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DISCOVERY YOGA
TEACHER TRAINING

In the Kripalu Tradition

YOGA ALLIANCE REGISTERED PROGRAMS


Discovery Yoga is a registered Yoga Alliance school offering RYT200 and RYT300 programs, leading to RYT500 certification. Student housing is available at our charming "old city" yoga center in historic St. Augustine, Florida.






200-HOUR  DISCOVERY
YOGA  TEACHER  TRAINING
with Deva Parnell and Suzanne Tonkinson


Our 200-hour program is designed to provide the training, practice and teaching experience for yoga students to gain the skills and confidence necessary to become effective yoga instructors. Graduates of this program will be eligible to register with the YOGA ALLIANCE and use the registry mark, RYT (registered yoga teacher).


The curriculum includes instruction and practice in hatha yoga techniques including centering, warm-ups, postures, breathing exercises, deep relaxation, meditation and integration. In addition to the techniques and a foundation in yoga philosophy, anatomy and physiology, you'll learn effective methods for designing classes, introducing new postures, clarifying details and guiding students into a deep, integrated yoga experience balancing precise physical alignment with a patient, reflective, compassionate attitude.




TUITION: $2575

WEEKEND PROGRAM
Fall 2017 - Summer 2018
 Begins September 8, 2017
 

WINTER MONTH-LONG PROGRAM
Begins January 28, 2018
  

SUMMER MONTH-LONG PROGRAM
Begins June 16, 2018

EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNTS

 
$500 OFF: $2075.00
Paid in full three months before start date.

  
$400 OFF: $2175.00
Paid in full two months before start date.
  

 
$300
OFF:
$2275.00
Paid in full one month before start date.
  
$100 OFF: $2475.00
Paid in full two weeks before start date.



Deva Parnell,
E-RYT500+, founder and director of Discovery Yoga Center, is a certified professional level Kripalu Yoga teacher. She has been a yoga instructor and teacher-trainer since the 1970's and has trained more than 2600 yoga teachers. A
Kripalu Center resident and senior program teacher (1983-1995), she developed many of Kripalu's core yoga programs and has been instrumental in the development of Kripalu Yoga and Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training. As Sadhana Acharya, she coordinated daily yoga practice and yoga education for the 350-member resident staff. After leaving her position as director, coordinator and curriculum developer of Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, she began training teachers at Discovery Yoga Center through her own RYT200 program. She also developed the center's RYT300 Master Yoga Teacher Certification program, which includes a faculty of world-class teachers. Deva's detailed, intuitive teaching style reflects the depth of her personal practice and her many years of study and training in a variety of yoga traditions, both in the U.S. and in India.



Suzanne Tonkinson
, RYT500, a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher and teacher trainer for over 16 years, serves as director/trainer on the Discovery Yoga Teacher Training team. Coming from a background of physical fitness and aerobics, Suzanne is a life-long student of yoga with an ever-increasing appreciation for the balance and wholeness of the practice. She embraces yoga as a gift that she feels passionate about sharing with others. Believing that our greatest teacher lies within, Suzanne's intention is to provide an atmosphere of self-acceptance and affirmation to open a path for self-discovery.



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Application forms required for this course.

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Housing Information


   TYPICAL DAILY SCHEDULE:
7:00AM - 9:00AM
Hatha Yoga Practice (Sadhana)
9:30AM - 10:50AM
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Techniques/Teaching Methodology/Practicum
2:00PM - 3:50PM
Anatomy & Physiology/Techniques/Teaching Methodology/Practicum
4:00PM - 6:00PM
Techniques & Methodology Practice, Review & Integration

   CURRICULUM:
TECHNIQUES:

Hatha Yoga Practice (Sadhana)

Centering

Warm-ups (Pratapana)

Postures (Asana):
- Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar)
- Moon Salutations (Chandra Namaskar)
- Mountain (Tadasana)
- Half Moon (Ardha Chandrasana)
- Standing Back Bend (Anuvrittasana)
- Standing Forward Bend
   (Uttanasana)
- Standing Spinal Twist
   (Sama Matsyendrasana)
- Triangle (Trikonasana)
- Warrior (Virabhadrasana)
- Side Warrior  (Virabhadrasana 2)
- Balancing Half Moon
  (Tula Ardha Chandrasana)
- Dancer (Natarajasana)
- Boat (Navasana)
- Child (Garbhasana)
- Half Locust (Ardha Shalabhasana)
- Locust (Shalabhasana)
- Cobra (Bhujangasana)
- Pigeon (Kapotasana)
- Gate (Parighasana)
- Half Circle (Ardha Mandalasana)
- Downward Dog
   (Adho Mukha Shvanasana)
- Symbol of Yoga  (Yoga Mudra)
- Bound Angle (Baddha Konasana)
- Head to Knee (Janu Shirshasana)
- Seated Spinal Twist
   (Matsyendrasana)
- Posterior Stretch
   (Pashchimottanasana)
- Inclined Plane (Purvottanasana)
- Bridge (Setu Bandhasana)
- Knee to Chest Pose
   (Pavana Muktasana)
- Half Shoulderstand
   (Ardha Sarvangasana)
- Fish (Matsyasana)
- Supine Spinal Twist
   (Supta Matsyendrasana)

Relaxation (Yoga Nidra)
- Corpse (Shavasana)

Yogic Breathing (Pranayama):
- Ocean Breath (Ujjayi)
- Complete Breath (Dirgha)
- Alternate Nostril Breath
   (Nadi Shodhana)
- Skull Shining (Kapalabhati)

Meditation

Integration

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

Muscular-Skeletal Systems
Movement Dynamics:
- Core Support
- Press Points
- Spinal, Pelvic & Joint Movement
- Forward Bending
- Backward Bending
- Lateral Bending
- Spinal Rotation
- Balancing
- Inversions

Respiration
Breath & Movement

Circulation:
- Cardiovascular System
- Lymphatic/Immune System

Digestion & Elimination:
- Digestive System
- Urinary System

Endocrine System
Nervous System

The Five Sheaths (Koshas)

Prana & The Energy Body:
- Energy Currents (Nadis)
- Energy Vortexes (Chakras)



PHILOSOPHY,
LIFESTYLE & ETHICS


Intention & Attitude
Being a Student / Being a Teacher
Conscious Communication
Co-Listening

Introduction to Yoga
- Patanjali's Yoga Sutras
- The Bhagavad Gita

Eight Limbs of Yoga (Ashtanga):
- Social Ethics (Yama)
- Personal Practices (Niyama)
- Posture (Asana)
- Breath (Pranayama)
- Inward Focus (Pratyahara)
- Concentration (Dharana)
- Meditation (Dhyana)
- Union (Samadhi)

Three Stages of Kripalu Yoga

Principles of Existence & Embodiment

Fundamental Characteristics
of the Material World (Gunas)

Obstacles to Clear Perception (Kleshas)
TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Sacred Space & Safety
Centering & Integration
Guiding Warm-ups
Guiding Asanas
Hands-on Assisting
Developing Awareness
Guiding a Relaxation Experience
Creating a Complete Experience
Guiding a Practice Class (Sadhana)
Teaching a New Asana
Teaching Pranayama
Teaching Meditation
Teaching a Training Class
Lesson Planning
Curriculum Design
Class Design
Sequencing
The Business of Yoga



HOMEWORK

Reading Assignments
Study Questions
Preparation for Exams
Preparation for Practice Teaching

WEEKEND PROGRAM ONLY:
Ongoing Home Practice (Sadhana)
- Monthly Sadhana Reports
Ongoing Yoga Classes
- Monthly Class Observation Reports



PRACTICUM

Observing, assisting & guiding in
partners and small groups

Practice Teaching in small groups:

1. Guide warm-ups & one asana,
    focus on details (10 min)

2. Guide warm-ups and a series of
    asanas, focus on developing
    awareness (30 min)

3. Guide a complete practice class
    (sadhana), focus on details and
     awareness (75 min)

4. Introduce a new asana (30 min)

5. Introduce a new pranayama and a
    new asana (45 min)

6. Introduce new techniques in a
    complete class (75 min)


"The training program was wonderful. Deva creates a safe and loving environment that gives us all an opportunity to grow. I'm so glad I took the training and I know I am a better teacher because of it. When I taught my first class they applauded when I finished. It was humbling. I feel changed by the program... there's no going back.
-Kate Cordell, Yoga Teacher & Massage Therapist


    The training is offered in month-long and weekend formats:

MONTH-LONG PROGRAMS 

Winter 2018: January 28 - March 1
Sunday, 5:30-8:00pm (opening night only)
Monday-Thursday, 7am-6pm (5 weeks)




Summer 2018: June 16 - July 19
Sunday, 5:30-8:00pm (opening night only)
Weeks 1, 2, 4 & 5: Monday-Thursday, 7am-6pm

Week 3: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
No class Wednesday, July 4th






Dates & times subject to change.

WEEKEND PROGRAM 

Fall 2017 - Summer 2018
Friday, 5:30-8:00pm (opening night only)
Saturday & Sunday, 7am-6pm
Program includes all 10 weekends:
  • Sept 8-10
  • Oct 7-8
  • Nov 4-5
  • Dec 2-3
  • Jan 13-14
  • Feb 10-11
  • March 10-11
  • April 7-8
  • May 5-6
  • June 2-3


Watch a slide show of final practice teach classes from Fall, 2013...
  



"I wanted to take a moment to let you know how much I appreciate the wonderful and thorough training that you provide. At the beginning of the training I couldn't have imagined being prepared to teach a yoga class. It's amazing what we learned in five weeks! I also feel like you've really prepared and inspired us to further our yoga study." 
-Lauren LaPointe, Yoga Teacher


Thank you for the great training I received in Fall of 2012. I have been teaching yoga for the past month and really love it. I couldn't have done this without my great teachers and mentors.  I am constantly learning and just so happy to be doing what I love.
-Michael Jaksa, Yoga Teacher



   
TUITION: $2575
 
WEEKEND PROGRAM
Fall 2017 - Summer 2018
 Begins September 8, 2017
 

WINTER MONTH-LONG PROGRAM
Begins January 28, 2018
  

SUMMER MONTH-LONG PROGRAM
Begins June 16, 2018


EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNTS
  

  
$500 OFF: $2075.00
Paid in full three months before start date.
  

 
$400 OFF:
$2175.00
Paid in full two months before start date.
  

 
$300
OFF:
$2275.00
Paid in full one month before start date.
  
$100 OFF: $2475.00
Paid in full two weeks before start date.
   
Application forms required for this course.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORMS

Housing Information


"The instructional design was impressive; it allowed for the building of a community that supported
and challenged us. Students became active learners and then active teachers in a step by step fashion.
It was a "safe space" and also an "edge". Growth and opening could be felt by the minute!."
-Peggy Prichard, Elementary Teacher and Yoga Instructor


Required Reading During the Program:
Tuition includes your training manual.

INSIDE THE YOGA SUTRAS:
The Study and Practice of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras

    by Reverend Jaganath Carrera

THE KEY MUSCLES OF YOGA
by Ray Long, MD, FRCSC

Recommended Reading:

KRIPALU YOGA:
A Guide to Practice On and Off the Mat

by Richard Faulds


ALL BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE IN OUR SHOP.


CANCELLATION POLICY
All refunds will be charged a 10% cancellation fee.
If you drop out of the program after the start date, there will be no refund.




 300-HOUR DISCOVERY YOGA  MASTER TEACHER CERTIFICATION 
with Christopher Baxter, Deva Parnell, Marlysa Sullivan or Tra Kirkpatrick, Jeffrey Shoaf, Lisa McQuade, Chaya~Sharon Heller,
and other
world-class teachers     
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Our 300-hour Master Teacher Certification is a modular program that includes our 200-hour Discovery Yoga Teacher Training (or equivalent Yoga Alliance registered program), a curriculum of required courses, and a variety of elective workshops. Most required modules and electives are scheduled on weekends; and you may take up to three years to complete your training. 

Registration Fee: A $50 registration fee is required to participate in the program.

200-Hour Certification:
Provide a copy of your 200-hour Certificate from a registered Yoga Alliance school.

Required Workshops:
Required workshops are listed below. Although courses may change from year to year, you will never loose any hours toward certification.

Elective Workshops: 40 hours of electives are required for certification. Most workshops offered at Discovery Yoga Center may be applied toward your 300-hour certification as electives. see workshops

Develop a Workshop or Series of Classes: Submit a course overview and lesson plans for a workshop or series of classes you have taught.

CPR Training: Enroll in a CPR course anywhere, and provide documentation.

100 Hours Teaching Experience: List your teaching experience on the form provided. download form

RYT500 Yoga Alliance Registration: This Discovery Yoga program is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the 300-hour level. Combined your 200- and 300-hour certifications, you are eligible to register as an RYT500.

All workshops must be taken at Discovery Yoga Center. Workshops taken elsewhere are not applicable toward this program.

The required courses below may be taken in any order.

REQUIRED COURSES REMAINING IN 2017
September 15-19, 2017
Friday Evening, Saturday-Tuesday
Functional Anatomy & Therapeutic Yoga

with Marlysa Sullivan or Tra Kirkpatrick
TUITION: $450   (30 CEUs)
October 13-15, 2017
October 27-29, 2017
November 10-12, 2017
3 Weekends: Friday Evening, Sat-Sun
Ayurvedic Yoga Immersion & Certification
with Chaya~Sharon Heller
TUITION: $695
   (50 CEUs)

2018 REQUIRED COURSES    (Schedule in progress. September-December details subject to change.)
January 5-8, 2018
Friday Evening, Saturday-Monday
Teaching Meditation
with Chrisopher Baxter
TUITION: $325   (28 CEUs)
March 23-26, 2018
Friday Evening, Saturday-Monday
Limitless Well-Being of the Chakras
with Chrisopher Baxter
TUITION: $325   (28 CEUs)
July 20-22, 2018
Friday Evening, Saturday-Sunday
Safe Yoga:
Developing A Powerful Practice
That Heals Rather Than Hurts

TUITION: $200   (13 CEUs)
February 1-8, 2018
Thursday
Evening, Friday-Sunday
Core Asana Training
with Chrisopher Baxter
TUITION: $325    (28 CEUs)
April 20-24, 2018
Friday Evening, Saturday-Tuesday
The Art of Teaching
Three Stages of Kripalu Yoga

with Deva Parnell
TUITION: $365
  (30 CEUs)
September 14-16, 2018
Friday Evening, Saturday-Sunday
Functional Anatomy
& Therapeutic Yoga

with Tra Kirkpatrick
TUITION: $400   (20 CEUs)
March 2-5, 2018
Friday Evening, Saturday-Monday
Contemplative Yoga Retreat
with Chrisopher Baxter
TUITION: $325  (28 CEUs)
May 18-20, 2018
Friday Evening, Saturday-Sunday
Myofasciae, Prana & The Bandhas:
Merging Anatomy & Spirit

with Jeffrey Shoaf
TUITION: $325   (20 CEUs)
October 12-14, 2018
November 9-11, 2018
December 7-9, 2018
3 Weekends: Friday Evening, Sat-Sun
Ayurvedic Yoga
Immersion & Certification

TUITION: $695
   (50 CEUs)


DISCOUNTS:
SAVE $150
$50 registration fee waived. $100 package discount.
Paid in full before your first workshop with Christopher.
TUITION: $1200

CORE CURRICULUM PACKAGE
  4 weekends with Christopher Baxter
SAVE $50
Paid in full one month before opening session.
2017 TUITION: $400 (5-day workshop)
 
2018 TUITION: $350 (3-day workshop)

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
with Tra Kirkpatrick


Functional Anatomy & Therapeutic Yoga

SAVE $50
Paid in full one month before opening session.
TUITION: $315

TEACHING METHODOLOGY
Five-day workshop with Deva Parnell


The Art of Teaching
Three Stages of Kripalu Yoga

SAVE $45
Paid in full one month before opening session.
TUITION: $650
   
AYURVEDIC YOGA IMMERSION
& CERTIFICATION

3 weekends with
Chaya~Sharon Heller    
SAVE $25
Paid in full one month before opening session.
TUITION: $300

MYOFASCIAE, PRANA
& THE BANDHAS:

Merging Anatomy & Spirit


Three-day workshop with Jeffrey Shoaf

SAVE $25
Paid in full one month before opening session.
TUITION: $200
 
SAFE YOGA:
Developing a Powerful Practice
That Heals Rather Than Hurts

 
Three-day workshop with Lisa McQuade



REGISTER ON LINE
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CANCELLATION POLICY
All refunds will be charged a 10% cancellation fee.
If you drop out of the program after the start date, there will be no refund.

   
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