Stress Management Teacher Training
with Swami Ramananda, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT and Swami Vidyananda, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
August 19 - 30, 2020
For Yoga teachers
Gain the essential skills and confidence to teach Yoga as stress management in a wide variety of environments, including the workplace, healthcare facilities, schools, and Yoga studios.
You will learn the physical and mental Yoga practices that can help your students recover from past stress, cope with stress as it arises, and develop resilience to react with less stress in the future. Learn to adapt a variety of Yoga practices—including Hatha, Raja, and Karma Yoga—to be accessible to any population.
Stress is widespread in the world today. Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association states that 60% to 80% of primary care doctors’ visits have a stress-related component, yet only 3% of medical doctors do stress management counseling. As more studies are published on the benefits of Yoga for stress relief every year, people are looking to Yoga for help with their stress. But they often find Yoga classes that are so physically challenging that they increase stress, and lack the mental training and breath-work that are important components of Yoga stress reduction.
You will learn:
- Asanas, primarily chair poses, adapted for stress relief–including standing and seated poses for different levels of physical capacity
- Breathwork, both adapted and remedial, designed to lower stress quickly
- Meditation and mindfulness as stress reduction tools
- Scientific evidence of the benefits of Yoga-based stress reduction
- Yoga Nidra and adapted relaxation techniques
- Strategies for designing and marketing classes, workshops, and courses
- Methods for leading group discussions for peer support
- Fundamentals of trauma-sensitive practices
- Ways to adapt the mental and emotional practices of Yoga for stress relief
Stress is a component of nearly every illness, either as a cause or an effect. So this course is a part of the Integral Yoga Therapy curriculum. This training provides a solid foundation for many other specialized Yoga Therapy trainings including cardiac, cancer, and arthritis. Further training is recommended for those interested in specializing in teaching populations with PTSD, though the course provides good basic skills for PTSD.
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. You can input your contact hours using your YA login information.
- Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate with your program’s total contact hours for a $10 fee (free for IYTA members.) For more information, email [email protected].
- Integral Yoga 300-hour: 90 hours towards RYT 500 designation
- Yoga Therapy: This is one of the required modules to become certified as an Integral Yoga Therapist
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 roadmap 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
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 newfound skills. I continue to use the written manual often. — D. Thompson
I took the Integral Yoga Stress Management Teacher Training in 2012. Since then, I have taught Stress Management in a Pharmaceutical Residency program, to the 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
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 and has been teaching Integral Yoga® and training Yoga teachers since 1973. She became a swami (monastic) in 1983. She has taught and trained Yoga and meditation 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 offering workshops on meditation, stress management, Yoga and the emotions, and mid-life meaning. Before becoming a Yoga teacher, Vidyananda…
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