Teaching Yoga and Meditation to ChildrenJuly 22 - 31, 2016
Greetings of Peace from Yogaville!
Thank you for your interest in our Integral Yoga Teacher Training: Teaching Yoga and Meditation to Children. For more than 40 years, students from all over the world have come to participate in our residential Teacher Training programs. This letter contains the program information: curriculum, daily schedule, accommodations and an application form. After reading this material, if you have any questions or require additional information, please feel free to contact us.
Teaching Yoga and Meditation to Children is a residential program which culminates in full certification for teaching yoga to children of all ages. This course will cover all aspects of Integral Yoga in theory and in practice including; asana - the physical poses, deep relaxation, breathing practices or pranayama, concentration, meditation, singing and chanting, story telling and the ethical precepts of yoga such as truth and non-violence.
WHAT MAKES INTEGRAL YOGA ® UNIQUE?
Integral Yoga is a complete science that cultivates and maintains the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of the individual. The non-competitive approach and meditative exploration of the Integral Yoga practices create an indrawn awareness that allows each student to reconnect with deeper and more subtle aspects of being.
WHY A RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM?The most effective teaching comes from direct experience. Our residential programs are designed to offer you the experience of living the teachings of Yoga and to present the necessary tools that will enable you to pass these great teachings on to others. During your stay, you will immerse yourself in the yogic lifestyle and transform your body, mind and spirit. Our residential programs offer a supportive and nurturing environment for practice and study away from the distractions of everyday life.
The program begins on Friday, July 22, starting with registration at 4:00pm, and ends after breakfast on Sunday, July 31.
The program begins on Friday, July 22, starting with registration at 3 - 6 pm, and ends after lunch on Sunday, July 31.
• Room check-in starts at 4 PM
• Program starts at 7:30 PM
• Program ends at 11:30 AM
• Room check-out by 12 noon
The daily schedule is very full; it is designed to help you fully realize the benefits of the Yoga practices and to offer you the optimum environment in which to study and learn. Each day begins with meditation at 6:00am, followed by a Hatha Yoga class. During the day, you will have training courses, workshops, practice sessions, a noon meditation at the beautiful LOTUS Temple and some free time. This schedule covers six days and five nights a week. You are expected to stay at the Ashram for the entire time to successfully complete the program.
The curriculum includes the following:
This course is open to certified Yoga teachers from all traditions, as well as teachers, parents and individuals who love both yoga and working with children.
Applicants who are not Integral Yoga Teachers will be interviewed (by phone or in person when possible) and admitted on an individual basis. All applicants must be familiar with the Integral Yoga Basic Hatha Level I class.
We recommend that teachers 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. (Locations of IY Institutes, teaching centers and teachers are available from the IY Teachers Association at www.iyta.org or 434-969-3121, ext. 177.) If you are unable to find an IY teacher near you, you may come to the Ashram three days before the program to familiarize yourself with Integral Yoga before the program begins. You may also practice Integral Yoga Hatha with the DVD Yoga with a Master or the DVD Integral Yoga Hatha 1, available from IY Distribution at 1-800-262-1008 (outside the US, call 1-434-969-1049). We also recommend listening to the CD Guided Relaxation by Sri Swami Satchidananda.
Completion of this course awards the Integral Yoga Certification: Teaching Yoga and Meditation to Children. Integral Yoga is a Registered Children’s Yoga School (RCYS) and isYoga Alliance approved. This certification is full qualification to begin teaching yoga to children.
The Integral Yoga Children’s Yoga Certificate awards approximately 100 hours toward your YA-500 hours certification as well as your RCYT (Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher) certification with Yoga Alliance.
Attendance is required for all sessions from the program orientation on the first day through the coursework on the last day. This includes all morning and afternoon practices of Hatha Yoga and meditation.
You will enjoy three healthy vegetarian meals daily, served buffet style, with a salad bar. The diet includes simple, deliciously prepared fresh vegetables, whole grains, legumes, tofu and some dairy. No meat, fish or eggs are served.
Accommodation choices vary and include dorm, private room with shared bath and private room with private bath. You may also bring your own tent and camp at one of our tent sites. If you choose dorm accommodation, you will board in our modern dormitory, Vivekananda Vihar, conveniently located near classrooms and the meditation and dining halls. Men and women are housed separately. We have rooms that accommodate up to six people. Generally, we are able to arrange accommodations so that the smaller rooms house two or three people and the larger rooms house four or five people. Private rooms are available at an additional price. Please keep in mind that private rooms are limited. If a private room is your accommodation choice, we recommend securing your reservation by applying early, especially during the summer season.
Limited partial scholarships are available for students who can demonstrate financial need. Those wanting aid must submit a scholarship application with the program application. Please contact the Teacher Training Administrator for further details and a scholarship application; Tel: 434-969-3121 ext 153 or email [email protected]
You may visit www.integralyogaprograms.org under Basic Teacher Training, to submit an electronic application or complete and mail or fax your application with health form and your preferred payment option by June 22, 2016.
Teacher Training Administrator
108 Yogaville Way
Buckingham, VA 23921
When your application is received, you may be contacted for additional information. Upon approval, you will receive an acceptance letter, along with more detailed information on what to bring, travel directions, additional accommodation information, ashram lifestyle, etc.
In order for your application to be considered please submit no later than June 22, 2016, with full payment enclosed. After this date please check with Teacher Training Administration for availability before applying.
If you cancel 45 days or more prior to the first day of the training, you will receive a refund less $150. If you cancel between 30 and 45 days prior to the first day, you will receive a refund less $300. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the start date, you will receive a refund less $500. You may transfer the amount paid (less a $25 transfer fee) to another program within a 12-month period. No refund will be given after the start of the program.
Please direct questions about the course to the Teacher Training Department at 434-969-3121, ext. 153 or [email protected]. Please direct questions concerning accommodations, travel arrangements and payment to the Ashram Reservation Center (ARC) at 1-800-858-9642 or 434-969-2048 or by email at [email protected]. Thank you for your interest in this Integral Yoga Teacher Training Program. We are enclosing an application form, and we look forward to hearing from you soon. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Ever Yours in Yoga,
Teacher Training Administration
434-969-3121 ext. 153
Email: [email protected]
Teacher Training Administration
434-969-3121 ext. 139
Email: [email protected]
I wish to learn the teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda and experience the yogic way of life as taught at Satchidananda Ashram – Yogaville. Therefore, I agree to abide by the Ashram guidelines, which include following a vegetarian diet (no meat, fish or eggs) and refraining from the use of alcoholic beverages, cigarettes or recreational drugs both on and off Ashram grounds for the duration of the program. I realize that if I do not comply, I may be asked to leave. I certify that I am in good health and have no physical or mental ailments, except as may be indicated on this application. I further agree to assume full responsibility for any injuries or damages that might occur to me or my property during my stay.