TEACHER TRAINING LEVEL 2
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TEACHER TRAINING

UYTT: Level 2 Teacher Training: 300 Hours
Already a 200 hour yoga teacher * and ready to take your teaching to the next level? Our 300 hour Advanced Studies Teacher Training is an opportunity for you to deepen your practice, gain new teaching tools and confidently grow your unique offering. We have a team of highly experienced instructors ready to share their knowledge in the subjects they are most passionate about. The course is split up into easily digestible modules.
One comprehensive program, one weekend a month for 13 months.
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PROGRAM DATES AND TIMES

DayTimeLocation
Friday05:30 - 9:00 PMUptown Studio
Saturday01:00 - 7:00 PMUptown Studio
Saturday10:30 - 7:00 PMUptown Studio

Training dates:

2020
June 19-21
July 24-26
August 14-16
September 18-20
October 16-18
November 20-22

2021
January 15-17
February 19-21
March 19-21
April 16-18
May 14-16
June 18-20
July 16-18

MODULES:

Anatomy, Sequencing & Theming 1- Folding Inwards

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the anatomy of a forward fold and the Myofascial Meridian of the
    superficial back line.
  • Be able to sequence and teach forward folds and pike family poses into advanced asanas.
  • Understand the subtle body foundational aspect of forward folds and create knowledgeable themes
    for classes and workshops
  • Skillfully teach forward folds in Deep Stretch and Restorative practices.
  • Learn how to use props to enhance and modify forward folds for a variety of students.

Anatomy, Sequencing & Theming 2- Lift the Heart

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the physiology of spinal extension, the anatomy of the two main
    types of backbends, and the Myofascial Meridian of the Deep Front Line, the Superficial Front Line
    and Arm Lines.
  • Identify where the common patterns of restrictions come from. Gain tools to work with these
    restrictions and teach students to evolve into complex and advanced poses.
  • Understand the subtle body energy of backbends and deep shoulder opening and use it as a
    foundation to sequence and theme classes and workshops.
  • Skillfully teach backbends and shoulder openers in Deep Stretch and Restorative practices.
  • Learn how to use props to assist and enhance in shoulder opening for a a variety of students.

Anatomy, Sequencing & Theming 3- Flow From the Hips

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the six functions of the hip, hip anatomy, and the Myofascial
    Meridian of the Lateral Body Line.
  • Understand where common patterns of restriction come from and what variables may enhance range
    of motion so that you may skillfully, and safely, guide students into a practice of more advanced
    asanas.
  • Understand the energetic make up of the hip and how to use it’s many aspects as a foundation for
    theming classes and workshops.
  • Skillfully teach hip openers to all levels of students in Deep Stretch and Restorative practices.
  • Learn how to creatively use props to assist in deep hip opening.

Anatomy, Sequencing & Theming 4- Twist & Bind

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the mechanics and anatomy of lateral spinal flexion and spinal
    rotation, and understand the Myofascial Meridian of the Lateral Line.
  • Know how the breath, the pelvis and the spine work in twists.
  • Understand the subtle energy of twists and binds and use as a foundation for theming classes and
    workshops.
  • Skillfully teach a variety of twists and binds in Deep Stretch and Restorative practices as well as
    Advanced practices.
  • Learn how to use props to enhance and modify twists and binds for a variety of students.

Anatomy, Sequencing & Theming 5- On Your Hands

Learning Objectives:

  • Deep understanding of the anatomy of how the arm and shoulder work for arm balances.
  • Understand the components of the core and strength of the TvA, hip flexors and the back play a role
    in arm balances, handstands and handstand presses.
  • Understand the bhandas and how they play a key role in arm balancing
  • Learn foundational patterns that support steady arm balances for the long term.
  • Theme and sequence arm balances into advanced practices, as well as, a beginner practice.
  • Skillfully learn the use of props for arm balancing for a variety of students.

The Art of Intentional Touch

Learning Objectives:

  • Refining your skills of observation and develop effective techniques for more advanced hands-on
    assists in both privates and group classes.
  • Understand the difference of active assisted stretching and passive stretching.
  • Learn the energetics of nadis and essential marma points and which assists access them effectively.
  • Learn when hands on assisting is contraindicated and understand the concept of informed consent.

Prenatal Yoga

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy.
  • Learn sequencing and the essential components of a prenatal specific yoga class.
  • Address the common discomforts of pregnancy with specific yoga postures, breathing, and
    sequences.
  • Adapt and modify group classes to accommodate pregnant women.

Ayurveda & Yoga

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn more about The Samkhya System of Philosophy and the ancient texts where both yoga and
    Ayurveda come from.
  • Understand the six classical forms of yoga.
  • Know and be able to teach to the subtle qualities of the elements, the vayus, and the doshas.
  • Skillfully teach poses, pranayama, and meditation for the balancing of each dosa and season.

Meditation & Mindfulness

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the history, meaning and purpose of meditation.
  • Get introduced to Mindfulness Meditation (foundations, pillars and practices).
  • Learn how to incorporate mindfulness into yoga classes.

Lifting the Veil - Subtle Energy

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the koshas and an embodiment of the chakra system.
  • Be able to work with the 8 limbs of yoga to cleanse the koshas.
  • Learn a variety of pranayama techniques, and understand their effects and when to use them.
  • Get to know a variety of mudras, mantras and traditional yogic chants, their significance, and how to
    utilize them as prayer and ritual.
  • Understand how to skillfully teach into the three realms of consciousness- physical, causal, and astral.

Seva & Sutras - Yoga Off the Mat

Learning Objectives:

  • Deepen the understanding of Yamas & Niyamas with modern interpretations.
  • Learn a variety of techniques to teach yoga in non-traditional settings and to non-traditional students.
  • Understand the 4 archetypes of students and how to teach to each of them.
  • Develop tools to hold a sacred space and create safe container for students.
  • Learn the ethics, diversity, and social justice issues around non-violent communication, and grow more
    inclusive and compassionate class verbiage.

Voice & Action- Find Your Purpose

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a personal understanding of yourself and how you filter life and information.
  • Connect with your personal Dharma, Artha, Kama, and Moksha.
  • Understand the kleshas and samskaras that are the obstacles in progression of your Dharma.
  • Hone a class building skill set and voice that is unique to you.
  • Learn the business aspects of yoga including writing workshops and retreats, while exploring our
    relationship to money.

Final Presentations

Learning Objectives:

  • Become an effective presenter and showcase the passion project close to your heart.
  • Share new found wisdom in an authentic way.
  • Learn to accept and give both praise and constructive criticism gracefully.

PRICING OPTIONS:

Paid in Full: $4500
Payment Plan: $1200 Down + $300/mo for 12 months ($4800)

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Online Anatomy Course (Registration Fees Included) with homework and discussion questions that will
    be turned in online and discussed in class - 15 hours
  • Monthly Skype Sessions - (times tbd by group) - 13 hours
  • Create Final Project - 10 hours minimum
  • Assist 12 studio classes at UY with lead teachers (set up after Assisting module) - 12 hours
  • Homework of journaling assignments and writing short classes to practice teach to group - 17 hours

REQUIRED BOOKS:

  • Functional Anatomy of Yoga by David Keil
  • The Female Pelvis by Blandine Calais-Germain
  • Yoga & Ayurveda by David Frawley
  • Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchinanda
  • A Guide to Yoga Wisdom Beyond the Mat by Kelly DiNardo and Amy Pearce-Hayden

Wondering if the course is right for you? Email jen@uptownyoga.com 

*UY Teacher Training programs are Yoga Alliance Certified. Graduates of this program that are RYT 200, are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT 500.

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”

-William A. Ward.