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Integral Yoga Restorative Teacher Training
June 2, 2017 – June 11, 2017
Greetings of Peace from Yogaville!
If you have any questions or need more information after reading this material, feel free to contact us.
Restorative Yoga is the practice of placing the body into a particular asana using the support of props. During this practice, a deeply rejuvenating experience is created. The gentle, supported asanas literally hold and support the body as one lets go of all the tensions, mentally and physically.
In this supported state, the asana can be held for a longer time which elicits a state of deep relaxation. This state of deep relaxation allows the innate intelligence of the body to return and reintegrate the system to its natural state of balance and peace.
Restorative Yoga poses can be offered as an alternative to regular asanas when one is low in energy, or during times of stress, illness, healing, or crisis. They enable students to receive the benefit of the asana without exerting physical effort.
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 June 2, 2017, starting with registration at 4 pm and ends after Hatha class at 9 am on June 11, 2017.
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. 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..
The curriculum includes the following:
In this Teacher Certification Program you will learn and experience:
All props will be supplied for your use and practice during the course. Due to the nature of the practice, enrollment is limited to twenty students.
Satya Greenstone has been a student of Sri Swami Satchidananda for over forty years. She has shared the teachings of Integral Yoga in diverse settings with students of all backgrounds.
Since 1999, she has been the primary teacher for the Basic Integral Yoga Teacher Training course. She combines a natural, practical, down-to-earth approach to Yoga with gentle humor. She is a yogini first, and her teaching is an extension of her practical experience.
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 has been practicing and teaching restorative yoga for many years. At the request of yoga teachers and students she developed this Restorative Yoga Teacher Training program in 2011. She gently adapts the yoga practices to meet individual needs, always finding a way to encourage and inspire the students.
Beyond teaching in the Academy, she and her husband founded the Yogaville Vidyalayam (Temple of Learning) in 1978, an elementary school for the Ashram’s community children. There, they developed and taught a full academic curriculum based on the principles of Yoga for seventeen years.
The course is available to all certified Integral Yoga teachers with teaching experience. Yoga teachers trained in other traditions with a minimum of six months teaching experience are also welcome.
We recommend that all teachers 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. (Locations of IY Institutes, teaching centers and teachers are available from the IY Teachers Association at www.integralyoga.org/directory or 434-969-3121 ext. 177.)
If you are unable to find an IY teacher near you, you may come to the Ashram three days before the program to familiarize yourself with Integral Yoga before the program begins. You may also practice Integral Yoga Hatha with the DVD, Yoga With A Master, or the CD, Integral Yoga Hatha I (2013 version, 2 CD-set), available from IY Distribution at 1-800-262-1008 (outside US call 1-434-969-1049), or Shakticom at shakticom.org. Also recommended is the CD or audiotape Guided Relaxation by Sri Swami Satchidananda.
At the end of the course, graduates receive a diploma certifying them to teach Restorative Yoga. Integral Yoga is a registered school of the 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 may award approximately 80 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 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.
The tuition for this course is $1,275.00. The prices for our various accommodations are as follows:
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:
Please note: There is a 20% discount limit per application.
An Early Bird discount of $100 is offered for a full payment by March 4, 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 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]
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 5/3/2017 to:
Teacher Training Administrator
108 Yogaville Way
Buckingham, VA 23921
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, Ashram lifestyle, and accommodations. Upon acceptance, 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 5/3/2017, 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) 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.