Practice Intensives, Teacher Trainings and Yoga Therapy Trainings
Welcome to our Training Page! For many years I have offered Yoga Alliance registered 200 and 300 hour and yoga therapy training programs.? While I will no longer be offering yoga teacher training or yoga therapy training groups I will continue to work with individuals who wish to refine their teaching or therapy practices. These courses of study and inquiry are tailored to the particular needs and desires of the individual teacher/therapist and provide a means of engaging the practices of teaching and the therapeutic relationship simply not possible in group settings.
I will continue to offer Practice and Process Intensives with focus on various topics. These groups form as a result of ongoing inquiries by myself and practitioners at Atlanta Yoga. If you have an area of interest please let me know! I will put it out to our community and if the interest is there we will form a small-group Practice and Process Intensive to explore it further.
Mindful Movement: Our next Ashtanga Beginners’ Series starts Sunday January 10th!
Fees (9 classes): 120.00
Please contact us to register!
?Ashtanga Yoga Practice and Process Intensive May 2016!
- Practice and Process is for practitioners of all levels interested in exploring the nuances of the Ashtanga Vinyasa practice.
- The Practice and Process Intensive runs for 8 weeks and is limited to 10 practitioners. Fees are 895.00.
- Practice and Process is designed to support each practitioner in developing and refining their personal practice space.
- Practice and Process is a part of all of our training programs and this one kicks off our 200 hour Teacher Training for 2016!
The Practice and Process Intensive includes three practice sessions (classes) per week which must include our Ashtanga? Foundations class? on Thursday evenings at 7:30 and Ashtanga Primary Series class on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. Process hours follow the Sun/Thurs classes.? The third class can be from any of our other classes or from an approved class with another Ashtanga teacher.? (If this class is at another studio it must be approved by the director of training and fees for this class are not included in the P and P fees).
Practice? We will cover the foundations of the Ashtanga Vinyasa practice as we explore what it is to construct space and fluidity in body and mind.
Process? is what we call the work of the experiential observation-based process that is fundamental to developing one?s own practice. ?Process?is a part of all our training programs and is the driving force of our Practice and Process Intensives. ?In Process, we undertake explorations that lay the groundwork for the practice of svadhyaya (self-reflection or self-study) through which, over time and with the repetitions of practice, we create the space and corresponding awareness that allow us to be fully grounded in the body, in the present moment. Process is experience and observation based. While we explore relevant aspects of theory and philosophy, these explorations are firmly rooted in our observations of our own practice experience.? We learn to articulate questions. We speak and write answers to these questions with and in our bodies as we move and breath and speak to the experiences as such. These answers evolve over time. As such, they become for each of us an element of the singular pathways of movement inward and outward, folding and unfolding, that we call yoga.? Topics we may explore in process include pranayama, the eight limbs of ashtanga yoga, detailed work on constructing the frame, the internal knottings or? bandhas, functional anatomy, adjustments, interpretive work and last but not least, your questions arising from your practice that morning.
Registration is Required! Space is limited to 10 practitioners. Please contact Elizabeth to register: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This 200 hour Yoga Alliance registered 200 Hour Foundational Teacher Training with Elizabeth Rogers ? will begin Tuesday March 17th at 6 p.m., 2015 and will continue through August 6th.? This training is designed both for those wishing to establish the foundations of a teaching practice as well as for those wanting to deepen their knowledge and refine their practice space. Upon completion of the program you will be qualified to register with Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour level. We will meet for class three times weekly for 21 weeks: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 9:00 a.m. We will also meet 8 Saturdays for full days. In addition each participant will meet one on one with Elizabeth up to four hours.
We teach from the spaces we construct through practice. Therefore, this Foundational teacher training is practice and process based. We will meet for process for 1 hour each week after one of the Tuesday/Thursday evening classes. Saturdays will be devoted to the various teacher training topics in the context of the Ashtanga tradition. These include intensives on the history and philosophy of yoga, applied and functional anatomy, physiology, Buddhism and Buddhist practice and literature, technique and methodology, and more. We will also explore applicable contemporary contemplative and creative contexts such as art and psychoanalysis, writing and literature.
You may engage the full teacher training course or just the Practice and Process sections.
Tuition for the full program is 2,985.00. An additional 3% will be added for credit card payments. Payment arrangements may be made on an individual basis. Tuition does not include books or additional class fees. Space is limited. To register…
Tuition for Practice and Process only is 895.00 and does not include texts or additional classes.
A typical week’s schedule during the training:
Tuesday 7 p.m. — Ashtanga Foundations Practice
Tuesday 8:15 pm. – 9:15 pm. Ashtanga Teaching Methodology and Technique
Thursday 7 p.m. — Ashtanga Foundations Practice
Thursday 8:15 p.m. — Process
Sunday 9:00 a.m. — Primary Series Technique
Select Saturdays for a total of 5, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. — additional Teacher Training Topics
Tentative Saturday dates (as a small group there is flexibility and these dates may change if necessary): April 18th, May 16th, June 20, July 18, August 1st.
We are adding the following classes and series courses to our Schedule: View on Schedule Page
Yoga For Arthritis: Begins Sunday Feb 22nd, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. This is a six-week series course designed to provide prevention and support for osteoarthritis and support for other forms of chronic pain through mindful movement and yoga asana. More Information
Foundations after 50! Begins Wednesday March 4th, 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. This is an ongoing six-week course for those interested in beginning a yoga practice after 50. We will approach the Ashtanga practice with detailed instruction and with an emphasis on the nuances and needs of the mature body and mind. This course has a rolling registration and you may begin at any time. Fees are $96 for six weeks.
Daily Ashtanga Foundations Classes: We are pleased to be adding three new daily Asthanga Foundations classes to our schedule. Ashtanga Foundations are our entry level classes as well as the place for seasoned practitioners to refine their movement and mindfulness technique in between full primary and second series practices.
These new classes are:
Fridays at 6:00 p.m. beginning February 13th
Sundays as 11:00 a.m. beginning March 1st
Mondays at 6:40 p.m. beginning March 2nd
Join us for our Winter Practice and Process Intensive January 6th- February 28th!
For practitioners of all levels.?
Practice We will practice together 2-4 sessions per week (see below for schedule). We will cover the foundations of the Ashtanga Vinyasa practice as we explore what it is to construct space and fluidity in body and mind.
Process? is what we call the work of the experiential observation-based process that is fundamental to developing one?s own practice. It is unfortunately most often missing in today?s ?yoga marketplace? where what is marketed as a ?yoga practice? is really a ?yoga product?.?Process?is a part of all our training programs and is the driving force of our Practice and Process Intensives.
In Process, we undertake explorations that lay the groundwork for the practice of svadhyaya (self-reflection or self-study) through which, over time and with the repetitions of practice, we create the space and corresponding awareness that allow us to be fully grounded in the body, in the present moment. Process is experience and observation based. While we explore relevant aspects of theory and philosophy, these explorations are firmly rooted in our observations of our own practice experience.? We learn to articulate questions. We speak and write answers to these questions with and in our bodies as we move and breath and speak to the experiences as such. These answers evolve over time. As such, they become for each of us an element of the singular pathways of movement inward and outward, folding and unfolding, that we call yoga.
Topics we may explore in process include pranayama, the eight limbs of ashtanga yoga, detailed work on constructing the frame, the internal knottings or? bandhas, functional anatomy, adjustments, interpretive work and last but not least, your questions arising from your practice that evening.
This is a 72 Hour Intensive and these hours may be applied to Teacher Training hours at Atlanta Yoga if you decide to continue with a Teacher Training or Therapeutic Training with us. Participation in a P and P Intensive is required for entry into any Teacher Training or Yoga Therapeutics Training at Atlanta Yoga. Please note that this is the last P and P Intensive prior to the start of our 200 hour Teacher Training beginning in March 2015!
?P and P Intensive Schedule:
- Foundations Practice Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
- Process and Workshopping Tuesday and Thursday???? 8:20 pm – 9:20 p.m.
- Technique/half or full primary series practice Wednesday 7:30 p.m. or Sunday 9:00 a.m.
- Three 2.5 hour Saturday Process and Workshop sessions dates TBA based on group.
- Fees: 895.00
Registration deadline is December 20th. A 200.00 nonrefundable deposit is required to hold your space.? Groups are limited to 8 participants.
Our 300 Hour Yoga Alliance Registered Advanced Teacher Training with an emphasis on Foundational Therapeutics begins September 9th with our Fall Practice and Process Intensive!
As with all of our trainings, this is a small group training with no more than 8 participants so please let us know of your interest as soon as possible!
Throughout the course of this training we will continually weave together aspects of the following threads:
- refining our personal practice space
- deepening our knowledge of the ashtanga vinyasa practice in traditional and contemporary contexts with an emphasis on adapting the practice to each individual
- building the foundations for the therapeutic application of the yoga practices including asana, pranayama, mantra and mudra
With the completion of this training
- ?you will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level
- you may be able to transfer all or part of your hours to an IAYT accredited 800 hour Yoga Therapy training program that accepts transfer hours
- ?you will be prepared to work further with us in supervision or ongoing studies and practice as both teacher and/or therapist including our 450 Hour Yoga Therapeutics Training
- Satisfactory completion of our Fall Practice and Process Intensive which begins September 9th.
- Completion of a 200 hour program or equivalent.
- A working knowledge of the ashtanga vinyasa primary series or equivalent experience.
We begin the training with our Fall Practice and Process Intensive. This is to ensure that everyone has a working grasp of the practice formations, teaching discourse and a solid personal practice space from which to approach others. This also gives everyone an opportunity to ensure that the program is a good fit before continuing in January.
The training will continue in January 2015 and run through mid-May in much the same format as the Practice and Process Intensives, with weekly practice and process groups? (7:00 -9:20 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays) as well as 5 workshop weekends, 10 hours each. There will be one workshop weekend each month January-May. The exact dates for these weekends will be determined by the group. At least one additional class per week is required (Monday, Wednesday or Sunday). Aspects of our work will be done in conjunction with the students in the 450 Hour Yoga Therapeutics Training. 10 individual hours with Elizabeth are included in the training. These hours may be used for practicum supervision and/or work on individual areas of interest.
Fees for the Practice and Process Intensive are 895.00.
The remainder of the tuition for the program is 3,100. 00.
Payment arrangements may be made on an individual basis. However, please note that once you being the training process in January you will be responsible for paying the tuition in full even if you do not complete the training. If your training is interrupted due to medical reasons or emergency situations in your immediate family we will do our best to arrange for you to complete your training with us at another time or to make up missed time with individual hours and study.
Making up missed sessions: We recognize that there will be time missed by most students at some point in the training.? Missed hours must be made up. Plans to make missed hours up will be made on an individual basis.
The following sessions of our ongoing Yoga Therapy Training are open to practitioners and teachers not enrolled in the full training. Sessions are $45 each and pre-registration is required. Please contact Elizabeth to register. Suggested readings, if applicable, will be provided upon registration.
Saturday March 29th 3:00-5:20 p.m. Alignment Foundations: The Ashtanga Standing Asanas. With Scott Schroeder.
The Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series introduces a powerful set of standing asanas that allow the practitioner to open the major joints and establish elasticity through the spine. Standing poses form the basis upon which all other asanas evolve and are most effective when working the fundamentals of skeletal alignment. They also allow you to manage structural imbalances and injury throughout your entire body.? Scott will work systematically through the foundational standing asanas of the Ashtanga Primary Series, Yoga Chikitsa, explicating precise alignment. This alternative approach to the traditional Ashtanga fluidity (?vinyasa?) is essential working knowledge for yoga teachers and for therapists who are developing therapeutic loops for specific applications. This workshop is part of both our 200 hour Teacher Training and our 450 hour Yoga Therapeutics Training.
Sunday March 30th 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.? The Subtle Processes of Hatha Yoga. With Elizabeth Rogers. In a gently flowing Ashtanga practice we will explore the dynamics of the second movement, or axis-formation. This movement, or series of movements, creates and opens the space that we refer to as the central channel, or sushumna nadi. The internalizing movements we refer to as ‘the second movement’ are the most challenging movements in practice and those we resist most strongly. We will explore the primary energies of prana and apana and their movements along this channel, how to initiate our outwardly directed movements and energies from this channel and how to keep these movements oriented to this central axis thus increasing the clarity, strength and precision of each movement. Practice at this level brings a profound focus and clarity that allows for an increasing awareness of the subtle processes of a Hatha Yoga practice on and off the mat. We will close with time for observations and questions.
Sunday 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.? Asana, Pranayama, Mantra and Mudra : Constructing Therapeutic Loops. With Elizabeth Rogers. We will explore the use of asana sequencing based on the structure of the primary and second series of the Ashtanga system as well as pranayana, mantra and mudra in constructing therapeutic loops for specific case profiles. The hope is that we will be able to use actual participants, but we will use theoretical case constructions if necessary. We will emphasize an understanding of the aims of our therapeutic work and beyond as well as the work of sustaining an awareness of the these aims in developing therapeutic loops.
200 Hour Foundational Teacher Training : Open Technique Sessions Tuesdays and Thursdays Feb 11 – May 29
These sessions comprise the technique and methodology components of our 200 Hour Teacher Training. We are pleased to open them to practitioners, teachers and therapists not currently enrolled in the full training who want to acquire a deeper understanding of the techniques of the Ashtanga Vinyasa practice including:
- functional anatomy and physiology of the primary series asanas;
- ?the development and knotting together of breath, body, and gaze;
- Patanjali’s Kriya Yoga;
- the eight limbs of classical ashtanga yoga;
- the structure and function of the internal asanas (or bandhas);
- pranayama technique and function;
- the construction of a frame for mindful movement;
- the function of language and its impacts on the body;
The technique sessions follow our 7 pm Ashtanga Foundations class and MUST be taken in conjunction with this class. Fees for each technique session are $20. This is in addition to the regular class fee for the 7 pm. class. Class cards may not be used for these sessions. Pre-registration is required. We will not accept “drop-ins” for these sessions. Pre-requisites: You must have at least 6 months of regular yoga practice in an established tradition (Ashtanga, Iyengar, Kripalu, Integral, etc.).