200 Hour

'Traditional Yoga Instructor' Certification Program

For new Teachers & anyone who desires to deepen practice

~ And ~

200 Hour

Current CYT/RYT 'Yoga Traditions' Enhancement Program

For current teachers (enhance knowledge on your path to RYT500)

2020 Summer / Fall Session 

~ NEW DATES ~ DISTANCE LEARNING ONLINE

July 11 - October 18, 2020

DOWNLOADS:           PROGRAM  HANDBOOK           PROGRAM APPLICATION             SUMMER CLASS SCHEDULE

 

Next Session:  February - May 2021

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 200 Hour Program is for those whom wish to learn to teach, for those who are already registered Yoga Teachers who wish to deepen their understanding of traditional Yoga Principles and practical 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 ensure 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 Prāna.  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 (RYTs) with Yoga Alliance when they apply for registration with Yoga Alliance. An RYT designation is a symbol of a minimum level of knowledge, training, and experience. 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 Ayurvedic Medicine and its critical relationship to Yoga. Yoga & Ayurveda are inseparable. Ayurveda itself is a form of Yoga.

 

In addition, you will learn the benefits and teaching of various styles of Asana (Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Chair),  Meditation (also Yoga Nidrā), Pranyama, 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:  75 Hours

Contact Hours: 75

Yoga Śastrā / Ṣatdarśana

Āsana

  • Historical Context, Kriṣnamaćarya Lineage

  • Complete Sequencing to Achieve Effects Safely

  • Sukhasana & Savasana

  • Anatomical & Alignment Principles & Contraindications

Pranayama & Subtle Body

  • Historical Context, Effects on Anatomy & Subtle Body

  • Safe Pranayama Sequencing with Precautions, Alternatives & Adaptations

  • Pūraka, Recaka, Kumbhaka

  • Ujjayi, Nadī Śodāna, Kapalbhatī, Bhāstrika, Sitkari, Śitkari, Suryabhedana & Candrabhedana

ŚuddiKriyas (Purification Practices)

  • Meditation & States of Consciousness

  • Knowledge of Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi

  • Yoga Nidrā  - Jagrat, Swapna, Suśupti, Turīya

  • Self-Ability to practice Meditation

Chanting Mantra (Yoga of Sound)

Use of Malas / Mudras

Ayurveda

  • Introduction to Ayurvedic Medicine, Doṣa Concepts

  • History, Classical Samhitas, Sankhya Philosophy, Shiva/Shakti & Aum Principle

  • Food & Plants as Medicine, Dravyagunakarma

  • Yoga & Ayurveda Relationship

  • Yoga for your Doṣa - Āsana, Pranayama, Dhyana for balancing Vata, Pitta & Kapha

        

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

 

 

 

Anatomy & Physiology:  30 Hours

Contact Hours: 20      Online Hours: 10

 

Anatomy:  Structure

  • Skeletal System

      Major Bones, Types of Joints, 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, How Prana Enters & Exits the body

Bio-Mechanics

  • Types of Joint Movements, Joint Stabilization

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

  • Contraindications, Misalignments, Adaptations

Yoga Anatomy & Physiology

  • Yoga Anatomy: Sthūla Śarira, Sūkṣma Śarira, Karaṇa Śarira

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

  • Ćakras, Nadīs & Marmāmi

  • Āsana for Ćakra Balancing

Yoga Humanities:  30 Hours

Contact Hours: 20      Online Hours: 10

History

  • Yoga Terminology

  • Kriṣnamaćarya Lineage, Style & Methodology

Philosophy

  • Definition, Dates, Etiology & Key Terms

  • Relationship between Āsana, Pranayama and Meditation

  • Key Ideas of Vedas, Vedanta, Hatha, Colonial, Modern

  • Yoga Darśanā Philosophies & Classical Texts

       Sānkhya Philosophy, Upanishads, Yoga Sutras, Gheranda Samhita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Bhagavad Gita

  • Beauty & Importance of Sanskrit

Self-Reflection

  • How Philosophies relate to private practice

Yoga Lifestyle

  • Yamas & Niyamas, Concepts of Dharma and Karma

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

Ethics

  • Awareness of Yoga Sutras and similar yogic ethical precepts

  • Scope of Practice and Code of Conduct

  • Comprehension & Responsibility

  • Accountability Measures

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

 

 

Teaching Methodology & Professional Development:  65 Hours

Contact Hours:  65

 

Teaching Methodology

  • Sequencing: Arc Structures (Hatha, Vinyasa, YIN, Restorative, Chair)

  • Important Factors/Changes during Menstruation, Pregnancy, Postpartum (Āsana during Labor)

  • Āsana for Menopause, Bone Health, Seniors

  • Āsana for Emotional & Mental Health

  • Pace, Environment, Music (or not) & Class Management

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

  • Theme-Oriented Classes – What is the Message?

  • Cuing (verbal, visual, physical) & Avoiding cues that may unintentionally create fear or exclusion

Professional Development

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

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

  • Credentialing Process

  • Lifetime Learning & Continuing Education

  • General Professionalism (timeliness, consistency, cleanliness)

  • Marketing & Promotion

  • Liability Insurance / Waivers, Etc.

Practicum

  • Knowledge, Skills, Experience (across 13 key Competencies)

  • Supervised Internship - Hosting free (Supervised) Community Yoga classes to gain experience

  • Mentorship / Apprenticeship

  • Practice teaching as the lead instructor*  (does not include observing or giving feedback)

  • Attendance of additional area yoga classes, with written observation (Teacher Signoff Required)

  • Observing Others Teaching, Receiving & Giving Feedback

 

*A minimum of 5 Hours actively practice teaching as the lead instructor in each style we have studied together

 

Breakdown of Hours

For the Summer 2020 Session, training may include online hours, but must hold a majority lessons as LIVE.

IN-PERSON Option:  178.5 Hours in Classroom / 21.5 Hours Online LIVE

ONLINE DISTANCE LEARNING Option:  Full Course via Online LIVE CLASSROOM

Requirements for Completion:

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

All Assigned Homework / Class Attendance Log / Meditation Journal / Mid-Program Student Survey

Teach-Backs & Feedback / Class Observations / Class Designs / Community Class Offerings

 

Pre-Requisite:

It is suggested that each student has previous experience with the practice of Yoga by way of attending Āsana classes, lectures, inquiry or has engaged in any form of yoga / 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: CYT200.

 

Registration with Yoga Alliance:

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

This program exceeds minimum standard education requirements obtain RYT200.

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 on the path to 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

 

Recommended Reading / Books:

Detailed Book List Provided Upon Enrollment

 

Steps in the Application Process & Enrollment Registration:

  1. Emailed Request of Participation to sattvicsage@gmail.com

  2. Reply Email will contain Enrollment Form / Program Handbook

  3. Submission of Enrollment Form via email or Hardcopy (Your Preference)

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

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

 

 

Tuition Includes:

  • 200 Hours In Classroom or Online LIVE Sessions (Zoom Video Access), Professional Presentations & Equipment

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

  • Books: ‘Bhagavad Gita Explained’, ‘The Gheranda Samhita’, ‘The Hatha Yoga Pradpika’, ‘Raja Yoga’ by Vivekananda  

  • Visit to The Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago in Lemont IL (donation of your choice this location is suggested)**  

*Those attending ONLINE will receive shipped Binder/Meditation Log. Handouts/Templates provided via email.

BOOKS:

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

Complete Book List Provided Upon Enrollment and does not exceed $100.

 

WHAT MAKES THIS TRAINING UNIQUE

 

DEEP & TRADITIONAL UNDERSTANDING

 

Classes include practice of Āsana, Pranayama, Meditation & Mantra Chanting, 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 Discussion in Philosophy, Ancient Texts & Tradition

- History / Origins / Ṣatdarśana

- Immersion in the 8 Limbs of the Aṣtāṅga Path

- Written contemplations of verses of Patanjali Yoga Sutras

- Essay on Sankya Philosophy

- "Book Reports" on Assigned Documentaries

- Hatha Pradpika / Bhagavad Gita

- Study of ŚuddiKriyas

- Introduction to Sanskrit

 

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 & Experiential Experience

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

PHOENIX:   Visiting Divine Grace Yoga Ashram in Cottonwood, AZ

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

Includes added ability to Understand benefits & How to Teach various styles of Asana –

Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Chair & Yoga Nidrā.  No other special weekend certification courses (or the added expense of those courses) in each style will be necessary.  All included in Asana Study and Delivery – Including Prana Flow, Benefits, Sequencing and Teaching Skills.

 

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 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 Instruction is this practice goes beyond “HOW”….but also “WHY”.

SUMMER TUITION

Summer Option 1

Payment in Full

SAVE $500

Simply enroll by Class Start July 11, 2020

with payment in full

$250 of this payment is Non-Refundable

 

Your Total Tuition is $2500 paid by check

If paying via credit/debit card,

a 5% processing fee will apply

Summer Option 2

SEAT RESERVATION & 

Monthly Payment Plan

Reserve your place in training by making a

$500 Seat Deposit by July 1, 2020

 

$250 of this deposit is Non-Refundable

Entire Deposit is applied to full Tuition

 

If paying via credit/debit card,

a 5% processing fee will apply

 

Remaining $2500 is paid with 4 Subsequent Monthly Electronic Installment Auto Payments

(Include 5% Processing Fees & 2% Interest)

   Total Tuition is $3175

Pay Schedule:

July 15                     $668.75

August 15               $668.75

September 15      $668.75

October 15             $668.75

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Ayurveda is a holistic complement to western medicine. It is not a substitute for a medical diagnosis or the services of a physician or other licensed health care provider. I invite you to discuss any recommendations with your primary care physician, obstetrician, gynecologist, oncologist, cardiologist, pediatrician, or other board-certified physician. Sattvic Sage Ayurveda does not provide conventional medical disease diagnosis or prescription drugs, devices, or substances. Sattvic Sage Ayurveda will not advise that anyone discontinue a course of care or prescription drug that was prescribed by a licensed health care professional. The FDA has not evaluated the herbal supplements that may be recommended, and herbal supplements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

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