The 200 hour Jivan Yoga Teacher Training at Baltimore Yoga Village is a comprehensive and experiential training for those interested in studying the essence of classical yoga practices, theories, and roots with additional mentorship for those interested in teaching. The program is not designed to make you a “Jivan Yoga” teacher; rather it is designed to bring your natural voice so that all communication including teaching is direct, honest, non-performative, relaxed, and free. While a certificate is offered and you will be certified to teach, as per the Yoga Alliance standards, we are looking for participants with a high level of studentship and humility, who are more importantly comitted to a life of learning and practice.
Some of the topics that will be integrated into the course are:
- Asana Practice – lots of it!
- Connecting to the Breath: Emotional implications of breathing and traditional pranayama techniques.
- Anatomy and Physiology: The flow of prana and benefits of yoga postures at the muscular and organ levels
- The Yoga Sutras and study of Samyama
- Quieting Mental Chatter: Meditation and Mindfulness
- The roots of Yoga: Study of yogic texts from the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Buddhist and Tantric text.
- The healing vibration of sound: kirtan, mantra, nada yoga, and the Sanskrit Alpahabet.
- Teaching out of the comfort zone: Teaching beyond studios, in jails, hospitals, and schools.
- Teaching Practice: Writing sequences and developing your own voice
- The Sivananda sequence of 12 basic Asanas and physical adjustments for them.
- Ethics of Teaching and the inspirational role of a teacher
- Therapeutic Yoga Workshops: yoga for arthritis, sciatic nerve pain, lower back pain, etc.
- Anatomy of Yoga Asanas
- Living our practice in relationships: The art of communication
- Style vs. Authenticity: Developing your natural voice
We are accepting a maximum of 22 students in the Jivan Yoga Teacher Training at Baltimore Yoga Village, so please contact us as soon as possible if you are interested in this training and we will send you an application. Email email@example.com for an application.
We hold YTT on a 10 month schedule. The 2013 – 2014 upcoming schedule is as follows:
October 12 – 14, 2013
November 8 – 10, 2013
December 13 – 15, 2013
January 10 – 12, 2014
February 1 -3, 2014
March 14 – 16, 2014
April 11 – 13, 2014
May 15 – 18th, 2014
June 13 – 15, 2014
July 11 – 13, 2014
Friday evenings will run from 6:30 – 10 pm, Mt. Washington Location
Saturdays 11:30 – 8:30 pm, Hampden Location
Sundays 2 – 8:30 pm, Hampden Location
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
Yoga Teacher Training Faculty and Staff: With Ph.Ds teaching anatomy, legendary sitarists teaching mantra, and the founder of Baltimore Yoga Village teaching asana, this training will have the quality of staff we are known for at BYV. Primary faculty include: Anjali Sunita (Director and primary teacher), Adhikari Sacha (Samyama Meditation), Guru-ji Hasu Patel (Chanting and mantra), Jean-Jacques Gabril (Communication), Dr. Steffany Moonaz (Yoga for Arthritis), Sanskrit (Pierre Couvillion) and Dr. Lalita Noronha-Blob (Anatomy and Physiology).
Other workshops will be taught by the BYV Staff.
After The Course:
The Yoga Village Mentorship program offers additional practical classroom experience to those interested in successfully cultivating the gift of teaching yoga. A combination of observation, co-teaching, and independent teaching further prepares you to teach with clarity and confidence. The Mentorship Program costs an additional $350 and must be completed a by 6 months after completing the YTT Program.