In this 4-day intensive yoga teachers and dedicated practitioners experience an in-depth look at the principles of alignment in Hatha yogasana from an Iyengar perspective. Long, mindful holds in poses allow the students to work with the subtleties of alignment and the often over-looked intricacies of classical postures. Participants can expect their own practices to advance, as well as gaining useful insights to advance their teaching skills by focusing on the key alignment principles of asana. During the morning workshop-style classes on asana alignment, there is time for discussion and observation of alignment in various bodies. Each of the four days will be devoted to one of the major families of yoga asanas: standing poses, forward bend and twists, inversions, and backward extensions.
Afternoons are spent delving into the classical teachings of Raja Yoga through Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. These classes include sutra chanting and lecture/dialog into the significance of these time-honored aphorisms. Furthermore, this course offers an emphasis on how to apply the wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras to yoga teaching and modern, house-holder life.
Each day also includes a Sanskrit language class. Through a focus on writing and chanting the Devanagari (Sanskrit alphabet) and proper Sanskrit pronunciation teachers will grow their use of Sanskrit in teaching.
This intensive is ideal for yoga teachers or experienced practitioners looking to develop a deeper, experiential understanding of classical Hatha and Raja Yoga. Each day includes a 1-hour lunch break.
Tuition & Accommodation
Early Registration Rate: Registered by September 22, 2017: $425.00
Regular Rate: Registered by October 27, 2017: $475.00
Registration: To register, submit the application below.
Continuing Education Credits: 30 CE hours are available with Yoga Alliance for the Advancing Asana, Alignment, Sanskrit & Patanjali Yoga Sutra Intensive. Please notify us before the training if you wish to receive CE’s.
Advanced YTT Credit: This course is available for credit towards the ShivaShakti 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training.
Scholarships: $100 scholarships are available on a first come-first serve basis for participants in the ShivaShakti 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training.
Application Deadline for November 2017 Course: October 27, 2017.
Step 1: Fill out and submit the application below or contact us to receive an application by mail.
Step 2: Once an application has been received, it will be reviewed and a paypal invoice e-mailed to the applicant within 1-2 business days for the 50% application deposit. The application deposit must be paid within 7 days of the issuing date of the invoice in order to hold a space in the training. The application process is not complete until the application deposit has been paid.
Step 3: An acceptance packet, which includes additional information about the training will be e-mailed to the applicant within 2 weeks after the application and deposit have been received.
Please only submit an application if you are seriously planning to attend if accepted. Thank you.
ShivaShakti School of Yoga does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age or body shape.