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THIS IS NOT GYM YOGA.

Contemplative Practice Yoga® is an integrative practice that decompresses tensions in your body, dissolving discomfort and connecting you to your calm core.

You learn new ways to find ease of movement. You become comfortable and calm in your body and mind.

The release of tension is the exact opposite of “core strengthening,” which actually creates more tension. 

With core release you move and use your body in ways that improve your balance and range of motion, and decrease anxiety.


For more information about Contemplative Practice Yoga® in general, click here.

For more information about our online course, click here.

For more information on Contemplative Practice Yoga® Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy training see below.

To find a local teacher or therapist, click here.


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Yoga Teacher Training



Contemplative Practice Yoga® teacher training is an accredited program and Yoga School (RYS 200), with Yoga Alliance, the national accrediting organization for Yoga Teacher Training in the United States. 


Accreditation means that our program and curriculum meet the standards for certification as a Contemplative Practice Yoga® teacher as well as Registration as an RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) at the 200 hour level with Yoga Alliance (RYT-200).

This yoga training is unique in that our classes are small.  Our trainings are modeled on the kind of tutorials students receive at Oxford or Cambridge Universities  — there are never more than 6 students in any given yoga teacher training. You receive personal attention and mentoring, creating a profound understanding of the principles of the practice and of their application in classes and in private teaching.

Kim offers this yoga teacher training in two intensive eight day modules for the most effective learning.

This is a program for those who are serious about their yoga training with the goal of teaching therapeutically oriented yoga classes and who may be interested in becoming yoga therapists.

The application process includes an interview in order to help determine whether this program is a good match for each candidate.


COURSE REQUIREMENTS

  • Full attendance for each immersion module or at each weekend module

  • Cultivation of a daily practice


What to Expect

A typical daily schedule is as follows:

  • Morning session

  • Lunch break

  • Afternoon/early evening session

  • Dinner break


What to Bring:

  • Comfortable clothing appropriate to the season


Where to Stay:

  • Special rates have been negotiated at several nearby hotels, including some with kitchens and refrigerators.

  • There also may be home-stays available with local hosts. Please inquire.

  • Upon registration you will be given information about the hotels.


What you will learn

  • How to teach safely and effectively

  • How to teach students with varying needs and abilities

  • How to teach poses for the lower and upper spine, standing and balance poses, seated poses, twists, and pranayama

  • How to demonstrate and use effective language for instruction

  • How to observe and respond to student needs, including giving gentle and beneficial alignments and adjustments

  • How to sequence poses and create lesson plans appropriate to different levels of classes and student needs.

  • Basic human anatomy and physiology

  • Application of human anatomy to yoga practice

  • Physical and non-physical benefits of the poses

  • Common physical limitations and their contra-indications for practice

  • Philosophical principles underlying the practice

  • Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct


What you will be expected to demonstrated competency in

  • Teaching and demonstrating poses

  • Familiarity with names of poses in Sanskrit and English

  • Familiarity with Benefits and contra-indications for poses

  • Ability to observe and respond to individual student needs

  • Ability to use both verbal and physical alignments and adjustments

  • Ability to use language to demonstrate and convey instructions effectively

  • Familiarity with and application of underlying philosophical principles of practice

  • Familiarity and application of physical and anatomical principles of practice

  • Code of Ethics for professional conduct

  • Understanding and application of principles of sequencing and lesson planning

  • Ability to adapt poses and practices to individual student needs

*Successful completion of the course and demonstrated competency are the requirements for eligibility for certification as a Contemplative Practice Yoga teacher.

 

Training Materials and Reading

You will receive training materials consisting of worksheets and reference materials at each training. These are designed to support you in your ongoing studies and practicum in between training sessions. You will also be expected to take written notes.



Tuition and training dates

Cost for Yoga Teacher Training is $2300 per module, [a total of $4600 for the entire training].   This includes tuition, materials fee, contact and non-contact hour training. The 80 contact hours are during onsite training — dates below —  followed by 20 hours of non contact training.

Dates for the Yoga Teacher training for 2019:

  • Module I (first 100 hours)  July 5-13th 2019

  • Module II (second 100 hours) April 2-9th, 2019 open to those who have completed Module I.

Please contact us for details.

Our class sizes are limited to ensure you get the most effective and fulfilling training possible.


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YOGA THERAPY TRAINING

CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICE YOGA THERAPY TRAINING® IS SEPARATE FROM OUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING.  

OUR YOGA THERAPY TRAINING DOES NOT DERIVE FROM OUR STATUS AS A REGISTERED YOGA SCHOOL WITH YOGA ALLIANCE REGISTRY.

Contemplative Practice Yoga® Therapy training is unique in several ways. First of all, our classes are small, there are never more than six people in any training. Second, our yoga therapy is based in a deep understanding of physiology of movement of muscles and bones.  We do not teach or practice “stretching or core strengthening” as derived from physical therapy or other yogas based in physical therapy.

Each student receives personal attention and mentoring. This creates profound understanding of anatomy, the principles of the therapy, and their application in private yoga therapy sessions.

This is a program individuals who are serious about developing a private client yoga therapy practice in addition to teaching therapeutically oriented Contemplative Practice Yoga® classes.


PREREQUISITES FOR THIS TRAINING

  • Certified Contemplative Practice Yoga® Teacher

  • RYT 200

  • An interview is required for admission into the program


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Level 1: Treating Pain and Basic Therapeutic Protocols for general well-being, common disorders, and common injuries.

  • Level 2: Therapeutic Protocols for more severely debilitative disorders and potentially terminal diseases.

  • Level 3: Specialized studies for specific clientele.

In addition, each module includes:

  • Philosophical and practical principles underlying the therapeutic protocols.

  • Applied Anatomy

  • Specific therapeutic practices including asana, pranayama, meditation, and relaxation.

  • General and applied anatomy and physiology.

  • Tools for understanding and communicating with medical professionals.

  • Basic principles of the therapeutic relationship including limits and scope of Yoga Therapy and personal limitations.

  • Effective intake, evaluation, and observation methods.

  • Ethical principles for Health Care and ethical principles specific to Yoga Therapy.

  • Methods and practice for self-examination in order to assess your knowledge, scope of training, and experience for application to professional practice.

  • Basic record keeping and business practices.

  • How to work as part of a therapeutic team with other health professionals.


WHAT YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO DEMONSTRATE COMPETENCY IN:

  • Ability to create therapeutic protocols and and communicate effectively about their application.

  • Ability to take a history, observe, evaluate, and set appropriate therapeutic protocols.

  • Ability to determine which aspects of client’s condition can be effectively addressed by Yoga Therapy.

  • Ability to assess effectiveness of therapy and address new or changing conditions, providing either ongoing therapy or ending therapeutic modules as appropriate.

DATES OF TRAINING:

  • Module I (first 100 hours) November 2019.


CURRICULUM

LEVELS OF COMPETENCY

  • Level 1 Foundational

  • Level 2 Intermediate

  • Level 3 Advanced/Specialized

Each level of training consists of contact hours, home study, and supervised internships between/after each intensive training session.

The total number of contact hours if you complete all three levels is 500.

The total home-study hours is 75—twenty-five after each training level is completed.

The total clinically supervised intern/extern hours is 90—thirty following each training level.



COURSE REQUIREMENTS

PREREQUISITES

RYT-200 and certification as a Contemplative Practice Yoga® teacher. Teaching experience as Contemplative Practice Yoga® teacher.

APPLICATION

Candidates for the program must complete the application form and submit it in advance of registration.

INTERVIEW

Personal interview is required as part of the application process.

WHAT TO EXPECT

A TYPICAL DAILY SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS

  • Morning session

  • Lunch break

  • Afternoon and Evening sessions with clinical supervised practice

  • Dinner break

WHAT TO BRING

  • Comfortable clothing appropriate to the season

WHERE TO STAY

  • Special rates have been negotiated at several nearby hotels, including some with kitchens and refrigerators.

  • There may also be home-stays available with local hosts. Please inquire.

  • Upon registration you will be given information about the hotels.



TRAINING MATERIALS AND READING

You will receive training materials consisting of worksheets and reference materials at each training. These include materials covering all of the major topics in the training. These are designed to support you in your ongoing studies and practicum in between training sessions.



TUITION AND DATES

Cost for Yoga Therapy Training is $4200 per module which includes tuition, materials fee, and non-contact hour training.

Those who have completed Contemplative Practice Yoga® teacher training are eligible for this training, the dates of which are arranged for the group’s convenience.

Please contact us for details.

Our class sizes are limited to ensure you get the most effective and fulfilling training possible.


For more information about Contemplative Practice Yoga® in general, click here.

For more information about our online course, click here.