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5-Star PROGRAM REVIEWS HERE

 'Traditional Yoga Instructor' Certification

Level 2 Program

 

For Current CYT200 Teachers who desire to dive deeper, to enhance skills and practice

 

 

For Current RYT200 on the path to RYT500

 

For Anyone who desires to deepen personal practice

Previous 200HR YTT is

Converting to YTT300 in 2023

in conjunction with

SODERWORLD WELLNESS CENTER  Willowbrook, IL

NEXT SESSION:

April 15, 2023 - April 13, 2024

 PROGRAM HANDBOOK             PROGRAM ENROLLMENT FORM           

 

CLASS SCEDULE                                 PROGRAM POLICIES

THIS PROGRAM CURRENTLY MEETS & EXCEEDS YOGA ALLIANCE UPLEVEL STANDARDS

Register for YTT  HERE - Scroll to April 2023 

Definition of Yoga by Sage Patañjali

योग: चित्त-वृत्ति निरोध:  (yogāḥ citta-vṛtti-nirodhāḥ) - Yoga Sutras 1.2

Yoga occurs when the movements of consciousness cease to fluctuate

 

The meaning of Yoga is understood as ‘Union’. Embracing this Union is accomplished by the practice of Nirodha (mental control).  Hence, the goal of Yoga is the perfection of that process. Yoga (union) implies ‘Duality’, as in the joining of 2 things or principles. The result of Yoga is the ’Non-Dual’ state - the union of the Lower Self and Higher Self. This non-dual state is characterized by "absence of individuality" promoting peace, pure love, Self-Realization, or Liberation.

 

As Yoga Teachers, or those who share Yoga knowledge, we must strive to protect and share the true and traditional practice, maintaining the integrity and sacredness gifted to humanity through the elevated consciousness of the great Sages & Seers of India.  We have a responsibility and duty of care when embracing this knowledge for ourselves and when sharing this gift with our community.

 

The Sattvic Sage Ayurveda & Yoga 300 Hour Program is for those whom wish to dive deeper - For those who have completed YTT200 and wish to deepen their understanding of traditional Yoga Principles and practical teaching skills, or for those who wish to  personally explore their understanding and practice of Yoga for a healthy and balanced life.

 

This course allows each individual to experience the true essence and meaning of Yoga through a unique and holistic synthesis, harmonized amongst the teachings of ageless wisdom of ancient scriptures and philosophy applied in a contemporary context that students can grasp and thus begin to put into practice in their daily lives. Yoga is not something we ‘Do’, but something we ‘Realize’.

This is a path of Self-Discovery and Self-Realization.

 

Students will learn the integral foundations of Yoga, ensuring all participants can practice safely, teach safely, understand the breath and the mind and learn to connect to other human beings compassionately. This experience is a wonderful odyssey on your path to greater self-awareness and understanding. By incorporating Yoga in its totality, all will learn to teach and practice through their own experiences and deepened knowledge.

 

The course is designed to provide a comprehensive foundation for teaching yoga skillfully & intelligently, while realizing the connection of Āsana to Nirodha (Mental Control) and Prāṇa.  This course intends to possess more depth and breadth of the true Yoga teachings, understanding the Śhiva / Śhakīi Principle, with a deep connection to heart.

Graduates of this program can become Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT500) with Yoga Alliance when they apply for registration with Yoga Alliance directly.  An RYT designation is a symbol of a minimum level of knowledge, training, and experience - based on standards recognized by Yoga Alliance.  Possessing this designation enhances your credibility as a teacher - but many components of this course offer higher-than-required knowledge for Yoga Alliance registration. 

 

The Sattvic Sage Ayurveda & Yoga program also incorporates added ability to understand basic concepts in Ayurvedic Medicine and its critical relationship to Yoga. Yoga & Ayurveda are inseparable.  Ayurveda itself is a form of Yoga.

 

You will learn the benefits and teaching of various styles of Asana (Refinement of Hatha, Vinyasa) – but also receive Certification in Yin, Restorative, Pregnancy & Chair, as well as Meditation, Yoga Nidrā, Pranayama, Chanting of Mantras and the use of Mudras. No other special  certifications in each style will be necessary (nor the expense of such courses). You will be prepared to offer your light and energy in each of these spaces, with the goal of sharing your knowledge for health & healing of yourself and your community.

~ Program Overview~

Techniques, Training & Practice*:

​Traditional Yogāsana Śastrā

Āsana

  • Historical Context

  • Sukhasana to Savasana

  • Anatomical & Alignment Principles & Contraindications

  • Biomechanics & Joint Protection

Pranayama & Subtle Body

  • Historical Context, Effects on Anatomy & Subtle Body

  • Breath Awareness, Sectional Breathing

  • Safe Pranayama Sequencing with Precautions, Alternatives & Adaptations

  • Pūraka, Recaka, Antar & Bahya Kumbhaka

  • Ujjayi, Nadī Śodāna, Bhāstrika, Śitkari, Śitali, Suryabhedana & Chandrabhedana

  • Understanding authentic Kapalbhatī w/ Contraindications

  • Essential Oils, Mindfulness & Living a Holistic Life

Meditation

  • States of Consciousness

  • Types of Meditation

  • Centering a Group

  • Teaching Relaxation

  • Knowledge of Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi

 

Yoga Nidrā

  • Sankalpā, Jagrat, Swapna, Suśupti, Turīya

  • Understanding the True Purpose & Proper time of Day

 

ŚuddiKriyas

  • 6 Purification Kriyas (Actions)

 

*These hours include (with substantial emphasis):

  • How to address the specific needs of individuals / special populations

  • Theoretical & Analytical Understanding with training in how to teach and practice techniques

  • Guided practice of the techniques themselves

 

 

Teaching Methodologies:

Teaching Methodology

  • Sequencing: Refinement of Hatha / Vinyasa

  • Sequencing: Certification in YIN, Restorative, Pregnancy, Chair & Yoga Nidrā

  • Important Factors/Changes during Menstruation, Pregnancy, Postpartum 

  • Āsana for Special Populations / Conditions

  • Essentials of a Good Lesson Plan

  • The Classroom:  Pace, Environment, Music (or not)

  • Class Management & Atmosphere

  • Class & Workshop Structure for Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced Practitioners

  • Theme-Oriented Classes – What is the Message? (We offer Yoga, not solely physical fitness)

  • Cueing - Cueing - Cueing (Refine Verbal, Visual, Physical)

  • Use of Language & Annotation

  • Avoiding cues that may unintentionally create fear or exclusion

  • Trauma-Informed Speech / Discussion awareness

 

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Professional Development:

  • Personal Yoga Sadhna & Self-Ability to Practice Meditation (Log Requirement)

  • Attendance of additional area yoga classes, with written observation (Teacher Sign-off Required)

  • Communication skills, time management & establishment of priorities and boundaries

  • Yoga-Related Professional Organizations, including Yoga Alliance & IYAT

  • Credentialing Process & Continuing Education

  • General Professionalism, Marketing & Promotion

  • Sole Prop Vs. LLC: Explanation of Entity, Documents, Taxes

  • Understanding Liability Insurance

  • Waivers / Disclaimers / Music Copyright

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Anatomy & Physiology:

​Anatomy:  Structure

Skeletal System

  • Major Bones, Types of Joints

  • Planes of Movement

  • Major Muscles involved in Āsana, Types of Muscle Contraction

 

Physiology:  Functional Systems

Nervous System

  • ‘Fight/Flight’ & ‘Freeze’ Stress Response

  • Vagus Nerve

  • Overall Mind/Body Connection

Cardiovascular/Circulatory, Endocrine, Digestive Systems as they relate to Yoga Āsana

  • Expulsion of Metabolic Wastes, Catalyzing Healing Processes

Respiratory System

  • Muscles that control breathing, Voluntary/Involuntary breath, Importance of Khumbaka

Bio-Mechanics

  • Types of Joint Movements, Joint Stabilization

  • Safe Movement as it pertains to Balancing, Stretching, Awareness, Trauma/Injury

  • Contraindications, Misalignments, Adaptations

  • Loops & Spirals

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Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics:

History & ​Philosophy

  • Definition, Dates, Etiology & Key Terms

  • Objectives of Sat Darshana; Branches of Indian Philosophy

  • Yoga Darśanā Philosophies & Classical Texts

  • Sānkhya Philosophy; Concepts of Puruśa / Prakrti

  • Relationship between Āsana, Pranayama and Meditation

  • Introduction to Vedas and Upanishads

  • Key Ideas of Vedas, Upanishads, Vedanta, Hatha

  • Objectives and Misconceptions

  • Elements of Yoga in Buddhism

  • Kriṣnamaćarya Lineage, Style & Methodology

  • Yoga Traditions of Swami Vivekananda

  • Yoga Sutras of Patañjali (196 Shloka)

  • Bhagavad Gita (In-Depth)

  • Gheranda Samhita

  • Hatha Yoga Pradpika​​

Yoga Lifestyle With Deeper Understanding

  • Yamas & Niyamas

  • Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service & being of service to others (Karma Yoga & Seva)

  • SHIVA / SHAKTI Principle

  • Types of Tantras

  • Sankalpā, Sadhana, Dharma, Karma & Seva

  • ŚuddiKriyas

  • Bandhas:  Jivha Bandha, Jālandhara Bandha, Uddiyāna Bandha, Mula Bandha, Maha Bandha

  • Mantra Chanting

  • Mudra

  • Use of Japa Mala

  • Introduction to Sanskrit

  • Incorporating Oils & Essences into Deeper Vibrations in Practice

Ethics

  • Awareness of Yoga Sutras and similar yogic ethical Buddhist precepts

  • Scope of Practice

  • Code of Conduct: Comprehension & Responsibility

  • Self-reflection on how yoga ethics relate to practice and teaching

  • Ethics as a Teacher in the Age of Social Media

 

Practicum*:

  • Practice teaching (does not include assisting, observing or giving feedback)

  • Receiving and giving feedback

  • Observing others teaching**

  • Assisting students while someone else is teaching.

  • Hosting free (Supervised) Community Yoga Classes as Karma Yoga

  • Mentorship / Apprenticeship

  • Observing Others Teaching, Receiving & Giving Feedback

  • 5 Hours Acting as Lead Teacher, displaying competencies

  • Assessments:  Homework Assignments, Group Discussion, Feedback

 *These hours include (with substantial emphasis):

  • How to address the specific needs of individuals / special populations

  • Theoretical & Analytical Understanding with training in how to teach and practice techniques

  • Guided practice of the techniques themselves

  • Specific Use of Language, with awareness of Trauma & All-Inclusion

  • Each trainee must spend a minimum of 5 Contact Hours actively practice teaching as the lead instructor

 

 

ELECTIVES*:

Yoga Anatomy & Physiology

Anatomy: 3 Bodies

  • Sthūla Śarira, Sūkṣma Śarira, Karaṇa Śarira

Anatomy: 5 Sheaths~ Panćakoṣa:

  • Annamaya Koṣa, Prāṇamaya Koṣa, Manomaya Koṣa, Vijñānamaya Koṣa, Ānandamaya Koṣa  

Physiology: Ćakras, Nadīs & Marmāmi

Physiology: Paṅca Vayus

  • 5 Subdoṣas of Vata / Directional Pranic Flow

  • Prana Vayu, Udāna Vayu, Samāna Vayu, Vyāna Vayu, Apana Vayu

Āsana for Ćakra Balancing

 

Ayurveda For Self Care

Introduction to Ayurveda

  • Origins / History / Texts

  • Causes of Disease

  • Sānkhya Philosophy & Intro to Maha Guna (Psychology)

  • Paṇcamābhūtās: Elemental Qualities in Nature

  • Doṣas & Subdoṣas Explained

  • Prakṛti vs Vikṛtī

  • What’s Your Prakṛti?

 

Doṣa Cycles in Life & Nature

  • Dinaćarya: Doṣa Day (Ayurveda Circadian Rhythm)

  • Ritućarya:  Doṣa Seasons

  • Doṣa Lifecycle

  • Doṣa Moon Cycles

  • Daily Routines for Self-Care/Hormone Balance

  • Seasonal Routines & Home-based Cleansing

 

Ayurveda (& Yoga) Psychology & Behavior:  Vihara / Vichaar

  • The Vedic Perspective on Emotions

  • Introduction to Sānkhya Philosophy

  • Doṣa Guna Recap: Vata, Pitta, Kapha

  • Anxiety, Anger & Depression

  • Paṅca Koṣa: 5 Fields / 3 Bodies

  • Doṣa Cycles related to the way we feel

  • Prana, Tejas, Ojas Explained

  • Deeper Maha Guna: Our Mental/Emotional State

  • Convergence:  Vata, Pitta, Kapha in Sattva, Rajas & Tamas

  • Specific Practice & Steps to Take to Process & Balance

       ~Ayurveda 5 Sense Therapies

       ~Specific Foods, Specific Yoga, Specific Meditation

 

Ayurveda Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology

  • Introduction to 7 Dhatus (Tissues)

  • Understanding Prana (Energy) Transference

  • Introduction to Srotas (‘Channels’ & Physiology)

  • Understanding Root Causes

  • Ayurveda Pathology of ‘Nutrition’

  • Nidana Pañcaka/ Hetu:  Understanding Root Causes

  • Ayurveda Saṁprāpti Lite (Stages/Pathology of Disease)

 

Ahara (Food As Medicine)

  • Recap of Doṣa Guna

  • Ahara Rasa: Food As Medicine

  • Doṣic Digestion

  • The Ayurveda 6 Tastes

  • Rasa Karma:  Actions/Functions of Taste

  • Eating for your Doṣa (Mental & Emotional Balancing)

  • Ideal & Improper Food Combinations

  • Ayurvedic Eating Guidelines: WHAT, but also WHEN & HOW

 

Ayurveda Herbal Pharmacology

  • Dravyaguṇakarma: Difference from Western Herbal Medicine

  • The 7 Energetic Expressions of Nature Medicine

  • Karmic Actions of Nature Medicine

 

Clinical Cleansing / Panćakarma

  • Recap:  Why Do We Need to Cleanse? Types of Ama

  • Prana Transference / Cause of Ama Accumulation

  • Deeper Discussion on Pathology / Stages of Disease

  • Praśama: The Doṣa Overflow

  • Panćakarma Clinical Treatment of Complex Disease

  • Energy Healing Lite: Intro to Ćakras (More in Module 6)

 

Subtle & Sense Therapies / Sūkṣma Ćikitsā

  • Asatmyendriyartha Samyoga: Feeding of the Senses

  • Tantmātrās:     5 Subtle Elements

  • Gandha Cikitsā:           Aromatherapy

  • Rasa Cikitsā:    Taste Therapy

  • Rupa Cikitsā:   Sight Therapy

  • Sparśa Cikitsā:             Touch Therapy

  • Sabda Cikitsā: Sound Therapy

 

Yoga Śāstra I:  Philosophy & Beyond the Physical

  • Yoga Definition, Etymology, Origins & History

  • Yoga in America

  • The 5 Points of Yoga

  • The 7 Types of Yoga

  • True Meaning & Practice of Hatha

  • The Aṣtāṅga Yoga (8 Limbs)

  • - OUTER: Yamas, Niyamas, Āsana

  • - INNER: Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dhyana, Dharana, Samadhi

  • Traditional Pranayama Sadhna

  • Sankalpā (Intention)

  • Sadhana (Practice of Sacredness)

  • Savasana (The Aim)

 

Yoga Śāstra II:  Yoga For Your Doṣa

  • Ayurveda & Yoga Relationship

  • The 3rd Limb: The Role, Importance & Practice of Āsana

  • Asana per Doṣa Vikṛtī

  • Suggested Sequencing to Balance Vata, Pitta & Kapha

  • Vata Subdoṣas: The Paṅca Prana Vayus

  • Directional Flows of Prāṇic Energy

  • Suggested Āsana per Prāṇa Vayu

 

Deeper Knowledge & Balancing Practices Per Doṣa

  • The 4th Limb:  Prāṇāyāma (Breath Expansion)

  • Stages & 8 Types of Classical Prāṇāyāma Practice

  • The 7th Limb:  Dhyāna (Meditation) Per Doṣa

  • Mantra (Vibrational Chant) Per Doṣa

  • Mudra (The ‘Seal’) & Relationship to Pañcamahābhūta

  • Ćakras:  Additional Sūkṣma Ćikitsā  

       ~Relationship to Both Physical & Emotional States

       ~Relationship to Prana Vayu & Balancing Doṣa

 

Breakdown of Hours

Choose the Class Model that is Right For You!  Classes are Available as Follows:

  1.   In-Person at Sattvic Sage Ayurveda in Buckeye, AZ (with Hybrid Online Option)

  2.   In-Person at Soderworld Wellness Center in in Willowbrook IL (with Hybrid Online Option)

  3.   FULLY ONLINE from anywhere in the Country

  4.   HYBRID of both In-Person & Online when needed

ONLINE CLASSES =  LIVE TOGETHER EACH CLASS ~ NOT A SERIES OF RECORDINGS

Requirements for Completion:

Completion & Attendance of All Session Hours & Any Needed Make Up Hours

All Assigned Homework / 40-Class Attendance Log / Meditation Journal Sharing / Student Survey

20 Class Observations / Complimentary Community Class Offerings

 

Pre-Requisite:

Completion of YTT200HR Program - Transcript or Certification Proof Required

It is suggested that each student has previous experience by way of attending classes, lectures, inquiry or has engaged in self-awareness practices for at least 6 months.

 

Upon Completion:

When course requirements are met, a “Certificate of Completion” is issued.

You are considered a Certified Yoga Instructor: CYT500

This program not offer Job Placement Opportunities

 

Registration with Yoga Alliance:

To become a Registered Yoga Instructor (RYT500), the registration process is completed directly with Yoga Alliance.

This program exceeds minimum standard education requirements.

This process is also explained in the Professional Development portion of the program.

 

Current CYT200 & RYT200:

The completion of hours and Certificate of Completion may be added to experiential hours for the path of CYT500 / RYT500.

If RYT500 is desired, Yoga Alliance will recognize your additional training hours through this program.

 

Academic Requirement:

  • Applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED and must attain 18 years of age prior to start of classes

  • Applicants should have English language fluency, as all classes will be taught in English

  • Applicants will have already completed a Level 1 - 200HR Program

 

Recommended Reading / Books:

Detailed Book List Provided Upon Enrollment

 

Steps in the Application Process & Enrollment Registration:

  1. Emailed Request and /or Submission of Enrollment Form to sattvicsage@gmail.com

  2. Reply Email will contain Program Handbook / Class Schedule

  3. Phone Interview with Prospective Student by Lead Trainer / Confirmation of Acceptance

  4. Payment of $500.00 SEAT RESERVATION (Applied to Tuition) or Tuition Payment in Full (BELOW)

  5. Potential student signs and returns the 'Attestation & Acknowledgement' of Program Policies

All Policies, Attestation, Acknowledgement & Waiver HERE

Tuition Includes:

  • 300 Hours In Person & Online LIVE Sessions, Professional Presentations & Equipment

  • Full-Color Binder/Training Manual with Syllabus Overview, Class Schedule, Course Handbook, Class Notes / Handouts, Meditation Journal, Class Design Templates, Class Observation Templates and Personal Class Attendance Log

  • NOTE: PART 1 & 2 Handouts are printed and contained within binder

       - Subsequent Handouts are provided Electronically to print at student's discretion​

  • 7 E-Books:

'Yoga Anatomy' by Leslie Kaminoff

'The Bhagavad Gita' Explained

‘The Gheranda Samhita’

‘The Hatha Yoga Pradpika’

‘Raja Yoga’ by Swami Vivekananda

'Karma Yoga' by Swami Vivekananda

'Yin Yoga: Essential Poses and Sequences for Balanced Energy' by Diane Taylor 

ADDITIONAL BOOKS:

Additional Required Books are not included and are at Student Expense.

Complete Book List Provided Upon Enrollment  ~ Does not exceed $100.

 

WHAT MAKES THIS TRAINING UNIQUE

 

DEEP & TRADITIONAL UNDERSTANDING

 

Classes include practice of Āsana, Pranayama,& Meditation, as well as coursework, practical experience / excursions to witness Yoga in its truest form - beyond the physical.

Many YTT Training programs offer just a scratch of the surface of the true Yoga practice by focusing only on physical postures, while missing any real focus on 7 other components of the 8-Fold Path – the most powerful pieces on the healing journey.  I wish to offer and share understanding of tradition, history, integrity and cultural (and yes, the PHYSICAL) pieces of this life-altering knowledge.

 

BEYOND ĀSANA:  DEEPER PHILOSOPHY, TEXTS & TRADITION

- History / Origins / Ṣatdarśana

- Immersion in the 8 Limbs of the Aṣtāṅga Path

- Contemplations of verses of Patanjali Yoga Sutras

- Sankya Philosophy

- Lineage of Krishnamacharya

- Hatha Pradpika / Bhagavad Gita

- Study of ŚuddiKriyas

- Introduction to the beauty of Sanskrit

- What is Tāntra, really?

 

Heavy in both Western & Yogic/Ayurvedic understandings of Anatomy, Physiology & Injury Prevention –

As well as the Subtle Energy body and healing modalities of Prana, Cakras, Nadīs and Marmas.

 

PRACTICAL & EXPERENTIAL EXPERIENCE

CHICAGO:  Visiting the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago in Lemont, IL 

*** Meeting organizers and Swamis, experiencing Yoga Practice in its truest form

YOU WILL BE CERTIFIED TO TEACH YIN, RESTORATIVE, CHAIR, PREGNANCY & YOGA NIDRĀ

No other special weekend certification courses (or the added expense of those courses) in each style will be necessary.  Many YTT programs only certify with focus on Hatha & Vinyasa - then requiring special attendance of weekend workshops in all other styles that are typically $250-$350 each.   Here you will be prepared to offer each style - All included in Asana Study and Delivery – Including Prana Flow, Benefits, Sequencing and Teaching Skills. This is a huge cost savings.

 

AYURVEDA & YOGA FOR YOUR DOṢA

Introduction to Ayurvedic Medicine & Understanding Doṣas / The 6 Tastes of Ayurveda & Food / Plants as Medicine

The Yoga & Ayurveda Relationship / Yoga Asana, Pranayama, Dhyana for balancing Vata, Pitta & Kapha

The movement of 5 Parana Vayus within Āsana.

HOW TO BUILD YOUR PRACTICE

I will guide you in understanding Code of Ethics, Scope of Practice, Legal Documents necessary for State or County, Waivers & Disclaimer Language, Music Suggestions as well as Copyright adherence, and much more!  Learn your practice options available as an employee or independent practitioner, tax rules, payment gateways and the best ways to share your offerings both in-person or ONLINE.

 

 

The aim & goal is setting forth Yoga Instructors with sincere quality & depth of understanding in both personal and public practice, and who are empowered with tradition - as well as knowledge, on how to offer and share yoga as a lifestyle, not just a ‘class’.  Yoga is not something we ‘do’, but what we ‘realize’.

 

Offering Guidance & Instruction in this sacred practice goes beyond “HOW”….but also “WHY”.

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