Conscious Alignment is a unique advanced yoga training program for yoga teachers in two 100 hour modules. You can take one module (100 hours) or both (200 hours) towards your 500RYT status with the Yoga Alliance. This program is for you if you wish to expand your knowledge and teaching experience, to explore the possibilities of offering effective hands-on support, and to empower your students in making the right decisions for your own bodies and practice.
Through this intimate training program, only 4 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 advanced training will build off the basics of assisting, introduce 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 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, it will also challenge your own ability and skill in being a student - processing constantly and consistently being human while being present in the presence of others. This is the deeper presence inside the yoga…and when true advanced learning takes shape.
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. 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, as well as within the larger group as a leader and teacher.
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, as a yoga teacher, for 100 or 200 hours towards your 500 hour advanced yoga teacher status with the Yoga Alliance (RYT-500).
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). A typical day in training is as follows:
7am Pranayama (Kriyas), Meditation, Reflection
9am Yoga Asana practice (hands-on assisting by Conscious Alignment)
10:30am Posture Clinic (presented by Conscious Alignment)
11:30am Lunch Break
12:45pm Ayurveda, Subtle Body and/or Human Potential Discussion with the larger group
4pm Small Group Mentorship & Skill Development with Hands-on Assisting & Posture breakdown OR assisting with Student Practicum
5:30pm Dinner Break
6:30pm Evening Activity with the larger group and/or Workshop Planning