Jaya Yoga Teacher Training celebrates Yoga like no other training program we know of. More than just learning asana and teaching techniques, you will discover true Yoga, the essence of who you are. You will train, personally, with two teachers developed to you and your Yogic discovery. You will become immersed in Yoga with the guidance of your teachers throughout the program. You will learn to recognize your teaching strengths and to authentically and comfortably create connection, unity ...Yoga... in your classes.
We are currently offering two U.S. RYT200 Training locations: one based out of our home studio in Hood River, Oregon with Stephanie Adams and Adi Vajra, and another in Granville Ohio with Christy S.
Over 80 asana/postures/modifications/vinyasas (some unique to Jaya Yoga) from an alignment, kinesiology, and energetic perspective. We explore asana thoroughly to balance the muscles and prevent yoga injury, looking at asana together as standing poses, backbends, forward bends, twists, arm balances and inversions.
Kinesiology is the study of movement, performance, and function by applying the sciences of biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, and psychology. From a yogic perspective, we look deeply into the poses and apply the ancient science of bandhas (energetic seals/locks) with modern functional strength/muscle balancing. Additionally, we take into consideration skeletal anatomy and develop an understanding of the physiology of stretching to "see" both the benefits and limitations of asana to balance the physical body.
Discussion of common yoga injuries and how to prevent them through progression, modifications, and options.
We develop an understanding of the subtle energy body: koshas, chakras, rasas and nadis, and understand the benefit of pranayama, kriya, mudra, and asana to connect with the inherent vital energy that we are.
We will review up to 30 kriyas, many unique to Jaya Yoga. Kriyas are mental and physical fluid meditations. Kriyas are not well known or understood in the West, yet are a primary practice in India, where yoga began.
At the 200 hour level, we deeply study Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, including the essentials of Yoga philosophy, the 3-Step Plan, 8 Limbed System, and Yamas and Niyamas.
In celebration of yoga all ways, we look at the "family tree" of the major lineages of Eastern and Western Yoga Traditions, older & contemporary, to understand the styles and traditions emerging today.
Sanskrit pronunciation and practice for both asana and yogic terms.
Support in developing your authentic teaching voice and language.
Energetically balancing our classes with hatha and vinyasa. The energetic and physical practices of mantra and mudra will be introduced and practiced, including practical ways you can incorporate them into classes.Meditation and pratyahara (sense withdrawal) will be a daily practice using a variety of techniques, as will the other limbs of the 8-limbed system.
Mindful adjustments. Learning to connect individually and energetically with students first, and, secondly, through visual, verbal, and touch. Physical adjustments are an advanced teaching technique that should be applied with experience once a teacher has become comfortable with teaching technique and creating connection.
Practice teaching experience through observation and assisting in classes with your peers.