Conscious Alignment is a unique advanced 300 hour yoga training program for yoga teachers wishing to expand their knowledge and teaching experience.
For those who wish to explore the possibilities of offering effective hands-on support, and to empower their students in making the right decisions for their own bodies and practice.
Through this intimate training program, participants will have the opportunity to grow both as a teacher and as a student under the guidance of knowledgeable and experienced yoga trainers.
While this 300 hour advanced training will build off the basics of assisting, teaching, and studying, you'll be introduced to a deeper understanding of the body, and integrate a more in-depth review of assisting through Swastha Yoga Methodology.
Conscious Alignment students will also engage with students in the entry-level 200-hour Human Journey YTT - which runs concurrently with the advanced program. Participating in this way not only affords the Conscious Alignment student a unique opportunity for greater inspirational leadership, as well as to practice hands on assists to a variety of bodies,
We ask that our advanced students enter the program with a student first-student last mindset. To consistently find the lesson and learning, as well as being open to the teachings is paramount to becoming an effective Swastha Yoga leader and yoga teacher.
Conscious Alignment students are asked to model this form of leadership with the entry-level 200 hour students during the training, and to continue aligning to this level of generosity and vulnerability when they go back to their communities.
Participating in this way not only affords the Conscious Alignment student a unique opportunity to practice hands on assists to a variety of bodies, it will challenge your own ability and skill in being a student. Processing constantly and consistently being a human, while being present in the presence of others, is a useful skill to acquire. You have our full permission to get messy (and it will) and we ask nothing more of you than to fully participate and engage in this way.
This is the deeper presence inside the yoga…and when true advanced learning takes shape.
Our program supports the Conscious Alignment student to cultivate studentship in a variety of ways:
- in a small group setting with skilled and experienced teachers and leaders
- independently as a way to develop content
- time-management and creative planning skills
- within the larger group as a leader and teacher
Week 1: Be the Student
Week 2: Be the Mentor
Week 3: Be the Teacher (newly defined)
Swastha is the Sanskrit word that means to be firmly rooted and fully established in oneself, with balanced health on all levels of our Being. This program is designed in a very particular way and has the potential to instigate real, sustainable transformation and change in your life; cultivating growth and trust in yourself and in others. We offer a safe and supportive space for opening into personal revelations that will encourage you to be a more authentic and inspirational leader, as well as a willing and thriving participant in life.
This training qualifies you for 300 hours of advanced training hours. After successful completion of this program, students are eligible to apply to the Yoga Alliance to receive RYT-500 status.
This includes 300 hours (June 20 - July 10, 2021) of training, shared accommodation and 3 meals per day.
Shared accommodation includes one of the following on a first come first serve basis (full balance paid) and depending on availability:
> Double Shared accommodations with your own bed in a room with ensuite.
> Double Shared accommodations with your own bed in a cabina.
> Triple Shared accommodations with your own bed in a room with ensuite.
> Multi-shared accommodations with your own bed in a large teakwood screened-in structure with your own semi-private living space.
Our private accommodations includes all programming, meals, and one of the following on a first-come-first serve basis depending on availability:
> single accommodations in a room with ensuite
> single accommodations in a private cabina all to yourself
Our schedule supports cultivating a steady and sustainable daily practice that our students are able to integrate into their lives after the training; continuing the growth process towards swastha (optimal health on all levels).
The first 7 days you'll learn to be a student again with full days (6am-6pm) of learning and unlearning, letting go of that which no longer serves you, and building confidence in the areas that do.
The next 7 days, you'll serve as a mentor and leader to the 200 hour YTT students.
The last 7 days, you'll expound on your newly developed teaching and presenting skills.
A typical day in the last 14 days of training is as follows:
7am Pranayama (Kriyas), Meditation, Reflection
9am Yoga Asana practice (hands-on assisting by Conscious Alignment Students)
10:30am Posture Clinic (presented by Conscious Alignment students)
11:30am Lunch Break
12:45pm Human Potential Discussion, Small Group Mentorship & Feedback
4pm Skill Development with Hands-on Assisting & Posture breakdown/ Assist with Student Practicum
5:30pm Dinner Break
6:30pm Assist the YTT or Workshop Planning Time