200 Hour Yoga Studies Program (RYT 200); Next weekend and Wednesday formats begin in August, 2018
The Enlighten Yoga RYT 200 hour yoga study provides students with a STRONG FOUNDATION in the science of yoga for anyone looking to enhance their knowledge of yoga and personal practice. We value the rich tradition of yoga and will discuss ways to merge this ancient practice with modern times. From day 1, you will have a chance to step onto your mat in a safe and supportive environment allowing you to gain confidence and feel empowered as you begin your journey toward becoming a teacher and forever a student with a love for this beautiful practice!!
The Program has been carefully designed to teach you how to build safe, intelligent and creative sequences for practitioners of all kinds. We will support and encourage each one of you to find your voice and unique style.
Topics of study include, but are not limited to: the history of yoga, sanskrit, yoga philosophy, systems and styles of yoga (including Prenatal, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga), the basics of Ayurveda, anatomy (both physical and subtle), assisting & adjusting, breathing techniques, the eight limb path, the science of sequencing, meditation techniques and introductions to ways to approach the variety of classes offered here at the studio, including, Long, Slow Deep and Yoga Basics. We will introduce you to some of the traditional texts of this practice, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Hatha Yoga Pradipika, to name a few.
Each session will be allotted for practical experience on your mat ~ discussing the postures; teaching and cueing the postures and their alignment; modifications for different practitioners; safe assisting and adjusting; yoga philosophy; anatomy; pranayama and mantra as it applies to the topic of the weekend.
Our goal is to plant seeds (bija) to help introduce this ancient practice so you can grow along with your own personal path in whatever direction this might take you.
THE ENLIGHTEN YOGA SCHOOL
Enlighten Yoga is a unique studio that strives to employ principles that effortlessly blend the physical with the spiritual, allowing students to pace their individual practice according to personal needs. Beginners and advanced students alike benefit from the program through challenging asana classes embedded with knowledge, devotion and universally understood spiritual principles. Modifications are offered for beginners and advanced practitioners are encouraged to shine in their practice without limitations.
Some readings and practical assignments are assigned throughout to support the curriculum of each lecture and practice. You are expected to complete work outside of the hours of weekend sessions in the areas of some required reading and assignments, asana practice at the studio, teaching, observing and assisting.
What sets our Program apart is both the format – meeting on Tuesday nights and then Saturday and Sunday, as well as the inclusion and support of a group of teachers who specialize in the topics which they will teach. Learning from more than one teacher offers you different ways of looking at topics and will provide you with more opportunity to develop your own voice.
While most teacher training programs are offered over a short period of 4 months, our weekend Program is offered over a slightly longer period of time, not only providing students with access to the studio for this longer period, but giving students the chance to better digest the materials offered.
Students will be expected to practice, observe and work on writing their class as part of the Program.
TUITION FOR THE 200 HOUR YOGA STUDIES PROGRAM AT THE ENLIGHTEN YOGA SCHOOL (RYS)
- $3,000 for all nine weekends – $2,800 Early Bird Pricing (if paid in full by date specified).
- $300 non-refundable deposit should be included with your application. Remainder ($2,700) is due no later than the first day of the Program (unless Early Bird ($2,500) or on the payment plan).
- Optional Payment Plan for tuition:
- $300 non-refundable deposit, $3,000 divided into 3 payments of $1,000.
- Movie list will be sent to applicant upon approval of application (prior to the start of the program, students will watch 3 movies and write an essay on their take of the tradition of yoga and how tradition fits into modern times and the role of a yoga teacher).
- Reading list sent to applicant upon approval of application (students are responsible for obtaining their own required reading materials).
- Unlimited free yoga (9 months ~ $1,350 value) at Enlighten Yoga for those enrolled. Students will be asked to practice at the studio at least 3 times a week and to observe and assist other teachers in a variety of classes.
- Free personal session with one of the lead teachers is included, to be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time.
- Free use of studio space when it is open (reservation of studio use is required).
Program will meet on Tuesdays (or some Fridays) 5:30-9:00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays 8:00 am -5:30 pm
Early bird pricing must be paid in full no later than August 1, 2018 for 2018-2019 Programs.
2018-2019 dates are as follows (First day is Tuesday, August 21, 2018)(all weekends listed below as Saturday – Sunday include training on the Tuesday night prior to that weekend, unless noted otherwise)::
Saturday, August 25 – Sunday, August 26
Saturday, September, 15 – Sunday, September 16
Saturday, October 6 – Sunday, October 7
Saturday, October 20 – Sunday, October 21 (Greg Nardi)
Saturday, November 3 – Sunday, November 4 (Desiree Rumbaugh)
Saturday, December 1 – Sunday, December 2
Wednesday, January 2, 2019**, Saturday, January 5 – Sunday, January 6, 2019
Saturday, January 26 – Sunday, January 27
Saturday, February 9 – Sunday, February 10
Saturday, March 9 – Sunday, March 10 (This will be a short weekend)
Absences/hours missed will need to be made up with one of the teachers at an additional cost.
Students are expected to practice at least 3 times a week at the studio and to observe a specified number of classes, in addition to completing all assignments over the course of the Program.
ALTERNATIVE TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM:
For some practitioners, when studying yoga, the intensive or weekend format is not feasible given life’s many demands. Now, for the first time ever in Charlotte, Enlighten Yoga will offer the first of its kind Yoga Teacher Trainings!!!!
Starting Wednesday, August 22, 2018, we will meet every Wednesday from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm for 30 weeks. There will be a two week break in training December 19 – January 1, 2018 and the last session of the training will be April 3, 2018. Early bird pricing for this Program is August 1!
In addition to these Wednesday meetings, the following weekends will apply as hours toward the program:
Anatomy weekend, October 5-7, 2018
Desiree Rumbaugh weekend, November 3-4, 2018 (just a portion of this weekend)
Ayurveda Weekend Training, January 26-27, 2019
Students studying in this daytime program are expected to fulfill the following requirements:
Attend all training sessions. If a student cannot attend a session for any reason, one of the three teachers can be available to make up the hours. Also note that the make up hours may be an additional charge – this is at the discretion of the teacher.
Practice a minimum of 3 times per week at the studio.
Observe a minimum of 10 classes over the course of the 30 week period.
Certain reading and other homework assignments will be given throughout the program.
Pricing is the same as the regular teacher training program.
Feel free to contact email@example.com with any questions about this program.
*Both programs have a minimum of 8 people (otherwise program will be cancelled) and a maximum of 12 of people.
ABOUT SHARI GOLDSTEIN (E-RYT-500) AND AMANI MURRAY (E-RYT 500 & RPYT 200)
Shari GoldsteinRYT-500 & E-RYT 200
Shari (E-RYT-500) worked as a New York corporate lawyer, prior to which she worked in the ﬁtness industry for many years. She ﬁnally tried to soften her competitive mindset in 2002 when she expanded her yoga practice to yoga studies. Shari completed her RYT-200 at Enlighten Yoga, and in 2011, she became the owner of Enlighten Yoga (formerly known as YogaFlex), where she studied for a few years with Andrey Lappa (becoming Level II certiﬁed in Universal Yoga).
Over the past few years, Shari’s focus has been on anatomy and alignment, with a special emphasis on working with athletes. She has studied anatomy extensively, with both Leslie Kaminoff and Tiffany Cruikshank, as well as others. Shari has also had the good fortune to work with Cora Wen and Desiree Rumbaugh, both of whom focus on alignment and anatomy. Shari teaches an inventive style of Vinyasa yoga with a greater sense of physical and energetic anatomy and alignment.
Shari oversees and is one of the core teachers in the Enlighten Yoga RYS 200 and RYS 300 and she feels very strongly about the importance of continuing education. As part of these programs, she teaches a variety of topics including ~ Anatomy, Sequencing (intelligently weaving together yoga tools and techniques ~ asana, pranayama, mantra, mudras, visualizations, aromatherapy oils and meditation), Seasonal Meditations, Subtle Body, and Yoga Philosophy. She continues her studies and has participated in trainings with the Himalayan Institute, Blue Mountain Center of Meditation (meditation practices), yoga philosophy with Jeffrey Long and Traditional Yoga Studies (Georg Feuerstein), as well as others, Doug Keller, Greg Nardi, David Keil, Kino MacGregor, Peter Sterios, Rod Stryker, Richard Freeman, Llama Phuntsok, Sage Rountree and Corina Benner, among others.
Shari has worked with many athletes during most of her teaching career and has developed a specialty training in Performance Yoga for Athletes. She works with all ages and sports, including a number of college and progressional football players, high school baseball players, college lacrosse players, triathletes, college and professional basketball players, pole vaulters, jockeys, and swimmers, to name a few. Shari offers a Performance Yoga for Athletes Teacher Training to teach other yoga teachers ways to safely and effectively teach to this population of practitioners.
Amani MurrayE-RYT 200, RYT 500, RPYT
(E-RYT 200, RYT 500, RPYT) A life long student of yoga, Amani completed her first teacher training in 2002 under the direction of Stephanie Keach, at the Asheville Yoga Center. In 2009 she completed a Prenatal Certification, and her passion for empowering women led her to create her very own certification. Her desire to learn more about yoga in all it's facets led her to complete her 500 RYT hours at the Asheville Yoga Center, specializing in the Classics Track. As her love for yoga continues to grow, she is currently working towards an Ayurveda training, which she will complete in 2015. Specializing in Hot Flow, Yin, Prenatal, and meditation, Amani has the unique ability to ignite, inspire, and uplift her students while maintaining the core teachings of the 8 Limbed path of yoga. Her classes are both challenging and light-hearted, holding space for students to breathe, move, and evolve
TOPICS COVERED THROUGHOUT THE PROGRAM:
The curriculum for our RYS 200 Program, is in line with Yoga Alliance standards. A significant portion of the training covers techniques, training and practice of a variety of yoga tools/techniques including asanas, pranayama, kriyas, mudras, mantra, and meditation, together with teaching methodology. Our program is also very detailed with anatomy and physiology, as well as subtle/energetic body discussions offered throughout the course of the Program. Each meeting includes yoga philosophy and ethics, as well as sanskrit. Students will be offered plenty of opportunity for practicum ~ teaching, assisting, observing, as well as giving and receiving feedback. Students will gain a strong understanding of sequencing and will write their own class which they will teach to the group. Please see below for a more detailed list of topics covered throughout the Program:
The importance of tradition and its role in modern times; the role of a teacher; overview of lineages and pathways.
Importance of certain texts (Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Bhagavad Gita).
Discussion of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, including, but not limited to, a number of sutras in the first and second chapters (padas), the 8-limb path, kleshas, karma, dharma, the two pillars of a yoga practice.
Discussion of the elements and gunas.
Anatomy and physiology will cover functional movement, as well as anatomical teachings of the foot, lower and upper leg, the pelvic girdle, the spine, the shoulder complex (including the nervous and fascial systems). Asana focus will relate to the anatomical discussion.
Discussion of energetic/subtly body (nadis, marmas, mayakoshas, vayus and chakras); how these qualities are reflected in the postures and how postures can be sequenced to achieve certain energetic effects.
The art of assisting and adjusting; understanding different body types; alignment as it relates to the individual.
Teaching of poses and the art of sequencing.
Study of pranayamas, mudras, bandhas and cleansing techniques (kriyas).
Introduction to Ayurveda, the “sister science” to yoga and how to create balance for the yoga practitioner based on one’s individual makeup.
Other topics explored include ~ Ashtanga Vinyasa; an introduction to Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga – the importance of these styles and how they are relevant to today’s yoga; yoga nidra, Hot 26 n 2; Prenatal Yoga; yoga for the beginner; deep stretch.
The business of yoga.