200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

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This foundational 200 hour certification course gives students an overview of yoga practices and lifestyle and prepares them for our advanced 300 hour course. Upon receiving the certificate, you’ll be able to become nationally certified through Yoga Alliance.

We will learn the foundations of Yoga and how to teach a yoga class. Sukha emphasizes ethics and lifestyle in the training, as well as attention to detail so you can offer the most to your students.

Covered in this course:
The Asanas (postures) and how to sequence a safe and effective class and well as build your own unique sequences. You'll verbal cues, how to demonstrate and assist your students. You’ll learn how to teach Vinyasa Yoga and have an introduction to Yin Yoga.
Anatomy- Understand safe alignment to sustain your own practice and help refine the postures and your assists for your students. 
Ethics and Lifestyle- In satsang we will discuss Yoga Philosophy, Yamas and Niyamas, and what it means to live your yoga, both in your personal life and also in business. 
Pranayama (breath work). How to practice and teach pranayama techniques and modify them for your students and the season
Mantra- We will chant. We will practice Kirtan, Japa, and Vedic style chants and understand why we chant.
Intro to Ayurveda- Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga and is considered the Science of Life. Learn about your unique constitution and how to practice how remedies for optimal health.

We offer these trainings at our home studio in Burlington, Vermont as well as intensive format in Puerto Rico. Email us for more information. VSAC grants accepted- Investment $2,500

300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training (qualifies you for 500 hour Certification through Yoga alliance international).

This unique and comprehensive training is designed for 200 hour certified yoga teachers who are looking to deepen their spiritual practice, as well as refine their skill set as yoga teachers. The training includes the rich philosophical teachings of Bhakti yoga, as well as technique and practice from Hatha/Tantric Traditions.

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This is the only training in the area that features world traveling yoga teachers, such as Raghunath Cappo and Kaustuba Das, who have spent years studying extensively in India, lived as monks, and also understand how to apply these teachings to our contemporary lifestyle. We are honored to host them both, along with many other local teachers and practitioners specializing in various forms of yoga and holistic health. A big part of Bhakti culture involves daily Satsang (spiritual discourse). We will gather together in this way, chant mantra, and discuss different spiritual concepts and their relevance to our modern way of living. These wisdom talks are a wonderful way to connect with like minded individuals, and hear important philosophy that will upgrade the way that we think and live. Topics of satsang could range from sustainability to story telling from the ancient epics of India.

Areas of Study:

Philosophy, Bhakti ,Four Paths of Yoga w/ Kaustubha Das, Bhagavad Gita, Story telling, Asana & Chanting w/ Raghunath Cappo, Wisdom talks , Mantra,Seva, Yoga Psychology, Advanced Asana, Pranayama, Sequencing and Assists, Alignment, Sacred Scriptures , Ancient Epics of India, Yoga Nidra- how to create your own, Ayurveda- ayruvedic herbs, lifestyle, nutrition - w/ Radha Priti Devi Dasi and Damodar Svarup, Sound Healing Experience, Restorative Yoga and the Subtle Body, Business and Ethics, Sanskrit pronunciation and important words/concepts, Traditional Indian music and Mantra , Harmonium lessons, Bhakti immersion

Tuition $4,000. Email to apply


YTT ROLLING ADMISSIONS - Rolling admissions, flexible schedule available for 200 hour, 300, 500, 800, and 1000 hour training courses. We meet individual schedule needs with select weekends, private lessons, practice teaching and mentorship.

This program is for those who wish to learn more about Yoga, it’s tradition and practice, and how to share with others. The schedule is designed for those who need to complete hours at their own pace. We meet with individuals to discuss their needs and goals and work with them to fulfill Yoga Alliance requirements to be a Certified Yoga Teacher. 50 hours modules $800, 100 hour modules investment $1,500, 150 hour modules $2,000, 200 hour modules $2500, and 300 hours investment of $4,000. If needed, you could break up these hours as you wish, maybe even completing 100 hours each year. The idea is that you can learn to be a yoga teacher, and continue to learn and add skills to your tool box if you’re an existing teacher. Continuing education courses at the school include trainings and certifications in Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Sound Healing. Essentially, Rolling Admissions students will be able to drop in to training weekends when they can, and complete their practice hours at the studio. There will be private lessons, and hands on assisting during class sessions when the student feels ready. Aspiring Yoga Teachers and Experienced Yoga teachers alike will have the opportunity to learn and broaden their offerings. You can receive up to 1,000 hours in Yoga Teacher Training.

Continuing Education Rolling Admissions Programs

50 Hours Pranayama and Energetic Anatomy (75 CEU’s)

50 Hours Mantra Meditation (100 CEU’s)

100 Hours Art of Asana and Assists (100 CEU’s)

50 Hours Yin and Restorative (75 CEU’s)

You can now earn continuing education with a focus on a specific aspect of the yoga practice. You’ll be able to attend workshops, classes and training weekends that focus on your topic of choice. Become expert in practicing and teaching pranayama, learn to play the harmonium, or refine your assists and verbal cues. Whatever area you feel like you need some more practice and knowledge in, we have you covered. We can meet individually to figure out a structure that works best. There will be contact hours with the teachers in the studio, and some homework required outside of contact hours.

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Pranayama and Energetic Anatomy - 50 Hours

This is a rolling admissions continuing education training course. This means that students are eligible to take training weekends and workshops on their own time, coming to studio events on weekends where trainings of their topic is begin taught.

In this Pranayama and Energetic Anatomy training course, we will focus on the vital life force, Prana. You will learn how to deepen your personal pranayama practice, and if desired, practice the skills needed to guide others in the practice. We will cover pranayama techniques, bandhas, nadis, chakras, pranavayus and koshas. You’ll have a better understanding of our complex energetic anatomy and learn how to utilize them in your asana and meditation practice.

Tuition $800

Mantra Meditation - 50 Hours

This is a rolling admissions continuing education training course. This means that students are eligible to take training weekends and workshops on their own time, coming to studio events on weekends where trainings of their topic is begin taught.

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Learn all about the power of Mantra Meditation! Participants of this course will learn the practice of japa, vedic style chanting and call and response. Each individual may have a personal focus that the wish to expand upon, whether learning harmonium, guiding people in group chanting, or simply cultivating a strong personal practice of mantra. Meet with Noah and Cilla to develop a plan to complete 50 hours in trainings, private lessons and workshops on Mantra.

Tuition investment $800

Art of Asanas and Assists - 100 Hours

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This is a rolling admissions continuing education training course. This means that students are eligible to take training weekends and workshops on their own time, coming to studio events on weekends where trainings of their topic is begin taught.

Deepen your understanding of Anatomy, alignment, engagement and assists. You’ll complete 100 hours of study, learning more about Yoga for Anatomy teachers and how to sustain a healthy and safe practice. You’ll understand you’re own unique anatomy and learn how to modify or advance your own expression of the postures, and also develop the skills to assist others to find theirs. You will jump in on Posture Labs, an practice hands on assists during classes. The training includes anatomy classes, practice hours, hands on assists.

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Tuition investment $1,500

Yin and Restorative - 50 hours

This is a rolling admissions continuing education training course. This means that students are eligible to take training weekends and workshops on their own time, coming to studio events on weekends where trainings of their topic is begin taught.

Learn all about the slower, softer practices of Yin and Restorative Yoga. You’ll attend classes, workshops, and training weekends to deeper your personal practice and skills as a yoga teacher. Included in these hours is energetic anatomy, anatomy of connective tissue, aromatherapy, marma points, meditation, pranayama, sound therapy, and assists.

Tuition investment $800

Yoga Nidra Certification - 30 hours

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Rolling Admissions: Fall Sessions begin Mid September and go to January.
In a busy world that tends to focus on “doing” rather than “being”, these slower, gentle, and more introspective practices are essential to maintaining balance. When we don’t have a strong spiritual practice, the hardships, struggles and temporality of life can cause a great deal of confusion and stress. Stress has an extremely negative effect on our health and often leads us to seek external sense gratification as a means of “relaxation” or temporary escape. Yoga Nidra will provide us with a self study that allows us to not only relax in a healthy way, but actually provides an opportunity for deep introspection, resulting in a better understanding of the Self and our relationship to everyone and everything around us.

Yoga Nidra is an ancient and accessible guided technique that can lead us toward greater self-awareness and implement positive transformation in our lives. Nidra means “sleep” in sanskrit, so this practice can be considered “yogic sleep”, only we are not really sleeping, but rather reaching a relaxed state of consciousness that is in-between wakefulness and sleep. It is more like conscious sleep, where we use a systematic method to induce physical, mental and emotional relaxation but the Self stays awake and aware. By becoming deeply relaxed and guided through the Koshas (or sheaths of existence), we are able to escape our constantly “thinking” mind, and move closer to our true Self, free of the mind and false ego. In this relaxed state of mind, we plant the seeds of our Sankalpa to implement positive transformation.

This practice have a long list of benefits for our body, but more profound is how a regular practice changes the way we think, perceive, and react in this world and beyond. In this course, you’ll be able to experience these healing modalities first hand, deepen your understanding of why we practice them and learn the tools and techniques to share this transformative practice with others.

What you’ll learn: Energetic Anatomy - Koshas, Nadis, Chakras, Prana Vayus, Pranayama - techniques that you can practice before, after and during your classes, Emotional Release and Samskara, Meditation Techniques, Benefits of Yoga Nidra, How to write your own Yoga Nidra Scripts and present them to your students, Sankalpa - The Power of Intention, Brain wave patterns & Yoga Nidra, and Relaxation and the Nervous System

Program led by Cilla Weisman, E-RYT 1000, BA in Psychology from University of Vermont. Certified in: Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Massage Therapy, Marma Therapy, Sound Healing, and 200 hours in Ayurveda Integration.


This will be an apprentice style Yoga Nidra Training. With private lessons, Yoga Nidra sessions, one on one practice, group practice, homework and self study, students will have the ability to write and deliver their own unique Yoga Nidra Scripts ranging anywhere from 15-60 minutes in length.

Tuition investment - $400

Intro to Sound Healing and Meditation Training

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with Nancy Borg and Cilla Weisman
Sat/Sun, September 28th and 29th, 9-4pm

This training is open to anyone, but will also act as continuing education for yoga teachers. In addition to learning and practicing with the bowls, you'll get to experience Hatha Yoga enhanced with a Sound Bath shavasana, as well as a Restorative Yoga, Yin and Sound Bath Meditations.

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Both Nancy and Cilla bring years of experience in the field to greater assist yoga teachers. They strive to provide a safe space, filled with positive intentions. Sat sept 28th 9-4 pm
Sunday 29th 9-4 pm
15 Continuing Education Credits through Yoga Alliance
10 Contact Hours
5 Non-Contact Hours

Topics covered:

The basics of Sound Healing: how it works, benefits, and contraindications

Technique: placement of bowls, creating soothing vibrations, intention

Sound Bath: How to offer sound healing during shavasana

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Using Bowls for Restorative Yoga: How to place and strike the bowls on students during a restorative yoga class

Different Sound Meditations that you can practice on yourself or others

Shavasana Assists

Essential oils 101: Learn the basics of aromatherapy and how to include it in your classes

Koshas, Chakras and Prana

Samskara and Emotional Release

Nancy has been practicing Yoga regularly for more than 25 years, became 200 RYT Hatha certified in 2012 and has been teaching steadily since that time. She became certified to teach Yin Yoga Level with Sagel Urlacher at Sukha Yoga Studio, going on to add Yin Yoga Level II and Restorative Levels I & II with Cilla. Nancy is continually learning and studying, including workshops with Sri Dharma Mitra, anatomy workshops at Omega, as well as several other local classes and workshops. Nancy has also completed 200 Hr Ayurveda Integration program with The Ayurvedic Center of Vermont in Williston, Vermont, is a Reiki Level II practitioner, is Ishta Level I Certified Tibetan Healing Bowl practitioner and has a strong mantra meditation practice. Nancy regularly teaches workshops that include Sound Healing, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Aromatherapy and Yoga Nidra. She is currently enrolled an advanced 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Sukha Yoga.

Cilla began practicing yoga in 2002. She’s been teaching yoga for 10+ years, and has been a certified Massage Therapist and body worker since 2004. She holds over 1000 hours in formal Yoga Teacher Trainings, along with continuing education and certificates in Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Sound Healing, Advanced Assists, Ayurveda, and Marma Point Therapy. She and her husband, Noah, currently operate Sukha Yoga, where they serve by sharing Bhakti Yoga and offering Yoga Teacher Trainings and Continuing Education Courses. They also offer trainings in India with SuperSoul Yoga annually.

Limited Space as there are limited bowls to practice on. Please reach out to us with any questions.

Reserve your spot with a $100 deposit here or pay $299 full tuition.

Reiki Level I with Anne Cameron

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Sunday, October 6th, 9am-5pm

Learn the history of Reiki, learn the precepts, receive Level I Attunements so that you are tapped into this Universal Life Force energy, learn about the Chakra System and Subtle Energy in each our our energy centers, learn the hand positions to give yourself a full Reiki session.

Learning Reiki I will help you to develop a beautiful Spiritual Self Care Practice, so that you can discern and better manage your own energy, create clearer boundaries, feel more grounded, as well as more spiritually connected in your daily life.

Everyone will receive Reiki Level I Certification upon completion of this training.

Tuition investment $200, We keep this particular training intimate and have limited space. You can HOLD your spot with a $100 nonrefundable deposit. VSAC non-degree grants accepted. Price goes up 9/14

Register here


Prenatal Yoga Training w/ Beth Elise Kruger for this 16 hour prenatal training course

Saturday Oct. 12 and 13th

“Prenatal Yoga Training: Part 1 (of 3):”

This class is for Yoga Teachers or practitioners who wish to deepen their knowledge of pregnancy and prenatal yoga. You can take this weekend as a stand alone course or use it toward a full 85 hour Prenatal Yoga Training.
What we'll cover:
Introduction to Prenatal Yoga—Anatomy and Physiology
Teaching Prenatal Yoga—Why and How its Different—Phase of Life/Information gathering, etc
Birth: History, Philosophy, Creating a Birth Culture in Class
Structuring your Class for Pregnancy
Restorative Yoga for Pregnancy, Pranayama for Pregnancy

Saturday 11am-7pm
Sunday 9am-5pm
**Catered Lunch included in tuition $450

VSAC non-degree grants accepted

Yin Yoga level 1 Training Course with Cilla

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Saturday November 23rd and Sunday November 24th

Yin Yoga is a unique style of asana where we are encouraged to find our individual edge of sensation and stay with this edge in stillness for several minutes. It's accessible for everyone and teaches us to be calm, still and introspective. We can use props to support us and we sharpen our discernment while choosing our individual edge. The postures target our connective tissue, and promote a strengthening and lengthening of this complex network. There are so many physiological benefits, but the beauty of Yin Yoga lies in the subtle practice of self-study, meditation, and application of yogic philosophy. It can be a great tool to allow us to feel better in our bodies but also to experience a connection between mind, body, and spirit. When we overcome the mind we can better connect to our true nature: that part of us that is filled with unconditional love and compassion.
We will cover:
* The anatomy of connective tissue, discussing fascia, joints, and bones.
* Energetic anatomy: the koshas, chakras, prana vayus, pranayama techniques and how to incorporate them into your class.
* Yin postures, how to instruct them and their contraindications, modifications and benefits
* How to sequence an intelligent and safe Yin class for your students or home practice.
There are qualities of Yin and Yang in everything in nature. To balance out this quiet, still and introspective practice we also offer a strong Vinyasa class and Mantra meditation.
Students will leave with the knowledge and confidence to design a Yin class that is safe and effective.
This Yin training is unique from other Yin trainings because we incorporate the ancient teachings of Bhakti yoga. We will discuss the Energetic Anatomy of Prana Vayus, Nadis and Chakras. This training blends up to date anatomy with the timeless truths of Yoga philosophy to offer a Yin style class that can help you deepen your spiritual practice and broaden your perspective.

*VSAC grants accepted, This course counts as Continuing Education through Yogaallianceinternational

Saturday
9-5pm
Sunday 10-5pm
15 hours
20 CEU's

Register here for Early Bird $350 ** Tuition includes manual & catered lunch of rice and daal Saturday and Sunday