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teach to learn – 2020

teach to learn – 2020

been thinking about teacher training? we have, too!

we designed our training as a start-anytime, go-at-your-own-pace program, allowing you to choose your adventure.

we offer 200 and 500 hour Yoga Alliance-approved teacher trainings through our GROUND. CENTER. BREATHE. retreats in Sonoma County and abroad.

our 200 hour introduction to teaching program offers extended learning in yoga methodology, philosophy, and anatomy, as well as an introduction to teaching. upon completion you will be able to register with the Yoga Alliance as a trained yoga teacher.

our 500 hour professional teaching program offers deeper learning of methodology, philosophy, and anatomy…as well as leadership training, personal development, and individualized study.

UPCOMING TRAINING COURSES, IMMERSIONS, and WORKSHOPS

// TEACHING 101 + 201 in sonoma, ca – february 17-21, 2020

an all-inclusive retreat where you will learn to teach an effective, adaptable vinyasa practice. each day will feature meditation, vinyasa, discussion, practice teaching, and quiet reflection time. with full-participation, you will leave with a certificate of completion of Level 1 teacher training.

// TEACHING 102 + 202  in ireland – july 19-25, 2020 

an all-inclusive retreat where you will refine your teaching skills. each day will feature meditation, vinyasa, discussion, practice teaching, and quiet reflection time. with full-participation, you will leave with a certificate of completion of Level 2 teacher training. (includes 2020 Yoga PHILOSOPHY 101 online course.)e

// TEACHING EVERY BODY –  TBD january 2021

an all-inclusive retreat where you will deepen your understanding of how yoga works. each day will feature meditation, vinyasa, discussion, practice teaching, and quiet reflection time. with full-participation, you will leave with a certificate of completion of Level 3 teacher training. (2021 retreat includes ANATOMY 101 online course.)

// TEACHING APPRENTICESHIP IMMERSION – santa rosa, ca | self-paced, begins february 29, 2020 (optional)

gain experience through in-class observation, assisting, and co-teaching, as well as completion of your own community yoga project. this is a 30-hour elective component of the 200 hour program, trainees may choose to attend 30 hours of approved workshop or retreat training in lieu of the this module. however, APPRENTICESHIP is required for all three dog yoga teachers and assistants.

200-HOUR RYT CERTIFICATION

to receive a certificate of completion from the three dog yoga school teacher training program for submission to Yoga Alliance, candidates will:

// submit an application for the 200-hour RYT program.

// complete TEACHING 101 and TEACHING 102 courses.

// complete APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING or 30 elective training hours.

// Yoga Philosophy and Yoga Anatomy 101 .

// read and respond to three works from our suggested reading list below.

// teach a 60-minute class and receive peer feedback.

500-HOUR RYT CERTIFICATION

to receive a certificate of completion from the three dog yoga school teacher training program for submission to Yoga Alliance, candidates will:

// submit an application for the 200-hour RYT program.

// complete TEACHING 201 and TEACHING 202 courses.

// complete TEACHING EVERY BODY and TEACHING 301 courses.

// complete Yoga Philosophy and Yoga Anatomy 101 .

// read and respond to three works from our suggested reading list below.

// teach a 90-minute class and receive peer feedback.

SUGGESTED READING LIST

to round out your training experience, you’ll dive into the great modern and classical yoga texts.

// The Bhagavad Gita – Graham Schweig or Edwin Bryant (recommended versions)

// The Yoga Sutras – Seth Powell (recommended version, included with Yoga Philosophy 101 course)

// The Hatha Yoga Pradipika – Brian Akers (recommended version)

// Yoga Anatomy – Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews

// The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz

// Light on Yoga – BKS Iyengar

// Light on Life – BKS Iyengar

// The Heart of Yoga – TKV Desikachar

// The Subtle Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice – Mark Singleton

// Roots of Yoga – Mark Singleton

// The Subtle Body: Yoga in America – Stefanie Syman

// Living Your Yoga – Judith Lasater

// Journey into Power – Baron Baptiste

// Preventing Yoga Injury – Susi Hatley Aldous 

// Anatomy Trains – Tom Myers

// Be Here Now – Ram Dass

// Be Love Now – Ram Dass

// Chants of a Lifetime – Krishna Das

// Myths of the Asanas – Alana Kaivalya

// Yoga & Vegetarianism – Sharon Gannnon

// Buddha’s Brain – Rick Hanson

// Yoga Body, Buddha Mind – Cyndi Lee

// The Power of Now – Echkhart Tolle

// A New Earth – Eckhart Tolle 

// Meditations from the Mat – Rolf Gates

// Meditations on Intention and Being – Rolf Gates

// Mindfulness for Beginners – John Kabat Zinn

// Wherever You Go, There You Are – John Kabat Zinn

// The Slow Fix – Carl Honoré

// Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics – Dan Harris

// Chakra Yoga – Anodea Judith

// The Thinking Body – Mabel Ellsworth Todd

// Your Body Speaks Your Mind – Deb Shapiro

// The Mastery of Love – Don Miguel Ruiz

// One Simple Thing – Eddie Stern