Our lineage is outlined on our About Us page. As you will read there, we are heavily influenced by Thiramoolar’s Ashtanga Therapeutic Yoga. Ashtanga means “eight limbed” and it is not what most Westerners think of when they hear “Ashtanga”; this usually conjures images of challenging sequences fathered by Pattabi Jois. While you will learn how to create vinyasa flows (poses that flow together, linked with the breath), and you may decide to make them a challenging sequence (or even a faster paced sequence), a ‘workout’ is not our primary focus.
Our goal is to teach you to offer mutli-level hatha yoga classes that encompass all eight limbs, including breath work and meditation. This means you will be taught to cater to both the least physically fit person in the room and the athletes in the room in the same class. You will learn to offer modifications that make the poses easier and options that make the poses more challenging. We’ll teach you how to meet people where they are; meaning we show you how to ease students into the eight limbs in a way that feels comfortable for them.
Once you understand the basics of making yoga accessible to anyone, yet challenging enough for more advanced students, you’ll be able to decide if you want to offer more specialized classes that cater to a specific group, such as athletes, seniors or meditators. We equip you with the tools you’ll need to grow your teaching skills in any direction you’d like!
See “Lineage and Class Styles” on our RYT-200 registration page.
- Register and pay for the course.
- You must complete all modules outlined on our site and all assigned homework.
Yes. You can “pay as you go” by signing up for individual modules.
The “What You’ll Learn” column is simply another way to help you understand the elements we will study. They are not separate or additional workshop topics, but simply a different way of classifying our study areas, as outlined by Yoga Alliance.
Further Explanation: The “Mandatory Modules” column names the 6 modules that must be completed to earn an RYT-300. The bullet points underneath show the individual workshop topics that will be covered during each module. The “What You’ll Learn: Detailed by Category” column further demonstrates how we will apply these workshop topics and they are divided into Yoga Alliance defined categories.
For example, Restorative Yoga is a workshop topic that is taught in the Specialty Module. Restorative Yoga will be part of Methods of Yoga Client Training (under Teaching Methodology), Physiology of Pain and Illness (Yoga Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology), Self-Care and Philosophy of Restorative Yoga (Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics), and other classifications.
We are in the middle of an RYT-300. If you’d like to join now, contact us and we’ll discuss the best way to get you started. If you want to wait until this class graduates (May, 2019), the plan is to schedule the classes the third weekend of every month , unless a major holiday falls on that Saturday or Sunday, in which case it will be the fourth weekend of each month.
RYT 300 Module Pre-Reqs:
- Foundations Module – None
- Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology (APK) Part 1 – None
- Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology (APK) Part 2 – None
- Assessments Module – APK Part 1 or APK Part 2
- Yoga Wellness: Plan, Design, Execute – Assessments Module
- Specialty Module – None
Find required reading by module listed here.