Project 7 Yoga 200 Hour Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training
2018 Enrollment Now Open!
Ready to dive deeper into your personal practice of yoga and learn how to share your experiences with others? Project 7 Yoga is proud to offer a unique and well-rounded training program designed to enrich your life and empower you with a strong knowledge base of yoga.
The best Project you will ever work on is you
August 24 - December 16, 2018
- August 24 - 26
- September 7 - 9
- September 21 - 23
- October 5 - 7
- October 19 - 21
- November 2 - 4
- November 16 - 18
- November 30 - December 2
- December 14 - 16
- Make Up Session January 4 - 6, 2019
- Fridays 5:00pm - 8:00pm
- Saturdays 8:00am - 5:30pm
- Sundays 8:00am - 5:30pm
Each day will be a healthy mixture of practice and learning. A one hour lunch break will be provided on Saturdays & Sundays. The sessions are designed to keep your focus present and your energy active with the natural flow of each day so you can be attentive to absorb the ideas discussed and practices experienced.
MEET THE TRAINERS
Mary's interest in yoga began in 2004 while attending the University of Central Florida. Mary noticed the physical and mental benefits of yoga quickly and began regularly attending classes at the university gym. Moving beyond the college years, Mary practiced yoga in studios and discovered Ashtanga yoga as an empowered method that built confidence and patience in her personal practice. Although Mary enjoyed Ashtanga, the variety of Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga better met the changing needs of each day's yoga practice.
Since then, Mary has taken over 300 hours of training focused on alignment yoga. Mary earned her RYT 200 certificate studying under MyLinda Morales, Director of Training at the Yoga University of Florida. Mary's goal is to help each person find harmony and happiness through the yoga practice that best suits the individuals' needs. Expect a class led by Mary to be grounding through meditation, challenging through physical movement and rewarding through conscious effort.
Mary has received training in person from each of the following amazing teachers:
Bryan Kest, Creator of Power Yoga
Joe Barnett, Yin Yoga Senior Teacher
Katie Wise & Kirsten Warner, Creators of Yo Mama Prenatal Yoga & Mommy-and-Me Program
Nischala Joy Devi, Author of "The Secret Power of Yoga"
Grace Morales, Yoga Adjustments & Assists
Steve Rubin’s first step on the path of yoga began in 2001, like many 22 year old Americans at that time, in the gym, starting with the physical body and asana (posture) practice. Attending classes regularly while exploring a variety of approaches. After some time exploring and learning to manage the breath better, he was drawn to spend most of his effort learning through the Ashtanga Vinyasa method. Jumping right in (or through) with both feet, his passionate interest, study, lifestyle changes, and steady growth in yoga has literally taken him all over the world (India, Thailand, Israel, Suriname, and throughout some major cities in the US) in both study and then later teaching capacities.
His main teacher Paul Dallaghan, founder of www.yoga-thailand.com, he met in 2006 on his first of 7 trips to Asia totaling 22 months of focused study and self discovery. Steve utilized the vast majority of those months under Paul’s direct guidance, and with Paul’s two main teachers: the late Sri K Pattabhi Jois (and grandson Sharath) in Mysore India studying Ashtanga Vinyasa at the source, and with Sri O P Tiwari, head of the Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute in Lonavala India, one of the most recognized and accomplished masters of classical yoga, Pranayama, its practice and meaning.
Continuing to study under Paul and Tiwariji, he’s also spent significant time with a variety of senior certified Ashtanga teachers, participated in a vast amount of workshops with well known teachers of varying approaches, had transformative experience living on a couple ashrams in India for several months, studies philosophy, human anatomy, and the human condition. He’s been invited by his teachers to teach at their institutes on multiple occasions and has lectured at large scale international yoga conferences in India and the USA. In the last 6 years, the practice of kirtan (ecstatic chanting) and karma yoga (volunteering time weekly) has taken on great significance in his personal development, particularly in opening the heart. In the last 3 years, Steve has had the opportunity to live in Peru for 7 months, primarily in the Amazon (Manu), Andes, and the area where they meet, immersing himself in South American indigeounous and spiritual tradition, and study of plants.
Of greatest importance, Steve maintains a sincere and dedicated daily yoga practice of pranayama, asana, and meditation as directed by his teachers, whom he continues to spend time with at least annually. He feels incredibly blessed and grateful to be able to share as he has the good fortune to learn under their close guidance, and continues his rewarding effort in this path and goal which is yoga.
What makes THE Project 7 Yoga TRAINING different:
- Individual guidance and development of the student
- Combined tradition-based and modern science based approach to yoga
- Yoga as a whole: Featuring breath work and pranayama as an integral component
- Foundational anatomy course with a very highly respected source, David Keil, whom has both western anatomical understanding joined with traditional yogic understanding
- Local teachers available for continued practice and support who are also active students and practitioners, living the path of yoga in all elements of life
- Shed light on common myths and misunderstandings prevalent today as a result of modern influence and rapid popularity of yoga
- Karma Yoga experience featuring both a group and individual service platform to positivily impact the local community
The Project 7 Yoga 200 Hour Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training curriculum includes the following topics:
The starting place for most with yoga, as well as what most will go on to share in teaching. As one's development grows in other areas of yoga, our asana practice and how we share it also grows and evolves. The practice of yoga postures has numerous effects and benefits: cultivating strength, flexibility, mobility, neuro-muscular pattern improvement, detoxification and more.
This course will cover Yoga Asana from a few different traditions, classical and modern, including hatha, ashtanga vinyasa, dynamic asana, and restorative. Alignment, breath, inner focus, benefits, common mistakes, and variations are covered in detail for each pose. We will learn from practicing the pose and also adjusting students in some.
The course will offer a mix between exploring detailed alignment, dynamic vinyasa and gentle restorative approaches. The asana teaching will also emphasize and encourage the exploration and growth of individual practice, as we will often be guided together and also helped with individual or self-practice sessions, more tailored per the individual approach.
In the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Ashtanga (or eight-limb system), Pranayama is the fourth limb, coming after asana. Its importance is acknowledged in many classical yoga texts, though today it is often misunderstood and shared inadequately. It is a subtle practice (involving, but not limited to only, breathing techniques) that offers magnificent effects on the nervous system and the mind.
The approach to pranayama offered here is rooted in the classical teachings of Sri OP Tiwari and his main student Paul Dallaghan (main teacher of Steve Rubin). Students will learn and practice prepatory practices for Pranayama along with a handful of classical techniques. Steve will closely observe and guide the students as they build a personal practice. This will be centered around clear understanding breathings and its neuro-muscular mechanisms of inhale, exhale, and short retention periods, accurate practice of pranayama techniques and ability to guide others in basic breathing development. This is an important and unique offering of this training.
Concentration and Meditation are the sixth and seventh limbs of the Ashtanga system as described by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. Developing concentration capacity ideally is developed in all practices. We will learn how to direct the mind/attention while practicing asanas and pranayamas. It then grows into a practice in and of itself: a direct practice when one sits for "meditation".
Meditation is a state that comes over you, not really something that needs to be “done”; it opens up to us, and each individual's experience is unique as to when this may be.
To progress in this way, you will learn a few meditation techniques, external to internal, which engage the mind through concentration. Your growth in this area will reveal itself in your practice of the other seven limbs. Progress in Asana and Pranayama is essential, and directly affects concentration. Observing Yama and Niyama (i.e., living yoga) aligns our being, which can then bring about meditation.
Each individual will receive their Anatomy training from David Keil through the use of online videos, reading, and discussion.
Understanding Yoga philosophy and history at a foundational level is essential to any sincere practitioner, and thus qualified teacher. We will explore this foundation of Yoga philosophy primarily through the study of Patanjali Yoga Sutras, along with excerpts from a few classical Hatha Yoga texts (hatha pradipika, gerhanda samita, and others). Practical and modern day understanding and adaptability will make this most foundational exploration useful, digestible, and perhaps also fun.
This training will prepare you to teach a Vinyasa Flow all-levels yoga class. A basic restorative, gentle, and yin yoga class format will also be taught.
About Hands-On Assists: A very effective way in helping others beyond verbal guidance and visual demonstration, can involve physically helping them. Humans can be come more aware about their current neuro-muscular patterns in their body and thus able to change them through some informed and safe physical contact or touch. We will safely (up to the comfort level of each teacher and student) learn how to approach this method of helping others, with clear understanding of the underlying theme of what, why, and how to safely help another, with the most fundamental postures first, and for those of interest applying this understanding to perhaps more skillful approaches and not as basic of postures. Of course permission, appropriateness, and safety (of both student and teacher) will be very much highlighted.
Mysore / Self Practice
A unique offering of this course, based in the tradition of Ashtanga Vinyasa Asana as shared by the late Sri K Pattabhi Jois, though definitely not limited to the confines of how it is often currently shared. This approach of practicing individually, while in a group, with the direct one-on-one help of a qualified teacher, is a most wonderful way in taking a step forward on the path. It is an ideal environment to build and/or further develop your own personal practice approach to work within. This fosters internal growth, develops the ability to maintain your attention with yourself, (no constant external cues required) to properly work with vinyasa, including putting together and maintaining your movement following your breath at your own pace, level, and depth. This reduces strain and increases support. Very empowering and deeply rewarding for any student at any stage of practice and of course extending to all aspiring teachers.
Not everyone comes to yoga with a perfect bill of health. Patience, compassion, and learning different approaches to teaching yoga will help diversify your understanding of being a teacher. Understanding the pregnant woman with basic pre- & post-natal yoga information will be shared.
Practicing Karma Yoga (yoga of service) is an important piece of this training. The group will participate in an afternoon of service and each individual will also choose an independent karma yoga project to teach a yoga class to a group or organization in need.
- 180 Hours of quality, in-depth discussion and practice time with your trainer
- A complete manual to help guide you through the training sessions
- David Keils " Functional Anatomy of Yoga" book and complete training course
- Private Facebook support group for training students only
- Complimentary Unlimited Yoga Classes during the training time frame of August 24 to December 16, 2018 ($360 Value)
- $300 Non-Refundable Deposit is required to secure your place in training.
- $2,500 Early Bird Rate (Includes Non-Refundable Deposit) - Register by June 24th - Save $400!
- $2,900 Full Rate (Includes Non-Refundable Deposit)
- Payment Plan Option: Pay $350 Per Session
In order to successfully graduate from the Project 7 Yoga 200 Hour Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training, each student must attend all 9 sessions, complete the assigned home work and teach a full length public yoga class as a final project, demonstrating comprehension of the techniques and theories discussed and practiced throughout training.