Teacher Trainings at Yoga on the Hill
Yoga Darshana, the yoga way of seeing, is the name of the teacher training programs at Yoga on the Hill. Erin Ehlers leads topic-specific workshops and in-depth programs, at the 200 hour and 300 hour Yoga Alliance levels. These programs give focus to alignment and biomechanics, to Sanskrit, philosophy and the long view of yoga, to 35 basic poses, to the therapeutic aspects of yoga, to refining your efficacy as a teacher and to looking beyond the pose to see the person.
with the Yoga Alliance.
Our current 300-hour training from March 2015 to June 2016
We are thrilled to host the inestimable Kofi Busia for his yoga training course. This course is open to yoga teachers, yoga teachers-in-training and committed students of yoga who have a home practice.
This in-depth training explores the length and breadth of yoga from East to West, from personal to cultural, from analytical to metaphysical. This course is best appreciated by yogis with a curiosity for the yoga that lies within and beyond the asana. While this course is accurately described as a training for those who teach yoga, it does not deliver the typical nuts-and-bolts of yoga poses found in most trainings (how to cue triangle pose, for example). Instead, this course assumes a fair amount of comfort in doing and teaching basic asana, and moves beyond that to examine far-ranging topics that influence your practice and the the experiences of your students (medical ailments, the classical Indian philosophical systems, other healing modalities, subtle anatomy, Ayurveda, the Upanishads, Sanskrit and so much more).
If you taken classes with Kofi before, then you know how masterfully he can bring in the wide view of yoga to his teaching. This training is a peek at his method, and how he learned from BKS Iyengar. Read his course description here.
This training most comfortably suits those who maintain a consistent self-practice, who are familiar with Iyengar yoga and who can enjoy being intellectually urged to go further. It is not asana-centric, that is, it is not 110 hours of doing poses. A maturity in studentship is required!
Kofi Busia was awarded his Advanced Certificate from BKS Iyengar over 30 years ago, however, this training is not associated with credentialing through IYNAUS, nor does this training permit you to use the Iyengar name or logo. Visit IYNAUS for information on their certification requirements.
Yoga Darshana Yoga Therapy Training
Erin plans to create an 800 hour, two year yoga therapy program, intending to be certified by the IAYT. Keep in touch with your interest in this program, as it will likely begin in 2018. Minimum pre-requisites will include a RYT-200 certification and 3-5 years of teaching experience, with a demonstrated experience in teaching yoga as a therapeutic application. The course outline has not yet been developed, but will be posted here when it is complete.