THE STORY & ART OF YOGA 200-HR TRAINING
FREE INFO SESSIONS, 11:30-12:30, 9/22, 10/13, 11/10, 12/8, 1/12 REGISTER HERE
We welcome people who are ready to enter the courageous pilgrimage within. You may or may not choose to teach yoga after completion of the program. No physical yoga (asana) experience is needed to qualify you as a program participant, yet you must have an open mind and a dedicated heart in the quest to understand your Self. Your commitment is essential to all involved and you will leave the program hungry for more.
9 immersion weekends in 9 months - totaling 180 hours - merge the logical mind with the intuitive heart, the historical with the esoteric, and ancient wisdoms with universal insights to better reveal your pure potential. Your unique gifts, spirit, and voice will be cultivated through traditional and artistic experiences.
This wide-spectrum, experiential program is designed to strengthen and sophisticate your understanding of Self so you will be capable to teach safe and inspiring yoga classes.
Blooming Life is a registered 200 & 300 hour school with Yoga Alliance, and this is a certified 200-hour program. The program's seminal text is The History & Art of Yoga, developed and written by lead teacher and BLY founder, Lily Kessler.
This 9 month program intentionally begins in winter, the time of hibernation and self-reflection. Like the growth stages of a human being in utero, you will graduate in the early harvest period of autumn, ready for the deep self-integration in winter, preparing for a radiant beginning of a new year.
Link universal concepts and traditional yogic wisdoms within your daily living
Understand the history & evolution of yoga on & off the mat
Pre-Vedic & Vedic Civilization: Sanskrit, Ayurveda
Samkhya Philosophy: Perception & Reality
Upanishadic Era: Atman & Brahman, Om/AUM, Creative Soup
Bhakti Yoga: Bhagavad Gita, Branches of Yoga, your Hero's Journey
Buddhism: Four Noble Truths, Eight-fold Path
Classical Yoga: Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, Kleshas
Deities: faces of Source & Self, Mythologies within Asanas
Tantric Era: Shiva & Shakti, Chakras, Nadis, Koshas
Hatha Yoga Era: Mudras, Bandhas
Modern Yoga in the West: Key Contributors, New Lineages
Pranayama (breath work): 5 pranic movements
Hatha Yoga Asana (yoga poses)
Form & alignment
Psychological & physical benefits
Sanskrit memorization on your own
Sample additional styles of contemporary yoga: Yin, Nidra, Restorative
Functional anatomy & understanding of poses
Modifications 'to whom & when'
Adjustments: visual, verbal, & safe-touch
Pose principles: standing, inversion, backbends, forward bends, twists
THE ART & MIND
Yoga & Trauma
Honoring & serving community
Cultivation of ambiance
How to plan a holistic class experience
How to teach poses confidently
Intelligent sequencing of the 'arc'
Pacing, themes, & basic voicing
Ethical guidelines & holding space
Business of Yoga
Responsibilities of the evolution of the Tradition
2019 LOCATION, TIMES, DATES
Blooming Life Yoga: 30 South Elm Street, Zionsville, IN 46077
Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 11-7pm, Sunday 9-5pm
Module 1: January 25, 26, 27
Module 2: February 22, 23, 24
Module 3: March 22, 23, 24
Module 4: April 12, 13, 14
Module 5: May 17, 18, 19
Module 6: June 7, 8, 9
Module 7: July 12, 13, 14
Module 8: August 9, 10, 11
Module 9: September 13, 14, 15
SUGGESTED EXPERIENCE & EXPECTATIONS
No prior teaching or asana experience required
Injuries & stiffness OK
Full attendance required for certification
Full group participation & willingness to try something new
Giving & receiving feedback
Weekly yoga class encouraged & self-directed meditation participation
Welcoming out-of-state students
PERSONAL INVESTMENT / NEXT STEPS
CERTIFIED TEACHER TRAINING: $3500 TOTAL
$500 non-refundable deposit for Teacher Training
$1500 due January 26 & $1500 due April 13
Manual Included & 5 additional books will be required
BEFORE YOU REGISTER we must connect to see if we're a good fit!
Attend a free Info Session to meet in person. REGISTER HERE.
11:30-12:30, 9/22, 10/13, 11/10, 12/8, 1/12
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to talk.
Lead teacher and Blooming Life founder, Lily Kessler, ERYT-500, ED.S., is fascinated by the facets of the ancient, living Yoga Lineage. Travel and teaching defines her heart. Lily leads tours to magnificent India and Peru, she regularly teaches philosophy in Costa Rica and Mexico, and creates personal pilgrimages to Egypt and other lands around the planet to explore Source and Self. These spiritual places have inspired her to create Story & Art of Yoga, a yoga teacher training manual based on Vedic Principles. Ultimately, Lily sees how this vast Lineage supports authentic manifestation of each person's potential. It is Lily's life's calling to make Yoga's vast and tangled roots accessible and recognizable in everyday life, which she teaches in her unique down-to-earth manner. Additionally, Lily has partnered with Dr. Sue Morter for their online BodyAwake Yoga Training and yearly BodyAwake Retreat. Her book, lectures, and trainings are empowering, holistic explorations into the history of yoga and into the inquiry of Self. Lily believes each moment is pregnant with grace; grace to claim vitality, a new perspective, and embrace a blooming life.
A host of supporting & master teachers will contribute their expertise during each Module.