Greetings of Peace from Yogaville!Thank you for your interest in our Yoga for the Special Child® Basic Training Part II program. This letter contains information about the curriculum, daily schedule, and accommodations, as well as an application form. After reading this material, if you have any questions or require additional information, please feel free to contact us.This course expands on techniques learned in Yoga for the Special Child Basic Training Level I, with emphasis on working with teens and young adults and refining your skills to work with children under 12 years of age. What Makes This Course Unique?Yoga for the Special Child® training programs offer a unique learning environment for children and their parents, special education teachers, Yoga teachers and health care professionals. Courses are taught by internationally renowned Yoga therapist and author Sonia Sumar, whose innovative teaching methods have been improving the lives of children with special needs for over 40 years. It is based on Integral Yoga, 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. The Yoga for the Special Child® multi-level comprehensive Program of Yoga techniques designed to enhance the natural development of children with special needs. Why A Residential Program?Our residential programs offer a supportive and nurturing environment for practice and study away from the distractions of everyday life. During your stay, you will immerse yourself in a yogic lifestyle and transform your body, mind and spirit. The most effective teaching comes from direct experience, and such programs enable you to live the teachings so that you may pass them on to others. Program DatesThe program begins on Friday, September 23, starting with registration at 4 pm. On Friday, September 30, you will check out of your room between 11 am and noon. You are welcome to stay for lunch, which begins at 12:45 pm. Daily Schedule The daily schedule is very full; it is designed to help you fully realize the benefits of Yoga practices and to offer you an optimum environment in which to study and learn. Each day begins with meditation at 6 am, 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 program’s entire duration. CurriculumBasic Training Part II curiculum includes:
FacultyShivakami Sonia Sumar, E-RYT 500, is internationally known for her pioneering work using Yoga therapy with special children. She has owned and directed centers for Yoga for the Special Child® in Chicago and in Brazil, where she achieved remarkable results working with children who have Down Syndrome and other challenges. She travels extensively, conducting workshops and training programs throughout the United States, Portugal, and South America. She is also the author of the book Yoga for the Special Child.
Homework: Video Submission
In this training, you’ll have the opportunity to observe participants working with special needs children while receiving feedback from Sonia. Participants are required to bring or submit video footage (in Windows Media Player or QuickTime format) of at least one half-hour class, preferably with older children, for feedback from Sonia. CertificationIntegral Yoga may award approximately 55 hours towards Yoga Alliance registration with the completion of this course.After completion of the course, participants will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment for the Yoga for the Special Child Basic Level II Certification.AttendanceAttendance 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.Diet 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. AccommodationsAccommodation 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 dormitory 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.Course CostsThe tuition for this course is $1050. The prices for our various accommodations are as follows:
See payment page for available discounts.Because of the rigorous daily schedule, we are unable to grant any work scholarships in lieu of payment for the course. Financial AidLimited 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.To ApplyComplete the online application form or complete and mail or fax your application with health form and your preferred payment option by August 23, 2016 to:Teacher Training AdministratorSatchidananda Ashram—Yogaville108 Yogaville WayBuckingham, VA 23921Fax: 434-969-1303 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.Late RegistrationIn order for your application to be considered, please submit no later than August 23, 2016 with full payment enclosed. After this date please check with Teacher Training Administration for availability before applying.Cancellations 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.Further InformationPlease direct questions about the course to the Teacher Training Department at 434-969-3121, ext. 153 or email@example.com. 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 to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, Sita RoseIntegral Yoga Academy Manager of Teacher Training Tel: 434-969-3121, ext.153E-mail: email@example.com,
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.
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