we meet you where you are
March 26 – October 29, 2017 | Sundays 12:45-6 pm | Speedway
Peace through Yoga’s Real Life Yoga Immersion is an authentic, well-organized and comprehensive program to bring the ancient teachings of yoga to life in a contemporary world. We have crafted this immersion program to engage dedicated yogis, future teachers and healthcare workers in studies to embrace the practical and philosophical aspects of “living your yoga.”
Our Immersion is a new approach to traditional teacher training. Whether you wish to bring yoga teachings and practices to your personal or professional life, or you seek training to become a yoga instructor, the 200 hours of our Real Life Yoga Immersion program will lay the foundation for a meaningful lifelong practice. Your studies will challenge you to ask questions of yourself. Our instructors will lead you into a deeper awareness of your body in time and space. Together, our teachers and your fellow students will join you on a path of self-discovery.
Satisfy your personal calling at our next semester in March 2017.
The Peace through Yoga Real Life Yoga Immersion is certified at the 200-hour level by Yoga Alliance, the national credentialing organization for yoga schools and teachers.
Karma Yoga: Our students participate in a project to raise funds for our Peace through Yoga Foundation.
real life yoga immersion
mindi epstein, owner & creative director
E-RYT 200, RYT-500
real life yoga immersion curriculum
Our Real Life Yoga Immersion is divided into 4 modules of weekly classes. Each class begins with an opening ritual and an asana practice relevant to the day’s studies. Lecture, discussion and experiential learning form the heart of the class, followed by an asana intensive focusing on a group of poses. This portion of the class includes Sanskrit terminology and a thorough examination of each of pose. Students will learn and practice alignment techniques, safe entry into and out of the poses, verbal cues, manual adjustments, use of props and energetic awareness. The end of class is marked by a closing ritual honoring the students and teachers.
- Root Module: Laying the Foundation
Origins and history of yoga. Introduction to the sacred texts of yoga. Yoga philosophy with concentration on the 8 Limbs of Yoga.
Identity Module: The Authentic Self
Effective teaching through building, cueing and modifying the postures. Creative teaching through theming and sequencing. Exploration of the physical and subtle bodies (including the chakra system and breath work).
Compassion Module: The Physical Body and Empathic Heart
Understanding the mechanics of the body: functional anatomy and physiology. Identifying physical limitations, trauma and emotional dis-ease, and adjusting the practice accordingly. Includes Ayurveda and the body temple.
Wisdom Module: Integration of Body Mind and Spirit
Meditation, deep relaxation and the yoga life. The ethics of being a teacher. Yoga as service.
Weekend Intensives (6 Saturdays)
To be announced
No Class Dates
April 16 | May 14 and 28 | June 18 | September 3
20 hours of yoga asana instruction from a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) are required outside of our class time together. Peace through Yoga offers 20 hours of free classes + 2 workshops during your tenure in the program at all of our studios. Additionally, you may take classes at other locations to fulfill this requirement.
Weekly Preparation: 2–4 hours (includes reading and various exercises for individual classes)
- Teaching Yoga Essential Foundations & Techniques, Mark Stephens
- The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Swami Satchidananda/ or other version
- The Yoga Teacher’s Toolbox, Joseph Le Page and Lilian Le Page
- Yoga Anatomy, 2nd Edition, Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews
- Light on Life, B.K.S. Iyengar
Peace through Yoga will order students’ books as a package. Please let us know if we may order books for you.
Tuition includes 20 free yoga classes at our Peace Through Yoga studios to fulfill required hours, two workshops and discounted programs, a t-shirt and other relevant “surprises.”
Save $100 by paying in full with check or cash.
Payment plans available upon request – 6 monthly payments of $515 (cash or check).
Reservations: $200 non-refundable deposit (applies to tuition)
Tuition is due in full one week before the date of the first class.
Books and Materials: Approximately $150
Karma Yoga is just one of the many aspects of our Real Life Yoga Immersion that is distinctive about our program. Peace through Yoga makes a $300 donation to the Peace through Yoga Foundation for each student in the program. Additionally, Immersion students may participate in a project to serve the studio community.
The Peace through Yoga Foundation’s mission is to make an impact through transformational yoga and service. The Foundation fulfills it mission through its International Center for Girls in the Costa Rican rainforest in the rural area of Carbón I and the surrounding community. The Foundation established the International Center in Costa Rica to enrich, educate, and empower girls. The Foundation’s vision is for each one to mature into a smart, poised and confident young woman. To that end, the Foundation’s tireless efforts are dedicated to helping each girl reach her full potential to achieve economic independence and to be prepared to accept leadership positions in her community.
We have faith in these young ladies and the Foundation’s mission and are committed to the girls’ growth and development.
Peace through Yoga Foundation is a 501c3 Public Charity.
Peace through Yoga Foundation Director Dr. Sally Brown Bassett
Our Real Life Yoga Immersion program will lay the foundation for a meaningful lifelong practice. Your studies will challenge you to ask questions of yourself. We look forward to joining you on your path of self-discovery.