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SPRING SEMESTER | Speedway & Franklin
March 3-July 28
Peace through Yoga’s Real Life Yoga Immersion is a new approach to traditional teacher training. Join us for our 24th semester if you wish to bring yoga teachings and practices to your personal or professional life or seek training to become a yoga instructor.
Our teacher training program will lay the foundation for a meaningful lifelong practice and successful teaching career. Our instructors will lead you into a deeper understanding of the science of yoga. You will gain a greater awareness of your body in time and space. And, your studies will challenge you to ask questions of yourself. Together, our teachers and your fellow students will join you on a path of self-discovery.
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.
real life yoga immersion
mindi epstein, owner & director
teacher training 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 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.
Wisdom Module: Integration of Body Mind and Spirit
Meditation, deep relaxation and the yoga life. The ethics of being a teacher. Yoga as service.
- Root Module: Laying the Foundation
Sundays in Franklin
17 dates: 11 am-5 pm
Saturdays in Speedway
6 dates: 10:30 am-6 pm
Friday Book Club
3 dates: 6-9 pm
No Class Dates
April 21 | May 12 | May 26 | June 16 | July 7
35 hours of yogasana instruction from a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) are required outside of our class time together. Your enrollment includes 35 hours of free classes at all of our studios. Additionally, you may take classes at other studios to fulfill this requirement.
Weekly Preparation: 2–4 hours (includes reading and assignments)
- Teaching Yoga Essential Foundations & Techniques, Mark Stephens
- The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Swami Satchidananda/ or other version
- Yoga Anatomy, 2nd Edition, Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews
- Light on Life, B.K.S. Iyengar
- The Language of Yoga, Nicolai Bachman
- The Bhagavad Gita by Eknath Easwaran
Tuition includes one full-day retreat, 3 workshops, 35 yoga classes, discounts on studio programs, our Immersion binder, Peace through Yoga t-shirt and other relevant “surprises.”
Save $100 by registering and making a $200 deposit by January 31, 2019.
Save $100 by paying in full with check or cash.
Payment plans available upon request – 6 monthly payments of $515 (cash or check). Accelerated plans available too – please contact studio.
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 $100
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 donation to a select worthy organization for each student in the program. Additionally, Immersion students may participate in a project to serve the studio community.
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.