Aaron Angel RYT 500
Deanna Green 200 RYT
From my first class, I knew that Abhaya was a special place. I had never experienced yoga as a holistic practice until coming to Abhaya, where it absolutely felt like a second home and it was clear this was the studio I wanted to obtain my 200hr TT. What I enjoyed most, in my Abhaya Training was the philosophy and history of yoga which is absolutely vital when teaching asana, it enriches your classes and grounds each practice. Something that Abhaya teachers are able to do effortlessly. Immediately following the program I had the skills, but more importantly the confidence to comfortably lead a vinyasa class. I was able to give concise cues and adjustments while teaching.
I’m a full time yoga teacher, with about a third of my time spent working with underserved populations (children and youth, single mothers, victims of trauma). Abhaya also prioritizes these communities and was an important factor in choosing Abhaya.
As a teacher, it’s important for me to keep growing and Abhaya is able to foster an amazing continuing learning environment with workshops, retreats and amazing teachers leading the way.
I was at a point in my yoga practice where I felt I was ready to delve deeper into my experience. Seeking an inner peace that I knew could get tapped into through a better understanding, I began my search for an Immersion program. I found that the Abhaya approach to yogic philosophy and teachings really resonated with me.
Not looking to become a teacher at first, I found great value in immersing myself learning the philosophies and origins of the yogic traditions, as well as anatomy and meditation. I felt an instant connection to my practice. The curriculum delivered a non-dogmatic approach to learning and gave you the space to interpret.
Revealing a comprehensive look into the abundant universe of yoga, Tara, James and Joy were tremendous in breaking down the walls and introducing me to a world I only dreamed of understanding more fully. I highly recommend this immersion program to those ready make the leap to the next level!
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Advanced RYS Yoga Alliance Teacher Training in Brooklyn!
USE CODE FEARLESS AND EARN $250 OFF.
Altruism • Artistry • Refinement
In this advanced teacher training, Tara Glazier will focus on refining the teacher’s authentic voice and cultivating subtlety through experience. Using the Abhaya Method as a guide, teachers learn how to be more present, step back, create space, and teach to what is needed depending on who is in front of them. This subtle approach to teaching and observation is a unique and advanced skill that empowers students and brings life back into systemized yoga classes.
Experienced teachers refine their authentic voice, create space, and teach to what is needed. The integration of the Subtle Body and physical practices within the sequence and theme structure, create both clarity and depth. Sharpening the observation skills and learning how to see individual patterns, offers the techniques to teach various levels, privates, therapeutic groups, and special needs groups with clarity, comfort, and professionalism.
Program includes: Refined Teaching Skills, Subtle Body/ Energetics and Hands on Adjustments, Advanced Therapeutics, Applied Anatomy, Applied Ayurveda and Nutritional Cooking Classes, Applied Non-Dual Philosophy, Yoga Nidra Teacher Training, Mini Pre-Natal Teacher Training, Teaching Meditation/ Pranayama, and Subtle Body Practices.
There will be three primary areas of focus-
Refined Teaching Skills and Mentoring:
The teaching skills portion takes place on chosen Sundays and includes topics such as enhancing and clarifying verbal instruction through what is seen through honing observation skills, hands on adjustments, subtle body understanding and therapeutics, advanced theme coding and refining the voice. The Wednesday portion will focus on practicing these skills in a small mentored group. This is a rare opportunity to teach and receive skillful feedback. These groups will focus on advancing your teaching and stepping into your full potential as an authentic teacher.
Guest Teacher Modules:
Teaching in Service & Internships:
As part of Abhaya Yoga Foundation (Non Profit Arm), the Advanced TT’s are invited to assist in and gain experience is specific groups: diverse populations, children’s after school enrichment, elder yoga, therapeutic classes, and those suffering from illness.
Why Advanced Teacher Training?
- Become a more skillful teacher that is able to teach a solid, inspiring class while attending to everyone and even therapeutic issues in the room
- Increase your therapeutic knowledge and become a sought after teacher for private lessons
- Learn skills to increase the size of your group classes
- Educate yourself in the specific field you are interested in and become more specialized
- Learn from some of the best yoga teachers in the world that are steeped in a lineage of Tantra and yoga education
- Find potential opportunity with Abhaya, various affiliated service projects, and the larger network Abhaya has connections to. Abhaya works with the students to help them find opportunity in the world of yoga.
Elective hours allow the students to choose which area of study they would like to focus on. These courses are taught by experts in the field giving students very high level education to advance their craft.
Retreat at Seven Arrows:
Friday – Qi Gong, Meditation, Lifestyle
Saturday- Teaching skills, Ayurveda, Cooking and Nutrition
Sunday- ½ day of Silence, kirtan
Monday- ½ Beach day
|Retreat at Seven Arrows||
|Dates||9/13/15, 9/20, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 12/6, 12/13, 1/3/16, 1/24, 2/7, 3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17 5/1, 6/5, 6/26|
|Guest Teacher Dates*||9/13, 10/17, 11/8, 11/14, 12/5, 1/24, 2/26, 3/19, 5/21,|
|Mentoring||Wednesdays 8:15 -9:30 PM|
|Group A||9/9/15, 10/7, 11/4, 12/9, 1/6/16, 2/10, 3/23, 4/20, 5/25, 6/29|
|Group B||9/23, 10/21, 11/18, 12/16, 1/27, 3/9, 4/6, 5/4, 6/15|
*Times may vary
$ 3999 earlybird registration(July 31st) $4250 regular registration
200 hour level Yoga teacher training
100 hours teaching experience
Space is limited.
Submit an application HERE
Abhaya Yoga Advanced Teacher Training is a 300 hour Level RYS Yoga Alliance certified teacher training program.
Join us at an Open House to find out more!
Sunday August 16th at 11:45 am
Advanced Teacher Training Application
|Intensive Immersion 1|
|5/27/2016||Friday||9-11:45am, 1:15pm-3:45pm 5:15-8pm|
|Memorial Day||5/30/2016||Monday||9:30-11:45am, 1-6:15PM|
|Intensive Immersion 2|
|7/1/2016||Friday||9-11:45am, 1:15pm-3:45pm 5:15-8pm|
|Indpend Day||7/4/2016||Monday||9:30-11:45am, 1-6:15PM|
|Intensive Immersion 3|
|9/2/2016||Friday||9-11:45am, 1:15pm-3:45pm 5:15-8pm|
|Labour Day||9/5/2016||Monday||9:30-11:45am, 1-6:15PM|
- Darren Rhodes Yoga Resource (online) Optional
Philosophy and Meditation (choose at least 1)
- Wheels of Life, by Anodea Judith Optional
2016 Reading List
**Reading DUE BY the date given**
Abhaya Immersion Manual: Re-read & Review of Immersion Manual (full understanding and memorization of the Abhaya Method, as we will be teaching it). Review Abhaya Philosophy, Darshan, and etc.
Refining the Breath: pages 1-50 (stop before Ujjayi)
Abhaya Teacher Training Manual: Review Vinyasa, Teaching Foundation
The New Rules of Posture: Intro, Chapter 4, 7, 9
Ray Long Anatomy Book: Review Joints, Bones, Planes of Movement,
Light on Yoga: Read Standing Poses
Refining the Breath: 1-58 (read past Ujjayi and stop before Viloma Pranayama)
Light on Yoga: Read Seated Poses and Twists
The New Rules of Posture: Re-read Intro, Chapter 4, 7,9
Ray Long Anatomy Book: Part 1, Muscles of the Lower Body
The New Rules of Posture: Chapter 1, 2, 3, 5
Ray Long Anatomy: Re-read Part 1
Light on Yoga: Read Inversions
The New Rules of Posture: Re-read Intro, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9
Ray Long Anatomy: Part 2
Light on Yoga: Read Arm Balances
Start reading your Philosophy Book Choice and have finished by April 10
Light on Yoga: Re-read and review
Refining the Breath: pages 59-112 (viloma – maha mudra)
Ray Long Anatomy: re-read Part 2
Refining the Breath: pages 113- end ( maha mudra & forward)
Refining the Breath: Re-Read All
Prakriti: Chapter 1-5
Prakriti: Chapter 5-9 ( the end)
April 16: Dr. Naina Session
Have re-read Re-read Prakriti
Continue with re-reading, reviewing AND your philosophy book/s hrough the end of the training
Abhaya TT Manual
Abhaya TT Manual
Abhaya TT Manual
May 15: Finals
Homework Due Dates
Due February 3- TT Skills HW 1 (Others will be assigned as needed and we will let you know when they are due/will add to google calendar)
Due February 7- Bi- Weekly Report
Due February 28- Bi- Weekly Report
Due March 13- Bi Weekly Report
Due March 27- Bi Weekly Report
Due 4/10- Bi Weekly Report
Due 4/24- Bi Weekly Report
Due 5/ 8- Last Bi Weekly report
Observations/ Hands on Assists
Observation sheets and hands on assist sheets both due by 5/23 BUT
I recommend finishing Observations by 4/1 at the latest so you have ample time to complete your hands on assists.
Chakra Homework- Due 5/20 – (OPTIONAL)****** Equivalent to TWO hours of make up