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Choose from a variety of amazing Continuing Education Modules to build your own 300 Hour Teacher Training Program. Click here to choose your favorite modules.
Internationally Recognized Teachers and Local Experts Integrate Science and Spirit
Have you been teaching and now yearn to express what is in your heart, but you can't find the words or ways to do it? Are you ready to fully embody your role as a teacher? Do you feel the urge to evolve as a practitioner? Are you ready to enrich your personal practice and teaching? If any of these questions resonate, the advanced modules we offer have the potential to fulfill those needs and more.
In these modules, you will become intimately involved with the practice and teaching of yoga in sophisticated and nuanced ways. The knowledge and experience you will gain along with the supportive, joyful, and connected community surrounding you, will change the way you approach practicing and teaching forever. Your wise and humble teachers will share tools that will enliven your offerings and your sense of purpose as an instructor.
Your guides through this program have seamlessly integrated a vast body of knowledge by mindfully building a sophisticated curriculum. Your teachers are highly qualified and experienced. Their teachings are not only infused with the knowledge they have gained through years of rigorous study and practice, but also with the power of their experiences as teachers and leaders who are personally devoted to a path of transformation.
In Depth Teachings/Modules:
All the following modules can be taken as Advanced Yoga Continuing Education or can be counted toward a 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Certification.
Register Now - January 2019! Yoga & The Pursuit of Happiness Part I & II with Sam Chase, e-RYT 500: These unique modules bring together evidence based studies, positive psychology, embodied practice, advanced asana, & the ancient texts in a way never seen before!
Register Now - February 2019! Neuroplasticity & Special Populations with Megan Brown, D.P.T.: With humor and fun Megan shares her passion for and vast knowledge of neuroanatomy as well as her practical experience working with students with special neurological conditions. In this module students will have the opportunity to practice teaching yoga to students with neurological challenges.
Register Now - March 2019! Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Alicia Collier, e-RYT 500: Alicia challenges students to consider their relationship to stillness and silence, and leads them through a weekend of learning the vast benefits of Yin Yoga and how to teach it with nuance and skill.
Register Now - March 2019! Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher Training with Alicia Collier, e-RYT 500: With passion, tenderness and compassion Alicia shares an effective approach to working with students who have a history of trauma.
Register Now - April 2019! Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Sara VanderGoot, CMT, e-RYT 500, PRYT: Drawing on her studies in the Cyndi Lee Restorative Yoga Teacher Training and her experience offering specialized Restorative Yoga Workshops that combine Restorative Yoga, Hand-on Assists, Essential Oils & Ayurveda, Sara shares her “know how” about how to intelligently craft, sequence and teach extraordinary Restorative Yoga classes and workshop.
Yoga & Ayurveda with Sara VanderGoot, CMT, e-RYT 500, PRYT: Sara leads an in depth investigation of the gunas and doshas. Students learn how to instruct yoga using variations of asana, pranayama, and meditation techniques to balance the doshas based on seasons, times of day, and needs of students.
Advanced Pranayama & Meditation with Jafar Alexander, e-RYT 500: Jafar imparts a powerful step by step methodology for practicing and teaching advanced pranayama & meditation techniques that potentiate profound transformation.
Mindfulness with Gina White, M.A. in Mindfulness from Lesley University: We are part of the evolution of yoga and its manifestation in the western world. This module explores the practical application of mindfulness and develops the teaching skills necessary to present mindfulness in a variety of environments. Gina White sheds light on the reality that modern mindfulness practices can change the lives of many people such as first responders, businessmen, teachers, and numerous others as well as help us, our students, and our society cultivate a sense of lasting wellbeing.
Register Now - June 2019! Yoga For Women with Cathy Louis Broda, e-RYT 500:
A frank exploration of a woman's life, from puberty through menopause, and the effects these stages have on a yoga practice as well as how to adapt a yoga practice to give a woman the support she needs. The discussion will be wide-ranging, including menstruation, pregnancy, menopause, body image, nutrition, sexuality, health issues such as fibroids, breast cancer, osteoporosis, hysterectomy, hemorrhoids and much more.
Register Now - June 2019! Hands-on Yoga Master Class: How to Transform with Touch with Cathy Louise Broda, e-RYT 500:
Learn how to see with your hands and to enhance the experience of the students in your classes. Transformation happens when teachers have the right sense of touch and students apply the information they receive through the touch of their instructor..
Tools for Transformation with Michael Peterson, e-RYT 500: An opportunity to experience the transformational power of sacred space and be held by your spiritual community (sangha) as you delve into practices that will uncover the raw force of your authentic voice and empower you to express and share your unique version of yoga with others.
Sam Chase, E-RYT 500, Internationally Recognized Kripalu Trained Instructor and Author of Yoga and the Pursuit of Happiness, Kripalu Certified in Positive Psychology
Alicia Collier, E-RYT 500, Local Expert known throughout the D.C. metro area for her specialties in Yin Yoga and Trauma Sensitive Yoga
Jafar Alexander, E-RYT 500, Yoga Therapist through IAYT, world wide teacher trainer
Gina White, Masters in Mindfulness Studies, Founder of Mindful Junkie
Michael Peterson, E-RYT 500 & Thai Massage Practitioner
Dr. Megan Brown, Doctor of Physical Therapy & Polestar Certified Practitioner of Pilates for Rehabilitation, Owner of Mind the Mat Pilates & Yoga
Sara VanderGoot, 300 Hour Advanced YTT Director, E-RYT 500, PRYT, Board Certified Massage Therapist & Doula, Owner of Mind the Mat Pilates & Yoga
A 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate from a Yoga Alliance Registered School
A consistent yoga practice (2-3 times weekly)
Physical presence at all Advanced Yoga Continuing Education Modules times for which you have registered
Completion of 280 hours of Advanced Yoga Continuing Education Modules at Mind the Mat
A completed application and an in person or phone interview with Sara VanderGoot, 300 Hour Advanced YTT Director (do both of these after you have completed the 280 Hours of Advanced Continuing Education). To set up an interview time contact Sara at email@example.com.
Note: It is NOT required that you teach the subject matter that you learn. Many take these courses for their own personal development.
For any questions email Director, Sara VanderGoot at firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Benefits – Practical & Personal:
You’ll receive a 15% discount on class packages during the year following your graduation from the 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program.
You and your teaching will transform. Your personal yoga practice and the way you teach will never be the same.