSITIVE YOGA (4 CEU)
Saturday, August 11th: 1pm – 5pm

4 hours (4 contact hours)

Led by Alicia Collier, E-RYT 200, RYT 500

This course is included in the Growing Your Inner Teacher program and counts towards Yoga Alliance continuing education credits.

We are on the verge of becoming a trauma-conscious society. As yoga instructors, we can further illuminate this consciousness by deepening our understanding of trauma and shining light upon it.This course blends philosophy and science with clear application of Yogic tools.The intention of this course is to share simple strategies that can create optimal safety and also assist teachers in sacred ways to hold space for all beings.

Topics explored include:

  • Modern trauma theories and perspectives
  • Yoga perspective on trauma based on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
  • Review of the nervous system and brain structures

Learn how to apply asana, pranayama, and other Yogic tools for a trauma sensitive yoga class.

Full attendance and participation in this course will provide you with a certificate for Yoga Alliance continuing education credits.

Recommended readings will be provided.
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YIN YOGA (25 CEU)*
Friday, Aug 17th: 6pm-9pm
Saturday, Aug 18th: 10am – 5pm
Sunday, Aug 19th: 10am – 5pm

25 hours (15 contact hours & 10 non-contact hours)
Led by Alicia Collier, E-RYT 200, RYT 500 and special guest,  Leah Turner, JD, M.AC., L.A.C

This course is included in the Growing Your Inner Teacher program and counts towards Yoga Alliance continuing education credits. A Yin Yoga workbook will be provided for this course.

Yin Yoga
What is “Yin Yoga?” The answer is not fully discovered through words. To really understand Yin Yoga, or any form of yoga, one must experience it! Immerse yourself in a weekend Yin Yoga Certification program that is designed to be both personally and professionally transformative.

Explore Yin Yoga through the perspective of Yogic philosophy. Enhance your own personal practice through the lens of Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy. Teaching skills will be cultivated as you gain insights into your own personal practice coupled with guidance on intelligent sequencing from a functional point of view.

The program is led in three modules (practice, teaching methodology, and mentorship).

*Please note that the Traditional Chinese Medicine section of the program does not count towards continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance.

Practice Module
Familiarize yourself with the 20+ yin asanas and variations
Explore your own embodied intuition and wisdom within each asana
Build and sharpen your ability to concentrate (dharana)

Teaching Methodology Module
Learn the principles and qualities of Yin Yoga
Acquire the skill of intelligent sequencing from a functional point of view
Study and appreciate the role of connective tissue (fascia)
Explore the framework of the Yoga Sutra’s
Enhance your own embodied and poetic experience through the Philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Mentorship Module
Observe three yin yoga classes
Complete writing assignments & required readings
Guide two yin yoga classes
Attend one mentoring session

Upon completion of the mentorship module, you will receive a Yin Yoga certificate for Yoga Alliance continuing education credits.

Recommened reading: The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark. Can be purchased on Amazon for ~$8-10.

Additional readings will be assigned.

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THE BUSINESS OF YOGA (5 CEU)
Saturday, August 25th: 1pm – 5pm

5 hours (4 contact hours and 1 non-contact hour)
Led by Alicia Collier, E-RYT 200, RYT 500 and Catherine Wood, MBA, PPC

This course is included in the Growing Your Inner Teacher program and counts towards Yoga Alliance continuing education credits.

Get into the mindset of an entrepreneur! This Yoga ‘business’ stuff is personal!

What is your story? Why are you teaching yoga? What would your students say are your unique qualities if asked? Beyond just your yoga teaching, what do others think about you as a person? We believe that in order to build a strong brand and reputation, one must be in alignment personally and professionally.

Alicia Collier and Catherine Wood will guide you through a series of yoga and coaching practices to support you in honing your inner teacher and authentic entrepreneur mindset!

You’ll walk away with:

  • A honed message that resonates with your truest self and target audience.
  • A narrowed vision and implementable action plan. There are so many things yoga teachers can offer (retreats, online courses, blogs, privates, special events, workshops, etc.). Discover where you want to invest your energy and begin to go after it.
  • Perspective on the latest trends of how Yoga is marketed now and clarity on what your authentic marketing and branding plan is.

You’ll leave with a clear understanding of who you are as a yoga instructor on and off the mat. And, how to share yourself authentically from the mindset of a successful entrepreneur!

Upon completion of assigned homework, you will receive a certificate for Yoga Alliance continuing education credits.