Samadhi Spectrum: Yoga for Autism Teacher Training Program
March 20 - 25, 2016
Greetings of Peace from Yogaville!
Yoga for Autism Teacher Training helps you learn methods for healing symptoms associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and prepares you to instruct individuals with diagnosed with Autism. Instructors Sharanya and Margabandhu explore the symptoms associated with ASDs (such as poor digestion, anxiety, and mania) and provide insight into how Yoga can begin to alleviate afflictions and heal the individual.
Beyond learning postures, you’ll become familiar with proper breathing techniques, relaxation methods, nutrition tips, and other practices that address the unique needs of people on the autistic spectrum. By combining Yoga and Western therapies, this model empowers and guides this population to peacefully achieve their highest potential.
These trainings were designed for parents and caretakers who want to integrate Yoga into their daily services. The course is also open to Yoga teachers hoping to continue their education, as well as physical therapists, occupational therapists and special needs teachers who are working with those on the spectrum.
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. Our comprehensive certification programs provide a strong foundation for personal and spiritual development, an appreciation for nurturing a personal practice and the skills to become a knowledgeable and professional Yoga teacher. The Integral Yoga training process fosters the teacher’s sensitivities to help create a safe environment for their students that allow them to realize their potential, gain self respect and learn to be of greater service to others.
The Integral Yoga system of Hatha Yoga is utilized by the Commonweal Cancer Help program and Dr. Dean Ornish in his book, Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease.
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 Sunday, March 20, starting with registration at 3 - 6 pm, and ends after lunch on Friday, March 25.
• Room check-in starts at 4 PM
• Registration: 3-6 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.
This course is available to anyone with an interest in working with this population. We recommend that all students not trained through Integral Yoga familiarize themselves with the Integral Yoga method of teaching Hatha Yoga by taking at least 10 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 www.iyta.org or by contacting the Integral Yoga Teachers Association at 434-969-3121, ext. 177. If this is not possible, you may purchase the DVD Yoga with a Master and Integral Yoga Hatha I (2013 version, 2 CD-set) from Integral Yoga Multimedia Centre (Shakticom) at www.shakticom.org Tel: 434-969-1347.
At the end of the course, graduates receive a diploma certifying them to teach Yoga for Autism.
Integral Yoga may award approximately 40 hours towards Yoga Alliance registration with the completion of this course.
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]
Submit this electronic application via secured connection along with the $500 deposit or download the pdf application, complete and mail or fax your it along with the health form and your preferred payment option by February 22, 2016 to:
In order for your application to be considered please submit no later than February 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.
This deposit is refundable until 90 days before the start of your program.
We use PayPal for payment processing though a PayPal account is NOT REQUIRED. Simply click "Don't Have a PayPal Account?" on the PayPal page and you may enter you credit/debit card information.