Course Catalog

Training Modules

Scheduled for October 2017

FLOW (50 hours):

Objective:

This module is for those new to teaching FLOW or those who are ready to explore new ways to guide FLOW classes. It is easy to get "stuck" teaching the same thing, and we as teachers need inspiration and fuel to get out of our formulaic way of being. Through worksheets, workshops, and thoughtful feedback, you will find a FLOW style that is uniquely you. Our FLOW philosophy is to keep people interested, safe, and confident in class. We teach people, "Don't choreograph your yoga classes. Sequence them."

This module includes:

  • Creativity to keep yourself and your students engaged and interested
  • Counterposing to keep yourself and your students safe
  • Clarity to keep yourself and your students calm, connected, and confident

Prerequisites:

This module is open to anyone seeking insight into yoga sequencing. It helps to have a solid anatomy and asana foundation, either through our READY and STEADY modules or through your personal background.

Scheduled for November 2017

TEACH (50 hours):

Objective:

This module helps you evolve as a yoga teacher, whether you are new to teaching or simply seeking more feedback and development. We practice teaching (a lot!) in order to better lean on our strengths and discover where we can grow. You will walk away with a clear vision of how to improve your teaching.

This module includes:

  • Effectively designing programs for the highest possibility of student success
  • Using philosophy and sacred texts to enhance a class
  • Connecting with students through voice, eye contact, and tactile feedback
  • Communicating your signature brand ... what sets your soul on fire?

Prerequisites:

This module is specifically designed for those currently teaching or with an interest in teaching.

Scheduled for January 2018

READY (50 hours) Returning Spring 2018:

Objective:

This module sets the foundation for all yoga by teaching the 6 fundamental alignment principles of the Safe Harbor Yoga School. You will take a deep dive into anatomy and physiology, exploring how the body's joints and muscles should align, stretch, and move to stay safe in yoga.

This module includes:

  • Yoga anatomy and the 6 fundamental alignment principles of the Safe Harbor Yoga School
  • How to observe bodies in a yoga room to determine appropriate corrections and adjustments
  • How to provide adjustments and modifications to yourself and others
  • How to use props to gain a better understanding of how the body moves

Prerequisites:

This module is open to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of alignment, refinement, observation, assists, and prop use in yoga classes. It is a truly embodied training module, consisting of a lot of physical practice to feel posture from the inside-out. If you are interested in pursuing a 200-hour certification, start here. If you're already teaching yoga, you will walk away with new tools to connect with your students. If you just want to dig deep into how your body works, join us!

STEADY (50 hours) Returning Summer 2018:

Objective:

This module teaches the essential poses and salutations of Hatha Yoga. While READY teaches us about how the body moves on a fundamental level, STEADY teaches us how to apply these concepts to build a cohesive, well-designed yoga class.

This module includes:

  • How to teach and practice 5 categories of yoga poses: standing poses, backbends, forward folds, hip openers, inversions & arm balances
  • How to observe bodies in a yoga room to determine appropriate corrections and adjustments
  • How to practice & teach 4 types of salutations

Prerequisites:

This module is open to anyone wanting to understand yoga asana. We recommend a background in anatomy and movement, either through our READY module or your educational background.

DEDICATE (50 hours):

Objective:

This module is a dedicated study of the philosophy of yoga. We take an enlightened look at sacred texts, and - rather than simply reading them - we evaluate how they apply in our lives and in our studios. We ask the question of "What does the world need today?" and use the wisdom of great philosophers and leaders to help us become better leaders ourselves. We additionally evaluate cultural appropriation in the West, how to serve Western students through Eastern philosophy, and how to make a yoga genuine and grounded.

This module includes:

  • Analysis of the Eight Limb path
  • Understanding of the Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, and Vedas
  • Discussion on Chakras, Tantra, Nadis, and other Indian-influences in modern yoga
  • Overview of Buddhist meditation philosophy

Prerequisites:

This module is open to anyone seeking to understand Eastern yogic philosophy from both a classical Indian and Tibetan Buddhist perspective. No background or teaching aspirations are required!

COMMUNICATE (50 hours):

Objective:

This module takes on the shape of a practicum and mentorship. As a group, we will refine our unique voices in and outside of the yoga studio. This will include a look at our brand image and presence online, on paper, and in person. We help each other consciously communicate with our students in an authentic way. In addition to group practices and discussions, you will be paired with partners for regular review and feedback of your existing yoga teaching to keep your message consistent.

This module includes:

  • Business bootcamp to streamline your promotions and presence outside of the classroom
  • Partnership with other yogis to receive and give feedback on current teaching
  • Self-evaluation to take a firmly critical yet compassionate eye to how your personhood affects your teaching
  • Writing and telling your story!

Prerequisites:

This training is best suited for those who are already teaching yoga professionally.

RETREAT (25 hours):

Objective:

This module invites you to leave the studio behind and immerse yourself in yoga as a lifestyle. Especially as working yoga teachers, we need time away to reinvestigate what we are brining to our classes. Retreats serve as a special time to come together as a community, reignite our passion for yoga, and simply clear away the clutter for a few days.

This module includes:

  • Daily yoga and meditation
  • Philosophical discussion
  • Community and connection
  • Good food, nature, and all the wonderful feelings of retreat

Prerequisites:

None! Come enjoy.

HEAL (25 hours):

Objective:

This module is a trauma-safe yoga training for those seeking to work with special populations. We will learn how to teach those with physical and mental limitations, how to make yoga accessible for all bodies, and how to make yoga more inclusive and diverse.

This module includes:

  • The principles of trauma-sensitive teaching
  • Yoga for addiction and recovery
  • Chair and wall yoga for all bodies
  • Diversity in the studio

Prerequisites:

This module is open to anyone who feels inspired to use the healing benefits of yoga to improve communities, whether or not you are a certified yoga teacher.

MEDITATE (25 hours):

Objective:

This module is a deep-dive into meditation. It covers both the rich history of meditation and the modern science of the practice. You will challenge your conception of what it means to meditate, build a personal meditation practice, and learn to teach meditation on its own or as part of a yoga class.

This module includes:

  • How to make meditation honest and empowering
  • How to use meditation to build a better brain
  • How to teach meditation in a non-dogmatic, demystified, and educated way

Prerequisites:

This module is open to anyone who wants to learn to meditate or understand meditation better. While some time is spent on the principles of guiding meditation and meditative philosophy, the majority of this module is spent meditating.

INSPIRE (25 hours):

Objective:

This module draws on a lifetime of education in storytelling to help you theme your classes in a way that is specific, meaningful, and clear. If you love to teach classes that take students beyond asana and into deeper exploration, you will benefit from education and practice on presenting effective theses. Bethany is formally educated as a writer, with triple degrees in History, Writing, and Interdisciplinary Humanities from Washington University in St. Louis. She was first published at age 11 and hasn't stopped since. Her lifelong passion for crafting effective arguments and essay drives the way she teaches yoga. You will learn how to transform your personal inspiration into an inspiring theme for others.

This module includes:

  • Essential elements of storytelling
  • Practical education in crafting thesis
  • Specific, actionable tools to use these skills in the yoga classroom
  • Practice with class theming to avoid pitfalls and cliches and truly find your voice

Prerequisites:

This module is open to anyone who wants practice writing and crafting essay and argumentation, whether or not it is in a yoga class format.