4 Padas (Modules) that can be completed in any order. Training Weekend Schedule: 8:00am - 6:00pm Saturdays & 8:00am - 6:00pm Sundays
3 x Training Weekends (6 full days) plus 3 outside class assessments, 3 Juluka classes and teach 2 Juluka classes per module.
If you are unable to attend the 3 Juluka classes due to geographical reasons, you can attend 3 additional outside classes, with assessments.
Required reading of books, manuals and quizzes, assignments and journaling will make up 20 hours. (Most reading in Pada 3 and 1).
Complete program is 12 total training weekends (24 full training days)
MODULE 1: | SEPTEMBER 16th & 17th 2017 | OCTOBER 14th & 15th 2017 | OCTOBER 28th & 29th 2017 |
MODULE 2: | NOVEMBER 18th & 19th 2017 | DECEMBER 2nd & 3rd 2017 | DECEMBER 16th & 17th 2017 |
MODULE 3: | JANUARY 13th & 14th 2018 | FEBRUARY 3rd & 4th 2018 | MARCH 10th & 11th 2018 |
MODULE 4: | MARCH 24th & 25th 2018 | APRIL 21st & 22nd 2018 | MAY 5th & 6th 2018 |
This Yoga Alliance registered 300-hour Advanced Yoga training is available for those who have already completed their 200-hour Teacher Training. Successful completion of all 4 Padas will qualify you for your 500-hr RYT designation from Yoga Alliance.
The goal of the program is to inspire and connect you to your passion and unique gifts, so that you can live, heal, grow and share under the light of the science, spirituality and mysticism of yoga and Ayurveda.
All 4 modules are based on the powerful therapeutic aspects of these two traditions. You will learn how and where to apply specific tenets of yoga based on therapeutic insight. Each module reminds us of our strong connection to nature and the inherent power of this relationship. As modern yogins you will appreciate the western practical value derived from the ancient teachings.
You will also walk away with the forever knowledge of how to self care, manage your own obstacles, and live with confidence and peace.
Mandy Grant ERYT-500 is the curator of the program and also the lead teacher. She has almost 20 years of yoga practice and teaching experience, and has successfully owned and operated the Juluka Yoga Studio and School for 10 years. She has studied various traditions of yoga, hosted retreats around the world, lead countless workshops, and is an Ayurvedic Specialist. Her teacher training school has trained some of the most popular teachers in Bergen County, NJ, some who have gone on to create successful yoga businesses and careers in other countries!
Along with the guidance of tutelage of Mandy Grant, additional expert guest speakers will round out your Advanced Yoga training: Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Buddhist Monk, Professor of Eastern Philosophies, Positive Psychology Specialist, Mahabharata/Bhakti specialist, Thai Massage Therapist, Harmonium & Sanskrit teacher.
Your Advanced teacher training will take you on an amazing journey, but it requires dedication and discipline from your part to get the most out of the program. Please read through the Padas and Curriculum Requirements carefully.
We understand that schedules and budgets are always a consideration. This training allows for you to take 1 Pada at a time, in any order, so you can decide if you want to complete your training in 8 months or longer to suit your preference. You can review the fees and payment options below.
Each module (pada) is complete in itself, so you may choose whatever interests you and in any order. If your intention is to receive the Yoga Alliance 500 hour advanced certification, then all 4 modules must be completed.
Subtle body, prana and the brain.
Pairing advanced hatha yoga knowledge and techniques with modern day neuroscience to enhance mental health.
Study the history and basics of tantra and hatha
In-depth study of the koshas, vayus, nadis, granthis and chakras.
Learn how to create and present chakra workshops
Connecting the ancient knowledge of the chakras to modern day neuroses and traumas and how to heal.
Advanced techniques of pranayama and how to access deeper levels of the mind
Exploration of pranic healing to balance the subtle body
The importance of bandhas and mudras in relation to prana,
Meditation and mindfulness-traditional yogic methods and Buddhist tradition,
The neuropsychological processes that lead to awareness.
Overview of mind and brain chemistry.
Relationship between yogic and western psychology,
Treating anxiety, depression and PTSD with yoga
Ayurveda and Restorative Yoga
Immersion into the fundamentals of Ayurveda and the therapeutic power of restorative yoga
Overview of the Sankhya model of creation,
Learn the elemental theory, the role of the gunas, doshas and how to identify them in students.
Create and prescribe specific routines and practices for your students. (Dinacharya)
Learn all aspects of Ayurvedic diet and which foods to include and avoid according to the doshic makeup.
Detox and Rejuvenation through Diet
Preparation of Ayurvedic Herb infused oils
Learning in a real kitchen how to make ghee, kitchari and other tasty ayurvedic recipes that you get to eat!
The use of herbs, beverages and spices to enhance wellness
Healing through the five senses (icolor therapy, sound therapy, aroma therapy, touch therapy and taste therapy)
Self-Abhyanga, vital marma points and mudras for healing through touch therapy
Gharshana with essential oils
Natural sound healing with mantra.
Restorative yoga for teachers. Learn how to administer restorative asana and lead restorative workshops
Bhakti, Beloved Texts and Sanskrit
Combining all aspects of devotion with love and wisdom to take you to the next level!
In-depth study of Mahabharata and Bhagavad Gita.
The concept and practice of Bhakti yoga, including kirtan and learning many chants
Basic Sanskrit – the Sanskrit alphabet, pronunciations and words
Finding your voice! Overcoming stage fright and fearlessly leading chants
Basic skills on the harmonium
The importance of sound and music.
History of yoga and how it continues to evolve.
Ancient stories, myths and tales. Learn how many asanas got their names.
Symbolism and history behind the beloved deities, such as Ganesh, Hanuman, Rama, Shiva and the feminine goddesses
Creating your own puja
Learn how to construct and lead a fire ceremony and the signifigance of these rituals.
Sources of inspiration.
How to tie modern literature, passages and poems to the ancient teachings so as to inspire your students.
Understanding the Upanishads
The power of forgiveness and letting go. Freedom of non-attachment
Therapeutic application of yogasana and Yoga Nidra
Creative, intelligent sequenceing from invigorating alignment based vinyasa to chair yoga
Advanced adjustments and assists
Basic Thai Yoga techniques to aid in adjstments and touch
Specfic sequences and holistic approaches for medical conditions, such as
Yoga for Arthritis-OA and RA
Yoga for Breast cancer
Yoga for Headaches
Yoga for High Blood Pressure
Yoga for IBS
Using props therapeutically
Chair Yoga for teachers. Learn how to teach yoga to physically compromised students
Avoiding the reality of common yoga injuries
Recognize injuries and imbalances in students, and how to apply yoga as “medicine”
Understanding the side affects of commonly pescribed western medicines and possible holistic alternatives
Yoga Nidra for teachers. Understanding the concept and learning the technique so that you are competently able to lead Yoga Nidra workshops