This course is required to obtain a 200 Hour YA RYT certificate with Nicki Doane at Maya Yoga. In this 100 hour module you will learn the basics of alignment in asana as Nicki firmly believes that alignment of the body influences and affects the alignment of the mind. Nicki’s approach to Maya yoga is very personal and each student will learn plenty about themselves, both body and mind. One of the most important ingredients in being a great yoga teacher is having a personal yoga practice which in Sanskrit is called “sadhana”. In this training we will begin to explore “svadhyaya”- the study of the self, what that entails and how to develop a personal practice. As yoga is not only a physical practice, some yoga philosophy and psychology will be introduced to help bridge the connection between the body and the mind. Maya yoga is about honoring and serving individual students and helping mentor teachers that are deeply interested in helping people through the art and science of yoga. This course will begin to shed light on your personal habits and how to address them. We will work as a group learning from each other. Each training is always shaped by the students who attend. It is an organic process with core principles guiding the experience. This Foundation course may be combined with another 100 hour training with Nicki to create a 200 hour YA teaching certificate.
Some topics covered in this training include: Asanas (postures), Pranayama (breathing techniques), Bandhas (subtle body energy tools), Seeing and Understanding Bodies, Hands on Adjustments, Sequencing, Communication Skills, Anatomy & Physiology, Modifications of Poses, Chanting, Meditation, Chakra Exploration, Yoga Ethics, Lifestyle, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and Yoga Philosophy.
June 30 - July 13, 2019 Schedule:
Week 1: Sunday, June 30 - Friday, July 5 8am - 3pm (No Class Saturday July 6, 2019)
Week 2: Sunday, July 7, 2019 - Saturday, July 13 8am - 3pm
Cost: $2200 (including HI state taxes + fees)