ABHYASA : Onsite Intensive in North America
Teacher Training Certification
Structured residential program – 100 Hours
60 Practical (asana, pranayama, chanting), 16 teaching methods, 4 seva, 20 self-practice.
June 3 – 15 (course starts June 3rd at 7:30 am; ends June 15 after commemorative dinner)
Registration Deadline April 25, 2018
More information on lodging and meals will be provided upon request.
Students are free to arrange their own lodging and meals after registration.
Emerald Isle, NC
December 2-14 (course starts December 2nd at 7:30am and ends December 14 afternoon)
Registration deadline: October 1, 2018
Limited lodging available. Rooms will be provided on first come first serve basis.
Lodging and meals: $1200
For lodging & meals Contact Smitha: [email protected]
The course duration is thirteen (13) days, excluding the day of arrival and departure; and is offered two times per year. The course will conclude with certification ceremony. The onsite practical course must be completed within two years after signing up for the “online” course.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION:
Prospective students must be registered in the “online” portion of Kaivalyadhama Teachers Training offered through Kaivalyadhama Lonavala. Command of English language, personal practice and some knowledge of Asana. Verification of good physical health.
PURPOSE OF THE COURSE: The purpose of this course is to educate and evaluate teachers and students enrolled in the online training course, whether you are pursuing a career in teaching Yoga, or seeking a tool for personal growth. The training follows the Kaivalyadhama Tradition of validating Yoga, through scientific research and traditional Yogic texts.
NATURE OF THE COURSE: The course is intensive in nature and completed onsite. It is available to men and women of all races, religions and nationalities. Interactive learning via group discussions and question/answer sessions will be held daily. The subject, Applied Teaching Methods, requires students to prepare lesson plans and teach practice classes. Seva hours, selfless service, will be earned by volunteering onsite.
Learn with an optimal “6 to 1 student-to-teacher ratio” in the quiet and beautiful yoga studio.
Tuition fee and the location are applicable for the current year only. Please confirm location by contacting the site manager before signing up for the online course.
Minimum registration of *5 students is required to run the course. *Exceptions can be made at the discretion of the teachers.
The Teachers will travel to other locations to offer Abhyasa course if there is a willing host and enough interest. Please contact one of the teachers to learn more about offering course in your area.
For more information about the course:
Contact: Vartika Dubey – [email protected]
Carol Potts – [email protected]
Sample Schedule in the beginning of the course
7:30 – 9:30am – Morning practice class
9:30 – 10am – Light breakfast
10 – 11:30 am – Teaching methods
11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Chanting PYS
12pm – 3pm – Lunch & Free time
3pm-4:30pm – Afternoon Practice
4:30 – 5pm – Tea break-seva
5pm- 6 pm – Discussion
Sample Schedule when student starts preparing to teach
7:00 – 9:00 am – Morning practice class
9:00 – 9:30 am – Light breakfast
9:30 am – 12 pm – Anatomy of yoga poses
12 pm – 1 pm – Lunch and free time
1 pm – 2 pm – Lesson plan
2 pm – 3 pm – Paired teaching
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Anatomy of yoga poses
6:30 pm – 7 pm – Self practice
Vartika Dubey Yoga philosophy & Teaching methods
Vartika Dubey is daughter of the Pranayama and Yoga Master, Sh. Om Prakash Tiwari and student of Swami Digamberji. Dr. Vartika Dubey was born into a lineage of Yoga masters. She has been teaching Yoga for 25 + years. Well versed in the scientific foundation of Yoga she lectures and gives workshops through out the country. She has also trained yoga teachers in Kaivalyadhama style of Yoga. The style has a strong foundation based on Science and Tradition. Vartika, waited for a long 10 years to get approval from her father, OP Tiwari to teach Pranayama .She considers this to be her priceless achievement.
Mercy Stewart Asana practice & Teaching methods
Mercedes Stewart, CY.ED, CYAI has been a student of Shri O.P. Tiwari and his daughter Vartika since 1996. She received her training and certification from Kaivalyadhama in 2001. She has taught traditional yoga in a therapeutic style to include pranayama and meditation techniques, history, and philosophy for nearly 15 years.
Carol Potts Anatomy of Asana
Carol received her certification from the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica, upon completion of a 200 hour (one month intensive) vinyasa style teacher training in January of 2008. Traditional Hatha Yoga Teacher In 2012 Carol completed the requirements for the 200 hour teacher training in traditional Ashtanga Hatha Yoga, per Patanjali, “Kaivalyadham style”, Lonavala, India. She studied for her teaching certification with master yoga teacher Vartika Dubey PhD, Endicott, NY. Carol has been a practicing Therapeutic Massage Therapist for 13 years.