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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.





PLEASE REGISTER EARLY - SPACE IS LIMITED
If COVID continues into 2021, we may push the start date forward,
or hold some sessions on Zoom
and practice live sessions with social distancing.




200-HOUR  DISCOVERY
YOGA  TEACHER  TRAINING
In The Kripalu Tradition

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.


  
2021 PROGRAMS
At the Hampton Inn - Vilano Beach,
St. Augustine, FL

  
WEEKEND PROGRAM
with Deva Parnell
& the Discovery Yoga staff

10 Weekends - One Weekend a Month

RESCHEDULED

Begins September 10, 2021

 
TUITION: $2575
REGISTER ONLINE



EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT
$500 OFF!

$2075.00
Paid in full by May10, 2021



Application forms required
for this course.
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORMS

MONTH-LONG PROGRAMS
with Scott Farber & Karuna Pragya

Opening Night plus 5 Weeks - Monday-Thursday

SUMMER
PROGRAM
: Begins June 27, 2021

TUITION:
$2575

REGISTER ONLINE

EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNTS

 
$500 OFF: $2075.00
Paid in full by April 27, 2021

  
$300 OFF: $2275.00
Paid in full by May 27, 2021
  

$100 OFF: $2475.00
Paid in full by June 13, 2021




"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




   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,
TRAINING, PRACTICE
:

Hatha Yoga Practice (Sadhana)

Centering-Meditation-Integration
- Easy Pose (Sukhasana)
- Accomplished Pose (Siddhasana)

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)

The Five Sheaths (Koshas)
 

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

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

Obstacles to Clear Perception (Kleshas)

ANATOMY
& PHYSIOLOGY



Skeletal System
- Structure & Function
- Major Bones
- Cartilage
- Spinal Column
- Joints

Muscular System
- Structure & Function
- Major Muscles
- Types of Muscle Contraction

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

Respiration
-Structure & Function
-Breath & Movement

Circulation:
- Cardiovascular System
- Lymphatic/Immune System

Digestion & Elimination:
- Digestive System
- Urinary System

Nervous System
- Somatic & Auatonomic
- Stress Response / Relaxation Response
- Left & Right Brain Hemospheres
- Memory & Learning
- Reflex movements


Endocrine System
- Functions
- Menstruation, Menopause, Pregnancy
- Stress Hormones


YOGA HUMANITIES:

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

Introduction to Yoga
- Definition, History, Aims
- Types & Traditions of 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)

PROFESSIONAL
ESSENTIALS:



TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Sacred Space & Safety
Centering & Integration
Guiding Warm-ups
Guiding Asanas
Assisting Techniques
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



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)




PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPEMENT


- The Business of Yoga
- Marketing & Promotion
- Yoga Alliance & Organizations
- Continuing Education




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

"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:

2021-2022
WEEKEND PROGRAM

with Deva Parnell
& The Discovery Yoga Staff

10-Month Weekend Training
at the Hampton Inn, Vilano Beach,
Saint Augustine, FL
REGISTER ONLINE

Friday, 5:30-8pm (opening night only)
Saturday & Sunday, 7am-6pm
Program includes all 10 weekends
  • Sept 10-12
  • Oct 9-10
  • Nov 6-7
  • Dec 4-5
  • Jan 8-9
  • Feb 5-6
  • Mar 5-6
  • Apr 2-3
  • Apr 30-May 1
  • May 28-29

Dates & times subject to change.


AFFILIATE PROGRAMS

6-Month Weekend Training 2021-2022
with Micki Higgins
at Padma Yoga, Palm Coast, FL
 

REGISTER ONLINE

Friday, 6-9pm, Saturday & Sunday, 9am-6pm
Program includes some Zoom classes
  • March 19-20
  • April 9-10
  • April 23-25
  • May 14-15
  • May 28-29
  • June 11-12
  • June 25-26
  • July 16-17
  • July 30-Aug 1
  • Aug 13-15
  • Aug 27-29

Summer 2021 Month-long Intensive Program:

June 27 - July 29

with Scott Farber & Karuna Pragya
Discovery Yoga, St. Augustine, FL

Sunday, 5:30-8:00pm (opening night only)
Monday-Thursday, 7:00 am-6:00 pm for 5 weeks


REGISTER ONLINE







Dates & times subject to change.


Application forms required for this course.
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORMS



Watch a short video our 2019-2020 Weekend program...

Known as the Gypsy Team, we moved to four different locations during our 10-month training due to COVID-19.
We used zoom sessions when we could, and  were
finally gifted with a wonderful open-air
parking garage for practice teach classes and graduation with social distancing.





"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:



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

by Reverend Jaganath Carrera







SCIENCE OF YOGA
Understanding the Anatomy and
Physiology to Perfect Your Practice
by Ann Swanson

Recommended Resources:



KRIPALU YOGA:

A Guide to Practice On and Off the Mat
by Richard Faulds





 


THE KEY MUSCLES OF YOGA

by Ray Long, MD, F
RCSC




CANCELLATION POLICY

All refunds will be charged a 10% cancellation fee.

There is no refund after the start date; however, you may apply the tuition to another training.





300-HOUR DISCOVERY YOGA  MASTER TEACHER CERTIFICATION 
with Deva Parnell, Scott Farber, Karuna Saucy, Christopher Baxter,
Jeffrey Shoaf, Tra Kirkpatrick, Lisa McQuade and other world-class teachers  
 
Our 500-hour RYT program includes the 200-hour Discovery Yoga Teacher Training (or equivalent Yoga Alliance registered program) and our 300-hour advanced Master Teacher Certification, a modular program that includes 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: The 10 required workshops are listed below. Some requirements allow for a choice between two different workshops taught by the same instructor. Although courses may change from year to year, you will never lose any hours toward certification.
See Workshop Descriptions.
 


 Mentored Teaching Practicum: Document a minimum of 20 teaching hours and develop lesson plans for a series of 8-10 classes or a course unit plan. The practicum will be mentored by the Director or one of the lead trainers.

Elective Workshops: 45 hours of electives are required for certification. Electives are listed below.
 

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

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. Combine your 200- and 300-hour certifications and you are eligible to register as RYT500.

All workshops must be taken through the Discovery Yoga. program. Workshops taken through other programs are not applicable toward this certification.


The required courses below may be taken in any order.
REQUIRED COURSES (260 TOTAL HOURS):
See Workshop Descriptions

  • Meditation Retreat/Teaching Meditation (20 CEUs)
  • The Art of Teaching Discovery Yoga: Taking the Practice Deeper (30 CEUs)
  • Ayurveda & Yoga Certification Training (60 CEUs)
  • Yoga Anatomy (20 CEUs)
  • Asana Training: The Basics & Beyond (20 CEUs)
  • Chakra Yoga Training (20 CEUs)
  • Contemplative Yoga Retreat (20 CEUs)
  • Yin Yoga Training (part 1) (20 CEUs)
  • Pranayama's Deeper Practices (20 CEUs)
  • Safety in Alignment (20 CEUs)
  • Mentored Practicum: Developing Lessons, Courses and Workshops (10 CEUs)
    (
    includes at least 25 hrs.of documented teaching)


ELECTIVES (minimum 40 hrs.):
See Workshop Descriptions

  • Yin Yoga Training (part 2) (20 CEUs)
  • Teaching Skills for Yoga Teachers (20 CEUs)
  • Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training (15 CEUs)
  • Teaching Yoga to Children (20)
  • Myofasciae: Merging Anatomy & Spirit (20 CEUs)
  • Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher Training (25 CEUs)
  • Creating Transformational Workshops (12 CEUs)
  • Mentored Independent Research Project (10 CEUs)

Our 300-Hour Program is Hosted by 5 Waves Learning
R
EGISTER ON LINE


A $50 registration fee is required to participate in the 300 hr. program.


CANCELLATION POLICY

All refunds will be charged a 10% cancellation fee.

There is no refund after the start date; however, you may apply the tuition to another training.


   
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