Part Two begins March 30th, 2018
Part One: Tools for Promoting Vibrant Health
Monday – Thursday, 30 hour modules
October 23 – 26, 2017
November 27 – 30, 2017
February 5 – 8, 2018
March 5 – 8, 2018
Part Two: Spiritual Vitality & Wholeness
Friday – Sunday
March 30 – April 1, 2018
April 27 – 29, 2018
June 1 – 3, 2018
June 29 – July 1, 2018
July 27 – 29, 2018
September 7 – 9, 2018
October 12 – 14, 2018
November 16 – 18, 2018
Plus Final Immersion Module for Program Completion
Monday – Thursday, 30 hours
December 10 – 13, 2018
Join Sarahjoy for an information session on September 6th, 6 – 7pm at yogajoy
Work Trade, Financial Planning and Training Scholarships are available for those who qualify (applications required – click here to submit)
Our 800-hour IAYT school curriculum is being reviewed by their Accreditation Committee at this time.
Please allow at least 7 business days for your application to be processed
and for you to be notified of the admissions decision
Curriculum includes the tools of yoga (asana, pranayama, meditation, mindfulness, Ayurveda, and philosophy/psychology), the art of yoga teachers (seeing students, choosing therapeutic interventions, authenticity, resilience, intrapersonal and interpersonal development, sequencing based on Ayurveda, physical capacity, and the psycho-spiritual goals of yoga), and the internal processes of self-nurturance, self-regulation, and the ability to use one’s own body gestalt as a therapeutic tool.
This comprehensive trauma-informed, neurobiologically-grounded training is open to both yoga teachers and allied health professionals and consists of Part One (160hrs) and Part Two (142hrs) which can be taken in whole or in part depending on what you want to study as well as what type of certificate of completion you want to obtain. Yoga Teacher Professional Training is a Yoga Alliance registered training at the 300/500hr level.
Part One: Tools for Promoting Vibrant Health
Vibrant Health: learn to facilitate vibrant health through the physical tools of yoga which address structural health, musculo-skeletal health, pre-op and post-op health and conditioning, and yoga to restore the vital body via reducing adrenal overload, soothing an over-activated nervous system, and re-wiring chronic activation of the catabolic system.
Four 30-hour modules, Monday-Thursday
- Mindfulness-based Yoga
- Adaptive Yoga
- Yoga and Strength Conditioning
- Ayurvedic Restorative Yoga
Two research projects
Each module will increase the knowledge base and application skill of the trainees in areas such as:
Assessment and observation skills
Anatomy, kinesiology, reciprocal muscle inhibition
Anterior, posterior, and contra-lateral slings
Breathing tools and pranayama
Mindfulness, brain science, trauma-informed
Teach according to the students’ doshas and their dosha imbalances
Incorporate Ayurvedic lifestyle suggestions
Develop short/long term protocols and relationships with clients
Self-care techniques and self-regulation skills that provide consistent therapeutic presence for clients/students
During modules, trainees will also observe and participate in specific therapeutic, adaptive, and restorative yoga classes alongside of Sarahjoy’s yoga therapy clients and adaptive yoga students. As trainees progress through the modules they will have opportunities to assist classes, teach poses within classes, shadow Sarahjoy or Lynn in hands on assisting tools, and mentor in private lessons. Throughout the training, trainees will learn how to apply the techniques and information in these modules to either private yoga therapy sessions or group yoga classes.
Part Two: Yoga for Vitality & Wholeness, Mental, Psychological & Spiritual Vitality
Co-taught by Sarahjoy Marsh, MA, E-RYT 500, and Jay Gregory, PhD
Learn to facilitate psychological, mental, and spiritual vitality, incorporate the lifestyle tools of yoga, which address our emotional, psychological, spiritual, intrapersonal and interpersonal vitality, integration, and spiritual development.
Part Two incorporates the teachings of the psychology and philosophy of yoga and prepares yoga teachers to more deeply address mental well-being, anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, and the spiritual journey of yoga. Throughout the training, teachers will learn the therapeutic techniques specifically appropriate for private yoga practice or small group yoga programs, such as yoga for addiction or depression.
Trauma-informed, neurobiologically-grounded, and compassionately delivered, trainees learn how to apply the teachings of yoga that aim to reduce suffering, increase equanimity, overcome trauma, develop well-being, and cultivate a life of vibrancy and clarity. Teachers are trained in both the therapeutic tools as well as the self-care and self-development practices that make them better yoga teachers with a range of students. Therapeutic tools include mindfulness, asana, pranayama, meditation, Ayurveda, and chanting; and the application of the psychology of yoga for individual and small group mental health yoga programs.
Training will include development of empathic resonance, attunement and attachment overviews, body-centered sensory interventions, and teaching self-processes as a resource. Yoga Psychology tools are drawn from the Yoga Sutras, Upanishads, and the Bhagavad Gita and include teachings such as the psychology of the five mind states, five ways of knowing, five core attitudes, brahmaviharas, kleshas, koshas, gunas, doshas, samskaras, and the four paths of yoga: karma, bhakti, raja, and jnana. Western psychology tools are drawn from attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, neuroscience, and mental health counseling.
“It’s difficult to choose the most useful as all aspects have been so helpful. I have never studied with a teacher who could explain these things in such a clear, comprehensible way… This training was expertly organized and executed… Any workshop with Sarahjoy is well worth your time! Sarahjoy has a very clear and comprehensible way of explaining materials from anatomy to the Yoga Sutras…”
“An authentic and holistic curriculum that strikes the ideal balance between theory and practice, philosophy and asana… Very polished and refined presentation style, easy to follow, receptive to questions. Felt comfortable engaging in group discussions and seeking clarification at times.”
“The breadth and depth of the teacher training with Sarahjoy transformed my life! As a result, I changed not only my career but also my way of interacting with myself and the world.”
Total Program: $4,400
(receive $400 off when registered by September 30th)
Part 1 tuition: $2,300 (for Allied Health Providers in body sciences)
Part 2 tuition: $2,500 (for Allied Health Providers in mind-body-health practices)