Adaptive Hatha Yoga Teacher Training
August 25, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Greetings of Peace from Yogaville!
Thank you for your interest in Adaptive Hatha Yoga Teacher Training. For more than forty years, students from all over the world have come to participate in our residential training programs. This letter contains the program’s curriculum and daily schedule, as well as information about accommodations and an application form. If you have any questions or need more information after reading this material, feel free to contact us.
Have you ever had a student who’s unable to perform even the most basic Hatha poses? You want to help them, but you aren’t sure how. The Adaptive Hatha Yoga Teacher Training is the training for you!
This ten-day course teaches you to adapt the Integral Yoga practices to meet the needs of any individual. You will explore the essential benefits of each asana and Yoga practice and determine how to best implement them without strain—regardless of your students’ physical, mental, or emotional conditions.
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 them create a safe environment for their students that allows them to realize their potential, enhance self-respect, and learn to be of greater service to others.
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 August 25, 2017, starting with registration at 3 pm, and ends on September 3, 2017 at 10 am after breakfast. You are welcome to stay for lunch and Karma Yoga.
The daily schedule is very full; it is designed to help you fully realize the benefits of the Yoga practices and provide the optimum environment for studying and learning. 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. You are expected to stay at the Ashram for the entire time to successfully complete the program.
- Adaptations of asanas and substitute poses
- Chair Yoga (helpful for students with limited mobility or space)
- Gentle warm-ups and stretches
- Safe and effective prop use
- Strategies for introducing other Yoga practices, such as meditation, chanting, and deep relaxation
Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, C-IYAT, has been a student of Sri Swami Satchidananda for over forty years. Throughout this time she has shared the teachings of Integral Yoga in many diverse settings with students of all ages and backgrounds.
In 1978, she and her husband started the Yogaville Vidyalayam (Temple of Learning), an elementary school for the Ashram’s community children. They taught for seventeen years, using a full academic curriculum based on the principles and teachings of Yoga.
Since 1999, she has been a primary teacher for the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. While serving as Teacher Training Coordinator, she helped to develop and teach the first Gentle Yoga Teacher Training Program. In 2005 she received certification in Therapeutic Yoga. She also developed and teaches the Integral Yoga Teaching Training Programs for Adaptive and Restorative Yoga. She gently adapts Yoga practices to meet individual needs, always finding a way to encourage and inspire the students.
200-hour Integral Yoga Teacher Training or the equivalent. Certified teachers from other traditions may also apply for consideration.
At the end of the course, graduates receive a diploma certifying them to teach Adaptive Yoga: Theory & Practice. Integral Yoga® is a registered school of Yoga AllianceⓇ, a voluntary alliance of organizations and teachers dedicated to uphold the integrity of Yoga, establish voluntary national standards for Yoga teachers, and provide support for the Yoga professional in the United States.
Integral Yoga will award approximately 100 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 can also bring a 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.
The tuition for this course is $1,275.00. The prices for our various accommodations are as follows:
- Tent site: $420.00
- Dormitory: $610.00
- Private room/shared bath: $850.00
- Private room/private bath: $1,020.00
Because of the rigorous daily schedule, we are unable to grant any work scholarships in lieu of payment for the course. Also, we are not able to accommodate children.
The following additional discounts are available with a 20% limit per application:
- International 10%
- Senior Citizen 10%
- Student Discount 10%
- Service members and Veterans 10%
An Early Bird discount of $100 is offered for a full payment by May 27, 2017.
If you are employed by an Integral Yoga Institute, please check with your IYI manager for details regarding a discount for this program.
Limited partial scholarships are available for students who can demonstrate financial need. Those wanting aid must submit a scholarship application with the training application. Please contact the Teacher Training Administrator for further details and a scholarship application.
To submit an electronic application, visit the Teacher Training section of www.yogaville.org. Alternatively, you can download, complete, and mail or fax a paper application. Please submit your application, health form, and a $100 non-refundable application fee by 7/26/2017 to:
Teacher Training Administrator
108 Yogaville Way
Buckingham, VA 23921
When your application is received, you will be contacted for additional information. Upon approval, you will receive an acceptance letter with detailed information on what to bring, travel directions, Ashram lifestyle, and accommodations. A $400 deposit is required to secure your space, due within one week of acceptance.
In order for your application to be considered, please submit no later than 7/26/2017, 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) Tel: 1.800.858.9642 or 434.969.2048; email: [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,
IY Academy Manager
Tel: 434.969.3121, ext.139
e-mail: [email protected]
IY Academy Admissions Administrator
Tel: 434.969.3121, ext. 153
e-mail: [email protected]