500 Hour Advanced Yoga Study & Teacher Training

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If you have completed any 200-hour or more teacher training program that meets the Yoga Alliance RYT-200 standards (or be within a month of completion) and would like to continue your education and practice, YCM offers 6 Advanced Modules that can be taken as stand-alone trainings, or taken together in any order to complete your 500-hour Certification and Yoga Alliance Registration – RYT500.

Our 500 hour Training program will provide and in-depth exploration of the topics of anatomy and physiology, sequencing and alignment, Ayurveda, yoga philosophy and its roots in the practices of asana, pranayama and meditation. Special consideration will be given to the therapeutic applications of yoga in specific circumstances.

Required reading and report assignments are due at the end of each module, and a certificate is awarded upon completion. Students can register for RYT500 upon completion of all 6 modules and with documentation of 100 teaching hours since graduating from a 200-hour program.

Click here to download 500-Hour Advanced Module application. Please complete and email to sarahjane@yogacentermpls.com or mail to Yoga Center Mpls Attn: Sarah Jane 212 3rd Ave N. #205, Minneapolis, MN 55401.

Informational Open Houses

Looking for more information about the advanced modules or 500-hour program? Join us to learn more and check out the studio.

When: Wednesday, December 10
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Rochester
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When: Thursday, December 11
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Minneapolis North Loop Studio
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Come meet some of our staff and learn more about the Advanced Training Modules.
If you are unable to attend, please call for more information 612.436.4700.

Program Format Options

For those looking for a condensed track for 500HR Certification, it is possible to
take the weekend and weekday programs at the same time!

Option 1

When: Weekend
Time: Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm–5:45pm
Length: One weekend each month for 3 months
Location: St. Louis Park Studio

Option 2

When: Mondays
Time: 9:30am–3:00pm
Length: 8 consecutive Mondays
Location: St. Louis Park Studio

Option 3

When: Thursdays
Time: 6:00pm–9:30pm per module
Length: 11 consecutive Thursdays
Location: Minneapolis North Loop Studio

6 Advanced Teacher Training Modules

(Curriculum includes but is not limited to the following:)

The History and Philosophy of Yoga

Yoga is evolving for modern times, but the foundation and the fundamentals of this philosophical system has roots that run deep. In this module you will explore the origins of yoga- the Vedas and Upanishads. You will discuss the Kelshas and the Koshas and why yoga brings us into a state of greater health. With the guidance of your teachers you will study classic yogic texts, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad-Gita and apply their messages to modern life. You will benefit from the teachings of different lineages learn tools for integrating their practices for the desired outcome.

Teachers

William Prottengeier, Kevin Kortan, Betsy Weiner, and Tara Cindy Sherman

Next Training – Monday Module

When: March 9 – April 27, 2015
Location: St. Louis Park Studio
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Next Training – Weekend Module

When: January 23 – 25, 2015; February 27 – 29, 2015; March 27 – 29, 2015
Location: Rochester Studio
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When: September 11 – 13, 2015; October 9 – 11, 2015; November 13 – 15, 2015
Location: St. Louis Park Studio
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Theory and Energetics of Sequencing

Sequencing is an art as well as a science. Creating a class that will offer the greatest therapeutic value for your student will help them to develop a deep and committed practice for their own well-being.  In this module you will learn to assess the energy of the student, their condition and the seasons.  You will work with the 5 Prana Vayus and the concepts of Langhana, Brahmana, and Samana to create the most balanced practice. These principles will be carried throughout the subsequent modules and applied in specificity. Special consideration will be given to sequencing for beginners and sequencing for different stages of life.

Teachers

Kevin KortanWilliam ProttengeierTara Cindy Sherman and Betsy Weiner

Next Training - Thursday Module

When: April 16 – June 25, 2015
Location: Minneapolis North Loop Studio
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Next Training – Weekend Module

When: April 17 – 19, 2015; May 22 – 25, 2015; June 26 – 28, 2015
Location: Rochester Studio
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Next Training – Monday Module

When: May 4 – June 29, 2015
Location: St. Louis Park Studio
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Anatomy and Yoga Therapeutics for the Physical Body

How well do you know the body? When you encounter students with injuries or limitations, how confident do you feel about teaching them safely? In this module, you’ll gain deeper insight into your students’ (and your own) anatomical uniqueness. Build confidence with anatomical variations, understand and learn to work with physical limitations, and develop the skills and confidence that will take your teaching to a new level.  Our teachers present a more in depth approach to the bones, muscles, joints and fascia, while also giving therapeutic sequences to deal with physical limitation and ailment.

Teachers

Atilla Pegan and William Prottengeier

Next Training – Monday Module

When: September 14 – November 2, 2015
Location: St. Louis Park Studio
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Next Training – Weekend Module

When: September 25 – 27, 2015; October 30 – November 1, 2015; December 4 – 6, 2015
Location: Rochester Studio
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Yoga Therapeutics for the Emotional Body

Think back to the most powerful yoga teachers in your life and how they guided you through yoga practices that moved you to a deeper place. In this module you will explore tools for working with emotional health and healing for your students. You will learn to guide them through practices that reduce general anxiety and fear, and deeper emotional disability. You’ll also build your creative problem solving, intuition and listening skills through guided practicum. Yoga Therapeutics and sequencing will focus specifically on Anxiety, Depression and Trauma.

Teachers

Tara Cindy ShermanKevin Kortan, Betsy Weiner and Dianne Neumark Sztainer

Next Training – Thursday Module

When: January 22 – April 9, 2015 (no class February 5)
Location: Minneapolis North Loop Studio
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Next Training – Monday Module

When: November 9, 2015 – January 4, 2016 (no class December 28)
Location: St. Louis Park Studio
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The Science of Ayurveda

Originating from the Hindu Vedic tradition nearly 5,000 years ago, Ayurveda states that a balance of three elemental substances, the Doshas, equals health while imbalance equals disease. There are three Doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. One Ayurvedic theory states that each human possesses a unique combination of these Doshas which define this person’s temperament and characteristics. Each person has a natural state, or natural combination of these three elements, and should seek balance by modulating their behavior or environment. In this module, you will explore Ayurvedic Science and take an in-depth look at the Doshas, work with diagnostic techniques and Ayurvedic practices for overall health and well-being.

Teacher

Dr. Asavari Manvikar

Next Training – Weekend Module

When: January 9 – 11, 2015; February 13 – 15, 2015; march 13 – 15, 2015
Location: St. Louis Park Studio
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Next Training – Thursday Module

When: September 10 – November 19, 2015
Location: Minneapolis North Loop Studio
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Pranayama, Meditation and the Mystics of Yoga

This series is particularly helpful to those who may be looking to grow and expand their physical approach to Yoga into teaching from a spiritual and mystical place that allows for personal transformation. Participants will explore the many facets of Pranayama and Meditation and they will take an in-depth look at the koshas and the chakras. They will experience techniques in Energetic Movement and Transformative Yoga, and begin to understand the power and use of tantra, mudras, mantra and bijas.

Teachers

Jennifer GrayTara Cindy Sherman and Betsy Weiner

Next Training – Monday Module

When: January 5 – March 2, 2015 (no class 2/16)
Location: St. Louis Park Studio
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Next Training – Weekend Module

When: JApril 10 – 11, 2015; May 15–17, 2015, June 12–14, 2015
Location: St. Louis Park Studio
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Please email sarahjane@yogacentermpls.com if you are interested in learning more about the curriculum for specific modules.

Other Program Components

Advanced Tech Sessions

Three advanced tech sessions per module are included in your tuition.
To register for an Advanced Tech Session at our Downtown Studio, register online, or call 612.436.4700.

Teachers

Kevin KortanMichelle Pietrzak-WagnerTara Cindy ShermanAttila Pegan

When: Sunday, November 2
Topic: Advanced Pranayama: Pratiloma Ujiyai
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Apprenticeship

Advanced students will have the opportunity to do an expanded mentorship with a teacher of his/her choice. The apprentice will assist in the teacher’s class once a week for 3 months and have 3 hours of one-on-one time with teacher. Students enrolling in the full 500 hour program may take the apprenticeship anytime after completion of the third module. Students enrolling in modules individually may take the apprenticeship upon enrollment of final module.

Reading and Homework

Required reading and report assignments are due at the end of each module, and a certificate is awarded upon completion.

Payment Options

Payment in Full:
A la Carte: – $700 each;
500-Hour Program paid in full (all 6 modules to be taken within 3 years) – $3,800

Payment Plans:
$250 deposit and $159 per month during each month of training.
All six modules paid on a 1-year payment plan: $500 deposit and $292/month for 12 months after deposit.

(We accept Visa and MasterCard.)

Once you register for any module you will be able to purchase class passes and additional tech sessions for $12 per class (our lowest rate). Students can register for RYT500 upon completion of all 6 modules, and with documentation of 100 teaching hours since graduating from a 200-hour program. For more information please email sarahjane@yogacentermpls.com or call to register 612.436.4700.