Stress Management Teacher Training – 2018
with Swami Ramananda, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT and Swami Vidyananda, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
July 11 - 22, 2018
Stress is widespread in the world today and many people are turning to Yoga for Stress Management. This training is designed to give you the essential skills and confidence to teach Yoga as Stress Management in a wide variety of environments, including the workplace, healthcare facilities, schools, and many other venues.
Discover the physical and mental Yoga practices that will deepen your practice for coping with stress and learn how to empower others to do the same. Become able to make all the Yoga practices—including Hatha, Raja, and Karma Yoga—accessible to any population through accessible language and style.
You will learn:
- Asanas, primarily chair poses, adapted for workplace, healthcare, and other settings
- Breath work, meditation, and mindfulness as stress reduction tools
- Yoga methods for centering, developing a positive attitude, and balanced living
- Scientific evidence of the benefits of Yoga-based stress reduction
- Strategies for designing and marketing of classes, workshops, and courses
- Yoga Nidra and other relaxation techniques
- Methods for leading group discussions for peer support
- Ways to adapt the mental and emotional practices of Yoga
Stress is the cause of many illnesses, and illness creates stress in people’s lives. So this training provides a solid foundation for all other specialized Yoga Therapy trainings (Cardiac, Cancer, PTSD, etc.) and offers a useful skill base for many other adaptive Yoga applications.
Stress Management Teacher Training is held every other year at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville.
200-hour Yoga teacher certification and at least 6 months of teaching experience.
There are 5 hours of online reading and videos to view before the course begins. These are counted in your course hours and prepare you for the practical training. They add value to the course without increasing the number of days you spend in residence. They allow us to make your time in residence more interactive and practical.
Continuing Education Opportunities
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 90 contact hours
- International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT): Approximately 90 contact hours
- Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate of your program’s total contact hours. For more information, email [email protected]
I have 7 different Yoga teaching certifications. IYI Stress Management Training is the backbone of everything I teach because it takes Yoga off the mat and into people’s lives. I can give people a prescription to reduce the negative effects of stress. It’s a wonderful road map to the refuge of a calm mind, and a relaxed, awakened body. I’ve also written a book called Yoga Inflight that is based on Stress Management TT. — M. Heron, New York
Integral Yoga Stress Management Teacher Training was one of the best programs I have ever attended. Everything was covered, from a deep understanding of stress and Yoga stress management to teaching many different groups of people. It included how to modify poses for people with special needs, how to structure classes, and how to effectively market your new found skills. I continue to use the written manual often. — D. Thompson, New York
I took Integral Yoga Stress Management Teacher Training in 2012. Since then, I have taught Stress Management in a Pharmaceutical Residency program, to staff of the Intensive Care Unit at a local Hospital, women’s and men’s maximum-security prisons, the South Carolina Department of Water Works, Michelin Tire Company, a large Belgian manufacturing company, and four law firms. In many settings, I don’t mention the word “Yoga..” It’s the essential Yoga teachings re-framed for a general audience. — Rikki Donahoe, Columbia, SC
Swami Ramananda is the Executive Director of the Integral Yoga Institute in San Francisco and a greatly respected senior teacher in the Integral Yoga tradition who has been practicing Yoga for over 40 years. Ramananda offers practical methods of integrating the timeless teachings and practices of Yoga into daily life and transforming the painful aspects of human experience into steps toward realizing one’s full potential. He leads beginner, intermediate, and advanced level Yoga teacher training programs in San Francisco, and offers a variety of programs in many locations in the US, Europe, and South America. Ramananda trains Yoga teachers to bring…
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Swami Vidyananda began practicing Yoga in 1969. She has been teaching Integral Yoga and training Yoga Teachers since 1973. She became a Swami (monastic) in 1983. She has taught and trained Yoga teachers throughout the US and Canada, as well as Australia, Europe, and India. She presently lives at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, VA, where she teaches all branches of Integral Yoga, including Hatha, Raja, and Jnana Yoga, meditation, and yogic lifestyle. She continues to travel widely, training Yoga teachers and specializing in workshops on Yoga and the emotions, stress management, and mid-life meaning. Before becoming a Yoga teacher, Vidyananda worked as…
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