Yoga Ananda Advanced Training: the practice of flourishing
The YAAS Program - a 200 hr teacher training program that is recognized by the Yoga Alliance. Over the course of 4 months you will immerse yourself deeply in the practice of yoga. You will dive deep and resurface with greater understanding of yourself and this amazing practice that is so broad and has so much depth. This program asks for a strong commitment, an open heart and an open mind and an understanding to trust the process that unfolds.
The process of yoga is inherently a process of transformation, a rinsing out so that you can fill your life with what you love; whether that is connection with yourself, others, sharing what you are passionate about and living your life full of freedom and opportunity. The mind quiets down and you find stillness within to know what action to take and what path to walk. The yogis believe that you are already fully enlightened you just haven't realized it yet. Let your practice deepen and your mind become clear.
The program begins and ends at the Margaret Austin Center in Chappell Hill, TX (MAC). We are blessed to start our journey together in a wonderful retreat center outside Houston where you will immerse yourself in deeper studies, twice daily practice, great meals, discussions, readings, community and connecting with your fellow yogis.These (2) 4 day weekends will be busy (9 a.m.- 11 p.m., 7:30 a.m.- 11 p.m., 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m., 7:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.).
"Practice and all is coming..."
Study: This program requires a very high level of commitment: regular asana practice and meditation practice, reading and writing assignments, observation, discussion, self inquiry, journaling, and a commitment to your community of fellow yogis. The greatest growth will happen when you can be here for others and come from a place of service (seva).
Before the program begins Read Baron's Journey into Power and 40 Days to a Personal Revolution Read the 4 Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz Start a meditation practice, (if you don't already have one) Continue your asana practice, 5 times a week
Required Reading: Bhagavad Gita, Stephen Mitchell translation Light on yoga, B. K. S. Iyengar (the introduction), The Heart of Yoga, T. K. V. Desikachar The 4 agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, Yoga Anatomy (2nd edition), Leslie Kaminoff The Tree of Yoga, B. K. S. Iyengar
Upon completion of the course you will:
1. Be able to teach a dynamic yoga class from a "seat " of power. 2. Have an understanding of the asana poses, alignment, pranayama, meditation, sutras, chakras, modifications of poses, anatomy, yoga philosophy and yoga lifestyle, ethics of yoga, and yoga in our culture. 3. Have the tools to empower others through yoga. 4. Have a deeper insight into your own physical practice as well as a stronger physical body. 5.Find your voice and share your love of yoga in the unique way that only you can. 6.Know modifications for different levels of practice, injuries as well as for pregnant students. 7. Have a greater connection to yourself and be able to connect to others through your voice, intention, and assists 8. Be able ability to communicate effectively. 9. FLOURISH here and now!
Want to see more ? Check out the slide shows below from time spent at the Mac Center and @ YA.
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