300-Hour Teacher Training

A comprehensive training, where East meets West.

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Reflections, Center for Conscious Living & Yoga
Yoga Alliance Certified 300-hour Teacher Training Program

Where Eastern tradition meets Western methods and science is key

CHOOSE YOUR AUTHENTIC PATH:

150 CORE COURSES + 150 ELECTIVES = 300

All 300-hour trainees will take Reflection’s CORE courses:
Bare Bones Basics, Life by Design and Corrective Yoga = 150 hours

For the remaining 150 hours, pick and choose from ANY of our electives or
develop a specialization within our Eastern or Western tracks.

Our EASTERN track is based on traditional yogic path.
Learn Yoga from its roots with Masters of the practice.

Our WESTERN track is based on integrated movement approaches.
Fill your yoga tool box with knowledge about specialized positioning & movement.

Choose Your Authentic Path

 

Core Courses = 150 hours

100 Hours: Corrective Yoga

 

This training can be applied to 300 Hour RYT status, registered through the Yoga Alliance.

Dates: TBA

Cost: $1350 early bird, $1500 after June 1st
*Manual Not Included in Course Cost*

Lead Trainers: Paula Tursi and T’ai Jamar Hanna

Contact: Program Advisor, T’ai Jamar at tai@reflectionsyoga.com

 

Set yourself apart in the field of Corrective Yoga

This unique and insightful course integrates yoga, thai bodywork and movement therapy. Our collaborative approach addresses structural problems caused by daily behaviors and habits, offering hands on tools that you can use in classes and private yoga settings.

You will learn how to guide students via adjustments, verbal cues, and integrated prop work. These tools will help you treat individual students for common physical maladies.

Please note that this course is designed for 200-RYT graduates. It is open to certified 200 hour graduates or certified body workers.

You’ll take your teaching skills to the next level by:

  • Recognizing and addressing common problems and misalignments.
  • Designing structured sequences and workshops to heal and empower your students.
  • Enhancing your hands-on adjustments with Thai techniques.
  • Utilizing Thai yoga to increase circulation, decrease pain, and find mobility in the joints.
  • Incorporating specific corrective strengthening exercises.
  • Learn how to creatively use props blocks, balls, bands, etc.
  • Learning how to work with specific populations such as athletes, the elderly, and in corporate/private settings.
  • Acquiring conversational knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Developing a lens into somatic movement.
  • Gaining a deeper understanding of functional anatomy.
25 Hours: Life by Design (ONLINE 10WK)

When there is clarity in purpose there is strength in action. When they join forces, we can be empowered to design a life of meaning and be the innovators and leaders we were meant to be. – Paula Tursi

 

Dates: March 10th – May 19th 2018, Saturdays

Time: 9-10am

Cost: $500

Lead Trainer: Paula Tursi

Location: Online

Contact: Program Advisor, T’ai Jamar at tai@reflectionsyoga.com

 

 

We can only meet people in our power, if we can embody that power. When we are not clear about our purpose, we can often feel frightened, frustrated and even depressed. In this course we will work together to help find our true voice, our hidden nature.

Have you ever longed to know your true purpose and how to put that out in the world in a bold way? This course will marry the psychology of yoga with your daily life, in theory and in practice. We will look into your shadows to find what is stopping you from moving forward and owning your life’s purpose. Each week you will take both spiritual and physical actions to create an alignment between inner purpose and outer actions. By the end of the 10 weeks you will have a comprehensive plan of action to take you to the next step on your life’s path that will align with your soul’s desire.

This 25-hour course is part of the (CORE) requirements for any of the 300-hour tracks of Advanced Yoga Teacher Training. But this course is not just for teachers, it is designed to transform anyone with a sincere interest in developing their spiritual practice and understanding of self and bringing their dreams into reality.

 

What’s Involved:

  • 10 tele calls with Paula
  • 10 calls with your peer group
  • Reading and videos for at home support
  • Weekly projects with insightful feedback
  • Thoughtfully curated workbook that will help you build on the course and be a continuing guide in your journey

In this comprehensive course, you will:

  • Use Jungian shadow work to uncover the most pervasive blocks hindering your growth
  • Be guided through hypno-meditation to set a clear purpose for your life
  • Use Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutra as a map for understanding how to work with anxiety, eating disorders, addiction and depression
  • Move the locked prana in your body using yogic breathing practices designed specifically for you
  • Set goals that will be witnessed by the group, create a timeline, and deploy a plan of action that will help bring our purpose into the world
25 Hours: Teaching the Bare Bones Basics

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Dates: February 16 – 18, 2018
*3 day training plus 2 conference calls

Times: 9am-5pm

Cost: $400
*Manual Not Included in Course Cost*

Lead Trainer: Paula Tursi

Contact: Program Advisor, T’ai Jamar at tai@reflectionsyoga.com

 

 

Teaching  yoga for beginners is becoming a highly-sought after skill. As yoga becomes more popular and gains recognition in the media and the medical field, more and more people are coming to class and hiring private instructors for a variety of reasons. Open level classes are intimidating and risky for beginners, as students may have little to no knowledge of how to use their body. Frankly, basic classes are just not that basic. Where can a student go to gain clear and safe understanding of how an asana is meant to be done?

Working one-on-one and being able to see what a student is missing–and how to bring a pose together–requires a lot of skill. Teaching the basics requires you to have a solid understanding of how the body moves, as well as the elements of each asana, so you can teach it in components as well as in entirety. Teaching your students the basics from a well-thought out and experienced perspective gives them a safe and encouraging point of entry.

“Though you may need to be flexible to teach an advanced class, you must know the body and how it moves to teach the building blocks of yoga.” ~ Paula Tursi

 

 

What’s Involved:

  • 3 days of class time.
  • Home work.
  • Conduct an online class taught and observed by the group.
  • 2 or 3 teleclasses as follow up.

In this advanced and comprehensive course, you will learn:

  • The building blocks of 10 of the most important asanas.
  • How to teach simple and informative anatomical principles.
  • The anatomy of breath.
  • How to use props and how to teach your students to use them.
  • 10 of the most useful pose adjustments.
  • How to introduce meditation to beginners.
  • The art of seeing –you will practice seeing where a student is moving from and how to redirect.
  • Private client protocol and how to conduct private sessions.
  • How to troubleshoot the effects of people’s expectations.

Recommended Reading :

Making Connections: Total Body Integration Through Bartenieff Fundamentals by Peggy Hackney

“Paula’s approach to yoga is incredibly authentic and powerful. I feel honored that I got the opportunity to train with her as my teacher. She paves a clear path of wellness for many through her teachings, practice and overall interactions. I thank her from the bottom of my heart for the valuable training and enhancing my passion of sharing yoga with the world.” ~Rebecca, Denmark

Eastern Track Electives

40 Hours: The Art of Thai Healing Touch, Witness (Level One)

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Dates: TBA
*32 classroom hours plus 8 hours of outside classroom practice to be documented by student and assessed by instructor

Cost: $600
*Manual Not Included

Lead Trainer: T’ai Jamar Hanna

Contact: Program Advisor, T’ai Jamar at tai@reflectionsyoga.com

 

This foundational course is open to certified yoga, pilates, fitness, and movement instructors. In this 40 Hour Training, you will learn a 90-minute Traditional Thai Bodywork sequence to include in your private practice, expand your understanding of energetic and physical healing, and enhance your knowledge of human movement, structural alignment and intuitive touch. Thai Yoga Bodywork is an ancient art form of energy-line (sen) stimulation, supported stretching, acupressure, deep-tissue release, and therapeutic touch that brings openness and relaxation to the body. Thai Yoga Bodywork is an integrative approach to health, combining breath, yoga asana and mindfulness meditation of Metta (loving compassion) into a flowing dance of continuous rhythmic motion. TYM works on the energy lines and points that bring physical, mental and emotional bodies to balance and harmonize all the systems in the body.

 

 

What’s Involved:

  • Preparation of the body with warm-ups, breathing techniques and metta meditation.
  • Working within your own yoga practice and scope of movement to partner up and share a reciprocal dance of loving kindness, movement, and breath.
  • Introduction to the foundations of Thai Yoga (meditation in movement) and the principles of healing touch: correct postural alignment for giver, leverage and weight, connected breath, and delivering of intention through touch.
  • Learn a Thai Yoga sequence (approximately 1hr 30min).  This sequence is designed to restore basic flexibility, increase range of movement and balance the flow of energy.

In this Foundational Course, you will learn:

  • How to work on the floor, practicing your yoga and using leverage to deliver precise and connected bodywork.
  • How to use hands, feet, and forearms to deliver mindful, healing touch.
  • The history of Buddhism and the oral tradition of Thai medicine.
  • How to feel and receive the message of the body, unblock energy, and create better flow.
  • When and how to stretch muscular/sen lines.
  • How to give a full body Thai Yoga session in the four traditional positions (prone, supine, side and sitting).

“T’ai is an intuitive healer and an authentic teacher. I have learned so much just from watching her move in tandem with a client– her “work” is more like a beautiful dance.” ~Katie O’Connell (Owner of Dragonfly Yoga Barn and Retreat Center)

Western Track Electives

20 Hours: Franklin Method

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*This does not certify you to become a Franklin Method Educator- for more information on becoming an FME go towww.franklinmethod.com

Dates: September TBA

Times: TBA

Cost: $430 (includes balls and bands)

Lead Trainer: Damian McCann

Contact: Program Adviser, T’ai Jamar at tai@reflectionsyoga.com

 

 

The Franklin Method uses dynamic imagery, anatomical embodiment and educational skills to create lasting positive change in your body and mind. The Franklin Method was founded by Eric Franklin in 1994 and is taught all over the world, including the Universities of Vienna, Cologne, Karlsruhe and the Juilliard School in New York. The Franklin Method is recognized by the health providers in Switzerland and is a regularly seen at Dance, Pilates, Yoga and Physiotherapy conferences.

 

One of the greatest discoveries of the 21st century is the plasticity of the brain; the idea that the life we live shapes our brain. The Franklin Method is at the forefront of practical neuro-plasticity–demonstrating how to use the brain to improve bodily function. This method teaches you how to harness the transformative power of the mind, starting with the knowledge that we have the power to change things in and around us.

 

Physically, the Franklin Method teaches dynamic alignment and how to move your body with maximum efficiency. The whole body is part of a symphony of coordinated movement and, in a sense, your posture is reinvented at every instant. In every moment, the ideal combination of movement between limbs, joints, gravity, connective tissue, and muscle is attempted, and can be achieved, by your brain and nervous system.

 

 

Required Reading: Pelvic Power: Mind/Body Exercises for Strength, Flexibility, Posture, and Balance for Men and Women – Eric Franklin

 

Damian McCann is a level 3 Franklin Method Educator and has been studying and teaching the Franklin Method for over ten years. In this time he has trained extensively with founder Eric Franklin and now teaches weekly classes in NYC as well as workshops around the US, Canada, and Europe.

 

*Open to all who have a sincere interest in learning Franklin Method and its approaches to dynamic alignment and postural intelligence.*

30 Hours: The Healing Practice: Yin Yoga

 

Date: June 14-17

Time: 9am-6pm

Cost: Early Bird $525, Week of $600

Contact: Program Advisor, Alana Kessler

 

The purpose of this training is to offer and guide your understanding of basic principles in anatomy, energetics, breathing, sequencing and language. These skills will be applied using the Yin Yoga method through lecture, practice, self study, and asana laboratories. As a result your engagement with the subtle body will deepen and a new and more refined relationship to your practice and teaching will unfold.

 

Yin Yoga is a method of practice where the actions of pulling and compression are applied to the connective tissues of the body through passive postures held for 3 – 5 minutes.. By careful and intentional application of the methods, the organs and related systems find continuous balance.

Other Electives

30 Hours: Yoga and The Organs

 

Dates: July 30 – Aug 2

Times: 9am – 6pm

Cost: Early Bird $450, Week of $525

Lead Trainer: Paula Tursi & T’ai Jamar Hanna

Contact: Program Advisor, T’ai Jamar: tai@reflectionsyoga.com

 

Join Paula and T’ai Jamar for a weekend of applied yoga. This three-day workshop will examine how yoga and healing touch can be applied therapeutically to effect and harmonize the organ system and the endocrine system.

 

This 3-day course is designed for 200-RYT graduates. Build your understanding of how the asanas specifically address the inner body and the organ system:

  • Become familiar with the organs and endocrine system and their function
  • Understand how to use the asanas to stimulate, balance and heal the organs and balance the endocrine system
  • Recognizing and address common problems and misalignments and how they reflect back to the inner body
  • Address how yoga can help IBS, Infertility, issue of digestion, anxiety and more
  • Design a yoga sequence that is based on creating a dialogue with your inner and outer body
  • Learn Thai abdominal detox techniques and Assisted Thai stretches to address organ health
40 Hours: Prenatal Yoga

 

 

Dates: July 17-19 Tues-Thurs & July 21-23 Sat-Mon

Time: 9am-5pm

Cost: Early Bird $550, Week of $600
*Manual not included

Contact: Program Advisor, Tai Jamar: tai@reflectionsyoga.com

 

Carried Downward Breath – A Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training; Level 1 will prepare you to lead safe, effective and beautiful prenatal classes; and enable you to feel confident when a pregnant student walks into your non-prenatal class. Teaching yoga to pregnant women is incredibly rewarding work. And being certified in prenatal yoga opens doors to numerous teaching opportunities.

 
This 45+ hour intensive covers the key information necessary to make you a knowledgeable, confidant prenatal yoga teacher. Completion of this module, plus a final project, leads to certification as a prenatal yoga teacher through Living Now Yoga.
 
 
Level 1 – Led by Juliana Mitchell, C-IAYT
*45+ hour intensive includes
                Which poses to avoid and why
                Modifying Sun Salutations for pregnant practitioners
                Pregnancy from physiological, emotional and energetic perspectives
                Common pregnancy discomforts & the practices that can alleviate them
                The art of sequencing a cohesive class for a roomful of expectant mommas
                Studies of female anatomy, including understanding the female pelvis
                Alignment in pregnancy, and its impact on breath, pelvic floor health, baby’s position and birth. 
                Understanding the progression of labor and delivery
                Holding space for grief and loss – cultivating respect and compassion on the topic of miscarriage
                Much more

 

PREREQUISITE

  • Minimum of 200-hour yoga teacher certification, or its equivalent
  • Six months of yoga teaching experience. Exceptions will be considered. Please ask.
  • Yoga Teacher Liability Insurance. No exceptions.
25 Hours: Kids Yoga Certification

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Dates: TBA

Cost: $500

Location: Reflections, NYC

Contact: Program Advisor, T’ai Jamar: tai@reflectionsyoga.com

 

Kidding Around Yoga is registered through the Yoga Alliance, and certified Yoga instructors can earn CEUs through our program. For more information on CEUs click here.

Kids Yoga Teacher Training & Certification

Kidding Around Yoga specializes in transformational kids Yoga teacher trainings from St. Petersburg, Florida to Paris, France. Our training is full of interesting and fun ways to share this ancient practice with children ages 2-17. You will learn creative instruction in meditation, breathing practices, relaxation, poses, games & activities, stress management for kids, how to run a kids Yoga day camp, kids Yoga birthday parties and so much more. KAY has a unique approach to teaching children’s Yoga and a series of original music created by our tight knit family of teachers and trainers. Our trainings are great for anyone who works with kids on any level.

 

Kidding Around Yoga has developed a unique two day hands-on training, backed up by an independent online course and a lifetime of support by KAY staff and your vibrant KAY community. But KAY isn’t merely a kids yoga training program. It’s an entire program that will change your life. KAY is a community of like minded folks, a lifestyle, a career, and an adventure. You will learn the Science of Yoga, especially geared for little yogis. You will discover (and participate in) wildly fun yoga games and activities, arts and crafts, and so much MORE. We even have over 50 original kid’s yoga songs, full of yoga poses and cardio that will be available for you to download at the start of your training. KAY kids LOVE this music, and so will you.

 

If you enjoy yoga and working with kids, Kidding Around Yoga training is for you. NO PRE-CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED! It is great for established yoga teachers who want to work with kids, but it is also geared toward people with very different goals and backgrounds. Teachers who want to bring a little something extra to the classroom, parents who want to introduce their families to the joys of Yoga, and people who yearn to start a kids yoga business of their very own will all be thrilled with this comprehensive training and amazing level of support. Our training will change your life, as you will change the lives of your many beautiful students to come. You WILL be certified to teach children’s yoga after attending our training.

 

PEOPLE WHO HAVE BENEFITED FROM THIS TRAINING:
PTs * OTs * Montessori teachers * P.E. teachers * Psychologists * Yoga teachers * Dance teachers * Speech Therapists * Play Therapists * Parents * Grandparents * Nurses * Babysitters * Camp Counselors * and many more.

Online Courses

25 Hours: Life by Design (ONLINE 10WK)

When there is clarity in purpose there is strength in action. When they join forces, we can be empowered to design a life of meaning and be the innovators and leaders we were meant to be. – Paula Tursi

 

Dates: March 10th – May 19th 2018, Saturdays

Time: 9-10am

Cost: $500

Lead Trainer: Paula Tursi

Location: Online

Contact: Program Advisor, T’ai Jamar at tai@reflectionsyoga.com

 

 

We can only meet people in our power, if we can embody that power. When we are not clear about our purpose, we can often feel frightened, frustrated and even depressed. In this course we will work together to help find our true voice, our hidden nature.

Have you ever longed to know your true purpose and how to put that out in the world in a bold way? This course will marry the psychology of yoga with your daily life, in theory and in practice. We will look into your shadows to find what is stopping you from moving forward and owning your life’s purpose. Each week you will take both spiritual and physical actions to create an alignment between inner purpose and outer actions. By the end of the 10 weeks you will have a comprehensive plan of action to take you to the next step on your life’s path that will align with your soul’s desire.

This 25-hour course is part of the (CORE) requirements for any of the 300-hour tracks of Advanced Yoga Teacher Training. But this course is not just for teachers, it is designed to transform anyone with a sincere interest in developing their spiritual practice and understanding of self and bringing their dreams into reality.

 

What’s Involved:

  • 10 tele calls with Paula
  • 10 calls with your peer group
  • Reading and videos for at home support
  • Weekly projects with insightful feedback
  • Thoughtfully curated workbook that will help you build on the course and be a continuing guide in your journey

In this comprehensive course, you will:

  • Use Jungian shadow work to uncover the most pervasive blocks hindering your growth
  • Be guided through hypno-meditation to set a clear purpose for your life
  • Use Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutra as a map for understanding how to work with anxiety, eating disorders, addiction and depression
  • Move the locked prana in your body using yogic breathing practices designed specifically for you
  • Set goals that will be witnessed by the group, create a timeline, and deploy a plan of action that will help bring our purpose into the world
85 Hours: Yoga Anatomy

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Reflections Yoga is pleased to offer our 300-hour Teacher Training students and alumni an opportunity to take the YogaAnatomy.net Principles On-Line Course with Leslie Kaminoff for a special discount. This is the exact course that Paula chose when she wanted to upgrade her own skill-set around yoga anatomy years ago.

 

Mentorship Program
The Reflections Yoga Mentorship Program: This is an opportunity for serious yoga teachers to develop their skills and deepen their knowledge of yoga through personal guidance with Paula and other senior teachers and who are interested in becoming a part of the Reflections  yoga teacher’s family
 
ABOUT
As new teachers we are always looking for ways to continue our education and would benefit most from direct feedback regarding your actual teaching . Over the course of three months, you will be guided through an in-depth study of asana practice, teaching skills and yogic study.  Following your own path of research, you will be paired with an experienced teacher who will challenge and support you to find your own voice as a teacher. The program has flexible hours and is made up of the following five components:
Private Mentorship Sessions
You will meet with your mentor once per week for a discussion session. These sessions will be structured to outline your goals and objectives and discuss your progress. You will also be given reading and writing assignments relevant to your interests. 
(Total 12 Hours)
Asana Practice 
You are required to practice two Asana classes per week, either both with your mentor or one with your mentor and a second with a teacher that your mentor will recommend. (Minimum 36 Hours)
Observation / Assist
Initially, you will observe your mentor’s class and have a brief discussion afterwards to answer any questions that may have arisen regarding sequencing, assists, etc.  If your mentor deems it appropriate, you may begin to offer assists within the class and, guided by your mentor, lead one or two poses in class. (Total 9 Hours)
Practice Teaching
Towards the end of the program, you will have an opportunity to teach two full-length donation classes. Your mentor will observe and provide feedback. (2 Hours)
Personal Study
Your mentor will assign you reading and writing projects to complete, custom-tailored based on your personal intentions and what your mentor deems most appropriate for you.
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PREREQUISITES
This program is open to those who:

Have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program (or equivalent)

Have had an interview with Paula

Currently practice at Reflections or are closing to do so. 

Would like to teach at Reflections

SCHEDULE
This unique program can start at any time to coordinate with the availability of a Reflections mentor.
COST
$800

Policies

Payment and Cancellation

Payment Policies:

  • A deposit is required to hold your space: half of the course fee.
  • To receive an early registration discount, full payment must be received eight weeks prior to first session.
  • Full payment must be received prior to first session.
  • Enrollment is by full cost of session. There is no pro-rated enrollment for partial attendance.

Student Cancellation Policies: 

  • Up to 14 days before course – receive CREDIT to be applied to future Teacher Training. Not applicable for classes, workshops, or retreats. Deposit minus a $30 processing fee
  • Less than 14 days before – No refunds or credits.

Course Cancellation Policy:

  • All courses require a minimum number of students. If this number is not reached with 6 weeks of the course Reflections reserves the right postpone/adjust the course. In case of this all deposits will be returned.

Post-Program Attendance:

  • Once you have taken 300-hour ATT courses, you can repeat courses you have taken at no cost, and for an unlimited time – space allowing, at the discretion of the teacher, as long as the course is offered in NYC.

Single Class Policies:

  • During the duration of the course, you are welcome to take yoga classes on our schedule at Reflections.

Booking Accommodations:

  • Please DO NOT book accommodations until you have been fully accepted.