5861 S. Kyrene Rd. #11, Tempe AZ 85283 480-478-2934
|Yoga Mastery Program
Yoga Sutra 1.1 ~ Atha Yoganushasanam
" Now, the instructions of Yoga."
|Set your practice apart.
Program Objectives and Outline of Subjects Covered:
FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY AND KINESIOLOGY FOR YOGA:
approach to learning anatomy and functional kinesiology will be used. Expanding the knowledge of both the gross and the subtle
body as taught in Yoga.
Planes of Motion
Physiology of Stretching and Muscle Contraction
Stress Response to the Systems of the Body
The Chakra System
The Bhagavad Gita
Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Ashtanga (The Eight Limbs)
3. Yoga for Wellness, Kraftstow
4. Light on Yoga, BKS Iyengar
5. Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff (Any Edition)
6. Autobiography of a Yogi, Pramahansa Yogananda
7. Meditation and Mantras, Swami Vishnu Devananda
8. The Bhagavad Gita, translation by Stephen Mitchell
9. Hatha Yoga Pradipik: Classic Guide for the Advanced Practice of Hatha Yoga, Yogi Swatmarama (any translation)
10. Manual of Structural Kinesiology (Any Edition), R.T. Floyd
2. Journal Entries (electronically submitted, you will be given topics or statements to reflect upon in your entries)
3. Class Reflection Sheets. Sheets handed out in class. Six total must be completed prior to observation of classes.
4. Participation in a group discussion of the Yoga Sutras & (10 weeks, once/week)
5. Essay of 500 words or more based on readings and discussions in class, describing the connection between the Upanishads,
the Bhagavad Gita modern day Yoga in America.
6. Presentations: Four Total
*At least one observation must be at Hegel Yoga. Teacher signature required from any observations by the observed teacher.
9. Complete the in class written anatomy exam. (Pass/Fail required with >75%) Can be repeated until the 75% is reached.
10. Complete the written take home final philosophy exam (Pass/Fail required >75%) Can be repeated until the 75% is reached.
A project designed to extend the philosophy of yoga off you mat and into an area of your choice. You will plan and design a project to be
conducted within your family or community that applies or demonstrates one of the Eight Limbs of Yoga in a service project of your choice.
You will have clear guidelines and assistance along the way. This can be done with a partners in the program or individually. A summary
of your project will be written and a short presentation given on the final class in December 2013. Yoga means to "yoke" or "to unite". The
goal of this assignment will help you to take the knowledge learned in the program and "unite" with your community.
We will meet an average four times per month. See the calendar below for dates of meeting dates.
Thursdays we will meet from 6-9 PM and Saturdays we will meet from 2-5 PM.
A syllabus with a detailed schedule and calendar will be handed out in the first class meeting.
Books needed for Phase 1:
Light on Yoga
Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Saturday, February 9th : First Meeting & Opening Ceremony (Puja) 2-5 PM
3/9 - Sat
FIRST BREAK: 3/10-March 3/20 ~ Reading Assignment To Be Given for Break
Books needed for Phase II:
All of the above for Phase I
Functional Kinesiology, Floyd
Yoga for Wellness, Kraftsow
3/21 - Thurs
3/30 - Cheryl Oliver ~ Finding Voice
4/13 - Sat ~ Monica Page - Chakras
4/18- Thurs: Building Awareness in Your Practice
4/25 - Thurs Hanuman Jayanti ~ Bhakti Yoga
5/4 - Sat ANATOMY, Skeletal System
5/9 - Thurs ~ The Three Warriors ( No Pranayama) & Posture Adjustments
5/18 - Sat ANATOMY
5/23 - Thurs~ The Four Angles (No Pranayama) & Posture Adjustments
6/1 SAT- OPTIONAL!! - Sun Salutation Workshop 1:00-2:30 PM
6/8 - Sat ANATOMY - Guest Teachers
6/13 - Thurs
6/15 - OPTIONAL!! Sat - Backbend Workshop 1:00-2:30
6/22 - Sat ANATOMY
6/27 - Thurs.
6/29 - SAT - ANATOMY
SECOND BREAK: 7/1-8/2, Mission Statement and Vision Board Assignment Over Break, Anatomy Study Guide to Complete
Books needed for Phase III:
Meditation and Mantras, Devananda
Bhagavad Gita, Translated by S. Mitchell
8/10 - Sat Anatomy
8/17 - Sat Anatomy
8/24 - Sat Anatomy
8/29 - Thurs. Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Practice
LABOR DAY BREAK ~ Read Bhagavad Gita
9/7 - Sat : Guest Teacher
9/12 ~ Thursday
9/21 - Sat MEET 2-5, NO ANATOMY
9/28 - Sat ANATOMY ~ Study Guide Handed Out
10/5 - Sat ANATOMY~ Unity Project Proposal Due & Anatomy Review
10/10 - Thurs (Final exam for anatomy can be taken here or after break if you would rather - within 11/2-11/9)
THIRD BREAK: 10/11-11/1 Read Autobiography of a Yogi. Study Guide to be Given
Books needed for Phase IV:
Autobiography of a Yogi
11/2 - Sat
11/7 - Thurs
11/16 - Sat
11/21 - Thurs ~ Philosophy Exam Handed Out (Take Home)
12/5 - Thurs ~ (Philosophy Exam Due)
12/7 - Sat - FINAL CLASS ~ Unity Project Presentations & Closing Kundalini Meditation
Attendance Policy: Four absences are allowed. You must attend 90% 0f the meetings. If you miss a class, all assignments and notes
will be posted online in a private website. Individual assistance will be offered to those who need it. We want each student to receive as
much benefit from the program as possible and complete the program with success and confidence! The classes will have content that
will build upon each other, attendance in mandatory.
200.00 Deposit is Non Refundable
75% Refund Within 15 days of Program Start Date
50% Refund 16-21 Days of Program Start Date
25% Refund 22-30 Days of Program Start Date
No Refund 31 Days or More From Program Start Date
Repeating the program or a portion of the program is allowed one time at no extra charge; unlimited yoga not included if repeating any portion of
the program. Anatomy exam may be retaken until the required 75% passing grade is achieved.
Certificate of Completion is awarded at the end of the program is all requirements have been met.
|For Those Ready to Embrace and Commit to a Deeper Level of Practice and Aspiring Teachers
February 9, 2013-December 7, 2013
Unlimited Yoga classes provided during the program. Any current packages at the studio will be frozen during the duration of the
Cost: 1600.00 (200.00 Deposit, Payment Plan Available for 1400.00 Balance.)
Non refundable deposit of 200.00 can be made here.
Am I ready to deepen my practice? Do I have to change myself or adopt different beliefs?
It is not necessary to change your belief system or have an advanced asana (posture) practice to begin delving deeper into the teachings of
Yoga. Yoga will support and enhance whatever your belief system is by helping you to become more present and aware in every aspect of
your life. You will begin to recognize and gain greater understanding to the unchanging part of yourself that longs for a deeper connection
to the life around us. The colors of life already surrounding you will begin to brighten. A sense of clarity and purpose will begin to develop in
life. The knowledge revealed to the seers of India is there for everyone to access, Yoga is simply a method to uncover this knowledge for
What is the difference in the Yoga Mastery Program and a Teacher Training Program?
Many of the people who take teacher training do not intend to teach, or find they do not want to teach as they move along in their studies.
Falling in love with Yoga and being intrigued to learn more does not mean you have to teach Yoga. The teaching of Yoga is very different
from practicing it. The skills to teach Yoga are not required to deepen one's practice. A group of students who do not want to teach may
drop out of a teacher training program when if comes time to face the class. They will receive less benefit from a traditional teacher training
program when it comes to practice teaching, it is possible that a sense of failure or incompleteness will result if the student does not
complete the program or feels as if they did not succeed. Why pay for teacher training when you do not have to? The Yoga Mastery Program
content will be pertinent to every student from beginning to end of the program. The content will not be less than a teacher training
program, it quite possibly could be much more by focusing entirely on yoga techniques, history, philosophy and anatomy. The knowledge
gained, personal growth and the experience of the program can be life changing.
What will I learn in the Yoga Mastery Program?
The Yoga Mastery Program will offer all of the same content that a Teacher Training Program will without the teaching methodologies and
practicum. The standards set for the Yoga Mastery Program are same standards set by the National Yoga Alliance for 200 HR Teacher
Training Programs in regards to asana techniques, anatomy and physiology, yoga philosophy, ethics and lifestyle practices, chanting,
pranayama and electives. The one change in the Yoga Mastery Program at Hegel Yoga is the anatomy and physiology hours are double
what the minimum standards are by the Yoga Alliance. This rigorous program will teach you about your own anatomy and physiology
beginning from the innermost canal of the long bones of the body, the Haversian Canals, and working outward from there. We will work one
system at a time through the body, toward the subtle layers of energy that surround our body and are described in Yoga's classical texts. All
of this will be related to the practices of Yoga and meditation. Guest speakers will be brought in to discuss neurobiology, muscle cell
physiology, pranayama and the respiratory system, Sanskrit and chanting, and more.
"Know Thyself" ~ Plato
Greater understanding and realization of the Self, and the reduction of suffering that follows, is the root intention of a full practice of Yoga. In
the Yoga Mastery Program we will begin to know ourselves from the inside out beginning with the gross anatomy of the body and moving
to the more subtle, and less visible, parts of the body that are taught in Yoga. The body is often said to be the gateway to the mind, this
gateway will be the starting point to an adventure of the Self that could change your life, uncovering what is already within you and allowing it
to shine brightly.