Thank you for your interest in the Shambhava School of Yoga at Chi-Town Shakti. The Shambhava School was among the very first schools to offer yoga teacher trainings in the United States on the orginal Yoga Alliance board. Our trainings have been tailored over our many years of experience, and have provided a guiding light and set an extraordinarily high bar for training standards. We hope to continue to develop and refine our programming through our offerings in Chicago, and our connection to our amazing and dedicated students. Becoming certified is an incredibly rewarding journey and one that contains the opportunity for amazing self discovery. Come with an open mind and heart, we’ll supply the rest.
~Bhakti White, E-RYT 500
2012 Advanced Asana Summer Session:
June 2 - September 1
Saturday Intensives 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
To complete this certification you will also need to:
- No Class on June 23, June 30, July 7, + 1 week TBA (You are permitted one absence).
- You are also granted unlimited Yoga classes at the studio From June 2 - September 1, 2012 provided there is space.
• Attend 5 hours of Meditation classes at the Chicago Ashram.
• Attend a total of 10 classes at the studio. Preferably Level 2 or Level 2-3.
Curriculum Overview and Certification Requirements: Based on The Yoga Alliance Requirements
60 Hour Training:
CEC’s available. Credit towards RYT 500 hour certification
Go deeper into your asana practice as you work on advanced backbends, inversions, and hip openers. Learn how to work students safely towards these poses, and how to structure your advanced yoga classes. Connect with other experienced yoga teachers as you explore your own effectiveness and depth of teaching.
Prerequisites: Intermediate Levels 2 & 3. Minimum of 50 teaching hours since completing Level 1.
Techniques Training/Practice—Includes asanas, pranayamas, chanting, mantra, meditation, and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours must be a
mix between (1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques, and (2) guided practice of the techniques themselves; both areas must receive substantial emphasis.
Teaching Methodology—Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student's process of learning, and business aspects of teaching yoga.
Anatomy & Physiology—Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras,
nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc).
Yoga Philosophy/Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers—Includes the study of yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers.
Practicum—Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing/giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while
someone else is teaching.
Remaining Hours - Hours to be distributed among the categories above according to the school’s chosen emphasis.
Non-Contact Hours- Hours to be distributed among the categories above according to the school’s chosen emphasis.
*Prerequisite: RYT 200 or Equivalent.
Payment Plans are available and must be arranged ahead of time. They can be applied to the balance after the Application Fee and Initial Deposit. Add $50 for payment plans. The remaining balance is divided evenly into monthly payments due on the first training day of each month.
Work Study participants are entitled to 15% off the regular tuition price at the end of their 6 month commitment.
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There are no other costs associated with the program.
Application Fee $30: Once accepted, non-refundable or transferable but is applied to your tuition. It cannot be applied to your deposit. If you are not accepted, you will receive a full refund.
Deposit $150: Once accepted, non-refundable or transferable in order to secure a space in the program you need to place this deposit.
Remaining Tuition Balance:
- Written withdrawl up to one month prior to the Training Start Date Full refund minus the depsoit and application fee.
- Written withdrawl up to two weeks prior to the Training Start Date 50% refund minus the depsoit and application fee.
- Written withdrawl anytime two weeks prior to the Training Start Date to the first day 25% refund minus the depsoit and application fee.
- Written withdrawl anytime after the Training Start Date no refunds.
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