Radiant Life Yoga’s 200 hour Teacher Training emphasizes development of your conscious awareness. The goal is to connect you with the power of yoga practice, as a healing force in your world. Practices and texts are approached experientially and holistically, so as to bring them to life within you. You will cultivate skillful use of body, mind, emotional and subtle aspects with the intention of liberation. Intense flowing sequence and pranayama are balanced with dharma talk, reflection and restorative posture.
You will explore philosophy, asana, sequencing, adjustments, western & energetic anatomy, bandha, mudra, sanskrit, shatkarma, nutrition, classical texts, mantra, meditation and dharma talk. You will also take, observe and assist in classes. It is a self development course, framed within the context of how to serve others. Weekly sessions are supplemented with home study, observing, practicing teaching in small groups and deepening your self practice.
Students in our program graduate with not only a depth of philosophical knowledge, but refined and polished public speaking / teaching skills.
This is what makes our program unique in the Twin Cities. Radiant Life Yoga is a Yoga Alliance registered school. These 13 week programs fill up quickly and space is limited, so don’t hesitate when you’re ready to enroll!
13 Week Program
Tuesdays 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturdays 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Sundays 12:30-4:30 p.m.
200 RYT Upcoming Start Dates
Summer 2017 May 23 – July 11 (8 week intensive) *
Fall 2017 September 5 – December 10
Winter 2018 February 6 – April 29
Summer 2018 May 1 – June 24th
Early Bird Rate $2700 paid in full one month before start date
*8 Week Intensive Meeting Times
Tuesdays 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thursdays 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sundays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Payment plans are also available upon inquiry. There is a $200 fee for all payment plans. Please note that there is also a 3% fee for all credit card payments to cover the cost of the additional fees.
If you are searching for a teacher training which respectfully honors the multi-dimensional nature of this work, sowing seeds for continued growth and expansion, this is the one. You will find a safe place to explore your edge, dissolve limitations, and blossom in openness, confidence and infinite possibility, fully prepared to teach.
TEACHER TRAINING CURRICULUM
Classical Raja Yoga
The Yoga of Patanjali. Meditation practices done with the intention of liberation.
Principles, practices, and experiential understanding of how to awaken the multi-dimensional body to its highest expression.
Where did yoga arise from? How did it get here. A look at powerful Yogis through the years and the legacy they’ve left us.
Principles and specifics of postural alignment. Use of props and modifications for all ability levels.
Anatomy & Physiology
In depth exploration of major body systems, directional nomenclature, tissues, and the musculoskeletal system.
How to provide safe and effective postures to students of any physical ability level, including the elderly, pregnant, and injured.
Learn hands-on physical assists and Thai Yoga Bodywork techniques to encourage your students to deepen and align.
Vinyasa is being in harmony with the flow. That all things and bodies are changing is experientially evident. Vinyasa is the absence of resistance. Vinyasa is to be highest expression of this moment, as communicated instantaneously through your heart. Vinyasa Yoga practices are practices which align to this intrinsic flow. Can you be in opposition to vinyasa? No, Even our resistance is a part of the flow. How ever, through surrender we find the most efficient use of energy, and release the underlying resistance that is manifest as disease.
You will be invited to take part in various nutritional challenges which can experientially demonstrate the effects of food, thought and frequency on the multidimensional body. These are optional but have the potential to facilitate tremendous growth and transformation. Covered are vegetarianism, veganism, ayurveda, waters, minerals, greens, herbs and earth elements to be used in alignment with the intention of Yoga.
Patanjali’s systematic holistic approach to dissolving the obstacles to yoga.
The yoga of action. How the principles learned on the mat can awaken us to the real practice which is this life.
Breath control practice which teaches us to become aware of and direct the flow of prana.
Internal locks, which normally function unconsciously. By learning to feel and utilize the bandhas they can be consciously controlled towards the end of Yoga.
Outwardly mudras take the form of gesture or posture expressing an inwards way of being, knowledge or attitude. Internally, mudra is a way of holding the subtle body in alignment with source.
While this is often treated superficially, we will be exploring the impetus for Chakras, Nadis, Granthis, Vayus and how these can be used, intellectually, symbolically and experientially in practice.
5 layers of experience, which are really one experience. Becoming aware of the physical, mental, emotional, and subtle dimensional aspects of who and what we are allows greater awareness and conversation with these aspects. One who perceives the Koshas understands the futility of trying to create surface change, because everything that we see as form is the expression of how we hold, resist, or flow on the subtle energetic level.
Why to, how to and how to teach meditation. Meditation will be explored through both practice and theory.
The yoga of deep listening. Powerful practices to raise our resonant frequency and tune to the inner experience.
The science of life. How to create health, vitality and balance. We will explore constitution, constitutional eating, and some basic Ayurvedic herbs useful in practice.
The three interwoven forces of creation destruction and sustaining act and pull on us constantly. Learn to recognize, balance and use these ever present energies with the intention of yoga.
More than simply a means of communicating, language is the medium by which we understand the world. Sanskrit is the technical language of yoga and is critical to yoga practice because it contains subtleties of meaning and conceptual paradigms which simply don’t exist in the English language.
Learn to chant in Sanskrit and why this is a crucial part of yoga practice.