by donation - BUDDHA YOGA
9 SESSIONS - every 3rd weekend
Through 9 immersive retreat sessions - professionals, students and family caretakers can now fit Yoga Teacher Certification into busy lives. The program provides students with a retreat setting to restore & renew their inner peace and physical balance while achieving a life-long educational and occupational certification opportunity.

Tuition: $3,900.00
Scholarship Application if accepted: $1,200 reduction
Final tuition $2,700: payable $1,350 upon registration in advance of start date, and remaining $1,350 prior to 3rd session.
Payment by money order or cash: Credit cards are not accepted, our apologies.
No Refunds: unless the program is cancelled.
Textbooks: are an additional cost approx. $300. Homework: Reading and yoga class practice homework will require 8-12 hours per month between sessions.

May 5-6
May 26-27
June 16-17
July 7-8
July 28-29
August 18-19
September 8-9
September 29-30
October 20-21
Make-up session November 10-11 (+ $300 fee)

All missed hours and sessions must be made-up in order for a student to graduate and obtain their RYT200 Certification. Options for make-up:
1) November session for $300 
2) Next published semester session for $300  
3) Private tutoring  at $40/hour

Call: 575 802-3013

Textbooks are student's additional cost and will be used as the basis of the teacher training curriculum.  We will use the books in class and you will take quizzes and tests from this material.

Tests will be open book, graded and discussed in class and all tests will have ample opportunity for correction before submitting prior to graduation.

Hatha Yoga Pradipika (public domain/free)
Heart of Yoga/Yoga Sutras  - Desikachar
Teaching Yoga  - Mark Stephens
Ashtanga Yoga - David Swenson
Key Poses of  Yoga - Ray Long MD
Anatomy Trains - Thomas Myers

Structural Yoga Therapy - Mukunda Stiles
Journey into Power - Baron Baptiste
Ray Long MD - any of 5 additional anatomy texts
Myofascial Yoga - Kirstie Segarra PhD
Autobiography of a Yogi - Paramahansa Yogananda
Yoga Resource - Rhodes  or  Yoga - Sparrowe

A study of traditional and modern yogic principles exploring the facets of a wide range of yoga postures and class plan development. Emphasis on therapeutic effects of yoga for new, aging or injured students through application of postures to enhance fascial mobility and bio-mechanical patterning.

Use of breath practice and meditation to still the mind, connect mind-body and observe limitations/resistance - as a foundation of yoga practice.
In a natural progression builds on awareness by opening and stretching various key areas of the body.
As previous areas are achieved, further postures explore natural body wisdom and balance.
Culminating in the ability to hone strength without injury.
Techniques deepen exploration of yoga practice, enabling an ultimate workout.
Closing with attention to blend the physiological, mental and spiritual changes affected through practice - as a total transformative experience.

Techniques Training/Practice
Includes asanas, pranayamas, mudras, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques including: 1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques and 2) guided practice of the techniques.

Guiding and Teaching Methodology
Demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, instruction, personal wisdom teaching, template creation.

Anatomy & Physiology
Biomechanics & Myofascial Release
Physical anatomy and physiology with study of the subject and application of principles to yoga practice - including preparatory poses, correct posture, spinal integrity, contraindications, development, expression, fascia mobility, bio-mechanical (re)patterning - and exploration of dysfunction or limitation.

Yoga Philosophy, Ethics, and Lifestyle
Study of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Yoga Sutras to learn Yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle and precepts.  Ethics for yoga teachers relating to teacher-student relationships, teaching yoga as a service and being beneficial to individuals through yoga.

Aging Population Dynamics
The demographic of older students is the single largest segment of the population possessing time, money and direction from medical professionals to practice!  It represents a large potential audience for Yoga classes, private instruction and training. The special needs of this population will be studied including tailoring class plans for degenerative connective tissue, injury and inflexibility.

The curriculum is delivered in 9 immersive weekend retreat sessions. You will need to be onsite all day promptly at 7:45 am to 6:00 pm - each day. We recommend out of town students arrive in town Friday night, departing Monday morning as we will not start late nor end early. The immersive format includes regular breaks, but meals will be taken together on-site in study group. Reading and homework will require 10-15 hours per month between sessions.

Our philosophy is rooted in true ancient principles detailed in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. We study direct ancient teachings of traditional yoga asanas, pranayama, chakras, bandhas, nāḍīs and mudrās. We believe the modern purpose of yoga is re-establishment and refinement of integrated physical, mental and spiritual well-being - at any age and experience level. From these foundations we train aspiring teachers to develop their inner guidance, body wisdom, asana fluency and understanding of the bio-mechanics of yoga poses, adapting them to a broad audience for wellness benefits. We practice kindness and respect toward students, we discourage a dogmatic or competitive attitude regarding achievement or ability. Students will not feel awkward if they are not acrobatic. Newcomers are heartily welcome. Students need not be young, athletic or flexible to learn and teach yoga. Our philosophy is that aspiring teaching students need technical knowledge, support, supervised practice, confidence and a sense of care for their future students.
Our Yoga Alliance credentialed "RYT200 Fascia Stretch track" provides trainees with an underlying framework for creative class plans to develop awareness, flexibility, balance, strength, endurance and integration - with an emphasis on the physiological aspects of fascial release and bio-mechanical patterning.

Our Program offers a well-rounded curriculum of ancient, transitional and modern teachers' philosophies drawing on the teachings of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Krishnamacharya (the father of yoga in America), Desikachar, Pattabhi Jois, David Williams, David Swenson, Sade Nardini, Orthopedist Dr. Ray Long, Baron Baptiste and Darren Rhodes. Teaching will include the styles of Yin/Senior/Restorative Yoga, Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Myofacial Stretch Yoga, Men's, Power and Hot Yoga.

The school's Founder and E-RYT 200 instructor has 40 years of yoga study, practice and teaching experience. Her lineage is through her root teacher, David Williams, who received his instruction from Pattabhi Jois, who received his from Krishnamacharya, "the father of modern yoga". Each student who graduates our RYT200 Teacher Training program will join this yogic lineage.

This training will prepare students with in depth knowledge to teach yoga postures, skills to develop class plans and to apply the principles of physiology including fascia release and bio-mechanical patterning.

The curriculum was created in response to a need for yoga education to cut through a myriad of profit-making motives and pop-yoga hype. The  curriculum is unique for 4 features.

  • Application of bio-mechanical patterning & myofascial release techniques
  • Traditional yogic teachings from a respected yogic lineage
  • Skills to create custom, innovative, safe lesson plans
  • Professional job placement

Call: 575 802-3013

Our teaching format moves away from the style of repetitive weight bearing sun salutations, deep back bends and weight bearing poses on any part of the spine such as head or neck - poses which have harmed students, even experienced practitioners. Instead we explore the entire body of Hatha Yoga postures - from the 15 first issued in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika 500 years ago - to a full menu of 100-400 current inventive postures, all explored with a focus on therapeutic benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

Emphasis will be on demonstrating each pose with spinal integrity, core engagement, anatomic confirmation and graduated expression. Preparatory poses, risks, alignment and cues, agonist/antagonist muscles, fascia mobility, bio-mechanical (re)patterning, variations, modifications, therapeutic benefits, props, assists, transitions to other postures and counter postures -- will be identified for each pose.

The Hatha Yoga Pradipika
The historic document first describes physical postures of  hatha yoga. Used to study the esoteric, cultural, spiritual and 15 poses of classical Hatha Yoga

T. Krishnamacharya
Transition of Yoga from India to America by master teacher who taught Iyengar, Bikram, P. Jois  and David Williams (your instructor's teacher)

Paramahansa Yogananda
Emphasis on the Emo-Spiritual aspects of mediation and yoga

David Williams 
Your instructor's teacher, David, was the first non-Indian to be taught th Ashtanga Yoga system directly from Pattahbi Jois

Dr. Ray Long, Orthopedic Surgeon - Bandha Yoga
Key poses and muscles activated through the ancient art of Yoga presented and detailed from a scientific anatomical perspective

Sadie Nardini, E-RYT 500 - Core Strength Vinyasa
Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga's principles maximize asanas for more stretch and strength from each posture through study and teaching practice of Deep Core Line muscle activation; outer body muscle meridians engagement; abdominal-strengthening poses and deep belly breathing. Focus on ‘core’ strength to release tension from the outer superficial body, and re-activate the inner body muscles to support the spine and joints from the inside out, instead of pressurizing them from the outside.

Thomas Myers, Anatomy Trains  -  Myofascial Meridians for Movement Therapists
Holistic strategies to improve stability, coordination, and resolve long-standing compensations in postural and movement patterns to create lasting changes in body structure and movement through improved body regulation of biomechanics. Teach whole-body patterning in posture and function through yoga asana and improved fascial mobility, pliability and connection.

Dr. Kirstie Bender Segarra, PhD, E-RYT 500 - Myofascial Yoga
Myofascial Yoga techniques to guide Fascial Stretch in asana and practices to engage and establish improved patterning along myofascial meridians. Fascia (elastic connective tissue that wraps most structures within the human body including muscle) and can become restricted due to injury, disease, overuse, trauma, infectious agents, inactivity. These conditions may result in pain, muscle tension, diminished blood flow and reduced ability to heal.  Myofascial release and Fascia Stretch Yoga improves the whole body experience, deepens yoga practice and stimulates healing.


As a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, we offer Continuing Education Workshops 2 times per month every month. Each one-day workshop provides 10 hrs of the required contact hours from Yoga Alliance "currently registered E-RYT instructors". Reading and home work assignments fulfill the remaining 20 non-contact hours for a total of 30 hours required by Yoga Alliance to renew RYT Teacher registration. A certificate with E-RYT validation will be provided to submit to Yoga Alliance. Cost is $200 for a 10 hour, one-day workshop. Books are in addition to tuition. See our YA YACEP directory listing for full course descriptions. Call 575 802-3013 to reserve.

Call: 575 802-3013

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