Adapting Yoga for any Setting: Stress Management Teacher Training – 2014

with Swami Ramananda, E-RYT 500, Swami Vidyananda, E-RYT 500, Jaymie Meyer, E-RYT 500

Yoga Alliance Hrs: 80 (approximate) RYT 500
*$100.00 Early Bird Discount if paid in full by March 27, 2014

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Stress Management at YogavilleThe Stress Management Teacher Training program provides a strong foundation in understanding the nature of stress (physiological and psychological). It shows how the Yoga practices can help individuals respond more skillfully to “stressful” situations and create more balance in their lives. It’s not a matter of escaping our lives, but of understanding what changes we can realistically make with Yoga providing the foundation and guiding principles. This is also an excellent opportunity to meet and spend time with other Yoga teachers and to find solutions to any challenges you encounter in teaching.

Our approach to stress management is based on a Yoga model, with references to medical and other models as useful and necessary.
The curriculum will include:

  • Adapting asanas, pranayama, meditation and deep relaxation to be presented in different settings as stress management and/or wellness techniques
  • Presenting skillful ways Yoga philosophy can deal with some of the most negative aspects of stress and illness
  • Outlines of “stress management” and “mind-body” wellness programs that will be responsive to the needs of your students in different time frames and different settings
  • What to say to different potential employers, whether it’s a hospital/HMO, private/corporate, or non-profit organization.
  • How to make presentations to groups (public speaking) and to facilitate group discussions about stress management and wellness with your students
  • Marketing strategies: how to set up a Yoga/stress management practice, including publicity, fees and promotion.

This program is open to all certified Integral Yoga instructors with at least one year teaching experience. For special consideration, qualified instructors from other Yoga traditions are asked to contact Swami Ramananda at Via mail please write to Swami Ramananda at: Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores Street, San Francisco CA 94110.

We recommend that all students not trained through Integral Yoga familiarize themselves with the Integral Yoga method of teaching Hatha Yoga by taking classes at an Integral Yoga Institute or from an IY teacher. Information on Integral Yoga teachers in your area can be obtained from the online Teachers Directory at or by contacting the Integral Yoga Teachers Association at 43434-969-3121,ext. 177. If this is not possible, you may purchase the DVD Yoga With a Master and the Integral Yoga Hatha I audio CD from or IY Distribution at 1-800-262-1008  (outside US, call 1-434-969-1049)

Swami RamanandaSwami Ramananda, E-RYT 500,
is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Integral Yoga® Institute and has been teaching Yoga for more than thirty-five years. He conducts Teacher Training Programs for Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Hatha Yoga and Stress Management. He has taught many stress management workshops and courses and has managed two natural food markets. Swami Ramananda teaches and lectures internationally and at Yoga Journal and Omega Institute national conferences.

Stress-Management-at-YogavilleSwami Vidyananda, E-RYT 500, has enjoyed many different roles in her life, including radio news reporter, translator for Swami Satchidananda and video producer. She has been teaching Integral Yoga since 1972. She is a versatile teacher, specializing in workshops on Stress Management as well as Yoga and the Emotions. Swami Vidyananda has taught in the US, Canada, Europe, India and Australia. She currently lives and teaches Integral Yoga in Florida.

12y07m13dJaymie Meyer, E-RYT 500, is a certified stress management and Yoga Therapist, teaching at IYI for 10 years. Through her business, Resilience for Life®, she teaches customized programs to reduce stress in the workplace. Partial client list includes: IBM, Martha Stewart Living, ING, Citicorp, Harris Rothenberg, and Lather Spa. Her articles have appeared in Yoga Therapy in Practice, Integral Yoga Magazine, NSA’s Health and Wellness Newsletter, and NAMASTE. She makes regular TV and radio appearances.

“The skillful, dedicated teachers, the loving support staff, and administration, as well as the depth and breadth of learning that took place, surpassed my expectations.”

—Teacher trainee

  • June 27, 2014 - July 6, 2014
  • Tuition: $1,260.00
  • Lodging: $420.00 to $945.00
  • Deposit: $500.00

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