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.
Develop a deeper understanding of human anatomy and the physiology of flexibility training, muscles mechanics. A holistic 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 Bhagavad Gita
Hatha Yoga Pradipika
The Vedas & Upanishads
Ashtanga (The Eight Limbs)
3. Yoga for Wellness, Kraftstow
4. Light on Yoga, BKS Iyengar
5. Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff (Second Edition)
8. The Bhagavad Gita, translation by Eknath Eswaran
9. Hatha Yoga Pradipika: Classic Guide for the Advanced Practice of Hatha Yoga, Yogi Swatmarama (any translation)
2. Ten Journal Entries (electronically submitted, you will be given topics or statements to reflect upon in your entries)
3. Class Reflection Sheets.. Three total, must be completed prior to observation of classes.
4. Study Guide Completion: Total (These will be the basis for the Philosophy Take Home Final Exam)
*At least one observation must be at Hegel Yoga. Teacher signature required from any observations by the observed teacher.
8. Complete the in class written anatomy exam. (Pass/Fail required with >74%) Can be repeated until the 75% is reached.
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 with pictures
to document will be due on the final class. 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 in a creative format of your choice.
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
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 enrich your life, bring peace and contentment.
What will I learn in the Yoga Mastery Program and Anatomy 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 (posture) techniques, anatomy and physiology, yoga philosophy, ethics, lifestyle practices, chanting
(mantra), pranayama and meditation.
The Mastery program is divided into four modules that last 6 months.
Contact the Studio to Apply for the Next Yoga Mastery Program Beginning Jan 10, 2015
The Yoga Anatomy Program is a rigorous program that 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. No anatomy experience is needed. Click the link above for
more information on upcoming Anatomy programs this Fall.
"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.