This two part course is designed to give participants an in depth experience for their own personal growth and development and to provide sound training for being a yoga teacher. There will be active elements as found in the “power yoga” approach as well as elements of a more meditative, feeling approach to yoga. Participants will be comfortable with both approaches by the end of the course and able to lead both styles of yoga depending on the needs of the students and the energy levels on any given day or circumstance. Both approaches have merit and amazing benefits. Being a versatile teacher is one of the benefits of this program.
This is a two part training program. As the training will comply with Yoga Alliance standards, the training program will be very intensive. The prerequisite for the course is a regular yoga practice for a minimum of one year. Due to the intensity of the training, it is not enough to know how to do the asanas. Being able to handle the energy generated by two 1 ½ hour yoga classes per day is challenging. Daily practice for two months prior to beginning yoga teacher training is advised.
Area of Focus:
The main focus will be on learning safe, anatomically correct yoga poses with the ability to lead a class and use safe assists. Special emphasis will be given to observing and learning to adapt to the need of the student. Plenty of opportunity will be given for practice teaching. We will synchronize breath with movement using breath to move more deeply into the poses. We will delve into all 8 limbs of yoga and not just asana and pranayama. We will learn how to modulate voice to lead students into deeper states. There will be chanting and meditation instruction.
Teacher: Sharon St. James –
Sharon completed Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training in 2001 followed by Ashtanga Vinyasa Asana Teacher Training, Pilates Mat-work and Functional Movement Pilates-style certification in 2003. She is a Light Body Graduate with Luminessence. Sharon is an experienced teacher and taught “Meditation Tools for a Busy Life” at the University of Toronto. She has had a meditation practice for 25 years. She is currently registered with the Yoga Alliance as E-RYT 200.
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This schedule will be 6 days a week. Please arrange to arrive any time on Saturday, Oct 29th between noon- 3pm. Program begins that evening. Departure is November 12 There will be no classes scheduled on Saturday, November 5. We will take a trip to a 200 foot waterfall and enjoy a refreshing swim in the waterfall pool. There will also be trips to the beach. Morning sadhana begins at 6:30am and afternoon sadhana at 4:30pm. There will be 3 vegetarian meals a day at 8 am, noon and 6 pm. Fresh fruit snacks will be available. There will be some evening sessions so that we can have some afternoon beach time.
Rates and Accommodations:
Most the accommodations at Blue Morpho Center are simple, clean ashram style group lodgings. Other lodging options may be available on a limited basis – please e-mail bluemorphocenter AT gmail for questions and further information.
Three simple, healthy, freshly prepared vegetarian meals per day.
There are two separate fees paid separately for this course -A teacher fee and a facilities fee.
Part One: October 29th through November 12th
Teacher fee: $1000
Facility fee: $825
Part Two: Feb. 25th through March 10th
Teacher Fee: $1000
Facility Fee: $825
Facility Fee includes lodging, meals, use of the Blue Morpho Center and one guided tour
Minimum deposit for Teacher Fee for Part One $500 due by October 1st
Minimum deposit for Facillity Fee for Part One $400 due by October 1st
Refund policy: We will return 100% of your facility fee (see above) with 2 weeks notice. However, the tuition side of the workshop deposit is non- refundable 30 days prior to the beginning of the program.
Questions about fees and payment please send to bluemorphocenter AT gmail.com or leave a voicemail at: 1-303-586-1250 – we will return your call promptly.
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