In learning to teach yoga there is a delicate balance between consistency and creativity. One the greatest challenges we face as teachers is adapting Yoga to make it accessible for everyone in our class. The practice we offer students is for THEM, and about them as an act of service. Therefore in Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training what I offer is our Alchemy Fundamental Series of 3 Class Plans based in Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Alchemy with supporting materials and inspirations to help your teaching be more consistent and comprehensive.
This allows YOU to have both form and formlessness.
It is not meant to be overly prescriptive, quite the contrary. These lesson plans hold space for you as a NEW Teacher to immerse yourself into the world of teaching with structured sequences for 3 class plans which makes it easier for your own authenticity to shine forth. Think of this as a road map of Transformation. You get to decide the stops along the way.
This is the cornerstoneof our Training Program! I can’t wait to teach you from this. Join us and find out for yourself how POWERFUL this Alchemy is to teach yoga!
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OTHER KEY QUESTIONS WE GET ASKED:
What Kind of Yoga do we Teach?
We prepare students to teach inteligent vinyasa mindfully sequenced with an emphasis on breath, meditation, poses and a philosophical theme, which serves as the intention of the class. We are not just teachers of poses, we are inspiration leaders. We are Happiness Ambassadors who together are committed to Teach Peace.
Practicum Requirement for Graduation
A key requirement for certification from our program is practice teaching culminating in a “teach out” to our tribe using the Grounding Flow Alchemy Class Plan. We practice this together and break it down for you to teach from learning the adjustments and techniques you need to adapt to all levels of students.
What is Alchemy of Yoga Flow?
Our program is dedicated to the full expression of all Eight Limbs of Yoga inspired by the writings and teachings of Pantanjali as well as influenced by Joseph Campbell, Brene Brown, Thich Nhat Hahn, Pema Chodron, Jack Kornfield, Jon Kabat Zinn, Wayne Dyer, Thich Nhat Hahn, Shamanism, Mythology, Tantra, and Positive Psychology. This is an East meets West approach making mysticism and ancient technology practical for today.
Alchemy of Yoga has a non-traditional approach to Yoga Philosophy and living a Yogic lifestyle. 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.
The Alchemy of Yoga practice interweaves the philosophy of the Eight Limbed path of yoga in all we teach based in the teachings of Pantanjali, credited with compiling the Yoga Sutras. Therefore, like a sutra (a thread, a suture connecting one part to another), we see the practice of yoga as Physical, Mental and Spiritual Alchemy as all connected.
Our intention is to serve our students through a prism of compassion allowing them to experience the full breadth of Yoga, leaving better than when they arrived. We strive to provide a safe loving environment where each individual is respected just as they are and allowed the space to come back home to their hearts.
TEACHER MANIFESTO: We commit to being guides to reference students back inwards to themselves. This means teaching the Art of Self-Discovery.