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THE YOGA OF PURPOSE

10-week virtual training that explores the system of yoga and brings your {sacred} work forward into the world...

Your yoga practice has sacred value to you. It’s the space where you feel most whole + complete - and you want to make this practice & feeling accessible to others.  

DOES THIS SOUND LIKE YOU?

Maybe you’ve been dabbling in workshops and retreats to deepen your practice, or, you’ve even taken a full teacher training.  You’ve gained something every time you unroll your mat but you’re hungry for more.  You want to go deeper into the philosophy of yoga and pass the wisdom you’ve found within yourself through your practice on to others in a way that is clear and succinct.

  • You’ve practiced yoga for a long time and are struggling with injury or emotional pain you cannot heal (and you want to gain an understanding of anatomy, alignment, physiology or dig into the psychological shifts that occur on the mat so that you heal yourself and grow stronger)

  • You’ve hit a crossroads in life and are re-evaluating what is important in a rapidly changing time (and you feel compelled to dive into the deeper aspects of yoga to explore why it feels so amazing to you and uncover IF sharing yoga might be part of evolution in life)

  •   You’re a public servant working in your community with children or under-served communities, OR your family or coworkers are constantly asking about your practice and (you want simple but tangible techniques you can share with others no matter their fitness level) 

  • You took a teacher training but haven’t put it to work and feel re-inspired (but you want to teach in a way that is simple, clear, and can impact your students the way yoga has impacted you)

  • You are teaching already, but your training didn’t cover everything you think you need (and you want to add depth to your classes by understanding the science behind the practice and learning ways to integrate science into the soul) 

  • You’re ready to shake up the status quo, whether in work, love or social life (and you know the power of yoga can help you step out in a brave and courageous way as you create a life that is authentic and free)

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INTRODUCING

THE YOGA OF PURPOSE

A 50 hour foundational virtual training that empowers your teaching voice, explores historical yoga training, and creates action steps to guide your yoga service.

In this training you will:

  • Deepen your personal experience and empower a credible, unique teaching voice as you walk you through the philosophy of yoga through personal practices, themes, and self-exploration

  • Discover how yoga can be used as a healing modality even in a modern, western world through exploring topics like the History of Yoga, Yoga for Everybody, Trauma-Informed Teaching, and the importance of service to ensure yoga maintains a connection to its roots 

  • Create “next steps” actions of everything you learn, from a deep dive into the Yoga Sutras to using the sutras to guide your service and professional development 

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WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT:

  • You’ll tap into a vast exploration of yoga, including asana but go beyond the asana to find new ways of practicing that encourage continued growth

  • You’ll dive into the history of yoga and touch on what’s often ignored, like how Hindu mythology fits into the philosophy and how British rule changed the course of yoga.

  • You’ll experience practices with themes that explore yoga philosophy led by different teachers which serve as tangible examples of how to combine asana + philosophy and how to use your authentic voice to impact your students or those you serve.

  • Each module is designed to be as tangible as possible, including more esoteric things like meditation and energy work and to provide quick, repeatable ways to incorporate these elements into your work.

  • You’ll learn ways to adapt to common challenges you or your students face on the mat so you can be confident in meeting them (and yourself) where you are.

  • You will be given the freedom to move through the program from home, at your own pace, but with live, scheduled checks-ins to keep you on task.

  • You can apply each module’s techniques right away and have real world examples of how to practice or lead a class in non-traditional environments outside of the studio setting. 

  • You will be joining an environment that encourages you to experience, embody, expand and to dig deeper into your own experiences to verbalize exactly what yoga means to you.

  • We prioritize cultivating a diverse community and believe the best learning environment is one that includes different ethnicities, ages, skill levels and even religious beliefs. 

  • We amplify voices that have traditionally been oppressed or dismissed. This allows us ALL to learn and grow together. 

INVESTMENT

Early Bird

SINGLE PAYMENT

$429

ONE EASY PAYMENT

No administration fees. Save $50

Monthly

PAYMENT PLAN

$159

3 EASY PAYMENTS

Payments due again on 11/10 & 12/10

HOW IT WORKS:

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50 Hours of Foundational Content

  • Modules cover anatomy, philosophy & energy work to rebuild your practice from the bones up

  • Topics like  "The Science of Meditation" & "Living Sutras" give you a taste of more

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Supportive Community

  • Private Facebook group 

  • Scheduled live check-in calls on Sunday evenings and/or group calls with your peers to help with accountability

  • Personal assignments to keep you engaged & give you opportunities for more discussion

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Weekly Content Modules

  • Each weekly module will allow you to study at your own pace

  • Recorded videos let you rewatch to absorb the content as it best suits you

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Real World Exploration

  • 10 Personal Practices bring the topics we study into the tangible world of your "mat"

  • Each module gives you techniques for sharing yoga beyond a traditional yoga studio

  • Study guides & a final exam ensure you are able to articulate yoga and empowers you to use what you learn

THE CURRICULUM

The Yoga of Purpose is a 50 hour foundational virtual training that empowers your teaching voice, explores historical yoga training, and creates action steps to guide your yoga service.

Week 1: The History of Yoga

You Will: 

  • Learn the ancient roots of yoga

  • Understand how it evolved & ultimately came to us

 

 

Week 2: Anatomy of the Physical Experience

 

You Will: 

  • Learn the muscles, bones & systems of your body

  • Master an easy way to view our layers

  • See how anatomy works within basic postures of yoga

 

 

Week 3: The 8-Limbed Path

 

You Will: 

  • Tap into each of the 8-limbs of the yoga philosophy

  • Practice taking each limb on AND off the mat

  • Draw your own conclusions on how to integrate more than just the physical in your life

 

 

Week 4: The Science of the Soul

 

You Will: 

  • Get an overview of how your mind & body work in unison to regulate the body

  • Find techniques for embracing stillness and withdrawing from the sensory overload of Western Life

 

 

Week 5: The Yoga Sutras

You Will: 

  • Be introduced to the ancient text of The Yoga Sutras

  • Examine the most frequently referenced sutras & discuss the wisdom they hold

Week 6: Anatomy of The Energy Experience

You Will: 

  • Discuss & dissect the Chakras

  • Feel how this energy system shows up on the mat

 

 

Week 7: Vinyasa for Everyone

You Will: 

  • Break down the components of a yoga practice 

  • Be given techniques for teaching in different environments

  • Leave the module with concrete, real world tools to take yoga into your community or work

 

Week 8: Ethics

You Will: 

  • Examine how the Yoga Sutras can guide us as teachers & business people

  • Gain insight into the business of yoga and how to create a socially-conscious business presence

 

 

Week 9: Yoga in Action

You Will: 

  • Be guided thru the ancient text of the Bhadgava Gita to assess how it might guide you in social activism

  • Learn about selfless service & it's importance in the lense of yoga

  • Get an introduction to Trauma Yoga in case you want to serve

 

 

Week 10: Enriching Your Practice

You Will: 

  • Experiment with three methods meditation

  • Learn how to lead meditation or integrate meditation into your teachings or the life of those you love

Bonus Session: Live  Interactive Zoom Session on Teaching Methodology

You will:

  • See how teachers craft a lesson 

  • Work to take into account the students & environment you'll be teaching in

  • Evolve the blueprint into your own, creative teaching plan

HERE'S EVERYTHING YOU GET WHEN YOU SIGN UP:

10 Training Modules

That cover History, Anatomy, Philosophy, Energy Work, Ethics, Service & Social Activism, the ancient texts of yoga, methodologies to teach.

10 Personal Practices

That make the themes and learnings into a tangible and help you explore how each sits in your body, your heart and your mind.

 

Access to a Private Participant Facebook Group

Here you can articulate your feelings, hang ups, and revelations. You can bond, seek guidance, share opportunities and form relationships with peers who “get” the journey you are on. We’ll post assignments and ask for you to share your work in this group - but beyond that - these groups are where lifelong friends are often made.

 

3 Live, Zoom Check-in Calls 

These check-ins serve as a way for us to gather without leaving our home and ensure no one is being left behind. With a diverse community, expect lots of conversation, as we share what personally works and what does not, answer questions and brainstorm ways to live more inspired.

 

A 24/7 Online Classroom

Where your lessons, worksheets and personal practices live. While this program is an 10-week commitment, you’ll be able to revisit content as often as you’d like for the next 24 months. 

 

Opportunities to Put Your Learnings to Work

Through periodic assignments, you’ll be asked to put what you’ve experienced or read about into your own words and action. You’ll receive feedback and guidance from us and support from your peers as you dig into your unique wisdom. 

 

One Live, Interactive Work Session 

You will receive one live, interactive work session to create your template for teaching or self-practice beyond this course. You’ll leave this training with a solid, road-tested sequence you can use for your own practice or take into your work teaching or serving your community. 

 

A Certificate of Completion 

Upon completion and after passing a virtual exam, you’ll receive a certificate of completion acknowledging for 50 hours of coursework. We all love the feeling of accomplishment, and we are big believers in accountability, so we want to reward everyone who makes a commitment to moving through this course.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Early Bird

SINGLE PAYMENT

$429

ONE EASY PAYMENT

No administration fees. Save $50

Monthly

PAYMENT PLAN

$159

3 EASY PAYMENTS

Payments due again on 11/10 & 12/10

Payment

ABOUT YOUR GUIDES

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What is the time commitment for the 200HR training?
    Our 200HR program begins in January and runs through May. During this time we meet every other weekend. Our schedule is generally as follows: Thursday Evening (6:00-8:30P) - via Zoom Friday Evening (6:00-8:30P) - In Summerhill Studio Saturday (9:00-4:00P) - In Summerhill Studio Sunday (9:00-4:00P) - In Summerhill Studio
  • Is this training appropriate for me if I don't want to teach or am not sure about my interest in teaching?
    Absolutely! Our yoga teacher training program is designed for individuals who are passionate about yoga and want to deepen their practice, regardless of their future intentions. Our program provides a comprehensive understanding of yoga, including its philosophy, history, and techniques, which can benefit individuals in many aspects of their life. Even if you do not intend to teach, our training can help you gain a deeper connection with your body, mind, and spirit and enhance your overall well-being. You'll learn concepts that simply aren't able to be shared in a 60 minute class format. Many of our past participants have remained lifelong students and still deeply value the foundation training provided them.
  • What if I need to miss a session?
    We allow up to 12 hours of self-study make up time. This means your lead teacher will assign you a self-guided project to be completed within 3 weeks of the missed session. Beyond the 12 hours of missed time, participants who wish to be certified with Yoga Alliance must make up any additional time with "teacher contact hours". This can be done through a combination of attending workshops or private 1-on-1 sessions with a faculty member. Workshops are a more affordable option but must be lead by Sacred Yoga teachers (preferably faculty). We can work with you to help set up a make up plan in advance so that we are sure that we get in front of your needs. If you do not plan to get Yoga Alliance certified - which is not required by many studios anymore, then you're welcome to attend what you can. If you do plan to be absent our only requirement is that you let the lead faculty for that session know at least two weeks in advance (unless your absence is resulting of an emergency or illness). This allows us to plan properly for the rest of the group.
  • What is the total cost of training and what is included?
    Our 2024 200HR Program is $3200 with a monthly payment plan or $3100 with a lump sum payment. Payment plans have a $500 deposit and 5 even monthly installments. Cost includes: Our full 200HR Program 10 In Person Classes at Sacred Yoga in Summerhill Access to our Online Platform for Virtual Classes Required Reading Books During the duration of training you'll also get 50% off additional classes and 10% off workshops.
  • How do I apply for training?
    We do not currently have an application process. We've found in our experiences with other trainings we've taken that applications are often disingenuous because everyone is typically accepted. We've also found even when we set a standard of what's necessary to be accepted - applications are often misleading and those who we expect to be most prepared are not always. We've found that the biggest hurdle to training is having the time to do it. If you're able to attend without missing time, and willing to make this commitment we invite you to put a deposit to hold your space. ​ Our Weekend Program is open for 2021 Registrations.
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