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

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

Dates: TBA
Location: NYC
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)

Dates: October 21st – December 23rd, 2017, Saturdays
Time: 9-10am
Cost: $500
Lead Trainer: Paula Tursi
Location: Online
Contact: Program Advisor, T’ai Jamar at tai@reflectionsyoga.com
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

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

one-on-one-foot-300x201Dates: February 16 – 19, 2018
Times: TBA
Cost: $400
*Manual Not Included in Course Cost*
Lead Trainer: Paula Tursi
Location: Reflections, NYC
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

25 Hours: Chakra Psychology, Sound Healing and Mantra

Shyamji-300x200Dates: TBA
Cost: $400
*Manual Not Included in Course Cost*
Lead Trainer: Shyamji Bhatnagar
Location: Reflections, NYC
Contact: Program Advisor, T’ai Jamar at tai@reflectionsyoga.com

Open to all who have a sincere interest in learning about energetic anatomy and sound healing. Experience the difference between consciousness and awareness with Shyamji Bhatnagar, master of sound and chakra psychology and author of Micro Chakras and the director of Chakra Institute. Born and raised in India, Sri Shyamji Bhatnagar is a true master. At age 12, he met his spiritual teacher in the Himalayas and spent several years under his guidance. The Guru initiated Shyamji into the Saivite tradition of Tantra—imparting a rare oral tradition of sacred sounds (naada yoga), breath (svara yoga), and spiritual wisdom.

In this course, you will:

  • Physically experience the chakras and learn about the micro chakras.
  • Experience the power of sound and mantra.
  • Learn about the obstacles that cause blockages in the chakras and micro-chakras.
  • Learn how to to utilize the power of sound via mantra to release blocked energy.

Required Reading: Micro Chakras  – Shyamji Bhatnagar

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

20160105_ReflectionsTai_0657Dates: TBA
*32 classroom hours+ 8 hours of outside classroom practice to be documented by student and assessed by instructor.
Cost: $600
*Manual Not Included in Course Cost*
Lead Trainer: T’ai Jamar Hanna
Location: Reflections, NYC
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)

40 Hours: The Art of Thai Healing Touch, Connect (Level Two)

20160105_ReflectionsTai_0657Dates: TBA 2018
Time: TBA
Cost: $640

Lead Trainer: T’ai Jamar Hanna
Location: Reflections, NYC
Contact: Program Advisor, T’ai Jamar at tai@reflectionsyoga.com

This progressive course is open to anyone who has studied or practiced Thai Yoga Bodywork. Appropriate for certified yoga, pilates, fitness, and movement instructors.

In this training you will learn dynamic transitions, sideline sequences, seated techniques to weave into your Thai Yoga practice.  It will expand your understanding of energetic and physical healing, and deepen your knowledge of human movement, structural alignment and intuitive touch.

You will learn how to transition and flow between postures. You will learn rhythmic dynamic thai techniques. You will learn how to honor more and effort-less. You will deepen your connection with metta (loving kindness) and you will be surrounded, practticing, and sharing with a beautiful sangha of thai yoga loves.

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.
  • Advanced Techniques with focus on transitions with fluidity and grace
  • Develop sensitivity to connect with intuition and to feel using more than hands…feet, forearms, and knees
  • Address specific complaints through therapeutic techniques
  • Learn how to use Thai Herbal Compress
  • Special Guest, Sarah Seely will be presenting the art of Thai Herbal Compress, as well as teas, tinctures, and Thai footcare. Sarah Seely is an advanced certified Thai Yoga teacher and practitioner through the Lotus Palm Institute and the International Training Massage School in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
10 Hours: Sanskrit Studies Method, Module One

Manorama_med-7-236x300Date/Time: TBA
Cost: $250
Teacher: Manorama
Location: Reflections, NYC
Contact: Program Advisor, T’ai Jamar at tai@reflectionsyoga.com

“Sanskrit Module 1 is an immersion into to Sanskrit and gives students the ability to work confidently with Sanskrit asana names and mantras as well as to live alongside yogic principles.” ~ Manorama

Description: This course is an immersion into the Sanskrit language through the study of the Sanskrit alphabet, asana names, select mantras, and Luminous Soul Meditation principles.

 

You’ll learn:

  • Proper pronunciation of the entire Sanskrit alphabet, giving you confidence to chant mantras and asanas with ease.
  • Why Sanskrit mantras are healing for the listener.
  • The unique Sanskrit Studies Method of learning Sanskrit.
  • To immerse in the Luminous Soul Meditation practice, which teaches you how to soothe the mind and find a natural, energized, peaceful state.
  • Develop authentic insight into why Sanskrit is called the language of vibration and why that’s important.

Elements of the course include:

  • Proper pronunciation of select Sanskrit sounds.
  • Breath work and its place in your yogic practice as well as in chanting Sanskrit mantras.
  • Practicing the Luminous Soul Meditation to help you access peace at any time.
  • Mastering the chanting of two select mantras that are popular in yoga classes around the globe.
  • Reading Sanskrit letters in their original form (devanagari) as well as in the transliteration script.

You’ll leave this Sanskrit Studies Method workshop feeling more confident and knowledgeable in your understanding of Sanskrit and how to incorporate Sanskrit Studies Method into your life, practice and teachings.

Level: Great for Yoga Teachers and students interested to deepen their knowledge of Yoga.

About Manorama: Manorama evokes healing through the universal arts of language and conscious living. “Happiness,” she often says, “is the free flow of energy, and communication is energy. When we use our voices authentically and confidently, we create harmony between ourselves and others.” 
A renowned, highly respected teacher, Manorama offers Sanskrit Studies Method programs for yoga teacher trainings, as well as Luminous Soul Method trainings and retreats. Through the Sanskrit Studies Method, Manorama offers a direct, easy and joyful approach to learning Sanskrit, encouraging her students to focus on core principles of learning, the dynamic sound qualities of the language and it’s philosophical beauty.

Western Track Electives

25 Hours: Corporate Yoga

Dates: TBA
Cost: $400
Lead Trainers: Paula Tursi and Janet Dailey
Location: Reflections, NYC
Contact: Program Adviser, T’ai Jamar at tai@reflectionsyoga.com

Corporate yoga and meditation programs have gotten incredible media coverage and measurable results. As an alternative to studio classes, we offer corporate programs throughout the city; this is a great time to build your skills and be apart of this mindful movement.

This course will teach you how to conduct a perfect class for those in the corporate world. You will learn how to address some of the common work place mis-alignments, as well as offer a sequence to build postural awareness and provide ergonomic tools for maintaining a healthy body and mind.  You will learn how to use chairs as props and work in non-traditional environments.  The course will emphasize chair yoga for advanced and gentle classes, kundalini breathing and work place meditation.   Through lecture, group discussion, student practicum and hands-on experience, you will learn how to infuse relaxation and peace into the workday.

Join Paula Tursi, 20-year yoga teacher and 10-year student of Body Mind Centering, and Janet Dailey, owner of Daily Wellness in an innovative Corporate and Chair Yoga Teacher Training program. Janet and Paula have a practical approach to teaching yoga and meditation, as well as over 25 combined years of teaching experience. They will lay the foundation for you to successfully bring yoga to the workplace.

“Taking one of your classes is like walking into a heated building on a freezing winter’s day–the effect is immediate. Just stepping in allows you to relax and re-focus.” – Hayley, MSW

What’s Involved:

  • 25 hours of class time
  • One two-hour teleconference
  • Two hours of karma corporate teaching

In this advanced and comprehensive course, you will learn:

  • The basics of chair yoga
  • How to use breath and hand mudras in the corporate setting
  • The art and anatomy of breathing
  • Office-friendly meditations
  • Related anatomy, including the specifics of how and why people get injured at the office and how to begin to heal office-related pain
  • The foundations of business, and what it takes to bring yoga to the office
  • Office protocol
  • Spiritual aspect of running a business

In addition to classroom hours, participants will be required to meet one-on-one with the teachers during training to address the student’s specific goals. This training program is open to certified yoga teachers and is registered with Yoga Alliance.

This course requires outside teaching hours in addition to reading and homework. There will also be a two-hour follow up teleconference and two hours of teaching in the corporate environment required for all participants.

 

 

 

20 Hours: Franklin Method

heart-and-lungs-FM-230x300*This does not certify you to become a Franklin Method Educator- for more information on becoming an FME go towww.franklinmethod.com

Dates: TBA
Times: TBA
Cost: $430 (includes balls and bands)
Lead Trainer: Damian McCann
Location: Reflections, NYC
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.*

25 Hours: Coaching and the Business of Yoga

Dates: TBA
Location: Reflections, NYC
Contact: Program Advisor, T’ai Jamar at tai@reflectionsyoga.com

This 25 hour program is a blend of powerful lessons on business techniques for the personal coach, yoga teacher, or the health/wellness entrepreneur.  This course will help you build a strong framework for thriving practice!  Throughout the program, we will teach you about marketing, strategy, developing a unique voice, and the ways in which you can build a successful yoga and coaching business.

To take this course, you must have completed a coaching program, have certifications, or created your own innovative method.  Perhaps you’ve even done some paid coaching or teaching, have a few clients and are planning your first retreat – and you love it – but the idea of filling your practice with clients that pay you well is somewhat overwhelming. You just don’t know how to make your finances match your passion– and that’s where we come in.

This course will help you:

  • Discover your leadership voice.
  • Identify your key market/clients.
  • Troubleshoot pitfalls and common mistakes in starting a business.
  • Create a 3-6 months action plan.
  • Highlight your unique service.
  • Learn why blogs, social media and Facebook are a waste of your time.

You know other coaches, yoga teachers and health practitioners have created thriving practices, but you also know that 80% of coaches, teachers and healers make less than $20,000 a year.

Here are some examples of how you’ll maximize profits and build a thriving business:

  • Network!
  • Create powerful proposals & pitches.
  • Build a referral program.
  • Bolster client retention rates.
  • Establish your purpose and driving motivation.
  • Define what makes you unique and create your own brand.

What’s Involved:

  • Assigned readings, in-class free writes, and online group connecting exercises.
  • In class, there will be games, challenges, fun teaching moments (bring a pen and paper), and individual coaching, role playing, an overview of client intake processes, and practical business skills.
  • After the course, there will be follow up calls with a group support network, as well as a Facebook page for additional communication and support.

The best way to create a successful business is to be a fantastic leader. (Some coaching skills may be covered as they come up in our sessions, but they won’t be the focus).

Bottom line: This course will help you translate your passion for teaching and coaching into a profitable and successful business.

50 Hours: Yin Meditation of the Senses and Yoga Nidra

Date: March 2018
Location: Reflections, NYC
Contact: Program Advisor, T’ai Jamar at tai@reflectionsyoga.com

The awareness of Yin Yoga has risen in recent years due to its ability to address modern-day problems including stress, anxiety, muscular tension, pain, joint stiffness, limited range of motion, and distraction. Yin Yoga is literally a practice of stillness, and is a complement to a more active (yang) yoga practice. Ying doesn’t replace an active practice, but is a complement to physical flows as well as an ally in meditation practice. Our 25-hour Yin Yoga & Meditation training will prepare you to teach Yin Yoga and Meditation.

The training will include:

  • An overview of Yin & Yang concepts.
  • Lessons in the anatomy of tension & compression.
  • An overview of anatomical structure, including tissues that are targeted via the Yin practice and how to safely and effectively stimulate these tissues, the physiology of connective tissue (CT) or fascia, production of hyaluronic acid, and principles including contracture and joint fixation
  • Teachings on the Meridian & Five Elements Theory, including where the meridians are located, which postures stimulate them, and the elemental correspondences between meridians and major organs.
  • Learning specific postures in a Yin fashion, as well as ways to modify existing traditional postures or create new postures.
  • Lessons in anatomical differences, injury, trauma, and other considerations to look out for as a teacher of Yin Yoga
  • Studies on structuring a Yin Yoga class and how to teach basic meditation.
  • How to create and guide themed meditations, including finding inspiration for meditation topics.
  • An overview of brain science and mindfulness.

Other Electives

30 Hours: Yoga and The Organs

 

 

 

 

Dates: November 10th – 12th
Times: Friday 9am – 6pm, Saturday 12pm – 6pm, Sunday 9am – 6pm
Cost: $450 (before 9/15), $525 (after 9/15)
Lead Trainer: Paula Tursi & T’ai Jamar Hanna
Location: Reflections, NYC
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
85 Hours: Prenatal Yoga

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

This Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training course offers the skills to:

  • teach prenatal and postnatal yoga
  • meditation for labor
  • relaxation techniques
  • labor support skills for fathers
  • an understanding of various birthing techniques
  • Thai Massage for expecting mothers/ side line techniques

Basic curriculum

  • Anatomical and physiological changes during pregnancy and how it relates to yoga
  • Appropriate Asanas (Poses) and Pranayama (Breathwork)
  • Contra-indicated poses during pregnancy
  • Asana modifications for pregnancy
  • How to use props to help modify asanas for pregnancy
  • Principles of alignment
  • Understanding of the pelvic floor muscles for ALL women
  • Explantion of fetal positions. What poses are beneficial and what poses should be avoided during later pregnancy
  • Common discomforts of pregnancy and how to work with them using Asana and Thai massage

Partner yoga and Massage Techniques 

  • This will include flowing yoga sequences, restorative postures, and massage designed to teach fathers, partners, or friends how to help with the discomforts of pregnancy and labor.
  • A prenatal yoga teacher’s responsibilities and boundaries
  • Postnatal yoga – rebuilding the pregnant body, including poses to discourage and encourage
  • Practice teaching prenatal yoga classes
  • Discussion of current childbirth practices in our country

Requirements

  • Leading one 30 minute practice class
  • Participation in study groups (to provide support, deepen your understanding and cultivate curiosity)
  • Write a story informative essay on a topic of interest in pre/post natal yoga
  • 5 hours of karma teaching pregnant mothers
25 Hours: Kids Yoga Certification

Kids TTDates: 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)

Dates: October 21st – December 23rd, 2017, Saturdays
Time: 9-10am
Cost: $500
Lead Trainer: Paula Tursi
Location: Online
Contact: Program Advisor, T’ai Jamar at tai@reflectionsyoga.com
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

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

Yoga Anatomy Text Book ImageReflections 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.

Leslie Kaminoff, co-author of the #1 best-selling yoga book “Yoga Anatomy,” is a world-renowned Yoga Educator with over 35 years of experience in bringing the study of anatomy to life. Kaminoff’s YogaAnatomy.net Principles Course has helped teachers and practitioners from yoga, dance, pilates, and somatic therapy backgrounds improve their teaching, enhance their personal practices, and provide better experiences for their students and clients.

Previously available only to students live at his studio, The Breathing Project in New York City, you can now enroll in the course online. As a graduate of this course, you will enhance your teaching, protect your students, and deepen your personal practice with a comprehensive understanding of how the human body actually works.

Leslie Kaminoff’s teaching is inspired by his studies with T.K.V. Desikachar, T. Krishnamacharya’s son. How you’ll learn in this course… The three twelve-week trimesters cover the essentials of Yoga Anatomy from the perspective of the breath, the spine, and the limbs. The core concepts of yoga: Prana/Apana, Sthira/Sukha, Brmhana/Langhana serve as a lens through which the vast subject of anatomy becomes focused, fascinating and immensely practical.

Because the course focuses on grasping fundamental concepts, rather than memorizing endless details, students can easily embody the material and put it to practical use immediately. In addition, there is a high level of student interactivity through questions, demonstrations and homework assignments.

Build an Encyclopedic Knowledge of Yoga Anatomy in Three Trimesters:

  • We offer full support, personalized homework interactions, and access to a like-minded community as you work your way through the material
  • This course is offered entirely online, but if you decide to print out all the documents and save hard copies of the videos, this is what your resource collection will look like: We will send you links to download binder covers, inserts, and the foundation of your library. You’ll fill it out with class notes, observations, downloadable class transcripts, and reminders of your own journey. (You will receive all materials in digital, not hard copy.)

Frequently asked questions:

“Is there a timeline for the course?” There is no fixed timeline or deadline for the course. You can sign up whenever you want, watch the classes as it works for your schedule, ask Leslie questions and get answers on your own time, and finish the homework whenever it fits in your schedule. We wanted this course to be as flexible as possible because we have so many students enrolled from all over the world, and there’s really not a one-size-fits-all structure.

“How much homework is there? What kind of weekly time commitment am I looking at?” As discussed above, you can go through the course at your own pace. If you’d like to finish the course in the 9-month time frame that Leslie uses to teach the live class, here’s what it would look like: – One 2-hour video class per week – plus optional homework, consisting mostly of review questions and additional activities to help enhance the learning experience. Most of our graduates say the homework took them 30-60 minutes per week. The classes are structured in three 12-week trimesters for a total of 36 weeks, and there is a short break between each trimester (like a holiday break and spring break.)

“Sometimes things get “lost in translation” on the internet. How do you guys handle that?” We agree! That’s why we have made the interface as personal as possible, and we have just added a new feature for this round of the course. Leslie is now offering Video Q&A so he can give his online students the same level of demonstration-based feedback that you’d receive if you were in the room.

How to Register: If you are a student in a Reflections Yoga Teacher Training Program, or an alumni of our Teacher Training Programs, you are eligible to take this course for a special discounted price.

Contact info@reflectionsyoga.com for the Special Reflections Discounted fee and the registration link.

Still not sure if Leslie Kaminoff’s YogaAnatomy.net Principles Course is right for you? Students of Leslie Kaminoff’s training have unanimously found this course worth the investment – for over 30 years. As an online student, you’re receiving the same level of knowledge, interaction, and expertise – with the added benefit of learning on your own schedule, as well as the ability to revisit the course as much as you want, at any time, without limitation.

Reflections YTT Student or Grad? Email info@reflectionsyoga.com to register.
Not a Reflections YTT Student or Grad? Click here to enroll directly http://yogaanatomy.net/course/

You’ll See Benefits From the YogaAnatomy.net Principles Class For Years To Come: Here’s what is included in your registration:

  • 9 months of intensive training in all aspects of yoga anatomy, practice, & breathing.
  • Streaming and downloadable video files of each class.
  • Streaming and downloadable audio files of each class.
  • Full text transcriptions of every class (English.)
  • PDFs of class outline / notes.
  • Weekly PDF downloads with course visuals.
  • Video Q&A with Leslie and the international online community.
  • Direct access to a members-only interactive site where Leslie will answer your questions personally.
  • Homework to take you deeper into the material, and personal dialogue about your discoveries.
  • Access to like-minded Yogis around the world, and their experience with the course.
  • Continuing education credits applicable to Yoga Alliance standards.
  • Certificate of Completion from the course, exactly as if you had been sitting in the NYC studio (upon completion of all homework.)
  • BONUS! Attend your first in-person Yoga Anatomy Principles class for FREE when you’re in NYC, and then for just $15 per class after that. (That’s more than 80% off the normal $95 drop-in fee since you’re an online student.)
  • PLUS! Your access never expires. Each and every time we update the course, you can take it again. Need to sharpen your skills? Sign in and watch any video you’d like!

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.