Yoga & Social Justice Teacher Training Begins September 1, 2017
2017 – 2018 DATES
September 1 – 4, 2017
October 6 – 9, 2017
December 1 – 3, 2017
January 19 – 21, 2018
Join Sarahjoy for an information session on July 11th, 6 – 7pm at yogajoy.
Applications will be available online starting July 14th. Applications must be submitted by August 30th.
Early Bird Discount of $250 when registered by August 5th.
Training Scholarships are available for those who qualify (applications required)
Why Yoga and Social Justice?
Do you have a passion for social justice?
Are you inspired to bring yoga to people who would benefit from yoga but whose life circumstances either prevent them from participating or for whom our culture’s approach to yoga excludes them?
Would you like to learn more about the philosophy and psychology of yoga (universally applicable teachings for awakening out of human suffering), anatomy and alignment, your personal dharma (duty, responsibility), and mindfulness tools?
This unique, inspiring, and life-changing teacher training is a passionate call to those who long to use yoga as a social justice tool! Whether you’re already working in the field of social justice or endeavoring to start, this training program opens your mind and heart, expands your vision, develops your life skill set, deepens your intra- and interpersonal sensitivity and compassion, and prepares you to provide yoga as a life-changing, empowering, and accessible tool for those whose potential may as of yet remain untapped, unrecognized, or marginalized, but who can flourish and thrive with the integration of yoga in their life.
Social Justice is based on the concept of human rights in which all humans have, as their birthright, the freedom to realize themselves. Yet we live in a world with so much social injustice, an injustice to which we, often unknowingly, contribute. Some of the obstacles people face in realizing their potential include access to resources for education, health care, mentors, healthy community, as well as both developmental trauma (growing up in invalidating, mis-attuned, chaotic, or troubled environments without access to safety, consistency, and nurturance) and event-based trauma (violence, humanitarian crisis, war, and so on).
Overview of Curriculum
Each session includes instruction in alignment principles; practice of yoga asana; core teaching skills: use of language + voice tone, sequencing, hands-on adjustments, therapeutics, observation, demonstrations, discussion of teaching methodologies + philosophies, teaching exercises in small and large groups; and homework assignments.
Dharma study groups
Internet home study curriculum
Class observation assignments
Public service + reflection journal
Weekly yoga classes
This training is a registered program with the Yoga Alliance. Upon completion of curriculum requirements, you will receive a certificate that qualifies you to apply for a 200-hour certification with the Yoga Alliance.
“This program will broaden your understanding of both yoga and yourself – profoundly – a wonderful growth opportunity.”
“Sarahjoy’s YTT was educational, illuminating, challenging, and transformational. My gratitude is boundless for her ability to teach the profound message of yoga, joy, balance and compassion in a way that is easy to understand and assimilate.”
“Sarahjoy, I am deeply grateful for your wisdom. You are a bright light and an inspiration.”
“During this training, my body, mind and heart feel more tranquil and vital as a result of Sarahjoy’s presence.”