Nine Months / 235-Hours

NINE MONTHS AT THE EDGE 2018:
YOGA SCHOOL & TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM
LOOKING TO BECOME A 235 RYT?

Welcome. Are you living an authentic life? Or are you simply moving through the steps that are required day to day. If you are reading this, chances are you are ready to make a change, and Yoga is life changing. This intensive yoga school and teacher training program is designed to guide you deep into the ancient practice of Yoga where change lies. If you are looking to deepen your personal practice or if your desire is to teach, or if continued learning is your thing, bring it to the Edge. Our experienced and energetic group of teachers will guide you to the edge of learning and teaching where excitement and liberation are cultivated. We aim to break free from the rules and introduce many styles of yoga. Creativity and edgy thinking will be encouraged. Soon, you will be using your yoga mat as your new vehicle on the path of life. The only fuel needed is receptiveness. This program will require a commitment from your mind, body, and heart! Our commitment to you will be 100%.

We hope to see you at the EDGE.

The curriculum at Yoga with an Edge, a certified yoga school, has been approved by Yoga Alliance. You will be eligible for certification through Yoga Alliance at the end of training if all 9-month requirements have been met. Certificates of graduation will be provided by the Edge.

NOTE: Two-hour master classes on Saturday will open to the public. The public may register for one class or all Saturday classes.
NOTE: The Anatomy weekend will be open to public registration. This weekend meets the requirements of Yoga Alliance.

CURRICULUM
175.5 Contact Hours: 9 Weekends, Friday–Sunday
59.5 Non-Contact Hours:  Reading, Writing Assignments, Essays, and Evaluating
235 TOTAL HOURS

SAMPLE WEEKEND (subject to change)
Friday
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Check-In & Introductions
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm: Element Covered
Saturday
8:00 am – 10:00 am: Master Class
10:00 am – 12:00 noon: Element Covered
12:00 noon – 2:00 pm: Lunch Break
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Student Teaching
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Element Covered
Sunday
8:00 am – 11:00 am: Element Covered
11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Lunch Break
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Student Teaching
2:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Element Covered
NOTE: There will be 15 minute breaks throughout the weekend.

WEEKENDS OF TRAINING 2018

February 23, 24 & 25
March 23, 24 & 25
April 20, 21 & 22
May 25, 26 & 27
June 22, 23 & 24
July 27, 28 & 29
August 24, 25 & 26
September 21, 22 & 23
October 19, 20 & 21

NINE MONTH INTENSIVE/COMPREHENSIVE STUDY INCLUDES
~ Learning to design and teach a challenging yoga class.
~ Learning to design and teach a soft easy-flow yoga class.
~ Learning basic anatomy and physiology.
~ Learning the breakdown, alignment, and modification of Postures.
~ Learning to sequence classes.
~ Learning how to assist, evaluate bodies physically and emotionally, and prevent injuries.
~ Learning Pranayama breathing techniques to incorporate into your classes.
~ Learning the Chakra System.
~ Learning Yoga’s roots/beginnings.
~ Learning the lifestyles and ethics for yoga teachers and students, diving deep into the Eight Limbs of Yoga.
~ Learning effective presentation and communication skills to teach to different levels.
~ Learning effective skills for enjoyable meditation, diving deep into Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.
~ Learning about healthy diet and nutrition.
~ Learning Sanskrit for the 31 Postures Offered.

CURRIULUM REQUIREMENTS
~ 30-60 minutes asana practice daily.
~ Journaling regarding daily practice (journals will be turned in and returned).
~ 10-30 minutes meditation practice daily.
~ 10 required books to read.
~ Three 1-3 page reports to write (one biography, your choice).
~ One 3-7 page report to write (topic to be assigned).
~ Attend and evaluate 3 yoga classes of different teachers (evaluations to be turned in).
~ Teach 3 yoga classes supervised (evaluations required from teachers).
~ Teach 3 yoga classes unsupervised (evaluations required from students).
~ Adjust 3 yoga classes supervised (evaluations required from students).
~ Full attendance.

Note: Edge public classes will be available for student-teaching purposes.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE
~ Must be 18 years or older.
~ A complete Admission Application. You will be contacted for a Personal Interview.
~ Six months practice with a live teacher in a studio (open for discussion).
~ A strong desire to explore and learn the ancient practice of yoga.
~ A strong commitment to the 9-month program. This means no weekends missed.
~ A willingness to be receptive to whatever is offered.
~ A willingness to trust your teachers and be coachable.
~ An open heart.
~ A commitment to live your YOGA!

REQUIRED READING
There will be 10 required books to read. See list below. You will be given lots of additional articles and handouts, which means LOTS of reading! Books are not included in tuition.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, translation by Sri Swami Satchidananda
Meditations from the Mat, Rolf Gates
Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff
Bhagavad Gita, Stephen Mitchell
The Untethered Soul, Michael A. Singer
Light on Yoga, B. K. S. Iyengar
Being of Power, Baron Baptiste
Back Care Basics, Mary Pullig Schatz, M.D.
Full Catastrophe Living, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D
The Yoga Handbook, Stephanie Keach

Optional and for your enjoyment:
Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda

EXCELLENT TEACHERS
~ Sally Fanjoy, RYT 500 (Asanas and Alignment)
~ Jay Johnson, RYT 500 (Spiritual Guidance Eight Limbs of Yoga)
~ Richard Carlton, RYT 200 (Meditation Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction)
~ Lauren Urland, RYT 200 (Restorative Yoga)
~ Katheryn Harlan, RYT 500 (Abdominals/Core)
~ Ashley Bartok, RYT 200 (Back Care – Spinal Health, Hips & Hamstrings)
~ Pam Elske-Leonetti, (Anatomy –  PT, MS, DPT, C/NDT – Physical Therapist)
~Grace Morales, E-RYT 500 (Hot Detox & Strength Flow)

~ Vicki Vanderlinden, Director, E-RYT 500 (Sequencing, Student Teaching, Pranayama, Chakra System, Adjustments, Yin Yoga, Overseeing Program to make certain all needs of students and teachers are met)

TUITION
$2,050.
We accept check, cash, or credit card. For credit card payments, please click the graphic below, which will take you to our MindBody online store. A $500 deposit is required with Application to reserve your space.  Should you need to cancel your reservation before February 1, 2018, $100 is non-refundable and non-transferable; the balance will be returned to you. PLEASE NOTE CAREFULLY: After February 1, 2018, your application and desposit signify your obligation to remit the total fee regardless of whether you finish the program. Tuition may be paid in full, which includes deposit of $500. If paid in full, you will receive a $100 discount, bringing your total to $1950. Tuition may be paid in 5 installments, after required deposit of $500. $310 would be due each of the first 5 months of training: February, March, April, May, and June. There will be no exceptions regarding the due dates. You may sign up for the training up until February 15, 2018 or until training is fully booked.

WHAT IF I MISS A WEEKEND?
No portion of tuition will be returned. To receive your certificate, you will be required to make up the missed weekend either at the Edge when teachers are available or at another Yoga Alliance Certified Studio when the required class is being offered. It will be costly.

Please click this link to download a 2018 application.

 

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