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.
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.).
We are pleased to announce that we will be opening selected sessions of our 450 Hour Yoga Therapy Training to students not currently enrolled in the program. For the current offerings, please make sure that you meet the following prerequisites and please contact us if you have any questions regarding this: 1 year of regular asana practice in an established yoga tradition (e.g., Ashtanga, Iyengar, Integral, Viniyoga, etc). Pre-registration is required! There are readings for Sessions I and II. References will be provided upon registration. Fee per session is $45.
For the weekend of February 1 and 2 the following sessions are open:
Session I, Saturday February 1, 12:00-2:30
- Suffering, Creativity, and Desire — The Essence of Yoga Therapy (including asana practice, moola bandha and the seat of emptiness in the body)
- Elements and Functions of yoga-asana practice in the Ashtanga Vinyasa system
?Session II, Saturday February 1, 3:00-5:30
- Historical Foundations of Yoga
- Integration of Yoga and Yoga Therapy into Contemporary Social Structures and Practice Settings
?Session IV, Sunday February 2, 5:00-7:30 p.m.
- Breaking Down Surya Namaskara A and B for Therapeutic Application (Ashtanga based)
This 200 hour Yoga Alliance registered Training Intensive and 200 Hour Teacher Training will begin Tuesday February 11th,? 2014 and run through the end of May. 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.
You will participate in a small group intensive one weekend a month for 4 months, 15 individual hours with Elizabeth, and weekly group practice sessions.? This training is Ashtanga based with support from the Iyengar tradition and is limited to 10 practitioners. Upon completion of the program you will be qualified to register with Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour level.
We teach from the spaces we construct through practice. Therefore, this foundational teacher training is practice based. We will practice together 2-4 practice sessions per week interweaving mindfulness practices, technique and methodology, functional anatomy and physiology, therapeutics and philosophy. In addition you will engage in one on one sessions for individual process and to define and articulate your desires and particular lines of inquiry. We will meet together as a group one weekend each month for further studies including functional anatomy and physiology, adjustments, pranayama, philosophy and history of yoga, somatic psychology and ethics. We will also explore the intersections of classical yoga practice and philosophy with other contemplative practices including Buddhism, contemporary art and movement languages, and contemporary psychoanalysis.
February 11th- May 29th We will meet twice weekly on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-9:00 p.m. You will participate in the Ashtanga Foundations group practice followed by an hour with the teacher training group as we delve more deeply into technique and methodology.
Weekend Dates: The following dates are tentative. As we will be a small group we will adjust the schedule at Orientation if such is necessary. Each weekend will consist of four 2.5 hour sessions. Feb 15-16, March 1-2, Mar 22-23, Apr 5-6, May 3-4, May 17-18.
Please contact us for an application and to begin the interview process.
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.
Our Yoga Alliance Registered 200 hour Foundational Teacher Training begins this weekend. In addition to our two weekly technique sessions, the following weekend sessions will be open to students not currently enrolled in the full training. These hours may be applied toward the completion of an individual 200 hour teacher training at Atlanta Yoga or toward CEU requirements for Yoga Alliance. Pre-Registration is required for all workshops and training sessions. Please contact Elizabeth to register. Suggested readings (required for those seeking credit for hours completed) will be provided on registration. Session Fees are $45 each. Sunday morning class is regular class rate.
Saturday February 15th
- 12:00 – 2:30 p.m. Yoga Chikitsa, The Structure of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series? Part I. Includes Sanskrit, sequencing and frame; function of the ‘four external limbs’ in the context of classical yoga and how they function interdependently in the Ashtanga Vinyasa practice. We will cover Surya Namaskar and the foundational standing asanas.
- ?3:00 – 5:30 p.m. Intro to the Teaching Discourse, Intro to Functional Anatomy, and Adjustment Basics? We will be working with Surya Namaskar and? the standing asanas in this session.
Sunday February 16th
- 9:00 – 10:45 a.m. Morning Practice.
- 11-1:30 p.m. History of Yoga Part I and The Philosophical Roots of the Practice.
450 Hour Yoga Therapy Training (includes 300 hour Yoga Alliance approved advanced program for those who wish to register as RYT 500s)
An Update: We began this Saturday (14 December) with a three hour orientation! My notes from this may be found here. We are opening up an additional three sessions for this training bringing the total to 9 participants! If you are an RYT 200 who would like to experience an in-depth yoga therapy training and meet the requirements for 500 hour registration with Yoga Alliance please contact us prior to the end of the first week of January. Our first group meeting will be February 1 and 2.
This is Atlanta?s first Yoga Therapy training program. Yoga Therapy is a rapidly emerging field and now is the time to find our voices and construct our place in it. This program consists of individual and small group sessions.? In addition to this, students will complete a 100 hour guided practicum. This training is limited to six participants. We will cover the topics outlined by IAYT?s accrediting committee as we work towards accreditation. In addition, we will focus on each participant?s specific area of interest. Examples are yoga therapy support for anxiety, depression and panic disorders; yoga therapy support for addiction and substance abuse recovery; yoga therapy for the aging body; yoga therapy for auto-immune disorders, etc. The training is facilitated by Elizabeth Rogers, MA, E-RYT-500. Elizabeth has 13 years of experience in the field of Yoga Therapy practice and research in addition to extensive training in psychology and psychoanalysis.
You must have completed a 200 hour teacher training that is Yoga Alliance approved or the equivalent.
You must have a thorough understanding of basic functional anatomy and be ready to apply it.
You must have a minimum of 500 hours of practice experience in one or more of the following traditions: Ashtanga, Iyengar, Integral and/or Kripalu yoga.
Generalized studies in Psychology, Physiology, Consciousness Studies, Buddhism, Mind Body Medicine,? Functional Medicine, Traditional Chinese or Ayurvedic Medicine and Public Health are helpful but not required.
Studies and experience in other forms of movement are helpful but not required.
You must be able to broadly outline your specific areas of interest in the therapeutic applications of yoga.
Interview Process: Please contact Elizabeth to initiate this process — firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.273.4388.
Fees for training: 4,495
Additional Information: This program is registered with Yoga Alliance at the 300 hour advanced training level which means as an RYT 200 you will be eligible to register for RYT 500 status. This program is intended to provide you with additional training you will need to grandfather in with IAYT which is an option for each participant who completes the training provided you began your yoga therapy training with Atlanta Yoga or another qualified school during or prior to 2013. ? I intend to use this small group as a pilot for a longer program that will meet IAYT 800 hour accreditation standards and will be submitted to teh accreditation process.? That said, it will allow us to focus on topics that interest each of you and to develop them as we progress. We will complete the group work in 1 year and you will have an additional 6 months-1 year, if needed, to complete your one on one hours and practicum. In addition to your one on one hours, we will meet as a group one weekend a month.? As we will be a small group we will determine the specific dates/weekends together. 100 hours of your training will be supervised practicum. You may chose to work with individuals, groups or a combination of both. 15 of your one on one hours will be used to support you in developing through your practicum work. The remaining 15 hours will be used to assist you in articulating and developing your personal areas of interest which will culminate in a research project or creative project. Personal process (working one on one with me in a therapeutic format) is encouraged and will greatly inform and enrich your experience, but this is quite separate from this training. Fees for the training are 4,495. Class fees are not included in this and you are expected to keep up your personal practice with at least two classes per week in the studio.
This program is directed by Elizabeth Rogers (Ashtanga) with support from? Scott Schroeder (Iyengar). This intensive teacher training is primarily Ashtanga based with support from the Iyengar tradition. Individualized Teacher Trainings are limited to 5 practitioners at any given time.?The program is currently full. The next available start date is February 2014. There will be space for two practitioners at this time.?We are interviewing for these spaces at this time.
These trainings are designed to further refine your practice space and to support those who wish to teach or to integrate yoga and/or yoga therapy into their existing work with a framework for doing so.?The Teacher Trainings provide the practitioner the option of registering for RYT 200 or RYT 500 status with Yoga Alliance.? We are currently working with IAYT regarding Yoga Therapy certification as well and some of your hours from Teacher Trainings and Practice Intensives may be transferred into select Yoga Therapy Training Programs.
We teach from the spaces we construct through practice. Therefore, our intensives and teacher trainings are practice based. We will practice together 3 or 4 practice sessions per week interweaving mindfulness practices, technique and methodology, functional anatomy and physiology, therapeutics and philosophy. In addition you will engage in one on one sessions for individual process as well as for further studies including functional anatomy and physiology, adjustments, pranayama, philosophy, somatic psychology and ethics. We will also explore the intersections of classical yoga practice and philosophy with other contemplative practices including Buddhism, contemporary art and movement languages, and contemporary psychoanalysis. Elective hours may be tailored to focus on an aspect or aspects particular to the individual. This format allows for and supports the individual’s process, and it allows for the integration of new material and gradual habitation of new spaces in mind and body.
A minimum of two years of regular practice experience in one or more of the following yoga traditions: Ashtanga, Iyengar, Kripalu, or Integral Yoga.
There is an interview process. Please contact us if you are interested.
Those in the Intensive or Teacher Training program will choose 3-4 of the following weekly practice periods:
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 6:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m.
Sundays: 9:00 a.m.
For those ready for the Second Series practice, the Monday 7:50 pm practice period is also an option.
In addition, up to two one on one hours per week with Elizabeth will be scheduled.
Tuition varies depending on intensity and length of program. However, the following may serve as a guide line:
Practice Intensives begin at 1100.00; 200 hour Teacher Trainings (RYT 200) at 3300.oo; 300 hour advanced Teacher Training? (RYT 500) at 4600.00.
Director of Training?at Atlanta Yoga
Elizabeth Rogers is the director of trainings at Atlanta Yoga. She has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga and teaching small groups and individuals for more than 15 years and wrote the curriculum for the Yoga Alliance 200 and 500 hour Ashtanga-based training programs at Atlanta Yoga. She has a private practice as a yoga therapist at Atlanta Yoga. She practices psychoanalysis and somatic psychotherapy at Atlanta Midtown Counseling and Psychotherapy.? Elizabeth is also active in the worlds of plastic arts and contemporary dance/movement.
For more information or questions please contact Elizabeth at email@example.com or 404.273.4388.