200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

20+ years of refinements

transform your life

TRANSFORM THE WORLD

“Yoga believes in transforming the individual before transforming the world. Whatever change we want to happen outside should happen within. If you walk in peace and express that peace in your very life, others will see you and learn something.” – Sri Swami Satchidananda

This program is recognized by Yoga Alliance as a Registered 200-Hour Yoga School and offers you a unique opportunity to make a deep commitment to learning more about yourself. This soul-dive takes place in a safe haven: a nurturing environment to engage in open minded self-exploration. This program covers the foundations of the eight-limbed path of yoga and believes in yoga as a life-long truthful celebration of ourselves and our world.

CURRICULUM

in line with Yoga Alliance Requirements

Yoga Technique, Training & Practice - 100 hours

Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Mantra
This is the largest portion of the curriculum, including morning meditation, followed by daily Asana practice. Early morning Satsang will always include a form of meditation, and will also often include various traditional yoga techniques, such as Mantra repetition. The daily Asana portion is typically a vigorous 90 minute Vinyasa Flow class.

Teaching Methodology - 30 hours

Personal Development and Sacred Principles of Teaching
Yoga is defined as the study of the self, to the self, through the self. Alchemy of Yoga is dedicated to self-study through both modern and ancient forms of personal development. We wholeheartedly believe the best teachers are those who know themselves the best. Therefore, we offer you ways to unlearn the obstacles to your happiness, how to harness the power of manifestation, and tap into your greatest personal potential. Yes, demonstrating, assisting, and adjusting students is certainly covered. But we also cover how to hold space for others, how to honor the sacred seat of the teacher, and the Alchemy of Communication from our highest selves using Non Violent Communication techniques (NVC). Our program is specifically geared help you discover your authentic voice.

 

Anatomy & Physiology25 hours

BOTH Physical & Energetic Anatomy
Alchemy of Yoga anatomical education is more than just learning about muscles and bones. You’ll learn about practical theories and how to apply them to real-life. We cover both the human physical anatomy (skeletal, muscular, respiratory, & cardiovascular systems) as well as energetic anatomy (prana, chakras, nadis, bandhas). There is a specific emphasis on understanding Ayurveda and it’s powerful role in promoting the Alchemy of Balance and Happiness in your life.

 

Yoga Philosophy & Ethics - 30 hours

From The Yoga Sutras to Modern-Day Positive Psychology
Alchemy of Yoga has a non-traditional approach to Yoga Philosophy. Expect a healthy dialogue on key concepts from The Yoga Sutras as well as modern day philosophy and Positive Psychology. We are dedicated to presenting key traditional philosophical concepts, such as Advaita Vedanta (non-dualism). We will also explore ethical relationships and boundaries and what it means to be a psychologically healthy teacher. You will learn techniques about how to guide students to their own experience and be self-led through a non-authoritarian approach, and mindfulness practice as it relates to the business of being a yoga teacher.

 

Practicum - 20 hours

Practice Teaching, Video Feedback, Observations
Using mindful learning techniques, trainees will practice teaching in a variety of settings & scenarios (starting with one on one teaching.) We utilize technology, for example, via video feedback, as another layer to the learning process. Our Practicum is a practical approach to integrating your learning.

Authenticity and JOYFUL self-confidence in living your Dharma

SCHEDULE

for all destinations

Daily Schedule

MONDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
6:00am-7:30am: Meditation + Yoga Practice
7:30am-8:30am: Practice Teaching
8:30am-9:30am: Breakfast
9:30am-2:00pm: Training Session
2:00pm-6:00pm: Lunch & Free Time + Play
6:00pm-7:30pm: Training Session
7:30pm-8:30pm: Dinner & OM OUT

 

TIME OFF
We include 1 full day and several half day’s off. Free mornings, afternoons & evenings are built into the schedule to allow time for rest, relaxation, self-study, reflection, and play!

 

Detailed schedule provided upon registration or email us hello@alchemyofyoga.com

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Weekly Schedule

WEEK 1
Day 1 Welcome
Day 2 Foundation: Four Agreements/ Vision Boards
Day 3 Shadow Work, Mandalas & Excursions
Day 4 Salutations & Kecak Dance
Day 5 Chakras as Yoga Psychology
Day 6 Standing Poses & Water Temple Purification
Day 7 Hips, Twists, Arm Balances
Day 8 Forward Folds + Seated Poses

 

WEEK 2
Day 9 Private meetings with Silvia / Free Day
Day 10 Shoulder Openers & Backbends
Day 11 Core Cultivation + Inversions
Day 12 Restorative Yoga, Neuroscience, Stress/Relaxation Response
Day 13 Muscles & Bones
Day 14 Ayurveda
Day 15 Yoga History, Yoga Sutras from Patanjali

 

WEEK 3
Day 16 Yoga Sutras: Unblocking Your Happiness
Day 17 Pranayama & Meditation
Day 18 Art of Sequencing
Day 19 Essence of Great Teaching
Day 20 Psychologically Sound Teacher, Healthy Class
Day 21 Living Your Yoga Sadhana, Business of Yoga
Day 22 Transition into the Infinite

 

*Schedule subject to change. Detailed schedule provided upon registration.

SYLLABUS

recognized by Yoga Alliance

How does alchemy of yoga teach you?

Through the alchemy of yoga expressed in Yoga Sutra 2.1, we see and feel the interconnectedness of all people, creatures, nature, and energies. This natural alchemy serves as a guide as you embark upon the path of self-study.

I. FOUNDATION: Introduction
Initiation into Truth, The Four Agreements, How to Live an Inspired Life, Alchemy as a Map of Transformation, How and Why Alchemy of Yoga Works

 

II. EARTH: Manifestation – Rooting into Self
Freedom from Fear/Shadow Work, Ethical Guidelines, Greatness & Living Honorably, The Hero/Heroine’s Path, Power of Manifestation, Living Your Yoga.

 

III. WATER: Tapping into Your Potential
Body Love, Spiritual Happiness, Svadhaya of Possibility, Intention & Dharma, Vision Boards & Dream Journaling, The Five Koshas, Energetic Anatomy, The Psychology of Yoga + The Chakra System.

 

IV. FIRE: Discovering Your Optimal Performance
Recapitulation, Intrinsic & Extrinsic Movement, Bandhas, Somatics, The Neuroscience of Yoga, Developing a Personal Practice, Sun Salutations, Dancing Warriors, Moon Salutations, Mandala Namaskars, General Principles of Poses (Purpose, Stages & Benefits), How to Teach a Pose Safely to All Levels of Students, Stress Response + Relaxation 101, Restorative Poses, Yoga Therapeutics, Anatomy – Muscles + Bones.

V. AIR: Unlearning the Obstacles to Your Happiness
Yoga History + Lineages, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, The Yamas & Niyamas, Alchemy of Balance + Happiness, Breathing (Pranayama), Meditation (Dhyana), Ayurveda, Dinacharya, Doshas + Guidelines for Balancing the Doshas, Nourishing the Physical Body + Ayurvedic Diet, Food Plans to Balance the Doshas.

 

VI. ETHER: Transformation into Living and Teaching Yoga
The Psychologically Healthy Teacher, Teaching as Art, Skill, & Service, Staying Inspired as a Teacher, Teacher Mission Statement, Teaching to the Heart of the Student, Creating a Safe & Sacred Space, Assessment of Class Energy, Mood, Style, The Essence of Great Teaching, Teacher & Student Relationship, Honoring the Sacred Seat of the Teacher, Ethical Relationships & Boundaries, Alchemy of Communication, Learning Sanskrit, Languaging, Class Theme Preparation, How to Theme in a Psychologically Healthy Way, How to Guide Students to Their Own Experience, The Art of Sequencing Vinyasa Flow, Wave Theory & Choreography, The Business of Yoga & Sustainability.

SYLLABUS LAYOUT

Alchemical ExperienceLevels of TransformationSpiritual FocusDirectionChakraElement
Foundational AlchemyRooting into Yourself and ManifestationFoundationEastChakra 1Earth
Emotional AlchemyTapping into Your Potential and Living in PossibilityCreationWestChakra 2Water
Physical AlchemyTapas, Discovering Your Optimal PerformanceIgnitionSouthChakra 3Fire
Mental AlchemySvadhaya, Unlearning the Obstacles to Your HappinessEdificationNorthChakra 4Air
Spiritual AlchemyIshvara Pranidhana, Transformation into the InfiniteLiberationOmnidirectionalChakras 5, 6, 7Ether

BOOKS

Required

In preparation please purchase or obtain on loan the books below and be reading them in the order listed, either as hard copies or electronic versions on your e-reader or tablet device:

  1. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz (read before training)
  2. How We Choose To Be Happy: The 9 Choices of Extremely Happy People by Rick Foster + Greg Hicks (read before training)
  3. Living Your Yoga:  Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life by Judith Lasater (read before training)
  4. Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness by Erich Schiffmann
  5. The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice by Deborah Adele (pack hard copy)
  6. The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies by Vasant Lad
  7. Wheels of Light by Anodea Judith
  8. Yoga for Wellness by Gary Kraftsow (pack hard copy)
  9. Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship by Donna Farhi
  10. The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga: Scientific Keys Volume 1 by Dr Ray Long
  11. The Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi (pack hard copy)

Recommended

  • The Heart of Yoga: Developing A Personal Practice by T.K.V.
  • Desikachar
  • Yogi Bare by Philip Self
  • Yoga from the Inside Out by Christina Sell
  • A Path With Heart: A Guide through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life
  • Wherever You Go There You Are by Jack Kornfield
  • The Language of Yoga by Nicolai Bachman
  • Yoga and the Quest for the True Self by Stephen Cope
  • Anatomy Coloring Book

DOWNLOADS

If interested email ferrahchino@gmail.com to be added to our shared Google Folder for any changes or updates.

 

RESOURCE LIBRARY

Meditation

  • Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness and Faith by Sharon Salzberg
  • A Path With Heart: A Guide through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life by Jack Kornfield
  • Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

Hatha Yoga Practice

  • Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness by Erich Schiffmann
  • Jivamukti by Shannon Gannon and David Life
  • Yoga for Wellness by Gary Kraftsow
  • Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life by Judith Lasater
  • The Heart of Yoga: Developing A Personal Practice by T.K.V. DesikacharThe Language of Yoga by Nicolai Bachman

 

Pranayama and Breath

  • Light on Pranayama by B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Refining the Breath: Pranayama in the Anusara Style of Yoga, Doug Keller

 

Ayurveda

  • Ayurveda: A Life of Balance by Maya Tiwari
  • What’s Your Dosha Baby? by Lisa Marie Coffey
  • Yoga and Ayurveda by Dr. David Frawley
  • Prakriti: Your Ayuredic Constitution (2nd Edition), by Dr. Robert Svoboda
  • Ayurveda Revolutionized: Integrating by Edward Tarabilda
  • Yoga & Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization by Dr. David Frawley
  • The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies by Vasant Lad
  • Yoga for your Type: An Ayurvedic Approach by Dr. David Frawley
  • Ayurveda for Women by Maya Tiwari

 

Teaching Skills

  • Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship by Donna Farhi
  • Anusara Yoga Teacher Training Manual by John Friend

 

Yoga History

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchitananda
  • The Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Swatmarama

 

Mantra

  • Chakra Mantras: Liberate your Spiritual Genius Through Chanting by Thomas Ashley-Farrand
  • Healing Mantras: Using Sound Affirmations for Personal Power, Creativity and Healing by Thomas Ashley-Farrand

 

Tantra

  • Tantra: Path of Ecstasy by Georg Feuernstein
  • Inner Tantric Yoga by David Frawley

 

Spirituality and Healing Arts

  • When the Drummers Were Women by Layne Redmond
  • Shaman, Healer, Sage by Alberto Villoldo
  • Awakening to The Spirit World by Sandra Ingerman & Hank Wesselman
  • The Medicine Way by Kenneth Meadows
  • Animal Speak by Ted Andrews

 

Astrology

  • The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need by Joanna Martime Woolfolke

 

Anatomy/Physiology

  • Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain
  • The Anatomy Coloring Book by Kapit & Elson

 

Testimonials

  • Yogi Bare:Naked Truth by Philip Self
  • Yoga from the Inside Out by Christina Sell
  • Yogini: the Power of Women in Yoga by Janice Gates

 

Inspirational

  • My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor
  • Go In and In: Poems From the Heart of Yoga by Danna Faulds
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment by Deepak Chopra
  • Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections by Rolf Gates
  • Awakening the Buddha Within by Lama Surya Das
  • Shantaram: A Novel by Gregory David Roberts
  • Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

 

Poetry

  • The Soul of Rumi by Coleman Barks
  • The Gift by Hafiz
  • Sweat Your Prayers by Gabrielle Roth
  • The Essential Rumi, New Expanded Edition by Jalal al-Din Rumi

 

Nutrition

  • Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Polland, (Food history, politics, and local food movement)
  • Staying Healthy with Nutrition by Elson Haas (Major nutrition resource book)
  • Radical Healing by Rudolph Ballentine (Wide view of nutrition as a path for transformation)
  • Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford (Best blend of oriental traditions and modern nutrition)
  • Food and Healing by Annemarie Colbin (Great food and lifestyle book)
  • If the Buddha Came to Dinner by Sofia Hale Schatz (Nourish body and spirit)
  • Feeding the Body Nourishing the Soul by Deborah Kesten (Just as the title promises)
  • Creating Health by Deepak Chopra (Mind/body medicine)
  • Food & You by Sari Harrar and Barbara Loecher (Emotional eating related)

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