About White Crow Yoga
What’s in a Name?
Crows, particularly White Crows, are cradled in symbolism. Here are a few of the reasons we selected the name White Crow Yoga: Read More
- Change: The crow is an omen of change; it is the totem of the Great Spirit in the Native American culture and is held with the utmost respect, representing creation and spiritual strength. Crows unite both the light and the dark, both the inner and the outer. Like the crow, we need to embrace change to grow into our best selves.
- Awareness: Crows build their nests up high, so they can pay attention to everything going on around them. This serves to remind us to bring awareness and mindfulness to our lives, observing the world around us and our internal beliefs and values.
- Uniqueness: White crows are not the norm; they stand out from the crowd. This symbolizes our uniqueness and reminds us to be our authentic selves.
- Personal Connection: On a personal note, our founder’s great grandmother was a full-blooded Native American from the Crow Nation, and she was her grandmother’s Little White Crow. Read more about the Crow Nation in Memoirs of a White Crow Indian by Thomas H. Leforge.
Why Study With Us?
Studies show modern yoga has become a secular, bodily-oriented practice, resulting in a lack of spiritual and philosophical growth for practitioners. Yoga poses without philosophy and spirituality are exercise. We don’t teach exercise. We teach yoga.
If you want to learn and practice with yogis who hold your spiritual and philosophical growth in the highest regard, you have to come to the right place. Our yogic tools merge Eastern and Western perspectives to help you reach your highest potential in all aspects of life.
Yoga is our Dharma. If it is yours, too, we welcome you to join us on the path of living your yoga both on and off the mat. Call or email us today to find out with of our programs is right for you. Read More
De Michelis, E. (2004) A History of Modern Yoga (New York, Continuum)
Ergas, O., 2013. Overcoming the Philosohpy/Life, Body/Mind Rift: Demonstrating Yoga as embodied-lived-philosophical-practice. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 46(1), pp.74-86.
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Thirumoolar’s Ashtanga Therapeutic Yoga
It’s important to remember our roots in yoga. If you train with White Crow Yoga, we want you to trace your roots from teacher to teacher.
The teachings of White Crow Yoga are in Thirumoolar’s Ashtanga Therapeutic Yoga line via Guruji Dr. Asana Andiappan of Chennai, India. We are also influenced by Krishnamacharya and Desikachar, with whom our founder was fortunate enough to study for a short while before his death. Dr. Asana Andiappan studied with Yogacharya Yogacharya S.Sundaram of Bangalore and later developed therapeutic asana sequences based on Sage Thirumoolar. He was endowed with the title of Asana by Swami Sri Sankaracharya. Read More
Under the guidance of Andiappan, we learned to incorporate Thirumoolar’s Ashtanga Therapeutic Yoga, which influences our teaching style tremendously. While we encourage growth and complexity in the asanas, we teach modifications, safety, and accessibility to all body types. Furthermore, our focus is not strictly on the asanas but evenly on all eight limbs of yoga, creating an opportunity for students to grow in mind and spirit and take their physical practice to a higher level.
Learning the history, philosophy, and lineage of yoga is important because to forget where this beautiful gift came from is to weaken the discipline. When this happens, yoga begins to feel ‘watered down,’ and we risk turning yoga into a fitness modality. This is not to say we can’t modify poses – because we can and we should – but we can do so while keeping the sacredness of the practice intact.
Thirumoolar’s main text is the Tirumandiram, which goes beyond even Patanjali’s 8 Limbed Yoga. It is a form of Jnana yoga, where we strive for Self Realization through our knowledge of the Divine. However, our lineage embraces all 4 paths of yoga, as they are not ever truly separated. We practice Bhakti yoga, as we are ensconced in devotion. We practice Karma yoga, as we selflessly serve with mindfulness while fulfilling our dharma. We practice Raja yoga as we transcend the mind, seeking communion within.
White Crow Yoga, LLC is committed to offering a truly different Yoga Teacher Training to our students. We offer a fun, educational, and non-judgmental environment where you can connect to your mind, body, and spirit through the practice of yoga. Read More
White Crow Yoga strongly believes that ANYONE who has felt the calling to teach yoga should have the opportunity to participate in teacher training, no matter what their fitness level, race, religion, gender, age, or dietary beliefs. We offer teacher training that will enable you to teach a variety of populations including seniors and those with health issues or physical limitations. We believe that yoga is in the heart, not in the posture. You don’t have to be able to do the most complicated yoga poses, or be the most strong or flexible person in the class to be a yoga teacher. We welcome everyone!
Empowering students to embody yoga and find the best version of their true Self.
White Crow Yoga is committed to offering Yoga Teacher Training that embraces the tenets of yoga as a way of life. We offer a fun, educational, and non-judgmental environment where students learn to connect to mind, body, and spirit through the practice of yoga. Only then may they understand how to share yoga with others in a safe, effective, inviting manner. Read More
While we encourage growth and complexity in the asanas, we teach modifications, safety, and accessibility to all body types. Furthermore, our focus is not strictly on the asanas; instead, we focus evenly on all eight limbs of yoga, creating an opportunity for students to grow in mind and spirit, as well as taking their physical practice to a higher level.
Learning the history, philosophy, and lineage of yoga is important because to forget where this beautiful gift came from is to weaken the discipline. When this happens, yoga begins to feel ‘watered down’ and we risk turning yoga into a fitness modality. We are dedicated to keeping the sacredness of the practice intact.
You’ll learn so much more than we could ever put into words. It’s not just about the knowledge you’ll gain; it’s about making a deep connection with your inner self and consciousness. We desire that you leave our program feeling that it was the best time you’ve ever spent in your life!
You’ll be treated with respect, and you’ll learn from humble teachers with compassionate hearts. No one will judge you or place any expectations upon you. We meet you where you are in your yoga journey.
Our Satya (Truthfulness) Guarantee protects your investment. Read More
- We live by Satya – Truthfulness and Integrity
- Our money-back guarantee assures your needs will be met
- Review your course for 72 hours
- If the course does not meet your needs, tell us why and request a refund in this timeframe and you’ll receive a refund ASAP
Register with peace of mind that you will receive quality training!