YOGA TEACHER INTENSIVE
INSPIRATION | KNOWLEDGE | SADHANA
OCT 11, 2018 – FEB 10 2019
Our 200+ hr Yoga Teacher Intensive is led by E-RYT 500 Adarsh Williams, E-RYT 200 Heleen Zondag-Williams and specialized guest teachers. We aim to equip students with a clear knowledge and experience base, from which they practice, teach and live their Yoga. At the end of the course, all participants who have attended the specified number of classes will receive a Certificate of Completion. This course is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour level, so that graduates can become registered Yoga Teachers.
Although our approach has its roots in traditional Ashtanga Yoga, we present the “way of Yoga” rather than a particular Yoga “style.” We will explore the philosophy and methods of classical Ashtanga Yoga as well as contemporary modalities of Yoga, science and wellness.
LEARN HOW TO:
• Teach unique yoga sequences including Traditional Ashtanga, Contemporary Vinyasa and Yoga Wellness
• Integrate comprehensive study of yoga technique, theory and philosophy
• Gain intensive practice experience
• Experience professional and personal growth
• Hold a certification that meets and exceeds requirements to register with Yoga Alliance as RYT200
WHY DO A YOGA TEACHER INTENSIVE?
• Follow your passion for Yoga
• Dive deeper into Yoga philosophy, history and the Yoga lifestyle
• Learn all about asanas, the anatomy of a posture, alignment, modifications, risks and benefits
• Learn Yoga from the traditional perspective, from which you will then understand the contemporary forms of Yoga
• In depth anatomy knowledge of the body in Yoga
• Learn all about different levels of students and how to approach them
• Learn hands on and verbal adjustments
• Study, refine and deepen your own Yoga practice together with like minded people
• Learn how to share your passion with others
• Practice teaching and ongoing mentorship
99% Practice, 1% Theory
“Guruji” K. Pattabhi Jois
YOGA ASANA & VINYASA
PRIMARY & INTERMEDIATE SERIES
The asana study program includes postures of the Primary and Intermediate series of Ashtanga Yoga. There is an overview of forward + backward bending, twists + side bends and inversions, including arm balances. In addition, healthy adaptations and modifications, including wellness sequencing based on current physical therapy protocols are covered.
Students learn alignment in postures based on applied anatomy practices including self adjustment and learning to “see” students’ bodies. The language of modern yoga alignment including loops, rotations, pose and counter pose are taught and with this knowledge, the student knows how to prevent their students from asana vulnerabilities and keep them practice yoga safely.
WHY DO OUR TEACHER INTENSIVE?
SMALL GROUP SETTING
A Yoga Teacher Intensive is mostly for your own growth. Yoga can be a tool for self discovery/development and helps to expand your view of the world. It can transform your life into a happier, healthier and more whole one. The best Yoga teachers are students first. Gaining more knowledge of Yoga through our Yoga Teacher Intensive will ground you in your own practice and your understanding of it. It will bring confidence in sharing it with others.
Besides all the reasons mentioned before, we guarantee SMALL GROUP instruction with caring, personal support for your growth and learning process. Most Teacher Intensives are held in very large groups, ours does not exceed 20 students. In our experience it creates a deeper way of learning and gaining knowledge that sticks.
MAIN AND GUEST TEACHERS
Adarsh Williams teaches a contemplative style of yoga that embraces both modern innovation and traditional wisdom. Since 1995, Adarsh has been engaged in the field of natural healing and has received certifications in therapeutic massage and active isolated stretching. He continues as a student of Ashtanga Yoga and it’s sister sciences of Sanskrit, Ayurveda, and Bhakti. Adarsh has continuously traveled to Asia since 2001 for study and pilgrimage and has received teaching Authorization by his late Guruji Shri. K Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Adarsh directs the Monterey Yoga Shala in Monterey, CA specializing in progressive instruction for beginner through advanced levels. Through in depth study of human anatomy and physiology and formal training as a massage therapist, Adarsh is highly regarded for his sensitive yet deep adjusting style. He has experience working with a wide variety of students of diverse abilities, ages, and backgrounds. With a deeply held belief that anyone can develop a personal yoga practice, Adarsh is an energetic teacher who infuses his enthusiasm for practice and hard work in his students.
Heleen started practicing yoga in 1992 during college in the Netherlands. For 8 years she practiced Sivananda Yoga and eventually completed the TT (teacher training) at the ashram in upstate New York. Shortly after, Heleen moved to London to pursue life as a yoga teacher, which in turn led her to a position of General Manager at one of London’s best known dance and holistic centres.
During this time, she studied Ashtanga Yoga with Liz Lark and John Scott. John inspired her to go to Mysore and study with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. After meeting Guruji on his world tour in 2001 she traveled to India the following year to study at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute and returned there every year until she became pregnant with her first child in 2007. Heleen is now the mother of two children, Evan and Maya and teaches Yoga in her home country the Netherlands and internationally.
Elaine is an experienced 500-Hour Registered Teacher and an IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist with over 1000 hours of training and hundreds of clinical hours working with chronic pain patients. As a former biologist, her teaching straddles the middle ground of the science and the magic of yoga. Together with her background in holistic nutrition, she offers her students and clients well-rounded approaches in gaining physical, mental, and emotional freedom. Elaine trains students to become yoga teachers, speaks about the importance of stress management at companies throughout the Bay Area, works privately with clients for pain management, and teaches her students how to use yoga as a therapeutic and practical applications for daily living.
Amy has been practicing and teaching yoga since discovering Ashtanga in 1999 and completing her first teacher training with Larry Schultz at It’s Yoga, San Francisco. She has practiced and taught up and down the California coast, sharing her love of the practice with people of all ages, abilities and intentions. Amy and her family happily settled on the Monterey Peninsula in 2009, where she found her teachers, Adarsh and Heleen Williams, and the wonderful community of yogis at Monterey Yoga Shala. Her experience as a social worker over the years has allowed her to integrate yoga into her work supporting adults with developmental, physical, neurological and cognitive challenges. Her experience as a mom inspired her to teach yoga to kids of all ages and abilities. Yoga is for everyone.
Always a student first, Amy’s daily practice not only informs her teaching, but supports, inspires and helps maintain a balance in her life off the mat. Yoga is a personal journey- what it truly is cannot be seen. Through the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, we learn to listen and connect with ourselves on a deeper level, and this gradually becomes an integral part of who we are and how we perceive and process the challenges and successes of every day life. Amy’s classes strive to offer an accessible and compassionate guide into this system, allowing students the space to find and connect with their own breath, their own practice, and their own unique way of being in the world.
YOGA ASANA & VINYASA
• Primary & Intermediate level asana & traditional Vinyasa Krama
• Yoga anatomy & alignment – in depth study of the crucial body functions in yoga
• Yoga wellness, adaptive yoga, prop work & restoratives
• Contemporary Vinyasa sequencing & research poses
• Yoga cleansing techniques (Kriya)
• Yoga breath (Pranayama)
• Meditation: Sitting & walking technique
• Philosophy: Comparative thinking on meditation
• Origins, history of yoga • Comparative schools of yoga
• Yoga as a lifestyle & Ethics of yoga
• Study of the yoga sutras • Sanskrit chanting
• Forming a personal philosophy • Yoga traditions
• Sequencing • Physical and verbal adjustments
• Counting vinyasa in sanskrit
• Asana pronunciation
• The seat of the teacher
• Teacher self care
• Sustaining your practice
• Yoga off the mat
• Finding inspiration
DATES & INVESTMENT
MONTEREY CA & SAN JOSE CA
Oct 11 2018 – Feb 10 2019
Modular format (four 4-day weekends, two Saturdays)
Weekend 1: Oct 11/12/13/14 2018
Weekend 2: Oct 25/26/27/28 2018
Saturday Workshops : Dec 1, 2018 & Jan 12, 2019
Weekend 3: Jan 24/25/26/27 2019
Weekend 4: Feb 7/8/9/10 2019
Early Bird Rate $2850 before July 1, 2018 ($500 discount), $3050 before Sept 1, 2018 ($300 discount), $3350 after. Spots are limited, please register early. A training manual is included, recommended reading list purchased separately as desired.
REFUND POLICY: $300 non refundable deposit reserves your spot. No refunds after start date of the program.
INCLUDED: Teacher Intensive Manual. One “Monthly Unlimited” class pass. Discounted class passes during duration of the training.
Reserve Your Spot Here:
DOWNTOWN YOGA SHALA
SAN JOSE CA
Oct 18 2018 – Feb 17 2019
For More Details Click Here
At the end of an immersion students usually want to leave at the end of the day and go home to rest, play etc. At this training every student just wanted to stay and absorb more of the knowledge and continue to experience the special feeling of the shared Yoga. It was extraordinary!
Kathy Henderson, RYT200